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Cincinnati Reds : An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer

While the Cincinnati Reds are not technically out of the wild-card race yet, things are looking worse by the day. They sit six games back in the wild-card race, and they have been awful since the break. Over the past 50 games, Cincinnati's...Show More Summary

Detroit Tigers: Why Joakim Soria Should Be the Closer When Back from the DL

The Detroit Tigers sit adrift of the playoff places as the MLB regular season approaches its final month. A postseason without this star-studded team is unfathomable to most baseball observers. With 32 games remaining, the Tigers (71-59) are in a real grapple with other American League contenders to secure their October berth. Show More Summary

Anibal Sanchez Setback Means Tigers Must Act Before Waiver Trade Deadline

This isn't how the Detroit Tigers saw the script playing out. When they made the blockbuster deal of the deadline, nabbing David Price in a three-team trade with the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, the Tigers were supposed to run...Show More Summary

Mike Napoli Smashes 451-Foot Home Run into 5th Deck vs. Blue Jays

Mike Napoli gave Boston Red Sox fans who were still up watching their team in the 11th inning a treat Tuesday. His three-run home run traveled an astounding 451 feet and put Boston ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-4. It proved to be a critical blast because the Blue Jays scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the 11th. Show More Summary

Astros Fan Spikes Ball Straight into the Ground During Ceremonial First Pitch

A lucky fan got a chance to throw out the first pitch at the Houston Astros game Tuesday. She was so excited that she forgot to let go of the baseball until it was far, far too late. Take a look above. 50 Cent, you're off the hook. Actually, no, you're not off the hook. Show More Summary

Pedro Alvarez Injury: Updates on Pirates 3B's Foot and Return

As if Tuesday night couldn't get much worse for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pedro Alvarez is apparently in a walking boot. Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh reported that the 2013 All-Star third baseman needed the aid of a boot as he departed PNC Park: Alvarez left the Pirates' 5-2 win over the St. Show More Summary

Anthony Rizzo Injury: Updates on Chicago Cubs Star's Back and Return

Anthony Rizzo started off Tuesday's game by hitting his 30th home run of the season. Unfortunately, he ended it by leaving early with an injury. The Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans provided the news: Manager Rick Renteria talked...Show More Summary

Andrew McCutchen Injury: Updates on Pirates Star's Ribs and Return

The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the thick of the National League wild-card race, but they received some unfortunate news Tuesday evening. The team’s official Twitter page filled fans in on the details regarding the health of superstar Andrew McCutchen : McCutchen was 0-for-3 when he left Tuesday’s game against the St. Show More Summary

Stock Up, Stock Down for Toronto Blue Jays' Top 10 Prospects for Week 21

With the Toronto Blue Jays fading from contention in the American League playoff race —the club is 5.5 games out of a wild-card spot and must pass four other teams to get there —fans may begin turning their attention to the club's top...Show More Summary

Lincecum's Move to the Bullpen Can Be the Giants' X-Factor Down the Stretch

At one point this season, there was hope. A lot of it. Tim Lincecum was on a roll, and his two-year, $35 million contract that was completely panned when it was announced looked like it might have some value after all. The San Francisco...Show More Summary

Yonder Alonso Injury: Updates on Padres 1B's Recovery from Forearm Surgery

Yonder Alonso will undergo surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right forearm. The San Diego Padres first baseman was already ruled out for the season with the injury, but he continued to weigh his options for recovery. Ultimately,...Show More Summary

Why Pittsburgh Pirates Made Right Decision Demoting Gregory Polanco

Throughout the first two months of the 2014 regular season, Pittsburgh Pirates fans all over the nation were anticipating the major league debut of the organization's top prospect, Gregory Polanco. When his big day finally came on June...Show More Summary

Phillies' A.J. Burnett Becomes 1st Pitcher with 12-Strikeout Game for 5 Teams

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett struck out 12 batters in Monday's 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals, thus becoming the first player in major league history to record a 12-K game with five different teams, per ESPN Stats...Show More Summary

5 Prospects St. Louis Cardinals Will Promote in September

With less than a week until rosters expand from 25 to 40 on September 1, the St. Louis Cardinals will welcome a handful of reinforcements as they enter the final month of the regular season in a jam-packed National League Central Division...Show More Summary

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Records 1st 200-Strikeout Season of Career

Though he gave up five runs and lasted just four innings, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg recorded his 200th strikeout of the season during Sunday's 14-6 win over the San Francisco Giants. He entered Sunday's contest with 198 strikeouts, looking to hit 200 for the first time in his career. Show More Summary

Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury Records 1,000th Career Hit

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury recorded the 1,000th hit of his career in Monday's 8-1 win over the Kansas City Royals, per MLB Milestones on Twitter. Entering the game with 998 career hits, the 30-year-old outfielder singled off Royals pitcher James Shields to open the contest but then went hitless in his his next two at-bats. Show More Summary

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Becomes 12th Player with 150 Homers at Age 24

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 150th career home run in Monday's 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels, thus becoming the 12th player in major-league history with 150 homers through his age-24 season, per MLB Stat of...Show More Summary

Seattle Mariners: An Early Free Agency and Offseason Primer

The Seattle Mariners are focused on a September push to the playoffs but also have a bright future to look forward to in 2015 and beyond. After five months, the Mariners have a strong idea of what their strengths and weaknesses are heading into the offseason. Show More Summary

How to Throw a Terrible First Pitch

Although getting the chance to throw a first pitch is an amazing honor, the excitement can quickly turn to nerves once a person realizes that thousands of people will be watching their attempt. Sure, there have been really good first...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fact: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is the 12th player to hit his 150th HR before his 25th birthday. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more MLB news on

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