Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 12, 2014

1. Oakland Athletics (73-44)
1. Oakland Athletics (73-44)
One of these weeks, Oakland might fall from the top spot. Just not this one. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The A's drew 11 walks in a single game to beat the Twins 9-4.
2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (68-49)
2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (68-49)
C.J. Wilson hasn't allowed fewer than four runs in any of his past six starts. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Tyler Skaggs will now undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, later this week.
3. Baltimore Orioles (67-50)
3. Baltimore Orioles (67-50)
Few would have guessed the O's could be in first place without Chris Davis hitting better than he has. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Manny Machado left the game against the Yankees clutching his right knee.
4. Milwaukee Brewers (65-53)
4. Milwaukee Brewers (65-53)
Rickie Weeks is going to be an interesting free-agent case. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Matt Garza is on the disabled list and will remain there until he is pain free.
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (67-52)
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (67-52)
If nothing else, Roberto Hernandez gives the Dodgers another experienced starting pitcher. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Dodgers acquired former All-Star right-hander Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins
6. Washington Nationals (63-53)
6. Washington Nationals (63-53)
Matt Thornton gives the Nationals another capable left-handed reliever. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Nationals right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his shoulder after crashing into the wall.
7. Kansas City Royals (63-53)
7. Kansas City Royals (63-53)
There aren't many bullpens better than the Royals. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins.
(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
9. San Francisco Giants (62-56)
9. San Francisco Giants (62-56)
The Giants continue to search for a second-base solution. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
10. Toronto Blue Jays (63-56)
10. Toronto Blue Jays (63-56)
Expect Melky Cabrera to be a sough-after free agent this winter. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Melky Cabrera reached base eight times in the 19-inning victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
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12. St. Louis Cardinals (62-54)
12. St. Louis Cardinals (62-54)
Oscar Taveras is beginning to look the part of a promising young hitter. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

John Lackey gave up 13 hits and 9 runs over five innings in a loss to the Orioles.
13. Seattle Mariners (62-55)
13. Seattle Mariners (62-55)
Kendrys Morales hasn't paid off for the Mariners yet. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Willie Bloomquist underwent season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee.
14. Pittsburgh Pirates (62-55)
14. Pittsburgh Pirates (62-55)
Ernesto Frieri's stay in Pittsburgh didn't last long. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Pirates placed Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day DL with a rib fracture.
15. Cincinnati Reds (60-58)
15. Cincinnati Reds (60-58)
Just when it looked like the Reds were fading, they've turned it back on lately. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Johnny Cueto has been named the National League Player of the Week.
16. Atlanta Braves (60-57)
16. Atlanta Braves (60-57)
The bad times continue for the Braves. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Justin Upton reached two milestones this week notching his 1,000th career hit and his 500th career RBI.
17. Tampa Bay Rays (57-60)
17. Tampa Bay Rays (57-60)
Drew Smyly with a solid debut for the Rays.(Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Over the weekend the Rays struck out 15 batters and allowed zero walks in the 4-0 win over the Cubs.
18. Miami Marlins (57-60)
18. Miami Marlins (57-60)
Jacob Turner just never lived up to his promise in Miami. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins designated Jacob Turner for assignment and recalling Brian Flynn.
19. Cleveland Indians (59-59)
19. Cleveland Indians (59-59)
The Yan Gomes extension looks very good at this point. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Indians placed David Murphy and Nick Swisher on the 15-day DL.
20. New York Mets (56-62)
20. New York Mets (56-62)
Here's hoping Jacob deGrom's shoulder is okay. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Jenrry Mejia said he will need to have hernia surgery after the season.
21. San Diego Padres (54-62)
21. San Diego Padres (54-62)
A.J. Preller brings strong player evaluation chops to the Pads as their new GM.. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Padres announced that they will induct Trevor Hoffman into the club's Hall of Fame on Aug. 30.
22. Chicago White Sox (56-63)
22. Chicago White Sox (56-63)
Jake Petricka has been one of the few bright spots in the White Sox pen. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Adam Eaton was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a strained right oblique.
23. Philadelphia Phillies (53-65)
23. Philadelphia Phillies (53-65)
No shocker that Cole Hamels wasn't dealt. It might be an offseason possibility, however. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies traded pitcher Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for two players to be named or cash.
24. Boston Red Sox (52-65)
24. Boston Red Sox (52-65)
Christian Vazquez is already among the best defensive backstops in the league. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With two on and one out in the eighth inning, Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run over the Angels, which led to a 3-1 win.
25. Minnesota Twins (52-64)
25. Minnesota Twins (52-64)
Despite the rough debut, Trevor May is finally in the majors. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Twins traded right-hander Kevin Correia to the Dodgers for a player to be named or cash.
26. Arizona Diamondbacks (51-67)
26. Arizona Diamondbacks (51-67)
Another month, another beanball war for the D'backs. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The D-backs clinched a series win against the Rockies with a 14-4 win on Saturday.
27. Houston Astros (49-69)
27. Houston Astros (49-69)
Josh Fields has pitched well since his recall. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Astros are expecting outfielder Dexter Fowler to rejoin the lineup later this week.
28. Chicago Cubs (50-66)
28. Chicago Cubs (50-66)
Javier Baez has been mostly frustrating to watch thus far. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

The Cubs acquired right-hander Jacob Turner from the Marlins for two Minor League pitchers.
29. Colorado Rockies (46-71)
29. Colorado Rockies (46-71)
It feels like just yesterday the Rockies were in first place. Now they''re in the race of the first pick. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rockies placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list.
30. Texas Rangers (46-71)
30. Texas Rangers (46-71)
Texas won consecutive games this week for the first time since June. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Alex Rios returned to the lineup over the weekend against the Houston Astros.

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