Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 27, 2014

1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (77-52)
1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (77-52)
It'll be interesting to see how the Angels use Gordon Beckham. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Angels continue their search for a 5th starter as they designated Wade LeBlanc for assignment.
Its a special day(s) when the Boys of Summer arrive.
Remember when the A's seemed like a lock to win the division? (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 in eight innings as the A's beat the Astros 8-2.
Its a special day(s) when the Boys of Summer arrive.
3. Washington Nationals (75-54)
3. Washington Nationals (75-54)
Everything seems to be going Washington's way lately. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals tied their club record for the longest win streak at 10 games last week.
4. Kansas City Royals (72-57)
4. Kansas City Royals (72-57)
The Royals have maintained their division lead. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Greg Holland is the first Kansas City closer to record back-to-back 40-save seasons since 1983-84.
5. Baltimore Orioles (73-55)
5. Baltimore Orioles (73-55)
The O's entered the weekend with the largest division lead in baseball. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Manny Machado will undergo season-ending right knee surgery on Wednesday.
6. Seattle Mariners (71-58)
6. Seattle Mariners (71-58)
Chris Young is the odds-on favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Chris Denorfia was scratched from the Mariners' lineup due to a stiff neck.
7. Milwaukee Brewers (72-58)
7. Milwaukee Brewers (72-58)
Yovani Gallardo has bounced back from a rough 2013. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Matt Garza was ready to face hitters in his rehab from a rib-cage strain.
8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)
8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)
Clayton Kershaw against the Padres is all kinds of unfair. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Albert Pujols and Yasiel Puig will highlight a group of MLB stars, who will travel to Japan in November to take part in a five-game All-Star Series against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan.
9. St. Louis Cardinals (70-59)
9. St. Louis Cardinals (70-59)
This hasn't been a pretty year for the Cardinals, yet they're still right there in the playoff hunt. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cardinals recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk on Tuesday while placing Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list.
10. Atlanta Braves (68-63)
10. Atlanta Braves (68-63)
Alex Wood doesn't have starter-like mechanics, but he deserves praise for his work from the rotation this year. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Braves suffered a 3-2 loss that ended their five-game winning streak last week.
11. Detroit Tigers (70-59)
11. Detroit Tigers (70-59)
David Price pitched very well in his return to St. Pete, but his offense let him down. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Max Scherzer became the AL's first 15-game winner this season.
12. San Francisco Giants (68-61)
12. San Francisco Giants (68-61)
The Mike Morse signing has worked out well. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Marco Scutaro's 2014 season is over.
13. New York Yankees (67-61)
13. New York Yankees (67-61)
Brandon McCarthy has pitched out of his mind for the Yankees. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees honored their former manager, Joe Torre, by retiring his No. 6 and recognizing his managerial success with a plaque in Monument Park.
14. Cleveland Indians (66-63)
14. Cleveland Indians (66-63)
Nick Swisher being out for the season is a tough break. Hopefully he comes back strong in 2015. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Indians placed Yan Gomes on Major League Baseball's seven-day concussion list.
15. Pittsburgh Pirates (67-63)
15. Pittsburgh Pirates (67-63)
Who had Josh Harrison and Travis Snider playing this well? (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Clint Barmes was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and will return to his role as the Pirates' utility infielder.
16. Miami Marlins (64-65)
16. Miami Marlins (64-65)
Bryan Morris has been very good for the Marlins. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Marlins reinstated Derek Dietrich from the 15-day disabled list and optioned the second baseman to Triple-A New Orleans.
17. Toronto Blue Jays (66-64)
17. Toronto Blue Jays (66-64)
Aaron Sanchez has been close to unhittable out of the bullpen. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Nolan Reimold, who was claimed off waivers from the Orioles in early July, was just designated for assignment.
18. Tampa Bay Rays (64-66)
18. Tampa Bay Rays (64-66)
Evan Longoria and Wil Myers are big reasons why the Rays offense hasn't been better. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Evan Longoria served as the designated hitter for a second consecutive day because his right forearm.
19. Cincinnati Reds (63-68)
19. Cincinnati Reds (63-68)
Johnny Cueto ought to top the 200-inning mark for the second time in his career. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Starting pitcher Tony Cingrani, who has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a left shoulder strain, will likely miss the rest of the season.
20. Chicago Cubs (58-72)
20. Chicago Cubs (58-72)
Here's hoping Edwin Jackson's injury explains some of his woes this season. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Tsuyoshi Wada set a career high with eight strikeouts and gave up only a home run by Steve Pearce over 6 1/3 innings as the Cubs beat the Orioles, 2-1.
21. Minnesota Twins (58-71)
21. Minnesota Twins (58-71)
Danny Santana has earned a spot on the Twins roster next year. Although the offseason will determine the role. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Trevor Plouffe and Danny Santana -- have been named the American League co-Players of the Week.
22. Philadelphia Phillies (58-72)
22. Philadelphia Phillies (58-72)
Domonic Brown has been nothing short of a disappointment all season. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Burnett allowed one run, three hits and one walk and struck out 12 in seven innings in a 3-2 victory over the Nationals.
23. New York Mets (61-70)
23. New York Mets (61-70)
Jeurys Familia has been impressive this year. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets turned their first triple play in more than four years, thanks in large part to Yasiel Puig base running error.
24. San Diego Padres (60-69)
24. San Diego Padres (60-69)
Tyson Ross is one of those pitchers who doesn't get talked about enough. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Carlos Quentin is most likely done for the year with the bone bruise in his left knee.
25. Chicago White Sox (59-71)
25. Chicago White Sox (59-71)
The Gordon Beckham trade ought to allow more playing time for Marcus Semien. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Paul Konerko played his final game at Yankee Stadium, and was presented an autographed base by Derek Jeter prior to the series finale.
26. Boston Red Sox (56-74)
26. Boston Red Sox (56-74)
Boston apparently has a lot of faith in Rusney Castillo's ability to translate to big-league ball. (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

David Ortiz's right foot kept him out of the lineup and is listed as day-to-day.
27. Houston Astros (55-76)
27. Houston Astros (55-76)
The Astros have a chance to avoid 100 losses, which sadly qualifies as progress. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Tigers may have claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls off waivers, but he might not be moving up North.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76)
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76)
David Peralta is a great story, but you could argue he hasn't been the top rookie on the D'backs. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

D-backs plan to go to a six-man rotation in order to preserve their pitchers' arms.
29. Colorado Rockies (52-77)
29. Colorado Rockies (52-77)
Never a good sign when you're the 29th team in the league to 50 wins, as the Rockies were. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Nolan Arenado has earned his first career National League Player of the Week Award.
30. Texas Rangers (50-79)
30. Texas Rangers (50-79)
It was a little surprising that the Rangers didn't find a willing trade partner for lefty Neal Cotts. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Shin-Soo Choo is having surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow and will not play for the remainder of the 2014 season.
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