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Giants release infielder Everth Cabrera


From beat writer Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com

Cabrera signed a minor league deal with San Francisco in mid-July after getting released by the Orioles. He looked like a promising young shortstop in 2009 when he posted a .342 on-base percentage and 25 stolen bases in 103 games with the Padres, but Cabrera is now 28 years old with no organization to call home and a long list of off-field transgressions. It could be a struggle for him to make it back to the major leagues.

Twins GM Terry Ryan noncommittal about callup of top pitching prospect Jose Berrios


Twins top pitching prospect Jose Berrios has registered a shiny 2.67 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 78/13 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings (11 starts) since his promotion earlier this summer to Triple-A Rochester. He has nothing left to prove in the minors, and yet the Wild Card-chasing Twins decided not to include Berrios in their initial wave of September callups.

And it might not happen at all this year, per MLB.com beat reporter Rhett Bollinger

Twins manager Paul Molitor also spoke on this Tuesday, acknowledging that the club is worried about Berrios’ workload and wouldn’t want to mess with his development by pitching him in relief. That just shows a lack of foresight on the part of the Twins’ decision-makers, who could have called for Berrios to rest up in August.

Berrios pitched 139 2/3 innings in 2014 between High-A Fort Myers, Double-A New Britain, and Triple-A Rochester. The 21-year-old is at 161 1/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A.

Would it endanger or enlighten Berrios’ career to give him a few starts in a postseason race?

Cal Ripken Jr. throws out first pitch on 20th anniversary of breaking Lou Gehrig’s record


It was Cal Ripken Jr. Night on Tuesday at Baltimore’s Camden Yards, with the Orioles celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ripken taking over Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played …

The O’s wound up getting routed 11-2 by the Rays and continue to fall out of the AL Wild Card race.