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Cardinals GM John Mozeliak: Matt Adams out 3-4 months, possibly the year, with torn quad

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An update on Matt Adams from KMOX, the Cardinals’ flagship radio station

Adams tore his right quadriceps muscle Tuesday while legging out a double. Mark Reynolds is playing first base for the Cardinals in Wednesday night’s series finale against the Diamondbacks and will be the primary starter there for the foreseeable future. St. Louis could always make a trade if that’s not working out.

Adams was batting just .243/.281/.375 through 43 games this season, but the 26-year-old registered an .800 OPS (119 OPS+) in 250 games between 2013-2014. And he’s especially lethal against right-handed pitching.

St. Louis also lost Adam Wainwright (heel) for the season in late April, and yet the club entered play Wednesday with the best record (30-16) and run differential (+58) in all of Major League Baseball.

Dodgers designate Sergio Santos for assignment

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As announced Wednesday on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ official Twitter feed …

Santos had registered an underwhelming 4.73 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 15/7 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings of relief this season for the Dodgers. He signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles in December that was to pay him a $1 million prorated salary for however long he stuck with the big league club. According to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, the 31-year-old right-hander wound up making $150,000 for pitching in 10 games. Not bad. If he passes through waivers unclaimed, Santos will likely report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Video: Jimmy Paredes stole home

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It wasn’t a straight steal of home or anything, but props to the Orioles here for the execution …

Just call him Jimmy “The Jet” Paredes. That kicked of a four-run bottom of the fourth for the host O’s.

Red Sox acquire outfielder Carlos Peguero from Rangers

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From the official Twitter account of the Boston Red Sox …

Peguero was designated for assignment by the Rangers on May 20 after batting .186/.310/.414 with four home runs and nine RBI in 84 plate appearances. The 28-year-old will join the Red Sox on Thursday for the start of a four-game series in Arlington, Texas. Maybe he can do some immediate damage against his former team.

Justin Verlander threw four simulated innings on Tuesday

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Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander took what might be the final step before a rehab assignment Tuesday afternoon at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum, throwing four innings of simulated action without experiencing any discomfort in his right triceps.

According to beat writer Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the veteran allowed zero runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out eight, but it should be noted that Verlander was facing a group of teammates and it was a pretty loose environment. He even simulated the national anthem before he began pitching, holding his cap next to his heart in front of the mound for a minute.

Verlander has been out all season with a right triceps strain, but he’s now finally trending in the right direction. If he can avoid further setbacks, the 32-year-old should be ready to make his 2015 debut in mid-to-late June.