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Rankings: Third basemen
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The third base ranks keep taking hits, leaving 2B eligible Anthony Rendon on top. But our Scott White says some prime young talent is on the way. Full Story
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    Player News
    Royals SP Jason Vargas unable to factor into decision Game 4
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:28 am ET) Royals pitcher Jason Vargas was unable to factor into the decision in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.

    Vargas surrendered a run on a fielder's choice in the opening frame, followed by a run-scoring single to Buster Posey in the third and a run-scoring single to Hunter Pence in the fifth. The southpaw permitted three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings of an 11-4 defeat. He has allowed six earned runs over 15 1/3 postseason innings.


    Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong coughs up four runs in Game 4
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:23 am ET) Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong endured a rough outing and was unable to factor into the decision in Game 4 of the World Series against the Royals on Saturday.

    Vogelsong tossed two scoreless frames before running into issues in the third. He permitted a run-scoring infield single to Eric Hosmer, a two-run single to Omar Infante and a run-scoring single to Salvador Perez before he was pulled for Jean Machi in the third.

    He was charged with four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 2/3 innings of an 11-4 victory. Vogelsong has allowed four runs in back-to-back postseason outings.


    Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's offseason routine won't skip a beat
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton told reporters on Saturday he expects to have a normal offseason, per the New York Times. Stanton missed the final 17 games of the season after suffering multiple facial fractures and dental damage after being drilled in the face by an 88 mph fastball from Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.

    "It was a long process of just kind of laying around the house, and not being able to leave too much," Stanton said. "But I feel great now, and I'll be back to my normal offseason routine and shouldn't skip a beat."


    Mets RP Jeurys Familia undergoes successful sports hernia surgery
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair bilateral sport hernias Friday in Philadelphia, the team announced.

    Familia could be in the conversation to close for the Mets next season provided the sports hernia issue doesn't sideline him next spring. He posted a 2.21 ERA and 73:32 K:BB ratio in 77 1/3 innings while recording five saves this season.


    Pirates DFA John Axford, Jeanmar Gomez
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) The Pirates designated two relievers for assignment Saturday, removing pitchers John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez from the 40-man roster.

    The moves clear spots for Justin Sellers, who was acquired via trade Saturday, and Charlie Morton, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list. Axford posted a 4.09 ERA and 12:6 K:BB ratio in 11 innings after being acquired in a trade from the Indians in mid-August. Gomez posted a 3.19 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 38:23 K:BB ratio in 62 innings.


    Pirates activate Charlie Morton from 60-day disabled list
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) The Pirates activated pitcher Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list Saturday. Morton underwent hip surgery in late September after dealing with a sports hernia and could be a candidate to go back on the disabled list in the spring.

    Indians trade Justin Sellers to Pirates for cash considerations
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) The Indians have traded shortstop Justin Sellers to the Pirates for cash considerations.

    Sellers went 3 for 16 in 17 appearances with the Indians this season. He hit .254/.307/.335 with three home runs, 40 RBI and three stolen bases in 355 at-bats with Triple-A Columbus as well. Sellers has the ability to fill a utility role for the Pirates, as he's played at least 10 games each at shortstop, second base, third base and left field over the last two years.


    Royals designated Liam Hendriks for assignment
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) The Royals have designated pitcher Liam Hendriks for assignment. Hendriks posted a 5.23 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings during the regular season.

    Phillies activate Mario Hollands from 60-day disabled list
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) The Phillies have activated pitcher Mario Hollands from the 60-day disabled list.

    Hollands suffered an elbow injury in early September and was ruled out for the season, but it was determined he didn't require surgery on his Game 2 flexor strain. He delivered a 4.40 ERA in 50 appearances in 2014.


    Phillies activate Cliff Lee from 60-day disabled list
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (10/25/2014) The Phillies have activated pitcher Cliff Lee from the 60-day disabled list. Lee is expected to begin a full throwing program in November and is on track to be ready for spring training.

     
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    Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

    Nolan Arenado, Rockies
    17%
    Manny Machado, Orioles
    25%
    Todd Frazier, Reds
    33%
    Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
    4%
    Kyle Seager, Mariners
    17%
    Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
    4%

    Total Votes: 3,689


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