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[September 17, 2014]  Sept 16 (The Sports Xchange) - New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is expected to be back on the mound Sunday in a major league game for the first time in more than two months.

The Japanese right-hander, who has not pitched since July 9 when a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow surfaced, is set to start against the Toronto Blue Jays in Yankee Stadium as long as he makes it through a bullpen session in preparation.

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hopes to return before the end of the season after suffering facial injuries when he was hit by a pitch last week.

Stanton posted pictures of himself Tuesday on Instagram showing his face after he was hit by the fastball from Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike Fiers and the progress he has made since he was struck on the left side of his mouth last Thursday.

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Houston Astros outfielder George Springer was shut down for the remainder of the season, bringing a premature close to his promising rookie season.

Springer was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 20 with a left quad strain and suffered a setback during a subsequent rehab assignment.

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Indians OF Ryan Raburn returned to Cleveland on Tuesday to undergo an MRI on his left knee.

Raburn suffered a hyperextension at Detroit on Sept. 13.

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Yankees infielder-outfielder Martin Prado will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing an appendectomy on Tuesday morning.

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The 30-year-old Prado, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list, was batting .316 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs in 37 games for the Yankees since he was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks at the trade deadline on July 31.

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Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis helped rescue accident victims in an overturned truck on a freeway Monday.

Davis, who is serving a 25-game suspension for a positive test for amphetamines, came upon an overturned truck on I-295 and waived passers-by over to help him lift the truck off a man who was pinned underneath, according to MASNSports.com.

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When the Atlanta Braves open their new stadium in Cobb County and leave Turner Field behind, the venue will also have a new name: Sun Trust Park.

The 25-year naming rights agreement was announced Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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