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Lookout Linkage, 9/11/14

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News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning folks! Here's the latest from around baseball:

  • Dustin Ackley is only expected to be out for a few more days.
  • Greg Johns at Mariners.com spoke to Brad Miller about his recent hot streak.
  • Shannon Drayer wonders if Miller and Mike Zunino could be turning a corner.
  • It turns out that Chris Young's biggest enemy might be Twins' second baseman Brian Dozier.
  • Crawfish Boxes looks at the Astros' positive story lines for the 2014 season.
  • Danny Duffy of the Royals has been diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation.
  • The Orioles hope J.J. Hardy will be back in the lineup by the end of the week after the shortstop received a cortisone shot in his back.
  • MLB Daily Dish takes a look at some possible imported players from Asia for this upcoming offseason.
  • Former Mariner Wily Mo Pena plans to come back to the majors next year.
  • Jimmy Rollins might be done for the season after straining his left hamstring.
  • David Wright is out for the season.
  • Dustin Pedroia is also out for the season.
  • Pedro Alvareztoo.
  • A pair of franchise records were set by Yovani Gallardo (link) and Giancarlo Stanton (link).
  • The Marlins are reportedly prepared to make Stanton a monster contract extension offer.
  • In case you haven't noticed, the Reds' Devin Mesoraco has been one of the best catchers in baseball this year.
  • Brew Crew Ball thinks that in order for the Brewers to make the playoffs, they might have to bench Ryan Braun.
  • Bryan Kilpatrick lists some things that are safer than attending a Major League Baseball game.
  • MLB has officially clarified the home plate collision rule.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs looks at if second half slumps have any impact on how a team performs in the playoffs.
  • In light of the Ray Rice scandal, Pinstripe Alley argues that MLB should take more steps in preventing domestic violence in baseball.
  • The Mets are on the bad end of a scandal after reportedly firing an employee for unusual reasons.
  • Rumors are leaking as to why Ron Washington resigned from manning the helm for the Rangers.
  • Phillies' center fielder Ben Revere is trying to remain positive. Or should we call it "crazy"?