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"It's Mark's business, and there's nothing that has happened."

— Indians manager Terry Francona on reports that Indians president Mark Shapiro may accept the same job with the Blue Jays.



Percent of pitches thrown that have been changeups this year, entering Friday.


ERA of the Braves' Shelby Miller over 16 starts since his last win on May 17.


Home runs this year for the Cubs' Chris Coghlan. In 1,049 plate appearances from 2011-14 he had 16.

returning to minors after his no-hitter

Chris Heston

SP, San Francisco

The 27-year-old was sent to Class AAA Sacramento. Heston is 11-7 with a 3.34 ERA this year and threw a no-hitter vs. the Mets on June 9. Heston, however, has had trouble going deep into games recently, making it past the fifth inning just once in four August starts. Manager Bruce Bochy said fatigue may be an issue. Heston will return to the Giants when rosters expand Sept. 1.