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2012 June 08

  1. No pitch count for Johan Santana against the Yankees tonight

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    Johan Santana, a year removed from major shoulder surgery, hit his all-time high in pitches last week while no-hitting the Cardinals.  While he was given a couple of extra days of rest in the wake of that, he will not be on a lower-than-normal pitch count tonight, says Terry Collins. Biggest reason: the team was…

  2. Austin Jackson is rehabbing, may come off DL this weekend

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Austin Jackson was scheduled to play about six innings in his first minor-league rehab game yesterday, but instead he played a full game at Triple-A that included nine innings in center field. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Jackson will play another full game there tonight, at which point he could be cleared to return…

  3. A’s players don’t like the timing of Kila Ka’aihue’s DFA

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics designated Kila Ka’aihue for assignment before yesterday’s game and called up Brandon Moss.  Oakland A’s players told Susan Slusser, however, that they weren’t happy with the timing of the move. Why? Because Ka’aihue’s wife is due to give birth to twins any day: “Everyone is in shock,” one player said. “Total horse” manure, said…

  4. HBT Extra: Looking forward to the weekend action

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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    The Subway Series, Boston-Washington and … Pittsburgh-Kansas City?  Gleeman and I take a peek ahead to the weekend’s action.

  5. A “well-known” retired ballplayer is the focus of an insider trading probe

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Gekko

    A lot of ballplayers retire comfortably in sunny California. Some, the Securities and Exchange Commission believe, may be retiring too comfortably: An ongoing insider trading investigation by U.S. prosecutors in Los Angeles is focusing on a retired, well-known baseball player and several other former athletes whose names have not yet been disclosed, said two people…

  6. Roy Oswalt got shelled last night

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    The Rangers could use Roy Oswalt now. Yesterday even. He just can’t pitch like he did yesterday: dude gave up five runs on six hits over four innings including a grand slam by Royals’ prospect Wil Myers in the Round Rock-Omaha game. Here’s video of the Myers grand slam. To be fair, Myers is gonna do…

  7. Charlie Manuel: “we don’t scare nobody”

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:21 AM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    Charlie Manuel let ‘er rip after yesterday’s sweep-securing loss to the Dodgers: “I thought we lost that edge quite a while ago, if you want to know the truth. We don’t scare nobody. I’ll tell you something, we used to have a swagger. We used to be kind of cocky in a real good way.…

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 8, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    Norichika Aoki

    Brewers 4, Cubs 3: Norichika Aoki hit two homers including the walkoff. Overall, he’s kicking some major butt. Mets 3, Nationals 1: As I said yesterday: Dickey beats Wang. I’m still giggling, by the way. Pirates 5, Reds 4: Aroldis Chapman finally allowed a run. You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man, he’s a man!  Someone alert…

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