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2013 August 12

  1. Wilson Betemit nearing comeback with Orioles

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Baltimore might be adding a veteran bench bat for the stretch run, as Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that Wilson Betemit is finally making some progress in his recovery from a spring training knee injury. Betemit has been playing rehab games in rookie-ball and is scheduled to move up to high Single-A this week to,…

  2. Derek Jeter is not close to returning

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Oh no! Derek Jeter‘s ongoing health issues stealing the spotlight from the summer of Mariano Rivera! The Daily News reports that The Captain is not close to returning and that, after the current homestand, where he has been with the team, he’s likely to return to Florida. Joe Girardi says that once he’s down there…

  3. Rays release Kyle Farnsworth

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay released Kyle Farnsworth after designating the veteran reliever for assignment last week, ending a two-and-a-half season run in which he threw 114 innings with a 3.54 ERA and 95/33 K/BB ratio for the Rays. Those are very good numbers, but most of that good work came in 2011 and this year Farnsworth had…

  4. “Let them wear towels”

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    ESPN has produced a documentary called “Let Them Wear Towels,” which is about the awful treatment women sports reporters received from athletes, teams, leagues and even media colleagues until way, way too damn recently.  I haven’t seen it yet, but I just read Alyson Footer’s column about it and I plan to see it as soon…

  5. Hanley Ramirez worried shoulder injury will last all season

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Hanley Ramirez has avoided the disabled list so far, but the Dodgers shortstop continues to have discomfort a week after injuring his right shoulder. “Hopefully it’s not something I have to deal with the rest of the season,” Ramirez told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. “I’m just worried if I am going to…

  6. Kevin Youkilis still hoping to play again this season

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Kevin Youkilis stretches during MLB spring training workouts in Tampa, Florida

    It may be too late to help the Yankees’ dwindling playoff hopes, but Kevin Youkilis hasn’t given up on playing again this season. However, he was given a 10-12 week recovery timetable following back surgery in mid-June and Michael Fensom of the Newark Star Ledger reports that Youkilis has yet to even start swinging a…

  7. Let us praise Alfonso Soriano on the occasion of his 2000th career hit

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Soriano follows through on solo home run off of Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Verlander during fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Alfonso Soriano notched his 2000th career hit yesterday, and he did it in grand fashion: a home run.  His first career hit, by the way, was also a home run. If he got hit by a bus tomorrow that’d be a pretty spiffy set of bookends. Of course it would pale to how horrified we’d…

  8. Adrian Gonzalez leaves game with dizziness

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adrian Gonzalez left last night’s Rays-Dodgers game with dizziness, but he seems to be OK. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com: First baseman Adrian Gonzalez felt dizzy during the top of the eighth inning on Sunday night and was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the frame. “It was a good situation to not try to…

  9. If you’re so sick of A-Rod, why are you writing about him, Mike Lupica?

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Lupica

    It’s one thing to be a sports fan who is sick of Alex Rodriguez to lament how much coverage he’s getting. I mean, yes, you can avoid that coverage if you want, but I do appreciate that that can be difficult at times and it can seem like such things are impossible to escape. For…

  10. A fan threw a banana at Adam Jones at AT&T Park

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v San Francisco Giants

    Adam Jones took to the Twitter after yesterday’s Giants-O’s game: I want to thank whatever slap—- threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u jackass. -Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) This raises all kinds of questions. But first and foremost: who in the hell brings a banana…

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Gardner follows through on walk off solo home run to defeat Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 5, Tigers 4: If I told you that Mariano Rivera blew two saves in a three game series you’d probably assume the Yankees had a bad series. Except in this case they won both of the games Mo blew. Baseball is weird. Miguel Cabrera homered off of him again on Sunday — he’s only…

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