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  1. Dustin Pedroia avoids the DL, returns from thumb injury

    Jun 5, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox  v Toronto Blue Jays

    UPDATE: As expected, Pedroia is back in the Red Sox’s lineup tonight, batting second and playing second base. ========= So much for Dustin Pedroia missing 3-4 weeks with a torn thumb muscle. Pedroia has remained on the active roster without playing since May 28 and now Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox…

  2. Red Sox send Daniel Bard to Triple-A

    Jun 5, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Daniel Bard Getty

    Daniel Bard‘s move from the bullpen to the rotation has been anything but smooth, as the formerly dominant reliever posted a 5.30 ERA with more walks (36) than strikeouts (34) through 10 starts while showing significantly diminished velocity. Bard failed to make it out of the second inning Sunday against the Blue Jays, walking six…

  3. Barry Zito is selling his house for $11.5 million

    Jun 5, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

    Barry Zito

    Sometimes it’s easy to lose track of the money professional athletes make because their contracts are usually viewed within the context of team payrolls and free agency and everything else that also includes ridiculous amounts of money. But then one of them puts his house on the market and my brain finally realizes, “wow, this…

  4. Fellow stud prospect Matt Moore has taken a backseat to Bryce Harper and Mike Trout so far

    Jun 5, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Matt Moore

    Coming into the season three prospects stood out above all the rest: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, Angels outfielder Mike Trout, and Rays left-hander Matt Moore. Every major prospect analyst had them 1-2-3 on their list, with the only differences being the order. Baseball America ranked them Harper, Moore, Trout. ESPN.com ranked them Trout, Harper, Moore.…

  5. Jake Arrieta has been a mess since shutting down Yankees

    Jun 5, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    Jake Arrieta shut out the Yankees for eight innings on May 2, striking nine and walking none, and it looked like the 26-year-old right-hander might finally be living up to the promise he showed as a top prospect in the Orioles’ farm system. Instead he’s been a mess since then, going 0-5 with a 7.96…

  6. Rays activate Desmond Jennings from the disabled list

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Desmond Jennings Reuters

    Tampa Bay activated Desmond Jennings from the disabled list after the speedy left fielder missed the past four weeks with a knee injury. Jennings went just 3-for-15 (.200) with zero walks and one double on a brief minor-league rehab assignment. Hideki Matsui has started four of the past five games in left field, so with…

  7. Brad Lidge begins rehab assignment with rough first outing

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Out since late April following hernia surgery, Brad Lidge began a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A and his first appearance was pretty shaky. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Lidge struck out the first batter he faced, walked the second batter, and then gave up back-to-back singles before being yanked because he’d reached the…

  8. Dave Bush opts out of Phillies contract to go pitch in Korea

    Jun 5, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Dave Bush

    Dave Bush has been serving as Triple-A depth for the Phillies since signing a minor-league deal in December, but the 32-year-old veteran of eight big-league seasons has decided to opt out of his contract to sign with a team in Korea. Bush was once an effective strike-throwing mid-rotation starter for the Blue Jays and Brewers,…

  9. Alex Presley rejoining Pirates after brief demotion to minors

    Jun 5, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    Three weeks ago the Pirates demoted starting left fielder Alex Presley to the minors, but he’s on his way back to Pittsburgh now after hitting .277 with five homers and a 1.015 OPS in 18 games at Triple-A. Those five homers in 18 games are just one fewer than Presley hit in a total of…

  10. Roy Oswalt can’t get ready fast enough for the Rangers

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Scott Feldman pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning in Game 2 of their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington

    While the Rangers wait for Roy Oswalt to build up the arm strength needed to join the rotation they’re using Scott Feldman as the fill-in for Neftali Feliz and … well, it ain’t pretty. Feldman failed to make it out of the second inning last night against the A’s, allowing eight runs to an offense…

  11. Jorge De La Rosa’s comeback from Tommy John surgery hits another snag

    Jun 4, 2012, 5:47 PM EST

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    Jorge De La Rosa has suffered another setback while recovering from Tommy John surgery, as the Rockies shut down his minor-league rehab assignment after discovering fluid in the left-hander’s elbow. By rule rehab stints are only allowed to last 30 days, but by ending this one and starting a new one whenever De La Rosa…

  12. Twins place Carl Pavano on DL, activate Nick Blackburn

    Jun 4, 2012, 5:13 PM EST

    Twins Pavano throws against the Mariners  at Safeco Field in Seattle

    Carl Pavano underwent an MRI exam a month ago after complaining of shoulder soreness and was diagnosed with a strain. He pitched through it with diminished velocity and horrible results, allowing 24 runs in 24 innings with a .370 opponents’ batting average in his last five starts, and today the Twins finally shut him down.…

  13. Joe Mauer out of Twins lineup with sprained right thumb

    Jun 4, 2012, 4:49 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    After an injury wrecked 2011 season Joe Mauer started 51 of the Twins’ first 53 games, but he exited yesterday’s game with a thumb injury and is out of the lineup tonight versus the Royals. Mauer has been diagnosed with a sprained right thumb and so far there’s no indication that the Twins expect him…

  14. Dodgers place Javy Guerra on DL, call up Shawn Tolleson

    Jun 4, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    Javy Guerra

    Javy Guerra has allowed just one run in 12 innings since losing the Dodgers’ closer role to Kenley Jansen, but that includes more walks (5) than strikeouts (4) and now he’s been placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. To replace Guerra on the roster and in the bullpen the Dodgers called up…

  15. Juan Rivera returns ahead of schedule from torn hamstring

    Jun 4, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera is off the disabled list and back on the Dodgers’ active roster just four weeks after tearing his hamstring, which was initially expected to be a two-month recovery timetable. To make room for Rivera’s return the Dodgers optioned Scott Van Slyke back to Triple-A after he went 6-for-31 (.194) with one homer in…

  16. Cubs sign Hong-Chih Kuo to minor-league contract

    Jun 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Hong-Chih Kuo

    Hong-Chih Kuo has been looking for a new home since being released by the Mariners during spring training and the once-dominant and oft-injured left-hander has signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs. Kuo has struggled to come back from elbow problems and anxiety issues, but when healthy was one of the best relievers in baseball…

  17. Johan Santana’s no-hitter encore: Friday vs. the Yankees

    Jun 4, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

    Mets celebration Getty

    Johan Santana threw a career-high 134 pitches in his no-hitter Friday night and the Mets decided to push back his next turn in the rotation to allow for extra rest, so his follow-up performance will come Friday against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Santana has given no indication that his surgically repaired shoulder feels worn…

  18. Jamie Moyer clears waivers, released by Rockies

    Jun 4, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Miami Marlins

    As expected, Jamie Moyer cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Rockies released the 49-year-old left-hander. Moyer got off to a nice start for Colorado after missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery, but struggled overall with a 5.70 ERA, .328 opponents’ batting average, and 11 homers allowed in…

  19. Shoulder soreness keeping Brad Penny from Giants bullpen

    Jun 4, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    When Brad Penny got out of his contract in Japan and signed a minor-league deal with the Giants last month there was talk of him making a quick path back to the majors and joining San Francisco’s bullpen almost immediately. Three weeks later that hasn’t happened, and in fact Penny’s first scheduled Triple-A appearance has…

  20. Orioles get good news on Adam Jones’ wrist injuries

    Jun 4, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    adam jones getty orange

    Sending a star player for an MRI exam just days after signing him to an $85 million contract extension is rough timing, but fortunately for the Orioles the news on Adam Jones‘ wrist injuries is pretty good. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that MRI exams on Jones’ right and left wrists both showed…

  21. “Gleeman and The Geek”: Draft Talk and Scouting Sano

    Jun 4, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    I do a weekly podcast called “Gleeman and The Geek” but never actually link to it here because … well, the show is mostly about the Minnesota Twins. This week’s episode has the usual Twins talk, but also includes a whole bunch of discussion about tonight’s MLB draft and a special guest with a first-hand…

  22. Change of plans: Jason Bay is sick, won’t return Tuesday

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Jason Bay

    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Bay’s return to the Mets will be delayed by at least one day because he’s “sick.” ========== Jason Bay is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a fractured rib and manager Terry Collins said this morning that the outfielder is expected to come off the…

  23. Cuban free agent Jorge Soler wants all bids by Thursday

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    Now that Cuban defector Jorge Soler has finally been declared a free agent his representatives have asked all interested teams to submit bids by this Thursday, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. Levine reports that the price for Soler is expected to exceed $25 million and timing the bidding war for him during the…

  24. Carlos Zambrano ties Bob Gibson and Walter Johnson for seventh-most homers by a pitcher

    Jun 4, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Carlos Zambrano beat the Phillies with 7.2 innings of one-run ball yesterday and also homered for the first time since joining the Marlins and the 24th time in his career. That ties him with Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Walter Johnson for the seventh-most homers by a pitcher in baseball history and Zambrano has…

  25. Juan Nicasio comes back from broken neck, now hurts knee

    Jun 4, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Juan Nicasio Getty

    Juan Nicasio came back from a broken neck to reclaim his spot in the Rockies’ rotation, but now a knee injury has sent him to the disabled list. Last season Nicasio was struck on the side of the head by a line drive on August 5 and Saturday while moving out of the way of…

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