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  1. Red Sox activate Cody Ross, put Scott Podsednik on DL

    Jun 19, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Jose Molina, Cody Ross

    As expected Cody Ross is back from the disabled list after missing the past month with a fractured left foot, but that doesn’t mean the Red Sox’s outfield is any healthier. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe they made room for Ross on the roster by placing Scott Podsednik on the DL with…

  2. Jason Marquis thriving for Padres after being released by Twins with 8.47 ERA

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:50 PM EST

    Jason Marquis

    Jason Marquis was about as bad as a pitcher can be for the Twins, posting an 8.47 ERA with more walks than strikeouts and a .371 opponents’ batting average in 34 innings. Minnesota released him six weeks into a $3 million contract and Marquis signed a minor-league deal with the Padres, reported to Double-A for…

  3. Skip Schumaker rejoins Cardinals after disabled list stint

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Skip Schumaker

    Skip Schumaker is back from the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a strained hamstring, as the Cardinals activated him and optioned Maikel Cleto to Triple-A. Assuming his hamstring holds up Schumaker should be in line for significant action in center field with Jon Jay on the DL, although Jay is close…

  4. Cuban outfielder Yasel Puig defects, goes to Mexico in search of free agency

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

    Cuba

    Already this year Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler have landed $36 million and $30 million contracts after defecting from Cuba and another highly touted player is hoping to follow in their footsteps. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that 21-year-old outfielder Yasel Puig defected from Cuba and “is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico.”…

  5. Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman cover Adam Sandler

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

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    Reds pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman visited the MLB Fan Cave yesterday while wearing red hooded sweatshirts, so naturally Arroyo broke out his guitar and they did a duet, baseball-themed version of the Adam Sandler song “Red Hooded Sweatshirt” from his Saturday Night Live days. Arroyo actually does a pretty solid Sandler impression along…

  6. John Danks diagnosed with torn shoulder muscle

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Last week John Danks had his shoulder injury examined by Dr. James Andrews and said the visit involved “no bad news,” but another opinion from the White Sox medical staff apparently showed otherwise. Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago reports that Danks has been diagnosed with a torn subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder. The good…

  7. Nolan Reimold sees cervical specialist for herniated disk, out through All-Star break

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    Two months ago Nolan Reimold was expected to miss 2-3 days with a bulging disk in his back, but the Orioles outfielder hasn’t played since and the team announced yesterday that he won’t play again until after the All-Star break. And according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com “manager Buck Showalter hinted at worse news” as…

  8. Dusty Baker declines comment on feud, lets Reds’ bats do the talking against Derek Lowe

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Dusty Baker

    Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe had a war of words last week that culminated in Lowe saying “I have zero respect for the guy” and Baker saying “there was a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark.” Not surprisingly last night’s rematch series between the Reds and Indians drew a ton of media coverage…

  9. Mat Latos allows three homers, thinks Indians stole signs

    Jun 19, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    sign stealers

    Mat Latos got rocked for seven runs last night against Cleveland, serving up three homers in four innings, and afterward the Reds right-hander said he thinks the Indians were stealing his signs from catcher Ryan Hanigan. Here’s what Latos told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer: I thought I made some good pitches that they…

  10. Braves release Livan Hernandez

    Jun 19, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Livan Hernandez

    As expected Livan Hernandez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and today the Braves released the 37-year-old right-hander. No team wanted anything to do with Hernandez’s guaranteed contract, but now that the Braves are on the hook for that entire deal and he’s available for a prorated share of the minimum salary…

  11. Jerome Williams hospitalized after passing out in clubhouse

    Jun 19, 2012, 9:47 AM EST

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Jerome Williams struggled Monday night versus the Giants, failing to make it out of the fourth inningĀ  against his former team, and afterward the veteran right-hander had to be hospitalized for shortness of breath. For now the Angels are saying the hospitalization was a precautionary measure, but Williams remained there overnight and is expected to…

  12. Jake Arrieta ate a pork chop, got sick, will pitch tonight

    Jun 18, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

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    As if keeping his spot in the Orioles’ rotation wasn’t a big enough challenge for Jake Arrieta he’ll be pitching tonight after spending yesterday sick with food poisoning. Arrieta told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he got sick after eating a pork chop at the team hotel Saturday–surely the hotel is thrilled to…

  13. Wanna see Shane Victorino’s charity fashion show tonight?

    Jun 18, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

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    Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino and his wife are hosting a fashion show tonight to raise money for The Shane Victorino Foundation, a charity “dedicated to promoting opportunities for under-served children.” In addition to Victorino some other Phillies scheduled to appear include Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, and Hunter Pence, plus various wives of Phillies and…

  14. Roger Clemens acquitted on all charges

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

    Roger Clemens

    All those tax dollars and all those weeks of a trial equaled Roger Clemens being acquitted on all charges this afternoon. And of course absolutely no one should be surprised. Clemens was charged with six counts of perjury for denying to Congress in 2008 that he took steroids. His trial involved nearly two months of…

  15. Amid trade rumors Cubs put Ryan Dempster on disabled list

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    I guess this means the Ryan Dempster trade speculation can be put on hold for a bit. Dempster has been placed on the disabled list due to a strained right lat muscle, with the Cubs telling Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that the injury is “not considered serious.” The injury comes with Dempster in the midst…

  16. No. 1 pick Carlos Correa goes 1-for-5 in pro debut

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    Carlos Correa

    No. 1 pick Carlos Correa signed with the Astros almost immediately and the high school shortstop from Puerto Rico also wasted no time making his professional debut, going 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base today at rookie-ball. Correa, who agreed to a $4.8 million bonus compared to the $7.2 million slot value for…

  17. Scott Rolen returns to Reds after more shoulder problems

    Jun 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Scott Rolen

    Scott Rolen changed his mind and agreed to go on a minor-league rehab assignment to show the Reds his perpetually injured shoulder was strong enough for a return from the disabled list and apparently homering at Triple-A over the weekend convinced them he’s ready. Rolen is back from the DL after missing the past five…

  18. Report: Nationals won’t forfeit pick to sign Lucas Giolito

    Jun 18, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

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    California high school right-hander Lucas Giolito was in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick before an elbow injury ended his season and he fell to the Nationals with the 16th pick. Because of the new rules for signing bonuses the Nationals are somewhat limited in terms of what they can offer Giolito and…

  19. Red Sox sign first-round pick Deven Marrero for $2.1 million

    Jun 18, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    mlb draft

    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Red Sox and No. 24 overall pick Deven Marrero have agreed to a $2.05 million deal that’s slightly above the slot value of $1.75 million. Coming into the season Marrero was widely considered a top-10 talent, but the Arizona State shortstop’s stock dropped as he struggled offensively.…

  20. Felipe Paulino on track for June 25 return from groin injury

    Jun 18, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Felipe Paulino

    Felipe Paulino‘s emergence atop the Royals’ rotation was halted by a groin injury, but Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the right-hander is slated to come off the disabled list on June 25. Paulino was fantastic before the injury, starting seven games with a 1.67 ERA, and since the Royals picked him…

  21. MVP again? Joey Votto leads the NL in everything, basically

    Jun 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v Houston Astros

    Joey Votto hit .289 with a .939 OPS in April. Then he hit .355 with a 1.160 OPS in May. And now he’s hitting .491 with a 1.392 OPS in June. Overall the former MVP leads the National League in batting average (.366), on-base percentage (.489), slugging percentage (.652), OPS (1.141), doubles (28), extra-base hits…

  22. Astros sign No. 41 pick Lance McCullers for double slot value at $2.5 million

    Jun 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    mlb draft

    Part of the Astros’ strategy in drafting Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick was their ability to sign him to a below-slot bonus and use the savings to snag a tough-to-sign player later. That player turned out to be high school right-hander Lance McCullers, who was considered a top-20 prospect based on talent…

  23. Red Sox likely to get Cody Ross back from DL on Tuesday

    Jun 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Jose Molina, Cody Ross

    Nothing is official yet, but Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that “all indications” point to the Red Sox getting outfielder Cody Ross back from the disabled list Tuesday. Ross has been out since mid-May with a fractured left foot and has gone just 1-for-7 on a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A, but…

  24. Rockies “aggressively trying to trade” Jeremy Guthrie

    Jun 18, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Jeremy Guthrie Getty

    Jeremy Guthrie has been a mess for the Rockies with a 7.02 ERA and league-high 15 homers allowed in 13 starts after they acquired him from the Orioles in February, and Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they’re “aggressively trying to trade” the veteran right-hander. According to Renck the Blue Jays are among…

  25. Red Sox place Ryan Sweeney on DL with foot injury

    Jun 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Ryan Sweeney

    Ryan Sweeney is the latest Red Sox outfielder to hit the disabled list, joining Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross, and Jason Repko on the shelf after initially playing through a foot injury. Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that Sweeney has an “irritation in the sesamoid bone in his left foot” and rather than letting…

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