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  1. Cardinals put Yadier Molina on bereavement list, Matt Holliday named All-Star replacement

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    UPDATE: Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina will miss the All-Star game and Cardinals teammate Matt Holliday has already been named as his replacement, leaving the NL with two catchers. ========== St. Louis will be without Yadier Molina for the final series of the first half, as the Cardinals placed the All-Star catcher on…

  2. Orioles “going hard” after Brewers ace Zack Greinke

    Jul 6, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    There will be no shortage of teams interested in Zack Greinke if the Brewers make him available before the July 31 trade deadline and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are already “going hard” after the former Cy Young winner. Connolly spoke to a an unnamed MLB executive from a non-Baltimore…

  3. Red Sox place Dustin Pedroia on DL with new thumb injury

    Jul 6, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia Getty

    Dustin Pedroia has played through a partially torn adductor muscle in his right thumb for much of the season, but now a “new” thumb injury has forced the Red Sox second baseman to the disabled list. Boston made the move official before tonight’s game, with manager Bobby Valentine telling reporters that Pedroia’s current injury is…

  4. Phillies activate Ryan Howard from DL for season debut

    Jul 6, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    As expected the Phillies have activated Ryan Howard from the disabled list and the former MVP will make his season debut tonight against the Braves. Hector Luna was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster for Howard, who went 10-for-20 (.500) with a homer and two doubles in seven minor-league games while rehabbing…

  5. Jake Arrieta dumped from Orioles rotation, sent to Triple-A

    Jul 6, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

    Jake Arrieta

    Five times this season Jake Arrieta has thrown at least six innings and allowed zero or one run, but unfortunately he’s given up at least four runs in his other 13 starts and the Orioles have finally seen enough. Arrieta’s latest clunker was last night versus the Angels, as he failed to make it out…

  6. Matt Kemp continues rehab, plans to be in Home Run Derby

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Matt Kemp played his third minor-league rehab game yesterday, going 1-for-4 and logging seven innings defensively in center field. Kemp is now 5-for-11 (.455) with a double at Single-A and his hamstring feels good enough that he’s still planning to participate in the Home Run Derby despite being ruled out of the All-Star game. Barring…

  7. Neftali Feliz works as a starter while rehabbing elbow injury

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Back when Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with an elbow injury in mid-May the Rangers had so much rotation depth that there was speculation he’d return as a reliever. Since then Feliz has been joined on the DL by Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando–and Roy Oswalt has been knocked around–so not…

  8. Drew Storen breezes through first minor league rehab game

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Drew Storen Getty

    Out since undergoing spring training surgery to remove a bone chip from his elbow, Drew Storen began a minor-league rehab assignment last night at Single-A. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Storen tossed a scoreless inning and needed just eight pitches to get three outs. It was such a brief outing that Storen actually went…

  9. Juan Nicasio likely out until at least August with knee injury

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Juan Nicasio Getty

    Juan Nicasio made it all the way back from a broken neck, but now a knee injury is threatening his season. Initially scheduled to come off the disabled list this month, Nicasio has been shut down after needing to have his knee drained for a second time and Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports…

  10. Micah Owings may finally give full-time hitting a try

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Micah Owings

    After years of people wondering why Micah Owings didn’t attempt to become a full-time hitter after putting up good offensive numbers as a mediocre pitcher he may finally be ready to give it a shot. Owings is currently on the disabled list with a forearm injury and once healthy might resume pitching, but in the…

  11. Dan Haren goes on disabled list for first time in his career

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    It took six awful starts for Dan Haren to admit to pitching through a back injury and upon being placed on the disabled list yesterday the Angels right-hander revealed that he’s been dealing with lower back soreness for most of the season. Haren also told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles that trying to keep…

  12. Cardinals turn to Matt Carpenter at second base, where he hasn’t played since age 13

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Earlier this week I wondered if the Cardinals might use Allen Craig at second base once Lance Berkman returns from knee surgery, but Berkman isn’t even back yet and manager Mike Matheny is doing something even more surprising. Matt Carpenter is starting at second base tonight despite the fact that he’s never played the position…

  13. Pirates place Alex Presley on seven-day concussion DL

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Alex Presley left Tuesday’s game following an attempted diving catch in the outfield and after going through some tests today the Pirates have placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Pittsburgh added Jody Mercer to the roster in Presley’s place and he’ll be eligible to come back immediately after the All-Star break, although obviously…

  14. GIF of the day: Everyone was right about Detroit’s defense

    Jul 5, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    D_Fence

    Earlier this season I posted some snarky tweet about how few things in life have ever lived up to the hype as much as the Tigers’ terrible defense, which predictably led to tons of Tigers fans telling me that defense hadn’t actually hurt the team very much. Or something, I mostly just remember that there…

  15. Mariners dump Hector Noesi from the rotation to Triple-A

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    Hector Noesi won a spot in the Mariners’ rotation during spring training after coming over from the Yankees in the Jesus Montero-for-Michael Pineda swap, but after going 2-11 with a 5.77 ERA in 17 starts he’s headed back to the minors. Noesi is 25 years old and still has a future as a potential fourth…

  16. Adam Wainwright is looking like his old, pre-surgery self

    Jul 5, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Adam Wainwright‘s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery got off to a rough start, as he allowed 15 runs in his first 14 innings after missing all of last season. Those early struggles have kept Wainwright’s overall numbers looking mediocre, but a closer look reveals that he’s been pretty close to his usual, top-of-the-rotation self…

  17. Heavy workload catches up to Jonny Venters and his elbow

    Jul 5, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Braves' Venters walks back to mound after allowing a run on a single by Phillies' Ibanez during eighth inning of their MLB National League game in Atlanta

    Jonny Venters‘ left arm may have finally succumbed to the strain of his heavy workloads, as the Braves placed the setup man on the disabled list with an elbow impingement. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes that there has never been any talk of Venters being hurt until now, but there have been…

  18. Matt Joyce has setback on minor league rehab assignment

    Jul 5, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    matt joyce getty

    Matt Joyce was slated to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Rays’ lineup this weekend, but had to leave yesterday’s minor-league rehab game at Triple-A after tweaking his lower back. Joyce is on the DL because of a strained oblique muscle and Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune notes that lower back soreness…

  19. Who are MLB’s best prospects now that Harper, Trout, and Moore have graduated?

    Jul 5, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Dylan Bundy

    Coming into the season Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Matt Moore were the consensus top-three prospects in baseball, but now that they’re all in the majors to stay who are the minors’ most promising players? Baseball America just released its midseason rankings update. It’s worth reading in full, so I won’t share too much, but…

  20. Pirates can’t offer Mark Appel more than $3.8 million without forfeiting a draft pick

    Jul 5, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Mark Appel

    If the rumors about Stanford right-hander Mark Appel turning down the Astros’ offer to pay him $6 million as the No. 1 overall pick last month were true–and really, even if they weren’t–agent Scott Boras better have some pretty big tricks up his sleeve. Appel went from presumed No. 1 pick to falling all the…

  21. Justin Upton on being booed at home: “I don’t care anything what the fans think of me”

    Jul 5, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Both last season and this season Diamondbacks fans have booed Justin Upton at Chase Field when he’s in a slump, with last night’s booing being particularly loud after he went 0-for-5 in a loss to the Padres. Asked afterward what getting booed by his own fans feels like, the 24-year-old right fielder said: To be…

  22. Dodgers shut down Andre Ethier with oblique injury

    Jul 5, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Andre Ethier Getty

    After remaining on the Dodgers’ active roster without playing for more than a week Andre Ethier has finally been placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle. Because of the All-Star break and the DL stint being retroactive to his last action on June 27 he’ll be eligible to return for the first…

  23. Ben Sheets begins comeback with five innings at Double-A

    Jul 5, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    ben sheets getty

    Three days after signing with the Braves on a minor-league deal Ben Sheets officially began his comeback at Double-A, throwing five innings yesterday in his first game action since 2010. Sheets got off to a rough start, allowing back-to-back triples to open the game, and gave up four runs on five hits overall. On the…

  24. Astros agree to trade Carlos Lee to Marlins for prospects

    Jul 4, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    carlos lee ap

    UPDATE: Olney says the deal is done and Houston is getting minor leaguers Matt Dominguez, a third baseman and one-time top prospect whose stock has dropped, and Rob Rasmussen, a 2010 second-round pick with a chance to be a mid-rotation starter. All in all not a bad haul considering the Astros were just happy to…

  25. Giancarlo Stanton could miss All-Star game with knee injury

    Jul 4, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Giancario Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Marlins’ lineup today for the third straight game because of a knee injury and told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he’s unlikely to return before Friday, putting his status for the All-Star game in some doubt. Stanton indicated that he’ll skip the All-Star game and the Home…

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