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  1. Red Sox calling up Scott Podsednik from Triple-A

    May 22, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    Cody Ross became the sixth Red Sox outfielder on the disabled list when he was diagnosed with a broken bone in his left foot yesterday and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Boston is calling up Scott Podsednik from Triple-A. Podsednik failed to beat out Juan Pierre for a spot on the Phillies’ bench…

  2. Twins drop Jason Marquis seven starts into $3 million deal

    May 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Jason Marquis

    Sunday on “Gleeman and The Geek” we talked about Jason Marquis‘ latest clunker of a start and how much longer the Twins could possibly stick with him in the rotation. It didn’t take long for an answer, as the Twins designated Marquis for assignment seven starts into a $3 million deal given to the 33-year-old…

  3. Jeff Keppinger was minding his business in the dugout …

    May 22, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Jeff Keppinger

    Jeff Keppinger had done a nice job stepping into a bigger role in the Rays’ infield following Evan Longoria‘s hamstring injury, hitting .295 with a .728 OPS in 29 games, but now he’s joined Longoria on the disabled list. Keppinger has a broken right big toe, which happened when he was sitting in the dugout…

  4. Indians plan to be patient with .172-hitting Johnny Damon

    May 21, 2012, 5:47 PM EST

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    Johnny Damon has hit just .172 in 16 games since joining the Indians at the beginning of the month, providing little return on a one-year, $1.25 million contract with another $1.4 million in potential incentives. Manny Acta has already removed Damon from the leadoff spot, but the manager indicated that he’s not close to benching…

  5. Cody Ross out indefinitely with fractured bone in left foot

    May 21, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

    Jose Molina, Cody Ross

    Cody Ross, who’s been playing every day in the Red Sox’s outfield because of injuries to Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury, is now joining them on the disabled list with a fractured bone in his left foot. There’s no timetable yet for his return, but manager Bobby Valentine indicated to reporters that the Red Sox…

  6. Cubs getting close to calling up Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A

    May 21, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    Brett Jackson

    Anthony Rizzo flopped in a 49-game debut with the Padres last year, but he’s now crushing Triple-A pitching for the second straight season and the Cubs are starting to think about calling him up. Rizzo, whom the Cubs acquired from the Padres for Andrew Cashner in January, is hitting .346 with 14 homers and a…

  7. Cory Luebke to undergo Tommy John surgery

    May 21, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

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    UPDATE: It’s official. Luebke announced that he’ll go under the knife later this week and miss the remainder of the season. ========== Yesterday the Padres shifted Cory Luebke from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list and manager Bud Black told Sarah Trotto of MLB.com that the left-hander is “strongly leaning” toward undergoing…

  8. Elbow injury sends Neftali Feliz to the disabled list

    May 21, 2012, 3:14 PM EST

    World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

    Neftali Feliz‘s move from the bullpen to the rotation was off to a good start with a 3.32 ERA and 31/18 K/BB ratio in his first 38 innings. However, he struggled to throw strikes Friday, handing out five walks and failing to make it out of the fifth inning, and today the Rangers placed him…

  9. Are the Mets thinking of demoting Ike Davis to the minors?

    May 21, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis has struggled all season, hitting just .163 after missing most of last year with an ankle injury, but manager Terry Collins repeatedly made it very clear that the Mets had no intention of demoting the first baseman to the minors. And then yesterday Collins’ tune changed a bit, according to Andy McCullough of…

  10. Someone bought Babe Ruth’s jersey for $4.4 million

    May 21, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    Babe Ruth’s old jersey was auctioned off yesterday and sold for a staggering $4.4 million. Craig Calcaterra wrote about the planned auction back in February, at which point various experts were predicting that the jersey would surpass the $2.8 million price for the famous Honus Wagner baseball card. According to SCP Auctions the final price…

  11. Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy: 30 innings, 0.00 ERA

    May 21, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy’s scoreless-innings streak was snapped earlier this month when he allowed an unearned run, but the 19-year-old Orioles phenom still hasn’t coughed up an earned run as a pro. Bundy extended that streak yesterday at low Single-A, tossing five shutout innings while allowing just one hit and zero walks. Overall this season the No.…

  12. New injury puts Daisuke Matsuzaka’s comeback from Tommy John surgery on hold

    May 21, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s minor-league rehab assignment and return from Tommy John elbow surgery has been put on hold because of what the Red Sox are calling pain in his trapezius muscle. At one point it looked like Matsuzaka was on the verge of coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Red Sox’s rotation, but manager…

  13. Vernon Wells likely DL bound with thumb injury

    May 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Vernon Wells

    As if losing a 13-inning game against the Padres on an error-induced walk-off run scored by a pitcher who pinch-hit wasn’t bad enough, the Angels also lost Vernon Wells and Ryan Langerhans to injuries. Wells injured his thumb stealing second base and Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that he was wearing a cast after the…

  14. Manny Ramirez misses Triple-A game with wrist injury

    May 21, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v Oakland Athletics

    Manny Ramirez‘s comeback is on hold, as the 39-year-old designated hitter was held out of yesterday’s minor-league rehab game with a wrist injury. Ramirez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his minors debut, which was supposed to be the first of 10 games played at Triple-A before returning from his 50-game suspension and joining the…

  15. Kerry Wood finishes career with a strikeout at Wrigley Field

    May 18, 2012, 4:42 PM EST

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    Kerry Wood wanted to make one final appearance at Wrigley Field this afternoon before announcing his retirement and it couldn’t have been scripted much better for the longtime Cub. Wood came into a 3-2 game with one out in the eighth inning and struck out Dayan Viciedo on three pitches, the first of which was…

  16. Diamondbacks activate Chris Young from disabled list

    May 18, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

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    Chris Young is back from the disabled list after the Diamondbacks center fielder missed the past 28 games with a partially torn shoulder ligament. To make room for his return Arizona optioned rookie A.J. Pollock back to Triple-A after he hit just .229 with one homer and a .611 OPS in 20 games filling in…

  17. Cubs drop Chris Volstad and his 7.46 ERA from the rotation

    May 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Chris Volstad

    Chris Volstad has been booted from the Cubs’ rotation and optioned to Triple-A after the 25-year-old right-hander went 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA in eight starts. Volstad’s secondary numbers aren’t nearly as bad as his hideous ERA and he was generally a decent back-of-the-rotation starter for the Marlins from 2008-2011, but it’s tough to stick…

  18. Bobby Abreu, washed up? Not for the Dodgers (so far)

    May 18, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2011 and then went 5-for-24 (.208) in limited playing time early on this season, causing many to conclude that the 38-year-old was washed up and getting him released by the Angels. Abreu hooked on with the Dodgers two weeks ago, first as a part-time player…

  19. Everth Cabrera to stand trial for domestic assault in June

    May 18, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

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    Yesterday was a busy one for Everth Cabrera. Not only did the Padres call him up to take over for the injured Jason Bartlett as their starting shortstop, a judge in Arizona set a June 11 trial date for his assault charge stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident during spring training. According to the…

  20. Giants looking for infield help, could target Padres castoff Orlando Hudson

    May 18, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Yesterday when the Padres released Orlando Hudson my post about the move wondered if the Giants would be interested in the veteran second baseman now that he was available on the cheap. We’ll soon find out for sure, but in the meantime Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com writes to “expect the Giants to take a hard…

  21. Before blowing out his elbow Kerry Wood threw a ton of pitches as a 21-year-old rookie

    May 18, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    People have been writing about Kerry Wood‘s rookie pitch counts for more than a decade now, so I’m not exactly breaking new ground here, but now that he’s retiring it’s worth noting again just how hard the Cubs and then-manager Jim Riggleman worked their 21-year-old phenom in 1998. Wood made a total of 26 starts…

  22. Cardinals fear Kyle McClellan’s elbow injury may be serious

    May 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

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    Kyle McClellan left last night’s game with elbow soreness and admitted afterward that he’s been pitching with pain for several weeks now. McClellan, who underwent Tommy John surgery as a minor leaguer in 2006, told Rick Eymer of MLB.com: “The pain is somewhat similar to when I did it in the minors, but that was…

  23. How far is Albert Pujols behind his usual home run pace?

    May 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Albert Pujols, Jeff Mathis

    Albert Pujols is finally showing some signs of life for the Angels, homering in back-to-back games after going deep just once through his first 36 games. He’s still hitting just .214 with a .248 on-base percentage and .325 slugging percentage overall and obviously three homers in 39 total team games is shockingly little power for…

  24. Cubs catcher Geovany Soto needs knee surgery

    May 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Geovany Soto

    If Kerry Wood makes one final appearance at Wrigley Field before announcing his retirement he won’t be throwing to Geovany Soto, as the Cubs catcher has been diagnosed with a partially torn meniscus in his left knee and needs arthroscopic surgery that will sideline him for at least three weeks. Manager Dale Sveum told Paul…

  25. Rays turn to Alex Cobb, not Wade Davis, as Jeff Niemann’s rotation replacement

    May 18, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Alex Cobb

    Jeff Niemann is out 4-6 weeks with a fractured right leg, but rather than shift Wade Davis back to the rotation the Rays are turning to Alex Cobb as the fill-in. No official announcement has been made yet, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Cobb will pitch in Niemann’s place tomorrow…

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