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  1. Rays activate B.J. Upton from the disabled list

    Apr 20, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    As expected the Rays have activated B.J. Upton from the disabled list and the center fielder will make his season debut tonight after sitting out the first 13 games with a back injury. Upton, who suffered the injury in a March 14 collision with Desmond Jennings, went just 3-for-21 (.143) during a seven game minor-league…

  2. Ryan Dempster iffy for Sunday start with quadriceps injury

    Apr 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs

    Ryan Dempster underwent an MRI exam on his sore quadriceps muscle today and is considered questionable to make his next scheduled start Sunday. Bradford Doolittle of MLB.com reports that the Cubs had Randy Wells travel from Iowa to Chicago to be on hand in case a fill-in starter is needed. Wells, who spent the past…

  3. Mets reliever Daniel Herrera needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 20, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Daniel Herrera, a left-handed reliever who was one of the Mets’ final cuts late in spring training, will miss the remainder of the season following Tommy John elbow surgery according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Despite having a 3.72 ERA and 71/36 K/BB ratio in 102 innings as a major leaguer Herrera has…

  4. Geoff Blum expected to miss 4-8 weeks with torn oblique

    Apr 20, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Geoff Blum was placed on the disabled list Wednesday after injuring his oblique muscle taking batting practice won’t be returning to the Diamondbacks any time soon. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Blum has been diagnosed with a torn oblique and expects to be sidelined for 4-8 weeks. Blum, who missed 127 games with injuries…

  5. Daisuke Matsuzaka to begin rehab assignment Monday

    Apr 20, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Daisuke Matsuzaka is far enough ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery that he’s slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday at high Single-A. Matsuzaka went under the knife last June and the typical recovery timetable is 12 months, but Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox will…

  6. Cubs place Kerry Wood on DL with shoulder fatigue

    Apr 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Kerry Wood

    Kerry Wood had hoped to avoid the disabled list after getting a cortisone shot in his sore right shoulder earlier this week, but today the Cubs put him on the shelf. Scott Maine, a left-handed reliever with big strikeout rates in the minors, was called up to take his spot on the roster and in…

  7. What is Yu Darvish throwing and how fast is he throwing it?

    Apr 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Yu Darvish Getty MLB debut

    Yu Darvish picked up his second victory last night, holding the Tigers to one run in 6.1 innings, but it wasn’t especially pretty. He handed out five walks, needed 121 pitches to record 19 outs, and left with a pair of runners on base before the bullpen bailed him out. And overall through his first…

  8. Cubs in no hurry to call up top prospects Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson

    Apr 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Brett Jackson

    First baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Brett Jackson are off to strong starts at Triple-A, but team president Theo Epstein said yesterday that the Cubs have no immediate plans to call them up to the big leagues. Epstein explained to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times that “it’s a little bit early to be…

  9. Tom Gorzelanny took one for the team (and on the chin)

    Apr 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Sometimes a relief appearance is more about soaking up innings than actually preventing runs, which Tom Gorzelanny found out the hard way last night. Gorzelanny entered the game in the sixth inning following an abbreviated Edwin Jackson start and the first seven Astros batters he faced went single, fielder’s choice, single, single, single, single, double.…

  10. Allen Craig close to beginning rehab assignment

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Lance Berkman is on the disabled list with a partially torn calf and Jon Jay exited today’s game with a shoulder injury, but at least one Cardinals hitter has some positive health news. Allen Craig has progressed enough from offseason knee surgery that he could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as soon…

  11. Angels announce four-year, $35 million contract extension with Erick Aybar

    Apr 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Today the Angels and Erick Aybar made official what was all but finalized last week, announcing a four-year, $35 million contract extension for the switch-hitting shortstop. Aybar, who’s making $5.075 million this season, gets $1.5 million more than double-play partner Howie Kendrick received in his four-year deal signed in January. Both players would have been…

  12. Rays claim Brandon Allen off waivers from A’s

    Apr 19, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    When the A’s designated Brandon Allen for assignment last week I wrote that based on his minor-league track record plenty of teams would be smart to snag him off waivers. Sure enough a contending team did just that according to Allen’s agent, who says the first baseman/corner outfielder was claimed by Tampa Bay. Allen is…

  13. Juan Uribe to see specialist for wrist injury

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Juan Uribe is sitting out this afternoon’s game with a wrist injury and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he’s scheduled to be examined by a specialist when the Dodgers arrive in Houston tomorrow. According to Gurnick the Dodgers are “concerned the injury could be something serious.” Don Mattingly noted that the team’s training staff…

  14. Cardinals to put Lance Berkman on disabled list, activate Skip Schumaker

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    berkman getty

    UPDATE: St. Louis is placing Berkman on the disabled list and activating Skip Schumaker from the DL to take his roster spot. ========== Lance Berkman returned to the Cardinals’ lineup and played two games with a slightly torn calf muscle, but the first baseman suffered a setback while chasing a foul ball yesterday and said…

  15. B.J. Upton expected to return from disabled list tomorrow

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    B.J. Upton has completed a brief minor-league rehab assignment and is expected to make his season debut tomorrow. Upton has been sidelined since the middle of spring training when a March 14 collision with teammate Desmond Jennings left him with an injured back. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Upton played both…

  16. Throw as hard as Jamie Moyer, win free tickets

    Apr 19, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    As a follow-up to Jamie Moyer not cracking 80 miles per hour with any pitch during Tuesday’s historic victory I wondered yesterday what percentage of adult males could throw 80 mph. Opinions varied pretty wildly, but the general feeling seems to be that one percent is probably the maximum and significantly less than one percent…

  17. Jeanmar Gomez and the Indians play the suspension/appeal system like a fiddle

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    To see how pointless five-game suspensions are for starting pitchers and how silly the entire appeal process can be, look no further than Indians right-hander Jeanmar Gomez. Yesterday he was given a five-game suspension for plunking Mike Moustakas over the weekend. Gomez has appealed, but plans to drop the appeal and serve the suspension as…

  18. Justin Morneau finally looks healthy again for the Twins

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Minnesota didn’t know what to expect from Justin Morneau to begin the season, playing him at designated hitter instead of first base to avoid aggravating concussion symptoms and watching as he hit just .206 with a .623 OPS through nine games. However, on Monday he felt good enough to play first base for the first…

  19. Tim Hudson throws well in third minor league rehab start

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    Tim Hudson‘s third minor-league rehab start was a big improvement over his first two outings, as the rehabbing right-hander threw five innings of one-run ball at Triple-A last night. Hudson, who’s recovering from November back surgery, threw 48 of 76 pitches for strikes while allowing two hits and three walks with four strikeouts. He also…

  20. How many people can throw harder than Jamie Moyer?

    Apr 18, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Jamie Moyer not cracking 80 miles per hour with any of his pitches last night was noteworthy enough for me to write about it earlier today, but then I started thinking about his velocity as it relates to my own weak arm. Which brought me to this question: What percentage of adult males can throw…

  21. Twins welcome back Jason Marquis, designate Luke Hughes for assignment

    Apr 18, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Jason Marquis

    Jason Marquis was away from the Twins during spring training because his daughter got into a serious bicycling accident, but after building up his arm strength at Double-A he’s ready to join the rotation tonight. He faces the Yankees in New York, so welcome back and … good luck. Rather than dropping a pitcher to…

  22. Jeanmar Gomez suspended five games for hitting Mike Moustakas

    Apr 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    gomez getty

    For the second time this season an Indians starting pitcher has been suspended five games for plunking an opposing hitter. First it was Ubaldo Jimenez hitting former teammate Troy Tulowitzki late in spring training and now Jeanmar Gomez has gotten a five-game ban for hitting Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas on Saturday in what MLB…

  23. Mitch Moreland rejoins Rangers lineup, but Michael Young sits out with back injury

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    Mitch Moreland returns to the Rangers’ lineup tonight after missing three games following oral surgery for an abscessed tooth, but Michael Young will be on the bench with a back injury. Moreland is set to play Young’s usual spot, designated hitter, while Brandon Snyder is getting the start at first base. Young exited last night’s…

  24. Shoulder injury sends Chris Young to the disabled list

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Chris Young

    Chris Young left yesterday’s game in the fourth inning after slamming his right shoulder into the outfield wall while making a catch and the Diamondbacks have placed the center fielder on the disabled list. Young underwent an MRI exam this morning, but for now the Diamondbacks are calling the injury a “shoulder contusion.” Earlier today…

  25. Jamie Moyer didn’t crack 80 miles per hour with any of his pitches last night

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Not only did Jamie Moyer beat the Padres last night, becoming the oldest pitcher in baseball history to record a victory, the 49-year-old left-hander did so without cracking even 80 miles per hour on any pitch. In allowing just two unearned runs over seven innings Moyer threw 87 pitches, 54 of them for strikes. According…

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