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  1. Frank Viola’s daughter didn’t qualify for Olympic diving final

    Aug 10, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Former Cy Young winner Frank Viola’s daughter, Brittany Viola, finished 15th in the 10-meter platform diving semi-finals at the Olympics in London and was eliminated from the competition. She was in good spirits afterward despite failing to advance: My mind felt right, my body felt right. It just didn’t come together. Still, to be here…

  2. Joey Votto: “I’m not ready to play yet”

    Aug 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto is three weeks into what was initially a 3-4 week recovery timetable for knee surgery, but told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that his return isn’t imminent: I’m not ready to play yet. I’m moving in the right direction. I’m definitely not sure on a timetable. I’m not doing that to be coy,…

  3. Andrew Bailey “real close” to making Red Sox debut

    Aug 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey has been on the disabled list all season following a spring training thumb injury, but the Red Sox reliever is on the verge of returning after making back-to-back Triple-A appearances Wednesday and Thursday. Overall on his minor-league rehab assignment Bailey has allowed one run in five innings with a 9/1 K/BB ratio and…

  4. Indians release Johnny Damon

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Johnny Damon

    Johnny Damon cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Indians released the 38-year-old outfielder/designated hitter. He hit .222 with four homers and a .610 OPS in 64 games after joining the Indians in early May, earning $1.25 million in guaranteed money as part of a minor-league deal. Considering the lack of…

  5. Bobby Abreu accepts Dodgers’ assignment to Triple-A

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu is staying in the Dodgers organization after being designated for assignment last week, as Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the veteran outfielder cleared waivers and has accepted an assignment to Triple-A. Abreu was let go when the Dodgers acquired Shane Victorino from the Phillies to play left field and according to Crasnick…

  6. Tim Byrdak chooses shoulder surgery, hopes to pitch again

    Aug 9, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    As expected Mets reliever Tim Byrdak has decided to undergo shoulder surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule, which potentially could end the 39-year-old’s career. Byrdak told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that his goal is to return late next season, but he understands how difficult that may be: It’s been a very emotional…

  7. Indians fire first-year pitching coach Scott Radinsky

    Aug 9, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT

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    Scott Radinsky has taken the fall for Cleveland’s collapse, as the Indians fired him as pitching coach less than a year after promoting him to the position. Triple-A pitching coach Ruben Niebla has been named the interim replacement. Cleveland has the second-worst team ERA in the league at 4.75, along with the second-fewest strikeouts and…

  8. Back injury sends Travis Hafner to the disabled list again

    Aug 9, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

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    After missing the past three games with a back injury Travis Hafner is headed to the disabled list for the second time this season, as the Indians placed the designated hitter on the shelf and filled his roster spot with infielder Jason Donald. Hafner spent all of June on the DL following knee surgery and…

  9. Twins sticking with Tsuyoshi Nishioka … for now

    Aug 9, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka just completed the worst three-game series I’ve ever seen from a major leaguer, going 0-for-12 at the plate, committing three errors in the field, and making several other obvious defensive miscues that weren’t officially ruled errors. He also played horribly at Triple-A prior to being called up and was plenty awful in Minnesota…

  10. Astros acquire infielder Tyler Greene from Cardinals

    Aug 9, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Before becoming Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow spent years running the Cardinals’ farm system and today he acquired one of his former first-round picks, Tyler Greene, from St. Louis. Greene was the 30th overall pick in the 2005 draft out of Georgia Tech, but is now 28 years old and hasn’t hit in the majors…

  11. Heath Bell time again for Marlins? Ozzie Guillen thinks so

    Aug 9, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    When you sign a three-year, $27 million deal to serve as a team’s closer you tend to get plenty of chances and not surprisingly Ozzie Guillen is ready to give Heath Bell another crack at the Marlins’ closer role. Bell hasn’t gotten a save opportunity since coughing up three runs to blow a game against…

  12. Allen Craig back in Cardinals lineup after chest injury scare

    Aug 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Yesterday the Cardinals created a whole lot of nervous fans by telling reporters “something developed” with Allen Craig‘s health. They later revealed that he had a sore chest stemming from colliding with a railing in mid-July and indicated that the injury wasn’t serious. And they were right. Craig sat out yesterday’s game, but is back…

  13. Year-by-year breakdown of Cole Hamels’ $144 million deal

    Aug 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has the details of Cole Hamels‘ six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies, which keeps the 28-year-old left-hander from hitting the open market as a free agent this offseason: Signing bonus: $6 million 2013: $19.5 million 2014: $22.5 million 2015: $22.5 million 2016: $22.5 million 2017: $22.5 million 2018: $22.5…

  14. Lance Berkman’s other knee is sore now too

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Lance Berkman is on the disabled list after aggravating his surgically repaired right knee, but Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals first baseman “is now also experiencing discomfort in his left knee.” According to Langosch tests ruled out any structural damage, but Berkman did have surgery on his left knee in 2010 and…

  15. Orioles promote top prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy is on the move for the second time in less than three months, as the Orioles have promoted the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft from high Single-A to Double-A. For a 19-year-old in his first pro season to play at three different levels is pretty rare, but Bundy posted a…

  16. Pedro Feliciano may still pitch for the Yankees

    Aug 8, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Yankees Spring Training

    Pedro Feliciano has yet to throw a pitch for the Yankees since signing a two-year, $8 million deal in January of 2011, missing all of last season and the first four months of this season with a torn rotator cuff that required surgery. However, general manager Brian Cashman told Erik Boland of New York Newsday…

  17. Pirates send Alex Presley back to Triple-A again

    Aug 8, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Pittsburgh Pirates

    For the second time this season the Pirates have demoted their Opening Day left fielder and leadoff hitter, Alex Presley, to the minors. This time the demotion back to Triple-A comes because Presley’s playing time vanished when the Pirates called up top prospect Starling Marte to play left field and traded for Travis Snider to…

  18. Oliver Perez (yes, that Oliver Perez) pitching well for Seattle

    Aug 8, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Mets fans aren’t going to like this very much, but after years of being a horrible pitcher and one season of not even playing in the majors Oliver Perez is thriving as reliever for the Mariners. Perez, who despite seemingly being around forever is still just 30 years old, tossed two scoreless innings last night…

  19. Trevor Bauer is back pitching at Triple-A after shut down

    Aug 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Arizona shut down Trevor Bauer for two weeks in an effort to keep his workload in check and give him some rest, but the top prospect and No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft is back to pitching at Triple-A. And he tossed six shutout innings in his return Monday, striking out five. In…

  20. Red Sox place Vicente Padilla on DL with biceps injury

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla has done a decent job out of the bullpen for the Red Sox after being a full-time starter for the first decade of his career, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained biceps muscle. Padilla threw 39 innings with an excellent 43/11 K/BB ratio, but served up five homers…

  21. Rangers release catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Yorvit Torrealba wasn’t long for Texas as soon as the Rangers traded for Geovany Soto and today the veteran catcher was placed on release waivers. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers tried to trade Torrealba and his $3.25 million contract, but couldn’t find any takers. He’ll be outright released as soon as he…

  22. GIF of the day: Eric Chavez is really sorry, Cody Eppley

    Aug 8, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Here’s one of my favorite moments of the season in GIF form, via Chad Moriyama. Basically Eric Chavez threw the ball back to Yankees pitcher Cody Eppley … who wasn’t looking. And, as they say, hilarity ensued:

  23. Of course he did: Mike Trout homered on his 21st birthday

    Aug 8, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Because simply being the best player in the league as a 20-year-old wasn’t nearly enough for Mike Trout, the Angels outfielder celebrated his 21st birthday last night by homering against the A’s. ESPN’s stats department found that Trout joins Ted Williams, Frank Robinson, Alex Rodriguez, and Jason Heyward as the only players to homer on…

  24. Orioles, Giants, Reds interested in Diamondbacks castoff Lyle Overbay

    Aug 8, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    Lyle Overbay is a free agent after being released by the Diamondbacks and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “have made their interest known.” According to Connolly the Orioles actually talked to the Diamondbacks about potentially trading for Overbay last week, which makes it odd that Arizona decided to simply release…

  25. GM: “Jason Bay is not going anywhere, nor is his contract”

    Aug 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday manager Terry Collins revealed that Jason Bay will no longer be an everyday player for the Mets, which led reporters to ask general manager Sandy Alderson if the team was considering simply eating the remainder of his contract while parting ways. Alderson shot that down, telling Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York: Certainly, there…

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