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  1. Yankees place new closer David Robertson on disabled list with strained oblique

    May 15, 2012, 4:10 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: After keeping Robertson active but unavailable for several days New York placed him on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, leaving Soriano to close for the near future. ========== David Robertson‘s attempt to replace Mariano Rivera as Yankees closer isn’t off to a great start. Robertson narrowly escaped a jam to record…

  2. Derek Lowe becomes first pitcher to throw a shutout without a strikeout since 2002

    May 15, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Derek Lowe came into today’s start with a 5-1 record and 2.47 ERA despite totaling just 13 strikeouts in 44 innings, but what he did this afternoon is even more remarkable. Lowe tossed a complete-game shutout against the punchless Twins and did so without recording a strikeout. The last pitcher to throw a shutout without…

  3. Bryce Harper hit his first homer last night … and his second homer this afternoon

    May 15, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Bryce Harper Getty

    It took 15 games for Bryce Harper to hit his first homer and less than 24 hours to go deep again, as the 19-year-old phenom homered off Padres starter Anthony Bass this afternoon. Harper now has two homers and six doubles in 58 at-bats, which is a pretty remarkable pace for extra-base hits. That works…

  4. Jason Bay cleared for baseball activities, but not close to return from fractured rib

    May 15, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

    Jason Bay

    Three weeks ago Jason Bay suffered a non-displaced rib fracture that came with a 3-6 week recovery timetable and the Mets left fielder has now been cleared to resume baseball activities after being examined by team doctors yesterday. There’s still no specific timetable for his return and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Bay will…

  5. Chien-Ming Wang to make at least one more rehab start

    May 15, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Chien-Ming Wang

    I watched Chien-Ming Wang‘s latest minor-league rehab start yesterday on MLB Network and thought he looked pretty good in throwing eight innings at Triple-A, but not surprisingly the Nationals aren’t ready to welcome him back from the disabled list yet. For one thing Wang allowed four runs on 11 hits, which isn’t great even if…

  6. White Sox activate reliever Jesse Crain from disabled list

    May 15, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Crain_Jesse

    Chicago’s bullpen is in flux after the White Sox reversed their decision to make Chris Sale a closer, but the relief corps gets a boost today with Jesse Crain coming off the disabled list. Crain has been out since April 21 with a strained oblique muscle, but was pitching well before getting hurt and made…

  7. Cubs sign Dodgers castoff Mike MacDougal to minors deal

    May 15, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mike MacDougal has found a new team after being released by the Dodgers, signing a minor-league contract with the Cubs. MacDougal’s shiny 2.05 ERA last season masked unimpressive secondary numbers and he’s always struggled to consistently throw strikes, but for a minor-league deal he’s still worth a flier at age 35. He allowed five runs…

  8. Another day, another Nationals catcher suffers major injury

    May 15, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Sandy Leon

    In losing starting catcher Wilson Ramos to a torn ACL over the weekend the Nationals turned to oft-injured backup Jesus Flores as their new starter behind the plate and called up Sandy Leon from Double-A to serve as their new backup. Leon made his big-league debut last night and the 23-year-old had to be carried…

  9. Jon Jay is disabled list bound with lingering shoulder injury

    May 15, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Jon Jay

    Jon Jay has played (and played well) through shoulder pain since running into the outfield wall on April 19, hitting .339 in 16 games, but Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals center fielder is headed to the disabled list. Carlos Beltran is also out of St. Louis’ lineup today for the second straight…

  10. Juan Uribe goes on the DL after a month of wrist problems

    May 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    uribe batting

    It kind of got lost in the shuffle amid Matt Kemp being placed on the disabled list, but the Dodgers have also put Juan Uribe on the shelf with the wrist injury that has plagued him for the past month. Uribe was hitting just .250 with one homer and a .640 OPS in 25 games…

  11. Freddie Freeman diagnosed with slight corneal abrasion

    May 15, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Freddie Freeman Getty

    UPDATE: Freeman has been diagnosed with a slight corneal abrasion, which apparently isn’t as bad as it sounds because David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that he could be available as soon as tonight. ========== Freddie Freeman left last night’s game in the seventh inning because of blurred vision in his right eye,…

  12. Justin Morneau tests injured wrist with live batting practice

    May 15, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    On the disabled list since May 1 after aggravating his surgically repaired left wrist, Justin Morneau felt good enough to take 30-40 swings in batting practice yesterday. Afterward the former MVP told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com that his wrist is still sore, but added that no new problems emerged from the BP session and he’s…

  13. Orioles’ former first-round pick Billy Rowell suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

    May 14, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

    billy rowell card

    It took Billy Rowell six seasons to reach Double-A after Baltimore selected him out of high school with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2006 draft and he hasn’t played yet this season because he’s moving from hitter to pitcher. And now his mound debut will have to wait even longer, as the 23-year-old…

  14. Danny Duffy likely headed for Tommy John elbow surgery

    May 14, 2012, 5:22 PM EST

    Kansas City's Duffy winds up a pitch against Detroit's Jackson during their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    UPDATE: After being examined by the Royals’ team doctor Duffy has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which is the injury that requires Tommy John surgery. He’ll seek a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum first, but it looks like season-ending surgery for the promising left-hander. What a shame. ========== Danny Duffy exited…

  15. White Sox to use Adam Dunn in left field for interleague play

    May 14, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Adam Dunn AP

    Last season Adam Dunn was hitting so poorly when interleague play began that the White Sox didn’t see much benefit to using him in the outfield to get his bat into the lineup. Dunn made just two starts in the outfield all season on the way to hitting .159 with 177 strikeouts in 127 games.…

  16. Mets sticking with struggling Frank Francisco as closer

    May 14, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Back-to-back ugly outings over the weekend left Frank Francisco with an 8.56 ERA, which along with three losses and two blown saves overall this season led to speculation that the Mets were considering a closer change. Instead manager Terry Collins said today that he’s sticking with Francisco and the team believes his struggles might stem…

  17. Dodgers release veteran reliever Mike MacDougal

    May 14, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    This is a tough day to be a 35-year-old reliever who can’t throw strikes. First the Cardinals released left-hander J.C. Romero and now the Dodgers have released right-hander Mike MacDougal, whom they designated for assignment last week. MacDougal had a nice-looking 2.05 ERA in 69 appearances for Los Angeles last season, but it came along…

  18. Chien-Ming Wang throws eight innings in rehab start

    May 14, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

    Chien-Ming Wang

    I just watched Chien-Ming Wang‘s latest minor-league rehab start on MLB Network and he looked pretty good, throwing eight innings against the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate. The bad news is that Wang managed only one strikeout, gave up 11 hits, and allowed four runs. The good news is that recently demoted big leaguer Danny Valencia‘s double…

  19. Buster Posey’s surgically repaired ankle is “a little cranky”

    May 14, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants' Posey waits for the ball during their spring training game against Seattle Mariners in Scottsdale

    Buster Posey got Sunday off because, as manager Bruce Bochy put it, the catcher’s surgically repaired left ankle is “just a little cranky.” “It’s not bad, but it’s to the point he needs a day,” Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. “I think this is the best thing in the long run.” Posey has played…

  20. Red Sox place Darnell McDonald on DL with oblique injury

    May 14, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Darnell McDonald

    Darnell McDonald is the latest injured Red Sox outfielder, joining Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Jason Repko, and Ryan Kalish on the disabled list with an oblique strain. McDonald took the mound as a pitcher on May 6, but insisted yesterday that the outing had nothing to do with his injury and instead he’s “been trying…

  21. Derek Jeter is now 17th on all-time hit list, could be as high as 11th by end of season

    May 14, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    New York Yankees Derek Jeter hits single against the Oakland Athletics in New York

    Derek Jeter went 1-for-4 with a single yesterday and in doing so surpassed Tony Gwynn on the all-time hit list, moving into a tie with Robin Yount for 17th place with 3,142 hits. Next up is Paul Waner with 3,152, followed by George Brett with 3,154 and Cal Ripken Jr. with 3,184. If healthy Jeter…

  22. Jorge De La Rosa left rehab start with forearm tightness

    May 14, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    de la rosa getty

    Jorge De La Rosa‘s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery hit a snag over the weekend when he left a minor-league rehab start at Double-A with forearm tightness. It was the third of six total scheduled rehab outings, but De La Rosa lasted just 28 pitches and allowed four runs before exiting with a trainer…

  23. Cardinals release veteran reliever J.C. Romero

    May 14, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    J.C. Romero coughed up multiple runs Saturday for the third straight appearance and he won’t get a chance to snap that streak with the Cardinals, as they released the veteran left-hander this morning. Romero, who was signed to a one-year, $750,000 deal in December, finishes his time in St. Louis with a 10.13 ERA and…

  24. Justin Verlander leaves start with ripped, bloody callus

    May 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    Justin Verlander tossed seven innings of one-run ball against the A’s yesterday, logging his 50th consecutive start of at least six innings, but the Tigers ace would have stayed in even longer if not for the callus on his right thumb splitting open. “I looked down there towards the end of the seventh inning and…

  25. Chris Sale feels good, healthy after move back to rotation

    May 14, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Chris Sale

    Chris Sale began this season by shifting from the bullpen to the rotation, moved back to the bullpen when the White Sox decided to name him closer, and then dealt with elbow soreness while making it very clear that he’d prefer to remain a starter. Sale (and his agent) got his wish, returning to the…

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