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  1. Jonathan Lucroy still several weeks from hitting or throwing

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Milwaukee Brewers

    Jonathan Lucroy has been on the disabled list since late May, when his wife dropped a suitcase on his hand–and sadly got a bunch of hate mail from “fans”–but the fracture has healed enough for the Brewers catcher to catch a bullpen session over the weekend. Rowan Kavner of reports that Lucroy had the…

  2. Adam Lind returns to Blue Jays after crushing Triple-A

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Adam Lind

    Banished to the minors last month in part because he wasn’t hitting and in part because he wasn’t in shape physically, Adam Lind is back with the Blue Jays after batting .392 with eight homers and a 1.112 OPS in 32 games at Triple-A. Those numbers are inflated by Las Vegas and the Pacific Coast…

  3. Sore shoulder sends Padres’ Anthony Bass to disabled list

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Chicago Cubs

    Despite mediocre secondary numbers Anthony Bass had a 1.68 ERA in 48 innings as a rookie last season and a 2.89 ERA through his first 53 innings this year, but the Padres right-hander has struggled recently and is now on the disabled list with a bum shoulder. Bass allowed 29 runs in 31 innings over…

  4. Frank Viola’s daughter made the Olympic diving team

    Jun 25, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    brittany viola

    Brittany Viola, the daughter of former Cy Young winner Frank Viola, secured a spot on the Olympic diving team yesterday by winning the 10-meter platform trials. Viola narrowly missed making the United States team in 2008, but this time the Associated Press describes her as having “dominated the competition” to secure a trip to London.…

  5. More Marlins meetings: Hanley Ramirez calls players-only chat amid 3-15 stretch

    Jun 25, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT


    They haven’t done much winning lately, but the Marlins sure are holding a lot of meetings. Just days after owner Jeffrey Loria got the entire team together for a big pep talk Hanley Ramirez held a closed-door meeting for players only, with an unnamed “veteran player” telling Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post: “He…

  6. Jerome Williams resumes throwing after hospitalization

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Last week Jerome Williams was hospitalized for shortness of breath after passing out in the clubhouse following his start against the Giants, but the Angels right-hander felt good enough to throw a bullpen session over the weekend. Williams is on the disabled list, so he won’t be rushed back, but Mark Saxon of ESPN Los…

  7. Twins closer Matt Capps goes on DL with shoulder injury

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Matt Capps

    Minnesota’s chances of getting something for Matt Capps at the trade deadline took a hit yesterday, as the Twins announced that the closer is headed for the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Capps stayed on the active roster for more than a week while hurt and then looked terrible in one appearance, at which…

  8. Daniel Bard tells Red Sox he no longer wants to be a starter

    Jun 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Reuters

    Daniel Bard’s move from the bullpen to the rotation is officially over after 10 starts, as the right-hander told the Red Sox that he no longer wants to be a starter. “I know I can be a good starter, but I already know I’m a great reliever,” Bard explained to Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston.…

  9. Chris Carpenter faced live hitters for first time since March

    Jun 22, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    chris carpenter ap

    Chris Carpenter took another step in his comeback from neck and shoulder injuries today by facing live hitters for the first time since spring training. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Carpenter threw 34 pitches to an assortment of Cardinals batters, mixing in off-speed stuff with fastballs. According to Strauss the…

  10. Mitch Moreland out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

    Jun 22, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    moreland getty

    As soon as Mitch Moreland injured his hamstring Tuesday the Rangers were pretty convinced he’d need a disabled list stint. That became official today and the team announced that he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Obviously the Rangers’ lineup is deep enough to withstand the loss–Moreland has been hitting near the bottom of the batting…

  11. Philip Humber placed on DL after posting 7.47 ERA since perfect game

    Jun 22, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Philip Humber

    Phillip Humber has been a mess since throwing his perfect game on April 21, making 10 starts with a 7.47 ERA, and the White Sox have placed him on the disabled list with a strained elbow. Brian Bruney was called up from Triple-A to take Humber’s place on the roster after posting a 1.85 ERA…

  12. Joel Peralta drops appeal, starts serving suspension tonight

    Jun 22, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

    Chris Cuccione

    Joel Peralta appealed his eight-game suspension long enough to be available out of the Rays’ bullpen last night, but after taking the loss against the Nationals he’s decided to drop the appeal and begin serving his suspension tonight. Perhaps the Rays just didn’t want to give the Nationals the satisfaction of Peralta beginning his suspension…

  13. White Sox designate Kosuke Fukudome for assignment

    Jun 22, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    White Sox pinch hitter Fukudome hits into an out in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB baseball game in Chicago

    Kosuke Fukudome seemed like a solid low-risk pickup for the White Sox considering it took only a $1 million commitment compared to the $48 million he earned while being a disappointment on the other side of Chicago, but the outfielder played sparingly and has been designated for assignment. The move comes instead of activating Fukudome…

  14. Orioles might be close to calling up 49-year-old Jamie Moyer

    Jun 22, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    moyer getty

    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun noticed that Triple-A Norfolk’s upcoming probable starters list doesn’t include Jamie Moyer, who’s made three starts there since being released by the Rockies and signing a minor-league deal with the Orioles. It might mean nothing, but Connolly speculates that the Orioles could be on the verge of calling Moyer…

  15. Australians are the best and Bob is, in fact, your uncle

    Jun 22, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    Twins Indians Baseball

    Twins rookie Liam Hendriks had another rough start yesterday, allowing six runs in five innings against the Pirates to fall to 0-6 with a 6.84 ERA in 10 career starts. Hendriks is the Twins’ reigning minor league pitcher of the year, which makes his struggles all the more discouraging, but the right-hander from Australia at…

  16. Hideki Matsui is hitting .158 for the Rays

    Jun 22, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    Tampa Bay called up Hideki Matsui last month despite his hitting just .170 in 13 games at Triple-A, which seemed odd at the time and was clearly an example of the Rays simply hoping that the 38-year-old veteran could summon whatever gas he had left in the tank once he was back in the big…

  17. Salvador Perez returns from spring training knee surgery

    Jun 22, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    At least it’s not all bad news on the Royals injury front today. They lost starter Felipe Paulino to what will likely be season-ending Tommy John surgery, but the Royals also activated catcher Salvador Perez from the disabled list three months after he underwent knee surgery in spring training. Perez was initially given a 12-14…

  18. Felipe Paulino likely to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Jun 22, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    Felipe Paulino

    Felipe Paulino is currently on the disabled list with a groin injury, but suddenly that’s the least of the hard-throwing Royals right-hander’s problems. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that Paulino has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and is “likely” to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. While…

  19. Grady Sizemore still hasn’t started running yet

    Jun 22, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Grady Sizemore initially hoped to be back in the Indians’ lineup by now following knee and back surgeries, but instead the center fielder’s rehab was sidetracked several times and now he’s yet to resume running. Three weeks ago Sizemore vented some of his understandable frustration with yet another slower-than-expected recovery from a major injury, saying:…

  20. Mariners first-round pick Mike Zunino named Baseball America college player of the year

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

    Mike Zunino

    Mike Zunino was selected by the Mariners with the third overall pick in the draft two weeks ago and today Baseball America named the University of Florida catcher their college player of the year. Zunino hit .322 with a 1.069 OPS for the Gators, ranking fourth in the country with 19 homers, 10th with 67…

  21. Cardinals activate Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter from disabled list

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    jon jay getty

    Slowly but surely the Cardinals are starting to get healthy. Or at least healthier. St. Louis has activated Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter from the disabled list, sending down Matt Adams and Adron Chambers to make room on the roster. Jay has been out since injuring his shoulder on May 14, but went 3-for-8 with…

  22. Nationals get last laugh as Joel Peralta takes loss while appealing suspension

    Jun 22, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

    Joel Peralta

    Yesterday afternoon MLB handed down an eight-game suspension to Joel Peralta for having pine tar on his glove, but the Rays reliever appealed and was available to pitch last night against the Nationals and the manager who ratted him out to umpires, Davey Johnson. And sure enough manager Joe Maddon brought Peralta into the sixth…

  23. Mets closer Frank Francisco on the Yankees: “I can’t wait to face those chickens”

    Jun 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    I’m not sure what could possibly compel a struggling second-rate closer with a 5.14 ERA to talk trash publicly against the Yankees, but Mets right-hander Frank Francisco took the media bait and did just that. With this weekend’s Subway Series starting at Citi Field tonight, Francisco was asked for his thoughts about facing the Yankees…

  24. Casey Affleck to direct a movie about Josh Hamilton’s life

    Jun 22, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    Mike Fleming of Deadline reports that a movie about Josh Hamilton‘s life story is being shopped around Hollywood, with Casey Affleck already attached as writer and director. Hamilton’s story certainly contains more than enough drama to be a compelling movie, but a biopic of a still-living 31-year-old seems kind of premature, especially considering his recent…

  25. David Ortiz: “Playing here used to be fun … it’s starting to become the s***hole it used to be”

    Jun 21, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    There hasn’t been any huge drama in Red Sox land in, like, hours, so David Ortiz went off on a big anti-media rant in the clubhouse before today’s game. has the details (and video), starting with Ortiz being asked if he was having fun this season: Not really. Too much s***, man. People need…

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