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  1. Vernon Wells nearing return, but do Angels want him back?

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Angels batter Vernon Wells hits a two-run home run during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Vernon Wells is close to returning from a torn thumb ligament that has sidelined him since mid-May, but with Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, and Torii Hunter entrenched as the Angels’ starting outfield and Kendry Morales playing every day at designated hitter … well, do they even want him back? Wells had a miserable 2011 and…

  2. Blue Jays put Jose Bautista on DL with wrist injury, call up speedster Anthony Gose

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jose Bautista

    Initial tests on Jose Bautista‘s wrist injury showed nothing broken, but the Blue Jays have placed the slugger on the disabled list with what they’re officially calling wrist inflammation. No word yet on his potential return timetable, as he’s expected to undergo further testing to rule out anything more serious. In the meantime the Blue…

  3. Neftali Feliz starts rehab stint after missing two months

    Jul 17, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Out since mid-May with a sprained elbow, Neftali Feliz began a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday with two innings at Double-A. Feliz showed some rust, walking two batters and needing 40 pitches to get through two frames, but also got four of his six outs via strikeouts and Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that his…

  4. Brett Gardner had another setback, may miss rest of season

    Jul 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Brett Gardner has suffered yet another setback in his recovery from an elbow injury that was initially deemed minor and the Yankees left fielder is now in danger of missing the remainder of the season. Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star Ledger reports that Gardner had to be shut down due to soreness in his…

  5. Juan Carlos Oviedo out indefinitely with sprained elbow

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Juan Carlos Oviedo is eligible to return from his eight-week suspension for identity fraud on July 23, but the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez won’t be ready to rejoin the Marlins’ bullpen by then because he’s been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Oviedo suffered the injury while working…

  6. Agent fights back against “gutless people” ripping Justin Upton anonymously

    Jul 16, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Justin Upton Getty

    Trade rumors are swirling around Justin Upton and his agent, Larry Reynolds, is upset about what he feels are anonymous attacks being made against the Diamondbacks outfielder through the media. Reynolds told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that trade rumors “are part of the business” and something Upton understands, but “what I don’t like are…

  7. MLB teams spent $208 million signing draft picks this year

    Jul 16, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    mlb draft

    Jim Callis of Baseball America crunched the (preliminary) numbers and reports that MLB teams combined to spend approximately $208 million signing draft picks this year. That’s obviously an incredible amount of money, but Callis notes that teams spent around $236 million on draft picks last year. Part of the decrease comes from this year’s draft…

  8. Gavin Floyd scratched from tonight’s start with elbow injury

    Jul 16, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Gavin Floyd

    Gavin Floyd won’t make his scheduled start tonight against the Red Sox because of forearm and elbow soreness, but Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago reports that an MRI exam showed no structural damage and for now at least he’ll remain on the active roster. Dylan Axelrod will make the spot start in place of Floyd…

  9. Brandon Inge has turned back into a pumpkin

    Jul 16, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Brandon Inge Getty

    Brandon Inge got released by the Tigers in late April, signed with the A’s, and suddenly starting smacking homers in bunches, leading to all sorts of fawning words being written as if the past five years hadn’t happened and he was simply back to being a productive regular at age 35. Inge’s power surge lasted…

  10. Kyle Weiland unlikely to return from surgery this year

    Jul 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Washington Nationals

    Houston lost shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list yesterday and the other player they got from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon swap, right-hander Kyle Weiland, is unlikely to pitch again this season. Weiland underwent shoulder surgery in May and was initially hoping to return relatively quickly, but an infection ruined those plans…

  11. Ernesto Frieri finally gave up a run, admits to being human

    Jul 16, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri came into yesterday’s game against the Yankees with a 0.00 ERA in 26.1 innings spread over 26 appearances for the Angels since they acquired him from the Padres in early May, but he’s perfect no more. Frieri walked Robinson Cano to lead off the ninth inning, Mark Teixeira followed with a two-run homer,…

  12. Stephen Strasburg can hit, too

    Jul 16, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals' batter Stephen Strasburg singles and gets an RBI in the fifth inning in Miami

    Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant start yesterday, shutting out the Marlins for six innings to improve to 10-4 with a 2.66 ERA and league-leading 135 strikeouts, and also went 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI single at the plate. Strasburg was a typical terrible-hitting pitcher in his first two seasons, going 1-for-26 with…

  13. Andy Pettitte’s fractured ankle is “about 50 percent” healed

    Jul 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Andy Pettitte had X-rays on his fractured left ankle yesterday and told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York that “it’s healing up good” and “doc said the break was about 50 percent closed up.” Pettitte was given a six-week recovery timetable after taking a Casey Kotchman line drive off his leg on June 27 and…

  14. Andrew Bailey throws bullpen session, nears rehab stint

    Jul 16, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey has yet to pitch for the Red Sox thanks to a torn thumb ligament followed by a strained forearm, but the reliever threw a 20-pitch bullpen session yesterday without any problems. Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that Bailey is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Wednesday, at which point he could be…

  15. Mariners GM expects to re-sign impending free agent Ichiro Suzuki despite declining production

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Ichiro Suzuki is a 38-year-old impending free agent having the worst season of his brilliant career, hitting .258 with a .286 on-base percentage and .345 slugging percentage, but Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik made it very clear that he has no plans to trade the outfielder and in fact expects to re-sign him for next…

  16. Alexi Ogando returns from disabled list as a reliever

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando‘s first 27 appearances of the season came as a reliever and then he moved into the Rangers’ injury wrecked rotation on June 10, throwing three innings before being shut down with a strained groin. Six weeks later he’s back from the disabled list and the Rangers’ starting pitching has gotten healthier during that…

  17. Orioles reach last-second, $4.32 million deal with No. 4 pick Kevin Gausman

    Jul 13, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    Kevin Gausman

    No. 4 overall pick Kevin Gausman broke the news himself via Twitter right at the 5:00 p.m. signing deadline, as the LSU right-hander announced that he agreed to a last-second deal with the Orioles. Earlier this week Gausman’s hometown New Orleans Times Picayune reported that he’d be turning down the Orioles and going back to…

  18. Nationals go over slot, sign Lucas Giolito for $2.925 million

    Jul 13, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    lucas giolito

    Just seconds before today’s 5:00 p.m. eastern time deadline the Nationals and No. 16 overall pick Lucas Giolito agreed to a $2.925 million bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Giolito was in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick before an elbow injury ended his season and questions about the California high…

  19. Marlins place Giancarlo Stanton on DL following surgery, activate Emilio Bonifacio

    Jul 13, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio AP

    It’s not quite a fair tradeoff, but the Marlins lost an outfielder to the disabled list and gained an outfielder from the DL. And it might be the best combination of never ever linked in the same transaction. Giancarlo Stanton was placed on the DL after undergoing knee surgery that will sideline him for 4-6…

  20. Yankees sign Kosuke Fukudome to minor-league contract

    Jul 13, 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

    Released by the White Sox last month, Kosuke Fukudome has signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees. Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger reports that the 35-year-old outfielder will head to Triple-A and try to convince the Yankees he’s worth adding as a bench bat down the stretch. Fukudome obviously never lived up to…

  21. Jacoby Ellsbury rejoins Red Sox after missing 79 games

    Jul 13, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury shoulder Getty

    As expected the Red Sox have activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the disabled list for tonight’s game after the center fielder missed the past 79 games with a partially dislocated shoulder. To make room on the roster for Ellsbury’s return the Red Sox designated journeyman pitcher Justin Germano for assignment. Ellsbury hit just .185 on a…

  22. Rays sign first-round pick Richie Shaffer for $1.7 million

    Jul 13, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    mlb draft

    With three hours remaining until the signing deadline the Rays and first-round pick Richie Shaffer have agreed to terms. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Clemson third baseman will get $1,712,500, which is $12,500 below the slot value for the No. 25 overall pick. Considered one of the best college bats in the…

  23. “Longtime friend” who stole from Coco Crisp convicted of fraud and identity theft

    Jul 13, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    crisp getty wide

    Via the Associated Press comes this odd story about Coco Crisp and how friends become former friends: A longtime friend of Coco Crisp was convicted Thursday of 14 counts of fraud and identity theft for running up about $30,000 on the Oakland Athletics outfielder’s credit card without his permission. … Prosecutors said Marcus Andrews, who…

  24. Philip Humber throws six shutout innings in rehab start

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Philip Humber

    Philip Humber was a mess following his perfect game on April 21, posting a 7.47 ERA in 10 starts before the White Sox finally shut him down with a strained elbow in mid-June. Now he’s on the verge of returning from the disabled list, throwing six innings of shutout, two-hit ball last night at Double-A…

  25. Jerome Williams to rejoin Angels rotation Saturday, four weeks after collapsing in clubhouse

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Jerome Williams has been on the disabled list since collapsing in the clubhouse following his June 18 start, but he’ll be activated to pitch Saturday versus the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Helluva welcome back. While rehabbing in the minors Williams got knocked around for six runs in two innings at Triple-A on July 1, but…

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