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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Pedro Feliciano won’t pitch for the Yankees after all

    Sep 20, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Yankees Spring Training

    Shoulder problems have kept Pedro Feliciano from throwing a pitch for the Yankees since signing a two-year, $8 million contract prior to last season, but now an ankle injury will keep him from making a September cameo for New York. Feliciano had been progressing enough in his recovery from shoulder surgery that the Yankees were…

  2. Diamondbacks won’t recall Trevor Bauer this season

    Sep 20, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer Getty

    Trevor Bauer struggled to throw strikes in his four-start debut with the Diamondbacks earlier this season before heading back to Triple-A and any plans to potentially recall him from the minors have been canceled. There was some talk last month that Bauer could rejoin the Diamondbacks for a late-season start or two once the Triple-A…

  3. Former top Yankees prospect Eric Duncan retires to coach at Seton Hall

    Sep 20, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Not so long ago Eric Duncan was the Yankees’ third baseman of the future, as the 2003 first-round pick ranked as the game’s 36th-best prospect in 2005 according to Baseball America and then cracked the top 100 again in 2006. Shortly after that it turned out he couldn’t play third base particularly well and then…

  4. Corey Hart returns to Brewers lineup despite foot injury

    Sep 20, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Corey Hart homers AP

    Corey Hart has been out since aggravating his plantar fasciitis on September 9, missing eight games, but the Brewers first baseman in back in the lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Pirates. Hart admitted previously that the pain in his foot is “not going to go away” this season and had a setback when…

  5. Matt Harvey finishes strong, joins elite company before being shut down by Mets

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey‘s final start of the season was delayed one day by a rain and the Mets rookie tossed seven innings of one-run, one-hit ball against the Phillies last night before being shut down to limit his workload. Harvey finishes with a 2.73 ERA, .200 opponents’ batting average, and 70/26 K/BB ratio in 59 innings,…

  6. Royals prospect Jake Odorizzi likely to debut Sunday

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

    Jake Odorizzi has yet to pitch since being called up by the Royals over the weekend, but it sounds like the 22-year-old top prospect will make his big-league debut Sunday. Initially manager Ned Yost discussed easing Odorizzi into the mix with some relief work, but Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that he’s…

  7. Lance Berkman hasn’t ruled out playing again this season

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    berkman getty

    When it comes to the Cardinals and season-ending surgeries apparently “season-ending” doesn’t actually mean much of anything. Chris Carpenter is set to return tomorrow from what was supposed to be “season-ending” surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and now Lance Berkman is thinking about possibly returning from “season-ending” knee surgery. And in Berkman’s case he went…

  8. Jeff Kent plays through pain on “Survivor” season premiere

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops

    OK, so I watched former MVP and longtime MLB second baseman Jeff Kent on the season premiere of “Survivor” last night and now I’m going to share a few details with you so I don’t feel completely silly about those 90 minutes of my life. • Kent injured his knee before the first commercial break,…

  9. Game Over: Eric Gagne is France’s pitching coach in World Baseball Classic

    Sep 19, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Barry Larkin has signed on to be Brazil’s manager for the World Baseball Classic and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has news of another big name taking a WBC gig: Eric Gagne will be France’s pitching coach (he’s a French-Canadian from Montreal). My first reaction was to be amused, but that only lasted…

  10. Being a San Francisco Giants fan could be costly for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith

    Sep 19, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    alex smith giants hat

    49ers quarterback Alex Smith often wears a Giants hat to his post-game press conferences, showing support for another San Francisco team, but Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the NFL has threatened to fine him $15,000 if he keeps doing it: The reason: A Giants cap constitutes non-sponsored gear, and players must…

  11. Travis Hafner returns from DL, rejoins Indians lineup

    Sep 19, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

    Travis Hafner Getty

    UPDATE: Acta wasn’t kidding about Hafner returning this week. He’s in tonight’s lineup, batting sixth for the Indians. ========== Travis Hafner has been out since August 5 with a back injury and has been limited to just 60 games this year, but manager Manny Acta said yesterday that he’s “optimistic” the 35-year-old designated hitter will…

  12. Andy Pettitte tosses five shutout innings in return from broken ankle

    Sep 19, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Making his first start since suffering a broken ankle on June 27, Andy Pettitte returned to the Yankees’ rotation this afternoon with five shutout innings against the Blue Jays. Pettitte cruised through Toronto’s lineup, allowing just four singles and two walks while needing 75 pitches to record 15 outs. He struck out three. And with…

  13. Ryan Zimmerman gets another cortisone shot, likely needs offseason shoulder surgery

    Sep 19, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Ryan Zimmerman went from having a miserable season to being one of the best hitters in baseball after getting a cortisone injection in his injured right shoulder on June 24, but with the effects starting to wear off the Nationals third baseman got another shot today. Prior to the injection Zimmerman hit just .218 with…

  14. Which divisions are the best and worst in baseball?

    Sep 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    westside connection

    It seems like the majority of people generally accept that the AL East is the best and/or toughest division in baseball, and rightfully so in most seasons. Not this year, however, as the combined division standings show: W L W% AL West 322 268 .546 AL East 378 357 .514 NL East 380 359 .514…

  15. Tim Lincecum has a 3.06 ERA since the All-Star break

    Sep 19, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum Getty

    Tim Lincecum isn’t quite back to being his old, Cy Young-winning self in terms of raw stuff or performance, but he’s bounced back from a terrible first half to quietly pitch very well for the past two months. At the All-Star break Lincecum was 3-10 with a 6.42 ERA in 18 starts. Since the All-Star…

  16. One of the original baseball bloggers hangs up his keyboard

    Sep 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    dodger thoughts

    Jon Weisman, whose Dodger Thoughts blog is one of the best and longest-running around, has decided to call it quits after a decade writing about his favorite team online: To this day, I still have enough arrogance about myself to be surprised that no one has ever wanted to pay me a living wage to…

  17. Barry Larkin to manage Brazil in World Baseball Classic

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Barry Larkin

    With the World Baseball Classic qualifying round coming up in less than two months American-born Reds Hall of Famer Barry Larkin has been hired to manage the Brazilian team. Larkin was in Brazil earlier this year as part of an MLB camp for young players and according to the Associated Press his daughter “recently recorded…

  18. Jim Leyland doesn’t want to talk about his contract

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jim Leyland

    There’s been some speculation that the Tigers will fire Jim Leyland if they don’t make the playoffs, and yesterday the 67-year-old manager told reporters that he hasn’t talked about his contract status with the team and doesn’t want to until the season is over: Here’s more from Leyland, via Anthony Odoardi of MLB.com: I don’t…

  19. Giancarlo Stanton likely out until at least Friday

    Sep 18, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton Getty

    Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Marlins’ lineup tonight for the second straight game with a strained oblique muscle and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that he’ll remain sidelined until at least Friday. Stanton suffered the injury Saturday and was able to play through the discomfort Sunday while reaching base three times, but at this…

  20. Kenley Jansen cleared to pitch after heart problems

    Sep 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    kenley jansen getty

    Out since August 28 following a re-occurance of his irregular heartbeat, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has been cleared to resume pitching and is expected to be available out of the bullpen tonight. Once the season is over Jansen is slated to undergo an operation to address his atrial fibrillation and for now he’s ceased taking…

  21. Matt Harvey will make final start Wednesday after rainout

    Sep 18, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    UPDATE: And now it doesn’t matter anyway, as the game has been postponed to tomorrow and Harvey will start. ========== There’s bad weather in the forecast for tonight’s Mets-Phillies game in New York, so if they actually play Mets rookie Matt Harvey has been scratched from his scheduled start and replaced by Jeremy Hefner. This…

  22. So much for that: Larry Bowa out of running for Astros job

    Sep 18, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    larry bowa

    Just hours after confirming that he interviewed for the Astros’ managerial opening Larry Bowa told Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that he’s already out of the running for the job. Bowa called it “a super interview” and came away “very impressed” with general manager Jeff Luhnow, but Rosenthal writes that both sides “agreed that the team…

  23. Jose Reyes doesn’t really like his bobblehead doll

    Sep 18, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Tomorrow night the Marlins are giving away a Jose Reyes bobblehead doll, but the shortstop isn’t thrilled with how it looks. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post describes the amusing scene: “It doesn’t look like me,” he said. “Not at all. Except for the beard.” He reached into his locker and pulled out one…

  24. Gleeman and The Geek: Buying Starting Pitching

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Note: I do a weekly podcast that’s mostly about the Minnesota Twins, but also about baseball in general and other random topics that HBT readers may find amusing. On this week’s “Gleeman and The Geek” episode we peppered in some Twins talk, but spent most of the show breaking down the upcoming free agent starting…

  25. Larry Bowa confirms he interviewed for Astros manager job

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Larry Bowa

    Larry Bowa was in Houston last week meeting with the Astros, but the team declined to say what exactly it was about other than general manager Jeff Luhnow saying “baseball-related matters.” Bowa was more forthcoming yesterday, admitting that he was indeed there to interview for the manager job. That means Bowa is now one of…

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