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  1. Marlins move center fielder Emilio Bonifacio to second base

    Jul 24, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Nyjer Morgan, Emilio Bonifacio

    Yesterday the Marlins traded starting second baseman Omar Infante to the Tigers and today they announced that Emilio Bonifacio will take over for him there after playing center field all season. Bonifacio has plenty of experience all over the diamond, including nearly 500 career innings at second base, and the move would allow the Marlins…

  2. Rays activate Sam Fuld from disabled list for season debut

    Jul 24, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    After missing the first 96 games of the season following spring training wrist surgery Sam Fuld is off the disabled list and back on the Rays’ active roster. Fuld gained cult hero status during his hot start last season, but then slumped badly down the stretch and was slated for a part-time role this year…

  3. Indians acquire Brent Lillibridge from Red Sox

    Jul 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Brent Lillibridge

    Brent Lillibridge is on the move again. Traded from the White Sox to the Red Sox in the Kevin Youkilis deal and then almost immediately designated for assignment by Boston, Lillibridge has now been dealt to the Indians for minor leaguer Jose De La Torre. He’s expected to join the Indians’ active roster and will…

  4. Mets demote Lucas Duda to Triple-A

    Jul 24, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda Getty

    Lucas Duda‘s stay of execution was a short one. Several reports had him likely to be demoted to Triple-A yesterday, but instead the Mets decided to send down reliever Pedro Beato following his ugly appearance versus the Nationals last night. That means Duda stuck around in the majors … but only for an extra 12…

  5. Hanley Ramirez returns from infection, dropped in lineup

    Jul 24, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    hanley getty

    After missing the past four games with a hand infection Hanley Ramirez is back in the Marlins’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Braves. However, manager Ozzie Guillen has dropped Ramirez to the sixth spot in the batting order for the first time this season. Ramirez previously hit there twice in 2011 and once in…

  6. Why everyone should root for Glen Perkins, part infinity

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Two weeks ago Twins reliever Glen Perkins outed himself as a stat-head, which means he’s now subject to the same anti-sabermetrics taunting that lowly bloggers like me endure on a regular basis. Case in point, this Twitter exchange between Perkins and a media member bully following last night’s game in which Twins hitters grounded into…

  7. Phillies “are eager to move” Hunter Pence

    Jul 24, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    He can't believe it either.

    Buried near the bottom of Ken Rosenthal’s latest column on is this tidbit: “The Phillies continue to signal to clubs that they are eager to move right fielder Hunter Pence.” Philadelphia traded prospects Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton, Josh Zeid, and Domingo Santana to get Pence from Houston at last year’s trade deadline and he’s…

  8. Twins’ hot-hitting Trevor Plouffe sidelined by thumb injury

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Trevor Plouffe

    Trevor Plouffe eventually came back down to earth after an out of nowhere power binge that saw him blast 13 homers in 22 games, but he’s continued to play well since then to firmly establish himself as the Twins’ starting third baseman. Unfortunately his ascension from afterthought to building block is now on hold thanks…

  9. Cardinals lineup “juggling” may mean less Lance Berkman

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    berkman ap

    Lance Berkman has started five of eight games since returning from knee surgery and both the switch-hitting first baseman and manager Mike Matheny indicated that the reduced workload may be a long-term plan. Not only is keeping the 36-year-old healthy a big consideration, the Cardinals have a logjam of capable hitters and Berkman explained to…

  10. Frank Francisco’s return from oblique injury delayed by knee problems

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Frank Francisco was supposed to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today for his oblique injury, but those plans have been pushed back because the Mets closer is having knee problems. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Francisco threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday at Citi Field, but woke up yesterday with “right knee…

  11. Rangers consider moving Alexi Ogando back into rotation

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando‘s versatility has basically allowed the Rangers to move him back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen based on whichever spot has been wrecked more by injuries. He’s thrived in both roles and with Colby Lewis out for the season following Tommy John elbow surgery, Neftali Feliz on the disabled list with…

  12. Jon Lester will stay in Red Sox rotation to face Yankees

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Jon Lester reacts at end of second inning after he gave up six runs to New York Yankees in their MLB game in New York

    Following his latest ugly outing Sunday there was speculation that Boston would remove Jon Lester from the rotation, but instead the Red Sox will keep him on schedule to start again Saturday and simply adjust his between-starts routine a bit. In what manager Bobby Valentine called “a nice proactive plan” Lester will prepare for Saturday’s…

  13. Colby Lewis to have season-ending surgery on elbow

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

    colby lewis reuters

    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, the Rangers have confirmed that Lewis will undergo surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. This is not the ulnar collateral ligament, which is associated with Tommy John surgery. Either way, he’s done for 2012. 7:47 PM: Passan is now reporting that…

  14. Ichiro the Yankee: Mariners trade Suzuki to New York

    Jul 23, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    On a day filled with big trades and rumored big trades this one qualifies as the most shocking: Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners for minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Just last week Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik insisted that Suzuki would…

  15. Tigers get Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante from Marlins

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    While the baseball world waits to see if Ryan Dempster to the Braves actually happens, the Marlins and Tigers have pulled off an even bigger trade. Jon Morosi of reports that Miami is sending right-hander Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to Detroit. According to his colleage Ken Rosenthal the Marlins will get pitching…

  16. Cubs and Dodgers talking Matt Garza-for-Zach Lee swap

    Jul 23, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Last week reports had the Dodgers talking to the Cubs about starting pitching while being more interested in Matt Garza than Ryan Dempster. Now that Dempster has been traded to the Braves, this report from Jim Bowden of makes sense: He says the Cubs and Dodgers “continue trade discussions” on a deal that would…

  17. Gavin Floyd returns from disabled list for tonight’s start

    Jul 23, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    Gavin Floyd Getty

    Out since July 7 with a sore elbow, Gavin Floyd is back from the disabled list and will start tonight versus Minnesota. Floyd has struggled against the Twins throughout his career, going 5-11 with a 5.87 ERA in 17 starts, and that includes 1-7 with an 8.06 ERA since 2010. Prior to the injury Floyd…

  18. Ryan Zimmerman is on fire since getting a cortisone shot

    Jul 23, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    cortisone shot

    A cortisone injection has saved Ryan Zimmerman‘s season. As of June 23 he was struggling to play through right shoulder problems, hitting just .218 overall, and in the midst of a 13-for-78 (.167) slump. The next day Zimmerman got a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder and he’s been on a ridiculous tear ever since.…

  19. Angels to keep struggling Ervin Santana on “out count”

    Jul 23, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana‘s brutal season continued Saturday, as he failed to make it out of the second inning against the Rangers while serving up three homers and allowing six runs. Santana is now 4-10 with a 6.00 ERA and 23 homers allowed in 111 innings and the Angels are 5-14 when he starts compared to 47-30…

  20. Josh Hamilton is hitting .201 in his last 40 games

    Jul 23, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    Josh Hamilton went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts last night, chasing a bunch of pitches out of the strike zone in the process, and now has a batting average below .300 and a slugging percentage below .600 for the first time this season. That doesn’t sound so bad, of course, but considering how ridiculous Hamilton’s numbers…

  21. Ron Washington on Mike Trout: “He’s not Willie Mays”

    Jul 23, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Willie Mays

    Mike Trout has hit .441 with two homers, three steals, six walks, nine RBIs, and eight runs in nine games against Texas this season, but Rangers manager Ron Washington isn’t quite ready to induct him into Cooperstown yet: He’s not Willie Mays. He’s a pretty good player, but I think the comparisons have to stop.…

  22. Rays sticking with washed-up, .147-hitting Hideki Matsui

    Jul 23, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    Tampa Bay called up Hideki Matsui last month despite his hitting just .170 in 13 games at Triple-A, so the fact that they’re now sticking with him despite his hitting .147 in 34 games in the majors follows that same line of (weird) thinking. Matsui is 38 years old and hasn’t been healthy and productive…

  23. Roy Oswalt’s bad back is giving him problems again

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    Back problems had Roy Oswalt contemplating retirement before he eventually decided to continue pitching and signed with the Rangers, but now he’ll miss at least one start with lower back soreness. Oswalt was scheduled to start today versus the Red Sox, but instead he’ll be examined by doctors in Houston and Scott Feldman will take…

  24. Top prospect Matt Harvey to make Mets debut Thursday

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    By finally ditching Miguel Batista the Mets have cleared the path for Matt Harvey to make his big-league debut and the 23-year-old top prospect will be called up to start Thursday versus the Diamondbacks. Harvey, who was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2010 draft out of the University of North Carolina, actually struggled…

  25. Nick Swisher doesn’t understand why A’s fans boo him

    Jul 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    nick swisher and eric chavez

    Nick Swisher was a fan favorite during his four seasons with the A’s and left the team not by choice but because he was traded to the White Sox following the 2007 season. He’s been back to Oakland as an opposing player plenty of times since then, but after being booed by A’s fans last…

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