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  1. Cardinals get good news on Jon Jay’s shoulder injury

    Apr 23, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Jon Jay

    Jon Jay left the Cardinals in Pittsburgh and returned to St. Louis to have his injured right shoulder examined yesterday and an MRI exam revealed no structural damage. FOX Sports Midwest reports that Jay will avoid the disabled list and rejoin the team in Chicago for their series against the Cubs, which is quite a…

  2. Freddy Sanchez targeting May 11 return to Giants

    Apr 23, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Freddy Sanchez has had so many false starts and setbacks with his surgically repaired shoulder that recovery timetables seem sort of silly at this point, but the Giants have a new one anyway. Sanchez’s minor-league rehab assignment begins today and manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that the Giants have mapped out an…

  3. Mike Aviles denies “very ugly scene” with Bobby Valentine

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Bobby Valentine, Mike Aviles, Jacoby Ellsbury

    Bill Madden of the New York Daily News wrote a column about Bobby Valentine in which he reports that the Red Sox manager “got all over shortstop Mike Aviles in what sources described as ‘a very ugly scene’ during infield drills.” That was during spring training and Madden claims that the incident led to a…

  4. Bryce Harper hit his first Triple-A homer

    Apr 23, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper had a big Triple-A debut, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base, but then the 19-year-old top prospect went into a prolonged slump that left him hitting around .200 with a .600 OPS. That also included zero homers in 16 total games, but Harper finally went deep yesterday for the first time at Triple-A,…

  5. So far so good with Jim Thome playing first base

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Thome

    Jim Thome has started at first base for the Phillies in three of the first 16 games, which doesn’t seem like much until you consider that he last played even an inning at the position in mid-2007. He committed a throwing error yesterday, but health-wise the 41-year-old has held up pretty well after missing tons…

  6. Josh Hamilton is no longer a vampire

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    For most of his career Josh Hamilton‘s production has declined significantly during day games and for the past several seasons the former MVP tried various remedies to correct his problems hitting in the sun light. Coming into this season Hamilton’s lifetime OPS was 200 points lower during the day, including a .228 batting average and…

  7. Mets sticking with struggling Frank Francisco as closer

    Apr 23, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Frank Francisco has allowed runs in each of his last four appearances and was yanked from Sunday’s save opportunity with two outs remaining in the ninth inning, but manager Terry Collins is sticking with the struggling right-hander in the closer role. “I just told him yesterday was one of those days, that he’s still the…

  8. A’s calling up prospect Jarrod Parker for Wednesday start

    Apr 23, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Jarrod Parker failed to claim a spot in the A’s rotation when he struggled to throw strikes during spring training, but it didn’t take long for the former No. 9 overall pick to enter the team’s plans. Parker, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks in the Trevor Cahill trade this offseason, will be called up…

  9. Brewers starter Chris Narveson has a torn rotator cuff

    Apr 20, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chris Narveson struggled in his last start Sunday, allowing five runs in four innings against the Braves, and today the Brewers placed the left-hander on the disabled list with a torn rotator cuff. There are different levels of severity and it’s possible he could pitch again this season, but if surgery is required he’s likely…

  10. Rays activate B.J. Upton from the disabled list

    Apr 20, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    As expected the Rays have activated B.J. Upton from the disabled list and the center fielder will make his season debut tonight after sitting out the first 13 games with a back injury. Upton, who suffered the injury in a March 14 collision with Desmond Jennings, went just 3-for-21 (.143) during a seven game minor-league…

  11. Ryan Dempster iffy for Sunday start with quadriceps injury

    Apr 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs

    Ryan Dempster underwent an MRI exam on his sore quadriceps muscle today and is considered questionable to make his next scheduled start Sunday. Bradford Doolittle of MLB.com reports that the Cubs had Randy Wells travel from Iowa to Chicago to be on hand in case a fill-in starter is needed. Wells, who spent the past…

  12. Mets reliever Daniel Herrera needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 20, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Daniel Herrera, a left-handed reliever who was one of the Mets’ final cuts late in spring training, will miss the remainder of the season following Tommy John elbow surgery according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Despite having a 3.72 ERA and 71/36 K/BB ratio in 102 innings as a major leaguer Herrera has…

  13. Geoff Blum expected to miss 4-8 weeks with torn oblique

    Apr 20, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Geoff Blum was placed on the disabled list Wednesday after injuring his oblique muscle taking batting practice won’t be returning to the Diamondbacks any time soon. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Blum has been diagnosed with a torn oblique and expects to be sidelined for 4-8 weeks. Blum, who missed 127 games with injuries…

  14. Daisuke Matsuzaka to begin rehab assignment Monday

    Apr 20, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Daisuke Matsuzaka is far enough ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery that he’s slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday at high Single-A. Matsuzaka went under the knife last June and the typical recovery timetable is 12 months, but Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox will…

  15. Cubs place Kerry Wood on DL with shoulder fatigue

    Apr 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Kerry Wood

    Kerry Wood had hoped to avoid the disabled list after getting a cortisone shot in his sore right shoulder earlier this week, but today the Cubs put him on the shelf. Scott Maine, a left-handed reliever with big strikeout rates in the minors, was called up to take his spot on the roster and in…

  16. What is Yu Darvish throwing and how fast is he throwing it?

    Apr 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Yu Darvish Getty MLB debut

    Yu Darvish picked up his second victory last night, holding the Tigers to one run in 6.1 innings, but it wasn’t especially pretty. He handed out five walks, needed 121 pitches to record 19 outs, and left with a pair of runners on base before the bullpen bailed him out. And overall through his first…

  17. Cubs in no hurry to call up top prospects Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson

    Apr 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Brett Jackson

    First baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Brett Jackson are off to strong starts at Triple-A, but team president Theo Epstein said yesterday that the Cubs have no immediate plans to call them up to the big leagues. Epstein explained to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times that “it’s a little bit early to be…

  18. Tom Gorzelanny took one for the team (and on the chin)

    Apr 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Sometimes a relief appearance is more about soaking up innings than actually preventing runs, which Tom Gorzelanny found out the hard way last night. Gorzelanny entered the game in the sixth inning following an abbreviated Edwin Jackson start and the first seven Astros batters he faced went single, fielder’s choice, single, single, single, single, double.…

  19. Allen Craig close to beginning rehab assignment

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Lance Berkman is on the disabled list with a partially torn calf and Jon Jay exited today’s game with a shoulder injury, but at least one Cardinals hitter has some positive health news. Allen Craig has progressed enough from offseason knee surgery that he could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as soon…

  20. Angels announce four-year, $35 million contract extension with Erick Aybar

    Apr 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Today the Angels and Erick Aybar made official what was all but finalized last week, announcing a four-year, $35 million contract extension for the switch-hitting shortstop. Aybar, who’s making $5.075 million this season, gets $1.5 million more than double-play partner Howie Kendrick received in his four-year deal signed in January. Both players would have been…

  21. Rays claim Brandon Allen off waivers from A’s

    Apr 19, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    When the A’s designated Brandon Allen for assignment last week I wrote that based on his minor-league track record plenty of teams would be smart to snag him off waivers. Sure enough a contending team did just that according to Allen’s agent, who says the first baseman/corner outfielder was claimed by Tampa Bay. Allen is…

  22. Juan Uribe to see specialist for wrist injury

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    uribe batting

    Juan Uribe is sitting out this afternoon’s game with a wrist injury and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he’s scheduled to be examined by a specialist when the Dodgers arrive in Houston tomorrow. According to Gurnick the Dodgers are “concerned the injury could be something serious.” Don Mattingly noted that the team’s training staff…

  23. Cardinals to put Lance Berkman on disabled list, activate Skip Schumaker

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    berkman getty

    UPDATE: St. Louis is placing Berkman on the disabled list and activating Skip Schumaker from the DL to take his roster spot. ========== Lance Berkman returned to the Cardinals’ lineup and played two games with a slightly torn calf muscle, but the first baseman suffered a setback while chasing a foul ball yesterday and said…

  24. B.J. Upton expected to return from disabled list tomorrow

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    B.J. Upton has completed a brief minor-league rehab assignment and is expected to make his season debut tomorrow. Upton has been sidelined since the middle of spring training when a March 14 collision with teammate Desmond Jennings left him with an injured back. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Upton played both…

  25. Throw as hard as Jamie Moyer, win free tickets

    Apr 19, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    As a follow-up to Jamie Moyer not cracking 80 miles per hour with any pitch during Tuesday’s historic victory I wondered yesterday what percentage of adult males could throw 80 mph. Opinions varied pretty wildly, but the general feeling seems to be that one percent is probably the maximum and significantly less than one percent…

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