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  1. 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…

  2. Juan Uribe to see specialist for wrist injury

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Jeanmar Gomez and the Indians play the suspension/appeal system like a fiddle

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    To see how pointless five-game suspensions are for starting pitchers and how silly the entire appeal process can be, look no further than Indians right-hander Jeanmar Gomez. Yesterday he was given a five-game suspension for plunking Mike Moustakas over the weekend. Gomez has appealed, but plans to drop the appeal and serve the suspension as…

  7. Justin Morneau finally looks healthy again for the Twins

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Minnesota didn’t know what to expect from Justin Morneau to begin the season, playing him at designated hitter instead of first base to avoid aggravating concussion symptoms and watching as he hit just .206 with a .623 OPS through nine games. However, on Monday he felt good enough to play first base for the first…

  8. Tim Hudson throws well in third minor league rehab start

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    Tim Hudson‘s third minor-league rehab start was a big improvement over his first two outings, as the rehabbing right-hander threw five innings of one-run ball at Triple-A last night. Hudson, who’s recovering from November back surgery, threw 48 of 76 pitches for strikes while allowing two hits and three walks with four strikeouts. He also…

  9. How many people can throw harder than Jamie Moyer?

    Apr 18, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Jamie Moyer not cracking 80 miles per hour with any of his pitches last night was noteworthy enough for me to write about it earlier today, but then I started thinking about his velocity as it relates to my own weak arm. Which brought me to this question: What percentage of adult males can throw…

  10. Twins welcome back Jason Marquis, designate Luke Hughes for assignment

    Apr 18, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Jason Marquis

    Jason Marquis was away from the Twins during spring training because his daughter got into a serious bicycling accident, but after building up his arm strength at Double-A he’s ready to join the rotation tonight. He faces the Yankees in New York, so welcome back and … good luck. Rather than dropping a pitcher to…

  11. Jeanmar Gomez suspended five games for hitting Mike Moustakas

    Apr 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    For the second time this season an Indians starting pitcher has been suspended five games for plunking an opposing hitter. First it was Ubaldo Jimenez hitting former teammate Troy Tulowitzki late in spring training and now Jeanmar Gomez has gotten a five-game ban for hitting Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas on Saturday in what MLB…

  12. Mitch Moreland rejoins Rangers lineup, but Michael Young sits out with back injury

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    Mitch Moreland returns to the Rangers’ lineup tonight after missing three games following oral surgery for an abscessed tooth, but Michael Young will be on the bench with a back injury. Moreland is set to play Young’s usual spot, designated hitter, while Brandon Snyder is getting the start at first base. Young exited last night’s…

  13. Shoulder injury sends Chris Young to the disabled list

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Chris Young

    Chris Young left yesterday’s game in the fourth inning after slamming his right shoulder into the outfield wall while making a catch and the Diamondbacks have placed the center fielder on the disabled list. Young underwent an MRI exam this morning, but for now the Diamondbacks are calling the injury a “shoulder contusion.” Earlier today…

  14. Jamie Moyer didn’t crack 80 miles per hour with any of his pitches last night

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Not only did Jamie Moyer beat the Padres last night, becoming the oldest pitcher in baseball history to record a victory, the 49-year-old left-hander did so without cracking even 80 miles per hour on any pitch. In allowing just two unearned runs over seven innings Moyer threw 87 pitches, 54 of them for strikes. According…

  15. Francisco Liriano’s downward spiral continues

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Francisco Liriano turned in his third straight clunker last night against the Yankees, failing to make it out of the third inning. Through three starts he has an 11.91 ERA and .407 opponents’ batting average while throwing 138 strikes and 103 balls. It’s become increasingly popular to say that Liriano’s struggles are mental and I’m…

  16. Diamondbacks place Geoff Blum on DL, call up 2009 first-round pick A.J. Pollock

    Apr 18, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Aaron Hill, Geoff Blum, Gerardo Parra

    Geoff Blum pulled a muscle in his side while taking batting practice yesterday, so the Diamondbacks have placed the 39-year-old on the disabled list while calling up 2009 first-round pick A.J. Pollock to take his roster spot. Blum received just 14 total plate appearances through 10 games and the presence of Willie Bloomquist and John…

  17. Pirates place Jeff Karstens on DL with shoulder injury

    Apr 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Jeff Karstens left last night’s start after one inning with shoulder soreness and the Pirates have placed him on the disabled list. To replace him on the roster Pittsburgh called up Brad Lincoln, a one-time top prospect and former No. 4 overall pick who pitched 48 innings for the Pirates last season. Lincoln is 26…

  18. Santiago Casilla, not Sergio Romo, is the Giants’ new closer

    Apr 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Sergio Romo has been one of the best, most dominant relievers in baseball while setting up Brian Wilson for the past four seasons, but with Wilson headed for elbow surgery it was Santiago Casilla, not Romo, who got the call in the ninth inning last night. Casilla did the job, saving a 4-2 win over…

  19. Red Sox are “scouting” Scott Podsednik at Triple-A

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    How thin are the Red Sox in the outfield with Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list? Well, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com they’ve been scouting Scott Podsednik at Triple-A. Podsednik is playing there because he lost out to fellow slap-hitting speedster Juan Pierre for a spot on the Phillies’ bench and…

  20. Angels bench Mark Trumbo rather than play him at third base

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Here’s how bad Mark Trumbo‘s defense has been at third base: He’s hitting .375 with a 1.224 OPS so far this season and yet the Angels have left him on the bench for the past two games. That they have a logjam at first base, designated hitter, and the corner outfield spots is nothing new…

  21. Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan misses save chance with hamstring injury

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan

    Joel Hanrahan was unavailable out of the Pirates’ bullpen last night because of a hamstring injury, so Juan Cruz got a rare save opportunity and closed out a 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that Hanrahan tweaked his hamstring while throwing the final pitch of his Sunday save versus the Giants…

  22. Carl Crawford plays in extended spring training game

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carl Crawford took a big step in his recovery from wrist surgery and recent elbow problems, playing in an extended spring training game yesterday for the first time. Crawford batted four times, felt healthy enough to attempt a stolen base, and manager Bobby Valentine told reporters that he “felt great after the game.” However, he’s…

  23. Kerry Wood gets cortisone shot, out until at least Friday

    Apr 17, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Kerry Wood has left the Cubs in Miami and flown back to Chicago to undergo a cortisone injection in his sore right shoulder. For now the Cubs are telling reporters that they expect Wood to avoid the disabled list and be available out of the bullpen as soon as Friday, when they return home to…

  24. Orioles minor leaguer Michael Ohlman suspended 50 games for drug use

    Apr 17, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Orioles minor leaguer Michael Ohlman, a 20-year-old catcher who was the team’s 11th-round draft pick in 2009, has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor league drug policy. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com he tested positive for a “drug of abuse” rather than something performance-enhancing. Ohlman is stuck at low Single-A for a…

  25. MLB overrules official scorer, gives Delmon Young error

    Apr 17, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Delmon Young‘s hilarious defensive misplay last Friday was ruled a “triple” by the official scorer in Chicago despite the fact that he did a 360-degree spin going after a fly ball to left field … and then dropped it. At the time I wondered what exactly the point was of even having “errors” if Young’s…

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