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  1. White Sox reliever Jesse Crain on DL with oblique injury

    Apr 27, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT


    Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since April 20 because of an oblique injury and after leaving him on the active roster for a week the White Sox placed the reliever on the disabled list today. Crain missed time during spring training with a right oblique strain, but this injury is to his left side and Bruce…

  2. Bill “Moose” Skowron: 1930-2012

    Apr 27, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    bill skowron

    Bill “Moose” Skowron, a six-time All-Star first baseman who starred for the Yankees from 1954-1962, passed away today at age 81 after a long battle with lung cancer. Skowron hit .292 with 165 homers and an .842 OPS in 1,087 games spread over nine seasons for the Yankees before being traded to the Dodgers for…

  3. Jose Reyes is taking the night off, but Hanley Ramirez will stay at third base

    Apr 27, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez

    Prior to the season Ozzie Guillen said that Hanley Ramirez wouldn’t be asked to shift from third base to shortstop if Jose Reyes was out of the lineup for a short period of time and sure enough the manager is following through with that today. Reyes is taking the night off against the Diamondbacks in…

  4. Andres Torres expected to rejoin Mets on Monday

    Apr 27, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    Andres Torres

    Barring another setback with his calf injury Andres Torres is slated to return from the disabled list and rejoin the Mets lineup Monday. Before that happens his minor-league rehab assignment will move from Single-A to Triple-A, with Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reporting that he’ll play for Buffalo tonight and tomorrow. Torres’ return will…

  5. Shoulder injury sends Astros starter Kyle Weiland to DL

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Washington Nationals

    Kyle Weiland was going to have his next turn in the rotation skipped anyway, but instead the Astros have placed him on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Weiland, who was acquired from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon-for-Jed Lowrie swap in mid-December, went 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA in three starts while…

  6. Padres place Micah Owings on DL with strained forearm

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Micah Owings

    Micah Owings went six days between appearances in an effort to heal his sore forearm, pitched 1.2 innings Wednesday, and has now been placed on the disabled list. His injury is officially being called a strained forearm and the Padres called up Dale Thayer from Triple-A to take Owings’ spot on the roster and in…

  7. Ryan Zimmerman to see specialist for shoulder injury

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    zimmerman getty

    Ryan Zimmerman‘s shoulder injury showed no improvement after a round of batting practice yesterday, so the Nationals third baseman will be examined by a specialist in Los Angeles. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Zimmerman is expected to get a cortisone shot, which typically knocks players out of action for at least 2-3…

  8. In addition to assault Delmon Young is being charged with a hate crime for “anti-Semitic remarks”

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Not only was “a highly intoxicated” Delmon Young arrested and charged with assault last night in New York, the Detroit Free Press reports that he’s also being charged with an “aggravated harassment hate crime” for what detective Joseph Cavitolo called “anti-Semitic remarks” during the assault. Police told the Free Press that it’s unclear if the…

  9. Delmon Young’s arrest comes on the six-year anniversary of his suspension for throwing bat at umpire

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    delmon young minors

    According to the New York Post a “highly intoxicated” Delmon Young was arrested and charged with assault late last night/early this morning while in New York to play the Yankees. After reading Craig Calcaterra’s post about the incident one reader tipped me off to the fact that the arrest comes on the six-year anniversary of…

  10. Stat of the Day: Matt Kemp, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    joey lawrence woah

    Here’s a pretty incredible tidbit, courtesy of MLB’s official “Stat of the Day” feed on Twitter: Matt Kemp joined Mickey Mantle (1956) and Willie Mays (1964) as only CFs in liveball era to hit 10 HRs within their team’s first 19 games. — MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 26, 2012 Matt Kemp is…

  11. Heath Bell implodes again, blowing save and taking loss

    Apr 26, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    For the third time this season Heath Bell blew a save and then took a loss, unraveling against the Mets in an extremely ugly outing. Bell began the ninth inning with a 2-1 lead and walked four the first five batters he faced, with one ground out mixed in. His fourth walk forced in the…

  12. Freddy Sanchez had another setback with shoulder injury

    Apr 26, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    freddy sanchez batting getty

    Freddy Sanchez‘s entire Giants career has been filled with injury setbacks and now there’s a new one. Andrew Baggarly of reports that Sanchez had a setback while rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder in the minors, with manager Bruce Bochy describing it as “a little tightness in the shoulder.” Bochy classified the situation as “a…

  13. Chris Parmelee “doing well” after being hit in the head

    Apr 26, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Minnesota Twins

    Chris Parmelee got drilled in the helmet by a pitch last night and was down for several minutes before being checked out by Twins trainers and eventually leaving the field under his own power. He looked a little dazed as he made it back to the dugout and the Twins’ recent history with concussions to…

  14. Kerry Wood won’t return from DL when eligible Sunday

    Apr 26, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    kerry wood getty

    Kerry Wood is eligible to return from the disabled list Sunday, but that won’t happen because the veteran reliever isn’t recovered from shoulder fatigue. In fact, manager Dale Sveum told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune that the Cubs “are not putting any timetable on his return or anything.” Wood was able to throw off…

  15. Danny Duffy to miss Friday start with elbow tightness

    Apr 26, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Kansas City's Duffy winds up a pitch against Detroit's Jackson during their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start because of what the team is calling “minor elbow tightness.” Duffy described the injury as “not bad at all” and told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that “I want to pitch, but I appreciate the care they’re showing me in this…

  16. Terry Collins admits Mets don’t even know their own signs

    Apr 26, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    this is not a sign

    OK, so is probably bordering on simply trolling Mets fans and they’ve had it tough enough, but manager Terry Collins’ quotes about the team not knowing their own signs is hard to ignore. Sorry. Collins was asked why he doesn’t call for more hit-and-runs and replied: That’s not necessarily true. We’ve missed a few signs. …

  17. Mike Trout is hitting .419 with a 1.132 OPS at Triple-A

    Apr 26, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    One player certainly isn’t going to solve all of the Angels’ problems in the midst of a 6-12 start, particularly with veterans calling out manager Mike Scioscia in the media, but it’s tough to ignore the fact that stud prospect Mike Trout is hitting .419 at Triple-A. As a 20-year-old, no less. Trout is 31-for-74…

  18. White Sox sticking with rookie Hector Santiago as closer

    Apr 26, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    Robin Ventura gave Hector Santiago a public vote of confidence following his first blown save of the season and the manager made it clear last night that he’s sticking with the rookie after a second blown save. “I think stuff happens, but we’re still going with him,” Ventura told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.…

  19. Tsuyoshi Wada seeking second opinion on damaged elbow

    Apr 26, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Japanese pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada tries on an Orioles cap after signing with the Orioles in Baltimore

    Initial tests showed ligament damage in Tsuyoshi Wada‘s sore elbow and the Orioles left-hander will get a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum. Yocum actually performed Wada’s pre-signing physical exam and gave him a clean enough bill of health that the Orioles inked the Japanese veteran to a two-year, $8.15 million contract. However,…

  20. Torii Hunter called out manager Mike Scioscia after loss

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    How frustrated are the Angels after starting the season 6-12? After last night’s 3-2 loss Torii Hunter talked to reporters about how everyone on the roster has “to dig deep” and then seemingly called out manager Mike Scioscia for his lack of in-game strategy. Hunter specifically seemed upset about Scioscia’s failure to call a bunt…

  21. Tim Hudson set to make season debut Sunday

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    After throwing 101 pitches in his fourth and final minor-league rehab start Tim Hudson has been cleared to return from back surgery and the 36-year-old will rejoin the Braves’ rotation Sunday versus the Pirates. Hudson underwent surgery in November and will slide into the rotation spot created by the Braves demoting Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A…

  22. Picture of the Day: Meet your dad, Josh Willingham

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    josh willingham son

    OK, this is pretty cute. Josh Willingham, who’s away from the Twins on paternity leave, welcomes his son into the world: I predict the kid will be terrorizing left-handed pitchers by 2035.

  23. Astros’ 5-foot-5 hitting machine Jose Altuve goes 4-for-5, now batting .377 at age 21

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve

    Houston’s offense is one of the most improved in baseball and sophomore second baseman Jose Altuve is a big reason why. He came into today hitting .344 with a .918 OPS and notched four more hits in a 7-5 victory over the Brewers. Altuve is a really fun player to watch because he’s 5-foot-5 (on…

  24. Jesse Crain unavailable because of oblique injury

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT


    Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since Friday and the White Sox reliever revealed today that he’s been unavailable because of an oblique injury. Crain missed time with an oblique injury during spring training as well, but Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that his current injury is to the other side and Crain hopes to…

  25. Ervin Santana is making homerific history

    Apr 25, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana got knocked around by the Rays last night, coughing up four homers in five innings while falling to 0-4 with a 7.23 ERA on the season. Santana has now allowed at least two home runs in each of his first four starts and a total of 10 long balls in those four outings.…

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