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  1. Rafael Soriano is “day-to-day” with elbow inflammation

    May 11, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

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    Rafael Soriano underwent and MRI exam yesterday after complaining of elbow soreness and the news is positive, as Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger reports that he’s “day-to-day” with elbow inflammation. According to Carig he’s expected to test the injury by playing catch tomorrow and presumably could be cleared for game action as soon…

  2. Phillies minor leaguer Kevin Frandsen suspended 50 games for Ritalin

    May 11, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels Kevin Frandsen slides across home plate to score against Seattle Mariners during American League baseball game in Anaheim

    Journeyman infielder Kevin Frandsen, who’s currently playing for the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate, has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor-league drug policy, according to Michael Lore of the Lehigh Valley Express Times. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Frandsen tested positive for Ritalin. Frandsen signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies in late March…

  3. Peter Moylan expects to miss 8-12 weeks after back surgery

    May 11, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Peter Moylan feared the worst with his back injury and the Braves reliever was right, as the team announced today that he’ll undergo surgery next week. Moylan told Mark Bowman of MLB.com that he hopes to return in 8-12 weeks, which in theory could give him enough time to pitch again this season, but that…

  4. Cubs place catcher Geovany Soto on DL with groin injury

    May 11, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Geovany Soto

    Geovany Soto left last night’s game with a strained groin and the Cubs have placed him on the disabled list, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. Soto was off to a slow start before the injury, hitting just .226 with three homers and a .709 OPS through 31 games, but that’s still above-average production for…

  5. Rehabbing in the 209: Dallas Braden set for shoulder surgery

    May 11, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Dallas Braden throwing

    After getting second and third opinions on his injury, including a trip to see Dr. James Andrews, the A’s announced today that Dallas Braden will undergo surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder. There’s no official timetable yet for his return, but a torn shoulder capsule is the same injury that wrecked…

  6. Albert Pujols explains hug with Cubs general manager

    May 11, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Yesterday his pregame hug with Cubs general manager Jim Hendry made headlines, so today Albert Pujols explained the embrace to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Pujols told Strauss that he’s been friends with Hendry for a while now through former Cardinals GM and current Reds GM Walt Jocketty. As an impending free…

  7. Ike Davis flies back to New York to have MRI on calf injury

    May 11, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    After exiting last night’s game in Colorado with a strained calf Mets first baseman Ike Davis has flown back to New York to have the injury examined by team doctors. Davis expressed optimism that he won’t need a stint on the disabled list, but Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that he’ll undergo an MRI exam.…

  8. Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen on Mike Scioscia

    May 11, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Mike Scioscia surpassed 1,000 career victories this week and Ozzie Guillen was asked to describe the differences between him and the Angels manager: He weighs 200 pounds more than me. He’s bald, I’m not. He reads the scouting report, I not. He has his own way. Among active managers Scioscia trails only Joe Girardi and…

  9. Joe Mauer: “I wish I knew when I would be back”

    May 11, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins Workout Sessions

    Joe Mauer took batting practice prior to last night’s game, but told reporters that there’s still no timetable for his return despite “feeling a lot better.” Here’s more from Mauer on his status: Today was kind of my first day getting on the field a little bit, moving around, and it was a good day.…

  10. Dusty Baker says struggling Aroldis Chapman won’t be sent to the minors

    May 11, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Aroldis Chapman failed to record an out last night for the second straight appearance, issuing three walks and hitting a batter before being yanked by manager Dusty Baker. Chapman had tons of success in April despite frequently displaying diminished (for him, at least) velocity, allowing zero earned runs through his first 12 games. However, he’s…

  11. Andrew Bailey reports elbow discomfort after simulated game

    May 11, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Andrew Bailey threw a 25-pitch simulated game yesterday, but afterward the A’s closer reported discomfort in the “elbow area.” Bailey has been out since March 14 with a strained forearm and has made enough progress in his recovery to potentially begin a minor-league rehab assignment within the week, but Joe Stiglich of the San Jose…

  12. Esmil Rogers to have MRI for suspected rotator cuff damage

    May 11, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Esmil Rogers is headed for an MRI exam after cutting short yesterday’s throwing session due to shoulder pain and the Rockies starter told Thomas Harding of MLB.com that “he suspects there is rotator cuff damage.” Rogers is already on the disabled list with a lat strain and struggled before landing on the shelf, posting a…

  13. No timetable for ailing Tony La Russa’s return to Cardinals

    May 11, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Tony La Russa is expected to miss the Cardinals’ entire six-game road trip that began last night after leaving the team to have his shingles treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the manager could miss “significantly more time.” Strauss quotes a source who…

  14. Recovered from hip surgery, David Aardsma now has a sprained elbow ligament

    May 10, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    David Aardsma has struggled mightily at Triple-A while on a rehab assignment for his offseason hip surgery, allowing seven runs in four innings, and now he’s been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. He’s scheduled to get a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum, who is probably second to only Dr.…

  15. Tommy Hunter has setback in recovery from groin injury

    May 10, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Tommy Hunter appeared close to coming off the disabled list, but the Rangers right-hander aggravated his groin injury during a minor-league rehab start yesterday. Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that he’s been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain and will be shut down for 2-3 weeks, at which point Hunter will…

  16. Javier Vazquez takes bereavement leave from Marlins

    May 10, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Javier Vazquez has been placed on the bereavement list and there’s no timetable for his return to the Marlins, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. No further details were given. Vazquez struggled in last night’s start against the Phillies as his ERA ballooned to 6.68 and afterward said: “I’m embarrassed the way I’m throwing.” Vazquez…

  17. Partying like 1999: Get ready for a Royals-Pirates World Series

    May 10, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT

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    David Schoenfield of ESPN.com just tweeted this note and I had to share it: First time both the Pirates and Royals have been over .500 on the same day 30 games into a season since May 16, 1999. How long ago was that? Well, that day the Pirates were playing the Expos and Vladimir Guerrero…

  18. Amid the boos Carl Crawford starting to heat up for Red Sox

    May 10, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford was booed at Fenway Park last night before becoming the game’s hero with a Green Monster double that gave the Red Sox a walk-off win in the 11th inning. Even before the game-winning hit Crawford was quietly getting back on track following a terrible start to the season. Since his batting average dropped…

  19. Max Ramirez signs with Astros after being let go by Rangers, Red Sox, and Cubs

    May 10, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Not so long ago Max Ramirez was headed to the Red Sox for Mike Lowell, but Lowell’s injuries squashed that trade and Ramirez’s stock has been in a free fall ever since. This winter the Red Sox claimed him off waivers from the Rangers only to lose him on waivers to the Cubs a couple…

  20. Chase Utley to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

    May 10, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chase Utley reported no problems after playing extended spring training games Saturday and Monday, so he’ll begin a minor-league rehab assignment at high Single-A tonight, according to Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News. That the Phillies are allowing Utley to play on back-to-back days suggests he’s relatively far along in his recovery from knee…

  21. Javier Vazquez: “I’m embarrassed the way I’m throwing”

    May 10, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Javier Vazquez

    Back in December the Marlins were hoping a physical therapist could help Javier Vazquez rediscover his fastball velocity after they signed the veteran right-hander to a one-year, $7 million deal. Normally moving from the AL and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium to the NL and Florida’s pitcher-friendly ballpark would have made Vazquez a strong bounceback candidate, but…

  22. Rafael Furcal “just not ready” for minor league rehab stint

    May 10, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Giants third baseman Sandoval is unable to tag out Dodgers baserunner Furcal during their MLB National League baseball game in San Francisco

    Rafael Furcal is four weeks into what was supposed to be a 4-6 week recovery from a broken left thumb, but manager Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that he “won’t be sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment until he’s able to swing right-handed without discomfort.” According to Mattingly that means the earliest…

  23. Joe Blanton’s elbow “is still a little cranky” and “definitely not 100 percent”

    May 10, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    Joe Blanton returned from the disabled list last night with a win, allowing three runs in five innings against the Marlins in his first start since April 26, but said afterward that his elbow still isn’t totally healthy. Pitching coach Rich Dubee agreed, telling Todd Zolecki of MLB.com that Blanton’s elbow “is still a little…

  24. J.J. Hardy due back from the disabled list tonight

    May 10, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    J.J. Hardy

    J.J. Hardy has been out since April 10 with a strained oblique muscle, but Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles’ shortstop is expected to come off the disabled list and rejoin the lineup for tonight’s game. Hardy went 2-for-9 with three walks in three games rehabbing at Triple-A and the Orioles…

  25. Adam Lind may be DL bound after MRI exam on injured back

    May 10, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Adam Lind remained out of the Blue Jays’ lineup Monday and underwent an MRI exam on his lower back injury. For now the Blue Jays are awaiting the MRI results, but Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun reports that a stint on the disabled list is likely and manager John Farrell described Lind’s back spasms…

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