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  1. Phillies on pace for most shutouts since Braves in 1992

    Sep 1, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Last night Cliff Lee threw 8.2 scoreless innings and Ryan Madson came in to get the final out as the Phillies shut out the Reds. It was the 19th time this season the Phillies have held their opponent scoreless, which is the most in baseball this year: Phillies 19 Rangers 16 Dodgers 15 Braves 14…

  2. Koji Uehara will be back with Rangers in 2012 after $4 million option vests

    Sep 1, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Texas acquired Koji Uehara from Baltimore last month as more than just a two-month rental and last night his option for 2012 vested with his 55th appearance of the season. Uehara has struggled since the trade, allowing seven runs in 11 innings for the Rangers after giving up a total of just nine runs in…

  3. Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish to undergo neck surgery

    Sep 1, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    kalish pose

    Ryan Kalish started 44 of the Red Sox’s final 58 games last season and fared decently for a 22-year-old rookie, but instead of trying to stick in the big leagues this year his season has been ruined by injuries. Kalish tore the labrum in his right shoulder while making a diving catch at Triple-A in…

  4. Mark Teixeira calls pace of Yankees-Red Sox games “brutal”

    Sep 1, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    At least one player agrees with the fans and media members annoyed by the length and pace of Yankees-Red Sox games. After playing in another marathon matchup last night–which was made even longer by Josh Beckett‘s involvement–Mark Teixeira told Tyler Kepner of the New York Times that “it’s brutal” and “I can’t stand playing a…

  5. Indians place Shin-Soo Choo on DL with oblique injury

    Sep 1, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v San Francisco Giants

    For the most part it’s no longer necessary for teams to place injured players on the disabled list now that rosters have expanded for 25 to 40, as they’re free to call up extra players anyway. However, the Indians have put Shin-Soo Choo on the shelf with an oblique strain because a DL move allows…

  6. Dodgers decide not to trade 37-year-old impending free agent Jamey Carroll

    Sep 1, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Carroll_Jamey

    Jamey Carroll is a 37-year-old impending free agent who won’t qualify for draft pick compensation and the Dodgers are 65-70, so it seemed like a no-brainer for them to trade him prior to last night’s deadline. And they tried, according to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, but ultimately failed to come to an…

  7. Man down! Ryan Braun wipes out going for inside-the-parker

    Sep 1, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Ryan Braun crushed a ball into left-center field last night and Cardinals center fielder Allen Craig made an unsuccessful diving attempt on it, at which point Braun was off to the races. He turned on the jets after rounding first base and looked headed for a stand-up inside-the-park homer, but then lost his footing rounding…

  8. Adrian Beltre to return from hamstring injury Thursday

    Aug 31, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    beltre runs getty

    Barring another last-minute setback with his hamstring injury Adrian Beltre is scheduled to come off the disabled list tomorrow, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Beltre hasn’t played since mid-July, but was on the verge of returning on August 9 when he aggravated the injury while testing his hamstring running the…

  9. While on the disabled list A.J. Pierzynski may have lost his job to Tyler Flowers

    Aug 31, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins

    A.J. Pierzynski had started 28 of 32 games behind the plate for the White Sox when he fractured his wrist on August 12, but it sounds like he’ll be a part-time player once he returns from the disabled list. Tyler Flowers has impressed while filling in for Pierzynski and manager Ozzie Guillen told Doug Padilla…

  10. Jose Canseco is breaking news about the Red Sox now

    Aug 31, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    jose canseco twitter

    Jose Canseco manages the independent league Yuma Scorpions and one of his players is former big leaguer and speedy center fielder Joey Gathright. So naturally Canseco broke the news via Twitter that Gathright has left the Scorpions to sign a minor-league deal with the Red Sox: I’m not so sure about the Fenway in October…

  11. Rangers get reliever Michael Gonzalez from Orioles, catcher Matt Treanor from Royals

    Aug 31, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Gonzalez_Mike

    Not satisfied with adding Mike Adams and Koji Uehara to the bullpen at the July 31 trade deadline the Rangers have pulled off another deal for a veteran reliever, acquiring Michael Gonzalez from the Orioles for a player to be named later. Gonzalez had a brutal April, but the 33-year-old left-hander recovered to throw 41…

  12. Where does Miguel Tejada rank in the history of shortstops?

    Aug 31, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    miguel tejada a's

    Miguel Tejada may still latch on with another team after being designated for assignment by the Giants today, but the former MVP looks finished as a quality regular and is definitely finished as a decent shortstop option. Rather than focus on the terrible hitter and range-less fielder that Tejada has become in the twilight of…

  13. Mark Buehrle enjoys the “drama” surrounding Ozzie Guillen

    Aug 31, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Tyler Flowers, Ozzie Guillen, Mark Buehrle

    Ozzie Guillen’s relationship with general manager Ken Williams is reportedly worse than ever and he’s already talking about leaving Chicago if a contract extension isn’t offered, but at least one White Sox player is just fine with Guillen’s consistent headline-making ways. During an interview with ESPN-1100 in Chicago today Mark Buehrle explained that Guillen “is…

  14. Free-falling Giants drop Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand

    Aug 31, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    aaron rowand giants

    Yesterday the Giants lost for the 21st time in 31 games, falling six games behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West, and today the front office had a mini-house cleaning by designating veterans Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand for assignment. Tejada was signed to a one-year, $6 million contract to take over as the Giants’…

  15. Knee injury keeps Victor Martinez from catching

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    When the Tigers signed Victor Martinez to a four-year, $50 million contract this offseason the assumption was that he’d split time between designated hitter and catcher, at least in the first couple seasons of the deal. Alex Avila‘s emergence means the Tigers haven’t really needed Martinez at catcher much and now a sprained left knee…

  16. Buck Showalter: “If the Gold Glove doesn’t go Matt Wieters’ way, then somebody ain’t watching”

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    matt wieters si cover

    Matt Wieters hasn’t lived up to the considerable hype offensively yet, hitting just .266 with 35 homers and a .734 OPS through 342 career games, but the former No. 5 overall pick has actually been even better than advertised defensively. Wieters leads baseball by throwing out 40 percent of stolen base attempts, gunning down 26…

  17. Pirates send Matt Diaz back to Braves for PTBNL

    Aug 31, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Diaz running

    Matt Diaz, who played for the Braves from 2006 to 2010 before being non-tendered this offseason, is back in Atlanta for the stretch run. Diaz signed a two-year, $4.25 million deal with Pittsburgh as a free agent, but he hit just .253 with zero homers and a .627 OPS in 100 games and the Pirates…

  18. Dancing in September: MLB call-ups are worth $63,421

    Aug 31, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    september cover

    Starting tomorrow teams will call up minor leaguers in bunches as the big-league roster expands from 25 to 40 players for September. While reaching the big leagues is the main attraction for most of the call-ups, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York points out another benefit: Four weeks in the majors is worth $63,421 in…

  19. Red Sox sign left-handed reliever Trever Miller to minors deal

    Aug 31, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    miller_trever

    Released by the Blue Jays two weeks ago, veteran left-handed reliever Trever Miller has found a new home with the Red Sox on a minor-league contract. Miller began this season in St. Louis and was traded to Toronto as part of the big Colby Ramus deal, but appeared in just six games before being let…

  20. Phillies’ search for bench bat leads to John Bowker

    Aug 31, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    bowker_john

    The desire to add a left-handed bench bat for the playoffs led the Phillies to sign and quickly release Jack Cust and now they’ve acquired John Bowker from the Pirates for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Bowker has been at Triple-A for most of this…

  21. Strasmas in September: Stephen Strasburg set to start for Nationals next Tuesday

    Aug 30, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

    strasburg throws ap

    Stephen Strasburg will make his sixth minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A and assuming everything goes well he’ll come off the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals’ rotation on September 6. That had been the presumed return date for a while now, but manager Davey Johnson made it official by informing reporters today. Strasburg, who…

  22. Bryce Harper and Mike Trout will be on the same Arizona Fall League team

    Aug 30, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    AZ Fall League: Mesa v Scottsdale

    Bryce Harper made his unofficial pro debut in the Arizona Fall League last year and the former No. 1 overall pick will be back in the AFL again this year. Better yet he’ll be on the same Scottsdale team as Angels stud prospect Mike Trout, meaning the top two prospects in baseball will be patrolling…

  23. Indians demote Matt LaPorta to Triple-A

    Aug 30, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    Matt LaPorta, Austin Kearns

    Rosters expand from 25 to 40 tomorrow, but the Indians needed a spot for today’s starting pitcher, Jeanmar Gomez, and created one by optioning Matt LaPorta to Triple-A. LaPorta will no doubt be back in September, but he’ll have to wait at least 10 days to rejoin the team unless someone is placed on the…

  24. Mariners will limit Michael Pineda to three more starts

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Earlier today Matthew Pouliot examined Michael Pineda‘s chances of winning Rookie of the Year, but the Mariners just announced that he’ll have only three more starts in which to build his case. Pitching coach Carl Willis told 950-KJR in Seattle that Pineda is scheduled to start on September 3, September 10, and September 21. For…

  25. Tim Lincecum allowed three homers last night for the first time

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum made his 150th career start last night and lost to the Cubs, serving up three homers for the first time in five seasons. Even after the Cubs took him deep three times Lincecum still has the lowest rate of homers per nine innings among all active pitchers with at least 150 career starts:…

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