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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Orioles claim Luis Exposito off waivers from Red Sox, designate Josh Bell for assignment

    Apr 17, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Josh Bell, who twice cracked Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects list and was traded from the Dodgers to the Orioles for George Sherrill in mid-2009, has been designated for assignment. Baltimore dropped Bell from the 40-man roster to make room for catcher Luis Exposito, whom they claimed off waivers from Boston. Exposito is a 26-year-old…

  12. Reds put Miguel Cairo on disabled list, call up Todd Frazier

    Apr 17, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati has placed veteran utility man Miguel Cairo on the disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered Saturday, calling up Todd Frazier from Triple-A to take his spot. Frazier was a 2007 first-round pick and was once considered a top prospect, but now he’s 26 years old and has hit just .261 with a .788…

  13. What’s wrong with Gordon Beckham?

    Apr 17, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Gordon Beckham

    Gordon Beckham was the eighth overall pick in the 2008 draft after a standout college career at Georgia, made quick work of the minors before debuting for the White Sox in mid-2009 at age 22, and hit .270 with an .808 OPS as a rookie. He looked like a potential star and at the very…

  14. Watch the Showtime trailer for Ozzie Guillen and the Marlins on “The Franchise”

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Showtime has posted the official trailer for this season of “The Franchise” starring Ozzie Guillen and the Marlins. There’s way too much Jeffrey Loria for my tastes, but the preview is definitely intriguing enough to snag me as a viewer. Among other things, it shows Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes hanging out, playing video games,…

  15. Rookie closer Hector Santiago blows save, gets vote of confidence from Robin Ventura

    Apr 17, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    Robin Ventura did everything he could to avoid naming a closer, keeping the bullpen hierarchy secret right up until rookie Hector Santiago came in for the White Sox’s first save chance of the season. But now that Santiago has hit his first rough patch, serving up two homers last night to blow a 4-2 lead…

  16. No timetable yet for Chase Utley’s return

    Apr 17, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. updated Chase Utley‘s status yesterday, although there really wasn’t a whole lot to update. Amaro told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com that Utley “is moving forward” with his rehab from chronic knee problems and “his strength seems to be improving.” However, there’s still no timetable for Utley’s return and so far…

  17. Buck Showalter on Kevin Gregg: “I think you will see him get better as we go on”

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Kevin Gregg

    Kevin Gregg‘s latest ugly outing, in which he allowed three runs while recording one out, inflated his ERA to 12.27 and caused our own Matthew Pouliot to wonder how much longer the Orioles can possibly stick with the veteran right-hander. Buck Showalter was asked exactly that by Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com and the manager replied:…

  18. Doug Fister “felt good” after first bullpen session

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    On the disabled list with a strained ribcage muscle, Doug Fister threw a 10-pitch bullpen session Monday and reported no problems. Fister threw all fastballs in the short mound session, so it’s merely the first step on the road back, but manager Jim Leyland told Jason Beck of MLB.com that the right-hander “felt good.” Fister…

  19. Glen Perkins diagnosed with forearm inflammation

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Glen Perkins coughed up an eighth-inning lead and took the loss yesterday afternoon against the Rangers and rather than travel with the Twins to New York he stayed in Minnesota to undergo an MRI exam on his sore arm Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that no structural damage was found and Perkins has been diagnosed…

  20. Giants lock up Madison Bumgarner with long-term deal

    Apr 16, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Two weeks after handing Matt Cain a five-year, $121.5 million contract extension the Giants have locked up Madison Bumgarner long term as well, signing the 22-year-old left-hander to a five-year deal with team options for 2018 and 2019. According to his agents the contract is worth $35 million in guaranteed money. In terms of service…

  21. Mariners sign 17-year-old Dominican prospect Hersin Martinez for $1.1 million

    Apr 16, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Mariners have signed 17-year-old Dominican outfielder Hersin Martinez for $1.1 million, which is a move that has apparently been in the works since way back in July. Martinez is 6-foot-5 and Badler says his raw power “stacks up favorably against anyone in Latin America” despite the fact…

  22. Brian Matusz is “angry and frustrated” after latest loss

    Apr 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    There was a lot of optimism surrounding Brian Matusz based on his strong spring training, but unfortunately so far he’s looked more or less like the guy who posted a historically awful 10.68 ERA last season. Matsuz threw 25 innings with a 3.65 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio during spring training, but through two regular…

  23. Erick Aybar wants “at least five years and $50 million” in extension from Angels

    Apr 16, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    erick aybar ap

    General manager Jerry Dipoto has repeatedly indicated that the Angels are close to a long-term contract extension with Erick Aybar, which is something the two sides have been working on since December. What’s not known are the specifics of the deal. Second baseman Howie Kendrick‘s five-year, $33.5 million extension seemed like a reasonable starting point…

  24. Andy Pettitte throws four scoreless innings in minors

    Apr 16, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Andy Pettitte‘s first minor-league tuneup on April 9 went well and yesterday his second outing was even better, as the 39-year-old left-hander tossed four scoreless innings against high Single-A hitters. Pettitte threw 31 of his 47 pitches for strikes, whiffing three, walking zero, and allowing just two hits while inducing seven ground balls. He’s expected…

  25. Josh Collmenter might be pitching for his job next time out

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Josh Collmenter

    Josh Collmenter struggled this spring and has coughed up 11 runs in seven innings through two starts, leading to speculation that he might not be long for the Diamondbacks’ rotation despite a very solid rookie season that saw him throw 154 innings with a 3.38 ERA. Kirk Gibson confirmed to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com that…

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