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  1. Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez diagnosed with torn ACL

    May 7, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    For the second time in a week the Brewers have lost an everyday player to a torn ACL. First baseman Mat Gamel will miss the remainder of the season after blowing out his knee on May 2 and now shortstop Alex Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a torn ACL suffered Saturday. Season-ending surgery is likely,…

  2. Philip Humber has allowed 20 runs in 13 innings since his perfect game

    May 7, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    AP Phil Humber

    Whenever a non-ace throws a no-hitter there are always lots of articles wondering if they’ll build off that historic performance and suddenly become a significantly better pitcher. It’s sort of a silly notion to begin with, as if allowing zero hits as opposed to, say, two hits can drastically alter someone’s career. In the case…

  3. Jayson Werth undergoes wrist surgery, expected to miss “at least 12 weeks”

    May 7, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Last night after Jayson Werth broke his wrist attempting a diving catch in right field the Nationals announced that he was expected to miss six weeks. Today he underwent surgery and Bill Ladson of MLB.com talked to a team source who said Werth “will be out for more than six weeks” and guessed that it…

  4. Is there any chance of Mariano Rivera returning this year?

    May 7, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Now that Mariano Rivera has said he plans to rehab his torn ACL and pitch next season the natural question is whether there’s any chance he could return this year. One recent example of a pitcher coming back from a torn ACL in the same season is Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers, who suffered the…

  5. Omar Vizquel is now the oldest shortstop in MLB history

    May 7, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Omar Vizquel

    Yesterday the Blue Jays gave Yunel Escobar his first day off this season and Omar Vizquel got the start at shortstop, making history by becoming the oldest player to ever appear at the position. Bobby Wallace held the previous mark by appearing in 12 games as a 44-year-old shortstop for the Cardinals in 1918, but…

  6. A’s planning for Manny Ramirez’s return in three weeks

    May 7, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Manny Ramirez has kept a remarkably low profile while serving the first half of his 50-game suspension, but he’s now about three weeks away from being eligible to return and about two weeks from likely beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. Ramirez is currently working out at extended spring training and his suspension ends on May…

  7. Doug Fister is rejoining the Tigers’ rotation tonight

    May 7, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Out since April 7 with a strained abdominal muscle, Doug Fister is slated to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Tigers’ rotation tonight. And he’ll be facing his former team, the Mariners. The injury forced Fister to exit his season debut in the fourth inning, but after a month off he felt good…

  8. Clay Buchholz and his 9.09 ERA will stay in the Red Sox’s rotation … for now

    May 7, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Clay Buchholz

    Our own Matthew Pouliot wrote yesterday about Clay Buchholz‘s struggles and wondered how much longer the Red Sox would leave him in the rotation. Buchholz failed to make it out of the fourth inning yesterday as his ERA rose to 9.09, but afterward manager Bobby Valentine told reporters: “I have no plans to change him…

  9. Huston Street to go on disabled list with shoulder strain

    May 5, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

    Huston Street

    5:30 p.m. EDT update: Street confirmed Saturday that he would go on the disabled list with his strained lat muscle. Miles Mikolas has joined the Padres and is expected to take Street’s roster spot. /// Huston Street immediately knew something was wrong when he threw ball four to Logan Morrison in the 10th inning last…

  10. Ryan Braun returns to Brewers lineup, but Carlos Gomez likely headed for DL

    May 5, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun is back in the Brewers’ lineup after leaving Thursday’s game and sitting out last night with a sore Achilles’ tendon, but Carlos Gomez remains sidelined by a hamstring injury. No official move has been made yet, but Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Gomez is almost surely bound for the disabled list tonight…

  11. Chien-Ming Wang close to rejoining Nationals after strong rehab start

    May 5, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    Chien-Ming Wang tossed six innings of two-run ball last night in a minor-league rehab start at Single-A and might be one more solid outing away from rejoining the Nationals. Wang has been out since injuring his calf covering first base on March 15 and has also battled major shoulder problems for the past three seasons,…

  12. Angels demote reliever Kevin Jepsen to Triple-A … again

    May 5, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

    Kevin Jepsen

    Kevin Jepsen spent 2009 and 2010 as a setup man for the Angels, throwing 114 innings with a 4.43 ERA and 109 strikeouts, but last night the 27-year-old right-hander was demoted to Triple-A for the second straight season. This time around Jepsen earned the demotion by coughing up nine runs in seven innings, whereas last…

  13. Marlins worried struggling Josh Johnson isn’t healthy

    May 5, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson AP

    Heath Bell isn’t the only big name pitcher struggling for the Marlins. Josh Johnson missed the final four months of last season with a shoulder injury and has looked nothing like his old self early on this year, leading manager Ozzie Guillen to worry that the Marlins ace is still hurting. Last night Johnson failed…

  14. Matt Garza feeling sick, “iffy” to make Sunday start

    May 5, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    There’s a flu bug going around the Cubs clubhouse and the latest victim is Matt Garza, with manager Dale Sveum saying this morning that the right-hander is “iffy” to make his scheduled Sunday start. Garza was originally supposed to start today before being pushed back in the rotation and Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago…

  15. Ozzie Guillen after another Heath Bell blown save: “We’ve got to do something about it”

    May 5, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Heath Bell blew another save last night, coughing up his fourth lead in seven tries, and afterward manager Ozzie Guillen finally seemed ready to make a change at closer after previously saying he’d stick with Bell through the struggles: We’ll check tomorrow about what’s going to be the situation with the closer. We’ve got to…

  16. Lance Berkman not ready to return from calf injury

    May 5, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Lance Berkman tested his strained left calf yesterday, but Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that “he felt some residual tightness and the plan now is for him not to try to run again until Monday.” Hummel notes that Berkman missed 21 days with a similar injury in 2009, so a similar…

  17. Tom Arnold retweeted HardballTalk, made Guy Fieri joke

    May 4, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    If you’re not already following HardballTalk on Twitter you’re missing out, because even celebrities like Tom Arnold use our Twitter feed to keep up to date on baseball news. For example, when the Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Angels last night Arnold retweeted us and added in a joke about one of the…

  18. GM on possibility of Bryce Harper going back to the minors: “We’re not dumb”

    May 4, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper has started his big-league career 6-for-16 (.375) with four doubles and last night became just the fourth 19-year-old since 1980 to bat third in a major-league game. Just in case that wasn’t enough evidence to suggest he’s not going back to the minors, general manager Mike Rizzo basically confirmed that Harper is in…

  19. Delmon Young met with a rabbi in Detroit and had “a really wonderful conversation”

    May 4, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Delmon Young AP

    While serving his seven-game suspension for, among other things, allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks, Delmon Young met with Detroit-area rabbi Joshua Bennett of Temple Israel. Bennett described the meeting as coming from “a mutual reaching out” initiated in part by the Tigers and Young’s agent, and told Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News that they had…

  20. Albert Pujols is in a 5-for-50 slump

    May 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Not only hasn’t Albert Pujols started producing like his usual self following a rough start to the season, he’s actually getting worse. Pujols went 3-for-5 with three doubles on April 19, which was his first game with multiple extra-base hits and seemingly signaled that he was starting to come around. Instead he’s gone 5-for-50 (.100)…

  21. Twins claim Erik Komatsu off waivers from Cardinals, designate Clete Thomas for assignment

    May 4, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Komatsu gets ready for batting practice during workouts before a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers

    Three weeks ago the Twins claimed Clete Thomas off waivers from the Tigers and gave him the fourth outfielder job, sending Ben Revere back to Triple-A for some additional seasoning. Thomas homered in his second at-bat for Minnesota … and then went 3-for-26 with 16 strikeouts, and today the Twins designated him for assignment while…

  22. Rangers get Ryan Spilborghs from Indians for minors depth

    May 4, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Ryan Spilborghs

    Triple-A center field prospect Leonys Martin is out 6-8 weeks following thumb surgery, so the Rangers have acquired Ryan Spilborghs from the Indians to provide some minor-league outfield depth. Spilborghs spent six seasons with the Rockies as a semi-regular, but was non-tendered in December and then failed to win a spot on the Indians’ bench…

  23. Delmon Young returns from week-long suspension, Tigers drop Brad Eldred

    May 4, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Delmon Young is back from his seven-day suspension and to make room for his return to the roster the Tigers designated Brad Eldred for assignment. Eldred was called up last week after absolutely destroying Triple-A pitching and manager Jim Leyland talked about “running him out there” to see if he could provide some power, but…

  24. Padres’ veteran double play duo Orlando Hudson and Jason Bartlett “could be released”

    May 4, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Orlando Hudson Reuters

    In trading standout reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Angels yesterday the Padres picked up a prospect they hope will be their long-term second baseman in Alexi Amarista. He doesn’t project as a star player and for now Amarista is at Triple-A anyway, but Dan Hayes of the North County Times reports that the clock may…

  25. A’s place Coco Crisp on DL, call up prospect Michael Taylor

    May 4, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    As expected the A’s have placed Coco Crisp on the disabled list with an inner-ear infection, calling up Michael Taylor from Triple-A to replace him on the roster and in the outfield. Taylor was a top prospect when the A’s acquired him from the Blue Jays via the Phillies in mid-2009, ranking No. 29 on…

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