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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. What’s wrong with Gordon Beckham?

    Apr 17, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. 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,…

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

    Apr 17, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    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…

  10. 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…

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

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    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:…

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

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    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…

  13. Glen Perkins diagnosed with forearm inflammation

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Apr 16, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. 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…

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

    Apr 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Apr 16, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    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…

  18. 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…

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

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    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…

  20. Mitch Moreland misses two games with abscessed tooth

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Mitch Moreland was out of the Rangers’ lineup yesterday for the second straight game because of an abscessed tooth and will use today’s break in the schedule to undergo oral surgery, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Mike Napoli came out from behind the plate to start at first base in Moreland’s absence yesterday, but…

  21. Jose Contreras rejoins Phillies eight months after surgery

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Jose Contreras is back in the Phillies’ bullpen eight months after undergoing elbow surgery that potentially could have ended the 40-year-old’s career last September. It looked like Contreras’ return might be delayed when his first rehab appearance was an ugly one, but he quickly got on track in the minors and also proved that he…

  22. Vin Scully returns to Dodgers broadcast booth after illness

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Vin Scully was back in the Dodgers’ broadcast booth yesterday after missing the home opener and a total of five games with a strong cold. It was good timing for the 84-year-old legend’s return, as he was able to regale listeners with first-hand stories on Jackie Robinson Day. Scully revealed that he first felt sick…

  23. Rick Ankiel coming off disabled list tomorrow, will be Nationals’ starting center fielder

    Apr 13, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Rick Ankiel is ready to return from his quadriceps injury and manager Davey Johnson said today that he’ll come off the disabled list as the Nationals’ starting center fielder. Roger Bernadina has started six of the Nationals’ seven games in center field, with Jayson Werth moving over from right field to take the other start.…

  24. More knee problems knock Chipper Jones out of the lineup

    Apr 13, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Chipper Jones homered in his return from knee surgery Tuesday and then notched two hits Wednesday, but now the Braves third baseman is a late scratch from today’s lineup. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Jones was removed from the lineup “due to swelling/fluid in his left knee.” It’s a shame that…

  25. Jacoby Ellsbury leaves game after injuring right shoulder

    Apr 13, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT

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    Jacoby Ellsbury left today’s game against the Rays in the fourth inning with his right arm dangling at his side after colliding with Reid Brignac while trying to break up a double play. Ellsbury slid into second base, Brignac fell on top of him, and things didn’t look very good as the Red Sox center…

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