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  1. Bobby Jenks done for the season, Erik Bedard skipping start

    Sep 5, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Bobby Jenks hasn’t pitched since July 7 because of a back injury and manager Terry Francona told reporters this morning that the big right-hander is unlikely to return this season. This is Jenks’ third disabled list stint of the season and he allowed 12 runs in 16 innings in between the injuries, so the Red…

  2. Grady Sizemore batting leadoff in return from disabled list

    Sep 5, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Baltimore Orioles

    Grady Sizemore is back from the disabled list following a brief minor-league rehab assignment and in the Indians’ lineup today for the first time since July 17, leading off against the Tigers. Sizemore was initially placed on the DL with a right knee contusion and then underwent sports hernia surgery while sidelined, missing a total…

  3. Is career-high workload catching up to Jered Weaver?

    Sep 5, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers

    Jered Weaver has turned in back-to-back ugly starts, allowing 13 runs in 11 innings while his ERA rose from 2.03 to 2.49, but manager Mike Scioscia told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that “his arm feels good” and there are no physical issues to blame. Weaver is on pace for a career-high 238…

  4. Andrew McCutchen likely out several games with hand injury

    Sep 2, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

    mccutchen swinging getty

    Andrew McCutchen exited today’s game against the Cubs after being plunked on the left hand by a Ryan Dempster pitch. The good news is that doctors examined the injury and found no fractures, so he’s been diagnosed with a bone bruise. The bad news is that he’s all but ruled out for tomorrow’s game and…

  5. Al Alburquerque cleared to resume pitching after concussion

    Sep 2, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    Al Alburquerque has been cleared to resume pitching and is expected to begin a brief minor-league rehab assignment nearly a month after the Tigers reliever suffered a concussion when he was struck by a ball during batting practice. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Alburquerque will pitch Saturday at Triple-A and possibly again Monday, which…

  6. Cleared of murder charges, Angel Villalona drops $5 million lawsuit against Giants and rejoins organization

    Sep 2, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Angel Villalona AP

    Last month Angel Villalona sued the Giants for $5 million claiming that they violated the terms of his contract after he was charged with murder in 2009. Villalona spent three months in a Dominican Republic jail after being accused of killing a 25-year-old man in a nightclub, but the charges were eventually dismissed as part…

  7. Kevin Youkilis batting cleanup in return from back injury

    Sep 2, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Adam Kennedy, Kevin Youkilis

    UPDATE: Youkilis is back in the Red Sox’s lineup and batting cleanup tonight. ========== J.D. Drew isn’t ready to return from the disabled list yet, but Kevin Youkilis is expected to come off the shelf and rejoin the Red Sox’s lineup for tonight’s game against the Rangers. Youkilis has been out since August 18 with…

  8. Breaking news: Mike Pelfrey licks his hand a lot

    Sep 2, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes that Mike Pelfrey‘s “propensity for licking his hand is unrivaled in baseball.” So naturally Costa tracked how many times Pelfrey actually licked his hand while on the mound for Tuesday’s start against the Marlins at Citi Field and the final tally was 89. And he only pitched…

  9. Juan Uribe likely to undergo season-ending surgery

    Sep 2, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    uribe batting

    Casey Blake is already scheduled for season- and possibly career-ending surgery on his neck and now Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that another Dodgers infielder, Juan Uribe, may also go under the knife soon. Uribe hasn’t played since mid-July because of a sports hernia and is seeking a second opinion before likely…

  10. Ted Williams completes four-stamp set honoring MLB greats

    Sep 2, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    ted williams stamp

    Last month the United States Postal Service announced that they’d be issuing “Major League Baseball All-Star” stamps honoring “four players who were perennial All-Star selections and left an indelible impression on the game.” Joe DiMaggio was the first honoree announced, followed by Willie Stargell and Larry Doby, and today the final player was revealed as…

  11. Antonio Bastardo is unhittable

    Sep 2, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    Antonio Bastardo is 6-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 65/19 K/BB ratio in 52 innings, but in case that doesn’t effectively convey his dominance for the Phillies this season Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has an eye-opening stat on the 25-year-old southpaw: His .112 opponents’ batting average? It currently is the lowest in baseball history for…

  12. Yankees signee Juan Carlos Paniagua suspended again, $1.1 million contract voided

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Back in 2009 a young pitcher from the Dominican Republic named Juan Collado signed with the Diamondbacks for $17,000 and even played in Arizona’s minor-league system, but it turned out his name was actually Juan Carlos Paniagua. MLB suspended him for one year and the deal with the Diamondbacks was voided, but then once he…

  13. J.D. Drew’s return from shoulder injury delayed by sprained finger

    Sep 2, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    J.D. Drew

    J.D. Drew sprained his finger while on a minor-league rehab assignment for his shoulder injury, so his return from the disabled list has been pushed back for at least a week. Drew has missed six weeks with a left shoulder impingement and fill-in Josh Reddick initially thrived in his place, but now that Reddick has…

  14. Jered Weaver pushes back next start to attend funeral

    Sep 2, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    Jered Weaver was scheduled to start tonight against the Twins, but instead the Cy Young contender will delay his next turn in the rotation to attend his grandfather’s funeral in Oregon. No official replacement has been named yet, but Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times reports that rookie Tyler Chatwood is expected to make…

  15. Hanley Ramirez to see doctor for “left shoulder instability”

    Sep 1, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

    hanley getty hurt wide

    Yesterday’s speculation that Hanley Ramirez might need shoulder surgery remains just that, but Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins shortstop will be examined by a doctor after an MRI exam revealed “left shoulder instability.” Ramirez initially sprained his shoulder on August 2 and his recent rehab attempts have been derailed by the shoulder…

  16. Padres close to new television contract with FOX Sports

    Sep 1, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

    television money

    Padres chief executive officer Jeff Moorad has said repeatedly that the team’s next television deal would lead to a significant increase in revenue and payroll, and it looks like that deal will be with FOX Sports. Jay Posner of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that “the Padres and Fox Sports Regional Networks are very…

  17. Jake Peavy feeling “run down” a year after shoulder surgery

    Sep 1, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy bounced back from a six-run first inning yesterday to throw four scoreless frames, but his ERA ballooned to 5.17 and afterward he talked about feeling “run down” about 13 months removed from shoulder surgery. Peavy, who has a 4.61 ERA in 232 innings since the White Sox acquired him from the Padres in…

  18. Casey Blake to undergo season-ending neck surgery

    Sep 1, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Casey Blake

    Casey Blake, who spoke recently about possibly retiring if his neck injury doesn’t improve, will undergo season-ending surgery next week. Blake had been playing regularly since returning from his third disabled list stint of the season on July 30, hitting .274 with four doubles in 19 games, but called the pinched nerve in his neck…

  19. Mets get pair of minor leaguers from Brewers to complete Francisco Rodriguez trade

    Sep 1, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Today was the deadline for the Mets to choose the two players to be named later coming their way in the Francisco Rodriguez trade and they picked right-hander Adrian Rosario and left-hander Daniel Ray Herrera. Herrera is 26 years old and pitched in the majors for the Reds and Brewers, throwing 94 total innings with…

  20. Picture of the Day: Ryan Braun’s wipeout crime scene

    Sep 1, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    As you’d expect, Ryan Braun‘s teammates are having a lot of fun goofing on his wipeout rounding third base on a would-be inside-the-park homer yesterday. Jordan Schelling of MLB.com snapped a picture of their attempt to reenact the scene of the crime:

  21. Twins top prospect Kyle Gibson needs Tommy John surgery

    Sep 1, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    2011 XM All-Star Futures Game

    Kyle Gibson was supposed to be in Minnesota’s rotation by now, but instead the Twins’ top prospect and 2009 first-round pick won’t see the majors before 2013. Last month Gibson was shut down at Triple-A following a brutal six-week stretch and the Twins diagnosed with him a partially torn elbow ligament. They advised him to…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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