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  1. David Wright could be back in the Mets’ lineup within days

    Apr 11, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    David Wright‘s broken right pinkie finger is apparently a much less significant injury than it sounds, as the Mets third baseman will avoid surgery and might even be back in the lineup by the end of this week. “I think David’s gonna be fine,” manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I…

  2. Terry Francona won’t attend 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, got into an argument with Larry Lucchino

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Terry Francona

    Next week the Red Sox will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park and Terry Francona was invited, but the former manager won’t be in attendance because of how his tenure in Boston ended. Here’s some of what Francona told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe: Somebody went out of their way to make me…

  3. Brandon Phillips on $72.5 million extension: “I cried … this is the best day of my life”

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Brandon Phillips sat out yesterday’s game with a sore hamstring, but still had plenty of reason to celebrate after signing a six-year, $72.5 million million contract extension with the Reds earlier in the day. Here’s some of what an emotional Phillips said at the press conference announcing the deal: I cried about this. This is…

  4. Lance Berkman legs out a triple, sits out with a calf injury

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Lance Berkman was playing through a finger injury yesterday when he tweaked his left calf muscle legging out a rare triple, leaving the game two innings later. He’s also absent from the Cardinals’ lineup this afternoon, sitting out against right-hander Johnny Cueto and the Reds. Berkman described his calf as “tender” following the game and…

  5. Recovering from wrist surgery, Carl Crawford now also has a sore elbow

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carl Crawford‘s ongoing comeback from wrist surgery became a bit more complicated yesterday when the left fielder traveled to Boston to have his sore left elbow examined by doctors. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Crawford had been close to playing in extended spring training games before the elbow problems arrived, but adds…

  6. Michael Morse “out indefinitely” after rehab setback

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: So much for returning Thursday. Kilgore reports that Morse “felt soreness throwing last night” and is now “out indefinitely.” ========== Assuming that nothing goes wrong when he plays nine innings in left field at Single-A tonight and tomorrow Michael Morse is scheduled to return from the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals’ lineup Thursday.…

  7. David Wright scratched from lineup with finger injury, going for X-rays

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright was a late scratch from the Mets’ lineup and will undergo X-rays on a right pinkie finger injury suffered yesterday. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Wright suffered the injury diving back into first base after hitting a single and “is hoping it’s not broken, but he’s unsure.” Ronny Cedeno is…

  8. Sergio Santos to be excused from Blue Jays for birth of child

    Apr 10, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Santos reacts after giving up a run to the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    After tomorrow’s game Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos will be away from the team through at least Saturday to be with his wife for the birth of their child. It’s not bad timing for a break after Santos blew back-to-back saves to begin the season and the Blue Jays can turn to Francisco Cordero as…

  9. Details of Carlos Santana’s long-term contract with Indians

    Apr 10, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians' catcher Carlos Santana waits for his turn at bat during their MLB spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the year-by-year breakdown of Carlos Santana‘s new contract with the Indians: Signing bonus: $1 million 2012: $501,900 2013: $550,000 2014: $3.5 million 2015: $6.0 million 2016: $8.5 million 2017: $12 million option or $1.2 million buyout That adds up to a minimum of $21.25 million for five…

  10. Braves activate Chipper Jones from disabled list

    Apr 10, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones vowed to return in time for the Braves’ home opener after undergoing knee surgery on March 26 and sure enough he’s back in the lineup with three days to spare. Jones ended up missing just four games following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Martin Prado and Juan Francisco…

  11. Brandon Inge begins rehab stint, eyes weekend return

    Apr 10, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Brandon Inge horses around during their MLB spring training workout in Lakeland, Florida

    Brandon Inge‘s groin injury is healed enough that he’s scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Triple-A. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Inge will serve as Toledo’s designated hitter tonight before moving to second base Wednesday and Thursday, at which point he might be cleared to come off the disabled list. Inge…

  12. Michael Kohn shut down after setback with forearm injury

    Apr 10, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Michael Kohn has been shut down after experiencing a setback with his forearm injury and the Angels reliever is scheduled for a visit with Dr. James Andrews tomorrow. Kohn was initially shut down during spring training, but attempted to resume throwing after an MRI exam showed only a strained flexor tendon. Bill Plunkett of the…

  13. Luke Scott gets cortisone shot for “mild” hamstring injury

    Apr 10, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Recovering from shoulder surgery was the big question mark facing Luke Scott this season and has him limited to designated hitter duties for the Rays, but now his hamstring is a problem as well. Scott left Sunday’s game with what he called a “mild” hamstring strain and an MRI exam revealed no major damage, but…

  14. Vin Scully to miss Dodgers home opener with “a bad cold”

    Apr 10, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Vin Scully

    Vin Scully won’t be at Dodger Stadium to broadcast the Dodgers’ home opener this afternoon, as the team announced that he’ll stay at home to rest due to “a bad cold.” Any kind of sickness is obviously worrisome for an 84-year-old, so hopefully the beloved Scully will be back behind the microphone very soon and…

  15. Oft-injured Joey Devine to undergo another Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery

    Apr 10, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Joey Devine‘s once-promising career has once again been derailed by injuries, as the A’s reliever will undergo elbow surgery today performed by Dr. James Andrews. Devine was the Braves’ first-round pick in 2005, was traded to the A’s for Mark Kotsay in 2008, and has a 2.75 ERA with 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings for…

  16. Russell Martin and Robert Andino have postgame shouting match over tipping Mariano Rivera’s pitches

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Moments after Mariano Rivera closed out a 6-2 win over Baltimore last night Yankees catcher Russell Martin was shouting at Orioles second baseman Robert Andino, with both players needing to be held back as their teams left the field. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Martin and the Yankees believed Andino was signaling Rivera’s pitch…

  17. Liam Hendriks released from hospital after food poisoning

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Twins Indians Baseball

    Liam Hendriks was released from a Baltimore hospital yesterday and is recovered enough from his bout with food poisoning that he’s rejoined the Twins in Minnesota. Hendriks, who was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start in place of the injured Scott Baker, told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com that he managed to avoid losing any weight…

  18. Chipper Jones could return from DL as soon as tomorrow

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones had no problems after weekend workouts and tested his surgically repaired knee again today, with Mark Bowman of MLB.com reporting that he “felt good” and “could be activated in time to start tomorrow’s game.” Jones underwent what was considered minor knee surgery on March 26 and said all along that he planned to…

  19. A’s activate Daric Barton from disabled list, designate Brandon Allen for assignment

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Brandon Allen went from Opening Day first baseman to designated for assignment in the span of four games, as the A’s dropped him from the 40-man roster today to make room for Daric Barton‘s return from the disabled list. Now that he’s recovered from September shoulder surgery Barton figures to be Oakland’s primary first baseman…

  20. Tim Hudson to make second rehab start Thursday

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson allowed two runs over three innings in his first minor-league rehab start Saturday at Single-A and he’s scheduled to take the mound for his second rehab outing Thursday. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Hudson is slated to throw around 65 pitches and four innings as he recovers from November…

  21. Astros set record for lowest attendance at Minute Maid Park

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

    Minute Maid Park

    Fan morale being extremely low in Houston coming off a 56-106 season is certainly understandable, but usually even terrible teams can sell a decent number of tickets for the first couple weeks of the season. Unfortunately for the Astros that isn’t the case, as yesterday’s attendance was the lowest in the 12-year history of Minute…

  22. Giancarlo Stanton removed from Marlins lineup with left knee soreness

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton was a last-minute scratch from the Marlins’ lineup this afternoon with what the team is calling left knee pain. It turns out getting dressed up to look like Bruno Mars can be hazardous to your health, apparently. For now the Marlins are saying that Stanton is day-to-day, but it’s worth noting that he…

  23. Flu keeps Clayton Kershaw from Mexican food, but he won’t miss a start

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw left his Opening Day start after just three innings because of the flu and still isn’t feeling 100 percent healthy, but the reigning Cy Young winner expects to make his next start Tuesday versus the Pirates. Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that the Dodgers may have to monitor Kershaw more closely,…

  24. Chad Qualls’ foot injury feels like a “knife was going at the back of my heel”

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Chad Qualls, Chris Garner

    Chad Qualls was unavailable to pitch yesterday because of a foot injury, which the Phillies reliever described as like a “knife was going at the back of my heel.” Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Qualls actually pitched through that pain Saturday, throwing a scoreless inning against the Pirates, but sat out yesterday’s…

  25. Marlins went shopping, got dressed up for Easter Sunday

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com snapped a picture of what Marlins teammates Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, and Randy Choate wore on Easter Sunday after spending the weekend playing in Cincinnati. Apparently they went shopping at a place called House of Adam in Cincinnati and wore those outfits to Philadelphia. Stanton looks kind of like…

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