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  1. Vladimir Guerrero still out of lineup from Sunday plunking

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero is out of the Orioles’ lineup tonight with a wrist injury that dates back to Sunday, when he was hit by a pitch in the game against the Red Sox that featured ejections (and later suspensions) galore. Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Guerrero isn’t even available off the bench and will be…

  2. Rays place catcher John Jaso on DL with oblique injury

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

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    The dreaded oblique strain has claimed another victim, with the Rays placing starting catcher John Jaso on the disabled list. Jose Lobaton has been called up to take his spot on the roster after hitting well at Triple-A, but veteran Kelly Shoppach figures to see most of the playing time behind the plate. Jaso and…

  3. Scott Feldman clears waivers, rejects assignment to minors

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

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    Scott Feldman predictably cleared waivers, as no team wanted anything to do with the $9 million he’s still owed through next season, but the veteran right-hander has rejected an assignment to the minors and forced the Rangers’ hand. At that point their choice was to either release him outright, eating the remainder of his contract…

  4. Trial set for road rage attack on Chris Snyder and family

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    road rage

    Shortly after undergoing back surgery last month Pirates catcher Chris Snyder was in the car with his kids, being driven around by his wife, when they nearly collided with a man riding a scooter. His name was Subhash Modhwadia and he followed them to a gas station, where the 44-year-old proceeded to scream at them,…

  5. Diamondbacks calling up first base prospect Brandon Allen

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Arizona first basemen rank 24th among MLB teams with a .691 OPS this season, so the Diamondbacks have decided to call up 25-year-old prospect Brandon Allen for his third shot in the majors. Allen saw some time with the Diamondbacks in both 2009 and 2010, but hit just .221 with five homers and 60 strikeouts…

  6. J.C. Romero released by Nationals, signs with Yankees

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Last night Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that J.C. Romero wanted to be let out of his minor-league contract with the Nationals to sign a similar deal with the Yankees and sure enough that’s exactly what happened today. Washington released Romero and within minutes New York signed him, and according to Olney he’ll be available…

  7. A’s starter Brett Anderson undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    Brett Anderson was placed on the disabled list with a sore elbow in early June and Dr. James Andrews later advised him to rest for at least six weeks, which at the time indicated he wouldn’t need to go under the knife. Unfortunately the time off must not have done much for Anderson’s elbow, as…

  8. Padres GM on chances of trading Heath Bell: “At this point right now I’m not certain”

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

    Padres pitcher Bell is congratulated by teammate and catcher Torrealba after the Padres defeated the Giants during their MLB baseball  game in San Francisco

    Padres general manager Jed Hoyer did a radio interview with XX-1090 in San Diego yesterday and had an interesting response to a direct question about whether he’s going to trade closer Heath Bell, saying: “At this point right now, I’m not certain.” Hoyer also explained that ownership has not told him to trade Bell and…

  9. David Wright aiming to come off disabled list next Friday

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment tomorrow and general manager Sandy Alderson revealed that the Mets are aiming to activate him from the disabled list next Friday. Previously manager Terry Collins indicated that Wright would need 30-40 at-bats in the minors before returning, but the timetable laid out by Alderson would…

  10. Marlins looking to trade closer Leo Nunez

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Leo Nunez celebrates

    In previewing what awaits the Marlins in the second half Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes that there’s “a good chance” closer Leo Nunez “is dealt before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.” Rodriguez notes that Nunez has one more season of arbitration eligibility, but “it’s doubtful the Marlins will absorb his…

  11. Hanley Ramirez got a new tattoo during the All-Star break too

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    hanley ramirez tattoo

    I posted this morning about the matching “Mom” and “Pops” tattoos Bryce Harper got on his wrists, but he wasn’t the only player to spend the All-Star break getting inked up. Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who failed to make the All-Star team for the first time since 2007, got a similar-looking tattoo on his forearm,…

  12. Lonnie Chisenhall set to rejoin Indians’ lineup tomorrow

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    Blue Jays' Arencibia checks on Indians' Chisenhall after he was hit in the face by a pitch during their MLB American League baseball game in Cleveland

    The All-Star break came at a good time for Lonnie Chisenhall, as the Indians’ rookie third baseman had a chance to recover from a fractured sinus suffered on July 7. Chisenhall took a Carlos Villanueva pitch to the face and missed the final three games of the first half, but told Nick Camino of WTAM-1100…

  13. Rangers place Scott Feldman (and his contract) on waivers

    Jul 13, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

    scott-feldman-rangers

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Rangers have placed injured right-hander Scott Feldman on outright waivers, which means he’s available to any team willing to claim the remainder of his contract. However, in addition to being on the disabled list following knee surgery that has kept him out of action since last season Feldman…

  14. Mark Prior is between injuries again

    Jul 13, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

    Mark Prior

    Mark Prior has been sidelined for the past three months with a groin injury, but is finally healthy enough to return to the mound today in a rookie-ball game. Prior threw two innings against Gulf Coast League hitters from the Braves’ organization, allowing one hit and an unearned run. According to the Associated Press he…

  15. Kris Medlen shut down for six weeks after surgery setback

    Jul 13, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    Medlen_Kris

    Kris Medlen‘s setback from Tommy John elbow surgery was initially deemed minor last month, but now Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Braves right-hander has been shut down for at least another six weeks. General manager Frank Wren told Rogers that Medlen “is suffering from lingering soreness in his elbow and…

  16. Denard Span cleared for rehab assignment after concussion

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Denard Span

    Out for the past six weeks with a concussion, Twins center fielder Denard Span told Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he’s been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. There’s no word yet on where Span will be rehabbing or how long the stint is expected to last, but given the struggles…

  17. Chris Coghlan likely to remain in the minors once healthy

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

    chris-coghlan-marlins

    Last month Chris Coghlan‘s demotion to the minors was overturned after he told the Marlins about a knee injury, causing them to place him on the disabled list instead. He’s set to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A, but following the Marlins’ trade for Mike Cameron last week it sounds like Coghlan is still destined…

  18. Matt Kemp has a personal stylist and she was profiled by LA Weekly

    Jul 13, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Rihanna, Matt Kemp

    Matt Kemp has a personal stylist named Desiree Quintal and she was recently profiled by LA Weekly, leading to some amusing quotes about the Dodgers’ All-Star center fielder: Matt and I had been acquaintances for a couple years. I heard that he was moving and needed help organizing his things. I suggested adding a few…

  19. Mets minority owner David Einhorn eliminated from World Series of Poker main event

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    david einhorn poker

    Five years ago David Einhorn made a deep run in the World Series of Poker main event, turning his $10,000 entry into $660,000 and then donating the entire 18th-place prize to charity. He ponied up another $10,000 for this year’s main event, but the new Mets minority owner was eliminated on Day 2 of the…

  20. Bryce Harper got matching “Mom” and “Pops” wrist tattoos

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    bryce harper tats

    Fresh off his 0-for-4 performance in the Futures Games over the weekend Washington uber prospect Bryce Harper decided to get some ink along with his brother, Bryan Harper, who was drafted by the Nationals last month. They tweeted out pictures of the tattoos and then later deleted them, but Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post…

  21. Miguel Cabrera says All-Star game injury “is nothing big”

    Jul 13, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Gatorade All-Star Workout Day

    Miguel Cabrera left the All-Star game after one at-bat with what was described as mild soreness in his right side and the Tigers first baseman said afterward that the injury “is nothing big.” “I’m going to take care of myself and get ready for Friday,” Cabrera told Jason Beck of MLB.com, referring to the Tigers’…

  22. Bengie Molina doesn’t plan to play in 2011, will likely retire

    Jul 13, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Bengie Molina‘s name gets brought up every time a catcher is injured, as if a 36-year-old who was incredibly slow and out of shape to begin with hasn’t gotten older, slower, and heavier in the nine months since he last played an MLB game. If he hasn’t signed yet he probably isn’t going to sign…

  23. AL pitching plan: Weaver, Beckett, Wilson, Pineda, improvise

    Jul 12, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    AL manager Ron Washington announced his pitching plan for tonight’s All-Star game, or at least his plan for the first four innings. Jered Weaver, who earned the starting nod by going 11-4 with a 1.86 ERA in the first half, is expected to throw just one inning, at which point Washington will call on Josh…

  24. David Wright scheduled to begin rehab assignment Friday

    Jul 12, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that David Wright is expected to begin a rehab assignment Friday at Single-A. There’s no official timetable yet for his return, but manager Terry Collins told Rubin that Wright will likely need at least 30-40 at-bats in the minors before the Mets consider activating him from the disabled…

  25. Luke Scott “progressing” enough to avoid in-season surgery

    Jul 12, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

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    When a partially torn shoulder labrum finally sent Luke Scott to the disabled list last week there was speculation that he might end up opting for season-ending surgery, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that he “seems to be progressing” and “surgery does not seem necessary at this point.” Scott struggled mightily while…

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