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  1. Ike Davis to get second opinion, MRI exam on ankle injury

    May 30, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Out since May 10 with a bone bruise in his left ankle, Ike Davis told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he’ll seek a second opinion from doctors back in New York and will likely undergo an MRI exam. Initially the Mets were hopeful that Davis could return when eligible to come off the…

  2. Matt Holliday back in Cardinals’ lineup after missing six games

    May 30, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    holliday batting

    After missing the past six games with a strained quadriceps muscle Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals’ lineup for today’s game against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. Holliday also missed seven games in early April after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, but has been fantastic when in the lineup, hitting .347 with six homers, 13…

  3. Rays apologize for Avril Lavigne’s dirty mouth

    May 30, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

    avril-lavigne-rays

    Avril Lavigne fan club president Kevin Kaduk passes along word that the Rays had to apologize to fans who attended her concert at Tropicana Field following Saturday’s game against the Indians because Lavigne used language “not consistent with the family-friendly atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for.” Now, personally I’d rather hear swear words than…

  4. Scott Kazmir has a 36.00 ERA at Triple-A after second straight terrible rehab start

    May 30, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir‘s first rehab start at Triple-A last week was a mess, as he allowed six runs and failed to make it out of the second inning, but his second outing last night remarkably was even worse. He made it through the first two innings unscathed, but then coughed up 10 runs in the third…

  5. R.A. Dickey diagnosed with partially torn plantar fascia

    May 27, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey has been diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia after injuring himself while covering first base in yesterday’s start. Dickey is officially listed as day-to-day for now and hasn’t been placed on the disabled list, but Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York reports that he’ll have to avoid any problems during a bullpen…

  6. Reds place Homer Bailey on DL with sprained shoulder

    May 27, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey pitches

    UPDATE: Sure enough, the Reds put him on the DL. Mike Leake is taking his place. ========== Homer Bailey complained of muscle spasms in his shoulder after leaving yesterday’s start and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that he’s been diagnosed with a sprained shoulder. Reds trainer Paul Lessard told Fay that no surgery…

  7. Tigers trade Scott Sizemore to A’s for David Purcey

    May 27, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Tigers Indians Baseball

    As a 25-year-old rookie last season Scott Sizemore was the Tigers’ Opening Day second baseman, but poor hitting and injuries have since removed him from the team’s plans and today they traded him to the A’s for left-hander David Purcey. Purcey has a similar story, as the former first-round pick was dumped by the Blue…

  8. Angel Pagan rejoins Mets despite rained out Triple-A tuneup

    May 27, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan swinging

    Angel Pagan was supposed to get a few at-bats in the minors before returning from an oblique injury, but rain washed away the Triple-A game he was supposed to play in last night and the Mets have decided to activate him from the disabled list anyway. Pagan, who hasn’t played since April 21, is starting…

  9. Padres place Orlando Hudson on DL with strained groin

    May 27, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    For the second time this season the Padres have placed Orlando Hudson on the disabled list, with a strained groin sending him to the shelf this time. Hamstring problems led to Hudson’s first DL stint earlier this month and he lasted just seven games before being shut down again. Hudson has also struggled when healthy…

  10. Indians activate Grady Sizemore from the disabled list

    May 27, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    sizemore runs

    As expected, the Indians have activated Grady Sizemore from the disabled list after the center fielder missed two weeks with a right knee contusion. Not to be confused with Sizemore’s left knee, which is the surgically repaired one that cost him most of last season. Sizemore was playing very well prior to the two-week DL…

  11. Carlos Zambrano on neck injury: “I sleep with my head turned that way when I’m watching TV”

    May 27, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    carlos-zambrano-cubs

    Carlos Zambrano tossed six innings of two-run ball against the Mets yesterday, improving to 5-2 with a 4.59 ERA, but pitched through neck pain and afterward went to the hospital for X-rays. According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago doctors found “that the discomfort was coming from a knot in his neck and is mostly…

  12. Rangers “have inquired about” Nationals reliever Todd Coffey

    May 27, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    todd-coffey-nationals

    According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com the Rangers “have inquired about” Nationals right-hander Todd Coffey as they search for bullpen help with Darren O’Day possibly out for the season and Alexi Ogando all but locked into the rotation. Coffey was a nice low-cost pickup for the Nationals, signing a one-year, $1.35 million deal after the…

  13. White Sox drop slumping Adam Dunn to seventh spot

    May 27, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    ozzie-guillen-and-adam-dunn-white-sox-spring

    Over the weekend Ozzie Guillen explained that he was going to stick with Adam Dunn as the White Sox’s third-place hitter because “this guy is very important in our lineup” and “the only way he’s going to hit is to play him.” At that point Dunn had batted third in 20 straight games, but the…

  14. Gamer earns $1 million by throwing a perfect game against the Astros with Roy Halladay

    May 27, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    brian kingrey

    2K Sports offered $1 million to the first person to throw a perfect game on their baseball video game MLB 2K11 and a music teacher from Louisina named Brian Kingrey has claimed the prize. Kingrey smartly chose Phillies ace and cover boy Roy Halladay as his pitcher and picked the Astros as his weak-hitting opponent, setting…

  15. “Heck yeah” Bengie Molina would step in for Buster Posey … if the Giants will have him back

    May 27, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Bengie Molina

    Matthew examined the Giants’ various options to replace Buster Posey behind the plate, noting that bringing back Bengie Molina was an iffy proposition because the hefty 36-year-old “didn’t seem to have a whole left last year” and was “awfully immobile behind the plate.” Molina, as you might expect, is very much open to the idea…

  16. Jose Lopez and $3.6 million salary designated for assignment by Rockies

    May 27, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    jose-lopez-rockies

    Back in December the Mariners were expected to non-tender Jose Lopez rather than risk giving him a raise on last year’s $3 million salary via arbitration following a season in which he hit just .239 with a ghastly .279 on-base percentage and .609 OPS. Instead the Rockies stepped in at the last minute and traded…

  17. Prosecutor drops DUI charge against Derek Lowe

    May 26, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT

    derek lowe mugshot

    A court case involving a Braves player is Craig’s territory and then some, but since he’s off coaching soccer games or some other such nonsense I’ll give it a try … According to the Associated Press the DUI and reckless driving charges against Derek Lowe have been dropped by the prosecuting attorney in Atlanta “for…

  18. More shoulder problems for Reds starter Homer Bailey

    May 26, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey, Ryan Hanigan

    Homer Bailey exited this afternoon’s start against the Phillies with a shoulder injury and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that he’ll travel back to Cincinnati to be examined by the Reds’ team doctor. Bailey complained of muscle spasms in his shoulder, which is very worrisome after he spent the first five weeks of…

  19. R.A. Dickey left this afternoon’s start with a foot injury

    May 26, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey left today’s start in the third inning after injuring his right heel covering first base. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that Dickey “fell onto the grass and ultimately needed help leaving the field.” He’s scheduled to be examined back in New York tomorrow, but for now the Mets are…

  20. Angels place Howie Kendrick on DL, sign Russell Branyan

    May 26, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Howie Kendrick tested his injured hamstring by running and fielding grounders earlier this week, but he hasn’t played since May 19 and today the Angels finally placed him on the disabled list. To fill Kendrick’s roster spot the Angels have signed free agent Russell Branyan, who was released by the Diamondbacks last week after being…

  21. Rangers fire play-by-play announcer John Rhadigan after two months on the job

    May 26, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    john rhadigan rangers

    Josh Lewin was so good and so popular as the Rangers’ play-by-play announcer that replacing him was a very tall task, but John Rhadigan probably thought he had at least a little job security. Less than two months after stepping into Lewin’s big shoes Rhadigan has been fired, according to Richie Witt of the Dallas…

  22. A’s owner Lew Wolff on manager Bob Geren: “I love the guy, I love everything about him”

    May 26, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Bob Geren

    Bob Geren has had a tough week, as demoted closer Brian Fuentes ripped the A’s manager for a lack of communication and then former Oakland closer Huston Street chimed in all the way from Colorado to basically agree with everything Fuentes said. Geren’s job is probably pretty safe considering he’s best buddies with general manager…

  23. Phillies activate Jose Contreras from disabled list

    May 26, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 5

    As expected, the Phillies activated Jose Contreras from the disabled list prior to today’s game. Also expected, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports that Contreras “will work in a setup role while Ryan Madson continues to be used as closer.” Madson had his first rough outing of the season earlier this week, but he’s 9-for-9…

  24. Royals sticking with struggling closer Joakim Soria

    May 26, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT

    Kansas City's Soria and Pena celebrate after the Royals' win over Tampa Bay during their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    I wrote yesterday about how Joakim Soria hasn’t pitched like his usual dominant self this season with a 5.18 ERA, similarly ugly strikeout and walk numbers, and decreased velocity. While his performance so far should definitely have the Royals worried, it’s no surprise that manager Ned Yost made it very clear Soria is in no…

  25. Mets’ new owner David Einhorn won $660,000 in World Series of Poker and donated it to charity

    May 26, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    david einhorn poker

    Most people probably responded to this morning’s news of the Mets adding a minority owner by thinking of, say, the financial ramifications and impact on the team, but my first thoughts were “the name David Einhorn sounds familiar” and then “I think I’ve seen this guy on television playing poker.” Sure enough, before investing $200…

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