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  1. Red Sox activate Bobby Jenks from DL, option Michael Bowden to Triple-A

    May 31, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Red Sox have activated Bobby Jenks from the disabled list following a four-week stay for a strained biceps muscle. Jenks struggled mightily before going on the DL, allowing 10 runs in 8.2 innings while opponents hit .333 with an .869 OPS off him, so he may have gain manager Terry Francona’s trust…

  2. Jake Peavy has 3.24 ERA and 16/1 K/BB ratio since returning from shoulder surgery

    May 31, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy missed the second half of last season following shoulder surgery and spent the first five weeks of this year on the disabled list as part of his recovery, but since rejoining the White Sox’s rotation on May 11 he’s 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in four starts. Even more impressive than the nice-looking…

  3. Chuck James is back in the majors with the Twins

    May 31, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Once upon a time Chuck James was a top prospect in the Braves’ system, posting great numbers in the minors before debuting in September of 2005. He joined Atlanta’s rotation the next season at age 24 and posted a 4.05 ERA with a 207/105 K/BB ratio in 280 innings over two years before blowing out…

  4. Rockies ask Aaron Cook to continue rehab assignment

    May 31, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    Aaron Cook‘s rehab assignment for a broken finger was scheduled to consist of three starts, but instead he’s already pitched four times and Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies “have asked” him to make at least one more start at Triple-A. Barring any further changes Cook is on track to rejoin the Rockies’…

  5. Adam Dunn (0-for-38 against lefties) sits versus Jon Lester

    May 31, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn

    After beginning the season in a 0-for-38 slump against left-handed pitching Adam Dunn got yesterday off versus one of the league’s toughest lefties, Red Sox ace Jon Lester. Ozzie Guillen talked previously about being patient with Dunn, but the manager has since moved him from the No. 3 spot in the batting order and is…

  6. Struggles at Triple-A likely mean Aroldis Chapman isn’t ready to rejoin Reds

    May 31, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Aroldis Chapman was back in the Reds’ clubhouse yesterday and is eligible to come off the disabled list today, but Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that his struggles while rehabbing a shoulder injury at Triple-A make it unlikely he’ll be activated. Chapman, who was placed on the DL in the first place for control problems…

  7. R.A. Dickey cleared to pitch through plantar fascia injury

    May 31, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey left last week’s start after injuring his foot covering first base and was diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia, but he threw a problem-free bullpen session Sunday and has been cleared to take his scheduled turn in the rotation tonight. In addition to throwing over the weekend Dickey also tested the foot…

  8. Jeff Niemann “ready to take the next step” to rehab stint

    May 31, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jeff Niemann threw a 45-pitch simulated game yesterday and announced afterward that he’s “ready to take the next step” and begin a minor-league rehab assignment for the back injury that has kept him out since May 6. Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Niemann will get his wish with rehab stint in which…

  9. Twins place Francisco Liriano on DL with shoulder injury

    May 30, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    UPDATE: As expected, the Twins placed Liriano on the DL after today’s game. ========== Francisco Liriano and the Twins were hopeful that he’d miss just one start with shoulder soreness–and Anthony Swarzak nearly threw a no-hitter in his place Saturday–but Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Liriano “did not feel well when…

  10. Seattle Times columnist says Miguel Olivo “might be the Mariners’ most indispensable player”

    May 30, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    say what

    In one of the oddest columns I’ve read in a while, Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times writes that Ichiro Suzuki needs to hustle more and supports his argument by a) acting as if Miguel Olivo sliding head-first into first base is the greatest thing he’s ever seen, and b) saying that Olivo “might be…

  11. 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…

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

    May 30, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    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…

  13. Rays apologize for Avril Lavigne’s dirty mouth

    May 30, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

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    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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

    May 27, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

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    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

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

    May 27, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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    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…

  23. White Sox drop slumping Adam Dunn to seventh spot

    May 27, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    May 27, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    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…

  25. “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…

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