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  1. Hamstring injury likely to sideline Mark Lowe in playoffs

    Sep 23, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Texas’ bullpen will likely be short-handed for the beginning of the playoffs, as middle reliever Mark Lowe has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Lowe suffered the injury during pregame warmups Wednesday and general manager Jon Daniels called it “a freak thing” that “definitely puts his availability in doubt.” Lowe has pitched well…

  2. GM says Reds’ payroll will rise in 2012, but don’t expect big free agent signings

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:22 PM EST

    Walt Jocketty

    General manager Walt Jocketty said earlier this week that the Reds will exercise their $12 million option on Brandon Phillips for next season and today he revealed that the team’s payroll will rise from the current $80 million mark. “Our preliminary projections are that we’ll bump it up a little,” Jocketty told John Fay of…

  3. Manny Ramirez wants MLB to reinstate him, may play in Japan

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:44 PM EST

    Manny Ramirez, Scott Boras

    MLB ruined Manny Ramirez’s plans to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic by pointing out that retiring in April rather than serving a 100-game suspension means he’s banned from participating in all MLB-affiliated leagues. Instead of just playing in a league that has nothing to do with MLB or actually retiring Ramirez told Enrique…

  4. Twins snap 11-game losing streak, Astros clinch No. 1 pick

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:21 PM EST

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    It wasn’t pretty, but the Twins managed to snap their 11-game losing streak with a walk-off win over the Mariners today, as Rene Tosoni went 3-for-4 and delivered the game-winning double after coming into the day with a .164 batting average. With the win Minnesota improves to 60-95, which means Houston has officially clinched the…

  5. Robinson Cano would give MVP vote to himself

    Sep 22, 2011, 3:22 PM EST

    New York Yankees Robinson Cano runs up the first baseline after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Robinson Cano is having another excellent season, hitting .305 with 27 homers, an .891 OPS, and strong defense at second base while playing every game for the Yankees, but his name is rarely brought up in most discussions about MVP candidates. Or at least rarely brought up by anyone but Cano himself. Matt Ehalt of…

  6. Davey Johnson wants Stephen Strasburg for season finale

    Sep 22, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg

    Earlier this week all indications were that Stephen Strasburg‘s final start of 2011 would come Friday against the Braves and the Nationals would not bring him back on normal rest to pitch the season finale on September 28. However, yesterday manager Davey Johnson told Bill Ladson of MLB.com that he’d like to see Strasburg start…

  7. MLB confirms Manny Ramirez banned from playing winter ball

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:50 PM EST

    Manny Ramirez

    Confirming reports from earlier this week, MLB executive vice president of labor relations Rob Manfred told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that Manny Ramirez is indeed banned from participating in an MLB-sanctioned winter ball league. Ramirez had planned to play in the Dominican Republic, but to do so he’d have to get permission from Bud Selig…

  8. Report: Red Sox tried to trade for Chris Capuano this week

    Sep 22, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

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    No one traded at this point in the season is eligible for the playoffs, but that apparently didn’t stop the Red Sox from calling the Mets in search of rotation help. According to John Thomase of the Boston Herald the Red Sox wanted to acquire veteran left-hander Chris Capuano in time to make Sunday’s start…

  9. Must-click link: Scouting report by the fans, for the fans

    Sep 22, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

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    Tom Tango launched his annual “scouting report by the fans for the fans,” which is your shot to play a scout by entering in personal observations about the players you watch on a regular basis to become part of the huge collection of scouting reports compiled entirely by fans. Take a look at the instructions…

  10. Nationals rookie Wilson Ramos is in rarefied air among young catchers

    Sep 22, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    The patented Wilson Ramos home run trot

    Wilson Ramos went 3-for-3 with a homer last night and is now hitting .267 with a .331 on-base percentage and .443 slugging percentage in 109 games for the Nationals. Those certainly aren’t jaw-dropping raw numbers, but Ramos’ production adds up to an adjusted OPS+ of 112 and that’s damn impressive for a 23-year-old rookie catcher.…

  11. Jason Repko is third Twin to suffer concussion in 15 months

    Sep 22, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    Jason Repko, Lou Marson

    Jason Repko was hit in the helmet by a Justin Masterson fastball Sunday and has unfortunately joined Twins teammates Denard Span and Justin Morneau in suffering a concussion. According to trainer Rick McWane “he had a CT scan and an MRI exam on his head and they both came back normal” and Repko hasn’t officially…

  12. Jair Jurrjens still unlikely for playoffs despite “really good” bullpen session

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Jair Jurrjens

    Jair Jurrjens has already been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs because of ongoing knee problems, but the rehabbing right-hander threw a 50-pitch bullpen session yesterday. Jurrjens said afterward that “it went really good,” but Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’s “questionable” at best…

  13. Impending free agent Mark Buehrle unsure about future with White Sox

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Mark Buehrle

    Mark Buehrle made his second-to-last start of the season last night, picking up the victory with six innings of two-run ball against the Indians, but before taking the mound the impending free agent talked about his uncertain future. Buehrle is coming to the end of a four-year, $52 million contract and the 32-year-old southpaw is…

  14. Ron Washington didn’t read “Moneyball” book, but “thought the movie was very good”

    Sep 21, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    Ron Washington press conference

    Ron Washington was the A’s third base coach during the Moneyball days, but told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas that he stopped reading the book after the first chapter. However, the Rangers manager attended the movie’s premiere Monday night in Oakland and had a glowing review: “I thought the movie was very good. It brought…

  15. Denard Span leading off for Twins in return from concussion

    Sep 21, 2011, 5:13 PM EST

    Denard Span

    Denard Span is surprisingly leading off and playing center field for the Twins tonight in his first game action since August 13. Span suffered a concussion in a collision at the plate on June 3 and pushed himself to return two months later despite continuing to experience dizziness and other symptoms. He went 2-for-35 (.057)…

  16. Hunter Pence diagnosed with patella tendon strain, may play this weekend

    Sep 21, 2011, 4:42 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers

    UPDATE: Pence may feel great, but an MRI exam revealed a strained patella tendon and he’s not in the lineup today.  According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com the team is hoping he can play at some point over the weekend. ========== Hunter Pence missed Game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader after limping around with knee soreness…

  17. Royals designate Kila Ka’aihue for assignment

    Sep 21, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

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    For years the Royals were unwilling to give Kila Ka’aihue an extended chance in the majors despite his strong minor-league production and then when they finally stuck him in the lineup he hit .216 in 52 games last season and .195 in 23 games this year. That’s hardly enough playing time to prove Ka’aihue can’t…

  18. Pirates get minor leaguer Eliecer Cardenas from Braves to complete Matt Diaz trade

    Sep 21, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Pirates Braves Trade

    Three weeks ago the Braves re-acquired outfielder Matt Diaz from the Pirates for a player to be named later and today Pittsburgh chose minor-league reliever Eliecer Cardenas to complete the deal. Cardenas was in the Twins’ farm system until this year, when the Braves picked him in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft.…

  19. Ozzie Guillen said some Ozzie Guillen-type things in Esquire

    Sep 21, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

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    Esquire magazine has a regular feature called “What I’ve Learned” in which they ask people for words of wisdom and their latest subject is White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who predictably provided plenty of amusing quotes. For instance, about his wife: What attracted me to my wife is she’s hot. She’s also nice, she’s a…

  20. A’s announce three-year extension with manager Bob Melvin

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:48 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

    Confirming a move that was reported yesterday, the A’s have officially announced a three-year contract extension with Bob Melvin, who took over as interim manager when Bob Geren was fired in early June. Oakland has gone 42-49 (.462) under Melvin, who previously managed the Mariners and Diamondbacks to losing records. Geren had a 334-376 (.470)…

  21. Pirates sending No. 1 pick Gerrit Cole to Arizona Fall League

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Gerrit Cole - UCLA

    No. 1 overall pick Gerrit Cole didn’t sign with Pittsburgh until just before the August 16 deadline and won’t make his official minor-league debut until next season, but the Pirates announced that the right-hander from UCLA will pitch in the Arizona Fall League next month. General manager Neal Huntington told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh…

  22. Mike Quade expects to be back as Cubs manager

    Sep 21, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

    Mike Quade

    Aramis Ramirez is “ready to move on” from the Cubs, but Mike Quade said today that he expects to return as Chicago’s manager in 2012 despite a 68-87 record. Quade got the full-time job after taking over for Lou Piniella last season and going 24-13 down the stretch as interim manager, and he’s at least…

  23. Don Mattingly doesn’t want Jonathan Broxton back in 2012

    Sep 21, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

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    Jonathan Broxton is heading to free agency with his value at an all-time low and will be rehabbing minor elbow surgery for the next couple months. His odds of re-signing with the Dodgers were probably slim already, but Don Mattingly made it very clear yesterday that he doesn’t want Broxton back for 2012, telling Tony…

  24. Reds will exercise $12 million option on Brandon Phillips

    Sep 21, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    Ramon Hernandez, Brandon Phillips

    General manager Walt Jocketty announced that the Reds intend to exercise their $12 million option on Brandon Phillips for next season and indicated that the two sides have had some preliminary talks about a long-term contract extension. Phillips tweeted about having “a lot on my mind” because today might be his final home game with…

  25. Phil Hughes scratched from today’s start with back spasms

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

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    Phil Hughes was scheduled to pitch Game 1 of the Yankees’ doubleheader against the Rays today, but he’s unavailable because of back spasms that have bothered him since last week. Hector Noesi will get the Game 1 start instead, but he’s been used strictly as a reliever this season and is expected to throw just…

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