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  1. Alfredo Aceves has the best winning percentage of all time

    Jul 18, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Alfredes Aceves was the winning pitcher in last night’s 16-inning marathon between the Red Sox and Rays, throwing three scoreless innings before Dustin Pedroia‘s hit finally broke a 0-0 tie. With the victory Aceves improved to 19-2 for his career, which is a .905 winning percentage that ranks as the best mark in MLB history…

  2. Tigers interested in Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

    Jul 18, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    Matthew Pouliot wrote last week that Detroit’s primary focus heading into the trade deadline should be rotation help, so not surprisingly Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Tigers are interested in Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie has a hideous 3-13 record, but his 4.45 ERA and 80/36 K/BB ratio in 123 innings are…

  3. Mike Adams applied for a passport in case he’s traded to AL

    Jul 18, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mike Adams

    San Diego is one-stop shopping for contending teams in need of bullpen help, with closer Heath Bell and setup men Mike Adams and Chad Qualls rumored to be on the trading block. Adams told Dan Hayes of the North County Times that he applied for a passport at the suggestion of his agent in case…

  4. More knee problems send Grady Sizemore back to DL

    Jul 18, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Baltimore Orioles

    Grady Sizemore, who spent part of May on the disabled list with a right knee contusion, re-injured the same knee yesterday and has been placed back on the DL. The good news is that it was Sizemore’s left knee that caused him to miss most of last season and the beginning of this year following…

  5. Jim Thome unleashes monster blast for 596th career homer

    Jul 18, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    delmon young jim thome homer 596

    Jim Thome’s monstrous three-run homer yesterday was the 596th of his Hall of Fame career and the Twins measured it at 490 feet, which would be the longest homer in the brief history of Target Field and the longest homer hit by anyone in the majors this season. Oh, and it also turned a 1-1…

  6. Ubaldo Jimenez wants to finish his career with the Rockies

    Jul 18, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez

    As rumors swirl around the Rockies’ asking price for Ubaldo Jimenez and various teams’ interest level in the 27-year-old right-hander, Jimenez made it clear yesterday that he’s not looking to be traded and wants to remain in Colorado for the rest of his career, telling Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post: As a player, you…

  7. Astros will limit rookie Jordan Lyles to 165-170 total innings

    Jul 18, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    jordan-lyles-astros

    Jordan Lyles was called up to replace an injured Wandy Rodriguez in late May and has struck in the Astros’ rotation, but the 20-year-old’s workload figures to be limited down the stretch. Brad Mills told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that Lyles likely won’t be allowed to throw more than 165-170 total innings this season between…

  8. Carlos Marmol yanked from save chance with two outs

    Jul 15, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Mike Quade threw Carlos Marmol right back into the fire following his disastrous blown save yesterday, but the Cubs’ closer looked extremely shaky again today and was yanked with two outs in the ninth inning against the Marlins. Marmol came on to close out a 2-0 lead, but walked leadoff man Omar Infante on four…

  9. Vladimir Guerrero has small “crack” in right hand, couldn’t get through batting practice

    Jul 15, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero hasn’t played since being plunked on the right hand as part of the Orioles-Red Sox brouhaha Sunday and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that X-rays revealed a small “crack” in the hand. Guerrero was hoping to play through the injury and perhaps even rejoin the Orioles’ lineup tonight, but “couldn’t get…

  10. Chien-Ming Wang looking good in minors, finally close to joining Nationals

    Jul 15, 2011, 3:58 PM EDT

    wang getty wide

    Chien-Ming Wang hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since July of 2009 and has given the Nationals nothing in return for a pair of one-year contracts, but it sounds like he’s finally close to returning to the majors. Wang tossed six shutout innings last night at Double-A, giving him a 1.00 ERA and .203 opponents’…

  11. Report: Phillies are front-runners for Padres relievers Heath Bell or Mike Adams

    Jul 15, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    As further evidence that the Phillies have reached “Yankees of the National League” status and will now be linked to every big-name player being shopped, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that “they have been considered frontrunner to land a San Diego reliever.” Heath Bell is the Padres’ closer and biggest name in the bullpen, but…

  12. Marlins owner non-committal about keeping Jack McKeon

    Jul 15, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Jack McKeon

    Jeffrey Loria spoke to the media today for the first time since June and the Marlins owner was non-committal about retaining Jack McKeon as manager beyond this season, saying: We’ll see where we are at the end of the year. There could be a number of candidates but right now Jack is the manager and…

  13. Foot injury sends Pat Burrell to DL, but Giants don’t call up Brandon Belt

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Pat Burrell

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants will place Pat Burrell on the disabled list because of the bone spur in his right foot that’s been a problem for a while now. Brandon Belt is healthy and crushing the ball at Triple-A, hitting .336 with a 1.026 OPS in 39…

  14. Ryan Dempster and Mike Quade are friends again

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs manager Quade smiles with starting pitcher Dempster in Cincinnati

    Ryan Dempster was not happy about Cubs manager Mike Quade pulling him from Saturday’s start after the fifth inning and the two had an extended screaming match, but it sounds like they’ve patched things up. Here’s what Quade told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune: Everything is fantastic. I was going to tell you about…

  15. Carlos Zambrano slated to come off disabled list Saturday

    Jul 15, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano

    Carlos Zambrano had a problem-free bullpen session yesterday, clearing the path for him to return from the disabled list when eligible tomorrow against the Marlins. Zambrano has been out since July 1 with a lower back injury, but allowed zero earned runs over four innings in a rehab start last Friday at Single-A and will…

  16. Nationals GM cites “dangerous field conditions” and “safety threat” at high Single-A Potomac

    Jul 15, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    ugly lawn

    When the Nationals promoted Bryce Harper from low Single-A to Double-A two weeks ago there was speculation that they decided to have the game’s best prospect skip high Single-A altogether because of the terrible field conditions in Potomoc. Mike Rizzo denied that was the case at the time, but yesterday the general manager issued a…

  17. Fausto Carmona throws simulated game, declares himself “ready to go”

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    carmona hurt ap

    On the disabled list with a quadriceps injury suffered while running the bases two weeks ago, Fausto Carmona threw a three-inning simulated game yesterday and declared himself “ready to go.” He threw 50 pitches and is now on track to return from the disabled list Monday against the Twins, although as Paul Hoynes of the…

  18. Ike Davis gets “last-ditch effort” cortisone injection as ankle surgery looms

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    The latest news on Ike Davis‘ ankle injury isn’t good. He got a cortisone shot yesterday and is slated to undergo an MRI exam over the weekend, with season-ending surgery looming if he doesn’t show significant improvement. Davis has already been out for more than two months with an injury that was initially deemed minor…

  19. Phillies place Placido Polanco on DL, activate Ryan Madson

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Placido Polanco initially planned to play in the All-Star game instead of taking the time to rest his injured back, but he was eventually scratched from the NL’s lineup after meeting with Charlie Manuel and now the Phillies have put him on the disabled list. Because the move is retroactive to Polanco’s last game on…

  20. Chipper Jones following knee surgery: “I’ve felt fine for a few days now”

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones‘ recovery from knee surgery last Saturday has gone well and the Braves third baseman said yesterday that he’s “felt fine for a few days now.” Jones told Chris Cox of MLB.com that he’s optimistic about coming off the disabled list when eligible on July 24, but remains undecided about whether he’ll head out…

  21. 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…

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

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

    jaso_john

    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…

  23. Scott Feldman clears waivers, rejects assignment to minors

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

    scott-feldman-rangers

    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…

  24. 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,…

  25. 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…

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