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  1. Jeff Keppinger aiming for Friday return to Astros

    May 25, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Jeff Keppinger has yet to play this season after undergoing foot surgery in January, but Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the veteran infielder is slated to come off the disabled list Friday. Keppinger has spent the past couple weeks rehabbing in the minors, going 14-for-44 (.318) with one homer and just one strikeout in…

  2. Cubs place Matt Garza on DL with bone bruise in elbow

    May 24, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs

    Matt Garza missed his scheduled Sunday start with a bone bruise in his elbow and today the Cubs placed him on the disabled list. However, because the DL stint is backdated to May 18 the Cubs are hoping that Garza may only have to miss one more start, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago…

  3. Josh Hamilton was disliked by “pretty much everyone” while playing for the Reds

    May 24, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is one of the best beat reporters to follow on Twitter because he frequently answers questions from followers and provides information and context that otherwise might not appear in his articles. Today is no exception, as he responded to a question about Josh Hamilton‘s one-season stay in Cincinnati by…

  4. UPDATE: Rafael Soriano to see Dr. James Andrews after MRI on elbow

    May 24, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

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    UPDATE:¬†According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Rafael Soriano is now scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. 4:52 PM: The decision to sign Rafael Soriano to a three-year, $35 million contract keeps looking worse and worse for the Yankees. First he struggled out of the gates, then he was sidelined by elbow soreness, and…

  5. Hideki Okajima clears waivers, accepts assignment to Triple-A

    May 24, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Hideki Okajima

    Hideki Okajima began the season at Triple-A, got called up to rejoin the Red Sox’s bullpen in mid-April, was designated for assignment last week, and now has accepted an assignment back to Triple-A after passing through waivers unclaimed. And all that has happened after he re-signed with the Red Sox this offseason for $1.75 million.…

  6. That was quick: Reds send Todd Frazier back to Triple-A

    May 24, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Yesterday the Reds called up prospect Todd Frazier from the Triple-A and there was speculation about how much playing time he’d get and who he’d replace in the lineup. So much for all that. Frazier appeared in last night’s game, striking out as a pinch-hitter, and was sent back to Triple-A this afternoon. Mark Sheldon…

  7. Bobby Jenks could be activated from DL this weekend

    May 24, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT

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    Out since May 5 with a strained triceps, Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks threw a problem-free bullpen session yesterday and Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend. After throwing a 25-pitch session Jenks said: Everything felt great today. Biceps is back to where…

  8. Terry Francona on Daisuke Matsuzaka: “He’s not going to have surgery”

    May 24, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka injured

    Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to miss at least a month with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, which is often a precursor to Tommy John elbow surgery, but manager Terry Francona made it very clear that he doesn’t think Matsuzaka will need to go under the knife: He’s not going to have surgery. He’s not going…

  9. Injured fielding a bunt, Tigers starter Phil Coke placed on DL

    May 24, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Phil Coke left yesterday’s start after injuring his foot fielding a Ben Zobrist bunt and today the Tigers left-hander was placed on the disabled list. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Detroit will call up prospect Andy Oliver to take Coke’s turn in the rotation Saturday, but in the meantime they’ve added left-hander Adam Wilk…

  10. Jose Contreras ready to rejoin Phillies as a setup man

    May 24, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 5

    Jose Contreras made his final minor-league rehab appearance this morning at Triple-A, throwing two scoreless innings, and Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that he’ll likely be activated from the disabled list tomorrow. Contreras was filling in for Brad Lidge as the Phillies’ closer when an elbow injury shut him down in mid-April, but…

  11. Brian Fuentes on pace to shatter record for relief losses

    May 24, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Bob Gerer, Brian Fuentes, Daric Barton

    Somewhat obscured by Brian Fuentes ripping his manager after last night’s game is that the whole thing transpired because he was stripped of closing duties and then took his seventh loss of the season while pitching in a non-save situation. Fuentes is now 1-7 with a 5.06 ERA through the A’s first 48 games, which…

  12. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo “disciplined” after incident with umpire

    May 24, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Nationals Rizzo Baseball

    Last week umpire Phil Cuzzi incorrectly called out Jayson Werth on a play at first base in the ninth inning of a 1-0 loss to the Mets, at which point Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo allegedly sought out the crew as they were leaving the field and had a verbal altercation. Cuzzi filed a complaint…

  13. Jim Thome smacks homers 592 and 593 in return from DL

    May 24, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    On a night when the Twins honored the greatest slugger in team history, Harmon Killebrew, Jim Thome returned from the disabled list after missing three weeks with an oblique injury and hit the 592nd and 593rd homers of his career. Throughout his 21 seasons Thome has homered once every 21 at-bats versus left-handed pitchers compared…

  14. Cardinals send Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A to work as a starter

    May 24, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    I wondered yesterday why the Cardinals would demote Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A after he had one bad week following 95 innings of solid relief work, but now we know: He’s going to work as a starter. Tony La Russa told Tom Krasovic of MLB.com that the idea is for Boggs to develop his secondary pitches…

  15. Mitchell Boggs goes from closer to Triple-A in three weeks

    May 23, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

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    When the Cardinals bumped Ryan Franklin from the closer role last month they turned to Mitchell Boggs as his replacement and the 27-year-old right-hander responded by converting his first three save chances. Boggs blew his fourth save chance on April 26 and hasn’t been given another ninth-inning lead since. And today the Cardinals demoted him…

  16. Joe Blanton taking injured elbow to Dr. James Andrews

    May 23, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Scratched from his Thursday start and placed on the disabled list with the same elbow problems that shelved him earlier this season, Joe Blanton will now get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Meeting with Dr. Andrews is never a good thing for a pitcher and beyond that Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer…

  17. Chase Utley batting second in return to Phillies’ lineup

    May 23, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chase Utley is back from the disabled list after missing the first 46 games with a knee injury and he’s hitting second in the Phillies’ lineup tonight against right-hander Bronson Arroyo and the Reds. Utley has hit third for most of his career but does have 168 career starts in the No. 2 spot, including…

  18. Adam Dunn is 0-for-30 against left-handed pitchers this year

    May 23, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Like most left-handed hitters Adam Dunn has been much weaker versus left-handed pitchers throughout his career, but he has still been an asset against southpaws with an .810 OPS that is, for instance, higher than the overall career OPS of guys like Ichiro Suzuki, Ivan Rodriguez, Michael Young, Vernon Wells, Miguel Tejada, Adrian Beltre, and…

  19. Pablo Sandoval “on pace to return in about two weeks”

    May 23, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Bruce Bochy shared some good news about Pablo Sandoval‘s recovery from a fractured hamate bone, telling Adam Berry of MLB.com that the third baseman has begun fielding ground balls and taking light batting practice. According to Bochy he could be ready to come off the disabled list in two weeks, which would be at the…

  20. Reds calling up prospect Todd Frazier from Triple-A

    May 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    todd-frazier-reds

    No official move has been announced yet, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds will call up prospect Todd Frazier in time for tonight’s game. Frazier, who ranked as one of Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects in 2009 and 2010, has hit .294 with 11 homers and a .949 OPS in…

  21. Revenge of the xFIP: James Shields racks up 13 strikeouts in three-hit shutout

    May 23, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

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    He didn’t join Francisco Liriano and Justin Verlander in throwing a no-hitter, but James Shields may have turned in the most impressive start of the season yesterday by striking out 13 and walking just one in a three-hit shutout of the Marlins. Based on “Game Score” it was the best start of the season, rating…

  22. Jose Canseco loves Lady Gaga and “would marry her in a second”

    May 23, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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    In the surest sign yet that he’s gone crazy, Jose Canseco took to Twitter yesterday and wrote that he’d marry Lady Gaga “in a second.” Here’s more late-night tweeting from Canseco: I love lady gaga wish I could meet her .would marry her in a second Lady gaga is the truth get use to it…

  23. Kevin Slowey and the Twins are moving toward a trade

    May 23, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kevin Slowey

    Kevin Slowey and the Twins have been heading in this direction since they demoted him to the bullpen during spring training despite a 4.42 ERA in 82 career starts and now LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a trade may be in the works. According to Neal the Twins are…

  24. Edinson Volquez gives up seven runs, points finger at Reds’ offense

    May 23, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Volquez reacts after giving up a run to the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning in Game 1 of the MLB National League Division Series baseball playoffs in Philadelphia

    Edinson Volquez was knocked around by the Indians yesterday, allowing seven runs while failing to make it out the third inning as his ERA rose to 6.35. He’s struggled all season with 38 walks and nine homers allowed in 51 innings, but what made yesterday’s ugly outing different than his previous ugly outings is that…

  25. Adam LaRoche and his .172 batting average to get second opinion on shoulder injury

    May 23, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Adam LaRoche has been playing through a partially torn shoulder labrum since being diagnosed with the injury in the middle of spring training, but a .172 batting average and .546 OPS through 43 games has motivated the Nationals first baseman to seek a second opinion. Mark Giannotto of the Washington Post reports that LaRoche will…

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