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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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

    May 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. A’s place starters Brandon McCarthy and Tyson Ross on DL

    May 20, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Oakland lost two-fifths of the starting rotation to the disabled list today, with Tyson Ross going on the shelf with a strained oblique and Brandon McCarthy revealing that he has a stress reaction in his shoulder. Ross was already filling in for an injured Dallas Braden, who’s now out for the season following shoulder surgery,…

  13. Indians place Travis Hafner on DL with strained oblique

    May 20, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    Travis Hafner

    Travis Hafner finally appeared to be over the shoulder problems that wrecked him for multiple years, hitting .345 with five homers and a .958 OPS while playing nearly every day for the Indians, but now a different injury has put his most productive season since 2006 on hold. Hafner was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup with…

  14. RIP, Randy Savage: Before the “Macho Man” Randy Poffo was a minor league baseball player

    May 20, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Some very sad news from the wrestling world, as Randy “Macho Man” Savage died this morning in a car accident at age 58. This isn’t a wrestling blog, so you’ll have to indulge me a bit, but as someone who grew up watching the WWF on Saturday mornings and used to jump off the couch…

  15. Rays designate Dan Johnson for assignment, activate J.P. Howell from DL

    May 20, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers, Game 3

    Tampa Bay did some roster shuffling, designating first baseman Dan Johnson for assignment and optioning reliever Rob Delaney back to Triple-A while calling up outfielder Justin Ruggiano and activating reliever J.P. Howell from the disabled list. Howell’s return is the most interesting development, as he had back-to-back impressive seasons as a reliever before blowing out…

  16. Oliver Perez notches win in Double-A debut for Nationals

    May 20, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Oliver Perez AP

    Signed to a minor-league contract by the Nationals after being released by the Mets during spring training, Oliver Perez made his Double-A debut yesterday and picked up a victory with five innings of one-run ball. Perez, who’s being paid $12 million by the Mets this season, allowed just one run against the Twins’ affiliate and…

  17. Justin Morneau got cortisone injection for shoulder and neck pain last week

    May 20, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    I wrote recently that Justin Morneau has been totally healthy this season, but it turns out that’s not entirely true. He’s been free of any post-concussion symptoms and has been in the lineup just about every day, but LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Morneau got a cortisone shot for…

  18. Mike Gonzalez apologizes for beaning that left Chris Dickerson with concussion

    May 20, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Mike Gonzalez sought out Chris Dickerson prior to yesterday’s game, apologizing to the Yankees outfielder for hitting him in the helmet with a pitch Wednesday night and asking how he was physically after suffering a concussion: I just wanted to make sure that he was OK. Obviously, it wasn’t my intention. I wasn’t trying to…

  19. Padres’ new television deal worth $25-30 million per season

    May 20, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Three weeks ago Padres chief executive officer Jeff Moorad revealed that the team had “several active discussions going on at the moment” for a new television contract and now John Maffei of the North County Times has the details. According to Maffei the Padres are close to signing a new deal with FOX “that will…

  20. No timetable yet for Jonathan Broxton’s return to Dodgers

    May 20, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday the Dodgers placed closer Vicente Padilla on the disabled list, but don’t expect the man he’s filling in for in the ninth inning, Jonathan Broxton, to return any time soon. Trainer Stan Conte told David Ely of MLB.com that there’s still no timetable for Broxton’s comeback from elbow problems, but did say that the…

  21. Adam Lind “at least 10 days away” from rejoining Blue Jays

    May 19, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Adam Lind has been out since May 8 with a back injury and manager John Farrell said this afternoon that he’s “at least 10 days away” from possibly coming off the disabled list. Lind is eligible to be activated Monday, but Farrell’s comments to John Lott of the National Post indicate that he may not…

  22. Glen Perkins emerging as rare bright spot for struggling Twins

    May 19, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    When the Twins let half of last season’s bullpen leave via free agency and chose to replace them with in-house options the hope was that several young relievers would step up to claim long-term roles. That not happening has played a big part in the team’s overall struggles, but the Twins have had one reliever…

  23. Shockingly, a team has a beef with umpire Joe West

    May 19, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Dan Hayes of the North County Times writes that the Padres can be added to the list of teams that umpire Joe West has pissed off: Twenty four hours later, the Padres were still incensed on Wednesday afternoon about umpire Joe West’s blown call in Tuesday’s loss at Arizona. Reliever Mike Adams said many of…

  24. Colby Rasmus back in Cardinals lineup after 4-game absence

    May 19, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Colby Rasmus has rejoined the Cardinals’ lineup for today’s game against the Astros after missing the past four games with an abdominal injury. I’m presuming that Rasmus isn’t fully healthy quite yet, but agreed to play anyway because the Cardinals are without both Lance Berkman and Matt Holliday, who left yesterday’s game with injuries. Had…

  25. Daisuke Matsuzaka likely “out for a minimum of a month”

    May 19, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Yesterday the Red Sox announced that an MRI exam revealed “elbow tightness consistent with a UCL sprain” for Daisuke Matsuzaka and Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that they expect him “to be out for a minimum of a month.” Believe it or not that would actually qualify as good news for Matsuzaka, because UCL…

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