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  1. Red Sox make two bullpen changes, including designating Dennys Reyes for assignment

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Dennys Reyes

    After six straight losses the Red Sox have made their first moves of the season, placing Matt Albers on the disabled list and designating Dennys Reyes for assignment while replacing them in the bullpen with Alfredo Aceves and Felix Doubront. Reyes beat out Hideki Okajima for the left-handed specialist gig during spring training, but is…

  2. Jake Peavy to make first of four rehab starts in minors tonight

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    peavy white sox

    Jake Peavy will begin his rehab assignment tonight at Double-A and pitching coach Don Cooper indicated that he’ll be asked to make three additional starts in the minors before potentially rejoining the White Sox’s rotation. That would put Peavy on track to come off the disabled list around May 5, which is the start of…

  3. Johnny Damon leads “players only meeting” as Rays fall to 0-6

    Apr 8, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    players only meeting

    Yesterday the Rays lost their sixth straight game to begin the season and afterward Johnny Damon led “a brief players-only meeting,” according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. Topkin reports that “Damon didn’t talk for long, and he wasn’t the only one, as Felipe Lopez also spoke up, in stressing to the others…

  4. Carlos Silva “has several offers” after being released by Cubs

    Apr 8, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Carlos Silva

    Carlos Silva, who was released by the Cubs at the end of spring training, “has several offers and will probably pick soon,” according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. By cutting Silva the Cubs ate his entire $11.5 million salary for this season, so any new team that signs him could do so for as little…

  5. Blue Jays make room for Octavio Dotel by sending Casey Janssen to Triple-A

    Apr 7, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

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    When it comes to demoting players to Triple-A sometimes having a minor-league option remaining takes precedence over everything else and Casey Janssen learned that the hard way today, as the Blue Jays sent him to Las Vegas to make room on the roster for Octavio Dotel‘s return from the disabled list. Janssen certainly isn’t deserving…

  6. Tsuyoshi Nishioka suffers fractured fibula in collision with Nick Swisher

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Nick Swisher

    UPDATE: Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Nishioka has a fractured fibula and (obviously) is headed for the disabled list. At minimum he’ll be out for a month and possibly much longer. As expected, Hughes is coming up from Triple-A to replace him. ========== Moments after botching a tailor-made double play ball…

  7. Tigers reliever Ryan Perry placed on DL with infected eye

    Apr 7, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    ryan-perry-tigers-spring

    Not to be outdone by Mark Ellis‘ inner-ear infection, Tigers setup man Ryan Perry has been placed on the disabled list with an eye infection. All the reports on the injury that I’ve seen so far are light on any further details, but “infected eye” certainly doesn’t sound very pleasant. Because the DL stint is…

  8. Video: Tony La Russa lashes out at reporters, quits presser

    Apr 7, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

    Craig touched on this in his “And That Happened” this morning, but here’s the video of Tony La Russa getting incredibly annoyed at questions about the Cardinals’ offensive struggles, lecturing reporters about how silly it is to be asking this stuff after one week, and then quitting the press conference: I tend to agree with…

  9. Yunel Escobar diagnosed with mild concussion, but won’t go on new seven-day disabled list

    Apr 7, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays Yunel Escobar slides hard into third with a triple in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics in their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Yunel Escobar, who took a knee to the helmet while sliding into third base yesterday, has been diagnosed with a “mild concussion” following a CAT scan and other tests last night and this morning. That would seemingly make him an ideal candidate to be placed on the new seven-day disabled list for concussions that MLB…

  10. Rich Harden is on the comeback trail again

    Apr 7, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Shut down in mid-March with a strained shoulder, Rich Harden threw a bullpen session this morning and reported no problems. Harden is still a simulated game followed by a minor-league rehab assignment from potentially coming off the disabled list, and given his extensive injury history counting on him to avoid further setbacks is obviously wishful…

  11. Inner-ear infection knocks Mark Ellis out of A’s lineup

    Apr 7, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Mark Ellis is out of the A’s lineup for today’s game and may not travel with the team to Minnesota tonight because of an inner-ear problem, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Ellis experienced dizziness during yesterday’s game and may not be cleared to fly, leaving him in Toronto looking for other…

  12. Charlie Manuel on Brad Lidge’s return timetable: “All-Star break or just before that”

    Apr 7, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    brad-lidge-and-charlie-manuel-phillies

    During a radio interview today Phillies manager Charlie Manuel gave an update on Brad Lidge‘s health status, saying he’s “probably looking at maybe All-Star break or just before that” for the closer to return from a partially torn rotator cuff. That’s considerably longer than the initial timetable given late last month, which had Lidge missing…

  13. Jason Kendall’s return from shoulder surgery pushed back

    Apr 7, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Kansas City Royals

    Jason Kendall‘s initial recovery timetable following September shoulder surgery had him missing the first two months of the season, but then in February the Royals revealed that he was several months ahead of schedule and might not miss any time at all. Several setbacks followed, causing Kendall to begin the season on the disabled list,…

  14. Miguel Cabrera hits 250th career homer before 28th birthday

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    Last night Miguel Cabrera smacked his 250th career homer, which is remarkable considering he won’t be 28 years old for another two weeks.a Cabrera’s birthday is April 18, which means this is officially his “age-28 season.” Here are the all-time leaders in homers through age 28: Alex Rodriguez 381 Ken Griffey Jr. 350 Jimmie Foxx.…

  15. Yunel Escobar undergoes CAT scan and cervical X-ray for possible concussion

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays Yunel Escobar slides hard into third with a triple in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics in their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Yunel Escobar‘s helmet collided with Andy LaRoche‘s knee as the Blue Jays shortstop slid into third base for a fifth-inning triple last night and he later left the game after experiencing what manager John Farrell described as “persistent dizziness.” Escobar underwent concussion tests last night, which according to Farrell includes a CAT scan and cervical…

  16. Rafael Soriano apologized for skipping out on media last night

    Apr 6, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Soriano_Rafael

    Rafael Soriano drew the ire of Yankees beat writers last night after he left the clubhouse without talking to them about his poor outing against the Twins, with several media members taking him to task publicly. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tweeted that Soriano apologized to reporters this afternoon: Soriano apologizes for not speaking to media.…

  17. Jeremy Guthrie released from hospital after being treated for pneumonia

    Apr 6, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    Jeremy Guthrie won’t be making his scheduled start tonight against the Tigers, but the Orioles right-hander has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia. Guthrie actually broke the news himself via Twitter: I’m free! On my way out of hospital & on the road to recovery. Special thanx to the nurses, doctors…

  18. Nevermind: Dallas Braden is starting tonight, as scheduled

    Apr 6, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    Dallas Braden 2

    UPDATE: I’m not sure exactly what happened here, but apparently Braden is just fine and will start as scheduled tonight. This morning Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: I’ve just had it confirmed: Tyson Ross will come up to start tonight in place of Dallas Braden. And now she writes: For the record,…

  19. Rangers close to signing Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin

    Apr 6, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    leonys martin cuba

    According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram the Rangers are close to signing outfielder Leonys Martin, who was declared a free agent last month after defecting from Cuba in 2010. No word yet on how much the Rangers would be shelling out sign the 23-year-old, but last year John Manuel of Baseball…

  20. Giants activate closer Brian Wilson from the disabled list

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Brian Wilson

    As expected, Giants closer Brian Wilson and his beard have been activated from the disabled list after sitting out the first five games with a strained oblique muscle. He returns after being sidelined for the minimum 15 days, with the DL stint backdated to his last spring training appearance on March 23. To make room…

  21. Rockies put Ubaldo Jimenez on disabled list with finger injury

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Ubaldo Jimenez had hoped to avoid the disabled list after a cut in his right thumb cuticle caused problems gripping the ball in his Opening Day start, but today the Rockies put him on the shelf and called up Greg Reynolds to take his spot in the rotation. Reynolds, who lost the fifth starter competition…

  22. Casey Blake is batting second in return from disabled list

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    casey-blake-dodgers-spring

    Casey Blake is off the disabled list and in the Dodgers’ lineup for today’s game after beginning the season on the sidelines with a back injury suffered in the middle of spring training. Blake is starting at third base and batting second, and his return also means the Dodgers have shifted Juan Uribe to second…

  23. Erick Aybar is out of the lineup and headed for an MRI exam

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar leaping

    Erick Aybar is absent from the Angels’ lineup this afternoon for the third straight game and Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the shortstop will undergo an MRI exam on his injured oblique muscle. Aybar originally suffered the injury Saturday while sliding. Maicer Izturis replaced him at shortstop Sunday and Tuesday, but…

  24. Jon Garland “is on track to return as early as April 15″

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jon Garland has been sidelined since early March with a strained oblique muscle, but Owen Perkins of MLB.com reports that he could be cleared to join the Dodgers’ rotation “as early as April 15.” Before that happens he’ll need to avoid setbacks while throwing a bullpen session Friday and then making a minor-league rehab start…

  25. Rays fans are already booing Manny Ramirez

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Ramirez watches a MLB spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles from the dugout in Sarasota

    Tampa Bay is 0-4, Manny Ramirez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts yesterday to make him 1-for-16 on the season, and Rays fans are already booing the 39-year-old designated hitter. Manager Joe Maddon described the situation as “very unfair” while adding that the fans should know “this man really cares” and “the last thing I want…

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