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

    Apr 7, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

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

    Apr 6, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

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    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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. Rangers close to signing Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin

    Apr 6, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Grady Sizemore “shooting for mid-April to late April” return

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    sizemore spring

    Grady Sizemore continued his comeback from microfracture knee surgery by going 0-for-4 while playing in a minor-league exhibition game against Ohio State yesterday. Sizemore, who has been sidelined since last May, is scheduled to take today off before heading to Double-A for the Eastern League season opener Thursday. Sizemore told Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland…

  16. Fernando Rodney loses closer job to rookie Jordan Walden

    Apr 5, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day

    That was quick. Earlier today I wondered if Scott Downs might be an option to replace Fernando Rodney as the Angels’ closer if he came off the disabled list before manager Mike Scioscia was comfortable giving rookie Jordan Walden a shot at the job, but apparently he was already comfortable. Scioscia announced this afternoon that…

  17. Mike Stanton aiming to rejoin Marlins’ lineup Friday

    Apr 5, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Florida Marlins

    Mike Stanton hasn’t played since Opening Day because of a hamstring injury, but Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that there are no plans to place him on the disabled list and Stanton is hoping to be back in the lineup Friday. In the meantime he’ll be available to pinch-hit, although if the…

  18. Jose Bautista leaves Blue Jays for “personal family matter”

    Apr 5, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays’ lineup tonight against the A’s and has left the team due to a “personal family matter,” according to John Lott of the National Post. He’s expected to miss the entire three-game series versus Oakland and for now Juan Rivera is taking his place in right field with…

  19. Scott Downs throws simulated game, may return next week

    Apr 5, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    Downs_Scott

    Out since mid-March with a broken toe, Scott Downs threw a 15-pitch simulated game this afternoon and reported no problems. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times reports that Downs also participated in some fielding drills and could be close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment, with an eye toward joining the Angels’ bullpen at…

  20. Juan Miranda, not Russell Branyan, to “get most of the starts” at first base in Arizona

    Apr 5, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    One of Kevin Towers’ first moves as Diamondbacks general manager was to trade for Juan Miranda, who’d been stuck behind Mark Teixeira in the Yankees’ farm system despite consistently solid production at Triple-A. I liked the pickup at the time, seeing Miranda as a potentially useful platoon first baseman capable of putting up some nice…

  21. Derek Jeter needs his beauty rest, has lots of money

    Apr 5, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

    derek jeter yankees yawning

    As only they can, “Page Six” in the New York Post reports that Derek Jeter has rented a $15,000-per-month apartment in the same Trump World Tower where he already owns a $20 million apartment because “a neighbor’s noisy construction was hampering the star shortstop’s crucial rest.” Rich people buying really expensive luxury items is hardly…

  22. Chase Utley could begin jogging “in the next couple days”

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    chase-utley-phillies-spring

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. provided an update on the status of Chase Utley‘s knee injury, telling Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that the second baseman could be cleared to begin jogging “in the next couple of days.” According to Amaro his return “could happen fast” once Utley is running without problems, but so far he’s…

  23. Justin Morneau is healthy and hitting well after missing nine months with concussion

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    Justin Morneau went just 1-for-10 in the Twins’ opening series against the Blue Jays, but there were plenty of reasons for optimism following his first game action in nine months. Morneau played all three games in his long-delayed comeback from a July concussion, struck out just once, and made three or four loud outs on…

  24. Matt Holliday hoping to avoid disabled list after appendectomy

    Apr 5, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    matt-holliday-cardinals

    Matt Holliday spoke to reporters yesterday for the first time since undergoing an emergency appendectomy last week and Matthew Leach of MLB.com reports that “it was quite clear that he’s not in any shape to be doing anything athletic right now.” Holliday has been shut down from all physical activity for at least five days,…

  25. Ron Washington still doesn’t know how to leverage Neftali Feliz in non-save situations

    Apr 5, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    I saw the “Feliz won’t be saved for saves” headline on ESPNDallas.com and thought maybe Rangers manager Ron Washington had finally figured out how to get value out of closer Neftali Feliz in non-save situations after repeatedly leaving him in the bullpen in key non-save moments throughout the playoffs. Turns out, it’s just more of…

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