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  1. Report: Marlins released Mike Cameron after altercation with flight attendant

    Sep 14, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Mike Cameron

    Yesterday the Marlins released 38-year-old outfielder Mike Cameron and initial reports said only that he was let go for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Now a few more details have surfaced via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, who claims that Cameron was released following an altercation with a flight attendant on the Marlins’ team…

  2. Jose Reyes admits hamstring injury is still bothering him

    Sep 14, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes has hit zero triples and attempted just one stolen base in 16 games since returning from the disabled list late last month and the Mets shortstop admitted to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that his injured hamstring is not at full strength: Earlier in the season it was healthy. It’s not the…

  3. Tommy Hanson feels good after 44-pitch bullpen session

    Sep 14, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    Tommy Hanson threw 44 pitches in a bullpen session this morning and afterward told Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his injured shoulder felt good. Hanson replied “I hope so” and “I think there’s a chance” when asked about potentially starting again before the regular season is over, but the Braves will wait…

  4. Josh Beckett rejoining Red Sox’s rotation Friday versus Rays

    Sep 14, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett was given the choice between returning to the Red Sox’s rotation Thursday or Friday and Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that he’s settled on Friday against the Rays. Beckett missed one turn in the rotation with a sprained ankle suffered on September 5, but reported no problems following a bullpen session Monday. Boston…

  5. Fernando Rodney unhappy with how Mike Scioscia uses him

    Sep 14, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day

    Fernando Rodney began this year as the Angels’ closer, but was quickly stripped of ninth-inning duties and has spent most of the season pitching in low-leverage situations while rookie Jordan Walden racks up saves. Rodney vented his frustration yesterday, telling Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles that he’s unhappy with the quick hook and how…

  6. Chris Carpenter’s loyalty to Cardinals led to extension

    Sep 14, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Yesterday the Cardinals and Chris Carpenter announced a two-year, $21 million contract extension that takes the place of a $15 million team option or $1 million buyout for 2012. Even at age 35 he remains one of the best starters in the league and either through the $15 million option or free agency Carpenter likely…

  7. Francisco Rodriguez on lack of save chances: “I’m not fine”

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Francisco Rodriguez knew he’d be used as a setup man when the Brewers traded for him, but the longtime closer apparently expected to get at least the occasional save chance. Instead the Brewers have yet to give him a ninth-inning save opportunity, sticking with John Axford at all times, and Rodriguez told Scott Miller of…

  8. Astros outfielder Jason Michaels breaks hand on diving catch

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Michaels, Dioner Navarro

    Astros outfielder Jason Michaels is done for the season after breaking his left hand making a diving catch last night. Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle reports that Michaels “is scheduled for surgery today to repair a displaced fracture of the fourth left metacarpal bone.” Michaels has spent a decade in the majors despite logging…

  9. Josh Beckett will start for the Red Sox on Thursday or Friday

    Sep 13, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett missed his last turn in the Red Sox’s rotation with a sprained ankle suffered on September 5, but manager Terry Francona announced this afternoon that he’s slated to start Thursday or Friday. Beckett threw a bullpen session yesterday and reported no problems, but Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that whether he returns Thursday…

  10. Dusty Baker doesn’t expect Scott Rolen to play again this year

    Sep 13, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Scott Rolen has been out since mid-July following shoulder surgery and manager Dusty Baker told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn’t expect the veteran third baseman to play again this season. Rolen was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timetable and as recently as August 29 expressed optimism about being close to…

  11. Kevin Youkilis returns to Red Sox’s lineup

    Sep 13, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis bats against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Kevin Youkilis is back in the Red Sox’s lineup tonight after missing four games with a sports hernia that will eventually require surgery. Jed Lowrie and Mike Aviles played third base in Youkilis’ absence, but he’s back at the hot corner tonight and batting fifth against the Blue Jays. Youkilis previously spent two weeks on…

  12. Cardinals announce two-year, $21 million contract extension with Chris Carpenter

    Sep 13, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported late Sunday night that Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals had agreed to a two-year, $21 million contract extension and now it’s official. General manager John Mozeliak has called a press conference to announce the deal, which takes the place of Carpenter’s $15 million team option or…

  13. Jered Weaver likely to start on short rest this weekend

    Sep 13, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    Jered Weaver struggled working on short rest two weeks ago, giving up seven runs to the Rangers on August 28, but the Angels ace is going to give it another try. Weaver is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against the A’s and manager Mike Scioscia indicated to reporters that his next start will probably be Sunday…

  14. Jair Jurrjens unlikely to pitch for Braves again this season

    Sep 13, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens

    Jair Jurrjens is still trying to come back from a bone bruise in his right knee, but David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that “the odds are long and he knows it.” Jurrjens is able to play catch while wearing a brace on the knee, but hasn’t been cleared to throw off a…

  15. Reds GM Walt Jocketty declines to discuss expiring contract

    Sep 13, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

    Walt Jocketty

    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty’s four-year contract is up after this season, but Mark Sheldon of MLB.com writes that he “bristled” when asked about his future with the team and declined to discuss the topic: I don’t want to talk about my situation. It’s like any other contract. I don’t like talking about it. It’s…

  16. Aaron at the movies: “Moneyball” review

    Sep 13, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    moneyball poster

    Last night I attended an advance screening of the “Moneyball” movie, which is set for a wide release on September 23. I’ve read Michael Lewis’ book twice and consider it some of the best, most important baseball writing of all time, but I was never quite sure how exactly it could be turned into a…

  17. Impending free agent Aramis Ramirez wants multi-year deal

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    aramis-ramirez-cubs-swing

    Aramis Ramirez is all but certain to become a free agent once the Cubs decline his $16 million option for 2012 and the 33-year-old third baseman told Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago that he’ll be seeking a multi-year deal: If I hit the marketplace I should end up with a two- or three-year deal. The…

  18. Chase Utley cleared to return from concussion Thursday

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chase Utley has passed all the necessary tests following his concussion last week and Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the second baseman has been cleared to rejoin the Phillies’ lineup Thursday. That means Utley will have missed seven days with the “mild” concussion, which is pretty fortunate considering the multiple-month absences for other concussed…

  19. Jon Rauch done for season, may need surgery for knee injury

    Sep 12, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

    Rauch displays tattoos on his neck during practice at the team's MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin

    Jon Rauch made his way back from an emergency appendectomy, but now the Blue Jays reliever has been shut down for the season with a knee injury. Rauch was placed on the disabled list with torn cartilage in his right knee and is expected to eventually undergo surgery. Rauch had an up-and-down season in Toronto,…

  20. Logan Morrison leaves Marlins to have knee injury examined

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

    logan morrison ap

    Logan Morrison, who injured his knee while making a sliding catch Friday, has left the Marlins in Atlanta and traveled back to Florida to be examined by team doctors. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Morrison will miss at least the three-game series against the Braves and being shut down for the season is always…

  21. Carlos Quentin returns from DL, but how much will he play?

    Sep 12, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    quentin getty wide

    Carlos Quentin is back from the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a shoulder injury, but he returns to a much more crowded White Sox lineup. Quentin’s injury opened the door for 22-year-old rookie Dayan Viciedo, who’s hit .354 in 14 games since being called up. With the White Sox all but…

  22. Johan Santana’s next rehab start will be Thursday at Single-A

    Sep 12, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

    johan santana face getty

    Johan Santana is still trying to get some more rehab work in before the minor-league season is over, so his next start is scheduled for Thursday at Single-A in the South Atlantic League championship series. Santana tossed three shutout innings in the SAL semi-finals last week and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that he’s slated to…

  23. Rays call up Triple-A MVP Russ Canzler

    Sep 12, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    russ canzler rays

    Tampa Bay calling up stud pitching prospect Matt Moore is getting all the attention–and rightfully so–but the Rays have also promoted Russ Canzler to the majors after the 25-year-old took home International League MVP honors by hitting .314 with 18 homers, 40 doubles, and a .930 OPS in Durham. Canzler signed with the Rays as…

  24. James Shields has the most pickoffs by a right-handed pitcher since 1988

    Sep 12, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    Last week James Shields became the first pitcher since Randy Johnson in 1999 to complete 11 games in a season and yesterday he became the first right-handed pitcher with 12 pickoffs in a season since Charlie Hough in 1988. In MLB history there have only been 14 instances of a right-hander recording double-digit pickoffs in…

  25. Hiroki Kuroda’s past neck problems “have resurfaced”

    Sep 12, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    kuroda throws getty

    Hiroki Kuroda failed to make it out of the fifth inning yesterday and afterward admitted that the neck problems he’s struggled with in previous seasons are once again an issue. Kuroda downplayed the severity, telling Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that “compared to what it’s been in the past it’s very mild.” However,…

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