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  1. That was quick: Blue Jays recall Casey Janssen from Triple-A

    Apr 12, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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    When the Blue Jays sent Casey Janssen to Triple-A last week I wrote that it was an undeserved demotion for a veteran reliever with a strong track record in the majors. I expected a quick return to Toronto for Janssen, but not this quick: Today the Blue Jays recalled him from Triple-A, as placing Rajai…

  2. Adam Dunn rejoins White Sox’s lineup after appendectomy

    Apr 12, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Adam Dunn underwent an appendectomy last Wednesday and six days later he’s back in the White Sox’s lineup, starting at designated hitter and batting third tonight against the Trevor Cahill and the A’s. Chicago went 4-2 in his absence with Mark Teahen (three times), Carlos Quentin (twice), and Juan Pierre (once) filling in at DH.…

  3. Franklin Gutierrez has resumed working out with the Mariners

    Apr 12, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

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    On the disabled list while doctors try to determine the cause of his now year-long stomach problems, Franklin Gutierrez told reporters yesterday that he’s recently begun feeling better and putting back some of the 15 pounds he lost. Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that Gutierrez “will work out with the Mariners the next…

  4. Cubs sign veteran starter Doug Davis to minor league deal

    Apr 12, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    Doug Davis

    Injuries struck the Cubs’ rotation as soon as they decided to cut bait on Carlos Silva, but today they added a little pitching depth by signing veteran left-hander Doug Davis to a minor-league contract. Davis worked out for a bunch of teams a few weeks ago after being limited to just eight starts last season…

  5. Josh Hamilton leaves game with strained right shoulder

    Apr 12, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Rangers Hamilton slides on the grass after diving and catching a ball hit by Giants' Schierholtz during Game 4 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington

    Josh Hamilton, who started today’s game as the Rangers’ designated hitter and smacked an RBI triple in his first at-bat, exited after injuring his shoulder sliding into home plate in the first inning. There’s no word yet on the severity of the injury, but according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com the Rangers are calling it…

  6. Nationals call up third catcher Jesus Flores to replace Ryan Zimmerman on roster

    Apr 12, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Jesus Flores

    Ryan Zimmerman is headed for the disabled list with an abdominal strain and Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports that the Nationals will replace him on the roster with Jesus Flores, which would give them three catchers along with Ivan Rodriguez and Wilson Ramos. All three guys hit right-handed, so there isn’t really a natural…

  7. Bob Davidson’s awful umpiring is finally getting the attention it deserves

    Apr 12, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

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    I’m glad to see that prominent media members are starting to focus on the fact that Bob Davidson is one of the worst and definitely the most confrontational umpire in baseball. Last year Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch ripped into Davidson with a well-done column describing the umpire’s lengthy history of wrong…

  8. Jake Fox is 0-for-7 after leading spring training in homers

    Apr 12, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Jake Fox led spring training in homers and his monster exhibition production made lots of headlines last month, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter instead smartly focused on his defensive deficiencies and extensive track record containing thousands of plate appearances. All of which is why Fox has played in just two of the Orioles’ first nine…

  9. Takashi Saito placed on disabled list with hamstring injury

    Apr 12, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Takashi Saito strained his hamstring while pitching in the Brewers’ home opener on April 4 and the team initially hoped he’d be able to return in a few days, but now he’s been put on the disabled list and replaced on the roster by Triple-A call-up Brandon Kintzler. Saito, who missed the end of last…

  10. Frank Francisco’s rehab assignment isn’t going very well

    Apr 12, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Most of the time with minor-league rehab assignments the reports on injured players making their way back from the disabled list are overwhelmingly positive, but it doesn’t sound like Blue Jays reliever Frank Francisco is doing very well in his comeback from a strained pectoral muscle. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Francisco has allowed…

  11. Jair Jurrjens “ready to go” after rehab start at Triple-A

    Apr 12, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens pitch

    Jair Jurrjens pronounced himself “ready to go” after throwing six innings of two-run ball last night in a rehab start at Triple-A and is now scheduled to return from a strained oblique muscle Saturday against the Mets. Jurrjens threw 81 pitches in his rehab outing, allowing four hits and striking out three, and afterward told…

  12. Jim Tracy “extremely encouraged” by Ubaldo Jimenez’s bullpen session

    Apr 12, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ubaldo Jiminez windup

    On the disabled list with a cut in his right thumb cuticle, Ubaldo Jimenez threw a bullpen session yesterday and afterward manager Jim Tracy said he was “extremely encouraged” by what he saw. Jimenez is scheduled to come off the DL and rejoin the rotation Monday, but Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that first he’ll…

  13. Trevor Cahill agrees to long-term contract extension with A’s

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Milwaukee Brewers

    Trevor Cahill and the A’s were said to be on the verge of a long-term contract extension last week and today the two sides made everything official, announcing a deal that’s essentially identical to the extension Clay Buchholz just signed with the Red Sox. Cahill, like Buchholz, would have been arbitration eligible for the first…

  14. Magglio Ordonez out indefinitely with Achilles’ tendon injury

    Apr 11, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Magglio basepaths

    Magglio Ordonez returned to the Tigers’ lineup and started in right field today and sitting out Sunday’s game … and lasted just seven innings before leaving with what the team is calling an Achilles’ tendon injury. Presumably today’s Achilles’ tendon problem is related to the broken ankle that caused him to miss the final 65…

  15. Why did Manny Ramirez retire instead of serve suspension?

    Apr 11, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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    We covered Manny Ramirez‘s retirement from all angles here Friday, but I had one lingering question about the whole situation: Why did Ramirez retire rather than simply serve his impending 100-game suspension? After all, if he served the suspension Ramirez could have conceivably returned to the Rays’ lineup in August and September. And even if…

  16. Alexi Ogando throws seven shutout innings, exits with blister

    Apr 11, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando‘s transition from reliever to starter has gone brilliantly, as he shut out the Tigers for seven innings this afternoon to give him 13 scoreless innings in two starts. Unfortunately, he also left this afternoon’s start “because of fluid under a callous on his index finger,” according to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. Ogando pitched…

  17. Ryan Zimmerman headed to disabled list with abdominal strain

    Apr 11, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Ryan Zimmerman suffered an abdominal strain while sliding into second base Saturday and finished the game, but he sat out yesterday’s win over the Mets and now Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that he’ll be placed on the disabled list tomorrow following the Nationals’ off day. Zimmerman missed part of spring training with a groin…

  18. Details of Clay Buchholz’s contract extension with Red Sox

    Apr 11, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe has the year-by-year breakdown of Clay Buchholz‘s new contract extension with the Red Sox: Signing bonus: $1 million 2012 – $3.5 million 2013 – $5.5 million 2014 – $7.7 million 2015 – $12 million 2016 – $13 million team option or $245,000 buyout 2017 – $13.5 million team option…

  19. Duaner Sanchez signs with independent Long Island Ducks

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    duaner sanchez mets

    Duaner Sanchez, who was a solid setup man for the Mets and Dodgers from 2004 to 2008, has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. Sanchez’s career was knocked of course when a 2006 car accident left him with a separated shoulder that caused the right-hander to miss the entire 2007…

  20. Angels setup man Kevin Jepsen says demotion to Triple-A is “difficult to swallow”

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

    Kevin Jepsen

    Kevin Jepsen has been one of the Angels’ primary setup men since 2009 and posted a 3.97 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 59 innings last season, so he was understandably caught off guard when they demoted him to Triple-A yesterday: You think? Yeah, it caught me by surprise. This is always difficult to swallow. Mike…

  21. J.J. Hardy out 2-3 weeks with strained oblique muscle

    Apr 11, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    J.J. Hardy

    J.J. Hardy is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after an MRI exam revealed a strained oblique muscle, which qualifies as good news considering the initial reports that he could miss six weeks. However, because oblique strains tend to linger 2-3 weeks is hardly a guaranteed return timetable. Hardy played well for Minnesota last season, hitting…

  22. Mark Prior works back-to-back games as reliever at Single-A

    Apr 11, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Mark Prior

    Sent all the way down to Single-A at age 30 to continue his comeback as a reliever, Mark Prior pitched in back-to-back games over the weekend and threw a pair of scoreless innings. Prior told the Associated Press afterward that his arm “feels fine” and his fastball reportedly averaged 90 miles per hour. He can…

  23. Tsuyoshi Nishioka will miss 4-6 weeks with fractured fibula

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Nick Swisher

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka received relatively positive news on his fractured fibula, as doctors determined that he won’t need surgery and could potentially return in 4-6 weeks. It was sad to see Nishioka on the field supporting himself with crutches during the Twins’ home opener ceremonies Friday, particularly since his parents flew in from Japan to be…

  24. Mets shake up bullpen, add 38-year-old Jason Isringhausen

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jason Isringhausen convinced the Mets to give him a spring training invite following a tryout in February, looked good enough in camp to factor into their plans at age 38, and then agreed to stay behind in extended spring training while they sorted out other bullpen options. His patience has paid off, as the Mets…

  25. Derek Jeter ditches new swing after 7-for-34 (.206) start

    Apr 11, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Off to a slow start as he tries to bounce back from the worst season of his career, Derek Jeter has already ditched the “new swing” that made so many headlines throughout spring training. Hitting coach Kevin Long, who worked with Jeter to revamp his approach at the plate, told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com that…

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