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  1. Josh Hamilton visited specialist in Los Angeles for rib injury

    Sep 21, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton hasn’t played since bruising his ribs crashing into the outfield wall on September 4 and Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports that the MVP candidate visited a specialist in Los Angeles yesterday to get another opinion on the injury. Hamilton has been completely shut down since experiencing pain while trying to take some swings…

  2. Joe Mauer to undergo MRI exam on sore left knee

    Sep 21, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Still sore after tweaking his left knee over the weekend, Joe Mauer is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today. Ron Gardenhire made it clear that the MRI is merely precautionary, saying team doctors “don’t expect anything” serious to be discovered, but because Mauer missed most of his rookie season in 2004 following surgery on…

  3. Bobby Abreu has more 20-20 seasons than anyone outside of the Bonds family

    Sep 20, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    Last night Bobby Abreu reached 20 homers and 20 steals for the ninth time, which is one short of the all-time record shared by Barry Bonds and … Bobby Bonds. That a father and son are the only two players ever with double-digit 20-20 seasons strikes me as one of the more underrated amazing facts…

  4. On second thought, Cardinals not shutting down Jaime Garcia

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

    Last week the Cardinals announced that they were shutting down Jaime Garcia in an effort to limit the 23-year-old rookie’s workload after he threw just 38 innings last season while coming back from Tommy John surgery, but now they’re apparently rethinking those plans. Garcia will be skipped in the rotation Thursday for the second straight…

  5. "Derek Jeter lived here" may not actually help sell apartment

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    There’s an interesting article by James Barron in the New York Times about whether or not an apartment is more likely to sell for $20 million because it was owned and lived in by Derek Jeter. Barron also talked to Tucker Anderson, who owns the apartment Joe DiMaggio lived in during his 56-game hitting streak…

  6. Justin Upton not close to returning from shoulder injury

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Justin Upton missed two weeks with a sore shoulder, rejoined the lineup for three games, and is now sidelined again by the same injury. He’s missed five straight starts and interim manager Kirk Gibson indicated that Upton is not close to returning: We’re not going to play him at this point. We’re going to make…

  7. Brian Anderson's conversion to pitching has gone well so far

    Sep 20, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Two months ago Brian Anderson made the transition from outfielder to pitcher after the 28-year-old former first-round pick hit just .227 in 355 career games. He first headed down to rookie-ball, quickly moved up to Single-A, and then finished the year with a stint at Triple-A, combining to throw 17.1 innings with a 2.08 ERA…

  8. A's prospect Chris Carter begins career 0-for-32 with 13 Ks

    Sep 20, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    Chris Carter went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts yesterday before being removed from the game defensively, making him 0-for-32 with 13 strikeouts (and one walk!) to begin his big-league career. Carter’s brutal hitless streak is the longest by any player to start a career since Vic Harris went 0-for-36 for the Rangers in 1972. Harris rebounded…

  9. Bobby Jenks "may have thrown his last inning for White Sox"

    Sep 20, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

    Because of forearm pain Bobby Jenks hasn’t pitched since saving both games of a doubleheader on September 4 and Scott Merkin of MLB.com writes that “he could have thrown his last inning for the White Sox.” No one seems quite sure when or if Jenks will be able to return this season and manager Ozzie…

  10. Tyler Colvin: "I want to let everyone know that I'm doing OK"

    Sep 20, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

    Tyler Colvin remains in stable condition at a Miami hospital after his chest was punctured by a broken bat yesterday and released a statement this afternoon updating his status: I want to thank Cubs fans for their support all season, especially right now, and let everyone know that I’m doing OK. I also want to…

  11. Jim Leyland managed his 3,000th career game last night

    Sep 20, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    In beating the White Sox last night Jim Leyland became the 18th person in baseball history to manage 3,000 career games, joining active (or recently active) skippers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, and Lou Piniella in the club. Leyland has had a winning record in four of his five seasons in Detroit while…

  12. Andres Torres could return from appendectomy this weekend

    Sep 20, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Andres Torres had an emergency appendectomy on September 17 and was given an initial recovery timetable of 2-3 weeks, potentially knocking him out of the Giants’ lineup for the remainder of the regular season. However, he’s apparently made good progress since then and manager Bruce Bochy said yesterday that Torres could be back in the…

  13. Joe Mauer likely to miss several games after tweaking knee

    Sep 20, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer exited yesterday’s game in the sixth inning after tweaking his left knee while swinging and is expected to be sidelined for several days. Mauer missed most of his rookie season in 2004 with an injury to the same knee that required surgery, but has for the most part avoided any further problems there.…

  14. Andy Pettitte throws six good innings in first start since July

    Sep 20, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Andy Pettitte returned from the disabled list yesterday after missing two months with a groin injury and held the Orioles to one run in six innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out two. Pettitte’s health is crucial for the Yankees, whose rotation has has plenty of question marks behind CC Sabathia.…

  15. Hanley Ramirez out of the lineup with lingering elbow pain

    Sep 17, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT

    Following an off day yesterday Hanley Ramirez wanted to be in the Marlins’ lineup tonight despite a sore left elbow, but manager Edwin Rodriguez opted to rest him: His elbow was sore on Wednesday, so on Wednesday he said he’d try to play and I didn’t like what I saw. He came in today and…

  16. At age 70, is Joe Torre done managing after stepping away from the Dodgers?

    Sep 17, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

    Joe Torre announced that he’ll step down as Dodgers manager after the season, with Don Mattingly replacing him, but will the 70-year-old future Hall of Famer look to manage elsewhere? Based on the early speculation, few people seem to think that’s likely. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com writes that Torre is “unlikely to manage in 2011,”…

  17. Gordon Beckham may be shut down with hand injury

    Sep 17, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Gordon Beckham was out of the White Sox’s lineup yesterday and Ozzie Guillen indicated that he may opt to shut him down for the season rather than let him try to continue playing through a hand injury: Obviously he wants to play, but I’ve seen this kid swing the bat for a year and a…

  18. Ozzie Guillen is still funny even if the White Sox are out of it

    Sep 17, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    His team rolled over for the Twins to end any semblance of a race in the AL Central, but that didn’t stop Ozzie Guillen from uttering his latest highly amusing soundbite. Guillen praised the Twins for playing so well despite losing stars like Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan, and then specifically mentioned rookie Danny Valencia…

  19. Jack Clark says the Cardinals "are quitters" and "have poopy in their pants"

    Sep 17, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Jack Clark, who played three seasons for the Cardinals in the 1980s and was the MVP of the World Series squad in 1987, appeared on a St. Louis radio station yesterday and accused the current team of being “quitters” who “have poopy in their pants.” Seriously. Here are some quotes from the four-time All-Star first…

  20. Marisa Miller threw out the first pitch at AT&T Park

    Sep 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Her command and velocity weren’t quite as good as the last time she threw out a first pitch at Wrigley Field, but Marisa Miller still looked great on the mound at AT&T Park. MLB.com has the video. For scouting purposes only, of course.

  21. D.J. Carrasco says Pirates "don't take it seriously enough that they're losing all the time"

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    Sent from Pittsburgh to Arizona in a five-player deal at the trading deadline, D.J. Carrasco said yesterday that the Pirates didn’t take losing “seriously enough” while he was on the team: You would think there’s a lot of negative energy from losing all the time, but in my opinion, when I was there, the guys…

  22. Luis Castillo doesn't expect to be back with the Mets next year

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Luis Castillo has one year and $6 million left on his contract, but told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he doesn’t expect to be back with the Mets next season after losing his starting job at second base to 20-year-old rookie Ruben Tejada. I feel this offseason they can work out something.…

  23. White Sox planning to have Chris Sale in the rotation next year

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Now that the White Sox’s playoff hopes have vanished they can begin looking forward to next season and general manager Ken Williams said yesterday that Chris Sale will get an opportunity to claim a rotation spot out of spring training. Sale breezed through the minors after being drafted 13th overall in June, moving to the…

  24. Red hot Twins go into Chicago and sweep the White Sox out of the playoff picture

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    Needing to sweep the Twins to have a legitimate shot at the playoffs the White Sox instead lost all three games in Chicago, ending the AL Central race. With a nine-game lead in the division and a “magic number” of eight games the Twins could conceivably fail to win any of their final 16 games…

  25. Erick Aybar to undergo MRI exam for possible sports hernia

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Erick Aybar was scratched from last night’s lineup with a “left leg strain,” but told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register that the Angels’ training staff fears he may have a sports hernia. Aybar initially suffered the injury last week and has remained in the lineup since, but aggravated the injury while attempting to…

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