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  1. Jonny Gomes “reached out” to Cardinals following reported celebration of Adam Wainwright injury

    Feb 24, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News unknowingly created a controversy yesterday when he wrote about overhearing Jonny Gomes in the Reds’ clubhouse celebrating news of Adam Wainwright‘s elbow injury by singing. By last night McCoy had deleted the original excerpt while posting a follow-up article explaining his version of what happened and several other…

  2. Miguel Cabrera arrives at Tigers camp, MLB issues statement

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers first baseman Cabrera stands in the dugout before the start of their MLB American League baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit

    In advance of Miguel Cabrera arriving at Tigers camp and speaking to reporters this afternoon, MLB has issued the following statement about his status following last week’s drunk driving arrest: Consistent with our policy, over the past several days Miguel Cabrera has been evaluated by representatives of the Treatment Board jointly operated by the commissioner’s…

  3. Franklin Gutierrez leaves Mariners camp to see doctor about stomach problems

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

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    Franklin Gutierrez has left Mariners camp in Arizona and returned to Seattle to see a doctor about ongoing stomach problems. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times the Gold Glove-winning center fielder “has suffered from severe stomach pains since the second half of last season” and has been unable “to find out what the…

  4. Chris Carpenter wouldn’t veto if the Cardinals try to trade him

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Albert Pujols‘ impending free agency and Adam Wainwright‘s season-ending elbow injury have people thinking all sorts of crazy things about the Cardinals right now, so naturally Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com asked Chris Carpenter what his reaction would be if the team attempted to trade him. Carpenter has 10 years of service time, including five years…

  5. Video of the Day: Ron Gardenhire, skinny utility infielder

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Ron Gardenhire never actually played for the Twins, spending his entire 285-game career with the Mets, but he did appear in a Twins uniform during spring training in 1987 and Edward Thoma of the Mankato Free Press discovered video evidence of him striking out against Astros right-hander Julio Solano: In addition to simply getting a…

  6. Rich Hill is a side-arming left-handed specialist now

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Rich Hill had success as a starter in his first two seasons, but injuries and ineffectiveness have doomed him in the three years since then and now he’s trying to win a spot in the Red Sox’s bullpen with the help of a new arm slot. Hill, who used to throw from the three-quarters level…

  7. Bryce Harper scheduled to make spring training debut Monday

    Feb 24, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper has no chance of actually making the Opening Day roster, but the 18-year-old No. 1 overall pick is in big-league camp and Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that his spring training debut will come Monday as the Nationals open the exhibition schedule versus the Mets. Harper, who was named the top prospect in…

  8. Brian Roberts set to rejoin workouts Friday after neck X-rays

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Brian Roberts left Orioles camp yesterday to have X-rays on his sore neck and the news is mostly positive. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Roberts will skip today’s workouts, but “said his neck feels better” and hopes to be back on the field Friday after getting some treatment to “just try to…

  9. It’s official: Adam Wainwright will have Tommy John surgery

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he feared the worst when news of Adam Wainwright‘s elbow injury surfaced yesterday and unfortunately it’s now official, as the team announced today that Wainwright will undergo Tommy John surgery. He’ll return in 12-18 months with a big scar and a rebuilt elbow, but whether Wainwright will still be…

  10. Carl Crawford says Angels’ efforts to sign him were “weird” and “didn’t make sense”

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:50 AM EDT

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    Carl Crawford apparently had a very emotional offseason. Earlier this week Crawford said that he was “creeped out” by the Red Sox admitting that they followed him both on and off the field last year in preparation for potentially signing him as a free agent and yesterday he told Jon Heyman of SI.com that he…

  11. Tommy John surgery could cost Adam Wainwright $21 million

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright is seeking a second opinion on his injured elbow before making a decision about Tommy John surgery, but just about everything suggests he’ll eventually go under the knife and be sidelined for 12-18 months. Even a speedy recovery from the surgery would have Wainwright on the disabled list when this season ends and…

  12. Reds outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrated news of Adam Wainwright’s elbow injury

    Feb 23, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News was in the Reds’ clubhouse when news of Adam Wainwright‘s injury broke this morning and described the scene, which included outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrating with a song: Jonny Gomes walked into the Cincinnati Reds spring training clubhouse early Wednesday morning singing at the top of his warbly voice.…

  13. Veteran umpires Jerry Crawford, Chuck Meriwether, and Mike Reilly retiring

    Feb 23, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT

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    MLB announced today that Jerry Crawford, Chuck Meriwether, and Mike Reilly are retiring after combining for more than 80 years as big-league umpires. Crawford has been on the job since 1977 and became the game’s senior umpire when Ed Montague retired last year. Reilly became an MLB umpire in 1983 and Meriwether, who missed last…

  14. Twins choose Carl Pavano, not Francisco Liriano, as Opening Day starter

    Feb 23, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins starter Pavano pitches to the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 2 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoffs in Minneapolis

    Ron Gardenhire announced this afternoon that Carl Pavano will be Minnesota’s starter on Opening Day, which is noteworthy because the Twins chose Francisco Liriano over Pavano to start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees just four months ago. Perhaps picking Pavano for Opening Day has everything to do with his veteran-ness or maybe…

  15. Dodgers “absolutely” expect Vicente Padilla to pitch this year and Don Mattingly ruffled some feathers

    Feb 23, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Vicente Padilla is headed for surgery on a nerve in his forearm and there’s no official timetable yet for his recovery, but general manager Ned Colletti told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he “absolutely” expects Padilla to pitch for the Dodgers at some point this season. In fact, according to Hernandez “he…

  16. New manager John Farrell tells Blue Jays to stay off Twitter

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

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    John Farrell isn’t banning anyone from using Twitter for now, but the Blue Jays’ new manager said yesterday that he’ll “advise” players to avoid social networking because “they set themselves up for another distraction.” Farrell explained to John Lott of the National Post that the Blue Jays informed all players about the “pitfalls” of social…

  17. Brian Roberts leaves Orioles camp for X-rays on sore neck

    Feb 23, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Brian Roberts woke up this morning with a sore neck, so he skipped team workouts and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that he left Orioles camp to undergo X-rays. Roberts missed nearly the entire first half of last season with a herniated disk in his back and sat out the final week due…

  18. Oblique strain shuts down Mat Gamel for at least one week

    Feb 23, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    For the second straight season a spring training injury has put Brewers prospect Mat Gamel‘s chances of cracking the Opening Day roster in jeopardy. Last spring a shoulder injury caused Gamel to begin the season on the disabled list and he ended up spending nearly the entire year at Triple-A, getting just 15 at-bats with…

  19. Dodgers lose Vicente Padilla to elbow surgery, out indefinitely

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:50 AM EDT

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    And just like that, the Dodgers’ impressive rotation depth is no more. Vicente Padilla returned to Los Angeles to have an MRI exam on his sore right elbow and the news isn’t good, as the Dodgers announced today that he’ll undergo surgery “to free up a nerve that is entrapped in his forearm.” There’s no…

  20. Joe Mauer “not happy” Ron Gardenhire talked publicly about his knee injections

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:18 AM EDT

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    Yesterday manager Ron Gardenhire revealed to reporters that Joe Mauer might be held out from catching early in Twins camp after receiving a lubricant injection in his surgically repaired left knee, saying he wanted to “make sure those things take effect” before upping Mauer’s workload. Apparently that wasn’t supposed to be public information, because this…

  21. Cardinals fear Adam Wainwright has “significant” elbow injury

    Feb 23, 2011, 9:42 AM EDT

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    As if the early days of spring training haven’t been tough enough on the Cardinals, now Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that ace Adam Wainwright has returned to St. Louis to have his right elbow examined for a possible ligament injury. Wainwright apparently felt pain while throwing batting practice Monday and…

  22. Carl Crawford “creeped out” by the Red Sox

    Feb 23, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Last week general manager Theo Epstein revealed that the Red Sox had scouts tracking Carl Crawford on and off the field last season in preparation for potentially signing him as a free agent, saying it was “as if we were privately investigating him.” That was apparently news to Crawford, who told Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com…

  23. Nick Punto out 8-12 weeks following hernia surgery

    Feb 22, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

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    Nick Punto visited a specialist after showing up at Cardinals camp with groin soreness and the doctor gave him some bad news, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that he’ll be out 8-12 weeks following hernia surgery. According to Goold the diagnosis is that Punto has a “sports hernia/hockey hernia” and…

  24. J.D. Drew, alligator hunting expert/crazy person

    Feb 22, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe has an amusing anecdote from Red Sox camp in Florida, where NESN announcer Don Orsillo spotted an alligator in the pond behind the condo he’s living in and wondered whether it could be hunted. J.D. Drew was eventually brought in as the expert, because he’s from Florida and, as…

  25. Good news for Gatorade coolers: Carlos Zambrano’s anger management issues are “cured”

    Feb 22, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Last year Carlos Zambrano was ordered to undergo anger management counseling after he nearly came to blows with teammate Derrek Lee and bashed a Gatorade cooler into submission during a dugout tantrum in June. Today he talked about the counseling, telling Carrie Muskat of MLB.com: “It’s all done. I’m cured.” Here’s more from the kindler,…

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