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  1. Joel Zumaya shut down for “at least” one week with more elbow problems

    Mar 8, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Dr. James Andrews provided a second opinion on Joel Zumaya‘s injured elbow and confirmed that there’s no structural damage, but the Tigers announced that the oft-injured reliever will be shut down for “at least” one week. Zumaya has said–perhaps more out of frustration than fact–that he’d give serious thought to retiring if he suffers another…

  2. Domonic Brown set for surgery tomorrow; out 4-6 weeks

    Mar 7, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

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    As expected, Dominic Brown will undergo surgery tomorrow on the broken hamate bone in his right hand and will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Hamate injuries can be tough to recover from, particularly for power hitters, as it often takes a while before their full strength returns. It’s an unfortunate setback for one of the…

  3. Carlos Silva pitched horribly again, but did manage to avoid fighting any teammates

    Mar 7, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    The bad news? Carlos Silva got rocked again this afternoon, following two scoreless frames by coughing up eight runs in a disastrous third inning against the Angels. The good news? He exited the game without incident, avoiding a fight with anyone in his own dugout for what is now one consecutive game. Silva, who’s talked…

  4. Neftali Feliz wants to remain a closer even as the Rangers groom him to join the rotation

    Mar 7, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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    My assumption has been that Neftali Feliz is on board with the Rangers giving him an opportunity to join the rotation this season, but today the reigning Rookie of the Year told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News that he’d prefer to remain a reliever: I’m comfortable there and I’ve done it before at…

  5. Astros interested in Nationals catcher Jesus Flores

    Mar 7, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

    Jesus Flores

    Jesus Flores seemed like a natural target for the Astros now that they’re pursuing catching help in the wake of Jason Castro‘s season-ending injury and sure enough Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that they’re “looking at” Flores. Any trade would likely be dependent on Flores showing that he’s healthy after missing nearly two years with…

  6. Nick Johnson’s minor league contract with Indians includes 2012 option

    Mar 7, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Nick Johnson‘s minor-league deal with the Indians was first reported last Tuesday, but the two sides didn’t get around to actually finalizing (and announcing) the contract until this afternoon. Johnson won’t be ready for Opening Day after undergoing three wrist surgeries in the past year, but will be in line to receive $750,000 if he…

  7. Miguel Olivo out indefinitely with strained groin muscle

    Mar 7, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Miguel Olivo was carted off the field during Saturday’s game after falling to the ground in pain from a groin injury and an MRI exam revealed that he has a strained adductor muscle. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times “there’s no real timeline on when he may be able to return to action”…

  8. Chris Carpenter doubtful for Friday start after feeling “twinge” in injured hamstring

    Mar 7, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Chris Carpenter had been hoping to get back on the mound Friday after leaving his start last week with a hamstring injury, but Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that’s now “doubtful” after the former Cy Young winner felt a “twinge” in the hamstring during a bullpen session yesterday. According to Strauss…

  9. Mat Latos freaked out a little bit after yesterday’s ugly outing

    Mar 7, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    It’s not quite Carlos Silva scuffling with a teammate in the dugout because the defense made an error behind him in an exhibition game, but Padres ace Mat Latos had a mini-freakout following a rough spring training start yesterday. Don Norcross of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that Latos, who has been known to…

  10. You decide: Twins beat reporter or 80s/90s utility infielder?

    Mar 7, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Having witnessed an “are you Al Newman?” moment first-hand when I was in the press box at Target Field with LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune last season, I got a chuckle out of this tweet from the Twins beat reporter who is frequently confused for the former Twins utility infielder: Don’t…

  11. Astros in market for catching help after Jason Castro’s injury

    Mar 7, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Jason Castro‘s season-ending knee injury leaves the Astros with career-long backup Humberto Quintero and prospect bust J.R. Towles atop the catching depth chart, so not surprisingly Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle reports that they’re now looking to add a veteran backstop. According to Campbell the Astros are already about $2 million over their $80…

  12. Former No. 1 overall pick Matt Anderson hoping comeback leads to spot in Phillies’ bullpen

    Mar 7, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Matt Anderson was a bust of a No. 1 overall pick for the Tigers in 1997, posting a 5.19 ERA in 257 career innings and throwing his last big-league pitch at age 28 despite lighting up radar guns with a high-90s (and sometimes low-100s) fastball. He was last seen coughing up 17 runs in 10…

  13. Adam Dunn should visit Baseball-Reference.com some time

    Mar 7, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman has an article about Adam Dunn “embracing” the designated hitter role with the White Sox after initially wanting to remain in the National League. Most of the piece revolves around his $56 million contract and his plans for being comfortable at DH, but there’s also this section about Dunn and his new hitter-friendly…

  14. Tim McCarver signs two-year contract extension with FOX

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Presented without comment, from Michael McCarthy of USA Today: Fox Sports is signing two-year contract extensions with Tim McCarver and Darrell Waltrip, its lead TV analysts for baseball and NASCAR coverage, respectively. The extensions are expected to be announced this week, said Fox spokesman Dan Bell, and will take McCarver through the end of Fox’s…

  15. Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar out with bug bite infection

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Alcides Escobar was removed from yesterday’s lineup and is expected to sit out today’s game as well with an infection on his arm from a bug bite that he scratched. According to manager Ned Yost the shortstop “scratched it and now he’s got red streaks and it’s swollen and warm.” Yost added that it’s “nothing…

  16. Rangers extend GM Jon Daniels’ contract through 2015

    Mar 4, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    As expected the Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels have agreed to a contract extension, with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reporting that the deal will run through the 2015 season. Daniels was already signed for this season, so the new contract is a four-year deal. Texas has a 411-399 (.507) record since…

  17. Coco Crisp was being followed by “secret service” at time of DUI arrest

    Mar 4, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

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    TMZ and the Arizona Republic have a more details on Coco Crisp‘s DUI arrest earlier this week, including that the police report notes he answered “secret service” when asked if he knew who was driving the other car on the road with him that also pulled over when the sirens flashed. Crisp told police “there…

  18. Aaron Cook has no structural damage in injured shoulder

    Mar 4, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Aaron Cook received some good news following his visit to a doctor, as the second opinion confirmed the initial diagnosis that there’s no structural damage in his shoulder. There’s still no timetable yet for his return from what is now being called merely inflammation, but Rockies trainer…

  19. WikiLeaks: American diplomat calls Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “the George Steinbrenner of Iran”

    Mar 4, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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    WikiLeaks released State Department documents in which an American diplomat calls Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “the George Steinbrenner of Iran” regarding what the Associated Press refers to as “the meddling with his country’s national soccer team.” Naturally the AP went to Steinbrenner’s son and Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner for comment and he called it “a…

  20. Francisco Cervelli out 4-8 weeks with broken foot, giving Jesus Montero a shot at backup job

    Mar 4, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

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    Francisco Cervelli has been diagnosed with a broken foot and will spend the next four weeks in a walking boot, with Ben Shpigel of the New York Times reporting that 6-8 weeks on the sidelines is “likely.” Cervelli was slated to back up Russell Martin and according to Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger…

  21. Brewers minor leaguer Wayne Dedrick suspended 50 games

    Mar 4, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

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    MLB has suspended Wayne Dedrick for 50 games after the Brewers minor leaguer violated the minor league drug program for a second time with a positive test for an undisclosed substance. Dedrick, who was a 30th-round pick in 2008 and missed last season with a knee injury, will likely serve the suspension in rookie-ball. He…

  22. Prime Minister Pete Nice on Charlie Sheen’s “winning” ring

    Mar 4, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

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    One of the pictures Charlie Sheen posted on Twitter during his manic media tour showed him wearing Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring, which is part of the Major League star’s extensive collection of baseball memorabilia. In an effort to learn about the ring’s controversial history–which includes alleged theft and fraud–Deadspin turned to Pete Nash,…

  23. J.C. Romero’s $190,000 Porsche was stolen at spring training

    Mar 4, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

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    WTSP.com in Tampa Bay reports that Phillies reliever J.C. Romero‘s Porsche Panamera was stolen after he drove it to the team’s spring training camp in Florida from his offseason home in Alabama. The car, which is valued at $190,000, was being serviced at a local Porsche dealership when it was stolen last night. Hopefully he…

  24. Carlos Silva says dugout dustup with Aramis Ramirez “was my fault”

    Mar 4, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Carlos Silva refused to speak to the media following Wednesday’s dugout altercation with teammate Aramis Ramirez, but attempted to explain himself to reporters today. Silva told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune that he was unaware the Cubs had made nine errors in their first three spring training games, so when he returned to the…

  25. Chien-Ming Wang halts intrasquad outing due to sore shoulder

    Mar 4, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Chien-Ming Wang was supposed to pitch two innings in an intrasquad game today, but the rehabbing right-hander exited after one frame when his surgically repaired shoulder tightened up between innings. Pitching coach Steve McCatty downplayed the setback, telling Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post that “he was just a little tight” and “there’s no sense…

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