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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Felipe Lopez clears waivers, accepts assignment to Triple-A

    May 5, 2011, 4:48 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Designated for assignment by the Rays last week, veteran infielder Felipe Lopez cleared waivers and has accepted a demotion to Triple-A. Good news for the Rays, as they get to keep Lopez around as depth should they need some help at third base or second base. Bad news for Lopez, as no team felt he…

  2. Roy Oswalt rejoins Phillies, set to make Saturday start

    May 5, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Roy Oswalt has rejoined the Phillies after leaving the team to be with his family in Mississippi following the tornadoes last week. He threw a bullpen session today in preparation for starting Saturday against the Braves, which means he will have missed just one turn in the rotation. Oswalt’s last start came on April 26…

  3. Daisuke Matsuzaka’s next start pushed back after relief outing

    May 5, 2011, 3:18 PM EST

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    UPDATE: Matsuzaka’s next start has indeed been pushed back from Friday to Sunday, but it’ll be Tim Wakefield and not Alceves taking his place tomorrow. ========== Daisuke Matsuzaka was needed in relief during last night’s 13-inning game against the Angels, coming out of the bullpen for the first time in his career and allowing two…

  4. Blue Jays expected to get both Jose Bautista and Aaron Hill back Sunday

    May 5, 2011, 2:15 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    It sounds like Jose Bautista‘s neck injury isn’t serious despite needing an MRI exam, as Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he’s “expected to ride a stationary bike today” and “will hit tomorrow” before likely rejoining the lineup Sunday. Aaron Hill is also aiming to be in the Blue Jays’ lineup Sunday, but will need…

  5. J.J. Hardy scheduled to begin rehab assignment Friday

    May 5, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

    J.J. Hardy

    Out since April 7 with a strained oblique muscle, J.J. Hardy is slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment tomorrow at Triple-A. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was unsure how long the rehab stint would last, telling Robert Falkoff of MLB.com “we’ll see how long he needs [to be] there … they have a good, long…

  6. Jeff Niemann undergoes MRI exam on injured back

    May 5, 2011, 12:18 PM EST

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    Jeff Niemann exited last night’s start against the Blue Jays after just four innings because of back soreness and Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that he underwent an MRI exam this morning. Niemann told Topkin that he’s “still pretty sore” after visiting with a back specialist and it sounds like his ending…

  7. Red Sox place Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler on disabled list

    May 5, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    Bobby Jenks was unavailable to pitch in last night’s marathon loss to the Angels because of a forearm injury, so not surprisingly Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have placed him on the disabled list prior to this afternoon’s game. Dan Wheeler joins Jenks in heading to the DL, which allows Boston…

  8. Aaron talks Twins, Red Sox, Moneyball, and waitresses on the Red Sox Beacon podcast

    May 5, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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    One of the reasons why I was up late last night watching the Fenway Park crowd sing Kevin Youkilis-inspired Biz Markie songs at 2:00 am is that I taped a late-night podcast with Marc Normandin and Matt Kory of Red Sox Beacon. We discussed my beloved Twins to preview the Red Sox-Twins four-game series that…

  9. Fenway Park crowd serenaded Kevin Youkilis with Biz Markie song at 2:00 am

    May 5, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    biz markie just a friend

    Craig recapped last night’s epic seven-hour, rain-delayed Red Sox-Angels game, but he left out my favorite part: At around 2:00 a.m. Boston time the crowd of about 500 or so fans at Fenway Park started singing “Just A Friend” by Biz Markie during Kevin Youkilis‘ at-bat, substituting “Youk” for “you” in the lyrics. Oh baby…

  10. A’s closer Andrew Bailey throws first round of batting practice

    May 5, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Andrew Bailey successfully faced live hitters yesterday for the first time since injuring his forearm in mid-March, throwing live batting practice. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Bailey threw 25 pitches, all of them fastballs, and afterward manager Bob Geren said the A’s closer “looked real good” and “felt good.” He’s expected to throw another…

  11. Phil Hughes at least 6-8 weeks from coming off disabled list

    May 4, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

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    General manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Phil Hughes‘ status, revealing that the right-hander got a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder last week and is likely at least 6-8 weeks from potentially rejoining the Yankees’ rotation. According to Cashman he “feels significantly better” but will remain shut down for two more weeks, at…

  12. Johnny Cueto rejoining Reds’ rotation will bump Mike Leake to bullpen

    May 4, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds, Game 3

    Johnny Cueto is scheduled to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Reds’ rotation Saturday after being sidelined since mid-March with a triceps injury and to make room for his return Mike Leake is heading to the bullpen. Leake pitched well in his first two starts after being charged with shoplifting $60 worth of…

  13. No more running for O-Dog: Padres place Hudson on DL

    May 4, 2011, 4:19 PM EST

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    It took only 28 games for Orlando Hudson to tie his career-high with 10 steals at age 33, but he won’t be doing any more running for a while after the Padres placed him on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Hudson, who tweaked his hamstring in yesterday’s game, has scored just nine…

  14. Dodgers struggling “to find an MRI tube large enough” for Jonathan Broxton

    May 4, 2011, 3:48 PM EST

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    As a fellow fatso I can definitely sympathize with Jonathan Broxton, but this note about the closer’s elbow injury from Ken Gurnick of MLB.com is still amusing: Mattingly said one of the immediate issues was to find an MRI tube large enough for Broxton to get his 300-pound frame into. “I’m serious,” said Mattingly. Broxton…

  15. More elbow problems for Dodgers: Andre Ethier scratched from today’s lineup

    May 4, 2011, 2:44 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Casey Blake is on the disabled list with an infected elbow, Jonathan Broxton was shut down with elbow pain earlier this afternoon, and now Andre Ethier has been scratched from today’s lineup with elbow inflammation. Ethier played through the injury yesterday, going 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 29 games, and was initially in…

  16. Joel Zumaya is having another arm surgery

    May 4, 2011, 2:15 PM EST

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    Two weeks ago the Tigers announced that Joel Zumaya was opting for rehab rather than surgery, but unfortunately those plans have changed. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Zumaya will undergo “exploratory” elbow surgery next week and while there won’t be a timetable for his recovery until after he’s under the knife the assumption is…

  17. Sure enough, he’s hurt: Jonathan Broxton shut down with elbow pain

    May 4, 2011, 1:40 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Just as we suspected, the Dodgers announced that Broxton has been shut down with elbow pain. Not that an elbow injury qualifies as good news, but at least it potentially explains his struggles beyond “Broxton just stinks now.” ========== Jonathan Broxton‘s latest ugly outing last night has Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts wondering if…

  18. Twins place Jim Thome on DL, call up Trevor Plouffe and Ben Revere

    May 4, 2011, 12:55 PM EST

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    Francisco Liriano‘s no-hitter snapped Minnesota’s losing streak last night, but it didn’t put a stop to the Twins’ never-ending string of injuries. Jim Thome has been placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle and backup outfielder Jason Repko joins him on the shelf with a sore quadriceps. To replace them on the…

  19. Rangers finalize $15.5 million MLB deal with Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin

    May 4, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

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    Leonys Martin and the Rangers have finally made official the deal they agreed to last month, with the Cuban outfielder receiving a $15.5 million major-league contract that includes a $5 million signing bonus. Martin will start out in the minors, but giving him a big-league contract means the Rangers will immediately place the 23-year-old center…

  20. Tigers activate Victor Martinez from disabled list

    May 4, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    Victor Martinez is back from the disabled list after missing the past 13 games with a groin injury. Martinez went 3-for-6 with a double in a two-game rehab assignment at Triple-A and is expected to resume batting fifth in the Tigers’ order. Prior to the injury he hit just .250 with a .709 OPS in…

  21. Rangers starter Scott Feldman nearing rehab assignment

    May 4, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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    Scott Feldman has become sort of a forgotten man in Texas and missing part of the regular season and the Rangers’ entire playoff run with a knee injury and beginning this year on the disabled list. However, he was their Opening Day starter last season after going 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA in 2009 and…

  22. Brian Roberts misses game following root canal

    May 4, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts has been playing through a hamstring injury, but yesterday he was scratched from the Orioles’ lineup following a root canal. Robert Falkoff of MLB.com reports that Roberts initially felt mouth pain Sunday, but thought little of it until things got much worse during the team flight to Kansas City on Monday night. Or…

  23. Jose Bautista undergoing MRI exam on injured neck, likely out until weekend

    May 3, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista‘s sore neck has gotten worse and the Blue Jays slugger is headed for an MRI exam, according to John Lott of the National Post. Even if the MRI exam reveals nothing serious manager John Farrell said that he expects Bautista to remain out of the lineup until at least the weekend. Bautista got…

  24. Jason Bay takes paternity leave from Mets

    May 3, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Jason Bay sliding

    Jason Bay is the latest player to take advantage of the new paternity leave roster exemption. He’ll be away from the Mets for 1-3 days to be with his wife for the birth of their third child and Lucas Duda has been called up from Triple-A to take his roster spot. Duda began the season…

  25. Rays activate Evan Longoria from DL, designate Felipe Lopez for assignment

    May 3, 2011, 3:41 PM EST

    Evan Longoria Rays

    As expected, the Rays have activated Evan Longoria from the disabled list and he’s in the starting lineup for tonight’s game, playing third base and batting third. Longoria has been sidelined since injuring his oblique muscle in the second game of the season and Tampa Bay got off to a 1-8 start, but the Rays…

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