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  1. Matt Holliday may not need DL stint for appendectomy

    Apr 2, 2011, 3:22 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Finally, some good news for the Cardinals. Well, maybe. According to the Associated Press, the Cardinals plan to wait a few days before deciding whether to place Matt Holliday on the disabled list following his appendectomy. He had the surgery yesterday and the Cardinals believe it’s possible that he could return before the end of…

  2. UPDATE: Brian Matusz to DL with strained intercostal muscle, Zach Britton to make debut Sunday

    Apr 1, 2011, 9:54 PM EST

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    UPDATE: According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Brian Matusz will go on the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle. Orioles president Andy MacPhail said he’ll be sidelined anywhere from three to six weeks. Meanwhile, prospect left-hander Zach Britton will be called up to make his major league debut Sunday against the Rays. There was…

  3. Astros closer Brandon Lyon implodes as Phillies win with ninth inning rally

    Apr 1, 2011, 4:27 PM EST

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    Houston scored just one run off reigning Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, but managed to work his pitch count and get him out of today’s game after six innings before tacking on three runs against the Phillies’ bullpen. With a 4-2 lead entering the ninth inning they called on Brandon Lyon to close out the…

  4. Kendrys Morales likely still at least three weeks from playing

    Apr 1, 2011, 3:52 PM EST

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    Kendrys Morales is eligible to come off the disabled list next week, but yesterday manager Mike Scioscia made it clear that he’s likely still at least three weeks from returning to the Angels’ lineup. Morales has been taking batting practice, but still hasn’t been cleared to run at full speed 10 months after breaking his…

  5. Brandon Webb slated to throw simulated game Monday

    Apr 1, 2011, 3:06 PM EST

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    Currently on the disabled list as part of his now two-year recovery from shoulder surgery, Brandon Webb threw 65 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday and is hoping to pitch a simulated game Monday. Webb expressed some optimism following yesterday’s session, telling Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com that his “breaking ball and changeup were good, movement…

  6. Lou Gorman: 1929-2011

    Apr 1, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

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    Lou Gorman, who served as the Red Sox’s general manager from 1984 to 1993 and guided the team to three division titles and a trip to the World Series in 1986, passed away this morning at age 82. Gorman was the man behind the 1990 trade that sent Double-A third base prospect Jeff Bagwell to…

  7. Randy Winn retires after 13 seasons in the majors

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

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    Cut by the Orioles earlier this week, 36-year-old outfielder Randy Winn has announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the majors, according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press. Drafted by the Marlins in 1995 and selected by the then-Devil Rays in the 1997 expansion draft, Winn played five seasons in Tampa Bay before moving…

  8. April Fools? Willie Bloomquist is leading off for Diamondbacks

    Apr 1, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

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    Willie Bloomquist is a poor man’s Jeff Francoeur in that wherever he goes the local media members do glowing features on him, the managers play him far too often, and he performs terribly. It didn’t take long for Bloomquist to cast his spell on Arizona manager Kirk Gibson, who has inexplicably written him into the…

  9. Giants fan “critically beaten in parking lot at Dodger Stadium”

    Apr 1, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

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    KTLA television in Los Angeles reports that a Giants fan was “critically beaten in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium” during last night’s season opener. According to station’s website, the incident occurred around 8:30 pm and police are looking for two suspects. Here are a few more details: The victim and two friends, who were…

  10. White Sox international scouting director Jerry Krause leaves for job with Diamondbacks

    Apr 1, 2011, 11:20 AM EST

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    Jerry Krause is best known as general manager of the Michael Jordan-led Bulls dynasty, but he’s actually spent most of his career as a baseball scout and was the guy who recommended the White Sox trade for a Triple-A shortstop named Ozzie Guillen in 1984. Krause has served as the White Sox’s director of international…

  11. Roberto Alomar rejoins Blue Jays as special assistant

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:44 AM EST

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    Roberto Alomar will be wearing on a Blue Jays hat on his plaque when he’s inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year and in the meantime he’s joined the organization as a “special assistant.” According to Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star he’ll “serve his role in baseball operations and the Toronto community”…

  12. Freddy Sanchez agrees to one-year, $6 million extension with Giants

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:10 AM EST

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    San Francisco acquired second baseman Freddy Sanchez from Pittsburgh in mid-2009 and then signed him to a two-year, $12 million contract extension despite his playing poorly while missing time with injuries down the stretch. He bounced back with a productive 2010, albeit while missing another 50 games with injuries, and now the two sides have…

  13. Brooks Robinson “responding well” after emergency surgery

    Mar 31, 2011, 5:33 PM EST

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    Brooks Robinson was rushed to the hospital by ambulance last night and underwent emergency surgery this morning, but the 73-year-old Hall of Famer issued a statement this afternoon saying he’s doing well: I was originally scheduled for a routine outpatient procedure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The evening before surgery,…

  14. Rays and Wade Davis agree to long-term contract worth up to $35.1 million

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:56 AM EST

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    Wade Davis is entering his second full season in the majors and wouldn’t have been arbitration eligible until 2013, but today the Rays announced that they’ve signed the 25-year-old right-hander to a long-term contract extension worth up to $35.1 million. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times the contract is worth at least…

  15. Justin Morneau will be in the Twins’ Opening Day lineup

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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    After spending eight months on the sidelines following a concussion last July the Twins have their cleanup hitter back, as manager Ron Gardenhire announced today that Justin Morneau will be in the Opening Day lineup when Minnesota kicks off the season in Toronto tomorrow night. Gardenhire told reporters that he plans to give Morneau frequent…

  16. Mariners “still have no timetable” for David Aardsma’s return

    Mar 31, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

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    David Aardsma reported no problems following a bullpen session earlier this week, but manager Eric Wedge said yesterday that the Mariners “still have no timetable” for the closer’s return from hip surgery. Wedge told Quinn Roberts of MLB.com that “the physical side is good, but he is still getting built up.” Immediately after the surgery…

  17. Yankees assign 29-year-old Mark Prior to Single-A

    Mar 31, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Mark Prior allowed just one run while striking out 11 batters in 7.2 innings this spring, but his comeback will have to continue in the low minors after the Yankees assigned him to Single-A yesterday. Prior’s minor-league contract with the Yankees includes an opt-out clause that would allow him to become a free agent if…

  18. Jason Bay to begin season on disabled list with rib injury

    Mar 30, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

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    No official move has been made yet, but Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Jason Bay “will almost certainly” begin the season on the disabled list with an intercostal strain in his left rib cage. Bay flew back to New York to have the injury examined by doctors today and would be eligible to come…

  19. Jim Leyland won’t discuss his contract status … starting now

    Mar 30, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

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    Jim Leyland is in the final season of his contract, but today the 66-year-old manager responded to questions about his status by saying “I’m not going to discuss it.” And then he discussed it. A lot, actually: If we do all right, I assume I’ll be here. If we don’t, I probably won’t be. People…

  20. Must-click link: Other teams’ closers in the Mariano Rivera era

    Mar 30, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

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    Mariano Rivera is entering his 15th season as the Yankees’ closer and the Washington Post has a very cool graphic showing how many closers the other 29 teams have each used during that reign, along with their respective save percentages. Washington Post: There’s Mariano … and everyone else I won’t ruin it for you, because…

  21. Braves finally remove retired Billy Wagner from 40-man roster

    Mar 30, 2011, 2:42 PM EST

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    Billy Wagner announced his retirement in October and has repeatedly stated since then that he has no plans to return, but the Braves kept him on the 40-man roster just in case. Today they finally removed him from the roster, but not before working out a deal to retain his rights should he decide to…

  22. Braves send Kenshin Kawakami and his $6.7 million salary to Double-A

    Mar 30, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

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    How far out of favor has Kenshin Kawakami fallen in Atlanta? Well, yesterday the Braves demoted him to Double-A, where he’ll earn $6.7 million while pitching against hitters a dozen years his junior. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that they sent Kawakami all the way down to Double-A because “they want to…

  23. Tryout over: Luis Castillo released nine days after signing with Phillies

    Mar 30, 2011, 1:22 PM EST

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    Nine days after signing Luis Castillo to a minor-league contract following news that Chase Utley would begin the season on the disabled list the Phillies have released the veteran second baseman. Castillo got off to a slow start after reporting to Phillies camp, but notched two hits Saturday and two hits with a stolen base…

  24. Next stop, stardom: 2011 breakout picks – Justin Upton

    Mar 30, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

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    Justin Upton has yet to become the MVP-caliber superstar expected from the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft and actually took a major step backward last season following a very strong 2009 performance, but I’m not sure most people fully realize just how rare it is for someone to be as productive as Upton’s…

  25. Jamie Moyer joins ESPN as “Baseball Tonight” analyst

    Mar 30, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

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    Jamie Moyer hasn’t given up hope of pitching again despite being 48 years old and sidelined for this season following Tommy John elbow surgery, but in the meantime he’s taken a job as a “Baseball Tonight” analyst, ESPN announced today. According to the press release his television debut will come tomorrow and Moyer “will provide…

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