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  1. Trevor Hoffman steps aside, for one game at least

    May 21, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    Trevor Hoffman hasn’t officially been stripped of closer duties yet, but is expected to be unavailable for several days while working on his mechanics. Carlos Villanueva got the nod as the fill-in closer yesterday and protected a 4-3 lead with a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the season. Villanueva’s overall career numbers…

  2. Mets pitching coach calls John Maine 'a habitual liar in a lot of ways as far as his own health'

    May 21, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    John Maine lasted all of five pitches versus the Nationals last night, as the Mets yanked him for “precautionary reasons” one batter into his start because of decreased velocity that began during his pregame bullpen session. Maine walked the leadoff man while failing to top 85 miles per hour, but afterward he said he wasn’t…

  3. Drew Storen gets first win, wears silver Elvis wig

    May 20, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

    Drew Storen beat fellow 2009 first-round pick Stephen Strasburg to Washington by a few weeks and picked up his first big-league victory last night, for which he got not one but two shaving cream pies to the face from teammates. Plus, as is customary for the guy Nationals center fielder Nyjer Morgan selects as the…

  4. 'Stephen Strasburg has no business being in the minor leagues'

    May 20, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg made his latest and perhaps second-to-last Triple-A start last night, tossing 6.1 shutout innings against the Twins’ affiliate in Rochester, New York. My friend and former SABR convention roommate Ben Jacobs was in attendance and offered up this scouting report: Strasburg touched 99 mph on the park gun a handful of times and…

  5. Brandon Webb told to lower arm slot following shoulder surgery

    May 20, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

    Out since last Opening Day with a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery in August, Brandon Webb said yesterday that the past five months of rehab have “been almost wasting my time” because he was “throwing bad.” Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Webb met recently with a specialist at the rehab facility…

  6. Bob Howry 'will be in a Cubs uniform very soon'

    May 20, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune “indications are that Bob Howry will be in a Cubs uniform very soon” after being released earlier this week by the Diamondbacks. Howry pitched for Lou Piniella and the Cubs from 2006-2008, going 17-17 with 14 saves and a 3.90 ERA in 228.2 innings before signing with…

  7. Red Sox's 'run prevention' strategy takes another hit with Marco Scutaro out

    May 20, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    Boston’s offseason moves to build the team more around “run prevention” are being mocked because the Red Sox have allowed the most runs in the league, but injuries to Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury certainly have helped and now Marco Scutaro is sidelined with a sore elbow. Scutaro sat out last night’s game with “tennis…

  8. As if LeBron and the Cavs weren't bad enough …

    May 20, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

    Yesterday couldn’t have gone much worse for the Indians, who announced Asdrubal Cabrera will miss 8-10 weeks following surgery to repair a broken forearm, placed Grady Sizemore on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee, and then watched Kerry Wood turn a 4-3 lead into an 8-4 loss to the equally…

  9. Astros release $16.5 million bust Kaz Matsui

    May 20, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

    After alternating Kaz Matsui and Jeff Keppinger at second base all season the Astros finally released Matsui and his .141 batting average last night. Signed to a three-year, $16.5 million contract in December of 2007, he ended up hitting just .259/.315/.370 while missing 108 of a possible 363 games with various injuries. Keppinger celebrated the…

  10. Bad back sends Josh Beckett to the disabled list

    May 19, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

    After all the hubbub (and protest) surrounding his leaving last night’s game with a back injury, Josh Beckett was placed on the disabled list this afternoon. Joe Nelson was called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster, but he’ll work out of the bullpen while Tim Wakefield slides back into the Red…

  11. Jarrod Saltalamacchia seeing sports psychologist

    May 19, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s problems throwing the ball back to the pitcher at Triple-A have continued, so the 25-year-old catcher is now seeing a sports psychologist and Richard Durrett of describes the various things he’s trying to get over the “yips”: He uses a timing mechanism–tapping the ball in his glove twice before throwing–to help him.…

  12. Hanley Ramirez plans to apologize to teammates before tonight's game

    May 19, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated this morning that he was confident about Hanley Ramirez making the apology to the team necessary to be back in the lineup for tonight’s game. And sure enough, according to Enrique Rojas of he plans to do just that. Here’s what Ramirez told Rojas this afternoon (the actual quotes…

  13. Just a little more bad luck for Mark Prior

    May 19, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Not satisfied with ruining the career of one of the best pitching prospects of all time, the distributor of bad luck took one last crack at Mark Prior recently. You know, just for good measure. Prior hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2006, but the Chicago Tribune reports that he “started throwing again in hopes…

  14. Hanley Ramirez hasn't apologized yet, but Fredi Gonzalez expects him to play tonight

    May 19, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    Fredi Gonzalez benched Hanley Ramirez last night and the Marlins won thanks in part to two RBIs from his replacement, but the manager said during a radio interview this morning that he “would be really surprised” if Ramirez isn’t back in the lineup tonight against the Cardinals. It’s going to get resolved one way or…

  15. Freddy Sanchez finally expected back tonight

    May 19, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    Freddy Sanchez hasn’t played since the middle of last September because of knee and shoulder injuries that both required surgery, but the Giants are planning to activate the 32-year-old second baseman from the disabled list prior to tonight’s game. Sanchez looked good during a seven-game rehab stint at Single-A and Double-A, going 9-for-20 (.450) with…

  16. Hells Bells going silent? Trevor Hoffman blows another save

    May 18, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    Trevor Hoffman’s first save opportunity since May 7 did not go well this afternoon. He came in to face the Reds with a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and this happened: Paul Janish single. Scott Rolen homer. Chris Heisey double. Brandon Phillips walk. Joey Votto single. Game over. Hoffman now has…

  17. David Ortiz says Pedro Martinez will pitch again

    May 18, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    A report yesterday said the Mets aren’t interested in signing Pedro Martinez, but the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer is definitely planning to pitch for someone this season. At least according to his friend David Ortiz, who told the New York Post: “He will. Somebody will need him at one point. At some point.” Ortiz…

  18. Brewers lose Jim Edmonds, but Carlos Gomez is due back soon

    May 18, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and Jim Edmonds joined him on the shelf today with a strained oblique. That leaves the Brewers without their top two center fielders, so Jody Gerut will fill in with Ryan Braun and Corey Hart flanking him in the corners. Gerut has hit just…

  19. J.P. Howell likely to have season-ending surgery

    May 18, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

    Nothing official has been announced yet, but Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that J.P. Howell is in Alabama today visiting with Dr. James Andrews and “indications are” he “will have surgery” to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. After struggling as a starter Howell moved to the bullpen full time in…

  20. Mike Lowell is 'frustrated' by lack of playing time

    May 18, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Now that David Ortiz is hitting again–going 16-for-46 (.348) with six homers in 12 games so far this month–Mike Lowell is back to being primarily a bench player for the Red Sox and told Rob Bradford of that he’s not happy about it. I don’t come in for defense. I’m always pinch-run for. Your…

  21. Alex Gordon named Hitter of the Week at Triple-A

    May 18, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    Demoted to the minors earlier this month after the Royals gave him all of 31 at-bats to get back on track from a broken thumb, Alex Gordon was named Pacific Coast League Hitter of the Week for predictably knocking around Triple-A pitchers. Gordon is hitting .362 with a .524 on-base percentage and .766 slugging percentage…

  22. Edwin Encarnacion set to come off disabled list

    May 18, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

    Out since mid-April with a shoulder injury, Edwin Encarnacion is finally expected to come off the disabled list today. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays he’ll be taking the roster spot of Travis Snider, who was placed on the DL with a sprained wrist Monday just when the 22-year-old was starting to put up some big…

  23. Asdrubal Cabrera breaks forearm in collision

    May 18, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera suffered a broken forearm last night in a collision with Jhonny Peralta and will meet with doctors later this week to determine whether surgery is neeeded. Luis Valbuena started three straight games at shortstop when Cabrera was sidelined by a quadriceps injury two weeks ago, but looked beyond stretched there defensively and the…

  24. Ozzie Guillen: 'I'm not a princess or an icon'

    May 17, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Teams are inquiring about A.J. Pierzynski’s availability and general manager Ken Williams replied “yes” yesterday when asked if he’s losing patience with the White Sox. So what does manager Ozzie Guillen say to all of that? Hey, I don’t blame him. … The expectations we have with this club is very high. We had a…

  25. Nick Johnson needs surgery, likely out until July

    May 17, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT

    Ken Rosenthal of reports that Nick Johnson will undergo wrist surgery tomorrow and is expected to be sidelined until at least July. Johnson has been in and out of the lineup for a couple weeks now and apparently a recent cortisone shot wasn’t effective. Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract this offseason to…

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