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  1. Twins get healthier: Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins come off DL

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Tsuyoshi Nishioka was back in Minnesota’s lineup today for the first time since breaking his leg on April 7 and after finishing off a two-game sweep of the White Sox the Twins activated Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins from the disabled list as well. Mauer has been out since mid-April, but because of the ongoing…

  2. Phillies designate reliever J.C. Romero for assignment

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

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    J.C. Romero has been in the Phillies’ bullpen for the past four-and-a-half seasons, but today they designated him for assignment to make room on the roster for tomorrow’s starter, Vance Worley. Romero remains very effective against left-handed hitters, but his inability to be even decent against right-handed hitters and overall struggles to throw the ball…

  3. Video of the Day: Official, extended Moneyball movie trailer

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    I linked yesterday to an Entertainment Tonight video showing a few brief scenes from the upcoming Moneyball movie and opined that it didn’t exactly make me excited about the film, but today an official trailer for the movie was released and in addition to being a whole lot longer at two-plus minutes it also looks…

  4. Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba yells at Andruw Jones, accuses Yankees of stealing signs

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    During the fifth inning of the Rangers’ loss to the Yankees yesterday catcher Yorvit Torrealba yelled at Andruw Jones, claiming he was stealing signs and relaying them to the batter while at second base. Here’s what Torrealba told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas: We could all be wrong, but we could all be right, so…

  5. Hanley Ramirez on manager Edwin Rodriguez: “I’ve got his back till the death, man”

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Edwin Rodriguez is starting to feel some heat with the Marlins tied for last place in the NL East at 32-36 after losing 13 of 14 games to begin June, but today Hanley Ramirez made it very clear that he’s in the manager’s corner. Ramirez, who just returned from a stint on the disabled list…

  6. Rich Harden is between injuries again

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Rich Harden threw 40 pitches in a simulated game yesterday and afterward manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that the oft-injured right-hander “looks terrific to me.” In fairness to Melvin, he’s new in Oakland and hasn’t been through the usual routine with Harden and his never-ending injuries. Slusser reports that…

  7. A.J. Pierzynski blames Gavin Floyd after White Sox allow five steals in loss

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Last night the Twins ran wild on the White Sox, stealing five bases in five attempts, and after the loss catcher A.J. Pierzynski put most of the blame on pitcher Gavin Floyd: We all know where we stand with the running game when Gavin is out there. Everyone knows where we stand, and it’s just…

  8. Brandon Lyon back on the disabled list, may need surgery

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Brandon Lyon spent a month on the disabled list with a partially torn rotator cuff, returned last week to allow three homers and a total of eight runs in three appearances, and has been placed back on the DL. And he might be done for the season, as Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports…

  9. Rafael Soriano transferred to 60-day disabled list and “advised to rest until next week”

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Rafael Soriano did some throwing Tuesday, but afterward the Yankees decided that the rehabbing right-hander is not ready to progress any further in his recovery from elbow inflammation. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Soriano has been “advised to rest until next week” and manager Joe Girardi explained that “if we felt it was 100…

  10. Tsuyoshi Nishioka rejoins Twins 10 weeks after breaking leg

    Jun 15, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    He’s not in the starting lineup tonight, but the Twins have officially activated Tsuyoshi Nishioka from the disabled list after placing Justin Morneau on the shelf with a bum wrist last night. Nishioka suffered a fractured fibula on April 7 when Nick Swisher of the Yankees slid into him breaking up a double play and…

  11. Video of the Day: First scenes from the Moneyball movie

    Jun 15, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    Entertainment Tonight showed a few scenes from the upcoming Moneyball movie starring Brad Pitt as A’s general manager Billy Beane and … well, let’s just say my skepticism about how they could turn a good but mostly action-free book into an interesting film is even stronger now: I might be wrong, of course. Hitters drawing…

  12. Joe Mauer finally looks likely to rejoin Twins’ lineup Friday

    Jun 15, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Joe Mauer‘s lengthy stint on the disabled list finally appears to be coming to an end, as the Twins catcher put the finishing touches on his rehab stint in the minors today by taking batting practice against fellow DL inhabitant Joe Nathan. Mauer spoke to David Dorsey of the Fort Myers News Press afterward, saying:…

  13. Dodgers hope cortisone shot gets Casey Blake back Friday

    Jun 15, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

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    Casey Blake is out of the lineup today for the fifth straight game due to a sore neck, but he’s been able to pinch-hit during that time and the Dodgers are hoping he’ll be back in the lineup Friday. Don Mattingly told Jim Peltz of the Los Angeles Times that Blake is scheduled to get…

  14. Rockies plan to keep Dexter Fowler in the minors even after he’s healthy

    Jun 15, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Dexter Fowler is currently on the disabled list with an abdominal injury and recently started a minor-league rehab assignment, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have told the center fielder he’ll remain at Triple-A even after getting healthy. In other words, the rehab assignment will eventually turn into a demotion…

  15. Hanley Ramirez to sit out day games after night games

    Jun 15, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Fresh off the disabled list, Hanley Ramirez is out of the Marlins’ lineup this afternoon and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that he’ll be sitting out day games following night games for at least the next two weeks. “That’s the doctor’s recommendation, so we have to follow it,” manager Edwin Rodriguez told Frisaro. “For two…

  16. Orioles have changed pitching coaches 13 times in 17 years

    Jun 15, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    In the wake of Mark Connor resigning yesterday for personal reasons Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun note that by replacing him with Rick Adair the Orioles have now changed pitching coaches 13 times in 17 years. A couple guys have held the job twice during that span, but Connolly raises a…

  17. Carl Crawford heckled in return to Tampa Bay, says Rays partied more than Red Sox

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Craig already wrote about Carl Crawford‘s return to Tampa Bay being like seeing an ex-girlfriend at a party, but it’s also worth noting that many of his ex-boyfriends didn’t treat Crawford all that well. There was a solid amount of booing as he stepped to the plate for the first time, although eventually the rest…

  18. Brian Roberts “is starting to do some more physical things”

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Brian Roberts has been out since mid-May with a concussion, but manager Buck Showalter said yesterday that “he’s starting to do some more physical things” in extended spring training. Arden Zwelling of MLB.com reports that Roberts “has been progressing through an upper-body exercise plan” without any problems, but “the team isn’t taking any chances with”…

  19. Josh Johnson’s return pushed back again as move to 60-day DL rules him out until second half

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    At this rate the Marlins will announce next week that Josh Johnson won’t be returning until 2015. Johnson was initially expected to miss just a couple weeks with shoulder inflammation when Florida placed him on the disabled list in mid-May, but manager Edwin Rodriguez admitted Monday that they were no longer expecting Johnson back before…

  20. Benched again, Jason Bay says “that’s just the reality of it” and “I just work here”

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Bay

    Benched last night for the third time in six games Jason Bay offered up a very reasonable response when questioned afterward by reporters, noting that it’s tough to complain much about not being in the lineup when you’re hitting .207. I’m a realist. I’m not playing that well. That’s just the reality of it. Had…

  21. Indians prospect Jason Knapp undergoes shoulder surgery

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

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    Indians pitching prospect Jason Knapp will miss the remainder of the season and possibly part of 2012 after undergoing surgery to “stabilize and tighten” his right shoulder, according to director of player development Ross Atkins. Knapp, who was arguably the centerpiece of the four-player package the Indians received from the Phillies for Cliff Lee in…

  22. Orioles’ first-year pitching coach Mark Connor resigns

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Orioles pitching coach Mark Connor has resigned for personal reasons just hours after the Astros cited “philosophical differences” in firing their pitching coach, Brad Arnsberg. Bullpen coach Rick Adair will take over for Connor, who was hired to replace Rick Krantz this offseason and had coached the Orioles’ staff to a 4.24 ERA that ranked…

  23. Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman from disabled list

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Nationals have activated Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list for tonight’s game after the third baseman missed nearly two months with a abdominal injury that required surgery. Zimmerman slides back into the lineup as the No. 3 hitter, with Jayson Werth remaining in the leadoff spot and Mike Morse hitting cleanup against…

  24. Blue Jays demote Kyle Drabek and his 5.70 ERA to Triple-A

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Kyle Drabek secured a spot in the Blue Jays’ rotation coming out of the spring training, one-hit the Twins for seven innings in his first start, and had a 3.30 ERA through five outings. And then everything fell apart for the 23-year-old prospect acquired from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade, as Drabek posted…

  25. Mariners reliever Chris Ray is brewing beer for charity

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Mariners reliever Chris Ray was at the Fremont Brewing Company yesterday, helping brew a beer called Homefront IPA that will be sold at Safeco Field and around Seattle to raise money for the Operation Homefront organization that provides emergency financial assistance to the families of military personnel. Kendall Jones of Washington Beer Blog wrote a…

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