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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Mike Pelfrey interested in long-term contract with Mets

    Sep 27, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey will be eligible for salary arbitration this offseason for the first time, but the 26-year-old right-hander told Anthony DiComo of that he’s interested in working out a long-term contract with the Mets: I would be interested. They’d have to bring it up, but I’m sure we’ll explore it. I’m definitely open to…

  2. Gavin Floyd unlikely to pitch again this season

    Sep 27, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

    After hinting at it last week, it sounds like the White Sox will indeed shut down Gavin Floyd because of shoulder soreness. Ozzie Guillen told Doug Padilla of that there’s really no sense in having him make one final start with the White Sox out of contention: In my mind, I think we should…

  3. Jair Jurrjens cuts bullpen session short because of knee pain

    Sep 24, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens had to end today’s bullpen session after just 10 pitches because of pain in his injured right knee, which means Brandon Beachy is likely to take his place again Sunday versus the Nationals. Jurrjens had hoped to pitch through a minor cartilage tear, but described the injury as “like somebody is stabbing you.”…

  4. Evan Longoria likely out until Monday with quadriceps injury

    Sep 24, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT

    Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that Evan Longoria is out of the Rays’ lineup tonight and could be sidelined for the entire weekend series with the Mariners due to a quadriceps injury suffered while turning a double play against the Yankees yesterday. Longoria has been absent from the lineup just one previous…

  5. Jimmy Rollins available off bench tonight, could start Sunday

    Sep 24, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins hasn’t played since September 8 because of a hamstring injury, but told Todd Zolecki of that he’ll be available off the bench tonight. Charlie Manuel indicated to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that Rollins could be cleared to rejoin the Phillies’ starting lineup as soon as Sunday, which would give him…

  6. Good luck, rest of baseball: The Big Three could start 17 of 19 playoff games for Phillies

    Sep 24, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

    I’ve already written plenty about how dangerous the Phillies will be in the postseason, including the fact that finishing with the league’s best record would allow them to rely exclusively on the stud trio of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels in the first round, but David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News takes…

  7. For real this time: Cardinals shut down rookie Jaime Garcia

    Sep 24, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Last week the Cardinals announced that they were shutting down Jaime Garcia in order to limit the 23-year-old rookie’s workload in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. Then earlier this week they announced that, well, maybe he’ll make one or two more starts after taking a couple rotation turns off. And now…

  8. Ron Gardenhire on Justin Morneau returning this season: "I don't see how it can possibly happen"

    Sep 24, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau hasn’t played since suffering a concussion from a knee to the helmet on July 7 and this afternoon manager Ron Gardenhire finally admitted that the Twins don’t expect him back in the lineup this season. Appearing on 1500-ESPN with hosts Patrick Reusse and Phil Mackey, Gardenhire replied “I don’t see how it can…

  9. Former Cubs outfielder Matt Murton threatening to break Ichiro Suzuki's hit record in Japan

    Sep 24, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

    Matt Murton was a 2003 first-round pick who hit .286/.352/.436 in 1,058 plate appearances spread over 354 games for the Cubs, Rockies, and A’s, but for whatever reason never really got a shot to be an everyday player despite doing very well as a 24-year-old regular in 2004. After spending most of last season at…

  10. Brewers still trying to find a long-term position for Mat Gamel

    Sep 24, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    Third base prospect Mat Gamel began getting some reps at first base recently as the Brewers plan ahead for the possibility of life without Prince Fielder, but yesterday he made his first career start in left field subbing for an injured Ryan Braun and now it sounds like Milwaukee’s coaching staff may like him more…

  11. Josh Hamilton's fractured ribs feeling better after injections

    Sep 24, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton reported feeling better yesterday after receiving an epidural injection and several cortisone shots for his fractured ribs earlier this week, but there’s still no timetable yet for his return. Hamilton rode a stationary bike for 15 minutes yesterday and also did what T.R. Sullivan of described as “some light exercises.” Here’s what…

  12. Now a free agent, No. 6 pick Barret Loux throws for 15 teams

    Sep 24, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Selected by Arizona with the sixth overall pick in June’s draft, Texas A&M right-hander Barret Loux was declared a free agent by MLB when a pre-signing physical exam revealed a torn labrum and the Diamondbacks backed out of a $2 million deal. Now free to sign whenever and with whomever, Loux threw yesterday in front…

  13. Considering retirement, Edgar Renteria says "I'm not proud of what I've done" for Giants

    Sep 24, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Edgar Renteria has played just 71 games this season due to an assortment of injuries and poor production, and yesterday the 34-year-old infielder told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s considering retirement after 15 seasons in the majors: I feel good. My mind is good, but sometimes the body says, “No,” because…

  14. Greg Maddux won't be joining Kevin Towers in Arizona

    Sep 24, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    Yesterday new Arizona general manager Kevin Towers revealed that he’d like to bring in future Hall of Famer and current Cubs special assistant Greg Maddux as the Diamondbacks’ pitching coach or bench coach. However, just a few hours later Chicago general manager Jim Hendry threw cold water on that idea: Greg and I have a…

  15. Cliff Lee struck in the ear and bloodied by a broken bat splinter

    Sep 24, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee struggled again last night, giving up four runs in five innings while falling to 4-6 with a 4.25 ERA in 14 starts for the Rangers, but was able to narrowly avoid being the second player this month to suffer a major injury from a broken bat. In the fourth inning Jack Cust singled…

  16. Alex Gordon: "I'm going to dominate next year"

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon hasn’t done a whole lot since the Royals recalled him from the minors in mid-July, hitting .233/.323/.375 in 52 games, but he’s drawn some walks, shown some power, and most importantly is finally getting another chance to play regularly after destroying Triple-A pitching. Gordon will turn 27 years old this winter, so the…

  17. Yadier Molina likely out for the season with right knee injury

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina left the Cardinals and flew to St. Louis yesterday to undergo an MRI exam on his sore right knee, and Matthew Leach of reports that “Molina has likely played his last game of 2010.” According to general manager John Mozeliak the MRI revealed “no structural damage” but enough inflammation was found that…

  18. Denard Span undergoes MRI exam on injured shoulder

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

    Denard Span underwent an MRI exam today after hurting his shoulder while trying to make a diving catch last week and revealed that he initially injured the shoulder way back in June. Normally that might explain why Span’s production has dropped off so much this season. After all, he’s hitting just .267 with a .680…

  19. Seattle's pathetic lineup shut out as Felix Hernandez takes a "loss" in 1-0 game

    Sep 23, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    I really hope some of the Baseball Writers Association of America members and Cy Young award voters who still focus on a pitcher’s win total watched this afternoon’s Mariners-Blue Jays game. Felix Hernandez tossed a complete game, allowing one run on two hits in eight innings, and got saddled with a “loss” because Seattle’s historically…

  20. Ichiro Suzuki reaches 200 hits for 10th consecutive season

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    For a game between two non-contenders this afternoon’s Blue Jays-Mariners matchup sure has some interesting storylines. Not only did Jose Bautista homer off Felix Hernandez for his 50th long ball of the season, Ichiro Suzuki doubled off Shawn Hill in the third inning and then singled off him in the fifth inning to reach 200…

  21. Jose Bautista takes Felix Hernandez deep for 50th homer

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    This afternoon Jose Bautista went deep for the 50th time this season–off Felix Hernandez, no less–to become the 26th player in baseball history with 50 homers. Bautista is also just five walks away from becoming the 14th player to have a 50-homer, 100-walk season. And he’d certainly be the most unlikely member of the 50-100…

  22. David Wells calls Joe Torre a "coward" and "terrible manager"

    Sep 23, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    David Wells was a guest on the Yahoo! Sports podcast with Kevin Kaduk and Jay Busbee earlier this week. In addition to chatting about the division races, playoff matchups, Cy Young debate, and his role as one of TBS’ postseason announcers Wells also dropped a pretty big bomb by calling Joe Torre “a coward.” And…

  23. Bunion surgery knocks Fred Lewis out for the final two weeks

    Sep 23, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

    Fred Lewis will miss the final two weeks of the season following surgery to remove bunions from his left foot. He’s traveling to Alabama to have the operation, although Birmingham’s most famous doctor, James Andrews, won’t be doing the honors. Instead it will be the awesomely named Dr. Angus McBryde. Lewis had a solid season…

  24. Russell Martin faces an uncertain future with the Dodgers

    Sep 23, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Russell Martin has missed 45 games since suffering a season-ending hip injury in early August and so yesterday Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times chatted with the Dodgers catcher about his future. Martin replied “of course” when asked if he wants to remain with the Dodgers, but then responded “I have to discuss that…

  25. Daniel Murphy to play second base during winter ball

    Sep 23, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    Luis Castillo hasn’t started a game in 18 days as the Mets give 20-year-old rookie Ruben Tejada a long look at second base and Adam Rubin of reports that they’re also giving Daniel Murphy a crash course on the middle infield with an eye toward him playing second base during winter ball. Murphy was…

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