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  1. Diamondbacks to begin interviewing GM candidates soon

    Sep 2, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    According to Jon Paul Morosi of the Diamondbacks “will begin interviewing general manager candidates over the next couple weeks” and have at least six candidates on their list. Current interim general manager Jerry Dipoto and assistant general manager Peter Woodfork will obviously get interviews, and Morosi also mentions former Padres GM Kevin Towers, Yankees…

  2. Report: Dustin Pedroia to have season-ending foot surgery

    Sep 2, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

    Last week Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe quoted an unnamed source saying that Dustin Pedroia was “probably done for the year” and now he reports that the Red Sox’s second baseman “is expected to have surgery to insert a screw in his left foot sometime tomorrow at Massachusetts General Hospital.” Various sources have said…

  3. Must-click link: Jon Weisman on "the 2010 Dodgers and the reinvention of lying"

    Sep 2, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts on wrote a great piece today about all the truth-stretching surrounding the Dodgers this season, from the owners and front office to the manager and media: Jon Weisman: The 2010 Dodgers and the reinvention of lying Not surprisingly given what I wrote regarding Manny Ramirez earlier this week, here’s…

  4. Was last night's Rays outfield the fastest in baseball history?

    Sep 2, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    With rosters expanding yesterday the Rays called up speedster Desmond Jennings from Triple-A and started him in right field. They also had Carl Crawford in left field and B.J. Upton in center field, which has me wondering whether it could have been the fastest outfield in baseball history. I’m not sure exactly how to measure…

  5. Twins get walk-off win from hot-hitting rookie Danny Valencia

    Sep 2, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Despite shutting out the Tigers for seven innings last night Francisco Liriano was denied his 13th win when the Twins’ bullpen couldn’t hold a 1-0 lead, but rookie third baseman Danny Valencia delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give Minnesota the victory anyway. Valencia began the season at Triple-A and was hitting…

  6. Tim Lincecum starts September with a victory after going 0-5 with a 7.82 ERA in August

    Sep 2, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum has gone through several rough patches this season, but the wheels came flying off last month as he went 0-5 with a 7.82 ERA in five August starts. He allowed opponents to bat .311 with five homers and a .519 slugging percentage, giving up 33 hits and 13 walks in 25.1 innings while…

  7. Manny Corpas to undergo Tommy John surgery next week

    Sep 2, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    As expected, Rockies reliever Manny Corpas needs Tommy John elbow surgery and will go under the knife next week, knocking him out for the rest of this season and likely all of 2011 as well. Corpas was the closer on a World Series team as a rookie in 2007, but lost that job to Brian…

  8. After hitting 102.7 mph in debut, Aroldis Chapman throws 103.9 mph in second appearance

    Sep 2, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman made jaws drop in his MLB debut earlier this week by averaging 100.3 miles per hour on six fastballs and topping out at 102.7 mph, which tied for the highest velocity ever recorded during three seasons of’s Pitch-F/X system. Or at least it was the highest. Chapman made his second appearance last…

  9. Rob Dibble fired as Nationals television analyst

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

    Rob Dibble made headlines twice last month for controversial comments about female baseball fans and Stephen Strasburg’s elbow injury, and today MASN and the Nationals announced that he’s been let go as the team’s television analyst. I’ve written quite a bit about Dibble recently, so I won’t rehash all my points again, but suffice it…

  10. Angels get 7-foot-1 Dutchman to complete Brian Fuentes trade

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

    Last week the Angels traded Brian Fuentes to the Twins for a player to be named later, with the two sides announcing today that the player is Loek Van Mil. Van Mil isn’t much of a prospect, ranking No. 39 on my annual list of the Twins’ best prospects coming into this season and having…

  11. Rafael Furcal again on the verge of coming off the disabled list

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal suffered a setback when he was close to coming off the disabled list about two weeks ago, but the Dodgers shortstop is once again on the verge of returning from the lower back injury that has sidelined him since August 3. Furcal is slated to begin a brief minor league rehab assignment today…

  12. Diamondbacks haven't offered Adam LaRoche a contract yet

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

    Two weeks ago Jerry Dipoto indicated that the Diamondbacks and Adam LaRoche were both interested in working out a multi-year contract extension, but yesterday the general manager told Steve Gilbert of that no offers have been made: We discussed the possibility, kicked the tires if you will, but there was nothing definitive and no…

  13. Bobby Seay likely to miss 2011 following shoulder surgery

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Bobby Seay was the Tigers’ primary left-handed specialist from 2007 to 2009, appearing in 185 games with a 3.75 ERA during that time, but he hasn’t pitched this season because of a shoulder injury and is now expected to miss all of next season as well. Seay initially tried to rehab the injury, but said…

  14. Even with all their injuries, Red Sox release Jeremy Hermida

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

    Acquired from the Marlins and signed to a one-year, $3.4 million contract this winter, Jeremy Hermida was brought in to be the Red Sox’s fourth outfielder and could have been in line for a ton of playing time given the team’s amazing number of injuries. Instead he hit just .203/.257/.348 in 52 games while missing…

  15. Cliff Lee avoids another loss, but struggles again for Rangers

    Sep 1, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

    Nine runs of support from the Rangers’ lineup took him off the hook for a loss, but Cliff Lee struggled again last night and didn’t make it out of the fifth inning against the Royals. Lee allowed seven runs in 4.2 innings–including three unearned runs due to his own throwing error–and coughed up 10 hits…

  16. Aroldis Chapman offically topped out at 102.7 miles per hour

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    During his much-anticipated debut last night the radar gun used for the Reds’ television broadcast clocked Aroldis Chapman at 102 and 103 miles per hour on back-to-back pitches, and amazingly the gun wasn’t even “hot.” has released the official PitchF/X data and Chapman topped out at 102.7 mph, which ties him with two different…

  17. Nyjer Morgan crashed into another catcher and had another "incident" with a fan last night

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Nationals center fielder Nyjer Morgan is currently appealing his seven-game suspension for throwing a ball into the stands after jawing with fans in Philadelphia last week, but in the meantime he got into another “incident” with a fan at last night’s game in Florida. After getting into his second home-plate collision with a catcher in…

  18. Jenrry Mejia expected to make first big league start Saturday

    Sep 1, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia began the season in the Mets’ bullpen, was sent back to the minors in mid-June to resume starting, and is now slated to make his first major-league start Saturday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. General manager Omar Minaya was in attendance for Mejia’s final Triple-A start yesterday, seeing the 20-year-old strike out…

  19. Brandon Wood to play in the Arizona Fall League at age 25

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Typically the Arizona Fall League is for young, up-and-coming prospects, but yesterday the Angels announced that 25-year-old Brandon Wood will participate after sitting on their bench for most of the season. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Wood “wanted to play winter ball in Latin America in hopes of getting enough at-bats…

  20. Manny Ramirez in the White Sox's lineup and hitting fifth today

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    After catching an early morning flight to Cleveland yesterday Manny Ramirez was apparently too tired to be in the White Sox’s starting lineup, so he merely appeared briefly in the on deck circle as a potential pinch-hitter before eventually sitting back down when A.J. Pierzynski smacked a three-run homer in front of him. Now that…

  21. Yankees expect Alex Rodriguez to return from DL on Sunday

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez has yet to test his injured calf by taking batting practice, but Andrew Marchand of reports that the Yankees expect him to come off the disabled list when eligible Sunday. Rodriguez did hit off a tee yesterday, and Marchand notes that he also played catch, rode a stationary bike, and lifted weights.…

  22. New pickup Brian Fuentes is latest to join Twins' infirmary

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:17 AM EDT

    Brian Fuentes struck out Russell Branyan for a one-out save in his Twins debut, but it may be a while before he pitches a second time for Minnesota. Fuentes is expected to be unavailable for at least 2-3 days after tweaking his back, which is a tough break for the Twins considering that represents about…

  23. Peter Gammons thinks Bobby Valentine will be the Mets' next manager

    Aug 31, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT

    While appearing on WFAN radio in New York today Peter Gammons said that he thinks Bobby Valentine will be the Mets’ next manager. Thanks to Matthew Cerrone of, here’s the transcript: I think there are two things: One, he has a history and a good working relationship with Omar Minaya. And two, he is…

  24. Turns out, Derek Lowe has had elbow problems for six weeks

    Aug 31, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    After initially playing coy with reporters following his season-worst start over the weekend, Derek Lowe finally admitted today that he’s been pitching through elbow pain for the past six weeks and received a cortisone shot Sunday. Lowe told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he’s planning to make his next scheduled start Friday…

  25. Red Sox trade Manny Delcarmen to Rockies for pitching prospect Chris Balcom-Miller

    Aug 31, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    Earlier this week the Rockies were said to be looking for some bullpen help and this afternoon they acquired reliever Manny Delcarmen from the Red Sox for Single-A pitching prospect Chris Balcom-Miller. Delcarmen was one of the Red Sox’s best relievers in 2007 and 2008, combining to throw 118 innings with a 2.81 ERA, .197…

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