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Aaron Gleeman

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. All-Star Evan Meek: "I got very lucky" to avoid serious injury

    Aug 31, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    All-Star reliever Evan Meek appeared to suffer a serious injury when he took a Ryan Braun line drive off his pitching arm Sunday, collapsing onto the mound before eventually being helped off the field with a trainer clutching his limp right hand. However, he somehow escaped with only a bruise, as X-rays revealed no fractures…

  16. C.J. Wilson's transition from bullpen to rotation has been huge for the Rangers

    Aug 31, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    After four years spent exclusively as a reliever C.J. Wilson convinced the Rangers to give him the chance to claim a rotation spot this spring and five months later he’s been one of the best starting pitchers in the American League. Wilson shut out the Royals for 7.2 innings yesterday, improving to 14-5 with a…

  17. Must-click link: Jerry Crasnick on concussions in baseball

    Aug 31, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT

    Jerry Crasnick of is one of my favorite national writers and the effects of concussions in baseball is something that warrants a lot more attention that it’s gotten thus far, so his lengthy article today about Justin Morneau, Jason Bay, Corey Koskie, and the great unknown of concussions is absolutely a must-read: Jerry Crasnick:…

  18. X-ray technician picks bad time to joke with Gordon Beckham

    Aug 31, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Gordon Beckham has been diagnosed with merely a bruise despite leaving last night’s game after taking a Frank Hermann fastball off the right hand, but not before the X-ray technician initially told him it was broken. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune described the scene: Beckham didn’t think his hand was broken, but he was…

  19. Washington Post columnist defends Rob Dibble using the Howard Stern argument

    Aug 31, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    Washington Post columnist Leonard Shapiro wrote about Rob Dibble today and more or less agreed that he’s a poor announcer and deserves criticism for his recent remarks about female baseball fans and Stephen Strasburg. Despite that Shapiro also argues that Dibble shouldn’t be fired because … well, I’ll let you read his words for yourself:…

  20. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller being treated for leukemia

    Aug 31, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT

    Indians great Bob Feller is being treated for acute myeloid leukemia, and the 91-year-old Hall of Famer spoke to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about his diagnosis: My white blood cells weren’t doing their job. I got two quarts of blood right away. They pumped it in as fast as they could. The…

  21. Derek Lowe will throw to test injury he won't admit to having

    Aug 31, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT

    Derek Lowe still hasn’t actually admitted to having an injury, but Mark Bowman of reports that he “had ice wrapped around his right elbow” in the clubhouse yesterday and is scheduled to “test” the not-yet-admitted-to injury by throwing today. Lowe repeatedly shook his right arm between pitches during Sunday’s season-worst start against the Marlins,…

  22. Marlins catcher Ronny Paulino suspended 50 games for PEDs

    Aug 20, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Marlins catcher Ronny Paulino has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Numerous minor leaguers have been suspended for PED usage this year, but Paulino and Edinson Volquez are the only major leaguers to get the 50-game ban. Last season Manny Ramirez…

  23. Finishing "a triple short of the cycle" is really not a big deal

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer remained red hot last night, going 4-for-5 with a homer and a double as the Twins extended their AL Central lead to five games, and afterward various reports about the game noted how the reigning MVP finished “a triple short of the cycle.” That phrase appears constantly in game stories throughout every season…

  24. Diamondbacks overrated Joe Saunders by focusing on his inflated winning percentage

    Jul 26, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    Last night in my instant analysis of the Dan Haren trade I suggested that the Diamondbacks were overrating Joe Saunders by focusing on his win-loss record instead of his ERA, secondary numbers, and raw stuff. Sure enough, interim general manager Jerry Dipoto basically confirmed that in his press conference announcing the deal: We achieved by…

  25. Angels' trade for Alberto Callaspo makes Brandon Wood the odd man out, even if GM won't admit it

    Jul 23, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times described Angels general manager Tony Reagins as “defiant” when asked if yesterday’s trade for Alberto Callaspo will equal less of an opportunity for Brandon Wood. It doesn’t affect Brandon’s future in any way. It doesn’t. We’re not thinking down that path right now. We’re not going to make…

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