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  1. Kyle Lohse reportedly needs forearm surgery or a move to the bullpen

    May 27, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    Kyle Lohse met yesterday with a hand and wrist specialist in California and has been diagnosed with “extreme compartment syndrome,” which according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch “is a condition in which the sheath covering a muscle in the pitcher’s forearm fails to allow it to expand.” Strauss notes that “the…

  2. Roy Oswalt shines in first start after trade request

    May 27, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt started yesterday for the first time since requesting a trade last week and shut out the Brewers for eight innings while matching his season-high with nine strikeouts. Better yet the Astros actually gave him some rare run support in a 5-0 win. Oswalt’s record is just 3-6 because Houston’s offense is terrible, but…

  3. Ubaldo Jimenez improves to 9-1 with a 0.88 ERA

    May 27, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    Last night the Diamondbacks became the latest lineup to get shut down by Ubaldo Jimenez, who tossed eight scoreless innings to improve to 9-1 with a 0.88 ERA through 10 starts. “It’s not easy to have an ERA like that young man has this late into the season,” manager Jim Tracy said afterward. “I’ve heard…

  4. UPDATE: Yanks bring back Gaudin as reliever

    May 26, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    UPDATE: The Newark Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig has confirmed that the deal is done.  Boone Logan has been optioned to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster and Australian Shane Lindsay was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster. 2:45pm: Released by the Yankees after losing the fifth-starter battle to Phil Hughes…

  5. White Sox beat Indians, Ozzie Guillen writes "Bye Bye LeBron!" on autograph

    May 26, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Prior to getting thrown out of this afternoon’s game, Ozzie Guillen autographed a baseball for one of the fans in Cleveland and added a little personalized touch: Incidentally, the White Sox recovered from Guillen and Mark Buehrle being tossed by umpire Joe West to take a 5-1 lead. Bobby Jenks did his best to blow…

  6. 'Cowboy' Joe West goes looking for trouble again, ejects Ozzie Guillen and Mark Buehrle

    May 26, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    Joe West made headlines last month for complaining about the pace of Yankees-Red Sox games and this afternoon the veteran umpire once again made himself the story by ejecting Ozzie Guillen and Mark Buehrle. Guillen’s ejection came in the second inning, when he argued West’s balk call against Buehrle. An inning later West called another…

  7. Brewers manager Ken Macha tired of 'negativism' and 'poppycock'

    May 26, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    Asked yesterday about Brewers owner Mark Attanasio giving him a vote of confidence following the team’s poor start, manager Ken Macha showed a rare bit of emotion while scolding reporters: Sunday was an exceptional day and to have any negative questions in this meeting today is poppycock. Because we had a tough game on Friday,…

  8. Carlos Zambrano rejoining rotation next week

    May 26, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano prepared for his move back to the rotation with a 73-pitch simulated game Monday and is now scheduled to start against the Pirates during a three-game series that begins Monday. Exactly which game he’ll start and who he’ll bump from the rotation is unclear, and Piniella indicated that Zambrano may still be available…

  9. As expected, Strasburg lined up for June 4 debut

    May 25, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    There’s still no official timetable for Stephen Strasburg’s arrival in Washington, but the Nationals announced today that his next (and presumed final) Triple-A start will come Saturday against the Yankees’ affiliate. That lines up Strasburg to make his major-league debut June 4 against the Reds in Washington, which has been the assumption for a while…

  10. Rockies bringing Chris Iannetta back to majors

    May 25, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    Last month the Rockies demoted Chris Iannetta to Triple-A after he struggled in 30 at-bats, which seemed very odd given that he’s a 27-year-old three-time Opening Day starter with over 1,100 plate appearances in the majors. Iannetta took the demotion in stride, hitting .349 with five homers and a 1.146 OPS in 17 games at…

  11. Kyle Lohse to see specialist about forearm injury

    May 25, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    An MRI exam on Kyle Lohse injured forearm revealed only inflammation yesterday, but he’s expected to miss at least one start and is seeking a second opinion from a specialist in Los Angeles. Lohse talked to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch about his status: They saw something in there and now we…

  12. Angels may be giving up on Brandon Wood

    May 25, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    Over the weekend Mike Scioscia told the slumping Brandon Wood to avoid even picking up a bat during his time off, and in what seems like an awfully big coincidence Maicer Izturis is now ready to come off the disabled list and Wood has developed a hip injury that figures to put him on the…

  13. Injuries wrecking Orioles' already shaky bullpen

    May 25, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    Later today Alfredo Simon will likely become the third Orioles closer to land on the disabled list, joining Mike Gonzalez and Jim Johnson on the shelf after injuring his hamstring covering first base Sunday. Koji Uehara would have gotten the nod to fill in, except he’s also headed to the DL with a strained forearm.…

  14. How much can the Astros get for Roy Oswalt?

    May 24, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt requested a trade from the Astros late last week and rumors are starting to swirl around the potential interested teams, but exactly how good is the 32-year-old right-hander? Oswalt has been one of baseball’s elite pitchers for a decade, yet generally seems underrated for someone who ranks fourth among all active pitchers in…

  15. Cubs give injured and slumping Aramis Ramirez some time off

    May 24, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez’s walk-off homer last Monday provided some reason for optimism in the midst of a season-long slump, but he’s 0-for-13 with seven strikeouts since then and is now dealing with a thumb injury. X-rays and an MRI exam both came back negative, but Ramirez was out of the lineup yesterday and is expected to…

  16. Are the Phillies overworking Roy Halladay?

    May 24, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay had a rough afternoon against the Red Sox yesterday, giving up a season-high seven runs in a season-low 5.2 innings. It was just the second time in the past 96 starts that he’s allowed seven or more runs, so naturally Todd Zolecki of MLB.com wondered if Halladay’s high workloads had anything to do…

  17. Back injury sends Ivan Rodriguez to disabled list

    May 24, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    Ivan Rodriguez’s resurgence in Washington has been put on hold because of a back injury, with the Nationals placing the 39-year-old catcher on the disabled list today. Signed to a two-year, $6 million contract that I criticized this offseason, Rodriguez hit .325 with a .351 on-base percentage and .439 slugging percentage in 132 plate appearances…

  18. More unwritten rule silliness, as White Sox take offense to Marlins running up 7-0

    May 24, 2010, 11:41 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez running across Dallas Braden’s mound in Oakland got people talking about baseball’s so-called unwritten rules and they were on display again yesterday when the White Sox freaked out after the Marlins twice stole a base up 7-0 in the fourth inning. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia was responsible for allowing the seven runs…

  19. Ben Sheets finally starting to pay off for A's

    May 24, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    After missing all of last season following elbow surgery Ben Sheets looked awful in his first six starts for the A’s, going 1-3 with a 7.12 ERA and 16/16 K/BB ratio in 30.1 innings. He’s quietly gotten back on track since then and shut out the Giants for six innings in a no-decision yesterday afternoon…

  20. Twins call up prospect Trevor Plouffe to fill in for injured J.J. Hardy

    May 21, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Initially when the Twins placed J.J. Hardy on the disabled list they thought he’d return after the minimum 15 days and called up 28-year-old, light-hitting utility man Matt Tolbert rather than a legitimate prospect to replace him on the roster. However, now Hardy’s wrist injury is proving more serious than originally thought and he’s not…

  21. Ubaldo Jimenez off to Cy Young-winning start at 8-1 with 0.99 ERA

    May 21, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez left last night’s start after a season-low 92 pitches because of hamstring cramping, but not before holding the Astros’ lowly lineup to one hit over seven shutout innings. Jimenez is now 8-1 with a 0.99 ERA through nine starts, with his only loss coming on May 9 when he allowed just two hits…

  22. Move over Jim Rice, Michael Cuddyer on record-shattering double play pace

    May 21, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

    One of the downsides to the first four hitters in the Twins’ batting order having on-base percentages of .365, .358, .410, and .477 is that their already double play-prone No. 5 hitter Michael Cuddyer has an incredible number of chances to make two outs at a time. Cuddyer has grounded into an MLB-high 12 double…

  23. Gregg Zaun headed to DL with shoulder injury

    May 21, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    Gregg Zaun left yesterday’s game with a strained shoulder and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the 39-year-old catcher will be put on the disabled list today. To replace Zaun on the roster the Brewers are expected to call up 24-year-old prospect Jonathan Lucroy from Triple-A. Angel Salome was once considered the Brewers’ top catching…

  24. Red Sox 'tracking the progress of Chris Iannetta'

    May 21, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that “the Red Sox are tracking the progress of catcher Chris Iannetta in Triple-A Colorado Springs in case the Rockies make him available.” Despite being 27 years old and a three-time Opening Day starter with over 1,100 career plate appearances Iannetta was demoted to Triple-A last month when…

  25. 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…

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