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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Phil Hughes to make two more rehab starts

    Jun 21, 2011, 9:35 AM EST

    hughes wide reuters

    Joe Girardi confirmed yesterday that Phil Hughes will make two more rehab starts, probably one at Double-A Trenton and one at Triple-A Scranton, after which — assuming everything goes well — he could be back with the Yankees before the All-Star break. As we mentioned over the weekend, Hughes struck out seven batters and hit…

  2. Ozzie Guillen’s ejection was pretty hilarious

    Jun 21, 2011, 9:12 AM EST

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    For what it’s worth, I think Ozzie Guillen had a good point when he argued that Alexi Ramirez was wrongfully called out on what looked like a foul ball in last night’s Cubs-White Sox game. But his argument and ejection were awesome, mostly for the reaction of Cubs’ catcher Geovany Soto when Guillen kicked his…

  3. Derek Jeter to resume baseball activities this week

    Jun 21, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    Yankees Rangers Baseball

    Joe Girardi told the sporting press yesterday that Derek Jeter — who stands six hits shy of 3,000 —  is expected to resume baseball activities this week and is hopeful that he can return from the disabled as soon as he’s eligible on June 29. Jeter’s strained right calf is the kind of thing that can…

  4. McCourt willing to sell a minority stake in the Dodgers? Yeah, good luck with that.

    Jun 21, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Frank McCourt

    After a day in which the Dodgers mess got messier, word seeps out that Frank McCourt is mulling — had mulled? will mull? — selling a minority stake in the team in order to infuse the organization with cash and preserve his place in the ownership chair. Of course this is all too little too…

  5. Suspect in Bryan Stow beating to be detained for ten more months

    Jun 20, 2011, 5:44 PM EST

    Giants Fan Attacked

    This morning we noted that Giovanni Ramirez, the suspect in the Bryan Stow beating, could have been released today, because all they have him on right now is a potential parole violation, and because he has not yet been charged with any Stow-related crimes. Well, he isn’t going anywhere for a while, because he was found…

  6. Why did Selig reject the Dodgers-Fox deal? Because it was more looting of the team by Frank McCourt

    Jun 20, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    Combination of file photos of MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

    The primary reason the Dodgers are in the boat they’re in right now is because Frank and Jamie McCourt took some $100 million out of the organization for personal use, carved up the team into individual components and leveraged it all to the hilt. Bud Selig has just released his official statement regarding why Major…

  7. MLB had a huge attendance weekend

    Jun 20, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    old turnstile

    Major League Baseball has been suffering from a bit of an attendance decline this year, partially due to the weather, partially due to a wildcat strike by fans against the Dodgers and partially due to unknown causes, be they economic or what have you.  This past weekend, however, was a humdinger at the box office.…

  8. NL All-Star ballot update: Pujols remains tops at first, but for how long?

    Jun 20, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

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    Major League Baseball just announced the latest vote tallies for the National League All-Stars. In light of today’s news, the totals at first base are the most notable: Albert Pujols leads Joey Votto 2,806,864 to 2,270,211. Obviously the vote totals don’t reflect the fact that Pujols was knocked out yesterday and only announced as being unavailable for…

  9. HBT Daily: Jack McKeon? Why not?

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Tiffany and I discuss the Marlins’ hiring of Jack McKeon to be their interim manager. I’m pretty OK with this, actually.

  10. Rape charges dropped against Garrett Wittels

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

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    You’ll recall that  Florida International University baseball star Garrett Wittels and two friends had rape charges filed against them in the Bahamas last year.  Well, that’s over: they’ve been dropped:  Authorities decided the evidence didn’t support prosecution. The three young men, represented in the Bahamas by Thomas Evans and present in court Monday, were accused…

  11. The Reds have a decision to make on Aroldis Chapman

    Jun 20, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    aroldis chapman

    As John Fay reports, Arolids Chapman’s rehab time is up on Tuesday, and at that point the Reds have to decide if they’re going to call him back to Cincy or option him to the minors. It had been shaping up to be an easy decision until Saturday — keep the man down — but…

  12. Report: Major League Baseball rejects the Dodgers-Fox deal

    Jun 20, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

    Combination of file photos of MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

    UPDATE: Now it’s official, with Shaikin and everyone else reporting that Major League Baseball has, in fact, rejected the Dodgers-Fox deal and that Frank McCourt has, in fact, been notified of it. So now it’s go-time. 1:06 PM: Um, OK, Bill Shaikin reports that MLB has not notified McCourt of any decision on Fox deal. Shaikin…

  13. Here’s an idea: Barry Zito for Alfonso Soriano

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    zito throws

    No, this isnt’ a rumor or even a rumbling. It’s the wholesale invention — and a creative one — by Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News: the Giants and the Cubs trade Barry Zito for Alfonso Soriano. The rationale: the Cubs pitching stinks and the Giants offense needs help, and since both guys are…

  14. Jack McKeon accepts the Marlins’ job. So: how old is Jack McKeon?

    Jun 20, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

    mckeon getty

    It’s official: Jack McKeon has accepted the job as Marlins’ interim manager. As I said this morning, the McKeon-is-old jokes will grow tired soon. I think the “let’s put Jack McKeon’s age in perspective thing” has some legs, however. Not mocking his age, mind you, just noting his experience in the game and how having…

  15. MLB is taking a second look at Jim Crane

    Jun 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Jim Crane

    This probably won’t complicate the sale of the Astros, but Phil Rogers reports that, in the wake of Maury Brown’s Forbes report about the skeletons in Jim Crane’s closet, the league is taking a closer look at his background. Rogers says that Crane had already been vetted — which makes sense, given how long he’s…

  16. Your Monday Morning Power Rankings

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez watches his triple against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of their MLB inter-league baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    I sort of don’t feel like doing little state-of-the-team factoids this week. They are who we thought they were for the most part. There’s an argument for making the Marlins last, but I almost feel sorry for them. There’s an argument to make the Twins even higher, but I’m not sure who to drop below…

  17. Suspect in Bryan Stow beating faces a hearing today

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:06 AM EST

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    Giovanni Ramirez, a suspect in the Bryan Stow beating at Dodger Stadium, still has not been charged in that case. And today he faces a hearing in which he could go free if it’s not found that he has violated his parole. If that happens he could be re-arrested again with specific connection to the…

  18. Alex Rodriguez has a messed up shoulder

    Jun 20, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    Wallace Mathews of ESPN New York reports that Alex Rodriguez has a shoulder strain that has been hampering his power for a couple of weeks. Joe Girardi and Rodriguez are downplaying it, but his shoulder has been wrapped heavily before and after games, Matthews reports. It hasn’t hampered his timing or anything — he had…

  19. Olney: Jack McKeon to manage the Marlins

    Jun 20, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Jack McKeon

    It was only rumored yesterday, but last night Buster Olney reported that, yep, 80-year-old Jack McKeon is going to take over the Marlins as interim manager. It’s fun to put McKeon’s age and experience into perspective with little factoids such as “McKeon’s first game as a Major League manager happened over three months before I…

  20. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Jun 20, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Edwin Rodriguez, Jeffrey Loria

    I think I need the weekend wrap more than you guys do at this point.

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 20, 2011, 5:38 AM EST

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    I’m not going to lie to you: there’s a lot more information about bourbon in today’s recap than there is about baseball. So, you know, be warned.

  22. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2011, 5:48 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2: Justin Upton with the walkoff homer, served up by Santiago Casilla in the 10th. It was Upton’s first game-ending homer ever. He also had a single and a double on the day, but remember, don’t you dare say that he was a triple short of the cycle, because that’s just dumb,…

  23. Saturday’s Brewers-Red Sox game is now a night game

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    If you have tickets or plan on vegging in front of the Brewers-Red Sox game on Saturday, beware: the original 1:10 PM start time has been moved to 7 PM due to the Boston Bruins victory parade. This has probably long been in the contingency plans for city planners, but they had to translate the original…

  24. Quote of the Day: Adam Dunn on interleague play

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Adam Dunn — a DH – is not a fan of playing interleague games in NL parks: “It does suck, yes. But that’s another reason why I’m anti-interleague. It’s not fun … The interleague thing is just awful. It just ruins everything. Especially if you look at Boston. People like Ortiz. He’s having a great…

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