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  1. Albert Pujols plans to take legal action against Jack Clark

    Aug 9, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Earlier today, Chris Mihlfeld, the trainer of Albert Pujols, sternly rebuked Jack Clark’s claim that the Angels first baseman has used performance-enhancing drugs. Mihlfeld said, “I would bet my life on it and probably drop dead on the spot if I found out he has.” Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times is reporting that Pujols…

  2. Apparently, the team meeting Walt Weiss held worked

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Walt Weiss

    The Rockies have lost five games in a row and nine of their last ten, which prompted manager Walt Weiss to call a team meeting earlier today. The details, via Troy Renck: He challenged the players to compete and play hard. He’s not one to criticize players through the media or call guys out. He…

  3. What do Dan Haren, Barry Zito, and A.J. Burnett have in common?

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    No, none of them are in my kitchen. Nationals starter Dan Haren tossed seven solid innings of ball tonight, holding the Phillies to two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out seven. Haren earned the W, the first of his career against the Phillies and his seventh of the year. The win…

  4. Josh Reddick has hit three home runs through six innings

    Aug 9, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

    Athletics' Reddick swings at a pitch against the Blue Jays during the third inning of their MLB American League game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland

    Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick hitless in 22 plate appearances dating back to July 29. Blue Jays pitching must have been just what the doctor ordered because Reddick has exploded in a big way tonight. In the top of the third, Reddick smoked a solo home run to left off of Jays starter Esmil Rogers. He…

  5. Watch Alex Rodriguez’s season debut at Yankee Stadium

    Aug 9, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, currently in the process of appealing his 2013-14 seasons-ending suspension from Major League Baseball, made his much-anticipated season debut at Yankee Stadium tonight against the Tigers. Prior to seeing the first pitch from starter Rick Porcello in the first inning with a runner on second base and two outs, Rodriguez…

  6. David DeJesus is batting cleanup for the first time

    Aug 9, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs

    David DeJesus has compiled 5,164 plate appearances over his 11-year career, but tonight will mark the first time he will bat clean-up as a starting player. He hit clean-up once before, on April 29, 2004 when he replaced Matt Stairs — and struck out — in the ninth inning of a 9-7 loss to the…

  7. Ruben Amaro really liked Delmon Young

    Aug 9, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Delmon Young was one of the easiest players to dislike in recent Philadelphia sports history. He had a memorable off-the-field incident involving alcohol and anti-Semitic remarks last year, he required weight clauses in his contract as incentive to stay in shape, he has been quite the unproductive player, and his arrival in Philadelphia was a…

  8. Justin Morneau powers Twins to win with two homers

    Aug 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    This “just in” — Justin Morneau can still hit dingers. The Twins first baseman hit two of them this afternoon against the White Sox: a grand slam in the seventh off of Ramon Troncoso to give the Twins a 5-3 lead, and a solo shot in the eighth to remove the save opportunity for closer…

  9. Todd Pratt, former Phillie and Met, reveals he has been battling cancer

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

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    On Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies had their annual Alumni Night, bringing back many of the organization’s heralded players. They specifically saluted the 1993 NL Champion team this evening. Both events were more emotional than usual because former catcher Darren “Dutch” Daulton, a key component of that ’93 team, recently underwent surgery to…

  10. Weight loss to blame for CC Sabathia’s woes?

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Minnesota Twins

    In his latest column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo cites a “talent evaluator”, who thinks CC Sabathia‘s weight loss is to blame for his lack of success in 2013. Some players just perform better carrying more weight. Sabathia seems to be one of them. Some think such a theory is silly, that Sabathia is…

  11. Carlos Gonzalez may be placed on the disabled list with finger injury

    Aug 4, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had been out of the lineup for the first three games of August due to a nagging finger injury, but was back in today as his team wrapped up their weekend set in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. He went 1-for-4 with a single, but reaggravated the injury in his final at-bat,…

  12. Derek Jeter diagnosed with mild calf strain

    Aug 4, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter sat out the final two games of this weekend’s series in San Diego against the Padres with an ailing calf. Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Jeter has been diagnosed with a mild strain of the calf, which portends to keep the Yankee legend out longer than just the…

  13. Ron Washington wins 582nd game to become Rangers all-time winningest manager

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Cleveland Indians

    Behind starter Derek Holland, the Rangers shut out the Athletics 4-0 to take a series win and cut their deficit in the AL West to 2.5 games. The victory was Ron Washington’s 582nd as Rangers manager, moving into first place for the most in Rangers history. Bobby Valentine had been in the lead with 581,…

  14. Dontrelle Willis joins the Angels on a Minor League deal

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Dontrelle Willis Reuters

    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez with the news: D-Train coming to Anaheim? #Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Dontrelle Willis, who will report to Triple-A Salt Lake. — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 4, 2013 Willis last pitched in the Majors in 2011 with the Reds, posting a 5.00 ERA in 73.2 innings…

  15. YES Network’s Michael Kay blasts Robinson Cano for not hustling

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    cano gray getty

    Leading off the top of the eighth inning with his team trailing the Padres 6-3, Robinson Cano weakly grounded out to second baseman Logan Forsythe, who handily threw him out at first with plenty of time to spare. Cano lightly jogged down the first base line before turning back towards the dugout. Michael Kay, leading…

  16. Hunter Pence wants to lead off for the Giants

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    The Giants will go with a new lead-off hitter tomorrow. Since losing Angel Pagan to a strained left hamstring, Gregor Blanco and Andres Torres have shared responsibilities at the top of the batting order. CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly suggests the new lead-off man will be Marco Scutaro, but also mentioned this: Pence wants to…

  17. Scott Kazmir blanks the Marlins over six as Indians win

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    kazmir getty

    Indians starter Scott Kazmir held the Marlins scoreless over six frames this afternoon, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven. As recently as June 15, his ERA stood at an unsightly 5.89, but after today’s outing, it is now 3.89. The Indians got their two runs on a Lonnie Chisenhall RBI single…

  18. Hanley Ramirez injures shoulder on foul ball catch attempt

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    hanley ramirez dodgers getty

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave this afternoon’s match against the Cubs after falling into the Wrigley Field stands attempting to catch a David DeJesus pop-up. Ramirez ranged to his right near the bullpen and snagged the ball before his momentum took him into the front row over the brick wall. He left with…

  19. Max Scherzer puts on clinic against the White Sox, improves to 16-1

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer silenced White Sox hitters over seven and two-thirds innings tonight, improving to 16-1 with the 3-0 victory. The right-hander allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 2.85. Scherzer got two quick outs in the seventh, but was lifted for newly-acquired reliever Jose Veras after Alejandro…

  20. Dodgers stay hot, blank Cubs in record-setting road win

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs

    As recently as June 22, the Dodgers were 31-42, 9.5 games out of first place in the NL West. Among other problems, they were dealing with a slew of injuries and were considering dealing Andre Ethier in what looked like a lost season. With a 3-0 victory over the Cubs this afternoon, the Dodgers improved…

  21. Jayson Werth day-to-day with groin injury

    Aug 3, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was lifted from tonight’s game against the Brewers after grounding out to third base in the top of the sixth. He ran gingerly down the first base line, then was replaced by Roger Bernadina in the bottom half of the inning, per Amanda Comak. Jayson Werth tweaked his groin. Davey said…

  22. Nelson Cruz exits game with injury

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz came up limping after running out a ground out in the eighth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Athletics. Cruz, who went 0-for-4, was replaced by Craig Gentry, who went to center while Leonys Martin took Cruz’s position in right field. The Rangers went on to drop the game 4-2.…

  23. Report: Alex Rodriguez to receive suspension Monday, through 2014 season

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    A source told Outside the Lines that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday. It is expected that Rodriguez will be suspended through the 2014 season. Rodriguez just had his 38th birthday, so if he is to return after his suspension, he would be 40 years old when…

  24. Ross Detwiler’s 2013 season may be over

    Aug 3, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler throws a first inning pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Nationals starter Ross Detwiler has been sidelined for the last month due to a herniated disk in his lower back. Reports from a week and a half ago estimated the lefty may miss another month, leading to a late August return, but the latest from Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post suggests Detwiler may not…

  25. MLB utilizing U.S. Forest Service to curb its broken bat problem

    Aug 3, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays

    Major League Baseball has had a broken bat problem for quite some time now, and it has quietly been taking steps to remedy the issue. The latest course of action is described in this PopSci article by Shaunacy Ferro: More than half of all baseball bats sold to major-league teams last year were maple, and…

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