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  1. Colby Lewis pulled from rehab assignment due to triceps inflammation

    May 13, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have pulled Colby Lewis from his minor league rehab assignment due to inflammation in his right triceps muscle. Lewis, who is currently working his way back from flexor tendon surgery, was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Saturday following his first rehab start with Triple-A…

  2. Josh Reddick could require wrist surgery

    May 13, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Josh Reddick landed on the disabled list last week with a nagging injury to his right wrist, but there’s still no clarity on when he’ll be ready to rejoin the Athletics’ lineup. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Reddick will likely wait about a week before picking up a bat. If he’s still having discomfort,…

  3. UPDATE: Frank Francisco diagnosed with mild flexor pronator strain

    May 13, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It turns out it wasn’t all good news for Francisco. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Rubin that the veteran reliever was actually diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor pronator in his right elbow. Either way, he’s going to rest for 72 hours before attempting to throw again. 6:32 PM: Frank…

  4. Colby Lewis could be scratched from rehab start due to triceps soreness

    May 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis‘ rehab from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon has hit a momentary snag. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Lewis was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session today due to right triceps soreness and could be scratched from his next rehab start on Tuesday. Lewis, who had flexor tendon surgery last…

  5. Adam Wainwright loses no-hitter in eighth inning, settles for shutout

    May 11, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright AP

    UPDATE: While Adam Wainwright lost the no-hitter in the eighth inning, he settled for a two-hit shutout as part of a 3-0 victory over the Rockies. Wainwright allowed two hits and one walk while striking out seven. It was the sixth shutout of his career and his 12th complete game. The 31-year-old right-hander now has…

  6. Jon Niese hammered for eight runs as ERA rises to 5.93

    May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    When Jon Niese was awarded his first Opening Day assignment this year, the hope was that he would help lead the Mets’ rotation with Johan Santana sidelined and R.A. Dickey in Toronto. However, while Matt Harvey has quickly emerged as that No. 1 guy, Niese hasn’t looked anything close to the same pitcher. Niese’s early…

  7. Brandon Morrow scratched from Sunday start due to neck and back stiffness

    May 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Brandon Morrow has already been pushed back once this week due to neck and back stiffness, but now the Blue Jays have scratched him Sunday’s scheduled start against the Red Sox. Chad Jenkins, who was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to take Rajai Davis‘ spot on the roster, will make the start in his place.…

  8. Bryce Harper to miss second straight game following procedure for ingrown toenail

    May 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper had a procedure yesterday to remove an ingrown toenail from his right foot and will sit out his second straight game today. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times notes that Harper still felt a little tenderness in his toe while hitting today. Still, it’s considered relatively minor and he could be back as…

  9. Hisashi Iwakuma continues to quietly dominate

    May 11, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma AP

    It’s tough to get much attention when AL ERA leader Felix Hernandez is your teammate, but Hisashi Iwakuma is quietly emerging as a formidable sidekick at the top of the Mariners’ rotation. Iwakuma gave up two runs over seven innings last night in a 6-3 win over the Athletics. The 32-year-old struck out nine and…

  10. Rajai Davis placed on disabled list with strained oblique

    May 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Rajai Davis AP

    After leaving last night’s game with a strained left oblique, Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis was placed on the 15-day disabled list this morning. Davis told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca that the injury has been nagging him since earlier this week, but he appeared to aggravate it when he grounded out in the fourth inning…

  11. Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery on flexor tendon

    May 11, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    It was pretty clear that Joel Hanrahan was dealing with a serious injury when the Red Sox moved him to the 60-day disabled list earlier this week, but now we have some clarity on the situation. And it’s not good. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Hanrahan confirmed this morning that he will…

  12. Video: Brandon Phillips turned a pretty nifty double play last night

    May 11, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Brandon Phillips is no stranger to excellent plays with the glove, but his double play against the Brewers last night was pretty ridiculous. Phillips also pitched in at the plate, as he went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. His solo shot off Mike Gonzalez in the bottom of the seventh ended up…

  13. Must-click link: The anatomy of Bryce Harper’s swing

    May 11, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    There’s a wonderful collaborative multimedia piece on the Washington Post website analyzing Bryce Harper‘s violent-yet-beautiful swing. The story, written by Adam Kilgore, goes in-depth on the roots and mechanics of Harper’s swing. It includes an anecdote about how the young phenom had an important realization at about 7 or 8 years old. Yes, while most…

  14. Zack Greinke makes rehab start, on track to join reeling Dodgers on Wednesday

    May 11, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

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    The high-priced Dodgers dropped their eighth straight game last night against the Marlins and currently sit in last place in the National League West with a disappointing 13-21 record, but there is some help on the way. Zack Greinke allowed eight runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings last night in a minor league rehab…

  15. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 11, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller grabbed headlines around baseball last night for his dominating performance against the Rockies, but Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester was nearly perfect in his own right, as he tossed a one-hit shutout as part of a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays. It was the 10th complete game of Lester’s…

  16. Jason Heyward could be activated as soon as Monday

    May 9, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    While the Braves aren’t any closer to getting left-hander Jonny Venters back from an elbow injury, their lineup could receive a nice boost in the coming days. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Heyward went 0-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts today in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A…

  17. Zack Greinke to make rehab start Friday, on track to rejoin Dodgers next week

    May 9, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    When Zack Greinke fractured his collarbone during a benches-clearing brawl with Padres’ outfielder Carlos Quentin on April 11, he was originally expected to miss about eight weeks. However, he’s now on track to return well ahead of schedule. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Greinke will make a minor league rehab start…

  18. Jonny Venters has setback with elbow

    May 9, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Jonny Venters managed to avoid surgery on his left elbow following a visit to Dr. James Andrews last month, but his attempt to rehab the injury has hit a snag. Venters threw off the mound today for the first time since he received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his elbow four weeks ago, but…

  19. Jered Weaver throws off mound for first time since fracturing elbow

    May 9, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Things are pretty ugly with the Angels right now, but here’s a piece of good news. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Jered Weaver threw off the mound today for the first time since he fractured his left (non-throwing) elbow while trying to get out of the way of a comebacker on…

  20. J.A. Happ expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks

    May 9, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

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    J.A. Happ was released from the hospital yesterday after he was hit in the head by a line drive during Tuesday’s start against the Rays. While the most important thing is that he’s going to be OK, the Blue Jays are going to have to get by without him for a little while. According to…

  21. Astros release outfielder Rick Ankiel

    May 9, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel AP

    This hardly comes as a surprise, but Sara Eckert of CSNHouston.com reports that the Astros have officially released outfielder Rick Ankiel. Ankiel was designated for assignment earlier this week as part of a mini-roster shakeup and passed through waivers unclaimed. While the 33-year-old outfielder ranked second on the Astros with five home runs, he was…

  22. Joel Hanrahan converts save with Andrew Bailey unavailable due to biceps soreness

    May 2, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    When Joel Hanrahan was activated from the disabled list earlier this week, Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to stick with Andrew Bailey in the closer role. That arrangement didn’t last long, as Hanrahan converted the save in tonight’s 3-1 win over the Blue Jays because Bailey was unavailable due to biceps soreness. Bailey told…

  23. Dan Haren delivers gem to shut down Braves

    May 2, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Dan Haren hasn’t had the smoothest start to the season, but he was in vintage form tonight against the division rival Braves, tossing eight innings of one-run ball as part of a 3-1 victory. The victory gave Washington a split of the four-game series and pushed the club back over .500 at 15-14. Haren limited…

  24. Francisco Rodriguez to join Brewers’ Class A affiliate next week

    May 2, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Francisco Rodriguez has secured a work visa and will report to the Brewers’ High-A affiliate in Brevard County next week, reports Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Rodriguez signed a minor league deal with the Brewers last month and has been pitching in extended spring training while awaiting his visa. He’s expected to spend about 3-5 days…

  25. Michael Pineda tops out at 95 mph in extended spring training game

    May 2, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    The Yankees still haven’t gotten anything out of right-hander Michael Pineda since he was acquired from the Mariners last offseason, but here’s an encouraging note to pass along regarding his rehab from shoulder surgery. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Pineda sat at 93 mph and…

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