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  1. Mariners prospect Danny Hultzen diagnosed with left rotator cuff strain

    Apr 27, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Danny Hultzen AP

    Mariners prospect left-hander Danny Hultzen was scratched from Thursday’s scheduled start with Triple-A Tacoma after he had trouble getting loose. And now we know why. The Mariners announced last night that Hultzen was diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain and inflammation. He’s expected to rest and rehab his shoulder for the next two weeks…

  2. Brian McCann homers twice in first rehab game

    Apr 27, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Brian McCann AP

    Brian McCann is expected to spend around two weeks on his minor league rehab assignment as he works his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, but his bat might be ready right now. According to Mark Bowman of, McCann homered in each of his first two at-bats last night in his first rehab game…

  3. Neil Walker receives six stitches in finger after slide into second base

    Apr 27, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Neil Walker

    The Pirates could be without their starting second baseman for a little while. According to Tom Singer of, Neil Walker required six stitches in the knuckle of his right index finger last night after he attempted to break up a double play and had his hand stepped on by Cardinals’ shortstop Pete Kozma. You…

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 27, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann AP

    It was easy to sense a tiny bit of panic in the air after the Nationals dropped four in a row this week to fall under .500 for the first time since 2011. However, the past two games can put any of that silliness to bed. After Gio Gonzalez limited the Reds to a solo…

  5. Wilson Ramos on track to start rehab assignment Friday

    Apr 25, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Double-A Harrisburg, reports Chase Hughes of Ramos, who landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained left hamstring, was able to run the bases and take batting practice this afternoon. He’s expected to catch three…

  6. Matt Garza expected to resume throwing by Saturday

    Apr 25, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Matt Garza‘s rehab from a strained lat muscle was put on hold this week after he was scratched from his first start with Double-A Tennessee due to what was termed as a “dead arm,” but it sounds like it was only a minor setback. Cubs manager Dale Sveum told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times…

  7. Albert Pujols is back at first base tonight for the first time since April 15

    Apr 25, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols AP

    Albert Pujols has been limited to designated hitter duties recently due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but while it’s been painful to watch him run the bases, he’s apparently feeling some improvement. Alden Gonzalez of passes along word that Pujols will play first base tonight against the Mariners for the first time…

  8. Yoenis Cespedes to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

    Apr 25, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes AP

    According to Casey Pratt of, Yoenis Cespedes will begin a minor league rehab assignment this evening with Triple-A Sacramento. The Cuban outfielder hasn’t played since April 12 due to a strained muscle in his left hand, but he was cleared for game action after he through batting practice earlier this week with no issues.…

  9. Rockies place Todd Helton on disabled list with forearm inflammation

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Todd Helton AP

    The Rockies just announced that first baseman Todd Helton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left forearm inflammation. The 39-year-old hasn’t played since last Friday, so the Rockies didn’t want to go short-handed on their roster any longer. Ryan Wheeler, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks over the winter in exchange for left-hander…

  10. Brett Anderson expects to make next scheduled start

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Tampa Bay Rays

    Brett Anderson left Friday’s start against the Rays after just one inning due to a sprained right ankle, but it turns out that he won’t have to miss any time. Jane Lee of writes that Anderson made it through what Athletics manager Bob Melvin described as a “a very aggressive side” Sunday. The southpaw…

  11. Carlos Ruiz to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz Getty

    Carlos Ruiz is eligible to return from his 25-game amphetamine suspension on Sunday, but he’ll go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment first. The Phillies announced this evening that Ruiz will begin a rehab stint tomorrow with High-A Clearwater. The veteran backstop was hit in the left wrist with a pitch last Friday…

  12. Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick visit Boston Marathon bombing victim

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Moss Reddick Waller AP

    According to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News, Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick of the Athletics visited a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings prior to their game against the Red Sox this evening. Athletics third base coach Tye Waller also made the trip. Moss, Reddick, and Waller went to the Boston Children’s…

  13. Joakim Soria has strained pectoral muscle, not expected to pitch for Rangers until July

    Apr 22, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Joakim Soria AP

    When the Rangers signed reliever Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 million contract during the offseason, they were hoping that he would make it back from Tommy John surgery in late May or early June. It turns out that they’ll be waiting a bit longer. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Soria…

  14. Michael Bourn to have stitches removed from finger on Thursday

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Michael Bourn landed on the disabled list last week after he had his right hand stepped on by White Sox reliever Matt Thornton during a head-first slide into first base and required five stitches in his index finger, but he’s getting closer to rejoining the Indians’ lineup. Jordan Bastian of reports that Bourn is…

  15. The FCC has no problem with David Ortiz’s comments

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    We mentioned earlier that Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz used some colorful language during his pre-game speech this afternoon at Fenway Park. ESPN showed it on a delay and was able to bleep it out, but those watching on MLB Network and NESN heard it live and unedited. Oh, the horror. While this sort…

  16. Daniel Nava powers Red Sox to comeback victory in first game at Fenway since marathon bombings

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Daniel Nava

    Baseball was back in Boston this afternoon for the first time since Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the Fenway faithful went home happy. Capping off an emotional day, Daniel Nava delivered a dramatic three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the…

  17. Ryan Zimmerman sent for MRI on sore hamstring

    Apr 20, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Ryan Zimmerman was sent for an MRI on sore left hamstring today. Zimmerman initially felt a cramp in his hamstring last weekend and aggravated it during Wednesday’s game. He’s out of the starting lineup today for the second straight game. Nationals manager Davey Johnson and general manager…

  18. Brett Myers isn’t feeling 100 percent

    Apr 20, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    Brett Myers Getty

    Brett Myers gave up two homers in five innings yesterday in a 3-2 loss to the Astros. He has now served up 10 long balls in 21 1/3 innings over his first four starts this season and currently holds a league-worst 8.02 ERA. While he has always been prone to the gopher ball, it appears…

  19. David Ortiz: “This is our [bleeping] city”

    Apr 20, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox held an emotional pre-game ceremony this afternoon at Fenway Park to honor those affected by Monday’s Marathon bombings. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston Police commissioner Edward Davis were both in attendance for the occasion and received generous applause from the crowd. In a tradition started by the Boston Bruins on Wednesday…

  20. Dayan Viciedo lands on disabled list with strained oblique

    Apr 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Dayan Viciedo Getty

    After Dayan Viciedo left Thursday’s game with a strained left oblique, he was hoping to avoid an extended absence. However, the White Sox announced this morning that Viciedo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list while Blake Tekotte has been recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. Oblique injuries can be particularly tricky, so it’s understandable that…

  21. The Red Sox will honor Boston by wearing special jerseys this afternoon

    Apr 20, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Red Sox special uniforms

    Baseball will be played at Fenway Park this afternoon for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. And the Red Sox will wear special jerseys to honor their city. Courtesy of the team’s Twitter/Instagram, here’s a look at the home whites: According to the team, the special jerseys will be auctioned off…

  22. Angels place Alberto Callaspo on disabled list with right calf tightness

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    Alberto Callapso Getty

    Prior to last night’s game, the Angels placed third baseman Alberto Callapso on the 15-day disabled list with right calf tightness. Callaspo suffered the injury last Thursday against the Athletics and originally expected to only miss a few days, but he hasn’t made enough progress to return to the lineup. Reliever Michael Kohn was called…

  23. Roy Halladay delivers his second straight strong start

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    After tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the weak-hitting Marlins last Sunday for his 200th career victory, Roy Halladay had his second straight strong start last night in a tougher test against the Cardinals. Halladay allowed two runs over seven innings as part of an 8-2 victory. The game was called in the seventh…

  24. David Ortiz hitting cleanup in return from disabled list

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    The Red Sox have officially activated David Ortiz from the disabled list. The veteran slugger will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup in his season debut this afternoon against the Royals at Fenway Park. Ortiz, who was forced to begin the season on the disabled list due to inflammation in both of his…

  25. Jean Segura was involved in one of the weirdest baserunning plays you’ll ever see

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jean Segura Getty

    Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t steal first base. Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura did it last night against the Cubs. Hang with me for a second. It all started after Segura reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. After he successfully stole second base, Ryan Braun…

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