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  1. Chris Carpenter nearing return from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Sep 10, 2012, 9:20 PM EST

    AP Chris Carpenter

    When Chris Carpenter underwent surgery in mid-July to alleviate symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, it was assumed that he would miss the rest of the season. However, it’s now realistic that he could play a critical role for the Cardinals down the stretch. Carpenter threw around 70 pitches in a simulated game this afternoon in…

  2. Jered Weaver to rejoin Angels rotation on Thursday

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:01 PM EST

    Jered Weaver Getty

    Here’s some good news for the surging Angels. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange-County Register, Jered Weaver will rejoin the Angels’ rotation Thursday for the finale of a critical four-game series against the Athletics. Dan Haren will start the series opener tonight while Jerome Wiliams will make a spot start tomorrow and Ervin Santana…

  3. Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo explain the Strasburg shutdown

    Sep 8, 2012, 5:38 PM EST

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    We learned earlier today that the Nationals have decided to shut Stephen Strasburg down for the rest of the season rather than have him make one final start Wednesday against the Mets. Here’s how it went down. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he made the decision after Strasburg gave…

  4. Matt Harvey has two more starts left this year

    Sep 8, 2012, 4:21 PM EST

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    This isn’t quite on the level of Stephen Strasburg, but another talented young right-hander will be shut down soon. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Harvey will make two more starts before being shut down for the season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Nationals while his season will likely…

  5. Matt Kemp undergoes MRI on shoulder, will miss rest of weekend series with Giants

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

    Matt Kemp Getty

    If the Dodgers are going to make up any ground in the playoff race this weekend, they are going to have to do it without Matt Kemp. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kemp will undergo a dye contrast MRI on his left shoulder today which will force him to miss the…

  6. Jered Weaver not sure when he’ll return to Angels’ rotation

    Sep 8, 2012, 2:12 PM EST

    Jered Weaver Getty

    The Angels topped the Tigers 3-2 last night and have won 13 out of their last 16 games to improve to 75-63 on the year. While they currently sit just two games back in the Wild Card race, they will be without their ace for a little while longer. Jered Weaver is currently shut down…

  7. The Nationals could still make a run without Stephen Strasburg

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:01 PM EST

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    The Nationals enter today’s action with the best record in baseball at 85-53. Yet with the attention given to the unique situation involving the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg, one would think they would be doomed without him. That’s just not the case. And it’s really a discredit to a well-balanced ballclub. Nationals starters are first…

  8. J.A. Happ done for season with foot injury

    Sep 8, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

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    The Blue Jays haven’t been able to catch a break with their pitching staff this season, so it makes perfect sense that J.A. Happ is done for the year with an injury to his right foot. According to Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said a fracture was found in…

  9. Davey Johnson blames the Stephen Strasburg shutdown on the media

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:59 AM EST

    Stephen Strasburg AP

    Nationals manager Davey Johnson just confirmed that Stephen Strasburg has been shut down for the season effective immediately. And his motivation for doing so was a little curious. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, the team pulled the plug early in part due to the media hype surrounding his impending shutdown. “He’s had a great…

  10. The Nationals have shut down Stephen Strasburg effective immediately

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:08 AM EST

    Stephen Strasburg, Davey Johnson AP

    UPDATE: From Davey Johnson’s comments after last night’s game, it sounded like Stephen Strasburg might get an extra start, but the Nationals are actually pulling the plug early. According to Byron Kerr of MASN, Johnson just announced that Strasburg has been shut down effective immediately. Strasburg was previously scheduled to make his final start of…

  11. Brett Jackson made a pretty ridiculous catch last night

    Sep 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    Cubs rookie Brett Jackson was involved in a scary play last night in Pittsburgh, as he sprinted to rob Andrew McCutchen of extra bases before crashing into the chain-link fence in center field. It looked pretty bad and Jackson did have to leave the game, but you’ll be happy to know that he ended up…

  12. Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy is back

    Sep 8, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    Brandon McCarthy Getty

    Brandon McCarthy still has a long road ahead of him in his recovery from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, but his sense of humor appears to be just fine. Those who follow McCarthy’s Twitter account saw this message early this morning: Nice to have you back. And with an “Arrested Development” reference, no…

  13. The Brewers and Cardinals played into the wee small hours of the morning

    Sep 8, 2012, 9:23 AM EST

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    If you missed the end of this one, don’t feel bad. This was one for the die-hards. After the start of last night’s game was delayed two hours and 20 minutes due to rain, the Brewers and Cardinals ended up playing a four-hour and 30-minute marathon which didn’t end until 3:05 AM ET. The Brewers…

  14. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:55 AM EST

    Reuters Martin Soriano

    The Yankees are all alone again in first place in the American League East. At least for now. After giving up six home runs on Thursday to fall back into a tie for the division lead, the Yankees topped the Orioles 8-5 last night at Camden Yards. The Yankees hit three home runs in the…

  15. Brandon McCarthy is still in a “life-threatening” situation

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:41 PM EST

    Brandon McCarthy AP

    Brandon McCarthy is showing signs of improvement two days after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from being struck by a line drive during a start against the Angels on Wednesday, but Athletics trainer Nick Paparesta said tonight that he’s still in a “life-threatening” situation. “Absolutely he is. It’s brain surgery,” Paparesta said.…

  16. Roger Clemens tosses four-plus scoreless innings for Sugar Land Skeeters

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

    Roger Clemens  and son Koby walk on the field prior to the Sugar Land Skeeters game against the Long Island Ducks

    UPDATE: Per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Clemens told ESPN after his outing that he “would listen” if Astros owner Jim Crane calls, but doesn’t think he’s close to pitching in an MLB game. 10:01 PM: With his son Koby behind the plate, Roger Clemens tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings tonight against the Long Island Ducks…

  17. David Ortiz unlikely to return this season

    Sep 7, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    David Ortiz

    We haven’t heard much about David Ortiz lately and there’s a pretty good reason for that, as there just isn’t much to report. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said this afternoon that Ortiz has made progress since receiving a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for his strained right…

  18. Stephen Strasburg chased from final home start of season after three innings

    Sep 7, 2012, 8:39 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg AP

    Stephen Strasburg‘s final start at Nationals Park this season ended up being a brief one, as he was chased after giving up five runs over just three innings tonight against the Marlins. Strasburg wasn’t fooling anyone, giving up six hits and three walks while striking out two. He threw just 37 out of 67 pitches…

  19. The Mets gave Chipper Jones a going away present

    Sep 7, 2012, 7:51 PM EST

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    Chipper Jones has received various items from opposing teams during his farewell tour around MLB. A cowboy hat here, a surfboard there. You know the deal. However, given his history of tormenting the Mets, many wondered what he would receive from the club upon arriving to Citi Field today. Perhaps something traditional like a gold…

  20. The Dodgers are talking to GM Ned Colletti about a contract extension

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

    Ned Colletti AP

    After playing a central part in the Dodgers’ spending spree over the past couple of months, general manager Ned Colletti is about to be rewarded by the team’s new ownership group. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have opened talks with Colletti on a long-term contract extension. Team chairman Mark…

  21. Mark Teixeira tests calf by running in outfield, hopes to return this weekend

    Sep 6, 2012, 8:31 PM EST

    Mark Teixeira Getty

    The Yankees have struggled to put runs on the board recently and have the Orioles hot on their tail going into a four-game series tonight in Baltimore, but the Bombers’ offense could be back to full strength soon. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Mark Teixeira tested his strained left calf by running…

  22. Brandon McCarthy had surgery for an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture

    Sep 6, 2012, 7:18 PM EST

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    Scary news to pass along on Brandon McCarthy, who was hit in the head by a line drive during his start yesterday against the Angels. The Athletics just announced that McCarthy underwent a two-hour surgery last night after a CT scan revealed an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had another CT scan…

  23. Jered Weaver could miss next start with tenderness in shoulder

    Sep 3, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Jered Weaver Getty

    After ending the Athletics’ nine-game winning streak this afternoon, the Angels have now won 10 out of their last 13 games. While they are finally showing signs of life at just the right time, they could be without their best starter this week. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Jered Weaver is questionable for his…

  24. Jeff Niemann out indefinitely with inflammation in rotator cuff

    Sep 3, 2012, 8:10 PM EST

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    After missing 3 1/2 months with a fractured right fibula, Jeff Niemann exited his start against the Blue Jays on Saturday after just 3 1/3 innings with what was initially described as right arm tightness. It turns out the injury could end his season. According to Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times, Niemann is out…

  25. Nationals clinch winning record for first time since moving to D.C.

    Sep 3, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

    Nationals Clippard Getty

    The Nationals topped the Cubs 2-1 this afternoon at Nationals Park for their 82nd victory of the season. This guarantees them their first winning record since moving from Montreal to D.C. for the 2005 season. The club went 81-81 in their first season in D.C. and 80-81 last year. Ross Detwiler was excellent this afternoon,…

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