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  1. Brandon McCarthy headed to disabled list with shoulder problems

    Jun 1, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy Getty

    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are placing right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the disabled list due to shoulder problems. This confirms a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Of course, shoulder issues are nothing new for McCarthy, who gave up six runs on nine hits over 2 2/3 innings in…

  2. Nationals place Bryce Harper on disabled list with knee injury

    Jun 1, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    UPDATE: It’s official. The Nationals placed Bryce Harper on the 15-day disabled list and called up Erik Davis from Triple-A. 11:25 PM: The Nationals resisted putting Bryce Harper on the disabled list after he crashed into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium on May 13, but now they have little choice. Harper missed his fifth…

  3. Pirates and Pedro Alvarez open to contract extension

    Jun 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez AP

    The Pirates have yet to approach third baseman Pedro Alvarez about a contract extension, but there appears to be mutual interest in a possible deal. Alvarez’s agent, Scott Boras, told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune that he is “open to the idea” of an extension. Meanwhile, Pirates president Frank Coonelly is on the same…

  4. Anthony Rendon being promoted to Triple-A, will see playing time at second base

    Jun 1, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon Getty

    With Danny Espinosa hurting due to a small fracture in his wrist, here’s an interesting situation to monitor with the Nationals. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has confirmed reports that top prospect Anthony Rendon will be promoted from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse. The interesting wrinkle here is that the plan calls for him to…

  5. Blue Jays place Brandon Morrow on disabled list, remove Ricky Romero from 40-man roster

    Jun 1, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Reuters

    It’s one step forward, one step back for the Blue Jays. While Josh Johnson is expected to return on Tuesday, the Blue Jays just announced that Brandon Morrow has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Morrow left Tuesday’s start against the Braves after two innings with the injury. The…

  6. Phillies prospect Adam Morgan diagnosed with small tear in rotator cuff

    Jun 1, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

    Adam Morgan AP

    Phillies prospect left-hander Adam Morgan has been discussed as a potential option for the major league rotation at some point this season, but any such plans have been put on hold. Morgan, who left a start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley two weeks ago with a shoulder issue, was diagnosed with a small tear in his…

  7. Pablo Sandoval could miss a week with foot strain

    Jun 1, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval Getty

    Pablo Sandoval was diagnosed with a left foot strain following an MRI and could miss up to a week of action, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. Sandoval will sit out this weekend’s series against the Cardinals at the very least and isn’t an option off the bench. Giants manager Bruce Bochy hasn’t ruled out the…

  8. Miguel Cabrera is doing things that haven’t been done before

    Jun 1, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabtera

    Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera wrapped up his fantastic May by going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk last night against the Orioles. He ended up batting .379/.450/.698 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games during the month. By contrast, the Royals hit just 14 home runs as a team for…

  9. CC Sabathia turns in strong effort as Yankees snap five-game losing streak

    Jun 1, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia Getty

    After the Yankees lost five in a row — including four at the hands of the crosstown Mets — they turned to ace CC Sabathia last night to stop the bleeding. He was up to the task. Sabathia allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings and matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts as the…

  10. The Padres beat the Blue Jays in 17 innings last night

    Jun 1, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

    Jesus Guzman Reuters

    I’ll admit that I didn’t stay up to watch this one, but the Padres and Blue Jays played into the wee small hours of the morning in San Diego. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 17th inning that there was there a winner, as Jesus Guzman singled home Jedd Gyorko to give the Padres…

  11. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Chris Dickerson Getty

    There’s no stopping the Orioles’ offense. After Max Scherzer appeared poised to improve to 8-0 last night, the Orioles came roaring back for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against Jose Valverde to secure a dramatic 7-5 walk-off victory. Nick Markakis led off the inning with a solo homer and was followed…

  12. Shane Victorino nearing rehab assignment

    May 30, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino AP

    Shane Victorino required a stint on the disabled list earlier this month due to a left hamstring strain, but he’s expected to rejoin the Red Sox as soon as he’s eligible next week. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Victorino is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment on either Sunday or…

  13. Mets win four in a row over Yankees, sweep season series for first time ever

    May 30, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee AP

    The struggling Mets likely would have signed up for an even split this week against the crosstown Yankees, but they ended up taking all four games. Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 over 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball tonight in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees. After taking both games at Citi Field…

  14. Carl Pavano still recovering from spleen removal, won’t pitch this season

    May 30, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano Getty

    You may remember that Carl Pavano ruptured his spleen in January when he fell while shoveling snow in his driveway at his home in Vermont. It was a very serious situation, as he ended up having his spleen removed and considered himself “lucky to be alive.” Months later, he isn’t any closer to resuming his…

  15. Dodgers place Matt Kemp on disabled list with right hamstring strain

    May 30, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Matt Kemp‘s nightmare season continues. After he left last night’s game with what was described as a mild right hamstring strain, Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers have recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque. It’s not clear how long Kemp will be sidelined, but…

  16. Hideki Matsui will retire as a Yankee

    May 30, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui Getty

    Hideki Matsui already opted for retirement over the winter, but he’s going to go out as a Yankee. The Yankees announced earlier this afternoon that Matsui will sign a one-day minor league contract with the club on July 28 in order to announce his official retirement. He’ll be honored at Yankee Stadium on the same…

  17. Clay Buchholz slated to return Sunday against the Yankees

    May 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz Getty

    Clay Buchholz has already missed one turn in the rotation due to soreness in the AC joint in his right shoulder, but there was some concern yesterday that he would need to be skipped again this weekend against the Yankees. Fortunately for the Red Sox, that will not be necessary. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports…

  18. Josh Beckett to get MRI to determine cause of numbness in fingers

    May 27, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right groin strain, but another health concern could delay his return to the Dodgers’ rotation. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Beckett will undergo an MRI tomorrow to find the source of numbness in his fingers. It’s believed that…

  19. Yasmani Grandal completes suspension, to rejoin Padres on Tuesday

    May 27, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal Getty

    Yasmani Grandal showed plenty of promise as a rookie last season, but he was handed a 50-game suspension last fall after he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. However, now that Grandal has completed his punishment and a brief rehab assignment, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the 24-year-old backstop will rejoin the Padres…

  20. Kyuji Fujikawa headed back to disabled list with forearm strain

    May 27, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa Getty

    Kyuji Fujikawa already had one stint on the disabled list this season due to a right forearm strain, but now he’s facing another extended absence with what’s believed to be the same injury. Fujikawa was placed on the 15-day disabled list today after he was forced to leave Sunday’s outing against the Reds. Paul Sullivan…

  21. Dodgers demote Dee Gordon to Triple-A

    May 27, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Lil Jon, Dee Gordon

    Dee Gordon was given a chance to fill in at shortstop this month after Hanley Ramirez went down with a hamstring injury, but the Dodgers demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque this evening after he hit just .175 in 19 games. Gordon hit .265 (9-for-34) with one home run, four RBI, five walks, and six stolen…

  22. Nationals to promote Nate Karns to start Tuesday

    May 27, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Nate Karns AP

    The Nationals will call up prospect right-hander Nate Karns to start Tuesday against the Orioles, reports Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com. He’ll fill the rotation spot of Ross Detwiler, who has been dealing with a right oblique strain for well over a week and was finally placed on the disabled list yesterday. Karns only has nine…

  23. Yankees claim left-hander David Huff off waivers from the Indians

    May 25, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    David Huff AP

    The Yankees announced this afternoon that they have claimed left-hander David Huff off waivers from the Indians. Huff was designated for assignment by Cleveland earlier this week when fellow left-hander Scott Barnes was added to the active roster. Huff, a supplemental first-round pick of the Indians in 2006, owns a 5.40 ERA over 52 starts…

  24. Dodgers not rushing Hanley Ramirez back from hamstring injury

    May 25, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    While the Dodgers lost 7-0 to the Cardinals last night and currently sit at 19-27 on the season, they aren’t about to rush Hanley Ramirez back from his left hamstring injury. Austin Laymance of MLB.com reports that Ramirez ran curves, took batting practice and fielded ground balls before last night’s game. He estimated that he’s…

  25. Pedro Strop lands on disabled list with lower back strain

    May 25, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    Pedro Strop

    The Orioles have placed right-handed reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Steve Johnson has replaced him on the active roster and is available out of the bullpen for Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays. After posting a 2.44 ERA in 70 appearances last season, Strop has really struggled…

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