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  1. Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty to undergo Tommy John surgery

    May 20, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    After Jonny Venters underwent Tommy John surgery last week, another Braves’ reliever is headed for the same fate. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, left-hander Eric O’Flaherty will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery tomorrow. It doesn’t come as a big surprise, as he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his…

  2. Bryce Harper back in Monday’s lineup after sitting out with sore knee

    May 20, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper sat out Saturday and Sunday due to lingering soreness in his left knee caused by his collision with the right field fence at Dodger Stadium last Monday, but Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that he’s back in the starting lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Giants. Harper was all banged up after…

  3. Scott Proctor retires from baseball

    May 20, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, right-hander Scott Proctor has decided to retire from baseball. Proctor, now 36, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Braves and Yankees. After spending last season with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, he had an 8.59 ERA and 6/10 K/BB…

  4. Alex Rodriguez continues to make progress from hip surgery

    May 20, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez isn’t as far along as teammate Mark Teixeira, but he continues to make progress from January hip surgery. According to the Associated Press, Rodriguez began his third week of on-field activity today by fielding grounders and taking 25 swings in an indoor batting cage at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.…

  5. Carlos Ruiz out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain, Ryan Howard day-to-day with sore knee

    May 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

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    The Phillies placed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon due to a back injury, but the club is also dealing with some injuries to their everyday lineup. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Carlos Ruiz is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 strain…

  6. Eric O’Flaherty has torn ulnar collateral ligament in elbow, Tommy John surgery next?

    May 18, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    UPDATE: It looks like Eric O’Flaherty is facing the worst-case scenario, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He’ll see Dr. James Andrews next week, but it would be a surprise if Tommy John surgery wasn’t the next step. The…

  7. Jake “The Snake” Roberts sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” last night at Turner Field

    May 18, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jake Roberts

    This story is only tangentially linked to baseball, but it’s a slow Saturday afternoon, so what the heck. As you’ll see below, former pro wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts led the Turner Field crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during last night’s game between the Dodgers and Braves. Roberts (whose real name is…

  8. Robinson Cano homers twice in win over Blue Jays

    May 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano homered twice while David Phelps had the longest outing of his career as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 7-2 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Brandon Morrow, who was recently skipped twice in Toronto’s rotation due to neck and back tightness, gave up five runs in five innings in the loss. Cano did…

  9. Angels claim infielder Chris Nelson off waivers from the Yankees

    May 18, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Chris Nelson is on the move again. After being designated for assignment by the Yankees earlier this week, Nelson has been claimed off waivers by the Angels. Nelson began the season as the Rockies’ starting third baseman, but he batted .242/.282/.318 in 71 plate appearances before losing his job to Nolan Arenado and being traded…

  10. Josh Johnson to begin minor league rehab assignment Monday

    May 18, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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    Josh Johnson was off to an awful start before he landed on the disabled list last month with right triceps inflammation, but he’s ready to return to game action. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that Johnson is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin. He will likely need two or…

  11. Reds send Tony Cingrani back to Triple-A

    May 18, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    With Johnny Cueto slated to return from a lat strain on Monday, the Reds have optioned left-hander Tony Cingrani back to Triple-A Louisville. Neftali Solo has been called up to take his place on the active roster. Cingrani was pretty impressive during his first stint in the majors, posting a 3.27 ERA and 41/9 K/BB…

  12. Nolan Reimold placed on disabled list with hamstring strain, Jair Jurrjens called up

    May 18, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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    Nolan Reimold hasn’t played in a game in a week and now the Orioles have placed him on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Reimold has been nursing a hamstring issue since the first week of the season, but he has remained on the active roster until now. However, it’s likely a big…

  13. Quote of the Day: Brian Cashman is keeping Ben Francisco around to “piss everybody off”

    May 18, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The Yankees designated infielder Alberto Gonzalez for assignment this afternoon in order to make room for the newly-acquired Reid Brignac. Some thought that Ben Francisco‘s roster spot could be in jeopardy, as he’s hitting just .114 (5-for-44) in 21 games, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman joked to reporters today that he’s keeping him around…

  14. Matt Garza to return from disabled list Tuesday, Carlos Villanueva headed to bullpen

    May 18, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Matt Garza has been cleared to return from the disabled list and will make his season debut Tuesday against the Pirates, according to CSNChicago.com. Garza didn’t throw a pitch after July 21 last season due to a stress reaction in his elbow and was forced to begin this season on the disabled list due to…

  15. Yankees acquire infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies

    May 18, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    Reid Brignac

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies. Colorado will receive cash considerations in return. Brignac was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Thursday after he batted .250/.294/.375 with one home run, six RBI and a .669 OPS in 53 plate appearances this season. Originally drafted…

  16. Curtis Granderson making first career start in right field

    May 18, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson was moved to left field when he returned from the disabled list this week, but he’ll make his first career start in right field this afternoon against the Blue Jays. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Granderson was “fine” with the latest move when they discussed…

  17. Heath Bell watched Thursday’s Reds-Marlins game from the stands

    May 18, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    It turns out that Diamondbacks reliever Heath Bell made his return to Marlins Park on Thursday night, not for last night’s series opener. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Bell said that he took in Thursday’s Reds-Marlins game from the stands. The D-backs arrived in Miami in the wee hours Thursday morning and Bell took…

  18. Marlins designate Jon Rauch for assignment

    May 18, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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    The Marlins signed veteran reliever Jon Rauch to a one-year, $1 million contract over the winter, but he has been designated for assignment after making just 15 appearances with the club. Duane Below has been called up from Triple-A New Orleans to replace him on the active roster. Rauch has really struggled in the early…

  19. Report: Mets considering demoting Ike Davis

    May 18, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    UPDATE: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post this afternoon that there’s no deadline for a decision to be made on Davis’ status. 10:10 AM: Ike Davis finally broke his 0-for-24 hitless streak yesterday with a single to center field in the sixth inning, but he’s still at risk…

  20. The Astros lost in spectacular fashion last night

    May 18, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

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    The Astros aren’t just losing a ton of ballgames, they are losing ugly. After Edgar Gonzalez pitched himself into a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth last night against the Pirates, he induced a fairly innocent looking pop-up to shallow right field which would have sent the game into extra…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 18, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

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    After tossing a one-hit shutout against the Angels in his last start on Sunday, Chris Sale got the best of them again last night. Sale struck out a season-high 12 over 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the White Sox topped the Angels 3-0 at Angel Stadium. The 24-year-old southpaw gave up just three hits and…

  22. Army Lt. Col. surprises daughter on ceremonial first pitch

    May 16, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    William Adams and family

    There was a touching moment before tonight’s Red Sox/Rays game, as nine-year-old Alayna Adams threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tropicana Field and was reunited with her dad in the process. Army┬áLt. Col. Will Adams, who had been stationed in Afghanistan for the past year, was actually behind the plate decked out in full…

  23. The Giants don’t plan to skip Ryan Vogelsong in the rotation

    May 16, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong AP

    After Ryan Vogelsong was touched up for eight runs — six earned — on six hits and two walks over three innings last night against the Blue Jays, there was speculation that the Giants would skip him in the starting rotation, but manager Bruce Bochy isn’t ready to go there yet. According to Andrew Baggarly…

  24. Andy Pettitte exits start with tight left trapezius muscle

    May 16, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Yankees just announced that Andy Pettitte left tonight’s start with a tight left trapezius muscle. That’s the upper back and neck area. It’s not clear whether he’ll need to miss any time. 9:24 PM: Here’s a potentially troubling development for the first-place Yankees. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Andy Pettitte left tonight’s…

  25. Wilson Ramos returns to disabled list after aggravating hamstring injury

    May 16, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos AP

    Wilson Ramos is headed back to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, just a little over two weeks after he returned from the very same injury. Ramos aggravated his hamstring last night when he reached on a single in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old catcher was able to make it back from the…

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