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  1. Dustin Pedroia tests injured thumb by taking batting practice

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    There’s still a chance that Dustin Pedroia will end up on the disabled list, but he’s doing his best to get back in the lineup as soon as possible. According to the Associated Press, Pedroia took batting practice before today’s game against the Blue Jays. It was his first time swinging a bat since he…

  2. Ramon Ramirez apparently hurt himself while celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by two people that it was Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin Ramirez, who got hurt in the no-hitter celebration. Sounds like Joel Sherman’s source mixed up his Ramirezes. 3:02 PM: Mike Baxter wasn’t the only casualty in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter last night. Apparently the newest member of…

  3. Jason Bay set to begin rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Jason Bay has missed well over a month with a non-displaced fractured rib, but he’s finally close to making his way back to the Mets’ lineup. According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, Bay is set to serve as the designated hitter this weekend in rehab games with High-A St. Lucie. The hope is…

  4. Jose Contreras diagnosed with UCL and flexor tendon tears

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The diagnosis is in on Jose Contreras and it’s not good. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Contreras was diagnosed with tears in his ulnar collateral ligament and his flexor pronator tendon. His season is obviously over and given Contreras’ advanced age, there’s a chance this could be a career-ender. 11:15 AM: Scary moment…

  5. Ryan Braun is hurting right now

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers’ lineup last night against the Pirates after sitting out Thursday’s game with tightness in his right Achilles tendon, but he’s still hurting. Braun aggravated his Achilles and strained his right hip after after legging out a hit and stealing second base in the sixth inning. He stayed in the…

  6. Athletics activate Brandon McCarthy, demote Daric Barton to Triple-A

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    The Athletics made a pair of roster moves this morning, activating right-hander Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list while demoting first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento. McCarthy hasn’t pitched since May 17 due to a strained right shoulder. The 28-year-old has battled shoulder problems at various points during his career, but he managed…

  7. Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is officially a free agent

    Jun 2, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

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    Let the bidding begin. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is now officially a free agent and can sign with any team. We haven’t heard much on Soler over the past couple of months, as he has been waiting to be cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets…

  8. NBC SportsTalk: One-on-one with Giancarlo Stanton

    Jun 2, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

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    There are few things in this game more majestic than a Giancarlo Stanton home run, but he’s also a pretty good interview. Here’s Stanton’s appearance on NBC SportsTalk last night, where he talks about his incredible 12-homer month of May and what it’s like to play for Ozzie Guillen.

  9. Pablo Sandoval could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants had to get by for most of May without Pablo Sandoval in their lineup, but there’s increased optimism that he could return from the disabled list within the next week. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sandoval could be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend with High-A San Jose.…

  10. Fan crashes Johan Santana’s no-hitter celebration

    Jun 2, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

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    There were so many things to talk about in the aftermath of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter that this one flew under the radar a bit. Still, it’s pretty entertaining. After Santana struck out Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese to complete the no-hitter, he was mobbed on the mound by teammates and coaches. But there was also…

  11. What they’re saying about Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    No, it wasn’t a dream. Johan Santana made a little history last night by tossing the first Mets’ no-hitter as part of an 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Here’s some reaction from around the baseball world: R.A. Dickey, via New York Newsday: “We’re all talking about it,” referencing Mets manager Terry Collins. “What’s he going…

  12. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Not sure if you’ve heard about him, but this Mike Trout fellow is pretty dang good. The 20-year-old was in the middle of everything again last night, going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI in a 4-2 win over the AL West leading Rangers. Trout got the Angels on the board in the bottom…

  13. Johan Santana’s no-hitter is the latest step on his road to redemption

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

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    When the Mets acquired Johan Santana from the Twins in February of 2008 and signed him to a six-year, $137.5 million contract, he was supposed to be the piece that would bring the team back to the postseason. Things haven’t exactly worked out that way, as the Mets narrowly missed the playoffs in 2008 and…

  14. Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets’ history

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: He did it! Johan Santana has done it. He has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. Unbelievable. 9:31 PM: Santana has now held the Cardinals hitless through eight innings. He got Tyler Greene to pop up to Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the first out and struck out Shane Robinson looking before issuing a two-out…

  15. Nyjer Morgan is finally on the board

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

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    After getting shut out over the first two months of the season, Brewers’ outfielder Nyjer Morgan is finally on the board. Morgan clubbed a solo homer off Pirates’ right-hander Kevin Correia in the bottom of the first inning tonight, giving him his first RBI of the season. It took Morgan an astounding 138 plate appearances…

  16. No fines issued for incident between Russell Martin and umpire Laz Diaz

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Baltimore Orioles

    MLB executive vice president Joe Torre told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti earlier this evening that no fines were issued as a result of an alleged incident between Yankees catcher Russell Martin and umpire Laz Diaz on Wednesday night. Martin said after Wednesday’s game that Diaz wouldn’t let him throw balls back to the pitcher, apparently as…

  17. David Wright will not discuss contract extension during season

    Jun 1, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Most feel that a contract extension between the Mets and David Wright is inevitable, but those clamoring for a quick resolution will have to wait a while. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Wright told Ed Coleman on the Mets’ pre-game show on WFAN tonight that he will not discuss a contract during the season.…

  18. Ryan Braun out of tonight’s lineup with Achilles tightness

    May 31, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    Matt Kemp and Troy Tulowitzki aren’t the only National League stars who are hurting. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Ryan Braun is out of tonight’s lineup against the Dodgers in order to rest nagging tightness in his right Achilles tendon. The injury has flared up at various times this season and he…

  19. Theo Epstein says Cubs aren’t considering trading Starlin Castro

    May 31, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier this afternoon that the Cubs are open to moving everyone outside of right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Yes, even 22-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro. Naturally there’s been quite a bit of conversation about the report, irrational and otherwise, but Cubs president Theo Epstein went out of his way to address the…

  20. Brett Gardner could take batting practice this weekend

    May 31, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Brett Gardner has experienced a couple of setbacks in his recovery from a strained right elbow, but there’s increased optimism that he could rejoin the Yankees in the near future. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Gardner could begin taking batting practice this weekend. The speedy outfielder was cleared to take dry swings…

  21. Jonathan Lucroy out four to six weeks with hand fracture

    May 28, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

    Jonathan Lucroy AP

    UPDATE: The diagnosis is in and it’s not good. According to Mike Vassallo, the Brewers’ director of media relations, Lucroy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a boxer’s fracture of the right hand. Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that he’ll be sidelined for the next four…

  22. Rays expected to add Hideki Matsui to roster tomorrow

    May 28, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    While the Athletics plan to give Manny Ramirez more time in the minors to get tuned up for major league pitching, the Rays are going a different route with Hideki Matsui. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Matsui is expected to be added to the Rays’ roster tomorrow. It’s a bit of…

  23. Manny Ramirez will not join the Athletics when eligible Wednesday

    May 28, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Oakland Athletics

    It turns out that Manny Ramirez will not join the Athletics when he’s eligible to return from his 50-game PED suspension on Wednesday. The Athletics made the announcement earlier tonight, saying that Ramirez will “remain with Triple-A Sacramento for the time being and will be monitored on a day by day basis.” His 10-day rehab…

  24. Jered Weaver leaves start in first inning with lower back injury

    May 28, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Scary moment for the surging Angels. Jered Weaver was just three batters and 12 pitches into his start tonight against the Yankees when he was forced to exit due to injury. He threw a warm-up pitch to see whether he would be able to continue, but it appeared he had trouble putting weight on his…

  25. The Dodgers have made an offer to Roy Oswalt

    May 28, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

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    The market for free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt is beginning to heat up. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Dodgers have made an offer to Oswalt. The specific terms of the offer aren’t yet known, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported yesterday that the Dodgers checked in on Oswalt and considered his asking…

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