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  1. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 26, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Another night, another disappointing performance for Tim Lincecum. The two-time Cy Young Award failed to get back on track last night against the Marlins, giving up six runs over 5 2/3 innings as part of a 7-6 loss. Lincecum allowed just one run over the first five innings — a long solo blast by Giancarlo…

  2. Josh Hamilton homers for first time since May 12

    May 25, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    Josh Hamilton‘s home run drought is finally over. And yes, I write that with tongue firmly planted in cheek. After Aaron mentioned this morning that Hamilton hadn’t homered in nearly two weeks, the Rangers’ slugger went deep in the bottom of the second inning tonight against the Blue Jays. His solo shot off right-hander Carlos…

  3. Yoenis Cespedes could rejoin the Athletics next week

    May 25, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Yoenis Cespedes wasn’t ready to return from the disabled list when he was first eligible on Tuesday, but he could rejoin the Athletics’ lineup next week. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Cespedes took 28 swings in the batting cage today without pain and is scheduled to take full batting practice tomorrow. He hopes to…

  4. Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero agree to five-year, $60 million extension

    May 25, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract extension. The deal is expected to be officially announced at a press conference tomorrow. Montero was due to hit free agency this offseason, but he’ll now be signed through the 2017 season. The new…

  5. Carlos Quentin to resume rehab assignment Friday

    May 24, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin embarked on a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month, but he was shut down after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee. Now he’s ready to give it another shot. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres manager Bud Black said that Quentin will join High-A Lake Elsinore tomorrow. He got the…

  6. Mark Ellis released from hospital following emergency leg surgery

    May 24, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

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    More good news for Mark Ellis. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Ellis was released from the hospital today, six days after he underwent an emergency fasciotomy which may have saved his left leg. Ellis injured the leg when he was taken out on a slide at second base by Cardinals’ infielder…

  7. Austin Jackson headed to disabled list with abdominal strain

    May 24, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have been without their starting center fielder for a little over a week and now his absence will stretch into June. According to James Schmel of MLive.com, Austin Jackson is headed to the disabled list with an abdominal strain. He hasn’t played since leaving a game last Wednesday, but the Tigers held off…

  8. Aroldis Chapman arrested in Ohio for driving 93 mph on suspended license

    May 21, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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    One day after officially being named the Reds’ closer, Aroldis Chapman is in some hot water. According to NBC affiliate WLTW, Chapman was arrested in Ohio early Monday morning after speeding while driving with a suspended license. Chapman was pulled over after being clocked at 93 mph in his 2010 Mercedes S63. That probably doesn’t…

  9. Astros sign right-hander Armando Galarraga to minor league contract

    May 21, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Nearly two years after he was almost perfect against the Indians, Armando Galarraga has signed a minor league contract with the Astros. Galarraga owns a 4.69 ERA over 86 starts and nine relief appearances in the major leagues. The 30-year-old right-hander has a 5.10 ERA in 29 games since first base umpire Jim Joyce infamously…

  10. The Rangers will consider signing Roy Oswalt

    May 21, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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    On the heels of Neftali Feliz‘s elbow injury, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this evening that they are considering alternatives for their rotation, including free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. “We’ll consider all our options, whatever’s best for the team going forward,” Daniels said. “He [Oswalt] is still…

  11. Vernon Wells needs thumb surgery, will miss 8-10 weeks

    May 21, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Vernon Wells AP

    The Angels’ outfield logjam is suddenly a lot less complicated. Angels’ television broadcaster Victor Rojas reports that Vernon Wells will have surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He can resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks, which means he’ll likely be out until around the start of August. Of…

  12. Neftali Feliz has UCL sprain in elbow, shut down for four weeks

    May 21, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that Feliz has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He won’t throw for four weeks, but he could be shut down for longer. 7:36 PM: The Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled…

  13. Paul Konerko could miss multiple days after being hit above left eye with pitch

    May 19, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko AP

    No surprise here, but Paul Konerko is out of the starting lineup for the White Sox tonight against the Cubs, one day after he was hit in the face by a pitch from right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Initial tests came back clean aside from a cut and swelling above his left eye, but Chuck Garfien of…

  14. Brandon Morrow dominates Mets in three-hit shutout

    May 19, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Reuters

    The Mets were particularly vulnerable this afternoon with David Wright out of the starting lineup and Blue Jays’ right-hander Brandon Morrow took advantage, tossing a complete game three-hit shutout as part of a 2-0 victory. Morrow struck out eight and walked one while throwing 76 out of 107 pitches for strikes. The Mets nearly had…

  15. Cubs reacquire catcher Koyie Hill from Reds

    May 19, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Ryan Dempster will have a familiar face behind the plate for his start tonight against the White Sox. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have acquired catcher Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations. He’s expected to join the club immediately. The Cubs have a sudden need for catching depth now that…

  16. Jorge De La Rosa pulled from rehab assignment due to forearm tightness

    May 19, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT

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    The Rockies were hoping to have Jorge De La Rosa back from Tommy John surgery next month, but that won’t happen now that he has experienced a setback. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, De La Rosa has been pulled from his rehab assignment due to left forearm tightness. De La Rosa left a rehab…

  17. Chipper Jones expected to miss rest of weekend with calf contusion

    May 19, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

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    According to Chris Girandola of MLB.com, Chipper Jones is expected to miss the rest of the weekend series against the Rays after leaving last night’s game with a left calf contusion. Jones suffered the injury when he was smacked in the left leg with a line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton while playing…

  18. Emilio Bonifacio could land on disabled list with thumb injury

    May 19, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio AP

    UPDATE: According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen expects Bonifacio to land on the disabled list. 1:33 PM: Emilio Bonifacio is out of the Marlins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Indians after leaving last night’s game with a strained left thumb. The speedy center fielder suffered the…

  19. Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer dominates in first Triple-A start

    May 19, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer, Jerry Dipoto, Ray Montgomery

    After posting a 1.68 ERA and 60/26 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings over his first eight starts at the Double-A level this season, Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer made his debut with Triple-A Reno last night. And he was dominant. Bauer, who was selected No. 3 overall in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, limited the…

  20. David Wright gets scheduled day off while dealing with illness

    May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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    David Wright is out of this afternoon’s lineup against the Blue Jays as he deals with an illness. Justin Turner will start in his place at the hot corner and bat sixth against right-hander Brandon Morrow. The Mets are playing 20 games in 20 days, so the day off was already scheduled, but Adam Rubin…

  21. Could Dee Gordon find himself in the minors soon?

    May 19, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers installed Dee Gordon as their everyday shortstop and leadoff man this season, but that may not continue for much longer. Gordon went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in last night’s win over the Cardinals, dropping his batting line down to .200/.239/.255 through 155 plate appearances this season. According to Tony Jackson of ESPN Los…

  22. Mets’ catcher Rob Johnson tossed a scoreless inning against the Blue Jays last night

    May 19, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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    The Blue Jays really put a hurting on the Mets last night, beating them 14-5 while connecting for five home runs. J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis each homered twice while the recently-promoted Yan Gomes became the first Brazilian-born player to homer in the major leagues. As is often the case in blowouts of this magnitude,…

  23. Nolan Ryan expects Josh Hamilton to hit the free agent market

    May 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton, Nolan Ryan AP

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this month that the Rangers had reopened negotiations with hot-hitting outfielder Josh Hamilton on a possible long-term contract extension, but it appears there’s little chance of an agreement coming together during the season. Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan told Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com last night that the…

  24. Bobby Valentine’s first ejection as Red Sox manager is an instant classic

    May 19, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

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    Bobby Valentine was ejected for the 38th time in his managerial career last night and for the first time as Red Sox skipper. And it was super awkward. Valentine came out to argue after Marlon Byrd hit a grounder up the middle and Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins threw him out in a close play at…

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 19, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    A.J. Ellis AP

    A.J. Ellis continues to take advantage of his first chance at regular playing time in the big leagues. Ellis went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a walk-off walk in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals last night as the Dodgers improved to a major-league best 26-13 on the year. Of course, walks are nothing new…

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