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  1. Ted Lilly has agreed to continue his minor league rehab assignment

    Apr 15, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly

    We heard last night that Dodgers’ left-hander Ted Lilly wasn’t interested in continuing his minor league rehab assignment, but he has apparently had a change of heart on the matter. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County-Register, Lilly will start again Tuesday night with Triple-A Albuquerque. The 37-year-old has allowed 10 runs in 12…

  2. Video: Ben Revere’s incredible diving catch

    Apr 15, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

    Ben Revere catch

    And that’s no hyperbole. In the second inning tonight at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Phillies center fielder Ben Revere went in full Superman-mode to rob Reds’ third baseman Todd Frazier of extra bases. Just the icing on the cake, he quickly got back on his feet and made a throw to double off…

  3. Mariners place reliever Stephen Pryor on disabled list with torn lat muscle

    Apr 15, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

    Stephen Pryor Getty

    The Mariners’ bullpen will be without a key cog for the near future, as Stephen Pryor was placed on the 15-day disabled list this evening with a tear in the latissimus dorsi muscle behind his right shoulder. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, the tear was found by Mariners medical director Edward Khalfayan after Pryor…

  4. Jose Reyes expected to miss three months with severe ankle sprain

    Apr 13, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes Reuters

    The news is in on Jose Reyes‘ left ankle. And it’s not good. According to Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio 1050, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters in Kansas City this afternoon that Reyes is expected to miss three months. This is essentially the worst-case scenario of the timetable presented by Anthopoulos last…

  5. Wilson Ramos expected to land on disabled list with pulled hamstring

    Apr 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos AP

    Tough break for Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who missed most of last season with a torn ACL in his right knee. According to Mike Harris and Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, Ramos was forced to leave this afternoon’s game against the Braves after he pulled his left hamstring while trying to leg out a…

  6. Marlins sign reliever David Aardsma to minor league contract

    Apr 13, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    David Aardsma was released by the Yankees earlier this month after he failed to secure a bullpen spot on the Opening Day roster, but it didn’t take him long to latch on with a new organization. Aardsma broke the news on his Twitter account this afternoon that he has reached an agreement with the Marlins.…

  7. Giancarlo Stanton day-to-day after MRI reveals left shoulder contusion

    Apr 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    Good news for a lineup which is severely lacking in pop. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Giancarlo Stanton is day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder contusion. While the young slugger is out of the lineup tonight for the second straight game, he will not required an extended absence. The Marlins will go…

  8. Athletics place Yoenis Cespedes on disabled list with strained muscle in hand

    Apr 13, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes AP

    According to Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com, the Athletics have placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his left hand. Michael Taylor has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to replace him on the active roster. Cespedes was injured last night on an awkward slide into second while attempting to…

  9. John Buck has driven in more runs than the Marlins have scored this season

    Apr 13, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    New York Mets John Buck high-fives teammate Ike Davis in game against Twins in Minneapolis

    When the Marlins included John Buck in their blockbuster deal with the Blue Jays in December, they were mostly happy to get rid of his salary. He was later considered a throw-in as part of the deal that brought top prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard to the Mets for R.A. Dickey. However, the 32-year-old…

  10. Hanley Ramirez has cast removed from surgically-repaired thumb

    Apr 13, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez AP

    Hanley Ramirez is still a few weeks away from joining the Dodgers’ lineup, but he’s making encouraging progress from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. According to Tyler Emerick of MLB.com, Ramirez had the cast removed from his thumb yesterday. The 29-year-old reported feeling pain-free and has better range of motion…

  11. Video: The Yankees’ wild 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play

    Apr 13, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

    Yankees triple play Getty

    As Bill noted last night, the Yankees turned a wildly entertaining triple play in the eighth inning of their 5-2 win over the Orioles. Below you’ll find the video, complete with commentary from the different broadcasts. Not surprisingly, the John Sterling one is pretty entertaining. Great stuff. Most of the focus over the past 36…

  12. Cubs place Kyuji Fujikawa on disabled list with muscle sprain in forearm

    Apr 13, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa Getty

    The Cubs just named Kyuji Fujikawa as their closer last Sunday, but they’ll now have to go back to the drawing board for the ninth inning. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle sprain in his right forearm. Rafael Dolis has been called…

  13. Angels sign right-hander Kip Wells to minor league contract

    Apr 13, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    Kip Wells

    This isn’t going to turn around the Angels’ slow start, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the club has signed right-hander Kip Wells to a minor league contract. Wells, who turns 36 later this month, was signed after having a workout with the Angels yesterday. He owns a 4.71 ERA over 12 major league…

  14. Francisco Rodriguez is drawing interest

    Apr 13, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez Getty

    After getting Jose Valverde a minor league deal with the Tigers last week, agent Scott Boras is now trying to find Francisco Rodriguez a new home. While nothing appears to be imminent, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the veteran reliever is drawing interest from multiple teams, including the Brewers and Marlins. Heyman’s report also…

  15. Andy Pettitte has start pushed back due to back spasms

    Apr 13, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    Andy Pettitte was originally scheduled to start Sunday’s series finale against the Orioles, but Paul Casella of MLB.com reports that he has been scratched due to back spasms. The veteran southpaw first felt symptoms during Tuesday’s start against the Indians and had his back lock up on him again Thursday. The good news for the…

  16. Clayton Kershaw on Carlos Quentin: “If he’s smart, he’ll take the suspension”

    Apr 13, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

    Carlos Quentin Getty

    We learned yesterday that Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin was suspended eight games by MLB and fined an undisclosed amount for charging the mound against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke on Thursday and inciting a benches-clearing brawl. Quentin has already appealed the suspension, which means that he could be potentially be active on Monday when the Padres…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 13, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

    Ramiro Pena Getty

    Last night featured round one of what should be a compelling NL East battle between the Braves and Nationals. While the Nationals had the early advantage behind an excellent effort from Ross Detwiler, the Braves came roaring back in the late innings for an eventual 6-4 win in 10 innings. After scoring one run in…

  18. David Ortiz has two hits in first minor league rehab game

    Apr 11, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

    david ortiz getty

    According to Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston, David Ortiz began his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket tonight and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Ortiz struck out swinging in his first at-bat, but reached on a hard-hit single up the middle in the third inning and later delivered an RBI…

  19. Mark Teixeira hopes to start swinging a bat tomorrow

    Apr 11, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    While Curtis Granderson threw today for this first time since his broken right forearm, another big bat in the Yankees’ lineup is inching closer to a return. According to the Associated Press, Mark Teixeira hopes to be cleared to take “dry swings” tomorrow following a visit to hand and wrist specialist Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser. The…

  20. Michael Saunders placed on disabled list with shoulder sprain

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders Getty

    The Mariners announced this evening that outfielder Michael Saunders has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. Endy Chavez has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the roster. Saunders suffered the injury last night against the Astros when he crashed into the right field fence while…

  21. Brett Lawrie has two hits in first extended spring training game

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie Reuters

    The Blue Jays are off to a disappointing 3-6 start, but they should get a boost in their lineup soon. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Brett Lawrie went 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk today in an extended spring training game. It was his first game action since he suffered a left oblique…

  22. Curtis Granderson throws for first time since broken forearm

    Apr 11, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson Getty

    Good news for the Bombers. Curtis Granderson confirmed on his Twitter account this afternoon that he was able to throw today for the first time since he suffered a broken right forearm when he was hit by a pitch on February 24. First day of throwing completed and it went really well. Another good sign…

  23. Roy Halladay’s struggles continue in loss to Mets

    Apr 8, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    Roy Halladay was chased from his season debut last Wednesday against the Braves after he gave up five runs over 3 1/3 innings. And things didn’t get any better tonight against the Mets, as he was charged with seven runs in four innings as part of a 7-2 loss. While Halladay mixed in a pair…

  24. Carlos Santana diagnosed with left thumb contusion

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana Getty

    UPDATE: X-rays came back negative and Santana is considered day-to-day. 9:31 PM: Carlos Santana was forced to exit today’s game against the Yankees in the ninth inning after he got crossed up on a pitch from his teammate Chris Perez and was struck on the left thumb. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the preliminary…

  25. Jason Motte set for follow-up MRI on elbow Tuesday

    Apr 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

    Jason Motte Getty

    Jason Motte was forced to begin the season on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, but he’s hoping to close games for the Cardinals again soon. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Motte is scheduled to visit Dr. George Paletta tomorrow for a follow-up MRI on his elbow. While he has been limited…

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