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  1. MLB releases statement on O.co Coliseum situation

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    After both clubhouses and the umpires’ lockeroom at O.Co Coliseum were flooded with raw sewage yesterday, Athletics owner Lew Wolff responded by saying that the facility “is in perhaps the worst shape in all of professional sports.” The Athletics have needed a new home for quite a while, but their efforts to move to San…

  2. Jose Reyes and Brandon Morrow begin rehab assignments tonight

    Jun 17, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

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    According to John Lott of the National Post, Jose Reyes and Brandon Morrow will begin minor league rehab assignments tonight with High-A Dunedin. Reyes, who suffered a severe sprain of his left ankle back on April 12, is slated to play 4-5 innings in his return to game action. He’ll move on to another minor…

  3. The Rangers plan to make Jurickson Profar a “functional left fielder”

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    As we noted over the weekend, when second baseman Ian Kinsler was activated from the disabled list, the Rangers decided to keep Jurickson Profar in the majors rather than send him back down to Triple-A Round Rock. The plan is to use him in a super-utility role moving forward, which will likely include some exposure…

  4. Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada agrees to be sent to minors

    Jun 15, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    wada getty

    Tsuyoshi Wada hasn’t thrown a pitch for the Orioles since signing a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the club in December of 2011. And while he is now fully recovered from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, he’s still not ready to join the big club. After Wada posted a miserable 8.14 ERA and…

  5. Johnny Cueto to return from disabled list Sunday, Tony Cingrani could stay in bullpen

    Jun 15, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    The Reds will activate right-hander Johnny Cueto from the disabled list to start tomorrow against the Brewers, reports Trent C. Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto was placed on the disabled list on June 1 with a lat strain, so he’ll only miss the minimum 15 days. While he didn’t make a minor league rehab…

  6. Clay Buchholz scratched from Tuesday start, could be placed on disabled list

    Jun 15, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz Getty

    The Red Sox were hoping that Clay Buchholz would be ready to make his next scheduled start during Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Rays, but Evan Drellich of MassLive.com reports that he has been scratched due to continued discomfort in his neck. Buchholz left his start last Saturday due to neck tightness. While Red Sox manager…

  7. Miguel Olivo placed on restricted list after walking out on Marlins

    Jun 15, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Miguel Olivo AP

    Frustrated by a lack of playing time and multiple efforts to be released from his contract, Miguel Olivo walked out on the Marlins during last night’s game against the Cardinals. As a result, he was placed on the restricted list today without pay. Olivo opened the season as a backup to Rob Brantly, but he…

  8. Report: Astros agree to deal with No. 1 pick Mark Appel

    Jun 15, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Mark Appel AP

    UPDATE: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Appel “just needs to put pen to paper,” so it appears that just some formalities stand in the way of a deal. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com also senses that a deal is close and writes that the Astros “wouldn’t have drafted Appel if they didn’t feel…

  9. Rangers activate Ian Kinsler from disabled list, keep Jurickson Profar around

    Jun 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler AP

    Ian Kinsler has been activated from the disabled list and will bat leadoff and play second base this afternoon against the Blue Jays. In turn, the Rangers have optioned Leury Garcia to Triple-A Round Rock and will keep Jurickson Profar around in a utility role. Kinsler has been sidelined since May 17 due to a…

  10. Jonathan Broxton placed on disabled list with right elbow strain

    Jun 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton Getty

    The Reds are already without left-hander Sean Marshall due to a shoulder sprain, but their bullpen was handed another blow today, as Jonathan Broxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. Broxton allowed the winning run in Thursday’s 14-inning loss to the Cubs, after which he…

  11. Miguel Montero on Zack Greinke: “He’s a little chickens**t”

    Jun 15, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

    Miguel Montero Zack Greinke AP

    MLB handed down suspensions yesterday for Tuesday’s benches-clearing brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, with Arizona’s Ian Kennedy receiving a 10-game suspension and Eric Hinske getting five games. J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker both got two games on the Dodgers’ side of things while Ronald Belisario served his one-game suspension last night. There was some…

  12. Jose Reyes expected to begin rehab assignment Monday

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

    Injured Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Reyes smiles as his team plays the Tampa Bay Rays in their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    With three straight wins and seven in their last 10 games, the Blue Jays are finally showing some signs of life. And they should get a nice boost in their lineup soon. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Jose Reyes played two innings and took three at-bats yesterday in a simulated game. It was his…

  13. Has Rick Porcello turned a corner?

    Jun 15, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Rick Porcello Getty

    Rick Porcello had to battle just to keep his rotation spot this spring, but he’s currently showing some signs of a breakthrough. Porcello allowed three hits and no walks over seven scoreless innings last night in a 3-0 victory over the Twins. While he still holds a mediocre 4.37 ERA for the year, he has…

  14. Brett Anderson will remain in a walking boot for another four weeks

    Jun 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brett Anderson Getty

    The bad news keeps on coming for Athletics’ left-hander Brett Anderson. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said yesterday that Anderson will remain in a walking boot for another four weeks after a scan of his right foot did not show enough healing. The 25-year-old won’t be reevaluated until the All-Star…

  15. David DeJesus sprains shoulder after crashing into fence, headed to disabled list

    Jun 15, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    David DeJesus Getty

    There was a scary moment in last night’s Cubs-Mets game, as outfielder David DeJesus crashed into the center field fence in the third inning while chasing a ball off the bat of Juan Lagares. Here’s a link to the video. DeJesus writhed in pain on the ground for a few minutes before getting to his…

  16. Indians agree to terms with first-round pick Clint Frazier

    Jun 15, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year

    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Indians have agreed to terms with first-round pick Clint Frazier. Frazier, a high school outfielder out of Georgia, was selected fifth overall in last week’s First-Year Player Draft. He’s set to receive a $3.5 million bonus, which is a little under MLB’s assigned value of $3.787 million…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez AP

    When we have talked about the Marlins this season, it usually hasn’t been about anything good. And understandably so. But after he surprisingly made the Opening Day roster, 20-year-old Jose Fernandez has been a pretty consistent bright spot. Fernandez struck out a career-high 10 batters while allowing three runs — two earned — in seven…

  18. Carlos Ruiz to begin rehab assignment Saturday

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Carlos Ruiz is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Ruiz has been sidelined since May 19 with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. The plan calls for him to play with Lehigh Valley on Saturday and Sunday before taking the…

  19. Troy Tulowitzki out 4-6 weeks with broken rib

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki

    UPDATE: Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that Tulowitzki is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The Rockies will likely recall Josh Rutledge to replace him on the active roster, but it’s going to tough to hang around in the playoff race without him. 9:39 PM: Terrible news for the Rockies. Troy Renck of the Denver Post…

  20. Athletics defeat Yankees in 18 innings, sweep three-game series

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman Getty

    It took five hours and 34 minutes, but the Athletics finished off a three-game sweep of the Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings this evening at O.Co Coliseum. Nate Freiman played hero for the Athletics, as he dropped a one-out single into left field off Mariano Rivera to drive in John Jaso for…

  21. MLB expected to announce suspensions from Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl on Friday

    Jun 13, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    AP Ian Kennedy Zack Greinke

    We heard yesterday that suspensions would be handed out today for Tuesday’s brawl between the Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl, but an official announcement will have to wait for one more day. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that MLB is now expected to announce punishments tomorrow. No word on the reason for the delay, but…

  22. Derek Jeter cleared to progress into baseball activities and running

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    Good news for the Yankees this evening. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Derek Jeter received clearance today to progress into baseball activities and running after he had his surgically-repaired left ankle examined by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. Anderson performed the surgery back in October and later advised…

  23. Pirates release veteran right-hander Jose Contreras

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Jose Contreras

    This could be the end of the road for Jose Contreras. The 41-year-old right-hander was released by the Pirates this afternoon in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Charlie Morton, who is making his return from Tommy John surgery today against the Giants. Contreras underwent Tommy John surgery last year…

  24. Mets approached “Cougar Life” dating website in attempt to get All-Star votes for David Wright

    Jun 13, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    David Wright lost out to the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval in the balloting for the National League third base job on the All-Star team last season and he’s trailing him again in the voting this year. However, with the All-Star Game at Citi Field next month, the Mets are trying to pull out all the stops…

  25. Cubs prospect shortstop Javier Baez hit four home runs tonight

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Javier Baez

    Cubs prospect shortstop Javier Baez did something with High-A Daytona tonight which has only happened 16 times in a major league game: He slugged four home runs. Baez connected for a two-run homer in the first inning, a solo shot in the third, a three-run blast in the fifth and another solo homer in his…

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