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  1. Mariano Rivera expected to miss rest of season with torn ACL in right knee

    May 4, 2012, 12:40 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    UPDATE: Mariano Rivera addressed reporters a short while ago, confirming that he has a torn ACL in his right knee and also hinted that there is damage to his meniscus. Rivera was quite emotional throughout, particularly after being asked whether he’ll attempt to come back from the injury or call it a career (via Bryan…

  2. Dodgers activate Ronald Belisario from restricted list following drug suspension

    May 3, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

    Ronald Belisario AP

    The Dodgers announced earlier this evening that they have activated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. Mike MacDougal was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Belisario was eligible to return after completing a 25-game suspension for violating MLB’s drug policy. The 29-year-old right-hander tested positive for cocaine, a drug he claims he only…

  3. Angels acquire right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres

    May 3, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri Getty

    In an effort to improve a bullpen which enters play tonight with a 5.08 ERA, the Angels have acquired right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres in exchange for infielder-outfielder Alexi Amarista and right-hander Donn Roach. Frieri, the longest tenured player in the Padres’ organization, has an impressive 2.33 ERA over 103 relief appearances in the…

  4. Adam LaRoche scratched from lineup with right oblique soreness

    May 3, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    The Nationals can ill afford another injury with Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman already on the disabled list, but they could be without Adam LaRoche for at least the next couple of days. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, LaRoche was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Diamondbacks due to soreness in his…

  5. Brad Lidge to undergo hernia surgery Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge Getty

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Brad Lidge‘s agent Rex Gary said that his client will undergo hernia surgery tomorrow. Lidge was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with what was described as an abdominal wall strain. The 35-year-old right-hander isn’t expected to resume throwing for three weeks following surgery, so…

  6. Carlos Quentin to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin is inching closer to his Padres’ debut following March knee surgery. According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Quentin is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Triple-A Tucson. Quentin has slowly increased baseball activities after being cleared for live batting practice earlier this month. Padres manager Bud…

  7. Dodgers’ sale expected to be finalized Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

    Magic Johnson, Frank McCourt

    UPDATE: Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the sale will not close today, as originally expected. No reason for panic, though, as the sale is not in danger and should close early tomorrow. In other exciting Dodgers’ news, Matt Kemp hit his 12th home run of the season in the first inning…

  8. MLB considering changes for Interleague Play

    Apr 30, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Barrett Pierzynski Getty

    We already know that when the Astros make the switch to the American League next season, it will create a more balanced schedule which will necessitate Interleague Play on a daily basis. But it sounds like more changes could be on the way. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that MLB is working on…

  9. MLB suspends Delmon Young for seven days without pay

    Apr 30, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

    Delmon Young AP

    Confirming a report from earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball just announced that Delmon Young has been suspended for seven days without pay following his arrest last week. Young was charged with third-degree assault and an aggravated harassment hate crime for an alleged altercation outside the Tigers’ hotel in New York City last Friday morning.…

  10. Marlins drop struggling Jose Reyes out of the leadoff spot

    Apr 28, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes AP

    Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is shaking up his lineup in an effort to jump-start an offense which has scored only six runs during their current six-game losing streak. After getting the day off yesterday, Jose Reyes has been dropped down to second in the order tonight against the Diamondbacks. He’ll be flip-flopped with center fielder…

  11. Astros to call up Jordan Lyles for Sunday start

    Apr 28, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Jordan Lyles Getty

    The Astros have a vacancy in their rotation now that Kyle Weiland is on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis, so manager Brad Mills told MLB.com’s Jeff Wallner last night that Jordan Lyles will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Sunday against the Reds. Lyles lost out on a rotation spot after…

  12. Delmon Young could be back with the Tigers as soon as Tuesday

    Apr 28, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Delmon Young‘s stint on the restricted list could be a brief one. According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said this afternoon that Young could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday if he is cleared following an evaluation by MLB. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that doctors…

  13. Shin-Soo Choo out through at least Tuesday with hamstring injury

    Apr 28, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo AP

    Shin-Soo Choo is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game this afternoon as he continues to nurse left hamstring tightness. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, he won’t return until at least Tuesday when the Indians open a series against the White Sox. Choo was originally scheduled to test…

  14. Mike Trout is in the Angels’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Apr 28, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    The Angels have dropped five straight games and currently sit in last place in the American League West with a 6-14 record, so they are hoping the newly-promoted Mike Trout can provide a much-needed spark for their lineup. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Trout will bat leadoff and play left field this afternoon…

  15. Brian McCann dealing with strained intercostal muscle

    Apr 28, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT

    Getty Brian McCann

    Brian McCann left last night’s game against the Pirates after five innings with what was described as an intercostal muscle strain in his right side. McCann missed a little over two weeks last July with a strained left oblique muscle and wasn’t nearly the same player upon his return, but he told David O’Brien of…

  16. Tigers place Delmon Young on the restricted list

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers  Photo Day

    Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the Tigers have placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list. Danny Worth has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will take his place on the active roster. Young was arrested early Friday morning outside the team’s hotel in New York City after allegedly shoving a man to the…

  17. Home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg tackled a fan last night

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    Jeff Kellogg Getty

    The Orioles seem to have a mini-epidemic of fans running onto the field at Camden Yards. It happened again in last night’s game against the Athletics, as a shirtless man galloped around the field during the seventh inning stretch. He made his way through the outfield, evaded security near second base, rounded third and slid…

  18. Freak bicycle accident sends Jeremy Guthrie to the disabled list

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie Getty

    Jeremy Guthrie was originally scheduled to start tonight against the Mets, but he’s now headed to the 15-day disabled list after spraining his right shoulder in a freak bicycle accident yesterday. Guthrie, an avid cyclist, told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the injury occurred when the chain on his bicycle broke and sent…

  19. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 28, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard Getty

    After getting a win in relief Monday night against the Twins, Daniel Bard delivered the strongest start of his major league career in a 10-3 win over the White Sox last night. Bard allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over a career-high seven innings while striking out six and walking just one. After…

  20. Scott Hairston hits for the cycle against the Rockies

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

    Scott Hairston AP

    They’re only in the seventh inning out in Colorado, but Scott Hairston has already hit for the cycle. Hairston singled in the third, hit a solo homer in the fourth, connected for an RBI triple in the fifth and then hit a two-run double in the sixth. It’s the first cycle of his career and…

  21. Angels release Bobby Abreu, call up Mike Trout

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Bryce Harper isn’t the only top prospect making his way to the major leagues Saturday. The Angels announced that they have released Bobby Abreu and will call up Mike Trout from Triple-A Salt Lake. As for Abreu, the move appeared inevitable. After a trade with the Indians fell through at the end of spring training,…

  22. Aubrey Huff releases a statement

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    Getty Aubrey Huff

    Aubrey Huff rejoined the Giants today in San Francisco after being placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with an anxiety disorder. While Huff didn’t address reporters, he did release the following statement (via CSNBayArea.com) to say thanks for the support he has received this week. “Thank you to the fans, media and…

  23. The Diamondbacks appear ready to move Josh Collmenter to the bullpen

    Apr 27, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Josh Collmenter Getty

    Josh Collmenter‘s grip on a rotation spot has been pretty tenuous since he struggled during spring training and it appears the Diamondbacks are already close to pulling the plug. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said tonight that he is considering other options in place of Collmenter for Monday’s game against…

  24. Pirates’ prospect Josh Bell undergoes knee surgery

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    Josh Bell

    The Pirates broke the bank last August by signing second-rounder Josh Bell for $5 million, but their investment will miss a good chunk of his first pro season. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Bell underwent surgery earlier today to repair the meniscus in his left knee. The 19-year-old outfielder suffered the injury…

  25. Delmon Young releases statement following arrest

    Apr 27, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    Delmon Young AP

    Tigers’ outfielder Delmon Young was arrested early this morning outside the team’s hotel in New York City after allegedly shoving a man to the ground and making anti-Semitic remarks. Young and has attorney have since released statements on the arrest. According to the Associated Press, here’s the statement from Young: “I sincerely regret what happened…

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