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  1. Aaron Hill makes history with his second cycle of the season

    Jun 29, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Aaron Hill AP

    Here’s something you don’t see every day. Or week. Or month. Or year. Or decade. Well, you get the point. After hitting for the cycle back on June 18, Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill did it again tonight against the Brewers in Milwaukee. That’s right, two cycles in the space of 12 days. And the…

  2. Franklin Gutierrez placed on 7-day disabled list with a concussion

    Jun 29, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Franklin Gutierrez AP

    The Mariners announced a short while ago that they have placed Franklin Gutierrez on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. Steve Delabar, a right-handed reliever, was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the active roster. Gutierrez was diagnosed with a mild concussion after he was hit in the side of the…

  3. Brad Lidge isn’t happy with the Nationals, might not pitch again this season

    Jun 29, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Brad Lidge was released by the Nationals earlier this week after being designated for assignment and clearing waivers. The move came just 10 days after he returned from sports hernia surgery. While he’s now free to sign anywhere, he appears to be having a tough time letting go of the way the Nationals handled things.…

  4. Shaun Marcum ruled out through the All-Star break

    Jun 29, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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    The last time we checked in on Shaun Marcum, he was still experiencing some soreness in his throwing elbow while playing catch. Things haven’t improved over the past few days. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this afternoon that Marcum will be sidelined through the All-Star break. The 30-year-old…

  5. Roy Halladay throws first bullpen session since landing on disabled list

    Jun 29, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Chase Ultey is back in the lineup, Ryan Howard is playing in rehab games and Roy Halladay is throwing from a mound again. Don’t rule those Phillies out yet. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Halladay threw off a bullpen mound today for the first time since being placed on the disabled list one month…

  6. Ryan Howard began his minor league rehab assignment last night

    Jun 29, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Ryan Howard kicked off his minor league rehab assignment last night with Class A Lakewood. He went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, three RBI and a sacrifice fly while serving as the designated hitter. Both hits were singles to the right of second base, the second of which he beat out for an infield…

  7. Andre Ethier will avoid the disabled list for now

    Jun 29, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Here’s some good news for the struggling Dodgers’ offense. After Andre Ethier left Wednesday’s game with an oblique strain, the assumption was that he would be placed on the disabled list. However, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Brian Kamenetzky of ESPN Los Angeles yesterday that Ethier is officially listed as day-to-day and will avoid a…

  8. Trevor Bauer shaky in major league debut

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT

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    The Trevor Bauer experience got off to a bit of a shaky start tonight in Atlanta. In the most hyped debut for a starting pitcher since Yu Darvish in April, the 2011 No. 3 overall pick allowed two runs over four innings as part of a no-decision against the Braves. Bauer struck out Michael Bourn…

  9. Evan Longoria’s return doesn’t sound imminent

    Jun 28, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    We haven’t heard much about Evan Longoria since he felt some discomfort in his partially torn left hamstring last week and was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment. But that’s because there’s just not much to report. Rays manager Joe Maddon broke the silence earlier this evening in some comments to Roger Mooney of…

  10. Travis Hafner on track to return from disabled list Monday

    Jun 28, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Travis Hafner was originally expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on May 31. It sounds like he’ll be able to come pretty close to meeting the low end of that timetable. Hafner began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus last night and went 1-for-3…

  11. The Phillies have made Jim Thome available to American League teams

    Jun 28, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Jim Thome Reuters

    Jim Thome is no longer able to play first base, so now that interleague play is over, he’s limited to pinch-hitting duties. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t fared too well in that role to date, going just 1-for-16 with one homer and 11 strikeouts, so the Phillies are now open to setting him free.…

  12. UPDATE: Daniel Hudson has a torn UCL

    Jun 27, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The worst news possible. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic just spoke with Kirk Gibson, and he says that Hudson has a torn UCL.  Hudson’s agent says he’s going to get a second opinion, but that’s usually a one-way ticket to Tommy John surgery. Sorry, Dbacks fans. Sorry, Hudson. 11:11 AM: The Diamondbacks have…

  13. Cubs designate Randy Wells for assignment

    Jun 27, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

    Randy Wells AP

    In a move which should come as no surprise, the Cubs announced this morning that they have designated Randy Wells for assignment. Wells failed to make it out of the fourth inning last night against the Mets. The 29-year-old right-hander gave up three runs and issued four walks, including one to opposing pitcher Dillon Gee,…

  14. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with elbow soreness

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Being a starting pitcher for the Blue Jays is a pretty dangerous profession at the moment. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Henderson Alvarez left tonight’s start against the Red Sox in the sixth inning with soreness in his throwing elbow. Alvarez is the fourth Blue Jays’ starter to leave a game due to injury…

  15. Josh Hamilton is trying to quit chewing tobacco

    Jun 25, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Reuters

    According to the Associated Press, Josh Hamilton is trying to quit chewing tobacco. One would think that it shouldn’t be too tough for someone who has already overcome many personal demons, but it’s been a real struggle for him, not unlike many who dip or smoke regularly. Hamilton actually tried to quit last year, something…

  16. Shaun Marcum feels soreness in his elbow while playing catch

    Jun 25, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum

    Shaun Marcum initially downplayed the tightness in his right elbow and hoped to return as soon as he was eligible this weekend, but it’s increasingly clear that won’t happen. According to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Marcum acknowledged that he still felt soreness in his elbow while playing catch this afternoon. “Still sore,” Marcum…

  17. Derek Holland set for first minor league rehab start Wednesday

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

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    After Roy Oswalt held the Rockies to one run over 6 2/3 innings in his Rangers’ debut on Friday, the AL West-leaders are close to getting another boost for their starting rotation. T.R Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Derek Holland is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Round Rock.…

  18. Alex Avila out Monday with renewed soreness in left knee

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Alex Avila Reuters

    Alex Avila just returned from a hamstring injury late last week, but now he’s hurting again. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Avila is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rangers due to renewed soreness in his left knee. It’s a troubling development, as he missed a couple days in the early part of May…

  19. Drew Stubbs on track to rejoin Reds on Monday

    Jun 23, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Drew Stubbs Getty

    Drew Stubbs began a minor league rehab assignment last night with Class A Dayton as he continues to make his way back from a strained left oblique. Stubbs, who has been sidelined since June 5, went 0-for-2 and played five innings in center field. The speedy 27-year-old later told Mark Clements of MLB.com that he…

  20. Max Scherzer starting today following his brother’s death

    Jun 23, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer AP

    Max Scherzer is pitching against the Pirates this afternoon with a very heavy heart. Scherzer has been away from the Tigers for the past couple of days due to “personal reasons,” but now we know some of the details regarding his absence. And they are heartbreaking. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that Scherzer…

  21. Orioles grant release to 49-year-old Jamie Moyer

    Jun 23, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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    The Orioles were hoping that Jamie Moyer would make one more start in the minors before possibly joining the major league roster, but that won’t happen. The team just announced that Moyer asked for and was granted his release. Moyer was released by the Rockies earlier this month after posting a miserable 5.70 ERA over…

  22. Kevin Youkilis expected to be traded soon

    Jun 23, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    UPDATE, 9:35 PM ET: According to Rosenthal, the Indians are now considered a “longshot” to land Youkilis and the Dodgers have only had “minimal contact” with Boston’s front office. It sounds like it might come down to the White Sox and Pirates. 3:52 PM ET: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM…

  23. Carl Crawford hitless in first minor league rehab game

    Jun 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Good news for the Red Sox, as WEEI’s Alex Speier brings word that Carl Crawford began a minor league rehab assignment today with the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate. Crawford, who had offseason wrist surgery and was later diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, went 0-for-3 with two walks while serving…

  24. The Cubs aren’t calling up Anthony Rizzo this weekend

    Jun 23, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo could be promoted any day now, as it’s believed the Cubs have waited long enough to delay his free agency until after the 2018 season, but he won’t be called up this weekend. Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed as much in comments to Jose M. Romero of CSNChicago.com yesterday and was non-committal when…

  25. Jair Jurrjens victorious in first start back from the minors

    Jun 23, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens Getty

    Jair Jurrjens would still be in the minors right now if it wasn’t for Brandon Beachy‘s Tommy John surgery, but he made the most out of his opportunity last night. Jurrjens shined in his return to the majors by limiting the Red Sox to one run over 7 2/3 innings as part of a 4-1…

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