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  1. Yoenis Cespedes to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

    Apr 25, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes AP

    According to Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com, Yoenis Cespedes will begin a minor league rehab assignment this evening with Triple-A Sacramento. The Cuban outfielder hasn’t played since April 12 due to a strained muscle in his left hand, but he was cleared for game action after he through batting practice earlier this week with no issues.…

  2. Rockies place Todd Helton on disabled list with forearm inflammation

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Todd Helton AP

    The Rockies just announced that first baseman Todd Helton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left forearm inflammation. The 39-year-old hasn’t played since last Friday, so the Rockies didn’t want to go short-handed on their roster any longer. Ryan Wheeler, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks over the winter in exchange for left-hander…

  3. Brett Anderson expects to make next scheduled start

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Tampa Bay Rays

    Brett Anderson left Friday’s start against the Rays after just one inning due to a sprained right ankle, but it turns out that he won’t have to miss any time. Jane Lee of MLB.com writes that Anderson made it through what Athletics manager Bob Melvin described as a “a very aggressive side” Sunday. The southpaw…

  4. Carlos Ruiz to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz Getty

    Carlos Ruiz is eligible to return from his 25-game amphetamine suspension on Sunday, but he’ll go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment first. The Phillies announced this evening that Ruiz will begin a rehab stint tomorrow with High-A Clearwater. The veteran backstop was hit in the left wrist with a pitch last Friday…

  5. Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick visit Boston Marathon bombing victim

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Moss Reddick Waller AP

    According to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News, Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick of the Athletics visited a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings prior to their game against the Red Sox this evening. Athletics third base coach Tye Waller also made the trip. Moss, Reddick, and Waller went to the Boston Children’s…

  6. Joakim Soria has strained pectoral muscle, not expected to pitch for Rangers until July

    Apr 22, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Joakim Soria AP

    When the Rangers signed reliever Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 million contract during the offseason, they were hoping that he would make it back from Tommy John surgery in late May or early June. It turns out that they’ll be waiting a bit longer. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Soria…

  7. Michael Bourn to have stitches removed from finger on Thursday

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Michael Bourn landed on the disabled list last week after he had his right hand stepped on by White Sox reliever Matt Thornton during a head-first slide into first base and required five stitches in his index finger, but he’s getting closer to rejoining the Indians’ lineup. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Bourn is…

  8. The FCC has no problem with David Ortiz’s comments

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    We mentioned earlier that Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz used some colorful language during his pre-game speech this afternoon at Fenway Park. ESPN showed it on a delay and was able to bleep it out, but those watching on MLB Network and NESN heard it live and unedited. Oh, the horror. While this sort…

  9. Daniel Nava powers Red Sox to comeback victory in first game at Fenway since marathon bombings

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Daniel Nava

    Baseball was back in Boston this afternoon for the first time since Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the Fenway faithful went home happy. Capping off an emotional day, Daniel Nava delivered a dramatic three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the…

  10. Ryan Zimmerman sent for MRI on sore hamstring

    Apr 20, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Ryan Zimmerman was sent for an MRI on sore left hamstring today. Zimmerman initially felt a cramp in his hamstring last weekend and aggravated it during Wednesday’s game. He’s out of the starting lineup today for the second straight game. Nationals manager Davey Johnson and general manager…

  11. Brett Myers isn’t feeling 100 percent

    Apr 20, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    Brett Myers Getty

    Brett Myers gave up two homers in five innings yesterday in a 3-2 loss to the Astros. He has now served up 10 long balls in 21 1/3 innings over his first four starts this season and currently holds a league-worst 8.02 ERA. While he has always been prone to the gopher ball, it appears…

  12. David Ortiz: “This is our [bleeping] city”

    Apr 20, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox held an emotional pre-game ceremony this afternoon at Fenway Park to honor those affected by Monday’s Marathon bombings. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston Police commissioner Edward Davis were both in attendance for the occasion and received generous applause from the crowd. In a tradition started by the Boston Bruins on Wednesday…

  13. Dayan Viciedo lands on disabled list with strained oblique

    Apr 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Dayan Viciedo Getty

    After Dayan Viciedo left Thursday’s game with a strained left oblique, he was hoping to avoid an extended absence. However, the White Sox announced this morning that Viciedo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list while Blake Tekotte has been recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. Oblique injuries can be particularly tricky, so it’s understandable that…

  14. The Red Sox will honor Boston by wearing special jerseys this afternoon

    Apr 20, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Red Sox special uniforms

    Baseball will be played at Fenway Park this afternoon for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. And the Red Sox will wear special jerseys to honor their city. Courtesy of the team’s Twitter/Instagram, here’s a look at the home whites: According to the team, the special jerseys will be auctioned off…

  15. Angels place Alberto Callaspo on disabled list with right calf tightness

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    Alberto Callapso Getty

    Prior to last night’s game, the Angels placed third baseman Alberto Callapso on the 15-day disabled list with right calf tightness. Callaspo suffered the injury last Thursday against the Athletics and originally expected to only miss a few days, but he hasn’t made enough progress to return to the lineup. Reliever Michael Kohn was called…

  16. Roy Halladay delivers his second straight strong start

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    After tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the weak-hitting Marlins last Sunday for his 200th career victory, Roy Halladay had his second straight strong start last night in a tougher test against the Cardinals. Halladay allowed two runs over seven innings as part of an 8-2 victory. The game was called in the seventh…

  17. David Ortiz hitting cleanup in return from disabled list

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    The Red Sox have officially activated David Ortiz from the disabled list. The veteran slugger will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup in his season debut this afternoon against the Royals at Fenway Park. Ortiz, who was forced to begin the season on the disabled list due to inflammation in both of his…

  18. Jean Segura was involved in one of the weirdest baserunning plays you’ll ever see

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jean Segura Getty

    Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t steal first base. Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura did it last night against the Cubs. Hang with me for a second. It all started after Segura reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. After he successfully stole second base, Ryan Braun…

  19. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells

    Ho-hum. Just another day of Vernon Wells, Travis Hafner and Lyle Overbay doing the heavy lifting for the Yankees’ offense. Wait, what’s that? Wells, Hafner, and Overbay all homered last night as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 9-4 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. After dropping four out of their first five games, the Yankees…

  20. Video: MLB fans react to the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Citi Field Boston suspect Getty

    Here’s something pretty cool. MLB.com has put together a compilation of fan reactions to the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. A number of stadiums around MLB also played Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” to pay tribute to the city of Boston. Yesterday’s Royals-Red Sox game was postponed because of the day-long…

  21. Red Sox demote outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A

    Apr 18, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley Jr. Getty

    It was hardly unexpected, but Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox have demoted outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket. David Ortiz is expected to be activated from the disabled list tomorrow in a corresponding roster move. Bradley won the starting left field job with a fantastic showing this spring, but it…

  22. No timetable for Johnny Cueto to resume throwing

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    After Johnny Cueto was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a lat strain, Reds manager Dusty Baker estimated that the right-hander would only have to miss around 3-4 starts. That could be overly optimistic. Reds head athletic trainer Paul Lessard told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer today that there is not…

  23. R.A. Dickey leaves start with neck and back tightness

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A Dickey throws against the Chicago White Sox in Toronto.

    According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, R.A. Dickey left his start against the White Sox tonight for precautionary reasons due to neck and back tightness. He was visited by a trainer after he struck out DeWayne Wise swinging for the second out in the sixth inning, but he stayed on to complete the frame. Esmil…

  24. John Lackey to make minor league rehab start Monday

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    John Lackey Reuters

    It was easy to think the worst when John Lackey left his start against the Blue Jays on April 6 with a right arm injury, but he’s already on track to return to game action. Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports that Lackey is expected to make a minor league rehab start Monday with…

  25. Jason Kipnis hopeful to return from sore elbow on Friday

    Apr 18, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

    Jason Kipnis

    Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians’ lineup tonight for the fifth straight game due to a sore left elbow, but the hope is that his return isn’t far off. According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Kipnis completed a full batting practice session this afternoon at Progressive Field. While he reported some “expected”…

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