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  1. Padres activate closer Huston Street from disabled list

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Padres have activated closer Huston Street for tonight’s game against the Giants, exactly one month after he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. Street gave up two runs in two innings over two rehab appearances with High-A Lake Elsinore, but it was enough to convince the Padres that…

  2. Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:28 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Parker is done after eight shutout innings. He gave up just the one hit while throwing 69 out of 111 pitches for strikes and now owns a 2.40 ERA over his first eight starts with Oakland. If everything pans out the way the A’s hope, he’ll have many more chances at a no-no in…

  3. MLB draft picks 21-31: Blue Jays land potential impact reliever

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

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    No. 21 – Atlanta Braves – High school right-hander Lucas Sims The Braves taking a local product? Get outta here. Sims is highly-regarded for his velocity, topping out at 97 mph on his heater, but his breaking ball is considered one of the best of from this year’s high school crop of talent. No. 22…

  4. MLB draft picks 16-20: The Nationals take a chance with Lucas Giolito

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    No. 16 – Washington Nationals -High school right-hander Lucas Giolito With their lowest pick since the franchise arrived to D.C. in 2005, it didn’t look like the Nationals would be able to snag an elite talent like the previous three drafts with Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. They may have lucked out here.…

  5. Chase Utley homers in first extended spring training game

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Get excited, Phillies fans. Chase Utley played in a baseball game this afternoon. According to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com, Utley went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double while serving as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game. While it was an encouraging first step, it’s not clear when Utley will be ready…

  6. Jon Rauch has tender elbow examined

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Today hasn’t been a good day for Mets’ reliever Jon Rauch. After giving up a go-ahead two-run homer to Allen Craig in a loss to the Cardinals, Rauch was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to have his right elbow examined. Mets manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New…

  7. Astros call up former top prospect Fernando Martinez

    Jun 2, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Fernando Martinez was once considered one of the game’s top hitting prospects, but the Astros were able to pluck him off waivers in January after the Mets essentially gave up on him. Now he’s in line to get regular playing time in the major leagues. Prior to tonight’s game, the Astros placed outfielder Travis Buck…

  8. Pablo Sandoval questioned by police in sexual assault case

    Jun 2, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval is being investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department and faces possible sexual assault charges as result of an incident which allegedly took place Friday morning. The incident allegedly took place at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County. Police were not…

  9. Johan Santana expected to get some extra rest before his next start

    Jun 2, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana is feeling fine one day removed from throwing a career-high 134 pitches in last night’s historic no-hitter against the Cardinals, but he’s expected to get some extra rest before his next start. No official announcement from the team yet, but Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports that the Mets will add rehabbing…

  10. Dustin Pedroia tests injured thumb by taking batting practice

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    There’s still a chance that Dustin Pedroia will end up on the disabled list, but he’s doing his best to get back in the lineup as soon as possible. According to the Associated Press, Pedroia took batting practice before today’s game against the Blue Jays. It was his first time swinging a bat since he…

  11. Ramon Ramirez apparently hurt himself while celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by two people that it was Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin Ramirez, who got hurt in the no-hitter celebration. Sounds like Joel Sherman’s source mixed up his Ramirezes. 3:02 PM: Mike Baxter wasn’t the only casualty in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter last night. Apparently the newest member of…

  12. Jason Bay set to begin rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Jason Bay has missed well over a month with a non-displaced fractured rib, but he’s finally close to making his way back to the Mets’ lineup. According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, Bay is set to serve as the designated hitter this weekend in rehab games with High-A St. Lucie. The hope is…

  13. Jose Contreras diagnosed with UCL and flexor tendon tears

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The diagnosis is in on Jose Contreras and it’s not good. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Contreras was diagnosed with tears in his ulnar collateral ligament and his flexor pronator tendon. His season is obviously over and given Contreras’ advanced age, there’s a chance this could be a career-ender. 11:15 AM: Scary moment…

  14. Ryan Braun is hurting right now

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers’ lineup last night against the Pirates after sitting out Thursday’s game with tightness in his right Achilles tendon, but he’s still hurting. Braun aggravated his Achilles and strained his right hip after after legging out a hit and stealing second base in the sixth inning. He stayed in the…

  15. Athletics activate Brandon McCarthy, demote Daric Barton to Triple-A

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    The Athletics made a pair of roster moves this morning, activating right-hander Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list while demoting first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento. McCarthy hasn’t pitched since May 17 due to a strained right shoulder. The 28-year-old has battled shoulder problems at various points during his career, but he managed…

  16. Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is officially a free agent

    Jun 2, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

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    Let the bidding begin. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is now officially a free agent and can sign with any team. We haven’t heard much on Soler over the past couple of months, as he has been waiting to be cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets…

  17. NBC SportsTalk: One-on-one with Giancarlo Stanton

    Jun 2, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

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    There are few things in this game more majestic than a Giancarlo Stanton home run, but he’s also a pretty good interview. Here’s Stanton’s appearance on NBC SportsTalk last night, where he talks about his incredible 12-homer month of May and what it’s like to play for Ozzie Guillen.

  18. Pablo Sandoval could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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    The Giants had to get by for most of May without Pablo Sandoval in their lineup, but there’s increased optimism that he could return from the disabled list within the next week. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sandoval could be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend with High-A San Jose.…

  19. Fan crashes Johan Santana’s no-hitter celebration

    Jun 2, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

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    There were so many things to talk about in the aftermath of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter that this one flew under the radar a bit. Still, it’s pretty entertaining. After Santana struck out Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese to complete the no-hitter, he was mobbed on the mound by teammates and coaches. But there was also…

  20. What they’re saying about Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    No, it wasn’t a dream. Johan Santana made a little history last night by tossing the first Mets’ no-hitter as part of an 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Here’s some reaction from around the baseball world: R.A. Dickey, via New York Newsday: “We’re all talking about it,” referencing Mets manager Terry Collins. “What’s he going…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Not sure if you’ve heard about him, but this Mike Trout fellow is pretty dang good. The 20-year-old was in the middle of everything again last night, going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI in a 4-2 win over the AL West leading Rangers. Trout got the Angels on the board in the bottom…

  22. Johan Santana’s no-hitter is the latest step on his road to redemption

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

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    When the Mets acquired Johan Santana from the Twins in February of 2008 and signed him to a six-year, $137.5 million contract, he was supposed to be the piece that would bring the team back to the postseason. Things haven’t exactly worked out that way, as the Mets narrowly missed the playoffs in 2008 and…

  23. Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets’ history

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: He did it! Johan Santana has done it. He has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. Unbelievable. 9:31 PM: Santana has now held the Cardinals hitless through eight innings. He got Tyler Greene to pop up to Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the first out and struck out Shane Robinson looking before issuing a two-out…

  24. Nyjer Morgan is finally on the board

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

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    After getting shut out over the first two months of the season, Brewers’ outfielder Nyjer Morgan is finally on the board. Morgan clubbed a solo homer off Pirates’ right-hander Kevin Correia in the bottom of the first inning tonight, giving him his first RBI of the season. It took Morgan an astounding 138 plate appearances…

  25. No fines issued for incident between Russell Martin and umpire Laz Diaz

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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    MLB executive vice president Joe Torre told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti earlier this evening that no fines were issued as a result of an alleged incident between Yankees catcher Russell Martin and umpire Laz Diaz on Wednesday night. Martin said after Wednesday’s game that Diaz wouldn’t let him throw balls back to the pitcher, apparently as…

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