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  1. Indians manager Terry Francona and Red Sox broadcaster Don Orsillo had a playful wrestling match

    May 25, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Francona v Orsillo

    Indians manager Terry Francona is back in Boston this weekend, so naturally he’s mingling with old friends and former colleagues. And beating them up, too. Before last night’s game, NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo stopped by the Indians’ dugout to visit Francona and well, it suddenly turned into Wrestlemania. Sideline reporter Jenny Dell documented it all.…

  2. Josh Reddick has no issues with wrist during batting practice, eyes rehab assignment

    May 25, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Josh Reddick was talking about the possibility of wrist surgery less than two weeks ago, but he it turns out that he could be back in the Athletics’ lineup in the near future. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Reddick took 20 swings during batting practice yesterday at Minute Maid Park in Houston and said…

  3. Nationals to designate right-hander Yunesky Maya for assignment

    May 25, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

    Yunesky Maya AP

    The Nationals thought they were getting a potential rotation staple when they signed Cuban right-hander Yunesky Maya to a four-year, $6 million deal back in 2010, but they are now prepared to turn the page. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, the Nationals will designate Maya for assignment in order to make room for infielder…

  4. Alex Sanabia says he didn’t know the spitter was against the rules

    May 25, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Marlins right-hander Alex Sanabia was seen spitting on the baseball during his start Monday night against the Phillies, a clear violation of MLB rules. However, it went unnoticed by umpires and it appears that he will not receive any sort of punishment. As for Sanabia’s defense, well, he’s pleading ignorance on the whole thing. The…

  5. Brandon Beachy makes first rehab start since Tommy John surgery

    May 25, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

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    The Braves currently sit at 28-18 on the season and hold a four-game lead over the Nationals in the National League East, but they could get even stronger soon. Brandon Beachy began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett last night and allowed two runs over four innings. The 26-year-old right-hander has already thrown…

  6. Jim Henderson suffers right hamstring strain

    May 25, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

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    Jim Henderson has pitched really well since taking over the closer role from John Axford in Milwaukee, but he could be headed for an extended absence. Henderson strained his right hamstring in the ninth inning last night while attempting to finish off the Brewers’ victory against the Pirates. He appeared to suffer the injury as…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 25, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Chris Davis tore through the first couple of weeks of the season before slowing down a bit, but he’s terrorizing pitchers once again. Davis went 3-for-5 with his major-league leading 16th homer last night as the Orioles defeated the Blue Jays 10-6 in Toronto. Davis’ solo shot in the third inning was one of four…

  8. The Royals broadcast had a pretty big graphics fail tonight

    May 23, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

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    If you watch enough baseball games, you’ll see the occasional error with an in-game graphic. You know how it goes, perhaps a player’s name is misspelled or the wrong name is shown with a particular player. However, we hit the jackpot tonight. In the FOX Sports Kansas City broadcast of the Angels-Royals game, there was…

  9. Tigers won’t rush Austin Jackson back from hamstring strain

    May 23, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

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    Austin Jackson is eligible to return from the disabled list on Monday, but it’s unlikely he’ll be ready by then. According to Chris Iott of MLive.com, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said today that Jackson “really hasn’t done any physical activity” since he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring on May…

  10. Don Mattingly gets a vote of confidence from Stan Kasten

    May 23, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    When Dodgers manager Don Mattingly made some pointed comments about his team yesterday, many thought that it was the beginning of the end for him in Los Angeles. It still might be, but the Dodgers are sticking with him for now. After we learned last night that Mattingly will indeed be the manager for Friday’s…

  11. Chase Utley headed to disabled list with mild oblique strain

    May 23, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Chase Utley AP

    After Chase Utley was scratched from the lineup earlier this week due to a “burning sensation” in his rib cage, it appeared unlikely that he would be able to avoid an extended absence, so it comes as no surprise that the Phillies are placing him the 15-day disabled list. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that…

  12. Mark Teixeira could begin rehab assignment Tuesday

    May 23, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    After testing his right wrist in simulated games this week, Mark Teixeira is almost ready to take the next step. According to Erik Boland of New York Daily News, Teixeira could begin a minor league rehab assignment next Tuesday with Double-A Trenton. The veteran first baseman said last week that he expected to be back…

  13. Report: Zack Wheeler expected to make 2-3 starts in minors before joining Mets

    May 23, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    It’s been expected all along that the Mets would keep prospect right-hander Zack Wheeler in the minors until June, in part to delay his service time, but here we are. Mike Puma of the New York Post was told by a “high-ranking team official” that Wheeler is expected to make 2-3 starts with Triple-A Las…

  14. Jayson Werth could miss another two weeks with hamstring injury

    May 20, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    The Nationals have Bryce Harper back in the starting lineup tonight against the Giants, but it appears that Jayson Werth‘s absence from a hamstring injury will be a little longer than initially expected. Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Amanda Comak of the Washington Times that he received an “alarming” report on Werth today. No word…

  15. Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty to undergo Tommy John surgery

    May 20, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    After Jonny Venters underwent Tommy John surgery last week, another Braves’ reliever is headed for the same fate. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, left-hander Eric O’Flaherty will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery tomorrow. It doesn’t come as a big surprise, as he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his…

  16. Bryce Harper back in Monday’s lineup after sitting out with sore knee

    May 20, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper sat out Saturday and Sunday due to lingering soreness in his left knee caused by his collision with the right field fence at Dodger Stadium last Monday, but Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that he’s back in the starting lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Giants. Harper was all banged up after…

  17. Scott Proctor retires from baseball

    May 20, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, right-hander Scott Proctor has decided to retire from baseball. Proctor, now 36, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Braves and Yankees. After spending last season with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, he had an 8.59 ERA and 6/10 K/BB…

  18. Alex Rodriguez continues to make progress from hip surgery

    May 20, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    Alex Rodriguez isn’t as far along as teammate Mark Teixeira, but he continues to make progress from January hip surgery. According to the Associated Press, Rodriguez began his third week of on-field activity today by fielding grounders and taking 25 swings in an indoor batting cage at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.…

  19. Carlos Ruiz out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain, Ryan Howard day-to-day with sore knee

    May 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

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    The Phillies placed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon due to a back injury, but the club is also dealing with some injuries to their everyday lineup. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Carlos Ruiz is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 strain…

  20. Eric O’Flaherty has torn ulnar collateral ligament in elbow, Tommy John surgery next?

    May 18, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    UPDATE: It looks like Eric O’Flaherty is facing the worst-case scenario, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He’ll see Dr. James Andrews next week, but it would be a surprise if Tommy John surgery wasn’t the next step. The…

  21. Jake “The Snake” Roberts sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” last night at Turner Field

    May 18, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jake Roberts

    This story is only tangentially linked to baseball, but it’s a slow Saturday afternoon, so what the heck. As you’ll see below, former pro wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts led the Turner Field crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during last night’s game between the Dodgers and Braves. Roberts (whose real name is…

  22. Robinson Cano homers twice in win over Blue Jays

    May 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano homered twice while David Phelps had the longest outing of his career as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 7-2 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Brandon Morrow, who was recently skipped twice in Toronto’s rotation due to neck and back tightness, gave up five runs in five innings in the loss. Cano did…

  23. Angels claim infielder Chris Nelson off waivers from the Yankees

    May 18, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Chris Nelson is on the move again. After being designated for assignment by the Yankees earlier this week, Nelson has been claimed off waivers by the Angels. Nelson began the season as the Rockies’ starting third baseman, but he batted .242/.282/.318 in 71 plate appearances before losing his job to Nolan Arenado and being traded…

  24. Josh Johnson to begin minor league rehab assignment Monday

    May 18, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson Getty

    Josh Johnson was off to an awful start before he landed on the disabled list last month with right triceps inflammation, but he’s ready to return to game action. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that Johnson is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin. He will likely need two or…

  25. Reds send Tony Cingrani back to Triple-A

    May 18, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    With Johnny Cueto slated to return from a lat strain on Monday, the Reds have optioned left-hander Tony Cingrani back to Triple-A Louisville. Neftali Solo has been called up to take his place on the active roster. Cingrani was pretty impressive during his first stint in the majors, posting a 3.27 ERA and 41/9 K/BB…

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