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  1. The New York Post salutes Fenway Park as only they can

    Apr 21, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park yesterday with a touching pre-game ceremony. The game didn’t go nearly as smoothy, as the Red Sox lost 6-2 to the division-rival Yankees and have now dropped four straight to fall to 4-9 on the young season. The New York Post decided to commemorate the…

  2. Ryan Dempster placed on disabled list with quad strain

    Apr 21, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have placed right-hander Ryan Dempster on the disabled list with a quad strain. Dempster was considered questionable for Sunday’s scheduled start after undergoing an MRI yesterday. The Cubs have recalled outfielder Tony Campana to take Dempster’s place on the roster and will call up…

  3. Aroldis Chapman continues to dominate out of the bullpen

    Apr 21, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

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    After striking out two over a scoreless inning in yesterday’s win over the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman has now worked nine scoreless innings in six relief appearances this season. Given that the Reds considered using him as a starter during spring training, this is a pretty appropriate time to look at his overall numbers. And yes,…

  4. Orlando Hudson’s days in San Diego may be numbered

    Apr 21, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

    Orlando Hudson Reuters

    Scott Miller of CBSSports.com reports that the Padres are prepared to release second baseman Orlando Hudson if he doesn’t turn things around soon. Hudson, 34, is batting .156/.191/.200 over his first 46 plate appearances this season. He seems to be losing his job to utility infielder Andy Parrino, who started last night against the Phillies…

  5. Ryan Howard could be cleared for more baseball activities soon

    Apr 21, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard rehabbing

    It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Ryan Howard‘s rehab from Achilles tendon surgery, mostly because he hasn’t been doing a whole lot. While he ditched his protective boot about a month ago, he has been limited to strength exercises and basic on-field work. However, things could change soon. Phillies general manager Ruben…

  6. The Blue Jays turned a triple play last night

    Apr 21, 2012, 9:06 AM EDT

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    The Blue Jays turned their first triple play in 33 years last night as part of a 4-3 win over the Royals. The Royals got their first two runners on in the of the third inning against Blue Jays right-hander Kyle Drabek when Eric Hosmer ripped a hard-hit liner to Adam Lind. Lind snagged it,…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 21, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn AP

    Somebody woke “The Big Donkey.” Adam Dunn went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers, a double and five RBI last night as the White Sox beat the Mariners 7-3. His finest night as a member of the Pale Hose, it was his first multi-homer game since September 24, 2010 and his first five RBI game…

  8. Starlin Castro will not be charged in sexual assault case

    Apr 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Starlin Castro will not be charged following an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in Chicago last September. The police report, which was leaked in January, said that Castro allegedly took a woman to his apartment after a night of drinking at a club. The woman blacked out and…

  9. Another day, another center fielder down for the Cardinals

    Apr 20, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Jon Jay made an early exit yesterday after crashing into the center field fence and suffering a sprained right shoulder. Tonight it was Skip Schumaker‘s turn. Schumaker, who was just activated from the disabled list this afternoon and started in place of Jay, ran into the outfield wall after attempting to make a leaping catch…

  10. Mark Trumbo is starting in left field tonight

    Apr 20, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Mark Trumbo has been nothing short of a mess at third base, so the Angels have decided to try something new. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Trumbo will start in left field tonight against the Orioles. This is actually his first major league start in left field, though he played two…

  11. Yu Darvish limits Tigers to one run in third major league start

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish Reuters

    After giving up a total of seven runs (six earned) on 17 hits and eight walks over 11 1/3 innings against the Twins and Mariners in his first two major league starts, Yu Darvish had the best outing of his brief career tonight against the powerhouse Tigers. Go figure. Darvish limited the Tigers to just…

  12. Dustin Moseley says shoulder surgery is “probably” his “only option”

    Apr 19, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Dustin Moseley made just one start before being placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this month with what was originally termed as a right shoulder strain. Padres manager Bud Black told Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune last week that an MRI on the shoulder showed “damage to the rotator cuff and changes…

  13. Adam Wainwright continues to struggle in return from Tommy John surgery

    Apr 19, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright‘s ERA actually went down this afternoon, but he continues to struggle in his return from Tommy John surgery. Wainwright allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in a 6-3 loss to the Reds. While he struck out five and walked just one, he also allowed two homers and averaged just under…

  14. Brian Wilson diagnosed with “moderate” sprain of UCL in elbow

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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    All indications are that Brian Wilson will undergo Tommy John surgery — he certainly seemed resigned to the possibility yesterday — but there’s no guarantee that’s what will be advised this week. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Wilson was diagnosed with a “moderate” sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. He…

  15. Details of Madison Bumgarner’s long-term contract with the Giants

    Apr 16, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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    The Giants announced earlier today that they signed Madison Bumgarner to a five-year contract extension with options for 2018 and 2019. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com has the year-by-year details. The deal has two different structures, but this breakdown is assuming the 22-year-old left-hander doesn’t reach Super Two status this offseason: 2013: $750,000 2014: $3.75 million…

  16. Michael Pineda throws first bullpen session since going on disabled list

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger brings word that Michael Pineda threw his first bullpen session today since being placed on the disabled list prior to the season with right shoulder tendinitis. Pineda threw 26 pitches without incident after which Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman said it was “all good.” No immediate word on how…

  17. Twins option outfielder Ben Revere to Triple-A Rochester

    Apr 14, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Ben Revere AP

    As speculated earlier this afternoon, the Twins just announced that outfielder Ben Revere has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Clete Thomas, who was claimed off waivers from the Tigers today, will take his place on the active roster. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Revere was essentially being wasted on the Twins’ bench. While…

  18. Yu Darvish dances around trouble in second major league start

    Apr 14, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

    Getty Yu Darvish

    The results were better in Yu Darvish‘s second major league start this afternoon against the Twins, but he was still pretty shaky. Darvish allowed two runs (one earned) over 5 2/3 innings before being pulled after 102 pitches. Not too bad, right? Well, he also allowed 14 baserunners (nine hits, four walks and a hit…

  19. Nick Blackburn exits start with right posterior shoulder stiffness

    Apr 14, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

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    The Twins were given quite the scare this afternoon when Nick Blackburn exited his start against the Rangers due to injury. Fortunately it doesn’t appear to be serious. According to Tyler Mason of FOX Sports Midwest, Blackburn was diagnosed with right posterior shoulder stiffness and is listed as day-to-day. The 30-year-old right-hander allowed two runs…

  20. Phil Hughes chased early against Angels

    Apr 14, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda was masterful in the Yankees’ home opener yesterday, but Phil Hughes wasn’t anywhere near as efficient this afternoon. Hughes was chased early after the Angels touched him up for six runs on eight hits over just 3 1/3 innings. The big blows came courtesy of a two-run homer by Chris Iannetta in the…

  21. Twins claim Clete Thomas off waivers from Tigers

    Apr 14, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

    Clete Thomas AP

    As first reported by Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Twins have claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Tigers. Scott Baker was transferred the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a spot on the Twins’ 40-man roster, but they still need to make a corresponding roster move to add him to the active…

  22. Jacoby Ellsbury officially placed on disabled list with “subluxed” right shoulder

    Apr 14, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Red Sox have officially placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a subluxed right shoulder. As expected, Che-Hsuan Lin will replace him on the active roster. 11:02 AM: The Red Sox have yet to make an official announcement, but Jacoby Ellsbury just confirmed on his Twitter account that he has a…

  23. David Wright cleared to return to lineup Saturday

    Apr 14, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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    David Wright appeared bound for the disabled list after saying last night that he couldn’t “functionally” grip a bat or grip a baseball because of the small fracture in his right pinkie finger, but he has apparently made a lot of progress over the past 16 hours or so. The Mets just announced that Wright…

  24. Hot-hitting David Freese scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to finger injury

    Apr 14, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

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    According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, David Freese was scratched from today’s lineup against the Cubs due to irritation of a finger on his right hand. The full extent of the injury isn’t yet known, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it happened during an at-bat in yesterday’s game. It comes…

  25. Justin Upton’s thumb is still “bothering him considerably”

    Apr 14, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT

    Justin Upton Reuters

    Justin Upton has played three straight games since being scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to a jammed left thumb, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic last night that the injury is still “bothering him considerably.” Upton hurt the thumb while sliding into second base to break up a double…

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