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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. David Wright will not discuss contract extension during season

    Jun 1, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Most feel that a contract extension between the Mets and David Wright is inevitable, but those clamoring for a quick resolution will have to wait a while. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Wright told Ed Coleman on the Mets’ pre-game show on WFAN tonight that he will not discuss a contract during the season.…

  9. Ryan Braun out of tonight’s lineup with Achilles tightness

    May 31, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Matt Kemp and Troy Tulowitzki aren’t the only National League stars who are hurting. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Ryan Braun is out of tonight’s lineup against the Dodgers in order to rest nagging tightness in his right Achilles tendon. The injury has flared up at various times this season and he…

  10. Theo Epstein says Cubs aren’t considering trading Starlin Castro

    May 31, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier this afternoon that the Cubs are open to moving everyone outside of right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Yes, even 22-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro. Naturally there’s been quite a bit of conversation about the report, irrational and otherwise, but Cubs president Theo Epstein went out of his way to address the…

  11. Brett Gardner could take batting practice this weekend

    May 31, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Brett Gardner has experienced a couple of setbacks in his recovery from a strained right elbow, but there’s increased optimism that he could rejoin the Yankees in the near future. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Gardner could begin taking batting practice this weekend. The speedy outfielder was cleared to take dry swings…

  12. Jonathan Lucroy out four to six weeks with hand fracture

    May 28, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The diagnosis is in and it’s not good. According to Mike Vassallo, the Brewers’ director of media relations, Lucroy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a boxer’s fracture of the right hand. Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that he’ll be sidelined for the next four…

  13. Rays expected to add Hideki Matsui to roster tomorrow

    May 28, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

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    While the Athletics plan to give Manny Ramirez more time in the minors to get tuned up for major league pitching, the Rays are going a different route with Hideki Matsui. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Matsui is expected to be added to the Rays’ roster tomorrow. It’s a bit of…

  14. Manny Ramirez will not join the Athletics when eligible Wednesday

    May 28, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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    It turns out that Manny Ramirez will not join the Athletics when he’s eligible to return from his 50-game PED suspension on Wednesday. The Athletics made the announcement earlier tonight, saying that Ramirez will “remain with Triple-A Sacramento for the time being and will be monitored on a day by day basis.” His 10-day rehab…

  15. Jered Weaver leaves start in first inning with lower back injury

    May 28, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Scary moment for the surging Angels. Jered Weaver was just three batters and 12 pitches into his start tonight against the Yankees when he was forced to exit due to injury. He threw a warm-up pitch to see whether he would be able to continue, but it appeared he had trouble putting weight on his…

  16. The Dodgers have made an offer to Roy Oswalt

    May 28, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

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    The market for free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt is beginning to heat up. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Dodgers have made an offer to Oswalt. The specific terms of the offer aren’t yet known, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported yesterday that the Dodgers checked in on Oswalt and considered his asking…

  17. Phil Mickelson joins group hoping to buy Padres

    May 28, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT

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    In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune this morning, golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed that he has joined a group of investors hoping to buy the Padres. Mickelson, who is from San Diego, has joined forces with four of the grandchildren of former Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley. He said he is willing to put “a…

  18. MLB officially suspends Juan Carlos Oviedo for eight weeks

    May 28, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT

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    Juan Carlos Oviedo finally arrived in the United States today after receiving a travel visa, but it will be a while before he’s pitching for the Marlins again. Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Oviedo has been suspended eight weeks for engaging in age and identity fraud. Ovideo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, has…

  19. Cameron Maybin diagnosed with sprained right wrist

    May 26, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Cameron Maybin is currently dealing with a sprained right wrist. Maybin was sent for X-rays after leaving this afternoon’s game against the Mets in the sixth inning. Maybin acknowledged that his wrist has been bothering him for a few days now. It doesn’t sound like the disabled list is…

  20. Johan Santana dominates Padres for first shutout since 2010

    May 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It’s safe to say that Johan Santana is back. In an effort which was both dominant and efficient, Santana tossed a four hit-shutout this afternoon at Citi Field as part of a 9-0 victory over the light-hitting Padres. All four hits he gave up were singles and he threw 74 out of 96 pitches for…

  21. Indians to place Carlos Santana on 7-day concussion disabled list

    May 26, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

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    The first-place Indians will have to get by without another important piece of their lineup. Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland reports that the Indians will place Carlos Santana on MLB’s seven-day disabled list for concussions. The 26-year-old backstop left last night’s game in the eighth inning after a foul ball off Alex Rios‘ bat…

  22. Francisco Liriano moving back into Twins’ rotation Wednesday

    May 26, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

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    It turns out that Francisco Liriano‘s stint as a reliever won’t even last three weeks. On the heels of Anthony Swarzak being knocked around for six runs over just 3 1/3 innings last night against the Tigers, the Twins will move Liriano back into the starting rotation Wednesday against the Athletics. Liriano was removed from…

  23. The craziest catch you’ll see this year

    May 26, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Austin Wates‘ over-the-wall catch earlier this month was pretty incredible, but this one may have topped it. That’s Derrick Salberg of Lower Columbia College. While the catch is impressive enough on its own, it’s even more remarkable given the context. Salsberg’s grab was with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and prevented…

  24. Things got a little tense between Cliff Lee and Shane Victorino last night

    May 26, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

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    The Phillies defeated the Cardinals 5-3 in 10 innings last night thanks to a go-ahead two-run homer by Hunter Pence. The big takeaway is that the Phillies have won three in a row and now sit one game over .500 (24-23) on the year, but the game featured an interesting moment after Shane Victorino was…

  25. Matt Kemp to begin brief minor league rehab assignment tomorrow

    May 26, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Matt Kemp remains on track to return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible Tuesday, but he’ll have to make it through a brief minor league rehab assignment first. Baxter Holmes of the Los Angeles Times reports that Kemp is scheduled to play rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday and Monday. The 27-year-old…

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