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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Chipper Jones lands on disabled list with bruised left calf

    May 26, 2012, 10:23 AM EDT

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    Chipper Jones‘ left calf injury hasn’t gotten any better over the past couple of days, so the Braves have decided to place him on the disabled list. The team has yet to make a corresponding roster move, but they are likely to call up a catcher after David Ross left last night’s game against the…

  15. Joe Maddon calls throwing at Luke Scott “a weak, cowardly effort”

    May 26, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Benches cleared in the top of the ninth inning of last night’s Rays-Red Sox game after Franklin Morales hit Luke Scott in the leg. No punches were thrown and no players were ejected, but Rays manager Joe Maddon was pretty incensed after his team went on to win the game 7-4. According to Marc Topkin…

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 26, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Another night, another disappointing performance for Tim Lincecum. The two-time Cy Young Award failed to get back on track last night against the Marlins, giving up six runs over 5 2/3 innings as part of a 7-6 loss. Lincecum allowed just one run over the first five innings — a long solo blast by Giancarlo…

  17. Josh Hamilton homers for first time since May 12

    May 25, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton‘s home run drought is finally over. And yes, I write that with tongue firmly planted in cheek. After Aaron mentioned this morning that Hamilton hadn’t homered in nearly two weeks, the Rangers’ slugger went deep in the bottom of the second inning tonight against the Blue Jays. His solo shot off right-hander Carlos…

  18. Yoenis Cespedes could rejoin the Athletics next week

    May 25, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Yoenis Cespedes wasn’t ready to return from the disabled list when he was first eligible on Tuesday, but he could rejoin the Athletics’ lineup next week. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Cespedes took 28 swings in the batting cage today without pain and is scheduled to take full batting practice tomorrow. He hopes to…

  19. Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero agree to five-year, $60 million extension

    May 25, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract extension. The deal is expected to be officially announced at a press conference tomorrow. Montero was due to hit free agency this offseason, but he’ll now be signed through the 2017 season. The new…

  20. Carlos Quentin to resume rehab assignment Friday

    May 24, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin embarked on a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month, but he was shut down after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee. Now he’s ready to give it another shot. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres manager Bud Black said that Quentin will join High-A Lake Elsinore tomorrow. He got the…

  21. Mark Ellis released from hospital following emergency leg surgery

    May 24, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

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    More good news for Mark Ellis. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Ellis was released from the hospital today, six days after he underwent an emergency fasciotomy which may have saved his left leg. Ellis injured the leg when he was taken out on a slide at second base by Cardinals’ infielder…

  22. Austin Jackson headed to disabled list with abdominal strain

    May 24, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have been without their starting center fielder for a little over a week and now his absence will stretch into June. According to James Schmel of MLive.com, Austin Jackson is headed to the disabled list with an abdominal strain. He hasn’t played since leaving a game last Wednesday, but the Tigers held off…

  23. Aroldis Chapman arrested in Ohio for driving 93 mph on suspended license

    May 21, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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    One day after officially being named the Reds’ closer, Aroldis Chapman is in some hot water. According to NBC affiliate WLTW, Chapman was arrested in Ohio early Monday morning after speeding while driving with a suspended license. Chapman was pulled over after being clocked at 93 mph in his 2010 Mercedes S63. That probably doesn’t…

  24. Astros sign right-hander Armando Galarraga to minor league contract

    May 21, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Nearly two years after he was almost perfect against the Indians, Armando Galarraga has signed a minor league contract with the Astros. Galarraga owns a 4.69 ERA over 86 starts and nine relief appearances in the major leagues. The 30-year-old right-hander has a 5.10 ERA in 29 games since first base umpire Jim Joyce infamously…

  25. The Rangers will consider signing Roy Oswalt

    May 21, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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    On the heels of Neftali Feliz‘s elbow injury, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this evening that they are considering alternatives for their rotation, including free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. “We’ll consider all our options, whatever’s best for the team going forward,” Daniels said. “He [Oswalt] is still…

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