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  1. The Astros lost in spectacular fashion last night

    May 18, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Jake Elmore, Jimmy Paredes

    The Astros aren’t just losing a ton of ballgames, they are losing ugly. After Edgar Gonzalez pitched himself into a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth last night against the Pirates, he induced a fairly innocent looking pop-up to shallow right field which would have sent the game into extra…

  2. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 18, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    Chris Sale Getty

    After tossing a one-hit shutout against the Angels in his last start on Sunday, Chris Sale got the best of them again last night. Sale struck out a season-high 12 over 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the White Sox topped the Angels 3-0 at Angel Stadium. The 24-year-old southpaw gave up just three hits and…

  3. Army Lt. Col. surprises daughter on ceremonial first pitch

    May 16, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    William Adams and family

    There was a touching moment before tonight’s Red Sox/Rays game, as nine-year-old Alayna Adams threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tropicana Field and was reunited with her dad in the process. Army┬áLt. Col. Will Adams, who had been stationed in Afghanistan for the past year, was actually behind the plate decked out in full…

  4. The Giants don’t plan to skip Ryan Vogelsong in the rotation

    May 16, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong AP

    After Ryan Vogelsong was touched up for eight runs — six earned — on six hits and two walks over three innings last night against the Blue Jays, there was speculation that the Giants would skip him in the starting rotation, but manager Bruce Bochy isn’t ready to go there yet. According to Andrew Baggarly…

  5. Andy Pettitte exits start with tight left trapezius muscle

    May 16, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    UPDATE: The Yankees just announced that Andy Pettitte left tonight’s start with a tight left trapezius muscle. That’s the upper back and neck area. It’s not clear whether he’ll need to miss any time. 9:24 PM: Here’s a potentially troubling development for the first-place Yankees. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Andy Pettitte left tonight’s…

  6. Wilson Ramos returns to disabled list after aggravating hamstring injury

    May 16, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos AP

    Wilson Ramos is headed back to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, just a little over two weeks after he returned from the very same injury. Ramos aggravated his hamstring last night when he reached on a single in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old catcher was able to make it back from the…

  7. Joel Hanrahan undergoes Tommy John surgery

    May 16, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan Getty

    We already knew that Joel Hanrahan was having season-ending surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right forearm, but doctors didn’t rule out the possibility that he would also require Tommy John surgery. Well, the worst-case scenario played out today. Hanrahan’s agent, Mike Dillon, confirmed that his client had Tommy John surgery to repair…

  8. Bryce Harper in Nationals’ lineup for first time since crashing into right field wall

    May 16, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Getty

    Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ starting lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Padres, three days after he crashed into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium. Harper returned to action last night as a pinch-hitter and grounded out in the ninth inning. The 20-year-old outfield said…

  9. Andrew Bailey on track to return from disabled list Monday

    May 16, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey Getty

    Andrew Bailey was off to a great start this season prior to landing on the disabled list earlier this month with right biceps inflammation, but the Red Sox are hoping the issue is behind him. According to Evan Drellich of MassLive.com, Bailey had no issues during a bullpen session this afternoon and is slated to…

  10. Bryce Harper leaves game after crashing face-first into right field wall

    May 14, 2013, 12:10 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    UPDATE: Per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, said that his client received 11 stitches but did not suffer a concussion. He also jammed his shoulder and will sent for an X-ray. It’s not clear when he’ll play next, but it sounds like relatively good news under the circumstances. We should…

  11. Jonny Venters to pay another visit to Dr. James Andrews

    May 13, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Jonny Venters AP

    Jonny Venters was a workhorse in the Braves bullpen from 2010-2012, but he has yet to pitch this season due to a sore left elbow. And there’s a chance we might not see him again until 2014. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Venters is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews on Thursday. The 28-year-old…

  12. Jose Altuve collides with Jimmy Paredes, suffers subluxed right jaw

    May 13, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve, Jimmy Paredes

    UPDATE: According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Altuve told Astros manager Bo Porter than he thinks he can play Tuesday. Perhaps they’ll rest him just to be on the safe side, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll require a lengthy absence. 9:00 PM: Scary moment for the Astros tonight, as second baseman…

  13. Colby Lewis pulled from rehab assignment due to triceps inflammation

    May 13, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have pulled Colby Lewis from his minor league rehab assignment due to inflammation in his right triceps muscle. Lewis, who is currently working his way back from flexor tendon surgery, was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Saturday following his first rehab start with Triple-A…

  14. Josh Reddick could require wrist surgery

    May 13, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Josh Reddick Getty

    Josh Reddick landed on the disabled list last week with a nagging injury to his right wrist, but there’s still no clarity on when he’ll be ready to rejoin the Athletics’ lineup. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Reddick will likely wait about a week before picking up a bat. If he’s still having discomfort,…

  15. UPDATE: Frank Francisco diagnosed with mild flexor pronator strain

    May 13, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    UPDATE: It turns out it wasn’t all good news for Francisco. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Rubin that the veteran reliever was actually diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor pronator in his right elbow. Either way, he’s going to rest for 72 hours before attempting to throw again. 6:32 PM: Frank…

  16. Colby Lewis could be scratched from rehab start due to triceps soreness

    May 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    lewis_colby

    Colby Lewis‘ rehab from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon has hit a momentary snag. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Lewis was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session today due to right triceps soreness and could be scratched from his next rehab start on Tuesday. Lewis, who had flexor tendon surgery last…

  17. Adam Wainwright loses no-hitter in eighth inning, settles for shutout

    May 11, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright AP

    UPDATE: While Adam Wainwright lost the no-hitter in the eighth inning, he settled for a two-hit shutout as part of a 3-0 victory over the Rockies. Wainwright allowed two hits and one walk while striking out seven. It was the sixth shutout of his career and his 12th complete game. The 31-year-old right-hander now has…

  18. Jon Niese hammered for eight runs as ERA rises to 5.93

    May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Jon Niese Getty

    When Jon Niese was awarded his first Opening Day assignment this year, the hope was that he would help lead the Mets’ rotation with Johan Santana sidelined and R.A. Dickey in Toronto. However, while Matt Harvey has quickly emerged as that No. 1 guy, Niese hasn’t looked anything close to the same pitcher. Niese’s early…

  19. Brandon Morrow scratched from Sunday start due to neck and back stiffness

    May 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Getty

    Brandon Morrow has already been pushed back once this week due to neck and back stiffness, but now the Blue Jays have scratched him Sunday’s scheduled start against the Red Sox. Chad Jenkins, who was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to take Rajai Davis‘ spot on the roster, will make the start in his place.…

  20. Bryce Harper to miss second straight game following procedure for ingrown toenail

    May 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper had a procedure yesterday to remove an ingrown toenail from his right foot and will sit out his second straight game today. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times notes that Harper still felt a little tenderness in his toe while hitting today. Still, it’s considered relatively minor and he could be back as…

  21. Hisashi Iwakuma continues to quietly dominate

    May 11, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma AP

    It’s tough to get much attention when AL ERA leader Felix Hernandez is your teammate, but Hisashi Iwakuma is quietly emerging as a formidable sidekick at the top of the Mariners’ rotation. Iwakuma gave up two runs over seven innings last night in a 6-3 win over the Athletics. The 32-year-old struck out nine and…

  22. Rajai Davis placed on disabled list with strained oblique

    May 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Rajai Davis AP

    After leaving last night’s game with a strained left oblique, Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis was placed on the 15-day disabled list this morning. Davis told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca that the injury has been nagging him since earlier this week, but he appeared to aggravate it when he grounded out in the fourth inning…

  23. Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery on flexor tendon

    May 11, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan Getty

    It was pretty clear that Joel Hanrahan was dealing with a serious injury when the Red Sox moved him to the 60-day disabled list earlier this week, but now we have some clarity on the situation. And it’s not good. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Hanrahan confirmed this morning that he will…

  24. Video: Brandon Phillips turned a pretty nifty double play last night

    May 11, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips Getty

    Brandon Phillips is no stranger to excellent plays with the glove, but his double play against the Brewers last night was pretty ridiculous. Phillips also pitched in at the plate, as he went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. His solo shot off Mike Gonzalez in the bottom of the seventh ended up…

  25. Must-click link: The anatomy of Bryce Harper’s swing

    May 11, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    There’s a wonderful collaborative multimedia piece on the Washington Post website analyzing Bryce Harper‘s violent-yet-beautiful swing. The story, written by Adam Kilgore, goes in-depth on the roots and mechanics of Harper’s swing. It includes an anecdote about how the young phenom had an important realization at about 7 or 8 years old. Yes, while most…

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