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  1. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner is pretty high on James Loney

    Aug 25, 2012, 1:29 PM EST

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    It’s only natural for teams to accentuate the positive after a trade in order to instill some confidence in their fanbase, but this is a little much. According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said the following when asked about the pending blockbuster trade with the Dodgers. “Hopefully this deal…

  2. Padres expected to call up top prospect Casey Kelly to start Monday

    Aug 25, 2012, 1:01 PM EST

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    Here’s an interesting note as we wait for the mega-deal between the Red Sox and Dodgers to become official. According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres are expected to call up prospect right-hander Casey Kelly to make his major league debut Monday against the Braves at PETCO Park. Of course, Kelly…

  3. Could Dylan Bundy make his major league debut this year?

    Aug 25, 2012, 12:06 PM EST

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    The Orioles surprised the baseball world earlier this month by calling up top prospect Manny Machado. Could they do the same thing with 19-year-old Dylan Bundy? Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com seems to think so. As each day passes, it seems more obvious that Bundy will be called up and make his major league debut before…

  4. There could be some protestors on hand at Tropicana Field today

    Aug 25, 2012, 11:40 AM EST

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times passes along word that there could be some protesters on the field during today’s Athletics-Rays game at Tropicana Field. It’s apparently related to the Republican National Convention, which will take over the stadium beginning tomorrow. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but isn’t the element of surprise pretty…

  5. Pirates players are seriously peeved at ownership right now

    Aug 25, 2012, 11:06 AM EST

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    The Pirates have lost four in a row and eight out of 11 to fall two games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot. And things aren’t that pretty off the field either. According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pirates players are angry at ownership for scheduling a charity event on…

  6. Tony DeFrancesco gets his first win as Astros manager

    Aug 25, 2012, 10:31 AM EST

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    He had to wait a while, but Tony DeFrancesco finally has his first win as a major league manager, as the Astros topped the Mets 3-1 last night at Citi Field. DeFrancesco managed 17 years in the minors before taking over for Brad Mills last Sunday and was 0-4 as interim manager going into last…

  7. Chad Billingsley leaves start with right elbow tenderness

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

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    It’s a good thing the Dodgers are about to get Josh Beckett from the Red Sox, because they may now have a hole in their starting rotation. Chad Billingsley left his start against the Marlins last night in the fourth inning due to a tender right elbow. Alex Angert of MLB.com reports that an MRI…

  8. Lance Berkman leaning toward retirement after the season

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:15 AM EST

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    Lance Berkman began a minor league rehab assignment last night with Triple-A Memphis and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. He’s expected to play in four more rehab games before rejoining the Cardinals in a limited role down the stretch, but he could be reaching the end of his career. According to…

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 25, 2012, 8:52 AM EST

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    Zack Greinke finally resembled the ace pitcher the Angels thought they were getting at the trade deadline, limiting the Tigers to one run over 7 2/3 innings last night as part of a 2-1 victory. Greinke was fantastic, allowing just five hits while striking out five and walking two. He held the Tigers off the…

  10. X-rays on Michael Morse’s hand come back negative

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:48 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that X-rays on Morse’s hand came back negative. He’ll likely have to miss a few days, but it looks like the Nats caught a break. 8:09 PM: The Nationals just announced that Morse left the game with a right hand contusion. We’ll likely hear more on his status after…

  11. Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle against the Twins

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:21 PM EST

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    While Matt Harrison‘s no-hit bid was broken up with two outs in the seventh inning tonight against the Twins, the fans at the Ballpark in Arlington still got to witness a little history. Adrian Beltre hit for his second career cycle as part of an 8-0 victory. He had an RBI triple in the bottom…

  12. Joe Saunders has cleared waivers

    Aug 24, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

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    According to John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix, Joe Saunders has cleared waivers. The upshot is that the Diamondbacks can now trade him to any team. Saunders, 31, has a 4.22 ERA and 89/31 K/BB ratio in 130 innings over 21 starts this season and is due to hit free agency this winter. The…

  13. Scott Diamond suspended six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton, will appeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:29 PM EST

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    Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that MLB has suspended Twins right-hander Scott Diamond six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton last night. He was also fined an undisclosed amount. Diamond intends to appeal, but the worst-case scenario is that his next start will be pushed back one or two days. No…

  14. Chad Tracy gets a one-year extension from the Nationals

    Aug 24, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

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    Chad Tracy has only logged 68 plate appearances this year, but he has apparently made a pretty good impression on the Nationals. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced before tonight’s game that the club has signed Tracy to a one-year contract extension. No word yet on the terms, but he…

  15. Michael Schwimer is not happy with the Phillies right now

    Aug 23, 2012, 9:33 PM EST

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    The Phillies optioned right-handed reliever Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley today in order to make room for Jeremy Horst‘s return from the paternity leave list. That’s hardly headline news. But the story behind the roster move is a bit more interesting. Here’s the scoop from Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com: According to multiple sources, the…

  16. Carl Crawford undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Aug 23, 2012, 8:23 PM EST

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    Carl Crawford underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow today. And I’ll save you the suspense: the surgery was successful. Here’s a statement from the Red Sox, via Maureen A. Mullen of CSNNE.com: “Carl Crawford underwent a successful left elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) performed by Dr. James Andrews today in…

  17. Albert Pujols day to day after MRI shows no structural damage in calf or knee

    Aug 23, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

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    The Angels were given a bit of a scare last night when Albert Pujols was forced to exit in the fourth inning after tweaking his right calf and knee on the basepaths, but it appears he will not require an extended absence. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, an MRI exam this…

  18. Athletics acquire Stephen Drew from Diamondbacks

    Aug 21, 2012, 12:57 AM EST

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    The Athletics finally addressed their weakness at shortstop late tonight, acquiring Stephen Drew from the Diamondbacks for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson. John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix reports that the trade was made after Oakland claimed Drew off waivers from Arizona two days ago. The Diamondbacks will save a little over $3 million…

  19. Shaun Marcum allows one run over six innings in latest rehab start

    Aug 20, 2012, 10:30 PM EST

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    Shaun Marcum hasn’t pitched for the Brewers since June 14 due to right elbow tightness, but that should change very soon. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Marcum allowed just one run over six innings tonight in his latest rehab start with Low-A Wisconsin. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking…

  20. Kevin Correia starting Monday after pitching in relief on Sunday

    Aug 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

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    Here’s something you don’t see very often. After throwing 24 pitches over two innings of shutout relief in yesterday’s 19-inning marathon against the Cardinals, Kevin Correia will make the start tonight against the Padres. Correia was originally scheduled to return to the bullpen this week, but plans changed after Monday’s scheduled starter Wandy Rodriguez notched…

  21. Mark Teixeira returns from sore wrist Monday against White Sox

    Aug 20, 2012, 8:01 PM EST

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    Mark Teixeira sat out the entire weekend series against the Red Sox due to left wrist soreness, but Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that he’s playing first base and batting cleanup tonight against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox. Teixeira originally injured the wrist on a swing against the Red Sox on July 29 and…

  22. Padres to release shortstop Jason Bartlett

    Aug 20, 2012, 7:24 PM EST

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    According to Jeff Sanders of the North County Times, the Padres have requested unconditional release waivers on shortstop Jason Bartlett. The Padres signed Bartlett to a two-year, $11 million contract with an option for 2013 in December of 2010 after acquiring him from the Rays, but he ended up being quite the disappointment, batting just…

  23. Daniel Bard will be back with the Red Sox soon

    Aug 18, 2012, 6:41 PM EST

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    When the Red Sox demoted Daniel Bard to Triple-A Pawtucket in June, the hope was that he would be able to straighten out his mechanics and get back on track against lesser competition. Things haven’t exactly worked out that way. Bard has a 7.45 ERA and 30/29 K/BB ratio over 29 innings in 28 relief…

  24. Red Sox prospect Brian Johnson hit in face by line drive, suffers “multiple orbital fractures”

    Aug 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EST

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    Unfortunate news to pass along from the Red Sox. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Red Sox prospect left-hander Brian Johnson suffered “multiple orbital fractures” when he was hit in the left side of his face by a line drive at the seventh annual “Futures at Fenway” event this afternoon at Fenway Park. The injury…

  25. Johnny Cueto bests Cubs for NL-leading 16th win

    Aug 18, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

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    Johnny Cueto continued to bolster his case for the National League Cy Young award this afternoon against the Cubs, giving up two runs over eight innings as part of a 5-3 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Cueto is now the National League’s first 16-game winner. David Price of the Rays got there…

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