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  1. Carlos Santana diagnosed with left thumb contusion

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: X-rays came back negative and Santana is considered day-to-day. 9:31 PM: Carlos Santana was forced to exit today’s game against the Yankees in the ninth inning after he got crossed up on a pitch from his teammate Chris Perez and was struck on the left thumb. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the preliminary…

  2. Jason Motte set for follow-up MRI on elbow Tuesday

    Apr 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Jason Motte was forced to begin the season on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, but he’s hoping to close games for the Cardinals again soon. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Motte is scheduled to visit Dr. George Paletta tomorrow for a follow-up MRI on his elbow. While he has been limited…

  3. David Ortiz has two hits in simulated game

    Apr 8, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    While the Red Sox were playing their home opener against the Orioles this afternoon, David Ortiz was testing himself with a simulated game in Fort Myers, Florida. According to Evan Drellich of MassLive.com, Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double and also ran the bases. It was his first action in a competitive setting since he…

  4. Chris Narveson lands on disabled list with sprained finger

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

    Chris Narveson AP

    After being bumped to the bullpen following the addition of Kyle Lohse, now Chris Narveson is headed to the disabled list. The Brewers just announced that Narveson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left middle finger. The injury caused him to be unavailable yesterday against the Diamondbacks, which led to John…

  5. Video: Man catches home run ball while holding child

    Apr 6, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

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    The title says it all. In the top of the seventh inning of this afternoon’s Nationals-Reds game, Jayson Werth connected for a solo home run to right-center which was caught by a gentleman who just so happened to be holding a child in his other arm. That easily could have gone very wrong, but that…

  6. Travis Blackley placed on disabled list two days after being acquired by Astros

    Apr 6, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    Travis Blackley

    The Astros acquired left-hander Travis Blackley from the Athletics on Thursday in exchange for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert, but he hurt his shoulder before he could appear in a game with his new club and will head to the disabled list as a result. According to Zach Meisel of MLB.com, Blackley strained his shoulder…

  7. Bartolo Colon returns from PED suspension to start Saturday vs. Astros

    Apr 6, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon AP

    Fresh off completing a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, Athletics right-hander Bartolo Colon will make his season debut tonight against the Astros. Since Colon was only able to serve 45 games of his suspension in 2012, he was ineligible to join the A’s active roster until the sixth game of the season. Colon…

  8. Aramis Ramirez placed on disabled list with left knee sprain

    Apr 6, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave last night’s game with a left knee sprain and he’s now looking at an extended absence. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers placed Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list today and recalled utility man Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville. It’s not known how long Ramirez will be…

  9. John Lackey suffers biceps strain in first start back from Tommy John surgery

    Apr 6, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    John Lackey AP

    UPDATE: Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that Lackey will fly back to Boston tomorrow for an MRI. 3:25 PM: Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Lackey left the game with a right biceps strain. Of course, that’s just the initial diagnosis and it doesn’t tell us much. We should know more soon. 3:00 PM: John…

  10. Dodgers acquire catcher Ramon Hernandez from Rockies for right-hander Aaron Harang

    Apr 6, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Rockies have already designated Harang for assignment. 3:16 PM: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies will get right-hander Aaron Harang in return, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that they don’t plan to keep him. Harang, who turns 35 in May, posted a 3.61 ERA and 131/85 K/BB ratio over 179…

  11. Josh Hamilton’s family had security yesterday at Rangers Ballpark

    Apr 6, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    Reuters Rangers fans

    Not surprisingly, Josh Hamilton was booed heavily in his return to Rangers Ballpark yesterday. However, his family also endured some rough treatment from the fans. Josh Hamilton said his wife had to call security during game with #rangers fan abuse Friday #Angels — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 6, 2013 Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest…

  12. Orioles minor league right-hander Daniel McCutchen suspended 50 games for PEDs

    Apr 6, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles minor league right-hander Daniel McCutchen has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for two PEDs. Tests revealed Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolon. McCutchen made one appearance with the Pirates last season and owns a 4.77 ERA over 108 appearances in the majors. The…

  13. Must-click link: “A brother’s passage”

    Apr 6, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Robert Sanchez has written a powerful story for ESPN The Magazine about Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer and his family. Scherzer’s younger brother, Alex, took his own life last summer following a battle with depression. The story goes into heartbreaking detail about Alex’s death and how Max went ahead with his scheduled start against the Pirates,…

  14. Blue Jays designate right-hander Jeremy Jeffress for assignment

    Apr 6, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays went with an eight-man bullpen out of spring training in part so that they wouldn’t have to expose right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to waivers, but they are already changing course. Jeffress was designated for assignment this morning after he allowed a solo homer and two walks in one inning of work in his…

  15. Adam LaRoche out Saturday with back stiffness

    Apr 6, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

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    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Adam LaRoche is out of today’s lineup against the Reds due to a stiff back. He has been dealing with the issue over the past couple of days and made an early exit from last night’s 15-0 blowout loss after his condition worsened. It doesn’t sound like a major…

  16. Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million at auction

    Apr 6, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Honus Wagner card

    Big news in the baseball card world. Dan Good of the New York Post reports that the famous 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner card was sold at an auction this morning for $2.1 million. The buyer’s identity is unknown. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, this is a new record price for a card in a…

  17. Chad Billingsley set to join Dodgers’ rotation on Wednesday

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Chad Billingsley‘s elbow was the major concern coming into spring training, but it was a bruised right finger suffered during a bunting drill which put him on the disabled list to begin the season. However, after Billingsley it through a minor league rehab start on Thursday, Quinn Roberts of MLB.com reports that he has been…

  18. David Freese begins minor league rehab assignment

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    David Freese

    According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, David Freese began a minor league rehab assignment last night with Triple-A Memphis and went 1-for-4 with a two-run double. He also played seven innings at third base. Freese opened the season on the disabled list with a lower back injury suffered during spring training. He was originally scheduled…

  19. The Marlins get Mike Redmond his first win as manager

    Apr 6, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Rob Brantly Getty

    After scoring just one run in 27 innings during their opening series against the Nationals, the Marlins’ offense broke out with 11 hits last night in a 7-5 win over the Mets. Mike Redmond notched his victory win as an MLB skipper while the Marlins are no longer the majors’ only winless team. Alex Sanabia,…

  20. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 6, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke Getty

    Zack Greinke put any concerns over his elbow to rest in his Dodgers’ debut last night, as he tossed 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball in a 3-0 win over the Pirates in front of a packed house at Dodger Stadium. Greinke allowed just two hits on the night while striking out six and walking…

  21. Aramis Ramirez to undergo MRI on sprained left knee

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez Getty

    UPDATE: Adam McCalvy reports that Ramirez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his knee tomorrow. It sounds like he could be dealing with an extended absence. 9:46 PM: According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Ramirez has a sprained left knee. As mentioned below, he dealt with the same issue during spring training, so this…

  22. Jason Kipnis tables extension talks with Indians

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    There was a report last month that the Indians were discussing a multi-year contract extension with Jason Kipnis, but the second baseman told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer today that talks have stopped for the time being. “Once the regular season started, the negotiations stopped,” said Kipnis before Friday’s game against the Rays.…

  23. Ryan Braun scratched from lineup with neck spasms

    Apr 5, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Ryan Braun was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Diamondbacks due to neck spasms. Braun began feeling the discomfort in his neck during batting practice. It’s not clear if he’ll be available to pinch hit. Khris Davis will start in his place in left field and make…

  24. Chris Davis becomes fourth player in MLB history to homer in first four games of season

    Apr 5, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

    Chris Davis Getty

    It’s official: Chris Davis is the hottest hitter on the planet right now. Davis’ early season rampage continued in the Orioles’ home opener this afternoon, as he delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the club to a 9-5 comeback win over the Twins. The opposite-field blast capped…

  25. Jose Bautista exits game with twisted ankle

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista AP

    According to John Lott of the National Post, Jose Bautista left tonight’s game against the Indians with a twisted ankle. He apparently tweaked something when he stepped on first base on an RBI ground out in the eighth inning. The good news is that Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wasn’t too worried about it after…

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