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  1. The Blue Jays just lost another starting pitcher

    Jun 15, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

    Drew Hutchison Reuters

    This hasn’t been a good week for the Blue Jays’ starting rotation. After losing Brandon Morrow to an oblique strain and Kyle Drabek to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, now it appears Drew Hutchison could be headed for an extended absence. According to Mike Wilner of of Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590,…

  2. Hanley Ramirez scratched from Friday’s lineup after being hit in nose during BP

    Jun 15, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Marlins were given quite the scare this afternoon, as Hanley Ramirez was hit in the nose by a batted ball which bounced off a batting cage screen in the cage at Tropicana Field. Ramirez was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Rays as a result of the incident, but Marlins’ manager Ozzie Guillen told…

  3. Evan Longoria to begin playing in rehab games Saturday

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    After missing six weeks due to a partially torn left hamstring, Evan Longoria is finally ready for game action. According to Adam Berry of MLB.com, Longoria will join Triple-A Durham tomorrow to work out with the team and will serve as the designated hitter on Saturday. He was cleared for a rehab stint after running…

  4. Luke Scott placed on disabled list with back injury

    Jun 14, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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    The Rays announced late this afternoon that Luke Scott was placed on the disabled list with mid-back spasms. Scott hasn’t played since last Friday due to the injury, so his DL-stint will be backdated. He told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he expects to return when he is first eligible on June…

  5. Brett Gardner doesn’t need surgery on elbow, shut down for 3-4 weeks

    Jun 14, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Brett Gardner‘s status was very much in doubt this week as he paid visits to both Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Timothy Kremchek, but the Yankees actually got some good news on his nagging right elbow injury. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News,  the doctors have diagnosed Gardner with an elbow muscle strain,…

  6. Twins agree to terms with No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton

    Jun 11, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

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    La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins have agreed to terms with 2012 No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton, pending a physical. Neal’s colleague Joe Christensen was told by Buxton’s agent yesterday that the two sides were close to a deal. The 18-year-old outfielder arrived in Minneapolis today and…

  7. Brandon Morrow leaves start with left oblique strain

    Jun 11, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Mike Cormack of Sportsnet.ca, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said that Morrow was in “considerable pain” and that the injury was “probably substantial.” It sounds like a DL-stint is likely in his future. 8:10 PM: Davidi reports that Morrow was diagnosed with a left oblique strain. He’s considered day-to-day right now, which…

  8. David Robertson could rejoin the Yankees’ bullpen this weekend

    Jun 11, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    Reuters David Robertson

    David Robertson has been sidelined for nearly a month with a left oblique strain, but the Yankees could finally have him back in their bullpen for Friday’s series opener against the Nationals. According to Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com, Robertson tossed a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance yesterday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Yankees manager…

  9. Drew Storen is back on the mound following elbow surgery

    Jun 11, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have relied on Tyler Clippard as their primary closer in recent days, but he could return to his familiar set-up role before long. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, Drew Storen recently began throwing off a mound following April surgery to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. He threw…

  10. Chase Utley to begin minor league rehab assignment tomorrow

    Jun 11, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Chase Utley AP

    Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock… The countdown for Chase Utley‘s return to the Phillies’ lineup is finally upon us. According to CSNPhilly.com, Utley will begin an official minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with High-A Clearwater. The 33-year-old second baseman began playing in extended spring training games last week, but this will be his first real game action…

  11. Tony Gwynn owes over $400,000 in unpaid taxes

    Jun 9, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

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    According to the Associated Press, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes. The information was published this morning in the San Diego Union-Tribune, who reported that the government liens involve unpaid taxes from 2003, 2007 and 2009. Gwynn was given a notice last year for $209,156 and another…

  12. Brett Gardner could be out through All-Star break after another setback with elbow

    Jun 9, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Bombers. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Brett Gardner felt more pain in his elbow this morning after playing a rehab game with Low-A Charleston last night and will see a doctor on Monday. This is his second time he has been pulled off a rehab assignment since being placed on…

  13. Orioles move struggling Jake Arrieta to the bullpen

    Jun 9, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Jake Arrieta AP

    Jake Arrieta got the nod as the Orioles’ Opening Day starter this year, but now he’s bullpen-bound. The Orioles made the decision after Arrieta gave up a career-high nine runs over four innings in a loss to the Phillies last night. There was talk about sending him down to Triple-A Norfolk, but the O’s want…

  14. Tim Hudson to miss start with bone spurs in ankle, Julio Teheran will fill in

    Jun 9, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

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    Tim Hudson‘s encore for his 13th career shutout will have to wait a little while. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hudson has been scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Blue Jays as he deals with bone spurs in his left ankle. Prospect right-hander Julio Teheran will be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett…

  15. Astros place Fernando Martinez on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Jun 9, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Fernando Martinez Getty

    Fernando Martinez just can’t catch a break. The injury-prone former top prospect has received semi-regular playing time in right field since joining the Astros last weekend, but Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that he’s now headed to the 7-day disabled list with post-concussion syndrome. It’s not clear when Martinez hurt himself, but he’ll…

  16. Daniel Bard struggles in first appearance since demotion

    Jun 9, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Reuters

    Daniel Bard was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket this week after posting a 5.24 ERA, a league-leading eight hit batsmen and a 34/37 K/BB ratio over 55 innings. His first appearance in the minors suggests that a return to the Red Sox is not imminent. According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, Bard allowed three runs in…

  17. Tigers activate Austin Jackson from disabled list

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

    Austin Jackson Getty

    The Tigers have activated Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll start in center field and bat leadoff this afternoon against the Reds. Jackson has been sidelined since May 16 due to abdominal strain. He went 1-for-8 with two strikeout and a walk during a brief two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo and played…

  18. Joe Mauer back in Twins’ lineup after sprained right thumb

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer AP

    According to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com, Joe Mauer is back in the Twins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs. He’ll catch left-hander Scott Diamond and bat third against right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Mauer has missed the last four games with a sprained right thumb, but it was never a major concern. He made it through…

  19. Pablo Sandoval to return from disabled list today

    Jun 9, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    After getting shut out for the first time this season by the Rangers last night, the Giants’ lineup is set to get a major boost. According to CSNBayArea.com, Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that Pablo Sandoval will be activated from the disabled list today. “We think he’s ready,” Bochy said. “With Melky out, sure, that…

  20. What they’re saying about the Mariners’ combined no-hitter

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers last night. It was the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history and the first since six Astros combined to no-hit the Yankees on June 11, 2003. It was the third…

  21. Freddy Galvis’ back injury sounds pretty serious

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Freddy Galvis was placed on the disabled list two days ago with what was termed as a lower back strain, but it turns out his injury is more serious than the vague description would have you believe. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that Galvis may have a Pars fracture…

  22. Red Sox to designate Marlon Byrd for assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that the Red Sox will designate outfielder Marlon Byrd for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his first major league start since Tommy John surgery this afternoon against the Nationals. Byrd was informed of the decision following last night’s game. Byrd…

  23. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 9, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    Strasmas made its way to Fenway Park for the first time last night, as Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over six innings in a 7-4 win over the Red Sox. Strasburg, who was pitching on the two year anniversary of his major league debut, tied a season-high with 13 strikeouts and threw a career-high 119…

  24. Aroldis Chapman finally gave up an earned run

    Jun 7, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman Getty

    After thoroughly dominating major league hitters over the first two months of the season, Aroldis Chapman finally gave up his first earned run tonight against the Pirates. And it was courtesy of some unlikely contributors. Chapman entered the game with the score tied in the 10th inning. He quickly gave up a leadoff ground-rule double…

  25. Chipper Jones will go out on a rehab stint after all

    Jun 7, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones Getty

    Chipper Jones was quite vocal earlier this week that he didn’t want to go on a minor league rehab assignment, but it appears that he’ll respect the wishes of his manager Fredi Gonzalez. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones will play rehab games with Class A Rome on Saturday and Sunday. Assuming…

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