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  1. Dusty Baker hints that he intends to return as Reds manager next year

    Oct 6, 2012, 2:31 PM EST

    Dusty Baker AP

    Dusty Baker is currently in the final year of his contract with the Reds. The 63-year-old also just recently returned to the dugout after missing 11 games in September due to an irregular heartbeat and a mild stroke. However, he hinted to reporters yesterday that he intends to remain with the Reds next season. Here’s…

  2. Carlos Quentin undergoes second knee surgery in the past seven months

    Oct 6, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Carlos Quentin AP

    Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Carlos Quentin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday. This is the same knee that Quentin had surgery on back in March and caused him to miss the first 49 games of the season. He ended up hitting .261/.374/.504 with 16 home runs, 46 RBI…

  3. Watch Harold Reynolds argue why the infield-fly rule was the right call

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:56 PM EST

    Kozma Holliday Getty

    No matter where you fall on the debate of whether Sam Holbrook was correct in calling the infield-fly rule on a pop-up off the bat of Andrelton Simmons during yesterday’s Wild Card between the Braves and Cardinals, this explanation by Harold Reynolds of MLB Network is worth watching. I still think it’s debatable whether Kozma…

  4. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

    83rd MLB All-Star Game

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

  5. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (88-74) vs. Oakland Athletics (94-68) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in Detroit: Jarrod Parker vs. Justin Verlander…

  6. Rays release troubled former No. 1 pick Matt Bush

    Oct 6, 2012, 10:10 AM EST

    Matt Bush mugshot

    According to Bill Chastian of MLB.com, the Rays officially released Matt Bush yesterday after he spent the entire season on the restricted list following his DUI hit-and-run arrest in March. Bush is accused of hitting a 72-year-old motorcyclist with a vehicle while under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. The 26-year-old remains…

  7. Josh Hamilton hints at moving on after loss to Orioles

    Oct 6, 2012, 9:22 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton Getty

    If last night was Josh Hamilton‘s final game in a Rangers’ uniform, it ended pretty ugly. After Hamilton dropped a fly ball during the final game of the regular season against the Athletics, he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a double-play ground ball last night. He saw a total of eight pitches. Fans directed…

  8. NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 6, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Buster Posey AP

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Giants and Reds have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams San Francisco Giants (94-68) vs. Cincinnati Reds (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in San Francisco: Johnny Cueto vs.…

  9. The Orioles’ improbable season marches on

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

    Orioles Getty

    For most of the regular season, the surprising success of the Orioles was downplayed because of a negative run-differential and their penchant for winning one-run and extra-inning games. Going into tonight’s Wild Card game against the Rangers, most prognosticators didn’t give the Orioles much of a chance because they were using left-hander Joe Saunders against…

  10. Adam Jones gives Orioles lead with sacrifice fly

    Oct 5, 2012, 10:32 PM EST

    Adam Jones Getty

    The Orioles have pulled ahead again in Arlington. Adam Jones delivered a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead over the Rangers. J.J. Hardy led off the sixth by dumping a single into shallow right field before Chris Davis singled to right to move him to…

  11. Joe Saunders escapes jam to preserve 1-1 tie vs. Rangers through four innings

    Oct 5, 2012, 10:04 PM EST

    Joe Saunders Getty

    Most didn’t give Joe Saunders much of a chance against the Rangers in this game, especially after seeing how Ron Washington stacked his lineup with right-handed batters, but he has allowed one run through four innings to preserve a 1-1 tie. It hasn’t been easy, though. Saunders walked Ian Kinsler to begin the game. Elvis…

  12. Orioles take early lead thanks to Michael Young error

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

    JJ Hardy Getty

    The Orioles have jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in their do-or-die Wild Card matchup against the Rangers in Arlington. Nate McLouth led off the game by smacking a hard-hit ball to Michael Young at first base, who was unable to get a handle on it. McLouth then stole second base before he was…

  13. Anger in Atlanta after controversial infield-fly rule call

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Fredi Gonzalez Getty

    Craziness during the bottom of the eighth inning in Atlanta, as left field umpire Sam Holbrook called the infield-fly rule on a pop-up in shallow left field off the bat of Andrelton Simmons. However, it was far from a routine play. The controversial play was some 30-40 feet into the outfield and the ball ended…

  14. Matt Holliday pads Cardinals’ lead with solo homer

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:58 PM EST

    Matt Holliday

    David Ross gave the Braves an early 2-0 lead with a two-run homer, but the Cardinals have scored four unanswered to go up 4-2 as we go into the top of the seventh. Chipper Jones committed a throwing error in the top of the fourth inning which opened the door for the Cardinals to score…

  15. Matt Kemp undergoes shoulder surgery

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

    Matt Kemp Getty

    The Dodgers announced this afternoon that Matt Kemp underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder today. The surgery was performed by Dr. ElAttrache and involved repair of a tear in his labrum and some minor debridement of the rotator cuff. He will begin physical therapy in 7-10 days and is expected to begin swinging a…

  16. Clayton Kershaw will not require hip surgery

    Oct 4, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Matt Kemp is set to undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow, but his teammate Clayton Kershaw will have a normal offseason. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti confirmed this afternoon that Kershaw will not require surgery on his right hip. Surgery was mentioned as a possibility after Kershaw was…

  17. Madison Bumgarner to start Game 2 of NLDS against Reds

    Oct 4, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner Getty

    Hardly shocking news, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced this evening that Madison Bumgarner will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Reds on Sunday in San Francisco. Matt Cain and Johnny Cueto are set to square off in the series opener on Saturday night. Bumgarner will be opposed by Bronson Arroyo. The Reds…

  18. Mark Reynolds expected to play in Wild Card game despite sore foot

    Oct 4, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

    Mark Reynolds AP

    Mark Reynolds fouled a ball off a bone near his left big toe during yesterday’s game against the Rays. He was fearing a broken bone at first, but Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that X-rays today came back negative. Reynolds is currently dealing with soreness in the foot, but it will not be enough to…

  19. Braves lose, Nationals clinch first National League East title

    Oct 1, 2012, 10:05 PM EST

    Davey Johnson Reuters

    It didn’t happen exactly the way the Nationals would have drawn it up, but they’ll definitely take it. The Braves fell 2-1 to the Pirates tonight, ensuring the Nationals their first-ever National League East title. The news of the Braves’ loss flashed on the scoreboard at Nationals Park after the top of the ninth inning,…

  20. MLB investigating homophobic message sent from Derek Holland’s Twitter account

    Oct 1, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Getty Derek Holland

    According to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that MLB is investigating a homophobic message sent from Derek Holland‘s Twitter account to a heckler last night. The tweet, which has since been deleted, was posted during the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Angels in…

  21. Troy Tulowitzki won’t rejoin Rockies this week

    Oct 1, 2012, 8:16 PM EST

    Troy Tulowitzki Getty

    Troy Tulowitzki hasn’t played a game for the Rockies since May 30, but we heard last week that he was hoping to make his return from groin surgery for the final series of the regular season this week against the Diamondbacks. Not anymore. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki is now expected…

  22. Jason Hammel throws simulated game, could be available as soon as Saturday

    Oct 1, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Nick Markakis is still at least three weeks away from returning from thumb surgery, but the Orioles could get one of their best starting pitchers back as soon as this weekend. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Jason Hammel threw 73 pitches over five innings today during a simulated game in Sarasota, Florida. He also…

  23. Tigers hopeful Max Scherzer will start Wednesday’s season finale

    Sep 29, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Max Scherzer was skipped in the rotation this week due to a nagging shoulder issue, but he could end up playing a critical role for the Tigers before the end of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Scherzer played catch today without pain and is scheduled to long-toss tomorrow at full effort.…

  24. Ryan Howard to miss rest of season with broken toe

    Sep 29, 2012, 5:06 PM EST

    Ryan Howard Getty

    Ryan Howard‘s season ended last year when he was getting out of the batter’s box, but this year it ended in the on-deck circle. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Howard will miss the rest of the season due to a broken big right toe. Howard suffered the injury Thursday when he dropped the lead pipe…

  25. Yankees squander chances in loss to Blue Jays

    Sep 29, 2012, 4:40 PM EST

    Rajai Davis AP

    The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 3-2 this afternoon at Rogers Centre in Toronto, which means the Orioles could move into a tie for first place in the American League East with a win over the Red Sox tonight. (Editor’s note: Baltimore won 4-3) The Yankees had plenty of chances to blow this game open,…

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