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  1. Cubs place Carlos Marmol on disabled list with strained right hamstring

    May 12, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Carlos Marmol‘s miserable start to the season just took another unfortunate turn. The Cubs announced this morning that Marmol was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The erratic right-hander was pulled from last night’s game against the Brewers due to the injury and traveled back to Chicago to undergo an…

  2. Dodgers sign Aaron Miles to a minor league contract

    May 12, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    Aaron Miles Getty

    The Dodgers announced after last night’s game that they have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the 35-year-old has already reported to the club’s complex in Arizona for extended spring training. Miles failed to latch on with a team during the offseason, despite batting .275 over…

  3. Rickie Weeks day-to-day after being hit on left wrist by pitch

    May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    Rickie Weeks AP

    After losing Mat Gamel and Alex Gonzalez for the season in recent weeks, the Brewers finally got some good news on the injury front. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Rickie Weeks is day-to-day after initial X-rays came back negative on his left wrist. Weeks was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball…

  4. Juan Rivera could miss two months with hamstring injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:49 AM EDT

    Juan Rivera Getty

    Get used to seeing Bobby Abreu in left field for the Dodgers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Rivera has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and could be sidelined for up to two months. The current plan calls for Rivera to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery hasn’t…

  5. The Cardinals retired Tony La Russa’s No. 10 last night

    May 12, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

    Tony La Russa AP

    Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had his No. 10 retired in a ceremony prior to last night’s game against the Braves. La Russa was joined by a select group of friends, former players and colleagues for the occasion, including Tom Seaver, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart, Walt Jocketty and Joe Torre. He was awarded with…

  6. John Axford pretty much rules

    May 12, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    John Axford Getty

    John Axford didn’t speak to reporters after his club-record streak of 49 straight saves came to an end last night against the Cubs, but he had good reason for it. After the Brewers topped the Cubs 8-7 on a Corey Hart walkoff single in the 13th inning, Axford hurried out of the ballpark to accompany…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 12, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Brandon Inge Getty

    Josh Hamilton might be the hottest hitter on the planet right now, but Brandon Inge is a pretty close second. Inge went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI last night as the Athletics topped the Tigers 11-4. It was Inge’s second straight night with a home run against his former team and the…

  8. Bryce Harper receives 10 stitches above left eye after slamming bat into wall

    May 12, 2012, 12:16 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper had the worst game of his brief major league career during the Nationals’ 7-3 win over the Reds tonight. And it’s not just because he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper needed 10 stitches above his left eye after slamming his bat up against a wall…

  9. Red Sox acquire Scott Podsednik from the Phillies

    May 11, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Red Sox have acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Phillies for cash considerations. Podsednik will report to Triple-A Pawtucket and Rosenthal notes that he retains the right to opt out of his contract if he’s not in the majors by June 1. Podsednik, 36, didn’t…

  10. Adam Dunn has already equaled his home run total from last season

    May 11, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn AP

    Adam Dunn just did it again. The resurgent slugger connected for a solo blast off right-hander Felipe Paulino in the bottom of the first inning tonight against the Royals. With that, he already has 11 home runs through 139 plate appearances this year after hitting just 11 over 496 plate appearances during his miserable first…

  11. Kendrys Morales sidelined with sore left Achilles’ tendon

    May 11, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales Getty

    According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Kendrys Morales is not in Angels’ starting lineup tonight due to soreness in his left Achilles’ tendon. Morales, who missed a year and a half with a broken left ankle, said his Achilles has bothered him for the past three or four days. He was concerned…

  12. Ozzie Guillen is ready to give the Marlins’ closer job back to Heath Bell

    May 11, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    Heath Bell Getty

    The Marlins removed Heath Bell from the closer role last week after he blew his fourth save in seven chances, but Ozzie Guillen already appears ready to give him another shot. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, after Guillen was asked this afternoon whether the next save chance would go to Steve…

  13. Josh Beckett chased early against Indians

    May 10, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett Getty

    It was tee time for the Indians against Josh Beckett earlier this evening. Beckett, who recently missed a start with lat soreness after tying a career-high by throwing 126 pitches on April 29, was blasted for seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings. He allowed seven hits, including homers from Jack Hannahan and Jason Kipnis,…

  14. Don’t worry Phillies fans, help is on the way

    May 10, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Manuel mound Phillies Getty

    On the heels of being swept in a three-game series by the Mets to fall to 14-18 on the season, the last-place Phillies are conducting a mini roster shakeup. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies will promote left-handers Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes and infielder Hector Luna before tomorrow’s game against the Padres.…

  15. Jeremy Guthrie makes rehab start, on track to return Tuesday

    May 10, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie Getty

    According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Jeremy Guthrie is poised to return from the disabled list after tossing four scoreless innings this afternoon in a minor league rehab start with High-A Modesto. Guthrie, who landed on the disabled list two weeks ago after spraining his right shoulder in a bicycle accident, allowed only…

  16. Josh Thole could be placed on seven-day concussion DL following collision

    May 7, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

    Josh Thole Getty

    Josh Thole could be headed for the seven-day disabled list for concussions after taking a shoulder to the head on a slide from Ty Wigginton during tonight’s game against the Phillies. The injury occurred when Freddy Galvis hit a tapper to Bobby Parnell with runners on second and third in the bottom of the eighth…

  17. Jhoulys Chacin placed on disabled list with right shoulder inflammation

    May 7, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    The Rockies announced earlier this evening that Jhoulys Chacin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The 24-year-old was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs last week after posting an ugly 7.30 ERA over his first five starts, but today’s move rescinds the option. This news doesn’t come as a big surprise,…

  18. Dodgers remove Javy Guerra from closer role, name Kenley Jansen as replacement

    May 7, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    Javy Guerra

    Javy Guerra was given the opportunity to open the season as the Dodgers’ closer after posting a 2.31 ERA and 21 saves in 23 chances last year, but most felt it was only a matter of time before Kenley Jansen would stake his claim on the role. That time is now. According to Dylan Hernandez…

  19. Mariano Rivera expected to miss rest of season with torn ACL in right knee

    May 4, 2012, 12:40 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    UPDATE: Mariano Rivera addressed reporters a short while ago, confirming that he has a torn ACL in his right knee and also hinted that there is damage to his meniscus. Rivera was quite emotional throughout, particularly after being asked whether he’ll attempt to come back from the injury or call it a career (via Bryan…

  20. Dodgers activate Ronald Belisario from restricted list following drug suspension

    May 3, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

    Ronald Belisario AP

    The Dodgers announced earlier this evening that they have activated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. Mike MacDougal was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Belisario was eligible to return after completing a 25-game suspension for violating MLB’s drug policy. The 29-year-old right-hander tested positive for cocaine, a drug he claims he only…

  21. Angels acquire right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres

    May 3, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri Getty

    In an effort to improve a bullpen which enters play tonight with a 5.08 ERA, the Angels have acquired right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres in exchange for infielder-outfielder Alexi Amarista and right-hander Donn Roach. Frieri, the longest tenured player in the Padres’ organization, has an impressive 2.33 ERA over 103 relief appearances in the…

  22. Adam LaRoche scratched from lineup with right oblique soreness

    May 3, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    The Nationals can ill afford another injury with Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman already on the disabled list, but they could be without Adam LaRoche for at least the next couple of days. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, LaRoche was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Diamondbacks due to soreness in his…

  23. Brad Lidge to undergo hernia surgery Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge Getty

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Brad Lidge‘s agent Rex Gary said that his client will undergo hernia surgery tomorrow. Lidge was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with what was described as an abdominal wall strain. The 35-year-old right-hander isn’t expected to resume throwing for three weeks following surgery, so…

  24. Carlos Quentin to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin is inching closer to his Padres’ debut following March knee surgery. According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Quentin is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Triple-A Tucson. Quentin has slowly increased baseball activities after being cleared for live batting practice earlier this month. Padres manager Bud…

  25. Dodgers’ sale expected to be finalized Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

    Magic Johnson, Frank McCourt

    UPDATE: Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the sale will not close today, as originally expected. No reason for panic, though, as the sale is not in danger and should close early tomorrow. In other exciting Dodgers’ news, Matt Kemp hit his 12th home run of the season in the first inning…

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