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  1. Yu Darvish is pretty good, you guys

    Mar 31, 2012, 9:06 AM EDT

    Yu Darvish Reuters

    Yu Darvish had his latest tuneup for his official major league debut last night against the Rockies and boy was he impressive. Darvish threw 97 pitches and allowed three runs over six innings while striking out 11, walking one, throwing one wild pitch and hitting a batter. And this wasn’t some B-lineup the Rockies were…

  2. 49-year-old Jamie Moyer makes the Rockies starting rotation

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Jamie Moyer has a history of defying the odds, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this point, but Rockies’ manager Jim Tracy announced last night that the 49-year-old left-hander has won a spot in the team’s starting rotation. He’ll start the second game of the season on April 7 against the Astros. Moyer, who is…

  3. Padres sign Cory Luebke to contract extension

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    Cory Luebke Getty

    After locking up center fielder Cameron Maybin and catcher Nick Hundley on long-term deals earlier this month, the Padres just announced a short while ago that they have signed left-hander Cory Luebke to a four-year contract extension with club options for 2016 and 2017. The deal could potentially cover all of his arbitration seasons and…

  4. Springtime Storylines: How long will the Mets spend in baseball purgatory?

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: How long will the Mets spend in baseball purgatory? How much hope can…

  5. Shaun Marcum tosses five scoreless innings in minor league game

    Mar 30, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum Getty

    Shaun Marcum may be on the Brewers’ Opening Day roster, after all. After delivering three shutout frames in his Cactus League debut Sunday against the Dodgers, Marcum tossed five shutout innings in a minor league exhibition game this afternoon. He allowed just one hit while striking out seven and walking none. Marcum has been slowed…

  6. Allen Craig to begin season on disabled list following offseason knee surgery

    Mar 30, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    There was some optimism last weekend that Allen Craig could potentially make the Cardinals’ roster as a bench player as he continues his rehab from offseason surgery on his right knee, but things have changed over the past few days. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Craig will be placed on the…

  7. Springtime Storylines: Will standing pat get the Braves back to the playoffs?

    Mar 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Fredi Gonzalez Reuters

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Will standing pat get the Braves back to the playoffs? The Braves didn’t get…

  8. Magic Johnson’s group agrees to buy Dodgers for record price of $2 billion

    Mar 27, 2012, 11:17 PM EDT

    "The Mountaintop" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call

    UPDATE: Here’s the text from the press release, officially announcing word of the agreement between the two sides: The Los Angeles Dodgers and Frank McCourt today announced an agreement under which Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC (“GBM”) will acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion upon completion of the closing process.  The purchasing group includes…

  9. Joba Chamberlain issues first comments since ankle injury

    Mar 27, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain Getty

    Joba Chamberlain spoke with reporters tonight at the Yankees’ spring training complex for the first time since suffering an open dislocation of his right ankle last Thursday while jumping on a trampoline with his 5-year-old son. While we heard some sensational stories in the aftermath of the injury, Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Chamberlain…

  10. Curtis Granderson to undergo precautionary MRI on right elbow

    Mar 27, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson Reuters

    According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Curtis Granderson was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays due to right elbow soreness. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman classified his level of concern as “two or less” on a scale of one to 10, so it doesn’t sound like there’s any serious cause for alarm, but…

  11. Mat Latos day-to-day with left calf strain

    Mar 27, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Mat Latos Getty

    After losing their closer Ryan Madson due to season-ending Tommy John surgery, the Reds were given a scare with their other big offseason addition earlier today. Mat Latos was pulled from his start this afternoon against the Cubs after 4 2/3 innings due to a strained left calf. However, the Reds were more fortunate this…

  12. Chipper Jones undergoes successful knee surgery

    Mar 26, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    The Braves announced just a short while ago that Chipper Jones underwent successful arthroscopic surgery earlier today to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. This is the sixth knee surgery of Jones’ career and comes just days after the 39-year-old third baseman announced his intention to retire following the 2012 season. In an…

  13. Fausto Carmona loses $4.5 million in guaranteed salary for 2012

    Mar 26, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com recently reported that the Indians restructured the contract of Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, following his arrest on false identity charges in January. Now we know the details. According to the Associated Press, Hernandez will make $2.5 million as a base salary in 2012 and can earn an additional…

  14. Matt Bush’s bail set for $1.015 million

    Mar 24, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    Matt Bush mugshot

    Rays right-hander Matt Bush made his first court appearance earlier today since being arrested Thursday evening in Florida on charges of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, failure to stop and remain at a crash involving an injury, driving with a suspended license and DUI with serious bodily injury…

  15. UPDATE: Joba Chamberlain will be released from the hospital Sunday

    Mar 24, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

    Joba Reuters

    UPDATE: David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that Chamberlain will be released from the hospital tomorrow, which indicates that no infections have developed. Furthermore, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com that no microfractures were found in the ankle and that Chamberlain will be in a cast for the next six…

  16. The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    Mar 24, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

    Ryan Theriot Getty

    Remember how I mentioned earlier that Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot were likely the favorites to share playing time at second base now that Freddy Sanchez is expected to begin the season on disabled list? Apparently not. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Giants are telling teams that they are shopping both Theriot and…

  17. Ryan Madson to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 24, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT

    madson getty

    Ryan Madson returned to Cincinnati yesterday to have his ailing right elbow examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek. The results were the worst-case scenario. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Madson will undergo Tommy John surgery after the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow was found to be “torn off the bone.” It’s a…

  18. Allen Craig could make the Cardinals’ Opening Day roster as a pinch-hitter

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    The original expectation was that Allen Craig would miss the first month of the season following November surgery on his right knee, but it now appears that he is a realistic option for the Opening Day roster. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Craig took batting practice on the major league side…

  19. The Mets are interested in trading Mike Pelfrey

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey adjusts his cap after giving a run to the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida

    Our own Matthew Pouliot recently suggested that the Mets should cut their losses and release Mike Pelfrey, recouping three-quarters of his $5.6875 million salary for 2012. That doesn’t appear likely to happen, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com passes along word that the club would like to trade him. Pelfrey is coming off a 4.74 ERA…

  20. Report: The Angels are the frontrunner to sign Roy Oswalt

    Mar 24, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    We’ve seen renewed speculation over the past 24 hours that the Cardinals could make a run at Roy Oswalt now that Chris Carpenter is sidelined indefinitely due to nerve irritation in his shoulder. While that may still happen, it appears that a surprise team has entered the mix. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network…

  21. Ryan Vogelsong and Freddy Sanchez likely to begin season on the disabled list

    Mar 24, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Giants logo

    Ryan Vogelsong and Freddy Sanchez are both making progress from their respective injuries, but neither are expected to be on the Giants’ active roster come Opening Day. Vogelsong was slowed in the early days of camp due to back spasms and just made his first appearance of the spring yesterday during a minor league game.…

  22. Chipper Jones needs surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee

    Mar 24, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones‘ final season isn’t getting off to the most promising start. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Jones will undergo arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Interestingly, Bowman hears that the 39-year-old third baseman suffered the injury running in the outfield Thursday just before he announced his intention…

  23. Andy Pettitte expected to testify in Roger Clemens perjury trial

    Mar 24, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Reuters

    This has been expected news all along, but the Associated Press reported last night that prosecutors plan to have Andy Pettitte testify in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, which is set to begin jury selection on April 16. The government says Pettitte will testify about his use of human growth hormone with the assistance of…

  24. Sergio Escalona to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery

    Mar 24, 2012, 10:12 AM EDT

    Sergio Escalona Getty

    According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Astros announced this morning that left-hander Sergio Escalona has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery next week. Escalona, who was acquired from the Phillies last January, posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings out…

  25. Buster Posey makes it through his first play at the plate

    Mar 24, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants' Posey waits for the ball during their spring training game against Seattle Mariners in Scottsdale

    Buster Posey was involved in a play at the plate last night for the first time since he suffered a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments in a collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins last May 25. Rangers’ shortstop Elvis Andrus singled into center field and center fielder Angel Pagan made a strong throw to…

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