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  1. The Rangers will consider signing Roy Oswalt

    May 21, 2012, 8:37 PM EST

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    On the heels of Neftali Feliz‘s elbow injury, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this evening that they are considering alternatives for their rotation, including free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. “We’ll consider all our options, whatever’s best for the team going forward,” Daniels said. “He [Oswalt] is still…

  2. Vernon Wells needs thumb surgery, will miss 8-10 weeks

    May 21, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Vernon Wells AP

    The Angels’ outfield logjam is suddenly a lot less complicated. Angels’ television broadcaster Victor Rojas reports that Vernon Wells will have surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He can resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks, which means he’ll likely be out until around the start of August. Of…

  3. Neftali Feliz has UCL sprain in elbow, shut down for four weeks

    May 21, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

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    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that Feliz has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He won’t throw for four weeks, but he could be shut down for longer. 7:36 PM: The Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled…

  4. Paul Konerko could miss multiple days after being hit above left eye with pitch

    May 19, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    Paul Konerko AP

    No surprise here, but Paul Konerko is out of the starting lineup for the White Sox tonight against the Cubs, one day after he was hit in the face by a pitch from right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Initial tests came back clean aside from a cut and swelling above his left eye, but Chuck Garfien of…

  5. Brandon Morrow dominates Mets in three-hit shutout

    May 19, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

    Brandon Morrow Reuters

    The Mets were particularly vulnerable this afternoon with David Wright out of the starting lineup and Blue Jays’ right-hander Brandon Morrow took advantage, tossing a complete game three-hit shutout as part of a 2-0 victory. Morrow struck out eight and walked one while throwing 76 out of 107 pitches for strikes. The Mets nearly had…

  6. Cubs reacquire catcher Koyie Hill from Reds

    May 19, 2012, 3:10 PM EST

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    Ryan Dempster will have a familiar face behind the plate for his start tonight against the White Sox. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have acquired catcher Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations. He’s expected to join the club immediately. The Cubs have a sudden need for catching depth now that…

  7. Jorge De La Rosa pulled from rehab assignment due to forearm tightness

    May 19, 2012, 2:46 PM EST

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    The Rockies were hoping to have Jorge De La Rosa back from Tommy John surgery next month, but that won’t happen now that he has experienced a setback. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, De La Rosa has been pulled from his rehab assignment due to left forearm tightness. De La Rosa left a rehab…

  8. Chipper Jones expected to miss rest of weekend with calf contusion

    May 19, 2012, 2:05 PM EST

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    According to Chris Girandola of MLB.com, Chipper Jones is expected to miss the rest of the weekend series against the Rays after leaving last night’s game with a left calf contusion. Jones suffered the injury when he was smacked in the left leg with a line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton while playing…

  9. Emilio Bonifacio could land on disabled list with thumb injury

    May 19, 2012, 1:33 PM EST

    Emilio Bonifacio AP

    UPDATE: According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen expects Bonifacio to land on the disabled list. 1:33 PM: Emilio Bonifacio is out of the Marlins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Indians after leaving last night’s game with a strained left thumb. The speedy center fielder suffered the…

  10. Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer dominates in first Triple-A start

    May 19, 2012, 1:17 PM EST

    Trevor Bauer, Jerry Dipoto, Ray Montgomery

    After posting a 1.68 ERA and 60/26 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings over his first eight starts at the Double-A level this season, Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer made his debut with Triple-A Reno last night. And he was dominant. Bauer, who was selected No. 3 overall in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, limited the…

  11. David Wright gets scheduled day off while dealing with illness

    May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

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    David Wright is out of this afternoon’s lineup against the Blue Jays as he deals with an illness. Justin Turner will start in his place at the hot corner and bat sixth against right-hander Brandon Morrow. The Mets are playing 20 games in 20 days, so the day off was already scheduled, but Adam Rubin…

  12. Could Dee Gordon find himself in the minors soon?

    May 19, 2012, 11:59 AM EST

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    The Dodgers installed Dee Gordon as their everyday shortstop and leadoff man this season, but that may not continue for much longer. Gordon went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in last night’s win over the Cardinals, dropping his batting line down to .200/.239/.255 through 155 plate appearances this season. According to Tony Jackson of ESPN Los…

  13. Mets’ catcher Rob Johnson tossed a scoreless inning against the Blue Jays last night

    May 19, 2012, 11:11 AM EST

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    The Blue Jays really put a hurting on the Mets last night, beating them 14-5 while connecting for five home runs. J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis each homered twice while the recently-promoted Yan Gomes became the first Brazilian-born player to homer in the major leagues. As is often the case in blowouts of this magnitude,…

  14. Nolan Ryan expects Josh Hamilton to hit the free agent market

    May 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton, Nolan Ryan AP

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this month that the Rangers had reopened negotiations with hot-hitting outfielder Josh Hamilton on a possible long-term contract extension, but it appears there’s little chance of an agreement coming together during the season. Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan told Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com last night that the…

  15. Bobby Valentine’s first ejection as Red Sox manager is an instant classic

    May 19, 2012, 9:56 AM EST

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    Bobby Valentine was ejected for the 38th time in his managerial career last night and for the first time as Red Sox skipper. And it was super awkward. Valentine came out to argue after Marlon Byrd hit a grounder up the middle and Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins threw him out in a close play at…

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 19, 2012, 8:47 AM EST

    A.J. Ellis AP

    A.J. Ellis continues to take advantage of his first chance at regular playing time in the big leagues. Ellis went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a walk-off walk in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals last night as the Dodgers improved to a major-league best 26-13 on the year. Of course, walks are nothing new…

  17. Justin Verlander loses no-hit bid in the ninth, settles for complete game shutout

    May 18, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Justin Verlander AP

    UPDATE: So much for that. Justin Verlander‘s no-hit bid was broken up on a single by Josh Harrison with one out in the ninth. Harrison just stuck his bat out and the ball just managed to eek past the outstretched glove of shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Verlander was given a rousing ovation by the Comerica Park…

  18. Carlos Beltran back in Cardinals’ starting lineup tonight

    May 18, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

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    After sitting out this week due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee and plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Carlos Beltran is back in the Cardinals’ starting lineup tonight against the Dodgers. Beltran hasn’t started since Sunday, but his return appeared imminent after he was healthy enough to pinch-hit during yesterday’s game. Beltran is…

  19. Jose Tabata benched for not hustling

    May 18, 2012, 8:24 PM EST

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    Jose Tabata is not in the Pirates’ starting lineup tonight against the Tigers. But it’s not your routine day of rest. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the young outfielder was benched for not hustling last night against the Nationals. Tabata botched a pair of plays in left field, but Pirates manager Clint…

  20. Kyle McClellan diagnosed with partial tear of UCL in elbow

    May 18, 2012, 7:40 PM EST

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    We heard earlier this morning that right-hander Kyle McClellan feared the possibility of requiring Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. There’s still a chance it may happen, but he received a minor piece of good news after being examined by Cardinals’ head team physician Dr. George Paletta. B.J. Rains of FOX…

  21. Michael Morse could be back with the Nationals at the start of June

    May 17, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

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    Here’s some rare good news for the Nationals on the injury front. The original goal was for Michael Morse to be ready to return from his torn right lat on June 8 so he could be eased back into the lineup as the designated hitter during interleague play, but Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Mark…

  22. Curt Schilling’s video game company gives bad check to Rhode Island

    May 17, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

    AP Curt Schilling

    Remember how we heard earlier this week that Curt Schilling’s video game company, 38 Studios, was going through some rough times? Well, things are looking even more dire now. According to Erika Niedowski and Laura Crimaldi of the Associated Press, 38 Studios tried to pass off a bad $1.1 million check to Rhode Island as…

  23. Ivan Nova on track to start Saturday after throwing bullpen session

    May 17, 2012, 7:45 PM EST

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    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Ivan Nova is on track to start Saturday against the Reds after making it through a bullpen session this afternoon. Nova was forced to leave his start Monday against the Orioles with a contusion and sprain of his right foot and ankle after attempting to field a…

  24. Matt Kemp day-to-day after MRI confirms hamstring strain

    May 14, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

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    Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Matt Kemp is day-to-day after an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of a left hamstring strain. He aggravated the injury during yesterday’s game against the Rockies. Kemp has already insisted that he will not need a stint on the disabled list, but he figures to miss the next couple of…

  25. Bryce Harper collects his first major league home run

    May 14, 2012, 8:36 PM EST

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    We don’t do a post every time a player launches their first major league home run, but Bryce Harper is not your regular rookie. Harper connected for his first career home run in the bottom of the third inning tonight as part of an 8-5 win over the Padres. It was a long solo blast…

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