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  1. Dallas Braden to undergo another shoulder surgery

    Aug 14, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Dallas Braden hasn’t pitched in a major league game since April 16, 2011. And now his absence will stretch into the 2013 campaign. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said this afternoon that Braden will undergo a second surgery on his left shoulder. Braden has been sidelined all…

  2. Jose Bautista has resumed swinging a bat

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Be afraid, American League hurlers. Be very afraid. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that Jose Bautista has resumed swinging a bat. Bautista hasn’t played since July 16 due to inflammation in his left wrist. He was shut down on August 1 following a minor setback, but an MRI last week ruled out any further damage.…

  3. Mariano Rivera plays long toss. No, he still isn’t coming back this year.

    Aug 13, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Reuters

    Every time Mariano Rivera says or does something even moderately encouraging, the Yankees are quick to come out and say that he isn’t coming back this season. Today was no different. According to Steven Miller of MLB.com, Rivera threw in the outfield at Yankee Stadium prior to tonight’s game against the Rangers. Yankees pitching coach…

  4. Yasmani Grandal likely to begin minor league rehab assignment this week

    Aug 13, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal AP

    Yasmani Grandal‘s first extended chance at playing time in the big leagues hit a bit of a snag when he suffered a strained right oblique two weeks ago, but he’s inching closer to beginning a minor league rehab assignment. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Grandal took batting practice from both sides of the plate…

  5. Paul Konerko making progress from concussion

    Aug 13, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Paul Konerko landed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion on Friday after taking an elbow to the head during a play at first base last Tuesday, but the White Sox are encouraged by his progress. According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Konerko underwent a battery of concussion…

  6. Alfonso Soriano says Starlin Castro needs to “concentrate more on the game”

    Aug 11, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Starlin Castro AP

    Starlin Castro wasn’t the only member of the Cubs who made mistakes in yesterday’s loss to the Reds at Wrigley Field. In fact, the Cubs committed five errors for the first time since 2006. But the 22-year-old was the focus after the game. Castro, who has a history of mental lapses, committed a fielding error…

  7. CC Sabathia placed on disabled list because of elbow soreness

    Aug 11, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Sabathia will be placed on the disabled list. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Carig that Sabathia initially felt stiffness in the elbow in his first start back from a groin injury on July 17, but an MRI came back clean. The stiffness went away, but he…

  8. Huston Street lands on disabled list with left calf strain

    Aug 11, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Street is going on the disabled list with a left calf strain. The Padres are calling up right-hander Cory Burns to take his spot on the active roster. 10:39 PM: Huston Street‘s dominant season took an unfortunate turn last night against the Pirates, as he suffered a left…

  9. Yankees release Russell Branyan

    Aug 11, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

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    According to Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have released Russell Branyan. Don’t feel bad if you forgot Branyan was with the Yankees. I know I did. The veteran slugger hooked on with the Bombers on a minor league deal over the winter, but was limited to just 33 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…

  10. Joey Votto undergoes “minor procedure” after setback with surgically-repaired knee

    Aug 11, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    The Reds were originally hoping that Joey Votto would only have to miss three to four weeks following surgery on July 17 to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, but that won’t be the case. According to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, returned to Cincinnati last night and had a “minor…

  11. Roberto Hernandez to join Indians’ rotation Wednesday

    Aug 11, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    AP Roberto Hernandez

    UPDATE: According to Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland, Indians manager Manny Acta said that Hernandez will start Wednesday against the Angels. 2:01 PM: Roberto Hernandez hasn’t pitched for the Indians this season after being arrested in January on false identity charges in his native Dominican Republic, but that should change very soon. According to…

  12. Trevor Plouffe on track to return from thumb injury on Monday

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Trevor Plouffe hasn’t played since jamming his right thumb on a swing back on July 20, but he could be back in the Twins’ starting lineup on Monday if all goes according to plan. Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that Plouffe was cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment after making it through batting…

  13. Lucas Giolito to make first pro start on Tuesday

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    Lucas Giolito AP

    Lucas Giolito was discussed as a possible No. 1 overall pick before a sprained ligament in his elbow ended his senior season with Harvard-Westlake High School in California, but concerns over his health and bonus demands caused him to drop to the Nationals at 16th in June’s First-Year Player Draft. However, it appears the elbow…

  14. David Ortiz unlikely to return from disabled list Sunday

    Aug 11, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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    David Ortiz was aiming to return from the disabled list for Sunday’s series finale against the Indians, but it’s increasingly likely that he won’t be ready. Progress has been slow since Ortiz received a pain-killing injection in his ailing right heel on Monday. The veteran slugger was scheduled to go through agility drills and run…

  15. Josh Collmenter placed on disabled list with ulcers

    Aug 11, 2012, 11:07 AM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks placed right-hander Josh Collmenter on the disabled list before last night’s game due to ulcers. No further information was provided by the team, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Tyler Emrick of MLB.com that he got ill after the team returned from their 10-game roadtrip on Thursday. “It cropped up last night,” Gibson…

  16. James McDonald has an 8.71 ERA since the All-Star break

    Aug 11, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

    James McDonald AP

    James McDonald has been a big part of the Pirates’ surprising season, but he just hasn’t been the same pitcher since the All-Star break. He hit rock bottom last night against the Padres, giving up a season-high seven runs over just 4 1/3 innings as part of an eventual 9-8 loss. McDonald actually cruised through…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 11, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT

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    Hanley Ramirez was back in Miami last night for the first time since being traded to the Dodgers on July 25. He heard plenty of boos from the 28,130 in attendance at Marlins Park, but he got the last laugh. Ramirez went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Dodgers topped the Marlins 5-2. He had…

  18. Report: Will Middlebrooks suffers broken wrist on hit-by-pitch

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:53 AM EDT

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    Clay Buchholz tossed a two-hitter tonight as part of a 3-2 win over the Indians, but the Red Sox were dealt another tough blow on the injury front in the process. Will Middlebrooks left the game in the top of the ninth inning after being hit in the right wrist by a pitch. The Red…

  19. Shaun Marcum goes three innings in first minor league rehab start

    Aug 10, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Shaun Marcum has missed nearly two months due with an elbow injury, but he’s finally getting closer to rejoining the Brewers’ starting rotation. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Marcum allowed one run over three innings tonight in his first rehab start with Class A Wisconsin. The only hit he allowed was a…

  20. Manny Machado homers twice in second major league game

    Aug 10, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Manny Machado AP

    UPDATE: Check that, Machado just went deep again. He clubbed a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning that chased Hochevar from the ballgame. Here’s the video. Per Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the 20-year-old is now the youngest player in Orioles history to have a multi-homer game. Goodness. 8:43 PM:…

  21. Travis Hafner could miss rest of season with bulging disk in back

    Aug 10, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    Travis Hafner Getty

    Travis Hafner was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with what was described as lower back inflammation, but there’s a chance the injury could cost him the rest of the season. According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said this afternoon that Hafner is dealing with a bulging…

  22. Paul Konerko placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

    Aug 10, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko AP

    The White Sox will have to get by without one of their best hitters for a little while, as Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox have placed Paul Konerko on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. Konerko suffered the concussion Tuesday night when he was elbowed in the head by Royals…

  23. Manny Machado has two hits in major league debut

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    Getty Manny Machado

    In the most hyped debut for an Orioles’ prospect since Matt Wieters back in 2009, Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in tonight’s 8-2 loss to the Royals. Machado, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, started at third base and batted ninth. After grounding out…

  24. Terry Collins not ruling out using R.A. Dickey on short rest to help his Cy Young bid

    Aug 9, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    The Mets have floated the possibility of using R.A. Dickey on short rest at various times this season, but that talk has died down in recent weeks as the team has faded in the standings. However, Mets manager Terry Collins raised the possibility again this afternoon after Dickey finished off a complete game 6-1 victory…

  25. Pablo Sandoval to begin minor league rehab assignment Friday

    Aug 9, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Pablo Sandoval hasn’t played since straining his left hamstring while stretching for a throw at first base on July 24, but he’s ready to return to game action. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sandoval is scheduled to play five innings at third base tomorrow when he begins a minor league rehab assignment with High-A…

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