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  1. Freddy Galvis’ back injury sounds pretty serious

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:01 AM EST

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    Freddy Galvis was placed on the disabled list two days ago with what was termed as a lower back strain, but it turns out his injury is more serious than the vague description would have you believe. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that Galvis may have a Pars fracture…

  2. Red Sox to designate Marlon Byrd for assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:18 AM EST

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    Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that the Red Sox will designate outfielder Marlon Byrd for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his first major league start since Tommy John surgery this afternoon against the Nationals. Byrd was informed of the decision following last night’s game. Byrd…

  3. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 9, 2012, 8:52 AM EST

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    Strasmas made its way to Fenway Park for the first time last night, as Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over six innings in a 7-4 win over the Red Sox. Strasburg, who was pitching on the two year anniversary of his major league debut, tied a season-high with 13 strikeouts and threw a career-high 119…

  4. Aroldis Chapman finally gave up an earned run

    Jun 7, 2012, 11:10 PM EST

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    After thoroughly dominating major league hitters over the first two months of the season, Aroldis Chapman finally gave up his first earned run tonight against the Pirates. And it was courtesy of some unlikely contributors. Chapman entered the game with the score tied in the 10th inning. He quickly gave up a leadoff ground-rule double…

  5. Chipper Jones will go out on a rehab stint after all

    Jun 7, 2012, 9:34 PM EST

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    Chipper Jones was quite vocal earlier this week that he didn’t want to go on a minor league rehab assignment, but it appears that he’ll respect the wishes of his manager Fredi Gonzalez. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones will play rehab games with Class A Rome on Saturday and Sunday. Assuming…

  6. Mets agree to terms with No. 12 overall pick Gavin Cecchini

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:27 PM EST

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, pending a physical. Cecchini, a high school shortstop out of Louisiana, was selected No. 12 overall in Monday’s First-Year Player Draft. The exact terms aren’t yet known, but the slot value for the pick was $2.55…

  7. Brett Gardner to begin rehab assignment Friday

    Jun 7, 2012, 7:37 PM EST

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    The Yankees originally hoped to have Brett Gardner available this weekend for an interleague series against the Mets. That seems unlikely to happen now, but he is moving closer to returning from a strained right elbow. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Gardner will begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Low-A…

  8. The Dodgers and Rockies have talked with the Nationals about John Lannan

    Jun 5, 2012, 9:48 PM EST

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    John Lannan is still toiling away with the Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate, but he isn’t a forgotten man. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Dodgers and Rockies have had recent discussions with the Nationals about a possible trade for the left-hander. However, a deal is not considered close. The Rockies “kicked the tires” on Lannan…

  9. Phillies confident Roy Halladay’s second opinion will confirm initial diagnosis

    Jun 5, 2012, 8:45 PM EST

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    There was some minor intrigue last week when Roy Halladay saw Dr. David Altchek in New York last week for a second opinion on his strained right lat muscle, but the Phillies aren’t alarmed. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer was told by Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. that Halladay’s second opinion is expected…

  10. Chipper Jones hopes to come off disabled list this weekend

    Jun 5, 2012, 8:02 PM EST

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    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has his doubts, but Chipper Jones hopes to return from the disabled list as soon as he’s eligible Friday against the Blue Jays. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones took batting practice today for the first time since undergoing surgery on May 26 to drain a hematoma on…

  11. Astros and No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa already progressing toward deal

    Jun 5, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

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    We’ve become accustomed to teams and their No. 1 overall picks negotiating right up until the signing deadline, but the Astros and shortstop Carlos Correa could have a deal done within days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the two sides are already progressing toward an agreement. The deal is expected to be worth around…

  12. Padres activate closer Huston Street from disabled list

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

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    The Padres have activated closer Huston Street for tonight’s game against the Giants, exactly one month after he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. Street gave up two runs in two innings over two rehab appearances with High-A Lake Elsinore, but it was enough to convince the Padres that…

  13. Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:28 AM EST

    Jarrod Parker AP

    UPDATE: Parker is done after eight shutout innings. He gave up just the one hit while throwing 69 out of 111 pitches for strikes and now owns a 2.40 ERA over his first eight starts with Oakland. If everything pans out the way the A’s hope, he’ll have many more chances at a no-no in…

  14. MLB draft picks 21-31: Blue Jays land potential impact reliever

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:48 PM EST

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    No. 21 – Atlanta Braves – High school right-hander Lucas Sims The Braves taking a local product? Get outta here. Sims is highly-regarded for his velocity, topping out at 97 mph on his heater, but his breaking ball is considered one of the best of from this year’s high school crop of talent. No. 22…

  15. MLB draft picks 16-20: The Nationals take a chance with Lucas Giolito

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:57 PM EST

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    No. 16 – Washington Nationals -High school right-hander Lucas Giolito With their lowest pick since the franchise arrived to D.C. in 2005, it didn’t look like the Nationals would be able to snag an elite talent like the previous three drafts with Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. They may have lucked out here.…

  16. Chase Utley homers in first extended spring training game

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

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    Get excited, Phillies fans. Chase Utley played in a baseball game this afternoon. According to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com, Utley went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double while serving as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game. While it was an encouraging first step, it’s not clear when Utley will be ready…

  17. Jon Rauch has tender elbow examined

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

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    Today hasn’t been a good day for Mets’ reliever Jon Rauch. After giving up a go-ahead two-run homer to Allen Craig in a loss to the Cardinals, Rauch was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to have his right elbow examined. Mets manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New…

  18. Astros call up former top prospect Fernando Martinez

    Jun 2, 2012, 7:05 PM EST

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    Fernando Martinez was once considered one of the game’s top hitting prospects, but the Astros were able to pluck him off waivers in January after the Mets essentially gave up on him. Now he’s in line to get regular playing time in the major leagues. Prior to tonight’s game, the Astros placed outfielder Travis Buck…

  19. Pablo Sandoval questioned by police in sexual assault case

    Jun 2, 2012, 6:15 PM EST

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    Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval is being investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department and faces possible sexual assault charges as result of an incident which allegedly took place Friday morning. The incident allegedly took place at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County. Police were not…

  20. Johan Santana expected to get some extra rest before his next start

    Jun 2, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

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    Johan Santana is feeling fine one day removed from throwing a career-high 134 pitches in last night’s historic no-hitter against the Cardinals, but he’s expected to get some extra rest before his next start. No official announcement from the team yet, but Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports that the Mets will add rehabbing…

  21. Dustin Pedroia tests injured thumb by taking batting practice

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:15 PM EST

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    There’s still a chance that Dustin Pedroia will end up on the disabled list, but he’s doing his best to get back in the lineup as soon as possible. According to the Associated Press, Pedroia took batting practice before today’s game against the Blue Jays. It was his first time swinging a bat since he…

  22. Ramon Ramirez apparently hurt himself while celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by two people that it was Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin Ramirez, who got hurt in the no-hitter celebration. Sounds like Joel Sherman’s source mixed up his Ramirezes. 3:02 PM: Mike Baxter wasn’t the only casualty in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter last night. Apparently the newest member of…

  23. Jason Bay set to begin rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:01 PM EST

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    Jason Bay has missed well over a month with a non-displaced fractured rib, but he’s finally close to making his way back to the Mets’ lineup. According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, Bay is set to serve as the designated hitter this weekend in rehab games with High-A St. Lucie. The hope is…

  24. Jose Contreras diagnosed with UCL and flexor tendon tears

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

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    UPDATE: The diagnosis is in on Jose Contreras and it’s not good. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Contreras was diagnosed with tears in his ulnar collateral ligament and his flexor pronator tendon. His season is obviously over and given Contreras’ advanced age, there’s a chance this could be a career-ender. 11:15 AM: Scary moment…

  25. Ryan Braun is hurting right now

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

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    Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers’ lineup last night against the Pirates after sitting out Thursday’s game with tightness in his right Achilles tendon, but he’s still hurting. Braun aggravated his Achilles and strained his right hip after after legging out a hit and stealing second base in the sixth inning. He stayed in the…

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