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  1. Shin-Soo Choo out through at least Tuesday with hamstring injury

    Apr 28, 2012, 2:15 PM EST

    Shin-Soo Choo AP

    Shin-Soo Choo is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game this afternoon as he continues to nurse left hamstring tightness. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, he won’t return until at least Tuesday when the Indians open a series against the White Sox. Choo was originally scheduled to test…

  2. Mike Trout is in the Angels’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Apr 28, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Mike Trout Getty

    The Angels have dropped five straight games and currently sit in last place in the American League West with a 6-14 record, so they are hoping the newly-promoted Mike Trout can provide a much-needed spark for their lineup. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Trout will bat leadoff and play left field this afternoon…

  3. Brian McCann dealing with strained intercostal muscle

    Apr 28, 2012, 11:27 AM EST

    Getty Brian McCann

    Brian McCann left last night’s game against the Pirates after five innings with what was described as an intercostal muscle strain in his right side. McCann missed a little over two weeks last July with a strained left oblique muscle and wasn’t nearly the same player upon his return, but he told David O’Brien of…

  4. Tigers place Delmon Young on the restricted list

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:51 AM EST

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    Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the Tigers have placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list. Danny Worth has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will take his place on the active roster. Young was arrested early Friday morning outside the team’s hotel in New York City after allegedly shoving a man to the…

  5. Home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg tackled a fan last night

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:09 AM EST

    Jeff Kellogg Getty

    The Orioles seem to have a mini-epidemic of fans running onto the field at Camden Yards. It happened again in last night’s game against the Athletics, as a shirtless man galloped around the field during the seventh inning stretch. He made his way through the outfield, evaded security near second base, rounded third and slid…

  6. Freak bicycle accident sends Jeremy Guthrie to the disabled list

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:27 AM EST

    Jeremy Guthrie Getty

    Jeremy Guthrie was originally scheduled to start tonight against the Mets, but he’s now headed to the 15-day disabled list after spraining his right shoulder in a freak bicycle accident yesterday. Guthrie, an avid cyclist, told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the injury occurred when the chain on his bicycle broke and sent…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 28, 2012, 8:55 AM EST

    Daniel Bard Getty

    After getting a win in relief Monday night against the Twins, Daniel Bard delivered the strongest start of his major league career in a 10-3 win over the White Sox last night. Bard allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over a career-high seven innings while striking out six and walking just one. After…

  8. Scott Hairston hits for the cycle against the Rockies

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:43 PM EST

    Scott Hairston AP

    They’re only in the seventh inning out in Colorado, but Scott Hairston has already hit for the cycle. Hairston singled in the third, hit a solo homer in the fourth, connected for an RBI triple in the fifth and then hit a two-run double in the sixth. It’s the first cycle of his career and…

  9. Angels release Bobby Abreu, call up Mike Trout

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:10 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Bryce Harper isn’t the only top prospect making his way to the major leagues Saturday. The Angels announced that they have released Bobby Abreu and will call up Mike Trout from Triple-A Salt Lake. As for Abreu, the move appeared inevitable. After a trade with the Indians fell through at the end of spring training,…

  10. Aubrey Huff releases a statement

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:34 PM EST

    Getty Aubrey Huff

    Aubrey Huff rejoined the Giants today in San Francisco after being placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with an anxiety disorder. While Huff didn’t address reporters, he did release the following statement (via CSNBayArea.com) to say thanks for the support he has received this week. “Thank you to the fans, media and…

  11. The Diamondbacks appear ready to move Josh Collmenter to the bullpen

    Apr 27, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Josh Collmenter Getty

    Josh Collmenter‘s grip on a rotation spot has been pretty tenuous since he struggled during spring training and it appears the Diamondbacks are already close to pulling the plug. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said tonight that he is considering other options in place of Collmenter for Monday’s game against…

  12. Pirates’ prospect Josh Bell undergoes knee surgery

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:40 PM EST

    Josh Bell

    The Pirates broke the bank last August by signing second-rounder Josh Bell for $5 million, but their investment will miss a good chunk of his first pro season. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Bell underwent surgery earlier today to repair the meniscus in his left knee. The 19-year-old outfielder suffered the injury…

  13. Delmon Young releases statement following arrest

    Apr 27, 2012, 7:45 PM EST

    Delmon Young AP

    Tigers’ outfielder Delmon Young was arrested early this morning outside the team’s hotel in New York City after allegedly shoving a man to the ground and making anti-Semitic remarks. Young and has attorney have since released statements on the arrest. According to the Associated Press, here’s the statement from Young: “I sincerely regret what happened…

  14. Brad Lidge to be placed on disabled list with abdominal strain

    Apr 27, 2012, 6:40 PM EST

    Brad Lidge Getty

    The latest development in a wild day for the Nationals, Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that Brad Lidge will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal wall strain. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but Comak compares it to a sports hernia, which certainly doesn’t sound good.…

  15. Phil Humber far from perfect in loss to Red Sox

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:15 PM EST

    AP Phil Humber

    Phil Humber tossed the 21st perfect game in MLB history Saturday against the Mariners, but things were different from the very first batter tonight against the Red Sox. Humber walked leadoff man Mike Aviles before striking out Ryan Sweeney swinging. After Aviles stole second base, Dustin Pedroia singled and Adrian Gonzalez delivered an RBI double.…

  16. Carl Crawford diagnosed with UCL sprain in elbow

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:37 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Photo Day

    UPDATE: Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald was told by a Red Sox source that the team expects Crawford back by the All-Star break. In fact, they believe a return in June isn’t out of the question. Of course, this is assuming his UCL responds to treatment. 9:37 PM: Via Brian MacPherson of the Providence…

  17. The Red Sox could add Rich Hill to their bullpen this weekend

    Apr 26, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Rich Hill Getty

    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe this evening that “it’s conceivable” Rich Hill could be activated from the disabled list this weekend while the club is in Chicago. See, who needs Carl Crawford? Hill reinvented himself as a sidearmer last year and posted a 12/3 K/BB ratio over eight…

  18. Dustin McGowan shut down at least two weeks with shoulder inflammation

    Apr 26, 2012, 7:40 PM EST

    Dustin McGowan Reuters

    Many scratched their heads when the Blue Jays signed injury-prone right-hander Dustin McGowan to a contract extension in March which guarantees him $4.1 million. And the deal doesn’t look any better with today’s news. According to John Lott of the National Post, McGowan has been shut down for at least two weeks after developing inflammation…

  19. Daisuke Matsuzaka makes first minor league rehab start

    Apr 23, 2012, 10:25 PM EST

    Dice-K Reuters

    Daisuke Matsuzaka officially kicked off his minor league rehab assignment tonight with High-A Salem. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com has the details. Matsuzaka, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, allowed three runs on six hits over four innings while striking out three and walking none. He gave up two runs in the first inning (including…

  20. Ivan Rodriguez puts on a new spin on the ceremonial first pitch

    Apr 23, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Ivan Rodriguez first pitch

    Ivan Rodriguez officially put a bow on his 21-year major league career this evening at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The 14-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glove winner was honored during a pregame ceremony, after which he was slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Michael Young. Pudge walked out to the…

  21. We may never hear Shyam Das’ explanation for overturning Ryan Braun’s suspension

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:26 PM EST

    Ryan Braun Getty new

    Today marks two months to the day since we learned that Ryan Braun won the appeal of his 50-game PED suspension. The hope was that a written explanation from arbitrator Shyam Das would provide further illumination for why he made his decision, but it turns out we may never get that information. According to the…

  22. Scott Boras: Mike Gonzalez “should sign in the next 10 days”

    Apr 23, 2012, 7:41 PM EST

    Mike Gonzalez AP

    Mike Gonzalez is still out there as a free agent after failing to latch on with a team this winter, but his agent Scott Boras told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com this afternoon that the veteran left-hander “should sign in the next ten days.” Boras, who was in Arlington today for Ivan Rodriguez‘s retirement ceremony, also…

  23. The Mets win a weird one

    Apr 21, 2012, 7:44 PM EST

    Mets Giants Getty

    The Mets beat the Giants 5-4 this afternoon, but whether anyone actually deserved to win, well, that’s up for debate. The Mets certainly appeared to be in control entering the top of the ninth, as Frank Francisco was handed a 4-1 lead after Mike Pelfrey tossed eight innings of one-run ball. However, Francisco was pulled…

  24. Marlon Byrd traded to Red Sox for Michael Bowden, PTBNL

    Apr 21, 2012, 5:51 PM EST

    Marlon Byrd Getty

    UPDATE: Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that Bowden is indeed headed to Chicago along with a player to be named later. The Cubs will cover “most” of the $6.5 million remaining on Byrd’s contract. 5:51: According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com, Marlon Byrd confirmed that he has been traded to the Red Sox.…

  25. Mike Napoli homers again as Rangers win eighth straight game

    Apr 21, 2012, 5:29 PM EST

    Mike Napoli AP

    Mike Napoli homered in his fifth straight game this afternoon as the Rangers routed the Tigers 10-4 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The Rangers have now won eight consecutive games and sit at a major-league best 12-2 on the young season. The Rangers took the Tigers out of this one pretty early,…

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