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  1. D’Backs, A’s and Marlins pull off three-way deal: Heath Bell to Arizona, Chris Young to Oakland

    Oct 20, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Heath Bell Getty

    Here’s doozy of a trade to break up an otherwise quiet day around major league baseball. Per announcements from the clubs involved, the Diamondbacks, Athletics and Marlins have pulled off a three-way trade which will send Heath Bell to Arizona and Chris Young to Oakland. Here are the specifics as we have them right now:…

  2. CC Sabathia says he’s “a little” concerned about his left elbow

    Oct 20, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    While CC Sabathia refuses to blame his left elbow for his poor performance in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Tigers on Thursday, he told George A. King of the New York Post today that he’s a little concerned about his upcoming visit to Dr. James Andrews. “A little bit,” the Yankees ace said…

  3. Barry Zito, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny discuss Game 5

    Oct 20, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Giants Reuters

    Here’s video of Barry Zito, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny discussing the Giants’ 5-0 win in Game 5 of the NLCS last night. After a gem of a start, I guess Zito can get away with wearing that fedora. Zito’s excellent and unexpected pitching performance has naturally received most of the attention, but don’t forget…

  4. Derek Jeter undergoes surgery to repair left ankle fracture

    Oct 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Getty

    The Yankees just announced that Derek Jeter underwent surgery today in North Carolina to repair a left ankle fracture. Jeter battled foot and ankle injuries down the stretch, but he suffered the fracture while trying to make a play on a ground ball in the 12th inning in Game 1 of the ALCS against the…

  5. Diamondbacks exercise J.J. Putz’s option for 2013

    Oct 20, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz Getty

    As expected, the Diamondbacks announced today that they have exercised the $6.5 million club option on J.J. Putz‘s contract for next season. This was a pretty easy call for the Diamondbacks, as Putz has proved to be an excellent bargain for the club so far. Putz, who turns 36 in February, has earned $8.5 million…

  6. The Red Sox have asked permission to speak with John Farrell directly

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    We heard last night that the Red Sox were “making progress” in negotiations to acquire John Farrell from the Blue Jays to be their new manager. Barring something unexpected, it looks like a deal will get done. According to the Associated Press, the Red Sox have asked permission from the Blue Jays to speak to…

  7. Astros add Dave Trembley and John Mallee to coaching staff

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

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    After letting go of bench coach Joe Pettini yesterday, new Astros manager Bo Porter is close to completing his new coaching staff. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Astros confirmed yesterday that they have hired former Orioles manager Dave Trembley for a yet-to-be-announced position while John Mallee will serve as hitting coach. Trembley has…

  8. The Red Sox have begun contract talks with David Ortiz

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox are currently in negotiations with the Blue Jays in an effort to secure John Farrell as their new manager, but they are also trying to keep a familiar face in the fold. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz engaged in contract negotiations this week,…

  9. Looking ahead to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Giants

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong Bochy Getty

    The Cardinals were hoping to clinch their second consecutive National League pennant last night, but vintage Barry Zito showed up to ruin the party. While they still hold a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, the series will now shift to San Francisco for Game 6 on Sunday night. Let’s take a quick look at the…

  10. Rafael Soriano expected to opt out of contract with Yankees

    Oct 20, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    Rafael Soriano Getty

    Hardly shocking news here, but Rafael Soriano is expected to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the Yankees and test free agency. Soriano has until three days after the World Series to decide whether to accept his $14 million option for next season or reject it and receive a $1.5 million buyout. Joel…

  11. Brian Wilson throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Oct 20, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    Brian Wilson AP

    Brian Wilson isn’t an option to pitch for the Giants this postseason, but he threw yesterday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in April. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Wilson made 30 tosses from 45 feet at Busch Stadium and said he’s “right where I need to…

  12. Barry Zito shuts down Cardinals in Game 5 of NLCS to keep Giants’ season alive

    Oct 19, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    Reuters Barry Zito

    With the Giants facing elimination, Barry Zito didn’t inspire much confidence coming into his start in Game 5 tonight. However, he turned in the best performance by a Giants’ starting pitcher this postseason while keeping his team’s season alive. Zito limited to Cardinals to six hits over 7 2/3 shutout innings tonight as part of…

  13. Barry Zito holds Cardinals scoreless through seven innings

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT

    Barry Zito Getty

    The Giants likely would have been thrilled if Barry Zito made it through five innings tonight while keeping the team in the game, but he has exceeded all expectations by holding the Cardinals scoreless through seven innings. Zito has allowed just five hits and one walk (which was intentional) while striking out five. The southpaw…

  14. Giants knock Lance Lynn out in fourth inning, grab 4-0 lead

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn Getty

    Just like his start in Game 1 on Sunday, the fourth inning was Lance Lynn‘s undoing tonight. After holding the Giants hitless over the first three innings, Lynn allowed four runs in the top of the fourth inning before being pulled. Lynn gave up singles to Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval to begin the inning…

  15. Barry Zito gets out of jam to keep Cardinals off the board in Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Barry Zito Getty

    The Cardinals had an excellent chance to grab an early lead in the second inning against Barry Zito, but the high-priced southpaw managed to escape unscathed. After Yadier Molina led off the inning with a single, David Freese dropped a double just beyond the outstretched glove of Hunter Pence, who attempted a diving catch. With…

  16. Red Sox and Blue Jays making progress in compensation talks regarding John Farrell

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    John Farrell Reuters

    We heard earlier this week that the Blue Jays were in negotiations to send manager John Farrell to the Red Sox and it appears the situation is getting close to a resolution. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that the clubs are “making progress” in compensation talks. Assuming an agreement is eventually worked out, Farrell will…

  17. Mike Adams undergoes surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Mike Adams Getty

    According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Mike Adams underwent successful surgery yesterday for thoracic outlet syndrome. Adams dealt with soreness in his shoulder and neck in September before he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, an injury which is caused by a rib pushing down on a nerve and causing numbness. Chris Carpenter…

  18. Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is getting too much of the blame

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner had a telephone interview with the Associated Press earlier today and you’ll be shocked to learn that he was asked about Alex Rodriguez. While Steinbrenner wouldn’t discuss any speculation about whether Rodriguez will be back in New York next season, he did say that the the 37-year-old is getting too much…

  19. R.A. Dickey undergoes abdominal surgery

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    As expected, R.A. Dickey underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he pitched through for most of the season. Dickey confirmed via his Twitter account earlier this evening that the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready for spring training. Dickey posted a 2.73 ERA and 230/54 K/BB…

  20. Cardinals defeat Giants to take commanding 3-1 lead in NLCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Reuters

    The Cardinals are just one win away from joining the Tigers in the World Series. Behind an excellent pitching performance from Adam Wainwright and a relentless attack from their offense, the Cardinals defeated the Giants 8-3 tonight and now own a commanding 3-1 series lead in the NLCS. Wainwright had his curveball working tonight and…

  21. Cardinals pouring it on against Giants, lead 8-1 through seven innings in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Jon Jay AP

    UPDATE: The Cardinals added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and now lead it 8-1. Yadier Molina delivered an RBI double off Guillermo Mota while Pete Kozma later had an RBI single against Jeremy Affeldt. 10:33 PM: The Cardinals are starting to pour it on against the Giants in Game 4 of…

  22. Jaime Garcia will attempt to rehab shoulder injury rather than undergo surgery

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

    Jaime Garcia Getty

    Jaime Garcia appeared bound for shoulder surgery after receiving the same diagnosis from three different doctors last week, but it turns out he won’t go under the knife. At least not yet. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Dr. James Andrews recommended that Garcia attempt to rehab a rotator cuff strain and inflammation in his…

  23. Cardinals chase Tim Lincecum, lead 4-1 through five innings

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday Reuters

    Adam Wainwright has some more cushion to work with going into the top of the sixth inning. The Cardinals tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and currently lead the Giants 4-1 in Game 4 of the NLCS. They got the first run after Matt Carpenter just missed a home…

  24. Alex Rodriguez says he has no plans to waive no-trade clause

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    The Yankees have been ousted from the postseason, but the saga of Alex Rodriguez continues. Rodriguez told Peter Botte of the New York Daily News after today’s loss to the Tigers that he has no plans to waive his no-trade clause and intends to return to the Yankees next season. “That’s correct. I will be…

  25. Hunter Pence slugs long solo homer to get Giants on board in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    Hunter Pence‘s struggles caused him to be dropped to sixth in the order in Game 4 tonight, but he has responded in a big way. Pence launched a long solo home run to left field off Adam Wainwright in the top of the second inning to get the Giants on the board. According to Alex…

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