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  1. Jonathan Sanchez will not start tomorrow due to ankle sprain

    Aug 20, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    UPDATE: John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have officially scratched Sanchez from Sunday’s start. Dan Runzler will get the ball in his place. 12:40 PM: The injury-riddled Giants have lost back-to-back games and still aren’t sure who is going to start for them tomorrow. Jonathan Sanchez tested his injured left ankle…

  2. Jose Reyes unlikely to return from DL when eligible Tuesday

    Aug 20, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Jose Reyes ran yesterday for the first time since aggravating his left hamstring earlier this month, but Mets manager Terry Collins told the New York Post that it would be a “stretch” to expect him to be ready to return from the disabled list when he is first eligible Tuesday. Reyes said yesterday that he…

  3. Brandon Inge to rejoin Tigers today, share playing time at third base

    Aug 20, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Detroit Tigers

    When the Tigers designated Brandon Inge for assignment last month, he accepted a minor league assignment with Triple-A Toledo after being promised that he would rejoin the major league club in September. Well, he’s back a little sooner than originally expected. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Inge will have his contract purchased from the…

  4. Francisco Rodriguez open to returning to Mets next season

    Aug 20, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Francisco Rodriguez was back in New York last night for the first time since being traded to the Brewers last month. Among other things, he told Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com that he would be open to returning to the Mets as a free agent. “Definitely. I understand this is a business, they did what they…

  5. Marlins activate Omar Infante from disabled list

    Aug 20, 2011, 9:43 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v New York Mets

    As expected, the Marlins have activated Omar Infante from the disabled list and optioned Ozzie Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans. Infante hasn’t played since August 4 due to a broken right middle finger. The 29-year-old second baseman is batting .279/.324/.364 with three homers, 34 RBI and a .688 OPS over 468 plate appearances this season.…

  6. Russell Martin homers twice in win over Twins

    Aug 20, 2011, 9:23 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Russell Martin hits a single to center in game against the Twins in Minneapolis

    Earlier this week on Twitter, I mentioned that Russell Martin hasn’t done squat since the start his red-hot April. Well, he has shut me up over the past few days. On the heels of driving in two runs on Wednesday and hitting a solo homer on Thursday, Martin went 3-for-4 with two homers and three…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 20, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    You know, it’s been a while since we’ve talked about Ryan Madson‘s ability to handle the ninth inning. Why not start that fun little controversy over again? Madson blew up in epic fashion in last night’s 8-4 loss to the Nationals, giving up six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. After allowing four…

  8. Chipper Jones plans to return next season

    Aug 19, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Atlanta Braves

    Chipper Jones has mentioned the possibility of retirement in the past, leading some to speculate that he would consider walking away following this season. Well, he told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier today that he has every intention of honoring the final guaranteed year on his contract. “I’m playing next year,” he told…

  9. Alex Rodriguez unlikely to return until at least Sunday

    Aug 19, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout as the Yankees take batting practice in Minneapolis

    Alex Rodriguez had a successful workout before tonight’s game against the Twins, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com that he is “leaning against” activating him from the disabled list tomorrow. Instead, they could wait until Sunday’s series finale against the Twins or even Tuesday, when they return home to play the…

  10. Pablo Sandoval out of tonight’s lineup with left shoulder strain

    Aug 19, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Florida Marlins

    The hits keep on coming for the Giants. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Pablo Sandoval is out of tonight’s lineup against the Astros due to a left shoulder strain. Sandoval suffered the injury while swinging right-handed last night against the Braves. While he offered to bat from the left side…

  11. Davey Johnson says Bryce Harper is likely done for season with hamstring strain

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    2011 XM All-Star Futures Game

    According to Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson just confirmed what most of us already assumed. Bryce Harper, who suffered a right hamstring strain while running the bases in a game with Double-A Harrisburg last night, will likely be shut down for the rest of the season. “He probably won’t play the rest…

  12. The Red Sox turned a pretty nifty triple play tonight

    Aug 16, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    In talking about the “half-sweet” triple play turned by the Brewers last night, Craig wrote the following this morning: “I say half-sweet because the sweetest version is the lightning-fast around the horn thing in which the third baseman fields a hot shot, steps on the bag, fires it to second and then the second baseman…

  13. Phillies place Placido Polanco on disabled list with sports hernia

    Aug 16, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Following tonight’s stunning loss to the Diamondbacks, the Phillies placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list with a sports hernia, reports Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Polanco hasn’t played since August 6, so he will be eligible to return next Monday against the Mets. He has ruled out the possibility of…

  14. Phillies unveil statue in tribute to longtime broadcaster Harry Kalas

    Aug 16, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

    Steve Carlton, Jimmy Rollins

    Prior to tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, the Phillies unveiled a bronze statue in tribute to longtime broadcaster Harry Kalas, who passed away on April 13, 2009 at the age of 73. The statue stands in section 141 on the main concourse at Citizens Bank Park just outside the entrance to Harry the K’s, the…

  15. Jonathan Sanchez leaves start with left ankle sprain

    Aug 16, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    The Giants are crumbling before our eyes. Already short handed on their bench tonight against the Braves, the Giants were forced to go to their bullpen early after left-hander Jonathan Sanchez was pulled in the bottom of the third inning with a left ankle sprain. Sanchez suffered the injury while fielding a sacrifice bunt by…

  16. Brian Matusz back from minors to start tonight vs. Athletics

    Aug 16, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    As expected, Brian Matusz has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and will start later tonight against the Athletics. Matusz, who began the year on the disabled list with an intercostal strain, compiled an ugly 8.77 ERA and 18/11 K/BB ratio over his first six starts in the majors this season before being demoted at the…

  17. Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller suspended for violating team policy

    Aug 16, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Shelby Miller

    One of the game’s top pitching prospects is in some hot water. According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have suspended prospect right-hander Shelby Miller for a “violation of team policy.” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak wouldn’t go into any specifics other than to say that the incident occurred in the past week.…

  18. Cole Hamels undergoes precautionary MRI on left shoulder

    Aug 15, 2011, 10:17 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers a pitch to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    Cole Hamels blamed his poor performance Friday on a dead arm, but the Phillies aren’t taking any chances with their prized left-hander. According to Leslie Gudel of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies sent Hamels for a precautionary MRI on his left shoulder today. The results aren’t yet available. Hamels gave up three runs on six hits and…

  19. Jim Thome becomes eighth player in MLB history to reach 600 home runs

    Aug 15, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    Jim Thome

    UPDATE: Jim Thome has done it! Thome just launched an opposite field three-run blast off left-hander Daniel Schlereth in the top of the seventh inning to reach the 600-home run plateau. The veteran slugger was greeted at home plate by his teammates and hugged his family on the field before returning to the dugout. Thome…

  20. Carlos Zambrano says he wants to stay with the Cubs

    Aug 15, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    Big Z’s annual apology tour is off and running. Carlos Zambrano just spoke with David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com, giving his first public comments since being ejected from Friday’s game against the Braves and walking out on the team. You’ll be shocked to learn that not only does he regret his actions, he wants to remain with…

  21. Yankees sign Scott Proctor to minor league contract

    Aug 13, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Scott Proctor AP

    According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have signed reliever Scott Proctor to a minor league contract. He is scheduled to report to Triple-A Scranton on Monday or Tuesday. Proctor was released by the Braves earlier this week after posting an ugly 6.44 ERA and 18/19 K/BB ratio over 29…

  22. Diamondbacks sign Lyle Overbay after Xavier Nady breaks hand

    Aug 13, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Pirates Overbay hits a single against the Blue Jays during their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks have signed Lyle Overbay. He’ll replace Xavier Nady, who is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a fractured left hand on a hit by a pitch during last night’s win over the Mets. Overbay will receive a prorated portion of the major league minimum salary and…

  23. Cubs place Carlos Zambrano on disqualified list

    Aug 13, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    Carlos Zambrano retiring? If only it was that easy. According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs have placed Zambrano on the disqualified list. This includes 30 days without pay and no contact with the team. While Zambrano cleaned out his locker and reportedly told some of his teammates that he was thinking…

  24. Former top prospect Angel Villalona suing Giants for $5 million

    Aug 13, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Angel Villalona AP

    If you ever wondered what happened to former top prospect Angel Villalona, here’s an update. According to the Associated Press, Villalona has sued the Giants for over $5 million, alleging violation of contract. For those unfamiliar, Villalona was charged with murder in his native Dominican Republic in September of 2009. Charges were eventually dismissed due…

  25. Giants place Andres Torres on the disabled list, call up Brandon Belt

    Aug 13, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    UPDATE: Well, the Giants have officially recalled Brandon Belt from Triple-A Fresno, but it’s not for the reason we thought. While it looked like Belt would replace Carlos Beltran on the active roster, the Giants have placed Andres Torres on the disabled list with a contusion to his lower right leg. Torres suffered the injury…

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