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  1. Jason Hammel to miss at least one start with right knee injury

    Jul 14, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The MRI results aren’t yet known, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Hammel will miss at least one start. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have more on his status after the game. 10:06 AM ET: Jason Hammel‘s right knee has been an issue for most of the season, but he’s managed…

  2. Ryan Dempster runs scoreless streak to 33 innings in win over Diamondbacks

    Jul 14, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Ryan Dempster continues to do wonders for his trade value. In his second start back after missing three weeks with a strained right lat muscle, Dempster tossed six shutout innings this afternoon as part of a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. He now has a career-high 33-inning scoreless streak dating back to…

  3. The Indians aren’t counting on anything from Grady Sizemore this season

    Jul 14, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    The Indians originally hoped to have Grady Sizemore in their lineup by now, but the 29-year-old has encountered numerous setbacks following knee and back surgeries. While he was finally able to do some running earlier this month, ESPN’s Buster Olney passes along word that his progress has stalled once again. The Indians surprised many by…

  4. The Mets might call up top prospect Zack Wheeler this year

    Jul 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    AP Zack Wheeler

    Well, this is a surprise. Most have assumed that Zack Wheeler’s major league debut will wait until 2013. Odds are it still will, but Mets manager Terry Collins hasn’t ruled out the possibility that it could happen sooner. According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, Collins told reporters this afternoon that Wheeler is…

  5. Cardinals sign veteran reliever Brian Fuentes to minor league contract

    Jul 14, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Cardinals just announced that they have signed Fuentes to a minor league contract. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the veteran reliever will report to the team’s Gulf Coast League affiliate on Monday and is expected to be in the minors for no more than two weeks. Friday, 10:33 PM: Jon Heyman of…

  6. Drew Smyly is headed back to the disabled list

    Jul 14, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Drew Smyly already served one stint on the disabled list this year due to a painful blister on his left hand. Now he’s sidelined again with a strained intercostal muscle in his right side. Smyly was placed on the disabled list today while right-hander Luis Marte was called up in a corresponding roster move. Chris…

  7. Lance Berkman activated from the disabled list

    Jul 14, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    After missing nearly two months following a right knee injury which required surgery, Lance Berkman has been activated from the disabled list. The Cardinals sent outfielder Shane Robinson down to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding roster move. Berkman, who had a meniscus tear repaired on May 25, was able to convince the Cardinals that he…

  8. Quote of the day: Juan Pierre on “cybergenics”

    Jul 14, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Juan Pierre is well aware that he isn’t exactly a darling of those who use advanced statistics. He just has no idea who those people are. The veteran outfielder was the subject of a feature by Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News, during which he unleashed this gem: “With all the computers, the cybergenics…

  9. The Braves were forced to use Martin Prado at shortstop last night

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

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    The Braves recently lost Andrelton Simmons due to a fractured right pinkie finger, so they opened the second half of the season with Jack Wilson as the only healthy shortstop on their roster. And wouldn’t you know it, Wilson ended up getting hurt last night against the Mets. Wilson was forced to leave the game…

  10. Report: Mets considering trade for Kelly Shoppach

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kelly Shoppach AP

    The Mets have reportedly discussed a trade for Rockies’ catcher Ramon Hernandez, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network hears that they are considering alternatives. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported last weekend that the Mets are also interested in Mariners’ catcher Miguel Olivo. If acquired, Shoppach would function as a platoon partner for…

  11. Todd Helton lands on disabled list with hip injury

    Jul 14, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Todd Helton didn’t see improvement with his sore right hip during the All-Star break, so the Rockies placed him on the disabled list prior to last night’s game. Helton was already playing sparingly in recent weeks, as the injury has contributed to his struggles at the plate. The Denver Post reports that he’s being sent…

  12. Lenny Dykstra pleads guilty in bankruptcy fraud case

    Jul 14, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

    Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California

    Lenny Dykstra’s legal problems continue to mount, as the Associated Press reports that the former All-Star outfielder pleaded guilty Friday to three counts related to a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles. He could face a maximum 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced on December 3. According to Reuters, Dykstra admitted defrauding creditors by…

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 14, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

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    Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier were back in the Dodgers’ starting lineup last night, but it was Mark Ellis who played hero. Ellis, who recently returned after missing six weeks due to emergency surgery on his leg, delivered a go-ahead two-run homer off Clayton Richard in the bottom of the sixth inning as part of…

  14. Ryan Westmoreland undergoes another brain surgery

    Jul 13, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Two years removed from emergency surgery to repair a cavernous malformation in his brain, Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland was aiming to get into a minor league game before the end of the season. However, any such plans have been put on hold, as the Red Sox announced this evening that the 21-year-old required a…

  15. Dodgers welcome Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier back from the disabled list

    Jul 13, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers’ offense just got a major boost, as both Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier have been activated from the disabled list and are batting third and fourth respectively tonight against the Padres. Kemp has been sidelined since aggravating his left hamstring strain on May 30. While he made it back from the initial injury…

  16. Mets sign left-hander C.J. Nitkowski

    Jul 13, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Here’s a blast from the past. The Mets announced this afternoon that they have signed left-hander C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league contract, pending a physical. He’s expected to report to Double-A Binghamton. Nitkowski, who had a tryout with the Mets back in March, broke the news via his Twitter account: Nitkowski, now 39, hasn’t…

  17. Report: Phillies preparing “substantial” offer for Cole Hamels

    Jul 12, 2012, 11:19 PM EDT

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    According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies are preparing a “substantial” offer for impending free agent Cole Hamels. Exact details of the offer aren’t yet known, but Stark hears that the Phillies have had multiple internal discussions about whether to offer more than five guaranteed years. Previous reports have indicated that the club doesn’t have…

  18. Mets haven’t ruled out calling up Matt Harvey next week

    Jul 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    When it was first reported that Dillon Gee was headed to the disabled list with a blood clot in his right shoulder, Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Miguel Batista would likely take his place in the starting rotation next Wednesday against the Nationals. However, Collins hedged a bit when asked about prospect right-hander Matt…

  19. Roy Halladay tosses three innings in rehab start

    Jul 12, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Many things will have to go right for the Phillies to make a playoff run during the the second half of the season, but there’s some reason for optimism tonight. Roy Halladay made a rehab start for High-A Clearwater this evening and allowed one unearned run over three innings. It was his first game action…

  20. Lance Berkman nearing return from knee surgery

    Jul 12, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman AP

    Lance Berkman will not be activated from the disabled list for the start of the second half tomorrow, but his return from knee surgery isn’t far off. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Berkman will travel with the Cardinals to Cincinnati after successfully lobbying that a minor league rehab assignment will not…

  21. Prince Fielder wins his second Home Run Derby crown

    Jul 9, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

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    We made it, you guys. Another Home Run Derby is in the rear view mirror, as Prince Fielder defeated Jose Bautista in the finals tonight to take home this year’s crown. It was Fielder’s second Home Run Derby win, the other coming back in 2009 in St. Louis. Ken Griffey, Jr., who won in 1994, 1998 and…

  22. Orioles continue to negotiate with No. 4 overall pick Kevin Gausman

    Jul 9, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Times-Picayune has backtracked from their original story. It now says that Gausman is “seriously considering” a return to LSU. Meanwhile, Aaron Fitt of Baseball America passes along this statement from LSU coach Paul Mainieri: “Kevin is still in negotiations…any reports portraying his return to LSU as definite are premature.” Dan Connolly of the…

  23. Reds, Pirates and Indians among teams interested in Carlos Quentin

    Jul 9, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

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    The next 24 hours will be dominated by All-Star Game coverage, but it won’t be long before this space is filled with rumors leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. And we’re already hearing some chatter regarding one of the most popular names on the market. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting that…

  24. Luis Perez done for season with torn UCL in elbow

    Jul 9, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Luis Perez AP

    Another day, another injury for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, Luis Perez is done for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Blue Jays have yet to make an announcement on a course of action, but Tommy John surgery is almost certainly on…

  25. Giancarlo Stanton leaves Saturday’s game with right knee discomfort

    Jul 7, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Miami Marlins

    UPDATE: Uh-oh. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Stanton left the game with right knee discomfort. 5:28 PM: This doesn’t sound promising. After appearing as a pinch-hitter last night, Giancarlo Stanton was back in the Marlins’ starting lineup this afternoon for the first time since Monday. But his return didn’t last long. He had a…

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