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  1. Bobby Jenks on disabled list again with back tightness

    Jul 16, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Bobby Jenks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with back tightness. He felt discomfort warming up last night in the same area that sent him to the disabled list last month. This is his third trip to the DL this season. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein envisioned…

  2. Ben Revere is just showing off

    Jul 16, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Ben Revere

    Though it was ultimately overshadowed by Matt Capps‘ latest ninth-inning meltdown, Twins’ rookie outfielder Ben Revere did something pretty incredible while legging out a triple in the sixth inning last night against the Royals. Revere pulled a pitch into the right field corner and was off like a shot. He lost his footing between second…

  3. Carlos Beltran out of today’s lineup with flu-like symptoms

    Jul 16, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    New York Mets v San Francisco Giants

    It was a little curious when Carlos Beltran was not on the lineup card for today’s game against the Phillies, but the intrigue didn’t last too long. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Beltran is out with flu-like symptoms. Scott Hairston will start in his place in right field this afternoon and bat third…

  4. Orioles agree to three-year contract extension with J.J. Hardy

    Jul 16, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    J.J. Hardy

    UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun adds that the deal is worth between $22-22.5 million over three years. The no-trade clause involves eight teams and Hardy has been assured that he will not be traded this season. 12:38 PM: Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy have…

  5. Carlos Marmol removed from closer’s role indefinitely

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Cubs manager Mike Quade acknowledged the obvious following yesterday’s close call win over the Marlins, telling Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that Carlos Marmol will be removed from the closer role indefinitely to work on his mechanics. “Relievers just don’t have the side time and the time to work on stuff that starters do,” Quade said.…

  6. Carl Crawford kicks off brief rehab stint at Pawtucket

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Carl Crawford played his first of two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket last night. He played five innings in left field and went 1-for-2 a broken bat RBI single, a walk and a run scored. Most importantly, he told Mike Scandura of the Boston Globe after the game that his hamstring felt fine.…

  7. Want Jeff Baker? Don’t even think about it.

    Jul 16, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Jeff Baker

    What does a .279 career batting average and .769 OPS make you? Untouchable. At least according to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. Sources tell Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com that the Cubs have no plans to deal utility man Jeff Baker to a contender. The Red Sox and Indians are among the…

  8. David Wright doubles in first minor league rehab game

    Jul 16, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The Mets are beginning to look a lot like sellers, but they are finally close to getting their third baseman back. David Wright went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored last night in his first minor league rehab game with High-A St. Lucie. According to Greg Auman of ESPN New York, he…

  9. Pirates grab share of first place in National League Central

    Jul 16, 2011, 9:25 AM EDT

    Karstens Pirates AP

    Did you wake up feeling a little off today? Maybe your cup of coffee doesn’t taste quite the same as it usually does and you have the sudden and unprecedented impulse to go for an early morning jog? No worries, it’s perfectly explainable. You see, the Pirates are tied with the Cardinals for first place…

  10. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 16, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    This rivalry between the Cardinals and Reds continues to live up to the hype. The Reds kicked off the second half in style last night, defeating the Cardinals 6-5 thanks to a two-out, walk off two-run homer by Brandon Phillips off Cards’ closer Fernando Salas in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Reds were…

  11. David Aardsma to undergo Tommy John surgery next week

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT

    aardsma fist pump

    David Aardsma hasn’t thrown a pitch in the big leagues this season. And now it’s very likely we won’t see him again until latter part of the 2012 season at the earliest. Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that Aardsma will undergo Tommy John surgery late next week in California. The 29-year-old right-hander has been rehabbing…

  12. Peter Bourjos placed on disabled list after setback with hamstring injury

    Jul 15, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, the Angels have placed Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Alexi Amarista from Triple-A Salt Lake. Bourjos has been sidelined since straining his right hamstring while running the bases last Thursday. While Craig wrote earlier this morning that the speedy center fielder was…

  13. The Nationals won’t try to get cute with Jordan Zimmermann’s innings limit

    Jul 15, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Nationals fans better enjoy Jordan Zimmermann while they still can. No worries, he’s perfectly healthy, but after the Nationals made a tentative schedule to work around Zimmermann’s 160-innings limit for this season, manager Davey Johnson told Amanda Comak of the Washington Times earlier today that plans have changed. While Zimmermann won’t make his next start…

  14. Report: Pirates and Rockies among teams interested in Kevin Slowey

    Jul 15, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    Kevin Slowey

    Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Pirates and Rockies are among the teams “showing continued interest” in Kevin Slowey. Slowey, who has been on the disabled list since late May with an abdominal strain, is scheduled to make his third minor league rehab start tonight with Triple-A Rochester. His future with the Twins…

  15. Mets and Brewers both win in Francisco Rodriguez deal

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:35 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    As Matthew noted a little earlier, the Mets have traded Francisco Rodriguez and cash considerations to the Brewers for two players to be named later. Who the Mets eventually get in return here is really secondary to what the trade accomplishes for the club. This is all about shedding his $17.5 million option for 2012,…

  16. Prince Fielder powers National League to second straight All-Star Game victory

    Jul 13, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    The National League defeated the American League 5-1 at tonight’s All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, clinching home field advantage for the World Series for the second straight season. This is the first time the National League has won back-to-back All-Star Games since they took home three straight from 1994-1996. Prince Fielder won…

  17. HBT All-Star Game live blog

    Jul 12, 2011, 11:29 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    UPDATE: Wilson gets Paul Konerko to ground out to end it. The National League wins 5-1. They will have home field advantage in the World Series for the second straight season. Thanks for hanging out, everyone. Stay tuned for a recap. 11:25 PM: Hey, did you guys know that Brian Wilson has a beard? 11:23 PM:…

  18. Derek Jeter spotted in Miami with girlfriend Minka Kelly

    Jul 12, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

    Jeter walks with girlfriend Kelly at Yankee Stadium after final game

    While the debate about whether Derek Jeter should have attended the All-Star Game rages on, RadarOnline.com snapped some pictures earlier today of the newest member of the 3,000-hit club having lunch with his actress girlfriend Minka Kelly at an outdoor cafe in Miami, Florida. Kelly is in currently in Miami shooting for the television reboot of “Charlie’s…

  19. Robinson Cano tops Adrian Gonzalez to win the Home Run Derby

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:17 PM EDT

    2011 State Farm Home Run Derby

    Something that lasts entirely too long and the Yankees and Red Sox are involved? This sounds familiar. Robinson Cano was just crowned the winner of the Home Run Derby, topping Adrian Gonzalez 12-11 in the finals. Of course, Cano owes a big-time assist to his father and former Astros pitcher Jose Cano, who served up…

  20. Jon Garland undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets

    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jon Garland underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder earlier today. The procedure consisted of clean up of the labrum and bursa and clean up and reinforcement of the rotator cuff. Garland will begin physical therapy later this week, but is expected to be sidelined for the…

  21. Report: Yankees aren’t on K-Rod’s no-trade list

    Jul 11, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    We’re slowly learning more details about Francisco Rodriguez‘s 10-team no-trade list. While Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the no-trade list was written into his original three-year contract and doesn’t change on an annual basis, Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal reveals that the Yankees are not one of the teams on…

  22. Jon Lester hopes to begin throwing Thursday

    Jul 11, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

    During a media session today for the American League All-Stars, Jon Lester told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he hopes to begin throwing when he rejoins the Red Sox on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lester was placed on the disabled list after leaving a start last Tuesday with a strained left lat muscle, but…

  23. Roy Halladay to start All-Star Game for National League

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Phillies starting pitcher Halladay delivers a pitch to the Braves during the sixth inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    When you have Roy Halladay, Jair Jurrjens, Cliff Lee, Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw all on the same pitching staff, you really can’t go wrong, but NL skipper Bruce Bochy just finally announced his starter for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Roy Halladay will get the nod for the…

  24. Erik Bedard won’t have much time to make an impact before the trade deadline

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians

    The Mariners were just 2 1/2 games out of first place as recently as last Tuesday, but have dropped five straight to fall 7 1/2 back in the American League West. It’s probably safe to call them sellers at this point, but their most valuable trade chip isn’t ready to get back on the mound.…

  25. Jose Contreras to see Dr. Lewis Yocum for second opinion on forearm

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies were hoping Jose Contreras would be able to begin a throwing program after the All-Star break, but he’s now scheduled to see Dr. Lewis Yocum this week for a second opinion on his right forearm. Contreras, who opened the year as closer, has been limited to just 17 appearances this season due to…

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