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  1. Brett Jackson made a pretty ridiculous catch last night

    Sep 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brett Jackson Getty

    Cubs rookie Brett Jackson was involved in a scary play last night in Pittsburgh, as he sprinted to rob Andrew McCutchen of extra bases before crashing into the chain-link fence in center field. It looked pretty bad and Jackson did have to leave the game, but you’ll be happy to know that he ended up…

  2. Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy is back

    Sep 8, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy Getty

    Brandon McCarthy still has a long road ahead of him in his recovery from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, but his sense of humor appears to be just fine. Those who follow McCarthy’s Twitter account saw this message early this morning: Nice to have you back. And with an “Arrested Development” reference, no…

  3. The Brewers and Cardinals played into the wee small hours of the morning

    Sep 8, 2012, 9:23 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun Getty

    If you missed the end of this one, don’t feel bad. This was one for the die-hards. After the start of last night’s game was delayed two hours and 20 minutes due to rain, the Brewers and Cardinals ended up playing a four-hour and 30-minute marathon which didn’t end until 3:05 AM ET. The Brewers…

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Reuters Martin Soriano

    The Yankees are all alone again in first place in the American League East. At least for now. After giving up six home runs on Thursday to fall back into a tie for the division lead, the Yankees topped the Orioles 8-5 last night at Camden Yards. The Yankees hit three home runs in the…

  5. Brandon McCarthy is still in a “life-threatening” situation

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy AP

    Brandon McCarthy is showing signs of improvement two days after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from being struck by a line drive during a start against the Angels on Wednesday, but Athletics trainer Nick Paparesta said tonight that he’s still in a “life-threatening” situation. “Absolutely he is. It’s brain surgery,” Paparesta said.…

  6. Roger Clemens tosses four-plus scoreless innings for Sugar Land Skeeters

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens  and son Koby walk on the field prior to the Sugar Land Skeeters game against the Long Island Ducks

    UPDATE: Per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Clemens told ESPN after his outing that he “would listen” if Astros owner Jim Crane calls, but doesn’t think he’s close to pitching in an MLB game. 10:01 PM: With his son Koby behind the plate, Roger Clemens tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings tonight against the Long Island Ducks…

  7. David Ortiz unlikely to return this season

    Sep 7, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    We haven’t heard much about David Ortiz lately and there’s a pretty good reason for that, as there just isn’t much to report. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said this afternoon that Ortiz has made progress since receiving a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for his strained right…

  8. Stephen Strasburg chased from final home start of season after three innings

    Sep 7, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg AP

    Stephen Strasburg‘s final start at Nationals Park this season ended up being a brief one, as he was chased after giving up five runs over just three innings tonight against the Marlins. Strasburg wasn’t fooling anyone, giving up six hits and three walks while striking out two. He threw just 37 out of 67 pitches…

  9. The Mets gave Chipper Jones a going away present

    Sep 7, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Chipper Jones has received various items from opposing teams during his farewell tour around MLB. A cowboy hat here, a surfboard there. You know the deal. However, given his history of tormenting the Mets, many wondered what he would receive from the club upon arriving to Citi Field today. Perhaps something traditional like a gold…

  10. The Dodgers are talking to GM Ned Colletti about a contract extension

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Ned Colletti AP

    After playing a central part in the Dodgers’ spending spree over the past couple of months, general manager Ned Colletti is about to be rewarded by the team’s new ownership group. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have opened talks with Colletti on a long-term contract extension. Team chairman Mark…

  11. Mark Teixeira tests calf by running in outfield, hopes to return this weekend

    Sep 6, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Yankees have struggled to put runs on the board recently and have the Orioles hot on their tail going into a four-game series tonight in Baltimore, but the Bombers’ offense could be back to full strength soon. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Mark Teixeira tested his strained left calf by running…

  12. Brandon McCarthy had surgery for an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture

    Sep 6, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT

    mccarthy getty

    Scary news to pass along on Brandon McCarthy, who was hit in the head by a line drive during his start yesterday against the Angels. The Athletics just announced that McCarthy underwent a two-hour surgery last night after a CT scan revealed an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had another CT scan…

  13. Jered Weaver could miss next start with tenderness in shoulder

    Sep 3, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver Getty

    After ending the Athletics’ nine-game winning streak this afternoon, the Angels have now won 10 out of their last 13 games. While they are finally showing signs of life at just the right time, they could be without their best starter this week. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Jered Weaver is questionable for his…

  14. Jeff Niemann out indefinitely with inflammation in rotator cuff

    Sep 3, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Jeff Niemann Rays Getty

    After missing 3 1/2 months with a fractured right fibula, Jeff Niemann exited his start against the Blue Jays on Saturday after just 3 1/3 innings with what was initially described as right arm tightness. It turns out the injury could end his season. According to Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times, Niemann is out…

  15. Nationals clinch winning record for first time since moving to D.C.

    Sep 3, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Nationals Clippard Getty

    The Nationals topped the Cubs 2-1 this afternoon at Nationals Park for their 82nd victory of the season. This guarantees them their first winning record since moving from Montreal to D.C. for the 2005 season. The club went 81-81 in their first season in D.C. and 80-81 last year. Ross Detwiler was excellent this afternoon,…

  16. Rafael Furcal will attempt to rehab torn ligament in elbow

    Sep 1, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal Getty

    When we learned yesterday that Rafael Furcal had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the assumption was that he would undergo Tommy John surgery. That’s not the case. At least not yet. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Furcal will attempt to rehab the injury over the next 4-6 weeks. This timetable…

  17. The Orioles finally lose a one-run game while the Rays finally win one

    Sep 1, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Molina Vizquel collision Getty

    We’ve heard a lot recently about the Orioles’ success in one-run games and the Rays’ inability to win one. Well, their fortunes finally reversed today. We’ll start with the Orioles. They entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead against the Yankees, but things unraveled from there. Wei-Yin Chen was ahead of…

  18. Curtis Granderson dealing with hamstring tendinitis, could play Sunday

    Sep 1, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: Good news for the Bombers. According to Erik Boland of New York Newsday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the MRI didn’t show anything serious. He’s dealing with some “mild tendinitis” and could play as soon as tomorrow. 2:27 PM: Things just aren’t going the Yankees’ way right now. Curtis Granderson was forced to leave…

  19. Lance Berkman activated from disabled list

    Sep 1, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    After batting .235 (4-for-17) with a double over six games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis, Lance Berkman was activated from the disabled list by the Cardinals this afternoon. Berkman has been sidelined for nearly a month due to right knee inflammation. The 36-year-old isn’t quite 100 percent, so he’s expected to serve as…

  20. Andrelton Simmons could begin rehab assignment Tuesday

    Sep 1, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons AP

    Andrelton Simmons has been sidelined since July 8 due to a fractured right pinkie finger, but it looks like he’ll be able to rejoin the Braves for the stretch run. According to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Simmons was cleared by hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie to begin all baseball activities and could begin…

  21. Diamondbacks expected to pick up J.J. Putz’s option for 2013

    Sep 1, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz Getty

    This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic yesterday that the club will almost certainly exercise the $6.5 million club option on J.J. Putz‘s contract for next season. “We’ll have time to make that decision, but he hasn’t done anything performance-wise to lead…

  22. Huston Street’s return delayed after setback with calf

    Sep 1, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    huston street getty

    Huston Street was originally expected to be activated from the disabled list tomorrow, but that won’t happen now after he had a setback with his strained left calf. Street, who landed on the disabled list on August 12, was scratched from a rehab appearance with Triple-A Tucson last night after he still felt something in…

  23. Alex Rodriguez hitless in first rehab game

    Sep 1, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Alex Rodriguez began a minor league rehab assignment last night with High-A Tampa and went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts as the designated hitter. It was his first game action since suffering a fracture in his left hand when he was by a pitch by Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez on July 24. Rodriguez…

  24. Kenley Jansen to be examined by heart specialist Tuesday

    Sep 1, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    kenley jansen getty

    Kenley Jansen was hospitalized in Denver earlier this week due to an irregular heartbeat. He missed a month last season with the very same issue and he’ll soon find out whether his recent scare will cost him the rest of the season. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Jansen threw a 25-pitch…

  25. Tim Stauffer undergoes elbow surgery

    Sep 1, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    stauffer getty

    Tim Stauffer‘s 2012 season is officially over, as Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that he underwent surgery yesterday to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow. Padres manager Bud Black said that he should be ready for spring training next year. Stauffer was originally expected to be the Padres’ Opening Day starter, but he…

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