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  1. Report: Astros likely to replace manager Brad Mills after season

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT

    Brad Mills

    The Astros stuck with manager Brad Mills this season, despite new ownership and a new general manager, but it appears they are already thinking about who will lead them into the American League West in 2013. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Mills will likely be replaced after the season. Mills, who was hired in…

  2. The Diamondbacks could listen to offers for Justin Upton

    Jul 6, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Here’s an interesting one. According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Diamondbacks would consider trade offers for Justin Upton if they fall out of playoff contention. The Diamondbacks will enter play this evening at 39-43, seven games back in the National League West and 5 1/2 games back in the Wild…

  3. Ryan Dempster to be activated from disabled list Sunday

    Jul 6, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Many contenders will likely have a close eye on Sunday’s game between the Cubs and Mets, as Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that Ryan Dempster will be activated from the disabled list to make the start for the North Siders. Dempster hasn’t pitched since June 15 due to a sore right lat muscle. The 35-year-old…

  4. Giancarlo Stanton set to return Saturday, participate in All-Star Game festivities

    Jul 6, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Good news for the Marlins. And, well, for those who were hoping to see Giancarlo Stanton hit some bombs next week at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Stanton plans to return to the Marlins’ starting lineup tomorrow night against the Cardinals. The 22-year-old slugger has been…

  5. Blue Jays release Jamie Moyer

    Jul 5, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT

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    This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Jamie Moyer has been given his release by the Blue Jays. Moyer signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays late last month while the team was dealing with a string of injuries to their starting rotation. However, the 49-year-old…

  6. Dustin Pedroia headed for disabled list with thumb injury

    Jul 5, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Dustin Pedroia managed to avoid the disabled list after being diagnosed with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb in late May, but he’ll have no such luck this time around. Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Pedroia is indeed DL-bound. The 28-year-old second baseman sat out yesterday’s game after jamming his…

  7. Dee Gordon to undergo thumb surgery, expected to miss six weeks

    Jul 5, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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    More injury woes for the Dodgers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dee Gordon needs surgery on his right thumb and is expected to miss six weeks. The speedy shortstop left last night’s game with what was initially diagnosed as a dislocated thumb, but it turns out he suffered a torn ulnar…

  8. Giancarlo Stanton ruled out through Friday due to knee injury

    Jul 5, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton missed his fourth straight game this afternoon due to a left knee injury and Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the Marlins have already ruled him out for Friday’s game. Stanton underwent an MRI earlier this week which revealed a loose body in the knee. He took batting practice…

  9. Mariners sign No. 3 overall pick Mike Zunino

    Jul 2, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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    The Mariners announced this evening that they have agreed to terms with No. 3 overall pick Mike Zunino. He’ll be officially introduced during a news conference tomorrow. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Zunino will get a $4 million bonus, which is $1.2 million below the slot recommendation for the pick. No. 1 overall pick…

  10. Brett Anderson close to facing hitters for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Jul 2, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s some good news for a promising pitcher. Brett Anderson told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s scheduled for a light bullpen session tomorrow in preparation to face hitters Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. Anderson expects to face hitters two or three times before going…

  11. Ian Stewart needs wrist surgery, likely to miss rest of season

    Jul 2, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Ian Stewart‘s tenure with the Cubs could be brief. According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, Stewart will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist next week in Cleveland and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Stewart has been sidelined since June 12, but his wrist has been an issue…

  12. Matt Kemp to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Jul 2, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers were dead-last in the majors last month with a .212 batting average, a .571 OPS and 88 runs scored, but help is on the way. Matt Kemp told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times a short while ago that he remains on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with…

  13. Andrew McCutchen OK after leaving game with wrist soreness

    Jun 30, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen AP

    UPDATE: McCutchen told Sanserino after the game that he doesn’t anticipate missing any time. 5:30 PM: Cross your fingers, Pirates fans. According to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Andrew McCutchen left this afternoon’s game against the Cardinals due to soreness in his left wrist. McCutchen injured the wrist while making a diving catch to rob Carlos Beltran…

  14. Hiroki Kuroda strikes out 11 in win over White Sox

    Jun 30, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Who needs CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte, anyway? OK, well the Yankees do if they hope to go anywhere. But Hiroki Kuroda is holding things down quite nicely at the moment. Kuroda was dominant this afternoon, allowing just three hits over seven shutout innings as part of a 4-0 win over the White Sox. He…

  15. Cubs officially announce signing of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler

    Jun 30, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

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    We learned earlier this month that the Cubs agreed to sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million contract. The deal was made official today, just two days before the new international spending cap goes into effect. According to CSNChicago.com, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said this afternoon that Soler will occupy a…

  16. Evan Longoria ready to ramp up rehab from hamstring injury

    Jun 30, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    Rays manager Joe Maddon offered some cryptic comments earlier this week regarding Evan Longoria‘s recovery from a partially torn left hamstring, but he is moving in the right direction. According to Bill Chastain, Adam Berry and Greg Zeck of MLB.com, Longoria said yesterday that he’s ready to ramp up his rehab process. The 26-year-old third…

  17. Things aren’t going so well for Daniel Bard in the minors

    Jun 30, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Reuters

    Daniel Bard is now committed to being a relief pitcher, but we may not see him back in the majors in the near future. Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal brings word that Bard issued three walks and hit a batter while recording just one out last night with Triple-A Pawtucket. He threw just nine…

  18. Carlos Lee mulling over whether to accept deal to Dodgers

    Jun 30, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Lee told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart that he expects to make a decision Sunday. 1:43 PM: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that as of this early afternoon, Carlos Lee continues to tell the Astros that he will not waive his no-trade clause. Joining a contender should be a no-brainer, right? Not so easy. As Jon Paul Morosi…

  19. The Mets called the Padres about Huston Street

    Jun 30, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

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    The Mets will enter play this evening with a major-league worst 5.00 ERA out of their bullpen, but as long as they hang around in the playoff race, we should probably get used to them being connected to every relief pitcher on the market. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the…

  20. David Price leaves start with lower back tightness

    Jun 30, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

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    David Price gave the Rays a bit of a scare last night, as he made an early exit from his start against the Tigers due to lower back tightness. Price allowed two runs over his first seven innings and was throwing his warm-up pitches for the eighth before leaving the game. The good news for…

  21. Dodgers sign first-rounder Corey Seager for $2.35 million

    Jun 30, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

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    According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have signed first-round pick Corey Seager for $2.35 million. He’ll get $400,000 over MLB’s $1.95 million estimated slot value for the 18th overall pick. Seager, 18, was considered one of the best high school bats in this year’s draft class. Many think he’ll have…

  22. Lonnie Chisenhall hit by pitch, fractures bone in forearm

    Jun 30, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

    Lonnie Chisenhall AP

    Tough break for a promising young player, as Lonnie Chisenhall suffered a broken ulna bone in his right forearm when he was hit by a pitch from Orioles’ left-hander Troy Patton last night. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Chisenhall will undergo surgery next week to repair the fracture while Indians manager…

  23. Yep, Cliff Lee is still winless

    Jun 30, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Cliff Lee will enter July without a win. At first, this was mostly a ridiculous quick based primarily on a lack of run support, but this isn’t just about the offense anymore. Lee dropped to 0-5 last night by allowing six runs over 4 2/3 innings as part of a 6-2 loss to the Marlins.…

  24. Padres demote struggling catcher Nick Hundley, call up Yasmani Grandal

    Jun 30, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

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    The Padres exhibited patience with Nick Hundley in hopes that he would find his way out of his season-long funk. However, after last night’s game, they finally decided to make a change. Hundley, who signed a three-year, $9 million extension with the Padres in March, is headed to Triple-A Tucson. Top prospect catcher Yasmani Grandal…

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 30, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

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    Just in case there was any lingering doubt about R.A. Dickey‘s case to start for the National League in the upcoming All-Star Game, he pretty much clinched it last night. After giving up five runs over six innings against the Yankees on Sunday, Dickey bounced right back by tossing eight shutout innings as part of…

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