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  1. Ben Sheets tosses six scoreless innings in win over Nationals

    Jul 21, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

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    After holding the Mets scoreless last Sunday in his first major league start since July 19, 2010, Ben Sheets kept on trucking this afternoon. Sheets tossed six scoreless innings against the Nationals as part of a 4-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park. The 34-year-old right-hander gave up just five…

  2. White Sox acquire Brett Myers from Astros

    Jul 21, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

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    After completing a 10-player deal with the Blue Jays yesterday, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow isn’t done wheeling and dealing. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the White Sox have acquired right-hander Brett Myers from the Astros. No word yet on who the Astros will receive in return. Myers was moved into the closer role…

  3. Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona receives U.S. visa, will serve three-week suspension

    Jul 21, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    It’s now likely that Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, will pitch with the Indians in the very near future. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hernandez has received his U.S. visa and is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland tonight. He’s scheduled to meet with reporters tomorrow at Progressive Field and…

  4. The Yankees have some interest in Rick Ankiel

    Jul 21, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post hears that the Yankees “have shown some interest” in picking up Rick Ankiel. Ankiel was designated for assignment by the Nationals this week after batting just .228/.282/.411 with five home runs and a .694 OPS through 171 plate appearances. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com wrote at the time that the…

  5. Dodgers “very unlikely” to trade for Ryan Dempster

    Jul 21, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers have long been considered the favorites to land Ryan Dempster, but it appears that their strategy is changing on the fly. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is reporting that the Dodgers are now seen as “very unlikely” to trade for Dempster. The team would prefer to not deal some of their top prospects for…

  6. Cameron Maybin likely to miss weekend with wrist injury

    Jul 21, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Cameron Maybin missed his third straight start last night as he continues to nurse soreness in his right wrist. While Padres manager Bud Black said that a stint on the disabled list is “highly unlikely,” Corey Brock and Chelsea Janes of MLB.com report that he could sit out the rest of the weekend series against…

  7. Picture of the Day: Rockies honor victims of Aurora shooting

    Jul 21, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

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    The Rockies were in San Diego last night, but their hearts were with the victims of Friday’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado which killed 12 and wounded 59. The Rockies wore “7-20″ eye black stickers and black wrist bands along with their purple jerseys. They also hung a black jersey in their dugout which…

  8. Johan Santana placed on disabled list with ankle injury

    Jul 21, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    The Mets were considering skipping Johan Santana or at least pushing him back for a few days after he was knocked around for six runs over three innings last night against the Dodgers, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that they have decided to place him on the disabled list with a right…

  9. Braves activate Jonny Venters from disabled list

    Jul 21, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Jonny Venters tossed a scoreless inning last night in his first rehab appearance last night with Triple-A Gwinnett. He was originally expected to make two appearances before returning from the disabled list, but the Braves have decided to activate him for today’s doubleheader against the Nationals. Matt Diaz was placed on the disabled list with…

  10. Aubrey Huff sent for MRI after setback with knee

    Jul 21, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

    Aubrey Huff

    According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Aubrey Huff suffered a setback with his right knee in a minor league rehab game on Thursday night and returned to San Francisco in order to undergo an MRI. Huff has been sidelined since June 11 with a sprained right knee. He went 2-for-13 (.154) with a walk and…

  11. Must-click link: The struggles of Shaq Thompson

    Jul 21, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Some of you may have heard about the struggles of Shaq Thompson, who was selected by the Red Sox in the 18th round of last month’s First-Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old outfielder put a bow on his first professional season yesterday by going 0-for-2 with a strikeout for the organization’s rookie level Gulf Coast League…

  12. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 21, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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    If Tim Lincecum isn’t back, well, he’s certainly on the right track. After tossing eight shutout innings against the Astros in his last start last Saturday, Lincecum gave up two runs over seven innings last night in Philadelphia as part of a 7-2 win over the Phillies. His ERA dropped from 5.93 to 5.72 with…

  13. Gavin Floyd on track to return from disabled list Monday

    Jul 20, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    It looks like Gavin Floyd‘s first career stint on the disabled list will be a brief one. Floyd, currently sidelined with right elbow tendinitis, threw 40-50 pitches in a bullpen session this afternoon. The White Sox want to see how he responds tomorrow before making an official announcement, but pitching coach Don Cooper told Dan…

  14. Jim Thome hits 610th home run, passes Sammy Sosa on all-time list

    Jul 20, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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    Jim Thome just keeps mashing those taters. Thome connected for a solo home run off Derek Lowe in the top of the fourth inning this evening against the Indians. It was Thome’s first home run as a member of the Orioles and the 610th home run of his career, passing Sammy Sosa for sole possession…

  15. Johan Santana has a 6.54 ERA since his no-hitter

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana‘s struggles continued tonight against the Dodgers, as he was chased after being knocked around for six runs over just three innings. It matched the second-shortest start of his career. Santana gave up seven hits in all, including a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning and a two-run homer to Luis Cruz…

  16. Jayson Werth’s first rehab game pushed back to Saturday

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Jayson Werth was originally scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Potomac this evening. However, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com passes along word that the Nationals decided to scratch him due to a combination of the poor weather and some stiffness in his surgically-repaired left wrist. It’s not a major concern at this…

  17. Zack Greinke confirms that the Brewers have made him an offer

    Jul 20, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier today that the Brewers offered Zack Greinke a five-year, $100-plus million contract extension sometime within the past few weeks. Greinke didn’t deny it when asked by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel before tonight’s game. “I can say Heyman is pretty accurate with what he’s saying, but nothing else,”…

  18. Brett Gardner to have elbow surgery next week, likely done for season

    Jul 19, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Brett Gardner has been trying to come back from a right elbow injury for three months. And now he’ll likely have to wait until 2013 to play another major league game. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees announced this evening that Gardner will undergo surgery next week to remove…

  19. Dodgers make trade proposal to Cubs for Ryan Dempster

    Jul 19, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT

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    According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com, the Dodgers have made a trade proposal to the Cubs for right-hander Ryan Dempster. And, well, that’s all we have right now. Talks are said to be “fluid” and it isn’t clear whether top prospect right-hander Zach Lee is included in the Dodgers’ proposal. That seems unlikely, as it…

  20. Reggie Jackson is back with the Yankees tonight in Oakland

    Jul 19, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

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    You’ll be thrilled to know that Reggie Jackson has rejoined the Yankees for tonight’s series opener against the Athletics. Jackson, who is a “special advisor” with the Yankees, recently took a leave of absence from the team after he said Kirby Puckett, Gary Carter, Bert Blyleven, Jim Rice, Don Sutton, and Phil Niekro shouldn’t be…

  21. The Padres want to sign Carlos Quentin and Huston Street, not trade them

    Jul 19, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin and Huston Street are two of the most popular trade chips around, so the assumption has been that the Padres will deal them before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Not so, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. According to Heyman, the Padres now want to sign both Quentin and Street to multi-year deals.…

  22. David Ortiz to undergo MRI on right Achilles on Tuesday

    Jul 16, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

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    Everything appeared to be falling into place for the Red Sox on Monday night after Adrian Gonzalez delivered a go-ahead three-run homer off White Sox left-hander Leyson Septimo in the bottom of the eighth inning, plating David Ortiz and Carl Crawford, who was making his long-awaited season debut. However, the club was dealt another tough…

  23. The Dodgers have some interest in Jimmy Rollins

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    We’ve heard the Dodgers connected to Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino in recent weeks, but it seems they are also considering another player on the Phillies’ roster. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com is reporting that the Dodgers have “some interest” in shortstop Jimmy Rollins. It’s not clear whether the Phillies are seriously considering parting with their…

  24. Jonathan Lucroy on track to begin minor league rehab assignment Thursday

    Jul 16, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucroy was off to a surprising start before suffering a fracture in his right hand almost two months ago. But he’s inching closer to rejoining the Brewers’ lineup. According to Brewers’ media relations director Mike Vassallo, Lucroy is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Wisconsin. Lucroy began…

  25. Chris Nelson hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

    Jul 16, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Scary news to pass along, as the Rockies just announced that infielder Chris Nelson was admitted to a local hospital today and is undergoing tests for an irregular heartbeat. Nelson, a first-round pick of Colorado back in 2004, is hitting .256/.324/.411 with five home runs, 23 RBI and a .735 OPS in 58 games with…

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