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  1. Carlos Gonzalez could be shut down with hamstring injury

    Sep 24, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Losers of nine straight games entering play tonight, the Rockies are *literally limping to the finish line. Carlos Gonzalez is out of the starting lineup tonight for the sixth time in the past seven games due to a strained left hamstring. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Gonzalez underwent an MRI today and…

  2. David Aardsma could join Yankees tomorrow

    Sep 24, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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    David Aardsma hasn’t thrown a pitch in the major leagues since September 19, 2010. But that could change in the next few days. After spending the past 14 months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Aardsma told Erik Boland of the New York Daily News this afternoon that he expects to be activated by the Yankees…

  3. Blue Jays issue statement regarding Yunel Escobar

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays released a statement this evening regarding shortstop Yunel Escobar, who was spotted with a homophobic slur on his eye black during Saturday’s game. The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game. The club takes this situation seriously and…

  4. Alex Avila dealing with headache after collision with Prince Fielder

    Sep 17, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Alex Avila was held out of the starting lineup this afternoon against the White Sox after he hurt his jaw in a collision with teammate Prince Fielder during yesterday’s game, but the hope was that he wouldn’t have to miss much time after he passed a concussion test. However, Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Chris…

  5. We could see Chase Utley at third base soon

    Sep 17, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT

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    We heard late last month that Chase Utley was starting to take some grounders at third base to see if he could be an option at the position at some point down the road. The experiment could begin pretty soon. After Utley worked out at third base again this afternoon at Citi Field, manager Charlie…

  6. Joel Hanrahan survives shaky ninth as Pirates snap seven-game losing streak

    Sep 15, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan‘s ninth inning against the Cubs this afternoon was painful to watch. Very painful. But the Pirates’ seven-game losing streak is over. Hanrahan entered the bottom of the ninth inning with a 7-4 lead, but quickly gave up a double to Joe Mather and walked Darwin Barney. He got the first out of the…

  7. Freddy Sanchez holding out hope for return this season

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Freddy Sanchez hasn’t played a game in the majors since June 10 of last year following shoulder and back surgeries, but he’s still hoping to help the Giants as a pinch-hitter down the stretch. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sanchez is currently working out at the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale and could begin playing…

  8. Brett Gardner could rejoin Yankees as pinch-runner

    Sep 15, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT

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    When Brett Gardner underwent surgery on his right elbow in late July, it was thought that he would miss the rest of the season. However, it’s now possible that he could rejoin the Yankees down the stretch, albeit in a limited capacity. Gardner participated in bunting drills on the field and ran the bases this…

  9. The Rockies will return to a traditional five-man rotation next year

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT

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    We heard late last month that the Rockies were planning to stick with a four-man rotation next year, but it turns out they will have a more conventional approach. Rockies assistant general manager Bill Geivett told Troy Renck of the Denver Post last night that the team will return to a traditional five-man rotation next…

  10. Adam Dunn returns after missing seven games with oblique injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, Adam Dunn is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Twins after missing seven straight games with a strained right oblique. He’s playing first base in his return. Dunn originally tweaked his oblique on a check swing on August 29 and hasn’t played since aggravating the injury…

  11. Neil Walker back in starting lineup for first time since August 26

    Sep 15, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The Pirates’ recent collapse has been pretty depressing to watch, but there is some good news to report this morning. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Neil Walker is back in the Pirates’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs after missing 16 straight starts due to lower back tightness. He struck out…

  12. Dodgers sign general manager Ned Colletti to extension

    Sep 15, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Heyman has updated his story to say Colletti is getting a multi-year deal. He was told by one source that it could be a three-year contract which would carry him through 2015. 11:35 AM: According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Dodgers have signed general manager Ned Colletti to a contract extension. No word…

  13. Lorenzo Cain expected to miss rest of season with hamstring injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

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    When the Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez over the winter, the objective was to give Lorenzo Cain an opportunity to be the regular center fielder. Things haven’t exactly worked out as planned. While Sanchez was a major bust before being traded to the Rockies for Jeremy Guthrie, Cain just hasn’t…

  14. Yu Darvish becomes first rookie since Daisuke Matsuzaka to reach 200 strikeouts

    Sep 15, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Yu Darvish outdueled fellow countryman Hisashi Iwakuma last night by holding the Mariners to just one run on two hits over seven innings as part of a 9-3 victory. He struck out nine en route to his 15th win and now has 205 strikeouts over 176 2/3 innings this season. Darvish is the 16th rookie…

  15. Wilson Betemit likely done for season with wrist injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

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    While it’s not quite on the level of Nick Markakis‘ thumb injury, the Orioles did get some bad news after last night’s loss to the Athletics. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Wilson Betemit is likely done for the season after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right wrist during batting practice last night. Betemit missed…

  16. Ozzie Guillen rips Buster Olney on Twitter

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

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    Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen returned to Twitter earlier this month after taking a few months off. It didn’t take him long to create some controversy. After the Marlins defeated the Reds 4-0 last night behind an excellent pitching performance by rookie Jacob Turner, Guillen unleashed the following Tweets in the direction of ESPN’s Buster Olney.…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 15, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    The Yankees lost 6-4 to the Rays last night, so the Orioles had yet another chance to gain sole possession of first-place in the American League East. They failed to make it happen. In front of a packed house at O.co Coliseum, the Athletics topped the Orioles 3-2 last night. Yes, the Orioles actually lost…

  18. Aroldis Chapman feels “a lot better” after recent bout with shoulder fatigue

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Aroldis Chapman is currently getting a bit of a break due to a fatigued left shoulder, but he’s confident he’ll be blowing away opposing batters again real soon. According to Christina De Nicola of MLB.com, Chapman said he felt “a lot better” after making 40 throws earlier today while playing long toss from a distance…

  19. Clayton Kershaw could be scratched from Sunday’s start due to continued hip pain

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT

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    Here’s some rough news for the Dodgers, who begin play tonight 7 1/2 games behind the Giants in the National League West and two games back in the Wild Card race. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said tonight that Clayton Kershaw is questionable for Sunday’s start against the Cardinals due…

  20. Derek Jeter passes Willie Mays for 10th place on all-time hits list

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

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    After tying Willie Mays last night against the Red Sox, Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time hits list tonight against the Rays. Jeter, who is currently playing through a bone bruise in his left ankle, collected hit No. 3,284 with a single off the glove of second baseman Elliot…

  21. Ted Lilly to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Sep 14, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Ted Lilly has been trying to work his way back to the Dodgers since May, but numerous setbacks have kept him off the mound. Now his season is officially over. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Lilly has opted to undergo shoulder surgery. Lilly went 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA over his…

  22. Albert Pujols starting at first base tonight for the first time since August 22

    Sep 14, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    After serving as the designated hitter for the past 16 games, Albert Pujols is back at first base for tonight’s game against the Royals. Pujols hasn’t started at first base since he injured his right calf while running the bases on August 22, but he’s feeling much better now. While the Angels have played things…

  23. Mike Napoli on track to be activated from disabled list Saturday

    Sep 13, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

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    After missing the past month with a strained left quad muscle, Mike Napoli is on track to be activated from the disabled list Saturday. Napoli is 1-for-6 with a homer in two rehab games this week with Double-A Frisco. Perhaps more importantly, he has caught 15 innings without incident. He is scheduled to get one…

  24. Dr. Lewis Yocum clarifies his comments on the Stephen Strasburg shutdown

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

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    After being quoted as saying that he “wasn’t asked” about the Stephen Strasburg shutdown, Dr. Lewis Yocum clarified his comments to the Los Angeles Times late this afternoon. Yocum is now saying that all parties involved — including himself, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, Strasburg and agent Scott Boras — agreed last year that the…

  25. Jered Weaver excellent in first start back from right biceps tendinitis

    Sep 13, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    It looks like some rest was just what the doctor ordered for Jered Weaver, as he helped the Angels avoid a sweep by blanking the Athletics 6-0 this afternoon. Weaver, who was skipped in the rotation last week due to right biceps tendinitis, allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings while striking out nine…

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