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  1. Roberto Hernandez to join Indians’ rotation Wednesday

    Aug 11, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    AP Roberto Hernandez

    UPDATE: According to Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland, Indians manager Manny Acta said that Hernandez will start Wednesday against the Angels. 2:01 PM: Roberto Hernandez hasn’t pitched for the Indians this season after being arrested in January on false identity charges in his native Dominican Republic, but that should change very soon. According to…

  2. Trevor Plouffe on track to return from thumb injury on Monday

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Trevor Plouffe hasn’t played since jamming his right thumb on a swing back on July 20, but he could be back in the Twins’ starting lineup on Monday if all goes according to plan. Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that Plouffe was cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment after making it through batting…

  3. Lucas Giolito to make first pro start on Tuesday

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    Lucas Giolito AP

    Lucas Giolito was discussed as a possible No. 1 overall pick before a sprained ligament in his elbow ended his senior season with Harvard-Westlake High School in California, but concerns over his health and bonus demands caused him to drop to the Nationals at 16th in June’s First-Year Player Draft. However, it appears the elbow…

  4. David Ortiz unlikely to return from disabled list Sunday

    Aug 11, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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    David Ortiz was aiming to return from the disabled list for Sunday’s series finale against the Indians, but it’s increasingly likely that he won’t be ready. Progress has been slow since Ortiz received a pain-killing injection in his ailing right heel on Monday. The veteran slugger was scheduled to go through agility drills and run…

  5. Josh Collmenter placed on disabled list with ulcers

    Aug 11, 2012, 11:07 AM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks placed right-hander Josh Collmenter on the disabled list before last night’s game due to ulcers. No further information was provided by the team, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Tyler Emrick of MLB.com that he got ill after the team returned from their 10-game roadtrip on Thursday. “It cropped up last night,” Gibson…

  6. James McDonald has an 8.71 ERA since the All-Star break

    Aug 11, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

    James McDonald AP

    James McDonald has been a big part of the Pirates’ surprising season, but he just hasn’t been the same pitcher since the All-Star break. He hit rock bottom last night against the Padres, giving up a season-high seven runs over just 4 1/3 innings as part of an eventual 9-8 loss. McDonald actually cruised through…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 11, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    Hanley Ramirez was back in Miami last night for the first time since being traded to the Dodgers on July 25. He heard plenty of boos from the 28,130 in attendance at Marlins Park, but he got the last laugh. Ramirez went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Dodgers topped the Marlins 5-2. He had…

  8. Report: Will Middlebrooks suffers broken wrist on hit-by-pitch

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:53 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    Clay Buchholz tossed a two-hitter tonight as part of a 3-2 win over the Indians, but the Red Sox were dealt another tough blow on the injury front in the process. Will Middlebrooks left the game in the top of the ninth inning after being hit in the right wrist by a pitch. The Red…

  9. Shaun Marcum goes three innings in first minor league rehab start

    Aug 10, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Shaun Marcum has missed nearly two months due with an elbow injury, but he’s finally getting closer to rejoining the Brewers’ starting rotation. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Marcum allowed one run over three innings tonight in his first rehab start with Class A Wisconsin. The only hit he allowed was a…

  10. Manny Machado homers twice in second major league game

    Aug 10, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Manny Machado AP

    UPDATE: Check that, Machado just went deep again. He clubbed a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning that chased Hochevar from the ballgame. Here’s the video. Per Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the 20-year-old is now the youngest player in Orioles history to have a multi-homer game. Goodness. 8:43 PM:…

  11. Travis Hafner could miss rest of season with bulging disk in back

    Aug 10, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    Travis Hafner Getty

    Travis Hafner was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with what was described as lower back inflammation, but there’s a chance the injury could cost him the rest of the season. According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said this afternoon that Hafner is dealing with a bulging…

  12. Paul Konerko placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

    Aug 10, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko AP

    The White Sox will have to get by without one of their best hitters for a little while, as Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox have placed Paul Konerko on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. Konerko suffered the concussion Tuesday night when he was elbowed in the head by Royals…

  13. Manny Machado has two hits in major league debut

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    Getty Manny Machado

    In the most hyped debut for an Orioles’ prospect since Matt Wieters back in 2009, Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in tonight’s 8-2 loss to the Royals. Machado, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, started at third base and batted ninth. After grounding out…

  14. Terry Collins not ruling out using R.A. Dickey on short rest to help his Cy Young bid

    Aug 9, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    The Mets have floated the possibility of using R.A. Dickey on short rest at various times this season, but that talk has died down in recent weeks as the team has faded in the standings. However, Mets manager Terry Collins raised the possibility again this afternoon after Dickey finished off a complete game 6-1 victory…

  15. Pablo Sandoval to begin minor league rehab assignment Friday

    Aug 9, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Pablo Sandoval hasn’t played since straining his left hamstring while stretching for a throw at first base on July 24, but he’s ready to return to game action. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sandoval is scheduled to play five innings at third base tomorrow when he begins a minor league rehab assignment with High-A…

  16. Tim Byrdak diagnosed with capsule tear in shoulder, likely headed for surgery

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Tim Byrdak Getty

    Tim Byrdak leads the majors with 56 appearances this season and is second only to Jonny Venters with 128 appearances dating back to the start of last season. Unfortunately he has paid the price for his heavy workload. According to David Lennon of New York Newsday, the Mets announced this evening that Byrdak was diagnosed…

  17. The Phillies’ sellout streak ends at 257 games

    Aug 6, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

    Phillies Getty Citizens Bank Park

    The announced attendance for tonight’s Braves-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park was 41,665, falling short of a sellout for the first time since July 6, 2009. And with that, the Phillies’ sellout streak ends at 257 games. Given the Phillies’ current place in the standings and the recent trades of Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence,…

  18. Erick Aybar back from disabled list after fractured toe

    Aug 6, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar Getty

    Erick Aybar was initially called day-to-day after he fractured his big right toe on July 21, but the Angels ended up playing it safe by placing him on the disabled list. However, the switch-hitting shortstop is back in the Angels’ starting lineup tonight against the Athletics after missing the minimum 15 days. Aybar, who signed…

  19. Shaun Marcum to make minor league rehab start Thursday

    Aug 6, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum Getty

    Aaron mentioned earlier this morning that Shaun Marcum made it through a 30-pitch simulated game yesterday with no issues. Now he’s ready to make the next step. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Marcum is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start Thursday with Class A Wisconsin. It will be his first…

  20. A.J. Griffin exits start against Blue Jays with tight shoulder, MRI shows no damage

    Aug 4, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    A.J. Griffin Getty

    UPDATE: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle says Griffin’s MRI turned up clean. 4:57 PM: Lee reports that Griffin exited due to right shoulder tightness. 4:46 PM: According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin left his start against the Blue Jays this afternoon in the top of the second inning with an apparent…

  21. Orioles designate Endy Chavez for assignment, call up Nate McLouth

    Aug 4, 2012, 5:39 PM EDT

    Orioles logo

    The Orioles signed Endy Chavez to a one-year, $1.5 million contract over the winter to serve as a fourth outfielder, but he was designated for assignment this afternoon in order to make room for the promotion of former All-Star outfielder Nate McLouth. Chavez was a big disappointment with the Orioles this season, batting just .190/.222/.281…

  22. Felix Hernandez outduels Hiroki Kuroda in two-hit shutout against Yankees

    Aug 4, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez AP

    After CC Sabathia pitched a complete game against the Mariners last night, Felix Hernandez thoroughly dominated the Yankees this afternoon. King Felix allowed just two hits in a complete game 1-0 victory over the Bombers. He struck out six and walked a pair while throwing just 101 pitches. The Yankees didn’t get a runner in…

  23. False alarm: Emilio Bonifacio could return from thumb injury in two or three weeks

    Aug 4, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio Getty

    UPDATE: Things were looking pretty bleak after Bonifacio sprained his left thumb, but the Marlins received some good news this afternoon. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the sprain isn’t as severe as initially believed and Bonifacio could be back in about two or three weeks. 10:48 AM: The Marlins’ season just…

  24. Yoenis Cespedes day-to-day with sprained right wrist

    Aug 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes Getty

    The Athletics won another thriller last night against the Blue Jays, but they were given a bit of a scare when slugger Yoenis Cespedes was lifted for pinch-hitter Michael Taylor in the eighth inning. It turns out he sprained his right wrist when he was thrown out trying to steal third base in the sixth…

  25. Jesus Flores learned about Kurt Suzuki trade from reporters

    Aug 4, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Jesus Flores AP

    The Nationals acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Athletics yesterday in exchange for minor league catcher David Freitas. Suzuki is expected to take over the starting catcher gig from Jesus Flores, who has really struggled carrying the load since Wilson Ramos suffered a season-ending knee injury in May. Flores was asked about the trade after…

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