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  1. Daniel Bard struggles in first appearance since demotion

    Jun 9, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Reuters

    Daniel Bard was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket this week after posting a 5.24 ERA, a league-leading eight hit batsmen and a 34/37 K/BB ratio over 55 innings. His first appearance in the minors suggests that a return to the Red Sox is not imminent. According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, Bard allowed three runs in…

  2. Tigers activate Austin Jackson from disabled list

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have activated Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll start in center field and bat leadoff this afternoon against the Reds. Jackson has been sidelined since May 16 due to abdominal strain. He went 1-for-8 with two strikeout and a walk during a brief two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo and played…

  3. Joe Mauer back in Twins’ lineup after sprained right thumb

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer AP

    According to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com, Joe Mauer is back in the Twins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs. He’ll catch left-hander Scott Diamond and bat third against right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Mauer has missed the last four games with a sprained right thumb, but it was never a major concern. He made it through…

  4. Pablo Sandoval to return from disabled list today

    Jun 9, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    After getting shut out for the first time this season by the Rangers last night, the Giants’ lineup is set to get a major boost. According to CSNBayArea.com, Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that Pablo Sandoval will be activated from the disabled list today. “We think he’s ready,” Bochy said. “With Melky out, sure, that…

  5. What they’re saying about the Mariners’ combined no-hitter

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers last night. It was the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history and the first since six Astros combined to no-hit the Yankees on June 11, 2003. It was the third…

  6. Freddy Galvis’ back injury sounds pretty serious

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Freddy Galvis was placed on the disabled list two days ago with what was termed as a lower back strain, but it turns out his injury is more serious than the vague description would have you believe. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that Galvis may have a Pars fracture…

  7. Red Sox to designate Marlon Byrd for assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that the Red Sox will designate outfielder Marlon Byrd for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his first major league start since Tommy John surgery this afternoon against the Nationals. Byrd was informed of the decision following last night’s game. Byrd…

  8. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 9, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    Strasmas made its way to Fenway Park for the first time last night, as Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over six innings in a 7-4 win over the Red Sox. Strasburg, who was pitching on the two year anniversary of his major league debut, tied a season-high with 13 strikeouts and threw a career-high 119…

  9. Aroldis Chapman finally gave up an earned run

    Jun 7, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

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    After thoroughly dominating major league hitters over the first two months of the season, Aroldis Chapman finally gave up his first earned run tonight against the Pirates. And it was courtesy of some unlikely contributors. Chapman entered the game with the score tied in the 10th inning. He quickly gave up a leadoff ground-rule double…

  10. Chipper Jones will go out on a rehab stint after all

    Jun 7, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Chipper Jones was quite vocal earlier this week that he didn’t want to go on a minor league rehab assignment, but it appears that he’ll respect the wishes of his manager Fredi Gonzalez. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones will play rehab games with Class A Rome on Saturday and Sunday. Assuming…

  11. Mets agree to terms with No. 12 overall pick Gavin Cecchini

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, pending a physical. Cecchini, a high school shortstop out of Louisiana, was selected No. 12 overall in Monday’s First-Year Player Draft. The exact terms aren’t yet known, but the slot value for the pick was $2.55…

  12. Brett Gardner to begin rehab assignment Friday

    Jun 7, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

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    The Yankees originally hoped to have Brett Gardner available this weekend for an interleague series against the Mets. That seems unlikely to happen now, but he is moving closer to returning from a strained right elbow. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Gardner will begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Low-A…

  13. The Dodgers and Rockies have talked with the Nationals about John Lannan

    Jun 5, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

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    John Lannan is still toiling away with the Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate, but he isn’t a forgotten man. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Dodgers and Rockies have had recent discussions with the Nationals about a possible trade for the left-hander. However, a deal is not considered close. The Rockies “kicked the tires” on Lannan…

  14. Phillies confident Roy Halladay’s second opinion will confirm initial diagnosis

    Jun 5, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

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    There was some minor intrigue last week when Roy Halladay saw Dr. David Altchek in New York last week for a second opinion on his strained right lat muscle, but the Phillies aren’t alarmed. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer was told by Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. that Halladay’s second opinion is expected…

  15. Chipper Jones hopes to come off disabled list this weekend

    Jun 5, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has his doubts, but Chipper Jones hopes to return from the disabled list as soon as he’s eligible Friday against the Blue Jays. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones took batting practice today for the first time since undergoing surgery on May 26 to drain a hematoma on…

  16. Astros and No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa already progressing toward deal

    Jun 5, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    We’ve become accustomed to teams and their No. 1 overall picks negotiating right up until the signing deadline, but the Astros and shortstop Carlos Correa could have a deal done within days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the two sides are already progressing toward an agreement. The deal is expected to be worth around…

  17. Padres activate closer Huston Street from disabled list

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Padres have activated closer Huston Street for tonight’s game against the Giants, exactly one month after he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. Street gave up two runs in two innings over two rehab appearances with High-A Lake Elsinore, but it was enough to convince the Padres that…

  18. Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:28 AM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    UPDATE: Parker is done after eight shutout innings. He gave up just the one hit while throwing 69 out of 111 pitches for strikes and now owns a 2.40 ERA over his first eight starts with Oakland. If everything pans out the way the A’s hope, he’ll have many more chances at a no-no in…

  19. MLB draft picks 21-31: Blue Jays land potential impact reliever

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

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    No. 21 – Atlanta Braves – High school right-hander Lucas Sims The Braves taking a local product? Get outta here. Sims is highly-regarded for his velocity, topping out at 97 mph on his heater, but his breaking ball is considered one of the best of from this year’s high school crop of talent. No. 22…

  20. MLB draft picks 16-20: The Nationals take a chance with Lucas Giolito

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    No. 16 – Washington Nationals -High school right-hander Lucas Giolito With their lowest pick since the franchise arrived to D.C. in 2005, it didn’t look like the Nationals would be able to snag an elite talent like the previous three drafts with Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. They may have lucked out here.…

  21. Chase Utley homers in first extended spring training game

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Chase Utley AP

    Get excited, Phillies fans. Chase Utley played in a baseball game this afternoon. According to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com, Utley went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double while serving as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game. While it was an encouraging first step, it’s not clear when Utley will be ready…

  22. Jon Rauch has tender elbow examined

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Today hasn’t been a good day for Mets’ reliever Jon Rauch. After giving up a go-ahead two-run homer to Allen Craig in a loss to the Cardinals, Rauch was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to have his right elbow examined. Mets manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New…

  23. Astros call up former top prospect Fernando Martinez

    Jun 2, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Fernando Martinez was once considered one of the game’s top hitting prospects, but the Astros were able to pluck him off waivers in January after the Mets essentially gave up on him. Now he’s in line to get regular playing time in the major leagues. Prior to tonight’s game, the Astros placed outfielder Travis Buck…

  24. Pablo Sandoval questioned by police in sexual assault case

    Jun 2, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval is being investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department and faces possible sexual assault charges as result of an incident which allegedly took place Friday morning. The incident allegedly took place at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County. Police were not…

  25. Johan Santana expected to get some extra rest before his next start

    Jun 2, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    Johan Santana is feeling fine one day removed from throwing a career-high 134 pitches in last night’s historic no-hitter against the Cardinals, but he’s expected to get some extra rest before his next start. No official announcement from the team yet, but Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports that the Mets will add rehabbing…

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