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  1. 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…

  2. Rockies left-hander Christian Friedrich to miss rest of season with stress fracture in back

    Aug 4, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    Christian Friedrich Getty

    The Rockies just aren’t having any luck with their starting pitchers. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, left-hander Christian Friedrich will miss the rest of the season due to a stress fracture on the right side of his lower spine. Friedrich was was scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday due to back spasms, but…

  3. Carlos Ruiz out four to six weeks with plantar fasciitis in left foot

    Aug 4, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    The Phillies just announced that Carlos Ruiz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. An MRI revealed a partial tear, so he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It’s been that kind of year for the Fightins. It’s a real shame, as Ruiz was enjoying the best season of…

  4. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. says Cliff Lee “isn’t going anywhere”

    Aug 4, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee Getty

    Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported yesterday that the Dodgers were awarded claiming rights on Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. But that doesn’t mean the southpaw will follow his former teammate Joe Blanton to Los Angeles. According to Paul Hagen of MLB.com, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. wouldn’t confirm or deny Morosi’s report when…

  5. Vin Scully got A.J. Ellis trending on Twitter last night

    Aug 4, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT

    Vin Scully

    After Vin Scully showed his unfamiliarity with Twitter earlier this week in his typical charming fashion, the broadcasting legend embraced the technology last night and urged folks to get Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis trending. And they responded. By the way, Ellis went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers and three RBI in a 6-1 win…

  6. The Athletics win in walk-off fashion again

    Aug 4, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

    Coco Crisp Reuters

    I’d be lying if I said I stayed up to watch the very end of this, but the Athletics topped the Blue Jays 5-4 in 15 innings last night — or, early this morning, depending on your time zone — for their major-league leading 13th walk-off win of the season. Coco Crisp played the role…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 4, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman Getty

    The big series of the weekend kicked off last night in Cincinnati, as the Reds blanked the second-place Pirates by the score of 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 40,829 at Great American Ballpark. Mat Latos was dominant in the victory, allowing just four hits (all singles) over 7 1/3 shutout innings while…

  8. CC Sabathia strikes out 10 in complete game win over Mariners

    Aug 3, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    CC Sabathia and Russell Martin were paired together tonight for just the third time this season and the first time since April 11. We’ll likely see them work together more often the rest of the way. Sabathia allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in a complete game 6-3 victory over the Mariners…

  9. Upton brothers hit 100th career home runs on the same night

    Aug 3, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

    B.J. and Justin Upton AP

    Here’s something pretty cool. Justin Upton launched a long home run to left field off Phillies’ right-hander Kyle Kendrick in the top of the second inning tonight for the 100th home run of his career. Less than an hour later, his big brother B.J. Upton connected for a solo shot to center field off Orioles’…

  10. Ted Lilly scratched from rehab start after setback with shoulder

    Aug 3, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly Getty

    The Dodgers acquired Joe Blanton from the Phillies late this afternoon in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. While it’s certainly not the flashiest of moves, the acquisition makes even more sense now that Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. is reporting that Ted Lilly was scratched from a rehab…

  11. Johan Santana to make minor league rehab start Sunday

    Aug 3, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    UPDATE: According to Rubin, Santana will throw three innings in a rehab start Sunday with Class A Brooklyn. He’s on track to return next Saturday. 7:44 PM: The Mets recently decided to give Johan Santana a bit of a break following an ankle injury which led to some arm fatigue, but he could be back…

  12. Josh Beckett could miss next start due to back spasms

    Aug 2, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Josh Beckett was booed off the mound at Fenway Park on Tuesday night after leaving his start against the Tigers in the third inning with back spasms. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed optimism yesterday that the veteran right-hander will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but there’s now uncertainty whether…

  13. Yadier Molina to undergo X-rays on sprained right thumb

    Aug 2, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina Getty

    The Cardinals surely have their fingers crossed right now, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Yadier Molina is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rockies due to a sprained right thumb and is scheduled to undergo X-rays when the team returns home to St. Louis tomorrow. Molina injured the thumb in…

  14. David Ortiz says his right Achilles tendon is at about “50-60 percent”

    Aug 2, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine mentioned earlier this afternoon that David Ortiz could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend against the Twins, but odds are that’s not going to happen. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Ortiz did some light jogging while the Red Sox were taking batting practice…

  15. Diamondbacks release Scott Podsednik just two days after acquiring him

    Aug 2, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Scott Podsednik Getty

    The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik along with right-hander Matt Albers from the Red Sox for left-hander Craig Breslow just two days ago. However, the team announced Podsednik’s release this afternoon. What gives? According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Podsednik was granted his release after refusing an assignment to Triple-A Reno. I’m not…

  16. Pirates acquire Travis Snider from Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Travis Snider Reuters

    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports the Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Blue Jays for right-hander Brad Lincoln. Both were first-round picks in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, as Snider was picked 14th overall while Lincoln was picked fourth. The Pirates have been looking for another outfielder for a while now. Snider isn’t…

  17. Reds, Blue Jays and Rangers all in the mix for Matt Garza

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    matt garza getty

    UPDATE: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Cubs and Reds are talking about a possible Garza deal. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Jayson Stark was told by an executive that there’s now a “very high chance” that Garza is dealt before Tuesday’s deadline. The Blue Jays are said to be charging hard. 10:16 PM: The assumption has…

  18. Yasmani Grandal leaves game with right oblique strain

    Jul 30, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal AP

    Yasmani Grandal has been a nice bright spot for the out-of-contention Padres since taking over the everyday catcher job from Nick Hundley one month ago, but he’s now likely headed for an extended absence. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Grandal left tonight’s game against the Reds with a right oblique strain. He suffered the…

  19. Kendrys Morales becomes third player ever to homer from both sides of the plate in same inning

    Jul 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales AP

    Kendrys Morales accomplished a very rare feat during the sixth inning tonight against the Rangers, homering from both sides of the plate while driving in six runs. The Angels scored nine runs in the inning. Morales sparked the rally with a two-run homer off starter Roy Oswalt and later added a grand slam off left-hander…

  20. Jim Thome to undergo MRI for neck spasms

    Jul 30, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

    Jim Thome AP

    Jim Thome hasn’t played since Friday due to recurring neck spasms and now he’s being sent back to Baltimore in order to undergo an MRI. Thome tried to hit earlier this afternoon, but his neck didn’t respond as hoped. While the veteran slugger has dealt with neck issues in the past, he told Roch Kubatko…

  21. Shane Victorino is “top target” for Reds

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies

    We continue to hear chatter that the Reds are interested in Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that his teammate Shane Victorino is actually the club’s “top target” as they continue their search for a leadoff hitter. As of now, the Reds refuse to meet the Phillies’ asking price for the…

  22. Diamondbacks designate Lyle Overbay for assignment

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    Lyle Overbay Getty

    According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay for assignment. The move clears a roster spot for third baseman Chris Johnson, who was acquired from the Astros yesterday. Overbay, 35, is batting .292/.367/.448 with two home runs, 10 RBI and an .815 OPS over 110 plate…

  23. Giancarlo Stanton expects to begin minor league rehab assignment Wednesday

    Jul 28, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Miami Marlins

    There may still be a reason to pay attention the Marlins over the final two months of the season, as Giancarlo Stanton‘s return from right knee surgery is just around the corner. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Stanton expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Jupiter. Stanton underwent…

  24. Anibal Sanchez hit hard in first start with Tigers

    Jul 28, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    Anibal Sanchez stumbled in his Tigers’ debut this afternoon, giving up five runs over six-plus innings in a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Sanchez, who was acquired from the Marlins this week along with second baseman Omar Infante, allowed eight hits and three walks. This included a season-high three home runs. Edwin Encarnacion and…

  25. Brewers agree to deal catcher George Kottaras to Athletics

    Jul 28, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Brewers are getting right-handed reliever Fautino De Los Santos. SATURDAY, 4:02 PM ET: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the two clubs have reached an agreement on a deal. It’s not clear what the Brewers are getting in return, but it doesn’t figure to…

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