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  1. Report: Yankees sign right-hander Brian Gordon for Thursday start

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Brian Gordon throwing

    Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that right-hander Brian Gordon has signed with the Yankees after opting out of his contract with the Phillies. But that’s not all. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer passes along word from Brookover that Gordon is expected to start Thursday against the Rangers. Brian Gordon? Who’s Brian Gordon? Glad…

  2. Jimmy Rollins issues some words of warning for Derek Jeter

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

    Jeter Rollins

    Derek Jeter is eligible to return from the disabled list as soon as June 29 against the Brewers. He’ll certainly make it his mission to be ready by then, but Jimmy Rollins tells Jayson Stark of ESPN.com that the calf injury could linger for the rest of the season. “The best advice I can give Derek…

  3. Jake Peavy set for minor league rehab start Thursday

    Jun 14, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy tossed a light bullpen session earlier today, after which he was cleared to make a minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte. He is slated to throw around six innings or 90 pitches. Peavy was placed on the disabled list last week with a right groin strain. If all goes well during…

  4. UPDATE: Derek Jeter diagnosed with Grade 1 strain of right calf

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

    jeter grimace

    UPDATE: The Yankees have announced that Jeter was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf. He will be reevaluated tomorrow. 10:18 PM: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees have sent Jeter for an MRI on his sore right calf. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his gut feeling is that Jeter…

  5. The Diamondbacks are also a candidate to move to the American League

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Diamondbacks snake logo

    We learned over the weekend that Major League Baseball is considering realignment. The initial report presented one scenario where the Astros could be moved to the American League. However, it appears they aren’t the only team under consideration. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks could be the team “most likely” to change…

  6. Vicente Padilla needs neck surgery

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Another injury for the Dodgers’ bullpen? Sure, why not? Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced before tonight’s game against the Reds that Vicente Padilla will undergo neck surgery on Thursday. He is expected to miss “an extended period of time” Padilla was pulled from a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month due to a bulging…

  7. Jason Heyward begins rehab assignment tonight

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks

    It sounds like Chipper Jones may soon get his wish. Jason Heyward will begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with Triple-A Gwinnett, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s a rather surprising turn of events considering that Heyward just swung off a tee for the first time on Friday. It’s not clear how…

  8. Former hitting coach Howard Johnson says benching Jason Bay is “ridiculous”

    Jun 11, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Jason Bay was back in the starting lineup tonight against the Pirates following a brief two-game absence. In fact, he snapped his career-worst 0-for-24 hitless streak with a bloop single in the fourth inning. But former Mets hitting coach Howard Johnson told the New York Post that the struggling outfielder shouldn’t have been benched in…

  9. Jim Riggleman got creative (or desperate) with his lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Jim Riggleman

    Actually, this isn’t a one or the other situation. Jim Riggleman’s lineup tonight is both creative and desperate. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Jason Werth was moved to the leadoff spot for tonight’s game against the Padres. Oh, but that’s not all. They also have the pitcher John Lannan batting eighth and…

  10. Casey Blake out of Dodgers’ lineup Saturday with neck pain

    Jun 11, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Casey Blake

    Get one player back, lose another. It’s part of the drill with the Dodgers this season. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Casey Blake is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rockies due to neck pain. While Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called him day-to-day and no tests are scheduled for now, Blake…

  11. Matt Kemp is back in the Dodgers’ starting lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    The Dodgers will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak later tonight against the Rockies. And fortunately for them, they have one of the hottest hitters in baseball back in their lineup. Matt Kemp, who was held out of the lineup yesterday due to tightness in his left hamstring, is back in center field for…

  12. Brett Anderson to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday

    Jun 10, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    The Athletics have a ton of problems, as Craig mentioned this morning, but one of the most critical on-the-field aspects is the long-term prognosis for Brett Anderson. Anderson underwent an MRI earlier this week after he was placed on the disabled list with left elbow soreness. The A’s haven’t disclosed the results of the exam,…

  13. Terry Collins thinks Johan Santana could be back before the end of July

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana hasn’t even thrown to live hitters yet, so we should probably be a little careful about timetables, but Mets manager Terry Collins predicts that the southpaw could be back by the end of next month. In fact, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, Collins won’t even rule out Santana’s return immediately following the…

  14. Hanley Ramirez could bat leadoff when he returns from the disabled list

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Hanley Ramirez began a minor league rehab assignment tonight with High-A Jupiter and could be back as soon as Tuesday against the Phillies. However, the more interesting news is where he might find himself in the lineup upon his return. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is considering using him out…

  15. Brett Anderson to receive second opinion on elbow from Dr. James Andrews

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    After being shutout 4-0 by the Orioles earlier tonight, the Athletics have now lost eight consecutive games. Could things get even uglier soon? Well, maybe. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Anderson will soon get a second opinion on his left elbow from Dr. James Andrews. Anderson underwent an MRI with…

  16. Angels activate Vernon Wells from disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    As expected, the Angels activated Vernon Wells from the disabled list earlier today. He has been sidelined for nearly a month with a right groin strain. Wells was cleared to return after playing in back-to-back rehab games with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday and Monday. The Angels aren’t exactly easing him back into action, as he’ll…

  17. UPDATE: Mark Teixeira diagnosed with right knee contusion

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after X-rays came back negative, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. 7:38 PM: The Yankees are crossing their fingers are the moment. Mark Teixeira was pulled from tonight’s game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the first…

  18. Jake Peavy is indeed headed to the disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    All that stuff we were hearing last night? Forget it. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, Jake Peavy conceded this afternoon that he will need to be placed on the disabled list. “I just saw the doctor, and I think we’re going to have to go the conservative route,” Peavy said. “Obviously, I wanted to…

  19. 2011 MLB Draft – picks 26-33: Reds select high school right-hander Robert Stephenson

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:23 PM EDT

    Robert Stephenson

    Red Sox selected high school catcher Blake Swihart with the 26th overall pick in Monday’s draft. Swihart has great arm strength, but the Red Sox could quickly decide to move him away from catcher to save his legs. The 19-year-old from New Mexico swings well from both sides of the plate and could develop 20-homer…

  20. Jake Peavy diagnosed with mild groin strain

    Jun 6, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Craig told us earlier today that Jake Peavy was likely headed for the disabled list with strained right groin. That still might happen, but the White Sox are in a bit of a holding pattern following an MRI earlier today. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, the White Sox will evaluate Peavy on a day-to-day…

  21. Brad Hawpe is starting in right field tonight

    Jun 6, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Eric Patterson, Brad Hawpe

    Marty Caswell of XX1090 in San Diego tells us that Brad Hawpe will make his first start of the season in right field tonight against the Rockies while Jorge Cantu plays first base. Why does this matter? Well, it could mean that prospect first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a lot closer to the big leagues…

  22. Joe Mauer to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 4, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    While Justin Morneau and Denard Span are out of the Twins’ starting lineup tonight due to injury, we at least have some encouraging news about the face of the franchise to pass along. According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Joe Mauer will be the designated hitter tomorrow in his first minor league rehab…

  23. Orioles set to activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

    Jun 4, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Well, that was quick. After going 2-for-3 with a walk in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Bowie last night, the Orioles are set to activate Derrek Lee from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Blue Jays. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com writes that Lee will have to make it through batting practice…

  24. Buster Posey releases statement in response to Scott Cousins

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    Buster Posey injured

    According to Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News, Buster Posey just released the following three-paragraph statement: “I appreciate the continued support of Giants fans and others as I begin the process of working my way back. But in no way do I condone threats of any kind against Scott Cousins or his family.…

  25. Johnny Bench critiques Buster Posey’s positioning at home plate

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    Johnny Bench

    This whole Buster Posey-Scott Cousins controversy will go away eventually. Though it’s taken entirely too long, everyone involved is beginning to say the right things. Adults acting like adults. What a concept? Still, when a Hall of Fame catcher like Johnny Bench weighs in on the situation, well, you have no choice but to give…

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