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  1. UPDATE: Clay Buchholz on track for Yankees series despite back issue

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe tells us that Buchholz will indeed start against the Yankees next week. Apologies for the false alarm. Carry on, everyone. 2:02 PM: First the Yankees miss Dan Haren, now this? According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated this morning that Clay…

  2. Chipper Jones says Mets should build around David Wright

    Jun 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes, David Wright

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has some very important decisions to make about the future of the franchise in the coming weeks and months. Various scenarios have been discussed and speculated in the media, including the possibility of parting with both David Wright and Jose Reyes. Chipper Jones has been torturing the Mets on a…

  3. UPDATE: Rafael Furcal placed on disabled list with strained side

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Los Angeles Dodgers

    UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Rafael Furcal and Jon Garland were placed on the disabled list while Ivan DeJesus Jr. and John Ely were called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. 12:00 PM: Another injury for the Dodgers’ infield? Shocking, I know. Rafael Furcal left last night’s game against the Reds after suffering an injury to…

  4. Report: Pirates expected to take Gerrit Cole with No. 1 pick

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    College World Series - Game One

    As opposed to the past two years, there isn’t an obvious No. 1 pick in Monday’s First-Year Player Draft. This has led to spirited debate about who the Pirates may select. Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon, UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole and Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen have been mentioned most frequently in the past few weeks,…

  5. Adam Dunn finally got a hit against a southpaw last night

    Jun 4, 2011, 10:29 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Chicago White Sox

    It wasn’t pretty, but it happened. Adam Dunn wasn’t even in the original starting lineup for last night’s game against the Tigers, as he was expected to sit against left-hander Andy Oliver, but he ended up being a last-minute replacement for Paul Konerko, who underwent a minor wrist procedure earlier in the day. The high-priced…

  6. Red Sox confirm Tommy John surgery for Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Jun 4, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    It’s official. After last night’s game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that Daisuke Matsuzaka will indeed have Tommy John surgery. According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Francona said the surgery would happen “probably next week” and will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in California. Matsuzaka will miss the rest of this season and at…

  7. Astros release struggling second baseman Bill Hall

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:57 AM EDT

    Bill Hall

    The Astros announced following last night’s game that they have decided to release struggling second baseman Bill Hall. Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that Hall will be placed on unconditional release waivers, clearing the way for Jason Bourgeois to return from the disabled list. While Hall thrived as a utility player with the Red…

  8. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:34 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    You asked for it. We responded. In the absence of “And That Happened” on the weekends, we’ve had a number of readers request a post on Saturday and Sunday mornings that includes the scores from the previous night’s action and generally opens up the floor for conversation. It’s nothing fancy, but that’s exactly what you’ll…

  9. David Wright shut down for at least three more weeks

    Jun 3, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

    David Wright

    The Mets just set a major league record by losing their sixth consecutive home game with a lead after seven innings. But somehow that’s not the worst news of the night. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced after the game that David Wright will not begin baseball activities for at…

  10. Ryan Zimmerman to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 3, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

    zimmerman face

    While Jayson Werth is out of tonight’s lineup after being hit by a pitch on the elbow last night, the Nationals are very close to getting the face of their franchise back. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Zimmerman will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with low-Class A Hagerstown. Zimmerman, who underwent abdominal…

  11. Giants release statement on Brian Sabean’s comments about Scott Cousins

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean

    It sounds like the Giants got the message from Joe Torre. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have released the following statement regarding Brian Sabean’s recent comments about Scott Cousins: “This is a very emotional time for the Giants organization and our fans. We lost for the season one of our best players to a…

  12. Dan Haren to miss first start since 2005 due to back issue

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins

    We mentioned the other day that Dan Haren was iffy to start Saturday against the Yankees after tweaking his back during a bullpen session. Now it’s official. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Haren was scratched from tomorrow’s start and is now tentatively scheduled to start Tuesday against the Rays. While Haren…

  13. Paul Konerko scratched from lineup after minor wrist procedure

    Jun 3, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that Paul Konerko was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Tigers after having a loose fragment removed from his left wrist earlier today. While he won’t start the game, he will be available off the bench. As Merkin notes, the minor procedure is likely related to chronic wrist soreness experienced…

  14. Dan Haren tweaks back during bullpen session

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins

    The Angels might have to find somebody else to start Saturday against the Yankees. According to Robert Falkoff of MLB.com, Dan Haren had to cut his bullpen session short earlier today with something Mike Scioscia called a “a little tweak” in his back. Haren was immediately escorted to the training room for further evaluation, so…

  15. Gary Carter diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    May 31, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Gary Carter

    Unfortunately the news isn’t getting any better for Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter. According to the Associated Press, doctors have confirmed that Carter has a glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Because the location of the tumor makes surgery difficult, Carter will soon begin an aggressive treatment plan consisting of chemotherapy and radiation. ESPN New York…

  16. Eric Wedge gives Chone Figgins a couple days off to regroup

    May 31, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    Mariners manager Eric Wedge has finally decided to put the struggling Chone Figgins out of his misery. At least for a little while. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Figgins will get the next couple of days off in order to clear his head. Luis Rodriguez will make the start at third base…

  17. Ryan Zimmerman to begin playing in extended spring training games

    May 31, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Good news for the pathetic Nationals’ offense. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that Ryan Zimmerman will play “several innings” tomorrow in his first extended spring training game. Zimmerman has been limited to just eight games this season due to an abdominal injury. He was initially placed on the disabled list on April 12…

  18. Josh Johnson unlikely to be ready for June 7 target date

    May 30, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Marlins' Johnson delivers a pitch against the Phillies in the first inning during their MLB National League baseball game in Miami

    The Marlins had previously hoped that Josh Johnson would be able to return from the disabled list for a start on June 7 against the Braves, but manager Edwin Rodriguez told Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel earlier today that it’s doubtful he’ll be ready so soon. “It’s very uncertain at this point,”…

  19. Brandon Webb struggles in first professional start since Opening Day of 2009

    May 30, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Webb_Brandon

    Brandon Webb allowed five runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings earlier this afternoon in his first minor league rehab start with Double-A Frisco, reports Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It was his first professional start of any kind since Opening Day of the 2009 season. Webb struck out two, walked two…

  20. Astros place Wandy Rodriguez on DL with elbow injury, will promote Jordan Lyles

    May 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The Astros have placed Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with fluid in his left elbow joint, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. As we mentioned here on HBT yesterday, Rodriguez was scratched from today’s scheduled start against the Diamondbacks with discomfort in his elbow. Bud Norris will move up a day to start in…

  21. Hot-hitting Corey Hart out of lineup today due to illness

    May 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Corey Hart homers AP

    The only thing that can slow Corey Hart down? His immune system, apparently. According to Audrey Snyder of MLB.com, Hart is out of the starting lineup for today’s game against the Giants due to illness. Nyjer Morgan will take his place in right field and bat eighth against left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, though Hart could be…

  22. David Einhorn is getting one heck of a deal

    May 28, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    david einhorn poker

    UPDATE: The New York Times confirms Adam Rubin’s report and adds that the deal being discussed between Einhorn and the Mets does not include SNY, which is the team’s television network. Einhorn didn’t say much during the conference call Thursday, but was adamant that he had “no interest” in owning a television station. 9:30 AM:…

  23. Evan Longoria is batting leadoff this afternoon

    May 28, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays

    Here’s something interesting. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Evan Longoria will bat leadoff for the first time in his career this afternoon against the Indians. Longoria missed the entire month of April with an oblique injury and is batting just .209/.317/.372 over his first 101 plate appearances this season, so Rays…

  24. Humberto Quintero headed to DL with ankle injury after play at plate

    May 28, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts, Humberto Quintero

    Eli Whiteside managed to avoid injury last night, but Astros’ catcher Humberto Quintero wasn’t so lucky. Quintero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle following a collision with Ryan Roberts at home plate. Before you ask, no, this wasn’t anything close to the Buster Posey play from Wednesday night. Quintero…

  25. Nationals place Tom Gorzelanny on disabled list with elbow inflammation

    May 28, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals

    Tom Gorzelanny has allowed 13 runs and six home runs over his last three starts. Now we have some idea of what’s ailing him. Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports that the Nationals have placed Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation. Gorzelanny has a 4.25 ERA and 48/20 K/BB ratio over…

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