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  1. Tony La Russa responds to criticism from Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman

    May 17, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Thinking the Reds-Cardinals rivalry could use some more juice? Me neither. But this will certainly kick things up a notch. Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman was highly critical of the Cardinals on Monday, one day after the Reds completed a three-game sweep of their division rivals. Among other things, Brennaman called Sunday’s starter Chris Carpenter a “whiner…

  2. Josh Hamilton on track to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    May 17, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Remember how I mentioned over the weekend that the Rangers’ entire Opening Day outfield was on the disabled list? Well, it sounds like they’re making some progress on the health front. Nelson Cruz played in his second minor league rehab game with Double-A Frisco earlier today while the Associated Press reports that Josh Hamilton could…

  3. Corey Hart batting second tonight against Dodgers

    May 17, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Corey Hart

    Corey Hart will bat second for just the second time this season tonight against the Dodgers, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Hart is batting just .236/.263/.327 with five doubles and one RBI over his first 57 plate appearances since returning from an oblique injury on April 26, but has eight hits in…

  4. Andrew Cashner out indefinitely after aggravating shoulder injury

    May 17, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    Andrew Cashner had a setback with his shoulder yesterday and an MRI today confirmed that he did indeed aggravate his original injury. Cashner has been rehabbing from a mild strain in the back of his rotator cuff originally suffered during his first start of the season back on April 5. According to Patrick Mooney of…

  5. Derrek Lee pulled from Monday’s game with strained oblique

    May 16, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    The oblique epidemic has claimed yet another victim. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Derrek Lee was pulled from Monday’s game against the Red Sox with a strained left oblique. He was replaced at first base by Jake Fox in the bottom of the third inning after going 1-for-2 with an RBI double. Lee, who…

  6. Chipper Jones to test knee in batting practice Tuesday

    May 16, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Chipper Jones will test his ailing right knee in batting practice tomorrow, reports Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jones was diagnosed with a torn meniscus yesterday and received a pair of cortisone shots. The veteran third baseman will undergo arthroscopic surgery if the knee doesn’t respond to the injections, which would mean roughly 2-3…

  7. Carlos Beltran scratched from Saturday’s lineup with swelling in right eye

    May 14, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran, Chip Hale

    Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Carlos Beltran has been scratched from this afternoon’s lineup against the Astros after waking up with swelling in his right eye. “Maybe I scratched it during the night,” Beltran said. “It just burns. It’s burning inside, on top of it.” Beltran was given eye drops by team trainers and…

  8. Phil Hughes feels “good” after first throwing session Friday

    May 14, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Phil Hughes is still several weeks away from rejoining the Yankees, but he moved one step closer to returning to the mound by playing catch prior to last night’s game against the Red Sox. Hughes told George A. King III of the New York Post that he felt “good” after making 30 throws from a…

  9. Domonic Brown diagnosed with sprained right thumb

    May 14, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown swinging

    Ben Francisco has begun to lose his grip on the starting right field job by batting just .107 (3-for-28) with a 7/7 K/BB ratio this month, but at least now he has a little more time to right the ship. According to David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal, Domonic Brown was diagnosed with a…

  10. The Rangers’ Opening Day outfield could all soon be on the disabled list

    May 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers

    UPDATE: It’s official. Borbon was placed on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon with left hamstring inflammation. Endy Chavez has been called up from Triple-A Round Rock. 11:00 AM: Julio Borbon left last night’s game against the Angels in the top of the seventh inning with a strained left hamstring. While Borbon downplayed the injury in…

  11. Bartolo Colon declines to discuss stem cell procedure

    May 14, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws a pitch to the Boston Red Sox in New York

    Bartolo Colon‘s elbow procedure in the Dominican Republic was naturally the topic du jour as he took on the Red Sox last night. The rejuvenated right-hander topped out at 95.6 mph on his fastball during the outing, which brought out Tweets like this one from Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Colon hitting 96? Those…

  12. Brandon Beachy likely headed for disabled list with oblique strain

    May 14, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    The oblique epidemic has claimed its latest victim. Brandon Beachy exited last night’s game against the Phillies after two innings with a strained left oblique. He suffered the injury on a swinging strikeout in the bottom of the second inning and was pulled after throwing two warm-up pitches before the top of the third. As…

  13. Jeremy Hellickson tosses first career complete game shutout

    May 14, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson

    We’ve seen some excellent performances from the likes of Michael Pineda and Zach Britton so far this season, so Jeremy Hellickson has somewhat flown under the radar among rookie starting pitchers in the American League. Not anymore. Hellickson tossed his first career complete game shutout in a 4-0 win over the Orioles last night. The…

  14. Ryan Zimmerman jogs for first time since abdominal surgery

    May 13, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Ryan Zimmerman jogged today for the first time since undergoing abdominal surgery earlier this month, reports Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Zimmerman was initially placed on the disabled list on April 12 and had surgery to repair a torn rectus muscle in his abdomen last Tuesday in Philadelphia. He has been limited to walking…

  15. Bryan Stow to be moved to San Francisco hospital

    May 13, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, is stable enough that he will transferred to a San Francisco hospital, according to the Associated Press. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported earlier this week that Stow could potentially be moved closer to home. Stow remains in a…

  16. Report: Pedro Feliz signs with Camden Riversharks

    May 13, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    Pedro Feliz

    Pedro Feliz has signed with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League, according to a Tweet by Mike Ashmore of the Hunterdon County Democrat. Feliz was granted his release by the Royals after batting .167/.286/.375 in 24 at-bats during spring training. The 36-year-old third baseman batted just .218/.240/.293 with five home runs and 40…

  17. Rafael Soriano to undergo precautionary MRI on “tender” elbow

    May 10, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    Well, nobody could have predicted this one. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Rafael Soriano will undergo a precautionary MRI after he showed up to the ballpark today with what Yankees manager Joe Girardi called a “tender” elbow. Soriano, who signed a three-year, $35 million contract with the Yankees over the…

  18. Chase Utley singles in first minor league rehab game

    May 10, 2011, 10:09 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Utley walks across the field after taking batting practice before a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles

    According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a single as the designated hitter in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Clearwater earlier tonight. Utley had two strikeouts and a ground out over his first three at-bats, but managed to bloop a single to center field in his final at-bat in…

  19. Geovany Soto exits game with left groin strain

    May 10, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that Geovany Soto left tonight’s game against the Cardinals in the bottom of the first inning with a left groin strain. It’s not clear how the injury occurred, but Carrie Muskat of MLB.com writes that Soto appeared to hurt himself while going after a foul ball during Matt Holliday‘s at-bat…

  20. Carlos Carrasco to return from disabled list for Wednesday start

    May 10, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Seattle Mariners

    The surprising Indians are just about to get a nice boost for their starting rotation. Carlos Carrasco is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday’s game against the Rays, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Indians manager Manny Acta said Carrasco is “good to go” and has “no restrictions” following his…

  21. Phil Hughes on track to begin throwing program Thursday

    May 10, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    While Phil Hughes is still a long way from pitching with the Yankees again, Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com reports that he’s tentatively scheduled to begin a throwing program Thursday. Hughes was placed on the disabled list last month after posting a 13.94 ERA over his first three starts while showing significantly diminished velocity with his…

  22. Jake Peavy to return from disabled list for Wednesday start

    May 9, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Chicago's Peavy throws against the Washington Nationals in Washington

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen confirmed to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune earlier this evening that Jake Peavy will indeed return from the disabled list to start Wednesday’s game against the Angels. Peavy threw 100 pitches while giving up five runs over seven innings last Thursday in his final minor league rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte…

  23. Jenrry Mejia to undergo Tommy John surgery

    May 9, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    In a veritable double-whammy, the Mets also announced this evening that prospect right-hander Jenrry Mejia will undergo Tommy John surgery. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the decision was made after Mejia met with Dr. James Andrews earlier today. Team doctor David Altchek recommended surgery last week after Mejia was diagnosed with…

  24. Chris Young diagnosed with torn anterior capsule in shoulder

    May 9, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    chris young mets

    Sad to say it, but we all had a feeling this news was coming. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Chris Young was diagnosed with an anterior capsule tear in his throwing shoulder. It’s the same injury that limited him to four starts last season — which he rehabbed — but he hasn’t decided whether…

  25. UPDATE: Chase Utley had a pretty good first day in Florida

    May 7, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    UPDATE: We have some more details about today’s extended spring training game. Eddie Michaels of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Utley was able to beat out a throw on a single while David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal adds that he played four innings in the field. “It felt pretty good just to…

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