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  1. Alex Rodriguez misses sixth straight game with sprained thumb

    Sep 16, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Yankees third baseman Rodriguez takes a drink during a break prior to playing against the Angels in their MLB American League baseball game in Anaheim

    Alex Rodriguez is out of the starting lineup for the sixth straight game tonight due to a sprained left thumb. But it isn’t all bad news. According to the Associated Press, Rodriguez was encouraged after taking batting practice this afternoon. The difference? Following the advice of Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, A-Rod put a strip…

  2. Carlos Gonzalez aggravates right wrist injury

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Pablo Sandoval hit a triple to complete the cycle last night against the Rockies, but it was due in part to Carlos Gonzalez, who aggravated his right wrist when he collided into the right field wall while attempting to track down the fly ball. Gonzalez originally injured the wrist when he crashed into the center…

  3. Brian Wilson could return from the disabled list today

    Sep 16, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    brian wilson in dugout

    The Giants would need a minor miracle to make the playoffs at this point, but Brian Wilson may at least be able to go into the offseason with some peace of mind. Wilson, who has been sidelined since August 15 due to right elbow inflammation, threw around 30 pitches in a successful simulated game yesterday.…

  4. Kevin Youkilis won’t play tonight against the Rays

    Sep 16, 2011, 9:34 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis bats against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Kevin Youkilis still intends to play through a sports hernia which will require offseason surgery, but it’s clear the Red Sox won’t be able to rely on him down the stretch. Youkilis was pulled from last night’s loss to the Rays after six innings and Red Sox manager Terry Francona told Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com…

  5. Matt Holliday leaves game with hand injury

    Sep 13, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    The Cardinals beat the Pirates 6-4 tonight to stay within 4 1/2 games of the Braves in the Wild Card race, but they may have lost one of their big bats in the process. According to Matthew Leach of MLB.com, Matt Holliday left tonight’s game with an injury to his right hand. Holliday went 0-for-4…

  6. On his eighth try, Tim Wakefield finally gets his 200th win

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

    After coming up empty-handed in his previous seven attempts, Tim Wakefield finally notched his 200th career victory in tonight’s 18-6 win over the Blue Jays. Wakefield, who won his first game in 1992 as a member of the Pirates, is the 111th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone. Wakefield wasn’t exactly at…

  7. Russell Martin returns to Yankees’ lineup after thumb injury

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Russell Martin hits a single to center in game against the Twins in Minneapolis

    According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Russell Martin is back in the Yankees’ starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Mariners. Martin hasn’t played since taking a foul tip of his right thumb during Saturday’s game. X-rays came back negative, but because of Francisco Cervelli‘s concussion, the Yankees were forced to…

  8. MRI on Coco Crisp’s foot comes back negative

    Sep 13, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

    crisp getty wide

    Coco Crisp is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game tonight due to lingering soreness in his right foot and ankle. The speedy outfielder has appeared in just two games since fouling a ball off his foot on September 3. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle at least brings some positive news,…

  9. David Ortiz exits game with back spasms

    Sep 13, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty Images

    Here’s some potentially bad news for the reeling Red Sox. Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal reports that David Ortiz left tonight’s game against the Blue Jays due to back spasms. Ortiz was in the original starting lineup as the designated hitter, but Jed Lowrie pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the first inning.…

  10. The Rangers are considering moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen

    Sep 13, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers are considering moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen for the rest of the regular season and a potential playoff run. The recent struggles of relievers Yoshinori Tateyama and Koji Uehara are forcing the Rangers’ hand, but Ogando has seemingly hit the wall as…

  11. The Yankees and Orioles are playing a baseball game right now

    Sep 7, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    After a rain delay of four hours and three minutes, the Yankees and Orioles finally began play right around 11 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. It would be one thing if it the rain had stopped, but it hasn’t. In fact, it’s still pouring pretty consistently. Yankee Stadium looks a lot like the crowd you’d…

  12. Report: Padres, Cameron Maybin have mutual interest in contract extension

    Sep 6, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is hearing that there is “two-way sentiment” for a multi-year contract extension between the Padres and Cameron Maybin. Maybin was acquired from the Marlins last November in exchange for relievers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica. The 24-year-old has battled through some bumps and bruises this season, but has emerged as…

  13. Stephen Strasburg dominant in first MLB start back from Tommy John surgery

    Sep 6, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals

    Stephen Strasburg just completed his first MLB start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September. And it was fantastic. Strasburg held the Dodgers to just two hits over five scoreless innings. He threw 40 out of 56 pitches for strikes while striking out four and walking none. According to Brooks Baseball, Strasburg averaged 96.68 mph…

  14. Hanley Ramirez to undergo shoulder surgery next Thursday

    Sep 6, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    hanley getty hurt wide

    We already knew that Hanley Ramirez was going to require surgery on his ailing left shoulder, but now we have the date. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery next Thursday. The Marlins hope Ramirez will be ready for spring training, but we won’t get an…

  15. Josh Beckett diagnosed with sprained right ankle

    Sep 6, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Good news for the Red Sox. While we heard this morning that Josh Beckett wasn’t dealing with a sprained right ankle as originally diagnosed yesterday, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that he underwent an examination earlier today which was consistent with an ankle sprain. According to a release from the team, an MRI confirmed no…

  16. Rickie Weeks could be activated from the disabled list this weekend

    Sep 6, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    weeks ankle injury getty

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said this afternoon that Rickie Weeks might be activated from the disabled list during a series against the Phillies this weekend. But he won’t return to the starting lineup right away. The plan is for Weeks to be eased back into action via pinch-hit…

  17. UPDATE: Zach Stewart loses perfect game in eighth inning

    Sep 5, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins

    UPDATE: And so much for that. Danny Valencia led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double to right field, ending Zach Stewart‘s bid for a perfect game and no-hitter. 10:04 PM: Zach Stewart is now perfect through seven innings. Ben Revere flied out to shallow left-center field, Trevor Plouffe skied out to right…

  18. Ike Davis confident he can avoid ankle surgery

    Sep 5, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    We may finally have some resolution in the great Ike Davis ankle saga of 2011. Davis, who hasn’t played since May 11 due to a bone bruise in his left ankle, told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com today that he is confident he will be able to avoid surgery. The 24-year-old first baseman has been pain-free for…

  19. Braves still hopeful Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson will return this season

    Sep 5, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

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    The composition of the Braves’ postseason rotation could go a variety of ways depending upon how much progress Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens make over the next three weeks. While Hanson is currently sidelined with a small undersurface rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder, it sounds like he’s a lot closer to returning than…

  20. Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined with left knee contusion

    Sep 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    The Indians beat the Royals 5-4 last night to stay within 5 1/2 games of the first-place Tigers in the American League Central, but they lost another member of their starting lineup in the process. Asdrubal Cabrera is out of tonight’s lineup against the Royals after leaving Friday’s game with a left knee contusion. The…

  21. Reds bring Edinson Volquez back from minors

    Sep 3, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    volquez getty

    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have recalled right-hander Edinson Volquez from Triple-A Louisville. Volquez, now two years removed from Tommy John surgery, has a disappointing 5.93 ERA and 85/55 K/BB ratio over 16 starts with the Reds this season. However, The 28-year-old right-hander has made some strides since being demoted…

  22. Rangers to skip struggling Alexi Ogando in starting rotation

    Sep 3, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando is about to get a bit of a breather. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, Rangers manager Ron Washington announced this afternoon that Scott Feldman will start in place of Ogando on Monday against the Rays. The struggling right-hander won’t make his next start until September 10 against the Athletics. Ogando was pulled…

  23. Pirates activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Be honest, you forgot Derrek Lee was on the Pirates. It’s a forgivable offense, as he only appeared in five games with his new team before being placed on the disabled list last month with a fractured left wrist. Anyway, Lee is back in the lineup for the Pirates this afternoon gainst the Cubs and…

  24. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos scouted Yu Darvish in Japan this week

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    darvish presser

    We don’t know if the Nippon-Ham Fighters will post Yu Darvish this offseason, but many MLB teams are getting prepared for the possibility. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels scouted Darvish earlier this summer and Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that he went to see the 24-year-old right-hander in person earlier…

  25. Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Sep 3, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout as the Yankees take batting practice in Minneapolis

    While Mark Teixeira will miss his second straight game with a right knee contusion, Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup this afternoon against the Blue Jays. He’ll play third base and bat third against left-hander Ricky Romero. Rodriguez missed the previous six games due to a sprained left thumb. He received a cortisone shot…

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