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  1. Diamondbacks include Jarrod Parker on NLDS roster against Brewers

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks have finalized their roster for the NLDS against the Brewers and according to Jack McGruder of FOX Sports Arizona, rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker has made the final cut. Parker, who was just promoted from the minors in September, gave up four hits over 5 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday in his major league debut…

  2. Justin Morneau undergoes minor surgery on left wrist

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

    morneau hat ap

    Justin Morneau is apparently trying to set the record for the most offseason surgeries of all-time. Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities reports that Morneau had minor surgery on his left wrist yesterday morning, just 10 days after undergoing procedures on his left knee and right foot. According to Twins general manager…

  3. Jimmy Rollins takes some shots at Jose Reyes

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  New York Mets

    While preparing for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jimmy Rollins still managed to keep up with one of his favorite hobbies: Tweaking Mets fans. The big topic of the day? Jose Reyes‘ decision to take himself out of Wednesday’s season finale following a bunt single…

  4. Zack Greinke to start Game 2 of NLDS vs. Diamondbacks on short rest

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    Zack Greinke started on short rest for just the second time in his career in Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Pirates. This called into question his availability for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks tomorrow, as he would again be pitching on just three days’ rest, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told…

  5. Don Wakamatsu “floated” as possibility for Red Sox manager

    Oct 1, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Blue Jays interim manager Don Wakamatsu at home plate during lineup exchange before their game against the Orioles in Baltimore

    We’re going to hear all sorts of rampant speculation about potential candidates for the Red Sox manager vacancy over the next few days, so don’t take this too seriously, but Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle hears that current Blue Jays bench coach and former Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu has been “floated” as a possibility for…

  6. MLB says no doubleheader during the ALDS

    Oct 1, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

    BESTPIX Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 1

    After last night’s game between the Tigers and Yankees was suspended due to rain, Joe Girardi and Joe Torre both mentioned the possibility of a day-night doubleheader for Sunday should tonight’s game also be washed out. However, it turns out a doubleheader is not a realistic option. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the commissioner’s…

  7. ALDS Rays-Rangers Game 1 Live Chat

    Sep 30, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    DT Crymes, Shawn Darwin

    Doesn’t it seem like Wednesday night was about three weeks ago? One day without baseball is a lifetime. Anyway, let’s hope the march to the World Series can be half as good as the appetizer. We’ll get the playoff schedule started this afternoon with a live chat of Game 1 of the ALDS between the…

  8. NLDS Preview: Diamondbacks vs. Brewers

    Sep 29, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Houston Astros

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Diamondbacks and Brewers have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Arizona Diamondbacks (94-68) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in Milwaukee: Ian Kennedy vs. Yovani Gallardo…

  9. Wednesday’s Wild Card matchup preview

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    161 games down. One to go. And we have ties for the Wild Card in both the American League and National League. Is this fun or what? OK, well for most of us, anyway. Here’s what to look for in Wednesday’s matchups: American League Wild Card Boston – Jon Lester (15-9, 3.49 ERA) Baltimore – Alfredo…

  10. NL Wild Card all tied up after Braves lose, Cardinals win

    Sep 27, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves led the Wild Card by 10 1/2 games on the morning of August 26, but after a 7-1 loss to the Phillies earlier this evening and the Cardinals’ 13-6 win over the Astros just moments ago, we’ll head into the final day of the season all tied up. The Braves appeared as lifeless…

  11. Grady Sizemore to get second opinion on right knee

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

    Grady Sizemore was shut down for the rest of the season over the weekend. And while the Indians initially described the decision as a precautionary measure, today’s update from team trainer Lonnie Soloff is somewhat concerning. According to the Associated Press, Sizemore will have his right knee examined by Dr. Richard Steadman on Monday in Colorado.…

  12. Russell Martin must really hate the Red Sox

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

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

    If the Rays make the postseason, they might want to send a thank you note to Russell Martin. The Yankees just took a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the top of the sixth inning behind an RBI double by Nick Swisher, but it could have been a lot worse. They had the bases juiced…

  13. Reds “optimistic” about working out new contract with closer Francisco Cordero

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    The Reds appear to be making quick progress in contract talks with closer Francisco Cordero. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon that he is “optimistic” the two sides will be able to work out a new deal in lieu of Cordero’s $12 million club option for 2012.…

  14. Brewers to start Yovani Gallardo in Game 1 of NLDS

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Yovani Gallardo

    The Brewers still don’t know who they’ll be playing in the NLDS, but they have settled on their Game 1 starter. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke confirmed this afternoon that Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener. Gallardo was scratched from Wednesday’s scheduled start, but threw a couple…

  15. Report: Marlins, Omar Infante agree to two-year contract extension

    Sep 27, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v New York Mets

    The Marlins might be busy working on a deal to hire Ozzie Guillen as their new manager, but they also set aside some time to work out a new contract with one of their current players. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins and Omar Infante have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Exact…

  16. AL Wild Card all tied up after Red Sox lose, Rays win

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT

    Ellsbury of the Red Sox falls to the ground after slamming into the fence on a ball hit by Andino of the Orioles in Baltimore

    Let chaos reign. The Rays beat the Yankees 5-2 tonight while the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 6-3. And so, after 160 games, we have a flat-footed tie in the American League Wild Card race. The Red Sox had their best starter on the mound tonight in the form of Josh Beckett, but he was…

  17. UPDATE: Ozzie Guillen released from contract with White Sox, expected to join Marlins

    Sep 26, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    Oh boy. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Ozzie Guillen is managing his last game with the White Sox tonight. Oh, but that’s not all. He has been told by multiple sources that the White Sox are “in the final stages” of completing a deal to send him to the Marlins. Of course,…

  18. Mark Trumbo done for season due to broken bone in foot

    Sep 26, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Mark Trumbo‘s surprising rookie season has come to an unfortunate end. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trumbo will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. He has actually played with the injury for about a month and a half, but…

  19. Carlos Guillen likely unavailable for ALDS due to calf injury

    Sep 26, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers Carlos Guillen heads for first base after being walked by Oakland Athletics pitcher Fautino De Los Santos during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit, Michigan

    Carlos Guillen hasn’t played since straining his right calf while getting in position to field a ground ball back on September 18. While the veteran infielder hasn’t been ruled out for the entire postseason, Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Eric Lacy of the Detroit News today that it is unlikely he will be ready for the…

  20. Felix Hernandez suffers bruised right forearm after being hit by comebacker

    Sep 24, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Well, this isn’t exactly what Felix Hernandez had in mind for his final start of the season. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Hernandez suffered a bruised right forearm this afternoon against the Rangers when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Michael Young. King Felix looked to be considerable pain as he…

  21. Carlos Marmol blows save, gives Cardinals new life in Wild Card race

    Sep 24, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Cardinals really need to take Carlos Marmol out for a steak dinner. After being held scoreless over the first eight innings this afternoon, the Cardinals were handed two runs in the bottom of the ninth as part of a dramatic 2-1 win over the Cubs. In another one of his trademark implosions, Marmol walked…

  22. Giants haven’t ruled out eventual position change for Buster Posey

    Sep 24, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    posey catching

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Buster Posey will indeed be the Giants’ everyday catcher next season. But beyond that? It’s hard to say. Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged yesterday that there was some internal debate about whether Posey would be better off at a position like first base, where he…

  23. Terry Francona shakes up lineup for today’s game against Yankees

    Sep 24, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    This won’t be some magic elixir for the troubled Red Sox pitching staff, but Terry Francona has put together a new-look lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Yankees. Here’s the lineup card, courtesy of the Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham: Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Gonzalez 1B Aviles 3B Scutaro SS Reddick…

  24. Nationals, Chien-Ming Wang in talks for contract extension

    Sep 24, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Wang throws during MLB National League baseball game against the Mets in Washington

    The Nationals were very patient while Chien-Ming Wang rehabbed from shoulder surgery. And now that he’s back in the big leagues, it appears they are working to keep him in the fold for 2012. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wang’s agent Alan Nero said the two sides are in the “preliminary stages” of negotiations…

  25. Kris Medlen back with Braves following Tommy John surgery

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Kris Medlen AP 2

    The Braves have a new weapon for their bullpen just in time for the postseason. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves have activated right-hander Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list. Medlen hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August. It looked like he was done…

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