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D.J. Short

  1. Settling the score: Friday’s results

    Jul 23, 2011, 8:23 AM EDT

    Brendan Ryan, Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak

    Let’s dwell on the negative for a second, shall we? The Mariners’ losing streak reached 13 games last night with a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox. Felix Hernandez gave up two runs over the first six innings, but the Red Sox put up a five-spot in the seventh to put the game out of…

  2. Brewers considering Coco Crisp as replacement for Carlos Gomez

    Jul 22, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Oakland Athletics

    With Carlos Gomez‘s status in doubt for the rest of the season following a broken collarbone, the Brewers are actively seeking a replacement for their outfield. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that the Brewers already had a scout watching the Athletics and that Coco Crisp is a possibility. Nyjer Morgan, a left-handed hitter, has taken…

  3. Two men charged in Bryan Stow beating

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:54 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

    Following up on last night’s revelations, the Associated Press is reporting that two men were charged today in the brutal Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium. Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, were charged with one count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery…

  4. Dan Uggla hopes to return to lineup on Saturday

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves

    UPDATE: Guess he’s just fine. Uggla just hit a pinch-hit two-run homer off Reds’ right-hander Nick Masset to put the Braves ahead 6-4 in the top of the ninth. 8:01 PM: Dan Uggla is out of the Braves’ lineup for the second straight day after straining his left calf during Wednesday’s loss to the Rockies. The…

  5. Jay Bruce out of Friday’s lineup with dizziness

    Jul 22, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Reds are missing more than Scott Rolen tonight. According to Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News, Jay Bruce was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Braves due to dizziness. However, the young outfielder said his symptoms have nothing to do with the mid-90s temperatures outside. “Because I haven’t been outside today. I just…

  6. Giants place Miguel Tejada on disabled list with abdominal strain

    Jul 19, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT

    Miguel Tejada

    According to Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, the Giants have placed Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a lower abdominal strain. This is the corresponding move to make room for Brandon Belt, who was promoted from Triple-A Fresno earlier today and is starting at first base tonight against the Dodgers. Tejada left last night’s…

  7. Jason Heyward expects to return Wednesday

    Jul 19, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Jason Heyward is being held out of the Braves’ lineup for the second straight night as a result of being hit on the top of his left foot by a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Nationals. Heyward dealt with some swelling and pain on Monday which made it difficult to run, but arrived at…

  8. Ryan Braun is back in the Brewers’ lineup tonight, sort of

    Jul 19, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    braun wide getty

    Ryan Braun is back in the starting lineup tonight against the Diamondbacks. He was held out of the lineup the previous two days after leaving Saturday’s game with recurring tightness in his left calf. While this is a positive development for a lineup that was blanked by Josh Collmenter last night, Tom Haudricourt of the…

  9. The initial word on Grady Sizemore’s knee is encouraging

    Jul 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore AP

    Grady Sizemore anticipated the worst after re-injuring his right knee during Sunday’s game, but at the moment, it appears another microfracture surgery is not in his future. Sizemore underwent an MRI on Monday and according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the initial report from the Indians is that the bone bruise is…

  10. Roy Oswalt throws bullpen session, could make rehab start next week

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Roy Oswalt threw approximately 50 pitches in a bullpen session before tonight’s game against the Cubs and told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he’s optimistic his back issue is finally behind him. “I actually felt great,” Oswalt said. “Probably felt as good as I did in spring training.” Oswalt hasn’t pitched since leaving a…

  11. Report: Mets willing to cover Carlos Beltran’s remaining salary in potential trade

    Jul 18, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    beltran square

    From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York comes word that the Mets are willing to cover the roughly $6 million left on Carlos Beltran‘s contract to facilitate a potential trade. “From what I gather, they are asking a lot for him because they are willing to pick up all of his salary,” the source told…

  12. Placido Polanco will likely receive epidural injection for ailing lower back

    Jul 18, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Placido Polanco will likely receive an epidural injection due to lingering pain from the bulging disc in his lower back. “The idea was thrown out by the doctors in Philly,” Polanco said late Monday afternoon. “They say they really help. I’ve tried rest and medication. I’m at the point…

  13. Julio Borbon to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery on left ankle

    Jul 18, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    borbon bunts getty

    According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Julio Borbon is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after undergoing “left ankle ligament repair surgery” on Monday. Borbon injured his ankle on a slide into second base on July 8 while playing with Triple-A Round Rock. He fractured the very same ankle in 2007 when he…

  14. Rosenthal: The Rays made a play for K-Rod

    Jul 16, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    The Rays aren’t ready to go into sell-mode yet. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Rays made a play for Francisco Rodriguez before the the Brewers “swooped in late.” Rosenthal expounded on the subject in today’s “Full Count” video, citing K-Rod’s past connection with Rays manager Joe Maddon as a potential reason for their…

  15. Clay Buchholz won’t be back with the Red Sox any time soon

    Jul 16, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz

    While Jon Lester is optimistic that he’ll be able to return as soon as next Friday, we probably won’t see Clay Buchholz back with the Red Sox any time soon. The rehabbing right-hander was able to play catch yesterday and plans to do so again tomorrow, but he told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald this…

  16. Carlos Guillen makes return from microfracture surgery this afternoon

    Jul 16, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Guillen_Carlos

    As expected, the Tigers have activated Carlos Guillen from the 60-day disabled list. He’ll bat seventh and play second base this afternoon against the White Sox. Guillen hasn’t played in the major leagues this season following microfracture surgery on his right knee last September. The 35-year-old batted .318 (12-for-38) with one home run and eight…

  17. Bobby Jenks on disabled list again with back tightness

    Jul 16, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Bobby Jenks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with back tightness. He felt discomfort warming up last night in the same area that sent him to the disabled list last month. This is his third trip to the DL this season. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein envisioned…

  18. Ben Revere is just showing off

    Jul 16, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Ben Revere

    Though it was ultimately overshadowed by Matt Capps‘ latest ninth-inning meltdown, Twins’ rookie outfielder Ben Revere did something pretty incredible while legging out a triple in the sixth inning last night against the Royals. Revere pulled a pitch into the right field corner and was off like a shot. He lost his footing between second…

  19. Carlos Beltran out of today’s lineup with flu-like symptoms

    Jul 16, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    New York Mets v San Francisco Giants

    It was a little curious when Carlos Beltran was not on the lineup card for today’s game against the Phillies, but the intrigue didn’t last too long. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Beltran is out with flu-like symptoms. Scott Hairston will start in his place in right field this afternoon and bat third…

  20. Orioles agree to three-year contract extension with J.J. Hardy

    Jul 16, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    J.J. Hardy

    UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun adds that the deal is worth between $22-22.5 million over three years. The no-trade clause involves eight teams and Hardy has been assured that he will not be traded this season. 12:38 PM: Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy have…

  21. Carlos Marmol removed from closer’s role indefinitely

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Cubs manager Mike Quade acknowledged the obvious following yesterday’s close call win over the Marlins, telling Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that Carlos Marmol will be removed from the closer role indefinitely to work on his mechanics. “Relievers just don’t have the side time and the time to work on stuff that starters do,” Quade said.…

  22. Carl Crawford kicks off brief rehab stint at Pawtucket

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Carl Crawford played his first of two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket last night. He played five innings in left field and went 1-for-2 a broken bat RBI single, a walk and a run scored. Most importantly, he told Mike Scandura of the Boston Globe after the game that his hamstring felt fine.…

  23. Want Jeff Baker? Don’t even think about it.

    Jul 16, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Jeff Baker

    What does a .279 career batting average and .769 OPS make you? Untouchable. At least according to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. Sources tell Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com that the Cubs have no plans to deal utility man Jeff Baker to a contender. The Red Sox and Indians are among the…

  24. David Wright doubles in first minor league rehab game

    Jul 16, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The Mets are beginning to look a lot like sellers, but they are finally close to getting their third baseman back. David Wright went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored last night in his first minor league rehab game with High-A St. Lucie. According to Greg Auman of ESPN New York, he…

  25. Pirates grab share of first place in National League Central

    Jul 16, 2011, 9:25 AM EDT

    Karstens Pirates AP

    Did you wake up feeling a little off today? Maybe your cup of coffee doesn’t taste quite the same as it usually does and you have the sudden and unprecedented impulse to go for an early morning jog? No worries, it’s perfectly explainable. You see, the Pirates are tied with the Cardinals for first place…

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