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  1. Nick Swisher not quite ready to return from strained hip flexor

    Jul 26, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Nick Swisher was originally considered day-to-day when he left last Friday’s game with a strained left hip flexor. However, he sat out rest of the weekend and this week’s three-game series against the Mariners. Now the Yankees have ruled him out for tomorrow’s series opener against the Red Sox. The good news for the Bombers…

  2. Brewers to use closer-by-committee approach

    Jul 26, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was hoping for some stability when he removed John Axford from the closer role early last week, but he hasn’t had any such luck. Francisco Rodriguez blew two save chances against the Phillies this week while allowing six runs on five hits and three walks over just 1 1/3 innings, so…

  3. Change of plans: Lucas Duda to stay in majors for now

    Jul 23, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It looks like Pedro Beato‘s poor performance tonight saved Duda from a demotion. Beato gave up four runs over one-third of an inning in the 10th inning tonight against the Nationals, after which he was sent to the minors. 9:30 PM: The Mets need to clear a spot on their roster for top prospect…

  4. Joel Pineiro to undergo season-ending surgery to repair labrum tear

    Jul 23, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Joel Pineiro was pitching in the minors with the Orioles this season in hopes of working his way back to the major leagues, but he’s now set to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. According to the Baltimore Sun, Pineiro is dealing with a SLAP tear, which stands for “superior…

  5. Dodgers activate Chad Billingsley from disabled list for tonight’s game

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers have activated right-hander Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll make his return tonight against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Billingsley hasn’t started since July 7 due to right elbow inflammation. While he didn’t make a minor league rehab start, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that they felt…

  6. Tests rule out fracture in Bryce Harper’s left ankle

    Jul 21, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Feel free to exhale, Nats fans. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, tests on Harper’s ankle revealed a contusion and not a break. He’s sitting out the nightcap of today’s doubleheader against the Braves. 2:21 PM: Word from the Nationals is that Harper is dealing with left ankle soreness. His exit from today’s game…

  7. Cole Hamels and Matt Cain homer off each other in the same inning

    Jul 21, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Here’s something pretty cool. Matt Cain launched a solo home run off opposing pitcher Cole Hamels in the top of the third inning this afternoon in Philadelphia. Not to be outdone, Hamels connected for a solo shot of his own off Cain in the bottom of the inning. No word on whether Hamels was whistling…

  8. Ben Sheets tosses six scoreless innings in win over Nationals

    Jul 21, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

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    After holding the Mets scoreless last Sunday in his first major league start since July 19, 2010, Ben Sheets kept on trucking this afternoon. Sheets tossed six scoreless innings against the Nationals as part of a 4-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park. The 34-year-old right-hander gave up just five…

  9. White Sox acquire Brett Myers from Astros

    Jul 21, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

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    After completing a 10-player deal with the Blue Jays yesterday, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow isn’t done wheeling and dealing. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the White Sox have acquired right-hander Brett Myers from the Astros. No word yet on who the Astros will receive in return. Myers was moved into the closer role…

  10. Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona receives U.S. visa, will serve three-week suspension

    Jul 21, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    It’s now likely that Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, will pitch with the Indians in the very near future. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hernandez has received his U.S. visa and is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland tonight. He’s scheduled to meet with reporters tomorrow at Progressive Field and…

  11. The Yankees have some interest in Rick Ankiel

    Jul 21, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post hears that the Yankees “have shown some interest” in picking up Rick Ankiel. Ankiel was designated for assignment by the Nationals this week after batting just .228/.282/.411 with five home runs and a .694 OPS through 171 plate appearances. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com wrote at the time that the…

  12. Dodgers “very unlikely” to trade for Ryan Dempster

    Jul 21, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers have long been considered the favorites to land Ryan Dempster, but it appears that their strategy is changing on the fly. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is reporting that the Dodgers are now seen as “very unlikely” to trade for Dempster. The team would prefer to not deal some of their top prospects for…

  13. Cameron Maybin likely to miss weekend with wrist injury

    Jul 21, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Cameron Maybin missed his third straight start last night as he continues to nurse soreness in his right wrist. While Padres manager Bud Black said that a stint on the disabled list is “highly unlikely,” Corey Brock and Chelsea Janes of MLB.com report that he could sit out the rest of the weekend series against…

  14. Picture of the Day: Rockies honor victims of Aurora shooting

    Jul 21, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

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    The Rockies were in San Diego last night, but their hearts were with the victims of Friday’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado which killed 12 and wounded 59. The Rockies wore “7-20″ eye black stickers and black wrist bands along with their purple jerseys. They also hung a black jersey in their dugout which…

  15. Johan Santana placed on disabled list with ankle injury

    Jul 21, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    The Mets were considering skipping Johan Santana or at least pushing him back for a few days after he was knocked around for six runs over three innings last night against the Dodgers, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that they have decided to place him on the disabled list with a right…

  16. Braves activate Jonny Venters from disabled list

    Jul 21, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Jonny Venters tossed a scoreless inning last night in his first rehab appearance last night with Triple-A Gwinnett. He was originally expected to make two appearances before returning from the disabled list, but the Braves have decided to activate him for today’s doubleheader against the Nationals. Matt Diaz was placed on the disabled list with…

  17. Aubrey Huff sent for MRI after setback with knee

    Jul 21, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

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    According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Aubrey Huff suffered a setback with his right knee in a minor league rehab game on Thursday night and returned to San Francisco in order to undergo an MRI. Huff has been sidelined since June 11 with a sprained right knee. He went 2-for-13 (.154) with a walk and…

  18. Must-click link: The struggles of Shaq Thompson

    Jul 21, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Some of you may have heard about the struggles of Shaq Thompson, who was selected by the Red Sox in the 18th round of last month’s First-Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old outfielder put a bow on his first professional season yesterday by going 0-for-2 with a strikeout for the organization’s rookie level Gulf Coast League…

  19. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 21, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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    If Tim Lincecum isn’t back, well, he’s certainly on the right track. After tossing eight shutout innings against the Astros in his last start last Saturday, Lincecum gave up two runs over seven innings last night in Philadelphia as part of a 7-2 win over the Phillies. His ERA dropped from 5.93 to 5.72 with…

  20. Gavin Floyd on track to return from disabled list Monday

    Jul 20, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    It looks like Gavin Floyd‘s first career stint on the disabled list will be a brief one. Floyd, currently sidelined with right elbow tendinitis, threw 40-50 pitches in a bullpen session this afternoon. The White Sox want to see how he responds tomorrow before making an official announcement, but pitching coach Don Cooper told Dan…

  21. Jim Thome hits 610th home run, passes Sammy Sosa on all-time list

    Jul 20, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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    Jim Thome just keeps mashing those taters. Thome connected for a solo home run off Derek Lowe in the top of the fourth inning this evening against the Indians. It was Thome’s first home run as a member of the Orioles and the 610th home run of his career, passing Sammy Sosa for sole possession…

  22. Johan Santana has a 6.54 ERA since his no-hitter

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana‘s struggles continued tonight against the Dodgers, as he was chased after being knocked around for six runs over just three innings.┬áIt matched the second-shortest start of his career. Santana gave up seven hits in all, including a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning and a two-run homer to Luis Cruz…

  23. Jayson Werth’s first rehab game pushed back to Saturday

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Jayson Werth was originally scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Potomac this evening. However, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com passes along word that the Nationals decided to scratch him due to a combination of the poor weather and some stiffness in his surgically-repaired left wrist. It’s not a major concern at this…

  24. Zack Greinke confirms that the Brewers have made him an offer

    Jul 20, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier today that the Brewers offered Zack Greinke a five-year, $100-plus million contract extension sometime within the past few weeks. Greinke didn’t deny it when asked by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel before tonight’s game. “I can say Heyman is pretty accurate with what he’s saying, but nothing else,”…

  25. Brett Gardner to have elbow surgery next week, likely done for season

    Jul 19, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Brett Gardner has been trying to come back from a right elbow injury for three months. And now he’ll likely have to wait until 2013 to play another major league game. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees announced this evening that Gardner will undergo surgery next week to remove…

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