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  1. Michael Morse moved back to left field following the promotion of Chris Marrero

    Aug 27, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Washington Nationals

    The Nationals announced earlier this afternoon that they have recalled prospect Chris Marrero from Triple-A Syracuse. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Marrero will start at first base and bat seventh today against the Reds while Michael Morse plays left field. By the way, this lineup also features Jayson Werth in center field…

  2. Rafael Betancourt to remain Rockies’ closer over Huston Street

    Aug 27, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Huston Street was activated from the disabled list prior to last night’s game against the Dodgers, but he’s not getting his old job back. At least not right away. Troy Renck of the Denver Post was told by Rockies manager Jim Tracy that Rafael Betancourt will remain in the the closer role for the time…

  3. Today’s Marlins-Phillies game rained out

    Aug 27, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Who saw this one coming? According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, today’s game between the Marlins and Phillies was rained out. The Phillies moved this game from Sunday in an effort to get out in front of Hurricane Irene, but rain was already pouring down on the sparsely attended crowd at Citizens Bank…

  4. A.J. Pierzynski set to begin rehab assignment next week

    Aug 27, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Chicago White Sox

    A.J. Pierzynski won’t return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible tomorrow, but there’s a good chance he’ll be back with the White Sox as soon as next weekend. According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, Pierzynski tested his fractured right wrist yesterday by catching Gavin Floyd‘s bullpen session and participating in batting practice. “All good.…

  5. Ryan Dempster expected to exercise $14 million option for 2012

    Aug 27, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs

    Not a big surprise, but Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Ryan Dempster is expected to exercise his $14 million player option for next season. Dempster, 34, is in the final guaranteed year of a four-year, $52 million contract. He has proved to be a good value for Chicago, despite his superficially mediocre…

  6. Giants to call up prospect Eric Surkamp for start tonight against Astros

    Aug 27, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

    Eric Surkamp

    According to Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants will call up prospect left-hander Eric Surkamp to make his major league debut tonight against the Astros. Jonathan Sanchez and Barry Zito are both sidelined with ankle sprains and Dan Runzler gave up four runs on three hits and three walks over 1…

  7. Report: B.J. Upton claimed off revocable waivers

    Aug 27, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics

    B.J. Upton survived the trade deadline in a Rays’ uniform, but there’s still a chance he could have a new home before the end of the season. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Upton was claimed off revocable waivers by an unknown team. Topkin suspects the mystery team could be the Nationals,…

  8. Yankees will “try to fight” decision about postponed doubleheader

    Aug 27, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

    Yankees manager Girardi pleads his case with second base umpire DeMuth as he challenges a solo home run by Royals' Butler during their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City

    As Drew mentioned, it was announced last night that Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader between the Yankees and Orioles was postponed due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Irene. One of the games will be made up in a split-doubleheader Sunday while the other will be made as a night game on September 8. Of course, the Yankees…

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 27, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Yankees' Burnett reacts after giving up a home run to Orioles' Reynolds in their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    You guys aren’t going to believe this, but A.J. Burnett was pretty awful again last night. Burnett was knocked around for a season-high nine runs over five innings in a 12-5 loss to the Orioles. This included a six-run second inning, where the struggling right-hander surrendered four doubles and two home runs. The loss pushed Burnett’s…

  10. Mets expected to place Jon Niese and Scott Hairston on DL with rib cage injuries

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Mets have dropped five in a row and 11 out of 13 to fall eight games under the .500 mark. And there’s a chance things could get even uglier in the days ahead. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said following tonight’s loss that left-hander Jon Niese and…

  11. Alex Rodriguez to meet with MLB about poker allegations Friday

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez poker

    Judgment day is nearly upon us. OK, not really. Alex Rodriguez told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com before tonight’s game that he will meet with MLB’s investigators Friday in Baltimore to discuss his alleged involvement in illegal high-stakes poker games. The topic du jour will likely be the report from Star Magazine and RadarOnline earlier this…

  12. David Ortiz cleared to pinch-hit, return to lineup Wednesday

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Kansas City Royals

    Jacoby Ellsbury was back in the lineup tonight after missing three games with a bruised back and it appears David Ortiz isn’t far behind him. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Ortiz tested his right heel before tonight’s game against the Rangers by running some sprints in the outfield. He’ll still have to be…

  13. Giants activate Carlos Beltran from disabled list

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants have activated Carlos Beltran from the disabled list. No word yet on the corresponding roster move, but Nate Schierholtz is unavailable tonight due to ongoing soreness in his right foot while Jonathan Sanchez still can’t throw off a mound due to a left ankle…

  14. Tommy Hanson has bullpen session scrapped due to shoulder soreness

    Aug 23, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    hanson wide getty

    It’s officially time to worry about Tommy Hanson. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Hanson was scratched from his scheduled bullpen session this evening due to lingering shoulder soreness. The young right-hander threw just nine pitches in an abbreviated bullpen session yesterday, but insisted that his shoulder was fine. Apparently not. Hanson has served two…

  15. Jose Contreras has setback during bullpen session Monday

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:43 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies

    The odds of seeing Jose Contreras pitch for the Phillies again this season just took a real hit. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com that Contreras had his bullpen session cut short earlier today because his elbow was “barking.” He was originally scheduled to throw a bullpen session over the weekend,…

  16. Stephen Strasburg strikes out six in latest rehab start

    Aug 22, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    The climb continues for Stephen Strasburg. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, the rehabbing right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) over three innings tonight in his latest minor league rehab start with Class A Hagerstown. Strasburg, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, gave up two hits while striking out six, walking…

  17. Jose Reyes set to begin rehab assignment Thursday

    Aug 22, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    The Mets have lost three in a row and nine out of 11 to fall six games under the .500 mark, but they are close to getting a much-needed boost for their lineup. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Jose Reyes is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Binghamton. Reyes,…

  18. Cole Hamels on track to start next Friday after light bullpen session

    Aug 20, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants

    Cole Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start this week due to inflammation in his left shoulder, but David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal reports that he is on track to return next Friday against the Marlins after throwing 25 pitches in a light bullpen session earlier today. Hamels hasn’t pitched since giving up…

  19. Jacoby Ellsbury out of lineup after being hit by pitch in back

    Aug 20, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Jacoby Ellsbury is out of tonight’s lineup against the Royals after he was hit in the back by a pitch in the top of the eighth inning last night. He stayed in the game to run the bases and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez, but was replaced in center field in…

  20. Report: Yankees among teams scouting Rich Harden

    Aug 20, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees

    The Red Sox backed out of a trade for Rich Harden before the non-waiver trade deadline due to concerns about his medical records, but there’s still a chance he’ll be dealt this month. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Yankees have had scouts present at each of Harden’s last two starts…

  21. Rockies boot Jason Hammel from rotation in favor of newly-acquired Alex White

    Aug 20, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    The Rockies are ready to begin reaping the rewards of the recent Ubaldo Jimenez trade. Jim Tracy announced earlier today that Alex White will be activated from the disabled list and start Tuesday against the Astros. He’ll take the place of struggling right-hander Jason Hammel, who will move to the bullpen for now. White was…

  22. Brian Cashman shoots down interest in Cubs’ GM job, wants to stay with Yanks

    Aug 20, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    The firing of Cubs general manager Jim Hendry yesterday has immediately led to speculation about some potential high-profile successors. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is in the final year of his contract and while there hasn’t been any talk about an extension yet, he told the New York Daily News yesterday that he has no…

  23. Jonathan Sanchez will not start tomorrow due to ankle sprain

    Aug 20, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    UPDATE: John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have officially scratched Sanchez from Sunday’s start. Dan Runzler will get the ball in his place. 12:40 PM: The injury-riddled Giants have lost back-to-back games and still aren’t sure who is going to start for them tomorrow. Jonathan Sanchez tested his injured left ankle…

  24. Jose Reyes unlikely to return from DL when eligible Tuesday

    Aug 20, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Jose Reyes ran yesterday for the first time since aggravating his left hamstring earlier this month, but Mets manager Terry Collins told the New York Post that it would be a “stretch” to expect him to be ready to return from the disabled list when he is first eligible Tuesday. Reyes said yesterday that he…

  25. Brandon Inge to rejoin Tigers today, share playing time at third base

    Aug 20, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Detroit Tigers

    When the Tigers designated Brandon Inge for assignment last month, he accepted a minor league assignment with Triple-A Toledo after being promised that he would rejoin the major league club in September. Well, he’s back a little sooner than originally expected. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Inge will have his contract purchased from the…

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