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  1. CC Sabathia strikes out 10 in complete game win over Mariners

    Aug 3, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    CC Sabathia and Russell Martin were paired together tonight for just the third time this season and the first time since April 11. We’ll likely see them work together more often the rest of the way. Sabathia allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in a complete game 6-3 victory over the Mariners…

  2. Upton brothers hit 100th career home runs on the same night

    Aug 3, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

    B.J. and Justin Upton AP

    Here’s something pretty cool. Justin Upton launched a long home run to left field off Phillies’ right-hander Kyle Kendrick in the top of the second inning tonight for the 100th home run of his career. Less than an hour later, his big brother B.J. Upton connected for a solo shot to center field off Orioles’…

  3. Ted Lilly scratched from rehab start after setback with shoulder

    Aug 3, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly Getty

    The Dodgers acquired Joe Blanton from the Phillies late this afternoon in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. While it’s certainly not the flashiest of moves, the acquisition makes even more sense now that Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. is reporting that Ted Lilly was scratched from a rehab…

  4. Johan Santana to make minor league rehab start Sunday

    Aug 3, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    UPDATE: According to Rubin, Santana will throw three innings in a rehab start Sunday with Class A Brooklyn. He’s on track to return next Saturday. 7:44 PM: The Mets recently decided to give Johan Santana a bit of a break following an ankle injury which led to some arm fatigue, but he could be back…

  5. Josh Beckett could miss next start due to back spasms

    Aug 2, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Josh Beckett was booed off the mound at Fenway Park on Tuesday night after leaving his start against the Tigers in the third inning with back spasms. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed optimism yesterday that the veteran right-hander will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but there’s now uncertainty whether…

  6. Yadier Molina to undergo X-rays on sprained right thumb

    Aug 2, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina Getty

    The Cardinals surely have their fingers crossed right now, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Yadier Molina is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rockies due to a sprained right thumb and is scheduled to undergo X-rays when the team returns home to St. Louis tomorrow. Molina injured the thumb in…

  7. David Ortiz says his right Achilles tendon is at about “50-60 percent”

    Aug 2, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine mentioned earlier this afternoon that David Ortiz could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend against the Twins, but odds are that’s not going to happen. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Ortiz¬†did some light jogging while the Red Sox were taking batting practice…

  8. Diamondbacks release Scott Podsednik just two days after acquiring him

    Aug 2, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Scott Podsednik Getty

    The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik along with right-hander Matt Albers from the Red Sox for left-hander Craig Breslow just two days ago. However, the team announced Podsednik’s release this afternoon. What gives? According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Podsednik was granted his release after refusing an assignment to Triple-A Reno. I’m not…

  9. Pirates acquire Travis Snider from Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Travis Snider Reuters

    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports the Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Blue Jays for right-hander Brad Lincoln. Both were first-round picks in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, as Snider was picked 14th overall while Lincoln was picked fourth. The Pirates have been looking for another outfielder for a while now. Snider isn’t…

  10. Reds, Blue Jays and Rangers all in the mix for Matt Garza

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Cubs and Reds are talking about a possible Garza deal. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Jayson Stark was told by an executive that there’s now a “very high chance” that Garza is dealt before Tuesday’s deadline. The Blue Jays are said to be charging hard. 10:16 PM: The assumption has…

  11. Yasmani Grandal leaves game with right oblique strain

    Jul 30, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal AP

    Yasmani Grandal has been a nice bright spot for the out-of-contention Padres since taking over the everyday catcher job from Nick Hundley one month ago, but he’s now likely headed for an extended absence. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Grandal left tonight’s game against the Reds with a right oblique strain. He suffered the…

  12. Kendrys Morales becomes third player ever to homer from both sides of the plate in same inning

    Jul 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales AP

    Kendrys Morales accomplished a very rare feat during the sixth inning tonight against the Rangers, homering from both sides of the plate while driving in six runs. The Angels scored nine runs in the inning. Morales sparked the rally with a two-run homer off starter Roy Oswalt and later added a grand slam off left-hander…

  13. Jim Thome to undergo MRI for neck spasms

    Jul 30, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

    Jim Thome AP

    Jim Thome hasn’t played since Friday due to recurring neck spasms and now he’s being sent back to Baltimore in order to undergo an MRI. Thome tried to hit earlier this afternoon, but his neck didn’t respond as hoped. While the veteran slugger has dealt with neck issues in the past, he told Roch Kubatko…

  14. Shane Victorino is “top target” for Reds

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies

    We continue to hear chatter that the Reds are interested in Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that his teammate Shane Victorino is actually the club’s “top target” as they continue their search for a leadoff hitter. As of now, the Reds refuse to meet the Phillies’ asking price for the…

  15. Diamondbacks designate Lyle Overbay for assignment

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    Lyle Overbay Getty

    According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay for assignment. The move clears a roster spot for third baseman Chris Johnson, who was acquired from the Astros yesterday. Overbay, 35, is batting .292/.367/.448 with two home runs, 10 RBI and an .815 OPS over 110 plate…

  16. Giancarlo Stanton expects to begin minor league rehab assignment Wednesday

    Jul 28, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Miami Marlins

    There may still be a reason to pay attention the Marlins over the final two months of the season, as Giancarlo Stanton‘s return from right knee surgery is just around the corner. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Stanton expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Jupiter. Stanton underwent…

  17. Anibal Sanchez hit hard in first start with Tigers

    Jul 28, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    Anibal Sanchez stumbled in his Tigers’ debut this afternoon, giving up five runs over six-plus innings in a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Sanchez, who was acquired from the Marlins this week along with second baseman Omar Infante, allowed eight hits and three walks. This included a season-high three home runs. Edwin Encarnacion and…

  18. Brewers agree to deal catcher George Kottaras to Athletics

    Jul 28, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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    UPDATE:¬†According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Brewers are getting right-handed reliever Fautino De Los Santos. SATURDAY, 4:02 PM ET: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the two clubs have reached an agreement on a deal. It’s not clear what the Brewers are getting in return, but it doesn’t figure to…

  19. Pablo Sandoval placed on disabled list with left hamstring strain

    Jul 28, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval Getty

    Pablo Sandoval strained his left hamstring while stretching for a throw at first base on Monday and the Giants have decided they won’t go short-handed on their roster any longer. Per Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, Sandoval was placed on the disabled list this afternoon while light-hitting infielder Emmanuel Burriss was designated for assignment and first…

  20. Jose Bautista resumes swinging bat following wrist injury

    Jul 28, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista is unlikely to return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible on Wednesday, but he’s making progress. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Bautista swung a bat today for the first time since injuring his left wrist on a swing on July 16. The 31-year-old slugger went through a series of dry…

  21. Frank Francisco on track to return from disabled list Monday

    Jul 28, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Frank Francisco‘s rehab assignment was delayed earlier this week due to a right knee injury, but he’s now on track to rejoin the Mets when they begin a three-game series Monday in San Francisco. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Francisco allowed one hit while throwing 21 pitches in a scoreless inning yesterday in his…

  22. Giants beat writer apologizes to Melky Cabrera about PED rumor

    Jul 28, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera Getty

    Here’s something you don’t see every day: a writer apologizing to a player for giving life to a rumor of PED usage. You see, there was a nasty rumor flying around on Twitter that Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com decided to ask Cabrera about it. Cabrera…

  23. The Rangers are preparing to move Alexi Ogando back into the rotation

    Jul 28, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando Reuters

    We heard earlier this week that the Rangers were considering moving Alexi Ogando back in the starting rotation. Well, they got the ball rolling in last night’s loss to the White Sox. Last night’s starter, Yu Darvish, was knocked out of the ballgame after 6 1/3 innings, so Ogando ended up pitching the final 2…

  24. Vernon Wells activated from disabled list

    Jul 28, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells Reuters

    It went largely unnoticed in the excitement of the Zack Greinke deal, but the Angels activated Vernon Wells from the disabled list prior to last night’s game against the Rays. Wells had been out since May 21 after fracturing his right thumb while stealing a base. He went 8-for-26 (.308) with two home runs, a…

  25. Ted Lilly to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jul 28, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    Ted Lilly Getty

    The Dodgers continue to be connected in trade rumors with Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, but they could get one of their own starters back from the disabled list in the near future. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Ted Lilly is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Lilly…

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