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D.J. Short

  1. Welcome to Time Warp Tuesday

    Aug 9, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Tonight has been a pretty interesting night in that we have seen some excellent performances from pitchers who were written off a long time ago. Let’s start with Dontrelle Willis. Even though he took the loss tonight against the Rockies, he allowed three runs over eight innings while striking out 10 and walking just one.…

  2. Twins prospect Kyle Gibson will not need Tommy John surgery

    Aug 9, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    2011 XM All-Star Futures Game

    At least not yet, anyway. According to Tyler Mason of FOXSportsNorth.com, Twins prospect right-hander Kyle Gibson was diagnosed with a flexor pronator muscle strain of the right elbow and a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. He will report to the Twins’ complex in Fort Myers, Florida this week in an effort to rehab…

  3. Brian McCann likely to begin minor league rehab assignment Friday

    Aug 9, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    As Aaron mentioned earlier this morning, Brian McCann has maintained all along that he was hoping to return from the disabled list as soon as he is eligible on Friday. It was probably a little on the optimistic side considering that oblique strains usually sideline players for far longer, so it shouldn’t come as a…

  4. Alex Rodriguez on track to return from disabled list next week

    Aug 9, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    File photo of Yankees' Rodriguez talking with the media during a news conference at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

    Prior to tonight’s game against the Angels, Joe Girardi told Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger that Alex Rodriguez is on track to return from the disabled list when the Yankees are on the road next week. “I don’t know if Monday is realistic,” Girardi said. “Part of it probably depends on where he starts…

  5. Jose Reyes is “probably losing $100,000 a day on the DL”

    Aug 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    We still have nearly two months left in the regular season, but one of the more interesting questions for the Hot Stove will be just how much Jose Reyes will make in free agency given that he has already had two stints on the disabled list this season with a strained left hamstring. Perception could…

  6. The Braves could skip Tommy Hanson in the rotation this week

    Aug 9, 2011, 8:16 AM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    Drew asked the other day, “What’s the Deal With Tommy Hanson?” Well, we’re about to find out. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitching coach Roger McDowell plan to talk with Hanson to determine whether he needs to be skipped in the rotation or have his scheduled Friday…

  7. Placido Polanco diagnosed with sports hernia

    Aug 8, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    polanco getty wide

    We might not see Placido Polanco back in the Phillies’ lineup for a while. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro announced earlier this evening that Polanco was diagnosed with a sports hernia. Polanco was sent back to Philadelphia over the weekend after revealing that he had been dealing with discomfort…

  8. Carlos Carrasco placed on disabled list with right elbow inflammation

    Aug 8, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox

    The Indians just announced that they have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Carrasco was handed a six-game suspension last week for throwing at the head of Royals’ DH Billy Butler on July 29, but he didn’t begin serving the suspension until after his start last Wednesday against the…

  9. Carlos Beltran out of tonight’s lineup with sprained right wrist

    Aug 8, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants

    UPDATE: Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com reports that Carlos Beltran‘s hand is still sore and he is being sent for an MRI. 7:30 PM: According to Henry Schulman of San Francisco Chronicle, Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup for tonight’s game against the Pirates due to a sprained right wrist. Beltran felt a sharp pain…

  10. Shin-Soo Choo to begin minor league rehab assignment today

    Aug 8, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    choo hurt ap

    According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment today with Class A Lake County. Choo required surgery after being hit in the left thumb by a pitch on June 24. He began taking batting practice last week and was cleared to return after…

  11. Daniel Murphy done for season with torn MCL in left knee

    Aug 8, 2011, 8:14 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Yesterday was not a great day for the Mets’ infield. In addition to Jose Reyes aggravating his recent hamstring injury, Daniel Murphy was spiked on his left leg on a slide into second base by Braves’ outfielder Jose Constanza. While it’s not yet clear if Reyes will require another stint on the disabled list, the…

  12. Merle Haggard recorded an ode to Ron Washington

    Aug 6, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Merle Haggard AP

    From the “Why Would I Make This Up?” department, here’s this. You may be familiar with the phrase, “That’s the Way Baseball Go.” It was uttered by Rangers manager Ron Washington last season and became something of a rallying cry for the team during their first-ever World Series run. Well, now it is forever immortalized…

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    The Yankees topped the Red Sox 3-2 last night, giving them their eighth straight victory and sole possession of first place in the American League East for the first time since July 7. That’s like an eternity in “Yankee years,” by the way. The game really turned when Joe Girardi pulled Bartolo Colon with the…

  14. The Phillies and Giants had themselves a benches-clearing brawl

    Aug 6, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

    Phillies Giants Baseball

    Who needs the Red Sox and Yankees? We just witnessed a benches-clearing brawl in the sixth inning of tonight’s game between the Phillies and Giants. Check out the video footage here. It all started when Shane Victorino was hit in the back by a pitch from Giants right-hander Ramon Ramirez. Victorino began to gesture and…

  15. Brad Hawpe undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Eric Patterson, Brad Hawpe

    According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Brad Hawpe is done for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Hawpe, who signed with the Padres over the winter, batted .231/.301/.344 with four home runs, 19 RBI and a .645 OPS over 216 plate appearances before being place on the disabled list in…

  16. Juan Nicasio hospitalized after being struck in head by comebacker

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio

    UPDATE: Here’s the latest update from the Rockies: Juan Nicasio is at a local hospital resting and undergoing tests after being struck on the right side of the head. 9:34 PM: Very scary moment in Denver. Juan Nicasio left tonight’s game against the Nationals in the top of the second inning after being struck in…

  17. Marlins holding preliminary internal talks about a long-term contract for Mike Stanton

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Washington Nationals

    Mike Stanton won’t even be eligible for arbitration until after the 2013 season, but the Marlins are already planning for their future. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the Marlins are holding “preliminary internal talks” about a long-term contract for the young slugger. However, the team hasn’t come up with anything specific…

  18. Orioles place Zach Britton on disabled list with strained shoulder

    Aug 5, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Two

    Zach Britton‘s rookie campaign has taken another unfortunate turn. According to Roch Kubato of MASNSports.com, the Orioles have placed Britton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. He was cleared to make room for Cesar Izturis, who is back from elbow surgery. It’s always scary when you hear something about a pitcher’s…

  19. J.J. Hardy sidelined with left ankle injury

    Aug 5, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Kansas City Royals

    J.J. Hardy is out of tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays after leaving Thursday’s game with discomfort in the upper part of his left ankle, reports Avi Zaleon of MLB.com. Hardy is officially listed as day-to-day right now, though he is expected to go for a precautionary MRI. The good news is that Orioles manager Buck Showalter…

  20. Hanley Ramirez day-to-day with left shoulder sprain

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Washington Nationals

    Quite a scare for the Marlins this evening. Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain after leaving tonight’s game against the Mets in the bottom of the sixth inning. The injury occurred when Ramirez hustled (see what I did there?) toward left field and dove to attempt to catch a ball off the…

  21. Clay Buchholz aims to return for the postseason

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Red Sox confirmed today that Clay Buchholz does indeed have a stress fracture in his lower back, but Terry Francona told Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com that his return this season “hasn’t been ruled out.” Buchholz will take part in a five-step recovery program, beginning with core-strengthening exercises, before being reevaluated in a month. If…

  22. Tony La Russa thought the Brewers were up to some funny business last night

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets

    You might be surprised to learn that Tony La Russa had a bizarre complaint about something last night. OK, probably not. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that La Russa filed a complaint with umpire chief Gary Darling about some lighting issues around home plate at Miller Park. Apparently the Cardinals believed that the…

  23. Rubby De La Rosa to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    Rubby De La Rosa

    We learned late last night that Rubby De La Rosa was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Unfortunately the injury will require the worst case scenario. The Dodgers just announced that De La Rosa will undergo Tommy John surgery, a procedure that will likely keep him sidelined through most, if…

  24. Rubby De La Rosa diagnosed with sprained UCL in elbow, could need surgery

    Aug 2, 2011, 1:08 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    UPDATE: Ugh, just when you thought this season couldn’t get any worse for Dodgers fans. The Dodgers announced following Monday’s game that Rubby De La Rosa was diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his elbow. Surgery is a possibility for the promising young right-hander. 9:08 PM: Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that…

  25. Heath Bell would accept arbitration if he doesn’t get a contract extension from the Padres

    Aug 1, 2011, 11:06 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Once the dust settled at 4 p.m. ET yesterday, the natural assumption was that the Padres would let Heath Bell walk via free agency and take the two draft picks if they are unable to work out a team-friendly contract extension. Well, it may not work out that way. Bell told Bill Center of the…

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