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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Alex Rodriguez to begin baseball activities Thursday

    Aug 1, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v New York Mets

    The Yankees were notable for their inactivity before Sunday’s trade deadline, but remember that they have some pretty good help on the way. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed earlier today that Alex Rodriguez will begin baseball activities Thursday in Tampa. Rodriguez underwent surgery on July 11…

  8. B.J. Upton is in the Rays’ lineup this afternoon

    Jul 31, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    3:59 p.m. EDT update: Ken Rosenthal said on MLB Network that Upton won’t be traded.  He’s not a candidate to clear waivers, so it looks like he’ll finish the year in Tampa Bay. // Things could still change, but with a little less than two hours remaining before the trade deadline, Marc Topkin of the…

  9. Rangers to acquire Koji Uehara from Orioles for Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter

    Jul 30, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun now writes that the Orioles will receive Chris Davis and right-hander Tommy Hunter in exchange for Uehara. They’ll also send some cash the Rangers’ way. That’s a pretty good get considering Uehara was of little use on a losing team. 5:20 PM: Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports…

  10. Report: Hiroki Kuroda open to deals to Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers

    Jul 30, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers

    UPDATE: Want more conflicting information on Hiroki Kuroda? Sure you do. According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Kuroda has indicated to the Dodgers that he is open to deals with the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers. While Jon Heyman of SI.com mentioned those same three teams as finalists earlier in the day, a friend of…

  11. Nationals making progress in talks for Denard Span

    Jul 30, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    UPDATE: ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that the Nationals are “making headway” with the Twins in trade talks for center fielder Denard Span. The Twins are insisting that Drew Storen is included in the deal along with a second player. From Adam Kilgore’s report earlier in the day, we can assume that might mean Roger Bernadina. Mercy.…

  12. Phillies send Domonic Brown to minors, activate Placido Polanco from disabled list

    Jul 30, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Phillies just made it official, sending outfielder Domonic Brown and right-hander Andrew Carpenter to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. These moves cleared the way for the newly-acquired Hunter Pence to be added to the active roster and for third baseman Placido Polanco to return from the disabled list. We already talked about the Brown demotion this…

  13. Nelson Cruz likely limited to pinch-hitting duties this weekend due to tight quad

    Jul 30, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers

    According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nelson Cruz will likely be limited to pinch-hitting duties this weekend in Toronto after leaving Friday’s game with tightness in his left quadriceps. Cruz tweaked his quad playing catch between innings when he reached wide for a throw and his spikes got caught in the AstroTurf…

  14. Multiple teams interested in White Sox reliever Matt Thornton

    Jul 30, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Matt Thornton

    If you have been tracking the trade deadline madness on Twitter today, you may have noticed a few rumors about Matt Thornton over the past couple of hours. Here’s a quick and handy recap. Joel Sherman of the New York Post gets the sense that the White Sox have “really fallen out of love” with…

  15. Report: Yankees are “all over” Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 30, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez

    This wouldn’t be the trade deadline without the Yankees grabbing the headlines. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian is reporting that a source said “someone who should know told me that the Yankees are all over Ubaldo Jimenez.” Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported this morning that the Yankees were hearing the Rockies may be willing to lower their…

  16. Report: Brewers acquire Jerry Hairston Jr. from Nationals

    Jul 30, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Washington Nationals

    UPDATE: Scott Miller of CBSSports.com reports that the Nationals will receive prospect outfielder Erik Komatsu from the Brewers. Komatsu is batting .294/.393/.416 with six homers, 40 RBI, 13 stolen bases and an .809 OPS over 379 plate appearances with Double-A Huntsville this season. The 23-year-old has an impressive 163/161 K/BB ratio in the minors. He…

  17. Tigers to acquire Doug Fister, David Pauley from Mariners

    Jul 30, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners' Fister pitches to the New York Yankees in New York

    UPDATE: This deal is beginning to make more sense for the M’s now. Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN in Seattle reports that the player to be named later will be one of the Tigers’ first three picks from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The reason for the delay is that they can’t be traded until one…

  18. Chien-Ming Wang roughed up in first major league start since 2009

    Jul 30, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Wang throws during MLB National League baseball game against the Mets in Washington

    Chien-Ming Wang made his first major league start since July 4, 2009 last night against the Mets and it should come as no surprise that he was pretty shaky out of the gate. Wang, who has been rehabbing from shoulder surgery for the past two years, gave up six runs (four earned) over four innings…

  19. Report: Indians willing to discuss Drew Pomeranz in potential deal for Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 30, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

    2011 XM All-Star Futures Game

    The Indians are looking to make a splash. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Indians were willing to discuss top pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz in a potential deal for Rockies’ right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Pomeranz was selected fifth overall in last year’s First-Year Player Draft. The 22-year-old left-hander has a 1.98 ERA over…

  20. Padres’ Clayton Richard undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v San Diego Padres

    Padres’ left-hander Clayton Richard will miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Friday, the Associated Press reports. Richard was originally placed on the disabled list earlier this month with what was termed as a strained left shoulder. Padres manager Bud Black said the exploratory surgery was deemed necessary after his…

  21. Erik Bedard knocked around in audition for possible trade

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

    Erik Bedard

    We learned earlier this week that the Red Sox and Yankees were expected to have scouts in attendance for Erik Bedard‘s first start back from the disabled list last night against the Rays. Well, let’s just say he didn’t help his trade value at all. Bedard, who missed a month with a sprained left knee,…

  22. Phillies expected to send Domonic Brown to minors to make room for Hunter Pence

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    I hope you’re happy, Phillies fans. While the Phillies were able to acquire All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence from the Astros last night, we’ll still have to be subjected to Raul Ibanez in left field on a regular basis. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Phillies plan to send Domonic Brown down to the minors…

  23. Report: Tigers calling up top pitching prospect Jacob Turner

    Jul 30, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

    jacob turner

    UPDATE: Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that Turner will make his first major league start today against the Angels, though it’s said to be a “one-shot deal” as the Tigers hope to acquire Doug Fister. 8:40 AM: Here’s an interesting one. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Tigers are calling up top prospect right-hander Jacob…

  24. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 30, 2011, 8:27 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Edwin Jackson made his Cardinals’ debut last night and tossed seven innings of one-run ball as part of a 9-2 victory over the Cubs. He was aided by a three-run homer by David Freese, three RBI off the bench by Ryan Theriot and Albert Pujols, who pulled an RBI double down the third base line…

  25. Doug Harris clarifies his comments on Bryce Harper-Jackie Robinson comparison

    Jul 26, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    You knew this was coming. After taking plenty of heat for his ill-advised comments to Sports Illustrated comparing the scrutiny Bryce Harper faces to that of Jackie Robinson, the Nationals released a statement this evening from director of player development Doug Harris. Here’s the statement in full, via Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com: “I’d like to…

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