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D.J. Short

  1. Roy Halladay to start All-Star Game for National League

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Phillies starting pitcher Halladay delivers a pitch to the Braves during the sixth inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    When you have Roy Halladay, Jair Jurrjens, Cliff Lee, Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw all on the same pitching staff, you really can’t go wrong, but NL skipper Bruce Bochy just finally announced his starter for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Roy Halladay will get the nod for the…

  2. Erik Bedard won’t have much time to make an impact before the trade deadline

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians

    The Mariners were just 2 1/2 games out of first place as recently as last Tuesday, but have dropped five straight to fall 7 1/2 back in the American League West. It’s probably safe to call them sellers at this point, but their most valuable trade chip isn’t ready to get back on the mound.…

  3. Jose Contreras to see Dr. Lewis Yocum for second opinion on forearm

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies were hoping Jose Contreras would be able to begin a throwing program after the All-Star break, but he’s now scheduled to see Dr. Lewis Yocum this week for a second opinion on his right forearm. Contreras, who opened the year as closer, has been limited to just 17 appearances this season due to…

  4. Fan returns Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball

    Jul 9, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

    Christian Lopez AP1

    23-year-old Christian Lopez couldn’t wipe the smile off his face this afternoon. Of course, he was the lucky fan who caught Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit, a solo home run that landed in the left field seats in the third inning. Lopez, a Yankees’ fan, attended the game as a gift from his girlfriend. While he…

  5. Orioles option Zach Britton to Double-A Bowie following disaster start

    Jul 9, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    As Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun tells us, the Orioles made a bit of a surprise move today by sending rookie left-hander Zach Britton to Double-A Bowie to make room for left-hander Mark Hendrickson on the active roster. The move comes on the heels of Britton giving up a career-high seven runs over just…

  6. Who will be next to reach 3,000 hits?

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Derek Jeter just became the 28th member of the 3,000-hit club. He is the first player to reach 3,000 hits since Craig Biggio during the 2007 season. Now that history has been made, it’s time to wonder who will get there next. Removing Jeter from the equation, here’s the list of the current active leaders…

  7. Padres activate Aaron Harang from the disabled list for Saturday start

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v San Diego Padres

    Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres have activated Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll take the place of the injured Clayton Richard to start this afternoon against the Dodgers. Harang has been sidelined since June 9 due to a right foot contusion. The big right-hander allowed three runs over four innings…

  8. Derek Jeter homers for career hit No. 3,000

    Jul 9, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    New York Yankees batter Derek Jeter rounds first base after hitting a single against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York

    Derek Jeter has done it. And fortunately it wasn’t on a slow roller down the third base line. Jeter just hit a solo home run off David Price in the bottom of the third inning to collect hit No. 3,000. It was a no-doubter over the left field fence. He was greeted at home plate…

  9. Derek Jeter singles in first at bat for career hit No. 2,999

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Maybe the missing home game won’t matter that much, after all. Derek Jeter just singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning for career hit No. 2,999. On a 3-2 pitch, he hit a ground ball through the left side of the infield off Rays’ left-hander David Price. Jeter now sits just one…

  10. Chipper Jones scheduled for knee surgery this afternoon

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    UPDATE: It’s official. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jones will undergo knee surgery this afternoon. 10:57 AM: When an hour for aging third basemen, huh? According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chipper Jones was just placed on the 15-day disabled list with a meniscus tear in his right knee. We…

  11. Joe Maddon tells us the real reason why he didn’t want a split-doubleheader today

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    As you’re probably aware, a mini-controversy brewed following last night’s rainout at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees could have opted for a single-admission doubleheader today without the Rays’ permission, but Brian Cashman admitted that they didn’t want to lose the gate for an 81st home game. However, they were unable to convince the Rays to play a…

  12. Ike Davis making progress in rehab from ankle injury

    Jul 9, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Ike Davis is still facing the prospect of season-ending microfracture surgery on his ankle, but his rehab has at least taken a turn for the better over the past couple of days. Mets manager Terry Collins told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger yesterday that Davis was able to test his ankle Thursday and Friday…

  13. Cole Hamels will probably think twice before fishing on Roy Oswalt’s property again

    Jul 9, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Philadelphia Phillies

    Cole Hamels has allowed four runs across 20 innings over his last three starts, lowering his ERA from 2.51 to 2.40 for the year. The unlikely secret to his recent success? Poison oak. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Hamels contracted poison oak on both of his legs while fishing on teammate Roy Oswalt‘s property…

  14. Alex Rodriguez could need in-season surgery for slight meniscus tear in knee

    Jul 9, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Alex Rodriguez was diagnosed with a slight meniscus tear in his ailing right knee. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said a decision will be made today whether A-Rod will continue to play through the pain or undergo in-season surgery, which much like fellow veteran third baseman Chipper Jones,…

  15. Carlos Gonzalez feels continued pain in wrist

    Jul 9, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Washington Nationals

    Uh-oh. While Carlos Gonzalez returned to the Rockies’ starting lineup last night after missing four straight games with a right wrist contusion, he told Troy Renck of the Denver Post after the game that he felt increased pain as the night wore on. “In batting practice, you don’t have to swing 100 percent,’’ said Gonzalez.…

  16. Carlos Beltran hints he would waive no-trade clause to accept deal to Giants

    Jul 9, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    New York Mets v San Francisco Giants

    Well, sort of. That’s the big headline you’ll see in the San Jose Mercury News today. And while it’s technically accurate, it’s not much different from what Carlos Beltran has said all along. Here were his comments before the last night’s game. “I made it clear to the (Mets) organization: The only way I’ll accept a…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 9, 2011, 8:35 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates stayed within a game of the first-place Brewers last night with a thrilling 7-4 win over the Cubs. They took the lead on a go-ahead three-run homer by catcher Michael McKenry off Carlos Marmol in the bottom of the eighth inning. And if McKenry’s name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t feel too bad.…

  18. Placido Polanco diagnosed with bulging disc in back

    Jul 8, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Phillies were dealt another blow on the injury front before tonight’s game, as Placido Polanco confirmed that he was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his back. Polanco has begun taking an anti-inflammatory medication, but if the pills don’t help ease the discomfort in his back, he will be treated with an anti-inflammatory injection.…

  19. John Lannan diagnosed with nasal contusion after being hit with comebacker

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Washington Nationals - Game Two

    UPDATE: Encouraging news from the Nats’ clubhouse. The Nationals just announced that Lannan is day-to-day with a nasal contusion. 8:27 PM: You never like to see this. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that Nationals left-hander John Lannan exited tonight’s start against the Rockies in the top of the fourth inning after he was…

  20. Report: Cubs not willing to deal Sean Marshall

    Jul 8, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com is hearing that the Cubs are telling teams that they have no interest in including reliever Sean Marshall in a trade. While he has been a starter in the past, the 28-year-old Marshall has quietly emerged as one of the top left-handed set-up men in the game, posting an outstanding 2.52…

  21. Pudge Rodriguez likely DL-bound with oblique injury

    Jul 8, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Washington Nationals

    Pudge Rodriguez was scratched from Thursday’s lineup after straining his oblique during batting practice, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.  Nationals manager Davey Johnson described the injury as “not good,” though the veteran backstop will be reevaluated today before a decision is made about placing him on the disabled list. “I’ve never experienced…

  22. Shane Victorino placed on disabled list with thumb sprain

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    According to CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list due to a ligament sprain in his right thumb. Victorino jammed his thumb on an awkward fall in center field against the Blue Jays on July 3. He’ll be eligible to return during the second series following the All-Star break. Victorino…

  23. Indians’ rookie Lonnie Chisenhall suffers facial contusions on hit-by-pitch

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    Blue Jays' Arencibia checks on Indians' Chisenhall after he was hit in the face by a pitch during their MLB American League baseball game in Cleveland

    Scary moment in the second inning of last night’s Blue Jays-Indians game, as rookie third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was forced to leave the game after being struck in the cheek by a pitch from right-hander Carlos Villanueva. Chisenhall was diagnosed with facial contusions and underwent a CT scan at a local hospital, according to Paul Hoynes…

  24. Scott Boras is talking with Francisco Rodriguez

    Jul 8, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Scott Boras couldn’t get impending free-agent Jose Reyes in the fold, but he appears to be courting another current Met. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal reports that Francisco Rodriguez met with Boras and two associates before and after last night’s loss against the Dodgers. Rodriguez is currently represented by Paul Kinzer, but there…

  25. Clay Buchholz could resume throwing this weekend

    Jul 8, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    While Jon Lester is sidelined indefinitely with a lat strain, there’s at least some encouraging news to pass along about Clay Buchholz. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Buchholz hopes to resume a throwing program as soon as Sunday. The 26-year-old right-hander received a cortisone shot in his back when he saw Dr. Craig…

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