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  1. Kevin Youkilis expected to be traded soon

    Jun 23, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    UPDATE, 9:35 PM ET:¬†According to Rosenthal, the Indians are now considered a “longshot” to land Youkilis and the Dodgers have only had “minimal contact” with Boston’s front office. It sounds like it might come down to the White Sox and Pirates. 3:52 PM ET: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM…

  2. Carl Crawford hitless in first minor league rehab game

    Jun 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Good news for the Red Sox, as WEEI’s Alex Speier brings word that Carl Crawford began a minor league rehab assignment today with the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate. Crawford, who had offseason wrist surgery and was later diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, went 0-for-3 with two walks while serving…

  3. The Cubs aren’t calling up Anthony Rizzo this weekend

    Jun 23, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo could be promoted any day now, as it’s believed the Cubs have waited long enough to delay his free agency until after the 2018 season, but he won’t be called up this weekend. Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed as much in comments to Jose M. Romero of CSNChicago.com yesterday and was non-committal when…

  4. Jair Jurrjens victorious in first start back from the minors

    Jun 23, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens Getty

    Jair Jurrjens would still be in the minors right now if it wasn’t for Brandon Beachy‘s Tommy John surgery, but he made the most out of his opportunity last night. Jurrjens shined in his return to the majors by limiting the Red Sox to one run over 7 2/3 innings as part of a 4-1…

  5. Joe Saunders scratched from start last night after having trouble getting loose

    Jun 23, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Miami Marlins

    Is Trevor Bauer time upon us? Maybe. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Joe Saunders was scratched from his scheduled start last night against the Cubs because he had trouble getting loose. Josh Collmenter got the call at the last minute and allowed one run over four innings. Brad Ziegler, Craig Breslow, Bryan Shaw and…

  6. Shaun Marcum placed on disabled list with elbow tightness

    Jun 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Shaun Marcum Getty

    The Brewers just announced that Shaun Marcum was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tightness. Travis Ishikawa was activated from the disabled list to replace him on the active roster. Marcum was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday after he felt something in his elbow during the final pitch of his…

  7. Reason for optimism with Tim Lincecum?

    Jun 23, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum AP

    The Giants continue to exhibit patience with Tim Lincecum, despite his season-long struggles. While he still owns a 6.07 ERA and remains winless since April 28, he at least showed some signs of turning things around last night against the Athletics. Lincecum was on the ropes in the first inning, giving up three runs on…

  8. Michael Stutes to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday

    Jun 23, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers

    Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Michael Stutes is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. Stutes will have fraying cleaned out from his shoulder. The good news is that he isn’t believed to have any serious damage to his rotator cuff, but there’s still a chance that he could…

  9. Roy Oswalt impresses in Rangers’ debut

    Jun 23, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    Roy Oswalt was a little shaky in his recent minor league tuneup starts, posting a 5.87 ERA over 15 1/3 innings between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock, but he rendered any concerns meaningless last night. Oswalt was very impressive in his Rangers’ debut, allowing just one run over 6 1/3 innings as part of…

  10. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 23, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Fresh off referring to the Yankees as chickens in the New York Post, Frank Francisco was called on to close out Friday’s game. It wasn’t pretty and he didn’t strike out the side like he promised, but he was able to escape a jam to notch his 18th save as the Mets won the first…

  11. Tests come back normal after umpire Jerry Layne is hit in head with broken bat

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Jerry Layne Getty

    UPDATE: Good news. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that tests on Layne came back normal. However, he’ll sit out the rest of weekend series as a precaution. 8:58 PM: Scary moment in tonight’s game between the Twins and Reds, as home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit on the left side of his head by…

  12. The bidding for the Padres is nearing a resolution

    Jun 22, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Rosenthal adds that Moores met today with Peter Seidler, the nephew of former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley. He met with Jabara earlier this week. Both groups have submitted bids of $800 million, which includes $600 million for the team and $200 million as part of the team’s TV deal with FOX Sports San Diego.…

  13. Roger Clemens is sitting in the Monster seats tonight at Fenway Park

    Jun 22, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    Former baseball star Roger Clemens smiles as he walks outside Federal District Court in Washington

    Four days after being acquitted on federal perjury charges, Roger Clemens is sitting in the Monster seats for tonight’s Braves-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe has some of the details: No word on his next stop, but I’m crossing my fingers for another appearance in the Steinbrenner’s box.

  14. NBC SportsTalk: One-on-one with Ian Kinsler

    Jun 22, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler was interviewed on NBC SportsTalk this evening. He discussed a wide variety of topics, including how Yu Darvish is adjusting to the United States, his battle with asthma and how four of his high school teammates have reached the majors. By the way, Kinsler went to Canyon del Oro High…

  15. Ryan Howard is “very optimistic” he’ll begin rehab assignment in the next week

    Jun 22, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard Getty

    Chase Utley may soon have some familiar company in the minors. According to Jake Kaplan of MLB.com, Ryan Howard said in a podcast on his website that he is “very optimistic” he’ll begin a minor league rehab assignment “in the next week or so.” I may have buried the lede here, as the bigger news…

  16. Drew Hutchison avoids surgery on elbow, shut down for 4-6 weeks

    Jun 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Drew Hutchison Getty

    Here’s some good news for the injury-riddled Blue Jays. According to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said this afternoon that Drew Hutchison will not require Tommy John surgery. Hutchison was recently diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but he will be shut down…

  17. Coming soon: Official “That’s a clown question, bro” t-shirts

    Jun 21, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    Already tired of your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers dropping “That’s a clown question, bro” references over the past week? Well, this might not be the story for you. According to Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com, Bryce Harper told Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson before tonight’s game against the Rays that Under Armour, with whom he has…

  18. Carl Crawford expected to begin minor league rehab assignment Saturday

    Jun 21, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    carl crawford ap

    At long last, Carl Crawford is ready to play in a baseball game again. According to Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said today that Crawford is expected to serve as the designated hitter Saturday with the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate. Crawford began this season on the disabled list following January…

  19. Drew Storen ready to face hitters following elbow surgery

    Jun 21, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

    Drew Storen AP

    The last time we checked in on Drew Storen, he just resumed throwing off a mound following April surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Now he’s ready to take the next step. According to Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com, Storen is scheduled to throw live batting practice tomorrow for the first time since…

  20. Stephen Drew expected to rejoin Diamondbacks next Wednesday

    Jun 21, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew

    Stephen Drew hasn’t played in a major league game since undergoing right ankle surgery 11 months ago, but he’s finally close to rejoining the Diamondbacks’ lineup. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said on Arizona Sports Radio 620 earlier today that the team is hopeful that Drew will be activated from the disabled list next Wednesday.…

  21. The Braves ended the Yankees’ 10-game winning streak last night

    Jun 20, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves' Heyward, Bourn and Prado celebrate their win against the New York Yankees in their MLB Interleague baseball game in New York

    The Yankees have been so good recently that it’s actually news when they lose a game. After winning 10 straight games, the Bombers were cut down 4-3 by the Braves last night. The Yankees had plenty of chances, especially early on against Tim Hudson, but went just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. They also…

  22. Troy Tulowitzki is still looking for answers on groin injury

    Jun 20, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki Getty

    Troy Tulowitzki was pulled from a minor league rehab game a week ago after having a setback with his left groin injury, but he’s still looking for answers on the reason for his continued discomfort. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki has already made a pair of visits this week to sports…

  23. Jeremy Hellickson lands on disabled list with right shoulder fatigue

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson Getty

    The Rays just announced that Jeremy Hellickson was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Chris Archer will be called up from Triple-A Durham to make his major league debut tomorrow night against the Nationals. Hellickson was knocked around for a career-high eight runs on nine hits (including three home runs) last Thursday…

  24. Tigers activate Octavio Dotel from the disabled list

    Jun 19, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    Octavio Dotel Getty

    The Tigers announced this afternoon that Octavio Dotel was activated from the disabled list. Thad Weber was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding roster move. Dotel was placed on the disabled list on June 3 due to right elbow inflammation, so he managed to rejoin the Tigers’ bullpen as soon as he was…

  25. Lorenzo Cain restarts rehab assignment following April setback

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    The Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants during the offseason with the idea that Lorenzo Cain would be their starting center fielder moving forward. That trade obviously hasn’t worked out so well for the Royals, as Cabrera is hitting .364 this season and leads the majors in hits while Jonathan Sanchez has been terrible…

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