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  1. Al Alburquerque placed on 7-day disabled list with concussion

    Aug 13, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    The Tigers have placed reliever Al Alburquerque on the 7-day disabled list after he suffered a concussion when he was hit with a line drive off the bat of Orioles’ infielder Robert Andino during batting practice yesterday. Alburquerque was carted off the field and taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to Jeff Seidel…

  2. Cole Hamels is dealing with a dead arm

    Aug 13, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers a pitch to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    After giving up three runs on six hits and four walks over five innings in a loss to the Nationals last night, Cole Hamels told John R. Finger of CSNPhilly.com that he is going through a dead-arm phase. “It’s just one of those times in the year where you’re traveling and pitching a lot of…

  3. Bryce Harper hit a mammoth walk-off homer last night

    Aug 13, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    We don’t get to say this very often, but last night was a pretty good night to be a Nationals fan. No joke. In addition to the major league club defeating the first-place Phillies, Stephen Strasburg tossed three shutout innings in his second minor league rehab start and Bryce Harper slugged a walk-off home run…

  4. The Cubs are calling Carlos Zambrano’s bluff

    Aug 13, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    Courtesy of Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, here is Cubs general manager Jim Hendry’s reaction to Carlos Zambrano’s intention to retire. “We will respect his wishes and honor them and move forward.” I can only assume this is an edited version of the original statement that may have read something like, “Thanks for taking us off…

  5. Alex Rodriguez homers in first rehab game

    Aug 13, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez hits a solo home run during a minor league rehab assignment with the Tampa Yankees against the Dunedin Blue Jays in Dunedin

    While the Rays were beating up on CC Sabathia last night, Alex Rodriguez was busy working his way back into shape against minor league competition. A-Rod went 2-for-3 with a solo homer last night in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Tampa. Serving as the designated hitter, he slugged a solo homer in…

  6. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 13, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The Brewers topped the Pirates 7-2 last night behind yet another impressive performance from Zack Greinke, who allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings while striking out nine and walking just one. Greinke has a 1.75 ERA over his last seven starts and has allowed two earned runs or less in all of them. After…

  7. Stephen Strasburg dominates in second rehab start

    Aug 12, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Well, Stephen Strasburg just passed his latest test with flying colors. Strasburg allowed just two hits over three shutout innings tonight for High-A Potomac, striking out five and walking none. Both hits were infield singles. The plan was for Strasburg to throw either five innings or 50 pitches, so he was pulled after throwing 26…

  8. Dan Uggla extends hitting streak to 32 games

    Aug 12, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla Getty

    Dan Uggla wasted little time tonight against the Cubs, taking Carlos Zambrano deep for a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 32 games. Uggla is now tied with Ryan Howard and Mike Stanton for fifth in the National League with 25 home runs. Not only does…

  9. Juan Nicasio continues to make progress following neck surgery

    Aug 12, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio

    One week removed from being hit in the head by a comebacker off the bat of Nationals’ shortstop Ian Desmond, Juan Nicasio continues to make progress. Nicasio was released from the hospital earlier this week after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured vertebrae in his neck. He is currently “resting comfortably at home” and has been…

  10. Giants may make decision on possible DL stint for Carlos Beltran tomorrow

    Aug 12, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds

    Carlos Beltran is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game tonight with a strained right hand/wrist and it sounds like the Giants are close to making a decision about placing him on the disabled list. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Beltran has only made “marginal improvement” since receiving…

  11. Brian McCann to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves

    According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Brian McCann will begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with Triple-A Gwinnett. McCann hasn’t played since straining his left oblique during the extra-innings marathon against the Pirates back on July 26. While he originally hoped to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday and return from the disabled list tonight,…

  12. Justin Morneau is swinging the bat well during his rehab assignment

    Aug 10, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    While he may be too late to help the sinking Twins in the American League Central, Justin Morneau is at least swinging the bat well during his minor league rehab assignment. After going 3-for-5 with two doubles last night, he is now batting .409 (9-for-22) with four doubles and five RBI over his first five…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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