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  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Rays place Wade Davis on disabled list with right forearm strain

    Jul 7, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Minnesota Twins

    Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the Rays have placed Wade Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision against the Twins yesterday. The Rays inked the 25-year-old right-hander to a…

  12. Report: Mets to hold “secret” contract talks with Jose Reyes

    Jul 7, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

    Jose Rayes

    Remember when Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported earlier this week that the Mets could be poised to make a “substantial offer” to Jose Reyes? Well, it appears those talks may already be underway. Multiple sources tell Mike Puma of the New York Post that indications are the Mets have begun or will…

  13. Ryan Braun sent for MRI on nagging calf injury

    Jul 6, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs

    Ryan Braun was sent for an MRI on his nagging left calf injury today, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Braun has been sidelined since leaving Saturday’s game against the Twins. He was originally expected to return to the lineup last night, but felt more soreness after participating in batting practice. While there’s…

  14. John Danks on track to make first rehab start Sunday

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    John Danks was able to throw 36 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday. He’ll still have to make it through another side session Thursday, but Paul Casella of MLB.com reports that he’s tentatively scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Sunday. Danks has been sidelined since leaving a start against the Nationals on…

  15. Brian Matusz knocked around in first start since demotion to minors

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    Brian Matusz was demoted to the minors last week after posting an 8.77 ERA over his first six starts. The young left-hander had his first start back at Triple-A Norfolk last night and according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, it didn’t go so well. Matusz allowed four runs on seven hits (including two…

  16. Derek Jeter just four hits away from 3,000 after two-hit night

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians

    Maybe HBO isn’t going to need to follow Derek Jeter around for long, after all. After going hitless in his return from the disabled list last night, Jeter went 2-for-6 in tonight’s 9-2 win over the Indians. Jeter led off the game with a tapper down the third base line, almost identical to the play…

  17. Clayton Richard placed on disabled list with shoulder strain

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v San Diego Padres

    The Padres placed left-hander Clayton Richard on the disabled list today with a left shoulder strain, one day after he was pulled from his start against the Giants after five shutout innings. As Richard told Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune this evening, he’s confident he won’t have to miss significant time. “It feels…

  18. Carl Crawford ran the bases today

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Red Sox Crawford runs to first on single against Milwaukee Brewers during first inning of their MLB inter-league baseball game in Boston

    The timetable for Carl Crawford‘s return is still up in the air, but he continues to make progress in his rehab from a hamstring injury. Crawford was able to run the bases this afternoon for the first time since being placed on the disabled list last month, according to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com. More specifically,…

  19. Jon Garland to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets

    Craig alluded to the possibility this morning and now it’s official. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jon Garland will indeed undergo season-ending shoulder surgery next Monday. Garland has earned the reputation as one of the most durable pitchers in baseball, logging at least 190 innings in nine consecutive years, but this…

  20. Mariano Rivera unavailable again tonight

    Jul 5, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees

    Barring an emergency situation, the Yankees will be without Mariano Rivera for a second straight night. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Rivera still felt some tightness in his right triceps muscle while long-tossing with Boone Logan before tonight’s game against the Indians. “I feel better today but I think we’re going to…

  21. Derek Jeter hitless in return from disabled list

    Jul 4, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Jeter reacts after hitting a foul ball during their MLB baseball game against Cleveland Indians in Cleveland

    Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 in his return from the disabled list tonight in a 6-3 loss to the Indians. It was his first game in exactly three weeks due to a Grade 1 strain of his right calf. Jeter actually tested his calf in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, tapping…

  22. Clay Buchholz to get second opinion for lingering back condition

    Jul 4, 2011, 8:35 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Red Sox aren’t any closer to getting Clay Buchholz back from the disabled list. In fact, according to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com, the 26-year-old right-hander is scheduled to receive a second opinion from Dr. Craig Brigham in North Carolina this week because his lower back strain isn’t progressing as quickly as originally hoped. Buchholz hasn’t pitched…

  23. Dodgers option Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque

    Jul 4, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Dee Gordon was given a brief reprieve yesterday when Casey Blake was placed on the disabled list with an arthritic condition in his neck, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers sent the speedy shortstop back to Triple-A Albuquerque today. Rafael Furcal started at shortstop in his return from an oblique injury yesterday and…

  24. Yankees release Carlos Silva

    Jul 2, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    silva head

    According to Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have released right-hander Carlos Silva. Silva, 32, signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in early-April after being released by the Cubs during spring training. He had an impressive 2.75 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio over seven minor league starts between High-A Tampa, Double-A…

  25. Jose Reyes leaves game with left hamstring tightness

    Jul 2, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v New York Mets

    We can probably cool that talk about Carl Crawford money. At least for now. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jose Reyes was pulled from today’s game against the Yankees after two innings with left hamstring tightness. Reyes apparently felt tightness while beating out an infield single in the bottom of the first inning. Oddly,…

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