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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. The Phillies and Giants had themselves a benches-clearing brawl

    Aug 6, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

    Phillies Giants Baseball

    Who needs the Red Sox and Yankees? We just witnessed a benches-clearing brawl in the sixth inning of tonight’s game between the Phillies and Giants. Check out the video footage here. It all started when Shane Victorino was hit in the back by a pitch from Giants right-hander Ramon Ramirez. Victorino began to gesture and…

  5. Brad Hawpe undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Eric Patterson, Brad Hawpe

    According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Brad Hawpe is done for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Hawpe, who signed with the Padres over the winter, batted .231/.301/.344 with four home runs, 19 RBI and a .645 OPS over 216 plate appearances before being place on the disabled list in…

  6. Juan Nicasio hospitalized after being struck in head by comebacker

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio

    UPDATE: Here’s the latest update from the Rockies: Juan Nicasio is at a local hospital resting and undergoing tests after being struck on the right side of the head. 9:34 PM: Very scary moment in Denver. Juan Nicasio left tonight’s game against the Nationals in the top of the second inning after being struck in…

  7. Marlins holding preliminary internal talks about a long-term contract for Mike Stanton

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Washington Nationals

    Mike Stanton won’t even be eligible for arbitration until after the 2013 season, but the Marlins are already planning for their future. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the Marlins are holding “preliminary internal talks” about a long-term contract for the young slugger. However, the team hasn’t come up with anything specific…

  8. Orioles place Zach Britton on disabled list with strained shoulder

    Aug 5, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Two

    Zach Britton‘s rookie campaign has taken another unfortunate turn. According to Roch Kubato of MASNSports.com, the Orioles have placed Britton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. He was cleared to make room for Cesar Izturis, who is back from elbow surgery. It’s always scary when you hear something about a pitcher’s…

  9. J.J. Hardy sidelined with left ankle injury

    Aug 5, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Kansas City Royals

    J.J. Hardy is out of tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays after leaving Thursday’s game with discomfort in the upper part of his left ankle, reports Avi Zaleon of MLB.com. Hardy is officially listed as day-to-day right now, though he is expected to go for a precautionary MRI. The good news is that Orioles manager Buck Showalter…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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