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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. Roy Halladay wins in return to Toronto

    Jul 2, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay walks to the bullpen prior to starting against his former team the Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Roy Halladay was victorious in his return to Toronto this afternoon, tossing a complete game (what else?) as part of a 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. Halladay threw 110 pitches en route to his major-league leading sixth complete game of the season. He scattered eight hits while striking out eight and walking just one.…

  20. Marlins designate Jose Lopez for assignment

    Jul 2, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

    Jose Lopez

    Jose Lopez was just jettisoned by a major league team for the second time in the past month. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have designated Lopez for assignment and recalled outfielder Bryan Peterson from Triple-A New Orleans. Lopez signed a minor league contract with the Marlins after being released by…

  21. Cubs activate Marlon Byrd from disabled list

    Jul 2, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd after beaning

    The Cubs have activated Marlon Byrd from the disabled list, exactly six weeks after he suffered facial fractures when he was hit by a pitch from Red Sox right-hander Alfredo Aceves on May 21. Byrd is batting sixth and playing center field this afternoon against the White Sox. He was cleared to return after going 4-for-15…

  22. Report: Albert Pujols could return around the All-Star break

    Jul 2, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols is not like you and me. In a stunning development, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Albert Pujols’ fractured left wrist has shown “significant improvement,” which could enable him to return “immediately after the All-Star break, if not before.” After receiving “aggressive treatment to promote healing of the bone,” Pujols underwent…

  23. Dee Gordon likely minors-bound when Rafael Furcal returns from disabled list Sunday

    Jul 2, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Rafael Furcal wrapped up his minor league rehab assignment last night with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and is slated to rejoin the Dodgers as soon as tomorrow. There’s nothing official yet, but Matt Stevens of the Los Angeles Times writes that all signs point to rookie shortstop Dee Gordon being sent back to Triple-A Albuquerque. “We’ll…

  24. Rangers give Dominican outfielder Nomar Mazara record-breaking signing bonus

    Jul 2, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

    200px-Texas_Rangers_Insignia.svg

    July 2 doesn’t get as much attention as July 31’s non-waiver trade deadline, but it’s still a pretty significant date in the baseball world. Today marks the first day of the international signing period. If you take a look at the signings today and over the next couple of weeks and months, you’ll notice that…

  25. Ever wonder how the Yankees would fare if they called Citi Field home?

    Jul 2, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

    Citi Field AP

    The answer? Not nearly as well, at least from a power perspective. This isn’t shocking information, given that Yankee Stadium obviously caters to power, particularly to right field, while Citi Field is more pitcher-friendly, but the Wall Street Journal crunched the actual numbers. With the help of HitTrackerOnline’s Greg Rybarczyk and the ESPN Stats and…

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