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  1. Details of Madison Bumgarner’s long-term contract with the Giants

    Apr 16, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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    The Giants announced earlier today that they signed Madison Bumgarner to a five-year contract extension with options for 2018 and 2019. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com has the year-by-year details. The deal has two different structures, but this breakdown is assuming the 22-year-old left-hander doesn’t reach Super Two status this offseason: 2013: $750,000 2014: $3.75 million…

  2. Michael Pineda throws first bullpen session since going on disabled list

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger brings word that Michael Pineda threw his first bullpen session today since being placed on the disabled list prior to the season with right shoulder tendinitis. Pineda threw 26 pitches without incident after which Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman said it was “all good.” No immediate word on how…

  3. Twins option outfielder Ben Revere to Triple-A Rochester

    Apr 14, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Ben Revere AP

    As speculated earlier this afternoon, the Twins just announced that outfielder Ben Revere has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Clete Thomas, who was claimed off waivers from the Tigers today, will take his place on the active roster. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Revere was essentially being wasted on the Twins’ bench. While…

  4. Yu Darvish dances around trouble in second major league start

    Apr 14, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

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    The results were better in Yu Darvish‘s second major league start this afternoon against the Twins, but he was still pretty shaky. Darvish allowed two runs (one earned) over 5 2/3 innings before being pulled after 102 pitches. Not too bad, right? Well, he also allowed 14 baserunners (nine hits, four walks and a hit…

  5. Nick Blackburn exits start with right posterior shoulder stiffness

    Apr 14, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

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    The Twins were given quite the scare this afternoon when Nick Blackburn exited his start against the Rangers due to injury. Fortunately it doesn’t appear to be serious. According to Tyler Mason of FOX Sports Midwest, Blackburn was diagnosed with right posterior shoulder stiffness and is listed as day-to-day. The 30-year-old right-hander allowed two runs…

  6. Phil Hughes chased early against Angels

    Apr 14, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda was masterful in the Yankees’ home opener yesterday, but Phil Hughes wasn’t anywhere near as efficient this afternoon. Hughes was chased early after the Angels touched him up for six runs on eight hits over just 3 1/3 innings. The big blows came courtesy of a two-run homer by Chris Iannetta in the…

  7. Twins claim Clete Thomas off waivers from Tigers

    Apr 14, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

    Clete Thomas AP

    As first reported by Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Twins have claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Tigers. Scott Baker was transferred the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a spot on the Twins’ 40-man roster, but they still need to make a corresponding roster move to add him to the active…

  8. Jacoby Ellsbury officially placed on disabled list with “subluxed” right shoulder

    Apr 14, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Red Sox have officially placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a subluxed right shoulder. As expected, Che-Hsuan Lin will replace him on the active roster. 11:02 AM: The Red Sox have yet to make an official announcement, but Jacoby Ellsbury just confirmed on his Twitter account that he has a…

  9. David Wright cleared to return to lineup Saturday

    Apr 14, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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    David Wright appeared bound for the disabled list after saying last night that he couldn’t “functionally” grip a bat or grip a baseball because of the small fracture in his right pinkie finger, but he has apparently made a lot of progress over the past 16 hours or so. The Mets just announced that Wright…

  10. Hot-hitting David Freese scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to finger injury

    Apr 14, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

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    According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, David Freese was scratched from today’s lineup against the Cubs due to irritation of a finger on his right hand. The full extent of the injury isn’t yet known, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it happened during an at-bat in yesterday’s game. It comes…

  11. Justin Upton’s thumb is still “bothering him considerably”

    Apr 14, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT

    Justin Upton Reuters

    Justin Upton has played three straight games since being scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to a jammed left thumb, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic last night that the injury is still “bothering him considerably.” Upton hurt the thumb while sliding into second base to break up a double…

  12. Carl Crawford aims to play in extended spring training games next week

    Apr 14, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox might be without Jacoby Ellsbury for at least the next six weeks due to a separated right shoulder, but at least there’s some encouraging news about Carl Crawford to pass along. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Crawford took batting practice on the field before yesterday’s home opener against the…

  13. Josh Thole had a pretty embarrassing brain cramp last night

    Apr 14, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    OK, so top of the second inning in last night’s Mets/Phillies game. R.A. Dickey drops down a sacrifice bunt to move Josh Thole over to second base. No big deal, right? Except for some reason, Thole decided to run back to first base. He ended up getting tagged out for the final out of the…

  14. Mike Cameron signs one-day “employment contract” to retire with Mariners

    Apr 14, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Mike Cameron AP

    After signing a minor league contract with the Nationals over the winter, Mike Cameron announced in February that he planned to retire. However, he is going out as a Mariner. Cameron, who spent four seasons with the club, signed a one-day employment contract to officially retire with the Mariners. The announcement was made before he…

  15. Jeremy Hellickson officially cleared for start this afternoon

    Apr 14, 2012, 9:10 AM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson Reuters

    After passing multiple concussion tests, Jeremy Hellickson has been officially cleared to start this afternoon against the Red Sox. Hellickson was carted off the field Wednesday after being hit in the head by a fly ball during batting practice. Initial tests came back OK, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the…

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 14, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    The first-place Washington Nationals. Yes, it’s much too early to take the standings all that seriously, but the Nationals are now 6-2 on the young season following a walkoff 2-1 win over the Reds last night in 13 innings. That’s the team’s best record since they moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005. The big…

  17. Aaron Harang falls just short of history with nine consecutive strikeouts

    Apr 13, 2012, 11:26 PM EDT

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    Aaron Harang led the National League in strikeouts way back in 2006 as a member of the Reds, but we certainly don’t think of him a strikeout-type anymore. Some blame Dusty Baker for killing his arm, but the 33-year-old right-hander has averaged just 6.6 K/9 over the past two seasons. Still, he came very close…

  18. Report: Jacoby Ellsbury out at least six weeks with shoulder dislocation

    Apr 13, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that Ellsbury does indeed have a dislocation or partial dislocation of his right shoulder and will miss a minimum of six weeks. He is scheduled to undergo more testing to make sure the shoulder did not sustain additional damage. 10:04 PM: Alex Speier of WEEI.com was told by an…

  19. Dodgers’ sale approved in U.S. Bankruptcy Court

    Apr 13, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the sale of the Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Partners was approved this evening in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Frank McCourt agreed late last month to sell the Dodgers to a group led by Magic Johnson for a record price of $2.15 billion. The team has…

  20. Matt Cain strikes out 11 in one-hitter against Pirates

    Apr 13, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Matt Cain Getty

    Matt Cain was nearly perfect in the Giants’ home opener this afternoon against the Pirates. And that’s no hyperbole. After allowing five runs over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks in his season debut on Sunday, Cain bounced back this afternoon by tossing a one-hitter as part of a 5-0 victory. He struck…

  21. Tim Hudson allows five runs over four innings in second rehab start

    Apr 12, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    From Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Tim Hudson allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings tonight in his second minor league rehab start with Class A Rome. That’s a pretty ugly line, but Rogers notes that he was the victim of a “ton of seeing-eye stuff.” On the bright…

  22. Scott Downs to undergo MRI on right ankle

    Apr 12, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

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    Scott Downs left this afternoon’s game against the Twins after having his foot stepped on by Denard Span while covering first base in the seventh inning. If you want to be thoroughly grossed out, watch a GIF of the play over at Getting Blanked. Hope you aren’t eating dinner right now. The initial diagnosis from…

  23. Rangers and Ian Kinsler agree to five-year, $75 million contract extension

    Apr 10, 2012, 12:41 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    Ian Kinsler said last week that he was “disappointed” that a contract extension with the Rangers wouldn’t get done by Opening Day, but the two sides were apparently able to bridge the gap over the past couple of days. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers and Kinsler have agreed to…

  24. Report: Indians, Carlos Santana agree to multi-year contract extension

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

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    After extending shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera through the 2014 season last week, the Indians have successfully locked up another key piece of their nucleus. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the Indians have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Carlos Santana. An official announcement is expected tomorrow. Exact terms aren’t yet known, but the deal…

  25. Yu Darvish uneven in major league debut

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish AP MLB debut

    Yu Darvish‘s major league debut didn’t go exactly as planned tonight against the Mariners, but he certainly showed flashes of why the Rangers broke the bank to bring him into the fold. In what was likely a case of the nerves, Darvish allowed four runs on four hits and three walks in a 42-pitch first…

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