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  1. Jim Riggleman got creative (or desperate) with his lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Jim Riggleman

    Actually, this isn’t a one or the other situation. Jim Riggleman’s lineup tonight is both creative and desperate. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Jason Werth was moved to the leadoff spot for tonight’s game against the Padres. Oh, but that’s not all. They also have the pitcher John Lannan batting eighth and…

  2. Casey Blake out of Dodgers’ lineup Saturday with neck pain

    Jun 11, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Casey Blake

    Get one player back, lose another. It’s part of the drill with the Dodgers this season. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Casey Blake is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rockies due to neck pain. While Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called him day-to-day and no tests are scheduled for now, Blake…

  3. Matt Kemp is back in the Dodgers’ starting lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    The Dodgers will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak later tonight against the Rockies. And fortunately for them, they have one of the hottest hitters in baseball back in their lineup. Matt Kemp, who was held out of the lineup yesterday due to tightness in his left hamstring, is back in center field for…

  4. Brett Anderson to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday

    Jun 10, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    brett-anderson-as

    The Athletics have a ton of problems, as Craig mentioned this morning, but one of the most critical on-the-field aspects is the long-term prognosis for Brett Anderson. Anderson underwent an MRI earlier this week after he was placed on the disabled list with left elbow soreness. The A’s haven’t disclosed the results of the exam,…

  5. Terry Collins thinks Johan Santana could be back before the end of July

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana hasn’t even thrown to live hitters yet, so we should probably be a little careful about timetables, but Mets manager Terry Collins predicts that the southpaw could be back by the end of next month. In fact, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, Collins won’t even rule out Santana’s return immediately following the…

  6. Hanley Ramirez could bat leadoff when he returns from the disabled list

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Hanley Ramirez began a minor league rehab assignment tonight with High-A Jupiter and could be back as soon as Tuesday against the Phillies. However, the more interesting news is where he might find himself in the lineup upon his return. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is considering using him out…

  7. Brett Anderson to receive second opinion on elbow from Dr. James Andrews

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    After being shutout 4-0 by the Orioles earlier tonight, the Athletics have now lost eight consecutive games. Could things get even uglier soon? Well, maybe. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Anderson will soon get a second opinion on his left elbow from Dr. James Andrews. Anderson underwent an MRI with…

  8. Angels activate Vernon Wells from disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    As expected, the Angels activated Vernon Wells from the disabled list earlier today. He has been sidelined for nearly a month with a right groin strain. Wells was cleared to return after playing in back-to-back rehab games with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday and Monday. The Angels aren’t exactly easing him back into action, as he’ll…

  9. UPDATE: Mark Teixeira diagnosed with right knee contusion

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after X-rays came back negative, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. 7:38 PM: The Yankees are crossing their fingers are the moment. Mark Teixeira was pulled from tonight’s game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the first…

  10. Jake Peavy is indeed headed to the disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    All that stuff we were hearing last night? Forget it. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, Jake Peavy conceded this afternoon that he will need to be placed on the disabled list. “I just saw the doctor, and I think we’re going to have to go the conservative route,” Peavy said. “Obviously, I wanted to…

  11. 2011 MLB Draft – picks 26-33: Reds select high school right-hander Robert Stephenson

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:23 PM EDT

    Robert Stephenson

    Red Sox selected high school catcher Blake Swihart with the 26th overall pick in Monday’s draft. Swihart has great arm strength, but the Red Sox could quickly decide to move him away from catcher to save his legs. The 19-year-old from New Mexico swings well from both sides of the plate and could develop 20-homer…

  12. Jake Peavy diagnosed with mild groin strain

    Jun 6, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Craig told us earlier today that Jake Peavy was likely headed for the disabled list with strained right groin. That still might happen, but the White Sox are in a bit of a holding pattern following an MRI earlier today. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, the White Sox will evaluate Peavy on a day-to-day…

  13. Brad Hawpe is starting in right field tonight

    Jun 6, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Eric Patterson, Brad Hawpe

    Marty Caswell of XX1090 in San Diego tells us that Brad Hawpe will make his first start of the season in right field tonight against the Rockies while Jorge Cantu plays first base. Why does this matter? Well, it could mean that prospect first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a lot closer to the big leagues…

  14. Joe Mauer to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 4, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    While Justin Morneau and Denard Span are out of the Twins’ starting lineup tonight due to injury, we at least have some encouraging news about the face of the franchise to pass along. According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Joe Mauer will be the designated hitter tomorrow in his first minor league rehab…

  15. Orioles set to activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

    Jun 4, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Well, that was quick. After going 2-for-3 with a walk in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Bowie last night, the Orioles are set to activate Derrek Lee from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Blue Jays. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com writes that Lee will have to make it through batting practice…

  16. Buster Posey releases statement in response to Scott Cousins

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    Buster Posey injured

    According to Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News, Buster Posey just released the following three-paragraph statement: “I appreciate the continued support of Giants fans and others as I begin the process of working my way back. But in no way do I condone threats of any kind against Scott Cousins or his family.…

  17. Johnny Bench critiques Buster Posey’s positioning at home plate

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    Johnny Bench

    This whole Buster Posey-Scott Cousins controversy will go away eventually. Though it’s taken entirely too long, everyone involved is beginning to say the right things. Adults acting like adults. What a concept? Still, when a Hall of Fame catcher like Johnny Bench weighs in on the situation, well, you have no choice but to give…

  18. UPDATE: Clay Buchholz on track for Yankees series despite back issue

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe tells us that Buchholz will indeed start against the Yankees next week. Apologies for the false alarm. Carry on, everyone. 2:02 PM: First the Yankees miss Dan Haren, now this? According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated this morning that Clay…

  19. Chipper Jones says Mets should build around David Wright

    Jun 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes, David Wright

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has some very important decisions to make about the future of the franchise in the coming weeks and months. Various scenarios have been discussed and speculated in the media, including the possibility of parting with both David Wright and Jose Reyes. Chipper Jones has been torturing the Mets on a…

  20. UPDATE: Rafael Furcal placed on disabled list with strained side

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Los Angeles Dodgers

    UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Rafael Furcal and Jon Garland were placed on the disabled list while Ivan DeJesus Jr. and John Ely were called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. 12:00 PM: Another injury for the Dodgers’ infield? Shocking, I know. Rafael Furcal left last night’s game against the Reds after suffering an injury to…

  21. Report: Pirates expected to take Gerrit Cole with No. 1 pick

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    College World Series - Game One

    As opposed to the past two years, there isn’t an obvious No. 1 pick in Monday’s First-Year Player Draft. This has led to spirited debate about who the Pirates may select. Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon, UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole and Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen have been mentioned most frequently in the past few weeks,…

  22. Adam Dunn finally got a hit against a southpaw last night

    Jun 4, 2011, 10:29 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Chicago White Sox

    It wasn’t pretty, but it happened. Adam Dunn wasn’t even in the original starting lineup for last night’s game against the Tigers, as he was expected to sit against left-hander Andy Oliver, but he ended up being a last-minute replacement for Paul Konerko, who underwent a minor wrist procedure earlier in the day. The high-priced…

  23. Red Sox confirm Tommy John surgery for Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Jun 4, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    It’s official. After last night’s game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that Daisuke Matsuzaka will indeed have Tommy John surgery. According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Francona said the surgery would happen “probably next week” and will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in California. Matsuzaka will miss the rest of this season and at…

  24. Astros release struggling second baseman Bill Hall

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:57 AM EDT

    Bill Hall

    The Astros announced following last night’s game that they have decided to release struggling second baseman Bill Hall. Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that Hall will be placed on unconditional release waivers, clearing the way for Jason Bourgeois to return from the disabled list. While Hall thrived as a utility player with the Red…

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:34 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    You asked for it. We responded. In the absence of “And That Happened” on the weekends, we’ve had a number of readers request a post on Saturday and Sunday mornings that includes the scores from the previous night’s action and generally opens up the floor for conversation. It’s nothing fancy, but that’s exactly what you’ll…

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