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  1. Jose Tabata benched for not hustling

    May 18, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

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    Jose Tabata is not in the Pirates’ starting lineup tonight against the Tigers. But it’s not your routine day of rest. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the young outfielder was benched for not hustling last night against the Nationals. Tabata botched a pair of plays in left field, but Pirates manager Clint…

  2. Kyle McClellan diagnosed with partial tear of UCL in elbow

    May 18, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier this morning that right-hander Kyle McClellan feared the possibility of requiring Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. There’s still a chance it may happen, but he received a minor piece of good news after being examined by Cardinals’ head team physician Dr. George Paletta. B.J. Rains of FOX…

  3. Michael Morse could be back with the Nationals at the start of June

    May 17, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s some rare good news for the Nationals on the injury front. The original goal was for Michael Morse to be ready to return from his torn right lat on June 8 so he could be eased back into the lineup as the designated hitter during interleague play, but Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Mark…

  4. Curt Schilling’s video game company gives bad check to Rhode Island

    May 17, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Remember how we heard earlier this week that Curt Schilling’s video game company, 38 Studios, was going through some rough times? Well, things are looking even more dire now. According to Erika Niedowski and Laura Crimaldi of the Associated Press, 38 Studios tried to pass off a bad $1.1 million check to Rhode Island as…

  5. Ivan Nova on track to start Saturday after throwing bullpen session

    May 17, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

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    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Ivan Nova is on track to start Saturday against the Reds after making it through a bullpen session this afternoon. Nova was forced to leave his start Monday against the Orioles with a contusion and sprain of his right foot and ankle after attempting to field a…

  6. Matt Kemp day-to-day after MRI confirms hamstring strain

    May 14, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Matt Kemp is day-to-day after an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of a left hamstring strain. He aggravated the injury during yesterday’s game against the Rockies. Kemp has already insisted that he will not need a stint on the disabled list, but he figures to miss the next couple of…

  7. Bryce Harper collects his first major league home run

    May 14, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

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    We don’t do a post every time a player launches their first major league home run, but Bryce Harper is not your regular rookie. Harper connected for his first career home run in the bottom of the third inning tonight as part of an 8-5 win over the Padres. It was a long solo blast…

  8. Desmond Jennings lands on disabled list with left knee sprain

    May 14, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

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    The Rays placed outfielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list before tonight’s game with a left knee sprain and recalled utility man Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Durham. Jennings hasn’t started since last Sunday due to the injury, but since he made a pinch-hit appearance on Friday, he will not be eligible to return until…

  9. Torii Hunter placed on restricted list following son’s arrest

    May 14, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    According to Tim Mead, the Angels’ vice president of communications, the club has placed outfielder Torii Hunter on the restricted list due to a “personal matter.” While the club has offered no further comment at this time, an NBC affiliate in Dallas is reporting that Hunter’s 17-year-old son, Darius McClinton-Hunter, was one of five Prosper…

  10. David Wright has four hits in win over Marlins, now batting .402 on the year

    May 12, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

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    David Wright‘s resurgence continued this afternoon, as he went 4-for-6 with a home run, three singles and three RBI in a 9-3 win over the Marlins. Wright had an RBI single in the first, an opposite-field solo homer in the third and another RBI single in the ninth. He now has four consecutive multi-hit games,…

  11. After bat mishap, Bryce Harper is in the starting lineup tonight

    May 12, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated last night that Bryce Harper could get a day or two off after he hit himself in the head with his own bat and required 10 stitches above his left eye, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post passes along word that the rookie outfielder is in tonight’s lineup. While…

  12. Josh Hamilton at it again, slugs home run No. 18

    May 12, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Another day, another home run for Josh Hamilton. After striking out in his first two at-bats against former teammate C.J. Wilson this afternoon, Hamilton just slugged a solo home run to right in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the Angels at 2-2. He is reaching new levels of ridiculousness. Hamilton now has…

  13. Chase Headley denies report of 2011 scuffle over ballpark dimensions

    May 12, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week, ESPN’s Tim Koewn opened a story about ballpark dimensions by relaying an anecdote about a scuffle in the Padres’ clubhouse early last year. Mike Adams, who now pitches for the Rangers, allegedly lashed out in a postgame rant, telling the team’s hitters to stop complaining about the dimensions at the pitcher-friendly PETCO…

  14. Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy seeks answers on Josh Hamilton

    May 12, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    After Josh Hamilton improved his batting average to .407 and clubbed his 16th and 17th home runs of the season last night against the Angels, Athletics’ right-hander Brandon McCarthy took to Twitter to ponder one of life’s greatest mysteries. Or at least the greatest mystery of the moment for major league pitchers. Well played. We…

  15. Cubs place Carlos Marmol on disabled list with strained right hamstring

    May 12, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Carlos Marmol‘s miserable start to the season just took another unfortunate turn. The Cubs announced this morning that Marmol was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The erratic right-hander was pulled from last night’s game against the Brewers due to the injury and traveled back to Chicago to undergo an…

  16. Dodgers sign Aaron Miles to a minor league contract

    May 12, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers announced after last night’s game that they have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the 35-year-old has already reported to the club’s complex in Arizona for extended spring training. Miles failed to latch on with a team during the offseason, despite batting .275 over…

  17. Rickie Weeks day-to-day after being hit on left wrist by pitch

    May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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    After losing Mat Gamel and Alex Gonzalez for the season in recent weeks, the Brewers finally got some good news on the injury front. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Rickie Weeks is day-to-day after initial X-rays came back negative on his left wrist. Weeks was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball…

  18. Juan Rivera could miss two months with hamstring injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:49 AM EDT

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    Get used to seeing Bobby Abreu in left field for the Dodgers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Rivera has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and could be sidelined for up to two months. The current plan calls for Rivera to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery hasn’t…

  19. The Cardinals retired Tony La Russa’s No. 10 last night

    May 12, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had his No. 10 retired in a ceremony prior to last night’s game against the Braves. La Russa was joined by a select group of friends, former players and colleagues for the occasion, including Tom Seaver, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart, Walt Jocketty and Joe Torre. He was awarded with…

  20. John Axford pretty much rules

    May 12, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

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    John Axford didn’t speak to reporters after his club-record streak of 49 straight saves came to an end last night against the Cubs, but he had good reason for it. After the Brewers topped the Cubs 8-7 on a Corey Hart walkoff single in the 13th inning, Axford hurried out of the ballpark to accompany…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 12, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton might be the hottest hitter on the planet right now, but Brandon Inge is a pretty close second. Inge went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI last night as the Athletics topped the Tigers 11-4. It was Inge’s second straight night with a home run against his former team and the…

  22. Bryce Harper receives 10 stitches above left eye after slamming bat into wall

    May 12, 2012, 12:16 AM EDT

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    Bryce Harper had the worst game of his brief major league career during the Nationals’ 7-3 win over the Reds tonight. And it’s not just because he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper needed 10 stitches above his left eye after slamming his bat up against a wall…

  23. Red Sox acquire Scott Podsednik from the Phillies

    May 11, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Red Sox have acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Phillies for cash considerations. Podsednik will report to Triple-A Pawtucket and Rosenthal notes that he retains the right to opt out of his contract if he’s not in the majors by June 1. Podsednik, 36, didn’t…

  24. Adam Dunn has already equaled his home run total from last season

    May 11, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT

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    Adam Dunn just did it again. The resurgent slugger connected for a solo blast off right-hander Felipe Paulino in the bottom of the first inning tonight against the Royals. With that, he already has 11 home runs through 139 plate appearances this year after hitting just 11 over 496 plate appearances during his miserable first…

  25. Kendrys Morales sidelined with sore left Achilles’ tendon

    May 11, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT

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    According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Kendrys Morales is not in Angels’ starting lineup tonight due to soreness in his left Achilles’ tendon. Morales, who missed a year and a half with a broken left ankle, said his Achilles has bothered him for the past three or four days. He was concerned…

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