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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Tigers to acquire Doug Fister, David Pauley from Mariners

    Jul 30, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners' Fister pitches to the New York Yankees in New York

    UPDATE: This deal is beginning to make more sense for the M’s now. Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN in Seattle reports that the player to be named later will be one of the Tigers’ first three picks from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The reason for the delay is that they can’t be traded until one…

  4. Chien-Ming Wang roughed up in first major league start since 2009

    Jul 30, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Wang throws during MLB National League baseball game against the Mets in Washington

    Chien-Ming Wang made his first major league start since July 4, 2009 last night against the Mets and it should come as no surprise that he was pretty shaky out of the gate. Wang, who has been rehabbing from shoulder surgery for the past two years, gave up six runs (four earned) over four innings…

  5. Report: Indians willing to discuss Drew Pomeranz in potential deal for Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 30, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

    2011 XM All-Star Futures Game

    The Indians are looking to make a splash. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Indians were willing to discuss top pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz in a potential deal for Rockies’ right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Pomeranz was selected fifth overall in last year’s First-Year Player Draft. The 22-year-old left-hander has a 1.98 ERA over…

  6. Padres’ Clayton Richard undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v San Diego Padres

    Padres’ left-hander Clayton Richard will miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Friday, the Associated Press reports. Richard was originally placed on the disabled list earlier this month with what was termed as a strained left shoulder. Padres manager Bud Black said the exploratory surgery was deemed necessary after his…

  7. Erik Bedard knocked around in audition for possible trade

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

    Erik Bedard

    We learned earlier this week that the Red Sox and Yankees were expected to have scouts in attendance for Erik Bedard‘s first start back from the disabled list last night against the Rays. Well, let’s just say he didn’t help his trade value at all. Bedard, who missed a month with a sprained left knee,…

  8. Phillies expected to send Domonic Brown to minors to make room for Hunter Pence

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    I hope you’re happy, Phillies fans. While the Phillies were able to acquire All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence from the Astros last night, we’ll still have to be subjected to Raul Ibanez in left field on a regular basis. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Phillies plan to send Domonic Brown down to the minors…

  9. Report: Tigers calling up top pitching prospect Jacob Turner

    Jul 30, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

    jacob turner

    UPDATE: Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that Turner will make his first major league start today against the Angels, though it’s said to be a “one-shot deal” as the Tigers hope to acquire Doug Fister. 8:40 AM: Here’s an interesting one. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Tigers are calling up top prospect right-hander Jacob…

  10. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 30, 2011, 8:27 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Edwin Jackson made his Cardinals’ debut last night and tossed seven innings of one-run ball as part of a 9-2 victory over the Cubs. He was aided by a three-run homer by David Freese, three RBI off the bench by Ryan Theriot and Albert Pujols, who pulled an RBI double down the third base line…

  11. Doug Harris clarifies his comments on Bryce Harper-Jackie Robinson comparison

    Jul 26, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    You knew this was coming. After taking plenty of heat for his ill-advised comments to Sports Illustrated comparing the scrutiny Bryce Harper faces to that of Jackie Robinson, the Nationals released a statement this evening from director of player development Doug Harris. Here’s the statement in full, via Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com: “I’d like to…

  12. Jose Bautista leaves game after being hit in helmet by pitch

    Jul 26, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    UPDATE: According to Mike Wilner of “The Fan 590″ in Toronto, the Jays announced that Bautista was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons and is listed as day-to-day. 8:36 PM: Scary moment in tonight’s Orioles-Blue Jays game. According to Arden Zwelling of MLB.com, Jose Bautista was hit in the helmet by fastball thrown…

  13. Brendan Ryan breaks up CC Sabathia’s perfect game in seventh inning

    Jul 26, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

    New York Yankees CC Sabathia throws pitch to Texas Rangers in New York

    UPDATE: So much for that. Sabathia got Ichiro swinging for his 12th strikeout to begin the seventh inning, but then Brendan Ryan flared a single into left field for the first hit of the ballgame. 9:05 PM: After play resumed, Sabathia got Greg Halman to pop out to first base (ending his strikeout streak at seven)…

  14. Blue Jays “legitimately want” Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 26, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez

    It will still take an overwhelming haul for a deal to actually happen, but here’s a potential dark horse in the Ubaldo Jimenez talks. An executive who spoke with the Blue Jays told Jayson Stark of ESPN.com that they “legitimately want this guy.” Jon Heyman of SI.com includes the Blue Jays among seven teams who…

  15. Reds call up top prospect Yonder Alonso from minors

    Jul 26, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

    Alonso_Yonder

    Right on the heels of the Jonny Gomes trade, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds have called up top prospect Yonder Alonso from Triple-A Louisville. Alonso, 24, has a .293/.370/.466 batting line over parts of four seasons in the minor leagues, including a .296/.364/.478 batting line and an .842 OPS over 854 plate…

  16. Astros first-round pick George Springer meets with Long Island Ducks

    Jul 25, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    George Springer - UConn

    The Diamondbacks agreed to terms with No. 3 overall pick Trevor Bauer earlier today, but it doesn’t sound like the Astros are close to an agreement with their first-round pick. Confirming a story passed along by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors earlier this afternoon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that George Springer did indeed…

  17. Erik Bedard set to return from disabled list Friday

    Jul 25, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians

    We probably would have heard left-hander Erik Bedard mentioned in trade rumors this month, but the Mariners have had zero opportunity to showcase him due to a month-long absence with a knee injury. It may be “too little, too late” to get something done before July 31, but Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune…

  18. Lance Berkman sidelined with slight strain of right rotator cuff

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    The Cardinals are without one of their most important bats tonight as they continue to duke it out in the ultra-competitive National League Central. B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest reports that Lance Berkman will sit out tonight’s series opener against the Astros after he suffered a slight strain of his right rotator cuff on…

  19. Luke Scott to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday

    Jul 25, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Luke Scott Reuters

    According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Luke Scott will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is looking a recovery period of several months, but is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Scott went 0-for-3 in his return from the disabled list Friday night, but was…

  20. Zack Cozart diagnosed with hyperextended left elbow

    Jul 23, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    UPDATE: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Cozart was diagnosed with a hyperextended left elbow and that X-rays came back negative. It’s not clear when he’ll be able to return to the lineup, but it sounds like the Reds may have dodged a bullet here. 5:45 PM: Here’s some potentially bad news for the Reds…

  21. Adrian Beltre placed on disabled list with left hamstring strain

    Jul 23, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    The Rangers have placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Beltre left last night’s game against the Blue Jays after pulling up lame while running the bases in the fifth inning. He was placed on the DL after an MRI today revealed a Grade 1 strain, according…

  22. Chipper Jones to begin rehab assignment tonight with Class A Rome

    Jul 23, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    UPDATE: David O’Brien now says that Jones will serve as the designated hitter for Class A Rome tonight and either DH or play third base tomorrow. 3:46 PM: Here’s a sudden and surprising change of plans. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chipper Jones will begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with Class…

  23. Dan Uggla back in Braves’ lineup this afternoon

    Jul 23, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds

    David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Dan Uggla is back in the Braves’ lineup this afternoon against the Reds. He declared himself good to go after testing his left calf by running earlier this afternoon. Uggla was out of the lineup for the second straight game last night, but he smacked a pinch-hit,…

  24. Jay Bruce out again with inner ear problem

    Jul 23, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    We have a little more information on what is ailing Reds’ outfielder Jay Bruce. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Bruce is out of the lineup for the second straight day with what Reds manager Dusty Baker is calling an “inner ear problem.”  “He is terrible,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Right now Jay is…

  25. Report: Rangers “very much in play” for Carlos Beltran

    Jul 23, 2011, 12:47 PM EDT

    New York Mets v San Francisco Giants

    It appears the Giants, Braves and Phillies have some company. Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports that the Rangers remain “very much in play” in the pursuit of Carlos Beltran. The first-place Rangers have reportedly zeroed in on Beltran and Padres’ closer Heath Bell as their primary trade targets before the deadline. While the Rangers have…

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