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  1. Hot-hitting Corey Hart out of lineup today due to illness

    May 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Corey Hart homers AP

    The only thing that can slow Corey Hart down? His immune system, apparently. According to Audrey Snyder of MLB.com, Hart is out of the starting lineup for today’s game against the Giants due to illness. Nyjer Morgan will take his place in right field and bat eighth against left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, though Hart could be…

  2. David Einhorn is getting one heck of a deal

    May 28, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    david einhorn poker

    UPDATE: The New York Times confirms Adam Rubin’s report and adds that the deal being discussed between Einhorn and the Mets does not include SNY, which is the team’s television network. Einhorn didn’t say much during the conference call Thursday, but was adamant that he had “no interest” in owning a television station. 9:30 AM:…

  3. Evan Longoria is batting leadoff this afternoon

    May 28, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays

    Here’s something interesting. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Evan Longoria will bat leadoff for the first time in his career this afternoon against the Indians. Longoria missed the entire month of April with an oblique injury and is batting just .209/.317/.372 over his first 101 plate appearances this season, so Rays…

  4. Humberto Quintero headed to DL with ankle injury after play at plate

    May 28, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts, Humberto Quintero

    Eli Whiteside managed to avoid injury last night, but Astros’ catcher Humberto Quintero wasn’t so lucky. Quintero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle following a collision with Ryan Roberts at home plate. Before you ask, no, this wasn’t anything close to the Buster Posey play from Wednesday night. Quintero…

  5. Nationals place Tom Gorzelanny on disabled list with elbow inflammation

    May 28, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals

    Tom Gorzelanny has allowed 13 runs and six home runs over his last three starts. Now we have some idea of what’s ailing him. Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports that the Nationals have placed Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation. Gorzelanny has a 4.25 ERA and 48/20 K/BB ratio over…

  6. Gordon Beckham has no fractures after being hit in face with throw

    May 28, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    White Sox' Beckham is helped off the field after he was hit in the face by a ball in their MLB American League baseball game against the Blue Jays in Toronto

    UPDATE: According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Beckham hopes to play Monday against the Red Sox. 11:01 AM: A disappointing start to the season for Gordon Beckham just got worse. Beckham was hit just below his left eye on a throw from center fielder Alex Rios in the third inning of last…

  7. Prince Fielder almost took out Eli Whiteside at home plate last night

    May 28, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT

    Fielder Whiteside AP picture

    The Giants nearly lost their second catcher of the week during last night’s game against the Brewers. Prince Fielder attempted to score on a single by Jonathan Lucroy in the bottom of the eighth inning and leaned into Eli Whiteside once it was obvious he was going to be a dead duck at home plate.…

  8. UPDATE: Joe Nathan hits disabled list with tenderness in right elbow

    May 28, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan

    Because the previous two stories weren’t enough, here’s more bad news for the Twins. Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports that Joe Nathan is feeling tenderness in his surgically-repaired right elbow and may need a stint on the disabled list. Nathan, who underwent Tommy John surgery last March, hasn’t pitched since allowing two runs…

  9. Wandy Rodriguez scratched from Saturday start with discomfort in elbow

    May 27, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Atlanta Braves

    According to Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros have scratched Wandy Rodriguez from Saturday’s scheduled start against the Diamondbacks due to discomfort in his left elbow. Bud Norris will move up a day to make the start in his place. Rodriguez complained of some soreness following Sunday’s outing against the Blue Jays and…

  10. Jim Riggleman clears the air with Jayson Werth

    May 27, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Washington Nationals

    The last-place Nationals dropped their fifth consecutive game on Wednesday against the Brewers, which caused Jayson Werth to proclaim that “things need to change.” His quotes didn’t sound all that out of the ordinary for a team that’s regularly losing baseball games, but many speculated that Werth was directing his frustration towards Nationals manager Jim…

  11. Angel Pagan actually had a stress fracture in his rib cage

    May 27, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Just when you thought the whole Mets misdiagnosing injury thing was in the rear-view mirror, here’s this. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Angel Pagan said earlier today that an MRI a little over two weeks ago revealed a stress fracture in his rib cage. Pagan, who made his return to the Mets’ lineup tonight,…

  12. Barry Bonds to pay for Bryan Stow’s kids to go to college

    May 24, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    Giants Fan Attacked

    I can’t remember the last time I wrote something about Barry Bonds that didn’t have steroids or perjury as the subject matter, so this story is a breath of fresh air. According to Lori Preuitt of NBC Bay Area, Barry Bonds has donated to pay for Bryan Stow’s two young children to go to college.…

  13. Adam LaRoche could be headed for major shoulder surgery

    May 24, 2011, 10:11 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche, Mike Morse

    Adam LaRoche was diagnosed with a partially torn labrum back in spring training, but it turns out the damage is now much more extensive. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that LaRoche has a large tear in his labrum and a small tear in his rotator cuff. The plan is for him to rest for 2-3…

  14. Brian Fuentes apologizes to Bob Geren

    May 24, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Oakland Athletics

    As you may have heard, Brian Fuentes called out Bob Geren for his in-game managing and communication skills following last night’s loss to the Angels. No doubt realizing that he made a major boo-boo, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Fuentes apologized to Geren during a meeting prior to tonight’s game. Fuentes…

  15. Jorge De La Rosa diagnosed with torn ulnar collateral ligament in elbow

    May 24, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jorge De La Rosa, Chris Iannetta, Bob Apodaca

    Awful news for the Rockies at this hour. Jorge De La Rosa, who left this afternoon’s game against the Diamondbacks in the third inning, was diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Rockies are discussing the next step, but odds are he will need Tommy John surgery,…

  16. Angel Pagan expected to return from disabled list Friday

    May 24, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The Mets are still missing David Wright and Ike Davis, but they’re about to get one of their regulars back in the starting lineup. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Mets manager Terry Collins said this afternoon that Angel Pagan will play one game with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday before being activated from the disabled…

  17. Corey Hart homers three times in win over Nationals

    May 23, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Corey Hart homers AP

    Corey Hart slugged three home runs and drove in seven runs in tonight’s 11-3 win over the Nationals. Hart, who missed most of April with an oblique injury, incredibly entered Monday’s action with zero homers and one RBI over his first 76 at-bats this season. He connected for a two-run blast in the first inning,…

  18. Mike Pelfrey takes the funny road in response to Fred Wilpon’s comments

    May 23, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

    New York Mets v New York Yankees

    Craig mentioned earlier how David Wright took “the high road” in response to Fred Wilpon’s comments from the New Yorker. You wouldn’t expect anything different from him, but right-hander Mike Pelfrey has a decidedly different take. A downright funny one, actually. No, Wilpon didn’t mention Pelfrey by name in the profile, but in talking to…

  19. Stephen Strasburg throws off mound for first time since Tommy John surgery

    May 23, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    The Nationals have lost seven out of their last 10 games and currently sit in last place in the National League East, but there’s some reason for optimism today. No really, there is. Stephen Strasburg revealed via his Twitter account earlier this afternoon that he threw from a mound for the first time since undergoing…

  20. Matt Garza scratched from Sunday start with right elbow tightness

    May 21, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs

    Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that Matt Garza has been scratched from Sunday’s scheduled start against the Red Sox due to right elbow tightness. It will be probably all hands on deck for the Cubs tomorrow, though James Russell or Jeff Samardzija are the┬ámost likely candidates to make the┬ástart. According to Paul Sullivan of…

  21. UPDATE: Pedro Alvarez placed on disabled list with quad injury

    May 21, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Pittsburgh Pirates

    UPDATE: Pedro Alvarez was indeed placed on the 15-day disabled list, reports Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1:15 PM: According to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates have dispatched minor league infielder Pedro Ciriaco to Pittsburgh for tonight’s game against the Tigers. The Pirates have yet to announce an official roster move,…

  22. Gary Carter diagnosed with small tumors on his brain

    May 21, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Gary Carter has released the following statement about his condition: Earlier today, I learned that four very small tumors have been found on my brain, following an MRI on Friday at a West Palm Beach facility. I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center,…

  23. Mark DeRosa’s future in doubt after latest wrist injury

    May 21, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Mark DeRosa

    Mark DeRosa was placed on the disabled list earlier this week after suffering yet another injury to his surgically-repaired left wrist. At the time of the injury, Giants manager Bruce Bochy conceded that DeRosa would be “out a while,” but there’s also a very real chance that his career could be over. According to Carl…

  24. Alfredo Simon to be activated from restricted list today

    May 21, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    File photo of Baltimore Orioles' Alfredo Simon pitching against the New York Yankees during a MLB spring training baseball game in Tampa

    The Orioles’ beleaguered bullpen took yet another beating in last night’s blowout loss to the Nationals, so Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that they have decided to activate Alfredo Simon from the restricted list a day earlier than originally expected. Simon was placed on the restricted list in the early part of spring…

  25. Andrew Bailey makes first minor league rehab appearance

    May 21, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey Getty

    Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Andrew Bailey tossed a scoreless inning last night in his first minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Sacramento. Bailey threw a total of 16 pitches and registered one strikeout. The 26-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since spring training with a strained right forearm. The Athletics want Bailey to make…

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