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  1. Alex Rodriguez hopes to return to starting lineup Saturday

    Sep 2, 2011, 7:39 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

    Alex Rodriguez is out of the starting lineup for the sixth straight game tonight as he continues to rest his sprained right thumb, but believes he could be back as soon as tomorrow. According to Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger, Rodriguez felt good after testing his thumb this afternoon by participating in live batting practice…

  2. Former Giants payroll manager facing embezzlement charges

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:15 AM EST

    Giants logo

    According to KGO-TV in San Francisco, Robin O’Connor, a former payroll manager with the Giants, was arrested on federal charges associated with embezzling more than $1.5 million from player accounts. O’Connor, who worked in the Giants’ front office for four years, received an annual salary of $80,000. An FBI affidavit says the 41-year-old mother-of-two embezzled…

  3. Hanley Ramirez leaves rehab game after setback with shoulder

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:02 PM EST

    hanley getty hurt wide

    Marlins manager Jack McKeon told reporters prior to tonight’s game that Hanley Ramirez was on track to return from the disabled list Friday, but those plans are effectively on hold. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins’ TV crew is saying that Ramirez left a minor league rehab game with High-A Jupiter tonight after feeling more…

  4. Alex Rodriguez receives cortisone shot in left thumb, unlikely to return until Friday

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:35 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

    Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees’ starting lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Red Sox, but Alex Rodriguez remains sidelined with a Grade 1 sprain of his left thumb. While an MRI on the thumb came back negative yesterday, he was given a cortisone injection. It’s not uncommon for players to rest for a…

  5. Report: Andy MacPhail plans to walk away from Orioles

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:56 PM EST

    Andy MacPhail AP

    Bob Nightengale of USA Today was told by two “high-ranking Orioles officials” that Andy MacPhail plans to walk away from the Orioles at the end of the season. MacPhail, who was hired as president of baseball operations in June of 2007, is currently in the final year of his contract. Nightengale hears that several replacements…

  6. Tommy Hanson told he’s dealing with normal wear and tear in shoulder

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:13 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Colorado Rockies

    Tommy Hanson was diagnosed with a small “undersurface” rotator tear of his rotator cuff last Friday, but the news was more slightly more encouraging following a visit to Dr. James Andrews yesterday. Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hanson was told by Andrews that he is dealing with regular wear and tear in…

  7. Ozzie Guillen wants a contract extension from the White Sox

    Aug 30, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

    Ozzie Guillen

    We have been through this song and dance before, but it sounds like the wheels are in motion for some big changes with the White Sox this winter. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters this afternoon that he wants a contract extension. Guillen, who has the South Siders…

  8. Cole Hamels excellent in return from disabled list

    Aug 29, 2011, 9:29 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    It’s safe to say that a little bit of rest was just what the doctor ordered for Cole Hamels. Hamels, who placed on the disabled list earlier this month with left shoulder inflammation, allowed one run on two hits over six innings tonight against the Reds. It was his first start since August 12. The…

  9. Pedro Feliciano shut down with more shoulder soreness

    Aug 29, 2011, 8:38 PM EST

    Yankees Spring Training

    Pedro Feliciano signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Yankees over the winter, but it’s increasingly likely that he’ll never throw a pitch for the club. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said earlier today that Feliciano has been shut down indefinitely after feeling more soreness in his shoulder. The…

  10. Rangers expected to call up prospect outfielder Leonys Martin

    Aug 29, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

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    The Rangers may step up their pursuit of Lance Berkman now that Nelson Cruz will be sidelined for three weeks following yet another hamstring injury, but an intriguing in-house replacement is on his way from the minor leagues. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, prospect outfielder Leonys Martin will take Cruz’s place…

  11. White Sox place Carlos Quentin on disabled list, call up Dayan Viciedo

    Aug 27, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Carlos Quentin, Ozzie Guillen

    According to our friends at CSNChicago.com, the White Sox just made it official, placing Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and recalling top prospect Dayan Viciedo from Triple-A Charlotte. Quentin hasn’t played since August 20, so he’ll be eligible to return as soon as September…

  12. Jim Leyland clarifies comments on Justin Verlander for MVP

    Aug 27, 2011, 4:43 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Colorado Rockies

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland made some waves earlier this week when he said that pitchers shouldn’t win the MVP award. This was a very bold statement considering that one of his own starters, Justin Verlander, is quickly gaining momentum for MVP consideration in the American League. Despite his opinion on the topic, Leyland told Chris…

  13. Michael Morse moved back to left field following the promotion of Chris Marrero

    Aug 27, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Washington Nationals

    The Nationals announced earlier this afternoon that they have recalled prospect Chris Marrero from Triple-A Syracuse. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Marrero will start at first base and bat seventh today against the Reds while Michael Morse plays left field. By the way, this lineup also features Jayson Werth in center field…

  14. Rafael Betancourt to remain Rockies’ closer over Huston Street

    Aug 27, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Huston Street was activated from the disabled list prior to last night’s game against the Dodgers, but he’s not getting his old job back. At least not right away. Troy Renck of the Denver Post was told by Rockies manager Jim Tracy that Rafael Betancourt will remain in the the closer role for the time…

  15. Today’s Marlins-Phillies game rained out

    Aug 27, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

    Florida Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Who saw this one coming? According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, today’s game between the Marlins and Phillies was rained out. The Phillies moved this game from Sunday in an effort to get out in front of Hurricane Irene, but rain was already pouring down on the sparsely attended crowd at Citizens Bank…

  16. A.J. Pierzynski set to begin rehab assignment next week

    Aug 27, 2011, 12:39 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Chicago White Sox

    A.J. Pierzynski won’t return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible tomorrow, but there’s a good chance he’ll be back with the White Sox as soon as next weekend. According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, Pierzynski tested his fractured right wrist yesterday by catching Gavin Floyd‘s bullpen session and participating in batting practice. “All good.…

  17. Ryan Dempster expected to exercise $14 million option for 2012

    Aug 27, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs

    Not a big surprise, but Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Ryan Dempster is expected to exercise his $14 million player option for next season. Dempster, 34, is in the final guaranteed year of a four-year, $52 million contract. He has proved to be a good value for Chicago, despite his superficially mediocre…

  18. Giants to call up prospect Eric Surkamp for start tonight against Astros

    Aug 27, 2011, 10:49 AM EST

    Eric Surkamp

    According to Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants will call up prospect left-hander Eric Surkamp to make his major league debut tonight against the Astros. Jonathan Sanchez and Barry Zito are both sidelined with ankle sprains and Dan Runzler gave up four runs on three hits and three walks over 1…

  19. Report: B.J. Upton claimed off revocable waivers

    Aug 27, 2011, 10:05 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics

    B.J. Upton survived the trade deadline in a Rays’ uniform, but there’s still a chance he could have a new home before the end of the season. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Upton was claimed off revocable waivers by an unknown team. Topkin suspects the mystery team could be the Nationals,…

  20. Yankees will “try to fight” decision about postponed doubleheader

    Aug 27, 2011, 9:48 AM EST

    Yankees manager Girardi pleads his case with second base umpire DeMuth as he challenges a solo home run by Royals' Butler during their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City

    As Drew mentioned, it was announced last night that Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader between the Yankees and Orioles was postponed due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Irene. One of the games will be made up in a split-doubleheader Sunday while the other will be made as a night game on September 8. Of course, the Yankees…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 27, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

    Yankees' Burnett reacts after giving up a home run to Orioles' Reynolds in their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    You guys aren’t going to believe this, but A.J. Burnett was pretty awful again last night. Burnett was knocked around for a season-high nine runs over five innings in a 12-5 loss to the Orioles. This included a six-run second inning, where the struggling right-hander surrendered four doubles and two home runs. The loss pushed Burnett’s…

  22. Mets expected to place Jon Niese and Scott Hairston on DL with rib cage injuries

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:47 PM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Mets have dropped five in a row and 11 out of 13 to fall eight games under the .500 mark. And there’s a chance things could get even uglier in the days ahead. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said following tonight’s loss that left-hander Jon Niese and…

  23. Alex Rodriguez to meet with MLB about poker allegations Friday

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:46 PM EST

    alex rodriguez poker

    Judgment day is nearly upon us. OK, not really. Alex Rodriguez told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com before tonight’s game that he will meet with MLB’s investigators Friday in Baltimore to discuss his alleged involvement in illegal high-stakes poker games. The topic du jour will likely be the report from Star Magazine and RadarOnline earlier this…

  24. David Ortiz cleared to pinch-hit, return to lineup Wednesday

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:55 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Kansas City Royals

    Jacoby Ellsbury was back in the lineup tonight after missing three games with a bruised back and it appears David Ortiz isn’t far behind him. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Ortiz tested his right heel before tonight’s game against the Rangers by running some sprints in the outfield. He’ll still have to be…

  25. Giants activate Carlos Beltran from disabled list

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:17 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants have activated Carlos Beltran from the disabled list. No word yet on the corresponding roster move, but Nate Schierholtz is unavailable tonight due to ongoing soreness in his right foot while Jonathan Sanchez still can’t throw off a mound due to a left ankle…

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