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  1. Mixed results for Jake Peavy in first minor league rehab start

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Chicago's Peavy pitches against Washington in the third  inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Washington

    Jake Peavy allowed two unearned runs on five hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings last night in his first minor league rehab start with Double-A Birmingham. Peavy also struck out four and threw a wild pitch. He was originally expected to throw approximately 75 pitches over five innings, but was pulled once he…

  2. What should the Yankees do with Phil Hughes?

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Phil Hughes was flat-out awful against the Red Sox yesterday, giving up six runs on seven hits — including a home run — and two walks over just two innings. He now has an ugly 16.50 ERA through his first two turns in the starting rotation, but more alarming is that the velocity on his…

  3. Struggling Scott Kazmir is going on the disabled list with a “back injury”

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir may have just reached Oliver Perez territory. According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Angels have placed former phenom left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with lower back stiffness. Matt Palmer was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake and will replace him in the starting rotation, at least in…

  4. The Dodgers and Padres are still playing!

    Apr 9, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley

    Well, sort of. The Dodgers and Padres trudged through four rain delays before last night’s game was suspended at 1:40 am local time with a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning. That’s right. Four rain delays in San Diego. Padres manager Bud Black put it best in his comments to Bill Center of the San Diego…

  5. Manny Ramirez speaks

    Apr 9, 2011, 8:54 AM EDT

    Manny Rays intro AP

    We have our first comments from Manny Ramirez following his shocking retirement yesterday. The enigmatic slugger spoke with Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes and said the following: “I’m at ease,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com via phone from his home in Miami. “God knows what’s best [for me]. I’m now an officially retired baseball player. I’ll be…

  6. Hanley Ramirez day-to-day with left leg contusion

    Apr 8, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Just one day after Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka suffered a fractured fibula, we have another injury on a takeout slide at second base. And this time with one of the game’s best players. Hanley Ramirez had to carried off the field during the seventh inning of tonight’s game against the Astros after Bill Hall tried…

  7. Eric Wedge is not happy with Jack Wilson right now

    Apr 8, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Mariners manager Eric Wedge just made some interesting comments about Jack Wilson. We initially heard that Wilson was pulled from Wednesday’s game against the Rangers due to defensive issues after committing two errors in one inning, but Wedge told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times today that the infielder actually pulled himself from the game.…

  8. What does Manny’s retirement mean for the Rays?

    Apr 8, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez‘s retirement has sent shockwaves through the baseball world, but it’s also left a pretty big hole in the middle of the Rays’ projected lineup. The Rays took a calculated risk by signing Ramirez this winter, but despite his lack of production with the White Sox down the stretch last season, he still batted…

  9. Ubaldo Jimenez still uncertain for Friday start

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Jimenez_Ubaldo

    Ubaldo Jimenez didn’t look anything like his usual dominant self on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks last Friday, giving up six runs — five earned — over six innings while striking out just one and sitting between 89-91 mph on the radar gun. It turns out Jimenez aggravated a cuticle of his right thumb, a…

  10. The Orioles are sniffing around for some starting pitching help

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Orioles’ starting pitchers have allowed just two runs across 26 innings (0.69 ERA) over the first four games of the season, but don’t let that fool you. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Orioles are currently “poking around” for fifth-starter types. Justin Duchscherer and Brian Matusz are both on the disabled list and will…

  11. Matt Holliday won’t go on disabled list after appendectomy

    Apr 5, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday AP

    According to Rick Hummel and Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa confirmed earlier today that Matt Holliday will not require a stint on the disabled list following his appendectomy last Friday. “He is not being disabled. He’s making enough progress now that he’ll be back before 15 days. So we’ll…

  12. Franklin Gutierrez could play in some minor league games this week

    Apr 5, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Franklin Gutierrez could play in a few minor league games before the end of the week. The Gold Glover is currently on the disabled list with a stomach issue that dates back to last season. The Mariners are still awaiting the results of one final test before…

  13. Carl Crawford batting out of the No. 2 spot tonight

    Apr 5, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford is batting No. 2 against the Indians tonight, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Red Sox manager Terry Francona raised some eyebrows by dropping Crawford to the seventh spot in the order on Sunday. Crawford batted third for the first two games of the season. While Francona said that Crawford was bumped Sunday…

  14. Carlos Pena day-to-day with sprained thumb

    Apr 4, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Pena_Carlos

    Carlos Pena exited this afternoon’s game against the Diamondbacks due to a mild sprain of his right thumb, according to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com. Pena was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning after injuring the thumb while trying to catch a throw from Starlin Castro in the top half of…

  15. Kyle Kendrick had his World Series ring stolen

    Apr 4, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Kyle Kendrick throwing AP

    According to Jennifer Sullivan of the Seattle Times, burglars broke into Kyle Kendrick‘s home in Washington state late last month and stole several personal items, including his 2008 World Series ring. Here’s part of the report from the Times: Detectives believe thieves spent several hours inside the home on Beaver Pond Drive South, because of…

  16. Pedro Feliciano vows revenge against Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen

    Apr 4, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    feliciano throws

    Remember Brian Cashman’s silly comments on Saturday about Pedro Feliciano being “abused” during his time with the Mets? They were quickly answered by Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen, who said something to the effect of, “duh, obviously.” Well, Feliciano spoke with Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York earlier today and told him that he didn’t appreciate…

  17. UPDATE: Alfredo Simon arrives in Fla., will work out Sunday

    Apr 2, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 7:02 PM: Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com has a bit more information. Simon arrived in Florida on Saturday afternoon and will work out at the Orioles’ spring training complex in Sarasota on Sunday. The club is going to stretch him out as a starter. 4:10 PM: Well, here’s a surprise. Phil Issac, the agent for…

  18. J.A. Happ scratched from Sunday start with oblique injury

    Apr 2, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

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    According to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros have scratched J.A. Happ from his scheduled start against the Phillies tomorrow with an oblique injury. Happ was pulled from Tuesday’s start against the Astros’ Triple-A team with a strained right oblique. It’s really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, since…

  19. Were the Yankees cheating on Opening Day?

    Apr 2, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    You may have seen Keith Olbermann tweet this picture of Brett Weber, who regularly charts velocity and pitch type from behind home plate for the Yankees, holding up four fingers towards the field during the season opener Thursday against the Tigers. It seemed more weird than anything else at the time, but it turns out that MLB rules…

  20. Deep thought: Brian Cashman says Pedro Feliciano was “abused” by Mets

    Apr 2, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Feliciano_Pedro

    Interesting comments by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman today. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, he said that Pedro Feliciano was “abused” during his time with the Mets. The amazing part is that Cashman is acting like this is somehow news. Feliciano has led the majors in appearances over the past three seasons and…

  21. Jon Daniels admits he missed the boat on the Adrian Gonzalez trade

    Apr 2, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Rangers swing

    It’s easy to forget, but at one point the Rangers had Adrian Gonzalez and Mark Teixeira in the same lineup. Of course, not many thought that Gonzalez would develop into one of the best power hitters in the sport, but the December 2005 trade that sent him to the Padres along with Chris Young and…

  22. Joel Pineiro has setback with shoulder, won’t be ready to pitch next week

    Apr 2, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v San Diego Padres

    Joel Pineiro was placed on the disabled list this week due to right shoulder tightness, but the Angels were optimistic enough about his progress that he was lined up to start the home opener next Friday against the Blue Jays. That apparently won’t happen. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Pineiro had…

  23. Jair Jurrjens expected to be placed on the disabled list

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves starter Jurrjens pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during a MLB spring training game in Dunedin

    According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves are prepared to go the precautionary route and place Jair Jurrjens on the disabled list with an injury to his right side. They aren’t expected to make an official announcement until he throws a side session tomorrow. The Braves have been shooting for Jurrjens to make his…

  24. Just in case you needed a reminder, Johnny Damon is not Carl Crawford

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Damon_Johnny

    We knew the Rays were going to take a step back defensively when they signed Johnny Damon to replace Gold Glover Carl Crawford in left field. Unfortunately for Rays fans, the difference became pretty clear during yesterday’s Opening Day loss to Orioles. Damon sprinted to catch up with a ball that was hit to the…

  25. Barry Zito expected to make scheduled start Sunday

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

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    Barry Zito threw off flat ground yesterday and is expected to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Dodgers, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Zito was involved in a two-car accident Wednesday night while driving his rented Cadillac in Los Angeles. While he walked away with a stiff neck, he…

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