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  1. Chris Young diagnosed with torn anterior capsule in shoulder

    May 9, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    chris young mets

    Sad to say it, but we all had a feeling this news was coming. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Chris Young was diagnosed with an anterior capsule tear in his throwing shoulder. It’s the same injury that limited him to four starts last season — which he rehabbed — but he hasn’t decided whether…

  2. UPDATE: Chase Utley had a pretty good first day in Florida

    May 7, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    UPDATE: We have some more details about today’s extended spring training game. Eddie Michaels of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Utley was able to beat out a throw on a single while David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal adds that he played four innings in the field. “It felt pretty good just to…

  3. Nelson Cruz placed on disabled list with strained right quad

    May 7, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    World Series Workout Session

    Be honest, you knew this was coming. Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Nelson Cruz was placed on the disabled list earlier this afternoon with a strained right quad. Cruz hasn’t played since leaving Tuesday night’s game against the Mariners. He has reported some improvement in recent days, but the Rangers decided…

  4. Nationals place Rick Ankiel on disabled list with sprained wrist

    May 7, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The Nationals placed center fielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist following last night’s win over the Marlins. Ankiel hasn’t played since since jamming his wrist while attempting to make some diving catches in the outfield during Monday’s game against the Giants. An MRI on Ankiel’s wrist came back…

  5. Brian Matusz makes first appearance in extended spring training

    May 7, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Brian Matusz

    Brian Matusz took an important step this morning in his recovery from a strained left intercostal muscle by tossing two innings in an extended spring training appearance. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Matusz faced six batters and threw approximately 12-15 pitches per inning. He’s scheduled to throw three innings Wednesday in his next outing…

  6. B.J. Upton suspended two games and fined for Wednesday’s ejection

    May 7, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays coach Foley separates Upton from home plate umpire Fairchild in St. Petersburg

    According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, MLB has suspended B.J. Upton for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions during Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays. Upton argued with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild after being called out on strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning. He went 0-for-4…

  7. Francisco Liriano has start pushed back due to sore throat

    May 7, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Jim Thome, Francisco Liriano

    Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Francisco Liriano‘s next start has been pushed back due to a sore throat. Liriano, who threw a no-hitter against the White Sox on Tuesday, was originally scheduled to pitch against the Red Sox on Monday night. Nick Blackburn will now make the start in his place while Liriano…

  8. The dumbest thing you’ll read today

    May 7, 2011, 10:42 AM EDT

    Chip Hale, Jose Reye, Marvin Hudson

    I wouldn’t say it unless it was true. You might remember that Jose Reyes was called out while trying for a triple last Wednesday night against the Nationals. It was one of the worst calls in recent memory, as Reyes never took his hand off the third base bag, but Tom Van Riper of Forbes…

  9. Jake Peavy on track to return from the disabled list Wednesday

    May 7, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    Chicago's Peavy throws against the Washington Nationals in Washington

    The White Sox haven’t made a final decision, but pitching coach Don Cooper told Scott Merkin of MLB.com yesterday that Jake Peavy could be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Angels. “We’ll have a sideline and see,” said White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper of the plans for Peavy once he…

  10. Curtis Granderson takes over AL home run lead in win over Rangers

    May 7, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Granderson is congratulated by teammates Teixeira and Rodriguez in Arlington, Texas

    Curtis Granderson took over the AL home run lead by launching his ninth and tenth homers in last night’s 4-1 win over the Rangers. Ivan Nova yielded one unearned run over 7 1/3 innings while Mariano Rivera tossed a one-two-three ninth inning for his league-leading 12th save in 14 chances. Granderson already has four home…

  11. Roy Oswalt placed on disabled list with lower back inflammation

    May 7, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Roy Oswalt, who was scratched from Saturday’s scheduled start with lower back inflammation, was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list following last night’s loss to the Braves. Oswalt originally felt something in his back when he was pulled from a start against the Marlins back on April 16. He hasn’t pitched in a game…

  12. UPDATE: Jaime Garcia gives up first walk, hit in eighth inning

    May 6, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Houston Astros

    UPDATE: There goes that. Garcia was able to get Prince Fielder to ground out to Albert Pujols at first base, but walked Casey McGehee and gave up a clean single to Yuniesky Betancourt. Perfect game over. No-hitter over. 9:57 PM: We already had Derek Lowe carry a no-hitter into the seventh inning tonight, but something pretty…

  13. Tigers’ prospect Andy Oliver has start pushed back after playing with slingshot

    May 6, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

    dennis_slingshot_2

    We’ve heard some weird injuries over the years, but this one is up there. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Tigers’ prospect left-hander Andy Oliver had his Friday start with Triple-A Toledo pushed back after playing with a slingshot on Thursday. I’m not kidding. No, he wasn’t grounded or anything, but his hand apparently became…

  14. Josh Hamilton hopes to return in “two to three weeks”

    May 6, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton injury

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com hinted in his column this morning that Josh Hamilton could be back before the end of the month, but now we have it directly from the horse’s mouth. Hamilton told Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com earlier today that he hopes to be back with the Rangers in “two to three weeks.” “I…

  15. Andre Ethier extends hitting streak to 30 games

    May 6, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Andre Ethier just keeps on keepin’ on. Ethier, who missed Wednesday’s game with left elbow inflammation, ripped a line drive single to right center field in the first inning of tonight’s game against the Mets. Either is now the first player to hit in 30 consecutive games since Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman did it during…

  16. Franklin Gutierrez finally on track with rehab assignment

    May 3, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    After missing most of spring training and the entire first month of the season with what was recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, Franklin Gutierrez finally began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma last night. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times reports that Gutierrez was in the lineup as the designated hitter and…

  17. Shin-Soo Choo issues apology after DUI arrest

    May 3, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Choo mugshot

    Shin-Soo Choo issued a statement earlier this evening in regards to his DUI arrest early Monday morning. Jordan Bastian, who covers the Indians for MLB.com, has the full text: “I sincerely apologize to my family, teammates, fans and the Indians organization for the attention stemming from this matter. However, I am hopeful that this incident will…

  18. Raul Ibanez finally snaps hitless streak

    May 3, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    It’s finally over. Raul Ibanez snapped an 0-for-35 hitless skid earlier this evening by smacking a ground rule double to center field off Nationals right-hander Livan Hernandez in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was his first hit since April 18. Ibanez grounded out to Hernandez in the second inning and would have tied…

  19. Chase Utley could head to extended spring training soon

    May 3, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal earlier today that he believes Chase Utley could soon head to extended spring training to continue his rehab. Utley has picked up workouts over the past week and has participated in two brief simulated games over the past three days. “It might be time…

  20. Mets give away 4,000 tickets to military members and their families for Tuesday’s game at Citi Field

    May 2, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

    Citi Field AP

    The Mets announced earlier this evening that they have donated 4,000 tickets to military members and their families for tomorrow night’s series opener against the Giants at Citi Field. This gesture is in addition to the Mets’ current policy that allows free admission to any active service member who presents a valid military I.D. Here’s…

  21. Phil Hughes tests negative for circulatory and vascular issues

    May 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    ap hughes

    Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that right-hander Phil Hughes tested “negative for all vascular and circulatory conditions,” which eliminates the possibility of thoracic outlet syndrome. This is really a good news, bad news situation. It’s good in that the Yankees have eliminated one potentially serious possibility, but they’re still searching for answers regarding Hughes’…

  22. Jake Peavy set for next rehab start Thursday

    May 2, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

    peavy pose

    Jake Peavy‘s return from shoulder surgery was delayed just two weeks ago, but it’s now possible that he could make his season debut with the White Sox as soon as next week. Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reports that Peavy will make his next — and potentially final — minor league rehab start with…

  23. Rays send Jake McGee to minors, call up Alex Cobb for spot start Sunday

    Apr 30, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies

    Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the Rays have sent Jake McGee to Triple-A Durham and called up Alex Cobb to start Sunday’s series finale against the Angels. The Rays need a spot starter for Sunday because of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Twins. McGee, 24, made the Rays out of spring training,…

  24. UPDATE: Zack Greinke to make Brewers debut Wednesday

    Apr 30, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    UPDATE: It’s official. Greinke will make his Brewers debut Wednesday against the Braves, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 9:30 AM: Brewers fans, the wait is almost over. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Zack Greinke allowed two runs over five innings last night with Triple-A Nashville in what was expected to…

  25. Clay Buchholz scratched from Sunday’s start due to illness

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz was scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Mariners due to illness, according to Sam Dykstra of WEEI.com. Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Buchholz was sent home last night due to “intestinal turmoil,” which aside from sounding really painful, would actually be a pretty awesome name for a metal band. Tim Wakefield will…

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