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  1. Scott Boras is talking with pending free agent Jose Reyes

    Jun 18, 2011, 12:22 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Mets

    Jose Reyes is likely going to create a bidding war this winter, but there’s apparently one going on behind the scenes right now. Major league sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that super agent Scott Boras is speaking with pending free agent Jose Reyes about becoming his agent. In fact, one source tells Rosenthal that…

  2. Jonathan Broxton nearing rehab assignment

    Jun 17, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    What’s this? Good news for the Dodgers’ bullpen? I don’t believe it. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Broxton is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque “in a couple of days.” Joe Block of 790 KABC in Los Angeles reports that Broxton threw about 22…

  3. Dustin Ackley to bat seventh in major league debut tonight

    Jun 17, 2011, 8:03 PM EST

    Dustin Ackley

    The future is nigh. 2009 No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley will make his major league debut against the Phillies a little over two hours from now. And according to Greg Johns of MLB.com, the 23-year-old second baseman will bat seventh. I know, I know. While it’s tempting to lose it over Ackley batting seventh,…

  4. Josh Johnson throws first bullpen session since being placed on DL

    Jun 17, 2011, 7:21 PM EST

    Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson may not be able to help the fading Marlins anytime soon, but he’s at least moving in the right direction. Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post reports that Johnson threw about 20 pitches in a bullpen session earlier today. It was his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list…

  5. UPDATE: Red Sox place Jed Lowrie on disabled list with shoulder injury

    Jun 17, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox

    UPDATE: Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have placed Lowrie on the disabled list. Drew Sutton has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. 9:08 AM: Jed Lowrie, who has been bothered by a left shoulder injury since colliding with teammate Carl Crawford on May 29, could be headed for the disabled list…

  6. Gammons: Yankees “tampered” with Andrew Miller

    Jun 17, 2011, 3:32 PM EST

    AP Andrew Miller Red Sox

    The Red Sox are expected to put lefty Andrew Miller in their starting rotation against the Padres on Monday. And it’s a good thing, too, because during an appearance on WEEI in Boston earlier today, Peter Gammons said that they nearly lost him to the divisional-rival Yankees. “I know this: There were a lot of…

  7. Hideki Matsui might play in the outfield next week

    Jun 17, 2011, 10:01 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Oakland Athletics

    Avert your eyes, people. It sounds like Hideki Matsui may play in the outfield next week. And as new A’s skipper Bob Melvin told Jane Lee and Tom Green of MLB.com, the main objective here isn’t just to make everyone feel really uncomfortable, but to keep Matsui in the lineup during interleague play. “I want…

  8. Adam LaRoche to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Thursday

    Jun 14, 2011, 11:39 PM EST

    Adam LaRoche

    The verdict is in. According to Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com, Adam LaRoche will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery on Thursday. The decision to go ahead with surgery was made during a meeting with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, manager Jim Riggleman, trainer Lee Kuntz and team doctor Wiemi Douoguih prior to tonight’s game against the Cardinals. He…

  9. Breaking news: Orlando Cabrera breaks up Justin Verlander’s no-hit bid in eighth

    Jun 14, 2011, 9:11 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers

    UPDATE: So much for that. Orlando Cabrera just broke up the no-hit bid with a clean single to center field with one out in the eighth. I have a feeling this won’t be the last time we track a no-hitter in progress for Verlander. 9:05 PM: We have a no-hit bid in progress tonight, as…

  10. Report: Yankees sign right-hander Brian Gordon for Thursday start

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:48 PM EST

    Brian Gordon throwing

    Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that right-hander Brian Gordon has signed with the Yankees after opting out of his contract with the Phillies. But that’s not all. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer passes along word from Brookover that Gordon is expected to start Thursday against the Rangers. Brian Gordon? Who’s Brian Gordon? Glad…

  11. Jimmy Rollins issues some words of warning for Derek Jeter

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:04 PM EST

    Jeter Rollins

    Derek Jeter is eligible to return from the disabled list as soon as June 29 against the Brewers. He’ll certainly make it his mission to be ready by then, but Jimmy Rollins tells Jayson Stark of ESPN.com that the calf injury could linger for the rest of the season. “The best advice I can give Derek…

  12. Jake Peavy set for minor league rehab start Thursday

    Jun 14, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy tossed a light bullpen session earlier today, after which he was cleared to make a minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte. He is slated to throw around six innings or 90 pitches. Peavy was placed on the disabled list last week with a right groin strain. If all goes well during…

  13. UPDATE: Derek Jeter diagnosed with Grade 1 strain of right calf

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:54 PM EST

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    UPDATE: The Yankees have announced that Jeter was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf. He will be reevaluated tomorrow. 10:18 PM: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees have sent Jeter for an MRI on his sore right calf. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his gut feeling is that Jeter…

  14. The Diamondbacks are also a candidate to move to the American League

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

    Diamondbacks snake logo

    We learned over the weekend that Major League Baseball is considering realignment. The initial report presented one scenario where the Astros could be moved to the American League. However, it appears they aren’t the only team under consideration. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks could be the team “most likely” to change…

  15. Vicente Padilla needs neck surgery

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:32 PM EST

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Another injury for the Dodgers’ bullpen? Sure, why not? Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced before tonight’s game against the Reds that Vicente Padilla will undergo neck surgery on Thursday. He is expected to miss “an extended period of time” Padilla was pulled from a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month due to a bulging…

  16. Jason Heyward begins rehab assignment tonight

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:40 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks

    It sounds like Chipper Jones may soon get his wish. Jason Heyward will begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with Triple-A Gwinnett, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s a rather surprising turn of events considering that Heyward just swung off a tee for the first time on Friday. It’s not clear how…

  17. Former hitting coach Howard Johnson says benching Jason Bay is “ridiculous”

    Jun 11, 2011, 9:32 PM EST

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    Jason Bay was back in the starting lineup tonight against the Pirates following a brief two-game absence. In fact, he snapped his career-worst 0-for-24 hitless streak with a bloop single in the fourth inning. But former Mets hitting coach Howard Johnson told the New York Post that the struggling outfielder shouldn’t have been benched in…

  18. Jim Riggleman got creative (or desperate) with his lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 8:10 PM EST

    Jim Riggleman

    Actually, this isn’t a one or the other situation. Jim Riggleman’s lineup tonight is both creative and desperate. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Jason Werth was moved to the leadoff spot for tonight’s game against the Padres. Oh, but that’s not all. They also have the pitcher John Lannan batting eighth and…

  19. Casey Blake out of Dodgers’ lineup Saturday with neck pain

    Jun 11, 2011, 7:25 PM EST

    Casey Blake

    Get one player back, lose another. It’s part of the drill with the Dodgers this season. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Casey Blake is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rockies due to neck pain. While Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called him day-to-day and no tests are scheduled for now, Blake…

  20. Matt Kemp is back in the Dodgers’ starting lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

    Matt Kemp

    The Dodgers will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak later tonight against the Rockies. And fortunately for them, they have one of the hottest hitters in baseball back in their lineup. Matt Kemp, who was held out of the lineup yesterday due to tightness in his left hamstring, is back in center field for…

  21. Brett Anderson to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday

    Jun 10, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

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    The Athletics have a ton of problems, as Craig mentioned this morning, but one of the most critical on-the-field aspects is the long-term prognosis for Brett Anderson. Anderson underwent an MRI earlier this week after he was placed on the disabled list with left elbow soreness. The A’s haven’t disclosed the results of the exam,…

  22. Terry Collins thinks Johan Santana could be back before the end of July

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:45 PM EST

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana hasn’t even thrown to live hitters yet, so we should probably be a little careful about timetables, but Mets manager Terry Collins predicts that the southpaw could be back by the end of next month. In fact, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, Collins won’t even rule out Santana’s return immediately following the…

  23. Hanley Ramirez could bat leadoff when he returns from the disabled list

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:10 PM EST

    Florida Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Hanley Ramirez began a minor league rehab assignment tonight with High-A Jupiter and could be back as soon as Tuesday against the Phillies. However, the more interesting news is where he might find himself in the lineup upon his return. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is considering using him out…

  24. Brett Anderson to receive second opinion on elbow from Dr. James Andrews

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    After being shutout 4-0 by the Orioles earlier tonight, the Athletics have now lost eight consecutive games. Could things get even uglier soon? Well, maybe. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Anderson will soon get a second opinion on his left elbow from Dr. James Andrews. Anderson underwent an MRI with…

  25. Angels activate Vernon Wells from disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    As expected, the Angels activated Vernon Wells from the disabled list earlier today. He has been sidelined for nearly a month with a right groin strain. Wells was cleared to return after playing in back-to-back rehab games with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday and Monday. The Angels aren’t exactly easing him back into action, as he’ll…

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