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

    May 7, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    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…

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

    May 7, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    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…

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

    May 6, 2011, 10:02 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 6, 2011, 8:44 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 6, 2011, 8:20 PM EST

    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…

  6. Andre Ethier extends hitting streak to 30 games

    May 6, 2011, 7:29 PM EST

    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…

  7. Franklin Gutierrez finally on track with rehab assignment

    May 3, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    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…

  8. Shin-Soo Choo issues apology after DUI arrest

    May 3, 2011, 9:35 PM EST

    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…

  9. Raul Ibanez finally snaps hitless streak

    May 3, 2011, 8:28 PM EST

    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…

  10. Chase Utley could head to extended spring training soon

    May 3, 2011, 7:57 PM EST

    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…

  11. 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 EST

    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…

  12. Phil Hughes tests negative for circulatory and vascular issues

    May 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    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’…

  13. Jake Peavy set for next rehab start Thursday

    May 2, 2011, 7:35 PM EST

    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…

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

    Apr 30, 2011, 6:30 PM EST

    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,…

  15. UPDATE: Zack Greinke to make Brewers debut Wednesday

    Apr 30, 2011, 5:41 PM EST

    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…

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

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:45 PM EST

    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…

  17. UPDATE: Ryan Zimmerman needs surgery for abdominal injury

    Apr 30, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    UPDATE: Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Zimmerman will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn rectus muscle in his abdomen. He will be sidelined for about six weeks, which places his return somewhere around mid-June. 2:40 PM: It gets worse. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Ryan Zimmerman needs surgery for what is believed to…

  18. Tough break: Pablo Sandoval has fractured hamate bone

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:18 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Pablo Sandoval‘s redemption story is temporarily on hold. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Pablo Sandoval has a fractured hamate bone in his hand. The report has been confirmed by Buster Olney of ESPN.com. The injury typically requires surgery and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that Sandoval will likely…

  19. Roger McDowell “all but certain” to be suspended by MLB

    Apr 30, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves Photo Day

    The Braves placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave yesterday while they investigate allegations that he made homophobic comments, crude gestures and threatened a fan with a baseball bat at AT&T Park in San Francisco last Sunday. McDowell apologized Wednesday in a statement released by the Braves, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com writes this…

  20. Red Sox optimistic Daisuke Matsuzaka will be OK for next start

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

    Red Sox starting pitcher Matsuzaka of Japan stands on the mound with a trainer and his translator during their American League MLB baseball game against the Mariners in Boston

    Daisuke Matsuzaka left last night’s start against the Mariners in the fifth inning with right elbow tightness, but Steve Krasner of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Red Sox are optimistic he’ll be able to make his next scheduled turn in the rotation Wednesday against the Angels. “I think we think he’ll be OK for his next…

  21. Jake Peavy notches eight strikeouts in latest rehab start

    Apr 30, 2011, 11:28 AM EST

    peavy pose

    According to Kevin Allen of ESPNChicago.com, Jake Peavy struck out eight batters while allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte last night. It was his first outing since leaving a rehab start with Double-A Birmingham last Monday due to discomfort in his surgically-repaired lattisimus dorsi area. Peavy…

  22. Evan Meek headed to the disabled list with shoulder weakness

    Apr 30, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates will place reliever Evan Meek on the disabled list with right shoulder weakness. And really, it’s a wonder they didn’t do this sooner. In addition to his weak shoulder, Meek has been fighting a virus for nearly the entire month of April. It would be…

  23. Carlos Santana leads Indians past Tigers with walk-off grand slam

    Apr 30, 2011, 8:57 AM EST

    Carlos Santana walk off AP

    It’s no stretch to say that the Indians are the biggest surprise in baseball so far this season. However, one of the more remarkable parts about their hot start is that they’ve been winning ballgames despite their cleanup hitter Carlos Santana struggling miserably with the bat. While Santana has shown plenty of patience, his batting…

  24. Frank McCourt has first meeting with team monitor Tom Schieffer

    Apr 30, 2011, 1:35 AM EST

    Frank McCourt

    According to the Associated Press, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt met Friday for the first time with Tom Schieffer, who was recently appointed by commissioner Bud Selig to oversee the team’s daily operations. One of Schieffer’s first acts as “monitor” was to approve the team’s latest payroll. McCourt personally borrowed $30 million from FOX to meet payroll in…

  25. James Loney sits against left-hander Clayton Richard

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:20 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    It was only a matter of when. James Loney has actually begun to pick up the pace with the bat this week, including a four-hit game on Tuesday, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has benched him with the Padres sending left-hander Clayton Richard to the hill tonight. Jerry Sands, who was called up from Triple-A…

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