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  1. UPDATE: Mark Teixeira diagnosed with right knee contusion

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:25 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after X-rays came back negative, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. 7:38 PM: The Yankees are crossing their fingers are the moment. Mark Teixeira was pulled from tonight’s game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the first…

  2. Jake Peavy is indeed headed to the disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    All that stuff we were hearing last night? Forget it. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, Jake Peavy conceded this afternoon that he will need to be placed on the disabled list. “I just saw the doctor, and I think we’re going to have to go the conservative route,” Peavy said. “Obviously, I wanted to…

  3. 2011 MLB Draft – picks 26-33: Reds select high school right-hander Robert Stephenson

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:23 PM EST

    Robert Stephenson

    Red Sox selected high school catcher Blake Swihart with the 26th overall pick in Monday’s draft. Swihart has great arm strength, but the Red Sox could quickly decide to move him away from catcher to save his legs. The 19-year-old from New Mexico swings well from both sides of the plate and could develop 20-homer…

  4. Jake Peavy diagnosed with mild groin strain

    Jun 6, 2011, 7:50 PM EST

    Jake Peavy

    Craig told us earlier today that Jake Peavy was likely headed for the disabled list with strained right groin. That still might happen, but the White Sox are in a bit of a holding pattern following an MRI earlier today. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, the White Sox will evaluate Peavy on a day-to-day…

  5. Brad Hawpe is starting in right field tonight

    Jun 6, 2011, 6:52 PM EST

    Eric Patterson, Brad Hawpe

    Marty Caswell of XX1090 in San Diego tells us that Brad Hawpe will make his first start of the season in right field tonight against the Rockies while Jorge Cantu plays first base. Why does this matter? Well, it could mean that prospect first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a lot closer to the big leagues…

  6. Joe Mauer to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 4, 2011, 5:50 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    While Justin Morneau and Denard Span are out of the Twins’ starting lineup tonight due to injury, we at least have some encouraging news about the face of the franchise to pass along. According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Joe Mauer will be the designated hitter tomorrow in his first minor league rehab…

  7. Orioles set to activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

    Jun 4, 2011, 4:38 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Well, that was quick. After going 2-for-3 with a walk in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Bowie last night, the Orioles are set to activate Derrek Lee from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Blue Jays. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com writes that Lee will have to make it through batting practice…

  8. Buster Posey releases statement in response to Scott Cousins

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:54 PM EST

    Buster Posey injured

    According to Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News, Buster Posey just released the following three-paragraph statement: “I appreciate the continued support of Giants fans and others as I begin the process of working my way back. But in no way do I condone threats of any kind against Scott Cousins or his family.…

  9. Johnny Bench critiques Buster Posey’s positioning at home plate

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:13 PM EST

    Johnny Bench

    This whole Buster Posey-Scott Cousins controversy will go away eventually. Though it’s taken entirely too long, everyone involved is beginning to say the right things. Adults acting like adults. What a concept? Still, when a Hall of Fame catcher like Johnny Bench weighs in on the situation, well, you have no choice but to give…

  10. UPDATE: Clay Buchholz on track for Yankees series despite back issue

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:09 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe tells us that Buchholz will indeed start against the Yankees next week. Apologies for the false alarm. Carry on, everyone. 2:02 PM: First the Yankees miss Dan Haren, now this? According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated this morning that Clay…

  11. Chipper Jones says Mets should build around David Wright

    Jun 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Jose Reyes, David Wright

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has some very important decisions to make about the future of the franchise in the coming weeks and months. Various scenarios have been discussed and speculated in the media, including the possibility of parting with both David Wright and Jose Reyes. Chipper Jones has been torturing the Mets on a…

  12. UPDATE: Rafael Furcal placed on disabled list with strained side

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

    Florida Marlins v Los Angeles Dodgers

    UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Rafael Furcal and Jon Garland were placed on the disabled list while Ivan DeJesus Jr. and John Ely were called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. 12:00 PM: Another injury for the Dodgers’ infield? Shocking, I know. Rafael Furcal left last night’s game against the Reds after suffering an injury to…

  13. Report: Pirates expected to take Gerrit Cole with No. 1 pick

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:06 AM EST

    College World Series - Game One

    As opposed to the past two years, there isn’t an obvious No. 1 pick in Monday’s First-Year Player Draft. This has led to spirited debate about who the Pirates may select. Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon, UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole and Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen have been mentioned most frequently in the past few weeks,…

  14. Adam Dunn finally got a hit against a southpaw last night

    Jun 4, 2011, 10:29 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Chicago White Sox

    It wasn’t pretty, but it happened. Adam Dunn wasn’t even in the original starting lineup for last night’s game against the Tigers, as he was expected to sit against left-hander Andy Oliver, but he ended up being a last-minute replacement for Paul Konerko, who underwent a minor wrist procedure earlier in the day. The high-priced…

  15. Red Sox confirm Tommy John surgery for Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Jun 4, 2011, 9:50 AM EST

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    It’s official. After last night’s game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that Daisuke Matsuzaka will indeed have Tommy John surgery. According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Francona said the surgery would happen “probably next week” and will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in California. Matsuzaka will miss the rest of this season and at…

  16. Astros release struggling second baseman Bill Hall

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:57 AM EST

    Bill Hall

    The Astros announced following last night’s game that they have decided to release struggling second baseman Bill Hall. Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that Hall will be placed on unconditional release waivers, clearing the way for Jason Bourgeois to return from the disabled list. While Hall thrived as a utility player with the Red…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:34 AM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    You asked for it. We responded. In the absence of “And That Happened” on the weekends, we’ve had a number of readers request a post on Saturday and Sunday mornings that includes the scores from the previous night’s action and generally opens up the floor for conversation. It’s nothing fancy, but that’s exactly what you’ll…

  18. David Wright shut down for at least three more weeks

    Jun 3, 2011, 10:38 PM EST

    David Wright

    The Mets just set a major league record by losing their sixth consecutive home game with a lead after seven innings. But somehow that’s not the worst news of the night. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced after the game that David Wright will not begin baseball activities for at…

  19. Ryan Zimmerman to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 3, 2011, 9:09 PM EST

    zimmerman face

    While Jayson Werth is out of tonight’s lineup after being hit by a pitch on the elbow last night, the Nationals are very close to getting the face of their franchise back. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Zimmerman will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with low-Class A Hagerstown. Zimmerman, who underwent abdominal…

  20. Giants release statement on Brian Sabean’s comments about Scott Cousins

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:37 PM EST

    Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean

    It sounds like the Giants got the message from Joe Torre. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have released the following statement regarding Brian Sabean’s recent comments about Scott Cousins: “This is a very emotional time for the Giants organization and our fans. We lost for the season one of our best players to a…

  21. Dan Haren to miss first start since 2005 due to back issue

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins

    We mentioned the other day that Dan Haren was iffy to start Saturday against the Yankees after tweaking his back during a bullpen session. Now it’s official. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Haren was scratched from tomorrow’s start and is now tentatively scheduled to start Tuesday against the Rays. While Haren…

  22. Paul Konerko scratched from lineup after minor wrist procedure

    Jun 3, 2011, 7:29 PM EST

    Paul Konerko

    Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that Paul Konerko was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Tigers after having a loose fragment removed from his left wrist earlier today. While he won’t start the game, he will be available off the bench. As Merkin notes, the minor procedure is likely related to chronic wrist soreness experienced…

  23. Dan Haren tweaks back during bullpen session

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins

    The Angels might have to find somebody else to start Saturday against the Yankees. According to Robert Falkoff of MLB.com, Dan Haren had to cut his bullpen session short earlier today with something Mike Scioscia called a “a little tweak” in his back. Haren was immediately escorted to the training room for further evaluation, so…

  24. Gary Carter diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    May 31, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    Gary Carter

    Unfortunately the news isn’t getting any better for Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter. According to the Associated Press, doctors have confirmed that Carter has a glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Because the location of the tumor makes surgery difficult, Carter will soon begin an aggressive treatment plan consisting of chemotherapy and radiation. ESPN New York…

  25. Eric Wedge gives Chone Figgins a couple days off to regroup

    May 31, 2011, 9:10 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    Mariners manager Eric Wedge has finally decided to put the struggling Chone Figgins out of his misery. At least for a little while. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Figgins will get the next couple of days off in order to clear his head. Luis Rodriguez will make the start at third base…

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