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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Brian Roberts has been playing through a hamstring injury

    Apr 29, 2011, 8:22 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Entering Friday’s action, Brian Roberts has started all 23 games for the Orioles this season, yet he only has two stolen bases. Some have speculated that his balky back could be a factor for his inactivity on the basepaths, but Roberts told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com earlier today that he has been slowed early in…

  10. Casey Blake expected to miss four weeks after elbow surgery

    Apr 29, 2011, 7:50 PM EST

    Blake_Casey

    The left side of the Dodgers’ infield just took another hit. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Casey Blake underwent surgery on his infected left elbow and could be back in four weeks. The 37-year-old third baseman was officially placed on the disabled list earlier today. Blake began the year on the…

  11. Takashi Saito’s return delayed due to oblique strain

    Apr 29, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

    Saito_Takashi

    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Takashi Saito was pulled from a minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Nashville last night due to a left oblique strain. The Brewers were expected to activate Saito from the disabled list prior to tonight’s game against the Astros, but those plans are obviously on hold now. Oblique…

  12. Mike Pelfrey cleared for Friday start after recent flu virus

    Apr 29, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Pelfrey_Mike

    Mike Pelfrey has been cleared to start tonight’s series opener against the Phillies, despite a recent flu bug that caused him to lose 11 pounds over the course of the past week. The Mets considered using Dillon Gee for a spot start, but Terry Collins told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News yesterday that…

  13. Jose Contreras expected to miss 3-4 weeks with elbow strain

    Apr 26, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced earlier tonight that Jose Contreras is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a Grade 1 strain of his right elbow. The diagnosis was made following an MRI in Philadelphia earlier today. “It’s a very mild strain,” Amaro said. “Obviously you never want…

  14. Erick Almonte first player placed on seven-day DL for concussions

    Apr 26, 2011, 9:00 PM EST

    Erick Almonte Getty

    According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Erick Almonte was placed on the seven-day disabled list prior to tonight’s game against the Reds. He is the first player to go on MLB’s new disabled list specifically designed for players recovering from concussions. Almonte suffered the concussion when he was struck in the face by a thrown ball…

  15. Andre Ethier makes history with April hitting streak

    Apr 26, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 23 games with an RBI double off Chris Volstad in the first inning of tonight’s game against the Marlins, establishing a new record for the longest hitting streak ever in April. As mentioned yesterday, Ethier’s former manager Joe Torre hit in 22 consecutive April games as a member of…

  16. Ryan Zimmerman resumes baseball activities

    Apr 26, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Ryan Zimmerman, who has been on the disabled list for the past two weeks with an abdominal strain, resumed some light baseball activities at Nats Park this afternoon. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Zimmerman played catch from 60 feet, fielded some light grounders and jogged about 90 feet several times. It’s good news, but…

  17. Kendrys Morales hits another plateau in rehab

    Apr 25, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

    Morales_Kendry

    While Kendrys Morales resumed running about two weeks ago, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times earlier today that he isn’t any closer to a minor league rehab assignment. “His progress has been slow,” Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged before Monday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics. “He’s having problems getting…

  18. Andre Ethier extends hitting streak to 22 games

    Apr 25, 2011, 8:45 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Andre Ethier extended his career-best hitting streak to 22 games with a single in his first at-bat tonight against the Marlins, which matches his former manager Joe Torre for the longest hitting streak ever in April. Torre hit in 22 consecutive April games back in 1971 as a member of the Cardinals. It was the…

  19. Phil Hughes ready for minor league rehab assignment

    Apr 23, 2011, 5:57 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    After throwing an extended bullpen session earlier this afternoon, Phil Hughes told Chad Jennings of the Journal News that he expects to make his first minor league rehab start in five days. “I felt like balls were coming out pretty good,” Hughes said. “We’ll have to wait and see.” While Hughes isn’t sure where he’ll…

  20. Neftali Feliz placed on disabled list with shoulder inflammation

    Apr 23, 2011, 4:27 PM EST

    World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

    C’mon, you just knew something like this would happen, right? According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have placed closer Neftali Feliz on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed that Feliz is dealing with inflammation in his rotator cuff, but is hopeful that he…

  21. Chris Young to return to Mets’ starting rotation Tuesday

    Apr 23, 2011, 3:56 PM EST

    chris young mets

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have confirmed that right-hander Chris Young will return from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Nationals. Young, who was placed on the disabled list last weekend with right biceps tendinitis, was cleared for the start after throwing 40 pitches in a bullpen session…

  22. Felipe Lopez benched for not hustling

    Apr 23, 2011, 2:28 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Felipe Lopez was pulled from last night’s game against the Blue Jays after failing to run out a ground ball in the 11th inning. It’s the second time this week that Lopez didn’t hustle to first base. Rays manager Joe Maddon tells Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times that Lopez is benched for today’s…

  23. Brandon Webb to throw in extended spring training Monday

    Apr 23, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Texas Rangers Photo Day

    Brandon Webb is still a long way from actually pitching for the Rangers, but he’s making some incremental progress. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, Webb flew to Arizona yesterday after completing his latest long-toss session under the supervision of Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux. He’s scheduled to throw two innings in an extended spring…

  24. Justin Morneau back in the Twins’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Apr 23, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Morneau_Justin

    According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Justin Morneau is back in the starting lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Indians. He’ll play first base and bat cleanup against right-hander Fausto Carmona. Morneau has been sidelined since last Saturday due to a stiff neck and a case of the flu. He recently received…

  25. Jeff Wilpon orders destruction of bullpen mascot “Stanley”

    Apr 23, 2011, 11:09 AM EST

    Jeff Wilpon photo

    The Mets are willing to try anything — and I mean anything — change their losing ways. Even if they have to blame inanimate objects for their bad luck. Prior to Thursday’s game against the Astros, the Mets destroyed “Stanley,” a black and yellow rolling toolbox that had become the bullpen’s mascot. It held some…

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