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  1. MRI on Coco Crisp’s foot comes back negative

    Sep 13, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Coco Crisp is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game tonight due to lingering soreness in his right foot and ankle. The speedy outfielder has appeared in just two games since fouling a ball off his foot on September 3. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle at least brings some positive news,…

  2. David Ortiz exits game with back spasms

    Sep 13, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty Images

    Here’s some potentially bad news for the reeling Red Sox. Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal reports that David Ortiz left tonight’s game against the Blue Jays due to back spasms. Ortiz was in the original starting lineup as the designated hitter, but Jed Lowrie pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the first inning.…

  3. The Rangers are considering moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen

    Sep 13, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers are considering moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen for the rest of the regular season and a potential playoff run. The recent struggles of relievers Yoshinori Tateyama and Koji Uehara are forcing the Rangers’ hand, but Ogando has seemingly hit the wall as…

  4. The Yankees and Orioles are playing a baseball game right now

    Sep 7, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    After a rain delay of four hours and three minutes, the Yankees and Orioles finally began play right around 11 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. It would be one thing if it the rain had stopped, but it hasn’t. In fact, it’s still pouring pretty consistently. Yankee Stadium looks a lot like the crowd you’d…

  5. Report: Padres, Cameron Maybin have mutual interest in contract extension

    Sep 6, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is hearing that there is “two-way sentiment” for a multi-year contract extension between the Padres and Cameron Maybin. Maybin was acquired from the Marlins last November in exchange for relievers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica. The 24-year-old has battled through some bumps and bruises this season, but has emerged as…

  6. Stephen Strasburg dominant in first MLB start back from Tommy John surgery

    Sep 6, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals

    Stephen Strasburg just completed his first MLB start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September. And it was fantastic. Strasburg held the Dodgers to just two hits over five scoreless innings. He threw 40 out of 56 pitches for strikes while striking out four and walking none. According to Brooks Baseball, Strasburg averaged 96.68 mph…

  7. Hanley Ramirez to undergo shoulder surgery next Thursday

    Sep 6, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

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    We already knew that Hanley Ramirez was going to require surgery on his ailing left shoulder, but now we have the date. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery next Thursday. The Marlins hope Ramirez will be ready for spring training, but we won’t get an…

  8. Josh Beckett diagnosed with sprained right ankle

    Sep 6, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Good news for the Red Sox. While we heard this morning that Josh Beckett wasn’t dealing with a sprained right ankle as originally diagnosed yesterday, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that he underwent an examination earlier today which was consistent with an ankle sprain. According to a release from the team, an MRI confirmed no…

  9. Rickie Weeks could be activated from the disabled list this weekend

    Sep 6, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

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    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said this afternoon that Rickie Weeks might be activated from the disabled list during a series against the Phillies this weekend. But he won’t return to the starting lineup right away. The plan is for Weeks to be eased back into action via pinch-hit…

  10. UPDATE: Zach Stewart loses perfect game in eighth inning

    Sep 5, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins

    UPDATE: And so much for that. Danny Valencia led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double to right field, ending Zach Stewart‘s bid for a perfect game and no-hitter. 10:04 PM: Zach Stewart is now perfect through seven innings. Ben Revere flied out to shallow left-center field, Trevor Plouffe skied out to right…

  11. Ike Davis confident he can avoid ankle surgery

    Sep 5, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    We may finally have some resolution in the great Ike Davis ankle saga of 2011. Davis, who hasn’t played since May 11 due to a bone bruise in his left ankle, told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com today that he is confident he will be able to avoid surgery. The 24-year-old first baseman has been pain-free for…

  12. Braves still hopeful Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson will return this season

    Sep 5, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

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    The composition of the Braves’ postseason rotation could go a variety of ways depending upon how much progress Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens make over the next three weeks. While Hanson is currently sidelined with a small undersurface rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder, it sounds like he’s a lot closer to returning than…

  13. Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined with left knee contusion

    Sep 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    The Indians beat the Royals 5-4 last night to stay within 5 1/2 games of the first-place Tigers in the American League Central, but they lost another member of their starting lineup in the process. Asdrubal Cabrera is out of tonight’s lineup against the Royals after leaving Friday’s game with a left knee contusion. The…

  14. Reds bring Edinson Volquez back from minors

    Sep 3, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have recalled right-hander Edinson Volquez from Triple-A Louisville. Volquez, now two years removed from Tommy John surgery, has a disappointing 5.93 ERA and 85/55 K/BB ratio over 16 starts with the Reds this season. However, The 28-year-old right-hander has made some strides since being demoted…

  15. Rangers to skip struggling Alexi Ogando in starting rotation

    Sep 3, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando is about to get a bit of a breather. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, Rangers manager Ron Washington announced this afternoon that Scott Feldman will start in place of Ogando on Monday against the Rays. The struggling right-hander won’t make his next start until September 10 against the Athletics. Ogando was pulled…

  16. Pirates activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Be honest, you forgot Derrek Lee was on the Pirates. It’s a forgivable offense, as he only appeared in five games with his new team before being placed on the disabled list last month with a fractured left wrist. Anyway, Lee is back in the lineup for the Pirates this afternoon gainst the Cubs and…

  17. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos scouted Yu Darvish in Japan this week

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

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    We don’t know if the Nippon-Ham Fighters will post Yu Darvish this offseason, but many MLB teams are getting prepared for the possibility. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels scouted Darvish earlier this summer and Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that he went to see the 24-year-old right-hander in person earlier…

  18. Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Sep 3, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout as the Yankees take batting practice in Minneapolis

    While Mark Teixeira will miss his second straight game with a right knee contusion, Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup this afternoon against the Blue Jays. He’ll play third base and bat third against left-hander Ricky Romero. Rodriguez missed the previous six games due to a sprained left thumb. He received a cortisone shot…

  19. The Reds are still looking at Aroldis Chapman as a starting pitcher

    Sep 3, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds

    Aroldis Chapman has pitched exclusively in relief this season, but Reds pitching coach Bryan Price told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he still sees him as a starting pitcher in the long-term. “I can’t guarantee anything because it will be an organizational decision,” Price said. “However, I do think at some point he’s going…

  20. The greatness of Ivan Nova is yet to be fully appreciated

    Sep 3, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Ivan Nova pitches to Toronto Blue Jays in New York

    It’s fair to say Ivan Nova is on pretty nice roll right now. He is 11-0 dating back to early June and 7-0 with a 3.45 ERA over seven starts since returning from the minor leagues at the end of July. This includes seven innings of two-run ball in a win over the Blue Jays…

  21. Ike Davis resumes baseball activities

    Sep 3, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis isn’t expected to return this season, but he is making progress with his injured left ankle. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Davis resumed baseball activities yesterday at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He played catch, fielded grounders and hit off a tee and took soft tosses. Davis,…

  22. White Sox GM Kenny Williams has “heated exchange” with hitting coach Greg Walker

    Sep 3, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

    Kenny Williams

    All is not well in White Sox land. Amid a report last week that the relationship between Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen is “beyond repair,” Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the White Sox GM recently had a “heated exchange” with hitting coach Greg Walker. Williams told reporters last month that he…

  23. Red Sox reach 700 consecutive sellouts at Fenway Park

    Sep 3, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox had another sellout at Fenway Park for last night’s game against the Rangers, extending their MLB record to 700 consecutive regular season games dating back to May 13, 2003. The previous MLB record for sellouts was 455, set by the Indians from 1995-2001. The Red Sox surpassed that mark on September 8,…

  24. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 3, 2011, 8:37 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    Don’t count the Giants out just yet. Carlos Beltran went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and Matt Cain allowed two runs over eight innings as the Giants beat the first-place Diamondbacks 6-2 last night. The win snapped the Diamondbacks season-high nine-game winning streak and brought the Giants back to within five games in the National…

  25. Mariners activate Justin Smoak from disabled list

    Sep 2, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Reuters Justin Smoak

    The Mariners announced earlier this evening that they have activated Justin Smoak from the disabled list. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth tonight against the Athletics. Smoak has been sidelined since suffering a broken nose on a bad hop grounder while playing first base on August 12. He went 0-for-11 with three…

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