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  1. Johnny Cueto leaves start with forearm tightness

    Mar 11, 2011, 8:40 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds, Game 3

    Johnny Cueto was originally scheduled to throw four innings against the Rangers this afternoon, but he was pulled from his start after just two innings due to forearm tightness. It’s easy for your imagination to run wild when a pitcher comes down with forearm tightness, but Reds head trainer Paul Lessard told Mark Sheldon of…

  2. Ronny Paulino finally expected to arrive at Mets’ camp Saturday

    Mar 11, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Ronny Paulino high five

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Ronny Paulino finally made it to the United States today after an extended delay due to visa issues in his native Dominican Republic. Paulino, who signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Mets over the winter, is expected to report to camp tomorrow. The 29-year-old backstop…

  3. Adrian Gonzalez hopes to make spring debut next week

    Mar 8, 2011, 9:12 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Spring Training Workout Session

    Adrian Gonzalez took live batting practice earlier today for the second time in the past three days and told Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com that he hopes to make his spring debut sometime next week. “[Wednesday] I’ll hit again on the field if everything feels good,” he said. “And see how it responds hitting back-to-back days.…

  4. Benches clear in today’s Dodgers-Brewers game

    Mar 8, 2011, 7:42 PM EST

    Casey McGehee

    It’s one thing to take spring training results too seriously. It’s quite another to care enough to actually fight over them. That’s what nearly happened in today’s Dodgers-Brewers game, as Casey McGehee took offense to Roman Colon, who celebrated after he struck him out with the bases loaded to end the sixth inning. Benches cleared…

  5. Zack Greinke to miss start of season with fractured rib

    Mar 8, 2011, 6:13 PM EST

    Brewers-Getting Greinke

    Awful news out of Brewers’ camp this afternoon. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Zack Greinke will miss the start of the season with a fractured rib. You may remember that Greinke had his initial bullpen session this spring pushed back by a ribcage contusion, which he said at the time was the result of…

  6. Joel Zumaya goes for second opinion on surgically-repaired elbow

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:11 PM EST

    Joel Zumaya injury

    Bad news out of Tigers’ camp. According to Tom Gage of the Detroit News, Joel Zumaya went for a second opinion on his surgically-repaired elbow earlier today. Zumaya hasn’t pitched since scar tissue broke away from his elbow during his first Grapefruit League appearance last Sunday against the Blue Jays. The hard-throwing right-hander was originally expected…

  7. UPDATE: Padres reach out to Bengie Molina, who wants guaranteed deal

    Mar 7, 2011, 8:29 PM EST

    Texas Rangers' Bengie Molina hits a two out three run home run as New York Yankees' Francisco Cervelli waits for the ball during the sixth inning during Game 4 of their Major League Baseball ALCS playoff series in New York

    The Padres hoped that Gregg Zaun would feel well enough after shoulder surgery to back up primary catcher Nick Hundley this season, but they are back to the drawing board now that the 39-year-old backstop has announced his retirement. However, they can probably cross one option off their list. Dan Hayes of the North County…

  8. Brandon Webb ready to throw to hitters

    Mar 7, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Texas Rangers Photo Day

    Brandon Webb is finally ready to throw against some hitters, according to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. “Maybe seeing some hitters will help me tighten up my command a little bit,” Webb said. “I’ve just felt a little wild.” Webb declared himself ready to go after throwing 62 pitches in his most recent bullpen session yesterday.…

  9. Miguel Olivo carted off field with groin injury

    Mar 6, 2011, 8:54 AM EST

    Miguel Olivo injured

    Scary moment in yesterday’s Indians-Mariners game. Miguel Olivo, who scored a two-year, $7 million deal with the Mariners over the winter, had to be carted off the field after grabbing his left leg and falling face first onto home plate while scoring on a sacrifice fly in the second inning. The initial diagnosis was a…

  10. The Braves aren’t sweating Craig Kimbrel’s slow start

    Mar 5, 2011, 6:01 PM EST

    craigkimbrel

    It’s only the first week of March, but there are already questions about young fireballer Craig Kimbrel, someone who many expect to be closing games for the Braves this season. Or sharing the job with left-hander Jonny Venters, at the very least. Kimbrel has made three appearances so far during exhibition action. One good, two…

  11. UPDATE: Domonic Brown has fracture in right hand

    Mar 5, 2011, 4:35 PM EST

    Domonic Brown swinging

    UPDATE: Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Domonic Brown has a fractured hook of the hamate bone in his right hand. Unbelievable. Surgery is likely, according to David Hale of the News Journal, and would likely sideline him for 3-to-6 weeks. In other words, Ben Francisco is your Opening Day right fielder. 4:17 PM: Domonic…

  12. Brian Matusz back on track after having wart removed

    Mar 5, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

    Brian Matusz

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Brian Matusz threw a bullpen session today, just one day after from having a wart removed from his left middle finger. “It feels fine. It doesn’t feel irritated at all. It feels normal. Like I said before, it never affected me on the mound. It didn’t affect any of…

  13. James Loney undergoes MRI on left knee

    Mar 5, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

    James Loney swinging

    According to Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles, James Loney is scheduled for an MRI on his left knee today. The 26-year-old has been bothered by tightness in the knee over the past few days. For now, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly doesn’t appear too concerned. “He feels it when he gets to a certain point…

  14. Ron Gardenhire names Tsuyoshi Nishioka as his second baseman

    Mar 5, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Minnesota Twins

    According to Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire named Tsuyoshi Nishioka as his second baseman this morning. This isn’t completely unexpected. Many scouts believed that his game was better suited to playing second base in the majors rather than shortstop, where he spent the majority of his career…

  15. Mike Piazza would like to own a baseball team someday

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    10 METS FAYTOK

    Mike Piazza told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York this morning that he has considered becoming an owner. “Would I be interested in possibly getting involved in a group to buy a team? Probably,” Piazza said. “I’ve been thinking about it. I think that would be something that would probably suit my desire, at least,…

  16. Chase Utley given cortisone shot for ailing right knee

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:17 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced this morning that Chase Utley was given a cortisone shot in his ailing right knee on Friday. Utley has yet to play in a Grapefruit League game due to patellar tendinitis in his right knee. The Phillies hope Utley sees some improvement…

  17. Russell Martin suggests Manny Banuelos is “more polished” than Clayton Kershaw

    Mar 5, 2011, 10:43 AM EST

    Manuel Banuelos

    Those who stuck around long enough during last night’s Red Sox-Yankees game were given quite the treat. In addition to watching the impressive glove work of Red Sox prospect shortstop Jose Iglesias (here’s an example of what you missed), Yankees prospect left-hander Manny Banuelos struck out three over two scoreless innings of work. Banuelos, who…

  18. Bartolo Colon was actually pretty decent last night

    Mar 5, 2011, 9:52 AM EST

    New York Yankees pitcher Colon works from the mound against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of their MLB American League spring training baseball game in Tampa, Florida

    Bartolo Colon was so-so in his spring debut last Saturday against the Phillies, but he actually looked pretty good against the Red Sox last night, striking out five over three scoreless innings. The Red Sox didn’t bring most of their regulars since they were on the road — so that means no Carl Crawford, Dustin…

  19. Cristian Guzman to miss at least first half of season due to “family issues”

    Mar 5, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering why Cristian Guzman hasn’t signed a minor league deal with the Royals or something. Here’s the deal. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Guzman’s agent Stanley King said the infielder is planning to sit out the first half of the 2011 season due to family issues. King didn’t…

  20. Pete Rose files for divorce from second wife

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:33 PM EST

    Pete Rose

    According to the Associated Press, court documents say that MLB’s all-time hit king Pete Rose has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 27 years. Rose, who turns 70 years old in April, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Rose and his second wife, Carol, were married in 1984. They started…

  21. Joe Nathan cruises through second appearance after Tommy John surgery

    Mar 4, 2011, 8:11 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins Workout Sessions

    Joe Nathan turned in a hitless inning Tuesday in his first appearance back from Tommy John surgery and he took another measured step forward earlier today, needing just nine pitches to retire the Rays in order. Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Nathan reached 95 mph on the stadium’s radar gun. We can’t…

  22. Jake Peavy passes first test with spring debut

    Mar 4, 2011, 6:48 PM EST

    Chicago's Peavy pitches against Washington in the third  inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Washington

    Jake Peavy‘s comeback is off to an encouraging start. He tossed two hitless innings in his spring debut against the Angels earlier today, less than eight months removed from surgery to repair a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder. Peavy tossed 16 out of his 26 pitches for strikes while striking out…

  23. Report: Mets won’t receive additional “substantial” financial assistance from MLB

    Mar 1, 2011, 10:48 PM EST

    Fred Wilpon

    We learned earlier today that the Mets are currently seeking another loan to cover operating expenses. Well, according to David Waldstein of the New York Times, they won’t be able to look to Major League Baseball to stay afloat for the long-term. The league already extended a $25 million loan to the Mets in November,…

  24. Phillies, Charlie Manuel making progress towards contract extension

    Mar 1, 2011, 8:58 PM EST

    Florida State Seminoles v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said a couple weeks back that he doesn’t want to talk about extending his expiring contract if a deal can’t be worked out before Opening Day. As if there was any doubt, we probably won’t have to worry about that deadline. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Manuel’s agent Pat Rooney…

  25. The Brewers have spoken with Casey McGehee about a multi-year deal

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

    Casey McGehee

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin confirmed to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he has spoken to Casey McGehee‘s agent Barry Meister about a multi-year contract. “We’ll probably know something in the next few days,” said Melvin. “We’ve talked briefly (about a multi-year deal) but I don’t want to get into that.” The 28-year-old McGehee…

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