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  1. Jordan Zimmermann is on the comeback trail

    Jun 18, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann, who underwent Tommy John surgery last August, threw 35 pitches in a two-inning simulated game at Nationals Park on Friday, according to Byron Kerr of “I have been throwing 100 percent for a while now. I haven’t had a setback, knock on wood. Everything is going perfectly.” Willie Harris was one of…

  2. Carlos Beltran will not go out on a rehab assignment this week

    Jun 15, 2010, 8:53 PM EDT

    Jerry Manuel weeps. Yes, Carlos Beltran played in another extended spring training game on Tuesday, but Mets general manager Omar Minaya said that he will not go out on a minor league rehab assignment this week, according to Adam Rubin of “I don’t see it this week,” Minaya said about Beltran entering an official…

  3. Chad Billingsley placed on disabled list with groin strain

    Jun 15, 2010, 7:14 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain, according to Tony Jackson of Billingsley told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he suffered the injury during last Friday’s start against the Angels. “In the sixth inning, I threw a pitch, I just felt it grab,” he…

  4. Bobby Valentine doesn't sound too keen on the Orioles

    Jun 14, 2010, 9:17 PM EDT

    While appearing on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN 1050 in New York on Monday, Bobby Valentine confirmed that he did interview for the Orioles’ managerial vacancy last week, according to “I did go down there and I did talk with the owner [Peter Angelos] and the general manager [Andy MacPhail] and they have…

  5. The Rangers are in the market for an infielder

    Jun 14, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    While Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram poured some cold water on Craig’s report about Roy Oswalt, he added that the Rangers have spoken with the Orioles about Ty Wigginton and the Marlins about Wes Helms. The club is currently seeking a right-handed bat to serve as the primary backup at first base and…

  6. Diamondbacks activate Miguel Montero from DL

    Jun 12, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    The Diamondbacks have activated catcher Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list, according to a team press release. Montero was 6-for-12 (.500) with three RBI before going on the disabled list with a partial meniscus tear in his right knee on April 11. He underwent surgery to repair the tear on April 14. The 26-year-old…

  7. Daniel Nava hits grand slam in first major league at-bat

    Jun 12, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Nava came up with the bases loaded again in the third inning, however he struck out. Too good to be true. 5:00 PM: If you aren’t watching this afternoon’s Phillies-Red Sox game, you just missed something pretty special. Daniel Nava, who was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, connected for a grand slam…

  8. Dice-K scratched from Saturday start; placed on disabled list

    Jun 12, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

    Not only was Daisuke Matsuzaka a late scratch from his scheduled start against the Phillies on Saturday afternoon, he was also placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal. Dice-K informed the team of discomfort in his forearm while warming up before the game,…

  9. Rangers place Rich Harden on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    Rich Harden has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left gluteus muscle, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s a bit ironic, since the 28-year-old right-hander has been a real pain in the tuchus for Rangers fans all season. Harden, who was signed to a one-year, $6.5 million…

  10. REPORT: Twins coaches pushing hard for Mike Lowell

    Jun 12, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

    Ken Rosenthal of reported on Friday that the Red Sox were talking trade with the Twins and Rangers about Mike Lowell. The Angels, who are currently in search of a bat with the injury to Kendry Morales, were said to be “hovering” in the conversation. Just a short while ago, Rosenthal elaborated on the…

  11. Ozzy Osbourne leads crowd to record for longest, loudest scream

    Jun 12, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

    Ozzy Osbourne made an appearance at Dodger Stadium before the fifth inning of Friday night’s Angels-Dodgers game, leading the Chavez Ravine crowd to a new Guinness Book World Record for the “longest and loudest scream.” Go ahead and watch the stunt on The whole situation could best be described as awkward — and let’s…

  12. Chris Coghlan is back to being a hitting machine

    Jun 12, 2010, 12:54 PM EDT

    Chris Coghlan was 4-for-4 with two walks, two doubles, an RBI single and four runs scored in a 14-9 win over the Rays on Friday night. Last year’s National League Rookie of the Year scuffled to a .227/.276/.292 triple-slash through April and May, but he is 20-for-38 (.526) through the first nine games this month.…

  13. Roy Oswalt talks a bunch, says nothing

    Jun 12, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Before Friday’s opener against the Yankees, Roy Oswalt dodged the obvious questions about a potential trade to the Bronx (via Brian McTaggart of “From the very beginning, I’ve said I want to go to an organization that wants to win, and the Yankees surely want to win,” Oswalt said. “I’m going to let the…

  14. Huston Street may not return this weekend

    Jun 12, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    Huston Street suffered a bit of a setback in a minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday night. Aside from allowing three runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning, Street was throwing with decreased velocity, according to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post. Street, whose return was already delayed by…

  15. The Yankees are "furious" with A-Rod, obviously

    Jun 12, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    A source tells Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News that some Yankees officials were “furious” with Alex Rodriguez for failing to tell manager Joe Girardi that his groin tightened up after batting practice on Thursday. Rodriguez ended up being pulled from the game in the second inning, leaving the light-hitting Ramiro Pena in…

  16. Ubaldo Jimenez moves to 12-1 in Friday's washout

    Jun 12, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez tossed his “worst” start of the season in a rain-shortened affair against the Blue Jays on Friday night, allowing a season-high three runs while walking five over six innings. Still, it was just enough to push Jimenez to his major-league best 12th victory of the season, as the Rockies won the game 5-3.…

  17. Royals to host 2012 All-Star Game, then what?

    Jun 12, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

    According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Bud Selig will appear in Kansas City on Wednesday to officially award the 2012 All-Star Game to the Royals and Kauffman Stadium. This will be the first All-Star Game in Kansas City since the stadium’s inaugural season in 1973. Let’s hope that by 2012, the Royals…

  18. Fans at Wrigley Field boo BP trophy

    Jun 11, 2010, 8:34 PM EDT

    We’ve seen some pretty unfortunate sponsorships and naming rights in the recent past. Who can forget that Minute Maid Park was once known as Enron Field? More recently, the Mets took quite a bit of heat when rolling out Citi Field. But BP may have picked the worst year possible to be the title sponsor…

  19. Jerry Manuel might be jumping the gun on Carlos Beltran's return

    Jun 11, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    Craig already told us that Carlos Beltran played the outfield and homered in an extended spring training game this afternoon. Well, Mets manager Jerry Manuel was so encouraged by the news that he suggested that Beltran could return as a designated hitter during interleague play. (via Adam Rubin of “I think if this trip…

  20. Struggling Todd Helton fitted for contact lenses

    Jun 7, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

    Todd Helton, who was dropped to the sixth spot in the batting order on Sunday, was fitted with contact lenses on Monday, according to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post. The 36-year-old first baseman entered play on Monday with a .250 batting average to go along with just one home run and 10 RBI. Helton…

  21. Jimmy Rollins won't be back anytime soon

    Jun 7, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins, who is currently on the disabled list after re-injuring his right calf muscle last month, told Martin Frank of the News Journal that he doesn’t know when he’ll return from the disabled list. At minimum, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said that he doesn’t expect Rollins back by the start of the team’s next…

  22. UPDATE: MLB will review Oliver Perez's medical records

    Jun 5, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, major league baseball plans to independently review Oliver Perez’s medical records, including the MRI that he underwent on Friday. “This could be 100 percent legitimate,” the official said. “When there are questions, we look into it.” According to the report, the official said the…

  23. Bruce Bochy is just making sure we are still paying attention

    Jun 5, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    I’ve been trying to come up with an explanation for this and I’ve come to the conclusion that Giants manager Bruce Bochy really thinks tonight’s game against the Pirates is going to be canceled and he is simply messing with our heads. Here it is, courtesy of Andrew Baggarly on the San Jose Mercury News:…

  24. UPDATE: Garrett Wittels moves hitting streak to 56 games

    Jun 5, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Wittels will have to wait until next season for a chance at history. FIU lost to Dartmouth 15-9 on Saturday afternoon and have been eliminated from the NCAA tournament. 2:28 PM: According to Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, Florida International shortstop Garrett Wittels extended his hitting streak to 56 games with a first-inning double…

  25. UPDATE: Carlos Beltran plays in second extended spring training game

    Jun 5, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Beltran was 1-for-5 with an RBI single and two walks as the designated hitter in his second extended spring training game on Saturday afternoon. Friday, 9:01 PM: Carlos Beltran was 2-for-6 as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game on Friday afternoon, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. It was Beltran’s first…

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