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  1. The Phillies finally score a run, snap losing streak

    May 29, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    The Phillies hadn’t scored a run in 30 innings dating back to Sunday until Raul Ibanez knocked in Ryan Howard with a fourth-inning triple on Friday night. The Phillies added two more runs and defeated the Marlins 3-2 to end a five-game losing streak. Shane Victorino had my favorite quote of the night (via Martin…

  2. Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs, but the Tigers still lose

    May 29, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera had hit two home runs in a game 15 times in his career, but he didn’t have a three-homer game to his credit until Friday’s loss 5-4 loss to the Athletics. Cabrera drove in all four Tigers’ runs, including a ninth-inning solo shot off closer Andrew Bailey to cut things close. According to…

  3. Andre Ethier plays first rehab game; back Monday?

    May 29, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

    Andre Ethier played seven innings in the field and was 1-for-2 with two walks in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday night, according to Tony Jackson of Ethier is expected to complete his brief rehab stint on Saturday before being activated from the disabled list for Monday’s game against…

  4. Giants call up Buster Posey

    May 29, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    Last night, a source told Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News that the Giants were going to call up Buster Posey before Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks. Well, Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse and ESPN’s Buster Olney just confirmed it. Posey is on his way back to the big leagues. On Friday afternoon,…

  5. UPDATE: Nats defeat Padres, protest dropped

    May 29, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Yep, didn’t matter. The Nationals defeated the Padres 5-3 on Friday night. Nationals manager Jim Riggleman told Corey Brock of that he sympathized with Bud Black’s mistake: “It’s my nightmare, Casey Stengel’s nightmare, it’s the future managers of the world’s nightmare. I know I look at it 10 times. I’ve had our coaches…

  6. Kyle Lohse undergoes forearm surgery

    May 28, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse underwent surgery “fascial release surgery” of his right forearm in Los Angeles on Friday, according to a team press release. Lohse complained of forearm discomfort following last Saturday’s start and was diagnosed with “exertional compartment syndrome” earlier this week, a rare condition in which the sheath covering a muscle fails to allow it…

  7. Guillen, Buehrle, West fined for Wednesday's balk bonanza

    May 28, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, left-hander Mark Buehrle and umpire Joe West were all fined an undisclosed amount for their actions during Wednesday’s White Sox-Indians game, a source tells Barry M. Bloom of West, who was the first-base umpire in the matinee game, ejected Guillen after Buehrle was called for a balk in the…

  8. UPDATE: Albert Pujols' agent leaves Beverly Hills Sports Council

    May 26, 2010, 12:36 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that all of Lozano’s clients are expected to come along with him. 9:12 PM: Interesting news. According to Jerry Crasnick of, agent Dan Lozano has left Beverly Hills Sports Council. Lozano, who had been with the firm since 1989, has represented many high-profile players in the past,…

  9. Nats have decided on No. 1 pick, they just aren't telling

    May 25, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

    According to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he has decided who to select with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s First-Year Player Draft, but he isn’t ready to say who that person is. “We’re not going to announce who it is right now, but we feel we’ve…

  10. Stephen Strasburg gives up first runs with Triple-A Syracuse

    May 24, 2010, 8:57 PM EDT

    Ship ‘em out of town, says Steve Phillips. Stephen Strasburg yielded two runs — one earned — over a brief five-inning start for Triple-A Syracuse on Monday night, according to Ben Goessling of Strasburg gave up an unearned run in the top of the third inning — ending a scoreless streak of 20 1/3…

  11. Things don't sound too promising for Grady Sizemore

    May 24, 2010, 8:24 PM EDT

    We haven’t heard much about Grady Sizemore since he was placed on the disabled list last week and Anthony Castrovince of wonders out loud where this situation is headed. I’m not a doctor and don’t play one on TV. I am not medically qualified to know about treatment options for a “deep knee bone…

  12. Carlos Zambrano throws simulated game

    May 24, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano threw 73 pitches in a simulated game at Wrigley Field on Monday, according to Carrie Muskat of As announced last week, the Cubs have begun the process of stretching him out for a return to the starting rotation. Ken Rosenthal of isn’t a fan of the whole idea, but Cubs manager…

  13. Roy Oswalt says he has a "small window" to win

    May 22, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt addressed reporters on Saturday, one day after it was revealed that his agent Bob Garber informed Astros owner Drayton McLane of his request for a trade (via Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle). “I don’t want people to think I’m leaving because we’re not doing well,” Oswalt said Saturday. “I have a small…

  14. Eric Chavez on the DL with neck spasms; career at risk?

    May 22, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT

    It was only a matter of when. The oft-injured Eric Chavez was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with neck spasms, according to a team press release. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Chavez said an MRI revealed a bulging disc in his neck. The injury apparently stems from a…

  15. UPDATE: Jimmy Rollins headed back to disabled list

    May 22, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

    UPDATE: It’s official. Rollins is headed back to the disabled list, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer. 8:34 AM: Rollins told David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News that he is unsure whether Friday’s injury will require another stint on the disabled list. “An hour later, it feels a lot better than it…

  16. Scott Olsen to miss next start with shoulder inflammation

    May 22, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    Bill Ladson of reports that Scott Olsen will miss his next start due to inflammation in his left shoulder. He was forced to leave Friday’s start against the Orioles after just three innings. According to the Associated Press, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said an MRI on the shoulder showed only inflammation, but no structural…

  17. UPDATE: Brad Penny placed on DL with strained lat muscle

    May 22, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Penny was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left lat muscle, according to Matthew Leach of He received an anti-inflammatory shot in the area of the injury this morning and hopes to resume throwing in about a week. “Right now we think it’ll be a minimal stay on the 15-day,”…

  18. UPDATE: Nationals prospect Derek Norris hospitalized after beaning

    May 22, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Ladson spoke with Norris, who said he expects to miss five to seven days due to a concussion. 11:07 AM: According to Bill Ladson of, Nationals prospect catcher Derek Norris was hospitalized after being hit in the head by a fastball during a game with Class A Potomac on Friday night. Norris was…

  19. Kevin Millar joins baseball coverage on FOX

    May 22, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

    Turns out Kevin Millar won’t have much time to suit up for the St. Paul Saints. Fresh off accepting a gig as a studio analyst for NESN on Thursday, the Associated Press reported on Friday that Millar will join FOX as a baseball analyst. Millar will make his FOX debut during tonight’s coverage and will…

  20. Athletics present Dallas Braden with a diamond ring

    May 22, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

    The Athletics celebrated “Dallas Braden Day” on Friday to commemorate the pitcher’s perfect game against the Rays on May 9, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. As part of the celebration, the team presented him with a diamond ring, complete with 51 diamonds on the front — for his uniform number — and…

  21. Red Sox activate Jacoby Ellsbury from disabled list

    May 22, 2010, 11:37 AM EDT

    After an absence of nearly six weeks, the Red Sox have activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the disabled list for Saturday’s game against the Phillies. He was 4-for-10 with a stolen base during a three-game minor league rehab stint between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. According to Joe McDonald of, he is expected to play…

  22. Rangers still interested in Rod Barajas

    May 22, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    According to T.R. Sullivan and Chris Cox of, the Rangers would be interested in trading for Rod Barajas if and when the Mets become sellers. The Rangers had interest in Barajas as a contingency plan before he signed an incentive-laden one-year, $500,000 contract with the Mets during spring training. It was a pretty easy…

  23. Bryce Harper hits for the cycle

    May 22, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    Yeah, this kid could be pretty good. According to Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 17-year-old sensation Bryce Harper hit for the cycle on Friday. He went 6-for-7 with five RBI and three runs scored as the College of Southern Nevada smoked Lamar Community College 22-8 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Western District…

  24. Javier Vazquez dominates Mets before leaving with finger injury

    May 22, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT

    Javier Vazquez looked brilliant with the switch back to National League rules on Friday night, holding the Mets to just one hit — a fifth inning single by Angel Pagan — over six shutout innings, while striking out six and walking two. Mariano Rivera made things interesting in the ninth, but the Yankees held on…

  25. Mets place John Maine on the DL with shoulder weakness

    May 21, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT

    John Maine still hadn’t seen a doctor as of Friday afternoon, but the Mets were concerned enough about the situation to place him on the disabled list with “right shoulder weakness,” according to Kevin Burkhardt of He is scheduled to undergo tests at the Hospital for Special Surgery next week, reports Kieran Darcy of…

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