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  1. Mets manager Jerry Manuel says Bobby Parnell will have to wait to close

    Aug 25, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Matthew Cerrone of, Manuel softened on his stance during an appearance on WFAN in New York this afternoon, saying Parnell will be used in certain save situations. Good enough for me.4:16 PM: In case you hadn’t noticed, Bobby Parnell has been pretty impressive since being called up from Triple-A Buffalo at…

  2. Dodgers place Manny Ramirez on waivers

    Aug 25, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    Let the waiver madness begin! Jon Paul Morosi of reports that the Dodgers have placed Manny Ramirez on waivers. According to Morosi, teams have until Friday to place a claim. If he is claimed, the deadline for a deal would be next Tuesday. Ramirez, who was activated from the disabled list Saturday, just became…

  3. Pedroia seeks second opinion on foot; talks to Michael Jordan for advice

    Aug 25, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT

    Seeking a second opinion on Dustin Pedroia’s sore left foot, the Red Sox sent scans to Dr. Jonathan Deland and Dr. Robert Anderson, according Quinn Roberts of Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that the team expected feedback either Tuesday or Wednesday, so we should hear an update on his status relatively quickly. This…

  4. Nats' third base coach Pat Listach would like to manage Cubs

    Aug 25, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

    Throw another name in the ring. We first heard of his interest over the weekend, but Nationals third base coach Pat Listach reiterated to Bill Ladson of that he would like to manage the Cubs. “I would definitely like the job,” Listach said.  “But I have a job to do here in Washington. If…

  5. Ian Kinsler cleared to resume baseball activities

    Aug 25, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler was cleared to resume baseball activities Tuesday after an MRI showed significant improvement with his strained left groin, according to T.R. Sullivan of Kinsler took batting practice and ran sprints in the outfield Tuesday. He’s expecting to ramp up his workouts as the week continues, but a rehab assignment is not imminent.…

  6. Report: O's first-round pick Manny Machado to make pro debut Friday

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:38 PM EDT

    According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, No. 3 overall pick Manny Machado is expected to make his pro debut with the Gulf Coast League Orioles on Friday. Machado, an 18-year-old shortstop, was signed to a $5.25 million signing bonus by the Orioles earlier this month. It was the second-largest signing bonus in franchise…

  7. Carlos Gomez says he's the best center fielder on the Brewers

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez threw down the gauntlet for rookie outfielder Lorenzo Cain on Tuesday, telling Anthony Witrado of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he is the best center fielder on the team. “They know and I know that I can do the job every day,” Gomez said. “I’m the best centerfielder on the team. But Lorenzo is…

  8. Jason Isringhausen shut down for the season; career over?

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:36 AM EDT

    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed Tuesday that Jason Isringhausen has been shut down for the rest of the season with an elbow injury. Isringhausen, who turns 38 in September, was attempting to make a comeback after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June. He was signed to…

  9. J.J. Putz and Matt Thornton headed to the disabled list

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    Bobby Jenks is essentially back as Ozzie Guillen’s closer, but he didn’t get there without a body count. J.J. Putz re-injured his right knee last night against the Orioles and Matt Thornton hasn’t appeared in a game since last Tuesday’s due to soreness in his forearm. After last night’s 7-5 win, Guillen told the Chicago…

  10. Mets GM Omar Minaya needs "big finish" to keep his job

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mets owner Fred Wilpon hinted otherwise earlier this month, however sources tell Jon Heyman of that the team will likely need a “big finish” in order for Omar Minaya to retain his job as general manager. But that doesn’t mean Minaya is going to be fired. Because he is respected within the organization —…

  11. Brad Hawpe is officially a free agent

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    A source tells Troy Renck of the Denver Post that Brad Hawpe has officially cleared waivers and can now sign with any team. According to Renck, Hawpe is expected to sign with a new team by Thursday. Hawpe, 31, was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week after he batted just .255/.343/.432 with seven…

  12. Roy Oswalt plays left field in extra-innings loss to Astros

    Aug 25, 2010, 8:31 AM EDT

    Who said Roy Oswalt wasn’t going to appear against his former team this week? Yes, we’ll all remember this one for Oswalt becoming the first Phillies’ pitcher to play a position in the field since Bill Wilson on August 6, 1971, but the game was actually plenty entertaining before that. Cole Hamels and Bud Norris…

  13. Edinson Volquez may be moved to the bullpen

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    Edinson Volquez failed to escape the first inning Monday night against the Giants, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks over just two-thirds of an inning. He now has a 6.17 ERA and 1.97 WHIP over his first eight starts since being activated from the disabled list in July, posting a troublesome 36/27…

  14. Magglio Ordonez set for season-ending ankle surgery Wednesday

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    According to Jason Beck of, Magglio Ordonez is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to stabilize his fractured right ankle, ending his season and most likely his career in Detroit. Ordonez fractured the ankle on a slide into home plate on July 24. Today’s announcement marks an unfortunate, but not completely unexpected end to a…

  15. Joe Mauer breaks up Rangers' no-hit bid with one out in ninth

    Aug 23, 2010, 10:46 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Party’s over, folks. With one out in the ninth, Joe Mauer broke up the no-hit bid with a hard hit single up the middle, just beyond the outstretched glove of Elvis Andrus. It was the only hit the Rangers would allow in a 4-0 win over the Twins. It spoiled what would have been…

  16. Rob Dibble tells Stephen Strasburg to "suck it up"

    Aug 23, 2010, 9:42 PM EDT

    Don’t act so surprised. We all knew this was coming. During an appearance on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio this afternoon, Rob Dibble essentially called out Stephen Strasburg for being a wimp. I didn’t hear it as it happened, but Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post was nice enough to transcribe it all for us.…

  17. Conor Jackson to undergo surgery for sports hernia next week

    Aug 23, 2010, 8:06 PM EDT

    Athletics assistant general manager David Forst confirmed to Jane Lee of today that Conor Jackson will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia next week. Jackson told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday that he was “99 percent sure” that he had a sports hernia, so this new doesn’t come as…

  18. UPDATE: Ricky Nolasco diagnosed with torn meniscus

    Aug 21, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

    From the Marlins’ official Twitter feed comes the bad news: Nolasco indeed has a torn meniscus and has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start. Andrew Miller will fill in…

  19. LaTroy Hawkins to undergo shoulder surgery next week

    Aug 21, 2010, 7:58 PM EDT

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, LaTroy Hawkins will undergo exploratory surgery on his right shoulder next Friday. Hawkins was recently placed on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue for the second time this season. He finally opted for surgery after undergoing a second MRI on Friday. The procedure will be performed by…

  20. Carlos Delgado placed on minor league disabled list

    Aug 21, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

    The hits just keep on coming. According to Mike Petaglia of, Carlos Delgado was placed on the seven-day disabled list with Triple-A Pawtucket due to continued back soreness unrelated to his surgically-repaired right hip. The 38-year-old slugger was signed to minor league contract two weeks ago. He was 3-for-13 (.231) with two RBI over…

  21. Quote of the day: "Brett Favre's f–d it up for everybody"

    Aug 21, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Billy Wagner recorded his National League-leading 50th game finished last night, vesting a $6.5 million option for the 2011 season, however he told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s no Brett Favre: “I’m retiring. I don’t know how to say it in a politically correct way, that anybody’s going to believe me.” “Until…

  22. UPDATE: Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on disabled list

    Aug 21, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, the Yankees have decided to place Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list due to his lingering right calf injury. “We’re going to play it safe,” Joe Girardi said. “We don’t think he’s any worse than the time before.” Barring a trade, Eduardo Nunez, who notched his…

  23. Marlins begin talks on contract extension for Ricky Nolasco

    Aug 21, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have had preliminary talks with Ricky Nolasco regarding a contract extension. Nolasco, who turns 28 in December, is making $3.8 million this season and remains under team control through 2012. Back in January, Joe Frisaro of reported that the Marlins would explore a multi-year…

  24. Phillies activate Ryan Howard from the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies have activated first baseman Ryan Howard from the 15-day disabled list. This announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise, as Howard just kicked off a minor league rehab assignment with Single-A Lakewood last night, going 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. He was originally…

  25. 'Kiner's Korner' is back!

    Aug 21, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT

    From the moment SNY launched as the television home of the Mets in 2006, there has always been demand for vintage episodes of “Kiner’s Korner,” the former Mets postgame and rain delay show hosted by the venerable Ralph Kiner. Now those folks — including me — are finally getting their wish. Well, sort of. According…

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