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  1. Huston Street set to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

    May 10, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

    Huston Street will kick off a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Tulsa on Thursday, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. It’s been a long time coming for Street, who has been sidelined since the beginning of spring training due to right shoulder stiffness. He’s scheduled to throw one inning on Thursday and…

  2. Jair Jurrjens sidelined indefinitely after feeling "pop" in hamstring

    May 10, 2010, 7:44 PM EDT

    Bad news for the Braves. Jair Jurrjens, who was expected to return from the disabled list to start against the Diamondbacks this weekend, felt a “pop” in his left hamstring while running on the field on Monday, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It doesn’t sound good. According to O’Brien, Jurrjens “went down…

  3. Carlos Beltran may begin light jogging this week

    May 10, 2010, 6:58 PM EDT

    According to Adam Rubin of, Carlos Beltran may be given clearance to begin light jogging this week. Beltran, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January, has reportedly made some strides in his rehab after being fitted with a custom knee brace during a visit to Dr. Richard Steadman in Colorado last…

  4. UPDATE: Joe Mauer "real close" to returning to action

    May 8, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

    UPDATE: We won’t be seeing Mauer tonight. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire tells Christensen that the Twins will see “where he’s at tomorrow or even Tuesday.” “He’s anxious. He really wants to play, but he also knows his foot’s not quite there yet. … We don’t want him to bang it, or he could be out…

  5. A-Rod doesn't want to extend Dallas Braden's "15 minutes of fame"

    May 8, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

    From the “In Case You Missed It” file, on Friday Alex Rodriguez responded to Dallas Braden’s interview with CSN’s Mychael Urban from earlier this week. He told reporters, via “I think Major League Baseball reads the same articles as we do,” Rodriguez said. “Now, look, I really don’t want to extend his extra 15…

  6. Dodgers activate Manny Ramirez from 15-day disabled list

    May 8, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    The Dodgers activated Manny Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. He is expected to be in the starting lineup against Jhoulys Chacin and the Rockies later tonight. Ramirez has been sidelined since April 23 due to a strained left calf. Ramirez, who turns 38 in May, was batting .415/.500/.659 with two homers and…

  7. UPDATE: Robinson Cano in lineup; Nick Johnson out "several weeks"

    May 8, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Sweeny Murti of WFAN, Cano is in Saturday’s starting lineup as the designated hitter, while Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Johnson will miss “several weeks” after receiving a cortisone shot for an inflamed tendon in his right wrist on Saturday. Bryan Hoch of reports that the Yankees have officially placed…

  8. Stephen Strasburg passes first test at Triple-A

    May 8, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    Different level, same results. Stephen Strasburg allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings in his debut for Triple-A Syracuse on Friday night. According to Jennifer McCaffery of, Strasburg threw 45 of 65 pitches for strikes, striking out six while walking just one. He topped out at 99 mph on the radar gun. The…

  9. Mike Pelfrey still feels tightness in shoulder, but intends to make next start

    May 8, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

    There was no shortage of good news in Friday’s 6-4 win over the Giants: Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a Mets starter this season. Jose Reyes — still in the No. 3 spot — had two hits and a stolen base while the struggling Jason Bay ripped…

  10. Jason Heyward might be sidelined for a little while longer

    May 8, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    Jason Heyward believes that his sore right groin has improved, but according to what Braves manager Bobby Cox told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before Friday’s game against the Phillies, he isn’t as optimistic: “I think it’s worse than day-to-day,” Cox said. “We’re gonna wait a few more days and see if it gets…

  11. Josh Beckett implodes in loss to Yankees

    May 8, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    You wouldn’t know it by looking solely at the 10-3 final score, but aside from a three-run homer by Nick Swisher, Josh Beckett was actually pitching pretty well against the Yankees on Friday. Until the sixth inning, that is. Beckett lost complete control of the strike zone during the frame, hitting Robinson Cano in the…

  12. Jamie Moyer becomes oldest pitcher to throw a shutout

    May 8, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

    Friday night provided quite an interesting contrast. On one hand, we had the excitement of 20-year-old Starlin Castro — the first major league player born in the 90s — making history in his major league debut. At the other end of the spectrum, 47-year-old Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in major league history to…

  13. Starlin Castro makes history in major league debut

    May 8, 2010, 8:02 AM EDT

    Before Friday’s game against the Reds, Cubs manager Lou Piniella said the club wasn’t asking top prospect Starlin Castro to provide a “spark” for the team. Well, Castro must have missed that memo. On Friday, the 20-year-old Dominican became the first player in major league history to drive in six runs in their major league…

  14. More eye problems force Brian McCann back to glasses

    May 7, 2010, 8:56 PM EDT

    Brian McCann, who dealt with blurred vision in the early part of last season, told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is going back to glasses because he is having trouble seeing out of his right eye during night games. As you recall, it was the left eye that was giving him problems…

  15. Now that Starlin Castro is up, is Mike Stanton next?

    May 7, 2010, 7:19 PM EDT

    During an interview with Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald on Friday, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had some high praise for prospect outfielder Mike Stanton and hinted that we will see him in the majors very soon. “He could hit 500 home runs. When he’s ready to come, he’s going to be here. When he’s…

  16. Nats working to hire Bryce Harper's college coach

    May 4, 2010, 10:01 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman of provides an interesting wrinkle on the Bryce Harper-Nationals connection, as the club is working to sign College of Southern Nevada coach Tim Chambers as an “associate scout.” Nationals assistant general manager Roy Clark insists that the potential hiring is unrelated to Harper, pointing out that he previously employed Chambers when he…

  17. Jair Jurrjens (hamstring) doesn't think he'll be ready this weekend

    May 4, 2010, 7:47 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens told Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he doesn’t think he will be ready to make his next scheduled start on Saturday. “If I had to make a decision today, no,” Jurrjens said Tuesday afternoon before the Braves opened a three-game series with the Nationals. “I still feel it. I’m not going…

  18. Jorge Posada 'day-to-day' with mild calf strain

    May 3, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Posada is listed as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a mild calf strain, according to Bryan Hoch of He’ll likely be out of the lineup until at least Friday, prompting the Bombers to make a roster move. Look for veteran backstop Chad Moeller to get the call from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 9:03 PM: Jorge…

  19. Chris Dickerson out at least four weeks after hand surgery

    May 3, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT

    Chris Dickerson underwent surgery to remove the broken hook on the hamate bone in his right hand and arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right wrist on Monday, according to Mark Sheldon of He’s expected to miss four to six weeks. It doesn’t figure to be a huge loss for the Reds anyway, since…

  20. Will Brad Lidge be trusted right away?

    May 1, 2010, 12:31 AM EDT

    Entering Friday, it was assumed that Brad Lidge would be eased back into the closer’s role, sharing the responsibility with Ryan Madson. Well, now the Phillies are without their safety net. Madson was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday afternoon after breaking his right toe. He told of Todd Zolecki of that…

  21. Billy Wagner to retire after 2010

    Apr 30, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

    Billy Wagner told manager Bobby Cox that he intends to retire at the end of the season, reports Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Braves inked the 38-year-old southpaw to a one-year, $7 million contract over the winter. The deal includes a vesting option for 2011, something Wagner says the Braves simply “threw in.”…

  22. Brett Anderson could miss up to six weeks

    Apr 27, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    Uh-oh. Buster Olney of hears that Brett Anderson will miss four to six weeks with a flexor tendon strain. The Athletics placed the 22-year-old southpaw on the disabled list on Tuesday due to a left forearm strain and elbow irritation. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI earlier today. Anderson emerged as one of…

  23. Rangers send their Opening Day catchers to the minors

    Apr 27, 2010, 8:28 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden began the season sharing the catching position in the major leagues. Now they’ll do it again with Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to T.R. Sullivan of It’s quite a surprising change of course, but now Max Ramirez will share catching duties with Matt Treanor for the time being. The move…

  24. Carlos Zambrano promised move to bullpen is temporary

    Apr 26, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano told Bruce Levine of that Cubs manager Lou Piniella promised him that his move to the bullpen will only be temporary as general manager Jim Hendry searches for a set-up man. “Yeah, that’s what [Cubs manager] Lou [Piniella] said, that’s what we agreed [upon],” Zambrano said. “They are looking for a setup…

  25. Cardinals place Felipe Lopez on DL with elbow injury

    Apr 26, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT

    The Cardinals have placed infielder Felipe Lopez on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his right elbow, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Lopez had been sidelined since last week due to discomfort in the elbow, but it’s amazing how much this has flown under the radar considering…

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