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  1. Huston Street visits Dr. James Andrews

    Apr 5, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

    Just don’t call it a setback. According to what Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd told Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, Huston Street was simply seeking a second opinion on his nagging right shoulder. “Everything looked great. I was told they didn’t see any issues at all, so we are going to keep doing…

  2. Cameron Maybin gets lost in Citi Field

    Apr 5, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Cameron Maybin’s body was in Citi Field on Monday afternoon, but he may have left his head somewhere in the depths of Roger Dean Stadium. The Marlins’ center fielder, who just turned 23 on Sunday, was 0-for-4 with three swinging strikeouts, narrowly avoiding the dreaded golden sombrero. But that’s not even the worst of it.…

  3. Coco Crisp headed to DL with fractured left pinky finger

    Apr 3, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

    Coco Crisp will begin the season on the disabled list after he suffered a fractured left pinky finger during Friday’s game against the Giants, according to CSN California, by way of Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. He injured the finger while sliding into second base. It’s not yet known how long he’ll be…

  4. Jose Reyes plays in intersquad game on Saturday

    Apr 3, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks in a minor league intersquad game in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, according to Adam Rubin of Reyes played all nine innings in the field for the first time this spring. He is scheduled to have a day off on Sunday before resuming his…

  5. Blue Jays sign Adam Lind to four-year, $18 mil. extension

    Apr 3, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

    Update: Yep, still a bargain. Bastian has the deets on the three option years: Lind’s contract: 2014 – $7 mil or $2 mil buyout, 2015 – $7.5 mil or $1 mil buyout, 2016 – $8 mil or $500K buyout In other words, seven years, $38.5 million. Wow. Nice change of pace from the inflated deals…

  6. Still "nothing" between the Red Sox and Victor Martinez

    Apr 3, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT

    Nothing particularly new here, but with the recent extension handed out to Joe Mauer and the start of the season just one day away, there’s a very good chance that Victor Martinez will be the premiere catcher on the free agent market this winter. Consistent with what he has said all spring, Martinez told Scott…

  7. Giants send Buster Posey to Triple-A…for now

    Apr 3, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    As expected, the Giants sent prospect catcher Buster Posey to Triple-A Fresno on Friday night. The 23-year-old batted .321/.357/.453 with one home run, nine RBI and five runs runs scored in 53 at-bats this spring, leaving little doubt that he’ll be with the big club at some point this season. But for now, Giants manager…

  8. Jeff Francis to open season on disabled list

    Apr 3, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

    Jeff Francis, who was slated to pitch the second game of the season against the Brewers, is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of pain below his left armpit. The 29-year-old left-hander missed the entire 2009 season due to shoulder surgery. He told Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post that he began feeling the…

  9. Rookie Jenrry Mejia set to make Mets' bullpen

    Apr 3, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

    One of the more polarizing on-the-field storylines of spring training reached its likely conclusion last night, as the Mets made a series of cuts that all but guaranteed that 20-year-old right-hander Jenrry Mejia will make the team’s Opening Day roster. Mejia, ranked by Baseball America as the organization’s No. 1 prospect, has tallied an impressive…

  10. Mike Leake skips minors, named Reds fifth starter

    Apr 2, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

    There was a possibility that a certain pitcher would skip the minor leagues to win a spot in the Reds rotation this spring, just nobody — or nearly nobody — expected it to be 2009 first-round pick Mike Leake. But he will. Leake will become the first drafted pitcher to skip the minor leagues altogether…

  11. Rangers ink Scott Feldman to three-year extension

    Apr 2, 2010, 6:46 PM EDT

    The Rangers have signed right-hander Scott Feldman to a three-year, $13.325 million contract extension, reports Tim MacMahon of The contract includes a $9.25 million club option for 2013, or a $600,000 buyout. Feldman and the Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2,425,000 contract in January, however it was overwritten by the new…

  12. O's name Felix Pie as starting left fielder

    Mar 30, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

    It’s been a tough day at the office for Orioles manager Dave Trembley. He already made one tough decision, picking David Hernandez over Chris Tillman for the final spot in his rotation, but he made another notable one later in the afternoon, naming Felix Pie as his Opening Day left fielder over Nolan Reimold. Reimold…

  13. Lance Berkman suffers setback from knee surgery

    Mar 30, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out loose cartilage in his left knee on March 13, was already iffy for the start of the season. Now he’s almost surely headed for the disabled list. According to Brian McTaggart of, Berkman’s knee “swelled up a good bit” after he took some ground balls…

  14. Quote of the day: Mike Pelfrey, punching bag

    Mar 30, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    It’s only 10am, but hang with me here. Jeff Francoeur just appeared on the “Boomer & Carton Show” on WFAN in New York and he unveiled an interesting strategy to get Mike Pelfrey to step up his intensity this season: “I think what I’m going to do before each start is just go up and…

  15. UPDATE: Junichi Tazawa visits with Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 30, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Tazawa tells Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that there appears to be ligament damage in his elbow. He’s not sure about surgery, according to Lauber, but it “will be part of the discussion.” Doesn’t sound too promising. Monday, 7:14 pm: Uh-oh. The Red Sox announced on Monday that Junichi Tazawa was in Birmingham,…

  16. UPDATE: Mark Teixeira leaves Monday's game after being hit in elbow

    Mar 29, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Teixeria was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. After being looked at by doctors, it was determined that he did not need X-rays. He’ll be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Scary moment, but could have been a lot worse. 8:00 pm: Fingers are crossed in the Bronx…

  17. O's Koji Uehara expects to begin season on DL

    Mar 29, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara, currently grounded by a left hamstring strain suffered on March 18, told Brittany Ghiroli of (though his interpreter) that he expects to begin the season on the disabled list:  “If it happens, there’s nothing I can do about it,” Koji said through interpreter Jiwon Bang. “Obviously we don’t have many days before…

  18. Could Chris Tillman be headed for the minors?

    Mar 27, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    It could happen, at least according to what Brittany Ghiroli of has heard: According to some Orioles sources, Tillman is not the front runner for the teams 5th job. Hernandez and Berken would come first right now. Tillman, who turns 22 in April, was 2-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 12 starts last season.…

  19. Rangers acquire Andres Blanco from Cubs

    Mar 27, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    Here’s a minor transaction, as the Rangers have acquired infielder Andres Blanco from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Blanco, who turns 26 in April, batted .252/.303/.341 with one home run and 12 RBI in 123 at-bats for the Cubs last season. He was out of options and from…

  20. Royals unsure when Callaspo will return to lineup

    Mar 27, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

    Alberto Callaspo was scratched from Friday’s lineup against the Dodgers after he tweaked his right side on a swing during batting practice. He was out of the lineup again on Saturday and manager Trey Hillman told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that he isn’t sure when Callaspo will be able to return to…

  21. Branyan hopes to play in Cactus games next week

    Mar 27, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    Russell Branyan, who has been sidelined for the entire exhibition schedule because of a herniated disk in his back, hopes to play in a minor league game as soon as Monday. “If you look at Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, that’s only three days, but, in the scheme of things, that’s a lot of time,” Branyan…

  22. Jason Frasor wins closer gig in Toronto

    Mar 27, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    One of the spring’s great dramas has finally reached its resolution, reports Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun. Drumroll, everyone: “Jason Frasor was my closer last year and he hasn’t done anything to lose the job,” manager Cito Gaston said Friday afternoon. So, that’s that. Frasor was duking it out with Scott Downs and Kevin…

  23. Jamie Moyer looks like the No. 5 starter in Philly

    Mar 27, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Another fifth-starter battle was all but settled on Friday night, as Jamie Moyer tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings against a Yankees lineup that included all regulars with the exception of Nick Johnson and Jorge Posada. Moyer struck out six and retired the final 15 batters he faced. Quite a statement. Just one week ago, it…

  24. Lowell says his knee is improving

    Mar 27, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

    Mike Lowell told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that his left knee “felt great compared to yesterday.” Lowell was forced to leave Friday’s game after fouling a ball off his leg in his first at-bat. “The swelling under the knee cap is annoying and I can’t flex my quad (all the way), but it’s…

  25. Red Sox to start season with five starters

    Mar 27, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    Tim Wakefield spoke for many of us the other day when he said he was “very curious” about the team’s plans for their starting rotation. Well, manager Terry Francona finally revealed on Friday that Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Wakefield will all start the season in the rotation, according to Amalie…

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