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  1. Stephen Strasburg has significant UCL tear, will likely require Tommy John surgery

    Aug 27, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

    Well, this is just about the worst-case scenario for Nationals fans. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo just announced that Stephen Strasburg will likely require Tommy John surgery after Thursday’s arthogram revealed a “significant tear” of the ulnar collateral ligament in his his right elbow. Rizzo said the team believes the injury was “acute” and happened…

  2. Carlos Beltran would be open to a trade

    Aug 27, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    According to David Lennon of Newsday, Carlos Beltran indicated that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause this winter. Newsday has that pesky paywall, so go ahead and read the full story here. “I have to,” Beltran said. “I have to do what’s best for me and they have to do what’s best for them.…

  3. UPDATE: Nats to provide update on Strasburg at 10:30 a.m. ET

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post tweets that the conference call is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET. 8:14 AM: This sounds promising. The Nationals will hold a conference call sometime between 9 a.m. ET and noon today to announce the results of Stephen Strasburg’s MRI arthogram, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.…

  4. Jordan Zimmermann makes first start in 13 months

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    The event was overshadowed a bit by the introduction of Bryce Harper and the concern over Stephen Strasburg, but Jordan Zimmermann made his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery in last night’s wild 11-10 extra-innings victory over the Cardinals. Zimmermann looked decent enough over the first three innings, giving up one run on two hits…

  5. Diamondbacks plan to hire GM by the end of the season

    Aug 27, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic on Thursday that the team intends to have a permanent general manager in place by the end of the regular season. “I’d like to have a GM in place before the season ends,” Hall said. “You allow teams to get through the draft, get…

  6. No, Virginia, I don't believe in jinxes

    Aug 26, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    There, I said it. Phew. This topic is pretty silly to begin with, but since it’s been a relatively slow afternoon news-wise, I thought it was worth discussing. You see, during Tuesday’s near no-hitter by the Rangers, I was accused of being a jinx. Yes, it’s true. That stung a little bit at the time,…

  7. Brad Hawpe could sign as soon as today

    Aug 26, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Brad Hawpe could sign with a new club by as soon as today. Hawpe, 31, was designated for assignment last week after batting just .255/.343/.432 with seven home runs, 37 RBI and a 776 OPS in 259 at-bats with the Rockies this season. After passing through release…

  8. Oliver Perez wants to stay with the Mets. Of course he does!

    Aug 26, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT

    This might be my favorite story of the day, mostly because it makes me incredibly sad. Oliver Perez told Adam Rubin of that he would like to be back with the Mets next season. “I want to be back here. I want to have a championship because I know the fans want it and…

  9. Troy Glaus making transition back to third base in minors

    Aug 26, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    Aaron told us earlier this week that Troy Glaus was surprisingly seeing some action at third base while rehabbing a knee injury with Triple-A Gwinnett. His transition back to the hot corner hasn’t gone perfectly. Glaus committed two errors during Tuesday’s game and was nearly charged with another on Wednesday. Still, he told Carroll Rogers…

  10. Roger Clemens will be arraigned on Monday

    Aug 26, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    According to Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News, Roger Clemens will be arraigned Monday before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. The hearing is set for 2 p.m. ET at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in downtown Washington, D.C., according to an order released by the court. We have a feeling a few…

  11. Manuel Corpas likely done for season with elbow injury

    Aug 26, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT

    Yesterday’s stunning comeback win over the Braves has the Rockies primed for yet another late-season charge towards the postseason, but it looks like they’ll have to do it without Manuel Corpas. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Corpas is likely done for the season due to an elbow injury. The 27-year-old right-hander left…

  12. Rob Dibble is conveniently on vacation

    Aug 26, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    You may recall that Rob Dibble had some some choice words for Stephen Strasburg earlier this week, telling him to “suck it up,” among other things. In wake of the controversial comments, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that Dibble would not be in the MASN broadcast booth for at least the next two nights.…

  13. J.A. Happ plays spoiler in return to Philadelphia

    Aug 26, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

    Be honest. If on Sunday night, somebody told you that the Braves were going to get swept in Colorado you probably would have guessed that the Phillies would have picked up at least a game or two in the standings while playing the lowly-Astros. Heck, I would have too. Let this series function as a…

  14. Stephen Strasburg expected to be shut down

    Aug 26, 2010, 9:06 AM EDT

    Nothing particularly earth-shattering here, but according to Jon Heyman of, the Nationals are expected to shut down Stephen Strasburg for the rest of the season. Strasburg was diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm after leaving Saturday’s start against the Phillies in the fifth inning. An MRI on Sunday confirmed the…

  15. Your Thursday morning Manny Ramirez update

    Aug 26, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Yep, Manny Ramirez is still a Dodger, though probably not for long. As you probably know by now, the Dodgers finally placed Ramirez on waivers yesterday. We’ve already heard a report from the Chicago Sun-Times that says the Dodgers have been scouting players in the White Sox minor league system, suggesting that a potential deal…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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 —…

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