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  1. REPORT: Yankees acquire Lance Berkman from Astros

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:55 PM EDT

    It won’t be official until Saturday, but Lance Berkman has waived his no-trade clause to join the Bombers.

  2. Jacoby Ellsbury to join Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

    Fresh off three minor league rehab games with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury is set to play with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday and Sunday, according to Ian Browne of Ellsbury was 3-for-7 with a stolen base with the GCL club and played all nine innings in center field on Thursday. He…

  3. Lance Berkman vetoed a trade to the White Sox

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

    According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Lance Berkman recently invoked his no-trade clause to prevent a trade to the White Sox. Not that I reside in Berkman’s head or anything, but I wonder if the fact that the White Sox swept the Astros in the 2005 World Series played at least a small part…

  4. Report: Cards targeting Jake Westbrook

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

    The Cardinals have Jake Westbrook at the top of their wish list, reports Jayson Stark of Spurned in their efforts to land Dan Haren or Roy Oswalt, the Cards were also talking to the Nationals about Livan Hernandez and the Rockies about Aaron Cook in recent days. No longer, according to Stark. Teams that…

  5. Rumor: Rockies don't want to trade Brad Hawpe

    Jul 30, 2010, 7:44 PM EDT

    According to Jayson Stark of, the Rockies couldn’t trade Brad Hawpe right now “no matter what.” The reason? They might need to play Hawpe at first base depending upon the health of Todd Helton. Don’t buy it. It would behoove the Rockies to trade Hawpe now if they have no intention of picking up…

  6. Carlos Zambrano would waive his no-trade clause

    Jul 30, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano, who re-joined the team today, told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times that he loves Chicago, but will waive his no-trade clause if the Cubs approach him with a potential trade. That’s awful nice of him given that he’s basically lost whatever minimal trade value he already had. Here’s the quote, via Paul…

  7. Juan Samuel might not stay with Orioles

    Jul 30, 2010, 6:41 PM EDT

    New Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he will be keeping the team’s current coaching staff through the end of the season. So, where does that leave interim skipper Juan Samuel? Well, Showalter already told Samuel that he would like to retain him as his third base coach.…

  8. Jim Edmonds isn't sure he wants to be traded

    Jul 30, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT

    According to Adam McCalvy of, the Red Sox recently asked the Brewers about the availability of Jim Edmonds, however the 40-year-old outfielder isn’t sure that he’ll accept a trade to a contender. No, Edmonds doesn’t have a no-trade clause — he was signed to an incentive-laden minor league contract — but Brewers general manager…

  9. UPDATE: Huston Street diagnosed with abdominal contusion

    Jul 27, 2010, 10:22 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Great news. According to Thomas Harding of, Street was diagnosed with a right abdominal contusion. He is “at home, resting comfortably,” and is currently listed as day-to-day, according to the team. 8:20 PM: Scary stuff in Colorado. Huston Street was hospitalized after being hit in the inner pelvic region by a line drive…

  10. UPDATE: Stephen Strasburg diagnosed with shoulder inflammation

    Jul 27, 2010, 9:59 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that an MRI and X-ray on Stephen Strasburg showed only inflammation in his right shoulder and no structural damage, reports Ben Goessling of He is currently listed as day-to-day. 7:34 PM: According to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made the decision to…

  11. Dan Haren says he "should be on track" for his next start

    Jul 27, 2010, 9:18 PM EDT

    The Angels continue to fade in the American League West, but they received some good news about their newest acquisition Tuesday. According to Ramona Shelbourne of, not only did X-rays on Dan Haren’s forearm came back negative, the right-hander said he “should be on track” to make his next scheduled start against the first-place…

  12. Matt Garza throws first no-hitter in Rays' history, fifth of 2010 season

    Jul 26, 2010, 9:49 PM EDT

    UPDATE: He did it! Matt Garza just completed the first no-hitter in Rays’ history and the fifth no-hitter of the season. He needed 120 pitches to do it, striking out six and walking just one. Because of a double-play ball in the second inning, he faced the minimum. Now that the Rays have a no-hitter,…

  13. Roy Oswalt says he is open to pitching on the East Coast

    Jul 26, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    What, you thought we were done with trade rumors for today? No way. Roy Oswalt told Bernando Fallas of the Houston Chronicle on Monday that he wouldn’t be opposed to pitching on the East Coast. “That’s not an issue,” Oswalt told the Chronicle on Monday. “Like I’ve said from the beginning, it’s going to have…

  14. Carlos Zambrano apologizes, just not to his teammates

    Jul 26, 2010, 8:04 PM EDT

    During an interview with ESPN’s Pedro Gomez on Monday, Carlos Zambrano apologized to Cubs fans for the June 29 tantrum that landed him on the restricted list. “It was a moment of frustration,” Zambrano said Monday in an interview with ESPN. “I was trying to fire up the team. Lee told me to shut up,…

  15. Phillies prospect J.C. Ramirez scratched from Sunday start

    Jul 24, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT

    During an appearance on Saturday’s Mets-Dodgers game on FOX, Ken Rosenthal said that Phillies prospect right-hander J.C. Ramirez was a healthy scratch from his Sunday start for Double-A Reading. This could mean nothing, of course, but it is especially curious during this time of year. Rosenthal noted that the Phillies remain in talks for Roy…

  16. Andy Pettitte hopes to return ahead of schedule

    Jul 24, 2010, 6:03 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte, who went on the disabled list Monday with a groin strain, played catch for about five minutes from 60 feet on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Diagnosed with Grade 1 strain, the veteran left-hander isn’t expected to return until mid-to-late August, however he told reporters Saturday that he doesn’t think that timetable…

  17. UPDATE: Corey Hart sidelined with wrist injury

    Jul 24, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT

    UPDATE: No surprise here. Hart is out of the lineup against the Nationals tonight. He told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his wrist is still too sore to even try to swing a bat. “It’s sore,” he said. “Hopefully, it won’t be too long, especially the way things have been going for…

  18. Gary Matthews Jr. opts out of his contract with the Reds

    Jul 24, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    I’ll interrupt all this talk about the upcoming July 31 non-waiver trade deadline to bring you this moment of levity. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Matthews Jr. has officially opted out of his contract with the Reds and is now a free agent. Matthews, who signed a minor league contract with…

  19. The Diamondbacks want a lot for Dan Haren

    Jul 24, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

    According to Buster Olney of, the Diamondbacks are asking the Tigers for top pitching prospects Andy Oliver and Jacob Turner in exchange for Dan Haren. Oliver just recently posted a 7.36 ERA over his first five starts in the big leagues, but the 22-year-old left-hander is 6-4 with a 3.61 ERA and 1.28 WHIP…

  20. Ben Sheets could miss rest of season with elbow injury

    Jul 24, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    Here we go again. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Ben Sheets is headed to the disabled list after yet another injury to his right elbow. Sheets told Slusser that his elbow has been “too swollen” over his past two or three starts. When asked if he is looking at missing the…

  21. John Maine has season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 24, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

    According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, John Maine underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery Friday to clean out scar tissue in his right shoulder. Maine was 1-3 with a 6.13 ERA over his first nine starts this season before going on the disabled list with right arm fatigue on May 21. The Mets…

  22. Roy Oswalt would be open to restructuring contract

    Jul 24, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt confirmed Friday that he would be willing to restructure his $16 million club option for 2012 given the right situation, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’m going to find a way to get it done,” Oswalt told a gathering of Houston reporters. “I’m not going to go somewhere where…

  23. Jason Bay is Friday's human highlight reel

    Jul 24, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    This hasn’t been a fun year for Jason Bay. Signed to a four-year, $66 million contract over the winter, the 31-year-old outfielder is batting a modest .260 with six homers and 47 RBI. This time last year, he had 20 homers and 72 RBI. The Mets just haven’t gotten what they paid for. After going…

  24. Ted Lilly could be traded this weekend

    Jul 24, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    Major league sources told Chris De Luca of the Chicago Sun-Times that Ted Lilly could be traded by the end of the weekend. Interest in the veteran left-hander has skyrocketed after he tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Astros on Wednesday. Naturally, the Cubs appear quite content to sell high. Sources tell…

  25. UPDATE: Yankees were "never close" to deal for Dan Haren

    Jul 24, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of essentially backs up Stark’s report, saying the Yankees would be willing to trade Ivan Nova, Zach McAllister (previously mentioned in the Cliff Lee proposal) and other prospects, however they will not include Joba Chamberlain and pay the full $33 million remaining on Haren’s contract. According to Heyman, the Diamondbacks have…

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