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  1. UPDATE: MLB will review Oliver Perez's medical records

    Jun 5, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, major league baseball plans to independently review Oliver Perez’s medical records, including the MRI that he underwent on Friday. “This could be 100 percent legitimate,” the official said. “When there are questions, we look into it.” According to the report, the official said the…

  2. Bruce Bochy is just making sure we are still paying attention

    Jun 5, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    I’ve been trying to come up with an explanation for this and I’ve come to the conclusion that Giants manager Bruce Bochy really thinks tonight’s game against the Pirates is going to be canceled and he is simply messing with our heads. Here it is, courtesy of Andrew Baggarly on the San Jose Mercury News:…

  3. UPDATE: Garrett Wittels moves hitting streak to 56 games

    Jun 5, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Wittels will have to wait until next season for a chance at history. FIU lost to Dartmouth 15-9 on Saturday afternoon and have been eliminated from the NCAA tournament. 2:28 PM: According to Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, Florida International shortstop Garrett Wittels extended his hitting streak to 56 games with a first-inning double…

  4. UPDATE: Carlos Beltran plays in second extended spring training game

    Jun 5, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Beltran was 1-for-5 with an RBI single and two walks as the designated hitter in his second extended spring training game on Saturday afternoon. Friday, 9:01 PM: Carlos Beltran was 2-for-6 as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game on Friday afternoon, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. It was Beltran’s first…

  5. New skipper, same results in Baltimore

    Jun 5, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz ruined Juan Samuel’s first game as O’s interim manager, tossing a complete-game five-hit shutout as part of an 11-0 victory on Friday night. The Orioles have now lost nine consecutive games and enter play on Saturday at 15-40. They currently sit an incredible 21 games behind the first-place Rays in the American League…

  6. The Cardinals sign Randy Winn

    Jun 5, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

    According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have signed outfielder Randy Winn. He is expected to be in uniform for Saturday’s game against the Brewers. Winn, who turns 36 next week, was designated for assignment by the Yankees last month after batting .213/.300/.295 with one home run and eight RBI over…

  7. Derrek Lee hasn't heard anything about the Angels

    Jun 5, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

    On Thursday, Fred Mitchell and David Kaplan of the Chicago Tribune cited “excellent baseball sources” who told them that the Cubs may be involved in trade talks that would send Derrek Lee to the Angels. On Friday, Lee told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune that he hasn’t heard anything about it. “Who are the…

  8. The Royals may have already locked up their first-round pick

    Jun 5, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

    According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals “are thought to be close” to a deal with University of Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal to be the fourth pick of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft on Monday. Other outlets, including Frankie Pilere of AOL Fanhouse, are suggesting that the Royals may already have…

  9. Brad Lidge shuts down Padres as Phils snap four-game losing streak

    Jun 5, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    So much for easing him back in. Just two days after it appeared he was in line for a save opportunity against the Braves, Lidge tossed a perfect ninth inning in a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Friday night. It was Lidge’s first save since his return from the disabled list on Monday and…

  10. Carlos Zambrano loses in his return to the starting rotation

    Jun 5, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano took the loss in his return to the starting rotation against the Astros on Friday night, allowing three runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking three. He was pulled after throwing 85 pitches. While his overall line doesn’t look all that impressive, he was much better…

  11. Jason Heyward makes history in loss to Dodgers

    Jun 5, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    But it’s not the kind of history you normally want. As the Dodgers snapped the Braves nine-game winning streak on Friday night, Jason Heyward was 0-for-5 while tying a record for a nine-inning game with five strikeouts. We’re all familiar with the “golden sombrero,” but it’s not often that we get to pull out the…

  12. Virginia town offers to rename itself after Stephen Strasburg

    Jun 4, 2010, 8:19 PM EDT

    There’s obviously a great deal of excitement surrounding Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut next Tuesday night, and one town approximately 80 miles away from the nation’s capital plans to find an interesting way to express their adoration. According to the Associated Press, some particularly excited residents of Strasburg, Virginia want their town to be renamed…

  13. Roy Oswalt would waive no-trade clause to go to the Nationals

    Jun 1, 2010, 8:46 PM EDT

    NatsTown is suddenly a very hot ticket with the news of Stephen Strasburg’s imminent promotion. And according to what Roy Oswalt told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post on Tuesday, he wouldn’t mind hitching his wagon (or tractor) to the surprising ballclub. “They’ve been playing well,” Oswalt said. “They’ve got a good offensive club. I…

  14. UPDATE: Dontrelle Willis traded to Diamondbacks

    Jun 1, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Tigers will acquire right-hander Billy Buckner in return. And the final piece of the puzzle, Jon Heyman of SI.com says that the Tigers will pay all but the prorated $400K major league minimum to ship Willis to the Diamondbacks. 6:18 PM: Another trade! According to…

  15. UPDATE: Diamondbacks interested in Dontrelle Willis

    May 31, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    UPDATE: The Diamondbacks have confirmed their interest in Willis, according to Gilbert. “We are at least considering him,” D-backs general manager Josh Byrnes said Monday. 8:55 PM: According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the Diamondbacks have had discussions with the Tigers about acquiring Dontrelle Willis. Willis, 28, was designated for assignment by the Tigers on…

  16. Stephen Strasburg to debut on June 8 vs. Pirates

    May 31, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    It’s finally official. After rampant speculation and anticipation, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told Bill Ladson of MLB.com that 2009 first-round pick Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his major league debut on Tuesday, June 8 against the Pirates. The 21-year-old right-hander has blown the doors off minor league competition, going 6-2 with a 1.43…

  17. UPDATE: No charges to be filed against Vicente Padilla

    May 29, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Padilla was accused of a domestic violence incident. However, the Denver Police found no evidence that Padilla had actually committed a crime, said spokeswoman Det. Leslie Branche-Wise. No arrests were made and the investigation has concluded. 3:02 PM: According to CBS4 in Denver, police are…

  18. Max Scherzer to be recalled for Sunday start

    May 29, 2010, 6:02 PM EDT

    In a bit of a surprise move, the Tigers will recall right-hander Max Scherzer from Triple-A Toledo to start against the Athletics on Sunday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. The Tigers were clearly headed in a different direction after Sunday’s projected starter Armando Galarraga pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief during Friday’s 5-4 loss.…

  19. The Marlins are trying to stuff the ballot box or something

    May 29, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

    As far as I’m concerned, every team makes a concerted effort to get their players represented in the All-Star game, but this Associated Press report makes it look like the Marlins might be pushing it a little bit: If a fan fills out 200 All-Star ballots, available at any of 30 locations around Sun Life…

  20. Brett Anderson activated from DL for Saturday start

    May 29, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    As expected, the Athletics officially activated left-hander Brett Anderson from the disabled list in advance of Saturday night’s game against the Tigers, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. He’ll square off against fellow sophomore Rick Porcello. Anderson, 22, has been on the disabled list since late last month due to left elbow inflammation and a…

  21. Adam Jones mistaken for Adam "Pacman" Jones?

    May 29, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    On Friday afternoon, Craig told us that Adam Jones was detained at the Canadian border. Well, according to what Jones wrote on his Twitter page on Friday night, it was all a case of mistaken identity. Via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun: “Basically, what happened, was they had the wrong person,” said Jones, who…

  22. UPDATE: David Huff removed from game after being hit in head

    May 29, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Great news. According to Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com, a CT scan on Huff came back negative. He’ll remain at the hospital for a few hours for precautionary observation. 2:44 PM: According to the team’s Twitter feed, Huff was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital. The good news is that he never lost consciousness and…

  23. Why did Jerry Manuel pull Johan Santana?

    May 29, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

    In one of the better pitchers’ duels I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this season, Johan Santana and Yovani Gallardo swapped zeroes over the first eight innings of Friday’s game. The Brewers eventually won the game 2-0 on a walkoff two-run blast by Corey Hart off Ryota Igarashi in the bottom of the ninth inning,…

  24. Edinson Volquez is on the comeback trail

    May 29, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    Edinson Volquez, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery last August, threw 60 pitches at Great American Ballpark on Friday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He looked great,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “He threw all his pitches. He really looked good.” While he is on the…

  25. Justin Duchscherer to undergo season-ending hip surgery

    May 29, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Justin Duchscherer will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo surgery on his ailing left hip. According to Slusser, Duchscherer has a congenital issue in his hips where the femur meets the joint. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd “at…

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