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  1. Matt Garza throws 66 pitches in third rehab start

    May 12, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs right-hander Matt Garza tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday in his second minor league rehab start with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies. It was his third rehab start overall. Garza was scheduled to throw between four and five innings on Saturday, but two walks ballooned his pitch count…

  2. Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera had a mini argument Saturday in front of media and fans

    May 12, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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    From Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News: Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera exchanged tense words in the dugout before Saturday night’s game, as Chamberlain took exception to Rivera instructing him to quiet down while the closer chatted with reporters about an emotional event he had held earlier in the day with several local families. “Don’t…

  3. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 12, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Ubaldo Jimenez looked absolutely finished just a handful of weeks ago. But something has clicked. The Indians right-hander allowed just one earned run on three hits over six innings Saturday in Cleveland’s 7-6 defeat of the Tigers and now boasts a 3-0 record, 1.45 ERA, 0.857 WHIP and 20/6 K/BB ratio over his last 18 2/3 innings…

  4. Angel Hernandez denies game-tying home run, Athletics robbed in 4-3 loss to Indians

    May 8, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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    A’s infielder Adam Rosales hit a heroic game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday against Indians closer Chris Perez, stunning the crowd at Cleveland’s Progressive Field and injecting new life into an Oakland club that has hit a few road bumps since the calendar flipped to May. Except Angel Hernandez and…

  5. Curtis Granderson to begin rehab assignment Thursday

    May 8, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Via Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune: He’s getting closer to a return to the big leagues. Thursday night, Curtis Granderson will show area fans how close. The Yankees’ All-Star center fielder will open a major league rehab assignment with the RailRiders Thursday against Indianapolis, a source within the organization confirmed to The Times-Tribune. Granderson is expected to…

  6. Ricky Romero pulled in first inning of second start

    May 8, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

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    So it appears that one good start at High-A Dunedin did not completely fix all of Ricky Romero’s issues. The left-hander was lifted with just one out in the first inning of his start Wednesday night in Tampa Bay after allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks versus the Rays. It was…

  7. Diamondbacks place J.J. Putz on disabled list, will use Heath Bell as their ninth-inning man

    May 8, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Diamondbacks have placed right-hander J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. Putz suffered the injury Tuesday night during a relief appearance against the Dodgers and could sidelined for an extended period of time. In fact, ESPN’s Buster Olney says “all signs point” to the veteran needing a…

  8. Brian Roberts will have hamstring surgery on Thursday

    May 8, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts underwent surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He then had surgery in December for a sports hernia. And now he is going under the knife yet again. According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, Roberts is scheduled to have surgery Thursday at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas to fix…

  9. Jered Weaver scheduled to throw off a mound Thursday for the first time since fracturing elbow

    May 7, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

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    From Alden Gonzalez of comes word that Angels ace Jered Weaver is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday for the first time since fracturing his left (non-throwing) elbow when he tried to avoid a comebacker April 7 in Arlington, Texas. If everything goes well during Thursday’s mound workout and he suffers no…

  10. Marlins closing off upper deck for six games next week

    May 7, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Barry Jackson, columnist at the Miami Herald, has the story: The Marlins, whose attendance ranks last in the National League five weeks into the season, have decided to close the upper bowl at Marlins Park for at least some weeknight games – an approach the team used at times at Sun Life Stadium. The upper bowl…

  11. J.A. Happ leaves on stretcher after taking line drive to head

    May 7, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ departed the field on a stretcher after taking a Desmond Jennings line drive off the left side of his head in the second inning of his start Tuesday evening against the Rays. Happ appeared to be conversing with paramedics as they led him off in a cart, but his neck…

  12. Dodgers place Jerry Hairston Jr. on 15-day disabled list

    May 7, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have placed Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin muscle and called up utilityman Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the vacant 25-man roster spot. Hairston, who suffered the injury while running the bases Saturday, is expected to…

  13. Angel Pagan back in Giants’ starting lineup Tuesday

    May 7, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    As first reported by beat writer Alex Pavolvic of the San Jose Mercury News, center fielder Angel Pagan is back in the Giants’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Phillies after sitting out the past couple of games with a mild hamstring strain. Pagan is batting .275/.328/.367 with four stolen bases and 24 runs…

  14. Roy Halladay rocked again, Phillies routed by Marlins

    May 5, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay seemed to be showing signs of a true turnaround when he rattled off three straight quality starts between April 14 and April 24. But the wheels have fallen off again. Halladay was shelled for eight earned runs over 3 2/3 innings on April 30 in a 14-2 loss to the Indians…

  15. Astros move Erik Bedard to the bullpen

    May 5, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Veteran left-hander Erik Bedard will not be taking another turn in the Astros’ starting rotation. According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of, the Astros have demoted Bedard to the bullpen and will name a new starting pitcher later this week. Bedard had allowed 24 hits, 12 walks and 17 earned runs in 18 2/3…

  16. Andrew Bailey will have an MRI on his right arm Monday

    May 5, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore right biceps muscle Monday. And a 15-day disabled list stint seems likely to follow, no matter what the test results show. Bailey was able to steal Boston’s ninth-inning job away from Joel Hanrahan…

  17. Michael Bourn to begin rehab assignment Monday

    May 5, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    As first reported by’s Jordan Bastian, Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday evening with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. He will spend two or three days down on the farm before being activated from the 15-day disabled list. Bourn has been out since suffering a…

  18. Marlins using newspaper headlines for motivation

    May 5, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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    From Joe Capozzi, the Marlins beat writer at the Palm Beach Post: On #Marlins clubhouse wall, headline from Saturday’s Delaware County Daily Times — “Phils beat up on sadsack Marlins” — Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) May 5, 2013 That was the headline after the Marlins’ 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Friday night. The Fish rode…

  19. Denard Span back in Nationals’ lineup Sunday

    May 5, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    From Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider comes word that outfielder Denard Span is back in Washington’s starting lineup for Sunday’s series-finale against the Pirates at PNC Park. Span sat out Saturday after fouling a ball off his right foot on Friday night. He only suffered a small bruise. The dynamic 29-year-old is batting…

  20. Miguel Cabrera is currently on pace for 201 RBI

    May 5, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

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    RBI is not a predictive stat and it relies far too heavily on the performance of others, but let’s just go ahead and note that — here on May 5 — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is on pace to drive in 201 runs. Cabrera went 4-for-4 with two homers and six RBI in Detroit’s 17-2…

  21. Ryan Madson throws off mound for first time since cleanup procedure on troublesome elbow

    May 5, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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    Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times reports that rehabbing Angels reliever Ryan Madson tossed a bullpen session Saturday for the first time since undergoing a procedure last week to remove scar tissue from his surgically-repaired right elbow. Madson felt fine during the mound workout, but there is still no timetable for his 2013 debut. He…

  22. Allen Craig hit his first home run of the season

    May 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Allen Craig hit .307/.354/.522 with 22 homers and 92 RBI in 119 games last season and was expected to do big things from start to finish here in 2013. He had a sluggish April, but the talented Cardinals first baseman is quickly beginning to heat up. Craig slugged his first home run of the season…

  23. Jake Peavy scratched from start Monday vs. Royals

    May 5, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

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    As first reported by beat writer Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy has been ruled out for his scheduled Monday start against the Royals due to lingering stiffness in his lower back. Chris Sale will either be bumped ahead one day to make the start or the White Sox…

  24. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 5, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

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    The Marlins are largely unwatchable this season, especially when Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is sidelined. But Jose Fernandez starts are becoming appointment viewing. Fernandez, 20, fired seven scoreless innings Saturday in Miami’s 2-0 victory over the Phillies, yielding just one hit and one walk while fanning a career-high nine batters. He now boasts a 3.48 ERA, 1.06…

  25. X-rays negative on Jayson Werth’s left ankle

    May 1, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was held out of action Tuesday and Wednesday after fouling a ball off his left ankle Monday night. But he should be back in action by the end of this week. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, X-rays have come back negative on Werth’s ankle. He has also been nursing some hamstring tightness…

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