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  1. Daisuke Matsuzaka will take next turn in Red Sox rotation

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:18 PM EST

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    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters this past weekend that struggling right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka might be dropped from the starting rotation. But it won’t happen just yet. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox announced Tuesday evening that Matsuzaka will make his scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays despite…

  2. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ starting lineup Tuesday

    Sep 11, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

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    From Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times comes word that Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks after missing the past two games because of discomfort in his left shoulder. Kemp has been given two cortisone injections since slamming into the center field wall…

  3. Indians activate Lonnie Chisenhall from 60-day DL

    Sep 9, 2012, 8:26 PM EST

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    From beat writer Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that the Indians have activated third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from the 60-day disabled list and intend to start him on Monday evening in their series finale against the Twins. Josh Tomlin was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list…

  4. Johnny Cueto makes it just four innings against Astros

    Sep 9, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

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    R.A. Dickey is the NL’s new ERA leader. Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto, who had been wearing the crown, was hammered for four earned runs on nine hits Sunday afternoon against the Astros before exiting after just four frames. He struck out six and issued only one walk, but the typically light-hitting Houston lineup took advantage…

  5. Adam Dunn might not return for another five days because of strained right oblique muscle

    Sep 9, 2012, 2:38 PM EST

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    White Sox slugger Adam Dunn was not in the lineup Saturday, is not in the lineup Sunday and is not expected to return to action anytime soon. Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Dunn “could miss another five days” as he continues to battle through a strained right oblique muscle. Which means that…

  6. Jake Westbrook out for next start due to oblique strain

    Sep 9, 2012, 1:46 PM EST

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    The badly-slumping Cardinals have dropped three straight games and five of their last eight. And now they’ve also lost a member of their starting rotation for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, right-hander Jake Westbrook suffered a strained right oblique during his start Saturday night against the Brewers. He has been…

  7. Mark Teixeira aggravates left calf, will undergo MRI

    Sep 9, 2012, 12:51 PM EST

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    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated his troublesome left calf on the final play of Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to the Orioles. And there’s some concern that it was more than just a tweak. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Teixeira will undergo an MRI on the calf Monday and has already been ruled out…

  8. Mike Trout … [yawn] … does some more incredible things

    Sep 9, 2012, 12:08 PM EST

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    Angels phenom Mike Trout was at it again Saturday night in Anaheim, leading off a 6-1 victory over the Tigers with a home run then ending the game by robbing Prince Fielder at the center field wall. The big fly was Trout’s 26th of the 2012 season and the home run-robbing grab was his fourth.…

  9. John Lackey faces live hitters for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery

    Sep 9, 2012, 11:14 AM EST

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    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters late last month that he was “very impressed” after watching John Lackey throw batting practice. And now the right-hander has taken another major stride. According to Danny Picard of CSN New England, Lackey tossed 15 pitches to live hitters Saturday at Fenway Park without experiencing any sort of…

  10. Jeff Samardzija ends his season on a high note

    Sep 9, 2012, 10:25 AM EST

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    Jeff Samardzija entered Saturday’s start against the Pirates with full knowledge that it would be his last. Over the next couple of hours, he pitched like a man wanting to make a grand final statement. The former Notre Dame wideout struck out nine batters in a complete-game victory at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, allowing just four…

  11. Joe Girardi had a heated exchange with a reporter after Saturday night’s loss to the O’s

    Sep 9, 2012, 9:37 AM EST

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    Here’s the basic summary, courtesy of MLB.com: Manager Joe Girardi engaged in a brief shouting match with columnist Joel Sherman of the New York Post in the visiting clubhouse at Camden Yards, and the pair were separated by team personnel. Girardi conducted his postgame press conference with reporters in a noisy hallway outside the clubhouse…

  12. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 9, 2012, 8:29 AM EST

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    The Nationals keep winning in all sorts of ways. On Saturday evening in D.C. it was Jayson Werth playing the role of hero with a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning following a rain delay of nearly three hours. Corey Brown then iced the victory in the 10th inning on…

  13. Nick Markakis suffers broken thumb, out six weeks

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:00 PM EST

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    Horrible news here for the first-place Orioles. According to Richard Justice of MLB.com, outfielder Nick Markakis has been diagnosed with a broken bone in the middle of his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for the next six weeks. Markakis suffered the injury in the sixth inning Saturday after getting struck with a…

  14. Stephen Strasburg is upset about being shut down

    Sep 8, 2012, 10:02 PM EST

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post provides the quote: “I don’t know if I’m ever going to accept it, to be honest,” Strasburg said Saturday. “It’s something that I’m not happy about at all. That’s not why I play the game. I play the game to be a good teammate and win. You don’t grow…

  15. Troy Tulowitzki expected to rejoin Rockies on Monday

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:34 PM EST

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    Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hasn’t appeared in a major league game since May 30 because of a left groin injury that eventually required surgery. But that will change early next week. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki is expected to return to the Rockies’ starting lineup on Monday night against the Giants.…

  16. Zack Cozart has a slightly strained oblique

    Sep 8, 2012, 7:03 PM EST

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    From Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was diagnosed on Saturday afternoon with a “slight oblique strain” and has already been ruled out of the team’s entire weekend series with the Astros. Cozart’s injury should be healed by early next week, but the Reds currently boast an 8 1/2-game…

  17. Brandon McCarthy is “conscious and doing well”

    Sep 5, 2012, 10:20 PM EST

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    There’s finally an update on the status of A’s right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who departed his start Wednesday against the Angels after taking a well-struck Erick Aybar line drive off the side of his head. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that McCarthy is still conscious and “doing well” at Summit Hospital in Oakland. He’s going to stay…

  18. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington had a talk with Bobby Valentine about his WEEI interview

    Sep 5, 2012, 9:27 PM EST

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    Bobby Valentine’s combative comments Wednesday afternoon on Boston sports radio station WEEI did not go unnoticed in the Red Sox front office. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington had a “brief discussion” with Valentine before Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners. Cherington didn’t describe to Cafardo what was said…

  19. Padres sign Chris Denorfia to two-year extension

    Sep 5, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Corey Brock comes word that the Padres reached agreement Wednesday on a two-year extension with outfielder Chris Denorfia. He’ll get $2 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in ’14. Denorfia has posted a respectable .290/.346/.445 batting line with six home runs, 16 doubles and 30 RBI across 314 plate appearances this season for…

  20. Jeff Niemann given good news by Dr. James Andrews

    Sep 5, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

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    Things might be looking up for Jeff Niemann. According to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune, the right-hander received “good news” about his ailing throwing shoulder on Wednesday after paying a visit to joint specialist Dr. James Andrews. He should be allowed to resume throwing in a couple of weeks and could return before the end of the regular…

  21. Jose Bautista undergoes left wrist surgery

    Sep 4, 2012, 10:05 PM EST

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    The deed is done. Or something like that. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista underwent surgery in Cleveland this afternoon to repair his troublesome left wrist. The procedure was deemed an initial success, though pretty much all procedures are. Bautista will now begin a recovery period that is expected…

  22. Mike Napoli is not close to returning to the Rangers

    Sep 4, 2012, 8:44 PM EST

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    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan has the update from Mike Napoli‘s brief workout Tuesday in Kansas City: Napoli limited his running from home to first base. He was not running full speed. He did not try running around the bases and he did not go through any tests as far as cutting, stopping or starting. No word…

  23. Curtis Granderson back in Yankees’ lineup Tuesday

    Sep 4, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

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    From Newsday‘s Erik Boland comes word that center fielder Curtis Granderson is back in the Yankees’ starting lineup on Tuesday evening against the Rays. Granderson did not play Sunday or Monday after making an early exit from Saturday’s game because of tendinitis in his right hamstring. An MRI taken over the weekend ruled out any…

  24. Jorge De La Rosa cleared for rehab assignment

    Sep 2, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

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    Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd told season ticket holders back in June that Jorge De La Rosa was unlikely to pitch this summer. But things are suddenly looking up for the left-handed starter. According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, De La Rosa is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment…

  25. Cards will indeed promote pitching prospect Shelby Miller

    Sep 2, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

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    It has been rumored since early last week, and now we can pretty much make the transaction official. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals will call up top pitching prospect Shelby Miller this week from Triple-A Memphis, where he went 5-1 with a dazzling 53/4 K/BB ratio and 2.89 ERA…

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