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  1. Padres might wait on trading Chase Headley

    Jul 29, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

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    The Yankees, Orioles, Indians, A’s and Pirates are among the teams with interest in acquiring Padres third baseman Chase Headley. But there probably won’t be any action on that front this summer. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Friars “aren’t far down the road” in any trade negotiations involving Headley and “might table it to…

  2. Pirates interested in Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    Jul 29, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported last week that the Indians are listening to offers on outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who’ll be entering his final year of arbitration in 2013 before hitting free agency leading into 2014. And now the Tribe might have a legitimate suitor. According to beat writer Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates…

  3. Mike Trout out of lineup Sunday with left knee contusion

    Jul 29, 2012, 3:13 PM EST

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    As relayed by Angels communications manager Eric Kay, phenom outfielder Mike Trout has been scratched from Sunday afternoon’s series-finale against the Rays because of a left knee contusion. There is not an MRI scheduled and Trout is listed as day-to-day. He’ll aim to return Monday night for the opening of a four-game set with the…

  4. Brian Roberts getting hip surgery, done for the season

    Jul 29, 2012, 2:07 PM EST

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    Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts was able to make it through a rehab game Saturday at Low-A Aberdeen, but he felt renewed soreness in his ailing right hip soon after and has now decided to go under the knife in order to correct the lingering issue. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Roberts will have hip…

  5. D’Backs acquire third baseman Chris Johnson from Astros

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:34 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have acquired offensive prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss from the Diamondbacks for third baseman Chris Johnson. At first glance, it’s another crafty deal for Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Johnson had a nice showing in his first real chunk of major league playing time back in 2010,…

  6. Neftali Feliz scratched from minor league rehab start with renewed elbow discomfort

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

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    With elbow injuries, where there’s smoke there’s usually a raging fire. Which is why there is reason to be very concerned about the Rangers’ Neftali Feliz. He was scratched from a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Frisco because of renewed elbow discomfort, writes MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, and there is “no word yet on when he will…

  7. Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup after stomach virus

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:12 PM EST

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    “The past three days I’ve been throwing up,” Nats outfielder Bryce Harper told reporters after being scratched from Saturday’s starting lineup. “My head’s like spinning everyday.” He had a stomach virus, but got some good rest while a Harper-less Washington club took down Milwaukee 4-1 and arrived back at Miller Park on Sunday morning feeling refreshed.…

  8. Logan Morrison placed on disabled list, may need surgery

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    Let’s hope Logan Morrison picked up some nice sweatpants when he visited Nordstrom last week. Because he’s about to do a lot of laying around. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the 24-year-old outfielder has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and could need season-ending surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon…

  9. Jaime Garcia to begin rehab assignment Monday

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:18 AM EST

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    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia hasn’t thrown a pitch in a major league game in close to two months because of a left shoulder impingement. But the light at the end of the tunnel is suddenly growing bright. According to B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest, Garcia is scheduled to make his first rehab start on…

  10. Padres sign Huston Street to two-year, $14 million extension

    Jul 29, 2012, 10:37 AM EST

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    Carlos Quentin was handed a three-year, $30 million deal last week. And now the San Diego front office has locked up another potential trade chip. From Corey Brock of MLB.com comes word that the Padres reached agreement Sunday on a two-year, $14 million contract extension with closer Huston Street. The deal also carries a $7 million…

  11. Yoenis Cespedes continues to shine

    Jul 29, 2012, 9:53 AM EST

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    Yoenis Cespedes carried a truckload of question marks into the 2012 season. He had never played professional baseball outside of Cuba. He was considered extremely raw offensively and defensively. And the A’s committed four years and $36 million to him, which looked like an overpay at the time. But things seem to be working out…

  12. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 29, 2012, 8:49 AM EST

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    Wandy Rodriguez made his debut for the Pirates on Saturday evening in Houston, against his light-hitting former team. The results were decent enough. Rodriguez surrendered three earned runs on six hits, fanning five Astros batters but issuing five walks. Only 57 of his 103 pitches were strikes. We’ll chalk some of the control issues up to…

  13. White Sox get left-hander Francisco Liriano from the Twins

    Jul 28, 2012, 11:22 PM EST

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    As first noted by Mike Axisa of MLB Trade Rumors, the White Sox acquired lefty starter Francisco Liriano from the Twins on Saturday night for infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-hander Pedro Hernandez. Liriano drew trade interest from the Angels, Orioles, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mets and Braves in recent weeks, but it was the Pale Hose…

  14. Joey Votto aims to resume baseball-related workouts Monday

    Jul 28, 2012, 10:03 PM EST

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    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the goods: Joey Votto has not yet resumed baseball activities — other than throwing some — but he’ll likely start Monday when the team returns home. “Ideally,” said trainer Paul Lessard. Votto has played games of catch and done some light running but has yet to truly test…

  15. Chris Iannetta activated from disabled list, will catch Zack Greinke’s debut with Angels

    Jul 28, 2012, 8:38 PM EST

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    Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hasn’t appeared in a major league game since fracturing his right wrist on May 8. But that will change on Sunday afternoon. According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, Iannetta has been activated from the disabled list and will start behind the plate in the Angels’ series-finale with the Rays. It’ll also be…

  16. Mike Moustakas departs game with sprained right knee

    Jul 28, 2012, 7:10 PM EST

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    From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was removed from Saturday’s game against the Mariners because of a sprained right knee that he suffered on a diving defensive play in the first inning. The Royals don’t seem overly concerned about the injury, but “Moose” seems likely…

  17. Jaime Garcia could begin a rehab assignment next week

    Jul 25, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

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    From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch comes this: Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia faced hitters Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla., and he could one more workout away from a rehab assignment. That final workout will happen Friday afternoon and will involve Garcia throwing around 45 pitches. If all goes smoothly, he should make his first rehab start late next…

  18. J.P. Arencibia out six weeks after fracturing right hand

    Jul 25, 2012, 9:02 PM EST

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    More unfortunate injury news for the Blue Jays. From beat writer Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com comes word that Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia suffered a fractured right hand during Wednesday night’s game against the visiting Athletics and will be out of commission for approximately six weeks. The 26-year-old took a foul tip off the top of…

  19. Alfonso Soriano drawing interest from “at least one club”

    Jul 25, 2012, 8:19 PM EST

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    Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is owed $36 million over the next two seasons, but he’s actually been pretty productive this summer and there are almost no power-hitters available on the trade market. So the overpaid 36-year-old is actually drawing interest. From Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports comes word that “at least one club has…

  20. Evan Longoria to begin playing in rehab games on Thursday

    Jul 25, 2012, 7:20 PM EST

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    Forget about all of that almost ready talk. According to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday evening with the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He packed a bag on Wednesday and announced to reporters before departing…

  21. Evan Longoria almost ready for rehab games

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:17 PM EST

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    Greg Luca of MLB.com provides the following update: Evan Longoria took what manager Joe Maddon called a positive step forward during a pregame workout on Tuesday in Baltimore, giving hope that the third baseman could begin a rehab assignment during the team’s current nine-game road trip. “He was pleased, and I was pleased watching him.…

  22. Pirates acquire Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez

    Jul 24, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

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    It’s not quite a done deal yet, but MLB.com’s Tom Singer brings word that the Pirates are “focusing their quest for pitching help” on Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez and have “pulled the plug on other prospective deals” at the moment in order to concentrate on executing this one potential swap. Rodriguez has posted a 3.79 ERA,…

  23. Angels, Rays discussing trade involving James Shields

    Jul 24, 2012, 8:28 PM EST

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported over the weekend that the Angels had serious interest in acquiring starter James Shields from the Rays. And now it appears Anaheim is getting serious. From ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian comes word that the Halos and Rays have discussed a trade that would send Shields out west in exchange for…

  24. Matt Garza excused from Cubs for birth of child

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

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    The trade deadline is still one week away, but Matt Garza may have thrown his last pitch for the Cubs. According to ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla, the right-hander was excused from the team Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh for the birth of his child back in Chicago. He’s also dealing with triceps tightness and will not…

  25. John Danks plays catch again, nearing mound work

    Jul 22, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

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    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com has a positive update on White Sox left-hander John Danks‘ ongoing rehab: The White Sox pitcher said a left shoulder strain, which has kept him on the disabled list since May 20, has responded well to recent activity and treatment. But after previous deadlines have arrived and passed, Danks refusees to…

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