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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Yankees get infielder Chris Nelson from Rockies

    May 1, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch comes word that the Yankees have acquired infielder Chris Nelson from the Rockies for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Nelson was designated for assignment by Colorado on April 28 to clear a roster spot for the arrival of top third base prospect Nolan Arenado. Nelson was batting…

  10. Bryce Harper departs game with bruised left side

    May 1, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Braves in the sixth inning after grimacing while trying to check his swing. Harper crashed into the right field wall on Tuesday at Turner Field during a home run-robbing attempt. He may have injured himself on that play and then aggravated the injury on Wednesday…

  11. Stephen Strasburg will start Saturday against the Pirates

    May 1, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Stephen Strasburg experienced tightness in his right forearm during his start Monday against the Braves, but he will take his next turn in the Nats’ rotation on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters Tuesday that there are no structural issues in Strasburg’s throwing arm and Amanda Comak of the Washington…

  12. Michael Bourn has not been cleared for batting practice

    May 1, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Michael Bourn had the stitches removed from his lacerated right hand last week, but the Cleveland center fielder is not exactly making swift progress. According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Bourn still hasn’t been cleared for live batting practice and “there remains no clear timetable” for his return to the Indians’ active roster. Bourn will have…

  13. Matt Harrison undergoes second surgery on back

    May 1, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Rangers starter Matt Harrison underwent surgery in mid-April to correct a herniated disk in his back. The left-hander felt fine for the first eight days of his rehab but suddenly began experiencing discomfort in both of his legs one week ago and required a second back procedure on Wednesday afternoon. This according to Anthony Andro,…

  14. Diamondbacks sign outfielder Juan Rivera

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

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    Tyler Emerick of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Juan Rivera. Rivera will likely head to extended spring training for a couple of weeks before reporting to Triple-A Reno, where he will serve as organizational outfield depth for the Snakes. He was released by the Yankees just…

  15. Brian McCann aiming to make season debut May 6

    Apr 30, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com beat reporter Mark Bowman: Brian McCann returned to Turner Field on Tuesday to take batting practice and interact with some of his Braves teammates for the first time since the end of Spring Training. If the remainder of his rehab assignment goes well through the end of this week, McCann could be back…

  16. Mark Teixeira could be out until early June

    Apr 30, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had been aiming to make his season debut on May 1 but acknowledged last week that his strained wrist was not far along enough to allow him to meet that goal. Teixeira is currently limited to dry swings and the Yankees are not sure when he might be ready to…

  17. Delmon Young homers in first at-bat with Phillies

    Apr 30, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Delmon Young was finally activated off the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon and did this three pitches into his first at-bat in a Phillies uniform on Tuesday night … Young signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Philadelphia in late January. He underwent microfracture ankle surgery last September and spent the first four weeks of the…

  18. Nick Swisher out Tuesday with sore left shoulder

    Apr 30, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    From Jordan Bastian of MLB.com comes word that Nick Swisher will not play in the Indians’ game Tuesday night against the Phillies because of left shoulder soreness. The right fielder might also sit out Wednesday, but it’s not considered a serious injury and he is fully expected avoid the disabled list. Swisher is batting .265/.386/.410…

  19. Bryce Harper documentary airs Tuesday 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

    Apr 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

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    It’s called “Bryce Begins.” Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post explains: The film draws on MLB Productions’s access to the imagery and behind-the-scenes footage of Harper’s time with the Nats, and the hundreds of hours [filmmaker Jess Atkinson] spent with Harper and his family in 12 different cities over the past two years. It draws on…

  20. Sean Burnett lands on disabled list with forearm irritation

    Apr 28, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez comes word that the Angels have placed left-handed reliever Sean Burnett on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, because of irritation in his left forearm. Tests taken this weekend ruled out structural damage, but Burnett has been experiencing arm discomfort for the past couple of weeks and needs some…

  21. Nationals hoping to get Ryan Zimmerman back on Friday

    Apr 28, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is scheduled to play in minor league rehab games at High-A Potomac on Tuesday and Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday’s series-opener against the Pirates. This according to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. Zimmerman has been sidelined since April 17 with a left hamstring…

  22. A’s activate Yoenis Cespedes and DFA Casper Wells

    Apr 28, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the A’s have activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the 15-day disabled list and designated outfielder Casper Wells for assignment to clear a spot on the roster. Wells, owner of a respectable 108 career OPS+, has now been designated for assignment three times this month. He began the year with…

  23. Ricky Romero pitches well in first start at High-A Dunedin

    Apr 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Ricky Romero surrendered 17 hits, 10 walks and 11 runs in 13 innings this spring and was not on the Blue Jays’ active roster when camp broke. But his debut Saturday with the Jays’ affiliate in the Florida State League provided a glimmer of hope. According to John Lott of the National Post, Romero allowed…

  24. Diamondbacks activate Jason Kubel from disabled list

    Apr 28, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Via the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter feed: OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate Jason Kubel from 15-day disabled list. Corresponding move to be announced later. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 28, 2013 Kubel was scheduled to play in rehab games on Monday and Tuesday at Triple-A Reno, but the 14-10 Diamondbacks have suddenly scrapped that plan. Kubel wound up…

  25. White Sox place Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow muscle

    Apr 28, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    According to the official White Sox Twitter feed, right-handed starter Gavin Floyd has been placed on 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow. Deunte Heath, a reliever, was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to fill the roster vacancy. Floyd suffered the elbow strain Saturday in the third inning of an eventual 10-4 loss…

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