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  1. Allen Craig out Wednesday with chest discomfort

    Aug 8, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent shivers through St. Louis earlier when he told reporters that something “developed today” with Allen Craig, who is out of tonight’s starting lineup against the Giants. As it turns out, there’s no reason for concern. According to B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak announced about an…

  2. Joey Votto is at least one week away from returning

    Aug 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

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    Reds first baseman Joey Votto ran sprints and performed agility drills on Tuesday afternoon at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, then told reporters after the workout that he was moving at “100 percent” and felt no discomfort in his surgically-repaired left knee. But his return to the active roster is not imminent. According to beat writer John…

  3. Henry Blanco has torn UCL in left thumb, needs surgery

    Aug 7, 2012, 9:15 PM EST

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco was diagnosed Tuesday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to have it corrected. He’s almost certainly done for the rest of the year. Blanco was injured this past Sunday at Citizens Bank Park when…

  4. Pablo Sandoval could be cleared to rejoin Giants on Sunday

    Aug 7, 2012, 8:02 PM EST

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    Good news here for the Giants, who are clinging to a half-game advantage in the National League West. From CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly comes word that Pablo Sandoval is tentatively scheduled to play in minor league rehab games Friday and Saturday at High-A San Jose and could be activated from the 15-day disabled list as early…

  5. Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez making progress

    Aug 5, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

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    Good news here for the AL East-leading Yankees. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent a checkup X-ray on his left hand Thursday and told reporters Sunday that everything looked “A-OK.” “Waiting now, just have to wait it out,” A-Rod said. “There’s nothing I can do but…

  6. A’s place A.J. Griffin on disabled list with shoulder injury

    Aug 5, 2012, 3:39 PM EST

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    A’s starter A.J. Griffin was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays after less than two innings because of tightness in his throwing shoulder. An MRI taken soon after his departure ruled out major structural damage, but the right-hander is going to be sidelined for a while anyway. According to the Athletics’ official Twitter…

  7. Red Sox trade for Twins’ Danny Valencia

    Aug 5, 2012, 2:52 PM EST

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    As first reported by beat writer Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Red Sox have acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Twins in exchange for minor-league outfielder Jeremias Pineda. Valencia has been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he’ll attempt to rebuild his career after batting just .198/.212/.310 in 132 plate appearances with Minnesota and .250/.289/.399 for their Triple-A club.…

  8. Cubs promote top prospects Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson

    Aug 5, 2012, 2:17 PM EST

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    The 43-62 Cubs are turning things over to the kids. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, third base prospect Josh Vitters and outfielder prospect Brett Jackson are headed to Los Angeles, where they’ll be added to the active 25-man roster before the Cubs’ series-finale Sunday against the Dodgers. Vitters, the third overall selection in the 2007…

  9. Tigers get Jeff Baker from Cubs for two PTBNLs

    Aug 5, 2012, 1:43 PM EST

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    Yet another waiver transaction is in the books. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have traded utilityman Jeff Baker to the Tigers in exchange for two players to be named later. Baker, 31, had a .269/.306/.448 slash line, four homers, 10 doubles and 20 RBI in 144 plate appearances this season with Chicago.…

  10. Brandon Phillips still out of Reds’ lineup Sunday

    Aug 5, 2012, 1:10 PM EST

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    From Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette comes word that Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is out of the starting lineup again for Sunday’s series-finale against the Pirates. Wilson Valdez will get the nod in his place, batting seventh against Bucs right-hander A.J. Burnett. Phillips hasn’t started a game this month due to a left…

  11. White Sox don’t plan on exercising Youk’s $13 million option

    Aug 5, 2012, 12:15 PM EST

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    Kevin Youkilis has posted an .864 OPS with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 33 games since joining the White Sox. They love him, but that love has limits. A White Sox official told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe this weekend that the club is unlikely to exercise Youk’s $13 million club option for the…

  12. Brandon McCarthy dominant in Triple-A rehab outing

    Aug 5, 2012, 11:29 AM EST

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    A’s starter Brandon McCarthy is ready to rock. According to CSN Bay Area’s Nate Stuhlbarg, the right-hander tossed six shutout innings Saturday at Triple-A Sacramento in what should be his final rehab start. He allowed only two hits and needed just 73 pitches despite striking out nine opposing hitters. McCarthy has been on the disabled…

  13. Ted Lilly in danger of missing remainder of season

    Aug 5, 2012, 10:38 AM EST

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    Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly was scratched from a rehab start Friday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga due to renewed discomfort in his throwing shoulder. And now he’s without a recovery timetable. J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News has the update: With two months left in the season, the likelihood of Lilly being ready to throw…

  14. Jaime Garcia goes four-plus innings in second rehab start

    Aug 5, 2012, 9:46 AM EST

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    Jaime Garcia can finally spot the finish line. The 26-year-old left-hander made his second minor league rehab start on Saturday evening at Double-A Springfield, surrendering just one run on two hits over 4 1/3 impressive innings. He struck out six and did not issue a walk while inducing six groundball outs. According to Kary Booher…

  15. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 5, 2012, 8:33 AM EST

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    There’s apparently no stoppin’ the mighty Redlegs. Backed by Todd Frazier‘s timely hitting and another outstanding performance by the National League’s top bullpen, Cincinnati rolled to its fifth consecutive victory Saturday night at Great American Ball Park. Joey Votto has been sidelined since July 15 due to knee surgery and Brandon Phillips hasn’t started a…

  16. Giants sign Xavier Nady to minor league contract

    Aug 4, 2012, 10:21 PM EST

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    CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly has the goods: The Giants and 11-year veteran Xavier Nady have agreed to a minor league contract, club officials confirmed. Nady, 33, is taking batting practice with Triple-A Fresno on Saturday and could be on the Grizzlies’ active roster as soon as Sunday, vice president Bobby Evans said. The contract is still pending a medical evaluation.…

  17. Brian Roberts undergoes successful hip surgery

    Aug 4, 2012, 9:37 PM EST

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    As scheduled, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts had season-ending hip surgery Thursday. Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com says “doctors found what they were expecting” — a labrum tear — and were able to correct the issue in what is being labeled a successful procedure. Roberts will now embark on a 4-6 month rehab, which should conclude…

  18. Michael Cuddyer lands on disabled list with oblique strain

    Aug 4, 2012, 7:02 PM EST

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    From beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post comes word that the Rockies have placed Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique and recalled right-handed reliever Edgmer Escalona in a corresponding 25-man roster move to take the outfielder’s place. Cuddyer’s disabling was made retroactive to August 1, so…

  19. Indians DFA veteran right-hander Derek Lowe

    Aug 1, 2012, 11:22 PM EST

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    From Jordan Bastian of MLB.com comes word that the Indians have designated veteran starter Derek Lowe for assignment, booting him from their 40-man roster and placing him on waivers. Cory Kluber will be called up on Thursday afternoon to fill the roster vacancy. He’s scheduled to start Thursday night’s series-finale against the Royals. Lowe was…

  20. Mets promote top prospect Zack Wheeler to AAA

    Aug 1, 2012, 10:31 PM EST

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    Here’s a dose of positive news for Mets fans. As first reported by CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler was officially promoted from Double-A Binghmaton to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday as he continues his steady climb through the Mets’ minor league system. Wheeler, acquired from the Giants last summer for outfielder Carlos…

  21. There’s something troubling going on with Josh Hamilton

    Aug 1, 2012, 9:23 PM EST

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    Josh Hamilton batted just .177/.253/.354 in July, which would be reason enough to think that something’s not quite right with the MVP outfielder. Now add these cryptic comments, uttered by Hamilton late last week following a 1-for-14 homestand: “When the time is right, I’ll be honest with you, you’ll be right in the loop. I’ve been…

  22. Neftali Feliz undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Aug 1, 2012, 8:18 PM EST

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    From Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram comes word that Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz underwent his scheduled Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery this afternoon in Arlington, Texas. He showed up to the home clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark a few hours later and was still a bit woozy but told reporters the procedure was a…

  23. Brandon Phillips could return to action over the weekend

    Aug 1, 2012, 7:34 PM EST

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    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Padres because of a left calf strain and later told reporters that he was going to be out of commission “a while.” But there is suddenly reason for optimism. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday night that…

  24. Evan Longoria has minor setback on rehab assignment

    Jul 31, 2012, 10:17 PM EST

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    The Rays were hoping to get Evan Longoria back on Friday night. But that’s highly unlikely to happen. From beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Longo felt renewed soreness in his left hamstring after playing consecutive rehab games on Sunday and Monday at Triple-A Durham and will be shut…

  25. Josh Beckett hears boos from the Fenway Park crowd as he leaves game with back spasms

    Jul 31, 2012, 9:02 PM EST

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    It’s not often that you hear a player booed in his home stadium while leaving the field with an injury. But that just happened at Boston’s Fenway Park. According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett was removed in the third inning of his start Tuesday night against the Tigers…

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