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  1. Daniel Hudson will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jun 30, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

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    The assumptions made Wednesday were correct. As first reported by MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, then confirmed moments later by the player himself, Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson needs Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Hudson was diagnosed earlier this week with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and got the same news Friday in a second opinion from Dr.…

  2. Joey Votto departs game with left knee inflammation

    Jun 30, 2012, 6:31 PM EST

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    From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds first baseman Joey Votto made an early exit from Saturday’s game against the Giants after feeling soreness in his left knee. He has been officially diagnosed with left knee inflammation. Votto, 28, is batting .350/.471/.632 with 14 homers and 47 RBI through 333 plate…

  3. Orioles agree to trade for Phillies’ Jim Thome

    Jun 30, 2012, 5:48 PM EST

    Phillies Thome celebrates his game winning walk off home run against the Rays during the ninth inning of their interleague MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com has the scoop: According to a baseball source, the Phillies are in serious talks with the Baltimore Orioles about a potential trade involving Jim Thome. The Orioles are in the market for a designated hitter and the Phillies are willing to deal Thome to a club where he could fill that…

  4. Shelby Miller shines in Triple-A start after given week off

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller allowed 17 runs in 13 2/3 innings over his first three starts this month at Triple-A Memphis, continuing a run of disappointing results that dates back to mid-May. So St. Louis’ higher-ups decided to skip his next turn in the rotation and instituted a “no-shake rule” to keep him from relying too…

  5. Yankees demote Dellin Betances from Triple-A to Double-A

    Jun 28, 2012, 10:53 AM EST

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    Yankees prospect Dellin Betances had a 3.70 ERA and struck out 142 batters in 126 1/3 innings last season in the minors and ranked 63rd on Baseball America‘s Top 100 prospects list this past winter. But his rise has suddenly stalled here in 2012. As first reported by Trentonian beat writer Josh Norris, Betances, 24, was…

  6. Jorge De La Rosa unlikely to return this season

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:31 AM EST

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    More troubling news for the Colorado rotation. According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd acknowledged Wednesday evening in a conference call with season ticket holders that Jorge De La Rosa might not make it back this season. The left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery 12 months ago, but…

  7. Ryan Howard set to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

    Jun 27, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

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    The positive news keeps rolling in for the Phils. John Finger of CSNPhilly.com reports that first baseman Ryan Howard has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday night at Single-A Lakewood. He’ll merely DH at first and may have to ease into full games. But it’s a significant step in what…

  8. Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd says Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer will not be traded

    Jun 27, 2012, 9:16 PM EST

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    The Rockies are currently 17 games under the .500 mark and hovering just above the very bottom of the National League West, but don’t expect them to be sellers at this year’s July 31 trade deadline. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd insisted Wednesday that outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael…

  9. Mike Trout just made an outrageous over-the-wall catch

    Jun 27, 2012, 8:04 PM EST

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    Things are going spectacularly for Mike Trout. The 20-year-old Angels outfielder entered play Wednesday with a sparkling .335/.395/.528 batting line and just made one of the best catches you’ll ever see, robbing Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy of his 12th home run by leaping close to three feet over the center field wall at Baltimore’s Camden…

  10. Chase Utley goes deep in first at-bat of the 2012 season, finishes 3-for-5 in debut

    Jun 27, 2012, 7:41 PM EST

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    Chase Utley‘s 2012 debut is off to a rocking start. The veteran second baseman — who missed nearly three months due to a knee injury — blasted a solo home run to deep right field in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday night against the Pirates. It was his first plate appearance since last…

  11. Jacoby Ellsbury nearly ready for rehab assignment

    Jun 26, 2012, 10:15 PM EST

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    From Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston comes word that Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday. Ellsbury will start his rehab by serving as the designated hitter in simulated games at extended spring training in Fort Myers, Florida. If that goes smoothly, he will eventually be…

  12. Bronson Arroyo loses no-hitter vs. Brewers in eighth inning

    Jun 26, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

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    We have an official no-hitter alert in Cincinnati. Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo, who entered the night with a pedestrian 4.19 ERA, has tossed seven innings against the Brewers without allowing a hit. He’s fanned three and issued zero walks, and the only thing keeping him from being on perfect game watch was a hit-by-pitch of…

  13. Padres to promote Andrew Cashner for Thursday start

    Jun 26, 2012, 8:27 PM EST

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    Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner was sent to Double-A San Antonio on June 10 to begin making the transition from reliever to starter. After only three minor-league outings — in which he posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings — the flame-throwing 25-year-old is on his way back. According to Scott…

  14. Clay Buchholz diagnosed with esophagitis, out indefinitely

    Jun 26, 2012, 7:40 PM EST

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    The Red Sox finally have a diagnosis on right-hander Clay Buchholz, who was sent to the hospital and placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with was being described as a “gastro-intestinal illness.” According to beat writer Tim Britton of the Providence Journal the 27-year-old starter has esophagitis, “which led to an erosion of the esophagus and…

  15. Drew Storen will probably be returning to a setup role

    Jun 24, 2012, 5:22 PM EST

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    Drew Storen saved 43 games alongside a superb 2.75 ERA last season for the Nationals. But the 24-year-old right-hander might no longer bear the title of “closer” when he returns from elbow surgery. According to Amanda Comack of the Washington Times, Nats manager Davey Johnson told reporters Saturday evening that he’s likely to stick with…

  16. Pirates claim Drew Sutton off waivers from the Rays

    Jun 24, 2012, 4:08 PM EST

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    From Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors comes word that the Pirates claimed utilityman Drew Sutton off waivers from the Rays on Sunday afternoon. It’s been a season of travel thus far for Sutton, a 28-year-old former 15th-round pick. He signed a minor league contract with the Braves in November, was traded to the Pirates on…

  17. Brandon McCarthy hits disabled list with shoulder soreness for second time this season

    Jun 24, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

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    As confirmed by the Athletics’ official Twitter feed, right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday afternoon with ongoing discomfort in his throwing shoulder. McCarthy missed only 15 days earlier this season with a similar shoulder issue, but it seems like he’ll be out much longer than that this time around.…

  18. Kevin Youkilis trade not believed imminent

    Jun 24, 2012, 1:39 PM EST

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    It’s well past noon and we haven’t checked in on the Kevin Youkilis rumor mill. Time to rectify that. CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam has the goods: Five teams — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and a fifth unidentified team — are evolving. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks, a second…

  19. Ryan Zimmerman has pain in shoulder, may need a break

    Jun 24, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

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    Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com’s excellent “Nats Insider” page provides the money quote: “I’ve been hitting for a while here [in the big leagues], and I don’t miss fastballs the way I’ve been missing fastballs,” Ryan Zimmerman said Saturday after watching his batting line fall to .218/.285/.305 . “So it’s frustrating, but I’ve just got to continue…

  20. Matt Garza already drawing trade interest from six teams

    Jun 24, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

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    Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe is always a must-read. And it only gets better as MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Cafardo reports today that “about six teams have been on the phone” consistently over the past few weeks with Cubs president Theo Epstein concerning the availability of right-handed starter Matt Garza.…

  21. Andrew Bailey suffers minor setback in bullpen session

    Jun 24, 2012, 11:32 AM EST

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    Two steps forward, one step back. So it goes. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey suffered a minor setback earlier this weekend after tossing a bit-too-intense bullpen session. But the good news is it has nothing to do with his surgically-repaired thumb. “His arm didn’t feel great throwing,’’…

  22. Will Middlebrooks has been historically productive

    Jun 24, 2012, 10:43 AM EST

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    Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was batting .333/.380/.677 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 100 plate appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket at the time of his promotion to the major leagues. And he’s barely slowed down at the next level. Middlebrooks went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in…

  23. Phillies expected to activate Chase Utley on Wednesday

    Jun 24, 2012, 9:50 AM EST

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com has the good news on Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who made it through eight innings Saturday evening in his final rehab game with the Single-A Clearwater Threshers: Utley is now expected to travel to Philadelphia for the final stage of his rehab assignment. That is likely to include his playing…

  24. Cubs might promote Anthony Rizzo Tuesday from AAA Iowa

    Jun 24, 2012, 9:04 AM EST

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    Get excited, Cubs fans. For once this year. According to beat writer Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, “speculation is” that the Northsiders are preparing to promote 22-year-old first base prospect Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A Iowa in time for Tuesday night’s game against the Mets. Rizzo has registered a sparkling .355/.416/.722 batting line with 23…

  25. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 24, 2012, 8:27 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer got word just a few days ago that his younger brother Alex had committed suicide. But he decided to carry on and make his scheduled start Saturday vs. the Pirates. And he put together a truly inspiring performance. The Tigers didn’t win and Scherzer was handed his fifth loss of the 2012…

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