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  1. Michael Saunders departs game after slamming into wall, diagnosed with shoulder sprain

    Apr 10, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT

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    Michael Saunders crashed almost head-on into the outfield wall on Wednesday night at Safeco Field while running down a Jose Altuve warning-track fly. He laid on the ground for several minutes before eventually walking off the field with his right arm hanging limply at his side. It looked like a right shoulder injury — one…

  2. David Ortiz expected to return to the Red Sox on April 19

    Apr 10, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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    David Ortiz continues to make steady recent progress in his recovery from heel inflammation. According to beat writer Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, the veteran designated hitter is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday at Triple-A Pawtucket and is on track to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on…

  3. Scott Sizemore diagnosed with re-torn ACL in left knee

    Apr 10, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Scott Sizemore cannot seem to catch a break. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the 28-year-old second baseman has been diagnosed with a re-tear of the ACL in his left knee and needs reconstructive surgery for the second time in two years. He has been ruled out for the rest of the…

  4. Nolan Ryan will remain the Rangers’ CEO

    Apr 10, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

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    There has been speculation over the past several weeks that Nolan Ryan might leave his executive post with the Rangers. Ryan felt like his role was being diminished and that he no longer had much say in club decisions. But all is suddenly well. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Ryan agreed Wednesday to…

  5. Fenway Park sellout streak ends at 794 games

    Apr 10, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Sean McAdam of CSN New England: Red Sox officially announce the end of the sellout streak at 794 games. #redsoxtalk — Sean McAdam(@Sean_McAdam) April 10, 2013 “We know that part of the reason it’s over is because we failed last year,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters before Wednesday night’s…

  6. Blue Jays ink Miguel Batista to minor league contract

    Apr 9, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    From Jon Heyman of comes word that the Blue Jays have signed veteran right-hander Miguel Batista to a minor league contract. He was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, where he will try to pitch well enough to get a shot in Toronto. Batista signed a minor league contract with the Rockies this winter, then allowed…

  7. Stephen Drew on track to join Red Sox on Wednesday

    Apr 7, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

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    Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was hoping to be available for the club’s home opener on Monday afternoon against the Orioles. That’s not going to happen, but he shouldn’t be all that far behind. According to beat writer Sean McAdam of CSN New England, Drew was unable to play in a scheduled rehab game Saturday…

  8. R.A. Dickey roughed up in second Blue Jays start

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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    R.A. Dickey allowed four runs in six innings against the Indians last week in his rough Blue Jays debut. On Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox, the 38-year-old knuckleballer had an even rougher time. Dickey gave up five runs in the top of the first inning and was pulled from the game with two outs…

  9. Giants wearing gold uniforms, giving out replica rings

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

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    The Giants are getting their 2012 World Series rings before Sunday’s series-finale vs. the Cardinals. They’ll wear jerseys and hats with gold “SF” logos during the game and they’re giving away a replica ring to fans. This shot of the special uniform comes from Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle: And here’s the replica…

  10. Indians option Trevor Bauer back to Triple-A Columbus

    Apr 7, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Indians have optioned right-hander Trevor Bauer back to Triple-A Columbus following his spot start on Saturday night vs. the Rays. Carlos Carrasco has been reinstated from suspension and will join the Indians’ rotation early this week. Bauer allowed three earned runs on two hits and seven walks Saturday in five innings at…

  11. Albert Pujols suggests that he will walk away from his Angels contract if he’s not producing

    Apr 7, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    From Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times: After hitting two homers and drawing three intentional walks in Saturday’s 8-4 win, Pujols gave a strong indication he will not allow himself to become an albatross to the Angels. “God has given me ability and talent, but the day I feel like I can’t compete any…

  12. Ryan Braun (neck) out of lineup for third straight game

    Apr 7, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Here’s a shot of the lineup card for Sunday afternoon’s series finale between the Diamondbacks and Brewers, provided by Brewers senior director of media relations Mike Vassallo: You’ll notice that Ryan Braun is absent. He hasn’t appeared in a game in this series because of neck spasms. It’s not a long-term concern, but Braun was…

  13. Twins place Cole De Vries on 15-day disabled list

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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    From’s Rhett Bollinger comes word that the Twins have placed right-hander Cole De Vries on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. The move was made retroactive to March 31, so De Vries will be eligible for activation early next week. De Vries was supposed to start Sunday’s series-finale against the Orioles,…

  14. Kyuji Fujikawa replaces Carlos Marmol as Cubs closer

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs have made a change at closer. Kyuji Fujikawa, who was signed to a two-year, $9.5 million free agent contract this winter after spending the last 12 seasons in Japan, will be Chicago’s new ninth-inning man. He struggled mightily in Saturday night’s late loss…

  15. Freddie Freeman lands on disabled list with oblique strain

    Apr 7, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Some unfortunate news this morning out of Atlanta. According to’s Mark Bowman, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman suffered a strained right oblique during Saturday’s comeback victory over the Cubs and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. There is no timetable for his return, but oblique strains typically require a recovery of 3-4…

  16. Phillies draw fewer than 40,000 for first time since 2009

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    phillies fans Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki provides the numbers: Phillies attendance tonight is 39,475. First time they’ve had less than 40,000 since April 29, 2009, when they had 36,351 vs. WSH. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) April 7, 2013 39,475 is still a fine total and one that most organizations would be ecstatic about, but this…

  17. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 7, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw was dominant in his 2013 debut last Monday against the division-rival Giants, striking out seven batters over nine shutout innings as part of a 4-0 Dodgers win. On Saturday night against the Pirates he was again extremely effective. Kershaw went seven scoreless frames, striking out nine batters, issuing only one walk and allowing…

  18. Bill Hall re-signs with the Angels

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Veteran utilityman Bill Hall announced on his personal Twitter feed this evening that he has re-signed with the Angels. He was released by them in late March after struggling to stay healthy in camp. Hall appeared in only seven major league games last season, going 2-for-9 for the Orioles. He spent the majority of the…

  19. Shelby Miller picks up victory in second major league start

    Apr 6, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t the prettiest outing, but Shelby Miller was awarded a victory Saturday in his 2013 regular season debut against the Giants — a 6-3 Cards win. The talented 22-year-old righty went 5 1/3 innings, yielding two earned runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out four batters, tossing 57 of his 95 pitches for…

  20. Josh Hamilton opens Angels career 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts

    Apr 6, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    It’s obviously way too early to panic, but Josh Hamilton‘s Angels career is off to a slow start. The $133 million man went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Saturday and is now 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts through the first five games of Anaheim’s regular-season schedule. The Rangers, intimately familiar with Hamilton’s random offensive funks, gave Albert…

  21. Stephen Drew could be ready for Red Sox home opener

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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    From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal: After playing two games at extended spring training, shortstop Stephen Drew will begin his rehab assignment on Thursday with Double-A Portland. It’s the Sea Dogs’ opener against the Trenton Thunder. The plan right now calls for Drew to play four games with Double-A Portland and then join the…

  22. Roy Halladay fails to make it four innings in first start

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Roy Halladay struck out nine Atlanta batters Wednesday in his first start of the regular season. But everything else about the outing was hideous. Halladay threw only 55 of his 95 pitches for strikes, yielding five earned runs on six hits and three walks before getting pulled with one out in the bottom of the…

  23. Dodgers release right-hander Kevin Gregg

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT

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    Ken Gurnick of reports that the Dodgers have released right-hander Kevin Gregg, who was unable to win a spot in the bullpen this spring after signing a minor league contract in mid-February. Gregg posted a 0.82 ERA and 0.27 WHIP in 11 Cactus League innings and will hope that those numbers earn him a…

  24. Hiroki Kuroda leaves 2013 debut after getting hit with liner

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda had a less-than-ideal 2013 debut. The right-hander surrendered a Red Sox run in the top of the first inning then took a Shane Victorino line drive off his right fingertips to lead off the second. Kuroda hit the next batter, Jackie Bradley Jr. and walked Jacoby Ellsbury on four pitches. He then plunked…

  25. Scott Kazmir scratched from first turn in Indians’ rotation

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

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    Scott Kazmir was the story of the spring, earning a spot in the Indians’ starting rotation after posting a 3.46 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio in 13 Cactus League innings. But this comeback tale is now on hold. Kazmir suffered a strained abdomen Monday during a team workout. He was able to make it through…

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