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  1. Selection Sunday: Your 2012 All-Star rosters are revealed…

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:02 PM EST

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    Major League Baseball is announcing the All-Star rosters for each league this afternoon during an hour-long special on TBS. We’ll update this post as the names come in: The 2012 MLB All-Star Game is next Tuesday, July 10, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. AMERICAN LEAGUE Starters C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder 2B…

  2. Carlos Santana remains absent from Indians’ lineup

    Jul 1, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

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    Indians catcher Carlos Santana hasn’t played in a game since Wednesday due to soreness in his back and side. He was expected to serve as the Tribe’s designated hitter Sunday, but it won’t be happening. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Santana is out of the starting lineup for a fourth straight game this afternoon…

  3. Carlos Lee hasn’t made decision on trade to Dodgers

    Jul 1, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    The Dodgers and Astros have agreed to a trade that would send Carlos Lee to Los Angeles in exchange for pitching prospect Garrett Gould. But Lee has a no-trade clause and isn’t quite sure he wants to go. The 36-year-old slugger told reporters after Saturday night’s 3-2 loss that he was planning to announce a decision at…

  4. Scott Rolen is having a tough time

    Jul 1, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

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    When Scott Rolen was placed on the disabled list in mid-May after experiencing renewed discomfort in his troublesome left shoulder, many wondered whether that might be it for the veteran third baseman. Whether he might hang up his cleats for good. He didn’t, returning to Cincinnati’s active roster about two weeks ago. But things still…

  5. Matt Kemp aiming to return to the Dodgers’ starting lineup for first game after All-Star break

    Jul 1, 2012, 10:34 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has been on the shelf for close to five weeks with a left hamstring strain that dates back to the middle of May. But he is making progress and already charting his return. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Kemp is planning to embark on a minor…

  6. Yasmani Grandal goes yard twice in historic performance

    Jul 1, 2012, 9:52 AM EST

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    Anthony Rizzo isn’t the only youngster doing it big. Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, making his first career major league start, slugged a solo home run from the right side of the plate in the fourth inning of Saturday’s 8-4 defeat of the Rockies. He then hit a two-run shot from the left side of the…

  7. Anthony Rizzo slugged his first Cubs homer on Saturday

    Jul 1, 2012, 9:05 AM EST

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    Anthony Rizzo made his major league debut last year as a member of the Padres and belted his first career home run in a June 11 loss to the Nationals. Now he’s on the board with his new team, the Cubs. The 22-year-old first baseman smoked a two-run blast over the right field fence in…

  8. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 1, 2012, 8:27 AM EST

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    The Rangers it again on Saturday afternoon, riding Josh Hamilton‘s four-RBI performance and a solid first career start from Martin Perez to a 7-2 victory over the Athletics at a sold-out Ballpark in Arlington. Hamilton is now batting .319 with a 1.038 OPS, 25 home runs and a league-leading 74 RBI. And Perez looks capable of serving…

  9. Jose Altuve expected to return to action Sunday

    Jun 30, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

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    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hasn’t appeared in a game in six days because of a mild right hamstring strain. But he was available for use as a pinch-hitter on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs and is nearly ready to return for good. According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager Brad Mills told reporters after…

  10. Stephen Strasburg exits start with heat-induced dehydration

    Jun 30, 2012, 9:16 PM EST

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    It was a scorching Saturday afternoon in most parts of the United States. And it was especially hot in Atlanta, where the first-place Nationals and ace Stephen Strasburg fell 7-5 to the Braves. Strasburg made it through just three innings, exiting before the bottom of the fourth due to dehydration brought on by record 106-degree temperatures and…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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