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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Greg Holland taking over as Royals’ closer

    Jul 31, 2012, 8:14 PM EST

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    The Royals dealt closer Jonathan Broxton to the Reds about 30 minutes before this afternoon’s trade deadline. And now it’s time for a fresh face to begin handling save opportunities in Kansas City. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star spoke Tuesday with Royals manager Ned Yost, who named Greg Holland the club’s next ninth-inning…

  16. Joba Chamberlain finally back with Yankees

    Jul 31, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

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    Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain hasn’t made an appearance in a major league game since June 5, 2011. But that will change this week. According to the Newark Star-Ledger‘s Marc Carig, Chamberlain has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and will be available out of the Bombers’ bullpen for Tuesday’s game against the Orioles. Chamberlain underwent…

  17. Padres might wait on trading Chase Headley

    Jul 29, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

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    The Yankees, Orioles, Indians, A’s and Pirates are among the teams with interest in acquiring Padres third baseman Chase Headley. But there probably won’t be any action on that front this summer. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Friars “aren’t far down the road” in any trade negotiations involving Headley and “might table it to…

  18. Pirates interested in Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    Jul 29, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported last week that the Indians are listening to offers on outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who’ll be entering his final year of arbitration in 2013 before hitting free agency leading into 2014. And now the Tribe might have a legitimate suitor. According to beat writer Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates…

  19. Mike Trout out of lineup Sunday with left knee contusion

    Jul 29, 2012, 3:13 PM EST

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    As relayed by Angels communications manager Eric Kay, phenom outfielder Mike Trout has been scratched from Sunday afternoon’s series-finale against the Rays because of a left knee contusion. There is not an MRI scheduled and Trout is listed as day-to-day. He’ll aim to return Monday night for the opening of a four-game set with the…

  20. Brian Roberts getting hip surgery, done for the season

    Jul 29, 2012, 2:07 PM EST

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    Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts was able to make it through a rehab game Saturday at Low-A Aberdeen, but he felt renewed soreness in his ailing right hip soon after and has now decided to go under the knife in order to correct the lingering issue. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Roberts will have hip…

  21. D’Backs acquire third baseman Chris Johnson from Astros

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:34 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have acquired offensive prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss from the Diamondbacks for third baseman Chris Johnson. At first glance, it’s another crafty deal for Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Johnson had a nice showing in his first real chunk of major league playing time back in 2010,…

  22. Neftali Feliz scratched from minor league rehab start with renewed elbow discomfort

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

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    With elbow injuries, where there’s smoke there’s usually a raging fire. Which is why there is reason to be very concerned about the Rangers’ Neftali Feliz. He was scratched from a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Frisco because of renewed elbow discomfort, writes MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, and there is “no word yet on when he will…

  23. Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup after stomach virus

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:12 PM EST

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    “The past three days I’ve been throwing up,” Nats outfielder Bryce Harper told reporters after being scratched from Saturday’s starting lineup. “My head’s like spinning everyday.” He had a stomach virus, but got some good rest while a Harper-less Washington club took down Milwaukee 4-1 and arrived back at Miller Park on Sunday morning feeling refreshed.…

  24. Logan Morrison placed on disabled list, may need surgery

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    Let’s hope Logan Morrison picked up some nice sweatpants when he visited Nordstrom last week. Because he’s about to do a lot of laying around. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the 24-year-old outfielder has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and could need season-ending surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon…

  25. Jaime Garcia to begin rehab assignment Monday

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:18 AM EST

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    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia hasn’t thrown a pitch in a major league game in close to two months because of a left shoulder impingement. But the light at the end of the tunnel is suddenly growing bright. According to B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest, Garcia is scheduled to make his first rehab start on…

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