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  1. Kyle Blanks needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    Apr 22, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Kyle Blanks‘ 2012 season is already over. According to beat writer Dan Hayes of the North County Times, the 25-year-old corner outfielder needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will not return to action this year. Blanks made just six plate appearances for the Padres this season, tallying one hit,…

  2. A’s claim Luke Hughes off waivers from Twins

    Apr 22, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

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    From LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes word that the A’s have claimed infielder Luke Hughes off waivers from the Twins. Hughes — a native of Perth, Australia — was designated for assignment by Minnesota last week after batting just .200/.182/.200 with four strikeouts through his first 11 plate appearances this season.…

  3. Diamondbacks acquire infielder Josh Bell from Orioles

    Apr 22, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles traded third baseman Josh Bell to the Diamondbacks on Saturday night for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bell was a fourth-round pick of the Dodgers in 2005 and has made it twice into Baseball America‘s Top 100 prospect rankings.…

  4. Red Sox, Cardinals again “reaching out” to Roy Oswalt

    Apr 22, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday in the first part of his weekly “Full Count” video that the Red Sox and Cardinals are among the teams with renewed interest in free agent Roy Oswalt. The 34-year-old righty has been throwing regular bullpen sessions in anticipation of joining a team at some point this summer. Whether…

  5. Matt Kemp’s nine homers in 15 games set Dodgers record

    Apr 22, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

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    From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com: Matt Kemp set a franchise record for home runs through 15 games with his ninth of the season to back up a solid outing by Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers got a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The Dodgers have been around (in…

  6. Adrian Beltre undergoing MRI on hamstring Monday

    Apr 22, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre made an early exit from the first half of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader against the Tigers after suffering a strained left hamstring while running the bases. The Rangers seem confident that Beltre will avoid the disabled list, but the 33-year-old missed five weeks last season because of hamstring issues and so…

  7. Freddy Sanchez to begin playing rehab games Monday

    Apr 22, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Via Spencer Fordin, contributor to MLB.com: The Giants announced Saturday that second baseman Freddy Sanchez will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment Monday with Class A San Jose in the hope that he will be able to perform defensively by the middle of the week. Sanchez will be limited to DH duties initially as he continues…

  8. Picture of the Day: Philip Humber admires his perfecto

    Apr 22, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

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    From the official Twitter feed of the Chicago White Sox comes this classic shot of right-hander Philip Humber reflecting on his accomplishment in front of the scoreboard at Seattle’s Safeco Field:

  9. Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos placed on disabled list

    Apr 22, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Vinnie Duber comes word that the Blue Jays placed closer Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list late Saturday night due to inflammation in the right-hander’s throwing shoulder. “He didn’t feel quite right in that save situation last night,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said after Saturday’s 9-5 victory over the Royals. “And…

  10. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 22, 2012, 8:21 AM EDT

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    The Pirates finally got a look at offseason acquisition A.J. Burnett on Saturday in Pittsburgh. And they had to be pretty pleased with what they saw. Burnett loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the first inning, but he wiggled out of that jam with two strikeouts and a lineout, and wound…

  11. Postgame drama in Boston: Bobby V part of closed-door meeting, players refuse to talk

    Apr 21, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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    The home clubhouse at Fenway Park was not the most relaxing of places Saturday evening after the Red Sox blew a 9-0 lead to the Yankees in an eventual 15-9 loss, falling to 4-10 on the year. “I think we’ve hit bottom,” first-year Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said in his postgame chat. “That’s what…

  12. D’Backs place Daniel Hudson (shoulder) on disabled list

    Apr 21, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee isn’t the only ailing front-line starter. According to the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a shoulder impingement. Jonathan Albaledejo, a right-handed reliever, was recalled from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding move. The Snakes recently lost center fielder Chris Young for a…

  13. Cliff Lee lands on disabled list with left oblique strain

    Apr 21, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

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    From Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Daily News comes word that the Phillies have placed left-hander Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, because of a left oblique strain. Joe Savery, a left-handed reliever, has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Kyle Kendrick will start…

  14. Philip Humber delivers 21st perfect game in MLB history

    Apr 21, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

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    White Sox right-hander Philip Humber took the mound Saturday afternoon at Seattle’s Safeco Field as the owner of an uninspiring 4.06 career ERA. When nine innings were up, the 29-year-old starter fell to the grass a few feet in front of home plate as a member of major league history. Humber tossed nine perfect framess…

  15. Philip Humber finishes off perfect game against Mariners

    Apr 21, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

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    White Sox starter Philip Humber is having his way with the light-hitting Mariners lineup on Saturday in Seattle and currently stands perfect through seven innings of work. Humber has only thrown 70 pitches, so he should be able to go the distance if everything continues to roll his way. The 29-year-old right-hander entered the afternoon…

  16. Yankees place Brett Gardner on DL with strained elbow

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

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    From ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchand comes word that the Yankees have placed left fielder Brett Gardner on the 15-day disabled list due to a right elbow strain. Cody Eppley, a right-handed reliever, was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding 25-man roster move. It’s not clear when Gardner suffered the elbow strain or how long he…

  17. Grady Sizemore to resume baseball activities next week

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Good news this evening out of northeast Ohio. According to Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100, outfielder Grady Sizemore was cleared by doctors Wednesday to “initiate baseball activities next week.” He’ll start with light drills before moving on to batting practice and then simulated games. Sizemore was placed on the disabled list just before the…

  18. Chris Young diagnosed with ligament tear, deep bruise

    Apr 18, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT

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    When the Diamondbacks placed outfielder Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday morning, they said it was because of a “right shoulder contusion.” But an MRI taken Wednesday afternoon has revealed the matter to be far worse. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Young has been diagnosed with a slight ligament tear in his…

  19. Brian Wilson to have Tommy John surgery on Thursday

    Apr 18, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Giants closer Brian Wilson spent the past couple of days gathering different opinions from doctors on the status of his injured right elbow and recommendations on how to go about fixing it. Now the verdict is in, via beat writer Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News: Brian Wilson will have Tommy John surgery…

  20. Doug Fister experiences renewed discomfort in abdomen

    Apr 18, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has been on the disabled list since suffering a costochondral (rib cage) strain in the fourth inning of his April 7 start against the Red Sox. He was only supposed to be sidelined for the required 15 days, but it sure sounds like his absence will last longer than that. According…

  21. Chris Young exits game after banging shoulder on wall

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

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    Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young was just led off by a trainer in Arizona after running into the outfield wall while making a fourth-inning catch. Young was clutching his right shoulder as he walked, according to the Arizona Republic‘s Nick Piecoro, and could be looking at an extended absence if he suffered any level of…

  22. Nationals “have dabbled” in Zimmermann extension talks

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

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    It has become almost commonplace for major league teams to lock up talented, cost-controlled pitchers through their arbitration years. And the Nationals are apparently thinking about getting in on the act. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nats “have dabbled in preliminary conversations” with the representatives for right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Nothing is…

  23. Scott Baker had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery

    Apr 17, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

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    When the Twins announced last week that starter Scott Baker needed an elbow procedure and would miss the rest of the 2012 season, they claimed that his ulnar collateral ligament was fine and that it was his flexor pronator tendon that required repairing. That was either incorrect or untrue. According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Baker…

  24. A.J. Burnett has just one more rehab start to go

    Apr 17, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Tom Singer of MLB.com comes word that right-hander A.J. Burnett is scheduled to join the Pirates’ starting rotation after making one final rehab start Saturday at Double-A Altoona. Burnett has been on the shelf since suffering a fractured right orbital bone while performing a bunting drill in spring training. He’s made three…

  25. Skip Schumaker cleared for minor league rehab games

    Apr 15, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Cardinals utilityman Skip Schumaker could be ready to join the big league roster later this week. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 32-year-old is in the starting lineup, playing second base, Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. It’s his first minor league rehab game. Schumaker has been on the disabled list since the…

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