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  1. Joey Votto aims to resume baseball-related workouts Monday

    Jul 28, 2012, 10:03 PM EST

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    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the goods: Joey Votto has not yet resumed baseball activities — other than throwing some — but he’ll likely start Monday when the team returns home. “Ideally,” said trainer Paul Lessard. Votto has played games of catch and done some light running but has yet to truly test…

  2. Chris Iannetta activated from disabled list, will catch Zack Greinke’s debut with Angels

    Jul 28, 2012, 8:38 PM EST

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    Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hasn’t appeared in a major league game since fracturing his right wrist on May 8. But that will change on Sunday afternoon. According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, Iannetta has been activated from the disabled list and will start behind the plate in the Angels’ series-finale with the Rays. It’ll also be…

  3. Mike Moustakas departs game with sprained right knee

    Jul 28, 2012, 7:10 PM EST

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    From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was removed from Saturday’s game against the Mariners because of a sprained right knee that he suffered on a diving defensive play in the first inning. The Royals don’t seem overly concerned about the injury, but “Moose” seems likely…

  4. Jaime Garcia could begin a rehab assignment next week

    Jul 25, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

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    From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch comes this: Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia faced hitters Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla., and he could one more workout away from a rehab assignment. That final workout will happen Friday afternoon and will involve Garcia throwing around 45 pitches. If all goes smoothly, he should make his first rehab start late next…

  5. J.P. Arencibia out six weeks after fracturing right hand

    Jul 25, 2012, 9:02 PM EST

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    More unfortunate injury news for the Blue Jays. From beat writer Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com comes word that Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia suffered a fractured right hand during Wednesday night’s game against the visiting Athletics and will be out of commission for approximately six weeks. The 26-year-old took a foul tip off the top of…

  6. Alfonso Soriano drawing interest from “at least one club”

    Jul 25, 2012, 8:19 PM EST

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    Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is owed $36 million over the next two seasons, but he’s actually been pretty productive this summer and there are almost no power-hitters available on the trade market. So the overpaid 36-year-old is actually drawing interest. From Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports comes word that “at least one club has…

  7. Evan Longoria to begin playing in rehab games on Thursday

    Jul 25, 2012, 7:20 PM EST

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    Forget about all of that almost ready talk. According to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday evening with the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He packed a bag on Wednesday and announced to reporters before departing…

  8. Evan Longoria almost ready for rehab games

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:17 PM EST

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    Greg Luca of MLB.com provides the following update: Evan Longoria took what manager Joe Maddon called a positive step forward during a pregame workout on Tuesday in Baltimore, giving hope that the third baseman could begin a rehab assignment during the team’s current nine-game road trip. “He was pleased, and I was pleased watching him.…

  9. Pirates acquire Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez

    Jul 24, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

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    It’s not quite a done deal yet, but MLB.com’s Tom Singer brings word that the Pirates are “focusing their quest for pitching help” on Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez and have “pulled the plug on other prospective deals” at the moment in order to concentrate on executing this one potential swap. Rodriguez has posted a 3.79 ERA,…

  10. Angels, Rays discussing trade involving James Shields

    Jul 24, 2012, 8:28 PM EST

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported over the weekend that the Angels had serious interest in acquiring starter James Shields from the Rays. And now it appears Anaheim is getting serious. From ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian comes word that the Halos and Rays have discussed a trade that would send Shields out west in exchange for…

  11. Matt Garza excused from Cubs for birth of child

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

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    The trade deadline is still one week away, but Matt Garza may have thrown his last pitch for the Cubs. According to ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla, the right-hander was excused from the team Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh for the birth of his child back in Chicago. He’s also dealing with triceps tightness and will not…

  12. John Danks plays catch again, nearing mound work

    Jul 22, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

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    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com has a positive update on White Sox left-hander John Danks‘ ongoing rehab: The White Sox pitcher said a left shoulder strain, which has kept him on the disabled list since May 20, has responded well to recent activity and treatment. But after previous deadlines have arrived and passed, Danks refusees to…

  13. Cubs “optimistic” that Matt Garza will avoid disabled list

    Jul 22, 2012, 3:42 PM EST

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    Cubs righty Matt Garza made an early exit from his start Saturday against the Cardinals because of cramping in his triceps. But the early signs are good. According to CSNChicago.com’s Patrick Mooney, the Cubs are “optimistic” that Garza will avoid the disabled list and be able to make his next scheduled outing. X-rays came up…

  14. Edwin Jackson is dropping super agent Scott Boras

    Jul 22, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

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    Edwin Jackson had to settle for a one-year, $11 million free agent contract with the Nationals this past February after turning down multi-year offers from other organizations earlier in the offseason. It’s worked out fine, with Jackson playing a major part in one of baseball’s best starting rotations, but the 28-year-old right-hander is clearly hoping…

  15. Picture of the Day: Cubs honor Hall of Famer Ron Santo

    Jul 22, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

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    The Cubs are wearing a small patch on the left sleeve of their jerseys Sunday in honor of the now deceased Ron Santo, who was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame this morning in Cooperstown, New York. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune passes along this photo from the visitor’s clubhouse at Busch Stadium:…

  16. Jaime Garcia to begin rehab assignment in 10-14 days

    Jul 22, 2012, 12:34 PM EST

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    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia hasn’t appeared in a game since June 5 due to tearing in his rotator cuff and labrum. But things are suddenly looking up. Andrew Wagaman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Garcia is headed down to the Cardinals’ spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida on Sunday and is expected to…

  17. Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup despite ankle bruise

    Jul 22, 2012, 11:40 AM EST

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    Good news, people: Bryce Harper is not fragile. According to beat writer Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, the 19-year-old outfielder is back in the Nationals’ starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Braves despite departing the first half of Saturday’s doubleheader because of an ankle bruise that he suffered on a first-inning foul tip. It…

  18. Padres, Carlos Quentin agree to three-year, $27M extension

    Jul 22, 2012, 11:05 AM EST

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    One of the top available bats is now off the market. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin — who had been drawing trade interest from a number of teams — agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract extension on Sunday morning with San Diego. The deal could carry a total value…

  19. Hanley Ramirez to miss more games due to infected hand

    Jul 22, 2012, 10:27 AM EST

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    Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez suffered a cut on the knuckles of his right hand when he punched a cooling fan earlier this month in St. Louis. He then forgot to take his daily medication and is now sidelined indefinitely with a nasty infection. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that Ramirez had…

  20. Brett Anderson goes two innings in first rehab start

    Jul 22, 2012, 9:41 AM EST

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    Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson started a live, professional baseball game on Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July. It didn’t go too well, but the results are less of a concern right now than the fact that he’s healthy and making steady progress. According to Jane Lee of…

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 22, 2012, 8:32 AM EST

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    The St. Louis offense awoke with a bang in the seventh inning of Saturday evening’s game against the rival Cubs. And what followed was historical. The Cardinals poured in 12 runs, tying a franchise record set in 1926, before pinch-hitter Tony Cruz struck out swinging to end the frame. They tallied seven doubles in the inning…

  22. Angels, Tigers have serious interest in Rays’ James Shields

    Jul 21, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provides the scoop: Rays veteran right-hander James Shields looks like a prime trade candidate and at least the Tigers and Angels are said to have interest. There have been reports that the Rays might consider dealing any of their five viable right-handed starters. But Shields looks like the most logical candidate…

  23. Matt Garza leaves outing in St. Louis with triceps injury

    Jul 21, 2012, 9:14 PM EST

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    Matt Garza is one of the Cubs’ best summer trade chips, but he might suddenly be damaged goods. According to beat writer Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the right-hander was removed from Saturday’s game against the Cardinals after just three innings due to cramping in his right triceps. He fell down while trying to cover the first…

  24. The Astros’ new closer is Francisco Cordero

    Jul 21, 2012, 8:01 PM EST

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    Veteran right-hander Francisco Cordero was unable to land a ninth-inning gig this past offseason and instead settled for a setup job and a one-year, $4.5 million free agent contract with the Blue Jays. But he was traded to the Astros as part of Friday morning’s two-team, 10-player swap and has now stumbled back into his…

  25. Indians sign J.C. Romero to minor league deal

    Jul 21, 2012, 6:58 PM EST

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    J.C. Romero has found another new home. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the veteran left-hander agreed to a minor league contract Saturday with the Indians. He was sent to Triple-A Columbus, where he’ll attempt to prove that he’s worthy of a major league roster spot. Romero was cut by the Cardinals…

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