May 25, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT
As first relayed by Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list because of ongoing problems with his sprained left ring finger. Napoli dislocated the finger on a dive into the second base bag back in mid-April.
May 25, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT
Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have signed — or, more appropriately, “hired” — veteran slugger Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for their Triple-A affiliate in Iowa. There are no designs for him to make it to Chicago.
May 25, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the American League East-leading Blue Jays are among the teams with interest in trading for Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
May 25, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
Adam LaRoche is back in the Nationals’ starting lineup Sunday in Pittsburgh after missing 15 days with a right quadriceps strain.
May 25, 2014, 10:24 AM EDT
Giants right-hander Matt Cain had to cut a bullpen session short on Saturday afternoon due to lingering discomfort in his right hamstring and now Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that he has been scratched from his next turn in the San Francisco starting rotation, Monday against the Cubs.
May 25, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT
George Springer was held out of the Astros’ starting lineup on Thursday and Friday after tweaking his hip flexor when he was picked off at first base by Angels starter Jered Weaver in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night in Anaheim. He returned to action on Saturday and appeared refreshed, homering twice and driving in five total runs …
May 25, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT
The biggest story from Saturday was the defending-champion Red Sox losing their ninth straight game. On the very opposite end of the American League East standings the Blue Jays won their fifth straight game, with R.A. Dickey pitching a season-high 8 1/3 innings and Brett Lawrie homering in a 5-2 defeat of the host Oakland A’s.
May 21, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT
Giants right-hander Matt Cain was removed after three innings Wednesday night against the Rockies after suffering a right hamstring strain on his final pitch of the top of the third. This according to CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly.
May 21, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
Jason Grilli threw a successful 20-pitch simulated inning on Wednesday and is expected to return to the Pirates’ bullpen this weekend.
May 21, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton robbed the Phillies of multiple runs with this bases-loaded diving grab in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday night in Miami …
May 21, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT
Angels center fielder Mike Trout is sitting Wednesday for the first time in 2014 due to minor hamstring tightness.
May 21, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT
Some unfortunate news here for the White Sox. According to CSNChicago.com’s Dan Hayes, closer Matt Lindstrom will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a tear of the sheath in his left ankle and is going to miss at least three months.
May 21, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT
Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will return Wednesday night against the Mets after missing around three weeks because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
May 21, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
Watch as the Indians complete a three-game sweep of the division-rival Tigers courtesy of a walkoff balk in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland’s Progressive Field …
May 20, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT
White Sox ace Chris Sale struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings in a rehab start Friday night at Triple-A Charlotte and then threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon. If he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal soreness, the lefty could be activated from the disabled list during this weekend’s four-game series against the Yankees.
May 20, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT
Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Tuesday night’s series opener against the Pirates with just three home runs on the year. He doubled that total in three straight at-bats as the O’s routed the host Bucs.
May 20, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT
Some positive news here for the Indians, who sit at the very bottom of the AL Central standings. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that star second baseman Jason Kipnis — who’s been on the disabled list since April 30 with a right oblique strain — has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Columbus.
May 20, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT
David Freese is back in the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros after missing a little over two weeks with a fracture in his right middle finger.
May 20, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT
Tim Hudson was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night against the Marlins due to a strained right hip. But it was apparently only a minor injury because he’s aiming to return this Thursday.
May 20, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT
Miguel Olivo reportedly bit the ear of Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero in a brawl Tuesday at Triple-A Albuquerque and Guerrero needed emergency plastic surgery.
May 20, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT
No pitcher is safe from the elbow injury epidemic. According to CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury, Phillies ace Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his left elbow Tuesday after complaining of discomfort.
May 20, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT
Jason Motte will be available out of the Cardinals’ bullpen on Tuesday night for the first time since the 2012 postseason.
May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT
He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.
May 13, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT
Kolten Wong opened the 2014 season as the Cardinals’ starting second baseman, but he lost that job after batting .225/.276/.268 over his first 76 plate appearances and was officially demoted to Triple-A Memphis on April 27. He could be on his way back.
May 13, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost six pounds in two days, and blamed it on a hamburger he ate this past weekend at the Mets’ Citi Field. Now he has a corroborator, and it’s someone from the home team.
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