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  1. Brian Roberts to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    May 22, 2012, 7:23 PM EST

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    Brian Roberts hasn’t appeared in a major league game since last May 16. But that may soon change. According to MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli, Roberts is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday evening with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. The Orioles want to let the veteran second baseman get through a week or two of games before…

  2. Vance Worley will likely need offseason elbow surgery

    May 20, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

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    Phillies right-hander Vance Worley was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with what was described as “soreness” in his right elbow. He’s expected to return in a couple weeks, but the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Matt Gelb reports that an ultrasound and MRI taken recently revealed bone chips that could require offseason surgery. “Man up,”…

  3. Mark Ellis out at least six weeks after emergency fasciotomy

    May 20, 2012, 4:27 PM EST

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    Mark Ellis had to undergo an emergency fasciotomy Saturday to relieve pressure in his left leg after being upended by the Cardinals’ Tyler Greene while attempting to turn a double play on Friday night. He made it through the procedure fine but will be sidelined “at least six weeks” according to beat man Dylan Hernandez…

  4. Cardinals place Lance Berkman on disabled list, call up first base prospect Matt Adams

    May 20, 2012, 3:12 PM EST

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    According to the club’s official Twitter feed, the Cardinals placed Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday afternoon with a right knee injury and purchased the contract of first base prospect Matt Adams from Triple-A Memphis. Berkman was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Dodgers after stretching awkwardly at first base to grab a throw from…

  5. Brandon McCarthy hits disabled list with shoulder strain

    May 20, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

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    A’s right-hander Brandon McCarthy was scratched from a scheduled outing earlier this month due to right shoulder discomfort. He’s made two starts since then, including a 10-strikeout gem against the Tigers, but that shoulder issue is still barking. The A’s threw McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning, according to the club’s official Twitter…

  6. Jordan Schafer out until Wednesday with leg strain

    May 20, 2012, 1:38 PM EST

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    Astros manager Brad Mills told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that outfielder Jordan Schafer is out until Wednesday because of a strained leg muscle. Schafer suffered the injury Saturday after running into teammate Justin Maxwell while trying to run down a David Murphy line drive. The ball got past both of them and resulted in an inside-the-park…

  7. Omar Infante flies to Venezuela following grandfather’s death

    May 20, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

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    Marlins second baseman Omar Infante was scratched from the Marlins’ lineup Sunday against the Indians and placed on a flight to Venezuela after recieving news that his grandfather had died. This according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Infante, 30, has posted a .326/.357/.568 batting line, six home runs and 20 RBI in 140 plate…

  8. Indians closer Chris Perez will do his part to improve attendance in Cleveland

    May 20, 2012, 11:43 AM EST

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    “Guys don’t want to come over here and people wonder why,” Indians closer Chris Perez told the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram after Saturday’s defeat of the Marlins, attended by just over 29,000 fans. “Why doesn’t Carlos Beltran want to come over here? Well, because of that. That’s part of it. It doesn’t go unnoticed—trust us. That’s definitely…

  9. The Reds are making Aroldis Chapman their closer

    May 20, 2012, 11:09 AM EST

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    Sean Marshall has surrendered 22 hits and eight earned runs in 14 1/3 innings this year, struggling to solidify the Reds’ ninth-inning role. So changes are being considered at the end of the Cincinnati ‘pen. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager Dusty Baker spoke Saturday “about switching Aroldis Chapman into the…

  10. Chien-Ming Wang will pitch out of the bullpen upon return

    May 20, 2012, 10:22 AM EST

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    Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Amanda Comak of the Washington Times on Saturday that right-hander Chien-Ming Wang will pitch out of the bullpen when he’s cleared to return (sometime next week) from his badly-strained left hamstring. Wang has been making starts in the minors and has appeared in relief only five times in his MLB…

  11. Marlins lose Emilio Bonifacio to sprained left thumb

    May 20, 2012, 9:35 AM EST

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    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins have placed outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, because of a sprained left thumb. Chris Coghlan was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Bonifacio suffered the injury Friday night while trying to steal…

  12. Lance Berkman leaves game with serious-looking knee injury

    May 20, 2012, 8:51 AM EST

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    The Cardinals are suddenly taking punches. First baseman Lance Berkman had to be helped off the field Saturday night at Dodger Stadium after losing his balance while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal. It appeared that his right knee buckled under him, and he was clearly in pain as he carefully made his…

  13. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 20, 2012, 8:24 AM EST

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    The Orioles picked up their fifth consecutive victory on Saturday night, besting the regional-rival Nationals by a score of 6-5 in front of the second-largest crowd in the short history of Nationals Park. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones led the way, blasting his 14th home run of the season while collecting his 28th and 29th…

  14. Chris Perez rips Indians fans for poor attendance and booing

    May 19, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

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    This probably won’t go over too well in Cleveland. According to Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Indians closer Chris Perez went on a bit of a rant after Saturday’s 2-0 victory against the Marlins about the lack of support this year at Progressive Field. And the fact that he’s been booed at home during…

  15. Blue Jays place Adam Lind on outright waivers

    May 19, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

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    From CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler comes word that the Blue Jays placed first baseman Adam Lind on outright waivers Friday, no more than 24 hours after optioning the 28-year-old to Triple-A Las Vegas. Lind is free to be claimed by any other major league team, but that club would have to take on the $8.5…

  16. Marlins option Gaby Sanchez to Triple-A New Orleans

    May 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

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    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have optioned Gaby Sanchez to Triple-A New Orleans. The 28-year-old first baseman went 0-for-3 in Saturday afternoon’s loss to the Indians, dropping his already-hideous slash line to .197/.244/.295. The Fish will hope that he can get his timing back against a lower level of competition at Triple-A. Sanchez is…

  17. Scott Rolen might be done

    May 19, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provides the insight: There is no timetable for injured veteran third baseman Scott Rolen‘s return to the Reds, and there seems to be an uncertainty now whether he will be able to make it back at all. “I really don’t know” is how Reds manager Dusty Baker responded when asked Saturday about…

  18. Gammons: White Sox to sign Orlando Hudson

    May 19, 2012, 6:05 PM EST

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    From Peter Gammons of MLB Network comes word that veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson has agreed to a contract (presumably of the non-guaranteed minor league variety) with the White Sox. Hudson was released by the Padres on Thursday after batting just .211/.260/.317 with one home run and 11 RBI through his first 131 plate appearances. The Pale…

  19. Austin Jackson exits game after suffering abdominal strain

    May 16, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Twins after suffering a mild abdominal strain on a fifth-inning swing. Jackson is being called “day-to-day.” He’s likely to sit out of Thursday’s matinee with Minnesota but shouldn’t require a stint on the disabled list. The…

  20. Andrew Bailey cleared to begin throwing next week

    May 16, 2012, 9:15 PM EST

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    Here’s some positive health news out of Boston. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, right-hander Andrew Bailey was given clearance by a specialist on Wednesday to begin a rehabilitative throwing program next week. Bailey has been sidelined since the final week of spring training with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right…

  21. Ian Kinsler scratched Wednesday due to stomach virus

    May 16, 2012, 8:07 PM EST

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    From Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com comes word that the Rangers have scratched second baseman Ian Kinsler from their starting lineup on Wednesday night because of a stomach virus. Alberto Gonzalez will play second base and Elvis Andrus will fill in at the leadoff spot as Texas opens a two-game series against the visiting Athletics. Kinsler…

  22. Carlos Beltran out third straight game with knee soreness

    May 16, 2012, 7:23 PM EST

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    Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran was named Player of the Week in the National League on Monday after batting .360 with six home runs, 13 RBI and 30 total bases between May 6 and May 13. But he hasn’t started a game since that announcement and is out of the Cardinals’ starting lineup again on Wednesday…

  23. Angels fire hitting coach Mickey Hatcher

    May 15, 2012, 11:06 PM EST

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    From beat writer Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com comes word that the Angels fired longtime hitting coach Mickey Hatcher late Tuesday night. Triple-A Salt Lake hitting instructor Jim Eppard has been promoted to serve as Hatcher’s replacement. The news comes with odd timing considering the Halos beat the A’s 4-0 on Tuesday in Anaheim, but this decision runs…

  24. Marlins don’t plan on moving in fences at new ballpark

    May 15, 2012, 10:32 PM EST

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    Marlins Park features some of the largest outfield dimensions in the major leagues and has already held in a number of shots off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, among other big-league sluggers, that would have been home runs in other stadiums. But the Fish aren’t tempted to make any changes. Here’s Marlins president David Samson,…

  25. Yoenis Cespedes (hand) cleared for most baseball activities

    May 15, 2012, 9:17 PM EST

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    A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is making steady progress from the strained muscle in his left hand. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced on Tuesday evening that Cespedes has been cleared for “all baseball activity” expect hitting. That means he’s playing catch, shagging balls and running. And should…

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