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  1. Royals sign lefty Doug Davis to minor league deal

    May 12, 2012, 8:35 PM EST

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    From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Doug Davis. Davis will report to extended spring training in Arizona and spend a few weeks working out there before joining the rotation at Triple-A Omaha. A 36-year-old former 10th-round pick,…

  2. A’s place Yoenis Cespedes on disabled list with hand injury

    May 12, 2012, 7:50 PM EST

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    A’s center fielder Yoenis Cespedes was penciled into the Oakland starting lineup on Saturday evening against the Tigers for the first time in five games. But he had to be scratched after experiencing renewed discomfort in his left hand following a pregame workout and has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Michael Taylor was brought…

  3. Mark Reynolds injures oblique during pregame BP, lands on the 15-day disabled list

    May 12, 2012, 6:48 PM EST

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    Orioles third baseman (and part-time first baseman and designated hitter) Mark Reynolds is having a nightmarish 2012. And it just got a little worse. According to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com, the struggling 28-year-old suffered an oblique injury while making a throw during batting practice Saturday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for…

  4. Yadier Molina expects to return to Cardinals’ lineup Friday

    May 9, 2012, 9:54 PM EST

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    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was removed in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks after getting crossed up with reliever Mitchell Boggs and taking a pitch off his left hand. Molina is not in Wednesday’s lineup, but X-rays taken late Tuesday night ruled out a fracture and MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch says the 29-year-old…

  5. Yoenis Cespedes day-to-day with strained left hand

    May 9, 2012, 8:17 PM EST

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    A’s center fielder Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t played since Sunday, isn’t in the lineup Wednesday night, and might be out for a couple more games. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, the 26-year-old Cuban has been diagnosed with a strained muscle in the back of his left hand. X-rays and an MRI taken Wednesday morning ruled…

  6. Jason Hammel scratched Thursday with sore right knee

    May 9, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli comes word that the Orioles have scratched Jason Hammel from his scheduled Thursday start against the Rangers with what is being termed “right knee soreness.” An MRI taken Wednesday on Hammel’s knee revealed only inflammation and fluid buildup — with no structural damage. So the Orioles are confident that he’ll be…

  7. Josh Hamilton registers 16th four-homer game in MLB history

    May 8, 2012, 9:58 PM EST

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    Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is historically hot. The 30-year-old impending free agent outfielder hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a two-run homer in the third, a double in the fifth, a two-run homer in the seventh and yet another two-run blast in the eighth as Texas rolled to a 10-3 victory over the…

  8. Will Middlebrooks pulled from game with hamstring tightness

    May 8, 2012, 9:20 PM EST

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    From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal comes word that Red Sox rookie Will Middlebrooks had to be lifted from Tuesday’s game against the Royals after experiencing left hamstring tightness while running the bases in the second inning. Middlebrooks finished the evening 1-for-1 with a double and is now batting .409 with a 1.435 OPS…

  9. Mets place Josh Thole on 7-day concussion disabled list

    May 8, 2012, 8:41 PM EST

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    As expected, the Mets placed catcher Josh Thole on MLB’s new 7-day disabled list Tuesday evening following his collision at home plate Monday with the Phillies’ Ty Wigginton. Thole must either return in seven days or be disabled for an additional week. Veteran Rob Johnson was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding roster move to provide…

  10. Alex Avila out “at least” two games with knee soreness

    May 8, 2012, 8:07 PM EST

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    Tigers catcher Alex Avila limped through last year’s postseason, batting just .073/.116/.146 in 44 plate appearances while dealing with left patella tendinitis. He got over the issue this winter and has enjoyed a decent start (.250/.333/.463 in 23 games) to the 2012 campaign. But that knee tendinitis is back. According to Tom Gage of the…

  11. Orioles finalize minor league contract with Miguel Tejada

    May 8, 2012, 7:23 PM EST

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    It was reported late last week that the Orioles and veteran infielder Miguel Tejada had agreed to a minor league contract. Now that deal is official. According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, Tejada passed his pre-signing physical on Monday and appeared in his first extended spring training game at the O’s complex in Sarasota, Florida on…

  12. Brewers nearing contract extensions with GM Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke

    May 6, 2012, 5:01 PM EST

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel brings the developing news: #Brewers owner Mark Attanasio indicated he is close to wrapping up GM Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke with extensions. — Tom (@Haudricourt) May 6, 2012 Melvin has been the Brewers’ general manager since 2002 and has helped pilot a baseball revolution in the…

  13. Ruben Tejada pulled from game after suffering quad strain

    May 6, 2012, 3:35 PM EST

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    Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada strained his right quadriceps muscle Sunday after stumbling near the first base bag following a successful bunt. He was replaced on the base paths and at the shortstop position by Justin Turner. This according to ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand. Tejada was 2-for-2 before exiting Sunday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks and…

  14. Nick Swisher (hamstring) back in Yankees’ lineup Sunday

    May 6, 2012, 2:37 PM EST

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    From beat reporter Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record comes word that Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is back in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals. (Though the forecast looks nasty in Kansas City). Swisher had missed six straight games because of a tweaked left hamstring. He is slated to serve…

  15. Matt Kemp scratched Sunday with left hamstring tightness

    May 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

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    Despite piles of evidence to the contrary, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is apparently human. According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, the 27-year-old has been scratched from Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs because of a tight left hamstring. There are rainy conditions at and around Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and the Dodgers don’t want to risk…

  16. Red Sox throw Aaron Cook on DL with left knee laceration

    May 6, 2012, 1:06 PM EST

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    Veteran right-hander Aaron Cook was able to stay in the game Saturday after suffering a nasty cut on his left knee while trying to tag out the Orioles’ Chris Davis at home plate during his Red Sox debut. But it apparently wasn’t a minor injury. According to CSNNewEngland.com‘s Red Sox Talk, Cook was placed on…

  17. Twins name Brian Dozier new starting shortstop

    May 6, 2012, 12:20 PM EST

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    The Twins have just nine total hits in their last four games, which is among the worst stretches of offensive futility in Major League Baseball history. So they’re going to make some changes. According to Dustin Morse, the Twins’ director of baseball communications, manager Ron Gardenhire announced Sunday morning that Brian Dozier will be the…

  18. Derrek Lee “definitely” on Brewers’ radar

    May 6, 2012, 11:31 AM EST

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported in March that free agent Derrek Lee was open to continuing his career if presented with the right opportunity. Well, that opportunity might finally be here. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Brewers are “definitely” interested in signing Lee to take over as their primary first baseman.…

  19. An Angels first baseman hit a home run last night

    May 6, 2012, 10:54 AM EST

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    But it wasn’t $250 million man Albert Pujols. With Albert getting his first day off of the season on Saturday night, last year’s starting first baseman Mark Trumbo drew the nod and launched his fourth home run of 2012 as the Angels snapped a two-game losing streak by besting the Blue Jays 6-2. Trumbo now…

  20. Tim Stauffer making third and final rehab start Wednesday

    May 6, 2012, 10:19 AM EST

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    Tim Stauffer is nearly ready to rejoin the Padres. According to MLB.com’s Sarah Trotto, the 29-year-old right-hander is scheduled for one final minor league rehab start Wednesday with either Single-A Lake Elsinore or Triple-A Tucson. If it goes smoothly, he should be activated and thrust back into the San Diego starting rotation early next week.…

  21. Twins to place Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list

    May 6, 2012, 9:32 AM EST

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    Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hasn’t played in a game since Monday, when he felt discomfort in his left wrist on a strikeout swing. And he’s not going to be ready to change that for at least another week. According to the AP, via NBCSports.com, the Twins are placing the 30-year-old slugger on the 15-day…

  22. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 6, 2012, 8:27 AM EST

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    Rebuilding doesn’t have to be entirely depressing. The Astros — predicted by many to be a 100-loss team — won their fifth straight game on Saturday night in Houston, and their second straight against the defending World Series champion Cardinals. Houston is one game under .500 (13-14), good enough for third place in the National…

  23. Brewers put Carlos Gomez and Alex Gonzalez on 15-day DL

    May 5, 2012, 10:15 PM EST

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    Milwaukee’s pro ballplayers are dropping like flies. Just a few days after losing first baseman Mat Gamel to a season-ending knee injury, the Brewers have placed outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. This according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gomez was diagnosed Friday night with a left hamstring strain.…

  24. Albert Pujols not in Angels’ starting lineup Saturday

    May 5, 2012, 8:23 PM EST

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    Thinking that a day of rest might help Albert Pujols both mentally and physically, Angels manager Mike Scioscia is giving the first baseman his first full off-day on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Pujols didn’t even take pregame batting practice and is not expected to be available for pinch-hitting duties. This according to the Orange…

  25. Marlins remove Heath Bell from ninth-inning role

    May 5, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    After watching Heath Bell blow his fourth save in seven chances Friday against the Padres, the Marlins are finally ready to make a change. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald brings the breaking news: Heath Bell out as closer for the time being. #marlins — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 5, 2012 Edward Mujica, Ryan Webb and…

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