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  1. Neil Walker might be shut down early

    Sep 26, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Neil Walker has been in and out of the Pirates’ starting lineup for the past four weeks because of lingering lower back tightness and muscle spasms. And his return to full-time duty is not imminent. According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, the second baseman could be shut down for the final week of the regular…

  2. David Wright becomes the Mets’ all-time hits leader

    Sep 26, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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    David Wright smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pirates, pushing the Mets to an early 2-0 lead and becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in hits. Ed Kranepool held the high-mark previously, having netted 1,418 total hits between the 1962 and 1979 seasons. He was a…

  3. Justin Ruggiano shut down with shoulder sprain

    Sep 26, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro comes word that the Marlins have shut down outfeilder Justin Ruggiano for the remainder of the 2012 season because of a sprained right shoulder that he suffered last Friday night while trying to make a diving catch. Ruggiano does not need shoulder surgery and should be back near full…

  4. Giants not expected to welcome Melky Cabrera back for a potential NLCS, World Series run

    Sep 25, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

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    CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly had this two weeks ago, and now it’s close to being made official. Here is Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle: Manager Bruce Bochy said the Melky Cabrera decision will be announced “before the end of the homestand,” but not today. I can see why they’d wait. The Giants, Major League…

  5. Giancarlo Stanton aiming to return to action Wednesday

    Sep 25, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Finally, a dose of positive news for the Fish. Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t appeared in a game since September 16 and is not in action Tuesday evening because of an intercostal muscle strain, but the 22-year-old outfielder told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post that he is “optimistic” that he’ll be able to return…

  6. David Freese still sidelined with sprained ankle

    Sep 25, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Cardinals third baseman David Freese has a history of foot and ankle problems, so there was reason for great concern when he was removed from Monday’s lineup after stepping on a soft spot in the indoor batting cage at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. But things are looking up just 24 hours later. According to Jenifer…

  7. Phillies, Yankees eyeing impending free agent Cody Ross

    Sep 23, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that a market is already beginning to develop for corner outfielder Cody Ross, who will hit the free agent market in early November: He has three major-market teams — the Phillies, Yankees, and Red Sox — very interested in him. Ross has made it clear he’d negotiate with the…

  8. Clayton Kershaw cleared for Sunday night start

    Sep 23, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw made it through an easy 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday afternoon without experiencing any lingering pain or discomfort in his troublesome right hip. He was not sore when he woke up Saturday morning and felt strong Sunday when he met with team doctors. So, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, he has…

  9. Frank Francisco still out with right elbow injury, could be shut down for rest of season

    Sep 23, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

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    From Andy Martino of the New York Daily News comes word that Mets closer Frank Francisco will be “unavailable for at least several more days” and could be shut down for the remainder of the year due to ongoing concerns about his throwing elbow. Francisco hasn’t made an appearance since last Sunday and hasn’t converted a…

  10. Yadier Molina’s back is already feeling “way better”

    Sep 23, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

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    The news is surprisingly good for Yadier Molina. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the All-Star catcher woke up with no stiffness on Sunday morning after making an early exit from Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Cubs. “I feel a lot better, way better,” Molina told Goold. “It’s spasms still a little bit,…

  11. Jacoby Ellsbury sitting for third straight game Sunday

    Sep 23, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Sunday against the Orioles after failing to make it through a pregame throwing session. This according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. Ellsbury has now been sidelined for three consecutive games and the only thing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has said about that injury…

  12. Roger Clemens won’t rule out comeback in 2013

    Sep 23, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Roger Clemens has shut himself down for the rest of 2012, but he hasn’t completely given up on the dream of one day returning to the major leagues. The 50-year-old right-hander will be in Kissimmee, Florida with the Astros next spring to fulfill his personal services contract and may be more than just a special instructor…

  13. Mark Teixeira hits, fields and jogs in first workout

    Sep 23, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira is making slow but steady progress in his recovery from a calf strain. According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, the first baseman took batting practice, fielded grounders and did some light running on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium for the first time since suffering the injury on September…

  14. Coco Crisp out again Sunday with eye infection

    Sep 23, 2012, 10:56 AM EDT

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    From beat writer Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that A’s center fielder Coco Crisp is out of the starting lineup again on Sunday due to ongoing complications with conjunctivitis. Yoenis Cespedes will start in center as Oakland wraps up a three-game series with the Yankees. Seth Smith is in left. Josh Reddick is in…

  15. Tim Lincecum misses celebration, scratched from start

    Sep 23, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    The Giants celebrated their second National League West title in three years on Saturday night at AT&T Park without a certain eccentric right-hander. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Tim Lincecum was sent home early so that he could rest up for his scheduled Sunday start. Once the Giants clinched with an 8-4 victory over…

  16. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 23, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    The Giants are in. The Reds are in. Now we wait for the rest of the postseason picture to fully develop. The Cardinals took a step toward the National League’s second Wild Card spot on Saturday at Wrigley Field, bouncing back from a crushing Friday loss to capture a 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Cubs.…

  17. Michael Bourn will be out Sunday due to jammed thumb

    Sep 22, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    From David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Braves center fielder Michael Bourn jammed his left thumb during Saturday’s 8-2 defeat of the Phillies and has been ruled out of Sunday afternoon’s series finale. Bourn finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in the victory and made it all nine innings,…

  18. Angels owner says Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto are safe

    Sep 22, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier this week that Angels owner Arte Moreno had been “expressing unhappiness behind the scenes” with the performance of both longtime skipper Mike Scioscia and first-year general manger Jerry Dipoto. But that unhappiness isn’t going to lead to much. Moreno spoke directly with MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez on Saturday afternoon and…

  19. Roy Halladay saw a doctor Friday for shoulder issue

    Sep 22, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay did not look right on Saturday afternoon, allowing seven earned runs to the Braves without making it past the second inning. And there’s apparently a good reason for that. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Halladay paid a visit to a doctor on Friday after experiencing mild muscle spasms…

  20. Reds beat Dodgers, clinch National League Central

    Sep 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    The first division crown of 2012 has been claimed. Mat Latos fanned seven batters over eight shutout innings and Jay Bruce hit his 34th home run of the season as the Reds rolled to an easy 6-0 victory on Saturday afternoon over the Dodgers, locking up the National League Central in front of a crowd…

  21. Andrew Cashner shut down for the season

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Padres starter Andrew Cashner was shelled for six earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings last week against a weak Rockies lineup. He did not look right. And he apparently wasn’t feeling right either. From the San Diego Union-Tribune comes word that Cashner has experienced more problems with his troublesome right lat muscle and is…

  22. Brett Anderson pulled from start with right oblique strain

    Sep 19, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Unfortunate bit of news here for the Athletics. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, left-hander Brett Anderson was lifted in the third inning of his start Wednesday night against the Tigers after straining his right oblique while delivering a pitch. Oblique injuries often take more than two weeks to recover from and they’re typically prone…

  23. Aroldis Chapman throws successful bullpen session

    Sep 19, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was shut down last Tuesday after complaining of shoulder fatigue and hasn’t pitched since. But his return is imminent. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the hard-throwing lefty tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field without experiencing any problems with his shoulder. “It went real…

  24. Danny Espinosa only has a bone bruise and is hoping to return to action Wednesday

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

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    Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa sounded pretty concerned when asked about his injured left shoulder on Sunday. But news comes this evening that the situation is not so dire. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that an MRI taken Monday on Espinosa’s shoulder revealed only a bone bruise and no hint of structural damge. He was…

  25. Chris Young aggravates right quad in first game back

    Sep 18, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Chris Young was back in the Diamondbacks’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres for the first time since September 3. But the injury that put him on the shelf apparently never fully healed. According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the center fielder was removed in the top of the first inning after…

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