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  1. Rockies demote righty Jhoulys Chacin and his 7.30 ERA

    May 2, 2012, 9:38 PM EST

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    Jhoulys Chacin posted a 3.48 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.8 K/9 in 333-plus innings between 2010-2011, becoming one of the only reliable members of an ever-fluctuating Colorado starting rotation. But the good times have suddenly come to a screeching halt for the 24-year-old Rockies right-hander. Chacin allowed 11 hits and seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings…

  2. Dodgers “nearing deal” with free agent Bobby Abreu

    May 2, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman brings word on the budding market for Bobby Abreu, who was released by the Angels last week: #dodgers are in serious talks w/ abreu. not done deal, as details need to be worked out. sev other teams showing interest 2 — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 3, 2012 Abreu is still earning…

  3. Diamondbacks unsure on Vladimir Guerrero after tryout

    May 2, 2012, 8:06 PM EST

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    The Diamondbacks held a workout for free agent Vladimir Guerrero on Monday in the Dominican. It’s Tuesday night and they haven’t announced a deal, so the safe guess is Arizona isn’t interested. And while GM Kevin Towers didn’t completely rule the whole thing out Wednesday in a conversation with the Arizona Republic‘s Nick Piecoro, he did…

  4. Ryan Zimmerman not expected to return before Tuesday

    May 2, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

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    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (sore right shoulder) told reporters on Tuesday that he is aiming to return from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday night’s game against the division rival Phillies. But it’s just not going to happen. According to beat writer Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider, manager Davey Johnson…

  5. Nolan Reimold to be sidelined a few days with bulging disk

    May 1, 2012, 10:40 PM EST

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    Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold is off to a scorching start this season, batting .313 with a .627 slugging percentage, five home runs and 10 RBI through his first 69 plate appearances. But all of those good vibes are going to have to be put on hold. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Reimold…

  6. Rays transfer Kyle Farnsworth to the 60-day disabled list

    May 1, 2012, 9:28 PM EST

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    As first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays transferred right-hander Kyle Farnsworth to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to open a 40-man roster spot for infielder Will Rhymes. The move means that Farnsworth, who was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list April 5, won’t be eligible to return to…

  7. Cardinals to retire Tony La Russa’s No. 10 this month

    May 1, 2012, 8:35 PM EST

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    From Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Cardinals tonight will announce their intention to honor the future Hall of Fame manager by retiring his No. 10 prior to a May 11 game against the Atlanta Braves. La Russa, now serving for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, has accepted the club’s invitation to attend…

  8. Ryan Zimmerman hoping to be activated Sunday night

    May 1, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

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    Good news on the Ryan Zimmerman front. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the injured third baseman reported feeling “great” after playing catch Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park and is aiming to return to the starting lineup for Sunday night game’s against the division rival Phillies (which is going to be broadcast on…

  9. George Sherrill scheduled for Tommy John elbow surgery

    Apr 29, 2012, 5:02 PM EST

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    Mariners left-hander George Sherrill was shut down after the team’s season-opening trip to Tokyo, Japan because of lingering discomfort in his throwing elbow. Now he can be ruled out for the rest of 2012. According to beat reporter Shannon Drayer of Seattle’s 710 AM ESPN, the veteran lefty relief specialist is scheduled to undergo Tommy…

  10. Nationals place Mark DeRosa on the disabled list, promote outfield prospect Tyler Moore

    Apr 29, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have placed utilityman Mark DeRosa on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain and have recalled outfield prospect Tyler Moore in a corresponding 25-man roster move. “My body won’t give me a break,” the oft-injured DeRosa told reporters Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium.…

  11. A’s agree to contract with recently-released Brandon Inge

    Apr 29, 2012, 2:28 PM EST

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    Ken Rosenthal brings the heat on Brandon Inge, who was cut loose by the Tigers on Thursday: Source: Inge to #Athletics. #Tigers — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 29, 2012 With so many teams expressing interest — the Orioles, Twins and Diamondbacks among them — it seemed likely that Inge would take his time and carefully…

  12. Paul Konerko sidelined Sunday because of stiff neck

    Apr 29, 2012, 1:40 PM EST

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    White Sox slugger Paul Konerko hit his 400th career homer last week and holds a .383/.444/.679 batting line in 90 plate appearances this season. So we’ll call Sunday a well-earned day of rest. According to Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago, the first baseman was scratched from the lineup this afternoon due to neck stiffness. It’s…

  13. Yankees shift veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to bullpen

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:33 PM EST

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    As first reported by MLB.com beat writer Bryan Hoch, the Yankees announced early Sunday morning that right-hander Freddy Garcia has been removed from the starting rotation and will operate as the long man in the bullpen going forward. David Phelps, who has posted a 3.57 ERA through 17 2/3 innings of relief this season, is…

  14. Angels trying to trade for a new closer?

    Apr 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that the Angels have “inquired” about A’s closer Grant Balfour, Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan and Mariners closer Brandon League, with Cafardo calling Balfour the “most logical” fit because Oakland’s asking price should be the lowest. Jordan Walden earned Rookie of the Year votes in the American…

  15. Daisuke Matsuzaka goes four-plus in second rehab start

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:46 AM EST

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    More progress for Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka. According to Dan Hickling of the Boston Globe, the Japanese right-hander allowed just one earned run over 4 2/3 innings Saturday for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. It was his second minor league rehab start, and he reported no issues whatsoever with his surgically-repaired right elbow. Matsuzaka is throwing…

  16. Mozeliak says Cardinals haven’t re-ignited Oswalt talks

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported last Saturday in his weekly “Full Count” video that the Cardinals and Red Sox had begun showing renewed interest in free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. But one part of that appears to be off: “I think when you look at our club and how things are going, there is no…

  17. Doug Fister slated to make first rehab start Wednesday

    Apr 29, 2012, 9:14 AM EST

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    From CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler comes word that Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has been cleared to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday evening with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Fister has been on the disabled list since the first week of the regular season due to a costochondral (rib cage) strain that he…

  18. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 29, 2012, 8:29 AM EST

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    Saturday’s Nationals-Dodgers game had it all. Nats ace Stephen Strasburg fanned nine batters and yielded just one run over seven stellar frames. Nats phenom Bryce Harper made his major league debut, tallying his first hit (a double to center), his first RBI (on a sacrifice fly) and showing off his elite arm with a missile…

  19. Tracking Bryce Harper’s major league debut

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:37 AM EST

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    We’ll provide updates throughout the night as baseball’s top prospect, 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper, makes his MLB debut against the Dodgers. Here’s the lineup, via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post: As promised, Harper bats 7th: Desmond, ss; Lombardozzi, 3b Werth, rf LaRoche, 1b; Ankiel, cf Espinosa, 2b; Harper, lf Ramos, c Strasburg — Adam…

  20. Ryan Howard cleared for baseball activities, heading to Phillies’ spring training complex

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:05 PM EST

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    Hey, it’s positive Ryan Howard health news! According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the 32-year-old first baseman has been cleared for baseball activities and will report to the Phillies’ spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida on Monday morning to begin daily workouts. He will begin by fielding ground balls and playing catch before progressing to…

  21. D’Backs turn to left-hander Patrick Corbin for Monday start

    Apr 28, 2012, 7:48 PM EST

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    Many assumed that a well-known prospect like Trevor Bauer or Tyler Skaggs would be promoted when the Diamondbacks finally removed soft-tossing righty Josh Collmenter from their starting rotation. Well, Collmenter was pushed to the bullpen on Saturday. But Bauer and Skaggs will stay put. According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the D’Backs have announced that…

  22. Mike Trout goes 0-for-4 with a strikeout in 2012 debut

    Apr 28, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

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    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper isn’t the only youngster drawing attention this weekend. Mike Trout, who was brought up by the Angels in 2011 but appeared in only 40 games, made his 2012 major league debut in the Angels’ 2-1 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. Trout finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout, but…

  23. Allen Craig shifting rehab assignment to Triple-A Memphis

    Apr 25, 2012, 10:49 PM EST

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    The Cards’ bench is about to get an upgrade. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, outfielder Allen Craig has been cleared to shift his minor league rehab assignment from High-A Palm Beach to Triple-A Memphis, the final step before rejoining the big league roster. Craig has been on the disabled list since…

  24. Andy Pettitte goes five innings in Wednesday rehab start

    Apr 25, 2012, 9:25 PM EST

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    Andy Pettitte continues to make his way through the various levels of the Yankees’ minor league system, tuning up for a return to Major League Baseball. His latest stop? The Double-A Trenton Thunder. As noted by Thunder beat writer Mike Ashmore, Pettitte allowed seven hits and four runs  — three earned — over five innings…

  25. Mets sign Brad Emaus, Fred Lewis to minor league deals

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

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    From the Mets’ official Twitter account comes word that the team agreed to terms on minor league contracts Wednesday evening with second baseman Brad Emaus and outfielder Fred Lewis. Emaus was selected by the Mets in the 11th round of last December’s Rule 5 Draft and had a shot at claiming starting second base duties…

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