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  1. Alfredo Aceves “tore off his jersey” on Friday night

    Aug 26, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox gave closer Alfredo Aceves a three-game suspension on Saturday for what was described as “conduct detrimental to the team.” Thanks to Mike Petraglia of, we now have more details about what exactly took place: According to three sources inside Fenway Park, Alfredo Aceves tore off his jersey while making his way…

  2. Vin Scully will call Dodgers games next season

    Aug 26, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

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    Dodgers fans are having one heck of a weekend. First there was the nine-player trade that brought over Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from Boston. And now … well … this is probably the best news item of all. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that television broadcaster Vin…

  3. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 26, 2012, 8:25 AM EDT

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    When Boston took a 9-3 lead over the Royals in the fourth inning on Saturday evening at Fenway Park, a number of baseball writers began suggesting that the Red Sox looked like they were finally having fun — or something to that effect — in the wake of that recent nine-player blockbuster trade that jettisoned…

  4. Roger Clemens goes three-plus scoreless for Sugar Land

    Aug 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Roger Clemens’ return to professional baseball Saturday night in suburban Houston went about as smoothly as such a thing can go. The 50-year-old right-hander tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out two as the independent Sugar Land Skeeters played host to the Bridgeport Bluefish. Clemens topped out…

  5. Adrian Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat with the Dodgers

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT

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    The party is most definitely on in Chavez Ravine. New Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez strutted to the plate to a rousing standing ovation in his first at-bat Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and connected for a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw from Marlins starter Josh Johnson. The Dodgers lead 4-1 at…

  6. Red Sox suspend closer Alfredo Aceves three games for “conduct detrimental to the team”

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

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    That nine-player blockbuster trade is official, but the drama continues in the Boston clubhouse. According to beat reporter Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have suspended right-hander Alfredo Aceves for three games because of “conduct detrimental to the team.” Britton has more details on the Projo’s website: Aceves was visibly angry in…

  7. Jose Bautista leaves game after aggravating wrist injury, placed back on disabled list

    Aug 25, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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    From Gregor Chisholm of comes word that Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was pulled from Saturday night’s game against the Orioles after experiencing more discomfort in his left wrist. Yes, the same wrist that forced him to the disabled list on July 17 and kept him there until August 24. The Blue Jays will…

  8. Josh Beckett to debut Monday, Chad Billingsley out “a while”

    Aug 25, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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    Dodgers GM Ned Colletti announced to the media on Saturday that newly-acquired starter Josh Beckett is going to make his debut on Monday night against the Rockies, filling the rotation spot left vacant by a recent injury to right-hander Chad Billingsley, who is going to be sidelined for “a while.” This according to Dylan Hernandez,…

  9. Emilio Bonifacio lands on disabled list with knee sprain

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

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    As relayed by Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins placed speedster Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI on his right knee Wednesday revealed a sprain. Bonifacio suffered the injury late in Tuesday’s 6-5 defeat of the Diamondbacks. It’s not considered serious, but the 27-year-old will rest up for at…

  10. Update: Albert Pujols to have MRI after leaving game due to calf tightness

    Aug 22, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Update (2 am. ET): Albert Pujols will have an MRI on his calf before Thursday’s game in Boston and it’s unclear if he will miss any time. “I’m feeling sore right now,” Pujols told Laymance. “How I did it, I don’t know, I can’t tell you.” Austin Laymance of has the update from Fenway…

  11. Buster Posey sitting Wednesday with hamstring tightness

    Aug 22, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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    From Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area comes word that Giants catcher Buster Posey has been scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday night against the Dodgers because of a hamstring injury. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that it’s only tightness. Posey was able to make four plate appearances — tallying two RBI — during…

  12. Rangers scratch Yu Darvish from Thursday start

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, the Rangers have scratched right-handed starter Yu Darvish from his scheduled outing Thursday night against the Twins because of a tight right quad. Darvish first felt the upper leg discomfort in the middle of his between-starts bullpen session Tuesday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington. He…

  13. Josh Tomlin to have Tommy John surgery

    Aug 21, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Jordan Bastian of comes word that Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive surgery Wednesday on his pitching elbow. Tomlin has been on the disabled list since early last week with elbow discomfort. He paid a visit to joint specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Tuesday afternoon and the…

  14. Cubs confirm that Matt Garza is done for the season

    Aug 21, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT

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    Cubs skipper Dale Sveum told reporters early last week that “it’s going to be tough” for right-hander Matt Garza to return this season from a stress reaction in his pitching elbow. Sveum was right. Carrie Muskat of heard this evening that Garza is officially “done” for the rest of the season. Not because he had…

  15. Reds prospect Billy Hamilton breaks Vince Coleman’s minor league stolen bases record

    Aug 21, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

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    By now you’ve surely heard of Reds youngster Billy Hamilton, regarded by many prospect evaluators as the fastest player at any level of professional baseball. Well, he just made some history: He’s done it! 2 more steals for Billy Hamilton! 146 thefts this year! #KingOfThieves — PensacolaBlueWahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) August 22, 2012 That’s from the official Twitter account of the…

  16. Brett Lawrie experiences setback and is now out indefinitely

    Aug 21, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Sunday in a rehab game at the Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate in Dunedin, Florida. And he came away with more than just a bruised ego. According to John Lott of Canada’s National Post, Lawrie felt renewed ribcage soreness when he woke up Monday morning and…

  17. Red Sox “very interested” in re-signing Cody Ross

    Aug 19, 2012, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Lost in all the negative stories surrounding the 2012 edition of the Boston Red Sox is the fact that corner outfielder Cody Ross has been very productive, and a steal at one-year, $3 million this past offseason. But the Boston front office is paying close attention. According to Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the…

  18. Jaime Garcia tallies career-high 10 strikeouts in return

    Aug 19, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia looked about as good as the Cards could have hoped for in his return from an eight-week stint on the disabled list Sunday at Busch Stadium. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 batters while allowing just two unearned runs and five hits over eight strong innings against the visiting Pirates. Garcia threw…

  19. Mike Trout might be having the best year in Angels history

    Aug 19, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Angels phenom Mike Trout has a good shot at capturing both MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the American League. He’d be the first do it since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001, and Ichiro was 27 years old at the time. Trout just turned 21. Now for something even more mind-boggling. From the great Sam Miller of…

  20. Bucs lose Starling Marte to oblique injury, recall Jose Tabata

    Aug 19, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Starling Marte has appeared in 23 straight games with the Pirates since his promotion from Triple-A Indianapolis on July 26. But that streak will be snapped in Sunday’s series finale at Busch Stadium. According to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Marte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain…

  21. Emilio Bonifacio in Marlins’ lineup Sunday after missing 15 days with sprained thumb

    Aug 19, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Emilio Bonifacio is back in the Marlins’ lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies, having completed a 15-day stint on the disabled list. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post provides the photo evidence:

  22. Michael Cuddyer back to disabled list with re-injured oblique

    Aug 19, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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    Michael Cuddyer missed the first couple weeks of August while in recovery from a strained right oblique. Now he’ll also miss the final two. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Cuddyer re-injured his right oblique on Saturday night in the Rockies’ 6-5 loss to the Marlins and was placed back on the 15-day…

  23. Astros tab Tony DeFrancesco as interim manager

    Aug 19, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    From Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle comes word that the Astros have promoted Tony DeFrancesco from his post as manager of the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks to the position of interim manager at the major league level. DeFrancesco, who’s never managed in the bigs but served as the A’s third base coach in 2008,…

  24. Hanley Ramirez is lighting up box scores with the Dodgers

    Aug 19, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers’ decision-makers must be overjoyed with what they’ve seen from Hanley Ramirez since his arrival from the Marlins at last month’s deadline. The 28-year-old shortstop and third baseman belted two home runs and finished with four RBI in Los Angeles’ 6-2 defeat of the Braves on Saturday night in Atlanta. He’s now batting .330/.392/.549…

  25. Brad Mills: “I wish the best for the players and the fans”

    Aug 19, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

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    The Astros fired manager Brad Mills, hitting coach Mike Barnett and first base coach Bobby Meacham late Saturday night after falling to 39-82 on the season with an eight-run loss to the Diamondbacks. Here’s the reaction from Mills after his meeting with members of the Houston front office, courtesy of beat writer Brian McTaggart: “You…

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