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  1. UPDATE: Talks still ongoing between the Indians and Johnny Damon

    Apr 12, 2012, 9:12 AM EST

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    UPDATE: There’s no deal yet.  This morning Jim Bowden says that the sides are still talking, and Ken Rosenthal — who had the original report — notes the same thing, though adds that he believes a deal will be done shortly. 12:06 AM:  From Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes this rather surprising late-night free agent…

  2. 72-year-old motorcyclist from Matt Bush’s DUI hit-and-run case finally released from hospital

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:15 PM EST

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    Good news, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times‘ Marc Topkin: Tony Tufano, 72, the victim in the Rays minor league RHP Matt Bush DUI hit-and-run crash, was released from the hospital today and is home, daughter in law Shannon Moore said. Tufano is using a walker and will receive home care, with family attorney Richard Hirsch saying…

  3. Drew Storen undergoes minor procedure on right elbow

    Apr 11, 2012, 7:18 PM EST

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    As first reported by Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Nationals closer Drew Storen underwent minor surgery Wednesday on his throwing elbow. The procedure, performed in D.C., was designed to remove bone fragments and was deemed a success. The Nationals aren’t saying for certain how long Storen will be out, but sources told Ladson on Wednesday evening…

  4. Chris Carpenter undergoing “battery of tests” on shoulder

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:22 PM EST

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    Via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will undergo another battery tests this week on the nerves in his right shoulder, a process that should clear the righthander take the next step in his recovery, general manager John Mozeliak described this afternoon. If everything checks out fine, Carpenter could be…

  5. David Wright diagnosed with fractured right pinkie finger

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:03 PM EST

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    From beat writer Andy Martino of the New York Daily News comes word that Mets third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with a small fracture near the middle of his right pinkie finger. Wright doesn’t need surgery, but he has been put in a protective splint and will be sidelined indefinitely. The Mets will…

  6. Justin Upton scratched from lineup with jammed thumb

    Apr 10, 2012, 7:45 PM EST

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    From Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic comes word that Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton has been scratched from Tuesday night’s lineup against the Padres because of a jammed left thumb. Upton suffered the injury Sunday while sliding into second base, trying to break up a double play. “It’s not too bad,” he told Piecoro on…

  7. Brewers “suspend” extension talks with Zack Greinke

    Apr 10, 2012, 7:19 PM EST

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    Zack Greinke appears headed for free agency. According to beat reporter Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Brewers have “suspended” long-term contract negotiations with the 28-year-old right-hander and have no plans at this time to re-start the talks at a later date. Greinke had quite an Opening Week, hiring agent Casey Close, watching…

  8. Aramis Ramirez expects big boos for Ryan Braun this year

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

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    The Brewers opened their regular-season schedule with a home series against the Cardinals, so we haven’t been given a taste of what kind of vitriol Ryan Braun is in for this summer at road parks. But that will change Monday when Braun and the Brewers head to Chicago for a four-game set against the Cubs.…

  9. Luke Scott pulled from game due to left hamstring tightness

    Apr 8, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was lifted from Sunday’s game against the Yankees after feeling tightness in his left hamstring. Scott was 0-for-1 before being replaced in the Rays’ batting order by backup catcher Stephen Vogt. Scott had three hits in four at-bats in…

  10. Jason Hammel loses no-hitter vs. Twins in eighth inning

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

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    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel has a 4.99 career ERA and 1.47 career WHIP in the major leagues. But he’s putting on a clinic right now in Baltimore against an anemic Twins offense. Hammel has thrown seven no-hit innings and is only up to 77 total pitches as the O’s prepare to bat in the bottom…

  11. Padres place Dustin Moseley on DL with shoulder strain

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Corey Brock comes word that the Padres have placed starter Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain and have recalled left-hander Josh Spence from Triple-A Tucson to take his place on the 25-man roster. Moseley surrendered five earned runs and walked two batters Saturday in his regular-season debut…

  12. Chien-Ming Wang making progress, throws off mound

    Apr 8, 2012, 1:28 PM EST

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    Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang threw off a mound Saturday in Viera, Florida for the first time since suffering a severe left hamstring strain in mid-March. And it went swimmingly, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Wang is at least a week away from beginning a rehab assignment and will likely be asked to…

  13. Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon suffers ankle sprain

    Apr 8, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

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    Nationals infield prospect Anthony Rendon had to be carried off the field Saturday night during a game at High-A Lynchburg after falling awkwardly while trying to round third base in the fourth inning. But the diagnosis is in, and it’s not all that bad. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider, Rendon has…

  14. Padres acquire lefty Brian Tallet in trade with Pirates

    Apr 8, 2012, 11:57 AM EST

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    Lefty reliever Brian Tallet is again on the move. As reported late Saturday night by MLB.com beat writer Corey Brock, the Padres acquired the 34-year-old southpaw from the Pirates in a trade. Pittsburgh will either get cash considerations in return from the Friars or a player to be named later. In a span of nine…

  15. Picture of the Day: “Hey Theo — How ‘Bout A Win Already!”

    Apr 8, 2012, 10:41 AM EST

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    The Cubs have suffered two straight late-innings losses to the Nationals, settling in at the bottom of the NL Central standings with an 0-2 record. The struggles should come as no surprise given the lack of talent on the Northsiders’ 25-man roster and new president Theo Epstein’s implementation of a full-on rebuilding plan, but Wrigleyville…

  16. Chipper Jones expected to return before home opener

    Apr 8, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

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    After seeing Chipper Jones work out this weekend, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has grown confident that the veteran third baseman will join Atlanta’s starting lineup within the next handful of days. Via David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Definitely the home opener [April 12], based on [Friday’s] workout,” Gonzalez told reporters, “And maybe even sooner…

  17. Hector Santiago is your new White Sox closer

    Apr 8, 2012, 9:12 AM EST

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    White Sox manager Robin Ventura refused to anoint one pitcher as the team’s closer all spring and told reporters at the start of the regular season that they’d have to “wait and see” who gets the nod in the ninth-inning when the first save opportunity arises. Well, the secret is finally out. Hector Santiago, a…

  18. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:34 AM EST

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Moyer, 49, makes a pitch against Houston Astros' Schafer in the first inning of their MLB National League game in Houston

    Jamie Moyer‘s 2012 debut was less than stellar. Making his first start since the 2010 season, the 49-year-old left-hander surrendered five hits and four runs (three earned) in five innings Saturday evening against a light-hitting Astros lineup. Moyer’s control was fine — he walked just one and fanned two — but his slow-moving deliveries looked…

  19. Ozzie Guillen apologizes for “I love Castro” comment

    Apr 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

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    Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is quoted in a recent issue of Time magazine as saying that he has “love” for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and respects that he’s been able to maintain power for so long. Those thoughts obviously aren’t sitting well in Miami — a city with many Cuban descendants — and so a…

  20. Brendan Ryan scratched Saturday due to neck stiffness

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:18 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Greg Johns comes word that Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan was scratched from Saturday’s game against the A’s due to neck stiffness. Ryan missed time near the end of the 2011 season with neck issues and suffered a pinched nerve this spring, but Mariners skipper Eric Wedge assured reporters that this recent bout of…

  21. Doug Fister lands on 15-day DL after straining left side

    Apr 7, 2012, 8:03 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    The Tigers torched the Red Sox for 12 hits Saturday in a dominant 10-0 victory. But it wasn’t all roses and pom-poms at Detroit’s Comerica Park. As noted by Tom Gage of the Detroit News, Tigers starter Doug Fister was lifted in the top of the fourth inning after feeling a tug on the left…

  22. John Lannan formally requests to be traded by Nationals

    Apr 4, 2012, 8:27 PM EST

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    From beat writer Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider comes word that recently-demoted lefty John Lannan has formally requested to be traded away from the Nationals. “A trade would be the best solution for everyone in both the short and long term,” the 27-year-old wrote Wednesday night in a statement to the media. “I…

  23. Dallas Braden will be shut down for the next three weeks

    Apr 3, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

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    When Dallas Braden strained his surgically-repaired shoulder last week, the A’s weren’t exactly sure how bad of a setback it would be to his ongoing recovery. But that information has since been revealed. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Braden will be shut down for…

  24. Rangers discussing six-year extension with Ian Kinsler

    Apr 3, 2012, 8:35 PM EST

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Rangers are talking about a six-year contract extension with second baseman Ian Kinsler. But an agreement is not closer because the two sides are differing on what the annual value of the contract should be. Rosenthal explains: The Rangers, sources say, are willing to give Kinsler…

  25. Springtime Storylines: Will the St. Louis Cardinals survive the loss of three legends?

    Apr 3, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The New-Look Redbirds. The Big Question: Will St. Louis be able to defend its World Series title this year in…

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