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  1. Jeff Niemann given good news by Dr. James Andrews

    Sep 5, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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    Things might be looking up for Jeff Niemann. According to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune, the right-hander received “good news” about his ailing throwing shoulder on Wednesday after paying a visit to joint specialist Dr. James Andrews. He should be allowed to resume throwing in a couple of weeks and could return before the end of the regular…

  2. Jose Bautista undergoes left wrist surgery

    Sep 4, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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    The deed is done. Or something like that. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista underwent surgery in Cleveland this afternoon to repair his troublesome left wrist. The procedure was deemed an initial success, though pretty much all procedures are. Bautista will now begin a recovery period that is expected…

  3. Mike Napoli is not close to returning to the Rangers

    Sep 4, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan has the update from Mike Napoli‘s brief workout Tuesday in Kansas City: Napoli limited his running from home to first base. He was not running full speed. He did not try running around the bases and he did not go through any tests as far as cutting, stopping or starting. No word…

  4. Curtis Granderson back in Yankees’ lineup Tuesday

    Sep 4, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    From Newsday‘s Erik Boland comes word that center fielder Curtis Granderson is back in the Yankees’ starting lineup on Tuesday evening against the Rays. Granderson did not play Sunday or Monday after making an early exit from Saturday’s game because of tendinitis in his right hamstring. An MRI taken over the weekend ruled out any…

  5. Jorge De La Rosa cleared for rehab assignment

    Sep 2, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd told season ticket holders back in June that Jorge De La Rosa was unlikely to pitch this summer. But things are suddenly looking up for the left-handed starter. According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, De La Rosa is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment…

  6. Cards will indeed promote pitching prospect Shelby Miller

    Sep 2, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

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    It has been rumored since early last week, and now we can pretty much make the transaction official. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals will call up top pitching prospect Shelby Miller this week from Triple-A Memphis, where he went 5-1 with a dazzling 53/4 K/BB ratio and 2.89 ERA…

  7. Andy Pettitte almost ready to face live hitters

    Sep 2, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

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    Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York has the update: Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen session off the mound on Sunday, and says he feels like he’s “over the hump.” Pettitte, on the disabled list since June 27 with a fractured left ankle, came out of the session “feeling good” and said his command…

  8. Jurickson Profar homers in his first major league at-bat and doubles in his second

    Sep 2, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Sometimes it feels like this stuff has to be scripted. Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar crushed a pitch into the right field stands in his first major league plate appearance Sunday at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, becoming the youngest player to homer in a major league game since Adrian Beltre in 1998. MLB.com already has the video highlight. Profar,…

  9. White Sox activate Alejandro De Aza from the disabled list

    Sep 2, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Mark D. Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune comes word that White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza has been activated off the 15-day disabled list. MLB rosters expanded on September 1, so no corresponding move was necessary. De Aza wound up missing a little more than two weeks with a bruised left…

  10. Ian Kinsler is out with a stiff back, so Jurickson Profar will make his major league debut

    Sep 2, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

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    One of the best position prospects in baseball will begin his major league career on Sunday afternoon. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that second baseman Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Rangers’ series finale against the Indians because of stiffness in his back and that 19-year-old Jurickson Profar has been asked…

  11. Curtis Granderson out a “day or two” with sore hamstring

    Sep 2, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

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    An MRI taken Saturday on Curtis Granderson‘s sore right hamstring ruled out any sort of structural damage, but he does have mild tendinitis and isn’t quite ready to return to the Yankees’ starting lineup. According to Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger, manager Joe Girardi said this morning that his center fielder will be sidelined…

  12. Joey Votto goes deep in fourth rehab game

    Sep 2, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto is just about ready for active duty. The 28-year-old first baseman hit a solo home run Saturday in his rehab debut with Triple-A Louisville, finishing 1-for-3 with two strikeouts while feeling no lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired knee. Votto went 1-for-5 with with an RBI and three walks in his first three rehab…

  13. Alfredo Aceves and Dustin Pedroia had an argument Saturday night in the Red Sox dugout

    Sep 2, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Drama continues to surround this Red Sox team. According to Sean McAdam of CSN New England, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right-hander Alfredo Aceves got into a “heated argument” on Saturday in the visitors dugout at Oakland’s O.Co Coliseum. It was all verbal, but they eventually had to be separated by third base coach Jerry Royster.…

  14. Brandon Inge needs shoulder surgery

    Sep 2, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Brandon Inge is done for the 2012 season. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the veteran third baseman re-injured his right shoulder on Saturday night in the A’s 7-1 victory over the Red Sox and will undergo surgery in a week that will require six months of recovery time. “My damn shoulder…

  15. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 2, 2012, 8:37 AM EDT

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    In a preview of a potential postseason matchup, the Cardinals topped the Nationals 10-9 on Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., snapping a four-game losing streak while moving 1 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates (who lost) and the Dodgers (who won) in the National League Wild Card standings. David Freese, the big hero from last…

  16. Jason Hammel goes five scoreless in rehab start

    Sep 1, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

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    The Orioles currently have a claim on one of the two Wild Card spots in the American League. And their active 25-man roster is about to get a nice boost. According to beat writer Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, right-handed starter Jason Hammel threw five scoreless innings Saturday in his rehab debut with…

  17. Asdrubal Cabrera scratched Saturday with sore wrist

    Sep 1, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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    From Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland comes word that Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to be scratched from Saturday’s starting lineup against the Rangers because of soreness in his right wrist. Cabrera is listed as day-to-day, though wrist injuries are often unpredictable. Jason Donald got the start in his place and seems likely…

  18. Jason Giambi hoping to return for 19th MLB season

    Sep 1, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Jason Giambi is batting .241/.380/.329 with one home run in 100 plate appearances this season for the Rockies and just spent over a month on the disabled list with a viral infection. But he apparently hasn’t been discouraged. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the 41-year-old impending free agent told reporters on Saturday…

  19. Rafael Furcal probably has a torn UCL in his right elbow

    Aug 31, 2012, 12:34 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals lost their third straight game on Thursday night in the nation’s capital. And they might have also lost their starting shortstop. According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rafael Furcal is headed back to St. Louis to undergo an MRI for “confirmation” of an ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow.…

  20. Lance Berkman to be activated from disabled list Saturday

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Jen Langosch comes word that Cardinals slugger Lance Berkman is on track to return from the DL on Saturday after going 1-for-1 in his final rehab game Thursday at Triple-A Memphis. Berkman was scheduled to play longer on Thursday night, but there were rainy conditions in southwest Tennessee and the Cards didn’t want to take…

  21. David Aardsma cleared to pitch in rehab games

    Aug 30, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT

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    It’s easily forgotten by now, but the Yankees signed right-handed reliever David Aardsma to a one-year, $500,000 free agent contract back in late February. And they might actually get something out of the deal before the regular season schedule ends. Erik Boland of Newsday in New York reports that Aardsma is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab…

  22. Yadier Molina back in Cardinals’ lineup Thursday

    Aug 30, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals were given a scare on Tuesday when catcher Yadier Molina was forced to make an early exit after a nasty collision at home plate with the Pirates’ Josh Harrison. But all is back to normal. According to Jen Langosch of MLB.com, Molina is back in the St. Louis starting lineup on Thursday night against the…

  23. Huston Street on track to return from disabled list Sunday

    Aug 29, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Chelsea Janes comes word that Padres closer Huston Street will make his rehab debut on Friday night at High-A Lake Elsinore and could be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday afternoon if the outing goes smoothly. Street has been on the disabled list since August 11 because of a left calf…

  24. Roger Clemens to make second start for the Sugar Land Skeeters on September 7

    Aug 29, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT

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    Roger Clemens told the Houston Chronicle earlier this week that he had no immediate plans to pitch again after completing 3 1/3 scoreless innings last Saturday evening for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. But the itch has suddenly returned. Or something along those lines. Mark Berman of FOX 26 (KRIV) in Houston received a text message from…

  25. Kenley Jansen sidelined with more heart problems

    Aug 29, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

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    Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen missed nearly a month of the 2011 season because of a cardiac arrhythmia. And now his heart issues are back. According to beat reporter Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the right-hander was unavailable for Wednesday’s afternoon tilt against the Rockies “because of something to do with his heart.” Ronald Belisario…

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