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  1. Skip Schumaker cleared for minor league rehab games

    Apr 15, 2012, 5:13 PM EST

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    Cardinals utilityman Skip Schumaker could be ready to join the big league roster later this week. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 32-year-old is in the starting lineup, playing second base, Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. It’s his first minor league rehab game. Schumaker has been on the disabled list since the…

  2. Drew Pomeranz added to Rockies’ starting rotation

    Apr 15, 2012, 3:57 PM EST

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    Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, the 30th-ranked prospect in the sport according to Baseball America, was officially recalled from the Double-A level on Sunday morning and is on the mound this afternoon against the Diamondbacks for his first major league start of the 2012 regular season. Jordan Pacheco was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a…

  3. Brian Wilson acknowledges that he needs a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery

    Apr 15, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

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    Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle passes along this unfortunate series of updates on the status of Giants closer Brian Wilson: We just talked to Wilson. He’s in great spirits. Said he knows he’s done for a year and plans to stick around and be a “better teammate.” — Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) April 15,…

  4. Carl Crawford expected to begin taking at-bats in extended spring games this Tuesday

    Apr 15, 2012, 2:28 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Photo Day

    Via Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal: Carl Crawford will fly back to Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday and “more than likely” will play in his first extended-spring-training game on Tuesday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. Crawford has been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the regular season due to lingering…

  5. Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

    Apr 15, 2012, 1:14 PM EST

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    On April 15, 1947 — 65 years ago today — Jackie Robinson made his debut at Ebbets Field, breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in a 5-3 Brooklyn Dodgers victory over the visiting Boston Braves. On Sunday, the baseball world remembers and celebrates and collectively dons Jackie’s No. 42. And if you haven’t already seen…

  6. Nick Blackburn’s shoulder MRI shows no structural damage

    Apr 15, 2012, 12:35 PM EST

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    Finally, a dose of good news for the Twins. Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that an MRI exam taken Saturday on the sore right shoulder of Twins starter Nick Blackburn revealed only inflammation. No structural damage. Blackburn made a premature exit from his start Saturday afternoon vs. the Rangers due to shoulder discomfort.…

  7. Jason Bay scratched Sunday due to jammed ring finger

    Apr 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    From Andy Martino of the New York Daily News comes word that Mets outfielder Jason Bay has been scratched from Sunday’s lineup against the Phillies due to a jammed right ring finger. Bay suffered the injury while sliding head-first into a base in the second inning of Saturday’s 5-0 defeat of Philadelphia. Scott Hairston is…

  8. Brandon Phillips (hammy) returns to Reds’ starting lineup

    Apr 15, 2012, 11:09 AM EST

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    Because of left hamstring cramps, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips hasn’t appeared in a game since signing his six-year, $72.5 million contract extension early last week. But that will change Sunday in the nation’s capital. According to the Reds’ official Twitter account, Phillips is batting leadoff and starting at second base this afternoon against the…

  9. Report: Astros already shopping closer Brett Myers

    Apr 15, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

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    The Astros moved right-hander Brett Myers from the rotation to the back end of their bullpen for one simple reason: to increase his trade value. And Houston is apparently already looking to cash in. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted late Saturday night that the Jeff Luhnow-led ‘Stros are “shopping” Myers, hoping to catch the…

  10. Heath Bell blows second save in as many tries with Miami

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

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    When the Marlins gave veteran closer Heath Bell a three-year, $27 million free agent contract this winter, most people called it an overpay. Two weeks into the 2012 regular season, it’s looking like an abomination. Bell surrendered four runs — two earned — in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday night’s 5-4 loss…

  11. Picture of the Day: Cardinals get their World Series rings

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:05 AM EST

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    From Jon Jay‘s personal Twitter account comes this shot of the 27-year-old center fielder flashing his new “bling” alongside teammates David Freese, Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso: The Cardinals were presented with their 2011 World Series rings before Saturday’s 5-1 defeat of the Cubs. For a closer look at the jewelry, which features an image…

  12. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 15, 2012, 8:28 AM EST

    Davey Johnson, Edwin Jackson

    Another day, another impressive Nats victory. Saturday’s starter Edwin Jackson needed only 92 total pitches to get through nine innings of one-run ball as Washington grabbed a 4-1 victory over the visiting Reds at an energized Nationals Park. E-Jax, who was signed to a team-friendly one-year, $11 million free agent contract this winter, struck out…

  13. Benches clear twice in Indians vs. Royals game

    Apr 14, 2012, 10:14 PM EST

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    Indians right-hander Jeanmar Gomez, third baseman Jack Hannahan and skipper Manny Acta were all ejected from Saturday night’s game against the Royals after two different (but not unrelated) benches-clearing incidents in the third inning. The Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, has all the details from Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium: Kansas City starter Jonathan Sanchez plunked Cleveland…

  14. David Wright hits solo homer, nets three hits in return from fractured right pinkie

    Apr 14, 2012, 8:41 PM EST

    Mets Wright watches his solo home run against the  Phillies during the first inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    So, uh, David Wright is going to be just fine. The 29-year-old third baseman returned to the Mets’ starting lineup on Saturday afternoon for the first time since fracturing his right pinkie finger and broke out for three hits (including a first at-bat homer) in a 5-0 New York victory over the Phillies. When Wright…

  15. Brian Wilson diagnosed with structural damage in elbow, will meet with Dr. James Andrews

    Apr 14, 2012, 7:23 PM EST

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    John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle shares this bit of troubling news: Brian Wilson structural damage elbow, facing possible surgery, possibly meeting with Dr. Andrews. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) April 14, 2012 Wilson is expected to be placed on the disabled list Sunday when the Giants activate Ryan Vogelsong and could miss the rest…

  16. Carlos Gonzalez out of Rockies’ lineup with strep throat

    Apr 14, 2012, 6:22 PM EST

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    From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post comes word that Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was scratched from Saturday’s game against Arizona after being diagnosed with strep throat. Tyler Colvin will start in left field and bat sixth. Gonzalez, who is batting .290/.313/.484 through his first 32 plate appearances this year, could need several days of…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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.…

  25. 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…

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