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  1. Albert Pujols not in Angels’ starting lineup Saturday

    May 5, 2012, 8:23 PM EST

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    Thinking that a day of rest might help Albert Pujols both mentally and physically, Angels manager Mike Scioscia is giving the first baseman his first full off-day on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Pujols didn’t even take pregame batting practice and is not expected to be available for pinch-hitting duties. This according to the Orange…

  2. Marlins remove Heath Bell from ninth-inning role

    May 5, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    After watching Heath Bell blow his fourth save in seven chances Friday against the Padres, the Marlins are finally ready to make a change. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald brings the breaking news: Heath Bell out as closer for the time being. #marlins — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 5, 2012 Edward Mujica, Ryan Webb and…

  3. Jered Weaver stymies Twins for first career no-hitter

    May 3, 2012, 12:27 AM EST

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    We’ve got a big no-no alert tonight out in Anaheim. Angels starter Jered Weaver is just three outs away from completing a no-hitter against the Twins. He’s fanned eight batters and walked just one in a dominant showing against a punchless Minnesota lineup, and is sitting on 111 pitches as the game moves to the…

  4. Damon makes early exit from Indians debut Wednesday because of “general cramping”

    May 2, 2012, 11:09 PM EST

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    From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that new Indians left fielder Johnny Damon made a premature exit from Wednesday’s game against the White Sox due to what is being described as “general cramping.” Damon officially joined the Indians on Tuesday and was making his Cleveland debut tonight. The 38-year-old finished 0-for-3 with a…

  5. Jeff Suppan goes five scoreless in spot start with Padres

    May 2, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

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    Veteran right-hander Jeff Suppan bounced around between a few different minor league systems in 2011 and had surrendered nine runs (on 17 hits) in 6 2/3 innings through his first two starts this season at Triple-A Tuscon. So it was a shock when the Padres announced Tuesday that they were calling him up for a…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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