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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 MLB.com beat writer Brian McTaggart: “You…

  5. Melky Cabrera bought a website and dreamed up a fake supplement in an attempt to beat his PED suspension

    Aug 19, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

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    This all reads like the plot for a low-budget tech thriller movie. A bad, low-budget tech thriller. According to Teri Thompson, Bill Madden, Christian Red, Michael O’Keefe and Nathaniel Vinton of the New York Daily News, outfielder Melky Cabrera “created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove he inadvertently took the banned…

  6. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 19, 2012, 8:37 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Houston Astros

    The longest current winning streak in the National League belongs to the 61-59 Arizona Diamondbacks. With center fielder Chris Young going 4-for-5, right fielder Justin Upton finishing 2-for-6 and second baseman Aaron Hill driving home three, the Snakes cruised to their third straight victory on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, stomping the Astros 12-4.…

  7. Astros fire manager Brad Mills after less than three seasons

    Aug 19, 2012, 12:33 AM EDT

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    Brad Mills was hired before the 2010 season by Drayton McLane, who is no longer the Astros’ owner, and Ed Wade, who is no longer the Astros’ GM. So he’s been a sitting duck under the new regime. And a 39-82 record sure didn’t help matters. Mills was let go on Saturday night following an…

  8. Alejandro De Aza out this weekend with back injury

    Aug 18, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

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    White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza made a premature exit Friday night after injuring his back on a slide into second base and is not action Saturday. Sunday isn’t looking very promising either. According to beat writer Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, De Aza was walking “gingerly” before Saturday’s game against the…

  9. Carl Crawford to “follow the course” recommended by Red Sox doctors, says agent

    Aug 18, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe tweeted earlier today that outfielder Carl Crawford “is planning to ask the Red Sox to allow him to have Tommy John surgery next week” to repair his strained left elbow. That report is either incorrect or something has changed, because Crawford’s agent Brian Peters wrote in an email tonight to…

  10. Carlos Gonzalez placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandfather

    Aug 18, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Thoughts are with Carlos Gonzalez and his family. The outfielder revealed through his personal Twitter feed this afternoon that his grandfather passed away on Friday. He’s been placed on MLB’s bereavement list to attend the funeral, with Charlie Blackmon getting the call from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill the vacancy on the Rockies’ active 25-man…

  11. Cubs nearing long-term extension with Starlin Castro

    Aug 17, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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    7:00 p.m. EDT update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal believes a Starlin Castro extension could be announced early next week or sooner. It’d be a six- or seven-year contract with a club option that would buy out an extra year of free agency. As is, Castro will be eligible for FA after 2016. /// David Kaplan of…

  12. Jose Bautista takes batting practice, nears activation

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista is finally making steady progress in his rehabilitation from left wrist inflammation. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, the slugger was able to take live batting practice off Blue Jays manager John Farrell on Thursday at Rogers Centre in Toronto and is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week.…

  13. Brett Lawrie could return to the Blue Jays on Tuesday

    Aug 16, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com comes word that Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is tentatively scheduled to spend this upcoming weekend playing in minor league rehab games and could be cleared to return to the active 25-man roster as early as Tuesday night. Lawrie has been on the 15-day disabled list since August…

  14. Rockies activate Michael Cuddyer from 15-day disabled list

    Aug 16, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have activated Michael Cuddyer from the disabled list and optioned Matt McBride back to Triple-A Colorado Springs to clear a roster spot. Cuddyer missed just 15 days with a strained oblique. He’s batting fourth in the Rockies’ lineup and playing first base on…

  15. Watch as the Mariners’ Double-A affiliate celebrates Felix Hernandez’s perfect game

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

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    The Double-A Jackson Generals — who play their home games in Jackson, Tennessee — were over 2,300 miles away from the mound at Seattle’s Safeco Field when Mariners ace Felix Hernandez finished off his perfect game against the Rays on Wednesday afternoon. But they celebrated like they were there: As Zach Sanders of FanGraphs correctly…

  16. Adrian Gonzalez is also denying the Yahoo! Sports report

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Red Sox owner John Henry sent an email to the Boston beat writers on Wednesday morning denying a claim made by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports that a number of star players, including Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez, asked for manager Bobby Valentine to be fired in a closed-door meeting last month with the organization’s higher-ups. And…

  17. Neil Walker departs game with dislocated right finger

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

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    The Pirates have lost six of their last eight, falling to six games back of the Reds in the National League Central standings. And here’s even more bad news. From beat writer Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette comes word that second baseman Neil Walker was lifted in the first inning of Wednesday night’s game against the…

  18. Jaime Garcia has been cleared to return, so the Cardinals are shifting Joe Kelly to the ‘pen

    Aug 15, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has posted a solid 3.41 ERA this season over the first 12 starts of his major league career, serving as a fantastic fill-in for injured lefty Jaime Garcia. But Garcia just wrapped up a rehab assignment Tuesday night at Triple-A Memphis, so Kelly’s run in the rotation is over. According to…

  19. Franklin Gutierrez suffers setback with concussion

    Aug 12, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez can’t seem to catch a break. He has appeared in only 13 major-league games this year because of heel and head injuries, and it’s suddenly looking like he won’t make it back from his most recent disabled list stint before the conclusion of the 2012 regular season. According to Geoff…

  20. Indians officially release Jose Lopez

    Aug 12, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the Indians released infielder Jose Lopez on Sunday after designating him for assignment early last week. Lopez batted just .249/.272/.366 with 17 extra-base hits, 28 RBI, eight walks and 35 strikeouts in 224 plate appearances this season for Cleveland. The 28-year-old Venezuelan slugged 25 homers and tallied…

  21. Kevin Youkilis out Sunday with sore knee and forearm

    Aug 12, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

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    White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has been dealing with soreness in his right knee for close to a week and was plunked in the left forearm by A’s reliever Grant Balfour on Saturday night. So, according to MLB.com’s Scott Merkin, the veteran Youkilis is getting the day off Sunday. Ray Olmedo will start at…

  22. Will Middlebrooks doesn’t need surgery for fractured wrist

    Aug 12, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Here’s a dose of positive news for the Red Sox. Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that third baseman Will Middlebrooks “should not need to have surgery” on his broken right wrist because doctors diagnosed the fracture as non-displaced. He’s still probably done for the remainder of the 2012 season, but the wrist should…

  23. Emilio Bonifacio expects to rejoin the Marlins in a week

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post comes word that Marlins second baseman Emilio Bonifacio is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday night with the High-A Jupiter Hammerheads and could be back in the major leagues next Sunday if all goes well. Bonifacio has been on the 15-day disabled…

  24. Braves unlikely to re-sign center fielder Michael Bourn

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Braves outfielder Michael Bourn has registered an impressive .291/.352/.424 slash line with 29 stolen bases and a career-high nine home runs over 524 plate appearances this season. But the impending free agent probably won’t be back in Atlanta in 2013. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Braves “aren’t holding out much hope that they can…

  25. Padres extend veteran outfielder Mark Kotsay through 2013

    Aug 12, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Mark Kotsay has posted a weak .275/.333/.363 batting line in 111 plate appearances this season and isn’t much of a defender at age 36, but Corey Brock of MLB.com writes that Padres have been “impressed” with the veteran outfielder’s clubhouse presence and signed him Sunday to a contract extension that runs through the 2013 season.…

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