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  1. Phillies “know how much” Cole Hamels is going to cost

    Mar 28, 2012, 7:51 PM EST

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    There may be a positive development in the ongoing long-term contract negotiations between the Phillies and left-hander Cole Hamels. Or maybe not. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies “know how much” Hamels will cost annually “and are set to pay it.” But the Philadelphia front office would rather do a four-year deal and…

  2. Bobby Jenks on DUI: “I am embarrassed and apologize”

    Mar 25, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

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    Red Sox right-hander Bobby Jenks issued a short written statement Sunday afternoon about his ugly Friday morning DUI arrest. Boston Herald beat writer Scott Lauber provides the text: “I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused. I still need…

  3. Chase Utley out for start of season, has no timetable

    Mar 25, 2012, 3:50 PM EST

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    Chase Utley provided an update on his left knee condition Sunday in Phillies camp. And while he didn’t go into very much detail, the 33-year-old did acknowledge that he’s not going to be active for the early part of the regular season. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the goods: “It’s important to get…

  4. White Sox acquire OF Greg Golson from the Royals

    Mar 25, 2012, 2:37 PM EST

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    From Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com comes word that the Royals have traded outfielder Greg Golson to the White Sox for cash considerations. Golson was drafted 21st overall by the Phillies in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He never developed into much of a hitter and has made only 42 career major-league plate appearances, but the…

  5. Picture of the Day: Ichiro steps to the plate in Tokyo

    Mar 25, 2012, 1:44 PM EST

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    From Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times comes the shot below of Mariners outfielder and native of Japan Ichiro Suzuki getting ready to bat in Saturday’s exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers. The Mariners lost the game 5-1 in front of a raucous sold out crowd of 55,000 at the Tokyo Dome.

  6. Neftali Feliz throws bullpen session, will return Tuesday

    Mar 25, 2012, 12:58 PM EST

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    Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz was lifted from his most recent Cactus League start after feeling some tightness in his throwing shoulder. But he should be back up to speed by Opening Day. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, Feliz made it through a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday without feeling any lingering discomfort in his shoulder and…

  7. Joba Chamberlain released from hospital in wheelchair

    Mar 25, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

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    From Erik Boland of Newsday comes this update on Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain, who suffered a life-threatening dislocation of his right ankle Thursday while jumping on a trampoline with his son: Joba just released from hospital, according to person there. Came out in wheelchair. Said “good” when asked how he’s doing. — Erik Boland (@eboland11)…

  8. A.J. Burnett throws 40 pitches of live batting practice

    Mar 25, 2012, 11:21 AM EST

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    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett threw a 40-pitch live batting practice session Saturday in camp, then “raised his arms in celebration” while walking off the field because he felt so good. Burnett suffered an orbital bone fracture earlier this month while performing bunting drills. He underwent surgery,…

  9. M’s Japanese owner won’t watch team play live in Japan

    Mar 25, 2012, 10:39 AM EST

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    There are a number of team owners across the pro sports landscape who would rather not be in the spotlight. Which is fine, and maybe even healthy. But this feels like a different kind of thing. According to Art Thiel of the Everett Herald, Mariners owner Hiroshi Yamauchi, an early innovator at Nintendo and a…

  10. Miguel Cabrera to have fracture examined Tuesday, could be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 25, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

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    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera assured reporters last week that he was not going to miss the Tigers’ regular-season opener despite being diagnosed with a small fracture under his right eye. And it appears as though his optimism was warranted. From John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press comes word that Cabrera is scheduled for a…

  11. Chris Perez throws hitless inning in minor league game

    Mar 25, 2012, 8:55 AM EST

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    Good news out of Goodyear, Arizona. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indians closer Chris Perez tossed a perfect seven-pitch frame Saturday in a minor league exhibition game. It was his first live action of the spring, and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Perez strained an oblique muscle during his first bullpen…

  12. Ryan Vogelsong to make first spring start on Monday

    Mar 24, 2012, 10:02 PM EST

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    Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong suffered a back strain on February 7 while lifting weights at his home and has spent the first month of spring training in rehab mode. But he’s about ready for live action. According to beat writer Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Saturday in camp that Voglesong is…

  13. David Wright could make Grapefruit League debut Tues.

    Mar 24, 2012, 8:34 PM EST

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    From ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin comes word that Mets third baseman David Wright is currently on track to make his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday in Port St. Lucie against the Braves. Wright has been taking batting practice off a pitching machine since Thursday and will face a live pitcher Sunday for the first time…

  14. Justin Morneau homers twice in Grapefruit League game

    Mar 24, 2012, 7:03 PM EST

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    Finally, some signs of life from Justin Morneau. As noted by beat writer Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Twins first baseman hit a two-run homer, a three-run homer and drew a walk Saturday in a 19-4 Grapefruit League win over the Rays. Morneau, who has struggled with post-concussion syndrome for close to two years, entered…

  15. Matt Bush arrested for DUI, property damage, fleeing scene

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:39 PM EST

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    UPDATE: It just gets worse. Bush’s BAC was .180 following the accident. This article is downright sad, too. Asked by police if this was a wakeup call for Bush, he said “already been there, made comments “about having “a serious alcohol problem and said how he “will be unable to play baseball.” UPDATE, Thursday, 11:48 PM: It…

  16. Ryan Madson still experiencing right elbow discomfort?

    Mar 22, 2012, 10:40 PM EST

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    Reds closer Ryan Madson has yet to make an appearance in a Cactus League game this spring because of discomfort in his throwing elbow. And he’s unlikely to debut anytime soon. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Madson was scratched from a scheduled appearance Thursday in a minor league exhibition game with what…

  17. Tigers “continuing to show interest” in John Lannan

    Mar 22, 2012, 9:28 PM EST

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    From CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman comes word that the Tigers are “continuing to show interest” in acquiring lefty John Lannan from the Nationals. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted a similar report earlier this week, also mentioning the Red Sox as a potential trade partner for the 27-year-old starter. The Nationals were known to be open…

  18. Kendrys Morales goes 2-for-3 in Cactus League debut

    Mar 22, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

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    Kendrys Morales played in a major league game Thursday for the first time since fracturing his left ankle while celebrating a 10th-inning walkoff home run against the Mariners on May 29, 2010. And it went about as well as such a thing can go. Morales punched a single through the right side of the infield…

  19. A.J. Burnett scheduled to throw simulated game Saturday

    Mar 21, 2012, 10:12 PM EST

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    Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett continues to make steady progress in his recovery from surgery to correct an orbital bone fracture below his right eye. According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Burnett tossed a successful 52-pitch bullpen session Wednesday in Pirates camp and has been cleared to throw a couple of innings Saturday in a simulated…

  20. Chien-Ming Wang could be sidelined for another month

    Mar 21, 2012, 8:58 PM EST

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    Nationals manger Davey Johnson did not hold back Wednesday when describing the severity of starter Chien-Ming Wang‘s strained left hamstring (via CSNWashington.com’s Nats Insider): “He’s moving around walking good, but from what I saw today, he’s got quite a bit of blood in there,” Johnson said. “Before he gets on the mound, I’d say three…

  21. Chris Perez throws 20 pitches of live batting practice

    Mar 21, 2012, 7:41 PM EST

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    When Indians closer Chris Perez suffered a strained left oblique on February 24 — during his first bullpen session of the spring — the general belief was that he would be inactive at the beginning of the regular season. But Perez has defied the odds, and should be ready for a save opportunity on Opening…

  22. Sveum calls Jeff Samardzija “near lock” for rotation spot

    Mar 18, 2012, 6:03 PM EST

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    Cubs manager Dale Sveum told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune Sunday in camp that right-hander Jeff Samardzija is a “near lock” for a spot in the team’s regular-season starting rotation. Samardzija finally found major league success last year in the Chicago bullpen, posting a 2.97 ERA and tallying 87 strikeouts in 88 innings of…

  23. Nationals option Bryce Harper to Triple-A Syracuse

    Mar 18, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

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    Nationals manager Davey Johnson told reporters at the start of spring training that he was open to the idea of Bryce Harper earning a spot on the Opening Day roster. But it was a longshot from the start, and any hope of it happening has now been crushed. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s…

  24. Chris Carpenter throws two-inning simulated game

    Mar 18, 2012, 4:08 PM EST

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    Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter took a big step in the right direction Sunday, throwing two simulated innings to a group of teammates in camp. Carpenter was diagnosed earlier this month with a bulging cervical disc in his neck and has not yet appeared in a Grapefruit League game. But he’s beginning to make progress and…

  25. Kendrys Morales to make Cactus League debut Tuesday

    Mar 18, 2012, 3:35 PM EST

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    Good news out of Halos camp in Tempe, Arizona. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Angels slugger Kendrys Morales is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Tuesday vs. the Rockies, after he plays one final minor league game Monday. Morales has been in recovery mode from an ankle injury for nearly 22 months. He…

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