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  1. Michael Morse does a bit of mime work

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

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    Nationals slugger Michael Morse hit a grand slam in the top of the first inning Saturday against the Cardinals’ Kyle Lohse. But the ball barely cleared the right field wall at Busch Stadium and was initially ruled a base hit, which caused some confusion on the basepaths. Thus, we get probably the best highlight since replay…

  2. Michael Bourn could return to Braves’ lineup on Sunday

    Sep 29, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Braves center fielder Michael Bourn hasn’t played since September 22 because of a mild sprain in his left thumb. But things are suddenly looking up. David O’Brien of the Altanta Journal-Constitution reports that Bourn has a “good chance” of returning to the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Mets and that he’s…

  3. A’s win in walkoff fashion, pad AL Wild Card buffer

    Sep 29, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

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    The A’s went down 4-0 when the Mariners’ Michael Saunders launched a two-run homer to right field in the fourth inning on Saturday at Coliseum. But the rest of the afternoon belonged to Oakland. Brandon Moss hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, an RBI double in the bottom of the…

  4. Eric Hosmer has slight tear in rotator cuff

    Sep 29, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT

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    Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has not met expecations this season, batting just .232/.304/.359 with 14 homers and 60 RBI in 152 games. And now he’s been diagnosed with a potentially serious injury. According to beat writer Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, an MRI taken Saturday on Hosmer’s sore right shoulder revealed a…

  5. Neil Walker might be shut down early

    Sep 26, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Neil Walker has been in and out of the Pirates’ starting lineup for the past four weeks because of lingering lower back tightness and muscle spasms. And his return to full-time duty is not imminent. According to Tom Singer of, the second baseman could be shut down for the final week of the regular…

  6. David Wright becomes the Mets’ all-time hits leader

    Sep 26, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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    David Wright smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pirates, pushing the Mets to an early 2-0 lead and becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in hits. Ed Kranepool held the high-mark previously, having netted 1,418 total hits between the 1962 and 1979 seasons. He was a…

  7. Justin Ruggiano shut down with shoulder sprain

    Sep 26, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Joe Frisaro comes word that the Marlins have shut down outfeilder Justin Ruggiano for the remainder of the 2012 season because of a sprained right shoulder that he suffered last Friday night while trying to make a diving catch. Ruggiano does not need shoulder surgery and should be back near full…

  8. Giants not expected to welcome Melky Cabrera back for a potential NLCS, World Series run

    Sep 25, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

    melky cabrera getty’s Andrew Baggarly had this two weeks ago, and now it’s close to being made official. Here is Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle: Manager Bruce Bochy said the Melky Cabrera decision will be announced “before the end of the homestand,” but not today. I can see why they’d wait. The Giants, Major League…

  9. Giancarlo Stanton aiming to return to action Wednesday

    Sep 25, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Finally, a dose of positive news for the Fish. Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t appeared in a game since September 16 and is not in action Tuesday evening because of an intercostal muscle strain, but the 22-year-old outfielder told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post that he is “optimistic” that he’ll be able to return…

  10. David Freese still sidelined with sprained ankle

    Sep 25, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Cardinals third baseman David Freese has a history of foot and ankle problems, so there was reason for great concern when he was removed from Monday’s lineup after stepping on a soft spot in the indoor batting cage at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. But things are looking up just 24 hours later. According to Jenifer…

  11. Phillies, Yankees eyeing impending free agent Cody Ross

    Sep 23, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that a market is already beginning to develop for corner outfielder Cody Ross, who will hit the free agent market in early November: He has three major-market teams — the Phillies, Yankees, and Red Sox — very interested in him. Ross has made it clear he’d negotiate with the…

  12. Clayton Kershaw cleared for Sunday night start

    Sep 23, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw made it through an easy 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday afternoon without experiencing any lingering pain or discomfort in his troublesome right hip. He was not sore when he woke up Saturday morning and felt strong Sunday when he met with team doctors. So, according to’s Ken Gurnick, he has…

  13. Frank Francisco still out with right elbow injury, could be shut down for rest of season

    Sep 23, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

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    From Andy Martino of the New York Daily News comes word that Mets closer Frank Francisco will be “unavailable for at least several more days” and could be shut down for the remainder of the year due to ongoing concerns about his throwing elbow. Francisco hasn’t made an appearance since last Sunday and hasn’t converted a…

  14. Yadier Molina’s back is already feeling “way better”

    Sep 23, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

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    The news is surprisingly good for Yadier Molina. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the All-Star catcher woke up with no stiffness on Sunday morning after making an early exit from Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Cubs. “I feel a lot better, way better,” Molina told Goold. “It’s spasms still a little bit,…

  15. Jacoby Ellsbury sitting for third straight game Sunday

    Sep 23, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Sunday against the Orioles after failing to make it through a pregame throwing session. This according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. Ellsbury has now been sidelined for three consecutive games and the only thing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has said about that injury…

  16. Roger Clemens won’t rule out comeback in 2013

    Sep 23, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Roger Clemens has shut himself down for the rest of 2012, but he hasn’t completely given up on the dream of one day returning to the major leagues. The 50-year-old right-hander will be in Kissimmee, Florida with the Astros next spring to fulfill his personal services contract and may be more than just a special instructor…

  17. Mark Teixeira hits, fields and jogs in first workout

    Sep 23, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira is making slow but steady progress in his recovery from a calf strain. According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, the first baseman took batting practice, fielded grounders and did some light running on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium for the first time since suffering the injury on September…

  18. Coco Crisp out again Sunday with eye infection

    Sep 23, 2012, 10:56 AM EDT

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    From beat writer Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that A’s center fielder Coco Crisp is out of the starting lineup again on Sunday due to ongoing complications with conjunctivitis. Yoenis Cespedes will start in center as Oakland wraps up a three-game series with the Yankees. Seth Smith is in left. Josh Reddick is in…

  19. Tim Lincecum misses celebration, scratched from start

    Sep 23, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    The Giants celebrated their second National League West title in three years on Saturday night at AT&T Park without a certain eccentric right-hander. According to Andrew Baggarly of, Tim Lincecum was sent home early so that he could rest up for his scheduled Sunday start. Once the Giants clinched with an 8-4 victory over…

  20. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 23, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    The Giants are in. The Reds are in. Now we wait for the rest of the postseason picture to fully develop. The Cardinals took a step toward the National League’s second Wild Card spot on Saturday at Wrigley Field, bouncing back from a crushing Friday loss to capture a 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Cubs.…

  21. Michael Bourn will be out Sunday due to jammed thumb

    Sep 22, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    From David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Braves center fielder Michael Bourn jammed his left thumb during Saturday’s 8-2 defeat of the Phillies and has been ruled out of Sunday afternoon’s series finale. Bourn finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in the victory and made it all nine innings,…

  22. Angels owner says Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto are safe

    Sep 22, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of reported earlier this week that Angels owner Arte Moreno had been “expressing unhappiness behind the scenes” with the performance of both longtime skipper Mike Scioscia and first-year general manger Jerry Dipoto. But that unhappiness isn’t going to lead to much. Moreno spoke directly with’s Alden Gonzalez on Saturday afternoon and…

  23. Roy Halladay saw a doctor Friday for shoulder issue

    Sep 22, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay did not look right on Saturday afternoon, allowing seven earned runs to the Braves without making it past the second inning. And there’s apparently a good reason for that. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Halladay paid a visit to a doctor on Friday after experiencing mild muscle spasms…

  24. Reds beat Dodgers, clinch National League Central

    Sep 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    The first division crown of 2012 has been claimed. Mat Latos fanned seven batters over eight shutout innings and Jay Bruce hit his 34th home run of the season as the Reds rolled to an easy 6-0 victory on Saturday afternoon over the Dodgers, locking up the National League Central in front of a crowd…

  25. Andrew Cashner shut down for the season

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Padres starter Andrew Cashner was shelled for six earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings last week against a weak Rockies lineup. He did not look right. And he apparently wasn’t feeling right either. From the San Diego Union-Tribune comes word that Cashner has experienced more problems with his troublesome right lat muscle and is…

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