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  1. Clay Buchholz expected to throw bullpen session Saturday

    Sep 15, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz is ready to take another big step in the right direction. According to beat writer Ian Browne of MLB.com, the right-hander tossed 30 pitches in front of a mound on Thursday and could be cleared to throw his first “full-fledged” bullpen session as early as Saturday. Buchholz has been sidelined…

  2. Hanley Ramirez undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Sep 15, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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    As expected, Hanley Ramirez underwent season-ending surgery Thursday on his right shoulder. The operation, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida, was termed an “open repair” and deemed an initial success. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Ramirez is expected to be fully recovered by the start of the 2012 season.…

  3. Nelson Cruz aiming to return to lineup this weekend

    Sep 15, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was activated from the 15-day disabled list back on Tuesday, but he hasn’t started a game for Texas since and that isn’t expected to change until Saturday or Sunday. This according to Randy Jennings of ESPN Dallas. Cruz was on the disabled list for just over two weeks with a hamstring…

  4. Clayton Kershaw ejected in the middle of a one-hitter

    Sep 15, 2011, 12:24 AM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks for hitting Arizona outfielder Gerardo Parra with a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Some backstory to this one: The plunking came nearly 24 hours after Parra struck a pose and exchanged words with Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis following a…

  5. Johnny Cueto leaves game with strained right lat

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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    Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto has enjoyed great success this season with his reworked delivery, registering a superb 2.31 ERA across 156 innings. But that might be where his numbers finish up. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the 25-year-old right-hander had to be removed from Wednesday’s game against the Cubs after suffering a…

  6. Pedro Feliciano underwent rotator cuff surgery last week

    Sep 14, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

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    The Yankees’ two-year, $8 million offseason investment into longtime Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano continues to look bleaker and bleaker. According to Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, the Yankees announced Wednesday that Feliciano underwent rotator cuff surgery late last week. No recovery timetable has been issued, but the procedure was far from minor and…

  7. Report: Giants preparing to demote CEO Bill Neukom

    Sep 14, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants owner Bill Neukom speaks to the fans at a rally after his team's World Series victory parade in San Francisco

    The defending World Series champion Giants will be left out of the postseason picture this October. As you might expect, that’s not sitting well with some members of the organization. Members who have the power to make changes at the very top. According to Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants’ executive…

  8. Carlos Carrasco had Tommy John surgery this afternoon

    Sep 14, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

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    From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer comes word that Indians starter Carlos Carrasco underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday afternoon in New York City. The operation was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery. It was deemed an initial success, but nearly all surgeries are. Carrasco, 24, registered…

  9. Andre Ethier undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

    Sep 14, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

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    As expected, Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier had arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his right knee. The procedure, which took 35 minutes, was designed to clean out wear and tear from behind the right fielder’s kneecap. And it did that successfully, at least according to the Dodgers’ official Twitter account. Ethier won’t return this season, but the…

  10. Pablo Sandoval appears to have regained most of the weight he dropped last winter

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    Kung Fu Panda’s gut is making a comeback. Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged to Chris Haft of MLB.com Monday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval has regained at least some of the 40 pounds that he dropped last winter in a hardcore conditioning and dieting program. Bochy didn’t seem bothered by the gain, telling Haft and…

  11. Stephen Strasburg goes three innings in second start

    Sep 11, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was supposed to go five innings Sunday in his second start since returning to the major leagues. He made it only three, but the outing was far from a disaster. Strasburg yielded just one run on three hits while striking out four Astros hitters. He did not issue a walk and…

  12. Indians activate Travis Hafner from disabled list

    Sep 11, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

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    From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer comes word that the Indians have activated slugger Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list. He’s serving as the Tribe’s DH and batting fourth in Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox. Hafner missed a little over two weeks with a strained muscle in his foot. The injury…

  13. Nelson Cruz aiming to return from disabled list Tuesday

    Sep 11, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was placed on the disabled list near the end of August with a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring. Team doctors estimated that he would miss at least three weeks, but the 31-year-old slugger is already chomping at the bit. According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cruz…

  14. Pirates extend GM Neal Huntington through 2015

    Sep 11, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have signed GM Neal Huntington to a three-year contract extension with a club option for 2015. As is often the case with front-office deals, no financial details were disclosed. Huntington was hired as the 12th general manager in franchise history on September 25, 2007, and…

  15. Rickie Weeks returns to the Brewers’ starting lineup

    Sep 11, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was activated from the 15-day disabled list last Thursday, but he’s just now making his first start since suffering a severe ankle sprain on July 27. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Weeks is in the Brewers’ starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Phillies but…

  16. UPDATE: Adam Jones scratched from O’s lineup again

    Sep 11, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Orioles outfielder Adam Jones sat out of Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays due to swelling in his left ankle, which was struck by a foul ball on Friday night. That one day of rest apparently did the trick. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Jones is back in the Baltimore starting…

  17. Merry Strasmas, for a second time this year

    Sep 11, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will make his second major league start of the 2011 season on Sunday afternoon against the Astros. The 23-year-old returned from a year-long recovery from Tommy John surgery last Tuesday night and hurled five scoreless innings against the Dodgers, yielding just two hits while striking out four batters. His four-seam fastball…

  18. Marlins hoping to retain infielder Omar Infante

    Sep 11, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

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    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins are hoping to strike a multi-year deal this winter with impending free agent Omar Infante. The Marlins acquired Infante in an offseason trade that sent Dan Uggla to the Braves and have been pleased with the upgrade that the 29-year-old has provided on…

  19. Kyle Farnsworth blows lead, has tender elbow

    Sep 11, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

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    Rays closer Kyle Farnsworth was handed the ball in the ninth inning Saturday night with a 5-3 lead over the visiting Red Sox. He retired the first batter he faced, Marco Scutaro, on a weak groundout. But almost nothing went right from there. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jacoby Ellsbury hit back-to-back home runs to the right…

  20. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 11, 2011, 8:16 AM EDT

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    It is September 11. On this date 10 years ago, I was in freshman-year study hall at Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis, Missouri, fighting for one of the few comfortable chairs in my high school library. I wanted to take a nap. Or read a magazine. Or watch Sportscenter. I don’t quite remember. Upperclassmen…

  21. Rays might promote Matt Moore later this month

    Sep 10, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

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    It appears we may get a sneak preview of baseball’s top pitching prospect before the season is through. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Rays manager Joe Maddon told reporters on Saturday evening that it’s a “possibility” left-handed prospect Matt Moore could be promoted to the major leagues for a spot start…

  22. Buster Posey already playing catch, doing squats

    Sep 10, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT

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    Buster Posey‘s rehab remains on track. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the 24-year-old backstop played catch Saturday for the first time since undergoing reconstructive ankle surgery following a late-May collision with Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins. Posey experienced no issues during the short throwing-only workout, and was filled with enthusiasm during…

  23. Josh Beckett feeling better, hoping to return next week

    Sep 10, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Things are improving quickly for Josh Beckett. The Red Sox right-hander played long-toss from about 250 feet on Saturday afternoon in Tampa Bay. He had no trouble striding into his throws and did not appear to be bothered at all by his right ankle, which was sprained this past Monday while the Boston ace was…

  24. Alex Rodriguez out 3-4 days with lingering thumb injury

    Sep 10, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

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    From Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger comes word that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is again having issues with his left thumb, which he initially sprained near the end of August. A-Rod won’t play for the next 3-4 days, but he should be ready to rock by the middle of next week. The Yankees,…

  25. Chase Utley passes concussion test, cleared to work out

    Sep 10, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    Good news for all you tortured Phillies fans. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, second baseman Chase Utley passed his ImPACT concussion test Saturday with flying colors and has been cleared to resume baseball activities. Utley was diagnosed with a mild concussion Wednesday after he was struck on the top of his batting…

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