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  1. Matt Holliday misses sixth straight start with quad discomfort

    May 29, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

    holliday batting

    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is out of the St. Louis starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies. Holliday has been able to serve as a pinch-hitter the last two nights in Colorado, but he is still apparently battling discomfort in his left quadriceps muscle…

  2. A’s finally get closer Andrew Bailey back from disabled list

    May 29, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    bailey wide

    As expected, the A’s have activated right-hander Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list and will have him available out of the bullpen for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Orioles. Bailey missed the first two months of the regular season after suffering a forearm strain in the middle of spring training. Brian Fuentes has filled…

  3. Pablo Sandoval could begin rehab assignment this week

    May 29, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v San Francisco Giants

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy provided an update Sunday on the status of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was placed on the disabled list in late April with a fractured hamate bone. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Sandoval will take batting practice with his Giants teammates when the club arrives in…

  4. Cubs place Reed Johnson on DL, activate Geovany Soto

    May 29, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs' Reed Johnson watches a 2-RBI against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park

    The Cubs had a busy little Sunday morning, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, making four 25-man roster moves. Outfielder Reed Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury, catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the 15-day disabled list, outfielder Brad Snyder was called up from Triple-A Iowa and catcher Welington…

  5. MLB fines, suspends Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr.

    May 29, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Jerry Hairston Jr.

    Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider passes along notice that Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for his “aggressive actions” toward home umpire Ed Hickox on Friday against the Padres. Hairston was ejected in the seventh inning Friday evening after arguing…

  6. Vernon Wells runs bases, nearing rehab assignment

    May 29, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    wells runs

    Angels outfielder Vernon Wells has made significant progress this weekend in his rehabilitation from a strained muscle in his right groin. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Wells ran “the curve of the basepaths on the outfield grass at nearly full speed” on Saturday afternoon and also performed some agility drills. Wells…

  7. Jaime Garcia shelled for career-high 12 runs in loss to Rockies

    May 29, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    garcia throws

    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia entered Saturday’s action with one of the top stat lines in all of Major League Baseball. He had a 5-0 record, a 1.93 ERA, and a 57/13 K/BB ratio through his first 65 1/3 innings of the 2011 regular season. Unfortunately, just about everything went wrong Saturday night at Denver’s Coors…

  8. Brian Matusz to make 2011 debut Wednesday vs. Mariners

    May 29, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    matusz throws

    From Baltimore Sun beat writer Jeff Zrebiec comes word that left-handed starter Brian Matusz has joined up with the Orioles and is likely to be activated for his 2011 regular season debut on Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners. Matusz allowed just one run over five-plus innings Friday in his final rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk.…

  9. Andrew Bailey likely to return to A’s on Sunday or Monday

    May 28, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    bailey delivery

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle brings word that A’s closer Andrew Bailey has arrived in Oakland and is likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on either Sunday or Monday. Bailey threw 13 pitches in a one-inning rehab appearance Friday evening at Triple-A Sacramento. He allowed two hits but zero runs.…

  10. Peter Bourjos ends Anthony Swarzak’s no-hitter in eighth

    May 28, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    swarzak getty

    UPDATE, 9:14 PM: Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos just ended the no-hit bid with a double in the eighth inning. Swarzak threw 7 1/3 no-hit frames. ******* 9:03 PM: We’ve got a no-hitter alert in Minnesota. Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak has not allowed a hit through seven innings this evening against the Angels. He has walked…

  11. Brad Lidge throws 24 pitches in extended spring game

    May 28, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Phillies reliever Brad Lidge hasn’t pitched in a game this season because of a right posterior rotator cuff strain that he suffered near the end of March. The right-hander took a big step forward Saturday, tossing 24 pitches in a game at extended spring training and reporting no issues with his shoulder. This according to…

  12. Royals acquire Felipe Paulino, dump Robinson Tejeda

    May 26, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

    royals gate

    The Royals made a couple of roster moves after Thursday’s 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Orioles. First, Kansas City gave cash to the Rockies for veteran right-hander Felipe Paulino, who’ll operate in middle relief for the Royals beginning Friday. Then, to clear a roster spot, setup man Robinson Tejeda was designated for assignment. The 29-year-old…

  13. Aroldis Chapman rocked in rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A

    May 26, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Reds placed prized left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day disabled list last week with shoulder inflammation and, probably more to the point, a worsening control problem. Chapman took a week off from throwing before beginning a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday evening at Triple-A Louisville. He allowed no hits and needed just eight…

  14. Brett Favre spotted throwing baseballs in Mississippi town

    May 26, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    favre wide

    Yeah, that headline is a bit misleading. But only slightly. Brian Hickey of Deadspin passes along this video of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre throwing out the first pitch at a college baseball game Wednesday evening between the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Tulane Green Wave. Even our good friends at ProFootballTalk are sick…

  15. Buster Posey has fractured fibula, strained ankle ligaments

    May 26, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

    posey catching

    The Giants provided an update on the status of catcher Buster Posey on Thursday evening. In this kind of situation, the news is always going to be troubling. But there are some positives to be taken from Posey’s early test results. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Posey underwent three different MRI…

  16. Joe Blanton has elbow inflammation, shut down 3-4 weeks

    May 25, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    blanton wide

    The Phillies sent starter Joe Blanton to Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in the hope of getting some answers about what is continuing to cause discomfort in the right-hander’s throwing elbow. Those visits can sometimes lead to a recommendation of Tommy John surgery. This one did not. According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Blanton…

  17. Rockies’ Ian Stewart pulls hamstring while playing at Triple-A

    May 25, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    ian stewart rockies

    Another big blow for Ian Stewart. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the talented 26-year-old third baseman pulled a hamstring Wednesday while playing for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He’s likely to be sidelined for the next two weeks, and maybe longer. Stewart has been demoted to the minors twice this season because of his…

  18. Orlando Hudson leaves game with strained left groin

    May 25, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson removed himself from Wednesday’s series finale against the Cardinals moments ago after appearing to aggravate his once-strained right hamstring. Hudson managed an infield single on a hot shot to third base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but he tweaked something just before landing safely on the…

  19. Brandon Webb could make rehab start Monday at Double-A

    May 25, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT

    webb poses

    Veteran pitcher Brandon Webb will throw a bullpen session Friday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to test the strength of his right shoulder. If it goes well, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Webb will be sent to Double-A Frisco to make a rehab start on Monday evening. The 32-year-old threw six solid innings…

  20. What’s wrong with Albert Pujols?

    May 23, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

    pujols grimace

    The 2011 Cardinals are off to a fine start. They’ve scored more runs than any other team in baseball and feature an 11th-ranked 3.52 staff ERA, which has been inflated all year by poor bullpen work. Matt Holliday is putting together an MVP-like season with a .996 OPS, seven home runs and 31 RBI in…

  21. Aroldis Chapman to begin pitching at Triple-A this week

    May 22, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Reds placed Aroldis Chapman on the disabled list last week after the Cuban setup man opened the season with 20 walks in his first 13 innings and then began developing left shoulder inflammation. He’s already ready to begin pitching again. According to beat writer Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Chapman has been sent to Triple-A…

  22. Dodgers welcome back Rafael Furcal, but lose Juan Uribe

    May 22, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    The Dodgers made a couple of major 25-man roster moves before their Sunday afternoon interleague series finale against the White Sox, according to MLB.com beat writer Ken Gurnick. Rafael Furcal, who has been sidelined since fracturing his left thumb on April 11 against the Giants, was activated from the disabled list. Juan Uribe, who strained…

  23. Rays place Reid Brignac on bereavement, add Felipe Lopez

    May 22, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    brignac rays

    Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times passes along word that the Rays have placed shortstop Reid Brignac on the bereavement list and selected the contract of Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Durham. Brignac lost his grandfather Saturday and is expected to miss four games to attend the funeral. Lopez was designated for assignment in early…

  24. Lance Berkman back in Cardinals’ lineup Sunday vs. Royals

    May 22, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

    berkman homer

    Big Puma’s sprained right wrist is all better. According to the official Twitter feed of FOX Sports Midwest, Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman is back in the St. Louis starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals. Berkman sat out Friday and Saturday in Kansas City after departing Thursday’s game against the Astros…

  25. L.A. Times: Suspect arrested in Bryan Stow beating case

    May 22, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    LAPD Give Update On Giants Fan Beating Investigation

    Joel Rubin of the Los Angeles Times brings some uplifting news in the still-unsolved Opening Day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow: At about 7 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team descended on an East Hollywood apartment building with a warrant in hand. According to apartment building manager Maritza Camacho, police, using loudspeakers…

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