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  1. “Here’s two grown men wearing cargo shorts fighting for a foul ball in a garbage can…”

    Aug 7, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    Sunday’s tweet of the day comes from MLB.com’s official Twitter account. And it perfectly describes the ridiculousness of the accompanying video. Let’s not embarrass ourselves any longer, baseball fans.

  2. What’s the deal with Tommy Hanson?

    Aug 7, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    The Braves have enough rotation depth to weather just about any storm, but that doesn’t make Tommy Hanson‘s recent failures any less disconcerting. The 24-year-old ace was shelled for seven earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets. He surrendered eight hits, issued two walks, and watched his ERA…

  3. Alex Rodriguez could begin playing in rehab games Friday

    Aug 7, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

    a-rod workout reuters

    George King III of the New York Post passes along word that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could be cleared to begin playing in minor league rehab games as early as Friday. Rodriguez has been sidelined since early July with a torn meniscus in his right knee and is still recovering from the surgical procedure…

  4. Trayvon Robinson launches first major league home run

    Aug 7, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Trayvon Robinson

    The Mariners acquired 23-year-old outfield prospect Trayvon Robinson from the Dodgers in last month’s three-team, seven-player deadline deal that sent left-handed starter Erik Bedard to Boston. Robinson found a much quicker path to the majors with Seattle, earning a promotion to the big leagues on Friday after playing just three games with the Mariners’ Triple-A…

  5. Kevin Millwood leaves Red Sox organization

    Aug 7, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

    getty millwood trenton

    According to Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com, veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood cleaned out his locker at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday and has suddenly left the Red Sox organization. Millwood signed a minor league contract with Boston in the middle of May after opting out of a similar pact with the Yankees. He was hoping that the…

  6. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 7, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    Zach Stewart

    It is August 7. On this date in baseball history, Satchel Paige became the oldest pitcher in major league history* to throw a complete-game shutout at the age of 46 (1952), Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson set a major league record after hitting into his fifth career triple play (1967), Roberto Clemente became the first…

  7. David Ortiz “hurt” by lack of contract talks with Red Sox

    Aug 6, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    ortiz wide getty

    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2011 season. He wants to remain in Boston, and the Red Sox are sure to consider re-signing him this winter. But no negotiations have taken place yet between player and upper management, and that’s beginning to bother…

  8. Astros catcher Jason Castro unlikely to return this season

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

    castro wide getty

    Astros catcher Jason Castro was supposed to open the 2011 season as the team’s primary backstop, but he suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee early in spring training and has been rehabbing ever since. That rehab is likely to continue into October. According to Stephen Goff of the Astros Examiner, the 24-year-old is…

  9. Adrian Beltre aggravates hammy strain while running bases

    Aug 6, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

    beltre runs getty

    Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was hoping to begin playing in minor league rehab games by early next week. That won’t be happening now. According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, the 30-year-old third baseman felt discomfort in his strained left hamstring while trying to run the bases on Saturday afternoon at the Ballpark…

  10. Brandon Phillips “day-to-day” with sprained right ankle

    Aug 6, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips, Drew Stubbs

    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips suffered a sprained right ankle Saturday when he collided with outfielder Drew Stubbs while trying to make a difficult running catch in shallow center field. Phillips laid on the Wrigley Field grass for about a minute before climbing to his feet with the help of a trainer. He stayed in…

  11. Stephen Strasburg to make rehab debut Sunday at Single-A

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

    strasburg ap nats park

    As expected, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg made it through a side session Thursday in Viera, Florida and has been cleared to make his first minor league rehab start on Sunday with Single-A Hagerstown. This according to Adam Kilgore, beat writer for the Washington Post. Strasburg underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last September after beginning…

  12. Justin Morneau cleared for minor league rehab games

    Aug 4, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT

    morneau frustrated reuthers

    From the Minnesota Twins’ official Twitter feed comes word that first baseman Justin Morneau has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Rochester. Morneau has been out of commission since undergoing surgery on his neck near the end of June. He’s also still regaining strength from the several months that…

  13. Johan Santana diagnosed with left shoulder fatigue

    Aug 4, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT

    santana getty pose

    Mets left-hander Johan Santana was sent to New York earlier this week for a checkup exam after experiencing discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder following a three-inning rehab start. That exam took place today. And the results are pretty much what we expected them to be. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets’…

  14. Report: Yadier Molina, Gerald Laird fought last night

    Aug 4, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    Umpire Drake backs off, as Cardinals' Molina argues, and is restrained by Descalso at Miller Park in Milwaukee

    The Cardinals just dropped two of three to the Brewers in a crucial early-week series, falling 3 1/2 games back of Milwaukee in the National League Central standings. And now it appears that the Cards’ problems have spilled off the field. According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM, catchers Yadier Molina and Gerald Laird got into…

  15. Phil Hughes to remain in Yankees’ rotation … for now

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

    phil hughes getty throws

    As Craig noted this morning, Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was magnificent Tuesday against the White Sox, hurling six scoreless innings before his start was halted due to a Chicago storm. The dominant performance has earned Hughes at least one more week in the Yanks’ rotation. Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger brings word that the…

  16. MRI on Hanley Ramirez’s shoulder confirms: it’s sprained

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

    hanley getty hurt wide

    The Marlins have avoided a bit of a scare. According to the club’s official Twitter account, shortstop Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed this evening with a sprained left shoulder after undergoing an MRI back in Miami. No structural damage, and all that good stuff. Hanley will likely spend the night in south Florida before rejoining his…

  17. Matt Stairs officially retires after 19 major league seasons

    Aug 3, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

    stairs close-up getty

    The writing was on the wall Monday when the 43-year-old was released by the Nationals, but this bit of news is worth passing along anyway. According to the Montreal Gazette, Matt Stairs has officially retired from the game of baseball. Stairs, a native of Canada, played for the Expos, Red Sox, A’s, Cubs, Brewers, Pirates,…

  18. Shin-Soo Choo aiming to return to Tribe in less than 15 days

    Aug 3, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    choo reuters

    Shin-Soo Choo‘s recovery from a fractured left thumb — and the subsequent surgery to repair that fracture — continues to run smoothly. The Indians right fielder took between 50 and 60 swings in a cage this afternoon and is scheduled to participate in batting practice with his Tribe teammates Thursday at Boston’s Fenway Park. And…

  19. Yankees aiming to acquire Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez

    Jul 31, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Houston Astros

    About four hours remain until MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline. And things are really starting to heat up. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees are “trying for” Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. The ‘Stros have already parted with outfielders Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn, and are now trying to unload the $28 million or so that…

  20. Braves acquire center fielder Michael Bourn from Astros

    Jul 31, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Forget all that stuff we said earlier. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Braves are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Michael Bourn from the Astros for four minor leaguers. Bourn, 28, has hit .303/.363/.403 this season with 26 doubles and seven triples in 473 plate appearances. He has also tallied 39 stolen bases…

  21. Former Redbirds: Andy Van Slyke rips Colby Rasmus

    Jul 31, 2011, 9:31 AM EDT

    van slyke cardinals

    Colby Rasmus has been in Toronto since Wednesday, but the former first-round pick’s departure remains a hot topic in St. Louis and everyone seems to want to weigh in. Andy Van Slyke, who was also selected in the first round by the Cardinals (back in 1979), was quite critical of the entire situation in a…

  22. Michael Bourn might remain with the Astros

    Jul 31, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    bourn with bat ap

    Astros center fielder Michael Bourn has posted a cool .303/.363/.403 batting line this season while tallying 39 stolen bases in 46 tries. He’d make an excellent leadoff hitter on a number of contending teams. But the interest simply isn’t there. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, “there is little momentum” right now for a Bourn…

  23. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 31, 2011, 5:34 AM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET today. We’ll have coverage and reaction on all of the latest transactions. But first, a look at last night’s on-field results. Your Saturday box scores: Orioles 3, Yankees 8 (Game 1) Cubs 5, Cardinals 13 Rangers 3, Blue Jays 0 Mets 0, Nationals 3…

  24. Red Sox, A’s call off trade for right-hander Rich Harden

    Jul 31, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    Rich Harden

    Well, this sure is odd. According to the Associated Press, via NBC Sports, Boston’s attempt at acquiring right-hander Rich Harden from the A’s has suddenly fallen through. It was reported late Saturday night that Harden was headed to the Red Sox in exchange for first base prospect Lars Anderson and a player to be named…

  25. Rafael Furcal approves trade to Cardinals

    Jul 30, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    furcal getty

    As expected, shortstop Rafael Furcal has agreed to a trade to the Cardinals. This according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. No word yet on what the Dodgers will be getting in return. Furcal has been plagued by injuries for most of the 2011 season and has hit just .197/.272/.248 in 37 games, but the Cardinals…

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