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  1. Brian Roberts likely to rejoin Orioles on Tuesday

    Jun 10, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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    MASN’s Roch Kubatko shares the good news: The Orioles’ brain trust will meet tomorrow during the off-day and decide whether to activate second baseman Brian Roberts from the 60-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s game against the Pirates at Camden Yards. Roberts must first make it through one final rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Norfolk, but that shouldn’t be…

  2. Nelson Cruz day-to-day with sore right Achilles tendon

    Jun 10, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz made an early exit from Saturday’s loss to the Giants after experiencing soreness in his right Achilles tendon. It’s not thought to be a serious issue, but the 31-year-old slugger is not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale. According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Cruz believes the discomfort was…

  3. Report: Jorge Soler to sign with an organization by Monday

    Jun 10, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Mike Puma and George King III of the New York Post pass along this big-time update on the status of a particular unsigned Cuban defector: According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow. Meaning negotiations are currently underway. The Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers and Braves…

  4. Braves activate Chipper Jones from 15-day disabled list

    Jun 10, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    As first reported by’s Mark Bowman, the Braves have activated third baseman Chipper Jones from the disabled list and are batting him third in Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays. Outfielder Jose Constanza was optioned back to Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding roster move. Jones missed just under three weeks with a left…

  5. Bryce Harper out of Nats’ lineup for first time since promotion

    Jun 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Nationals outfielders Harper, Moore and Nady congratulate each other after beating the Red Sox in their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Even 19-year-old phenoms need rest, apparently. Mark Zuckerman of’s Nats Insider reports that outfielder Bryce Harper is out of the lineup Sunday for the first time since being promoted to the majors more than six weeks ago. Tyler Moore will play left field, Roger Bernadina will cover center field and Xavier Nady will handle…

  6. Hiroki Kuroda has ankle bruise, expects to make next start

    Jun 10, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was forced from a brilliant outing Friday night against the Mets after getting struck in the left ankle by a Daniel Murphy line drive. But X-rays turned up negative for a fracture and he’s on track to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Braves in Atlanta. According to Marc…

  7. Marlins bring back first baseman Gaby Sanchez

    Jun 10, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

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    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins have recalled first baseman Gaby Sanchez from Triple-A New Orleans for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the visiting Rays. Sanchez was demoted to the minor leagues in mid-May after opening the 2012 regular season with a .197/.244/.295 batting line over his first 131…

  8. Daisuke Matsuzaka surrenders four runs in season debut

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s first start back from Tommy John surgery Saturday against the Nationals served as a kind of microcosm for his major league career: he was sharp at times, but inconsistency did him in. Dice-K opened with a perfect first frame, fanning Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Zimmerman, and inducing a pop-up out of phenom Bryce Harper. The…

  9. Matt Holliday out again Sunday with back spasms

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

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    The adversity continues to pile up in St. Louis. According to Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday will be held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Indians due to back spasms. It’s not a major injury and isn’t in danger of becoming one, but…

  10. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 10, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox

    It’s June 10 and the National League East-leading Nationals are showing no signs of a potential fade. Gio Gonzalez allowed just three hits over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and first baseman Adam LaRoche hit his 10th home run of the season on Saturday afternoon as Washington rolled to its second consecutive victory over…

  11. Jamie Moyer throws five shutout innings in debut start with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

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    The dream is still alive for 49-year-old Jamie Moyer. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the veteran lefty threw five shutout innings Saturday in his first start with Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed just one hit and struck out five while displaying pinpoint control. Moyer posted a 5.70 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 53 2/3 innings…

  12. Carlos Zambrano yields seven runs, leaves with stiff back

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Marlins righty Carlos Zambrano entered Saturday’s start against the Rays with a superb 2.81 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. By the time his 2 1/3 innings were done, his ERA was 3.55 and his WHIP was 1.18. Big Z surrendered seven earned runs on five hits and three walks to Tampa Bay before exiting in the…

  13. Chris Sale throws eight shutout innings, lowers ERA to 2.05

    Jun 9, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: White Sox starter Chris Sale needs his own video game. The lanky left-hander threw eight innings of shutout ball on Saturday afternoon against the Astros, striking out seven and walking none as the Pale Hose rolled to a 10-1 victory. He now has a 0.92 WHIP,…

  14. Evan Longoria nearing minor league rehab assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Good news for the (currently) first-place Rays. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, third baseman Evan Longoria “was encouraged after running the bases” on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field and is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of next week. “I felt good,” Longoria told the Times…

  15. Jaime Garcia shut down four weeks with tearing in shoulder

    Jun 8, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The verdict is in on Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia. According to Jenifer Langosch of, the young left-hander was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement Friday after paying a visit to Dr. Lewis Yocum in California. Surgery is not being discussed as an option, but Garcia will be shut down for at least the next four…

  16. Pirates’ top pick Mark Appel rocked in College World Series

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT

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    It’s been a rough week for Stanford’s Mark Appel. On Monday night he fell to the eighth spot in the MLB Amateur Draft after being mocked by most experts to go in the top three. And he was selected by an organization (the Pirates) that he clearly isn’t thrilled about joining. Now his dream of…

  17. Blue Jays expected to try for Carlos Quentin

    Jun 8, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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    From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comes word that the Blue Jays “are expected to be among the teams targeting” Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin around this year’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Quentin is batting .481 with a 1.734 OPS, five home runs and nine RBI in eight games since returning from the disabled list…

  18. Josh Hamilton won’t participate in this year’s Home Run Derby, which pleases Ron Washington greatly

    Jun 6, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton paces all major leaguers in home runs and even slugged four in one game earlier this season. But he wants merely to be an observer July 9 in Kansas City, when American League captain Robinson Cano leads a group of three mashers against National League captain Matt Kemp and his own…

  19. Rockies close to free agent agreement with Jeff Francis

    Jun 6, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT

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    From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post comes word that the Rockies are “close to signing” lefty Jeff Francis “and he will likely start Saturday’s game when the Rockies host the Angels.” Francis hasn’t appeared in a major league game this season and wasn’t very good in 2011 for Kansas City, but the Rox are desperate…

  20. Jered Weaver expected to return after 15-day minimum

    Jun 6, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Good news for the suddenly-surging Angels. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, right-handed starter Jered Weaver threw extended long toss from a distance of 300 feet on Wednesday afternoon and is on pace to be activated from the 15-day disabled list as soon as he’s eligible. Weaver was disabled on May 29 after straining his…

  21. There are now concerns about Jaime Garcia’s hip, shoulder

    Jun 6, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia was skipped in the Cardinals’ starting rotation last week and sent back to St. Louis for tests after reporting discomfort in his left elbow. In his return Tuesday night, he surrendered six earned runs in just two innings to the Astros. So back Garcia goes for additional testing. According to Derrick Goold of…

  22. Matt Kemp leaves game after aggravating hamstring strain

    May 30, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Matt Kemp may be headed back to the 15-day DL. According to David Vessagh, Dodgers reporter for sports radio station 570 AM in Los Angeles, the 27-year-old center fielder was lifted from Wednesday night’s game against the Brewers after appearing to aggravate his left hamstring strain while scoring from first base on a first-inning Andre…

  23. Braves demote shortstop Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A

    May 30, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Mark Bowman comes word that the Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett. Pastornicky did not start in Wednesday night’s 10-7 victory over the Cardinals and has posted a brutal .248/.281/.324 batting line with one home run and 12 RBI in 157 total plate appearances this season. The…

  24. Jaime Garcia to be skipped in rotation due to elbow soreness

    May 30, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT

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    The injury bug is still biting away in St. Louis. It was reported earlier that Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is experiencing ongoing discomfort in his right shoulder and is scheduled to pay a visit to a specialist in Florida on Thursday. And now the bad luck has settled over the starting rotation. According to FOX…

  25. Brandon Morrow removed from game after getting struck in his right shin by a line drive

    May 30, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Potential danger was avoided tonight in Toronto. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow left the field in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game against the Orioles after taking a line drive off his right leg. He hobbled around before getting carried to the dugout while putting no weight on his right foot. The good news is X-rays have…

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