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  1. Dodgers activate Hong-Chih Kuo from disabled list

    May 1, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

    Hong-Chih Kuo

    Dodgers setup man Hong-Chih Kuo strained a muscle in his back during spring training and landed on the disabled list in mid-April after trying to pitch through the pain for two weeks. He’s now finally healthy and ready to return to form at the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen. According to Dylan Hernandez of…

  2. Kevin Millwood officially opts out of contract with Yankees

    May 1, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Yankees fans, the Kevin Millwood Era is over. From Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet comes word that the right-hander officially opted out of his contract with the Yanks on Sunday morning and is now a free agent, clear to sign with any team. Millwood held out all spring for a guaranteed big league roster spot…

  3. MLB suspends Roger McDowell two weeks for slurs, threats

    May 1, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Major League Baseball has suspended Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell for two weeks without pay following his actions toward a group of fans last weekend in San Francisco. He has also been fined an undisclosed — but probably quite hefty — sum of money. According to reports,…

  4. Tigers clear Victor Martinez for two-game rehab assignment

    May 1, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    The return of Victor Martinez is coming fast. According to Steve Kornacki of MLive.com, the slugger will head out to Triple-A Toledo this week for a two-game minor league rehab assignment. If everything goes according to plan, he will be back in a Tigers uniform on Wednesday. Martinez did blocking drills Saturday and was cleared…

  5. Jered Weaver scratched Sunday with flu-like symptoms

    May 1, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Angels starting pitcher Weaver tips his cap to center fielder Bourjos during their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Angels ace Jered Weaver won’t be trying for his seventh win this afternoon in Tampa Bay. From Angels announcer Victor Rojas comes word that Weaver has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday outing against the Rays due to a flu-like illness. Tyler Chatwood, 21, will slide up the schedule and take the mound in his…

  6. Logan Morrison on SI’s Hot Clicks Podcast with Jimmy Traina

    May 1, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Logan Morrison

    Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison is on the disabled list currently with a lisfranc sprain and muscle strain in his left foot. He isn’t expected to return to the big leagues for another couple of weeks. With time to spare, the talented 23-year-old spent about 20 minutes last week on SI.com’s Hot Clicks Podcast with Jimmy…

  7. Kevin Youkilis still being bothered by hip discomfort

    May 1, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis was lifted early from Thursday’s game against the Orioles after jamming his hip while trying to break up a double play. He’s been able to stay active and productive, but that hip discomfort still remains. According to associate reporter Evan Drellich of MLB.com, Youk had to be pulled in…

  8. Dodgers’ Andre Ethier extends hit streak to 26 games

    May 1, 2011, 9:54 AM EDT

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    If it wasn’t time before, it’s probably time now to begin taking Andre Ethier‘s hit streak seriously. From Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News comes word that the 29-year-old outfielder went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday evening’s loss to the Padres, extending his streak to 26 games. Ethier also made a…

  9. Jose Tabata out “a couple of days” with hamstring tightness

    May 1, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was forced from Saturday’s game in the first inning after pulling up lame while attempting to beat out a groundball. He was diagnosed only with right hamstring tightness, not a strain, but that tightness is going to keep the outfielder sidelined for the next few games. According to Jenifer Langosch of…

  10. X-rays show progress in Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s fractured fibula

    Apr 30, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins' Nishioka gets a hand from Morneau as he hops into the dugout after player introductions before the start of their game in Minneapolis

    Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka broke his left fibula earlier this month when Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher upended him on a broken double play attempt at Minnesota’s Target Field. The Japanese infielder is still a couple weeks from returning to the Twins’ major league lineup, but he is making steady progress. Robert Falkoff of MLB.com…

  11. Smoltz misses cut in first pro golf tourney by 27 strokes

    Apr 30, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    smoltz wide

    Pitching only once every five or six days over the course of a 21-year major league career, right-hander John Smoltz had ample time to develop a pretty outstanding golf game. Smoltz finally got to put those golf skills in action this weekend at the South Georgia Classic, a tournament on the PGA Nationwide Tour. The…

  12. Reds’ Jared Burton already cleared for light rehab work

    Apr 30, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    burton wide

    Reds setup man Jared Burton opened the 2011 regular season on the disabled list due to shoulder inflammation and underwent arthroscopic surgery on that same shoulder just this past week. He is a long way from fully returning to a major league mound, but the right-handed reliever is making some amount of progress. According to…

  13. Kevin Youkilis exits early Thursday, but expects to play Friday

    Apr 29, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Kevin Youkilis put a little fright into Red Sox Nation* on Thursday night when he made an eighth-inning exit from the club’s 6-2 victory over the Orioles. It turns out he’s going to be just fine. According to the great Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Youk** told reporters after the game that he only jammed his…

  14. Kevin Millwood rocked at Triple-A, done with Yankees?

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    It may be time for the Yankees and Kevin Millwood to end their short and uneventful marriage. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the veteran right-hander was shelled for six earned runs over just two innings Thursday evening in what might have been his final start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Millwood has a clause…

  15. Joe Mauer “finally turning the corner” with leg weakness

    Apr 28, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees, Game 3

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer didn’t reveal much information about his ongoing rehabilitation from bilateral leg weakness and a viral infection on Thursday when he spoke with a group of reporters. But he did acknowledge that he feels like he is “finally turning a corner” and getting close to “increasing the intensity” of his workouts. Phil…

  16. Ryan Zimmerman not near return from abdominal strain

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was cleared to resume performing baseball activities earlier this week and he is doing some light drills. But it’s going to be a long time before we see him back in a major league uniform. Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington watched Zimmerman play a light game of catch on Thursday…

  17. MLB is not pleased with Ozzie Guillen’s post-ejection tweeting

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    From Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago comes word that Major League Baseball isn’t too happy with Ozzie Guillen’s use of Twitter following his ejection from Wednesday night’s game: MLB saying Oz tweeting last nite is their first issue involving social media during a game. Sounds about right. While we might think it’s great having access…

  18. Logan Morrison expected to miss a couple more weeks

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    morrison getty

    Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison told reporters earlier this week that he is aiming to return from his sprained left foot soon after he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list. He was being overly optimistic. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, “it could be another couple weeks” before Morrison is cleared…

  19. Phil Hughes might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:23 PM EDT

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    The Yankees put right-hander Phil Hughes through four hours of testing on Tuesday, including two MRIs and a vascular exam. On Wednesday they ran him through five more hours of testing and did dye-contrast blood work. Yet here we stand with no real answers. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, the Yankees are now sending Hughes…

  20. Mark Teixeira pulled Wednesday night with sore shoulder

    Apr 27, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v New York Yankees

    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was lifted from Wednesday night’s defeat of the White Sox in the eighth inning due to soreness in his right shoulder. He’s had to dive for balls in back-to-back games and the bruises finally caught up to him. Teixeira told Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger that he was…

  21. Neftali Feliz already cleared to begin throwing program

    Apr 27, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers

    When the Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the disabled list last week, they said his injury was minor. They said he’d be back within two weeks. So far, it looks like they’re going to be right. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Feliz was cleared to begin a throwing program on Wednesday…

  22. Twins lose more offense, place Delmon Young on disabled list

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

    getty young

    Twins outfielder Delmon Young hasn’t appeared in a game since April 18 — last Monday — due to discomfort on the left side of his ribcage. He tried returning tonight and was actually penciled into the Twins’ initial starting lineup. But Young couldn’t get through pregame warmups without feeling pain and was scratched before first…

  23. Domonic Brown homers in first minor league rehab game

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

    brown headshot

    The Phillies were ready to hand starting right field duties to Domonic Brown this season before he suffered a broken hamate bone in the middle of spring training and required surgery. The 23-year-old is finally healthy again and possibly closing in quickly on a return to the major leagues. According to Danny Wild, who covers…

  24. Ozzie Guillen gets ejected, tweets about it moments later

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    About five minutes after getting ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Yankees, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to his personal Twitter account with these gems: This one going to cost me a lot money this is patetic Today a tough guy show up a yankee stadium What a strange, strange world we live…

  25. Engel Beltre suspended for throwing trash can at fans

    Apr 27, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    beltre rangers

    Ranger prospect Engel Beltre is in some trouble. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 21-year-old outfielder has been suspended indefinitely by the Double-A Texas League for throwing a trash can at a group of fans on Tuesday night in San Antonio. Double-A Frisco, the team that Beltre plays for, had a…

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