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  1. Evan Meek not close to beginning a throwing program

    Jul 10, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates setup man Evan Meek posted a 2.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 80 innings last season, vaulting himself into the rung of baseball’s elite relievers. This year, he’s fallen back to earth in a big way. Meek has made only 17 relief appearances and is on the 15-day disabled list currently for the second…

  2. Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for American League

    Jul 10, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times passes along notice that Angels right-hander Jered Weaver has been named the starting pitcher for the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. It couldn’t have been too difficult of a decision for American League skipper Ron Washington. Weaver leads all of Major League Baseball with a 1.86 ERA,…

  3. David Robertson replaces David Price on AL All-Star roster

    Jul 10, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees

    Rays left-hander David Price bowed out of the All-Star game on Sunday afternoon due to a mild case of turf toe, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. Price still plans to attend all of the All-Star festivities, but he will not take the mound. The 25-year-old southpaw turned in a 3.70 ERA…

  4. Carlos Gonzalez to undergo MRI on right wrist Monday

    Jul 10, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Colorado Rockies

    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez injured his right wrist one week ago when he crashed into the center field wall at Coors Field while making a fantastic catch on a line drive from Royals catcher Brayan Pena. Seven days later, Gonzalez is still hurting. According to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post, CarGo is expected to…

  5. What they’re saying about Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit…

    Jul 10, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 5-for-5 on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in an afternoon that won’t soon be forgotten by fans of baseball. He reached then quickly surpassed the 3,000-hit milestone, doing it in storybook fashion as the Yankees captured a 5-4 victory over the Rays. Let’s swing it around the web for reaction to…

  6. Josh Beckett cleared to pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game

    Jul 10, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Red Sox starter Josh Beckett made it through a bullpen session on Sunday morning without having any problems with his hyperextended left knee, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. As a result, the Boston ace has been medically cleared to participate in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Beckett has registered a dominant 2.27 ERA and…

  7. Alex Rodriguez likely to opt for surgery on right knee

    Jul 10, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

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    Sources informed Mark Hale and Joel Sherman of the New York Post late Saturday night that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is “strongly leaning” toward undergoing surgery to repair the partially torn meniscus in his right knee. Rodriguez will arrive in Miami on Sunday to get a second opinion from Dr. Lee Kaplan, who performed…

  8. Hundreds of Dodgers fans arrived six hours late Saturday

    Jul 10, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Here’s an odd story with odder timing. According to Sam Strong of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, hundreds of Dodgers fans arrived in Chavez Ravine around 7 PM on Saturday, hours after the team had completed a 1-0 defeat of the visiting Padres. Those fans were unaware that FOX had selected the game for its national…

  9. Francisco Rodriguez hires super agent Scott Boras

    Jul 10, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

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    According to Anthony DiComo and Adam Berry of MLB.com, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has left agent Paul Kinzer of the Wasserman Media Group and signed on with Scott Boras. K-Rod is playing out the final chapter of a three-year, $37 million free agent contract that he signed with the Mets in December 2008. The deal…

  10. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 10, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez, Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman

    It is July 10. On this date in baseball history, Phillies outfielder Sherry Magee knocked out home plate umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called third strike (1911), John F. Kennedy became the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an All-Star Game (1962), and Giants left-hander…

  11. David Wright could begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Jul 9, 2011, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Mets third baseman David Wright ran at nearly full speed Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Florida for the first time since landing on the disabled list in mid-May with a stress fracture in his lower back. He reported no abnormal pain or discomfort during or after the workout, according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin,…

  12. Andrew McCutchen replaces Ryan Braun on All-Star roster

    Jul 9, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

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    The Pirates announced to a packed PNC Park on Saturday that outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been named to the National League All-Star roster. McCutchen was not anointed as an All-Star after the initial voting and wasn’t given a crack in this week’s “Final Vote” balloting, but he’s plenty deserving with a .292/.393/.500 batting line, 13…

  13. Ramon Castro exits game with fractured right hand

    Jul 9, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

    Ramon Castro

    Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times passes along word that White Sox backup catcher Ramon Castro had to be removed from Saturday’s game against the Twins after breaking a bone in his right hand while receiving a pitch from starter Mark Buehrle. The White Sox have not commented on the severity of the fracture, but…

  14. Aaron Harang pulled after throwing no-hitter for six innings

    Jul 9, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Padres right-hander Aaron Harang returned from the disabled list with a bang on Saturday, hurling six innings of no-hit ball against the Dodgers. It was a bit surprising to see San Diego left-hander Josh Spence take the mound in the seventh inning with Harang’s no-hitter still intact and his pitch count still hovering at 95,…

  15. Buster Posey cleared to begin light workouts

    Jul 8, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants basically ruled catcher Buster Posey out for the rest of the 2011 season following his late-May surgery to repair a broken bone in his left leg and torn ligaments in his left ankle. But life goes on, and Posey was cleared by team physicians this week to begin doing light workouts. According to…

  16. Austin Jackson may be out all weekend with tender wrist

    Jul 8, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT

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    The Tigers picked up a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Thursday night, staying within a game-and-a-half of the American League Central-leading Indians. But the evening wasn’t all positive. According to Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press, center fielder Austin Jackson had to leave the contest after the second inning due to “tenderness” in…

  17. Nick Hundley set to undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery

    Jul 8, 2011, 1:16 AM EDT

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    Corey Brock of MLB.com passes along word that Padres catcher Nick Hundley is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday on his right elbow and could miss more than a month while in rehab and recovery mode. Hundley began feeling discomfort in the elbow near the end of June and apparently underwent a battery of tests…

  18. Man dies after falling from stands at Rangers Ballpark

    Jul 7, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Texas Rangers

    Terrible news out of Arlington, Texas. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s Drew Davison, a man who fell 20 feet onto a concrete level Thursday evening at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has been pronounced dead at a local hospital. Rangers president Nolan Ryan addressed the media shortly after the conclusion of Thursday’s game against the…

  19. Derek Jeter doubles again, just two hits away from 3,000

    Jul 7, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    The Yankees lost for a second straight day, falling 5-1 to the Rays, but shortstop and team captain Derek Jeter moved one step closer to history. Jeter entered the game sitting on 2,997 career hits after a 1-for-3 performance Wednesday in Cleveland. He got to work right away Thursday, rapping a double into the left-center…

  20. Chien-Ming Wang continues to impress in minor leagues

    Jul 7, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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    From Geoff Morrow of the Harrisburg Patriot-News comes word that Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang tossed five scoreless innings Thursday against the Tigers’ Double-A affiliate. Wang surrendered only two hits and issued no walks while reaching 92 mph at one point with his fastball. Since beginning a minor league rehab assignment in late June, Wang has…

  21. Cardinals, Jaime Garcia closing in on contract extension?

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Michael Golde, an employee of KTRS 550 AM in St. Louis, tweeted Thursday afternoon that the Cardinals and left-handed starter Jaime Garcia had reached agreement on a four-year, $27.5 million contract extension with club options for 2016 and 2017. The Cardinals have not confirmed the rumor, but they’re not completely shooting it down either. Cards…

  22. Scott Baker scratched from start due to elbow strain

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Minnesota Twins

    Gleeman penned a piece at the end of June explaining how right-hander Scott Baker had quietly become the ace of the Twins’ current starting rotation. Now we get to call Gleeman a jinx. According to beat writer Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, an MRI taken Thursday on Baker’s throwing elbow showed a mild flexor muscle strain.…

  23. Let the bidding begin: Mets taking calls on Carlos Beltran

    Jul 7, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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    According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, the Mets “are beginning to accept calls” on outfielder Carlos Beltran and have already received interest. Beltran has been able to avoid injuries this season and is again producing at a high level offensively, sporting a .285/.373/.506 batting line with 13 home runs and 57 RBI…

  24. Shin-Soo Choo aiming to return in early August

    Jul 7, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo

    Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo underwent surgery on his fractured left thumb during the last week of June. We’re only about 10 days in, but his recovery so far has been free of any hiccups. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Choo had the cast removed from his surgically-repaired thumb on Wednesday and…

  25. Reds promoting shortstop prospect Zack Cozart

    Jul 7, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

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    From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: A Zack Cozart is registered at Reds team hotel. Could be [an] odd coincidence, I suppose. Ruling out the one-in-a-million chance that it actually is an odd coincidence and there’s another “Zack Cozart” staying at the Reds’ team hotel this weekend in Milwaukee, it sounds as though the…

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