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  1. C.J. Wilson “hates” pitching at the Oakland Coliseum

    Aug 10, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Some harsh words from Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson on pitching at the A’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Via NBCSports.com: “I hate pitching there. There’s no fans there. It’s too bad, because the fans that are there are adamant, they’re really stoked on the team, they wave flags and play drums. And that’s cool. But there are…

  2. Twins expecting to get Justin Morneau back on Friday

    Aug 10, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

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    Good news, Twins fans. According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, first baseman Justin Morneau is scheduled to return from the disabled list Friday in Cleveland. Morneau has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his neck in late June. The 30-year-old native of Canada is batting just .225 this season with a .619 OPS, four home…

  3. Alex Cobb to undergo season-ending surgery on rib cage

    Aug 10, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was sent to the hospital after his most recent outing due to an odd numbness in his throwing hand. Doctors found nothing wrong initially, but further tests this week revealed “blockage” near the first rib on the right side of his body. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times,…

  4. Chase Headley diagnosed with fractured left pinkie finger

    Aug 7, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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    According to beat writer Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres third baseman Chase Headley suffered a fractured left pinkie finger in the first inning of Saturday night’s 13-2 stomping of the Pirates. Headley taped the finger and was able to stay in the game, but he is not in the San Diego lineup on Sunday afternoon…

  5. Rays place Alex Cobb on disabled list with hand discomfort

    Aug 7, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has made a smooth transition to the major league rotation since his early-May promotion, but his young career might have hit a minor snag on Saturday night. After allowing five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings to a weak-hitting Oakland lineup, Cobb was taken to a local hospital after complaining of…

  6. Jose Reyes pulled from game with left hamstring tightness

    Aug 7, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

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    From WFAN in New York comes word that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes had to be removed from Sunday’s series finale against the Braves after complaining of tightness in his left hamstring. Yes, the same hamstring that sent him to the disabled list for over two weeks in July. Willie Harris entered the game to cover…

  7. “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.

  8. 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…

  9. Alex Rodriguez could begin playing in rehab games Friday

    Aug 7, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

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    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…

  10. 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…

  11. Kevin Millwood leaves Red Sox organization

    Aug 7, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

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    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…

  12. 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…

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

    Aug 6, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    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…

  14. Astros catcher Jason Castro unlikely to return this season

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. Adrian Beltre aggravates hammy strain while running bases

    Aug 6, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

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    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…

  16. 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…

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

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

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    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…

  18. Justin Morneau cleared for minor league rehab games

    Aug 4, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. Johan Santana diagnosed with left shoulder fatigue

    Aug 4, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT

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    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’…

  20. 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…

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

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

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    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…

  23. Matt Stairs officially retires after 19 major league seasons

    Aug 3, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

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    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,…

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

    Aug 3, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

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    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…

  25. 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…

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