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  1. Tulowitzki suffers bruised heel in spring game, day-to-day

    Mar 3, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Rockies got a little scare from shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Thursday in camp. The 26-year-old was lifted prematurely from the Rockies’ Grapefruit League game against the Giants after nailing his right heel with the tip of his bat on a hard third-strike swing. A trainer met him just outside the batter’s box and he…

  2. Cervelli’s test results sent to New York for further review

    Mar 3, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli smiles as he steps out of the batting cage at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

    The Yankees still aren’t sure how serious Francisco Cervelli‘s left foot injury might be. The 24-year-old catcher exited Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his foot. Trainers took him immediately for an MRI and CT scan, but the results on both tests were inconclusive. Now those MRI and CT…

  3. Matt Cain skipping Thursday start with elbow inflammation

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:08 AM EDT

    Matt Cain

    According to the great Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced late Wednesday evening that right-hander Matt Cain has inflammation in his throwing elbow and will skip his scheduled Thursday Cactus League start against the Rockies. Not to worry, though. The Giants ran an MRI on his arm and…

  4. Cervelli injures foot, undergoes inconclusive MRI

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli steps into the batting cage at the team's spring training camp

    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was lifted prematurely from Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his left foot. Trainers immediately took him for an MRI to make sure that he suffered no structural damage, but the results came out inconclusive. According to Dan Barbarisi of the Providence Journal, they plan…

  5. Pierzynski issued speeding ticket while in uniform

    Mar 2, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski, Adam Dunn

    White Sox catcher (and avid Creed lover) A.J. Pierzynski was issued a speeding ticket on Wednesday morning while on his way to the club’s spring training facility for an afternoon Cactus League game against the Reds. Why is this interesting? Well, he was in his White Sox uniform when he was pulled over … and…

  6. Mariners acquire lefty Aaron Laffey from the Indians

    Mar 2, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that the Indians have traded left-hander Aaron Laffey to the Mariners. There’s no word yet on what the Tribe might be getting in return from the M’s, but we can safely guess that it won’t be much. Laffey, a 16th-round pick in the 2003 MLB…

  7. Brandon Webb gets back on mound, feels good

    Feb 27, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb rangers

    The Rangers didn’t like the look of things in one of Brandon Webb‘s first bullpen sessions of the spring, so they asked him to do only flat-ground throwing until he developed a little more strength in his chronically troublesome right shoulder. Today, they let him back on a mound. It was his first bullpen session…

  8. Duke Snider: 1926-2011

    Feb 27, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

    Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider

    “The Silver Fox” has passed away. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980 as a Dodger, the aptly nicknamed Duke Snider was an eight-time All-Star and also finished with MVP votes in eight different major league seasons. He came up with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and moved with the team out to Los…

  9. Jody Gerut officially retires from the game of baseball

    Feb 27, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Milwaukee Brewers

    Jody Gerut is hanging up his cleats for good. The 33-year-old outfielder and only known professional athlete who subscribes to The Economist inked a minor league contract with the Mariners over the winter, but he told a group of reporters on Sunday morning in spring camp that he no longer had the desire to continue…

  10. Utley underwent MRI on right knee Saturday

    Feb 27, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    From Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly comes word that second baseman Chase Utley underwent an MRI on his right knee Saturday. The test showed no structural damage, but Utley is battling patellar tendinitis and won’t play in the Phillies’ first handful of Grapefruit League games. The Phillies are also going to limit the amount of…

  11. Rangers: Beltre still expected to miss only two weeks

    Feb 27, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre, Jon Daniels, Adrian Beltre

    Jon Heyman of reported Saturday that Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is likely to miss “about a month” of spring training because of the Grade 1 muscle strain in his right calf, putting his status for Opening Day in serious doubt. The Rangers are now refuting that, holding strong to their estimation that Beltre…

  12. Kyle McClellan to get first shot at replacing Wainwright

    Feb 27, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    When the Cardinals announced last week that right-hander Adam Wainwright was going to need Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, many assumed that a free agent starter would be brought in to replace the injured ace. Kevin Millwood is still on the market, as is Jeremy Bonderman. But the Cardinals have insisted that they are going…

  13. A’s shut Rich Harden down for another whole week

    Feb 27, 2011, 9:22 AM EDT

    Rich Harden

    A’s pitcher Rich Harden told reporters on Thursday that his stiff lat muscle was “coming along” and that he was “100 percent pain-free.” Either he wasn’t telling the whole truth or the A’s are simply playing it extra careful with the oft-injured right-hander, because he has been shut down for another seven days. The news…

  14. Peavy says he is “far ahead” of his own expectations

    Feb 24, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

    Chicago's Peavy pitches against Washington in the third  inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Washington

    It’s still very early, but right-hander Jake Peavy has been making some impressive strides this spring in his ongoing recovery from major lat surgery. The White Sox starter has already thrown several bullpen sessions and faced live hitters Wednesday for the first time since arriving at camp. He has felt no abnormal pain or discomfort…

  15. Rich Harden feeling better, hoping to resume throwing soon

    Feb 24, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Rich Harden

    To no one’s surprise, A’s pitcher Rich Harden came down with a bit of soreness in his right lat muscle last week after throwing 10-15 pitches in one of his first bullpen sessions of the spring. The oft-injured starter hasn’t tallied over 150 innings in a season since 2004 and it seemed plausible that this…

  16. Indians nearing agreement with reliever Chad Durbin?

    Feb 24, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 4

    The Indians may be getting a new setup man. According to Jon Heyman of, free agent reliever Chad Durbin has been talking recently with Cleveland’s front office and an agreement between the two sides could be just days away. Durbin was thought to be holding out for offers from contending clubs, but spring training…

  17. Miguel Cabrera could arrive at Tigers camp on Thursday

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers first baseman Cabrera stands in the dugout before the start of their MLB American League baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit

    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had originally planned to arrive at spring training to begin preparing for the 2011 season this past Saturday, but that schedule took a wild and unfriendly detour when he was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest without the intention of violence last week. Cabrera has been undergoing medical evaluation by team…

  18. Aaron Cook feeling better, nearing bullpen session

    Feb 23, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    Rockies starter Aaron Cook missed a scheduled bullpen session this past weekend because he was dealing with general soreness in his arms and legs. He hasn’t stepped atop a mound this week either, but that could change soon. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Cook played long toss from 180 feet on Wednesday…

  19. Millwood working out at Boras’ place, waiting for calls

    Feb 23, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood served as the Orioles’ Opening Day starter last season. Things didn’t exactly go smoothly for him in his one year with Baltimore, but it’s crazy to think of where he was then and where he is now. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun caught up with the free agent on Wednesday.…

  20. Adam Wainwright getting second opinion on injured elbow

    Feb 23, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    It’s a near certainty at this point that Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is going to require Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his injured right elbow, but an official decision might not come for at least another 24 hours. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wainwright has requested that MRI results taken Wednesday…

  21. Ronny Paulino still absent from Mets camp

    Feb 23, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Ronny Paulino

    From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York comes word that Mets catcher Ronny Paulino has still not arrived at spring training due to visa issues. Paulino was handed a 50-game suspension from MLB near the end of the 2010 season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. New Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is telling…

  22. Chris Davis thinks the Rangers will probably trade him

    Feb 20, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    World Series Workout Session

    The Rangers are going to start Mitch Moreland at first base in most of their games this season. He posted a decent .833 OPS, nine home runs and 25 RBI over 173 plate appearances last year and played pretty strong defense. On days that Moreland doesn’t start, it’ll be either Michael Young or Mike Napoli…

  23. Brandon Webb already having problems with his shoulder

    Feb 20, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb workout

    The Rangers’ experiment with former Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb has already hit a snag. According to T.R. Sullivan of, the Rangers are now limiting Webb to purely flat-ground work in camp because they’re not confident in the strength of his throwing shoulder, which has been giving him problems now for two straight…

  24. Aaron Cook skips bullpen session due to shoulder soreness

    Feb 20, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    Rockies starter Aaron Cook is fully recovered from the broken fibula that he suffered last September when National League MVP Joey Votto struck him in the leg with a one-hopper. But it’s already pretty apparent that he is behind the other Colorado pitchers in camp this spring. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post,…

  25. Michael Young addresses trade request with teammates

    Feb 20, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    Rangers veteran Michael Young might not want to talk to general manager Jon Daniels about his request for a trade and the club’s failed attempts to deal him, but he did address the matter in camp Sunday with his teammates. Rangers manager Ron Washington said Young told the players in the clubhouse that he “wasn’t…

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