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  1. Pujols strikes again, second straight walkoff sweeps Cubs

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols is most certainly back. Not to be outdone by his own performance in Saturday afternoon’s 12th-inning victory over the rival Cubs, the Cardinals first baseman slugged a second straight walkoff home run on Sunday in a thrilling 3-2 extra-innings win for St. Louis. The Cards swept the three-game series. Albert’s 10th-inning blast sailed…

  2. Jonathan Papelbon could be facing suspension for ump bump

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

    pap argues getty

    It’s reasonable to wonder whether Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon is going to face a fine or suspension (or both) for getting in the face of home plate umpire Tony Randazzo during Saturday’s 9-8 extra-innings victory over the Athletics. Papelbon charged at Randazzo and appeared to make slight contact with his chest protector after getting…

  3. Edinson Volquez will return to major league rotation Tuesday

    Jun 5, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    volquez getty

    Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds starter Edinson Volquez has returned to the major league clubhouse and will take the mound on Tuesday night against the Cubs. Volquez was demoted to Triple-A Louisville in late May after posting a 6.35 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 51 big league innings and then blaming…

  4. Evan Longoria out of Rays’ lineup with discomfort in left side

    Jun 5, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Florida Marlins

    Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that third baseman Evan Longoria is missing from the Rays’ starting lineup Sunday against the Mariners due to tightness in his left side. Longoria actually made an early exit from Saturday’s game because of the discomfort, which may be related to the left oblique strain that caused him…

  5. With wrist improving, Paul Konerko returns to Chicago lineup

    Jun 5, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

    konerko fenway

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko sat out on both Friday and Saturday after undergoing a minor surgical procedure late last week to remove a loose bone fragment from his left wrist. He’s back in the lineup Sunday, according to MLB.com’s Scott Merkin, batting cleanup and playing first base vs. the Tigers’ Brad Penny. Konerko,…

  6. Shin-Soo Choo says DUI arrest has led to struggles at plate

    Jun 5, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

    choo blue wide

    Here’s an interesting note from the Associated Press concerning the recent offensive struggles of Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo: Choo believes he is thinking too much and trying too hard to make a good impression since he was charged with drunken driving. The note is not accompanied by any kind of quote from Choo, so…

  7. Red Sox activate John Lackey for Sunday start vs. A’s

    Jun 5, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    lackey face

    As expected, the Red Sox have activated right-hander John Lackey from the 15-day disabled list and will ask him to take the mound in Sunday’s series finale against the A’s. Temporary backup outfielder Josh Reddick was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear a roster spot. Lackey spent about three weeks on the disabled list with…

  8. Cardinals top prospect Shelby Miller now pitching at Double-A

    Jun 5, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    shelby miller pose

    The Cardinals selected Texas high school pitcher Shelby Miller with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, confident that his sharp high-90s fastball could one day make him a major league ace. That day may be coming soon. Miller was promoted to Double-A Springfield last week after opening the 2011 season with…

  9. Phil Hughes targeting early-July return to the major leagues

    Jun 5, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    hughes throws

    Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News passes along notice that Yankees starter Phil Hughes has been cleared to report to the team’s spring training complex in Tampa to continue his rehabilitation from right arm fatigue. He’ll arrive there Monday. Hughes has been traveling with his Yankees teammates for the past couple of weeks…

  10. Marlins likely to place Hanley Ramirez on disabled list Monday

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez hasn’t improved since revealing to reporters last Monday that he couldn’t put his shoes on due to lingering discomfort in his lower back and upper left leg. According to Manny Navarro, beat writer for the Miami Herald, Ramirez is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday morning.…

  11. O’s prospect Manny Machado done rehabbing knee injury

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    machado prospect

    Orioles shortstop prospect Manny Machado suffered a patella subluxation of his left knee in early May while playing in a game at Single-A Delmarva. He’s been rehabbing at the Orioles’ spring training complex for the past couple weeks and is just about ready to rejoin the Delmarva Shorebirds. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore…

  12. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 5, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Geovany Soto, Albert Pujols

    We’re going to run a post like this one every Saturday and Sunday morning going forward as a kind of open thread for the previous day’s games. So, here goes nothing. Saturday’s box scores: Red Sox 9, Athletics 8 (14 innings) Dodgers 11, Reds 8 (11 innings) Rays 3, Mariners 2 Cardinals 5, Cubs 4…

  13. Pedro Alvarez could begin rehab assignment early next week

    Jun 4, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

    alvarez getty

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez took another few steps in the right direction this week as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps strain. According to Jenifer Langosch, beat writer for MLB.com, the young infielder has now played four games at extended spring training in Bradenton, Florida and could be cleared to begin a…

  14. Albert Pujols swiftly waking, hits walkoff homer to beat Cubs

    Jun 4, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Whether caused by a hamstring injury, distractions related to his impending free agency, or simply the aging process, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols had a disappointing first two months. He’s on a mission to make June, July, August, September and October far more fruitful. Pujols finished 3-for-4 with four RBI in the Cardinals’ extra-innings defeat…

  15. Brandon Belt diagnosed with hairline fracture in left wrist

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

    belt getty

    You can forget all that talk about Brandon Belt‘s wrist injury being of the minor variety. According to the Giants’ official Twitter feed, the promising 23-year-old was diagnosed Saturday with a hairline fracture in his left wrist and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Belt was struck in the wrist by a pitch…

  16. Paul Konerko remains sidelined following minor wrist surgery

    Jun 4, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko had a loose bone fragment removed from his left wrist Friday afternoon during a minor surgical procedure. He’s not going to be placed on the disabled list, but the veteran is again out of the Pale Hose starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers and could rest up during Sunday’s…

  17. Scott Cousins’ agent responds to Brian Sabean’s comments, says client has been getting death threats

    Jun 2, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

    posey wide

    Matt Sosnick, the agent for Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins, has responded to the harsh comments that Giants GM Brian Sabean made about his client Thursday afternoon on a San Francisco radio station. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News has all the goods from Sosnick, who said Cousins has been receiving death threats since…

  18. D’Backs sign Yhency Brazoban to minor league contract

    Jun 2, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    brazoban getty

    According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Yhency Brazoban on Thursday evening and assigned him to Triple-A Reno. Brazoban exercised an out clause and gained his release from the Rangers on Thursday morning after registering a solid 3.42 ERA and striking out 31 batters…

  19. Brandon Webb pulled off rehab with more shoulder issues

    Jun 2, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

    webb posing

    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along word that veteran right-hander Brandon Webb had to be pulled off his minor league rehab assignment Thursday after renewed inflammation was discovered in his rotator cuff. Webb surrendred five earned runs on eight hits during a 3 1/3-inning rehab start on Monday afternoon at Double-A Frisco.…

  20. Giants GM: If Scott Cousins “never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we’ll all be happy…”

    Jun 2, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 4

    The Giants are still plenty upset about the late-May collision at home plate that caused an early end to catcher Buster Posey‘s 2011 season. Earlier this week, Giants manager Bruce Bochy reached out to Joe Torre, who now serves as Major League Baseball’s vice president of baseball operations, and lobbied for a rule change. Now…

  21. Pablo Sandoval to begin rehab assignment Friday at Single-A

    Jun 2, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    sandoval cap

    The Giants’ official Twitter feed passed along some good news this evening on third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has been sidelined since late April due to a fractured right hamate bone. “Kung Fu Panda” is going to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Single-A San Jose. He will play two games there…

  22. Giants vs. Cards delayed as lights go out at Busch Stadium

    Jun 2, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

    getty busch

    A bank of lights suddenly shut off at 10:59 p.m. central time this evening on the roof of Busch Stadium, right along the first base line. The Cardinals are playing host to the Giants in Game 3 of a four-game set. It’s being televised by ESPN. The contest is currently in a delay while maintenance…

  23. Ryan Zimmerman plays three innings in extended spring game

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:42 PM EDT

    zimmerman bats

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman landed on the disabled list during the second week of April with a strained abdominal muscle. He was only expected to miss about 15 days, but the strain didn’t heal as quickly as all had hoped and he wound up undergoing sports hernia surgery on April 30. Zimmerman finally made…

  24. Daisuke Matsuzaka will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Red Sox starting pitcher Matsuzaka and manager Francona walk back to the dugout after Matsuzaka was removed from the game against the Orioles in Boston

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports heard from a source late Wednesday evening that Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is considering undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery following his visit this week with Dr. Lewis Yocum. According to Brown’s source, the Los Angeles-based Yocum found a “significant tear” in Matsuzaka’s throwing elbow and recommended the procedure.…

  25. Jim Thome exits game after suffering mild quadriceps strain

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins

    More bad news for the Twinkies. According to MLB.com beat writer Rhett Bollinger, designated hitter Jim Thome was pulled in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tigers after suffering a mild left quad strain. Thome was 0-for-1 with a walk before begin replaced at DH by Trevor Plouffe. The veteran may have…

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