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  1. Ryan Zimmerman expected to return to Nationals on Tuesday

    Jun 12, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Matt Holliday is on the way. Joe Mauer is just around the corner. And there’s another big star who could be arriving back in the major leagues this week. According to beat writer Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a double and played a full nine innings…

  2. Matt Holliday aiming to return to Cardinals’ lineup Thursday

    Jun 12, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Colorado Rockies

    According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Matt Holliday is targeting a Thursday return from the 15-day disabled list. The left fielder has been out since June 1 with tightness in his left quadriceps muscle. He took batting practice and went through a strenuous workout before Saturday’s game at Miller Park in Milwaukee…

  3. Liriano’s attempt at another no-hitter broken up in eighth

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Minnesota Twins

    Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano has thrown a no-hitter through seven innings this afternoon against the Rangers, who currently sit atop the American League West standings and boast one of the highest run totals in all of baseball. The only baserunner he has allowed came via an error by third baseman Luke Hughes in the seventh.…

  4. Twins could activate Joe Mauer from disabled list Thursday

    Jun 12, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT

    Twins Mariners Baseball

    Some things are finally starting to go right for the Twins. They’ve won eight of their last 10 games and even managed a decisive 8-1 victory over the AL West-leading Rangers on Saturday at Target Field. They’re also starting to get healthier. From John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press comes word that catcher…

  5. Barry Zito pitching well through two minor league rehab starts

    Jun 12, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

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    Giants left-hander Barry Zito allowed just two hits and one run over 6 2/3 innings last Monday in his first rehab start at Single-A San Jose. He struck out six batters and did not issue a walk while reporting no discomfort in his once-sprained right foot. Zito was back at it again on Saturday at…

  6. Bartolo Colon lands on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring

    Jun 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Yankees placed starter Bartolo Colon on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left hamstring. The official news comes via Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. Colon suffered the injury in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of the Indians. He allowed only two hits over 6 2/3 frames…

  7. Rangers place Mike Napoli on disabled list with oblique strain

    Jun 12, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along notice that the Rangers have placed catcher Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique muscle and recalled Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Round Rock. Napoli is likely to miss at least three weeks and could be out for as long as a month.…

  8. Moustakas, Rizzo hit first big league homers on same day

    Jun 12, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Saturday had a celebratory feel for two of baseball’s most prominent young prospects. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who was promoted from Triple-A Omaha Friday, launched his first career major league home run Saturday against the Angels. He’s 2-for-6 with two walks and two runs scored since meeting up with Kansas City. Padres first baseman…

  9. Mark Ellis to return soon, but might have lost starting job

    Jun 12, 2011, 10:08 AM EDT

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    A’s second baseman Mark Ellis told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend that he expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on June 22, the first day he’s eligible. Ellis was shut down just five days ago with a sore right hamstring, but he ran at about 75 percent effort…

  10. LAPD finds Andre Ethier jersey carrying blood of Bryan Stow

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:22 AM EDT

    Antonio Villariagosa, Charlie Beck

    From Patrick Healy of NBC Los Angeles comes a major update in the still unsolved Opening Day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow: A blood-stained jersey dropped off at a cleaning establishment may be linked to the severe beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, NBC LA has learned. The jersey triggered suspicion at the cleaners,…

  11. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 12, 2011, 8:54 AM EDT

    Drew Sutton, Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie

    Since having his knee scoped in Boston on Thursday morning for possible structural damage, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 6-for-9 with two doubles, two walks, four RBI and three runs scored. He helped the first-place Sawx to a 16-4 rout of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. Your Saturday box scores: Indians 0,…

  12. Tsuyoshi Nishioka on track to return to Twins next week

    Jun 11, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    From LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes word that Tsuyoshi Nishioka has been promoted to Triple-A Rochester to continue his minor league rehab assignment. Nishioka went 4-for-12 with a stolen base in four games this past week at High-A Fort Myers. He’s expected to play three games for Rochester before returning to…

  13. Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John surgery Friday

    Jun 11, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    The deed is done. According to Allan Ryan of ESPN Boston, Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Friday in L.A. The procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum and was deemed a success, though just about every surgery is deemed successful one day after. Red Sox manager Terry Francona provided…

  14. MLB, MLBPA discussing realignment, two 15-team leagues

    Jun 11, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    ESPN’s Buster Olney has heard from three different sources that Major League Baseball and the players’ union are discussing a plan to move one team from the National League to the American League in order to even up the amount of clubs in each circuit. The National League currently has 16 teams and a six-club…

  15. Dodgers say closer Jonathan Broxton will be back in July

    Jun 11, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers have finally put a general timetable on Jonathan Broxton‘s anticipated recovery from a painful bone spur in his right elbow. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told reporters Friday that he expects the right-hander to return to the big league bullpen in July. Whether Colletti…

  16. Rangers activate Ian Kinsler from paternity leave list

    Jun 11, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along notice that the Rangers have activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from paternity leave and optioned Chris Davis back to Triple-A Round Rock in time for Saturday’s game against the Twins. Kinsler spent just three days away from the Rangers, missing only two games, to be with…

  17. Colby Rasmus’ father is at it again, says it’s “fairly obvious” his son needs to be traded…

    Jun 11, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Colorado Rockies

    Just six months ago, we discovered the father of Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus taking public jabs at the organization that his son plays for on a fan blog called The Cardinal Nation. Winter has passed and the dog days of the 2011 regular season have nearly set in. St. Louis stands alone atop the National…

  18. Aroldis Chapman still struggling despite move to Double-A

    Jun 11, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

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    It’s time to check in again on Aroldis Chapman, who has been working to refine his command in the minor leagues for the past three weeks. From Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that the 23-year-old left-hander allowed two earned runs in less than two innings Thursday in his first relief appearance since…

  19. Shelby Miller fans nine in six-inning home debut at Double-A

    Jun 11, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

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    It’s time to start getting really excited about Cardinals pitching prospect Shelby Miller. The 2009 first-round draft pick made his home debut for Double-A Springfield on Friday night, striking out nine batters in six strong innings of work. Miller had eight punch-outs through his first three innings and looked to be cruising, but shoddy defense…

  20. Jason Heyward hits off tee, will take batting practice soon

    Jun 11, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT

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    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 22 with soreness in his right shoulder and was called out recently by teammate Chipper Jones for not playing through minor injuries. Perhaps motivated by Chipper’s harsh words, Heyward took a big step toward returning Friday at extending spring training. According to…

  21. Giants sign infielder Bill Hall in the wake of yet another injury

    Jun 11, 2011, 9:23 AM EDT

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    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Giants have signed veteran infielder Bill Hall. Hall was released by the Astros earlier this week after batting just .224/.272/.340 across his first 158 plate appearances. He drew free agent interest from the Nationals and Orioles, but the Giants pounced quickly after watching second baseman Freddy Sanchez…

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 11, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    This date in baseball history: On June 11, 2003, six Astros pitchers combined for a no-hitter against the Yankees, the first no-no thrown against the Bronx Bombers since 1958. Roy Oswalt started the game and the now-retired Billy Wagner finished it. Your Friday box scores: Rays 0, Orioles 7 Cubs 5, Phillies 7 Mariners 3,…

  23. A-Rod invests in coconut water brand, but endorses another

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Darren Rovell does great work at CNBC covering a range of sports business topics and also runs one of the most interesting Twitter feeds around. He’s been talking for several weeks about a rising product called “coconut water,” which is quickly gaining big-time investors and big-time pitch men from the sports world. Yankees third baseman…

  24. Cameron Maybin could return from the disabled list Monday

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

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    The Padres promoted first base prospect Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A Tucson on Thursday. On Monday, they could be adding a more familiar face. From MLB.com’s Corey Brock comes word that center fielder Cameron Maybin has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment and may be cleared to return to the major leagues as…

  25. Phil Hughes cleared to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

    Jun 9, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Matt Fortuna of MLB.com passes along notice that Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment and will make his first appearance Tuesday with the Yankees’ affiliate in the Gulf Coast League. Hughes threw 30 pitches Thursday in a simulated game down in Tampa, Florida and was able to…

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