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  1. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

  8. Diamondbacks acquire catcher Lucas May from the Royals

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:11 PM EDT

    lucas may pose

    Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona passes along word that the Diamondbacks have acquired catcher Lucas May from the Royals. No word yet on the compensation for Kansas City, but there’s a good chance it’s either a player to be named later or cash. May, 26, was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round…

  9. Juan Uribe could return from the disabled list this weekend

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    uribe batting

    The Dodgers are beginning to get healthier. According to the team’s official Twitter feed, second baseman Juan Uribe will kick off a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday with the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Uribe is expected to play two or three games at the Single-A level before possibly returning to the major leagues as…

  10. Reds won’t activate Aroldis Chapman until Friday or later

    Jun 1, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    chapman getty

    The Reds don’t have an exact plan mapped out yet for the return of hard-throwing setup man Aroldis Chapman, who was eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Chapman won’t be called back to the bigs Thursday. And might not be activated Friday…

  11. Matt Holliday misses sixth straight start with quad discomfort

    May 29, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

    holliday batting

    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is out of the St. Louis starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies. Holliday has been able to serve as a pinch-hitter the last two nights in Colorado, but he is still apparently battling discomfort in his left quadriceps muscle…

  12. A’s finally get closer Andrew Bailey back from disabled list

    May 29, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    bailey wide

    As expected, the A’s have activated right-hander Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list and will have him available out of the bullpen for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Orioles. Bailey missed the first two months of the regular season after suffering a forearm strain in the middle of spring training. Brian Fuentes has filled…

  13. Pablo Sandoval could begin rehab assignment this week

    May 29, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v San Francisco Giants

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy provided an update Sunday on the status of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was placed on the disabled list in late April with a fractured hamate bone. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Sandoval will take batting practice with his Giants teammates when the club arrives in…

  14. Cubs place Reed Johnson on DL, activate Geovany Soto

    May 29, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs' Reed Johnson watches a 2-RBI against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park

    The Cubs had a busy little Sunday morning, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, making four 25-man roster moves. Outfielder Reed Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury, catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the 15-day disabled list, outfielder Brad Snyder was called up from Triple-A Iowa and catcher Welington…

  15. MLB fines, suspends Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr.

    May 29, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Jerry Hairston Jr.

    Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider passes along notice that Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for his “aggressive actions” toward home umpire Ed Hickox on Friday against the Padres. Hairston was ejected in the seventh inning Friday evening after arguing…

  16. Vernon Wells runs bases, nearing rehab assignment

    May 29, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    wells runs

    Angels outfielder Vernon Wells has made significant progress this weekend in his rehabilitation from a strained muscle in his right groin. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Wells ran “the curve of the basepaths on the outfield grass at nearly full speed” on Saturday afternoon and also performed some agility drills. Wells…

  17. Jaime Garcia shelled for career-high 12 runs in loss to Rockies

    May 29, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    garcia throws

    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia entered Saturday’s action with one of the top stat lines in all of Major League Baseball. He had a 5-0 record, a 1.93 ERA, and a 57/13 K/BB ratio through his first 65 1/3 innings of the 2011 regular season. Unfortunately, just about everything went wrong Saturday night at Denver’s Coors…

  18. Brian Matusz to make 2011 debut Wednesday vs. Mariners

    May 29, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    matusz throws

    From Baltimore Sun beat writer Jeff Zrebiec comes word that left-handed starter Brian Matusz has joined up with the Orioles and is likely to be activated for his 2011 regular season debut on Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners. Matusz allowed just one run over five-plus innings Friday in his final rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk.…

  19. Andrew Bailey likely to return to A’s on Sunday or Monday

    May 28, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    bailey delivery

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle brings word that A’s closer Andrew Bailey has arrived in Oakland and is likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on either Sunday or Monday. Bailey threw 13 pitches in a one-inning rehab appearance Friday evening at Triple-A Sacramento. He allowed two hits but zero runs.…

  20. Peter Bourjos ends Anthony Swarzak’s no-hitter in eighth

    May 28, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    swarzak getty

    UPDATE, 9:14 PM: Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos just ended the no-hit bid with a double in the eighth inning. Swarzak threw 7 1/3 no-hit frames. ******* 9:03 PM: We’ve got a no-hitter alert in Minnesota. Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak has not allowed a hit through seven innings this evening against the Angels. He has walked…

  21. Brad Lidge throws 24 pitches in extended spring game

    May 28, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Phillies reliever Brad Lidge hasn’t pitched in a game this season because of a right posterior rotator cuff strain that he suffered near the end of March. The right-hander took a big step forward Saturday, tossing 24 pitches in a game at extended spring training and reporting no issues with his shoulder. This according to…

  22. Royals acquire Felipe Paulino, dump Robinson Tejeda

    May 26, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

    royals gate

    The Royals made a couple of roster moves after Thursday’s 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Orioles. First, Kansas City gave cash to the Rockies for veteran right-hander Felipe Paulino, who’ll operate in middle relief for the Royals beginning Friday. Then, to clear a roster spot, setup man Robinson Tejeda was designated for assignment. The 29-year-old…

  23. Aroldis Chapman rocked in rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A

    May 26, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Reds placed prized left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day disabled list last week with shoulder inflammation and, probably more to the point, a worsening control problem. Chapman took a week off from throwing before beginning a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday evening at Triple-A Louisville. He allowed no hits and needed just eight…

  24. Brett Favre spotted throwing baseballs in Mississippi town

    May 26, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    favre wide

    Yeah, that headline is a bit misleading. But only slightly. Brian Hickey of Deadspin passes along this video of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre throwing out the first pitch at a college baseball game Wednesday evening between the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Tulane Green Wave. Even our good friends at ProFootballTalk are sick…

  25. Buster Posey has fractured fibula, strained ankle ligaments

    May 26, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

    posey catching

    The Giants provided an update on the status of catcher Buster Posey on Thursday evening. In this kind of situation, the news is always going to be troubling. But there are some positives to be taken from Posey’s early test results. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Posey underwent three different MRI…

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