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  1. Roy Oswalt pulled Thursday with back tightness, won’t make next scheduled start

    Jun 23, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

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    David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News passes along notice that righty Roy Oswalt had to be pulled from Thursday night’s game against the Cardinals after feeling tightness in his lower back. Oswalt surrendered four earned runs in two ugly innings before exiting. He issued no walks, but he allowed five hits and struck out…

  2. Brett Lawrie having trouble with grip, likely out until August

    Jun 23, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

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    Bad news here for prospect lovers. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is still having trouble gripping a bat in his once-fractured left hand and is not expected to resume playing in live minor league games until early August. Lawrie was nearly called to the major leagues at…

  3. Nats name bench coach John McLaren as interim manager

    Jun 23, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT

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    The Nationals were shocked and upset by manager Jim Riggleman’s sudden resignation after Thursday’s victory over Seattle. But it didn’t take long for the team to find a temporary replacement. According to Ben Goessling of MASN, bench coach John McLaren has been promoted to the post of interim manager and will skipper his first game…

  4. Red Sox push Josh Beckett’s next scheduled start to Tuesday

    Jun 23, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    From Rob Bradford of WEEI.com comes word that the Red Sox have again rescheduled Josh Beckett‘s next start, this time to Tuesday against the Phillies. Beckett has been battling flu-like symptoms since the beginning of last week and is just now starting to show signs of improving health. The Red Sox will use Jon Lester…

  5. David Wright cleared to begin baseball-related workouts

    Jun 23, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

    New York Mets v New York Yankees

    According to David Lennon of New York’s Newsday, Mets third baseman David Wright was cleared to resume baseball activities after a promising checkup Thursday with a back specialist. Wright has been on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back since mid-May. If everything goes smoothly in his workouts and subsequent minor…

  6. Torii Hunter leaves game after banging wall on catch

    Jun 22, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Angels outfielder Torii Hunter had to be lifted from Wednesday’s game against the Marlins after crashing into the right field wall while making a dazzling leaping catch on a Gaby Sanchez fly ball. Hunter laid on the ground for several moments before eventually walking off the field under his own power. He was spotted smiling…

  7. Rangers might move Tommy Hunter to bullpen temporarily

    Jun 22, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    Tommy Hunter posted a quality 3.73 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 128 innings last year and was all set to open the 2011 season as Texas’ No. 3 starter. But he strained his groin at the end of spring training and has been on the disabled list since. Hunter has made a number of rehab…

  8. John Maine leaves Rockies’ AAA team, considering retirement

    Jun 22, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT

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    As reported by Jack Etikin of Inside the Rockies, right-hander John Maine has grown frustrated by his struggles this season at Triple-A Colorado Springs and is considering retiring from baseball. Maine left Colorado Springs on Tuesday after allowing 10 hits and eight runs in four-plus innings Monday against the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate. He threw 95…

  9. Brandon Lyon to undergo season-ending surgery next week

    Jun 22, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

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    Astros reliever Brandon Lyon got bad news about the status of his right biceps muscle last week from Dr. Lewis Yocum. Today, it was confirmed that the right-hander is going to need season-ending surgery. According to Alyson Footer, who serves as the Astros’ director of social media, the procedure will be performed next Thursday by…

  10. Albert Pujols to undergo more tests on sprained left wrist

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Greg Hauck, Albert Pujols

    8:00 p.m. EDT: The Cardinals don’t intend to immediately place Pujols on the disabled list with the sprained left wrist and shoulder injury he suffered Sunday.  Pujols said he isn’t yet certain how serious the problems are. “To be honest, I can’t give you guys too much until the X-rays and an MRI  tomorrow,” he…

  11. Marlins owner wants 80-year-old Jack McKeon to serve as interim manager

    Jun 19, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Yeah, that Jack McKeon. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, it is owner Jeffrey Loria’s desire that the 80-year-old former skipper returns to Major League Baseball as interim manager of the Marlins. Edwin Rodriguez announced his resignation on Sunday morning after leading the Marlins to a 32-39 start, and most recently a 1-17…

  12. MRI on Shaun Marcum’s hip shows no structural damage

    Jun 19, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Boston Red Sox

    Brewers starter Shaun Marcum recieved good news Sunday morning about the status of his sore hip. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, an MRI showed no structural damage and there’s a chance that Marcum will be cleared to make his next scheduled start. An official decision won’t be made in that regard until…

  13. Dodgers activate Hong-Chih Kuo, but lose Rod Barajas

    Jun 19, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kuo pitches during their National League MLB baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego

    The Dodgers made a flurry of moves before Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Astros. Setup man Hong-Chih Kuo was activated from the disabled list after missing more than a month with anxiety disorder, catcher Rod Barajas was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain, right-hander Ramon Troncoso was optioned to Triple-A,…

  14. Clay Buchholz lands on disabled list with strained lower back

    Jun 19, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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    With left-hander Andrew Miller arriving in the majors Monday and two scheduled off days before the end of June, the Red Sox have decided to give right-hander Clay Buchholz some needed rest. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday’s game due to the lower…

  15. Nats place Rick Ankiel on disabled list with intercostal strain

    Jun 19, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

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    As reported by CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman, the Nationals placed center fielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with a strained left intercostal muscle. Tom Gorzelanny was activated in a corresponding move and will take the mound Sunday afternoon against the Orioles. He missed almost a full month with inflammation in his…

  16. Blue Jays ink Yunel Escobar to two-year, $10M extension

    Jun 19, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Kansas City Royals

    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports passes along word that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a two-year, $10 million contract extension with shortstop Yunel Escobar. The new deal also carries $5 million club options for 2014 and 2015. Escobar was arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career this past winter and scored…

  17. Edwin Rodriguez resigns as manager of the Marlins

    Jun 19, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    According to the Marlins’ official Twitter feed, manager Edwin Rodriguez announced his resignation before Sunday’s game. Bench coach Brandon Hyde is taking over the post on an interim basis, but 80-year-old Jack McKeon is also in consideration to finish out the season as skipper. Rodriguez had been on the hot seat since the Marlins let…

  18. Indians fire hitting coach Jon Nunnally, promote Bruce Fields

    Jun 19, 2011, 11:41 AM EDT

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    As first reported on the Cleveland Indians’ official Twitter feed, major league hitting coach Jon Nunnally was fired before Sunday’s game and Bruce Fields was named as his replacement. Nunnally had been with the Tribe in a coaching capacity since 2006 and was named hitting coach in December of 2009. The Indians entered Sunday’s action…

  19. Joe Nathan fans two in first rehab inning at Triple-A Rochester

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Twins right-hander Joe Nathan made his first minor league rehab appearance on Saturday at Triple-A Rochester and couldn’t have looked better. According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the All-Star closer struck out two batters in a perfect inning while touching 93 mph with his fastball. He reported no problems with his…

  20. Matt Holliday plays hero while wearing Hall of Famer’s pants

    Jun 19, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v St. Louis Cardinals

    Red Schoendienst played 19 major league seasons, collecting 2,449 career hits and 10 All-Star nods before hanging up his cleats in the summer of 1963. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee in 1989. Schoendienst spent 15 of his 19 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and can still be…

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cleveland Indians

    It’s June 19. On this date in baseball history, Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith announced his retirement (1998), Darryl Strawberry signed a one-year contract with the Yankees despite being given a sixty-day drug-related suspension (1996), and Pete Rose collected his 2000th career hit (1973). Your Saturday box scores: Astros 7, Dodgers 0 Orioles 2, Nationals…

  22. Ubaldo Jimenez pulled from start with right calf cramping

    Jun 18, 2011, 10:43 PM EDT

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    From Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post comes word that Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez had to be removed from Saturday evening’s game against the Tigers with a right calf cramp. Jimenez had surrendered eight hits and three earned runs over five shaky innings to Detroit, watching his ERA jump slightly from 4.62 to 4.68. With…

  23. Henke, Wood, Simpson inducted into Canadian Hall of Fame

    Jun 18, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Two former players and one great editor were inducted Saturday into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame: Tom Henke, a longtime closer for the Blue Jays, posted a sparkling 2.67 ERA and struck out 861 batters in 789 2/3 career innings. He went out on top, registering a 1.82 ERA across 52 relief appearances in…

  24. Hunter Pence has hyperextended elbow, undergoing MRI

    Jun 18, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Houston Astros

    According to Alyson Footer, social media director for the Astros, right fielder Hunter Pence has been scratched from Saturday night’s lineup against the Dodgers due to a hyperextended elbow. Pence reported feeling soreness in his arm after taking batting practice and was removed from the batting order an hour or so before first pitch. Jason…

  25. Brandon Phillips wants an extension this year, but it’s probably not going to happen

    Jun 18, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has hit just .234/.279/.297 in 68 plate appearances this month and has an underwhelming .725 OPS on the season. But he’s a pretty talented defender and does have some power, albeit inconsistent. The Reds seem to like him and are probably going to exercise his $12 million club option for…

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