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  1. Luke Scott pulled from game due to left hamstring tightness

    Apr 8, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was lifted from Sunday’s game against the Yankees after feeling tightness in his left hamstring. Scott was 0-for-1 before being replaced in the Rays’ batting order by backup catcher Stephen Vogt. Scott had three hits in four at-bats in…

  2. Jason Hammel loses no-hitter vs. Twins in eighth inning

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel has a 4.99 career ERA and 1.47 career WHIP in the major leagues. But he’s putting on a clinic right now in Baltimore against an anemic Twins offense. Hammel has thrown seven no-hit innings and is only up to 77 total pitches as the O’s prepare to bat in the bottom…

  3. Padres place Dustin Moseley on DL with shoulder strain

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Corey Brock comes word that the Padres have placed starter Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain and have recalled left-hander Josh Spence from Triple-A Tucson to take his place on the 25-man roster. Moseley surrendered five earned runs and walked two batters Saturday in his regular-season debut…

  4. Chien-Ming Wang making progress, throws off mound

    Apr 8, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang threw off a mound Saturday in Viera, Florida for the first time since suffering a severe left hamstring strain in mid-March. And it went swimmingly, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Wang is at least a week away from beginning a rehab assignment and will likely be asked to…

  5. Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon suffers ankle sprain

    Apr 8, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Nationals infield prospect Anthony Rendon had to be carried off the field Saturday night during a game at High-A Lynchburg after falling awkwardly while trying to round third base in the fourth inning. But the diagnosis is in, and it’s not all that bad. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider, Rendon has…

  6. Padres acquire lefty Brian Tallet in trade with Pirates

    Apr 8, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

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    Lefty reliever Brian Tallet is again on the move. As reported late Saturday night by MLB.com beat writer Corey Brock, the Padres acquired the 34-year-old southpaw from the Pirates in a trade. Pittsburgh will either get cash considerations in return from the Friars or a player to be named later. In a span of nine…

  7. Picture of the Day: “Hey Theo — How ‘Bout A Win Already!”

    Apr 8, 2012, 10:41 AM EDT

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    The Cubs have suffered two straight late-innings losses to the Nationals, settling in at the bottom of the NL Central standings with an 0-2 record. The struggles should come as no surprise given the lack of talent on the Northsiders’ 25-man roster and new president Theo Epstein’s implementation of a full-on rebuilding plan, but Wrigleyville…

  8. Chipper Jones expected to return before home opener

    Apr 8, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

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    After seeing Chipper Jones work out this weekend, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has grown confident that the veteran third baseman will join Atlanta’s starting lineup within the next handful of days. Via David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Definitely the home opener [April 12], based on [Friday’s] workout,” Gonzalez told reporters, “And maybe even sooner…

  9. Hector Santiago is your new White Sox closer

    Apr 8, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

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    White Sox manager Robin Ventura refused to anoint one pitcher as the team’s closer all spring and told reporters at the start of the regular season that they’d have to “wait and see” who gets the nod in the ninth-inning when the first save opportunity arises. Well, the secret is finally out. Hector Santiago, a…

  10. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:34 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Moyer, 49, makes a pitch against Houston Astros' Schafer in the first inning of their MLB National League game in Houston

    Jamie Moyer‘s 2012 debut was less than stellar. Making his first start since the 2010 season, the 49-year-old left-hander surrendered five hits and four runs (three earned) in five innings Saturday evening against a light-hitting Astros lineup. Moyer’s control was fine — he walked just one and fanned two — but his slow-moving deliveries looked…

  11. Ozzie Guillen apologizes for “I love Castro” comment

    Apr 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is quoted in a recent issue of Time magazine as saying that he has “love” for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and respects that he’s been able to maintain power for so long. Those thoughts obviously aren’t sitting well in Miami — a city with many Cuban descendants — and so a…

  12. Brendan Ryan scratched Saturday due to neck stiffness

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Greg Johns comes word that Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan was scratched from Saturday’s game against the A’s due to neck stiffness. Ryan missed time near the end of the 2011 season with neck issues and suffered a pinched nerve this spring, but Mariners skipper Eric Wedge assured reporters that this recent bout of…

  13. Doug Fister lands on 15-day DL after straining left side

    Apr 7, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    The Tigers torched the Red Sox for 12 hits Saturday in a dominant 10-0 victory. But it wasn’t all roses and pom-poms at Detroit’s Comerica Park. As noted by Tom Gage of the Detroit News, Tigers starter Doug Fister was lifted in the top of the fourth inning after feeling a tug on the left…

  14. John Lannan formally requests to be traded by Nationals

    Apr 4, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider comes word that recently-demoted lefty John Lannan has formally requested to be traded away from the Nationals. “A trade would be the best solution for everyone in both the short and long term,” the 27-year-old wrote Wednesday night in a statement to the media. “I…

  15. Dallas Braden will be shut down for the next three weeks

    Apr 3, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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    When Dallas Braden strained his surgically-repaired shoulder last week, the A’s weren’t exactly sure how bad of a setback it would be to his ongoing recovery. But that information has since been revealed. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Braden will be shut down for…

  16. Rangers discussing six-year extension with Ian Kinsler

    Apr 3, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Rangers are talking about a six-year contract extension with second baseman Ian Kinsler. But an agreement is not closer because the two sides are differing on what the annual value of the contract should be. Rosenthal explains: The Rangers, sources say, are willing to give Kinsler…

  17. Springtime Storylines: Will the St. Louis Cardinals survive the loss of three legends?

    Apr 3, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The New-Look Redbirds. The Big Question: Will St. Louis be able to defend its World Series title this year in…

  18. Springtime Storylines: Have the Reds built themselves a World Series contender?

    Apr 2, 2012, 10:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Cincinnati Redlegs. The Big Question: Do the Reds have the pieces to compete for the 2012 World Series title?…

  19. Springtime Storylines: Is there life after Prince Fielder in baseball’s smallest market?

    Apr 2, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: A Battered Brew Crew. The Big Question: Can the Brewers still be successful without their Prince? Milwaukee put it all…

  20. Andrew Bailey could miss the start of the regular season because of a right thumb injury

    Apr 1, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey is in danger of missing the beginning of the 2012 season due to soreness in his right thumb. Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland.com has more: The last time Bailey pitched, it was in a minor league game, which would seem to indicate that the Sox are contemplating placing him the disabled…

  21. Mets close to long-term contract extension with Jon Niese

    Apr 1, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT

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    In an exclusive report on ESPNNewYork.com, beat writer Adam Rubin passes along word that the Mets are nearing agreement on a long-term contract extension with left-handed starter Jon Niese. The deal is thought to be similar to the five-year, $28.5 million pact that 25-year-old southpaw Derek Holland got from the Rangers back in mid-March. That…

  22. Yankees sign Jason Bulger to minor league contract

    Apr 1, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

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    From Erik Boland of New York’s Newsday comes word that the Yankees have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with reliever Jason Bulger. Bulger was released from Twins camp early last week after allowing eight hits, five walks and 10 earned runs in four Grapefruit League innings. The 33-year-old right-hander has run out…

  23. Indians nearing two-year, $16.5 million contract extension with shortstop Asbrubal Cabrera

    Apr 1, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Indians are close to agreeing to a two-year, $16.5 million extension with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. The deal will run through 2014, covering Cabrera’s final year of arbitration eligibility and his first year of free agency. The 26-year-old All-Star is set to earn $4.55 million in 2012, his…

  24. Tweet(s) of the Day: April Fools’ in Cardinals camp

    Apr 1, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

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    April Fools’ Day jokes are usually pretty lame or far too predictable, but Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman just pulled off a zinger on right-hander Adam Wainwright in the third inning of Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Nationals. St. Louis Post-Dispatch scribe Joe Strauss tweeted the highlights: Puma drives Waino’s truck into field as…

  25. A.J. Burnett throws four easy innings in minor league game

    Apr 1, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett took another step forward Sunday morning in his ongoing recovery from a fractured right orbital bone, throwing 54 pitches across four innings in an exhibition game between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. According to MLB.com’s Tom Singer, Burnett let up one hit and threw 36 of his 54 pitches for strikes.…

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