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  1. Domonic Brown homers in first minor league rehab game

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

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    The Phillies were ready to hand starting right field duties to Domonic Brown this season before he suffered a broken hamate bone in the middle of spring training and required surgery. The 23-year-old is finally healthy again and possibly closing in quickly on a return to the major leagues. According to Danny Wild, who covers…

  2. Ozzie Guillen gets ejected, tweets about it moments later

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    About five minutes after getting ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Yankees, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to his personal Twitter account with these gems: This one going to cost me a lot money this is patetic Today a tough guy show up a yankee stadium What a strange, strange world we live…

  3. Engel Beltre suspended for throwing trash can at fans

    Apr 27, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    beltre rangers

    Ranger prospect Engel Beltre is in some trouble. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 21-year-old outfielder has been suspended indefinitely by the Double-A Texas League for throwing a trash can at a group of fans on Tuesday night in San Antonio. Double-A Frisco, the team that Beltre plays for, had a…

  4. Jake Peavy throws successful 40-pitch side session

    Apr 24, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

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    White Sox starter Jake Peavy had his minor league rehab assignment halted last week due to muscle tenderness and irritation in his right shoulder. That rehab is going to start up again shortly. From MLB.com beat writer Scott Merkin comes word that Peavy threw 40 pitches off a mound Sunday with the intensity of a…

  5. Evan Longoria takes live BP, nearing rehab assignment

    Apr 24, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers, Game 4

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria took live batting practice on Sunday morning for the first time since straining his left oblique during the first week of the regular season. He reported feeling great and told Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times soon after the workout that it was a “huge step forward.” Longoria will…

  6. Reds place Scott Rolen on disabled list with shoulder strain

    Apr 24, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Scott Rolen‘s shoulder problems are back. According to Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the veteran third baseman was placed on the disabled list on Sunday afternoon with a muscle strain in his left shoulder. The Reds are hopeful that he will only need 15 days to recover, but Rolen is 36 years old…

  7. Aaron Hill hitting 15-day disabled list with hamstring issues

    Apr 24, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

    According to Mike Wilner of Toronto’s FAN 590, the Blue Jays are going to place second baseman Aaron Hill on the 15-day disabled list after Sunday’s game due to tightness in his right hamstring. The move will be made retroactive to April 20 so that the 29-year-old can return during the first week of May.…

  8. Russell Martin has six homers, a 1.132 OPS through 16 games

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

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    The Yankees’ offseason signing of catcher Russell Martin didn’t draw a ton of media attention. It wasn’t picked apart nor was it widely praised because … well … it seemed like a reasonable enough move. Martin would start behind the plate for a couple of months in New York while top prospect Jesus Montero could…

  9. Justin Smoak expected to return to M’s lineup early this week

    Apr 24, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday following the death of his father Keith in South Carolina and has not yet returned to action. That’s likely to change early this week. According to Kirby Arnold of the Everett Herald, Smoak is expected to rejoin the Mariners in Detroit this Tuesday…

  10. Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish has torn shoulder muscle

    Apr 24, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe brings us some unfortunate news about promising Red Sox outfield prospect Ryan Kalish. The 23-year-old injured his shoulder while diving for a ball on Thursday night at Triple-A Pawtucket and has now been diagnosed with a partially torn labrum. Kalish will try to rehab the injury first, but season-ending…

  11. MLB’s oblique injury epidemic may be traced to creatine

    Apr 24, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays' Longoria reacts in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Wieters in St. Petersburg

    If we had to identify the three most common themes of the 2011 season thus far, it’d read something like this: rainouts, flu viruses and oblique injuries. The first can be explained rather easily. Spring is a wet season in almost every part of the baseball-watching world and North America has been pounded by several…

  12. Dice-K has allowed two hits in his last 15 innings of work

    Apr 24, 2011, 8:53 AM EDT

    getty dice-k

    For Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, the 2011 regular season has already been a roller coaster ride. Dice-K allowed six hits, three walks and three earned runs over five innings in his first start of the year against the Indians. He lasted only two frames next time out against the Rays, surrendering seven earned runs…

  13. Franklin Gutierrez diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    gutierrez bat

    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez finally got some answers about his stomach problems this week after visiting Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. According to Mason Kelley of the Seattle Times, Gutierrez has been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and has been prescribed medication that he can take before each meal to curb some of his digestive issues. He…

  14. Amaro thinking Chase Utley might be ready by end of May

    Apr 23, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    utley wide

    The Phillies still aren’t putting an official timetable on Chase Utley‘s rehabilitation from patellar tendinitis, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. did offer some optimism on Saturday evening. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Amaro told reporters on Saturday afternoon that he’s hopeful Utley will be ready to return to the Phillies’ starting lineup before…

  15. Marlins ink right-hander Chris Sampson to minors contract

    Apr 23, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

    sampson getty

    Players breaking news on Twitter is kind of a funny modern phenomenon. Chris Sampson did just that on Saturday afternoon, announcing that he has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Marlins. The 32-year-old right-hander spent all of spring training with the Rockies but was cut just before Opening Day and took a…

  16. Angel Pagan lifted from game with pulled left side muscle

    Apr 21, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Anthony DiComo of MLB.com passes along word that Mets outfielder Angel Pagan had to be lifted from Thursday night’s game against the Astros after pulling a muscle on the left side of his body. Pagan suffered the injury in a collision with new Mets second baseman Justin Turner. The two were both trying to track…

  17. Chris Young hoping to return to Mets’ rotation Tuesday

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

    chris young mets

    Not much has been going right for the Mets this season. They’re stuck in the bottom of the National League East standings and most experts have already written them off for the postseason. Chris Young has been a bright spot. Signed to a bargain one-year, $1.1 million contract this winter, he posted a 1.46 ERA…

  18. Blue Jays accept infielder Brad Emaus back from Mets

    Apr 21, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    emaus mets

    The Mets selected infielder Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays in last December’s Rule 5 Draft and were set on giving him regular looks at second base when the 2011 regular season opened. Emaus batted just .162 with a .424 OPS across 42 plate appearances, however, and was designated for assignment by New York earlier…

  19. Evan Longoria hits off tee, continues to make progress

    Apr 21, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    longo getty

    Though returning by April 29 may be an overly optimistic goal, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is making progress from his strained left oblique and should be ready not too long after that date. From Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times comes word that Longoria took swings off a tee Thursday for the first…

  20. Franklin: “They’re supposed to be the best fans in baseball”

    Apr 20, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

    franklin cards

    Veteran reliever Ryan Franklin has allowed a whopping seven earned runs in 6 2/3 innings so far this season. He has blown four saves in five chances and has surrendered four home runs. The guy has made mistake after mistake on the mound and has been mercifully stripped of closing duties. But his biggest flub…

  21. Dallas Braden undergoes MRI, only has shoulder inflammation

    Apr 20, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

    braden getty

    The A’s placed left-hander Dallas Braden on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with discomfort in his throwing shoulder. On Wednesday, they got a promising diagnosis from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum. According to our good friends at CSN Bay Area, an MRI taken of Braden’s left shoulder revealed only inflammation and no structural…

  22. Eric Hurley diagnosed with skull fracture and concussion

    Apr 20, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT

    hurley getty

    Rangers minor leaguer Eric Hurley was struck on the side of the head by a comebacker during an appearance Monday night at Triple-A Round Rock. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but the Round Rock training staff thought it best that he spend a night in the hospital for…

  23. Logan Morrison undergoes MRI on injured left foot

    Apr 20, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Logan Morrison

    Mariners skipper Edwin Rodriguez said Tuesday night that he wasn’t overly concerned about the left foot injury that Logan Morrison suffered during the Marlins’ 6-0 victory against the Pirates. He’s probably worried now. According to beat writer Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Morrison underwent an MRI on his foot Wednesday evening, the results…

  24. Showtime’s “The Franchise” looks like a winner

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants

    Last week, the premium cable network Showtime offered viewers a sneak peek at the reality series it has been working on since last October with the World Champion San Francisco Giants. When plans for the series were first announced this past winter, it came as great news for the baseball-watching world. Finally, something in-depth and…

  25. Brian Matusz not close to making 2011 debut

    Apr 17, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    matusz reuters

    Orioles starter Brian Matusz has been on the disabled list since spring training concluded due to an intercostal muscle strain. The 2011 season is over two weeks old now and Matusz isn’t anywhere close to returning. According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the left-hander is still working out at the Orioles’ spring training…

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