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  1. Giants interested in reunion with Dodgers’ Juan Uribe?

    Jun 29, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News heard from a “secondhand” source Wednesday evening that the Giants are attempting to reacquire infielder Juan Uribe from the Dodgers. Uribe inked a three-year, $21 million free agent contract with Los Angeles in November that the Dodgers surely already regret. The 31-year-old is batting just .206/.275/.304 with…

  2. Derek Jeter on track to return to Yankees early next week

    Jun 29, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Wednesday that veteran shortstop Derek Jeter could be ready to begin playing in minor league rehab games Saturday at Double-A Trenton. Jeter fielded ground balls, took batting practice and ran the bases Wednesday morning in Tampa, reporting no issues with his once-strained right calf. He’ll continue doing similar…

  3. Diamondbacks release 39-year-old infielder Melvin Mora

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Not to be outdone by the Cardinals and Cubs, who both released struggling veterans on Wednesday evening, the Diamondbacks have cut ties with 39-year-old corner infielder Melvin Mora. The news comes courtesy of Craig Grialou of KTAR 620 AM in Phoenix, Arizona. Mora opened the season as the Diamondbacks’ primary third baseman, but the emergence…

  4. Orioles open extension talks with shortstop J.J. Hardy

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles president Andy MacPhail has reached out to the agent for shortstop J.J. Hardy to begin negotiations toward a long-term contract extension. Hardy was acquired this winter in a bargain trade with the Twins and has impressed the Orioles with both his offense and defense since returning…

  5. Carlos Guillen to begin rehab assignment Monday at Single-A

    Jun 26, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Finally, some positive news for Carlos Guillen. David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press reports that the veteran infielder has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment and will get things started Monday with Single-A Lakeland. Guillen has not played in a major league game since undergoing microfracture knee surgery in September of…

  6. Jose Tabata carted off Sunday, Alex Presley on the way

    Jun 26, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates could have a new-look outfield when they open an interleague series Tuesday in Toronto. Bucs left fielder Jose Tabata had to be wheeled off on a cart in the bottom of the first inning Sunday after suffering a serious left quadriceps injury while legging out a bunt single. Garrett Jones entered the game…

  7. White Sox place John Danks on 15-day DL with oblique strain

    Jun 26, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

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    White Sox left-hander John Danks was pulled in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Nationals with a strained left oblique. He felt no improvement on Sunday morning when he arrived back at U.S. Cellular Field and so the Chicago front office made the only decision it could. From Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago…

  8. Bobby Jenks set to rejoin Red Sox on Tuesday in Philly

    Jun 26, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks threw a scoreless rehab inning on Saturday for Double-A Portland, needing only 13 pitches. It was enough to convince the Boston brass that he is ready to begin contributing again at the major league level. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Jenks will not make another rehab appearance and has…

  9. Giants showing interest in Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Sources have informed Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that the Giants are still on the hunt for a catcher and have shown interest recently in the Rangers’ Yorvit Torrealba. San Francisco’s hunt for a new backstop began in late May, shortly after Buster Posey broke his leg in a collision at…

  10. Tommy Hanson cleared to return from disabled list Tuesday

    Jun 26, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson made it through a bullpen session Friday without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in his once-sore throwing shoulder. As such, he has been cleared to return to the Atlanta starting rotation on Tuesday against the Mariners. The good news comes via beat writer David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.…

  11. Aroldis Chapman strikes out the side in return to big leagues

    Jun 26, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Baltimore Orioles

    Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first major league appearance Saturday since landing on the disabled list on May 15 due to a mix of shoulder inflammation and general ineffectiveness. And the outing couldn’t have gone any better. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the Cuban-born phenom struck out the side in a perfect ninth…

  12. Kerry Wood not close to returning from blister on index finger

    Jun 26, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

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    Cubs setup man Kerry Wood has been eligible to return from the disabled list for over 48 hours, and yet there is still no end in sight in his ongoing recovery from a slow-healing blister on his right index finger. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, Wood has been able to throw with…

  13. Despite struggles, O’s have no plans to demote Brian Matusz

    Jun 26, 2011, 9:21 AM EDT

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    Young left-hander Brian Matusz surrendered nine hits and six earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings Saturday evening against the Reds and has posted an ugly 6.85 ERA and 1.84 WHIP since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of June. But the Orioles aren’t overly concerned. They’re going to let Matusz work out…

  14. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 26, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Detroit Tigers

    It is June 26, 2011. On this date in baseball history, the Cleveland Indians became the first major league club to wear numbered uniforms (1916), the Yankees played the first night game in franchise history (1939), Mel Ott retired (1946), and Edwin Jackson no-hit the Rays on 149 pitches (2010). Your Saturday box scores: Rockies…

  15. Delmon Young carted off, placed on DL with ankle sprain

    Jun 25, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Twins left fielder Delmon Young had to be carted off the field moments ago at Milwaukee’s Miller Park after smashing his right leg against the wall on a Yuniesky Betancourt inside-the-park home run. Young took a bad route on Betancourt’s deep fly ball and looked to suffer a serious injury when his leg met the…

  16. Jon Niese makes early exit from start due to rapid heartbeat

    Jun 25, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

    niese wide getty

    From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York comes word that Mets left-hander Jon Niese had to be lifted prematurely from his Saturday afternoon matchup with the Rangers due to a “rapid heartbeat.” Niese struck out seven batters and allowed only two runs over 5 2/3 quality innings against a dangerous Rangers lineup. But it was…

  17. Roy Oswalt has bulging disc, likely out until August

    Jun 25, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    Roy Oswalt suggested earlier this week that the back discomfort he’s been experiencing since May could be career-altering. He may been overreacting a bit, but the injury is most definitely serious. According to ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume, Oswalt has been diagnosed with a bulging disc in his lower back and is likely to be sidelined until…

  18. Twins activate right-hander Joe Nathan from disabled list

    Jun 23, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

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    As reported Thursday by Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 AM, the Twins have activated Joe Nathan from the disabled list and will have him available for Friday’s series-opener against the Brewers. Jim Hoey, who has surrendered 22 hits and 17 runs in 14 innings of relief this season, was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester to…

  19. 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…

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

    Jun 23, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    lawrie spring reuters

    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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Torii Hunter leaves game after banging wall on catch

    Jun 22, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

    hunter injured

    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…

  25. 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…

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