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  1. Duchscherer likely to open season on disabled list?

    Mar 13, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    duchscherer pose

    It’s looking more and more like Justin Duchscherer isn’t going to be ready for action when the Orioles open their regular season. According to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com, “The Duke of Hurl” had to be scratched from a scheduled intrasquad game appearance Sunday due to discomfort in his surgically-repaired left hip. He won’t throw on…

  2. Bengie Molina retired for now, will consider comeback

    Mar 13, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 4

    Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reported earlier this month that the Padres were looking into signing catcher Bengie Molina to serve as a backup to Nick Hundley but found the veteran free agent to be in “retirement mode.” He remains in that “mode.” Molina told Kevin Davidoff of Newsday this weekend that he has not…

  3. Red Sox shopping Daisuke Matsuzaka and others?

    Mar 13, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    The Red Sox may be looking to unload some of their depth at various positions before the start of the 2011 regular season schedule. According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, the Sawx have let other major league teams know that starters Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tim Wakefield are available via trade and that outfielders Mike…

  4. Report: Johan Santana may miss all of the 2011 season

    Mar 13, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v New York Mets

    “Internally, the Mets believe they’ll be “lucky” if Santana pitches this year.” That is a stand-alone paragraph in a Sunday morning report by Steve Popper and Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record. According to their sources, Santana has made very little progress in his ongoing recovery from September shoulder surgery and the Mets are ready…

  5. Rickie Weeks will be out a few days with groin tightness

    Mar 10, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers Photo Day

    Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks probably won’t play in a Cactus League game for the next couple of days. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Weeks made an early exit Thursday from the Brewers’ exhibition matchup against the Rockies due to tightness in his groin. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters after…

  6. Carlos Beltran rides stationary bike, works out in pool

    Mar 10, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran hasn’t played in a Grapefruit League game since Sunday, when he served as the club’s designated hitter against the Red Sox. The 33-year-old is battling left knee tendinitis and is not expected to resume playing in live games for another couple of days. But he is staying active. According to Adam…

  7. Anibal Sanchez suffers bruised shin during Thursday start

    Mar 10, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v St. Louis Cardinals

    Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez may be sidelined for the next week or two. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Sanchez had a large ice wrap around his right shin in the Marlins’ clubhouse Thursday after being nailed by a grounder during his three-inning Grapefruit League start against the Mets. The Marlins believe that he only…

  8. Garland has oblique strain, likely destined for disabled list

    Mar 9, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers starter Jon Garland was lifted from his Cactus League start after just 1.2 innings Wednesday due to shooting pains on the left side of his body. The Dodgers sent him for an MRI and don’t have the results yet, but it’s a pretty safe assumption that what he suffered was a strained left oblique…

  9. Carpenter scheduled to face live hitters later this week

    Mar 9, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter continues to make a mostly smooth recovery from the left hamstring strain that he suffered last week. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Carp is scheduled to face live hitters in a batting practice session Friday and could be cleared to resume appearing in Grapefruit League games if…

  10. Carlos Beltran has not been shut down

    Mar 9, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    The Mets may have a new front office regime and a new manager, but their communication skills clearly haven’t improved from the Omar Minaya era. New general manager Sandy Alderson told Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Tuesday that outfielder Carlos Beltran would be “shut down” for at least 4-5 days due to…

  11. Miguel Cabrera threatened to shoot strangers and blow up a bar before his DUI arrest last month…

    Mar 9, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Early details about Miguel Cabrera‘s February DUI arrest painted a scary — or at least embarrassing — picture of the 27-year-old Tigers slugger. This new information will make that picture far worse. According to Frank Donnelly of the Detroit News, court documents released Wednesday reveal that Cabrera threatened the patrons of a Florida bar before…

  12. Carpenter throws side session, says “I’ll be fine”

    Mar 6, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Chris Carpenter seems to be making a quick and easy recovery from the left hamstring strain that he suffered in a game last week. According to Hall of Famer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Carp threw a light side session off a mound Sunday afternoon in Cardinals camp and reported only mild discomfort…

  13. Corey Hart tweaked his strained side muscle on Saturday

    Mar 6, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers Photo Day

    Brewers outfielder Corey Hart might not be ready for the start of the 2011 season. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the right fielder suffered a setback Saturday with the strained muscle in his left side. He was participating in drills for the first time in a week or so and re-tweaked the muscle while…

  14. Neftali Feliz struck with line drive, should be fine

    Mar 6, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    The Rangers got a bit of a scare Sunday morning. Neftali Feliz, who is trying to prove that he is ready for a spot in the starting rotation, took a Craig Gentry line drive off his lower left shin while throwing a live round of batting practice. The 22-year-old crumbled to the ground, according to…

  15. White Sox ink Matt Thornton to two-year, $12M extension

    Mar 6, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Matt Thornton

    According to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune, the White Sox agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract extension on Sunday morning with left-handed reliever Matt Thornton. The deal also carries a club option for 2014. The 34-year-old Thornton registered a strong 2.67 ERA and 1.01 WHIP across 60.2 innings for the Pale Hose…

  16. Dodgers sign Randy Keisler to minor league contract

    Mar 3, 2011, 10:46 PM EDT

    dodgers logo

    Hey, Randy Keisler is back on the baseball scene. Kind of. According to his representation’s official Twitter feed, the 35-year-old left-hander agreed to a minor league contract Thursday with the Dodgers. Keisler hasn’t pitched in a major league game since back in 2007, when he registered a 5.19 ERA and allowed 21 hits over 17.1…

  17. Manny Parra out a few days with lower back tightness

    Mar 3, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

    Manny Parra, Miguel Tejada

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers left-hander Manny Parra was lifted from his Thursday Cactus League appearance against the A’s after just one batter due to tightness in his lower back. Parra revealed after the game that he has been dealing with back issues for much of spring training. The Brewers…

  18. Tulowitzki suffers bruised heel in spring game, day-to-day

    Mar 3, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Rockies got a little scare from shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Thursday in camp. The 26-year-old was lifted prematurely from the Rockies’ Grapefruit League game against the Giants after nailing his right heel with the tip of his bat on a hard third-strike swing. A trainer met him just outside the batter’s box and he…

  19. Cervelli’s test results sent to New York for further review

    Mar 3, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli smiles as he steps out of the batting cage at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

    The Yankees still aren’t sure how serious Francisco Cervelli‘s left foot injury might be. The 24-year-old catcher exited Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his foot. Trainers took him immediately for an MRI and CT scan, but the results on both tests were inconclusive. Now those MRI and CT…

  20. Matt Cain skipping Thursday start with elbow inflammation

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:08 AM EDT

    Matt Cain

    According to the great Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced late Wednesday evening that right-hander Matt Cain has inflammation in his throwing elbow and will skip his scheduled Thursday Cactus League start against the Rockies. Not to worry, though. The Giants ran an MRI on his arm and…

  21. Cervelli injures foot, undergoes inconclusive MRI

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli steps into the batting cage at the team's spring training camp

    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was lifted prematurely from Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his left foot. Trainers immediately took him for an MRI to make sure that he suffered no structural damage, but the results came out inconclusive. According to Dan Barbarisi of the Providence Journal, they plan…

  22. Pierzynski issued speeding ticket while in uniform

    Mar 2, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski, Adam Dunn

    White Sox catcher (and avid Creed lover) A.J. Pierzynski was issued a speeding ticket on Wednesday morning while on his way to the club’s spring training facility for an afternoon Cactus League game against the Reds. Why is this interesting? Well, he was in his White Sox uniform when he was pulled over … and…

  23. Mariners acquire lefty Aaron Laffey from the Indians

    Mar 2, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that the Indians have traded left-hander Aaron Laffey to the Mariners. There’s no word yet on what the Tribe might be getting in return from the M’s, but we can safely guess that it won’t be much. Laffey, a 16th-round pick in the 2003 MLB…

  24. Brandon Webb gets back on mound, feels good

    Feb 27, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb rangers

    The Rangers didn’t like the look of things in one of Brandon Webb‘s first bullpen sessions of the spring, so they asked him to do only flat-ground throwing until he developed a little more strength in his chronically troublesome right shoulder. Today, they let him back on a mound. It was his first bullpen session…

  25. Duke Snider: 1926-2011

    Feb 27, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

    Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider

    “The Silver Fox” has passed away. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980 as a Dodger, the aptly nicknamed Duke Snider was an eight-time All-Star and also finished with MVP votes in eight different major league seasons. He came up with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and moved with the team out to Los…

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