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  1. Martin Prado day-to-day with left knee contusion

    Jun 8, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

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    Braves outfielder Martin Prado was struck on the side of his left knee with a throw while attempting to steal second base on Tuesday night against the Marlins. He was still feeling it Wednesday. Prado plays hurt often and typically tries to talk his way into the Braves’ batting order no matter what’s ailing him.…

  2. Rangers place second baseman Ian Kinsler on paternity leave

    Jun 8, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT

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    Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas has the goods. The Rangers placed Ian Kinsler on baseball’s new paternity leave list Wednesday evening after the second baseman and his wife welcomed their second child on Wednesday afternoon. The baby, given the name Jack Jamisson Kinsler, weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Kinsler is expected to spend…

  3. A’s calling up Graham Godfrey for Friday start vs. White Sox

    Jun 8, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

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    According to the great Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A’s will promote 26-year-old right-hander Graham Godfrey from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday to make his major league debut Friday night against the White Sox. A 34th-round pick of the Blue Jays back in 2006, Godfrey is far from a top prospect. But he…

  4. Rockies activate Aaron Cook from 60-day disabled list

    Jun 8, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Rockies activated veteran right-hander Aaron Cook from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday evening. Cook is making his 2011 debut on Wednesday night in San Diego after sitting out for over two months with a broken finger on his pitching hand. The 32-year-old hasn’t taken a major league mound since last September…

  5. Evan Longoria out again Wednesday night with stomach bug

    Jun 8, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times passes along notice that third baseman Evan Longoria is out of the Rays’ starting lineup again on Wednesday night due to a flu-like illness. It’s the third straight game that he has been absent. The Rays went with Felipe Lopez at the hot corner Sunday and will go…

  6. 2011 MLB Draft – picks 21-25: Jays take high school righty Tyler Beede at No. 20

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:39 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays selected Massachusetts high school pitcher Tyler Beede at No. 21 overall. Beede has mature mechanics and throws three quality pitches: a low-90s fastball with good life, a hard-breaking slurve and a changeup. The 20-year-old right-hander is committed to Vanderbilt, so the Blue Jays will have to flash some dollar signs to get…

  7. 2011 MLB Draft – picks 16-20: Dodgers reach for left-hander Chris Reed at No. 16

    Jun 6, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

    Chris Reed - Stanford

    Dodgers selected Stanford left-hander Chris Reed with the 16th overall pick in the 2011 draft. Reed has served as Stanford’s closer this season but will get a chance to start in the Dodgers organization. He’s a solid left-hander with three good pitches, but it’s fairly clear the Dodgers opted for signability here as opposed to…

  8. Pujols strikes again, second straight walkoff sweeps Cubs

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols is most certainly back. Not to be outdone by his own performance in Saturday afternoon’s 12th-inning victory over the rival Cubs, the Cardinals first baseman slugged a second straight walkoff home run on Sunday in a thrilling 3-2 extra-innings win for St. Louis. The Cards swept the three-game series. Albert’s 10th-inning blast sailed…

  9. Jonathan Papelbon could be facing suspension for ump bump

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

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    It’s reasonable to wonder whether Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon is going to face a fine or suspension (or both) for getting in the face of home plate umpire Tony Randazzo during Saturday’s 9-8 extra-innings victory over the Athletics. Papelbon charged at Randazzo and appeared to make slight contact with his chest protector after getting…

  10. Edinson Volquez will return to major league rotation Tuesday

    Jun 5, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds starter Edinson Volquez has returned to the major league clubhouse and will take the mound on Tuesday night against the Cubs. Volquez was demoted to Triple-A Louisville in late May after posting a 6.35 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 51 big league innings and then blaming…

  11. Evan Longoria out of Rays’ lineup with discomfort in left side

    Jun 5, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Florida Marlins

    Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that third baseman Evan Longoria is missing from the Rays’ starting lineup Sunday against the Mariners due to tightness in his left side. Longoria actually made an early exit from Saturday’s game because of the discomfort, which may be related to the left oblique strain that caused him…

  12. With wrist improving, Paul Konerko returns to Chicago lineup

    Jun 5, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

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    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko sat out on both Friday and Saturday after undergoing a minor surgical procedure late last week to remove a loose bone fragment from his left wrist. He’s back in the lineup Sunday, according to MLB.com’s Scott Merkin, batting cleanup and playing first base vs. the Tigers’ Brad Penny. Konerko,…

  13. Shin-Soo Choo says DUI arrest has led to struggles at plate

    Jun 5, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Here’s an interesting note from the Associated Press concerning the recent offensive struggles of Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo: Choo believes he is thinking too much and trying too hard to make a good impression since he was charged with drunken driving. The note is not accompanied by any kind of quote from Choo, so…

  14. Red Sox activate John Lackey for Sunday start vs. A’s

    Jun 5, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Red Sox have activated right-hander John Lackey from the 15-day disabled list and will ask him to take the mound in Sunday’s series finale against the A’s. Temporary backup outfielder Josh Reddick was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear a roster spot. Lackey spent about three weeks on the disabled list with…

  15. Cardinals top prospect Shelby Miller now pitching at Double-A

    Jun 5, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals selected Texas high school pitcher Shelby Miller with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, confident that his sharp high-90s fastball could one day make him a major league ace. That day may be coming soon. Miller was promoted to Double-A Springfield last week after opening the 2011 season with…

  16. Phil Hughes targeting early-July return to the major leagues

    Jun 5, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News passes along notice that Yankees starter Phil Hughes has been cleared to report to the team’s spring training complex in Tampa to continue his rehabilitation from right arm fatigue. He’ll arrive there Monday. Hughes has been traveling with his Yankees teammates for the past couple of weeks…

  17. Marlins likely to place Hanley Ramirez on disabled list Monday

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez hasn’t improved since revealing to reporters last Monday that he couldn’t put his shoes on due to lingering discomfort in his lower back and upper left leg. According to Manny Navarro, beat writer for the Miami Herald, Ramirez is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday morning.…

  18. O’s prospect Manny Machado done rehabbing knee injury

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

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    Orioles shortstop prospect Manny Machado suffered a patella subluxation of his left knee in early May while playing in a game at Single-A Delmarva. He’s been rehabbing at the Orioles’ spring training complex for the past couple weeks and is just about ready to rejoin the Delmarva Shorebirds. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore…

  19. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 5, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Geovany Soto, Albert Pujols

    We’re going to run a post like this one every Saturday and Sunday morning going forward as a kind of open thread for the previous day’s games. So, here goes nothing. Saturday’s box scores: Red Sox 9, Athletics 8 (14 innings) Dodgers 11, Reds 8 (11 innings) Rays 3, Mariners 2 Cardinals 5, Cubs 4…

  20. Pedro Alvarez could begin rehab assignment early next week

    Jun 4, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

    alvarez getty

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez took another few steps in the right direction this week as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps strain. According to Jenifer Langosch, beat writer for MLB.com, the young infielder has now played four games at extended spring training in Bradenton, Florida and could be cleared to begin a…

  21. Albert Pujols swiftly waking, hits walkoff homer to beat Cubs

    Jun 4, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Whether caused by a hamstring injury, distractions related to his impending free agency, or simply the aging process, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols had a disappointing first two months. He’s on a mission to make June, July, August, September and October far more fruitful. Pujols finished 3-for-4 with four RBI in the Cardinals’ extra-innings defeat…

  22. Brandon Belt diagnosed with hairline fracture in left wrist

    Jun 4, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

    belt getty

    You can forget all that talk about Brandon Belt‘s wrist injury being of the minor variety. According to the Giants’ official Twitter feed, the promising 23-year-old was diagnosed Saturday with a hairline fracture in his left wrist and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Belt was struck in the wrist by a pitch…

  23. Paul Konerko remains sidelined following minor wrist surgery

    Jun 4, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko had a loose bone fragment removed from his left wrist Friday afternoon during a minor surgical procedure. He’s not going to be placed on the disabled list, but the veteran is again out of the Pale Hose starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers and could rest up during Sunday’s…

  24. Scott Cousins’ agent responds to Brian Sabean’s comments, says client has been getting death threats

    Jun 2, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Matt Sosnick, the agent for Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins, has responded to the harsh comments that Giants GM Brian Sabean made about his client Thursday afternoon on a San Francisco radio station. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News has all the goods from Sosnick, who said Cousins has been receiving death threats since…

  25. D’Backs sign Yhency Brazoban to minor league contract

    Jun 2, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

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    According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Yhency Brazoban on Thursday evening and assigned him to Triple-A Reno. Brazoban exercised an out clause and gained his release from the Rangers on Thursday morning after registering a solid 3.42 ERA and striking out 31 batters…

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