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  1. Rangers beat A's, clinch American League West crown

    Sep 25, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    Buoyed by a solid performance from starter Derek Holland and a game-winning eighth-inning home run by first baseman Jorge Cantu, the Rangers became the second MLB team to wrap up a spot in the playoffs Saturday with a 4-3 victory over the A’s. The Twins grabbed the American League Central crown earlier this week. Congratulations…

  2. Hamilton open to — but not requesting — a position change

    Sep 22, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    Let me preface this with a calming word: Josh Hamilton is not going to move from the outfield to first base, at least not this season. But it has been discussed. Hamilton told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that he would be open to — but is not requesting — a position change…

  3. Report: D'Backs will remove interim tag from Kirk Gibson

    Sep 22, 2010, 9:41 PM EDT

    If you’re a baseball fan and a user of the social media site “Twitter,” you probably follow the day-to-day operations of former Nationals GM Jim Bowden.  He is working for XM Satellite Radio and FOX Sports Radio these days and has misfired on a host of “breaking” stories, but he also provides strong information from…

  4. Chris Getz shut down for rest of 2010 due to concussion

    Sep 22, 2010, 8:23 PM EDT

    Here we have some good news and bad news. The good? Major league teams are beginning to take concussions seriously. The bad? According to’s Alex DiFilippo, Royals infielder Chris Getz has been shut down for…

  5. UPDATE: Colvin struck by bat shard, done for year

    Sep 19, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports wrote a column in early May with a frightening but eye-opening lead sentence. “Someone’s going to die at a baseball stadium soon,” he surmised, because of the splintering of newly popularized maple bats. That didn’t happen this afternoon at the Marlins’ Sun Life…

  6. Dusty Baker still mulling contract extension offer from Reds

    Sep 19, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

    It appears that manager Dusty Baker may be driving a hard bargain in his contract negotiations with the Reds.  Baker is in the final year of a three-year contract that carries a $3.5 million annual salary.  He was offered what is believed to be a multi-year extension in mid-August but is taking his time accepting. …

  7. Morgan making amends, invites Phillies fan to game

    Sep 19, 2010, 2:56 PM EDT

    Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan is currently serving an eight-game suspension for a string of violent and unsportsmanlike acts that culminated with a benches-clearing brawl on September 1 at the Marlins’ Sun Life Stadium.  Those incidents tarnished his image somewhat in the public eye, and he’s hoping to make things right. Morgan was excused from a…

  8. Crisp again has fractured pinkie, done for season?

    Sep 19, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    A’s outfielder Coco Crisp missed a month earlier this season due to a fracture in his left pinkie finger. And now he’s dealing with that same injury again. According to Jane Lee of, Crisp has been diagnosed with a re-fracture…

  9. Geovany Soto set to undergo shoulder surgery Monday

    Sep 19, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    Cubs catcher Geovany Soto played his final game of the 2010 season on Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts against the Marlins.  He will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Monday and will spend the next three months in recovery mode, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. The…

  10. Andy Pettitte back on mound for Yankees Sunday

    Sep 19, 2010, 11:34 AM EDT

    Well, the day has arrived. Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will take the mound Sunday afternoon in Baltimore for the first time since July 18, when he suffered a groin strain during a start against the Rays…

  11. La Russa still undecided on returning to Cardinals in 2011

    Sep 19, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    Tony La Russa: will he or won’t he return for another season as manager of the Cardinals? Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is about as close to the team’s thinking as a columnist can get and passes along some insight in his Sunday edition of “Bernie’s Bytes.” First, Miklasz says that the decision to return or…

  12. Yu Darvish could be headed to MLB this offseason

    Sep 19, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    Prepare thyself. Another “must-see” Japanese pitching prospect could be on his way to the states as soon as this offseason.’s Ken Rosenthal heard from a source Saturday that right-hander Yu Darvish is likely to be “posted” this winter, meaning teams in Major League Baseball…

  13. J.D. Drew, 34, likely to retire after the 2011 season

    Sep 19, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

    Rob Bradford of Boston’s WEEI caught up with Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew on Saturday and the two discussed his plans for the future.  It sure sounds like the 34-year-old Drew, who has now played 13 seasons of Major League Baseball, might call it quits at the end of next season.  His current contract with…

  14. LaRue says concussion will spell an end to his career

    Sep 18, 2010, 10:48 PM EDT

    If Cardinals fans disliked Johnny Cueto before, they’re going to really despise the guy now. Cardinals backup catcher Jason LaRue told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday that he is done playing professional baseball due to a concussion…

  15. Josh Hamilton feeling no improvement in sore ribs

    Sep 18, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was given a rare double-dose of cortisone injections on Wednesday of this week in the area of his sore ribcage.  It hasn’t helped. According to’s T.R. Sullivan, the injured MVP candidate felt the same Saturday as he did on Wednesday and is not optimistic about his chances of returning before…

  16. Brewers won't exercise Doug Davis' $6.5M option for '11

    Sep 18, 2010, 8:27 PM EDT

    Here comes the least shocking news you’ll hear all weekend. Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this afternoon that Doug Davis’ $6.5 mutual option for 2011 will not be exercised. Melvin and Co. signed Davis…

  17. Josh Hamilton given two cortisone injections in ribs

    Sep 17, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton hasn’t played since September 4, when he crashed into an outfield wall at the Twins’ Target Field and suffered a bruised ribcage and shoulder. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers took a drastic step earlier this…

  18. Cardinals GM: Rasmus will not be traded this offseason

    Sep 16, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak sent a message to Cardinals fans Thursday at Busch Stadium’s “Social Media Night.” That message? Colby Rasmus will not be traded this offseason. Rasmus asked for a trade earlier this season because a seemingly soured relationship with…

  19. Edinson Volquez likely a member of Reds' playoff rotation

    Sep 16, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    When pundits turn in their predictions in the coming weeks for this year’s version of the MLB postseason, our guess is the Reds aren’t going to be crowned as champions by many scribes. Maybe part of that has to do with…

  20. Mejia says shoulder is fine, plans to play winter ball

    Sep 16, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia left his Wednesday start against the Pirates in the third inning after feeling some pain in the area of his shoulder, and it was announced this morning that he will be shut down for the rest of the 2010 season. But it’s not…

  21. Jason Bay says a return this year is now "highly unlikely"

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:08 PM EDT

    The hits keep coming for this Mets organization. Outfielder Jason Bay told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Wednesday that he is “highly unlikely” to return to the big leagues this season despite showing signs of progress…

  22. Mets' Jenrry Mejia leaves start with shoulder strain

    Sep 15, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    Uh oh. According to SNY, via’s Anthony DiComo, Mets youngster Jenrry Mejia was lifted from his Wednesday start against the Pirates due to an “acute strain of the muscle…

  23. Chris Young set for weekend return to Padres' rotation

    Sep 15, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

    Good news here for the Padres. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, San Diego right-hander Chris Young is finally rehabilitated from a shoulder injury and will return to the Padres’ starting rotation on Saturday against the Cardinals…

  24. K-Rod scheduled for Tuesday morning court appearance

    Sep 13, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    On the disqualified list following an alleged mid-August assault on his father’s girlfriend, former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez faces an uncertain future.  But we know where he will be tomorrow. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Rodriguez is scheduled to appear in a New York courtroom on Tuesday morning for a hearing related…

  25. Matusz pulled from Monday start with bruised arm

    Sep 13, 2010, 8:52 PM EDT

    According to’s Brittany Ghiroli, Orioles starter Brian Matusz was pulled from Monday’s game after just one inning due to what is being called a “left triceps contusion.” Matusz, a southpaw, was nailed in the left arm by a Yunel Escobar…

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