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  1. X-rays show progress in Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s fractured fibula

    Apr 30, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins' Nishioka gets a hand from Morneau as he hops into the dugout after player introductions before the start of their game in Minneapolis

    Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka broke his left fibula earlier this month when Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher upended him on a broken double play attempt at Minnesota’s Target Field. The Japanese infielder is still a couple weeks from returning to the Twins’ major league lineup, but he is making steady progress. Robert Falkoff of MLB.com…

  2. Smoltz misses cut in first pro golf tourney by 27 strokes

    Apr 30, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    smoltz wide

    Pitching only once every five or six days over the course of a 21-year major league career, right-hander John Smoltz had ample time to develop a pretty outstanding golf game. Smoltz finally got to put those golf skills in action this weekend at the South Georgia Classic, a tournament on the PGA Nationwide Tour. The…

  3. Reds’ Jared Burton already cleared for light rehab work

    Apr 30, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    burton wide

    Reds setup man Jared Burton opened the 2011 regular season on the disabled list due to shoulder inflammation and underwent arthroscopic surgery on that same shoulder just this past week. He is a long way from fully returning to a major league mound, but the right-handed reliever is making some amount of progress. According to…

  4. Kevin Youkilis exits early Thursday, but expects to play Friday

    Apr 29, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Kevin Youkilis put a little fright into Red Sox Nation* on Thursday night when he made an eighth-inning exit from the club’s 6-2 victory over the Orioles. It turns out he’s going to be just fine. According to the great Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Youk** told reporters after the game that he only jammed his…

  5. Kevin Millwood rocked at Triple-A, done with Yankees?

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    millwood ap

    It may be time for the Yankees and Kevin Millwood to end their short and uneventful marriage. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the veteran right-hander was shelled for six earned runs over just two innings Thursday evening in what might have been his final start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Millwood has a clause…

  6. Joe Mauer “finally turning the corner” with leg weakness

    Apr 28, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees, Game 3

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer didn’t reveal much information about his ongoing rehabilitation from bilateral leg weakness and a viral infection on Thursday when he spoke with a group of reporters. But he did acknowledge that he feels like he is “finally turning a corner” and getting close to “increasing the intensity” of his workouts. Phil…

  7. Ryan Zimmerman not near return from abdominal strain

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was cleared to resume performing baseball activities earlier this week and he is doing some light drills. But it’s going to be a long time before we see him back in a major league uniform. Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington watched Zimmerman play a light game of catch on Thursday…

  8. MLB is not pleased with Ozzie Guillen’s post-ejection tweeting

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    From Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago comes word that Major League Baseball isn’t too happy with Ozzie Guillen’s use of Twitter following his ejection from Wednesday night’s game: MLB saying Oz tweeting last nite is their first issue involving social media during a game. Sounds about right. While we might think it’s great having access…

  9. Logan Morrison expected to miss a couple more weeks

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    morrison getty

    Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison told reporters earlier this week that he is aiming to return from his sprained left foot soon after he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list. He was being overly optimistic. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, “it could be another couple weeks” before Morrison is cleared…

  10. Phil Hughes might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:23 PM EDT

    ap hughes

    The Yankees put right-hander Phil Hughes through four hours of testing on Tuesday, including two MRIs and a vascular exam. On Wednesday they ran him through five more hours of testing and did dye-contrast blood work. Yet here we stand with no real answers. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, the Yankees are now sending Hughes…

  11. Mark Teixeira pulled Wednesday night with sore shoulder

    Apr 27, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v New York Yankees

    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was lifted from Wednesday night’s defeat of the White Sox in the eighth inning due to soreness in his right shoulder. He’s had to dive for balls in back-to-back games and the bruises finally caught up to him. Teixeira told Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger that he was…

  12. Neftali Feliz already cleared to begin throwing program

    Apr 27, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers

    When the Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the disabled list last week, they said his injury was minor. They said he’d be back within two weeks. So far, it looks like they’re going to be right. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Feliz was cleared to begin a throwing program on Wednesday…

  13. Twins lose more offense, place Delmon Young on disabled list

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

    getty young

    Twins outfielder Delmon Young hasn’t appeared in a game since April 18 — last Monday — due to discomfort on the left side of his ribcage. He tried returning tonight and was actually penciled into the Twins’ initial starting lineup. But Young couldn’t get through pregame warmups without feeling pain and was scratched before first…

  14. Domonic Brown homers in first minor league rehab game

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

    brown headshot

    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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Jake Peavy throws successful 40-pitch side session

    Apr 24, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    peavy pose

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

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

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    martin red sox

    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…

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

    Apr 24, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    smoak rounds bases

    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…

  23. Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish has torn shoulder muscle

    Apr 24, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    kalish pose

    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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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