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  1. Bryan Stow placed back into medically-induced coma

    Apr 17, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi brings rough news. Bryan Stow, the Giants fan and paramedic who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium on the first day of the regular season, has been placed back into a medically-induced coma due to a “recurrence of seizures related to his head trauma.” Doctors think Stow may have suffered brain…

  2. Sizemore returns from disabled list, homers in second at-bat

    Apr 17, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    reuters homer grady

    Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore didn’t hit a single home run in the 33 games that he played last year. In fact, he hadn’t homered in a major league since August 27, 2009. That all changed Sunday. Sizemore was activated from the 15-day disabled list this morning after spending the first two weeks of the…

  3. Blue Jays planning to activate Frank Francisco on Tuesday

    Apr 17, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    francisco throws

    The Blue Jays acquired right-hander Frank Francisco this winter from the Rangers with the hope that he might be able to bring stability to the back end of the club’s bullpen, but he had arm troubles all spring and was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day. This week, they’ll finally get their man.…

  4. Barry Zito lands on disabled list with right foot sprain

    Apr 17, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    The Giants may finally have an excuse to try a new face in Barry Zito‘s rotation spot. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the left-hander suffered an injury Saturday while making a play on a Joe Saunders bunt and had to be pulled before the end of the second inning. It looked…

  5. Dodgers place Hong-Chih Kuo on DL with strained back

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

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    Dodgers setup man Hong-Chih Kuo has been injured since spring training, but he was placed on the 15-day disabled list just yesterday because he didn’t bother to tell anyone. According to Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News, Kuo strained a muscle in his lower back in March and tried to pitch through it…

  6. Tyler Chatwood, 21, earns first major league victory

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    chatwood pose

    If you asked most baseball experts, they’d tell you that Angels prospect Tyler Chatwood is not ready for the big leagues. He made just one appearance above the Double-A level last season and turned 21 years old in December. There’s still an awful lot of polishing on the docket for the youngster. But he didn’t…

  7. With Nathan struggling, Twins name Matt Capps new closer

    Apr 17, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    matt capps rueters

    Twins right-hander Joe Nathan blew his second consecutive save opportunity on Saturday afternoon against the Rays and has looked like a shell of his former self since spring training began. Only 13 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, the veteran Nathan simply doesn’t have the arm strength nor the command to handle high…

  8. Indians activate Sizemore, start him at leadoff vs. O’s

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    The Indians are off to a fantastic 10-4 start and have provided Major League Baseball’s biggest feel-good story to this point as they sit atop the American League Central standings. Now they’re about to get a major piece of their starting lineup back. According to the organization’s official Twitter feed, center fielder Grady Sizemore has…

  9. Andres Torres still hobbled by left Achilles strain

    Apr 17, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

    torres pose

    It has been over a week since Giants outfielder Andres Torres suffered a strained left Achilles tendon while trying to make a play on a fly ball and landed on the 15-day disabled list. He’s not feeling any better. According to MLB.com columnist Barry M. Bloom, Torres has “backed off running or exercises” for the…

  10. Joe Nathan blows second straight save opportunity

    Apr 16, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    nathan getty

    Twins closer Joe Nathan is only 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, a procedure that can take up to 18 months to fully recover from. And it’s really beginning to show. Nathan blew his second consecutive save opportunity on Saturday afternoon in Minnesota’s 4-3 loss to the Rays. He entered in the ninth inning…

  11. Braves activate Jurrjens from DL for Saturday night start

    Apr 16, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Braves have activated right-hander Jair Jurrjens from the 15-day disabled list and will start him on Saturday evening in the second half of a doubleheader against the Mets. Jurrjens has not yet made a major league start this season because of an oblique injury that he suffered near the end of spring…

  12. Joe Mauer hits disabled list with bilateral leg weakness

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:13 PM EDT

    mauer batting

    From LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes some unfortunate news. Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who was held out of the Minnesota starting lineup on Wednesday and Thursday, has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to bilateral leg weakness. The Twins aren’t giving out too much information at the moment,…

  13. Evan Longoria says injured oblique already feels “really good”

    Apr 14, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    longo rays

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went down with a left oblique strain in the second game of the regular season. With the exception of this week’s rain-shortened series at Boston’s Fenway Park, the Tampa Bay lineup has struggled mightily to score runs consistently in his absence. Good news. Longoria is on schedule — and maybe…

  14. Corey Hart takes outdoor batting practice, nearing return

    Apr 14, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT

    Corey Hart

    Brewers outfielder Corey Hart opened the season on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle and manager Ron Roenicke said at the time that there was no timetable for his return. Now, about two weeks later, that has changed. From MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy comes word that Hart was able to take live batting practice…

  15. Manuel: Chase Utley is “slowly getting better”

    Apr 14, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is finally beginning to show signs of progress in his ongoing recovery from right knee tendinitis. According to Dave Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, Utley has been cleared to start a running program and did some light jogging on Wednesday without feeling any abnormal discomfort in his knee. Phillies…

  16. MRI on Pedro Feliciano’s left shoulder reveals damage

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT

    feliciano throws

    The Mets’ abuse of left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano goes on. Or something. According to MLB.com beat writer Bryan Hoch, the veteran reliever underwent an MRI on his troublesome left shoulder Wednesday and it showed significant damage. So much so that he might require a major surgical procedure. The Yankees aren’t commenting on the specifics of…

  17. White Sox hoping Jake Peavy will be ready on April 29

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:39 PM EDT

    peavy windup

    The White Sox have finally mapped out a timetable for Jake Peavy‘s return from rotator cuff tendinitis. According to MLB.com beat writer Scott Merkin, Peavy allowed only two runs in a six-inning minor league rehab start Wednesday at Triple-A Charlotte and has been informed that he could make his 2011 debut as early as April…

  18. Dodger Stadium cancels half-price alcohol games

    Apr 13, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Dodgers are making a couple of sweeping changes in the wake of the still-unsolved beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow that took place outside the gates of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day. We’ve already touched on the “sea of LAPD blue” that will be seen around the park going forward. Now, according to Bill…

  19. Ubaldo Jimenez cleared to return Monday against Giants

    Apr 13, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    jimenez pose

    The Rockies are about to get their ace back. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez threw a successful simulated game Wednesday at extended spring training and has been cleared to return to the Colorado rotation Monday against the Giants. Jimenez threw 81 pitches in the simulated game, allowing seven hits and two…

  20. Jay Bruce sidelined Wednesday with tweaked groin muscle

    Apr 13, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Wednesday’s lineup against the Padres because he tweaked a muscle in his groin on Tuesday night. This according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Reds are saying that Bruce is available to pinch-hit, a strong indication that the groin injury is minor and will not require…

  21. Red Sox ink Clay Buchholz to four-year contract extension

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz

    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz had a rough outing on Saturday afternoon against the Yankees, allowing eight hits and five runs before getting yanked in the middle of the fourth inning. That one rough patch hasn’t scared off the well-run Sox. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Buchholz agreed to a four-year contract extension…

  22. Angels place Erick Aybar on DL with oblique strain

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar

    The Angels waited a couple of days to see how shortstop Erick Aybar would respond to the oblique strain that he suffered on Wednesday night. Today, they decided not to wait any longer. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, the Angels have placed Aybar on the 15-day disabled list and recalled reliever…

  23. Ramon Ortiz, 37, signs minor league contract with Cubs

    Apr 10, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

    From MLB.com beat writer Carrie Muskat comes word that the Cubs have signed veteran right-hander Ramon Ortiz to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa. Ortiz spent the 2010 season with three different organizations — the Dodgers, Mets and Rays — and finished with a 6.30 ERA over 16 major league appearances…

  24. Clint Barmes plays catch for first time since hand fracture

    Apr 10, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    barmes big

    For the first time since fracturing a bone in his left hand in late March, Astros infielder Clint Barmes was able to put on a glove Saturday and play catch. The 32-year-old reported no abnormal pain or discomfort in his hand during or after the light workout and still has his sights set on a…

  25. Hanley Ramirez expecting to return to Marlins lineup Tuesday

    Apr 10, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Florida Marlins

    This tweet comes from the personal account of Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez: Feeling better today. Not in the lineup but hope to be in there Tuesday Ramirez gave fantasy owners around the world a scare on Friday when he had to be carried off the field after a takeout slide at second base. But he…

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