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  1. White Sox hoping to re-sign slugger Paul Konerko

    Sep 12, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko, an impending free agent, is lighting up scoreboards all over the majors this season. He boasts a .322/.399/.598 batting line over 497 at-bats with 36 home runs and 104 RBI. Make no mistake, the White Sox want him in their lineup for

  2. Torres has appendectomy, done for regular season?

    Sep 12, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT

    Brutal news here for the Giants.According to Chris Haft of, outfielder Andres Torres underwent an laproscopic appendectomy on Sunday that will sideline him for the next week to 10 days. Torres, 32, has sprung up out of nowhere this season…

  3. Drabek set for major league debut Wednesday vs. O's

    Sep 12, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    The run of high-impact promotions this season in Major League Baseball has been incredible. And it’s not yet complete. According to the Associated Press, via, the Blue Jays called up right-handed prospect Kyle Drabek…

  4. Carlos Beltran back in Mets' lineup after knee scare

    Sep 12, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

    Good news here for the Mets. Carlos Beltran, who was scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to knee tendinitis, is back in the Mets’ lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Phillies. This according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger…

  5. Jay Bruce, out since Aug. 30, expected to return Tuesday

    Sep 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    The Reds dropped five straight games last week, but they’ve now won two in a row at home against the Pirates and are again looking like a postseason-worthy ball club. Oh, and they’re about to get a big offensive boost thanks to the return of…

  6. Marlins' Josh Johnson scratched from Wednesday start

    Sep 12, 2010, 11:33 AM EDT

    Marlins ace Josh Johnson was unable to throw a bullpen session on Saturday due to lingering discomfort in his right shoulder and has now been ruled out for his scheduled Wednesday start, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald…

  7. Joey Votto has yet to hit an infield pop-up this season

    Sep 12, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto has a .320 batting average, a .423 on-base percentage that ranks second in the majors, a .590 slugging percentage, 33 home runs and 101 RBI this season over 490 at-bats.  Still not convinced that Votto is one of the top hitters in all of baseball?  Try this: According to Rob…

  8. Mets might already be mapping out offseason firings

    Sep 12, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

    Ken Davidoff of New York’s Newsday has some predictions — we’ll call them educated guesses — as to how the Mets will adjust their management and upper management situations this offseason. First, Davidoff says that general manager Omar Minaya “very likely…

  9. Padres' Chris Young nearing return to big leagues

    Sep 12, 2010, 8:39 AM EDT

    The Padres hit a well-chronicled skid at the end of August and carried that bad momentum into early September. On top of that, they’re having to be overly protective of some of their young arms. It has created a tense…

  10. Mike Lowell confirms that he will retire after 2010

    Sep 11, 2010, 9:53 PM EDT

    Red Sox veteran Mike Lowell confirmed to the Boston Herald on Saturday that he has officially made up his mind and will call it quits after the 2010 season. “I’m retiring,” he said. “I just don’t want to make it a song and dance because…

  11. Freddy Garcia scratched from Sunday start vs. Royals

    Sep 11, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

    From the Associated Press comes word that the White Sox have scratched Freddy Garcia from his scheduled Sunday start against the Royals. Garcia is dealing with soreness in his lower back and…

  12. A's exercise manager Bob Geren's option for 2011

    Sep 11, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

    With a lineup that features very little power and a rotation that is without a veteran presence, the Athletics’ 70-70 record this season is actually quite good.  And quite surprising.  Thus, manager Bob Geren is going to be brought back for the 2011 season. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the A’s…

  13. Placido Polanco has fracture in elbow, will play through

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    It’s the second week of September — crunch time in Major League Baseball. And Phillies second baseman Placido Polanco knows it. The 34-year-old has been diagnosed with a small fracture and will require offseason surgery, but…

  14. Andy Pettitte throws four scoreless at Double-A Trenton

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte, on the disabled list since mid-July with a strained left groin, made his first rehab start on Thursday at Double-A Trenton. It might be his only one. According to Chad Jennings of The Journal News…

  15. Rollins' hamstring injury not thought to be serious

    Sep 9, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins tweaked his right hamstring after hitting a third-inning double on Wednesday night and then further injured the hammy while coming around to score moments later. But it doesn’t sound like a serious issue…

  16. Aaron Cook has fractured fibula, done for season?

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:29 AM EDT

    Bad news out of Colorado this evening. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Rockies starter Aaron Cook suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula when he was drilled in the leg Wednesday by a Joey Votto comebacker.

  17. Cards: Freese has surgery, Miller has arm strain

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    The Cardinals got a helping of bad news Wednesday. Kick a team while its down? According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, left-handed reliever Trever Miller flew back to St. Louis on Wednesday after…

  18. Josh Johnson has inflamed shoulder, strained back

    Sep 8, 2010, 8:51 PM EDT

    Joe Frisaro of speculated earlier today that Josh Johnson “may be done for the season” due to injuries to his back and shoulder and the Marlins’ desire to protect their prized right-hander.  That could still be true, but the Fish did get some good news this evening. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami…

  19. Twins' Morneau having "more good days than bad"

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

    Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined since the first week of July due to a concussion and post-concussion symptoms. And it’s not looking like he is close at all to returning to action. Morneau told Phil Mackey of Minneapolis’…

  20. Hamilton could be out for a week due to rib soreness

    Sep 5, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

    Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton suffered bruised ribs when he ran into the outfield wall on Saturday at the Twins’ Target Field.  He underwent X-rays and they came back negative, but he’s still feeling some discomfort and was not in Sunday’s lineup. Hamilton hinted to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson that he could be…

  21. Cliff Lee scratched from Tuesday start with back issue

    Sep 5, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT

    More bad news for Cliff Lee. The left-hander has turned in an 8.28 ERA over his last four starts and is now being scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start with a strained muscle on the right side…

  22. Albert Pujols says Cardinals need to find a way to get Colby Rasmus "out of here"

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Things are turning sour quickly in St. Louis, and not just in the National League Central standings. Prompted with the report that 24-year-old center fielder Colby Rasmus asked for a trade earlier this season, Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols told Jeff Passan…

  23. Johan Santana's status for Tuesday is still up in the air

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    Mets left-hander Johan Santana departed his Thursday start against the Braves with a strained pectoral muscle. The 31-year-old threw a bullpen session Sunday and reported feeling fine, but a decision won’t be made about his scheduled…

  24. Chipper suspended one game for Saturday incident

    Sep 5, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones, who is on the disabled list and out for the season, was ejected from Saturday’s game against the Marlins for arguing from the dugout. Now David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an update. Chipper has been suspended for…

  25. Report: Rasmus requested trade earlier this season

    Sep 5, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a bit of news that will add lighter fluid to the stack rumors hinting at a “rift” between Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and 24-year-old outfielder Colby Rasmus. Strauss heard from sources…

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