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  1. Ryan Braun pulled from comeback win with calf strain

    Jul 2, 2011, 10:46 PM EST

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    The Brewers roared back from a 7-0 deficit Saturday to beat the Twins 8-7, but not everyone is smiling this evening in the Milwaukee clubhouse. According to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, Brewers left fielder (and early MVP candidate) Ryan Braun had to be lifted from the game in the top of the ninth inning after suffering…

  2. Brandon Webb getting troublesome shoulder examined

    Jul 2, 2011, 9:58 PM EST

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    It might be time to write off Brandon Webb for the rest of the 2011 season. And probably much longer: Asked if he thought he would pitch for the Rangers┬áthis season, Webb said, “Who knows? I have no idea.” That quote comes courtesy of Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who chatted with the…

  3. Fernando Rodney shut down after suffering setback

    Jul 2, 2011, 8:39 PM EST

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    Angels setup man Fernando Rodney isn’t getting any closer to returning to the major leagues. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the rehabbing reliever has been shut down indefinitely due to ongoing discomfort in his back. Rodney was placed on the 15-day disabled list in early June with an upper-back strain. He…

  4. Dustin Ackley out second straight game with bruised ribs

    Jul 2, 2011, 7:51 PM EST

    Dustin Ackley

    Greg Johns of MLB.com passes along notice that Mariners rookie Dustin Ackley is out of the starting lineup for a second consecutive game Saturday night against the Padres due to bruised ribs. Ackley suffered the minor bruising earlier this week and is being called “day-to-day” by the Seattle training staff. It’s not yet known if…

  5. Fausto Carmona pulled Saturday with right quad strain

    Jul 2, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

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    According to beat writer Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Indians starter Fausto Carmona was pulled in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the cross-state Reds after suffering a right quadriceps strain while legging out a bunt single. Carmona began stumbling as he neared the first base bag and eventually lost all control of his legs,…

  6. Orioles option struggling lefty Brian Matusz to Triple-A

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:15 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Washington Nationals

    As first reported by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have demoted Brian Matusz to Triple-A Norfolk following another disastrous outing. Matusz was shelled for eight earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings on Thursday night against the Cardinals. The 24-year-old surrendered six earned runs in only 4 2/3 innings last week against…

  7. Justin Morneau gets neck surgery, out another six weeks

    Jun 30, 2011, 10:34 PM EST

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    From Phil Mackey of ESPN 1500 AM comes word that Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a fragment of a herniated disk from his neck. Morneau had been bothered by the bone fragment for most of the regular season and decided to get it taken care of this week while he…

  8. Stephen Strasburg adds curveballs to his throwing sessions

    Jun 30, 2011, 10:08 PM EST

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    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw fastballs at full effort earlier this week for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last September. On Thursday, according to beat writer Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the 22-year-old phenom began working in curveballs. Strasburg has experienced no setbacks in his surgically-repaired right elbow since…

  9. Jason Kubel suffers setback in rehab game at Single-A

    Jun 30, 2011, 9:25 PM EST

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    Twins outfielder (and sometimes designated hitter) Jason Kubel has been on the 15-day disabled list since the end of May with a sprained left foot. He began a minor league rehab assignment earlier this week and was hoping to return to the Minnesota starting lineup in a matter of days, but that plan is going…

  10. Carlos Zambrano taken to local hospital for MRI on back

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:40 PM EST

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    Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano was lifted from his Thursday afternoon start against the Giants due to soreness in his lower back and now word comes from MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat that he had to be taken to a local hospital to undergo an MRI. The Cubs are optimistic that Big Z won’t need to miss any…

  11. Marlins to open new stadium on April 4 against Cardinals

    Jun 30, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

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    Major League Baseball isn’t planning to announce its full 2012 schedule until sometime in September, but a source with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press on Thursday that the Marlins will open their spanking-new $515 million ballpark on April 4 with a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals. The currently unnamed stadium is…

  12. Bartolo Colon likely to start Saturday against Mets

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:08 PM EST

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    According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees GM Brian Cashman revealed Wednesday that there’s a “good likelihood” right-hander Bartolo Colon will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday to start against the crosstown Mets. Colon threw 60 pitches Tuesday in a simulated game and reported no abnormal pain or discomfort in his once-strained…

  13. Brewers return righty Sergio Mitre to Yankees for cash

    Jun 29, 2011, 10:25 PM EST

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    Get ready for the re-experience. Or something. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Yankees reacquired right-hander Sergio Mitre from the Brewers after Wednesday night’s game for “cash considerations.” Mitre registered a 5.03 ERA in 105 2/3 innings with the Yankees in 2009-2010, operating as both a long reliever and spot starter.…

  14. Clay Buchholz not expecting to return before All-Star break

    Jun 29, 2011, 9:32 PM EST

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    Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz acknowledged to MLB.com’s Ian Browne on Wednesday that he is unlikely to return from the disabled list before the All-Star break and may even be out until late July. Buchholz has been sidelined since June 16 with a lower back strain and felt renewed soreness Tuesday while attempting to throw…

  15. Giants interested in reunion with Dodgers’ Juan Uribe?

    Jun 29, 2011, 8:43 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News heard from a “secondhand” source Wednesday evening that the Giants are attempting to reacquire infielder Juan Uribe from the Dodgers. Uribe inked a three-year, $21 million free agent contract with Los Angeles in November that the Dodgers surely already regret. The 31-year-old is batting just .206/.275/.304 with…

  16. Derek Jeter on track to return to Yankees early next week

    Jun 29, 2011, 8:26 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Wednesday that veteran shortstop Derek Jeter could be ready to begin playing in minor league rehab games Saturday at Double-A Trenton. Jeter fielded ground balls, took batting practice and ran the bases Wednesday morning in Tampa, reporting no issues with his once-strained right calf. He’ll continue doing similar…

  17. Diamondbacks release 39-year-old infielder Melvin Mora

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EST

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    Not to be outdone by the Cardinals and Cubs, who both released struggling veterans on Wednesday evening, the Diamondbacks have cut ties with 39-year-old corner infielder Melvin Mora. The news comes courtesy of Craig Grialou of KTAR 620 AM in Phoenix, Arizona. Mora opened the season as the Diamondbacks’ primary third baseman, but the emergence…

  18. Orioles open extension talks with shortstop J.J. Hardy

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:28 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles president Andy MacPhail has reached out to the agent for shortstop J.J. Hardy to begin negotiations toward a long-term contract extension. Hardy was acquired this winter in a bargain trade with the Twins and has impressed the Orioles with both his offense and defense since returning…

  19. Carlos Guillen to begin rehab assignment Monday at Single-A

    Jun 26, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

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    Finally, some positive news for Carlos Guillen. David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press reports that the veteran infielder has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment and will get things started Monday with Single-A Lakeland. Guillen has not played in a major league game since undergoing microfracture knee surgery in September of…

  20. Jose Tabata carted off Sunday, Alex Presley on the way

    Jun 26, 2011, 3:36 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates could have a new-look outfield when they open an interleague series Tuesday in Toronto. Bucs left fielder Jose Tabata had to be wheeled off on a cart in the bottom of the first inning Sunday after suffering a serious left quadriceps injury while legging out a bunt single. Garrett Jones entered the game…

  21. White Sox place John Danks on 15-day DL with oblique strain

    Jun 26, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

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    White Sox left-hander John Danks was pulled in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Nationals with a strained left oblique. He felt no improvement on Sunday morning when he arrived back at U.S. Cellular Field and so the Chicago front office made the only decision it could. From Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago…

  22. Bobby Jenks set to rejoin Red Sox on Tuesday in Philly

    Jun 26, 2011, 1:29 PM EST

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    Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks threw a scoreless rehab inning on Saturday for Double-A Portland, needing only 13 pitches. It was enough to convince the Boston brass that he is ready to begin contributing again at the major league level. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Jenks will not make another rehab appearance and has…

  23. Giants showing interest in Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Sources have informed Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that the Giants are still on the hunt for a catcher and have shown interest recently in the Rangers’ Yorvit Torrealba. San Francisco’s hunt for a new backstop began in late May, shortly after Buster Posey broke his leg in a collision at…

  24. Tommy Hanson cleared to return from disabled list Tuesday

    Jun 26, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

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    Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson made it through a bullpen session Friday without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in his once-sore throwing shoulder. As such, he has been cleared to return to the Atlanta starting rotation on Tuesday against the Mariners. The good news comes via beat writer David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.…

  25. Aroldis Chapman strikes out the side in return to big leagues

    Jun 26, 2011, 10:45 AM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v Baltimore Orioles

    Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first major league appearance Saturday since landing on the disabled list on May 15 due to a mix of shoulder inflammation and general ineffectiveness. And the outing couldn’t have gone any better. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the Cuban-born phenom struck out the side in a perfect ninth…

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