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  1. Matt Lindstrom has setback, shut down indefinitely

    Aug 29, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Astros closer Matt Lindstrom was placed on the 15-day disabled list in mid-August with back spasms.  He was expected to miss the minimum and return to the back end of Houston’s bullpen by September 1.  Now it appears that won’t happen. Lindstrom is still dealing with back spasms, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston…

  2. Nyjer Morgan stirs up trouble again with hit on Cards catcher

    Aug 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    It hasn’t drawn much media coverage, but there was a troubling incident at the end of Saturday’s game between the Cardinals and Nationals involving outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who is currently appealing a suspension for a mistake he made one week ago in Philadelphia… The Nats hammered St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse for eight earned runs…

  3. Marlins say shared playing surface is still "a concern"

    Aug 29, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

    In this era of single-sport stadiums, it’s becoming rare to see the shadows of a baseball diamond on a football field. Or vice-versa. But that’s exactly what the Marlins and A’s go through every time summer turns to fall and it causes stress for at least one…

  4. Brandon Webb aiming to return "within 14 days"

    Aug 29, 2010, 8:42 AM EDT

    Here’s a shocker. Diamondbacks veteran Brandon Webb, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in a major league game since April of 2009, is aiming to return to the big leagues “within the next 14 days.” This is what…

  5. Teixeira lifted from game due to bruised right thumb

    Aug 28, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira gave the Yankees Universe a small scare on Saturday night when he was lifted suddenly from the Yanks’ game against the White Sox. The Yankees later revealed that he suffered a bone bruise in his right thumb when he attempted to snag a ball in foul territory Friday and hit the ground hard. …

  6. Mariners shut down pitching prospect Michael Pineda

    Aug 28, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    The Mariners flirted with the idea of calling up top pitching prospect Michael Pineda multiple times this year to give him a taste of the major leagues in what has been a lost season in Seattle.  They never pulled the trigger, though, and now it definitely won’t happen. According to Larry Stone of the Seattle…

  7. Erick Threets likely needs Tommy John surgery

    Aug 28, 2010, 8:28 PM EDT

    More news on the Tommy John front. According to The Sports Network, via the Miami Herald, White Sox reliever Erick Threets has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his…

  8. Reading material for Strasburg: Kris Medlen's blog

    Aug 27, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    As he prepares for Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg should have plenty of time to catch up on his reading. He might want to start with the blog of another young pitcher going through the same thing: Kris Medlen. Medlen opened the season in Atlanta’s bullpen before moving into the rotation in place of an…

  9. Ambiorix Burgos accused of poisoning ex-wife

    Aug 27, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    OK, our first thought was that Ambiorix Burgos being in “more legal trouble,” as the ESPN headline kindly puts it, probably wouldn’t be worthy of our readers’ time on such a newsy day. But then again, we didn’t know yet that he had allegedly turned to rat poison to deal with his ex-wife. Burgos, who…

  10. Jerry Reinsdorf calls Jay Mariotti a pissant… again

    Aug 27, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Nothing like kicking a man when he’s down. But it is Jay Mariotti, after all. White Sox and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf was on a panel with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on Friday at a WGN Radio event called “The Business of Sports” when asked about the former Sun-Times writer. As the Tribune quotes: “Jay…

  11. Red-hot Ted Lilly goes on trade waivers

    Aug 27, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly, who has gone 5-0 with a 1.83 ERA since the Dodgers picked him up from the Cubs before the July 31 deadline, has been placed on revocable waivers, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. It’s just like the Manny Ramirez situation, in that that Dodgers would have the opportunity to get a trade done…

  12. Yankees' Ivan Nova being investigated by MLB

    Aug 27, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    According to a report in the New York Post, MLB is investigating Yankees pitchers Ivan Nova and Wilkin De La Rosa over concerns they injected each other with B-12 shots last year as teammates at Double-A Trenton. B-12 shots are not included in MLB’s list of prohibited substances, but only licensed physicians are allowed to…

  13. Rehabbing catcher Gregg Zaun wants to play at age 40

    Aug 27, 2010, 3:10 PM EDT

    With his rehab from surgery to repair a torn labrum progressing well, Gregg Zaun intends to return for his age-40 season next year. Zaun signed a $1.9 million deal over the winter to replace Jason Kendall as the Brewers’ primary catcher. He opened the season by hitting .265/.350/.392 in 28 games, but he landed on…

  14. Report: White Sox win waiver claim for Manny Ramirez

    Aug 27, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    ESPN’s Jayson Stark tweets that the White Sox have been awarded a waiver claim on Manny Ramirez. They would have until Tuesday to work out a deal with the Dodgers. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan is reporting that the Rangers claimed Ramirez, but the White Sox had the higher priority by virtue of their inferior record. Stark…

  15. Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo robbed at gunpoint

    Aug 27, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

    At approximately 2:30 am Friday morning, Yovani Gallardo and a Brewers clubhouse attendant were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Milwaukee supermarket, WTMJ Newsradio reports. Both Gallardo and attendant Alex Sanchez were robbed of money and jewelry by a lone African American male. Sanchez was pistol-whipped by the assailant, but was not…

  16. Reports: Manny Ramirez claimed off waivers

    Aug 27, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

    Update: Jon Heyman is tweeting that multiple teams put in claims for Ramirez. Though that could include AL teams ahead of the White Sox in the standings. Update #2: Sources told Morosi that neither the Rays nor Yankees put in claims for Ramirez. There’s been speculation that the Rangers might have, but they’d be behind…

  17. D'Backs looking to make Chase Field less hitter-friendly

    Aug 26, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    The Diamondbacks’ Chase Field is known as one of the most hitting-friendly ballparks in Major League Baseball with its short fences, massive center field batter’s eye and relatively high elevation.  According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the D’Backs are looking at ways to change that. From messing with the dimensions to raising fences…

  18. Jose Reyes aggravates right oblique strain, exits game

    Aug 26, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

    Mets shortstop Jose Reyes spent close to a month on the disabled list earlier this season due to an oblique injury. He might be going back on the disabled list now for the very same reason. According to New York’s WFAN radio, Reyes was…

  19. Albert Pujols goes deep for the 400th time

    Aug 26, 2010, 8:14 PM EDT

    Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols just launched an opposite-field home run off Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann.  It was his 400th career long-ball.  Pujols is the 47th player to reach that feat and the third-youngest in baseball history, behind only Eddie Matthews and Alex Rodriguez.  He is a .332/.426/.625 career hitter and has managed at least 30…

  20. AL home run leader Jose Bautista could pull off a first

    Aug 26, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    In major league baseball’s long history, no player with at least 100 plate appearances has ever managed to hit under .260 and slug at least .600. Jose Bautista, though, has a chance to do it this year. With 125 games under his belt, Bautista is batting .258/.374/.597 with 40 homers and 95 RBI. Except for…

  21. Phillies fan says Nyjer Morgan was only being playful in incident that landed him a seven-game suspension

    Aug 26, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

    This is interesting. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post received an e-mail from a Phillies fan Thursday who was sitting in the Citizens Bank Park center field stands last week…

  22. Rangers tempted by Manny Ramirez, not by Brad Hawpe

    Aug 26, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    Rangers officials told MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan that the team is looking at making a run at Manny Ramirez, but that the team isn’t interested in the recently released Brad Hawpe. Hawpe has been mentioned as a possible fit for Texas and San Diego since being let go by Colorado, but the Padres appear to be…

  23. Report: Cubs interview Eric Wedge for managerial spot

    Aug 26, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine reports that Cubs GM Jim Hendry went to Cleveland Thursday for a face-to-face interview with ex-Indians manager Eric Wedge. Wedge, the AL Manager of the Year in 2007, was fired by the Indians following the 2009 season. In seven seasons at the helm of the tribe, he compiled a 561-573 record.…

  24. X-rays negative on Brandon Phillips' hand

    Aug 26, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    X-rays on Brandon Phillips’ injured right hand came back negative Thursday, and he’s expected to be available to play this weekend, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Phillips was injured when he was hit by a Santiago Casilla pitch during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game. He stayed in to run the bases, but…

  25. Nelson Cruz aiming to rejoin the Rangers on Monday

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, on the disabled list for a third time this season with a hamstring injury, is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday at Double-A Frisco. This according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas…

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