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  1. Astros place Jason Bourgeois on DL with oblique injury

    May 8, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Astros utilityman Jason Bourgeois has opened the 2011 season with a stellar .407/.439/.500 batting line through his first 57 plate appearances. He’s also tallied 12 stolen bases in 14 chances. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old is now going to have to put that early offensive momentum on hold. Bourgeois suffered an oblique injury during an at-bat Saturday…

  2. Andrew Bailey throws 30-pitch side session, making progress

    May 8, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Oakland closer Andrew Bailey hasn’t appeared in a major league game yet this season because of a righty forearm injury. He took a step toward changing that yesterday on the road with the A’s. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the right-hander threw 30 pitches — including breaking balls — to Daric…

  3. X-rays on Paul Konerko’s left wrist come back “normal”

    May 8, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been bothered by discomfort in his left wrist for several days now and finally underwent X-rays on Saturday night to rule out the possibility of structural damage. Good news. According to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago, the X-ray results turned up “normal” and Konerko is not expected to…

  4. Blue Jays activate Aaron Hill from the disabled list

    May 8, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays infielder Aaron Hill throws during practice at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin

    As expected, the Blue Jays have activated second baseman Aaron Hill from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Tigers. Mike McCoy was optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a 25-man roster spot. Hill spent a little over two weeks nursing a right hamstring injury before heading out…

  5. Red Sox place Scutaro on DL, promote Jose Iglesias

    May 8, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

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    A major league source told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe on Saturday night that the Red Sox are preparing to place Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list with a “left side injury” and that shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias will be promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to provide middle infield depth in Scutaro’s absence. Iglesias,…

  6. Justin Verlander hit 100 mph with his final fastball

    May 7, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Tigers ace Justin Verlander did a number of impressive things over the course of his nine-inning no-hitter Saturday in Toronto. He threw 74 of his 108 pitches for strikes, induced 12 groundball outs, and issued just one walk to the 27 batters that he faced. But the most impressive feat of the historical outing was…

  7. Chris Young scratched Saturday with more arm troubles

    May 7, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    Score another for fans of predictable injuries. From Ken Davidoff of Newsday comes word that right-hander Chris Young has been scratched from his scheduled Saturday evening start against the Dodgers due to renewed problems with his right biceps tendinitis. Young, who spent half of April on the disabled list, wasn’t able to get loose while…

  8. Todd Wellemeyer announces retirement from baseball

    May 7, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Todd Wellemeyer was drafted by the Cubs in the fourth round of the 2000 June MLB Amateur Draft and spent six years in the organization. He served primarily as a starter while in the minor leagues but shifted to the bullpen once the Cubs gave him a spot on their 25-man roster. Wellemeyer moved on…

  9. Jake Peavy surrenders five runs in seven-inning rehab start

    May 5, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT

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    It appears as though Jake Peavy is finally ready to make his 2011 regular season big league debut. According to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago, the right-hander made it through seven innings Thursday at Triple-A Charlotte without feeling any abnormal pain or discomfort in his troublesome throwing shoulder. He allowed five runs, but they all…

  10. MRI reveals bone spur in Jonathan Broxton’s right elbow

    May 5, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT

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    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times heard from Jonathan Broxton‘s agent Thursday that an MRI taken on the right-hander’s troublesome right elbow showed no structural damage. But it’s not all good news. According to the agent, B.B. Abbott, a bone spur was found at the back of Broxton’s right elbow and some bruising was…

  11. Chase Utley heading to Florida, on track for late May return

    May 5, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 4

    Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly has some exciting news for those anxiously awaiting the return of Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. According to Salisbury’s sources, Utley has been deemed “ready to intensify his workouts” and will head to the Phillies’ spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida on Friday to begin playing in extended spring training…

  12. Derek Jeter pulled from Wednedsay’s game with sore right hip

    May 4, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

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    From Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger comes word that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was lifted from Wednesday night’s game because of a sore right hip. He is considered day-to-day. Jeter was 1-for-4 with a strikeout before exiting. He was replaced at shortstop by Eduardo Nunez, who did not make a plate appearance. Nunez seems…

  13. Neftali Feliz fans three batters in minor league rehab inning

    May 4, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 2

    Rangers closer Neftali Feliz made a one-inning minor league rehab appearance on Wednesday evening for the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. It was his first rehab outing. And it will be his last. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the hard-throwing right-hander struck out three straight batters after giving up a leadoff single and…

  14. Ryan Zimmerman walks a mile just 24 hours after surgery

    May 4, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn rectus muscle in his abdomen. By Wednesday afternoon, he was already back to working out. According to Ben Goessling of MASN, the 26-year-old was able to walk a mile on treadmill Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The mile took 30 minutes…

  15. Ricky Romero scratched Thursday due to mild oblique strain

    May 4, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com passes along word that left-hander Ricky Romero has been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Rays due to a “mild left oblique strain.” Not to worry, though. Romero will simply rest up for a couple of days and then take the mound Saturday against the Tigers. Kyle Drabek will…

  16. Neftali Feliz still on track for Friday return to Rangers

    May 1, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Texas closer Neftali Feliz is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday in front of the Rangers’ coaches and trainers in Oakland. If everything goes well, he will then make a single rehab appearance at one of the organization’s minor league affiliates before returning to the big league bullpen on Friday. This all comes…

  17. Dodgers activate Hong-Chih Kuo from disabled list

    May 1, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

    Hong-Chih Kuo

    Dodgers setup man Hong-Chih Kuo strained a muscle in his back during spring training and landed on the disabled list in mid-April after trying to pitch through the pain for two weeks. He’s now finally healthy and ready to return to form at the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen. According to Dylan Hernandez of…

  18. Kevin Millwood officially opts out of contract with Yankees

    May 1, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Yankees fans, the Kevin Millwood Era is over. From Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet comes word that the right-hander officially opted out of his contract with the Yanks on Sunday morning and is now a free agent, clear to sign with any team. Millwood held out all spring for a guaranteed big league roster spot…

  19. MLB suspends Roger McDowell two weeks for slurs, threats

    May 1, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Major League Baseball has suspended Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell for two weeks without pay following his actions toward a group of fans last weekend in San Francisco. He has also been fined an undisclosed — but probably quite hefty — sum of money. According to reports,…

  20. Tigers clear Victor Martinez for two-game rehab assignment

    May 1, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    The return of Victor Martinez is coming fast. According to Steve Kornacki of MLive.com, the slugger will head out to Triple-A Toledo this week for a two-game minor league rehab assignment. If everything goes according to plan, he will be back in a Tigers uniform on Wednesday. Martinez did blocking drills Saturday and was cleared…

  21. Jered Weaver scratched Sunday with flu-like symptoms

    May 1, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Angels starting pitcher Weaver tips his cap to center fielder Bourjos during their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Angels ace Jered Weaver won’t be trying for his seventh win this afternoon in Tampa Bay. From Angels announcer Victor Rojas comes word that Weaver has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday outing against the Rays due to a flu-like illness. Tyler Chatwood, 21, will slide up the schedule and take the mound in his…

  22. Logan Morrison on SI’s Hot Clicks Podcast with Jimmy Traina

    May 1, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Logan Morrison

    Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison is on the disabled list currently with a lisfranc sprain and muscle strain in his left foot. He isn’t expected to return to the big leagues for another couple of weeks. With time to spare, the talented 23-year-old spent about 20 minutes last week on SI.com’s Hot Clicks Podcast with Jimmy…

  23. Kevin Youkilis still being bothered by hip discomfort

    May 1, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis was lifted early from Thursday’s game against the Orioles after jamming his hip while trying to break up a double play. He’s been able to stay active and productive, but that hip discomfort still remains. According to associate reporter Evan Drellich of MLB.com, Youk had to be pulled in…

  24. Dodgers’ Andre Ethier extends hit streak to 26 games

    May 1, 2011, 9:54 AM EDT

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    If it wasn’t time before, it’s probably time now to begin taking Andre Ethier‘s hit streak seriously. From Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News comes word that the 29-year-old outfielder went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday evening’s loss to the Padres, extending his streak to 26 games. Ethier also made a…

  25. Jose Tabata out “a couple of days” with hamstring tightness

    May 1, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was forced from Saturday’s game in the first inning after pulling up lame while attempting to beat out a groundball. He was diagnosed only with right hamstring tightness, not a strain, but that tightness is going to keep the outfielder sidelined for the next few games. According to Jenifer Langosch of…

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