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  1. Morgan gets seven-game suspension for incident with fan

    Aug 25, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan has been issued a seven-game suspension for throwing a ball at a fan last weekend at Philadelphia’s Citizen Bank Park. The incident drew little coverage…

  2. Randy Winn, Michael Young could reach postseason for first time

    Aug 25, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    The list of longest-serving active players without a playoff appearance appears due for a shakeup this year. Here are the leaders in regular-season games played without a postseason appearance: 1. Randy Winn (Cardinals) – 1,686 games 2. Michael Young (Rangers) – 1,473 games 3. Aubrey Huff (Giants) – 1,444 games 4. Mike Sweeney (Phillies) –…

  3. Gerald Laird sets new high with six-game hitting streak

    Aug 25, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Tigers catcher Gerald Laird went 2-for-5 in Wednesday’s 12-inning loss to the Royals, extending his hitting streak to a career-high six games. The huge day, which included a double for his 11th extra-base hit in 237 at-bats this season, raised his average to .203. It’s the first time all season that he’s finished a game…

  4. Nick Johnson set for another wrist surgery

    Aug 25, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    No details yet, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Nick Johnson would require a second surgery on his right wrist, presumably ending his season. The Yankees weren’t expecting the slow healing Johnson back in September anyway. Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract over the winter, Johnson lasted barely more than a month…

  5. White Sox may or may not be nearing deal for Manny

    Aug 25, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

    We’re confused. You’re confused? Hey, we can be confused together!

  6. Dice-K injury causes Red Sox to juggle rotation

    Aug 25, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    The Red Sox planned to go with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester in their doubleheader Wednesday against the Mariners, but after winning the first game with Beckett on the mound, they announced that Lester would be pushed back to Friday as a replacement for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is battling a sore back. Matsuzaka, who is…

  7. Russell Branyan's 20th homer yet another solo shot

    Aug 25, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    All-or-nothing slugger Russell Branyan hit his 20th homer Wednesday off Josh Beckett, but it came in a losing cause as the Red Sox topped the Mariners 5-3. It was his 12th solo homer of the year, and he has just 45 RBI. Of course, the Mariners aren’t putting a ton of guys on base for…

  8. Pair of Angels on track for rare accomplishment

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT

    There’s still a ways yet to go, but both Brandon Wood and Jeff Mathis have opportunities to become the first players since 2003 to finish a season with 200 plate appearances and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of at least 12:1. Let’s look at the carnage: Wood – .163/.180/.219, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 54/4 K/BB in 189…

  9. Yankees to skip Javier Vazquez's next start

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    With the right-hander getting lit up because of a dead arm that has him looking more like a Triple-A journeyman than one of the game’s top strikeout pitchers, the Yankees are finally ready to do something about Javier Vazquez. He’ll have his turn skipped this week, and he’ll be available to work out of the…

  10. Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf likely done for 2010

    Aug 24, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    An MRI Tuesday showed a significant strain in the muscles of Ross Ohlendorf’s upper back, likely putting the Pirates hurler on the shelf for the rest of 2010. Ohlendorf felt discomfort in the back of his throwing shoulder during his start Monday and took himself out of the game against the Cardinals after he faced…

  11. Diamondbacks release former ROY Bobby Crosby

    Aug 24, 2010, 6:08 PM EDT

    It was pretty much a given that none of the three players the Diamondbacks got from the Pirates in the Chris Snyder salary dump would turn into long-termers in Arizona. Bobby Crosby just happened to be the first to go, as he was released Tuesday to make room for Ryan Roberts on the roster. Crosby…

  12. Edmonds headed for disabled list with oblique strain

    Aug 24, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    Rosters moves are beginning to pour in for Tuesday night’s full slate of games and the Reds look to be fairly active. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds are calling up right-hander Sam LeCure to serve in mop-up duty if…

  13. Reds' Joey Votto graces cover of Sports Illustrated

    Aug 24, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT’s Mark Sheldon passes along word that Reds first baseman Joey Votto will be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated that is set to reach newsstands today.  Sheldon also has a picture of the cover, so go check that out. Because we’re mostly sane here at HBT and don’t buy into petty jinx…

  14. Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann ready to return for Rays

    Aug 24, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT

    The Rays lost starters Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann on the same day in early August and in the middle of their ongoing hunt for the American League East crown.  Today the East is all tied up, with the Yanks and Rays sharing a .616 winning percentage, and both Davis and Niemann are projected to…

  15. George Steinbrenner will be honored in Monument Park

    Aug 24, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    From’s Bailey Stephens comes word that the Yankees will honor late owner George Steinbrenner with a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park on September 20 of this year. “We remain profoundly grateful and…

  16. Jose Bautista denies performance-enhancing claims

    Aug 24, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista, as we mentioned earlier, launched his 39th and 40th home runs of the season on Monday night in the Blue Jays’ 3-2 defeat of the Yankees. Because his previous career-high home run total was 16 and because we as baseball fans…

  17. Cliff Lee says rumored affinity for Yankees is "a lie"

    Aug 24, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    Take one listen to the Colin Cowherd radio program — “The Herd,” I believe it’s called — and it’s not hard to conceive why people don’t take the guy seriously.  Cowherd is loud and far from level-headed, and on Monday he made a few ridiculous comments regarding Rangers ace Cliff Lee. Lee was shelled for…

  18. MLB investigating leak of financial documents

    Aug 24, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

    In news that should come with little surprise, Major League Baseball is quite upset about Monday’s leaking of the financial documents of various teams and is looking for the source that gave up the information.  As noted by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, access to teams’ financial records is usually limited to the…

  19. Sosa fumes at Cubs over his unretired number 21

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

    Sammy Sosa hit 545 of his 609 career home runs as a Cub, won an MVP as a Cub in 1998 and was named to a total of seven All-Star games.  All as a Cub.  Now the organization seemingly wants little to do with him, and he opened up to on Monday about how…

  20. Blue Jays' Jose Bautista hits home runs 39 and 40

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista launched his 39th and 40th home runs of the year on Monday in a 3-2 victory over the Yankees.  It was his sixth multi-homer game of the season and gave him a seven-homer lead on Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols for most in the majors. Bautista is the first American League…

  21. Zimmermann set to return to Nationals' rotation Thursday

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

    The Nationals are going to have to shut Stephen Strasburg down for the next few weeks, if not the rest of the season, due to a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm.  It’s disappointing news because the young ace is incredible to watch, but there is a bright side. Replacing Strasburg in the Nats’…

  22. Adding Damon would be too little, too late for Red Sox

    Aug 23, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    The Red Sox pretty obviously have a need for Johnny Damon. No, mediocre defensive left fielders with 764 OPSs aren’t particularly valuable, but Damon is getting on base 36 percent of the time and he’d likely improve his numbers with a return to Fenway Park, where he’s a career .305/.376/.440 hitter. Damon, though, probably doesn’t…

  23. Jarrod Saltalamacchia released from hospital

    Aug 23, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    After four days in the hospital with an infected leg, Jarrod Saltalamacchia rejoined the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday and played catch on the field. “I feel fine,” he told the Providence Journal. “I’m just getting my body back into it. But it’s going to take a day or two for that.” The…

  24. Ian Kinsler ready to get back on the field

    Aug 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    Second baseman Ian Kinsler still needs to be cleared to return, but he’s hoping to begin a rehab assignment this week after undergoing an MRI Tuesday that could pave the way for him to resume baseball activities. Kinsler has been on the DL since the end of June with a strained left groin. According to…

  25. Manny not on waivers yet, but likely to be traded this week

    Aug 23, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    The Dodgers activated outfielder Manny Ramirez from the disabled list over the weekend and were expected to place him on waivers immediately. So far, according to’s Jayson Stark, that has not happened…

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