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  1. Franklin Gutierrez diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez finally got some answers about his stomach problems this week after visiting Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. According to Mason Kelley of the Seattle Times, Gutierrez has been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and has been prescribed medication that he can take before each meal to curb some of his digestive issues. He…

  2. Amaro thinking Chase Utley might be ready by end of May

    Apr 23, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Phillies still aren’t putting an official timetable on Chase Utley‘s rehabilitation from patellar tendinitis, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. did offer some optimism on Saturday evening. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Amaro told reporters on Saturday afternoon that he’s hopeful Utley will be ready to return to the Phillies’ starting lineup before…

  3. Marlins ink right-hander Chris Sampson to minors contract

    Apr 23, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

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    Players breaking news on Twitter is kind of a funny modern phenomenon. Chris Sampson did just that on Saturday afternoon, announcing that he has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Marlins. The 32-year-old right-hander spent all of spring training with the Rockies but was cut just before Opening Day and took a…

  4. Angel Pagan lifted from game with pulled left side muscle

    Apr 21, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Anthony DiComo of MLB.com passes along word that Mets outfielder Angel Pagan had to be lifted from Thursday night’s game against the Astros after pulling a muscle on the left side of his body. Pagan suffered the injury in a collision with new Mets second baseman Justin Turner. The two were both trying to track…

  5. Chris Young hoping to return to Mets’ rotation Tuesday

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

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    Not much has been going right for the Mets this season. They’re stuck in the bottom of the National League East standings and most experts have already written them off for the postseason. Chris Young has been a bright spot. Signed to a bargain one-year, $1.1 million contract this winter, he posted a 1.46 ERA…

  6. Blue Jays accept infielder Brad Emaus back from Mets

    Apr 21, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    The Mets selected infielder Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays in last December’s Rule 5 Draft and were set on giving him regular looks at second base when the 2011 regular season opened. Emaus batted just .162 with a .424 OPS across 42 plate appearances, however, and was designated for assignment by New York earlier…

  7. Evan Longoria hits off tee, continues to make progress

    Apr 21, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Though returning by April 29 may be an overly optimistic goal, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is making progress from his strained left oblique and should be ready not too long after that date. From Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times comes word that Longoria took swings off a tee Thursday for the first…

  8. Franklin: “They’re supposed to be the best fans in baseball”

    Apr 20, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

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    Veteran reliever Ryan Franklin has allowed a whopping seven earned runs in 6 2/3 innings so far this season. He has blown four saves in five chances and has surrendered four home runs. The guy has made mistake after mistake on the mound and has been mercifully stripped of closing duties. But his biggest flub…

  9. Dallas Braden undergoes MRI, only has shoulder inflammation

    Apr 20, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The A’s placed left-hander Dallas Braden on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with discomfort in his throwing shoulder. On Wednesday, they got a promising diagnosis from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum. According to our good friends at CSN Bay Area, an MRI taken of Braden’s left shoulder revealed only inflammation and no structural…

  10. Eric Hurley diagnosed with skull fracture and concussion

    Apr 20, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Rangers minor leaguer Eric Hurley was struck on the side of the head by a comebacker during an appearance Monday night at Triple-A Round Rock. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but the Round Rock training staff thought it best that he spend a night in the hospital for…

  11. Logan Morrison undergoes MRI on injured left foot

    Apr 20, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Mariners skipper Edwin Rodriguez said Tuesday night that he wasn’t overly concerned about the left foot injury that Logan Morrison suffered during the Marlins’ 6-0 victory against the Pirates. He’s probably worried now. According to beat writer Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Morrison underwent an MRI on his foot Wednesday evening, the results…

  12. Showtime’s “The Franchise” looks like a winner

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants

    Last week, the premium cable network Showtime offered viewers a sneak peek at the reality series it has been working on since last October with the World Champion San Francisco Giants. When plans for the series were first announced this past winter, it came as great news for the baseball-watching world. Finally, something in-depth and…

  13. Brian Matusz not close to making 2011 debut

    Apr 17, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Orioles starter Brian Matusz has been on the disabled list since spring training concluded due to an intercostal muscle strain. The 2011 season is over two weeks old now and Matusz isn’t anywhere close to returning. According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the left-hander is still working out at the Orioles’ spring training…

  14. Bryan Stow placed back into medically-induced coma

    Apr 17, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi brings rough news. Bryan Stow, the Giants fan and paramedic who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium on the first day of the regular season, has been placed back into a medically-induced coma due to a “recurrence of seizures related to his head trauma.” Doctors think Stow may have suffered brain…

  15. Sizemore returns from disabled list, homers in second at-bat

    Apr 17, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore didn’t hit a single home run in the 33 games that he played last year. In fact, he hadn’t homered in a major league since August 27, 2009. That all changed Sunday. Sizemore was activated from the 15-day disabled list this morning after spending the first two weeks of the…

  16. Blue Jays planning to activate Frank Francisco on Tuesday

    Apr 17, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays acquired right-hander Frank Francisco this winter from the Rangers with the hope that he might be able to bring stability to the back end of the club’s bullpen, but he had arm troubles all spring and was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day. This week, they’ll finally get their man.…

  17. Barry Zito lands on disabled list with right foot sprain

    Apr 17, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    The Giants may finally have an excuse to try a new face in Barry Zito‘s rotation spot. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the left-hander suffered an injury Saturday while making a play on a Joe Saunders bunt and had to be pulled before the end of the second inning. It looked…

  18. Dodgers place Hong-Chih Kuo on DL with strained back

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

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    Dodgers setup man Hong-Chih Kuo has been injured since spring training, but he was placed on the 15-day disabled list just yesterday because he didn’t bother to tell anyone. According to Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News, Kuo strained a muscle in his lower back in March and tried to pitch through it…

  19. Tyler Chatwood, 21, earns first major league victory

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

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    If you asked most baseball experts, they’d tell you that Angels prospect Tyler Chatwood is not ready for the big leagues. He made just one appearance above the Double-A level last season and turned 21 years old in December. There’s still an awful lot of polishing on the docket for the youngster. But he didn’t…

  20. With Nathan struggling, Twins name Matt Capps new closer

    Apr 17, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Twins right-hander Joe Nathan blew his second consecutive save opportunity on Saturday afternoon against the Rays and has looked like a shell of his former self since spring training began. Only 13 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, the veteran Nathan simply doesn’t have the arm strength nor the command to handle high…

  21. Indians activate Sizemore, start him at leadoff vs. O’s

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    The Indians are off to a fantastic 10-4 start and have provided Major League Baseball’s biggest feel-good story to this point as they sit atop the American League Central standings. Now they’re about to get a major piece of their starting lineup back. According to the organization’s official Twitter feed, center fielder Grady Sizemore has…

  22. Andres Torres still hobbled by left Achilles strain

    Apr 17, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

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    It has been over a week since Giants outfielder Andres Torres suffered a strained left Achilles tendon while trying to make a play on a fly ball and landed on the 15-day disabled list. He’s not feeling any better. According to MLB.com columnist Barry M. Bloom, Torres has “backed off running or exercises” for the…

  23. Joe Nathan blows second straight save opportunity

    Apr 16, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Twins closer Joe Nathan is only 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, a procedure that can take up to 18 months to fully recover from. And it’s really beginning to show. Nathan blew his second consecutive save opportunity on Saturday afternoon in Minnesota’s 4-3 loss to the Rays. He entered in the ninth inning…

  24. Braves activate Jurrjens from DL for Saturday night start

    Apr 16, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Braves have activated right-hander Jair Jurrjens from the 15-day disabled list and will start him on Saturday evening in the second half of a doubleheader against the Mets. Jurrjens has not yet made a major league start this season because of an oblique injury that he suffered near the end of spring…

  25. Joe Mauer hits disabled list with bilateral leg weakness

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:13 PM EDT

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    From LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes some unfortunate news. Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who was held out of the Minnesota starting lineup on Wednesday and Thursday, has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to bilateral leg weakness. The Twins aren’t giving out too much information at the moment,…

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