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  1. Dustin Pedroia's rehab assignment is underway

    Aug 15, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT

    Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia began a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket and finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, according to the Boston Globe’s Dan Hickling.  Not a bad start. “It felt good,” he said. “It’s been a while since I played. Later in the game I…

  2. Rangers place Rich Harden back on disabled list

    Aug 15, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

    Rangers right-hander Rich Harden failed to make it out of the third inning in his last start, August 7 against the A’s, and he had a scheduled outing pushed back this week for undisclosed reasons.  No we know why. Harden was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with right shoulder tendinitis, according to Anthony…

  3. Indians activate Travis Hafner from the disabled list

    Aug 15, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    According to the Indians’ official Twitter feed, designated hitter Travis Hafner has been activated from the disabled list. Hafner was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 29 with yet another case of soreness and discomfort in his shoulder.  It’s kind of shocking, given the big man’s history of shoulder problems, that he was…

  4. A-Rod homers three times in win over Kansas City

    Aug 15, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez slugged three home runs and collected a total of five RBI in Saturday’s 8-3 defeat of the Royals. It took him a grueling 47 at-bats to climb from career home run No. 599 to 600…

  5. Carlos Zambrano wins for first time since late June

    Aug 15, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano has struggled this season in more ways than one.  Through 70 innings — 11 starts, 16 relief appearances — he has posted a 5.27 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 38 walks against 63 strikeouts.  Oh, and there was that little incident back in June that cost him a month. Perhaps some progress…

  6. Norris fans a record 14 batters in win over Pirates

    Aug 15, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

    Astros starter Bud Norris set a Minute Maid Park record on Saturday, striking out 14 batters over seven innings in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates…

  7. K-Rod returns to mound, pitches scoreless inning

    Aug 15, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

    Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez returned to the mound Saturday for the first time since being arrested for assaulting and harassing the father of his girlfriend on Wednesday night at Citi Field. As expected, he was showered with boos…

  8. Torre to make decision on retirement around Labor Day

    Aug 14, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

    Dodgers manager Joe Torre told reporters on Saturday afternoon that he will make an announcement about his future before Labor Day. Torre, who turned 70 in early July, is weighing whether to retire or continue his role as Los Angeles’ skipper…

  9. Again? Nelson Cruz pulled with hamstring tightness

    Aug 14, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

    According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Red Sox with tightness in his left hamstring. Hamstring injuries are never good — minor or not — but it’s even…

  10. Milton Bradley to undergo knee surgery next week

    Aug 14, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, the outfielder will undergo exploratory surgery on his right knee Tuesday and is likely to miss the remainder of the 2010 season. Because the procedure isn’t…

  11. Rangers place infielder Cristian Guzman on disabled list

    Aug 14, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    As first reported by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have placed infielder Cristian Guzman on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of his right quadriceps muscle. Guzman had missed a couple of consecutive games due to…

  12. K-Rod apologizes to teammates, fans and Mets brass

    Aug 14, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez finally addressed his third-degree assault and second-degree harassment charges on Saturday at Citi Field. He made a one-minute statement and did not take questions. Here’s the transcript of that statement, via ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin…

  13. Ellsbury placed back on disabled list with ongoing rib issue

    Aug 14, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT

    Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is headed back to the 15-day disabled list due to lingering discomfort in the area of his rib cage…

  14. Dodgers strip Jonathan Broxton of closer's role

    Aug 13, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Believing his hulking right-hander has lost his confidence, manager Joe Torre today removed Jonathan Broxton for the closer’s role and replaced him with left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo. He added that Octavio Dotel would be used if a save chance materializes Friday, only because Kuo has pitched on back-to-back days. Broxton gave up four runs in taking…

  15. Marlins talking contract extension with Dan Uggla

    Aug 13, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT

    Agent Terry Bross said Friday that he and the Marlins are “involved” in preliminary discussions regarding a three-year deal for second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla is currently making $7.8 million in his next-to-last year of arbitration. It looked like he was going to be traded last winter, but most of his suitors were looking at…

  16. Ike Davis sits against lefty, world ends

    Aug 13, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT

    Well, OK, so the world is always ending on Twitter, but this time it’s because Ike Davis is on the bench against a lefty for the second time in three days. Tweets MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo: Poor Ike Davis. Hitting .272 vs. lefties as a rookie, but now is basically platooning. Hessman in again tonight. #Mets…

  17. Fading Tigers could make August deals

    Aug 13, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    They’ve yet to admit that they’re sellers, but the Tigers have some trade possibilities while sitting 9 1/2 games back of the Twins in the AL Central and 14 games off the pace in the wild card. Indications are that Johnny Damon, who is on a one-year, $8 million contract, has yet to be placed…

  18. Dodgers collapse, Phillies prevail in a wild one

    Aug 13, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    Over-analyzing one baseball game is frivolous. Heck, over-analyzing a three-game series is frivolous. The baseball season is a 162-game grind that is best viewed in large chunks — halves or quarters, whatever…

  19. Jenks pulled in ninth inning with back spasms

    Aug 12, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT

    The White Sox avoided a fairly major injury scare Thursday in Chicago. Ninth-inning man Bobby Jenks was accompanied off the mound in the ninth inning after feeling some pain and discomfort in his back. Not to worry, though, because he was…

  20. Hafner will test shoulder Friday with batting practice

    Aug 12, 2010, 9:58 PM EDT

    According to John Barone of MLB.com, Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner is scheduled to take batting practice on Friday afternoon at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. If it goes well, he could be cleared…

  21. Ryan Howard takes grounders, hits in indoor cage

    Aug 12, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

    According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Howard took ground balls at first base and even took some hacks in an indoor batting cage on Thursday afternoon at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park…

  22. Andy Pettitte scratched from simulated game Thursday

    Aug 12, 2010, 7:12 PM EDT

    MLB.com beat writer Bryan Hoch reports that Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte was scratched from a simulated game on Thursday in Florida after feeling some tightness in the area of his hip flexor muscle…

  23. Brewers' Casey McGehee up to nine hits in nine at-bats

    Aug 12, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee followed up a double in his final at-bat Tuesday with 4-for-4 days on both Wednesday and Thursday, giving him hits in nine straight at-bats headed into Friday’s game. Pinky Higgins (1938) and Walt Dropo (1952) hold the major league record by picking up hits in 12 consecutive at-bats. With another…

  24. K-Rod assaulted family member, arrested at Citi Field

    Aug 12, 2010, 12:11 AM EDT

    Reports are flowing in… Francisco Rodriguez was arrested on Wednesday night at Citi Field for apparently assaulting his father-in-law.

  25. Report: Orioles place Ty Wigginton on waivers

    Aug 11, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT

    The O’s have reportedly placed infielder Ty Wigginton on waivers. He has 18 home runs and has been used at multiple positions in Baltimore. Who might have interest?

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