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  1. Brett Lawrie suffers broken middle finger, done for year

    Sep 21, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Unfortunate news this evening out of Toronto. According to John Lott of Canada’s National Post, Blue Jays rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie suffered a broken right middle finger Wednesday while taking pregame infield practice and has been shut down for the remainder of the 2011 season. There are only a handful of games left on…

  2. Indians shut down right-hander Josh Tomlin

    Sep 21, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT

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    From Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 in Cleveland comes word that the Indians have shut starter Josh Tomlin down for the rest of the year. Tomlin was placed on the disabled list near the end of August with a strained throwing elbow. The right-hander has made significant progress since, and even threw a successful…

  3. Jorge De La Rosa to begin throwing program Friday

    Sep 18, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

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    Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in early June. He’s made good progress thus far and has managed to avoid setbacks, so the Rockies’ medical staff has cleared him to take a major step. According to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post, De La Rosa will begin a…

  4. Chone Figgins done for the year because of hip injury

    Sep 18, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Shocking news out of Seattle. OK, not really. From beat writer Greg Johns of comes word that the Mariners have shut infielder Chone Figgins down for the remainder of the 2011 season due to ongoing discomfort in his right hip. Figgins suffered a right hip flexor strain back in late July and was placed…

  5. Giants activate closer Brian Wilson from disabled list

    Sep 18, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Giants activated closer Brian Wilson from the 15-day disabled list before Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Rockies. This according to the club’s official Twitter feed. Wilson has been sidelined since the middle of August due to inflammation in his throwing elbow. The Giants were considering shutting him down at one point…

  6. Dontrelle Willis scratched from Sunday start vs. Brewers

    Sep 18, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Mark Sheldon of reports that the Reds have scratched left-hander Dontrelle Willis from his scheduled Sunday afternoon outing against the Brewers due to a recurrence of lower back spasms. The announcement was made around 90 minutes before first pitch. Matt Maloney, who has a rough 6.88 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 17 innings this…

  7. Justin Morneau will not return this season

    Sep 18, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The Twins put an end to catcher Joe Mauer‘s season on Friday due to a case of pneumonia. Now it’s Justin Morneau‘s turn. According to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire acknowledged on a radio program Sunday that his first baseman is unlikely to return this year due to ongoing complications related to…

  8. Carlos Santana has four homers in past five games

    Sep 18, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    Indians catcher Carlos Santana offered the world a glimpse of his immense power potential last season when he slugged six home runs in 150 at-bats before straining a ligament in his left knee during an ugly early-August collision at home plate. Now healthy and a full-time major leaguer, the 25-year-old Dominican continues to impress. Santana…

  9. Picture of the Day: Pence, Phillies celebrate NL East title

    Sep 18, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

    Hunter Pence was part of only one team with a winning record during his five-year stint with the Astros. Now he’s in a far different situation, and looks to be loving every minute of it. (Courtesy of Reuters).

  10. Phil Hughes pushed back due to back spasms

    Sep 18, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

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    From Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News comes word that Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes has been scratched from his scheduled Monday start against the Twins due to back spams. Hughes’ back locked up on him Friday after he threw a routine bullpen session in Toronto. He rested all day Saturday and will try…

  11. Drew Pomeranz impressive through two big league starts

    Sep 18, 2011, 9:34 AM EDT

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    The Rockies fell to the Giants on Saturday night in Colorado by a score of 6-5, but young left-hander Drew Pomeranz looked sharp and effective for the second time in two career major league starts. Pomeranz allowed just four hits and two runs over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five San Francisco hitters while inducing…

  12. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 18, 2011, 8:29 AM EDT

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    It is September 18. On this date in baseball history, the final game was played at New York’s Polo Grounds (1963), Indians player-manager Frank Robinson hit a single in his final major league at-bat (1976), the Braves became the first franchise to clinch six consecutive postseason berths (1997), and Sammy Sosa became the first player…

  13. Phillies beat Cardinals, clinch fifth straight NL East title

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Pop that champagne, Philadelphia. Roy Oswalt fanned seven batters and scattered five hits over seven dominant innings Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies topped St. Louis 9-2 and locked up their fifth consecutive National League East title in front of a sold-out home crowd. Jimmy Rollins went 4-for-5 with two runs scored,…

  14. Stephen Strasburg goes six strong in third outing

    Sep 17, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Nationals righty Stephen Strasburg made his third start since returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Saturday night against the Marlins. And he was as dominant as you might expect. Via Mark Zuckerman of, Strasburg tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits while striking out three Marlins hitters. The right-hander…

  15. Tommy Hanson cleared to pitch in instructional league

    Sep 17, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

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    From Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson completed his “third and final” bullpen session Saturday in Atlanta and plans to head to Orlando next week to begin making appearances in instructional league games. Hanson has been sidelined since the first week of August due to a slight undersurface…

  16. Cody Ross done for season due to right hamstring strain?

    Sep 17, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    An MRI taken Saturday in Denver confirmed what the Giants had been fearing for the past 18 hours or so. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, outfielder Cody Ross — who made an early exit Friday night against the Rockies — has been diagnosed with a strained right hamstring. Ross was…

  17. Adrian Gonzalez experiencing right shoulder fatigue

    Sep 17, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

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    Just what Sawx fans need: more reason for panic. According to Ken Rosenthal of, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez admitted before Saturday’s game against the Rays that he’s feeling weakness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder. Gonzalez does not expect to miss any time, but he acknowledged to Rosenthal that the shoulder fatigue is costing him…

  18. Pablo Sandoval hits for the cycle against Rockies

    Sep 15, 2011, 11:32 PM EDT

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    Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit for the cycle on Thursday night at Colorado’s Coors Field, becoming the 26th player in Giants history to accomplish the feat. And only the 10th since the franchise moved out to San Francisco. Those factoids come courtesy of Andrew Baggarly, beat writer with the San Jose Mercury News. Sandoval…

  19. Clay Buchholz expected to throw bullpen session Saturday

    Sep 15, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz is ready to take another big step in the right direction. According to beat writer Ian Browne of, the right-hander tossed 30 pitches in front of a mound on Thursday and could be cleared to throw his first “full-fledged” bullpen session as early as Saturday. Buchholz has been sidelined…

  20. Hanley Ramirez undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Sep 15, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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    As expected, Hanley Ramirez underwent season-ending surgery Thursday on his right shoulder. The operation, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida, was termed an “open repair” and deemed an initial success. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Ramirez is expected to be fully recovered by the start of the 2012 season.…

  21. Nelson Cruz aiming to return to lineup this weekend

    Sep 15, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was activated from the 15-day disabled list back on Tuesday, but he hasn’t started a game for Texas since and that isn’t expected to change until Saturday or Sunday. This according to Randy Jennings of ESPN Dallas. Cruz was on the disabled list for just over two weeks with a hamstring…

  22. Clayton Kershaw ejected in the middle of a one-hitter

    Sep 15, 2011, 12:24 AM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks for hitting Arizona outfielder Gerardo Parra with a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Some backstory to this one: The plunking came nearly 24 hours after Parra struck a pose and exchanged words with Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis following a…

  23. Johnny Cueto leaves game with strained right lat

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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    Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto has enjoyed great success this season with his reworked delivery, registering a superb 2.31 ERA across 156 innings. But that might be where his numbers finish up. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the 25-year-old right-hander had to be removed from Wednesday’s game against the Cubs after suffering a…

  24. Pedro Feliciano underwent rotator cuff surgery last week

    Sep 14, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

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    The Yankees’ two-year, $8 million offseason investment into longtime Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano continues to look bleaker and bleaker. According to Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, the Yankees announced Wednesday that Feliciano underwent rotator cuff surgery late last week. No recovery timetable has been issued, but the procedure was far from minor and…

  25. Report: Giants preparing to demote CEO Bill Neukom

    Sep 14, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants owner Bill Neukom speaks to the fans at a rally after his team's World Series victory parade in San Francisco

    The defending World Series champion Giants will be left out of the postseason picture this October. As you might expect, that’s not sitting well with some members of the organization. Members who have the power to make changes at the very top. According to Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants’ executive…

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