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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. New father Mark Teixeira will rejoin Yankees Thursday

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

    The Teixeiras welcomed a new baby boy on Tuesday. On Thursday, Mark will be welcomed back to the Yankees.

  4. Giants acquire Fontenot from Cubs for minor leaguer

    Aug 11, 2010, 8:08 PM EDT

    As first reported by Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants have acquired second baseman Mike Fontenot from the Cubs for minor-league outfielder Evan Crawford…

  5. Brian McCann big again with bases loaded

    Aug 11, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

    Brian McCann didn’t start Wednesday’s game against the Astros, but he did finish it, delivering a grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to expand Atlanta’s lead from two runs to six runs in the Braves’ 8-2 win. It was the seventh career slam for McCann, who is one of the best in…

  6. Would anyone want Ichiro?

    Aug 10, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    The Mariners clearly need to make more changes this winter, and adding power to their punchless lineup is going to have to be priority No. 1. But power is expensive and the Mariners already have about $78 million* tied up on a 2011 team without a No. 2 starter, a third baseman, a designated hitter…

  7. Report: Orioles place ex-closer Mike Gonzalez on waivers

    Aug 10, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    They’re revocable waivers, so it’s far from a given that Mike Gonzalez is on the move. Nonetheless, one wonders if the Orioles would simply let him go if he’s claimed. Gonzalez was given a two-year, $12 million contract last winter to step in as the Orioles’ closer. However, he went on to struggle in spring…

  8. Brandon Morrow gets eight days off after 137-pitch outing

    Aug 10, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Doing their best to take care of a young starter who was just extended far beyond his usual limits, the Blue Jays have pushed Brandon Morrow’s next outing back to Aug. 17, meaning he’ll work on eight days’ rest. Morrow threw a career-high 137 pitches in his brilliant one-hitter Sunday against the Rays. To help…

  9. UPDATE: Niemann and Davis placed on DL with shoulder strains

    Aug 9, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    UPDATE: After Monday’s game, Wade Davis joined Niemann on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, according to the Tampa Tribune. Jeremy Hellickson was recalled and will start Tuesday’s game. 6:50 PM Niemann was officially placed on the DL prior to Monday’s game, with reliever Mike Eckstrom being called up to take his spot. 6:30…

  10. Scoring change strengthens Mike Leake's ROY bid

    Aug 9, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    A week later, Mike Leake’s case for NL Rookie of the Year honors just got a whole lot better. MLB on Monday made a scoring change that gave Scott Rolen an error on a shot to third that was originally ruled a Lastings Milledge double in last Tuesday’s game between the Reds and Pirates. As…

  11. Jim Edmonds-for-Chris Dickerson swap smart all-around

    Aug 9, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    It’s almost a challenge trade: division rivals swap left-handed-hitting center fielders. But there isn’t much downside for either Reds GM Walt Jocketty or Brewers GM Doug Melvin here. The Brewers have fallen completely out of the race in the NL Central, and Jim Edmonds has indicated that he’s probably going to retire after the season.…

  12. Mark Prior on the road back to the bigs via indy ball

    Aug 8, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Mark Prior made his debut for the Orange County Flyers of the independent Golden Baseball League last week and also got a quick profile in the Los Angeles Times. Prior is still only 29 years of age, which seems incredible, and his fastball has been clocked in the 90s.  Sure, it’s doubtful that he will…

  13. Beckham suffers groin strain in loss to Orioles

    Aug 8, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham was pulled from the White Sox’s 4-3 loss to the Orioles on Sunday with a strained groin.  The injury, according to the Chicago Tribune, is being called “moderate,” but groin injuries can be pretty tricky. Brent Lillibridge replaced him at second base and is likely to start there for…

  14. Rays' Davis, Niemann will have shoulders examined

    Aug 8, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    Uh oh. Word comes from the Tampa Tribune’s Tony Fabrizio that the Rays have sent both Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann back to St. Petersburg to be examined Monday by team orthopedist Dr. Koco Eaton…

  15. Morrow loses no-hitter in ninth inning against Rays

    Aug 8, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow struck out 17 Rays batters this afternoon in Toronto and came within one out of a no-hitter. He threw 137 pitches — 97 of which were strikes.

  16. Dodgers designate Garret Anderson for assignment

    Aug 8, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have designated outfielder Garret Anderson for assignment…

  17. Rangers will try to lock up Cliff Lee this offseason

    Aug 8, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    New Rangers CEO and minority owner Chuck Greenberg has made it known that his club will do all it can to lock up left-hander Cliff Lee in the offseason. This according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram. Of course…

  18. Twins activate the "O-Dog" from the disabled list

    Aug 8, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT

    According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins activated second baseman Orlando Hudson from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and will start him this afternoon against the Indians and left-hander David Huff…

  19. Coghlan will undergo season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald has confirmed that Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is going to have season-ending surgery on his injured left knee on Wednesday…

  20. Marlins initiate extension talks with Dan Uggla

    Aug 8, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have “initiated” talks toward a contract extension with second baseman Dan Uggla…

  21. Bucs fire pitching coach Kerrigan, bench coach Varsho

    Aug 8, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Well, it appears the good vibes that Pedro Alvarez sent into the Pittsburgh air on Saturday night have quickly made their way out of the stratosphere.  The Bucs decided to cut ties with pitching coach Joe Kerrigan and bench coach Gary Varsho early Sunday morning, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Kerrigan was…

  22. Pedro Alvarez homers, Pirates win a wild one

    Aug 8, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

    The Pirates and their fans are finally getting a taste of a bright future.

  23. Strasburg throws in bullpen, cleared for Tuesday return

    Aug 8, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg passed his final test Saturday and has been cleared to return from the disabled list for a start Tuesday against the Marlins.  He threw a bullpen session under the watch of pitching coach Steve McCatty, and the young phenom reported no pain or discomfort in his throwing arm. Nats manager Jim…

  24. Erik Bedard undergoes shoulder surgery. What's next?

    Aug 7, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune passes along word that right-hander Erik Bedard has, as expected, undergone season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  The procedure was performed by Mariners surgeon Dr. Edward Khalfayan and assisted by Dr. Lewis Yocum.  It was deemed a success. “I feel good,” Bedard said.”It’s good to get it over with.…

  25. Reds' Drew Stubbs busts out of 1-for-37 slump

    Aug 7, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

    Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs broke out of a massive 1-for-37 slump on Saturday to lead the Reds past the Cubs.  He finished with a single, a double and a home run, collecting two RBI and scoring two runs of his own in the 4-3 victory at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Stubbs, 25, got off to a…

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