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  1. Bobby Jenks to remain the White Sox's closer… for now

    Aug 6, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Unwilling to mess with a bullpen arrangement that has worked very well for the White Sox this season, manager Ozzie Guillen said Friday that Bobby Jenks remains his closer. Questions were again raised about Jenks’ status after he blew a three-run lead in the ninth Thursday against the Tigers, raising his ERA to 5.13. He’s…

  2. Nats' Zimmermann again impressive in rehab outing

    Aug 5, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann continues to carve up minor league hitters. When might he join Stephen Strasburg in the Nationals’ suddenly-talented and suddenly-youthful starting rotation?

  3. Kyle Lohse purchases ping-pong table for AA clubhouse

    Aug 5, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

    It’s common for rehabbing major leaguers to spoil the fellas in the minor league clubhouses that they visit.  Whether it’s a meal, a new recliner or a flat-screen television, the big leaguers throw down some cash and the underpaid farm hands live in luxury for a moment.  Kyle Lohse underwent surgery on his right forearm…

  4. Torre: Russell Martin unlikely to return this season

    Aug 5, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Thursday that catcher Russell Martin is unlikely to return from the disabled list this season…

  5. Loss of Youkilis adds another bump to a rough road

    Aug 5, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    The Red Sox might not be doomed yet, but the team with the eighth-best record in baseball just became an even bigger long shot to play in the postseason after losing Kevin Youkilis to a season-ending thumb injury. In the midst of a third straight wildly productive season, Youkilis was hitting .307/.411/.564 up until hurting…

  6. Quote of the Days: Rays' Joe Maddon wants a 'real' field

    Aug 5, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    There was no disco dancing for Joe Maddon after Jason Kubel did his little turn on the catwalk Thursday.

  7. Two days later, Indians reclaim infielder Wes Hodges

    Aug 5, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Wes Hodges, the Indians’ second-round pick in 2006, was reclaimed on waivers Thursday after being lost to the Rockies just two days earlier. The Indians originally designated Hodges for assignment on July 27, back when they still had Kerry Wood, Jhonny Peralta, Jake Westbrook, and Austin Kearns all occupying 40-man roster spots. Suddenly free of…

  8. Braves' Kris Medlen lifted from start with elbow injury

    Aug 4, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    Braves starter Kris Medlen was lifted from his start against the Mets in the fifth inning Wednesday because of an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament of his pitching elbow. This according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution…

  9. Blue Jays promote catching prospect J.P. Arencibia

    Aug 4, 2010, 8:34 PM EDT

    The Blue Jays are finally ready to reward top catching prospect J.P. Arencibia for the astronomic numbers that he has posted this season at Triple-A Las Vegas.  With John Buck needing a stint on the disabled list due to a laceration on his hand, the 24-year-old Arencibia had his contract purchased on Wednesday afternoon. Arencibia…

  10. Papelbon placed on waivers, claimed by AL team

    Aug 4, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT

    Don’t freak out or anything, but Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been claimed on waivers by an American League team.

  11. Strasburg played catch Sunday, reported feeling good

    Aug 1, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg was placed on the disabled list last week after inflammation was found in his throwing shoulder.  The move was mostly precautionary and his goal is to return on the first day that he is eligible, or at least right around that day. That goal got a little more realistic on Sunday…

  12. Guillen: Asian players treated much better than Latinos

    Aug 1, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    Most of Ozzie Guillen’s rants can be ignored.  They’re usually plenty insightful, but he spouts off so often that it almost becomes repetitive.  And then he’ll surprise you, and really say something that makes you think.  That’s what he did Sunday while talking to reporters before Chicago’s series finale with the Oakland A’s at U.S.…

  13. Astros finalize extension for right-hander Brett Myers

    Aug 1, 2010, 3:43 PM EDT

    The Astros agreed to a multi-year contract extension with right-hander Brett Myers on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon full details of the new deal were revealed.  Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle has the breakdown of years and money. Myers, 29, was a steal for the Astros this winter and has been one of the…

  14. UPDATE: Ryan Howard lifted with sprained left ankle

    Aug 1, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

    Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had to be helped off the field Sunday after apparently injuring his left ankle while running the bases in the first inning. He will undergo X-rays…

  15. Rich Harden pitches well in return from disabled list

    Aug 1, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    Rangers right-hander Rich Harden was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday night and took the mound immediately against the Angels.  Coming off a six-week stint on the disabled list and entering the outing with a 5.68 ERA and 1.68 WHIP, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone if he got shelled. But he didn’t.  Harden…

  16. Nationals complete deal with Cuban righty Yunesky Maya

    Aug 1, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    The Nationals have agreed to terms with Cuban pitcher Yunesky Maya on a four-year, $8 million contract, according to Jorge Ebro of the El Nuevo Herald. He will begin his state-side professional career at Single-A Viera…

  17. Carl Crawford swipes 400th career stolen base

    Aug 1, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

    Rays outfielder Carl Crawford picked up his 400th career stolen base on Saturday in the Rays’ 5-4 loss to the Yankees.  He finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and is now batting .307 on the season with an .855 OPS, 12 homers, 56 RBI and 38 total successful swipes. Crawford is just the seventh player in…

  18. Rodriguez taking a day off from home run chase

    Aug 1, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is just one home run away from 600 for his career. Actually, he’s been one home run away from 600 for 37 at-bats now. And he’s unlikely to reach the milestone Sunday…

  19. What they're saying about the Lance Berkman trade

    Aug 1, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT

    The Astros traded first baseman Lance Berkman to the Yankees on Friday night for right-hander Mark Melancon and infield prospect Jimmy Paredes.  Berkman went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his debut as the Yanks’ new designated hitter on Saturday, but most people like the fit and believe he will be plenty productive for the 27-time…

  20. Hellickson set for major league debut on Monday

    Aug 1, 2010, 8:51 AM EDT

    As Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times first reported, the Rays have decided to promote top pitching prospect Jeremy Hellickson for a one-time spot start on Monday against the Twins.  Whether he sticks around to pitch out of the bullpen remains to be seen, but it would make some sense.  For now he is…

  21. The trade deadline is long gone, but several players may still be on the move…

    Aug 1, 2010, 7:44 AM EDT

    The non-waiver trade deadline has passed and it sure was chaotic, but it’s not the end of hot stove season.  Players can be dealt via waivers until the end of August and it seems like there could be serious activity this year.  D.J. laid out his winners and losers of the non-waiver deadline last night…

  22. Carlos Gonzalez hits for the cycle in heroic fashion

    Jul 31, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit for the cycle in the Rockies’ 6-5 defeat of the Cubs on Saturday, and he accomplished the home run part of the feat with a walkoff blast. He singled in the first inning…

  23. Beckham pranked by White Sox GM Kenny Williams

    Jul 31, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham has struggled overall this season after a stellar 2009 debut and he was linked in a few different trade rumors over the past week.  With those rumors in mind — false or not — GM Kenny Williams decided to play a prank on the youngster just before Saturday’s trade deadline.…

  24. Yankees fail to show at Steinbrenner's burial site

    Jul 31, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    The Yankees had a very limited presence at former public address announcer Bob Sheppard’s funeral in mid-July and they are getting flak again for failing to make an appearance at George Steinbrenner’s resting place. The Yanks are down in the Tampa region for a weekend series with the Rays and Steinbrenner was laid to rest…

  25. Rangers activate Harden for Saturday evening start

    Jul 31, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    As noted by this MLB.com press release, the Rangers activated starter Rich Harden from the disabled list on Saturday afternoon.  In fact, he is on the bump for a Saturday evening matchup with the Angels and their new right-hander, Dan Haren. Harden hit the 15-day disabled list in early June with a strained glute and…

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