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  1. Red Sox acquire Franklin Morales from Rockies for PTBNL

    May 19, 2011, 10:47 PM EST

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    From Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe comes word that the Red Sox are working on a trade for Rockies left-hander Franklin Morales. Morales has displayed significant control problems this season out of the Rockies’ bullpen and is currently the owner of a poor 11/8 K/BB ratio. But he has allowed just six runs in…

  2. Red Sox sign Kevin Millwood to minor league contract

    May 19, 2011, 9:39 PM EST

    Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood has found a new home in the American League East. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Millwood and the Red Sox agreed to terms on a minor league contract late Thursday evening. Millwood opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on May 1 after posting a 4.50…

  3. Carlos Gonzalez pulled from game after tweaking left groin

    May 19, 2011, 9:01 PM EST

    carlos gonzalez groin

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com passes along word that Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez had to be lifted from Thursday night’s game in Philadelphia after tweaking his left groin while chasing down a fly ball on a wet field surface at Citizens Bank Park. Gonzalez has been diagnosed with left groin tightness and will likely be…

  4. Holliday set for Friday return, Berkman could miss weekend

    May 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EST

    Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday, Colby Rasmus, John Buck

    The Cardinals received good news Thursday evening on all three of their starting outfielders. Colby Rasmus returned to center field and doubled in an afternoon victory over the Astros, left fielder Matt Holliday has been cleared of his quad discomfort and is expected to return Friday, and right fielder Lance Berkman underwent an MRI on…

  5. Joe Blanton scratched Thursday with lingering elbow issues

    May 19, 2011, 7:28 PM EST

    blanton throws

    The Phillies made a last-second change before their Thursday evening game against the visiting Rockies, scratching right-hander Joe Blanton from his scheduled start and replacing him with long reliever Kyle Kendrick. The news comes via Dave Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. Blanton spent a little over two weeks on the disabled list in late…

  6. Alfredo Simon, facing trial, expected to join O’s on Sunday

    May 18, 2011, 10:19 PM EST

    simon orioles

    Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon is still facing manslaughter charges in the New Year’s Eve shooting death of Michel Esteban Castillo back in the Dominican Republic and could face up to two years in prison if convicted guilty. The Orioles are going to take advantage of his freedom while he’s still got it. From Avi Zaleon…

  7. Matt Holliday pulled from game with tightness in left quad

    May 18, 2011, 9:13 PM EST

    holliday standing

    It’s funny, right, that two of St. Louis’ three starting outfielders are now being bothered by injuries and not one of them bears the name Lance Berkman? B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest passes along notice that Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday had to be lifted after the second inning of Wednesday evening’s game against…

  8. Jose Contreras rocked Wednesday in first rehab appearance

    May 18, 2011, 8:34 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 5

    Roy Oswalt‘s final rehab outing didn’t go very well and yet the Phillies still activated him this week with confidence, so maybe Wednesday night’s poor showing by rehabbing reliever Jose Contreras won’t matter. But it was certainly an ugly one. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Contreras failed to make it through one…

  9. Cesar Izturis needs elbow surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    May 18, 2011, 7:28 PM EST

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    Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun passes along word that Orioles infielder Cesar Izturis is scheduled to undergo surgery within the next couple of days to “move the ulnar nerve in his right elbow” and could miss up to two months of action. Izturis has already been placed on the 15-day disabled list and Brandon…

  10. Tony La Russa feeling better, nearing return to Cardinals

    May 15, 2011, 5:03 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Despite battling a case of shingles, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made his regular weekly appearance Sunday on KMOX radio and gave an update on his status. B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest has the goods. “We’re going to get together with (general manager) John Mozeliak and our team doctors and trainers tomorrow and figure…

  11. Rangers sluggers Cruz and Hamilton nearing rehab games

    May 15, 2011, 3:46 PM EST

    Rangers' Hamilton and Cruz stand on field after being stranded on base against Giants during Game 4 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington

    The Rangers should be whole again soon. According to the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, right fielder Nelson Cruz is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday at Double-A Frisco and left fielder Josh Hamilton is expected to join him on Wednesday. Cruz has been sidelined since May 3, when he strained his…

  12. Colby Rasmus held out Sunday with stomach injury

    May 15, 2011, 2:31 PM EST

    Colby Rasmus, Tony La Russa

    Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus strained a muscle near his abdomen while lifting weights last Monday. It finally began causing him enough discomfort this weekend that he was held out of Sunday’s series finale against the Reds. This all comes via beat writer Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Rasmus will be examined Monday…

  13. Braves put Brandon Beachy on 15-day DL with oblique strain

    May 15, 2011, 1:54 PM EST

    Brandon Beachy

    The Braves placed starter Brandon Beachy on the disabled list Sunday morning with a left oblique strain and now David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution passes along word that the young right-hander is likely to miss over a month of action. It’s an unfortunate bit of news given Beachy’s impressive early line (3.45 ERA, 1.08…

  14. Carlos Beltran returns to lineup, will play through eye infection

    May 15, 2011, 12:29 PM EST

    beltran bats

    Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran isn’t going to let a minor case of pink eye derail his impressive start. According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, the 34-year-old is back in the Mets’ lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Astros. Beltran sat out of Saturday’s game because of an infection in his…

  15. Drew talks NL Central, Pujols free agency, and poor iPhone reception on the Pitchers Hit 8th Podcast

    May 15, 2011, 11:55 AM EST

    podcast

    You’ll have to excuse the self-promotion here, but it’s Sunday morning and I’m sure you’ve heard enough about Jorge Posada at this point. I spent about 45 minutes chatting with a couple of Cardinals bloggers this past Wednesday for the first episode of their new Pitchers Hit 8th Podcast. We discussed the different teams in…

  16. David Ortiz on Jorge Posada: “They’re doing that guy wrong”

    May 15, 2011, 11:18 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gave his take on the Jorge Posada mess Saturday night to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald: “You want me to tell you what I think? They’re doing that guy wrong. They’re doing him wrong. Know why? Because that guy, he’s legendary right there in the organization. And, dude,…

  17. Lorenzo Cain launches grand slam, hits for cycle at AAA

    May 15, 2011, 10:33 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago Cubs

    Michael Aubrey wasn’t the only minor leaguer putting on an offensive show Saturday. According to Robert Emrich of Milb.com, Royals farmhand Lorenzo Cain hit for the cycle and tallied a career-high seven RBI to lead the Triple-A Omaha Chasers over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (an affiliate of the Rockies), 16-11. Cain was a minor…

  18. A’s closer Andrew Bailey could begin rehab assignment soon

    May 15, 2011, 9:41 AM EST

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    Oakland closer Andrew Bailey took another step in the right direction on Saturday in Arizona. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the right-handed reliever tossed 18 pitches in an extended spring training game and reported no abnormal pain or discomfort in his once-injured right forearm. He touched 94 mph with his fastball…

  19. Adrian Gonzalez has eight homers, 19 RBI since May 2

    May 15, 2011, 8:56 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is on absolute tear at the plate. He slugged a three-run homer in Saturday night’s 6-0 rout of the Yankees and now has seven home runs and 13 RBI in his past eight games. The 29-year-old is batting .345 with an .836 slugging percentage in the month of May.…

  20. Jorge Posada claims to have back injury, still in the wrong

    May 15, 2011, 12:02 AM EST

    posada wider

    This thing is officially a mess, but we’re going to try to lay out all the different reports and go from there. Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada removed himself from Saturday night’s lineup against the rival Red Sox, telling manager Joe Girardi an hour before game time that he “needed a mental day” of rest.…

  21. Pirates release injured left-hander Scott Olsen

    May 14, 2011, 9:39 PM EST

    olsen pose

    The Pirates have finally grown tired of waiting for starter Scott Olsen to recover from the shoulder inflammation that landed him on the disabled list at the end of spring training. According to beat writer Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Bucs released the left-hander on Saturday night. Olsen signed a one-year, $500,000 contract…

  22. Matt Joyce day-to-day with cramps and quad tightness

    May 14, 2011, 9:03 PM EST

    joyce homer

    Rays right fielder Matt Joyce is batting a blistering .360/.414/.588 with five home runs and 17 RBI through 36 games this season. Unfortunately, he might have to put that early offensive momentum on hold for a couple of days. Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times passes along word that Joyce made an early exit…

  23. Hot-hitting outfielder Carlos Beltran might have pink eye

    May 14, 2011, 8:14 PM EST

    beltran square

    Carlos Beltran provided an update to ESPN New York Saturday on the condition of his right eye: “They say it could be conjunctivitis,” Beltran said. “They gave me some antibiotics today. It’s better, but I still feel a little blurry. They got me some eye drops and they want me to take those tonight, and…

  24. Carlos Ruiz says Roy Oswalt’s fastball “had no life” Thursday

    May 12, 2011, 10:04 PM EST

    oswalt square

    Roy Oswalt allowed three runs on seven hits during a rough seven-inning rehab start Thursday night for Single-A Clearwater then dipped out of the minor league clubhouse before chatting with reporters. Why the rush? This tweet from Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer might explain it: [Carlos] Ruiz said Oswalt’s fastball had no life for…

  25. Eric Chavez only has bone bruise, gets walking boot removed

    May 12, 2011, 9:19 PM EST

    chavez wide headshot

    Eric Chavez had an enjoyable Thursday. According to Kieran Daryc of ESPN New York, the veteran third baseman had the protective walking boot removed from his left foot and was also told by doctors that he never actually suffered a fracture — only a deep bone bruise. The Yankees’ team physicians are expecting Chavez to…

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