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  1. Rickie Weeks leaves with ugly ankle injury, headed to DL

    Jul 27, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs after suffering what looked to be a serious left ankle injury on a play at first base in the second inning. Weeks landed awkwardly on the first base bag after beating out an infield single and immediately hit the ground in…

  2. Roy Oswalt completes four-inning Triple-A rehab start

    Jul 27, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com passes along word that Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt allowed just one hit (a home run) over four innings Wednesday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Oswalt threw 72 pitches, 41 of which were strikes. He walked two batters but struck out four. The veteran right-hander is expected to make…

  3. Shin-Soo Choo making progress, will hit off tee Thursday

    Jul 27, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is on the right track to this point in his ongoing recovery from late-June surgery on his fractured left thumb. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the Korean-born outfielder has been playing catch comfortably from a distance of 90 feet and is scheduled to hit baseballs off a tee Thursday…

  4. Indians join pursuit of Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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    The Rockies are asking the moon for starter Ubaldo Jimenez, which they have the right to do given his recent success and team-friendly contract. But the Yankees don’t seem interested in unloading their farm system, and neither do the Red Sox and Reds. Perhaps a different suitor will yield a match. According to Ken Rosenthal…

  5. Reds place shortstop Zack Cozart on 15-day disabled list

    Jul 24, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds have placed shortstop Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended left elbow and recalled Paul Janish in a corresponding roster move. Cozart suffered the elbow injury Saturday in an awkward collision at second base with the Braves’ Nate McLouth. It looked like a fracture…

  6. Diamondbacks release slugger Wily Mo Pena

    Jul 24, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Wily Mo Pena earned a promotion to the major leagues in late June after slugging 21 home runs and posting an electric .363/.439/.726 batting line across 63 games with the Triple-A Reno Aces. Pena served as Arizona’s primary DH during the final few weeks of the interleague schedule and showed impressive power, blasting five homers…

  7. Cardinals join the hunt for O’s starter Jeremy Guthrie

    Jul 24, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Texas Rangers

    According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Cardinals have expressed interest in acquiring Orioles right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, joining a hunt that was started last week by the Tigers. Guthrie, 32, has posted an underwhelming 4.35 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 130 1/3 innings this season. But he had a 3.83 ERA and 1.16 WHIP…

  8. D’Backs talking trade for Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez

    Jul 24, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Florida Marlins

    The Diamondbacks entered Sunday’s action with a healthy 54-47 record, but they’re four games behind the Giants in the National League West and five games back of the Braves in the Wild Card race. To remain competitive, the D’Backs need to make a high-impact move at this year’s trade deadline. And it appears they might…

  9. Roy Oswalt cleared to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Jul 24, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

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    According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt has been given clearance to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Oswalt has been on the disabled list since the end of June with a bulging disc in his lower back. He threw a successful bullpen session…

  10. Cards, White Sox discussing trade involving Colby Rasmus

    Jul 24, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Colby Rasmus might be on the move. From Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch comes word that the Cardinals’ front office has engaged in “accelerated” trade negotiations this week with White Sox GM Kenny Williams. No deal is imminent, but Rasmus is the centerpiece and the Cards are believed to have their sights set…

  11. Report: Nats “actively shopping” shortstop Ian Desmond

    Jul 24, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post heard from sources Saturday that the Nationals aren’t planning to move Ian Desmond at this year’s trade deadline. It turns out that might not be completely correct. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Nationals have been “actively shopping” the 25-year-old middle infielder and he’s already drawn serious…

  12. Nationals among teams hoping Yu Darvish heads to MLB

    Jul 24, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

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    When 24-year-old Japanese ace Yu Darvish was asked last winter if he was considering making the jump to Major League Baseball for the start of the 2012 season, he offered a “no comment.” Several months later, Darvish still hasn’t commented on the matter. But that hasn’t stopped MLB teams from scouting him and dreaming of…

  13. Desmond Jennings triples, doubles in 2011 MLB debut

    Jul 24, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings technically made his major league debut during the 2010 season, but Saturday evening felt like his true arrival. The 24-year-old was promoted from Triple-A Durham late Friday night and got to work immediately in Saturday’s game against the Royals. Jennings led off the contest with a first-inning triple to deep left-center…

  14. Terry Francona reaches 1,000 career managerial wins

    Jul 24, 2011, 9:24 AM EDT

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    Red Sox skipper Terry Francona became one of just 57 managers to reach 1,000 career wins with Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of the Mariners. The 52-year-old began his managerial career in 1997 with the Philadelphia Phillies, going 285-363 over a four-year stretch that saw not a single postseason appearance. But he was hired by the Boston…

  15. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 24, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    Brendan Ryan

    The Mariners scored only one run Saturday against the Red Sox despite tallying nine hits, and took a loss for the 14th consecutive game. The M’s have scored only 32 runs in that 14-game span and will set a franchise record for futility if they lose again in Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park. Seattle…

  16. Nationals don’t plan on trading shortstop Ian Desmond

    Jul 23, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the Nationals have been receiving calls on young shortstop Ian Desmond but have no plans to trade him at this year’s July 31 deadline. Desmond has batted just .228/.276/.314 with three home runs in 374 plate appearances this season, but the Nationals feel his numbers will get…

  17. Indians, Nationals lead hunt for Rays outfielder B.J. Upton

    Jul 23, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

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    The Rays promoted outfield prospect Desmond Jennings from Triple-A Durham late Friday night and are expected to give him regular starts in the outfield through the end of the 2011 season. There was speculation when news of Jennings’ callup first surfaced that a trade was already in the works involving B.J. Upton. Upton remained in…

  18. Red Sox have interest in A’s right-hander Rich Harden

    Jul 23, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox entered Sunday’s action with the best record in the American League (60-37), good enough for first place in the always-tough AL East. They boast baseball’s most dangerous batting order, and have been getting strong pitching in spurts. But starting pitching depth has been a weakness for most of the season. And the…

  19. Luke Scott homers twice, drives in six in AA rehab game

    Jul 21, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Roch Kubatko of MASN passes along notice that Orioles outfielder Luke Scott slugged two home runs and tallied six total RBI on Thursday evening in a rehab game with Double-A Bowie. Scott drove in a run with a groundout in the first inning, smashed a two-run homer to center field in the third, hit a…

  20. MRI on Carlos Gonzalez’s wrist shows only inflammation

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Via the official Twitter account of Carlos Gonzalez: CarGo has inflamed ligaments in his right wrist / CarGo presentó inflamación en los ligamentos de su muñeca derecha. Gonzalez was removed from Thursday’s game against the Braves after complaining of soreness in his troublesome right wrist following a fifth-inning swing. He was sent to a local…

  21. Alex Rodriguez gets stitches removed from right knee

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

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    It’s too early to claim that Alex Rodriguez is making “progress” from last week’s knee surgery, but everything to this point has gone according to plan. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, the third baseman had the stitches removed from his right knee on Thursday in Miami and has been working out this…

  22. Joe Blanton heading to Philadelphia to get elbow examined

    Jul 21, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Phillies starter Joe Blanton landed on the disabled list in mid-May with inflammation in his right elbow. He’s had numerous setbacks since, and now word comes from Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the right-hander is headed back to Philadelphia to have the elbow examined by team physicians. Blanton has already paid a visit…

  23. Stephen Drew fractures right ankle, surgery likely

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:42 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Awful news tonight out of the desert. According to the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter feed, shortstop Stephen Drew has been diagnosed with a fractured right ankle and is likely to undergo surgery. He could miss the rest of the 2011 season. Drew suffered the injury while sliding into home plate during Wednesday night’s game against the…

  24. Tigers DFA longtime third baseman Brandon Inge

    Jul 20, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Jason Beck of MLB.com passes along word that the Tigers designated veteran third baseman Brandon Inge for assignment following Wednesday’s loss to the A’s. The writing was on the wall for Inge when Wilson Betemit was acquired from the Royals on Wednesday afternoon for two minor league prospects. Betemit is expected to take over starting…

  25. Doug Glanville sails first pitch at Wrigley Field

    Jul 20, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Doug Glanville played nine major league seasons, posting a .277/.315/.380 career batting line and registering over 8,100 innings in the outfield during his time with the Cubs, Phillies and Rangers. He’s thrown a lot of baseballs. A ton of baseballs. But the “first pitch” has made fools out of many former athletes and celebrities,…

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