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  1. Brad Lidge's rare feat: five baserunners, one inning, one save

    Jul 26, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge has certainly come up with some, shall we say, creative saves while struggling the last two years, but perhaps nothing tops today’s. After entering a 5-2 game against the Rockies to start the top of the ninth, he gave a double and a homer to bring the Colorado to within one. He then…

  2. Tigers have "great interest" in Nats' Adam Dunn

    Jul 25, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT

    Bill Ladson of heard from a source Sunday that the Tigers have “great interest” in Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn.’s Ken Rosenthal suspects that the Nats may be leaking this news to drive up the White Sox’s offer, but it’s worth looking into anyway. The Tigers have been hit with three major injuries…

  3. Tulowitzki appears set for Tuesday return to Rockies

    Jul 25, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT

    Kevin Roberts of reports that Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will play a full nine innings in a rehab start Sunday and is likely to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday when the Rox began a series at home against Pittsburgh. All great news.  Tulo hit the disabled list back in mid-June with a…

  4. Victor Martinez expected back on Monday

    Jul 25, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

    According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Sunday that he expects catcher Victor Martinez (thumb) to be ready to return from the disabled list on Monday.  Like, this Monday.  Tomorrow. Martinez caught a Clay Buchholz bullpen session on Saturday and reported no abnormal pain or discomfort in his…

  5. Rangers going hard after Marlins' Jorge Cantu

    Jul 25, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT’s T.R. Sullivan first reported it last night and now Ken Rosenthal of is confirming.  The Rangers, six games up in the American League West, are going hard after Marlins corner infielder Jorge Cantu in their ongoing search for a quality right-handed bat. Cantu, 28, isn’t having the best July, but he was an…

  6. O's activate Matt Wieters from the disabled list

    Jul 25, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is batting seventh in Sunday’s lineup against the Twins. Wieters was placed on the disabled list just…

  7. Multiple teams looking to acquire Scott Downs

    Jul 25, 2010, 12:18 PM EDT

    Jon Paul Morosi of reports that the competition to acquire Blue Jays reliever Scott Downs has become “fierce” between the Red Sox and Yankees. The Mets, Reds, Twins and Rockies have also expressed interest…

  8. Zambrano throws two scoreless innings at Triple-A Iowa

    Jul 25, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano took another big step toward returning from his team-issued suspension on Saturday night with two scoreless innings of relief for Triple-A Iowa. This according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Big Z used 29 pitches. He allowed only…

  9. Brad Ausmus, 41, says he will retire after this season

    Jul 25, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

    Veteran catcher Brad Ausmus told Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles on Saturday that he intends to retire at the end of the 2010 season. “This year is it,” Ausmus said. The 41-year-old inked a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Dodgers in the offseason and was also given a $1 million mutual option for 2011. …

  10. Tigers interested in Boston's Mike Lowell

    Jul 25, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

    Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that the Tigers have begun making a push for Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell. The Tigers lost starting third baseman Brandon Inge to a fractured left hand…

  11. UPDATE: Velez struck in dugout with liner, taken to hospital

    Jul 25, 2010, 8:42 AM EDT

    Eugenio Velez was struck in the dugout by a Pat Burrell foul ball on Saturday at Chase Field and had to be rushed to a local hospital…

  12. Magglio has fractured ankle, out for next 6-8 weeks

    Jul 24, 2010, 9:18 PM EDT

    As first reported by Jeff Blair of the Toronto Globe and Mail, Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez has been diagnosed with a fractured right ankle and will miss the next 6-8 weeks. The 36-year-old had been battling…

  13. Rays may promote Jeremy Hellickson as a reliever

    Jul 24, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

    Rays fans have been pushing for the club to promote top pitching prospect Jeremy Hellickson since early May, but fifth starter Wade Davis, 24, has looked better as of late and it’s been hard for manager Joe Maddon and Co. to find a fit for the highly touted 23-year-old.  That could change in a few…

  14. Phillies fire hitting coach Milt Thompson

    Jul 22, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

    As first reported by Alden Gonzalez of, the Phillies dismissed hitting coach Milt Thompson on Thursday evening. As with most coaching fires in baseball, Thompson was more of a scapegoat than anything. The third-place Phillies have been hit by…

  15. In which two guys travel the country watching baseball and we get all jealous…

    Jul 22, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    Steve Gebhardt and John Tramutolo, two editors from Manhattan-based COED Magazine, set out on a wild trip around the baseball world this summer.  They’re hitting all 30 major league cities in 30 days, watching a game at every stadium and talking to locals about pregame bars and good ballpark eats.  Oh, and they’re blogging about…

  16. Royals' DeJesus diagnosed with sprained right thumb

    Jul 22, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

    Royals outfielder David DeJesus suffered a sprained right thumb on Thursday evening when he collided with the Yankee Stadium outfield wall while trying to chase down a Derek Jeter line drive.  That liner, because DeJesus could not reach it, turned into an inside-the-park home run for the Yankee captain.  DeJesus is considered “day-to-day” for now,…

  17. Jacoby Ellsbury finally cleared for batting practice

    Jul 22, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury has been sidelined for most of the 2010 season. On Wednesday in Florida, he finally took a major step toward returning to the Red Sox.

  18. Angels get Alberto Callaspo from Royals for two pitchers

    Jul 22, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

    From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Angels have acquired third baseman Alberto Callaspo from the Royals for righty Sean O’Sullivan and minor league left-hander Will Smith…

  19. Zimmermann dominant through first 13 rehab innings

    Jul 21, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann has been out of commission since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on August 19 of last season.  It was a major blow to the Nats when the surgery was recommended and they’ve struggled through a tough 2010 season, but things may be looking up. Zimmermann, 24, began a minor league…

  20. Clayton Kershaw suspended five games, will appeal

    Jul 21, 2010, 8:34 PM EDT

    As first reported by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Major League Baseball handed a five-game suspension to Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday for intentionally throwing at Giants outfielder Aaron Rowand on…

  21. UPDATE: Pettitte has groin strain, out 4-5 weeks

    Jul 18, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    According to Erik Boland of New York’s Newsday, Yankees veteran Andy Pettitte left Sunday’s start against the Rays in the middle of the third inning due to an apparent groin injury. The lefty was ineffective before exiting…

  22. Alex Rodriguez blasts career home run No. 598

    Jul 18, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez hit his 598th career home run on Sunday in the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over the Rays.  He sits squarely in seventh place on the all-time home run list, just behind Sammy Sosa and right in front of Frank Robinson: 1. Barry Bonds (762)2. Hank Aaron (755)3. Babe Ruth (714)4. Willie Mays (660)5. Ken…

  23. Tulowitzki on track, will begin rehab assignment soon

    Jul 18, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT

    According to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has begun traveling with the Rockies and plans to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point this week.  First, he wants to fit in a few more rounds of batting practice. Tulo was placed on the disabled list on June 18…

  24. Choo could be back with the Indians by next weekend

    Jul 18, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

    Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was diagnosed with a sprained right thumb in early July and had to be placed on the disabled list.  Early projections, by the the Cleveland Plain Dealer at least, suggested that he could miss a total of two months.  Thankfully they were way off. Choo took 50 swings of batting practice…

  25. Roy Oswalt close to making Astros history

    Jul 18, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Astros starter Roy Oswalt has a chance to make history Sunday when he takes the PNC Park mound in Pittsburgh. The 32-year-old is sitting on 143 wins as an Astro and can tie Joe Niekro for…

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