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  1. D'Backs designate Dontrelle Willis for assignment

    Jul 4, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports that the Diamondbacks have designated left-hander Dontrelle Willis for assignment. Really, it’s about time.  D-Train completely failed as a starter for Arizona, allowing 14 earned runs and 27 walks in 21.1 innings (five starts).  He was moved to the bullpen at the end of June and allowed three earned…

  2. Vote early, vote often … MLB's "Final Vote" is now live

    Jul 4, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    Not satisfied with the All-Star rosters? There’s one last chance to make a difference.

  3. Yay! It's the 2010 All-Star Selection Show…

    Jul 4, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    Major League Baseball is announcing its All-Star teams this afternoon on TBS. The squads, as they are revealed…

  4. Rockies' De La Rosa shelled in final rehab start

    Jul 4, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa has been out of commission since April 25 due to a torn tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand.  He had been aiming to return to the Colorado starting rotation next week, but the left-hander may be stuck on his rehab assignment for a little while longer.…

  5. Everything went wrong Saturday for the D'Backs

    Jul 4, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    It has not been a fun few days in Arizona.  On Thursday night the last-place club cleaned house, firing both manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Josh Byrnes.  Then, in an effort to pump new blood and excitement into the franchise, bench coach and 1988 World Series legend Kirk Gibson was named the Diamondbacks’ next…

  6. Thome hops to 10th on the all-time career home run list

    Jul 3, 2010, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jim Thome blasted two home runs in the Twins’ 8-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday, moving into sole possession of 10th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time career home run list.  Here’s a look at the updated list, with the still-active names in bold: Barry Bonds            762Hank Aaron             755Babe Ruth               714Willie Mays              660Ken Griffey…

  7. Dodgers place Manny Ramirez on disabled list

    Jul 3, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

    The Dodgers finally bit the bullet and placed outfielder Manny Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Manny has been sidelined by a strained right hamstring since late June and will rest for at least the next week to allow time for healing.  He’s batting .322…

  8. D'Backs fire manager A.J. Hinch, GM Josh Byrnes

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

    The disappointing Diamondbacks cleaned house on Thursday evening, cutting ties with skipper A.J. Hinch and GM Josh Byrnes.

  9. Red Sox land Kevin Cash, send Angel Sanchez to Astros

    Jul 1, 2010, 9:12 PM EDT

    Alyson Footer, who works for the Astros as their director of social media, reports that Houston has traded 32-year-old catcher Kevin Cash to the Red Sox for shortstop Angel Sanchez. It’s a pretty minor deal, but should work out well for both sides.  The Red Sox have been scrambling for a reliable backup since Victor…

  10. Carlos Beltran could return to the Mets on Monday

    Jul 1, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    Reports on Carlos Beltran’s return from the disabled list have been hard to keep track of. First, manager Jerry Manuel said the outfielder might return for the Mets’ series against the Marlins in Puerto Rico.  That, of course, is now over.  Then it was rumored that he would be out until after the All-Star break. …

  11. Rangers acquire Bengie Molina for Chris Ray and PTBNL

    Jun 30, 2010, 10:08 PM EDT

    The Rangers have completed a deal for veteran catcher Bengie Molina.

  12. UPDATE: Valentine no longer being considered by Marlins

    Jun 27, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    Something must have gone seriously wrong on Saturday or Sunday in south Florida because Bobby Valentine is no longer under consideration for the Marlins’ opening at manager. Or is he?

  13. Victor Martinez diagnosed with fracture in left thumb

    Jun 27, 2010, 9:23 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez was diagnosed with a fracture in the tip of his left thumb Sunday after departing early from the Red Sox’s 5-1 victory over  the Giants.  He was hit on the hand with multiple foul tips over the first four innings of the game, and one obviously got him good. Another Boston ballplayer bites…

  14. Umpire admits blowing call Friday in Tigers-Braves game

    Jun 27, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    The Tigers were on the short end of yet another awful call this weekend.

  15. Upton, Longoria involved in argument in Rays dugout

    Jun 27, 2010, 5:48 PM EDT

    Third baseman Evan Longoria and outfielder B.J. Upton had to be separated in the Rays’ dugout Sunday after Longoria got in Upton’s face for failing to hustle after a ball that was hit to the Tropicana Field wall in the fifth inning. The would-be double turned into a triple for D’Backs first baseman Rusty Ryal…

  16. Dustin Pedroia expected to miss around six weeks

    Jun 27, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Sean McAdam of CSN New England heard from a source Sunday that injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is likely to miss between four and six weeks.

  17. Cubs have not heard from Zambrano since Friday

    Jun 27, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    The Cubs suspended right-hander Carlos Zambrano indefinitely on Friday after he went on a tirade in the dugout, and then stripped him of his rotation spot on Saturday.  Now he’s getting the silent treatment. According to Carrie Muskat of, the Cubs have not spoken with Zambrano since he was handed the team-imposed indefinite suspension…

  18. No progress in extension talks between Brewers, Fielder

    Jun 27, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Brewers GM Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt on Saturday that his club has made little progress toward a contract extension with slugger Prince Fielder and his agent, Scott Boras. Melvin and Co. had been in talks with Boras during spring training, but it sounds like the two sides have very different opinions…

  19. Orioles designate Garrett Atkins for assignment

    Jun 27, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

    The Orioles finally pulled the trigger and rid themselves of Garrett Atkins on Sunday, designating him for assignment to clear 25-man roster space for now-healthy reliever Koji Uehara. This via Britt Ghiroli of Atkins had played in just six of the Orioles’ last 23 games, so the dump should come as no surprise. The…

  20. UPDATE: Branyan headed back to M's in confusing deal

    Jun 27, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT

    Russell “The Muscle” Branyan is headed back to Seattle in a strange, strange swap.

  21. Matthews Jr. hitless in first game with Louisville

    Jun 27, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    The Reds handed outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. a contract last week and stuck him in Triple-A so that he could build some confidence and perhaps help the big league club in the long-run.  That was the plan, at least. Matthews Jr. made his debut for the Louisville Bats on Saturday and you may be able…

  22. O's Brian Roberts is finally doing … something

    Jun 27, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

    You may have forgotten that the Orioles have one of the top second basemen in the league.  OK, maybe not.  But it sure does seem like Brian Roberts has been sidelined for an eternity with back and lat muscle issues. According to’s Noah Rosentstein, Roberts has finally begun participating in light baseball activities.  What…

  23. Carlos Beltran goes 3-for-4 in Single-A rehab game

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

    Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored on Saturday during a rehab game with Single-A Port St. Lucie.  He also played seven full innings of center field and had two put-outs, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. Beltran went 2-for-3 on Friday night and is beginning to show…

  24. Red Sox acquire versatile Eric Patterson from Oakland

    Jun 26, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

    The Red Sox lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia on Friday to a fractured foot.  On Saturday they lessened the blow of that loss, aggressively acquiring utilityman Eric Patterson from the A’s in exchange for minor league left-hander Fabian Williamson.  This according to the Boston Herald. Williamson isn’t much of a catch for Oakland.  Since coming…

  25. Zambrano will pitch from bullpen when he returns

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:05 PM EDT

    The Cubs suspended Carlos Zambrano indefinitely on Friday after he blew up in the dugout, getting in the face of first baseman Derrek Lee and turning over a water cooler.  Now the punishment continues. According to Carrie Muskat of, Zambrano will not return to the Cubs’ starting rotation once he is activated from his…

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