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  1. Bradley to Mariners: "I need your help"

    May 5, 2010, 9:49 PM EDT

    UPDATE:  MLB.com’s Peter Gammons received a text from Bradley on Wednesday night stating: “Any reports I said I’m packing up and leaving are 100% fabricated.”  It should come as no surprise.  He may be an abrasive man, but he’s not going to leave $21 million on the table. 9:49pm: As Craig chronicled earlier, Milton Bradley…

  2. Braves' Heyward pulled with left groin injury

    May 5, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

    Budding outfielder Jason Heyward was lifted in the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals due to a left groin injury, the Braves revealed to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Melky Cabrera replaced the young superstar in right field and may need to man the position for the next few days while Matt Diaz covers…

  3. Royals demote Alex Gordon to the minor leagues

    May 2, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT

    Unsurprisingly, the Royals made the decision Sunday to option former starting third baseman Alex Gordon to Triple-A Omaha. Gordon spent the first two weeks of the 2010 season on the disabled list and hit just .194 with a .323 slugging percentage in 31 at-bats once he regained his health.  All the while, Alberto Callaspo has…

  4. Royals' Greinke falls to 0-3 despite valiant effort

    May 2, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke threw his 10th career complete game Sunday against the Rays, but was handed his third loss of the season and now stands 0-3 on the year.  Greinke was spectacular as usual, fanning six batters and allowing just five base runners all day.  But, yet again, he received zero run support and had his…

  5. Escobar remains out of Braves' starting lineup

    May 2, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

    Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar is out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Sunday with a strained left abductor.  Veteran manager Bobby Cox has hinted at the idea of Escobar landing on the 15-day disabled list, but a that all depends on how well the…

  6. Heyward wreaking havoc on Turner Field fans!

    May 2, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    Braves rookie Jason Heyward continued his attack on the National League Sunday, pegging a four-year-old boy with a batting practice home run just hours before first pitch.  He’s a dangerous, dangerous man.  A slugger on the loose.  Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story. All is well — the boy only suffered a…

  7. Alex Rodriguez scratched from Sunday's lineup

    May 2, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

    According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, third baseman Alex Rodriguez is not in Sunday’s lineup due to pain behind the right knee. Yup, he’s getting old.  The 34-year-old superstar was lifted from Saturday’s game in the ninth inning for the same reason.  It doesn’t sound all that serious and he could return to…

  8. O's Roberts still at least three weeks away

    May 2, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has been sidelined since April 9 — pretty much all season — with a strained abdominal muscle.  According to the Baltimore Sun, he “remains at least three weeks away from returning to the lineup, and that’s probably the best case scenario.” “At this point, we just don’t really have a…

  9. UPDATE: Mauer "week-to-week" with bruised heel

    May 2, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Mauer is more “week-to-week” than he is “day-to-day.”  It sure sounds like he could hit the 15-day disabled list. SATURDAY, 5:34pm: According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Twins catcher Joe Mauer has been scratched from Saturday’s lineup against…

  10. Bedard's shoulder is finally coming along

    May 2, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    Kirby Arnold of the Everett Herald reports that injured left-hander Erik Bedard threw a bullpen session this weekend and may be nearing simulated action. Bedard has been out of commission all year as he attempts to rehab yet another shoulder injury.  He had a frustrating spring training and got little going in April, but things…

  11. Gonzalez speaks out about AZ immigration law

    May 2, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    We’re better off leaving the politics of it alone, but the situation in Arizona involving new immigration crackdowns just took an odd turn.  According to Tom Krasovic of AOL Fanhouse, Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has spoken out about the issue, and he’s none too pleased.  Here’s Krasovic: [Gonzalez] told FanHouse that he will not…

  12. Columnist boycotting ESPN's baseball coverage

    May 1, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle dedicated a blog post this afternoon to bashing ESPN’s New York-heavy baseball coverage.  As Schulman notes, the Mets will appear on “Sunday Night Baseball” tomorrow night for the third consecutive week and they’re on again for a May 23 matchup with the Yankees.  In response to the New…

  13. UPDATE: Duchscherer departs with hip injury

    Apr 29, 2010, 10:26 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Duchscherer told Slusser that the injury feels “identical” to a previous right hip injury that required two surgeries.  Not good.  MLB.com’s Jane Lee writes that he will get an MRI on Friday. 8:55pm:  The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser passes along word that right-handed starter Justin Duchscherer was lifted from Thursday’s game in the…

  14. Roy Oswalt collects 1,500th career strikeout

    Apr 29, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

    As noted by Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Astros starter Roy Oswalt collected the 1,500th strikeout of his career Thursday against the Reds.  Here’s a look at where he stands on the active list: 1. Jamie Moyer – 23552. Javier Vazquez – 22713. Andy Pettitte – 21724. Tim Wakefield – 19955. Kevin Millwood – 18366. Johan…

  15. Wandy Rodriguez scratched due to back spasms

    Apr 29, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    According to MLB.com beat reporter Brian McTaggart, left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start due to back spasms. Brett Myers will take the bump as the Astros open a three-game series against the Braves.  Rodriguez is tentatively scheduled to make up for the lost outing on Saturday, but it’s no sure…

  16. O's Chris Tillman throws no-hitter at Triple-A

    Apr 28, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    The future just got a little brighter for the Orioles.  Well, if you’re into immediate over-reactions and things of that nature.  But enough with the pessimism.  Chris Tillman, a 22-year-old right-hander in the O’s system, tossed nine innings of no-hit baseball on Wednesday night against the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett, Georgia. MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli,…

  17. Trevor Hoffman in hot water in Milwaukee?

    Apr 28, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

    Brewers manager Ken Macha suggested for the first time Wednesday that Trevor Hoffman might not be the best fit for the club’s ninth-inning role.  The suggestion, via MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, came moments after the 42-year-old right-hander blew his fourth save of the regular season, leading to a 14-inning 6-5 loss to the Pirates. “That’s two…

  18. Jorge Posada exits with right knee contusion

    Apr 28, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    Jorge Posada was lifted from Wednesday’s game in the second inning after taking a Jeremy Guthrie fastball to the right knee.  He was later diagnosed with a knee contusion and is listed as day-to-day. Francisco Cervelli, the Yankees’ 24-year-old backup, will finish out the rest of the game and may need to play Thursday as…

  19. Giants' Freddy Sanchez finally nearing return

    Apr 25, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT

    Freddy Sanchez has played only 25 games in a Giants uniform despite being with the club since July 29 of last year.  It was a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined in 2009 and knee surgery has him on the disabled list this month.  Well, we finally have some good news on the 32-year-old second…

  20. Jeff Suppan demoted from rotation to bullpen

    Apr 25, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

    The Brewers pulled a card out of the Cubs’ playbook on Sunday and demoted high-priced starter Jeff Suppan to the bullpen, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Anthony Witrado.  The Cubs, of course, did the same thing last week with Carlos Zambrano. Suppan posted a depressing 8.68 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in his first two…

  21. Hawpe hits disabled list with quadriceps strain

    Apr 25, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    The Rockies placed Brad Hawpe on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, a little under 24 hours after he left a Saturday afternoon doubleheader game with discomfort in his left quadriceps.  The injury was later revealed to be a strain and he’s likely to miss around three weeks. Hawpe, 30, was off to a superb start…

  22. Getting to know Keli McGregor a little too late…

    Apr 25, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Clark Spencer snapped a picture of today’s remembrance ceremony for the Miami Herald.  And here’s a recap of the day’s events. 12:02pm: ESPN’s Amy K. Nelson wrote a powerful piece this morning on Rockies president Keli McGregor, who died suddenly last week in a Salt Lake City hotel room.  McGregor wasn’t often in the…

  23. Fields to have season-ending hip procedure

    Apr 25, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

    Ryan Young of the Kansas City Star reports that Royals infielder Josh Fields is about ready to undergo hip surgery that could sideline him for the remainder of the 2010 season. The Royals picked up Fields this offseason when they traded third baseman Mark Teahen to the White Sox.  Fields was placed on the disabled…

  24. Nick Johnson sidelined by back injury

    Apr 25, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Yankees DH Nick Johnson has missed two games in a row and is likely out until Tuesday due to lingering back stiffness, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News. Johnson isn’t concerned that it will be a long-term issue, for what it’s worth.  But he has been plagued by injuries for most of his…

  25. Mauer collects five hits. The sun also rises.

    Apr 25, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    We all know what a great player Joe Mauer is, and on Saturday evening in Kansas City he built on that legend.  The Twins catcher finished 5-for-6 with two RBI in Minnesota’s extra-innings victory over the Royals.  It was his third career five-hit game and the 14th time Mauer has tallied four-plus hits. Mauer, 27,…

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