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  1. Yankees to skip Javier Vazquez's next start

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    With the right-hander getting lit up because of a dead arm that has him looking more like a Triple-A journeyman than one of the game’s top strikeout pitchers, the Yankees are finally ready to do something about Javier Vazquez. He’ll have his turn skipped this week, and he’ll be available to work out of the…

  2. Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf likely done for 2010

    Aug 24, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    An MRI Tuesday showed a significant strain in the muscles of Ross Ohlendorf’s upper back, likely putting the Pirates hurler on the shelf for the rest of 2010. Ohlendorf felt discomfort in the back of his throwing shoulder during his start Monday and took himself out of the game against the Cardinals after he faced…

  3. Diamondbacks release former ROY Bobby Crosby

    Aug 24, 2010, 6:08 PM EDT

    It was pretty much a given that none of the three players the Diamondbacks got from the Pirates in the Chris Snyder salary dump would turn into long-termers in Arizona. Bobby Crosby just happened to be the first to go, as he was released Tuesday to make room for Ryan Roberts on the roster. Crosby…

  4. Edmonds headed for disabled list with oblique strain

    Aug 24, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    Rosters moves are beginning to pour in for Tuesday night’s full slate of games and the Reds look to be fairly active. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds are calling up right-hander Sam LeCure to serve in mop-up duty if…

  5. Reds' Joey Votto graces cover of Sports Illustrated

    Aug 24, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

    MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon passes along word that Reds first baseman Joey Votto will be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated that is set to reach newsstands today.  Sheldon also has a picture of the cover, so go check that out. Because we’re mostly sane here at HBT and don’t buy into petty jinx…

  6. Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann ready to return for Rays

    Aug 24, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT

    The Rays lost starters Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann on the same day in early August and in the middle of their ongoing hunt for the American League East crown.  Today the East is all tied up, with the Yanks and Rays sharing a .616 winning percentage, and both Davis and Niemann are projected to…

  7. George Steinbrenner will be honored in Monument Park

    Aug 24, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    From MLB.com’s Bailey Stephens comes word that the Yankees will honor late owner George Steinbrenner with a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park on September 20 of this year. “We remain profoundly grateful and…

  8. Jose Bautista denies performance-enhancing claims

    Aug 24, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista, as we mentioned earlier, launched his 39th and 40th home runs of the season on Monday night in the Blue Jays’ 3-2 defeat of the Yankees. Because his previous career-high home run total was 16 and because we as baseball fans…

  9. Cliff Lee says rumored affinity for Yankees is "a lie"

    Aug 24, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    Take one listen to the Colin Cowherd radio program — “The Herd,” I believe it’s called — and it’s not hard to conceive why people don’t take the guy seriously.  Cowherd is loud and far from level-headed, and on Monday he made a few ridiculous comments regarding Rangers ace Cliff Lee. Lee was shelled for…

  10. MLB investigating leak of financial documents

    Aug 24, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

    In news that should come with little surprise, Major League Baseball is quite upset about Monday’s leaking of the financial documents of various teams and is looking for the source that gave up the information.  As noted by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, access to teams’ financial records is usually limited to the…

  11. Sosa fumes at Cubs over his unretired number 21

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

    Sammy Sosa hit 545 of his 609 career home runs as a Cub, won an MVP as a Cub in 1998 and was named to a total of seven All-Star games.  All as a Cub.  Now the organization seemingly wants little to do with him, and he opened up to ChicagoMag.com on Monday about how…

  12. Blue Jays' Jose Bautista hits home runs 39 and 40

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista launched his 39th and 40th home runs of the year on Monday in a 3-2 victory over the Yankees.  It was his sixth multi-homer game of the season and gave him a seven-homer lead on Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols for most in the majors. Bautista is the first American League…

  13. Zimmermann set to return to Nationals' rotation Thursday

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

    The Nationals are going to have to shut Stephen Strasburg down for the next few weeks, if not the rest of the season, due to a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm.  It’s disappointing news because the young ace is incredible to watch, but there is a bright side. Replacing Strasburg in the Nats’…

  14. Adding Damon would be too little, too late for Red Sox

    Aug 23, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    The Red Sox pretty obviously have a need for Johnny Damon. No, mediocre defensive left fielders with 764 OPSs aren’t particularly valuable, but Damon is getting on base 36 percent of the time and he’d likely improve his numbers with a return to Fenway Park, where he’s a career .305/.376/.440 hitter. Damon, though, probably doesn’t…

  15. Jarrod Saltalamacchia released from hospital

    Aug 23, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    After four days in the hospital with an infected leg, Jarrod Saltalamacchia rejoined the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday and played catch on the field. “I feel fine,” he told the Providence Journal. “I’m just getting my body back into it. But it’s going to take a day or two for that.” The…

  16. Ian Kinsler ready to get back on the field

    Aug 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    Second baseman Ian Kinsler still needs to be cleared to return, but he’s hoping to begin a rehab assignment this week after undergoing an MRI Tuesday that could pave the way for him to resume baseball activities. Kinsler has been on the DL since the end of June with a strained left groin. According to…

  17. Manny not on waivers yet, but likely to be traded this week

    Aug 23, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    The Dodgers activated outfielder Manny Ramirez from the disabled list over the weekend and were expected to place him on waivers immediately. So far, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, that has not happened…

  18. Lou Piniella has not considered broadcasting future

    Aug 23, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    VIDEO: Lou Piniella got a bit emotional when reflecting on his career as a manager Sunday and told reporters that he has not yet considered a return to broadcasting. For now, he’s simply headed home.

  19. Carlos Gomez will return Tuesday, but as a backup

    Aug 23, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was placed on the disabled list back in early August after getting nailed in the head by a pitch.  He had a concussion, and dealt with symptoms for a little over two weeks before beginning a minor league rehab assignment last week.  Now he’s coming back to the big leagues. According…

  20. Phillies hire HOFer Bruce Sutter as minors consultant

    Aug 23, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

    According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Hall of Fame reliever Bruce Sutter has been hired by the Phillies as a minor league pitching consultant.  His man objective will be to assist in the evaluation of the staffs at Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Whether it translate to the young athletes he will be working…

  21. David Ortiz has managed a triple in 11 straight seasons

    Aug 23, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his first triple of the season Sunday in Boston’s 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays, driving a Shaun Marcum pitch into the tricky left-center field gap at Fenway Park.  The annual Big Papi triple has become a sort of tradition for Red Sox fans and the beat writers…

  22. Brewers cut ties with disappointing reliever David Riske

    Aug 23, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    From the Brewers’ official Twitter feed comes word that the organization has released right-handed reliever David Riske. The 33-year-old Riske opened the 2010 season on the disabled list due to Tommy John…

  23. Jaime Garcia leads strong cast of NL ROY candidates

    Aug 23, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    Cardinals rookie Jaime Garcia put on a show Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, tossing a three-hit shutout against the Giants in what became a 9-0 Cards victory. The young left-hander needed only 89 pitches to get through his nine innings of work and he did not allow…

  24. Ricky Nolasco may try to pitch through torn meniscus

    Aug 23, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco was diagnosed with a torn right meniscus over the weekend and scratched from his scheduled Sunday start in favor of Andrew Miller.  With such a serious diagnosis, and with the Marlins well out of contention, it felt like Nolasco might be done for the season.  But, alas, he could be ready to pitch…

  25. Financial documents show Pirates could spend more

    Aug 23, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

    The Associated Press published a round of documents late Sunday night that show the Pirates, on the verge of their 18th consecutive losing season, are still a highly profitable franchise and have been profitable for many years. According to the documents, which are now on full display over at…

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