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  1. Aaron Cook has fractured fibula, done for season?

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:29 AM EDT

    Bad news out of Colorado this evening. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Rockies starter Aaron Cook suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula when he was drilled in the leg Wednesday by a Joey Votto comebacker.

  2. Cards: Freese has surgery, Miller has arm strain

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    The Cardinals got a helping of bad news Wednesday. Kick a team while its down? According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, left-handed reliever Trever Miller flew back to St. Louis on Wednesday after…

  3. Josh Johnson has inflamed shoulder, strained back

    Sep 8, 2010, 8:51 PM EDT

    Joe Frisaro of speculated earlier today that Josh Johnson “may be done for the season” due to injuries to his back and shoulder and the Marlins’ desire to protect their prized right-hander.  That could still be true, but the Fish did get some good news this evening. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami…

  4. Twins' Morneau having "more good days than bad"

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

    Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined since the first week of July due to a concussion and post-concussion symptoms. And it’s not looking like he is close at all to returning to action. Morneau told Phil Mackey of Minneapolis’…

  5. Hamilton could be out for a week due to rib soreness

    Sep 5, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

    Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton suffered bruised ribs when he ran into the outfield wall on Saturday at the Twins’ Target Field.  He underwent X-rays and they came back negative, but he’s still feeling some discomfort and was not in Sunday’s lineup. Hamilton hinted to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson that he could be…

  6. Cliff Lee scratched from Tuesday start with back issue

    Sep 5, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT

    More bad news for Cliff Lee. The left-hander has turned in an 8.28 ERA over his last four starts and is now being scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start with a strained muscle on the right side…

  7. Albert Pujols says Cardinals need to find a way to get Colby Rasmus "out of here"

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Things are turning sour quickly in St. Louis, and not just in the National League Central standings. Prompted with the report that 24-year-old center fielder Colby Rasmus asked for a trade earlier this season, Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols told Jeff Passan…

  8. Johan Santana's status for Tuesday is still up in the air

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    Mets left-hander Johan Santana departed his Thursday start against the Braves with a strained pectoral muscle. The 31-year-old threw a bullpen session Sunday and reported feeling fine, but a decision won’t be made about his scheduled…

  9. Chipper suspended one game for Saturday incident

    Sep 5, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones, who is on the disabled list and out for the season, was ejected from Saturday’s game against the Marlins for arguing from the dugout. Now David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an update. Chipper has been suspended for…

  10. Report: Rasmus requested trade earlier this season

    Sep 5, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a bit of news that will add lighter fluid to the stack rumors hinting at a “rift” between Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and 24-year-old outfielder Colby Rasmus. Strauss heard from sources…

  11. A-Rod returns from DL, is back in Yankees' lineup

    Sep 5, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    Good news here from Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been activated from the disabled list and is in Sunday’s lineup against the Blue Jays, batting cleanup and again manning the hot corner. A-Rod has been officially sidelined for about three weeks with a strained left calf and has…

  12. Javier Lopez will miss free agency by five days

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    The rules that dictate free agency in Major League Baseball can often be cruel, as Giants reliever Javier Lopez is just about to find out. The 33-year-old lefty has posted a stellar 2.38 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 53 innings this season between the Pirates and Giants while holding left-handed batters to a .157/.260/.253 batting…

  13. Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: "I won't lose again"

    Sep 5, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

    Athletes sure do love making guarantees. The Cardinals were defeated in decisive fashion Saturday by the Reds due in large part to a shaky performance by starter Adam Wainwright. He allowed seven hits and five runs…

  14. O's top Rays, Buck Showalter wins 900th career game

    Sep 5, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

    It doesn’t mean much of anything and its not going to shake up the AL East standings at this point in the season, but the Orioles continue to win ballgames under new manager Buck Showalter. The O’s topped the Rays 8-4 on Saturday night…

  15. Chipper Jones, on DL, ejected from Braves' bench

    Sep 4, 2010, 9:55 PM EDT

    Braves veteran Chipper Jones tore the ACL in his left knee in early August and was ruled out for the rest of the season.  But that doesn’t mean he’s taking a back seat as the Braves march toward their first playoff berth since 2005. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chipper was ejected…

  16. Josh Hamilton undergoes X-rays on sore rib cage

    Sep 4, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

    The Rangers aren’t off to the best start here in September.  They’ve dropped two straight games to the Twins at Target Field and now center fielder Josh Hamilton is even more banged up, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hamilton, already battling a semi-serious knee injury and back soreness, collided with the…

  17. Johan Santana leaves Thursday start with pectoral strain

    Sep 2, 2010, 10:02 PM EDT

    From New York’s WFAN comes word that Mets left-hander Johan Santana was lifted from his Thursday start against the Braves due to a strained pectoral muscle. Santana threw only 65 pitches and lasted only five innings.  He was great while on the rubber, allowing just three hits and one earned run while racking up three…

  18. D'Backs set to promote veteran lefty Mike Hampton

    Sep 2, 2010, 9:34 PM EDT

    Here’s an odd one. According to Ken Rosenthal of, the Diamondbacks are planning to call up veteran left-hander Mike Hampton from Triple-A Reno before Friday’s game…

  19. Olney: MLB will suspend Nyjer Morgan on Friday

    Sep 2, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    Major League Baseball is finally ready to levy a punishment on Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan for his various outbursts over the past few weeks. Morgan threw a ball at a fan in Philadelphia in mid-August, intentionally plowed…

  20. Tom Gorzelanny has hairline fracture in pinkie finger

    Sep 2, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

    Cubs left-hander Tom Gorzelanny was lifted from his Wednesday start against the Pirates after just 2 2/3 innings when he was nailed in the pitching hand by a comebacker.  An MRI was taken almost immediately but it showed nothing in the way of a fracture. Well, the news got worse Thursday.  According to Dave van…

  21. Nolasco shut down for the rest of the 2010 season

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Bad news for the Marlins tonight, but news they should have seen coming. According to Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald, Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is going to be shut down for the rest of the season and will undergo…

  22. Manny Ramirez will trim his dreadlocks this week

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

    In case anyone cares — OK, everyone cares — Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that new White Sox designated hitter Manny Ramirez will trim his long-flowing dreadlocks on either Thursday or Friday of this week to comply with his new club’s rules about overgrown hair. How’d Cafardo get that information?  Manny’s barber. …

  23. Nyjer Morgan charges mound, incites brawl in Florida

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    The same player who threw a ball at a fan in Philadelphia in mid-August, steamrolled an unsuspecting Cardinals backup catcher last week, and gave Marlins catcher Brett Hayes a dislocated shoulder on Tuesday night with a ridiculous hockey-like check at home plate is back at it again. Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan started a benches-clearing clearing…

  24. Pettitte throws second bullpen session, feels "good"

    Sep 1, 2010, 8:22 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte continues to make progress in his rehab from a strained left groin. According to Mike Mazzeo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the veteran left-hander threw a 55-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and reported…

  25. Reds to call up Aroldis Chapman on Tuesday

    Aug 30, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    As Craig said earlier, rather than wait until Sept. 1 to make the move, the Reds announced that they’ll call up Aroldis Chapman on Tuesday to pitch out of their pen. The timing of the move suggests that the Reds see Chapman as part of their postseason roster, even though he’s yet to throw a…

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