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  1. Evan Longoria expects to avoid the disabled list

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

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    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria did not play Saturday and will not be in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers due to a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. But he fully expects to avoid a stint on the disabled list. “I’ve been battling with the plantar stuff for…

  2. Jacob Turner has a 1.76 ERA since his May 31 promotion

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Jacob Turner has been a well-known name in the baseball world for so long that it’s almost difficult to believe he is only 22 years old. And yet here we are. The young righty was ranked a Top-30 prospect by Baseball America three offseasons in a row (2010-2012) and is rounding into a pretty nice…

  3. Hanley Ramirez is scorching hot

    Jun 30, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

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    Hanley Ramirez is the hottest hitter on the planet. The shortstop went 3-for-4 with a home run and three total RBI in the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday night in Los Angeles and is now batting .383/.424/.700 in 66 plate appearances since his return on June 4 from a severe hamstring strain.…

  4. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT

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    The longest current winning streak in the majors belongs to the Pirates (at eight straight games). The second-longest streak belongs to Anaheim. Joe Blanton surrendered just three hits over seven innings and shortstop Erick Aybar went 2-for-5 with two RBI as the Angels defeated the Astros 7-2 on Saturday night in Houston for their fifth…

  5. Jake Peavy plays catch for first time since rib fracture

    Jun 26, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

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    White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy took a nice first step Wednesday in his recovery from a fractured rib. According to beat writer Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Peavy was able to throw for about seven minutes from a distance of around 75 feet and reported no physical issues. “It was good,” he told…

  6. Oscar Taveras back on the disabled list at AAA Memphis

    Jun 25, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

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    It has been more than six weeks since top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras suffered a right high ankle sprain during an awkward slide into second base. And the injury is still giving him all sorts of trouble. According to columnist Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Taveras was officially placed back on the disabled…

  7. Corey Hart is now having problems with his left knee

    Jun 25, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the report: As it turns out, first baseman Corey Hart now is having trouble with his left knee — the opposite knee from the one that has kept him out all season following late-January surgery. Apparently, concentraing so much on rehabbing his “bad” knee caused the other one…

  8. Brian Cashman says A-Rod “should just shut the f— up”

    Jun 25, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    It was only a matter of time before Alex Rodriguez stepped into hot water with his new Twitter account. A-Rod tweeted a couple of hours ago — with an accompanying Instagram photo — that he was cleared “over the weekend” by Dr. Bryan Kelly to begin playing in rehab games. But Kelly is not the…

  9. Mariners recall Dustin Ackley from AAA Tacoma and place Franklin Gutierrez on disabled list

    Jun 25, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    A new outfielder arrived Tuesday at Safeco Field.’s Greg Johns reports that the Mariners have recalled Dustin Ackley from Triple-A Tacoma and will give him regular starts for the first time at a position other than second base. Ackley was moved to center field during his time in the minors while managing to hit…

  10. Carlos Gomez sitting out Tuesday with shoulder sprain

    Jun 25, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

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    From Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel comes word that center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the Brewers’ starting lineup on Tuesday evening against the Cubs because of lingering discomfort in his left shoulder. Gomez was diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain on Sunday afternoon after leaping into the center field wall to make…

  11. Angels acquire outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Mets

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

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    As first reported by’s Alden Gonzalez, the Angels have acquired Collin Cowgill from the Mets in exchange for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was officially added to the Angels’ 40-man roster and then optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he will serve as organizational depth. Johnson, a 25th-round pick in 2012, had posted a…

  12. Matt Kemp activated from disabled list and back in Dodgers’ starting lineup on Tuesday night

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp had just two hits and struck out six times during his three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Albuquerque. But that apparently doesn’t bother the Los Angeles decision-makers. According to Ken Gurnick of, Kemp has been activated from the disabled list and is in the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Tuesday night…

  13. Starlin Castro snaps 269-game consecutive starts streak

    Jun 25, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Cal Ripken Jr. can go ahead and pop some bubbly. As noted by’s Carrie Muskat, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers. It is the first time he’s been absent from Chicago’s order in the last 269 games, which was the longest active consecutive…

  14. Royals claim righty Maikel Cleto off waivers from Cardinals, DFA outfielder Quintin Berry

    Jun 23, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Royals have claimed hard-throwing right-handed reliever Maikel Cleto off waivers from the Cardinals and designated outfielder Quintin Berry for assignment to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Cleto, a 24-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, was traded from the Mariners to the…

  15. Carlos Gomez exits game with sprained left shoulder

    Jun 23, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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    This might be another major blow to the Brewers. Carlos Gomez was removed from Sunday’s game against the Braves after appearing to injure his left shoulder while leaping into the center field wall to rob Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons of extra bases. He completed the catch but immediately clutched his left arm and walked off the…

  16. Joe Kelly is the Cardinals’ new fifth starter

    Jun 23, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Cardinals have not yet determined when they will use a fifth starter in the coming weeks, but they know who will be added to the rotation when they do. Joe Kelly, who held the Cardinals in Friday’s game with five shutout innings of emergency relief, will…

  17. Justin Verlander is unlikely to pitch in the All-Star Game

    Jun 23, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

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    Tigers ace Justin Verlander has a 3.72 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 92 innings this season, so he might not get invited to the 2013 All-Star Game anyway. If he is invited, he almost certainly won’t pitch. As noted by James Schmehl of, Verlander is penciled in to make his final first-half start on…

  18. Nationals place Dan Haren on the disabled list

    Jun 23, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    “There’s aches and pains,” Nationals starter Dan Haren told reporters Saturday. “Nothing I haven’t pitched through in the past. Physically, I’m OK.” But the club’s decision-makers seem to disagree. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, the Nationals are placing Haren on the 15-day disabled list. The right-hander did have back problems earlier this season…

  19. Derek Jeter takes grounders at Yankee Stadium

    Jun 23, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is suddenly making quiet progress in his recovery from left ankle surgery. According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, the rehabbing veteran took groundballs to his left and right Saturday at Yankee Stadium and told reporters afterward that the drill went “as good as it can go.” Jayson Nix watched…

  20. Nick Swisher is in the Indians’ starting lineup on Sunday afternoon for the first time in a week

    Jun 23, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    WTAM 1100’s Nick Camino reports that Nick Swisher is back in the Indians’ starting lineup on Sunday after sitting out seven full days with left shoulder discomfort. He will start at first base and bat cleanup as the Tribe wrap up a three-game weekend set with the Twins at Progressive Field. Swisher’s shoulder issues date…

  21. Edinson Volquez drawing interest from multiple teams

    Jun 23, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

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    The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is over a month away, but the winds of change are already blowing. According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, scouts from the Orioles, Phillies and Blue Jays were in attendance at Petco Park for Edinson Volquez‘s start on Saturday night against the Dodgers. The Royals also…

  22. Aaron Hill expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks this week

    Jun 23, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Tyler Killian of the Arizona Republic has the news: Second baseman Aaron Hill (broken left hand) is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks sometime during their three-game series in Washington, which starts Tuesday. Hill suffered a small fracture in his left hand when he was struck by a pitch back in early April. He was only expected to…

  23. Ian Stewart reinstated from suspension at AAA Iowa

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, the Cubs officially reinstated third baseman Ian Stewart on Saturday evening at Triple-A Iowa following his 10-game team-issued suspension. Stewart was charged with violating the loyalty clause in his contract earlier this month when he tweeted disparagingly about the Cubs organization and his standing in…

  24. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 23, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

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    With a 10-game winning streak, the Blue Jays are the hottest team in baseball. But here comes Texas. The Rangers tallied four runs on eight hits Saturday against Cardinals youngster Shelby Miller and got a promising outing from Martin Perez, winning 4-2 in the second game of a three-game set at Busch Stadium in downtown…

  25. Jose Reyes moving rehab assignment to AAA Buffalo

    Jun 19, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

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    Jose Reyes could rejoin the Jays on Monday. Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet reports that the Toronto shortstop will shift his minor league rehab assignment from High-A Dunedin to Triple-A Buffalo this Friday night, putting him one small step away from returning to the active major league roster. Reyes has been on the disabled list since…

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