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  1. Don Mattingly will still be the Dodgers’ manager on Friday

    May 22, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

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    Don Mattingly had some harsh things to say about the club he manages on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many to guess that he might be officially canned at some point during Thursday’s scheduled team off day. But that apparently will not happen. Via the Los Angeles Times: Don Mattingly will be managing the Dodgers on Friday when they open a…

  2. Rockies option second baseman Josh Rutledge to Triple-A

    May 22, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Josh Rutledge showed signs of promise in 2012 when he hit eight home runs, stole seven bases and registered a .775 OPS in 73 games as a 23-year-old. But the middle infielder has failed to meet the hype so far in 2013 and was officially optioned Wednesday evening to Triple-A Colorado Springs according to beat…

  3. Jake Westbrook feeling lingering discomfort in right elbow

    May 22, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals learned today that Jaime Garcia needs what will likely be season-ending shoulder surgery. And now another starter is in trouble. According to MLB.com beat writer Jenifer Langosch, sinkerballer Jake Westbrook was unable to make it beyond 20 pitches in a bullpen session this evening because of lingering discomfort in his right elbow. He…

  4. Nick Swisher to return from paternity leave on Friday

    May 22, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Indians first baseman Nick Swisher was placed on the paternity leave list Tuesday following the birth of his daughter. After getting a few days to spend with his family’s newest addition, he will return to the Tribe’s starting lineup on Friday night in Boston. This according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Swisher, 32, is batting…

  5. David Freese sitting Wednesday for a third straight game

    May 22, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

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    David Freese suffered a gash on his right thumb Sunday when he lunged to tag Norichika Aoki on the left leg during a rundown along the third base line. It was only a minor cut, but he got stitches after the game and has not made an appearance since. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Freese is…

  6. Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop diagnosed with stress fracture in back, out 6-8 weeks

    May 22, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles infield prospect Jonathan Schoop has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back and is likely to need 6-8 weeks of rest. He will meet with another doctor this week for a second opinion, but the initial diagnosis probably won’t change. Schoop is hitting .268/.331/.386 with three…

  7. Kevin Gausman will make Orioles debut on Thursday

    May 21, 2013, 11:12 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles will call up top pitching prospect Kevin Gausman to start Thursday in their series opener versus the Blue Jays. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told MLB.com just one week ago that the 22-year-old right-hander was “doing fine at Double-A” and not close to a promotion, but…

  8. Jered Weaver could return from the disabled list next week

    May 21, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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    Finally some good news for the Anaheim Angels. According to beat writer Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, staff ace Jered Weaver could be activated from the disabled list for a start next week if everything goes well during his appearance in an extended spring training game on Wednesday. Weaver has been out since…

  9. Chris Sale won’t start Wednesday against the Red Sox because of left shoulder tendinitis

    May 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com has the news: Chris Sale has been scratched from Wednesday’s start with mild tendinitis in his left posterior shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. … A team official said Sale is expected to make his next start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Hector Santiago will take the mound in his place. Sale has…

  10. Salvador Perez is day-to-day with a deep hip bruise

    May 21, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Monday’s game against the Astros after slamming into the fence in front of the home dugout at Houston’s Minute Maid Park while trying to track down a foul popup. Perez has been diagnosed with a deep right hip bruise, according to beat writer Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star,…

  11. Chase Utley scratched from Phillies’ lineup with pain in side

    May 21, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    From Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com comes word that the Phillies have scratched second baseman Chase Utley from Tuesday’s game against the Marlins because of pain in his right side. The Phillies aren’t giving out many details, only saying that Utley will be reevaluated by team doctors on Wednesday. He apparently felt the discomfort while taking pregame batting…

  12. Nick Tepesch scratched from Wednesday start due to blister

    May 21, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have scratched Nick Tepesch from his scheduled Wednesday start against the A’s due to a blister on his right middle finger. Ross Wolf will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to pitch in his place. Tepesch developed the blister Friday evening on the only slider he threw…

  13. Rangers put Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list and call up top prospect Jurickson Profar

    May 19, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    From Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest comes word that the Rangers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list with an intercostal muscle strain and recalled top infield prospect Jurickson Profar to fill the roster vacancy. Kinsler suffered the strain Thursday while trying to duck out of the way of a…

  14. Logan Morrison to begin rehab assignment on Monday

    May 19, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Logan Morrison is finally making steady progress in his recovery from September 2012 knee surgery. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins first baseman is scheduled to begin playing in minor league rehab games on Monday with the High-A Jupiter Hammerheads. He’s spent the past week-plus taking at-bats in games at extended…

  15. Roy Oswalt looks sharp in extended spring training start

    May 19, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt should be back in the major leagues at some point in early-to-mid June. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Oswalt allowed just one hit — a leadoff bunt — over five innings Saturday in an outing at extended spring training against a group of Brewers minor leaguers. He struck out nine…

  16. Carlos Ruiz leaves game with strained right hamstring

    May 19, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    The Phillies might, yet again, be without starting catcher Carlos Ruiz for an extended period of time. Ruiz was lifted from Sunday afternoon’s game against the Reds after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in the bottom of the second inning. Ruiz will presumably be placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, and…

  17. Michael Cuddyer expects to return from disabled list Friday

    May 19, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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    From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post: Right fielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer said he is feeling much better after receiving a shot Tuesday to relieve the stiffness and soreness in his neck. He resumed baseball activities Saturday — throwing and hitting in the cage — and said he’ll be ready to come off the disabled…

  18. Andrew McCutchen scratched from Pirates’ starting lineup

    May 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that the Pirates have scratched center fielder Andrew McCutchen from their starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Astros because of soreness in his right knee. Starling Marte will slide over to center, Travis Snider will play left field and Garrett Jones will get the start in right. Gaby…

  19. Dodgers activate Mark Ellis from 15-day disabled list

    May 19, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    As first reported by beat writer Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have activated infielder Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list. Tim Federowicz was optioned to the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque to open up a roster spot. Ellis is in the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Braves,…

  20. Stephen Drew out of Red Sox lineup again on Sunday

    May 19, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Evan Drellich comes word that Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is out of the starting lineup again on Sunday against the Twins due to lingering discomfort in his lower back. Pedro Ciriaco will get the start in his place. Drew also sat out of Saturday’s game, but he is not believed to be…

  21. Ike Davis assured by Mets GM demotion is not imminent

    May 19, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

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    Ike Davis went 0-for-4 in the Mets’ loss to the Cubs on Saturday and is batting just .156/.238/.359 in 39 total games this season. But the Mets’ decision-makers still aren’t ready to do anything drastic. Despite some reports to the contrary, Davis was assured Saturday by Mets general manager Sandy Alderson that a demotion to…

  22. Jake Odorizzi will indeed make his Rays debut on Monday

    May 19, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

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    The Rays confirmed late Saturday that 23-year-old right-hander Jake Odorizzi, who was acquired from the Royals this winter in the James Shields trade, will make his debut for Tampa Bay in Monday afternoon’s series opener against the Blue Jays. This from Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Odorizzi is filling for staff ace David…

  23. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 19, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Because the Cardinals have been just as hot and currently hold the top spot in the National League Central standings, the Reds’ run of success over the past couple of weeks has flown somewhat under the radar. Cincinnati was at it again on Saturday evening at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, routing the host Phillies by…

  24. Mike Adams could be headed to the 15-day disabled list

    May 15, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Phillies setup man Mike Adams hasn’t made an appearance since last Friday because of lower back discomfort. And he’s not getting closer to returning. According to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com, the right-hander experienced lingering pain in his back Tuesday while trying to play catch and could be placed on the 15-day disabled list at some…

  25. David Price leaves start with strained left triceps

    May 15, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    A frightening development tonight for Tampa Bay. Rays left-hander David Price made an early exit from his start against the Red Sox after feeling some discomfort in his left triceps muscle. He appeared to be clenching his fist when a trainer came out to visit him, which suggests that there might have been pain shooting…

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