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  1. Phillies reinstate Carlos Ruiz from suspension

    Apr 28, 2013, 10:28 AM EST

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    Jim Salisbury of had news of the transaction first: Phils announce they have added Ruiz.Quintero designated for assignment. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) April 28, 2013 Ruiz is done serving his 25-game amphetamine suspension and ready to serve as the Phillies’ starting catcher after playing in just four minor league tune-up games. Erik Kratz will…

  2. Rockies promote Nolan Arenado, DFA Chris Nelson

    Apr 28, 2013, 9:31 AM EST

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    As first reported by’s Thomas Harding, the Rockies have promoted top prospect Nolan Arenado from Triple-A Colorado Springs and will make him their starting third baseman going forward. Chris Nelson, who had been getting the majority of playing time at the hot corner this season, was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot.…

  3. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 28, 2013, 8:53 AM EST

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    The Royals acquired right-handed starter Ervin Santana from the Angels this offseason for basically nothing. It’s still very early, but that’s looking like one of the best moves of the winter. Santana went seven scoreless innings on Saturday night against a tough Indians lineup, striking out five batters and issuing no walks. He now boasts…

  4. Jose Valverde earns save in first appearance

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:04 PM EST

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    Without his patented goggles but sporting a new windup and two-toned goatee, veteran right-hander Jose Valverde converted his first save of the 2013 season on Wednesday night as the Tigers defeated the Royals 7-5 at Detroit’s Comerica Park. It was his first appearance since being promoted late Tuesday to the major leagues and he retired…

  5. Francisco Liriano expected to make Pirates debut May 10

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

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    Via Karen Price of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Francisco Liriano is scheduled to pitch five innings (80 pitches) on Thursday for Triple-A Indianapolis, six innings (90 pitches) on Tuesday and 100 pitches on May 5, which puts him in line for a start with the Pirates on May 10 at the New York Mets. Liriano broke…

  6. Michael Saunders on track to return early next week

    Apr 24, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

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    Greg Johns of reports that Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is scheduled to spend the weekend on a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma before returning to Seattle’s active 25-man roster at some point early next week. Saunders has been on the 15-day disabled list since suffering a right shoulder sprain when he crashed…

  7. Red Sox option Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket

    Apr 24, 2013, 8:32 PM EST

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    From beat writer Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland comes word that the Red Sox have optioned right-hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket. Aceves was hammered for eight runs over just 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday night against the A’s, lifting his season ERA to 8.66. He also owns a brutal 2.09 WHIP and 14/12 K/BB ratio…

  8. Hanley Ramirez aiming to begin rehab assignment next week

    Apr 24, 2013, 7:18 PM EST

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    Hanley Ramirez told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles last Tuesday that he was going to return from the disabled list “way sooner” than expected. And it appears he wasn’t being overly optimistic. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Ramirez is on track to embark on a minor league rehab assignment next…

  9. Adam Wainwright continues hot start, going 8 1/3 scoreless innings against the Nationals

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:35 PM EST

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    Adam Wainwright is on some sort of mission. The 31-year-old right-hander was absolutely locked in on Tuesday evening in the nation’s capital, striking out nine batters and allowing only one walk and five hits over 8 1/3 scoreless frames against a Nationals team that carries 2013 World Series aspirations. Waino now boasts a 1.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP…

  10. Erick Aybar will not be ready until next week

    Apr 23, 2013, 9:27 PM EST

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    Angels shortstop Erick Aybar had been aiming to return from the disabled list on Thursday — the first day he is eligible. But that has now been ruled out. According to beat writer Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Aybar has reported to extended spring training in Tempe, Arizona but is not yet appearing in games.…

  11. Jose Valverde will join the Tigers on Wednesday and serve as their closer going forward

    Apr 23, 2013, 8:14 PM EST

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    Here’s the confirmation from the Tigers’ official Twitter account: Valverde will be with the club in Detroit tomorrow and manager Jim Leyland says he will be the team’s closer. — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 23, 2013 Valverde was a mess in last year’s playoffs, drew very little interest on the free agent market this winter…

  12. Shaun Marcum cleared to make Mets debut on Saturday

    Apr 23, 2013, 7:21 PM EST

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    Anthony DiComo of reports that right-hander Shaun Marcum has been cleared to make his Mets debut on Saturday against the Phillies. Marcum was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training because of biceps tendinitis and then developed neck inflammation while rehabbing his arm. But he has looked sharp in recent…

  13. Jhoulys Chacin placed on 15-day DL with lower back strain

    Apr 21, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

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    Jhoulys Chacin has posted a promising 1.46 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 16/6 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings this season. But the righty’s hot start is now on hold. According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Chacin was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday afternoon with a lower back strain…

  14. Dale Sveum suggests that Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo could be sent to Triple-A Iowa

    Apr 21, 2013, 4:32 PM EST

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    Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune has the story: Could the Cubs send Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo back to the minors for more grooming? It doesn’t seem possible considering their status as part of the core of the rebuild, not to mention the seven-year contract extension Castro received last year. But before Sunday’s finale…

  15. Yasiel Puig is on the disabled list at Double-A Chattanooga

    Apr 21, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

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    As reported Saturday by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Chattanooga because of a sprained left thumb. It is not considered a serious injury at this time. Puig almost cracked Los Angeles’ Opening Day roster this spring by batting .526 with…

  16. John Lackey is aiming to join the Red Sox on April 27

    Apr 21, 2013, 2:31 PM EST

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    Here is Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald: John Lackey will make a rehab start with Portland (AA) tomorrow — four innings, about 65 pitches — that could, barring a setback, be the one and only rehab start he would need before being re-activated from the DL with his right biceps strain. He would be on…

  17. Indians put Brett Myers on disabled list with forearm injury

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

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    As first reported by beat reporter Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100, the Indians have placed right-hander Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list because of a right forearm injury. Corey Kluber will move from a long relief job into the starting rotation and Fernando Nieve was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday to fill…

  18. Jonny Gomes orders custom bat with names of the Boston Marathon bombing victims

    Apr 21, 2013, 12:59 PM EST

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    Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes will be swinging a custom bat Sunday to honor the three who died at the Boston Marathon bombings and the MIT police officer who was shot and killed in the ensuing manhunt for the suspects. Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks shared a photo of the bat on Twitter:

  19. Ryan Hanigan placed on disabled list with oblique strain

    Apr 21, 2013, 12:07 PM EST

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    From’s Mark Sheldon comes word that the Reds have placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle. Hanigan has also been dealing with a sore right thumb and seems likely to miss about three weeks. Corky Miller was called up from Triple-A Louisville to provide depth at…

  20. Asdrubal Cabrera out Sunday with bruised left wrist

    Apr 21, 2013, 11:12 AM EST

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    From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer: Asdrubal Cabrera slipped down the dugout steps about 10 minutes before game time Saturday night and bruised his left wrist. He is not expected to play in the series finale Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The two-time All-Star was in the starting lineup. He singled in his first…

  21. Chad Billingsley hits disabled list with more elbow trouble

    Apr 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    Chad Billingsley was scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Camden Yards. But that’s not going to happen. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Billingsley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with discomfort in his pitching elbow. Stephen Fife has been…

  22. Hak-Ju Lee diagnosed with torn ligaments in left knee

    Apr 21, 2013, 9:41 AM EST

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Rays infield prospect Hak-Ju Lee suffered torn ligaments in his left knee Saturday at Triple-A Durham during an ugly collision at the second base bag. He will probably be shut down for the season. Lee, a native of Jeonju, South Korea, was batting .422/.536/.600 with a home…

  23. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:53 AM EST

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    Scott Kazmir allowed six earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in his first big league start since 2011, but the Indians enjoyed a massive day at the plate in routing the Astros 19-6 Saturday night in Houston. The Tribe combined for 22 hits — seven of which were doubles and three of which were home…

  24. Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) expected back Thursday

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:56 PM EST

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    Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t played in a week because of a left shoulder contusion. But things are suddenly looking up for the young slugger. According to Joe Frisaro of, Stanton felt fine after taking batting practice on Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to return to the Marlins’ starting lineup for Thursday night’s series-opener…

  25. Zack Greinke thinks Carlos Quentin’s eight-game suspension for charging the mound was fair

    Apr 17, 2013, 9:42 PM EST

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    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters in the aftermath of last Friday’s benches-clearing brawl that Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin should be suspended for as long as it takes Zack Greinke to fully recover from his fractured left collarbone. Greinke, though, says that would be “pretty crazy.” This is from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:…

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