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  1. Alfonso Soriano booed heavily in The Friendly Confines

    Jun 17, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

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    Here’s something a little uncommon for Wrigley Field. Or anywhere, really. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com’s CubsTalk describes the scene: There were two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning when [Alfonso] Soriano hit a rocket line drive at Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who appeared to have secured it in his glove. Soriano…

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 17, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

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    Doug Fister‘s first start back went swimmingly. The 28-year-old right-hander — who missed around two weeks with a strained side muscle — delivered six scoreless innings Saturday in the Tigers’ 4-1 defeat of the Rockies at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Fister allowed only three hits and walked just one batter while racking up six strikeouts. He…

  3. John Danks checks out fine after visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum

    Jun 16, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

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    White Sox left-hander John Danks felt renewed discomfort in his throwing shoulder after making a start last week at Triple-A Charlotte, but a visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum this weekend turned up “no bad news” and the starter should be cleared to resume his rehab work at some point in the near future. This via…

  4. Brandon Beachy leaves outing with right elbow discomfort

    Jun 16, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Brandon Beachy reported feeling soreness in his right elbow after allowing two earned runs in five innings last Friday night against the Blue Jays, so the Braves gave him an extra three days of rest leading into tonight’s matchup with the Orioles. But that strategy wasn’t very successful. Beachy was lifted in the fourth inning…

  5. Carl Crawford nearing a minor league rehab assignment

    Jun 16, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford is finally beginning to make progress. According to beat writer Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the rehabbing outfielder felt no discomfort in his left elbow or wrist while playing long-toss from a distance of 110 feet on Saturday and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he is “pretty close to playing in…

  6. Yoenis Cespedes aggravates strained hamstring on groundout

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

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    A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was in the Oakland starting lineup on Wednesday for the first time in five days. But now he’s likely headed to the disabled list. According to MLB.com’s Jane Lee, Cespedes re-aggravated the left hamstring strain that he suffered last Thursday on a groundout to first base in the second inning of Wednesday night’s…

  7. Tigers said to have “lukewarm” interest in Vladimir Guerrero

    Jun 13, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers

    This is hardly a report or even a rumor, but we’ll pass it along anyway. From FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi: #Tigers interest in free agent Vladimir Guerrero is lukewarm, source says. Not clear if they will pursue him at this point. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 13, 2012 The Tigers have stuck with their…

  8. MRI on Brandon McCarthy’s shoulder rules out major damage

    Jun 13, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT

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    The A’s sent Brandon McCarthy back to the Bay Area on Tuesday to get an MRI on his right shoulder. The results are in, and the news is positive. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, structural damage has been ruled out and Oakland skipper Bob Melvin is optimistic that the 28-year-old right-hander won’t need another…

  9. Adam Dunn scratched Wednesday due to slight ankle sprain

    Jun 13, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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    From Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune comes word that slugger Adam Dunn has been scratched from Wednesday night’s game against the Cardinals due to a “slightly” sprained left ankle. It’s obviously not a serious injury, but Dunn seems likely to remain sidelined for Thursday’s series finale in St. Louis given that the DH…

  10. Freddy Galvis diagnosed with back fracture, out indefinitely

    Jun 13, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

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    More rough health news for the 2012 Phillies. According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, infielder Freddy Galvis was diagnosed Wednesday evening with a pars fracture in his lower back. He will be in a back brace for at least the next three weeks and the Phillies’ medical team can’t say for certain when he might be…

  11. Giants won’t skip Tim Lincecum’s next turn in the rotation

    Jun 12, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has registered an ugly 6.94 ERA in two starts this month and owns a 6.00 overall ERA this season, but San Francisco management is not going to tweak his schedule, or make up a phantom injury or anything like that. Via the San Jose Mercury News‘ Alex Pavlovic: Bochy met with Sabean today and…

  12. Troy Tulowitzki to begin playing in rehab games Wednesday

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post has the good news: Rockies’ two-time all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday in Triple-A Colorado Springs. He’s likely to play two-to-three games with Sky Sox, leaving him in position to join the Rockies over the weekend in Detroit or Tuesday for the opening of the…

  13. Brandon Morrow headed to disabled list with oblique strain

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Tests taken Tuesday afternoon on Brandon Morrow‘s left oblique confirmed what pretty much everyone expected: he has a strain, and is going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. This according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com. Morrow suffered the injury just nine pitches into his outing Monday night against the Nationals. He seems…

  14. Matt Holliday back in Cardinals’ lineup Tuesday evening

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com comes word that outfielder Matt Holliday is back in the St. Louis starting lineup on Tuesday night as the Cardinals open a three-game interleague series at Busch Stadium against the visiting White Sox. Holliday was held out of action on Saturday and Sunday due to back spasms. He rested…

  15. Brandon McCarthy scratched Wednesday with sore shoulder

    Jun 12, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Bad news here for the A’s and Brandon McCarthy. According to MLB.com’s Jane Lee, the 28-year-old right-hander has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Rockies due to lingering soreness in his throwing shoulder. McCarthy is headed back to the Bay Area for an MRI and seems likely to be placed on the…

  16. Twins close to deal with No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton

    Jun 10, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune was informed by the agent for No. 2 pick Byron Buxton on Sunday that a contract agreement is drawing near between the Twins and the 18-year-old outfielder. Buxton is scheduled to arrive in the Twins Cities on Monday morning and will likely take his customary pre-signing physical Tuesday. If…

  17. Brian Roberts likely to rejoin Orioles on Tuesday

    Jun 10, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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    MASN’s Roch Kubatko shares the good news: The Orioles’ brain trust will meet tomorrow during the off-day and decide whether to activate second baseman Brian Roberts from the 60-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s game against the Pirates at Camden Yards. Roberts must first make it through one final rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Norfolk, but that shouldn’t be…

  18. Nelson Cruz day-to-day with sore right Achilles tendon

    Jun 10, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz made an early exit from Saturday’s loss to the Giants after experiencing soreness in his right Achilles tendon. It’s not thought to be a serious issue, but the 31-year-old slugger is not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale. According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Cruz believes the discomfort was…

  19. Report: Jorge Soler to sign with an organization by Monday

    Jun 10, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Mike Puma and George King III of the New York Post pass along this big-time update on the status of a particular unsigned Cuban defector: According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow. Meaning negotiations are currently underway. The Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers and Braves…

  20. Braves activate Chipper Jones from 15-day disabled list

    Jun 10, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, the Braves have activated third baseman Chipper Jones from the disabled list and are batting him third in Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays. Outfielder Jose Constanza was optioned back to Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding roster move. Jones missed just under three weeks with a left…

  21. Bryce Harper out of Nats’ lineup for first time since promotion

    Jun 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Nationals outfielders Harper, Moore and Nady congratulate each other after beating the Red Sox in their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Even 19-year-old phenoms need rest, apparently. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com’s Nats Insider reports that outfielder Bryce Harper is out of the lineup Sunday for the first time since being promoted to the majors more than six weeks ago. Tyler Moore will play left field, Roger Bernadina will cover center field and Xavier Nady will handle…

  22. Hiroki Kuroda has ankle bruise, expects to make next start

    Jun 10, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was forced from a brilliant outing Friday night against the Mets after getting struck in the left ankle by a Daniel Murphy line drive. But X-rays turned up negative for a fracture and he’s on track to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Braves in Atlanta. According to Marc…

  23. Marlins bring back first baseman Gaby Sanchez

    Jun 10, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

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    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins have recalled first baseman Gaby Sanchez from Triple-A New Orleans for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the visiting Rays. Sanchez was demoted to the minor leagues in mid-May after opening the 2012 regular season with a .197/.244/.295 batting line over his first 131…

  24. Daisuke Matsuzaka surrenders four runs in season debut

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s first start back from Tommy John surgery Saturday against the Nationals served as a kind of microcosm for his major league career: he was sharp at times, but inconsistency did him in. Dice-K opened with a perfect first frame, fanning Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Zimmerman, and inducing a pop-up out of phenom Bryce Harper. The…

  25. Matt Holliday out again Sunday with back spasms

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

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    The adversity continues to pile up in St. Louis. According to Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday will be held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Indians due to back spasms. It’s not a major injury and isn’t in danger of becoming one, but…

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