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  1. Delmon Young homers in first at-bat with Phillies

    Apr 30, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Delmon Young was finally activated off the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon and did this three pitches into his first at-bat in a Phillies uniform on Tuesday night … Young signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Philadelphia in late January. He underwent microfracture ankle surgery last September and spent the first four weeks of the…

  2. Nick Swisher out Tuesday with sore left shoulder

    Apr 30, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    From Jordan Bastian of MLB.com comes word that Nick Swisher will not play in the Indians’ game Tuesday night against the Phillies because of left shoulder soreness. The right fielder might also sit out Wednesday, but it’s not considered a serious injury and he is fully expected avoid the disabled list. Swisher is batting .265/.386/.410…

  3. Bryce Harper documentary airs Tuesday 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

    Apr 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

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    It’s called “Bryce Begins.” Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post explains: The film draws on MLB Productions’s access to the imagery and behind-the-scenes footage of Harper’s time with the Nats, and the hundreds of hours [filmmaker Jess Atkinson] spent with Harper and his family in 12 different cities over the past two years. It draws on…

  4. Sean Burnett lands on disabled list with forearm irritation

    Apr 28, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez comes word that the Angels have placed left-handed reliever Sean Burnett on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, because of irritation in his left forearm. Tests taken this weekend ruled out structural damage, but Burnett has been experiencing arm discomfort for the past couple of weeks and needs some…

  5. Nationals hoping to get Ryan Zimmerman back on Friday

    Apr 28, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is scheduled to play in minor league rehab games at High-A Potomac on Tuesday and Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday’s series-opener against the Pirates. This according to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. Zimmerman has been sidelined since April 17 with a left hamstring…

  6. A’s activate Yoenis Cespedes and DFA Casper Wells

    Apr 28, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the A’s have activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the 15-day disabled list and designated outfielder Casper Wells for assignment to clear a spot on the roster. Wells, owner of a respectable 108 career OPS+, has now been designated for assignment three times this month. He began the year with…

  7. Ricky Romero pitches well in first start at High-A Dunedin

    Apr 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Ricky Romero surrendered 17 hits, 10 walks and 11 runs in 13 innings this spring and was not on the Blue Jays’ active roster when camp broke. But his debut Saturday with the Jays’ affiliate in the Florida State League provided a glimmer of hope. According to John Lott of the National Post, Romero allowed…

  8. Diamondbacks activate Jason Kubel from disabled list

    Apr 28, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Via the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter feed: OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate Jason Kubel from 15-day disabled list. Corresponding move to be announced later. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 28, 2013 Kubel was scheduled to play in rehab games on Monday and Tuesday at Triple-A Reno, but the 14-10 Diamondbacks have suddenly scrapped that plan. Kubel wound up…

  9. White Sox place Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow muscle

    Apr 28, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    According to the official White Sox Twitter feed, right-handed starter Gavin Floyd has been placed on 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow. Deunte Heath, a reliever, was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to fill the roster vacancy. Floyd suffered the elbow strain Saturday in the third inning of an eventual 10-4 loss…

  10. Matt Moore is 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA through five starts

    Apr 28, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Rays left-hander Matt Moore experienced some growing pains last summer but still wound up posting a respectable 3.81 ERA over 177 1/3 innings. This season, at age 23, he looks ready to become a legitimate ace. Moore allowed only one run and struck out nine over six innings Saturday in the Rays’ 10-4 win over the White…

  11. Phillies reinstate Carlos Ruiz from suspension

    Apr 28, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com 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…

  12. Rockies promote Nolan Arenado, DFA Chris Nelson

    Apr 28, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’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.…

  13. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 28, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

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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…

  14. Jose Valverde earns save in first appearance

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

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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…

  15. Francisco Liriano expected to make Pirates debut May 10

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

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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…

  16. Michael Saunders on track to return early next week

    Apr 24, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Greg Johns of MLB.com 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…

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

    Apr 24, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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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…

  18. Hanley Ramirez aiming to begin rehab assignment next week

    Apr 24, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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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…

  20. Erick Aybar will not be ready until next week

    Apr 23, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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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.…

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

    Apr 23, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

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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…

  22. Shaun Marcum cleared to make Mets debut on Saturday

    Apr 23, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

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    Anthony DiComo of MLB.com 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…

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

    Apr 21, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Apr 21, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Apr 21, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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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…

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