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  1. Matt Harvey tweets that he’ll be ready for Opening Day 2014

    Aug 27, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Mets phenom Matt Harvey was diagnosed Monday morning with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and it likely will in Harvey’s case, but the 24-year-old right-hander is opting to keep Mets fans optimistic with messages on his personal Twitter account. Here’s…

  2. Orioles activate Wilson Betemit from 60-day disabled list

    Aug 27, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Wilson Betemit hasn’t appeared in a major league game this season due to a spring training knee injury. But that should change on Tuesday night. Betemit has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and will be available off the Orioles’ bench for Tuesday night’s series-opener at Boston’s Fenway Park. Ryan Flaherty was optioned to…

  3. Pirates “have their eyes on” Justin Morneau

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

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    The Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets on Tuesday afternoon. Now they’re chasing a first baseman. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Pittsburgh decision-makers “have their eyes on” the Twins’ Justin Morneau, who cleared waivers earlier this month and is eligible to be traded to any team. Heyman…

  4. Rays send Jeremy Hellickson to the minors

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have optioned right-handed starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to High-A Charlotte. Jeff Beliveau was recalled from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding roster move to pitch in middle relief. Hellickson has a rough 5.21 ERA in 27 starts this season and an especially-putrid 9.15…

  5. Josh Reddick leaves game after aggravating right wrist

    Aug 25, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

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    A’s outfielder Josh Reddick spent four weeks on the disabled list earlier this season with a sprained right wrist. And he may need a few more weeks off. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Reddick left Sunday’s game against the Orioles in the bottom of the sixth inning after aggravating that lingering…

  6. Roy Halladay allows two runs over six innings in first major league start since early May

    Aug 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Veteran right-hander Roy Halladay was shaky in his two minor league rehab starts and had to be rushed to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday morning for his first major league outing in almost four months. So his performance was pretty good all things considered. Brought back from the 60-day disabled list in an emergency move following…

  7. Matt Moore expects to be activated this week

    Aug 25, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune has the goods: ST. PETERSBURG — Matt Moore (sore left elbow) threw a simulated game Saturday before the Tampa Bay Rays’ 4-2 win over the visiting New York Yankees and pronounced himself ready to rejoin the rotation later this week against the Angels. Rays manager Joe Maddon watched that…

  8. Reds place Tony Cingrani on the disabled list

    Aug 25, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani made an early exit from his start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks with a lower back strain and hadn’t made enough progress by his next turn in the starting rotation so he has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The disabling is retroactive to August 21, meaning Cingrani will be eligible…

  9. Jayson Werth in Nationals’ lineup despite foot infection

    Aug 25, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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    From Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post comes word that Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals despite being diagnosed on Saturday with an infection in his right foot. The exact type and extent of the infection is unclear, but Werth has likely been prescribed…

  10. Chris Johnson scratched Sunday with turf toe

    Aug 25, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Braves third baseman Chris Johnson tripped over Allen Craig‘s leg at the first base bag in Saturday night’s 6-2 loss to the Cardinals and has now been scratched from Atlanta’s starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale at Busch Stadium with what is being called turf toe. This according to beat writer David O’Brien of the…

  11. Clay Buchholz on track for September 4 return

    Aug 25, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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    Boston’s rotation is about to get a massive boost. According to beat writer Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, right-hander Clay Buchholz is slated to make his first minor league rehab start on Sunday afternoon with Low-A Lowell and a second rehab start on Friday night. If both of those outings go well, he will…

  12. Ryan Ludwick hit his first home run of the year on Saturday night and “felt like Superman”

    Aug 25, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick tore the labrum in his right shoulder on Opening Day and sat out the next four months, so you can understand why he was thrilled to contribute in a meaningful way in Saturday night’s 6-3 victory over the visiting Brewers. Playing in just his ninth game of the 2013 regular…

  13. Joe Mauer told to rest until Tuesday

    Aug 25, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Twins catcher Joe Mauer will not return from the 7-day concussion disabled list when he’s first eligible. “Joe is at home,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony told LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Saturday night in Cleveland. “They advised him just to lay low and rest right now. They think the best…

  14. Phillies activate Roy Halladay for Sunday start

    Aug 25, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Roy Halladay was all set to make his third minor league rehab start at Double-A Reading, but the Phillies’ scheduled starter for Sunday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks had to pitch in relief in Saturday night’s 18-inning marathon loss so “Doc” is back in the bigs in a sudden change of course. CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury…

  15. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 25, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    It only seems right to use this space to update the situation in the National League Central — baseball’s tightest divisional race by far here in late 2013. Shelby Miller allowed just three hits and one earned run over seven innings and Carlos Beltran slugged his 23rd home run of the season Saturday as the…

  16. Jose Dariel Abreu establishing residency in Haiti

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

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    Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com has an update on Jose Dariel Abreu, the powerful first baseman who defected from his native Cuba earlier this month and is in the process of becoming an MLB free agent: Source: Jose Abreu is establishing residency in Haiti. There isn’t a open showcase scheduled yet & he’ll likely be an…

  17. Roy Halladay will make next rehab start at Double-A

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Veteran right-hander Roy Halladay looked shaky in a rehab start Tuesday night with Low-A Lakewood, yielding seven hits and three walks in six sluggish innings while averaging just 87 mph with his fastball. But the Phillies are going to bump him up a level anyway and let him continue his minor league rehab assignment this…

  18. Rangers sign Brendan Harris to minor league contract

    Aug 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    From Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest comes word that the Rangers have agreed to a minor league pact with infielder Brendan Harris. Harris has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, where he will function as infield depth for Texas. The 32-year-old was released by the Angels on July 23 after batting just .206/.252/.355 over 117…

  19. Jayson Nix suffers fractured left hand on HBP

    Aug 21, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

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    Not every player in pinstripes is in celebration mode on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, infielder Jayson Nix was diagnosed with a fractured left hand after getting plunked with an R.A. Dickey pitch in the bottom of the second inning. Nix is going to be reevaluated on Thursday,…

  20. Ichiro Suzuki collects 4,000th professional hit

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki slapped a first-inning single into left field Wednesday off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey for his 4,000th professional hit between North America and Japan. Ichiro was then mobbed at first base by his Yankees teammates and saluted in unique fashion by Jays second baseman and fellow countryman Munenori Kawasaki. You’re going…

  21. Jason Heyward diagnosed with fractured right jaw

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

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    The diagnosis is in on Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who was struck in the face with a Jon Niese fastball in Wednesday afternoon’s 4-1 defeat of the Mets. And it’s no good for anyone involved. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Heyward has a fracture in his right jaw and will likely be out for the…

  22. Derek Jeter to begin rehab assignment Thursday

    Aug 21, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been cleared to open a minor league rehab assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Jeter will be limited to five innings in his first game, but he should be able to play all nine innings by this weekend with an eye on…

  23. Clay Buchholz could begin rehab assignment Sunday

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

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    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald has the story: SAN FRANCISCO — Mark the calendar: Clay Buchholz could make his first minor league start Sunday. Buchholz threw 46 pitches in a four-inning simulated game here today. He pitched to right-handed hitters David Ross, Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts and threw his full repertoire of pitches. Buchholz is scheduled to throw a bullpen…

  24. Joe Mauer placed on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

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    The “dizziness” that kept Joe Mauer from the Twins’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers was apparently a symptom of something serious. MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports that the All-Star catcher has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. He’ll be eligible to return next Tuesday for the opening of a three-game series…

  25. Yasiel Puig comes off bench, hits go-ahead homer

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig was fined Tuesday afternoon for arriving late to Marlins Park and held out of the lineup for Tuesday’s game due to poor recent performance. But none of that could stop this train. Puig entered as a pinch-hitter Tuesday night in the top of the eighth inning with the score tied 4-4…

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