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  1. Sean Burnett is done for the season

    Jul 31, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

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    The Angels’ two-year, $8 million marriage with left-handed reliever Sean Burnett is off to rocky start. Burnett has made just 13 total appearances this season because of elbow issues and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times passes along word that he has been shut down for the final two months due to ongoing joint…

  2. MRI shows no structural damage in Yadier Molina’s knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Promising news here for the second-place Cardinals. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, an MRI taken Wednesday on the sore right knee of catcher Yadier Molina showed inflammation but no structural damage. Cards manager Mike Matheny said the team is “optimistic” that Molina will only require a minimal stay on the 15-day disabled list. The Cardinals…

  3. Padres will not trade Luke Gregerson

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT

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    Padres reliever Luke Gregerson has drawn quite a bit of interest over the past few weeks. But he will apparently finish out the season in San Diego. As first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM and then confirmed by MLB.com’s Peter Gammons, the Friars have decided to hang on to Gregerson and are…

  4. Cardinals fail in pursuit of Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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    St. Louis may have its Yadier Molina fill-in. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cardinals are “in discussions to acquire” catcher Dioner Navarro via trade from the rival Cubs. Navarro has posted an impressive .294/.370/.510 batting line with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 57 games this season for Chicago. He’s a…

  5. Angels expected to keep shortstop Erick Aybar and second baseman Howie Kendrick

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals were said to have interest in executing a trade for Angels shortstop Erick Aybar on Tuesday, but those talks apparently fell apart. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Angels no longer expect to trade Aybar by today’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver deadline. Anaheim reportedly asked for one of the Cardinals’…

  6. Cardinals place catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals have placed catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Molina has been dealing with the knee injury since early July and he aggravated it on Tuesday night in St. Louis’ 6-0 loss at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. Shane Robinson has also been…

  7. Cubs may wait until August to trade Kevin Gregg

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Kevin Gregg has a 5.79 ERA in 14 innings this month and interest in him has cooled. So the Cubs are apparently pulling him back from the trade block. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Cubs “could wait until August” to deal the 35-year-old righty, who has 22 saves in 26 chances this season and a…

  8. Miguel Cabrera (hip) out of Tigers’ lineup Wednesday

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Tom Gage of the Detroit News comes word that Miguel Cabrera is being held out of the Tigers’ starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon’s series-finale against the Nationals. Cabrera left Tuesday’s game after aggravating his sore hip flexor while charging in on a groundball. Ramon Santiago will start at third base and Matt Tuiasosopo…

  9. Cardinals seeking catching help, suggesting that Yadier Molina’s knee injury is serious

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made an early exit from Tuesday night’s 6-0 loss to the Pirates with what is being labeled a right knee sprain. He is back in St. Louis on Wednesday for an MRI, which is expected to yield a more exact diagnosis. It’s probably safe to assume the injury is serious. According…

  10. Pirates, Red Sox “sniffing on” Luke Gregerson

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

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    First of all sniffing is rude and it’s appalling that major league front offices dabble in such monkey business. But let’s move on. Here’s the latest deadline-day trade rumor from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe: Pirates and Red Sox two of the teams sniffing on Padres reliever Luke Gregerson. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July…

  11. Lance Berkman admits he might be done

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

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    Lance Berkman hasn’t played since July 6 due to hip inflammation and he recently began experiencing discomfort in his surgically-repaired right knee. It might be over for the decorated 37-year-old. Berkman, who finished with MVP votes in seven different seasons and won a World Series in 2011 with the Cardinals, admitted to Anthony Andro of…

  12. Yadier Molina headed to disabled list with right knee sprain

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    The biggest series in PNC Park history is off to a promising start. For the home team, that is. The Cardinals entered the five-game set with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Pirates in the National League Central standings and are now 1 1/2 games back after three straight losses. But wait. There’s more. According…

  13. A’s acquire infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Angels

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the A’s have acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for second base prospect Grant Green. Callaspo played third base for Anaheim but will take over as Oakland’s starting second baseman with Josh Donaldson currently manning the hot corner. Green was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 MLB…

  14. Miguel Cabrera leaves game after aggravating hip injury

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Miguel Cabrera missed four consecutive games last week with a hip issue. And it’s not going away. According to MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck, the third baseman aggravated that hip injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Nationals while charging a Chad Tracy groundball. Cabrera stuck around for a few more innings,…

  15. There may be a big three-way trade coming

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick is one of the most trusted reporters in the business. Here’s his latest tweet: Hearing buzz about 3-way trade talks: Peavy to #dbacks, Kennedy to #angels. Not sure who #whitesox would get. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2013 Arizona has been shopping Ian Kennedy to free up cash for a serious…

  16. Cardinals have interest in shortstop Erick Aybar

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler shares this scoop: After talking to the White Sox about Alexei Ramirez and checking in with the Phillies on Jimmy Rollins, the Cardinals have now been in touch with the Angels about Erick Aybar, according to sources. Anaheim surely wants young pitching prospects in return and that’s something the Cardinals possess.…

  17. Yankees showing interest in Angels’ Alberto Callaspo

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are aiming to bring in a new third baseman by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. And they apparently have a specific target in mind. From Danny Knobler of CBS Sports comes word that New York’s front office has “been in touch” with the Angels about a potential trade for 30-year-old infielder Alberto…

  18. Michael Young open to destinations other than Texas

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported on Tuesday afternoon that Phillies infielder Michael Young would only approve a trade back to his old team, the Rangers. But that might not be entirely factual. Jayson Stark of ESPN is hearing from sources that Young will “consider other destinations” if the Phillies ask and that Boston would be…

  19. Michael Morse is “very available”

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Michael Morse just returned from a badly-strained right quadriceps muscle and he’s batting just .251 with a .313 on-base percentage in 56 games played this season. But he has good power and a market could develop for him at some point between now and Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. According to Joel Sherman of…

  20. Jake Peavy has his bags packed; A’s reportedly “in front”

    Jul 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Jake Peavy will soon be traded. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the veteran right-hander packed five suitcases for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field in anticipation of being dealt to a new team at some point over the next three days. The White Sox will…

  21. Miguel Sano back in action Sunday at Double-A New Britain following four-game benching

    Jul 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Miguel Sano has emerged from the Twins’ doghouse. According to Mike Bernadino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the 20-year-old third baseman is back in the starting lineup on Sunday at Double-A New Britain after sitting out four games for disciplinary reasons. Sano, a powerful young slugger with 81 homers in 349 career minor league…

  22. Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns amid allegations that he was abusive to players

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 4:07 p.m. ET: Well that didn’t take long. Spencer reports that Martinez has resigned from the Marlins. ********************* You can understand how a hitting coach might be upset with a team that has registered a collective .233/.292/.337 batting line. But this is — at any level of baseball — taking it too far: Marlins hitting…

  23. Derek Jeter homers in first at-bat since quad strain

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter homered Sunday on the first pitch of his first at-bat since returning from a Grade 1 quadriceps muscle strain. It was only his fifth at-bat of the 2013 regular season. The home run was the Yankees’ first since the All-Star break and just the third home run hit by a Yankees…

  24. Cops, witness say Tanner Scheppers ‘lost a bar fight’

    Jul 28, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers told reporters he was sucker-punched by a group of males after having dinner on Thursday night in Cleveland, thus explaining his suddenly-bruised left eye and the cuts on his face. But that might not be the actual story. A witness to Scheppers’ supposed sucker punch told Clevescene.com that the incident happened…

  25. Albert Pujols diagnosed with plantar fascia tear

    Jul 28, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

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    2013 just went from bad to worse for Albert Pujols. According to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the first baseman (err, designated hitter) was diagnosed Sunday with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. There is no timetable…

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