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  1. David Price plays catch for second consecutive day

    May 28, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

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    David Price is suddenly making steady progress. According to beat writer Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, the ace left-hander played catch for a second straight day this afternoon at Tropicana Field. He made 35 throws Monday morning from 60 feet and then threw another 35 from 65-75 feet on Tuesday, reporting no problems…

  2. Oscar Taveras placed on disabled list at Triple-A Memphis

    May 28, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

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    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Memphis, more than two weeks after he suffered a right ankle injury while sliding hard into the second base bag. Taveras has been able to jog lightly and perform some low-intensity agility…

  3. Clay Buchholz cleared to start Friday against the Yankees

    May 28, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Clay Buchholz was scratched from his scheduled turn in the Red Sox rotation on Monday against the Phillies due to discomfort in his collarbone. But he checked out fine in a visit with team doctors and was able to throw this week, so the right-hander has been cleared to start on Friday night against the…

  4. Austin Jackson is still a couple weeks away

    May 26, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Lynn Henning of the Detroit News has an update on center fielder Austin Jackson‘s slow-moving rehabilitation from a strained left hamstring: “Threw today,” Jackson said Friday as he made it clear he will not be returning quickly from a left hamstring that began acting up two weeks ago and placed him on the disabled list…

  5. Kevin Youkilis to begin rehab assignment this week

    May 26, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger that third baseman Kevin Youkilis will play in his second extended spring training game on Monday in Tampa, Florida and could embark on a minor league rehab assignment as early as Wednesday if all goes according to plan. “I feel good. I feel healthy,”…

  6. Santiago Casilla will undergo knee surgery this week

    May 26, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area, Giants reliever Santiago Casilla is scheduled to undergo surgery this week to remove a cyst from his right knee. The Giants won’t make a guess on a recovery timetable until the procedure is completed. “Immobilized at least a few weeks,” is what head Giants trainer…

  7. Ian Kennedy scratched from Monday start after slicing right index finger while doing dishes

    May 26, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    Cleaning dishes is the worst. The absolute worst. Case in point … #Dbacks RHP Kennedy suffered laceration on inside of right index finger. Doing dishes, Gibson told us. — Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) May 26, 2013 Kennedy has been scratched from his scheduled start in the first half of Monday’s day-night doubleheader against the Rangers. Tyler…

  8. Cardinals may be calling up 2012 first-rounder Michael Wacha

    May 26, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have lost Jaime Garcia, Jake Westbrook and John Gast in the past few weeks to arm injuries, and they’re having to take drastic measures to fill all of those rotation openings. This next move might be the most drastic of all. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, right-hander Michael Wacha — the 18th overall…

  9. Eduardo Nunez suffers setback in recovery from rib injury

    May 26, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    From Erik Boland of Newsday comes word that Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez has suffered a setback with his rib cage injury and will be on the disabled list for much longer than initially expected. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Boland that Nunez tried to “amp it up” during a round of batting practice on Saturday…

  10. Ryan Ludwick won’t be back until mid-August

    May 26, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT

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    The assumption after Ryan Ludwick underwent April shoulder surgery was that he would miss around three months. But it’s going to be closer to five. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer spoke to Ludwick Saturday about his timetable. “People seem to be under the impression that I’ll be back in the middle of July and that’s a complete…

  11. David Price is not close to returning to the Rays

    May 26, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Rays left-hander David Price is eligible to return from the disabled list on Friday. But that will not happen. According to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune, Price is beginning to feel better but has not begun a throwing program and is still at least a couple weeks away from stepping back atop a mound.…

  12. Jake Peavy threw his 14th career complete game Saturday

    May 26, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Yes, he was facing the worst team in the major leagues. But it was still an impressive outing. Jake Peavy pitched all nine innings Saturday in Chicago’s 2-1 victory over the Marlins, fanning five batters and allowing only six hits in his second consecutive 117-pitch start. It was his 14th career complete game, and he…

  13. Phillies activate Mike Adams from the disabled list

    May 26, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    As confirmed on MLB.com’s official transactions page, the Phillies have activated setup man Mike Adams from the 15-day disabled list. Right-handed reliever B.J. Rosenberg was sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley late Saturday night to clear a roster spot. Adams landed on the disabled list May 20, retroactive to May 11, with a strain in his…

  14. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 26, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

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    The Reds are 16-5 since the first day of May. 16-5. That run of success continued on Saturday evening at Great American Ball Park as Homer Bailey went six strong innings and Aroldis Chapman earned his 12th save in an easy 5-2 defeat of the visiting Cubs. Bailey now owns a 3.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP…

  15. Don Mattingly will still be the Dodgers’ manager on Friday

    May 22, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

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    Don Mattingly had some harsh things to say about the club he manages on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many to guess that he might be officially canned at some point during Thursday’s scheduled team off day. But that apparently will not happen. Via the Los Angeles Times: Don Mattingly will be managing the Dodgers on Friday when they open a…

  16. Rockies option second baseman Josh Rutledge to Triple-A

    May 22, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Josh Rutledge showed signs of promise in 2012 when he hit eight home runs, stole seven bases and registered a .775 OPS in 73 games as a 23-year-old. But the middle infielder has failed to meet the hype so far in 2013 and was officially optioned Wednesday evening to Triple-A Colorado Springs according to beat…

  17. Jake Westbrook feeling lingering discomfort in right elbow

    May 22, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals learned today that Jaime Garcia needs what will likely be season-ending shoulder surgery. And now another starter is in trouble. According to MLB.com beat writer Jenifer Langosch, sinkerballer Jake Westbrook was unable to make it beyond 20 pitches in a bullpen session this evening because of lingering discomfort in his right elbow. He…

  18. Nick Swisher to return from paternity leave on Friday

    May 22, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Indians first baseman Nick Swisher was placed on the paternity leave list Tuesday following the birth of his daughter. After getting a few days to spend with his family’s newest addition, he will return to the Tribe’s starting lineup on Friday night in Boston. This according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Swisher, 32, is batting…

  19. David Freese sitting Wednesday for a third straight game

    May 22, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

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    David Freese suffered a gash on his right thumb Sunday when he lunged to tag Norichika Aoki on the left leg during a rundown along the third base line. It was only a minor cut, but he got stitches after the game and has not made an appearance since. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Freese is…

  20. Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop diagnosed with stress fracture in back, out 6-8 weeks

    May 22, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles infield prospect Jonathan Schoop has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back and is likely to need 6-8 weeks of rest. He will meet with another doctor this week for a second opinion, but the initial diagnosis probably won’t change. Schoop is hitting .268/.331/.386 with three…

  21. Kevin Gausman will make Orioles debut on Thursday

    May 21, 2013, 11:12 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles will call up top pitching prospect Kevin Gausman to start Thursday in their series opener versus the Blue Jays. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told MLB.com just one week ago that the 22-year-old right-hander was “doing fine at Double-A” and not close to a promotion, but…

  22. Jered Weaver could return from the disabled list next week

    May 21, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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    Finally some good news for the Anaheim Angels. According to beat writer Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, staff ace Jered Weaver could be activated from the disabled list for a start next week if everything goes well during his appearance in an extended spring training game on Wednesday. Weaver has been out since…

  23. Chris Sale won’t start Wednesday against the Red Sox because of left shoulder tendinitis

    May 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com has the news: Chris Sale has been scratched from Wednesday’s start with mild tendinitis in his left posterior shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. … A team official said Sale is expected to make his next start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Hector Santiago will take the mound in his place. Sale has…

  24. Salvador Perez is day-to-day with a deep hip bruise

    May 21, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Monday’s game against the Astros after slamming into the fence in front of the home dugout at Houston’s Minute Maid Park while trying to track down a foul popup. Perez has been diagnosed with a deep right hip bruise, according to beat writer Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star,…

  25. Chase Utley scratched from Phillies’ lineup with pain in side

    May 21, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    From Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com comes word that the Phillies have scratched second baseman Chase Utley from Tuesday’s game against the Marlins because of pain in his right side. The Phillies aren’t giving out many details, only saying that Utley will be reevaluated by team doctors on Wednesday. He apparently felt the discomfort while taking pregame batting…

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