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  1. Yasmani Grandal placed on 60-day disabled list

    Jul 7, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the Padres have put catcher Yasmani Grandal on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury suffered Saturday when Anthony Rendon slid into his legs at home plate while trying to break up a double play. Rene Rivera was called up from Triple-A Tucson in a corresponding…

  2. Ricky Nolasco will make Dodgers debut on Tuesday; Chris Capuano moved to bullpen

    Jul 7, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Ken Gurnick of MLB.com comes word that right-hander Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to make his debut for the Dodgers on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks at Arizona’s Chase Field. It’ll be an important outing for Nolasco, who was acquired on Saturday evening from the Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Steve Ames,…

  3. Yankees claim 1B Travis Ishikawa from Orioles

    Jul 7, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Yankees have claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Orioles. Kevin Youkilis (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move to clear a 40-man roster spot. Ishikawa will meet up with the Yankees on Monday in New York and could see…

  4. Nationals “have kicked the tires on” Matt Garza

    Jul 7, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has it: The Nationals have kicked the tires on Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, one person familiar with the situation said. Talks between the teams have not progressed to the point of the Nationals offering the Cubs a formal proposal. Garza is also thought to be drawing trade interest from the…

  5. Joakim Soria finally cleared to join Rangers bullpen

    Jul 7, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Joakim Soria agreed to a two-year, $8 million free agent contract with the Rangers in December 2012. And he is finally ready to begin contributing. Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports that the right-hander was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday morning and will be in the Rangers’ bullpen for Sunday afternoon’s…

  6. MRI taken Saturday night on Yadier Molina’s right knee showed no structural damage

    Jul 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent a wave of fright through the Midwest on Saturday when he announced in his postgame press conference that Yadier Molina was on his way to the hospital to have his right knee examined by team doctors. But the Cardinals and their fans can breathe again. According to USA Today’s Bob…

  7. Pirates activate A.J. Burnett from the disabled list

    Jul 7, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    As planned, the Pirates have activated right-handed starter A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list. He will start for the Pirates on Sunday afternoon against the Cubs after sitting out for the past three-plus weeks because of a strained right calf muscle. Burnett has registered a fantastic 3.12 ERA and 1.13 ERA in 14 starts…

  8. UPDATE: Yankees option Michael Pineda to AAA

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

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    Michael Pineda has a 2.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 22/10 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings since he was cleared last month to begin a minor league rehab assignment. But the Yankees aren’t enticed yet. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, there’s a strong possibility that Pineda will be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…

  9. Ryan Braun feeling “great” after live batting practice

    Jul 7, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Ryan Braun (hand) may be ready to be activated from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break. MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the rehabbing outfielder went through a session of live batting practice Saturday afternoon at Milwaukee’s Miller Park for the first time since hitting the shelf and said later that his right hand…

  10. Derek Jeter goes 0-for-2 with a walk in first rehab game

    Jul 7, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Jeter‘s first rehab game is in the books. According to the official Twitter account of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the veteran shortstop finished 0-for-2 with a walk and fielded the one ball that was hit to him at shortstop on Saturday night against the Phillies’ International League affiliate out of Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.…

  11. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 7, 2013, 8:47 AM EDT

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    The Tigers are beginning to create some distance again in the American League Central standings. Anibal Sanchez pitched efficiently in his first start back from the 15-day disabled list and Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder combined for a total of six RBI as Detroit topped Cleveland 9-4 on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field.…

  12. Diamondbacks talking to Brewers about Yovani Gallardo

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has the big scoop: The Diamondbacks and Brewers have been talking about possible trades involving Milwaukee veteran righthanded starter Yovani Gallardo, and one of the Arizona names that’s surfaced in discussions is top pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs. But a person familiar with the talks told Heyman that “there’s no traction at this point” toward a trade.…

  13. Alex Rodriguez goes 0-for-2 in second and final rehab game with Low-A Charleston RiverDogs

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is ready to shift his minor league rehab assignment to another one of the organization’s lower-level affiliates. A-Rod finished 0-for-2 on Tuesday in his first rehab game with the Low-A Charleston RiverDogs and was 0-for-2 again on Wednesday evening, grounding out twice on the infield. But he had no issues…

  14. Jay-Z has a Scott Boras dis on his new album

    Jul 3, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Scott Boras admitted to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal in April that he was blindsided by Robinson Cano‘s decision to abruptly leave the Boras Corporation for a new sports agency started by rap mogul Jay-Z. So it’s probably safe to say that Boras is not going to like this: [Jay-Z], who recently began work as a…

  15. Matt Holliday out again with back and neck stiffness

    Jul 3, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Angels due to stiffness in his neck and back. And he’s apparently not feeling any better. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, Holliday is out of the Cardinals’ batting order for a second consecutive game Wednesday in Anaheim.  Allen Craig…

  16. Clay Buchholz says he has “finally turned a corner” in his recovery from neck, shoulder pain

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Evan Drellich, beat writer for MassLive.com, tells the story: BOSTON — Maybe Clay Buchholz will need just one rehab start after all. That’s a scenario the Red Sox right-hander suggested was possible Wednesday, on a day he said he felt like he had “finally turned a corner” in his recovery from right-shoulder bursitis. He threw…

  17. Adam Lind is back in the Blue Jays’ starting lineup

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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    From John Lott of Canada’s National Post comes word that Adam Lind is in the Blue Jays’ starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Tigers after sitting out Monday and Tuesday due to tightness in the middle of his back. He willl serve as Toronto’s designated hitter while Mark DeRosa plays first. The mid-back tightness was never…

  18. Anibal Sanchez scheduled to return on Saturday

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

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    Anibal Sanchez was forced from his rehab start Monday night at High-A Lakeland after taking a line drive off his left calf in the top of the second inning. But the right-hander is apparently feeling just fine. According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Sanchez has been cleared to return to the Tigers’ starting rotation on Saturday…

  19. Homer Bailey becomes the 28th pitcher in major league history to throw multiple no-hitters

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

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    The two most recent no-hit performances in Major League Baseball belong to Cincy’s Homer Bailey. Bailey’s first, last September 28 at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, required 115 pitches and played out in front of a small opposing crowd of yellow and black. The scene on Tuesday night was a little more special. Bailey needed only 109…

  20. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Giants

    Jul 2, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    TOP OF THE NINTH: Bailey made a nice play on a high-bouncing comebacker from the Giants’ No. 8 hitter, Brandon Crawford, to get the first out in the ninth and struck out pinch-hitter Tony Abreu with a 97 mph fastball for the second out. Gregor Blanco, who drew the walk in the seventh inning to break…

  21. Alex Rodriguez goes 0-for-2 in first rehab game

    Jul 2, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez just concluded his first minor league rehab game with the Low-A Charleston RiverDogs. And while he didn’t contribute much in the way of offense, the night was far from a failure. The veteran third baseman grounded into a double play in his first at-bat and struck out looking in his second at-bat, but…

  22. MLB umpire Brian Runge fired for drug violation

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Ben Walker of the Associated Press shares this exclusive story behind Major League Baseball’s dismissal of umpire Brian Runge: MLB announced on June 14 that Brian Runge was no longer on the staff and that a Triple-A umpire had been promoted, but didn’t give a reason. Only once since 2000 had such a change been made in…

  23. Evan Longoria back in Rays’ starting lineup Tuesday night after flareup of plantar fasciitis

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    As first reported by beat writer Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Evan Longoria is back in the Rays’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros after sitting out all weekend following a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Longoria is batting cleanup and will serve as the Rays’ designated…

  24. Dexter Fowler placed on disabled list with sore wrist

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore right wrist. Edgmer Escalona was activated and added to the Colorado bullpen in a corresponding roster move. Fowler’s 15-day disabled list stint is retroactive to June 26, so he will be…

  25. Ryan Sweeney diagnosed with fracture in left rib cage

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com beat reporter Carrie Muskat: Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney has a fractured left rib, suffered when he crashed into the outfield wall at Safeco Field on Saturday, and will not be able to do any baseball activities for four to six weeks. Sweeney was injured after catching Kendrys Morales’ fly ball for the second…

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