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  1. Mike Cameron returns to disabled list, but putting off surgery for now

    Aug 2, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    Mike Cameron is headed back to the disabled list with the same abdominal injury that kept him out for much of the season’s first two months. He played 32 games and hit .252/.310/.409 in between DL stints, but may not make it back this season because Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that “the…

  2. Expanded replay approved for World Series … in Little League

    Aug 2, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bud Selig has no plans to expand replay, but his Little League counterparts have voted to revise their replay system to “include more plays, including force outs, tags on base paths, missed bases, and hit batters.” Here’s more from the Associated Press: Umpires will still have the option to call for a replay, though managers…

  3. Good news for Randy Wolf, as tests show only a bruised hand

    Aug 2, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

    Randy Wolf was knocked out of yesterday’s start in the sixth inning when a Hunter Pence line drive struck him in the left hand, but X-rays and an MRI exam both came back negative today. He’s been diagnosed with a bruise and the Brewers have not yet ruled out Wolf making his next scheduled start…

  4. Angels calling up hot-hitting speedster Peter Bourjos

    Aug 2, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

    According to various sources the Angels are planning to call up 23-year-old outfielder Peter Bourjos from Triple-A prior to tomorrow’s game. Bourjos ranked among Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects coming into the season and has hit .314/.364/.498 at Triple-A. One of the fastest players in the minors, he has 27 steals and 12 triples in…

  5. After a strong start, Troy Glaus is hitting .159 with 0 homers in his last 32 games

    Aug 2, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    After missing nearly all of last season with a shoulder injury Glaus signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Braves and batted .281/.372/.496 with 14 homers through 69 games to basically match his career norms. Because the Braves were atop the division and Glaus was driving in a bunch of runs ESPN went so…

  6. Don Wakamatsu says Ichiro Suzuki is pitched around because the Mariners' lineup is so bad

    Aug 2, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 yesterday after striking out three times Saturday for the just the third time in his career, leaving him with the lowest OPS (.743) and second-lowest batting average (.307) in 10 seasons with Seattle. Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu suggested that the lack of capable of hitters following him in what is the…

  7. By trading Ryan Ludwick the Cardinals are counting on Jon Jay being for real

    Aug 2, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    St. Louis ranks just ninth among National League teams in runs scored–compared to second in runs allowed–and prior to Saturday’s trade deadline many people felt the Cardinals would be in the market for an offensive upgrade. Instead they traded one of their best hitters, right fielder Ryan Ludwick, to the Padres in a three-team deal…

  8. Daniel Hudson impresses in Diamondbacks debut

    Aug 2, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

    Arizona sending Edwin Jackson to Chicago for pitching prospects Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg struck me as one of the best moves of the trade deadline and the early returns are certainly encouraging. Hudson made his Diamondbacks debut yesterday against the Mets and tossed eight innings of one-run ball in a blowout victory, allowing just…

  9. Francisco Liriano's great season is even better than it looks

    Aug 2, 2010, 11:48 AM EDT

    In analyzing the Twins’ rotation struggles a couple weeks ago I noted that Francisco Liriano was suffering from some combination of bad luck and bad defense, because while his ERA was still plenty good his secondary numbers showed one of the truly elite pitching performances in all of baseball this season. At the time Liriano…

  10. Brewers preparing prospect Mat Gamel to play somewhere other than third base

    Aug 2, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Once viewed as the Brewers’ third baseman of the future, Mat Gamel’s injuries and struggles defensively have kept him in the minors far longer than expected when he ranked 34th on Baseball America‘s list of the top prospects in baseball prior to last season. Gamel got a brief look at third base last season before…

  11. Deja vu all over again: Charlie Manuel dusts off the old "vote of confidence" for Brad Lidge

    Aug 2, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    Brad Lidge blew a save Saturday for the fourth time in 14 tries, but came back yesterday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 11th save and got a vote of confidence from manager Charlie Manuel: I’ve definitely got to show him that I’m willing to stay with him and we’ll see what happens. ……

  12. Alex Rodriguez is "stuck" on 599 homers? Big deal

    Aug 2, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

    After striking out as a pinch-hitter yesterday Alex Rodriguez has gone 38 at-bats since hitting his 599th career homer and while waiting for career homer No. 600 far too many media members are acting as if it’s a drought of epic proportions. In reality Rodriguez has gone more than 38 at-bats between homers 35 different…

  13. Joe Mauer gets cortisone shot for right shoulder tendinitis

    Jul 31, 2010, 10:01 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer has been on fire since the All-Star break and remained hot tonight, going 3-for-4 in a win over the Mariners, but Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com reports that he’s been diagnosed with right shoulder tendinitis and received a cortisone shot after the game. Mauer is expected to miss at least 1-2 games, leaving Drew…

  14. Red Sox add reclamation project Jarrod Saltalamacchia in deal with Rangers

    Jul 31, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

    Moments before this afternoon’s trade deadline the Red Sox made a move to get former top catching prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia, which is interesting considering Victor Martinez and Jason Varitek are both impending free agents. Given his recent health problems and uncertain future behind the plate acquiring Saltalamacchia shouldn’t be seen as a long-term answer at…

  15. Yankees designate Chan Ho Park for assignment

    Jul 31, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

    To make room on the roster for their various trade-deadline pickups, the Yankees have designated Chan Ho Park for assignment. The move comes as no surprise, because Park has struggled mightily after signing a one-year, $1.2 million deal this offseason and earlier this week the Yankees were said to be trying to “unload” him. With…

  16. Red Sox reportedly trade reliever Ramon Ramirez to Giants

    Jul 31, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

    According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com the Red Sox have traded right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Giants, who also added left-hander Javier Lopez to the bullpen moments earlier. No word yet on what the Red Sox will receive in return, but they were said to be discussing Ramirez-for-Rod Barajas with the Mets before Barajas…

  17. Giants get lefty reliever Javier Lopez from Pirates for John Bowker and Joe Martinez

    Jul 31, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    Not exactly a blockbuster trade, but the Giants have added Javier Lopez to their bullpen as a left-handed specialist (or LOOGY). Lopez has held lefties to a .243/.337/.351 mark in 282 career innings, but the same arm angle that makes him so effective versus lefties has led to righties knocking him around to the tune…

  18. Red Sox reportedly won't trade Mike Lowell today

    Jul 31, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT

    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com the Red Sox “will not trade Mike Lowell” before this afternoon’s deadline. Boston hasn’t even activated Lowell from the disabled list yet despite his being ready to return following an impressive five-game rehab assignment at Triple-A, keeping him in roster limbo while they work on other deals. However, because…

  19. Dodgers get Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot from Cubs for Blake DeWitt and two pitching prospects

    Jul 31, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the rumored trade sending Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers is complete. Blake DeWitt is heading back to Chicago, with the Cubs also expected to get Double-A reliever Kyle Smit and 2009 third-round pick Brett Wallach. Theriot will replace DeWitt at second base for…

  20. Rays lose setup man Grant Balfour for 4-6 weeks with injury

    Jul 31, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

    In news that helps explain the Rays’ acquisition of Chad Qualls this morning, Grant Balfour is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained intercostal/rib muscle. Balfour was brilliant for the Rays in 2008, struggled for much of last season, and has been dominant again this year with a 2.08 ERA, .218 opponents’ batting average,…

  21. Rumor: Giants 'in talks' with Diamondbacks for Kelly Johnson

    Jul 31, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    Arizona’s housecleaning now seems likely to include Kelly Johnson, as FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Giants are “in talks” with the Diamondbacks for the second baseman. According to Morosi the Giants also view Johnson as a potential outfield option because he has some experience in left field as well as second base. Most…

  22. Rumor: White Sox, Tigers, and Rays "still in on Adam Dunn"

    Jul 31, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

    Jim Bowden tweets that there’s a “50-50″ chance Adam Dunn gets traded, with the White Sox, Tigers, and Rays “still in on” him. He’s often hit-or-miss with his reporting, but it’s worth noting that Bowden was the general manager in Cincinnati when the Reds drafted Dunn and was the general manager in Washington when the…

  23. UPDATE: Jake Westbrook scratched from today's start

    Jul 31, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

    UPDATE: And now he’s been scratched from the start, about 30 minutes before the first pitch, with a move to the Cardinals expected. === Amid rumors that the Cardinals and various other teams are making a run at him, as of right now Jake Westbrook is still listed as the Indians’ starter for this afternoon’s…

  24. Cubs turn down Mets' offer for Carlos Zambrano, Mets turn down Astros' offer for Brett Myers

    Jul 31, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

    According to Jon Heyman of SI.com the Mets turned down an offer from the Astros for Brett Myers and then had the Cubs turn down their offer for Carlos Zambrano. New York balked at parting with Bobby Parnell and Josh Thole for Myers, which Heyman suggests shows he’s only available “a steep price.” I don’t…

  25. UPDATE: Yankees "on verge" of trade for Lance Berkman

    Jul 30, 2010, 5:51 PM EDT

    UPDATE: A source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that Berkman gave approval of a trade to the Yankees earlier today, however he can waive the trade anytime in the next 24 hours because of his 10-5 rights. As such, this trade probably won’t be official until tomorrow afternoon. 5:10 PM: Earlier this afternoon Joel Sherman…

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