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  1. Scott Rolen gets cortisone injections for shoulder

    Apr 22, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Scott Rolen is absent from Friday’s lineup and iffy for the weekend after receiving two cortisone injections for soreness in his left shoulder, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. “I kind of tracked it back to San Diego,” he said, referring to an April 11-13 series. “I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I haven’t…

  2. Rockies acquire Brad Emaus from Blue Jays

    Apr 22, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Second baseman Brad Emaus, who was just returned from the Mets to the Blue Jays under the terms of his Rule 5 status, was traded from Toronto to Colorado for right-hander Chris Malone on Friday. The Rockies, presumably, will stick Emaus at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Had they wanted him for the major league team, they…

  3. Angels finally decide to give up on Brandon Wood

    Apr 20, 2011, 1:03 AM EDT

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    Following Tuesday’s 15-4 win over the Rangers, the Angels made the move many had anticipated since the end of last season, designating former top prospect Brandon Wood for assignment. The transaction opens up a roster spot for the returning Erick Aybar. Wood reached on an error in his lone at-bat in tonight’s rout. He was…

  4. Victor Martinez lands on DL with groin strain

    Apr 19, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Kevin Rand, Victor Martinez

    MLB.com’s Jason Beck confirmed Tuesday that the Tigers are placing Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list because of the strained right groin he suffered Monday night. It’s certainly not the way the Tigers wanted to go about it, but it does alleviate the playing-time conundrum that had arisen with Magglio Ordonez back from his…

  5. Giants to activate Cody Ross, could demote Brandon Belt

    Apr 19, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Cody Ross

    The Giants decided to hold off on activating Cody Ross on Tuesday, but they’ll make the move Wednesday and the writing appears to be on the wall for Brandon Belt. Belt was excluded from the Giants lineup for a second straight day Tuesday, as the team is again using Aubrey Huff at first base. Nate…

  6. Mariners’ Justin Smoak to go on bereavement list

    Apr 19, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

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    The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone reports that Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak will go on the bereavement list following a death in his family. The Mariners have yet to make it offical, but they do have backup catcher Chris Gimenez listed as their starting first baseman for Wednesday’s game versus Detroit. Mike Carp would be…

  7. Jake Peavy to miss next scheduled rehab start

    Apr 19, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    While an MRI Tuesday showed no major problems, Jake Peavy will miss his next rehab start after leaving Monday’s outing with what the White Sox are describing as muscle tenderness and irritation in his right shoulder. Peavy, who is trying to make his way back from surgery to repair a detached lat muscle in his…

  8. In need of offense, Dodgers call up top prospect Jerry Sands

    Apr 18, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT

    Jerry Sands

    After barely eeking out a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep at home, the Dodgers made a move to address their hitting problems Monday, calling up top prospect Jerry Sands from Triple-A Albuquerque. Sands, 23, was one of the PCL’s hottest hitters in the early going, having already homered…

  9. Diamondbacks place setup man Aaron Heilman on DL

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    It looks like the Diamondbacks and Aaron Heilman might have erred in trying the veteran setup man as a starter this spring.  The 32-year-old right-hander was placed on the DL for the first time in his career Friday due to a case of shoulder tendinitis. Replacing him on the roster will be 25-year-old righty Josh…

  10. Three top Yankees prospects land on disabled list

    Apr 14, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Catcher Gary Sanchez, right-hander Dellin Betances (pictured) and left-hander Manny Banuelos have all gone on the DL’s for their respective minor league teams, The LoHud Yankees blog reports. Those three players were ranked second, third and fourth respectively on Baseball America’s Top 10 Yankees prospects list behind Jesus Montero. Both pitchers have gone on the…

  11. Boof Bonser scheduled for Tommy John surgery

    Apr 14, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Boof Bonser, who was pitching for Triple-A Buffalo after failing to make the Mets out of spring training, will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. It’ll be the second lost year in the last three for Bonser, who missed 2009 after shoulder surgery.  He returned to pitch 25 innings for…

  12. Carlos Delgado: MLB’s best two-time All-Star

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    carlos delgado blue jays

    Not to say that he was particularly unfortunate — he did make nearly $150 million in his career — but Carlos Delgado should have been more famous. He should have hit 500 homers, he should have made more than just one postseason and he should have gone to several All-Star games, not just two. Delgado,…

  13. Josh Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with fractured humerus

    Apr 12, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton injury

    Update: Hamilton is out six-to-eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the humerus bone, FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports. /// While preliminary tests Tuesday showed no dislocation of Josh Hamilton‘s right shoulder, the Rangers were concerned enough to send the 2010 AL MVP for an MRI. According to ESPNDallas.com’s Richard Durrett, Hamilton will be placed…

  14. UPDATE: Rajai Davis placed on disabled list with ankle injury

    Apr 11, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Blue Jays just announced that Davis has been placed on the disabled list. Mike McCoy will take his place on the roster, effective tomorrow. 7:00 PM: Rajai Davis, who had a huge spring for the Blue Jays before injuring his ankle on April 1, is expected to miss at least the next couple…

  15. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy returns from DL

    Apr 11, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

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    The Brewers on Monday reinstated catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the disabled list and designated outfielder Jeremy Reed for assignment. Lucroy took over as the Brewers’ starting catcher after Gregg Zaun got hurt last season and hit .253/.300/.329 with four homers in 277 at-bats.   He missed the entire exhibition season and the first week and the…

  16. Rich Harden has throwing program shut down again

    Apr 11, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Harden_Rich

    Rich Harden was slated to throw to hitters Monday for the first time since going on the disabled list, but the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser reports that he had to be shut down again because of his strained lat muscle. The 29-year-old Harden hasn’t been able to shake the ailment that took him off the mound just…

  17. Manny Ramirez by the numbers

    Apr 8, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v St. Louis Cardinals

    Forgetting all of the other stuff for a moment, let’s marvel at just how good of a hitter Manny Ramirez was over the course of 19 major league seasons. – Ramirez finishes his career with a .312/.411/.585 line.  He ranks 87th all-time in average, 32nd in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.  His .996…

  18. A’s should bail on Kouzmanoff, start LaRoche

    Apr 6, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Kouzmanoff Getty

    Now even his glove is letting him down: Kevin Kouzmanoff committed his fourth error in four games Tuesday, eclipsing his total from 2009 when he set a record for fielding percentage by a third baseman with three errors in 311 chances. But while that’s probably a fluke, Kouzmanoff’s atrocious hitting likely isn’t.  He’s opened this…

  19. 0-for-13 start gets Ian Desmond dropped in lineup

    Apr 5, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

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    The Nationals entered spring training with Nyjer Morgan and Ian Desmond at the top of their order, but less than a week into the season, Morgan is long gone and Desmond has been dropped to seventh following an 0-for-13 start. Desmond, who moved up to the leadoff spot when Morgan was traded to Milwaukee last…

  20. Jason Bay probably won’t be back this weekend

    Apr 5, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Jason Bay sliding

    Jason Bay was hoping to return from the 15-day disabled list when eligible Saturday, but GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that it probably won’t happen. Bay is still experiencing soreness around his strained left intercostal muscle and has yet to try swinging a bat. “The doctors thought he might be ready when his days on…

  21. Why is Jeff Samardzija in the majors?

    Apr 5, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    This isn’t a piece designed to answer that question. It’s an actual inquiry. What on earth is Jeff Samardzija doing in the Cubs bullpen? Going into the spring, it seemed to be pretty much a given that Samardzija would have a roster spot because he was out of options and because the Cubs had so much…

  22. Ramon Hernandez’s blast caps comeback for Reds

    Mar 31, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez, Prince Fielder

    Pulling off a big Opening Day comeback, the Reds scored four times off John Axford in the bottom of the ninth Thursday to beat the Brewers 7-6. The Brewers supplied all of the fireworks early on today, with Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez delivering back-to-back homers to start the top of the first against Edinson…

  23. Jason Heyward: MLB’s best No. 6 hitter

    Mar 31, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    Braves' Heyward hits a home run against the Nationals during the second inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    For the second straight Opening Day, Jason Heyward homered in his first at-bat Thursday, drilling a Livan Hernandez offering barely over the wall in right field in the second inning. As it turned out, it was the Braves’ second and final run of the day.  Heyward received just two more plate appearances, walking in one…

  24. Indians’ Trevor Crowe out four months after surgery

    Mar 31, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

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    Trevor Crowe, who spent much of last year as the Indians’ center fielder, underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss at least four months. The switch-hitting Crowe batted .251/.302/.333 with 20 steals in 442 at-bats for the Indians last season.  He’s hit .246/.295/.333 with three homers and 53 RBI in 625 at-bats…

  25. Update: Barry Zito sent for MRI on neck after car accident

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Update: Zito was experiencing soreness in his neck and upper body as a result of the accident and was scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday morning, Giants spokesman Jim Moorehead said. /// Barry Zito was taken to the hospital and later released after sustaining injuries in a two-car accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday…

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