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  1. Tim Tebow booed at Yankee Stadium

    Apr 16, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Dwayne Wade, Tim Tebow

    When a celebrity — especially a local sports star — shows up on the jumbotron at a ballpark wearing the local team’s gear, you can almost always expect for the crowd to cheer. Almost: Tim Tebow has work to do if he’s going to win over New York sports fans. The new backup quarterback for…

  2. Bobby Valentine: Kevin Youkilis is not “physically or emotionally into the game”

    Apr 16, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    Bobby Valentine went on a local radio show in Boston last night and said this about Kevin Youkilis: “I don’t think he’s as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason. But [on Saturday] it seemed, you know, he’s seeing the ball well, got those two walks,…

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 5, Astros 4: Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez hit home runs, finally putting that crazy home run sculpture into action. Somehow we all survived, though I’m not ruling out the possibility that we all got thrown into an alternate timeline or something and won’t truly realize it until all the crazy occult stuff starts…

  4. Still red hot, Matt Kemp goes 3-for-4, hits sixth homer

    Apr 15, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    The Dodgers have been a two-man offense so far, but when those two are as hot as Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are, that’s plenty good enough. Kemp went 3-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Sunday as part of a 5-4 win over the Padres, moving the Dodgers to 9-1 on the season. Kemp is…

  5. Mitch Maier takes mound, shuts down the Indians for an inning

    Apr 15, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT

    Mitch Maier

    Mitch Maier got the start in center field for the Royals on Sunday with Lorenzo Cain on the DL, but he finished the game on the mound, throwing a scoreless ninth inning in a 13-7 loss to the Indians. It was Maier’s second career relief appearance and both have resulted in scoreless innings. Maier, who…

  6. The Orioles can’t take much more Kevin Gregg

    Apr 15, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

    Kevin Gregg

    If not for his contract, Kevin Gregg probably wouldn’t have lasted the spring in an Orioles uniform. Even as is, one wonders if he’ll survive the month of April. Gregg allowed three runs in one-third of an inning of relief Sunday, walking two and hitting a batter in the process. He has a 12.86 ERA…

  7. Skip Schumaker cleared for minor league rehab games

    Apr 15, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Cardinals utilityman Skip Schumaker could be ready to join the big league roster later this week. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 32-year-old is in the starting lineup, playing second base, Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. It’s his first minor league rehab game. Schumaker has been on the disabled list since the…

  8. Drew Pomeranz added to Rockies’ starting rotation

    Apr 15, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

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    Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, the 30th-ranked prospect in the sport according to Baseball America, was officially recalled from the Double-A level on Sunday morning and is on the mound this afternoon against the Diamondbacks for his first major league start of the 2012 regular season. Jordan Pacheco was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a…

  9. Brian Wilson acknowledges that he needs a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery

    Apr 15, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle passes along this unfortunate series of updates on the status of Giants closer Brian Wilson: We just talked to Wilson. He’s in great spirits. Said he knows he’s done for a year and plans to stick around and be a “better teammate.” — Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) April 15,…

  10. Carl Crawford expected to begin taking at-bats in extended spring games this Tuesday

    Apr 15, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Photo Day

    Via Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal: Carl Crawford will fly back to Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday and “more than likely” will play in his first extended-spring-training game on Tuesday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. Crawford has been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the regular season due to lingering…

  11. Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

    Apr 15, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    jackie robinson

    On April 15, 1947 — 65 years ago today — Jackie Robinson made his debut at Ebbets Field, breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in a 5-3 Brooklyn Dodgers victory over the visiting Boston Braves. On Sunday, the baseball world remembers and celebrates and collectively dons Jackie’s No. 42. And if you haven’t already seen…

  12. Nick Blackburn’s shoulder MRI shows no structural damage

    Apr 15, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Finally, a dose of good news for the Twins. Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that an MRI exam taken Saturday on the sore right shoulder of Twins starter Nick Blackburn revealed only inflammation. No structural damage. Blackburn made a premature exit from his start Saturday afternoon vs. the Rangers due to shoulder discomfort.…

  13. Jason Bay scratched Sunday due to jammed ring finger

    Apr 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    From Andy Martino of the New York Daily News comes word that Mets outfielder Jason Bay has been scratched from Sunday’s lineup against the Phillies due to a jammed right ring finger. Bay suffered the injury while sliding head-first into a base in the second inning of Saturday’s 5-0 defeat of Philadelphia. Scott Hairston is…

  14. Brandon Phillips (hammy) returns to Reds’ starting lineup

    Apr 15, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

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    Because of left hamstring cramps, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips hasn’t appeared in a game since signing his six-year, $72.5 million contract extension early last week. But that will change Sunday in the nation’s capital. According to the Reds’ official Twitter account, Phillips is batting leadoff and starting at second base this afternoon against the…

  15. Report: Astros already shopping closer Brett Myers

    Apr 15, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    myers ap

    The Astros moved right-hander Brett Myers from the rotation to the back end of their bullpen for one simple reason: to increase his trade value. And Houston is apparently already looking to cash in. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted late Saturday night that the Jeff Luhnow-led ‘Stros are “shopping” Myers, hoping to catch the…

  16. Heath Bell blows second save in as many tries with Miami

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    When the Marlins gave veteran closer Heath Bell a three-year, $27 million free agent contract this winter, most people called it an overpay. Two weeks into the 2012 regular season, it’s looking like an abomination. Bell surrendered four runs — two earned — in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday night’s 5-4 loss…

  17. Picture of the Day: Cardinals get their World Series rings

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

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    From Jon Jay‘s personal Twitter account comes this shot of the 27-year-old center fielder flashing his new “bling” alongside teammates David Freese, Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso: The Cardinals were presented with their 2011 World Series rings before Saturday’s 5-1 defeat of the Cubs. For a closer look at the jewelry, which features an image…

  18. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 15, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Edwin Jackson

    Another day, another impressive Nats victory. Saturday’s starter Edwin Jackson needed only 92 total pitches to get through nine innings of one-run ball as Washington grabbed a 4-1 victory over the visiting Reds at an energized Nationals Park. E-Jax, who was signed to a team-friendly one-year, $11 million free agent contract this winter, struck out…

  19. Benches clear twice in Indians vs. Royals game

    Apr 14, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Indians right-hander Jeanmar Gomez, third baseman Jack Hannahan and skipper Manny Acta were all ejected from Saturday night’s game against the Royals after two different (but not unrelated) benches-clearing incidents in the third inning. The Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, has all the details from Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium: Kansas City starter Jonathan Sanchez plunked Cleveland…

  20. David Wright hits solo homer, nets three hits in return from fractured right pinkie

    Apr 14, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Mets Wright watches his solo home run against the  Phillies during the first inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    So, uh, David Wright is going to be just fine. The 29-year-old third baseman returned to the Mets’ starting lineup on Saturday afternoon for the first time since fracturing his right pinkie finger and broke out for three hits (including a first at-bat homer) in a 5-0 New York victory over the Phillies. When Wright…

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