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  1. Chase Headley denies report of 2011 scuffle over ballpark dimensions

    May 12, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

    Chase Headley AP

    Earlier this week, ESPN’s Tim Koewn opened a story about ballpark dimensions by relaying an anecdote about a scuffle in the Padres’ clubhouse early last year. Mike Adams, who now pitches for the Rangers, allegedly lashed out in a postgame rant, telling the team’s hitters to stop complaining about the dimensions at the pitcher-friendly PETCO…

  2. Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy seeks answers on Josh Hamilton

    May 12, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Reuters

    After Josh Hamilton improved his batting average to .407 and clubbed his 16th and 17th home runs of the season last night against the Angels, Athletics’ right-hander Brandon McCarthy took to Twitter to ponder one of life’s greatest mysteries. Or at least the greatest mystery of the moment for major league pitchers. Well played. We…

  3. Cubs place Carlos Marmol on disabled list with strained right hamstring

    May 12, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Carlos Marmol‘s miserable start to the season just took another unfortunate turn. The Cubs announced this morning that Marmol was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The erratic right-hander was pulled from last night’s game against the Brewers due to the injury and traveled back to Chicago to undergo an…

  4. Dodgers sign Aaron Miles to a minor league contract

    May 12, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    Aaron Miles Getty

    The Dodgers announced after last night’s game that they have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the 35-year-old has already reported to the club’s complex in Arizona for extended spring training. Miles failed to latch on with a team during the offseason, despite batting .275 over…

  5. Rickie Weeks day-to-day after being hit on left wrist by pitch

    May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    Rickie Weeks AP

    After losing Mat Gamel and Alex Gonzalez for the season in recent weeks, the Brewers finally got some good news on the injury front. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Rickie Weeks is day-to-day after initial X-rays came back negative on his left wrist. Weeks was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball…

  6. Juan Rivera could miss two months with hamstring injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:49 AM EDT

    Juan Rivera Getty

    Get used to seeing Bobby Abreu in left field for the Dodgers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Rivera has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and could be sidelined for up to two months. The current plan calls for Rivera to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery hasn’t…

  7. The Cardinals retired Tony La Russa’s No. 10 last night

    May 12, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

    Tony La Russa AP

    Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had his No. 10 retired in a ceremony prior to last night’s game against the Braves. La Russa was joined by a select group of friends, former players and colleagues for the occasion, including Tom Seaver, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart, Walt Jocketty and Joe Torre. He was awarded with…

  8. John Axford pretty much rules

    May 12, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    John Axford Getty

    John Axford didn’t speak to reporters after his club-record streak of 49 straight saves came to an end last night against the Cubs, but he had good reason for it. After the Brewers topped the Cubs 8-7 on a Corey Hart walkoff single in the 13th inning, Axford hurried out of the ballpark to accompany…

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 12, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Brandon Inge Getty

    Josh Hamilton might be the hottest hitter on the planet right now, but Brandon Inge is a pretty close second. Inge went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI last night as the Athletics topped the Tigers 11-4. It was Inge’s second straight night with a home run against his former team and the…

  10. C.J. Wilson will start back-to-back games for Angels

    May 12, 2012, 1:46 AM EDT

    C.J, Wilson

    Cole Hamels isn’t old school. C.J. Wilson is old school. After throwing 22 pitches before a rain delay halted his start Friday, Wilson will get the ball  again Saturday against his former team, the Rangers. Wilson was charged with four runs in one-third of an inning and the loss after coming out tonight. Just one…

  11. Josh Hamilton third ever with 17 homers in 33 games

    May 12, 2012, 12:55 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas

    Josh Hamilton stole the show from the Yu Darvish-C.J. Wilson matchup on Friday, hitting two more homers as part of the Rangers’ 10-3 win over the Angels. He now has 17 homers on the season. Thanks in part to a lengthy rain delay in the first, the much anticipated pitching showdown was largely a dud.…

  12. Bryce Harper receives 10 stitches above left eye after slamming bat into wall

    May 12, 2012, 12:16 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper had the worst game of his brief major league career during the Nationals’ 7-3 win over the Reds tonight. And it’s not just because he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper needed 10 stitches above his left eye after slamming his bat up against a wall…

  13. Nick Johnson homers, steals base, retains limbs

    May 11, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    Nick Johnson

    I’m really pretty happy to see Nick Johnson back in the majors. The 33-year-old Johnson had his best game of the season Friday in a win over the Rays, going 2-for-2 with a homer, a walk and a stolen base as Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 4-3. It was his first homer of the season. Credit…

  14. Red Sox acquire Scott Podsednik from the Phillies

    May 11, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Scott Podsednik Getty

    As first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Red Sox have acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Phillies for cash considerations. Podsednik will report to Triple-A Pawtucket and Rosenthal notes that he retains the right to opt out of his contract if he’s not in the majors by June 1. Podsednik, 36, didn’t…

  15. Adam Dunn has already equaled his home run total from last season

    May 11, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn AP

    Adam Dunn just did it again. The resurgent slugger connected for a solo blast off right-hander Felipe Paulino in the bottom of the first inning tonight against the Royals. With that, he already has 11 home runs through 139 plate appearances this year after hitting just 11 over 496 plate appearances during his miserable first…

  16. Kendrys Morales sidelined with sore left Achilles’ tendon

    May 11, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales Getty

    According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Kendrys Morales is not in Angels’ starting lineup tonight due to soreness in his left Achilles’ tendon. Morales, who missed a year and a half with a broken left ankle, said his Achilles has bothered him for the past three or four days. He was concerned…

  17. Ozzie Guillen is ready to give the Marlins’ closer job back to Heath Bell

    May 11, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    Heath Bell Getty

    The Marlins removed Heath Bell from the closer role last week after he blew his fourth save in seven chances, but Ozzie Guillen already appears ready to give him another shot. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, after Guillen was asked this afternoon whether the next save chance would go to Steve…

  18. Marlins catcher Brett Hayes gets scare from gunman

    May 11, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Brett Hayes

    Driving in South Florida with his wife on the Marlins’ off day Thursday, catcher Brett Hayes got one of the scares of his life, as a man with a handgun approached his car from the median. Traffic had stopped because of an incident further up the road. Unbeknownst to Hayes at the time, the man…

  19. Angels and Nationals should consider a smaller trade

    May 11, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    Alberto Callaspo

    Many are trying to set the Nationals up with Peter Bourjos after they lost another starting outfielder to injury in Jayson Werth over the weekend. That’d be nice and all, but the artillery is lacking to pull it off. Instead, I’m thinking about a smaller deal here, if the two teams have in fact talked:…

  20. Chris Sale moving back into rotation, will start Saturday

    May 11, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    Seven days after announcing that they were shifting him from the rotation into the closer’s role, the White Sox revealed today that Chris Sale will start Saturday’s game against the Royals. The original move was made by the White Sox field staff, but Sale lobbied GM Ken Williams to remain in the rotation and will…

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