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  1. Asdrubal Cabrera’s status is “up in the air” with wrist injury

    Sep 12, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Asdrubal Cabrera has missed the past two games with a right wrist injury and manager Manny Acta said yesterday that the shortstop’s potential return timetable is “still up in the air.” Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Cabrera is hoping to return by the end of the Indians’ current road trip, which goes through Thursday,…

  2. Self-promotion Theater: I’ll be on NBC SportsTalk tonight, tomorrow and Friday

    Sep 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    NBC SportsTalk

    Another in what are becoming more frequent reminders to watch TV:  I’ll be on NBC SportsTalk on the NBC Sports Network tonight, tomorrow and Friday night.  The show airs at 6pm Eastern. This time, unlike the last time, I have brought pants with me, so if they decide to have me stand up at the…

  3. Craig Biggio playing a role in Houston’s managerial search

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

    Craig Biggio

    I find it kind of odd that the Astros are already conducting a managerial search given that it’s over a month and a half before they can talk to everyone who might be a candidate (i.e. playoff teams don’t want their coaches going out on interviews in October).  That said, including people in that search…

  4. The Red Sox had a “really positive” team meeting yesterday

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    Man, if the Red Sox are going to do things like beat better teams in walkoff wins and have team meetings that don’t devolve into chaos, I’m gonna get really bummed out: Just more than an hour before the Red Sox series-opening game against the Yankees Tuesday, Sox manager Bobby Valentine held a team meeting…

  5. Great moments in symbolism: Yankee team bus damaged at Fenway

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

    Yankees Bus

    Sure, it’s cheap and easy symbolism, but when it comes to Yankees-Red Sox, this is Sparta, right? From NESN: While the Yankees team bus was pulling out of a Fenway parking lot, the driver of the bus crashed into a gate protecting the entrance and broke a window on its side. A bystander tweeted out…

  6. NBC SportsTalk: Brandon Phillips confirms that, yes, Jared Hughes said something racist, but it’s all over now

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

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    The ugly comment threads that developed following the Brandon Phillips-Jared Hughes posts yesterday were made ugly when a number of people decided — based on nothing other than their own preconceptions and prejudices, it seemed — that no, there’s no way Jared Hughes could have said something racist to Brandon Phillips. That it must be…

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Just gonna warn you: this was written as cold medicine was taking effect, with wine — ill advised, I know — and while listening to the new xx album. Lots of heavy stuff here, not best for reason or, for that matter, the reading of box scores.  But we’ll soldier through because this is the…

  8. ESPN is way off with its early free agent calls

    Sep 12, 2012, 2:34 AM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    By division, here’s a list of teams I can see opening up the wallets for a $10 million-plus-per-year pitcher this winter: Blue Jays, Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees Royals, Tigers, White Sox Angels, Athletics, Mariners, Rangers Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Pirates Dodgers And here’s a list of the elite pitching free agents available…

  9. Now that, my friends, is a save

    Sep 12, 2012, 1:31 AM EDT

    Jerry Blevins

    Oakland’s Jerry Blevins replaced Grant Balfour in a 6-5 game with runners at the corners and no outs against the Angels on Tuesday night. He promptly struck out Kendrys Morales and induced a double-play ball from Howie Kendrick to give the A’s a win. The Angels were attempting to come back from 6-3 down in…

  10. Dodgers fall 1-0 to Arizona; Giants up lead to six games

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:39 AM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    The Giants have all but wrapped up the NL West with 20 games left to play. San Francisco held on to beat Colorado 9-8 on Tuesday, while the Dodgers fell 1-0 to the Diamondbacks, giving the Giants a six-game lead in the NL West. The Giants won on another off night from Madison Bumgarner, who…

  11. Oakland’s Brandon Moss set to do something pretty unusual

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:07 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    After a terrific start for the A’s in June, Brandon Moss has been a part-time player these last couple of months. However, he’s still hitting for power, having delivered his 18th homer of the season Tuesday against the Angels. It came in just his 201st at-bat. With the A’s having 21 games left after tonight,…

  12. Clint Hurdle is making Dusty Baker’s life easier

    Sep 11, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    The Pirates’ No. 4 hitter tonight, Garrett Jones, has hit .213/.254/.344 against lefties this season. The Pirates’ No. 5 hitter tonight, Pedro Alvarez, has hit .210/277/.387 against lefties this season. So, it was pretty much a no-brainer that Sean Marshall was coming in to face both with a man on first and one out and…

  13. Red-hot Phillies beat Marlins to get back to .500

    Sep 11, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins

    Jimmy Rollins, Juan Pierre and Chase Utley combined to go 8-for-10 with five RBI and four walks from the first three spots in the order as the Phillies beat the Marlins 9-7 on Tuesday to claw their way back to .500 at 71-71. The Phillies last saw .500 on June 4. They’ve won 14 of…

  14. Red Sox play spoiler; Yankees, Orioles tied again

    Sep 11, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, Robinson Cano

    Boston’s two remaining stars did their thing Tuesday, and the AL East is again all knotted at the top. With the Orioles having already topped the Rays 9-2, the Red Sox got a game-winning single from Jacoby Ellsbury in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Yankees 4-3. Ellsbury ended up 4-for-5 on his…

  15. Anthony Rizzo leaves game following awkward collision

    Sep 11, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT

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    Cubs youngster Anthony Rizzo was attempting to beat out a hopper up the middle on Tuesday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park when he made contact with the leg of Astros first baseman Brett Wallace. Rizzo completely lost control, first jamming his knee on the first base bag and then landing hard on his head…

  16. Jason Hammel makes early exit after aggravating his surgically-repaired right knee

    Sep 11, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

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    Orioles starter Jason Hammel looked sharp and healthy in his return from right knee surgery last week, holding the Yankees to one run over five innings in a 10-6 Baltimore victory. But the right-hander may suddenly be back to square one. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Hammel was diagnosed with an aggravation…

  17. Daisuke Matsuzaka will take next turn in Red Sox rotation

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters this past weekend that struggling right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka might be dropped from the starting rotation. But it won’t happen just yet. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox announced Tuesday evening that Matsuzaka will make his scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays despite…

  18. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ starting lineup Tuesday

    Sep 11, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

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    From Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times comes word that Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks after missing the past two games because of discomfort in his left shoulder. Kemp has been given two cortisone injections since slamming into the center field wall…

  19. Bobby Valentine says he’s the best man for the job

    Sep 11, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    Bobby Valentine feels your pain Red Sox fans, having suffered along side you during the team’s struggles, but he says he’s still the best choice to manage the BoSox going forward.

  20. Nick Markakis aims for October return after surgery

    Sep 11, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Nick Markakis had pins inserted into his broken left thumb during surgery Tuesday morning and is still hoping to play next month if the Orioles reach the postseason. “Originally, they thought they were going to put a plate in there,” manager Buck Showalter said. “They were concerned about the range of motion. They were able to…

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