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  1. Andres Torres expected to rejoin Mets on Monday

    Apr 27, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    Andres Torres

    Barring another setback with his calf injury Andres Torres is slated to return from the disabled list and rejoin the Mets lineup Monday. Before that happens his minor-league rehab assignment will move from Single-A to Triple-A, with Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reporting that he’ll play for Buffalo tonight and tomorrow. Torres’ return will…

  2. HBT Extra: Answering your Twitter questions

    Apr 27, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    HBT Extra Logo

    Tiffany and I talk about whether the Nats are for real, whether it’s rational to still be a Royals fan and whether baseball has a “no takesy backsies” rule.

  3. Shoulder injury sends Astros starter Kyle Weiland to DL

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Washington Nationals

    Kyle Weiland was going to have his next turn in the rotation skipped anyway, but instead the Astros have placed him on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Weiland, who was acquired from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon-for-Jed Lowrie swap in mid-December, went 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA in three starts while…

  4. Padres place Micah Owings on DL with strained forearm

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Micah Owings

    Micah Owings went six days between appearances in an effort to heal his sore forearm, pitched 1.2 innings Wednesday, and has now been placed on the disabled list. His injury is officially being called a strained forearm and the Padres called up Dale Thayer from Triple-A to take Owings’ spot on the roster and in…

  5. Ryan Zimmerman to see specialist for shoulder injury

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    zimmerman getty

    Ryan Zimmerman‘s shoulder injury showed no improvement after a round of batting practice yesterday, so the Nationals third baseman will be examined by a specialist in Los Angeles. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Zimmerman is expected to get a cortisone shot, which typically knocks players out of action for at least 2-3…

  6. In addition to assault Delmon Young is being charged with a hate crime for “anti-Semitic remarks”

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Not only was “a highly intoxicated” Delmon Young arrested and charged with assault last night in New York, the Detroit Free Press reports that he’s also being charged with an “aggravated harassment hate crime” for what detective Joseph Cavitolo called “anti-Semitic remarks” during the assault. Police told the Free Press that it’s unclear if the…

  7. Nick Johnson’s career OBP dips below .400

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles infielder Johnson reaches for a grounder during workouts at the team's spring training complex in Sarasota

    I’ll admit, the biggest reason I’m writing this post is because I think it’s kind of neat to be talking about Nick Johnson playing baseball games. He’s done so little of that over the years due to injury and all of that. Kind of a shame given how much promise he once had. But alas,…

  8. Delmon Young’s arrest comes on the six-year anniversary of his suspension for throwing bat at umpire

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    delmon young minors

    According to the New York Post a “highly intoxicated” Delmon Young was arrested and charged with assault late last night/early this morning while in New York to play the Yankees. After reading Craig Calcaterra’s post about the incident one reader tipped me off to the fact that the arrest comes on the six-year anniversary of…

  9. Valentine taking heat over his New York radio gig … sorta

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine Reuters

    We mentioned before the season that Bobby Valentine agreed to do a weekly radio show Michael Kay in New York.  Unusual for a Red Sox manager? Sure. But kinda harmless, yes? Maybe not says Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. He finds it quite odd, especially in light of the Red Sox’ slow start:…

  10. A “highly intoxicated” Delmon Young arrested, charged with assault

    Apr 27, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers  Photo Day

    It’s not been a great week for the Tigers. It just got worse. The Tigers landed in New York last night for this weekend’s series against the Yankees and one of them — Delmon Young — had a bit too much to drink last night and got all shovey outside of a Midtown hotel: Detroit…

  11. Wait, Brian Cashman has to tell us how he’s going to fix the Yankees pitching problems?

    Apr 27, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    This, from Bob Raissman’s latest column at the Daily News about the Michael Pineda fallout, is quite a remarkable passage: It is up to Cashman to fix this problem. No, he’s not responsible for Pineda’s injury, but he is responsible for preventing what could easily become a pitching disaster. It’s also up to Cashman to…

  12. A complete rundown of post-perfecto performances

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    AP Phil Humber

    In ATH this morning I lazily assumed that someone had done a study of pitcher performances one start after perfect games.  My Google button is broken, see, so I had no way to obtain that information myself. Thank goodness for our friend Jason Lukehart, then. He went back and looked at ever pitcher who ever…

  13. Baseball is dying, people

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    Another one of these? Sheesh: “The National Game has begun to topple from its ancient pedestal, as the one-time fervid fans turn to new sports…” As you know, I really get sick of this kind of thing. The people who write them have no basic understan– wait, what?  The article was written in 1929? Oh,…

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 27, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Rays 4, Angels 3: Pinch hit walkoff bomb from Brandon Allen to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Albert Pujols got a hit but he was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double. I think that’s what the fancy commentators on those evening baseball television programs call “pressing.” The Angels…

  15. Rangers fans say they never saw toddler, want apology

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:31 AM EDT

    Kid ball

    There was a bit of controversy in the baseball world Wednesday night when a toddler at the Rangers-Yankees game broke into tears when a ball tossed into the stands appeared to be callously stolen by the couple sitting next to him. But things aren’t always what they seem, and the couple wants everyone to know…

  16. Phil Humber far from perfect in loss to Red Sox

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

    AP Phil Humber

    Phil Humber tossed the 21st perfect game in MLB history Saturday against the Mariners, but things were different from the very first batter tonight against the Red Sox. Humber walked leadoff man Mike Aviles before striking out Ryan Sweeney swinging. After Aviles stole second base, Dustin Pedroia singled and Adrian Gonzalez delivered an RBI double.…

  17. Carl Crawford diagnosed with UCL sprain in elbow

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Photo Day

    UPDATE: Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald was told by a Red Sox source that the team expects Crawford back by the All-Star break. In fact, they believe a return in June isn’t out of the question. Of course, this is assuming his UCL responds to treatment. 9:37 PM: Via Brian MacPherson of the Providence…

  18. The Red Sox could add Rich Hill to their bullpen this weekend

    Apr 26, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Rich Hill Getty

    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe this evening that “it’s conceivable” Rich Hill could be activated from the disabled list this weekend while the club is in Chicago. See, who needs Carl Crawford? Hill reinvented himself as a sidearmer last year and posted a 12/3 K/BB ratio over eight…

  19. Dustin McGowan shut down at least two weeks with shoulder inflammation

    Apr 26, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

    Dustin McGowan Reuters

    Many scratched their heads when the Blue Jays signed injury-prone right-hander Dustin McGowan to a contract extension in March which guarantees him $4.1 million. And the deal doesn’t look any better with today’s news. According to John Lott of the National Post, McGowan has been shut down for at least two weeks after developing inflammation…

  20. Your semi-daily metabolites of Stanozolol report

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    syringe

    Minor league suspension time, people. Today’s perp walk features single-A pitchers from the Indians and White Sox: Cleveland Indians Minor League pitcher Harold Guerrero has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance.  Guerrero is currently on the roster of the Single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York-Penn…

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