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  1. I did not know this: David Ortiz to set a DH record soon

    Apr 30, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Time goes slower when you’re young, so to a kid who grew up in the 1980s — it felt like Harold Baines played for 100 years. Now, as an adult, time goes way too fast, so it seems like David Ortiz has only been around for a moderate amount of time. Except, as Rob Bradford…

  2. Rays announce minor-league deal with Hideki Matsui

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has finally made official what was reported last week, announcing a minor-league contract with Hideki Matsui. Why the signing was delayed for a week is unclear, but Matsui was never going to immediately join the Rays anyway. Instead he’ll head to Triple-A, where the Rays will evaluate whether the 38-year-old has anything left…

  3. Could the Angels move to a new downtown L.A. ballpark?

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

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    This is fun. And, if you’re the Dodgers or an Angels fan who lives in Orange County, kind of scary: Angels owner Arte Moreno met with the president of AEG, and it at least suggests the possibility that Moreno is investigating moving the Angels to a new ballpark to be built in downtown Los Angeles.…

  4. Vladimir Guerrero is getting a tryout with the Diamondbacks

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Charges against Vladimir Guerrero were apparently dropped after a police officer in the Dominican Republic accused the former MVP of assault earlier this month and now the Diamondbacks are giving him a tryout. General manager Kevin Towers broke that news while appearing on the team’s television broadcast yesterday, although he indicated pretty strongly that there’s…

  5. A-Rod passes Willie Mays on the career RBI list

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez had a couple of moderately boring RBIs yesterday — infield hit and a groundout — but they put him someplace interesting: ahead of Willie Mays on the all-time RBI list. Which is kind of neat even if you appreciate the flaws of RBI as a stat. A-Rod now has 1904 career RBI, which…

  6. Johnny Damon set to join Indians two weeks after signing

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Two weeks after signing with the Indians on a minor-league contract Johnny Damon is expected to join the team for their series against the White Sox that begins tomorrow, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Damon has been playing extended spring training games to get ready and has apparently looked good enough…

  7. Daisuke Matsuzaka moving up to Triple-A, could be back sooner than expected

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

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    After a good rehab start at Double-A on Saturday, Bobby Valentine said that Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his next injury rehabilitation start for Triple A Pawtucket, and that it will be the third in what the Red Sox expect will be five minor league starts. If that schedule holds, and if he sticks to a normal…

  8. Josh Hamilton left last night’s game due to back stiffness

    Apr 30, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton has started the year strong, but he also appears to be starting the year in the same sort of ouchy and fragile state in which he always finds himself. Hamilton left last night’s Rays-Rangers game after two innings due to a stiff back. Or a spasm, to hear him tell it. He said…

  9. Quote of the Weekend: Tim McCarver explains increased home run rates

    Apr 30, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

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    If you missed it over the weekend, during the Brewers-Cardinals game, Tim McCarver — winner of the Ford Frick Award for Broadcasting Excellence — offered a an explanation for why there are more home runs hit these days than back in his day. Smaller parks? Worse pitching? A lively ball? Bulked up hitters? Nah. Global…

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

    Apr 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

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    Giants 4, Padres 1: Madison Bumgarner keeps rolling (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 6K). After the game he explained his recent success by saying “I’m just trying to make pitches.”  I’ve heard that for 30 years and I’m still not quite sure what it means but I always like hearing it for some reason.…

  11. George Sherrill scheduled for Tommy John elbow surgery

    Apr 29, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Mariners left-hander George Sherrill was shut down after the team’s season-opening trip to Tokyo, Japan because of lingering discomfort in his throwing elbow. Now he can be ruled out for the rest of 2012. According to beat reporter Shannon Drayer of Seattle’s 710 AM ESPN, the veteran lefty relief specialist is scheduled to undergo Tommy…

  12. Nationals place Mark DeRosa on the disabled list, promote outfield prospect Tyler Moore

    Apr 29, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have placed utilityman Mark DeRosa on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain and have recalled outfield prospect Tyler Moore in a corresponding 25-man roster move. “My body won’t give me a break,” the oft-injured DeRosa told reporters Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium.…

  13. A’s agree to contract with recently-released Brandon Inge

    Apr 29, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal brings the heat on Brandon Inge, who was cut loose by the Tigers on Thursday: Source: Inge to #Athletics. #Tigers — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 29, 2012 With so many teams expressing interest — the Orioles, Twins and Diamondbacks among them — it seemed likely that Inge would take his time and carefully…

  14. Paul Konerko sidelined Sunday because of stiff neck

    Apr 29, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

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    White Sox slugger Paul Konerko hit his 400th career homer last week and holds a .383/.444/.679 batting line in 90 plate appearances this season. So we’ll call Sunday a well-earned day of rest. According to Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago, the first baseman was scratched from the lineup this afternoon due to neck stiffness. It’s…

  15. Yankees shift veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to bullpen

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com beat writer Bryan Hoch, the Yankees announced early Sunday morning that right-hander Freddy Garcia has been removed from the starting rotation and will operate as the long man in the bullpen going forward. David Phelps, who has posted a 3.57 ERA through 17 2/3 innings of relief this season, is…

  16. Angels trying to trade for a new closer?

    Apr 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that the Angels have “inquired” about A’s closer Grant Balfour, Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan and Mariners closer Brandon League, with Cafardo calling Balfour the “most logical” fit because Oakland’s asking price should be the lowest. Jordan Walden earned Rookie of the Year votes in the American…

  17. Daisuke Matsuzaka goes four-plus in second rehab start

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:46 AM EDT

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    More progress for Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka. According to Dan Hickling of the Boston Globe, the Japanese right-hander allowed just one earned run over 4 2/3 innings Saturday for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. It was his second minor league rehab start, and he reported no issues whatsoever with his surgically-repaired right elbow. Matsuzaka is throwing…

  18. Mozeliak says Cardinals haven’t re-ignited Oswalt talks

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported last Saturday in his weekly “Full Count” video that the Cardinals and Red Sox had begun showing renewed interest in free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. But one part of that appears to be off: “I think when you look at our club and how things are going, there is no…

  19. Doug Fister slated to make first rehab start Wednesday

    Apr 29, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

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    From CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler comes word that Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has been cleared to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday evening with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Fister has been on the disabled list since the first week of the regular season due to a costochondral (rib cage) strain that he…

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