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  1. Chris Perez rips Indians fans for poor attendance and booing

    May 19, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

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    This probably won’t go over too well in Cleveland. According to Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Indians closer Chris Perez went on a bit of a rant after Saturday’s 2-0 victory against the Marlins about the lack of support this year at Progressive Field. And the fact that he’s been booed at home during…

  2. Blue Jays place Adam Lind on outright waivers

    May 19, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

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    From CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler comes word that the Blue Jays placed first baseman Adam Lind on outright waivers Friday, no more than 24 hours after optioning the 28-year-old to Triple-A Las Vegas. Lind is free to be claimed by any other major league team, but that club would have to take on the $8.5…

  3. Marlins option Gaby Sanchez to Triple-A New Orleans

    May 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

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    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have optioned Gaby Sanchez to Triple-A New Orleans. The 28-year-old first baseman went 0-for-3 in Saturday afternoon’s loss to the Indians, dropping his already-hideous slash line to .197/.244/.295. The Fish will hope that he can get his timing back against a lower level of competition at Triple-A. Sanchez is…

  4. Scott Rolen might be done

    May 19, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provides the insight: There is no timetable for injured veteran third baseman Scott Rolen‘s return to the Reds, and there seems to be an uncertainty now whether he will be able to make it back at all. “I really don’t know” is how Reds manager Dusty Baker responded when asked Saturday about…

  5. Gammons: White Sox to sign Orlando Hudson

    May 19, 2012, 6:05 PM EST

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    From Peter Gammons of MLB Network comes word that veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson has agreed to a contract (presumably of the non-guaranteed minor league variety) with the White Sox. Hudson was released by the Padres on Thursday after batting just .211/.260/.317 with one home run and 11 RBI through his first 131 plate appearances. The Pale…

  6. Paul Konerko could miss multiple days after being hit above left eye with pitch

    May 19, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

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    No surprise here, but Paul Konerko is out of the starting lineup for the White Sox tonight against the Cubs, one day after he was hit in the face by a pitch from right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Initial tests came back clean aside from a cut and swelling above his left eye, but Chuck Garfien of…

  7. Brandon Morrow dominates Mets in three-hit shutout

    May 19, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

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    The Mets were particularly vulnerable this afternoon with David Wright out of the starting lineup and Blue Jays’ right-hander Brandon Morrow took advantage, tossing a complete game three-hit shutout as part of a 2-0 victory. Morrow struck out eight and walked one while throwing 76 out of 107 pitches for strikes. The Mets nearly had…

  8. Cubs reacquire catcher Koyie Hill from Reds

    May 19, 2012, 3:10 PM EST

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    Ryan Dempster will have a familiar face behind the plate for his start tonight against the White Sox. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have acquired catcher Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations. He’s expected to join the club immediately. The Cubs have a sudden need for catching depth now that…

  9. Jorge De La Rosa pulled from rehab assignment due to forearm tightness

    May 19, 2012, 2:46 PM EST

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    The Rockies were hoping to have Jorge De La Rosa back from Tommy John surgery next month, but that won’t happen now that he has experienced a setback. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, De La Rosa has been pulled from his rehab assignment due to left forearm tightness. De La Rosa left a rehab…

  10. Chipper Jones expected to miss rest of weekend with calf contusion

    May 19, 2012, 2:05 PM EST

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    According to Chris Girandola of MLB.com, Chipper Jones is expected to miss the rest of the weekend series against the Rays after leaving last night’s game with a left calf contusion. Jones suffered the injury when he was smacked in the left leg with a line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton while playing…

  11. Emilio Bonifacio could land on disabled list with thumb injury

    May 19, 2012, 1:33 PM EST

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    UPDATE: According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen expects Bonifacio to land on the disabled list. 1:33 PM: Emilio Bonifacio is out of the Marlins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Indians after leaving last night’s game with a strained left thumb. The speedy center fielder suffered the…

  12. Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer dominates in first Triple-A start

    May 19, 2012, 1:17 PM EST

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    After posting a 1.68 ERA and 60/26 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings over his first eight starts at the Double-A level this season, Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer made his debut with Triple-A Reno last night. And he was dominant. Bauer, who was selected No. 3 overall in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, limited the…

  13. David Wright gets scheduled day off while dealing with illness

    May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

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    David Wright is out of this afternoon’s lineup against the Blue Jays as he deals with an illness. Justin Turner will start in his place at the hot corner and bat sixth against right-hander Brandon Morrow. The Mets are playing 20 games in 20 days, so the day off was already scheduled, but Adam Rubin…

  14. Could Dee Gordon find himself in the minors soon?

    May 19, 2012, 11:59 AM EST

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    The Dodgers installed Dee Gordon as their everyday shortstop and leadoff man this season, but that may not continue for much longer. Gordon went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in last night’s win over the Cardinals, dropping his batting line down to .200/.239/.255 through 155 plate appearances this season. According to Tony Jackson of ESPN Los…

  15. Mets’ catcher Rob Johnson tossed a scoreless inning against the Blue Jays last night

    May 19, 2012, 11:11 AM EST

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    The Blue Jays really put a hurting on the Mets last night, beating them 14-5 while connecting for five home runs. J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis each homered twice while the recently-promoted Yan Gomes became the first Brazilian-born player to homer in the major leagues. As is often the case in blowouts of this magnitude,…

  16. Nolan Ryan expects Josh Hamilton to hit the free agent market

    May 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this month that the Rangers had reopened negotiations with hot-hitting outfielder Josh Hamilton on a possible long-term contract extension, but it appears there’s little chance of an agreement coming together during the season. Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan told Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com last night that the…

  17. Bobby Valentine’s first ejection as Red Sox manager is an instant classic

    May 19, 2012, 9:56 AM EST

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    Bobby Valentine was ejected for the 38th time in his managerial career last night and for the first time as Red Sox skipper. And it was super awkward. Valentine came out to argue after Marlon Byrd hit a grounder up the middle and Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins threw him out in a close play at…

  18. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 19, 2012, 8:47 AM EST

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    A.J. Ellis continues to take advantage of his first chance at regular playing time in the big leagues. Ellis went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a walk-off walk in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals last night as the Dodgers improved to a major-league best 26-13 on the year. Of course, walks are nothing new…

  19. Giants sign Brad Penny to minor league contract

    May 18, 2012, 10:38 PM EST

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    Brad Penny has found a new home in the U.S. after being cut by his Japanese team, but it isn’t with one of the team’s desperate for pitching; he took a minor league pact from the Giants. Penny does qualify as rotation depth for a Giants team without much of it behind its five starters,…

  20. Andy Pettitte beats Reds with eight scoreless innings

    May 18, 2012, 9:55 PM EST

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    It didn’t take Andy Pettitte long to find his mojo. He struck out nine in eight scoreless innings Friday as the Yankees beat the Reds 4-0 in the second start of his comeback. The Reds’ dysfunctional offense was no better tonight with designated hitter Ryan Ludwick batting in Bronson Arroyo‘s place. Manager Dusty Baker’s switch…

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