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  1. Kevin Correia starting Monday after pitching in relief on Sunday

    Aug 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s something you don’t see very often. After throwing 24 pitches over two innings of shutout relief in yesterday’s 19-inning marathon against the Cardinals, Kevin Correia will make the start tonight against the Padres. Correia was originally scheduled to return to the bullpen this week, but plans changed after Monday’s scheduled starter Wandy Rodriguez notched…

  2. Mark Teixeira returns from sore wrist Monday against White Sox

    Aug 20, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Mark Teixeira sat out the entire weekend series against the Red Sox due to left wrist soreness, but Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that he’s playing first base and batting cleanup tonight against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox. Teixeira originally injured the wrist on a swing against the Red Sox on July 29 and…

  3. Padres to release shortstop Jason Bartlett

    Aug 20, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    According to Jeff Sanders of the North County Times, the Padres have requested unconditional release waivers on shortstop Jason Bartlett. The Padres signed Bartlett to a two-year, $11 million contract with an option for 2013 in December of 2010 after acquiring him from the Rays, but he ended up being quite the disappointment, batting just…

  4. Red Sox fire pitching coach Bob McClure

    Aug 20, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Bob McClure

    The Red Sox are on to their third pitching coach in two seasons after firing Bob McClure on Monday. McClure served as a pitching coach for the Rockies and Royals before being hired to replace Curt Young last December. Young lasted just one season after taking over for John Farrell, who left Boston after the…

  5. Carl Crawford to undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday

    Aug 20, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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    With the player obviously in favor of undergoing the procedure now, the Red Sox have decided to relent: Carl Crawford will have Tommy John surgery Thursday and sit out the rest of the season. Crawford missed the first half of the season rehabbing his wrist and elbow, but he returned last month to hit .282/.306/.479…

  6. The Astros were watching Roger Clemens’ workout

    Aug 20, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Astros owner Jim Crane confirmed to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle that the club did see him throw today. However, he added that they have no plans to bring him back now and would check with MLB first if they ever do. 6:10 PM: A source told Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle…

  7. And the worst outfield fans in baseball are …

    Aug 20, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

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    … OK, that’s not fair. It was just one man’s opinion in the course of this long and fun article from Jerry Crasnick in which we hear all about the interaction between fans and outfielders across the majors. The good, the bad and the ugly. As for the ugly, Crasnick asked one guy who has a…

  8. Braves sign Diamondbacks castoff Lyle Overbay

    Aug 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Released by the Diamondbacks two weeks ago, 35-year-old first baseman Lyle Overbay has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Braves. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Overbay will report to Triple-A for now, with the expectation that he’ll be called up to the majors once rosters expand on September 1. Overbay’s…

  9. Johan Santana will make his next start on a pitch count

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana is staying in the Mets’ rotation despite getting knocked around for six or more runs in each of his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins will have him on a strict pitch count. Collins declined to reveal the exact number, but told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Santana will be…

  10. The latest stuff from the ugly Oakland A’s-San Jose saga

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT

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    If you really don’t like the current stalemate involving the A’s, Oakland and San Jose, you’re in luck. There’s a potential break in it!  The bad news? It could lead to an even uglier situation than we currently have! The short version: as it appears increasingly unlikely that the A’s will be allowed to move…

  11. Scott Kazmir’s independent league comeback isn’t pretty

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    All you need to know about how poorly Scott Kazmir‘s time with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters is going can be found in the first sentence of this game recap on the team’s official website: Eight walks sounds bad, but there are plenty of positives to be found in Scott Kazmir’s last start. When…

  12. Just a reminder regarding suspensions

    Aug 20, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Back in April, when Delmon Young received a seven game suspension for drunkenly walking around New York and yelling things at people, I was willing — perhaps naively — to believe that some of the suspension was for his public intoxication and that it meant that MLB was finally getting serious about alcohol-related incidents. Unless…

  13. Matt Moore isn’t Mike Trout, but he’s a damn good rookie

    Aug 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Matt Moore

    Coming into the season Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Matt Moore ranked 1-2-3 in some order on every prospect list, with each of them holding the top spot for at least one prominent ranking. Harper got all the early hype, Trout has emerged as the best player in the American League … and Moore has…

  14. Michael Pineda busted for DUI in Tampa

    Aug 20, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Talk about a lost season. First the career-threatening shoulder injury now this: Injured Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was busted for DUI in Tampa, Fla., on a busy road early this morning after a cop spotted his speeding, “weaving” Nissan SUV driving without its headlights on, cops said … The Domnican Republic native’s blood-alcohol level was found…

  15. Showtime canceled “The Franchise: A Season With The Miami Marlins”

    Aug 20, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Showtime’s documentary series “The Franchise” followed the Giants last season and the Marlins this season, but the network has decided to cancel this year’s version after just seven episodes. It was supposed to go at least eight episodes, but both sides agreed to cut it short after Showtime declined to broadcast any more than the…

  16. Time to make Red Sox and Angels fans feel even worse

    Aug 20, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Vernon Wells Reuters

    These tweets from Mike DiGiovanna are not news or rumors — just a guy thinking out loud — but they probably make Angels and Red Sox fans feel bad: I would not be surprised if #Angels try to engage #RedSox in a Vernon Wells-for-John Lackey swap of bad contracts this winter. (more) — Mike DiGiovanna…

  17. Nationals first-round pick Lucas Giolito re-injures elbow

    Aug 20, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Lucas Giolito was in the mix to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft until an elbow injury ended his high school season. He fell to the Nationals with the 16th overall pick and signed just before the deadline for $2.925 million. And now after just one minor-league start his elbow is…

  18. Roger Clemens is gonna pitch again

    Aug 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Rocket returns. No, not to the majors, but he will be pitching again: Sugar Land Skeeters president Matt O’Brien and Roger Clemens’ agent Randy Hendricks told FOX 26 Sports that Roger Clemens worked out for the Skeeters today and will sign with the team. Hendricks and O’Brien told FOX Clemens will start for the…

  19. Forgotten reliever Pedro Feliciano likely to be September call-up for Yankees

    Aug 20, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Pedro Feliciano hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since signing a two-year, $8 million deal in January of 2011, spending nearly two entire seasons on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that required surgery. However, he’s finally seeing some game action in the minors and manager Joe Girardi indicated yesterday that the Yankees are planning…

  20. Chipper Jones calls Curt Schilling “a shock jock”

    Aug 20, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Fun times on talk radio: Curt Schilling suggested that Chipper Jones may not really want to retire and that he’d possibly come back with an AL team and DH next year. Chipper Jones went on 790 The Zone in Atlanta and shot that down rather sharply: Curt Schilling has thrown out the concept of you…

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