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  1. Jeremy Hellickson lands on disabled list with right shoulder fatigue

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:18 PM EST

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    The Rays just announced that Jeremy Hellickson was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Chris Archer will be called up from Triple-A Durham to make his major league debut tomorrow night against the Nationals. Hellickson was knocked around for a career-high eight runs on nine hits (including three home runs) last Thursday…

  2. Brad Eldred takes his big bat to Japan

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:10 PM EST

    Brad Eldred

    Even though Brad Eldred was tied for the minor league lead in home runs, he was released by the Tigers on Tuesday. Of course, it wasn’t because of anything he did wrong; he’s going to Japan to play with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. The 31-year-old Eldred was hitting .305/.374/.695 in 236 at-bats for Triple-A Toledo…

  3. Red Sox activate Cody Ross, put Scott Podsednik on DL

    Jun 19, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Jose Molina, Cody Ross

    As expected Cody Ross is back from the disabled list after missing the past month with a fractured left foot, but that doesn’t mean the Red Sox’s outfield is any healthier. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe they made room for Ross on the roster by placing Scott Podsednik on the DL with…

  4. Tigers activate Octavio Dotel from the disabled list

    Jun 19, 2012, 3:13 PM EST

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    The Tigers announced this afternoon that Octavio Dotel was activated from the disabled list. Thad Weber was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding roster move. Dotel was placed on the disabled list on June 3 due to right elbow inflammation, so he managed to rejoin the Tigers’ bullpen as soon as he was…

  5. Jason Marquis thriving for Padres after being released by Twins with 8.47 ERA

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:50 PM EST

    Jason Marquis

    Jason Marquis was about as bad as a pitcher can be for the Twins, posting an 8.47 ERA with more walks than strikeouts and a .371 opponents’ batting average in 34 innings. Minnesota released him six weeks into a $3 million contract and Marquis signed a minor-league deal with the Padres, reported to Double-A for…

  6. Ichiro Suzuki set for 2,500th hit; will he get to 3,000?

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:27 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Probably tonight or perhaps tomorrow, Ichiro Suzuki will get his 2,500th hit as a major leaguer. He’s currently just one away, though that was also the case a couple of days ago; Ichiro ¬†went 0-for-4 on Sunday and was given a rare day off on Monday. Obviously, Ichiro’s pace is slowing down. The hope was…

  7. Lorenzo Cain restarts rehab assignment following April setback

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:10 PM EST

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    The Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants during the offseason with the idea that Lorenzo Cain would be their starting center fielder moving forward. That trade obviously hasn’t worked out so well for the Royals, as Cabrera is hitting .364 this season and leads the majors in hits while Jonathan Sanchez has been terrible…

  8. Skip Schumaker rejoins Cardinals after disabled list stint

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Skip Schumaker

    Skip Schumaker is back from the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a strained hamstring, as the Cardinals activated him and optioned Maikel Cleto to Triple-A. Assuming his hamstring holds up Schumaker should be in line for significant action in center field with Jon Jay on the DL, although Jay is close…

  9. Cuban outfielder Yasel Puig defects, goes to Mexico in search of free agency

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

    Cuba

    Already this year Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler have landed $36 million and $30 million contracts after defecting from Cuba and another highly touted player is hoping to follow in their footsteps. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that 21-year-old outfielder Yasel Puig defected from Cuba and “is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico.”…

  10. Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman cover Adam Sandler

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

    adam sandler

    Reds pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman visited the MLB Fan Cave yesterday while wearing red hooded sweatshirts, so naturally Arroyo broke out his guitar and they did a duet, baseball-themed version of the Adam Sandler song “Red Hooded Sweatshirt” from his Saturday Night Live days. Arroyo actually does a pretty solid Sandler impression along…

  11. Astros owner says he’d welcome Roger Clemens back in the organization

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:35 PM EST

    Former baseball star Roger Clemens smiles as he walks outside Federal District Court in Washington

    On the heels of Roger Clemens being acquitted on all charges in his perjury trial, new Astros owner Jim Crane told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com last night that he would welcome the seven-time Cy Young Award winner back into the organization in some capacity. “I’m happy he got a good result, and we look forward…

  12. John Danks diagnosed with torn shoulder muscle

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Last week John Danks had his shoulder injury examined by Dr. James Andrews and said the visit involved “no bad news,” but another opinion from the White Sox medical staff apparently showed otherwise. Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago reports that Danks has been diagnosed with a torn subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder. The good…

  13. Nolan Reimold sees cervical specialist for herniated disk, out through All-Star break

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    reimold getty

    Two months ago Nolan Reimold was expected to miss 2-3 days with a bulging disk in his back, but the Orioles outfielder hasn’t played since and the team announced yesterday that he won’t play again until after the All-Star break. And according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com “manager Buck Showalter hinted at worse news” as…

  14. Dusty Baker declines comment on feud, lets Reds’ bats do the talking against Derek Lowe

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Dusty Baker

    Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe had a war of words last week that culminated in Lowe saying “I have zero respect for the guy” and Baker saying “there was a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark.” Not surprisingly last night’s rematch series between the Reds and Indians drew a ton of media coverage…

  15. Mat Latos allows three homers, thinks Indians stole signs

    Jun 19, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    sign stealers

    Mat Latos got rocked for seven runs last night against Cleveland, serving up three homers in four innings, and afterward the Reds right-hander said he thinks the Indians were stealing his signs from catcher Ryan Hanigan. Here’s what Latos told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer: I thought I made some good pitches that they…

  16. Braves release Livan Hernandez

    Jun 19, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Livan Hernandez

    As expected Livan Hernandez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and today the Braves released the 37-year-old right-hander. No team wanted anything to do with Hernandez’s guaranteed contract, but now that the Braves are on the hook for that entire deal and he’s available for a prorated share of the minimum salary…

  17. Jerome Williams hospitalized after passing out in clubhouse

    Jun 19, 2012, 9:47 AM EST

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    Jerome Williams struggled Monday night versus the Giants, failing to make it out of the fourth inning¬† against his former team, and afterward the veteran right-hander had to be hospitalized for shortness of breath. For now the Angels are saying the hospitalization was a precautionary measure, but Williams remained there overnight and is expected to…

  18. Evan Longoria pulled off rehab assignment following setback with hamstring

    Jun 19, 2012, 8:57 AM EST

    Evan Longoria

    The Rays were hoping that Evan Longoria would be ready to return at some point this week, but his rehab is now on hold following a setback with his partially torn left hamstring. Longoria, who began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Saturday, was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the third inning…

  19. And That Happened: Readers’ Choice Edition

    Jun 19, 2012, 8:04 AM EST

    Matt Cain

    Craig is taking surfing lessons and sampling fish tacos all this week out in sunny San Diego, leaving HardballTalk without a fearless leader to guide it through the previous night’s highlights and lowlights. But we do have a readership — a handsome, intelligent, hilarious readership (you see me cultivating?) — worthy of being heard in…

  20. Aaron Hill hits for cycle in win over Mariners

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:26 AM EST

    Aaron Hill AP

    Aaron Hill hit for the cycle tonight in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first inning, tripled in the third, doubled in the fifth and socked a solo home run in the seventh to complete the feat. He’s the second player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Mets’…

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