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  1. R.A. Dickey was a victim of sexual abuse, contemplated suicide

    Mar 27, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey has a memoir coming out. Given his depths, it’s not surprising that it’s not your typical jock-talk. But as revealed in Andy Martino’s story about it in the Daily News, it’s a lot heavier than that: In a raw new memoir, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey reveals that he was sexually abused as an eight-year-old, and…

  2. The Astros cut Jack Cust. This is important. This means something.

    Mar 27, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

    Houston Astros Photo Day

    Normally I wouldn’t even write about a bad-defense marginal outfielder being cut in late March, but with Jack Cust — who the Astros just cut — I feel differently. That’s partially because of the deal he got. Rather than a minor league deal with a spring invite, Cust actually got a one-year deal with an…

  3. Ruben Amaro on Chase Utley’s health: “I’m not trying to deceive anybody”

    Mar 27, 2012, 8:16 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    There has been considerable uncertainty swirling around Chase Utley‘s health this spring, fueled in no small part by Utley and the team being seemingly unwilling, until Sunday at least, to provide updates as to his status.  This led to Ruben Amaro assembling reporters in Clearwater yesterday to tell them, hey, I wouldn’t lie to you:…

  4. Chipper Jones undergoes successful knee surgery

    Mar 26, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    The Braves announced just a short while ago that Chipper Jones underwent successful arthroscopic surgery earlier today to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. This is the sixth knee surgery of Jones’ career and comes just days after the 39-year-old third baseman announced his intention to retire following the 2012 season. In an…

  5. Fausto Carmona loses $4.5 million in guaranteed salary for 2012

    Mar 26, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com recently reported that the Indians restructured the contract of Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, following his arrest on false identity charges in January. Now we know the details. According to the Associated Press, Hernandez will make $2.5 million as a base salary in 2012 and can earn an additional…

  6. Rangers release Conor Jackson, Joe Beimel

    Mar 26, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    Conor Jackson

    As part of their cuts Monday, the Rangers released veterans Conor Jackson, Joe Beimel and Mitch Stetter, making the group free agents. Jackson, who finished last season with the Red Sox, was vying to make the Rangers as a right-handed hitting option at first base and in the outfield corners, but he was just 3-for-33…

  7. Vladimir Guerrero works out for Indians in Dominican Republic

    Mar 26, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Still looking for a job in late March, Vladimir Guerrero worked out for Indians scouts at the club’s academy in the Dominican Republic, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The source said “there seems to be a genuine interest by the Indians.” Of course, Cleveland is already locked into a pure DH in Travis…

  8. Orioles place Brian Roberts, Zach Britton on disabled list

    Mar 26, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    The Orioles made it official on Monday, placing Brian Roberts on the 15-day disabled list with lingering concussion symptoms. Roberts contends he making steady progress, but there is no timetable for his return. The former All-Star hasn’t played since last May. The Orioles plan to have Roberts travel with the team initially. “I told Buck…

  9. Appreciating the near-greatness of Magglio Ordonez

    Mar 26, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Magglio Ordonez

    Note: I originally wrote this on October 10, but with today’s news that Ordonez is close to retiring I figured it was worth re-posting. Magglio Ordonez is 37 years old, coming off the worst season of his 15-year career, and will miss the rest of the Tigers’ playoff run after re-fracturing his right ankle, so…

  10. David Wright played a baseball game, survived

    Mar 26, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright made his spring debut today against the Cardinals and it went OK. More than OK, actually, as Adam Rubin reports  — and the picture to the right shows — he made a spectacular diving stop on a Rafael Furcal shot down the third base line, throwing the speedy Furcal out. Wright said he…

  11. Dustin McGowan, who’s thrown just 21 innings since 2009, gets extension from Blue Jays

    Mar 26, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Dustin McGowan

    Dustin McGowan is still trying to come back from a series of arm injuries to reestablish himself as a viable big-league pitcher and has thrown just 21 innings with a 6.43 ERA since 2009, yet today the Blue Jays signed the 30-year-old right-hander to a two-year contract extension worth at least $3 million. John Lott…

  12. Looks like Magglio Ordonez is retiring

    Mar 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    ordonez getty face

    I don’t think this counts as an official announcement yet, but here’s Magglio Ordonez on Twitter this afternoon: Cerca del retiro! — Magglio Ordonez (@Mordonez30) March 26, 2012   Literally, that’s “close to retirement,” but do you really tweet that if you’re not gonna do it? Earlier this spring we learned that Ordonez wouldn’t accept…

  13. Carlos Beltran sent Jon Niese the $10,000 for his nose job

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    jon niese nose

    Prior to being traded to the Giants last season Carlos Beltran encouraged Mets teammate Jon Niese to get a nose job and even said he’d pay for it. Niese had the rhinoplasty surgery in October, but when he showed up to spring training with a new schnoz he wasn’t certain if Beltran would actually cover…

  14. Honus Wagner card might sell for $1.5 million

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

    Honus Wagner card

    Every few years a Honus Wagner T206 card comes on the market. And every time one does, I link to a story about it because I collected baseball cards when I was a kid and always thought about how I might one day find one under the arm rest of an old car or something. Assuming…

  15. Cubs sign Mariners castoff Shawn Camp to minors deal

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    camp_shawn

    Released by the Mariners last week, reliever Shawn Camp has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs. Seattle cutting Camp was surprising because he signed a $750,000 deal just a month earlier and pitched reasonably well last season with a 4.21 ERA in 66 innings for the Blue Jays. Now he’ll have to work…

  16. Miguel Cabrera: “I’ll be ready. Don’t worry”

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    cabrera reuters

    Miguel Cabrera is going to have his injured eye examined tomorrow, but if you hear him tell it, it’s just a formality: “I’ll be ready. Don’t worry. I don’t feel any pain, nothing. The next day, I was feeling good. I was a little sore and swelling, but I was like normal. I was [feeling]…

  17. Bobby Valentine calls reported rift with general manager Ben Cherington “lazy journalism”

    Mar 26, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox general manager Cherington introduces Valentine as the new Boston Red Sox manager at Fenway Park in Boston

    Two days ago Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe wrote an article with the headline “Power Struggle May Weaken Red Sox” in which he wrote, among other things, that “a wedge appears to be forming between new manager Bobby Valentine and new general manager Ben Cherington” regarding several roster decisions. Valentine responded to that article…

  18. Frank McCourt is making good on a charitable commitment

    Mar 26, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Frank McCourt

    When Frank and Jamie McCourt bought the Dodgers several years ago, one of their signature philanthropic initiatives was the Dodgers Dreamfield program, which was devoted to renovating and reviving youth baseball fields serving disadvantaged neighborhoods. It would fit a certain storyline involving Frank McCourt if the promise of that initiative went unfulfilled.  But, thankfully — and to…

  19. Former first-round pick Aaron Thompson suspended 50 games for “drug of abuse”

    Mar 26, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    say no to drugs

    Aaron Thompson, who was the Marlins’ first-round pick in 2005 and is now in the Twins’ organization on a minor-league contract, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a “drug of abuse.” His track record in the minors is mediocre at best and Thompson was never an option to make the big-league roster…

  20. Springtime Storylines: Was 2011 a fluke for the Arizona Diamondbacks?

    Mar 26, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Justin Upton, Matt Davidson, Chris Young

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Was 2011 a fluke year? The Diamondbacks went from 70 wins in 2009 to…

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