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  1. Rangers should grab Brandon Allen off waivers from A’s

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Left-handed hitting first basemen/designated hitters certainly aren’t in popular demand at the moment, and there’s a good chance Brandon Allen will clear waivers after being designated for assignment by the A’s on Monday. Still, there are a few teams that might want to take a chance on him, including Oakland’s division rival in Texas. The…

  2. Players with more homers than the Phillies

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence fans

    Jay Bruce Miguel Cabrera Yoenis Cespedes Corey Hart Omar Infante Alex Avila Carlos Beltran Lucas Duda Prince Fielder Aaron Hill Eric Hosmer Adam LaRoche Matt Kemp Nick Markakis Carlos Pena Pablo Sandoval Carlos Santana Josh Willingham Yeah, I’m trolling a bit. But this has been an ugly offensive display. Not only do the 1-3 Phillies…

  3. Baseball gave us the word “jazz?” Cool.

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Jazz Kings

    This is from a couple of weeks ago in the Boston Globe, but I’m just seeing it now via Baseball Think Factory. File it under Stuff You Never Think About But Which is Nonetheless Cool: A hundred years ago a minor leaguer basically invented the word “jazz.” It happened when one Ben Henderson, a pitcher…

  4. Chipper Jones could return from DL as soon as tomorrow

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones had no problems after weekend workouts and tested his surgically repaired knee again today, with Mark Bowman of MLB.com reporting that he “felt good” and “could be activated in time to start tomorrow’s game.” Jones underwent what was considered minor knee surgery on March 26 and said all along that he planned to…

  5. Drew Storen to pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Drew Storen

    After a spring training filled with elbow tenderness, this is not good news for Nats closer Drew Storen: Drew Storen will visit Dr. James Andrews after feeling tenderness in his elbow during a sim game. Nats fear bone chip. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) April 9, 2012   Storen began the season on the DL, of…

  6. A’s activate Daric Barton from disabled list, designate Brandon Allen for assignment

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Brandon Allen went from Opening Day first baseman to designated for assignment in the span of four games, as the A’s dropped him from the 40-man roster today to make room for Daric Barton‘s return from the disabled list. Now that he’s recovered from September shoulder surgery Barton figures to be Oakland’s primary first baseman…

  7. Omar Infante hits two homers, leads the Marlins over the Phillies

    Apr 9, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies are now 1-3 and have scored eight total runs. That’s mildly alarming. Almost as alarming as Omar Infante going yard twice and, heck, Austin Kearns doing it even once. But that’s what happened today as the Marlins beat the Phillies 6-2 in the Philadelphia home opener. Infante went deep on Cole Hamels in…

  8. Matt Kemp, Miguel Cabrera named MLB players of the week

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Can you really call it a week after three games?  Sure, why not?  So player of the “week” honors go to Matt Kemp in the NL and Miguel Cabrera in the AL. Cabrera batted .455 (5-for-11) with an A.L.-leading three home runs and eight RBI.  Kemp hit .412 (7-for-17) while leading the Majors with six runs scored…

  9. Tim Hudson to make second rehab start Thursday

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson allowed two runs over three innings in his first minor-league rehab start Saturday at Single-A and he’s scheduled to take the mound for his second rehab outing Thursday. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Hudson is slated to throw around 65 pitches and four innings as he recovers from November…

  10. John Moores to try again to sell the Padres

    Apr 9, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT

    padres logo friar

    After his long-gestating sale of the Padres to Jeff Moorad went south, John Moores is trying again: Padres majority owner John Moores has retained investment banker Steve Greenberg to broker a sale of the club, according to a Los Angeles Times report on Saturday … Moores previously sold the Padres in January 2009 for $525 million…

  11. Astros set record for lowest attendance at Minute Maid Park

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

    Minute Maid Park

    Fan morale being extremely low in Houston coming off a 56-106 season is certainly understandable, but usually even terrible teams can sell a decent number of tickets for the first couple weeks of the season. Unfortunately for the Astros that isn’t the case, as yesterday’s attendance was the lowest in the 12-year history of Minute…

  12. Ozzie Guillen is returning to Florida to apologize some more

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen Getty

    Ozzie Guillen already offered what seemed to be a pretty decent explanation/apology for his Fidel Castro comments, but apparently it wasn’t good enough.  No, the Outrage Industrial Complex requires a more formal (i.e. fake) form of contrition, usually in the form of a dour faced person sitting at a podium next to some other dour…

  13. Giancarlo Stanton removed from Marlins lineup with left knee soreness

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    stanton with trainer getty

    Giancarlo Stanton was a last-minute scratch from the Marlins’ lineup this afternoon with what the team is calling left knee pain. It turns out getting dressed up to look like Bruno Mars can be hazardous to your health, apparently. For now the Marlins are saying that Stanton is day-to-day, but it’s worth noting that he…

  14. Phiten is now the official placebo maker for Major League Baseball

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I just got a press release from Major League Baseball announcing that Phiten is now “The Official Compression Sleeve of Major League Baseball.” You have heard of Phiten, of course. They make those ugly necklaces that provide no scientifically or medically proven benefits whatsoever, despite the fact that Phiten touts them for their ability to…

  15. Flu keeps Clayton Kershaw from Mexican food, but he won’t miss a start

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    kershaw ap

    Clayton Kershaw left his Opening Day start after just three innings because of the flu and still isn’t feeling 100 percent healthy, but the reigning Cy Young winner expects to make his next start Tuesday versus the Pirates. Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that the Dodgers may have to monitor Kershaw more closely,…

  16. What have the Marlins done with the real Carlos Zambrano?

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v St Louis Cardinals

    Ozzie Guillen is amazing. Not only does he create a political firestorm, but he has also given Carlos Zambrano a personality transplant: Words you will seldom hear from Marlins pitcher Carlos Zambrano: “I think I was just too calm.” Zambrano, known for a trigger temper that has gotten him in several jams during his 10-year…

  17. Chad Qualls’ foot injury feels like a “knife was going at the back of my heel”

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Chad Qualls, Chris Garner

    Chad Qualls was unavailable to pitch yesterday because of a foot injury, which the Phillies reliever described as like a “knife was going at the back of my heel.” Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Qualls actually pitched through that pain Saturday, throwing a scoreless inning against the Pirates, but sat out yesterday’s…

  18. Former Cy Young winner takes powerful drug to aid his performance, no one cares

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    What if I were to tell you that there was a former Cy Young winner who was taking a controversial and powerful drug? A drug that could prove dangerous to him in the long run and has been linked to organ damage? A drug that other players who have used it say gives them a feeling…

  19. Marlins went shopping, got dressed up for Easter Sunday

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    SAMSUNG

    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com snapped a picture of what Marlins teammates Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, and Randy Choate wore on Easter Sunday after spending the weekend playing in Cincinnati. Apparently they went shopping at a place called House of Adam in Cincinnati and wore those outfits to Philadelphia. Stanton looks kind of like…

  20. Liam Hendriks hospitalized with food poisoning

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Twins Indians Baseball

    Liam Hendriks was supposed to sub for the injured Scott Baker as the No. 3 starter in the Twins’ rotation, but he was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start and hospitalized with food poisoning. Anthony Swarzak did a nice job filling in for the guy who was supposed to be filling in, but Hendriks’ availability…

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