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  1. Jhoulys Chacin placed on disabled list with right shoulder inflammation

    May 7, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    The Rockies announced earlier this evening that Jhoulys Chacin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The 24-year-old was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs last week after posting an ugly 7.30 ERA over his first five starts, but today’s move rescinds the option. This news doesn’t come as a big surprise,…

  2. Dodgers remove Javy Guerra from closer role, name Kenley Jansen as replacement

    May 7, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    Javy Guerra

    Javy Guerra was given the opportunity to open the season as the Dodgers’ closer after posting a 2.31 ERA and 21 saves in 23 chances last year, but most felt it was only a matter of time before Kenley Jansen would stake his claim on the role. That time is now. According to Dylan Hernandez…

  3. Brett Gardner’s rehab assignment pushed back due to rainout

    May 7, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out tonight, so Gardner won’t begin his rehab assignment until tomorrow. Gardner is expected to play two rehab games, so he won’t rejoin the Yankees until Thursday at the earliest. 12:48 PM: Brett Gardner wasn’t ready to come off the…

  4. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  5. Matt Kemp returns after missing a start due to hamstring

    May 7, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Matt Kemp is back playing center field and batting third for the Dodgers on Monday after taking a seat in Sunday’s loss to the Cubs. He’s been nursing a tight left hamstring. Kemp did make an appearance Sunday to keep his consecutive games streak alive, flying out as a pinch-hitter. Tonight’s game will extend the…

  6. Charlie Manuel: Cole Hamels should have kept his mouth shut

    May 7, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    Philadelphia Inquirer writers Bob Brookover and Matt Gelb were in the Phillies clubhouse this afternoon and got the general feeling that teammates were fine with Cole Hamels‘ actions last night, but not so much that he talked about it afterwards. Manager Charlie Manuel said as much prior to Monday’s game. “He could have been a…

  7. Jayson Werth wants to shut up Phillies fans

    May 7, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Jayson Werth is expected to miss three months after breaking his left wrist attempting a sliding catch in Philly last night, but the Phillies fans at Nationals Park gave him some extra motivation as he begins his rehab: “After walking off the field feeling nauseous knowing my wrist was broke and hearing Philly fans yelling…

  8. Why not another no-hitter for Jered Weaver?

    May 7, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    So, yeah, it’s probably still a thousand-to-one shot, but in his rematch with the Twins tonight, Jered Weaver would seem to be better set up for back-to-back no-hitters than any pitcher in memory. Here’s how tonight’s Twins lineup has hit right-handers this season: CF Denard Span – .321 SS Brian Dozier – MLB debut (.316…

  9. Angels lose Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins to injuries in the same inning

    May 7, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    mike-scioscia-angels

    UPDATE: Downs remains on the active roster for now, but the Angels put Hawkins on the DL and replaced him with Triple-A reliever David Pauley. ========== Just days after the Angels tried to address their struggling bullpen by acquiring hard-throwing right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres they lost closer Scott Downs and setup man LaTroy…

  10. Cole Hamels suspended five games for intentionally hitting Bryce Harper

    May 7, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Cole Hamels admitting that he intentionally plunked Bryce Harper yesterday has earned the Phillies left-hander a five-game suspension from MLB, along with an undisclosed fine. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo should be happy, as he called for Hamels to be suspended along with calling Hamels a whole bunch of names, including “classless” and “gutless” and…

  11. Mets place shortstop Ruben Tejada on disabled list

    May 7, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Ruben Tejada left yesterday’s game after straining his right quadriceps muscle and today the Mets’ starting shortstop was placed on the disabled list. Utility man Ronny Cedeno was already on the DL, so Justin Turner is starting at shortstop tonight despite never starting there previously in the majors and having just 53 total games at…

  12. Giants reliever Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games for second positive PED test

    May 7, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    MLB has suspended Guillermo Mota for 100 games after the San Francisco reliever’s second positive test for a performance enhancing drug. Mota first tested positive for a PED in 2006, receiving a 50-game suspension. This time he was found to be using Clenbuterol, which Kirk Radomski famously admitted to giving numerous big leaguers as part of…

  13. Orioles demote struggling starter Tommy Hunter to Triple-A

    May 7, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Chicago White Sox

    Tommy Hunter is a 25-year-old veteran of five big-league seasons with 61 starts and 372 innings in the majors, but today the Orioles demoted him to Triple-A. Hunter has struggled since Baltimore acquired him from Texas along with Chris Davis in exchange for Koji Uehara last July, throwing 105 innings with a 5.04 ERA and…

  14. Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez diagnosed with torn ACL

    May 7, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    For the second time in a week the Brewers have lost an everyday player to a torn ACL. First baseman Mat Gamel will miss the remainder of the season after blowing out his knee on May 2 and now shortstop Alex Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a torn ACL suffered Saturday. Season-ending surgery is likely,…

  15. Philip Humber has allowed 20 runs in 13 innings since his perfect game

    May 7, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    AP Phil Humber

    Whenever a non-ace throws a no-hitter there are always lots of articles wondering if they’ll build off that historic performance and suddenly become a significantly better pitcher. It’s sort of a silly notion to begin with, as if allowing zero hits as opposed to, say, two hits can drastically alter someone’s career. In the case…

  16. Royals prospect Wil Myers up to nine homers already

    May 7, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    Wil Myers

    It’s been an entirely disappointing year in Kansas City thus far, but there’s still talent in the system worth getting excited about. For instance, Wil Myers, who just homered in a second straight game for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday and is up to nine homers for the year. Myers is hitting .336/.390/.692 overall. The…

  17. Jayson Werth undergoes wrist surgery, expected to miss “at least 12 weeks”

    May 7, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Last night after Jayson Werth broke his wrist attempting a diving catch in right field the Nationals announced that he was expected to miss six weeks. Today he underwent surgery and Bill Ladson of MLB.com talked to a team source who said Werth “will be out for more than six weeks” and guessed that it…

  18. Is there any chance of Mariano Rivera returning this year?

    May 7, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Now that Mariano Rivera has said he plans to rehab his torn ACL and pitch next season the natural question is whether there’s any chance he could return this year. One recent example of a pitcher coming back from a torn ACL in the same season is Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers, who suffered the…

  19. Wladimir Balentien, Wily Mo Pena crushing the ball in Japan

    May 7, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Wily Mo Pena

    A pair of former major leaguers are topping the Japanese League leaderboards in the early going. Former Mariners and Reds outfielder Wladimir Balentin is hitting .333/.449/.729 with 12 homers and 24 RBI in 96 at-bats for the Yakult Swallows of the Central League. No one else in the six-team circuit has more than four homers…

  20. The man falsely accused of beating Bryan Stow speaks

    May 7, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Parole board mug shot of suspect Giovanni Ramirez

    We’re really good at noticing when someone is accused of something in this country, but we’re pretty bad at noticing when their name is cleared.  Such is the case with Giovanni Ramirez, who was arrested in connection with the beating of Bryan Stow last year but … didn’t do it. He’s a free man now,…

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