Skip to content
  1. Dr. Anthony Galea, HGH smuggler, takes a plea deal

    Jul 6, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Anthony Galea

    You’ll recall Dr. Anthony Galea, the Canadian doctor who has been under indictment for smuggling HGH into the United States?  And who counts as his former patients Alex Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Tiger Woods?  Well, he just reached a plea agreement with federal authorities.  The agreement calls for less-than-the-recommended jail time in exchange…

  2. Jon Lester goes on disabled list due to lat strain

    Jul 6, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Jon Lester

    As anticipated from the moment the injury was announced. Jon Lester has been placed on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle suffered in the fourth inning of his start against the Blue Jays last night. Reliever Scott Atchison has been called up to take his place on the roster. Lester takes a 10-4…

  3. Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup tonight

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Kevin Youkilis, who missed yesterday’s game after being plunked on Monday, is feeling better and is back in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Jays. One hitch: he’s playing first base, filling in for Adrian Gonzalez, who is apparently just getting a day off. Query: why does Terry Francona give Gonzalez a day off now…

  4. Derek Jeter had better not go 4 for 4 tonight!

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians

    There was some random speculation that Joe Girardi would sit Derek Jeter in tonight’s game against the Indians. Partially to rest him but — tin foil hats on please — also to make sure that he doesn’t get his 3000th hit on the road by going 4 for 4 or better. Stop that. It could…

  5. HBT Daily: Can you smell what The Rock is cookin’?

    Jul 6, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

    Just watch it. You’ll understand. It won’t be that funny or anything, but you’ll understand.

  6. Twins need to find a role for sudden slugger Trevor Plouffe

    Jul 6, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

    Trevor Plouffe

    2004 first-round pick Trevor Plouffe, long considered a disappointment by Twins fans, hit three homers and walked four times in a doubleheader for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Despite spending almost all of May in the majors, he now has 15 homers in his 45 games for the Red Wings.  Overall, he’s hitting .308/.385/.663 in 169…

  7. Brandon Webb likely done for year, could need surgery

    Jul 6, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    webb wide getty

    Chalk up another lost season for Brandon Webb. The veteran right-hander hasn’t pitched in a major league game since Opening Day in 2009 due to chronic issues with his throwing shoulder and he’s no longer expected to break that streak here in 2011. According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, an MRI taken Wednesday on…

  8. Ryan Braun sent for MRI on nagging calf injury

    Jul 6, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs

    Ryan Braun was sent for an MRI on his nagging left calf injury today, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Braun has been sidelined since leaving Saturday’s game against the Twins. He was originally expected to return to the lineup last night, but felt more soreness after participating in batting practice. While there’s…

  9. Wade Boggs, David Cone could testify on Roger Clemens’ behalf

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

    Wade Boggs Devil Rays

    While today has been touted as the beginning of the Roger Clemens trial, there really isn’t much going on until next week. Why? Jury selection mostly, which began today, is supposed to last several days thanks in part to an extensive questionnaire. Eh, it happens. More interesting to me is Rusty Hardin, Clemens’ terrible awful…

  10. Joe Mauer expected to debut at first base on Thursday

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    mauer with gold glove ap

    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters on Wednesday, including Phil Mackey of ESPN 1500, that catcher Joe Mauer will make his major league debut at first base Thursday evening in the club’s series-opener against the White Sox. Drew Butera will take his regular turn catching Carl Pavano and Jim Thome will serve as the DH.…

  11. Evan Longoria admits to having nerve problem in foot

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    longo batting wide getty

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, an accomplished .278/.357/.513 career hitter, has registered a lowly .221 batting average and .281 on-base percentage since the beginning of June. After another 0-for-4 performance in Tuesday’s loss to the Twins, Longoria may have revealed to reporters the primary cause for that extended slump. According to Marc Topkin of the…

  12. Stephen Strasburg could be making rehab starts next month

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    strasburg getty

    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes today that it’s “feasible” that Stephen Strasburg could make a minor league rehab start by mid-August. The rehab seems like it’s going swimmingly. He has already thrown fastballs with full violence and anger and is slipping the bender in there as well. While there’s a chance he could be pitching…

  13. John Danks on track to make first rehab start Sunday

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    John Danks was able to throw 36 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday. He’ll still have to make it through another side session Thursday, but Paul Casella of MLB.com reports that he’s tentatively scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Sunday. Danks has been sidelined since leaving a start against the Nationals on…

  14. Joe West’s crew strikes again

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Joe West

    As I mentioned in the recaps this morning there were ejections a-plenty in the Tigers-Angels game. In fact, there was one more than I had mentioned. Rick Porcello‘s ejection wasn’t listed in the notes to the box score, seeing as though he wasn’t in the game at the time.  All in all: Jim Leyland got…

  15. Are you skeptical of Albert Pujols’ fast return?

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Geovany Soto, Albert Pujols

    Despite the fact that blogging lends itself to insta-analysis couched in sharp opinions, I think the best analysis of the most difficult topics raises more questions than it does provide easy answers.   That’s the case with Jeff Passan’s piece about Albert Pujols’ quick return to action after breaking a bone in his arm. Which,…

  16. Brian Matusz knocked around in first start since demotion to minors

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    Brian Matusz was demoted to the minors last week after posting an 8.77 ERA over his first six starts. The young left-hander had his first start back at Triple-A Norfolk last night and according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, it didn’t go so well. Matusz allowed four runs on seven hits (including two…

  17. Shane Victorino diagnosed with Grade 1 thumb sprain

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

    victorino smiles getty

    Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino left the Phillies in Florida on Tuesday to have his sore right thumb examined by a hand specialist back in Philadelphia. The results are in. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Victorino was diagnosed Tuesday evening with a Grade 1 sprain of his right thumb. The Phillies are considering…

  18. Do we need heroes in sports?

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

    Mickey Mantle AP

    Buzz Bissinger has a post up over at The Daily Beast today, lamenting the absence of colorful heroes, rakes and rogues in sports today: Sports are bigger than ever. It occupies us more than ever. It is ever exploding. There are still routinely great performances. But behind those performances there is less and less human…

  19. Redoing the 2001 MLB draft

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mark Prior

    It’s arguable whether even 10 years is long enough to properly evaluate a baseball draft, but it’s good enough for these purposes. I’m going to hit the reset button on the 2001 draft and redo all of the first-round picks based on what we know now. I am excluding 2001 draftees who didn’t sign after…

  20. K-Rod is poised to get expensive. What should the Mets do?

    Jul 6, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    A reminder in the Wall Street Journal this morning that the Mets — playing solid enough baseball that talk of the wild card is not delusional — have some hard decisions to make.  And not just with Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes.  That’s because, as all Mets fans know, if Francisco Rodriguez finishes 55 games…

Featured video

Colby-on-Colby crime in Toronto
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. H. Street (3509)
  2. C. Lee (2722)
  3. H. Ramirez (2368)
  4. M. Trout (2320)
  5. Y. Puig (2081)
  1. D. Price (2074)
  2. B. Belt (2038)
  3. J. Segura (2036)
  4. T. Tulowitzki (2022)
  5. J. Papelbon (1991)