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  1. Bryce Harper out of Nats’ lineup for first time since promotion

    Jun 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Nationals outfielders Harper, Moore and Nady congratulate each other after beating the Red Sox in their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Even 19-year-old phenoms need rest, apparently. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com’s Nats Insider reports that outfielder Bryce Harper is out of the lineup Sunday for the first time since being promoted to the majors more than six weeks ago. Tyler Moore will play left field, Roger Bernadina will cover center field and Xavier Nady will handle…

  2. Hiroki Kuroda has ankle bruise, expects to make next start

    Jun 10, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was forced from a brilliant outing Friday night against the Mets after getting struck in the left ankle by a Daniel Murphy line drive. But X-rays turned up negative for a fracture and he’s on track to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Braves in Atlanta. According to Marc…

  3. Marlins bring back first baseman Gaby Sanchez

    Jun 10, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

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    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins have recalled first baseman Gaby Sanchez from Triple-A New Orleans for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the visiting Rays. Sanchez was demoted to the minor leagues in mid-May after opening the 2012 regular season with a .197/.244/.295 batting line over his first 131…

  4. Daisuke Matsuzaka surrenders four runs in season debut

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s first start back from Tommy John surgery Saturday against the Nationals served as a kind of microcosm for his major league career: he was sharp at times, but inconsistency did him in. Dice-K opened with a perfect first frame, fanning Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Zimmerman, and inducing a pop-up out of phenom Bryce Harper. The…

  5. Matt Holliday out again Sunday with back spasms

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

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    The adversity continues to pile up in St. Louis. According to Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday will be held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Indians due to back spasms. It’s not a major injury and isn’t in danger of becoming one, but…

  6. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 10, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox

    It’s June 10 and the National League East-leading Nationals are showing no signs of a potential fade. Gio Gonzalez allowed just three hits over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and first baseman Adam LaRoche hit his 10th home run of the season on Saturday afternoon as Washington rolled to its second consecutive victory over…

  7. Jamie Moyer throws five shutout innings in debut start with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

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    The dream is still alive for 49-year-old Jamie Moyer. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the veteran lefty threw five shutout innings Saturday in his first start with Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed just one hit and struck out five while displaying pinpoint control. Moyer posted a 5.70 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 53 2/3 innings…

  8. Carlos Zambrano yields seven runs, leaves with stiff back

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Marlins righty Carlos Zambrano entered Saturday’s start against the Rays with a superb 2.81 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. By the time his 2 1/3 innings were done, his ERA was 3.55 and his WHIP was 1.18. Big Z surrendered seven earned runs on five hits and three walks to Tampa Bay before exiting in the…

  9. Chris Sale throws eight shutout innings, lowers ERA to 2.05

    Jun 9, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: White Sox starter Chris Sale needs his own video game. The lanky left-hander threw eight innings of shutout ball on Saturday afternoon against the Astros, striking out seven and walking none as the Pale Hose rolled to a 10-1 victory. He now has a 0.92 WHIP,…

  10. Evan Longoria nearing minor league rehab assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Good news for the (currently) first-place Rays. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, third baseman Evan Longoria “was encouraged after running the bases” on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field and is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of next week. “I felt good,” Longoria told the Times…

  11. Tony Gwynn owes over $400,000 in unpaid taxes

    Jun 9, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

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    According to the Associated Press, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes. The information was published this morning in the San Diego Union-Tribune, who reported that the government liens involve unpaid taxes from 2003, 2007 and 2009. Gwynn was given a notice last year for $209,156 and another…

  12. Brett Gardner could be out through All-Star break after another setback with elbow

    Jun 9, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Bombers. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Brett Gardner felt more pain in his elbow this morning after playing a rehab game with Low-A Charleston last night and will see a doctor on Monday. This is his second time he has been pulled off a rehab assignment since being placed on…

  13. Orioles move struggling Jake Arrieta to the bullpen

    Jun 9, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Jake Arrieta got the nod as the Orioles’ Opening Day starter this year, but now he’s bullpen-bound. The Orioles made the decision after Arrieta gave up a career-high nine runs over four innings in a loss to the Phillies last night. There was talk about sending him down to Triple-A Norfolk, but the O’s want…

  14. Tim Hudson to miss start with bone spurs in ankle, Julio Teheran will fill in

    Jun 9, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

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    Tim Hudson‘s encore for his 13th career shutout will have to wait a little while. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hudson has been scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Blue Jays as he deals with bone spurs in his left ankle. Prospect right-hander Julio Teheran will be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett…

  15. Astros place Fernando Martinez on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Jun 9, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Fernando Martinez just can’t catch a break. The injury-prone former top prospect has received semi-regular playing time in right field since joining the Astros last weekend, but Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that he’s now headed to the 7-day disabled list with post-concussion syndrome. It’s not clear when Martinez hurt himself, but he’ll…

  16. Daniel Bard struggles in first appearance since demotion

    Jun 9, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Daniel Bard was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket this week after posting a 5.24 ERA, a league-leading eight hit batsmen and a 34/37 K/BB ratio over 55 innings. His first appearance in the minors suggests that a return to the Red Sox is not imminent. According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, Bard allowed three runs in…

  17. Tigers activate Austin Jackson from disabled list

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have activated Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll start in center field and bat leadoff this afternoon against the Reds. Jackson has been sidelined since May 16 due to abdominal strain. He went 1-for-8 with two strikeout and a walk during a brief two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo and played…

  18. Joe Mauer back in Twins’ lineup after sprained right thumb

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    According to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com, Joe Mauer is back in the Twins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs. He’ll catch left-hander Scott Diamond and bat third against right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Mauer has missed the last four games with a sprained right thumb, but it was never a major concern. He made it through…

  19. Pablo Sandoval to return from disabled list today

    Jun 9, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

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    After getting shut out for the first time this season by the Rangers last night, the Giants’ lineup is set to get a major boost. According to CSNBayArea.com, Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that Pablo Sandoval will be activated from the disabled list today. “We think he’s ready,” Bochy said. “With Melky out, sure, that…

  20. What they’re saying about the Mariners’ combined no-hitter

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers last night. It was the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history and the first since six Astros combined to no-hit the Yankees on June 11, 2003. It was the third…

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