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  1. Cubs choose Tyler Colvin over Brett Jackson with Fukudome gone

    Jul 28, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

    Tyler Colvin

    Even though he was hitting .213 with a crazy 29/1 K/BB ratio in 89 at-bats for Triple-A Iowa this month, Tyler Colvin was called up by the Cubs following Thursday’s trade of Kosuke Fukudome to the Indians and could take over as the team’s primary right fielder. Colvin, who hit 20 homers during a surprisingly…

  2. Hamstring injury sends Twins infielder Alexi Casilla to DL

    Jul 28, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Alexi Casilla pulled up lame while heading into second base with a double last night and an MRI exam revealed a hamstring strain, so he’s bound for the disabled list. Casilla’s overall numbers are nothing special, but he’s hit reasonably well while playing solid defense since moving from shortstop to second base and as usual…

  3. Picture of the Day: What to do with those old Rasmus jerseys

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    What should Cardinals fans do with their old Colby Rasmus jerseys and shirseys? Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch spotted a fan at last night’s game who made his own modifications:

  4. Interest in Hunter Pence “exploding”

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    Jayson Stark reports that interest in Hunter Pence is “exploding” since the Carlos Beltran trade went down. Mark Berman of Fox confirms, noting that as many as six teams are inquiring about Pence’s services.I guess that means a lot of teams are hot for him, huh? The teams Stark mentions are all of the usual…

  5. Casey Blake’s latest rehab assignment begins tonight

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Casey Blake‘s latest attempt to get over season-long back problems will begin tonight with a rehab assignment at Single-A. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that Blake will start slow, debuting as a designated hitter, which likely means the 38-year-old is at least another week away from potentially coming off the disabled list.…

  6. Hideki Irabu: a strikeout king in Japan, underrated in US

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    Hideki Irabu

    Hideki Irabu, who passed away this week at age 42, was best known for his failures in the United States.  He forced his way to the Yankees after the Padres originally purchased his rights, only to be dubbed a “fat toad” by George Steinbrenner after a series of disappointing performances. Irabu, though, was hardly a horrible pitcher…

  7. In need of infield depth, Brewers get Felipe Lopez from Rays

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    In a move that presumably won’t keep them from pursuing further infield help between now and Sunday’s trade deadline, the Brewers have acquired Felipe Lopez from the Rays for cash considerations. Lopez is a veteran of 11 seasons in the majors, but has spent most of this season playing at Triple-A Durham, where he batted…

  8. Hideki Irabu found dead; suicide suspected

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

    Hideki Irabu

    Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead at his California home yesterday.  The initial reports came from the Japanese paper, Asahi Shimbum, and his death has since been confirmed by the New York Yankees. Suicide by hanging is suspected. Irabu has had a troubled post-baseball career. He was arrested in Gardena, California last year…

  9. Mike Stanton owns the Nationals

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    Mike Cameron, Mike Stanton

    Not literally, because that would almost certainly be a conflict of interest. But figuratively, there is some definite ownage here.  Stanton homered in a second straight game in Washington on Thursday, giving him 24 homers this season and nine career homers against the Nationals. Those nine homers are give more than he has against any other…

  10. Brad Penny, Victor Martinez bicker on the mound

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    It has been an ugly day in Detroit so far.  Jim Leyland was ejected early for arguing balls and strikes, and then starter Brad Penny — who was losing to the Angels 5-2 at the time — got into an argument with his catcher, Victor Martinez, in the top of the fourth inning.  MLB.com doesn’t…

  11. Kenley Jansen hospitalized for irregular heartbeat after save

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Kenley Jansen needed just seven pitches to close out a 3-2 win Tuesday night, striking out two of the three batters he faced to continue an amazingly dominant stretch, but afterward the Dodgers reliever was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat. According to trainer Stan Conte doctors used cardio conversion to shock his heart back into…

  12. The Braves are “hot” for Carlos Quentin

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

    Quentin_Carlos

    Look, I’ll point you to the earlier post about how the White Sox are inclined to keep Carlos Quentin — it’s not like they’re our of contention — and I’ll remind you that various people have tweeted today that the Sox, if they were to trade Quentin would be asking for a ton of talent…

  13. Report: Nationals “not willing” to trade Drew Storen to Twins for Denard Span

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Drew Storen

    Earlier this week there were several reports about the Nationals pursuing Twins center fielder Denard Span and yesterday Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com wrote that they might even be willing to give up closer Drew Storen to get something done. Not so fast, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, who quotes “a baseball source” as saying…

  14. Rangers are in “substantive talks” with the Padres for Heath Bell

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    So you know, “substantive talks” are more than just “kicking the tires,” which in turn is more than someone just being “willing to listen.”  Anyway. Ken Rosenthal says that the Rangers are in said “substantive talks” with the Padres for closer Heath Bell.  Given that they’ve basically thrown Neftali Feliz under the bus* during his…

  15. Watch tomorrow’s stars, ummm, tomorrow

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

    Cape Cod League

    CSN New England will be televising the Cape Cod League All-Star Game on Friday, only trying something a little different with it. Instead of the usual view of the pitcher and batter from the center-field camera, the broadcast will feature two main play-by-play cameras, one from above first base and the other from above third.  …

  16. No longer feeling sick, Tim Lincecum set to start tonight

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Carlos Beltran‘s debut will be the big story tonight for the Giants, but they’ll also have Tim Lincecum on the mound after the two-time Cy Young winner missed his scheduled Tuesday start with a stomach ailment. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Lincecum played catch yesterday and felt strong, which along…

  17. Watching games on Twitter: “I’ll never watch another game alone”

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    Twitter logo

    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Joe Starkey just got on Twitter ten days ago, but during the Braves-Pirates 19-inning marathon/atrocity the other night he discovered just how fun it is to watch a game with a Twitter window open: I’m new to this Twitter stuff. I could never understand why anyone needed a laptop while watching a…

  18. Carlos Zambrano says the Cubs need some “changes”

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano

    Yesterday afternoon there were several reports about the Cubs trying to convince a contending team to take Carlos Zambrano and his contract off their hands, which predictably didn’t go very well. Then a few hours later Zambrano took the mound against the Brewers and threw 6.2 innings of two-run ball in a tough-luck loss, looking…

  19. Colby Rasmus trade: the he-said, he-said in video form

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Video cameras found both Colby Rasmus and Tony La Russa following the trade yesterday.  They each had particularly Rasmus-esque and La Russa-esque takes on the matter. First Rasmus who, when asked about La Russa, says “I hope he’s happy”: Now La Russa, who talks about how young players “are spoiled.” Say what you want about…

  20. Carl Crawford gets cortisone shot for strained left elbow

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Carl Crawford missed yesterday’s game and is out of the lineup this afternoon as well because of a strained left elbow. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Crawford got a cortisone injection in the elbow Tuesday night, which usually knocks players out of commission for at least a couple days. Crawford told Abraham…

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