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  1. Tracking Bryce Harper’s major league debut

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT

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    We’ll provide updates throughout the night as baseball’s top prospect, 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper, makes his MLB debut against the Dodgers. Here’s the lineup, via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post: As promised, Harper bats 7th: Desmond, ss; Lombardozzi, 3b Werth, rf LaRoche, 1b; Ankiel, cf Espinosa, 2b; Harper, lf Ramos, c Strasburg — Adam…

  2. Ryan Howard cleared for baseball activities, heading to Phillies’ spring training complex

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Hey, it’s positive Ryan Howard health news! According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the 32-year-old first baseman has been cleared for baseball activities and will report to the Phillies’ spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida on Monday morning to begin daily workouts. He will begin by fielding ground balls and playing catch before progressing to…

  3. D’Backs turn to left-hander Patrick Corbin for Monday start

    Apr 28, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Many assumed that a well-known prospect like Trevor Bauer or Tyler Skaggs would be promoted when the Diamondbacks finally removed soft-tossing righty Josh Collmenter from their starting rotation. Well, Collmenter was pushed to the bullpen on Saturday. But Bauer and Skaggs will stay put. According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the D’Backs have announced that…

  4. Mike Trout goes 0-for-4 with a strikeout in 2012 debut

    Apr 28, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper isn’t the only youngster drawing attention this weekend. Mike Trout, who was brought up by the Angels in 2011 but appeared in only 40 games, made his 2012 major league debut in the Angels’ 2-1 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. Trout finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout, but…

  5. Marlins drop struggling Jose Reyes out of the leadoff spot

    Apr 28, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is shaking up his lineup in an effort to jump-start an offense which has scored only six runs during their current six-game losing streak. After getting the day off yesterday, Jose Reyes has been dropped down to second in the order tonight against the Diamondbacks. He’ll be flip-flopped with center fielder…

  6. Astros to call up Jordan Lyles for Sunday start

    Apr 28, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Astros have a vacancy in their rotation now that Kyle Weiland is on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis, so manager Brad Mills told MLB.com’s Jeff Wallner last night that Jordan Lyles will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Sunday against the Reds. Lyles lost out on a rotation spot after…

  7. Delmon Young could be back with the Tigers as soon as Tuesday

    Apr 28, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Delmon Young‘s stint on the restricted list could be a brief one. According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said this afternoon that Young could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday if he is cleared following an evaluation by MLB. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that doctors…

  8. Shin-Soo Choo out through at least Tuesday with hamstring injury

    Apr 28, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Shin-Soo Choo is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game this afternoon as he continues to nurse left hamstring tightness. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, he won’t return until at least Tuesday when the Indians open a series against the White Sox. Choo was originally scheduled to test…

  9. Mike Trout is in the Angels’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Apr 28, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

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    The Angels have dropped five straight games and currently sit in last place in the American League West with a 6-14 record, so they are hoping the newly-promoted Mike Trout can provide a much-needed spark for their lineup. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Trout will bat leadoff and play left field this afternoon…

  10. Brian McCann dealing with strained intercostal muscle

    Apr 28, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Brian McCann left last night’s game against the Pirates after five innings with what was described as an intercostal muscle strain in his right side. McCann missed a little over two weeks last July with a strained left oblique muscle and wasn’t nearly the same player upon his return, but he told David O’Brien of…

  11. Tigers place Delmon Young on the restricted list

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT

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    Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the Tigers have placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list. Danny Worth has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will take his place on the active roster. Young was arrested early Friday morning outside the team’s hotel in New York City after allegedly shoving a man to the…

  12. Home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg tackled a fan last night

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

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    The Orioles seem to have a mini-epidemic of fans running onto the field at Camden Yards. It happened again in last night’s game against the Athletics, as a shirtless man galloped around the field during the seventh inning stretch. He made his way through the outfield, evaded security near second base, rounded third and slid…

  13. Freak bicycle accident sends Jeremy Guthrie to the disabled list

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

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    Jeremy Guthrie was originally scheduled to start tonight against the Mets, but he’s now headed to the 15-day disabled list after spraining his right shoulder in a freak bicycle accident yesterday. Guthrie, an avid cyclist, told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the injury occurred when the chain on his bicycle broke and sent…

  14. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 28, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    After getting a win in relief Monday night against the Twins, Daniel Bard delivered the strongest start of his major league career in a 10-3 win over the White Sox last night. Bard allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over a career-high seven innings while striking out six and walking just one. After…

  15. Scott Hairston hits for the cycle against the Rockies

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

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    They’re only in the seventh inning out in Colorado, but Scott Hairston has already hit for the cycle. Hairston singled in the third, hit a solo homer in the fourth, connected for an RBI triple in the fifth and then hit a two-run double in the sixth. It’s the first cycle of his career and…

  16. Angels release Bobby Abreu, call up Mike Trout

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper isn’t the only top prospect making his way to the major leagues Saturday. The Angels announced that they have released Bobby Abreu and will call up Mike Trout from Triple-A Salt Lake. As for Abreu, the move appeared inevitable. After a trade with the Indians fell through at the end of spring training,…

  17. Aubrey Huff releases a statement

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Aubrey Huff rejoined the Giants today in San Francisco after being placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with an anxiety disorder. While Huff didn’t address reporters, he did release the following statement (via CSNBayArea.com) to say thanks for the support he has received this week. “Thank you to the fans, media and…

  18. The Diamondbacks appear ready to move Josh Collmenter to the bullpen

    Apr 27, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Josh Collmenter‘s grip on a rotation spot has been pretty tenuous since he struggled during spring training and it appears the Diamondbacks are already close to pulling the plug. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said tonight that he is considering other options in place of Collmenter for Monday’s game against…

  19. Pirates’ prospect Josh Bell undergoes knee surgery

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

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    The Pirates broke the bank last August by signing second-rounder Josh Bell for $5 million, but their investment will miss a good chunk of his first pro season. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Bell underwent surgery earlier today to repair the meniscus in his left knee. The 19-year-old outfielder suffered the injury…

  20. Delmon Young releases statement following arrest

    Apr 27, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Tigers’ outfielder Delmon Young was arrested early this morning outside the team’s hotel in New York City after allegedly shoving a man to the ground and making anti-Semitic remarks. Young and has attorney have since released statements on the arrest. According to the Associated Press, here’s the statement from Young: “I sincerely regret what happened…

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