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  1. There are now concerns about Jaime Garcia’s hip, shoulder

    Jun 6, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia was skipped in the Cardinals’ starting rotation last week and sent back to St. Louis for tests after reporting discomfort in his left elbow. In his return Tuesday night, he surrendered six earned runs in just two innings to the Astros. So back Garcia goes for additional testing. According to Derrick Goold of…

  2. UPDATED: Mike Matheny approved Cards’ choice to draft his son

    Jun 6, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Last week Mike Matheny said he thought it would be a bad idea for the Cardinals to draft his son, high school center fielder Tate Matheny, because “it would be too tough” and he didn’t want to ruin the good relationship they have. Matheny specifically cited the example of longtime Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan…

  3. Paul Konerko’s wrist procedure wasn’t any fun

    Jun 6, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

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    Paul Konerko is sitting out his third straight game tonight, but hopes to be back Thursday or Friday. That’s pretty impressive, considering what he went through on Tuesday. Doctors didn’t actually remove it, though… they just flushed it into a different area in which it wouldn’t cause as many problems. An actual surgery to remove…

  4. Astros, No. 1 pick Carlos Correa have verbal agreement

    Jun 6, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Astros owner Jim Crane told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggert that the team and Carlos Correa have come to a verbal agreement less than 48 hours after he was picked first overall in the MLB draft. Correa is expected to get around $5 million, which would leave the Astros with over $6 million to sign the rest…

  5. Evan Longoria hoping to begin rehab assignment this week

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Evan Longoria has been out since early May with a partially torn left hamstring, but the Rays third baseman said today that he’s close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. Longoria told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times that he hopes to start a rehab stint by the end of this week and, barring…

  6. Mariano Rivera to have ACL surgery on June 12

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

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    It’s been over a month since Mariano tore his ACL while shagging fly balls. Because of a blood clot in the same leg, however, his surgery had been delayed indefinitely. But now the clot has been taken care of and his surgery is on for next Tuesday. Rivera, who vowed  “I am coming back. Write it…

  7. Not done yet: 49-year-old Jamie Moyer signs with Orioles

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Apparently being released by the Rockies last week won’t be the end of the line for Jamie Moyer, as the Orioles have signed the 49-year-old left-hander to a minor-league contract. Moyer will report to Triple-A and join the rotation in Norfolk, which has amassed quite an amazing collection of former big leaguers. In addition to…

  8. Oh good: Rob Dibble is going to coach high school kids now

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    This is a great idea: Rob Dibble has been named the new baseball coach at Calabasas High School in California. I can see this going well: Kid 1: Coach, my elbow! It feels tight. Dibble: Suck it up. Kid 1: But it hurts really bad!  Can I at least put some Icy Hot on it? Dibble:…

  9. Roy Halladay’s shoulder injury will keep $20 million option from vesting in 2014

    Jun 6, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Roy Halladay‘s shoulder problems are expected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks and Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has an interesting note about the ramifications of the injury beyond this season. Halladay signed a three-year, $60 million deal with the Phillies in December of 2009 to facilitate his trade from the Blue Jays and the contract…

  10. Doesn’t sound like Ryan Dempster is gonna invoke his 10-5 rights

    Jun 6, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Ryan Dempster is realistic and he seems to want to pitch for a contender, so it’s no surprise that he sounds cool with waiving his 10-5 rights. Here is talking about a possible trade: “You’re in a situation where if it does happen, they are going to do what’s best for the Chicago Cubs, and…

  11. Padres add Twins castoff Jason Marquis to the rotation

    Jun 6, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Jason Marquis is back in the majors just two weeks after being released by the Twins for posting an 8.47 ERA in seven starts. Marquis quickly signed a minor-league deal with the Padres, made one good start at Double-A, and will now join San Diego’s rotation tomorrow versus San Francisco. As awful as Marquis looked…

  12. Daisuke Matsuzaka to start Saturday against the Nats

    Jun 6, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Dice-K last pitched in the big on May 16, 2011.  He’ll next pitch in the bigs on June 9, 2012. That’s when he’ll be activated and face the Nationals. Matsuzaka had his last tuneup last night in which he allowed one run in a short, 1 1/3 inning performance.  Overall he had a 3.65 ERA…

  13. The Yankees continue to complain about StubHub

    Jun 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    At the end of April there was a story about how the Yankees front office hated that people could buy tickets on StubHub cheaper than they could at the Yankees’ box office. It’s now June and they’re still hating it: Yankee Stadium attendance is down 3.6 percent so far this year — greater than the…

  14. Jim Thome rejoins Phillies after missing 36 games

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    The good news for the Phillies is that they get a future Hall of Famer back from the disabled list today. The bad news is that it’s Jim Thome, who didn’t have much of a role before being shut down with a back injury in late April. Thome got a total of just 21 plate…

  15. Tweet of the Day: John Axford is watching you

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    This is the best. From Brewers’ closer John Axford: Is it weird that I’m walking behind this guy at the mall right now? instagr.am/p/LipqKOPjys/ — John Axford (@JohnAxford) June 6, 2012   I hope he tapped him on the shoulder and asked for his jersey back after he tweeted that. Or asked “Axford” for his…

  16. Mets activate Jason Bay from the disabled list

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Jason Bay‘s return was delayed one day by illness, but the Mets have now activated the left fielder from the disabled list after he missed the past six weeks with a fractured rib. Bay went 2-for-9 (.222) with four strikeouts on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, but manager Terry Collins already said last week that…

  17. Report: MLB considering a MORE unbalanced schedule than it already has

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.com has an interesting and unwelcome report.  According to “a high-ranking official” the 2013 schedule may be more unbalanced than the current unbalanced schedule: In fact, the official said, teams may well go from playing 18 games a year against each division opponent to playing 19 a year. In that case,…

  18. Orioles draft Cal Ripken’s son, Ryan Ripken, in 20th round

    Jun 6, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Day 3 of the draft is going on right now and the Orioles just used their 20th-round pick on Cal Ripken Jr.’s son, 6-foot-6 high school first baseman Ryan Ripken. Baseball America didn’t have Ryan Ripken among their top 500 prospects for the draft, although in fairness more than 500 players had already been taken…

  19. MLB players get arrested for DUI at a way lower rate than the general population

    Jun 6, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

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    Every time a ballplayer or coach gets arrested for drunk driving you can bet that we here at HBT are gonna have a post or three about it. Especially if there’s a good mugshot. You can also bet that, rather than merely post it and say “hey look what happened,” we (usually I) am going…

  20. Bob Melvin: “It certainly didn’t break my heart” when Jarrod Parker lost his no-hitter

    Jun 6, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Jarrod Parker took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Monday night against the Rangers, eventually losing it on a Michael Young single with six outs to go, but manager Bob Melvin revealed that the A’s rookie wouldn’t have been allowed to complete the no-hitter anyway. Parker, who came back from Tommy John elbow surgery last…

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