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  1. Matt Holliday may not need DL stint for appendectomy

    Apr 2, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    UPDATE: Finally, some good news for the Cardinals. Well, maybe. According to the Associated Press, the Cardinals plan to wait a few days before deciding whether to place Matt Holliday on the disabled list following his appendectomy. He had the surgery yesterday and the Cardinals believe it’s possible that he could return before the end of…

  2. Deep thought: Brian Cashman says Pedro Feliciano was “abused” by Mets

    Apr 2, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Interesting comments by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman today. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, he said that Pedro Feliciano was “abused” during his time with the Mets. The amazing part is that Cashman is acting like this is somehow news. Feliciano has led the majors in appearances over the past three seasons and…

  3. Jon Daniels admits he missed the boat on the Adrian Gonzalez trade

    Apr 2, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Rangers swing

    It’s easy to forget, but at one point the Rangers had Adrian Gonzalez and Mark Teixeira in the same lineup. Of course, not many thought that Gonzalez would develop into one of the best power hitters in the sport, but the December 2005 trade that sent him to the Padres along with Chris Young and…

  4. Joel Pineiro has setback with shoulder, won’t be ready to pitch next week

    Apr 2, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v San Diego Padres

    Joel Pineiro was placed on the disabled list this week due to right shoulder tightness, but the Angels were optimistic enough about his progress that he was lined up to start the home opener next Friday against the Blue Jays. That apparently won’t happen. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Pineiro had…

  5. Jair Jurrjens expected to be placed on the disabled list

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves starter Jurrjens pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during a MLB spring training game in Dunedin

    According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves are prepared to go the precautionary route and place Jair Jurrjens on the disabled list with an injury to his right side. They aren’t expected to make an official announcement until he throws a side session tomorrow. The Braves have been shooting for Jurrjens to make his…

  6. Just in case you needed a reminder, Johnny Damon is not Carl Crawford

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Damon_Johnny

    We knew the Rays were going to take a step back defensively when they signed Johnny Damon to replace Gold Glover Carl Crawford in left field. Unfortunately for Rays fans, the difference became pretty clear during yesterday’s Opening Day loss to Orioles. Damon sprinted to catch up with a ball that was hit to the…

  7. Barry Zito expected to make scheduled start Sunday

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

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    Barry Zito threw off flat ground yesterday and is expected to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Dodgers, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Zito was involved in a two-car accident Wednesday night while driving his rented Cadillac in Los Angeles. While he walked away with a stiff neck, he…

  8. Jim Edmonds criticizes Reds’ doctors, Brandon Phillips

    Apr 2, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    First, a little backstory here. Jim Edmonds signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals in February, but was forced to retire weeks later due to a nagging right Achilles injury. It was an injury he dealt with prior to accepting a trade to the Reds last August, but he didn’t have another at-bat after…

  9. J.P. Arencibia made some history last night

    Apr 2, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Blue Jays batter Arencibia celebrates his two-run home run with Snider during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is really good at introductions. You might remember that the 24-year-old catcher hit two home runs in his major league debut last August. Well, Arencibia hit two more in last night’s 13-3 drubbing of the Twins. Arencibia became the first rookie to hit two homers on Opening Day since Gary…

  10. It’s a brand new year for Ubaldo Jimenez

    Apr 2, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Ubaldo Jimenez got off to just about the best start you could ever ask for last season, giving up a grand total of five runs over his first seven starts. However, in yesterday’s 7-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, it took Jimenez just six innings to give up five runs. Bad starts happen, of course, but…

  11. UPDATE: Brian Matusz to DL with strained intercostal muscle, Zach Britton to make debut Sunday

    Apr 1, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Brian Matusz

    UPDATE: According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Brian Matusz will go on the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle. Orioles president Andy MacPhail said he’ll be sidelined anywhere from three to six weeks. Meanwhile, prospect left-hander Zach Britton will be called up to make his major league debut Sunday against the Rays. There was…

  12. Juan Uribe sent for precautionary X-rays on left elbow

    Apr 1, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

    Uribe_Juan

    UPDATE: X-rays on Uribe’s elbow came back negative, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. 9:25 PM: The Dodgers have sent Juan Uribe for precautionary X-rays on his left elbow, according to Tony Jackson of ESPN Angeles. Uribe was plunked on the elbow by his former teammate Tim Lincecum during last night’s season…

  13. UPDATE: Marlins prospect Matt Dominguez fractures elbow

    Apr 1, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    matt-dominguez-marlins-spring

    UPDATE: According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dominguez will miss six to eight weeks. 8:00 PM: Terrible news for one of the game’s best third base prospects. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Matt Dominguez fractured his left elbow earlier today when he was hit by a pitch during…

  14. Catching up with Omar Minaya

    Apr 1, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Omar Minaya

    The Mets will kick off their season against the Marlins in a little over 30 minutes, so what better time to check in with former general manager Omar Minaya than right now? Minaya spoke with George Vecsey of the New York Times yesterday and said that he thinks the Mets are “capable of contending” this…

  15. Astros closer Brandon Lyon implodes as Phillies win with ninth inning rally

    Apr 1, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    brandon-lyon-astros

    Houston scored just one run off reigning Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, but managed to work his pitch count and get him out of today’s game after six innings before tacking on three runs against the Phillies’ bullpen. With a 4-2 lead entering the ninth inning they called on Brandon Lyon to close out the…

  16. Kendrys Morales likely still at least three weeks from playing

    Apr 1, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    Kendry Morales

    Kendrys Morales is eligible to come off the disabled list next week, but yesterday manager Mike Scioscia made it clear that he’s likely still at least three weeks from returning to the Angels’ lineup. Morales has been taking batting practice, but still hasn’t been cleared to run at full speed 10 months after breaking his…

  17. Brandon Webb slated to throw simulated game Monday

    Apr 1, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb workout

    Currently on the disabled list as part of his now two-year recovery from shoulder surgery, Brandon Webb threw 65 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday and is hoping to pitch a simulated game Monday. Webb expressed some optimism following yesterday’s session, telling Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com that his “breaking ball and changeup were good, movement…

  18. Lou Gorman: 1929-2011

    Apr 1, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    lou gorman red sox

    Lou Gorman, who served as the Red Sox’s general manager from 1984 to 1993 and guided the team to three division titles and a trip to the World Series in 1986, passed away this morning at age 82. Gorman was the man behind the 1990 trade that sent Double-A third base prospect Jeff Bagwell to…

  19. Randy Winn retires after 13 seasons in the majors

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    randy winn giants

    Cut by the Orioles earlier this week, 36-year-old outfielder Randy Winn has announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the majors, according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press. Drafted by the Marlins in 1995 and selected by the then-Devil Rays in the 1997 expansion draft, Winn played five seasons in Tampa Bay before moving…

  20. On Opening Day, I went to church…

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    busch

    I’ve lived in St. Louis since 1996 and have spent 20 or so days and nights at Cardinals games each season since I moved here. But I had never been to the Cardinals’ home opener until yesterday. I don’t love the new Busch Stadium. There are too many gaudy ads and the decision to switch…

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