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  1. Yankees call up Andy Pettitte for first start since 2010

    May 13, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

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    It’s Mother’s Day, sure. But it’s also Andy Pettitte Day. As expected, the Bombers have promoted the veteran left-hander from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will start him on Sunday afternoon in their series-finale with the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Cody Eppley was optioned to the minor leagues on Sunday morning to open a 25-man roster spot…

  2. Cardinals activate Lance Berkman from disabled list

    May 13, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

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    From B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest comes word that the Cardinals have activated first baseman Lance Berkman from the 15-day DL and are hitting him fifth in Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves. Diminutive outfielder Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding roster move. Berkman, who was sidelined for around three weeks…

  3. Chris Carpenter could begin throwing program in mid-June

    May 13, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak provided an update on the status of Chris Carpenter on Saturday. B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest has the goods: “If I had to guess, sometime in mid-June hopefully we’ll be ready to start thinking about a throwing program,” said the general manager. “His strength is getting stronger and that’s measurable,…

  4. Wilson Ramos needs surgery to repair torn ACL in right knee

    May 13, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

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    The MRI results are in for Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who was removed from Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Reds after twisting his right knee while fielding a passed ball. And it’s not good news. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, a spokeswoman for Ramos revealed Sunday morning that the 24-year-old backstop needs…

  5. Braves sign Felix Pie to minor league contract

    May 13, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

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    From the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Dave O’Brien comes word that the Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Felix Pie. The 27-year-old spent spring training with the Indians but got cut just before the start of the regular season. He was batting .353/.386/.608 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 57 plate appearances…

  6. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 13, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

    Brian McCann, Adam Wainwright, Martin Prado

    The Braves spoiled Friday night’s Tony La Russa number-retirement ceremony at Busch Stadium by snatching a 9-7 extra-innings win over the Cardinals. On Saturday evening, they were at it again. With 25-year-old righty Brandon Beachy holding the defending World Series champions to two hits over six innings and the Atlanta offense attacking St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright…

  7. Wilson Ramos exits game with serious-looking knee injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos got a cleat caught in the ground while attempting to field a passed ball in the seventh inning Saturday against the Reds, causing his right knee to twist in an unnatural way. Ramos kept all weight off the knee as he was carried — by a trainer on each side —…

  8. Scott Rolen: “I’m hurting, I’m in pain”

    May 12, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Reds third baseman Scott Rolen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with pain in his chronically-troublesome left shoulder. And it sure sounds like this is going to be an extended absence: Rolen: ‘I’m hurting, I’m in pain. I’m not healthy right now. As much as I want to help the team, I’m hurting…

  9. Royals sign lefty Doug Davis to minor league deal

    May 12, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Doug Davis. Davis will report to extended spring training in Arizona and spend a few weeks working out there before joining the rotation at Triple-A Omaha. A 36-year-old former 10th-round pick,…

  10. A’s place Yoenis Cespedes on disabled list with hand injury

    May 12, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

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    A’s center fielder Yoenis Cespedes was penciled into the Oakland starting lineup on Saturday evening against the Tigers for the first time in five games. But he had to be scratched after experiencing renewed discomfort in his left hand following a pregame workout and has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Michael Taylor was brought…

  11. Mark Reynolds injures oblique during pregame BP, lands on the 15-day disabled list

    May 12, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman (and part-time first baseman and designated hitter) Mark Reynolds is having a nightmarish 2012. And it just got a little worse. According to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com, the struggling 28-year-old suffered an oblique injury while making a throw during batting practice Saturday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for…

  12. David Wright has four hits in win over Marlins, now batting .402 on the year

    May 12, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

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    David Wright‘s resurgence continued this afternoon, as he went 4-for-6 with a home run, three singles and three RBI in a 9-3 win over the Marlins. Wright had an RBI single in the first, an opposite-field solo homer in the third and another RBI single in the ninth. He now has four consecutive multi-hit games,…

  13. After bat mishap, Bryce Harper is in the starting lineup tonight

    May 12, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated last night that Bryce Harper could get a day or two off after he hit himself in the head with his own bat and required 10 stitches above his left eye, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post passes along word that the rookie outfielder is in tonight’s lineup. While…

  14. Josh Hamilton at it again, slugs home run No. 18

    May 12, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Another day, another home run for Josh Hamilton. After striking out in his first two at-bats against former teammate C.J. Wilson this afternoon, Hamilton just slugged a solo home run to right in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the Angels at 2-2. He is reaching new levels of ridiculousness. Hamilton now has…

  15. Chase Headley denies report of 2011 scuffle over ballpark dimensions

    May 12, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week, ESPN’s Tim Koewn opened a story about ballpark dimensions by relaying an anecdote about a scuffle in the Padres’ clubhouse early last year. Mike Adams, who now pitches for the Rangers, allegedly lashed out in a postgame rant, telling the team’s hitters to stop complaining about the dimensions at the pitcher-friendly PETCO…

  16. Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy seeks answers on Josh Hamilton

    May 12, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    After Josh Hamilton improved his batting average to .407 and clubbed his 16th and 17th home runs of the season last night against the Angels, Athletics’ right-hander Brandon McCarthy took to Twitter to ponder one of life’s greatest mysteries. Or at least the greatest mystery of the moment for major league pitchers. Well played. We…

  17. Cubs place Carlos Marmol on disabled list with strained right hamstring

    May 12, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Carlos Marmol‘s miserable start to the season just took another unfortunate turn. The Cubs announced this morning that Marmol was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The erratic right-hander was pulled from last night’s game against the Brewers due to the injury and traveled back to Chicago to undergo an…

  18. Dodgers sign Aaron Miles to a minor league contract

    May 12, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers announced after last night’s game that they have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the 35-year-old has already reported to the club’s complex in Arizona for extended spring training. Miles failed to latch on with a team during the offseason, despite batting .275 over…

  19. Rickie Weeks day-to-day after being hit on left wrist by pitch

    May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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    After losing Mat Gamel and Alex Gonzalez for the season in recent weeks, the Brewers finally got some good news on the injury front. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Rickie Weeks is day-to-day after initial X-rays came back negative on his left wrist. Weeks was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball…

  20. Juan Rivera could miss two months with hamstring injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:49 AM EDT

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    Get used to seeing Bobby Abreu in left field for the Dodgers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Rivera has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and could be sidelined for up to two months. The current plan calls for Rivera to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery hasn’t…

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