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  1. Brandon Phillips “day-to-day” with sprained right ankle

    Aug 6, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips, Drew Stubbs

    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips suffered a sprained right ankle Saturday when he collided with outfielder Drew Stubbs while trying to make a difficult running catch in shallow center field. Phillips laid on the Wrigley Field grass for about a minute before climbing to his feet with the help of a trainer. He stayed in…

  2. Angels leaning toward putting Hisanori Takahashi in rotation

    Aug 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    Takahashi_Hisanori

    No decision needs to be made until next week, but Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are leaning toward Hisanori Takahashi as the rotation replacement for demoted starter Joel Pineiro. Takahashi was a veteran starter in Japan prior to coming to MLB at age 35 last season, but he had a…

  3. Astros demote struggling starter J.A. Happ to Triple-A

    Aug 6, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

    Happ_J.A.

    J.A. Happ apparently used up all his good luck with the Phillies. Happ had a 14-5 record and 3.11 ERA in 217 career innings when Philadelphia traded him to Houston in the Roy Oswalt deal last July, but since then he’s 9-18 with a 5.32 ERA in 191 innings. That includes an ugly 6.26 ERA…

  4. Chipper Jones bats fifth for Braves in first start since July 25

    Aug 6, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Atlanta lost Jair Jurrjens to more knee problems, but at least Chipper Jones is back in the Braves’ starting lineup today for the first time since injuring his quadriceps on July 25. Jones avoided the disabled list and made four appearances as a pinch-hitter, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout, but he’s playing third base and…

  5. More knee problems send Jair Jurrjens back to disabled list

    Aug 6, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens

    Jair Jurrjens missed the end of last season following surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, which makes it doubly concerning that the Braves have placed him on the disabled list with a strain in the same knee. To replace him in the rotation the Braves called up Mike Minor, who’ll start tomorrow…

  6. Charlie Manuel says Shane Victorino had to fight “unless he wants his teammates to call him chicken”

    Aug 6, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino, Mike Muchlinski,Ramon Ramirez

    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com got some good quotes about last night’s Phillies-Giants scuffle from Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, and manager Charlie Manuel. For starters, Manuel said that Victorino “almost has to” charge the mound when Ramon Ramirez plunked him “unless he wants his teammates to call him chicken” because “he hit Vic and then came…

  7. Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio undergoes neck surgery after being struck in head by line drive

    Aug 6, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio

    Struck in the head by an Ian Desmond line drive last night, Colorado pitcher Juan Nicasio underwent neck surgery this morning and the Rockies issued a statement saying he’s “resting comfortably.” Desmond’s comebacker hit Nicasio on the right side of his head, instantly knocking him to the ground. He was carted off the field on…

  8. Chris Sale’s role on White Sox: Bullpen now, rotation in 2012?

    Aug 6, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

    Chris Sale throwing

    All the offseason and spring training debate about which role Chris Sale would fill for the White Sox has mostly been forgotten, as he’s remained in the bullpen all season while throwing 51 innings with a 2.81 ERA and 53/19 K/BB ratio. Not quite as unhittable as he was as a rookie, but Sale has…

  9. Aroldis Chapman’s fastball 1, Wrigley Field protective netting 0

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    aroldis chapman netting

    Aroldis Chapman throwing a 99-mph fastball is nothing new, but that pitch sailing wide of the catcher and ripping through the protective netting behind home plate is a scary thought for the people paying big bucks for those seats. That’s exactly what happened last night at Wrigley Field, although luckily no one was sitting directly…

  10. Carlos Gonzalez set to rejoin Rockies’ lineup tonight

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:43 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez rockies

    Barring a last-minute setback Carlos Gonzalez is slated to be in the Rockies’ lineup tonight, returning from the disabled list a day earlier than expected after sitting out the past three weeks with a wrist injury. Gonzalez went 3-for-10 on a brief rehab assignment at Triple-A and manager Jim Tracy told Nick Kosmider of MLB.com…

  11. Red Sox expected to have Jed Lowrie back on Monday

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox

    Jed Lowrie has been out since mid-June with a shoulder injury, but he’s rehabbing in the minors and Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that the infielder is on track to come off the disabled list Monday. Lowrie is 4-for-12 (.333) with a double and two walks through four rehab games at Triple-A, but the Red…

  12. Jered Weaver just doesn’t know how to win (or something)

    Aug 6, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers

    When someone uses Jered Weaver‘s win total against him in a Cy Young debate–and it’s already happening, with plenty more to come–I hope the sane among us remember last night’s game. Weaver threw nine shutout innings, striking out eight, walking one, and allowing zero extra-base hits. And he got a no-decision. And then an inning…

  13. Merle Haggard recorded an ode to Ron Washington

    Aug 6, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Merle Haggard AP

    From the “Why Would I Make This Up?” department, here’s this. You may be familiar with the phrase, “That’s the Way Baseball Go.” It was uttered by Rangers manager Ron Washington last season and became something of a rallying cry for the team during their first-ever World Series run. Well, now it is forever immortalized…

  14. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    The Yankees topped the Red Sox 3-2 last night, giving them their eighth straight victory and sole possession of first place in the American League East for the first time since July 7. That’s like an eternity in “Yankee years,” by the way. The game really turned when Joe Girardi pulled Bartolo Colon with the…

  15. The Phillies and Giants had themselves a benches-clearing brawl

    Aug 6, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

    Phillies Giants Baseball

    Who needs the Red Sox and Yankees? We just witnessed a benches-clearing brawl in the sixth inning of tonight’s game between the Phillies and Giants. Check out the video footage here. It all started when Shane Victorino was hit in the back by a pitch from Giants right-hander Ramon Ramirez. Victorino began to gesture and…

  16. Brad Hawpe undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Eric Patterson, Brad Hawpe

    According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Brad Hawpe is done for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Hawpe, who signed with the Padres over the winter, batted .231/.301/.344 with four home runs, 19 RBI and a .645 OPS over 216 plate appearances before being place on the disabled list in…

  17. Juan Nicasio hospitalized after being struck in head by comebacker

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio

    UPDATE: Here’s the latest update from the Rockies: Juan Nicasio is at a local hospital resting and undergoing tests after being struck on the right side of the head. 9:34 PM: Very scary moment in Denver. Juan Nicasio left tonight’s game against the Nationals in the top of the second inning after being struck in…

  18. Marlins holding preliminary internal talks about a long-term contract for Mike Stanton

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Washington Nationals

    Mike Stanton won’t even be eligible for arbitration until after the 2013 season, but the Marlins are already planning for their future. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the Marlins are holding “preliminary internal talks” about a long-term contract for the young slugger. However, the team hasn’t come up with anything specific…

  19. Orioles place Zach Britton on disabled list with strained shoulder

    Aug 5, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Two

    Zach Britton‘s rookie campaign has taken another unfortunate turn. According to Roch Kubato of MASNSports.com, the Orioles have placed Britton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. He was cleared to make room for Cesar Izturis, who is back from elbow surgery. It’s always scary when you hear something about a pitcher’s…

  20. J.J. Hardy sidelined with left ankle injury

    Aug 5, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Kansas City Royals

    J.J. Hardy is out of tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays after leaving Thursday’s game with discomfort in the upper part of his left ankle, reports Avi Zaleon of MLB.com. Hardy is officially listed as day-to-day right now, though he is expected to go for a precautionary MRI. The good news is that Orioles manager Buck Showalter…

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