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  1. Anthony Rizzo pulled from game with sore wrist

    May 27, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    10:05 p.m. EDT update: Nope, no promotion. Rizzo left Triple-A Iowa’s game with a sore right wrist, according to CSNChicago.com’s Patrick Mooney. /// The Cubs could be ready to pull the trigger on a big move following a humiliating sweep at the hands of the Pirates. CSNChicago.com states that Anthony Rizzo was pulled from Triple-A…

  2. Phillies admit Roy Halladay’s sore shoulder isn’t a new issue

    May 27, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    After leaving Sunday’s game after two innings due to a sore shoulder, Roy Halladay said the pain dates back to Tuesday’s outing, a loss to the Nationals. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, however, admitted it went back further than that. “Yeah, it’s been an issue,” Dubee said. “It’s been there. It’s been lingering. Some days…

  3. Don Mattingly has the Midas touch

    May 27, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Jerry Hairston Jr. played in 1,289 major league games leading up to Sunday. In none of them was he ever penciled into the third spot in the lineup. Well, of course, Don Mattingly did it today after never hitting him higher than fifth previously this season. And all Hairston did was respond with his first…

  4. Roy Oswalt is now “looking for the biggest payday”

    May 27, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal received an update Sunday from an executive of a team with ongoing interest in free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt: “I’m not sure it’s the same price for everyone, but I think he is looking for the biggest payday,” said the exec. “In the winter, proximity to home (in Weir, Mississippi) was most…

  5. Banged up Blue Jays find themselves in a bind

    May 27, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Jose Bautista thought he was finished being a third baseman. Brett Lawrie had never even gotten started at shortstop. Yet both players were forced to change positions after Yunel Escobar injured his groin in Sunday’s loss to the Rangers. With Kelly Johnson absent due to a sore hamstring and Yan Gomes getting sent down before…

  6. Miguel Cabrera is better than Matt Capps

    May 27, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

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    We knew this already, though, right? With a man on in the top of the ninth, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera took an 0-2 fastball from Matt Capps to dead center for his ninth homer Sunday, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead they wouldn’t relinquish in a victory over the Twins. It was the first blown save…

  7. Derek Jeter passes George Brett on hits list

    May 27, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Derek Jeter is now in sole possession of 14th place on the all-time hits list after singling off Tom Milone to open Sunday’s game against the A’s. It was Jeter’s 3,155th career hit. He’s passed Dave Winfield, Tony Gwynn, Robin Yount, Paul Waner and now Brett since the season began. Next up on the list…

  8. R.A. Dickey strikes out 10, gives Mets another shutout

    May 27, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed three hits over 7 1/3 innings and moved into a tie for the major league lead with his seventh win Sunday as the Mets blanked the Padres, 2-0. The Mets also got a shutout from Johan Santana on Saturday. It’s the first time they’ve had shutouts in back-to-back games since…

  9. Mat Latos gives up five runs, never works from stretch

    May 27, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Reds right-hander Mat Latos had an odd outing Sunday: he allowed five homers but no other hits or walks in 7 1/3 innings in defeating the Rockies. Carlos Gonzalez hit two of the five homers off Latos, with Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also taking him deep. Fowler’s homer in the eighth knocked…

  10. Roy Halladay exits after two innings with sore shoulder

    May 27, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    It’s panic time in Philadelphia: Roy Halladay was forced from his start Sunday against the Cardinals after two innings due to a sore shoulder. Halladay gave up a grand slam to Yadier Molina in the first inning of the contest. He rebounded to work a perfect second inning, but Pete Orr was sent up to pinch-hit…

  11. The end appears near for Jamie Moyer in Colorado

    May 27, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    One wonders how much longer the Rockies will stick with Jamie Moyer after the 49-year-old left-hander gave up four homers and seven runs in five innings Sunday in a 7-5 loss to the Reds. It was the fifth time in his last six starts that Moyer failed to complete six innings. Aided by a weak…

  12. Aramis Ramirez out again Sunday with bruised elbow

    May 27, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

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    From Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel comes word that Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is out of the lineup Sunday for a second straight game due to a left elbow contusion. Ramirez suffered the injury on Friday evening when he was struck in the arm by a pitch. It was the 29th time…

  13. Adam Jones: “I’m not from Baltimore, but this is my town”

    May 27, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Good vibes were flowing through Camden Yards this morning during the official press conference for Adam Jones‘ new six-year, $85.5 million contract extension. Via MASN beat reporter Roch Kubatko: “Everybody knows I’m not from Baltimore, but this is now my town,” Jones said. “You see a lot of different guys through free agency and go…

  14. Jon Jay nearing minor league rehab assignment

    May 27, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

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    More positive health news for the Cardinals. According to beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, center fielder Jon Jay will travel to the team’s spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida on Sunday evening and is scheduled to take live, on-field batting practice Monday. If it goes well, a rehab assignment will soon…

  15. Yoenis Cespedes likely returning to A’s Friday

    May 27, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    From Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes took batting practice on the field Saturday and is on track to return to the Oakland lineup this Friday. Cespedes has been on the disabled list since May 7 with a strained muscle in his left hand. He’ll take batting…

  16. A.J. Ellis: All-Star?

    May 27, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers picked up their MLB-best 31st victory on Saturday when catcher A.J. Ellis hit a walkoff three-run shot against the Astros’ Wesley Wright. The heroics are nothing new this year for Ellis. A 31-year-old former 18th-round pick, he’s batting .317/.442/.517 with five home runs, seven doubles and 23 RBI through 149 plate appearances. And…

  17. Chris Carpenter cleared to begin throwing program

    May 27, 2012, 9:35 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals were shut out by Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies on Saturday evening at Busch Stadium and have fallen a game-and-a-half behind the Reds in the National League Central standings. But the Budweiser should be flowing as steadily as usual on Memorial Day weekend in the Gateway to the West. According to Joe Strauss…

  18. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 27, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

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    It’s only a four-team division and the Rangers still have a comfortable lead, but the Angels are suddenly in second place in the American League West. Albert Pujols hit his fourth home run in five games and Ernesto Frieri converted his second save in as many chances as the Halos rolled to a 5-3 victory…

  19. Josh Hamilton gets IV, oxygen after walkoff homer

    May 27, 2012, 1:44 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton hit a walkoff homer in the 13th inning to give the Rangers an 8-7 win over the  Blue Jays on Saturday and then received IV fluids and oxygen after the game to treat an upper respiratory infection he’s been fighting. “I’ve been seeing stars since the fifth inning,” he said afterwards. “I hit…

  20. Miguel Montero out until Monday with groin strain

    May 26, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hasn’t appeared in a game in five days because of a left groin strain. And that’s not ready to change. According to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Southwest, manager Kirk Gibson told reporters that Montero won’t start a game until Monday, at the earliest, due to ongoing groin discomfort. Konrad Schmidt started…

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