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  1. Impending free agent Aramis Ramirez wants multi-year deal

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Aramis Ramirez is all but certain to become a free agent once the Cubs decline his $16 million option for 2012 and the 33-year-old third baseman told Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago that he’ll be seeking a multi-year deal: If I hit the marketplace I should end up with a two- or three-year deal. The…

  2. Pablo Sandoval appears to have regained most of the weight he dropped last winter

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    Kung Fu Panda’s gut is making a comeback. Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged to Chris Haft of MLB.com Monday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval has regained at least some of the 40 pounds that he dropped last winter in a hardcore conditioning and dieting program. Bochy didn’t seem bothered by the gain, telling Haft and…

  3. Chase Utley cleared to return from concussion Thursday

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chase Utley has passed all the necessary tests following his concussion last week and Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the second baseman has been cleared to rejoin the Phillies’ lineup Thursday. That means Utley will have missed seven days with the “mild” concussion, which is pretty fortunate considering the multiple-month absences for other concussed…

  4. Francisco Cervelli has a concussion

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    We’ve known that Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli has had some concussion-like symptoms since he was leveled at home plate by Nick Markakis in last Thursday’s game against the Orioles. But yesterday it was confirmed: dude has a concussion and he’s on the shelf indefinitely.  Given that he has suffered at least two and possibly…

  5. So were the Mets threatened with fines over the first responder hats or not?

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:36 AM EDT

    Reyes cap

    There’s not much left to say about MLB’s strange and regrettable decision to prevent the Mets from wearing FDNY and NYPD hats on Sunday night. It’s over and likely will be until next 9/11, depending on what the marketers and money men decide. But there is an open question, highlighted in the New York Daily…

  6. The State of the Races

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT

    Jason Jaramillo, Corey Patterson

    AL EAST The spread: The Yankees beat Seattle, Boston is idle. It’s a four game lead for New York.  The Rays, meanwhile, won again, so they are only three back in the wild card. The skinny: The Red Sox now have Joey Gathright. So they totally got this, right? AL CENTRAL The spread: The Tigers…

  7. The Marlins release Mike Cameron

    Sep 13, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Mike Cameron

    Mike Cameron was designated for assignment by the Red Sox earlier this summer and subsequently traded to the Marlins for a player to be named later.  It was not a bad gamble on the Marlins’ part given that, until quite recently, Cameron was still a productive player with two tools — speed and defense —…

  8. Police report: Manny Ramirez slapped his wife, causing her to hit her head and fear for her safety

    Sep 13, 2011, 6:28 AM EDT

    Manny Ramirez mugshot

    According to the arrest report arising from Manny Ramirez’s arrest for domestic violence last night, Ramirez and his wife were arguing. Ramirez slapped her face, causing her to hit her head on their bed’s headboard. Ramirez’s wife was afraid that the violence would escalate so she called police. She declined medical treatment but did have marks…

  9. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 13, 2011, 6:04 AM EDT

    Pedro Ciriaco

    Pirates 6, Cardinals 5:  Pedro Ciriaco — not Pedro Ceranno — hit an RBI double as part of a late rally to lift Pittsburgh over St. Louis. The late-inning losses for the Cardinals this year have been legion. This one coming on a night when the Braves lost was particularly ill-timed. Marlins 5, Braves 4: Atlanta continues…

  10. Bryan Stow’s lawyers estimate his damages to be $50 million

    Sep 12, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    You always have to take a damage claim in a lawsuit with a grain of salt. Either they’re small because the plaintiff is simply alleging enough to meet a jurisdictional threshold for the particular court they’re in — claiming, say, “no less than $15,000″ to make it clear the suit doesn’t belong in small claims court…

  11. Jonathan Broxton is done for the season

    Sep 12, 2011, 9:57 PM EDT

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    Dodgers’ reliever Jonathan Broxton hasn’t pitched since early May due to a bum elbow, but until now there had always been some lingering hope that he’d be back this season.  Hope to what end I have no idea because there hasn’t been a truly meaningful Dodgers game for months, but trainers don’t really concern themselves…

  12. The Braves aren’t panicking

    Sep 12, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    I don’t really link this article for the standard-issue “team that is skidding is not panicking” quotes. They themselves aren’t interesting. If the Braves hold on, they’ll be forgotten. If they get passed up by the Cardinals and are home for the playoffs they’ll be humiliating and remembered with pain by anyone who cares.  In…

  13. Manny Ramirez arrested, charged with battery after domestic disturbance

    Sep 12, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    TMZ reports that Manny Ramirez has been arrested in Florida following a domestic disturbance, and The Associated Press has confirmed that he’s been charged with battery after an altercation with his wife, Juliana. Witnesses told TMZ that Ramirez was involved in an altercation with his wife and taken out of his Weston home in handcuffs around 7 p.m.…

  14. The Mets want to wear special caps next 9/11 and every 9/11 after that

    Sep 12, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

    FDNY Hat

    Absolutely no one is happy with Major League Baseball’s decision to disallow the Mets’ first responder caps on yesterday’s 10th anniversary of 9/11. And the Mets are chief among those who are displeased. But they’re not just sitting and stewing. They’re pushing Major League Baseball on the issue. But the last sentence makes me feel…

  15. Time to panic is over, Red Sox Nation: Joey Gathright is on the way

    Sep 12, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Joey Gathright

    I guess that’s a cheap shot at Gathright. Didn’t really mean it that way. I’m really just trying to mess with that slice of Red Sox fans who won’t calm down unless or until zombie Ted Williams is signed to play left field and, just to be safe, the Rays decide to forfeit the rest…

  16. Billy Hamilton’s 100-steal season may not be a great omen

    Sep 12, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    Billy Hamilton - Bowman

    After hitting .318/.383/.456 with 48 steals in 69 games in the Pioneer League in 2010, the Reds’ Billy Hamilton was rated as one of the game’s best shortstop prospects entering the year.  Playing in a full-season league for the first time, his bat didn’t quite live up to the hype, as he hit a modest…

  17. Joe Maddon wants Matt Moore to be the new David Price

    Sep 12, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

    Matt Moore

    Here’s the tweet from the Rays manager: Like to use Matt Moore kinda like we did with Price in 08. Let’s see if history can repeat itself. The games will dictate how we use him. David Price was probably baseball’s top pitching prospect when he came up in mid-September 2008 and posted a 1.93 ERA in…

  18. Jon Rauch done for season, may need surgery for knee injury

    Sep 12, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

    Rauch displays tattoos on his neck during practice at the team's MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin

    Jon Rauch made his way back from an emergency appendectomy, but now the Blue Jays reliever has been shut down for the season with a knee injury. Rauch was placed on the disabled list with torn cartilage in his right knee and is expected to eventually undergo surgery. Rauch had an up-and-down season in Toronto,…

  19. Logan Morrison leaves Marlins to have knee injury examined

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

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    Logan Morrison, who injured his knee while making a sliding catch Friday, has left the Marlins in Atlanta and traveled back to Florida to be examined by team doctors. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Morrison will miss at least the three-game series against the Braves and being shut down for the season is always…

  20. When the rooting interests get nutty

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    Go team

    This happens every year when the playoff races tighten, but it’s been fun to think about this today: Braves fans probably have to root pretty hard for the Phillies as they play the Cardinals this weekend. Red Sox fans probably have to root pretty hard for the Yankees, as they play the Rays seven times…

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