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  1. Coco Crisp won’t play Sunday due to bruised right foot

    Sep 3, 2011, 10:29 PM EST

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    From Jane Lee of MLB.com comes word that A’s outfielder Coco Crisp will sit out of Sunday’s series finale against the Mariners due to a bruised right foot. Crisp fouled a ball off the foot on Saturday evening and was eventually removed from the Oakland lineup after attempting to play through the discomfort for a…

  2. Hanley Ramirez to undergo surgery on ailing left shoulder

    Sep 3, 2011, 9:13 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

    Bad news for HanRam. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins’ medical staff has recommended surgery for shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who has been bothered by an unstable shoulder since attempting a diving catch in early August. No exact date has been set for the procedure, but it should take place within a week. The…

  3. Peter Moylan set to return to Braves’ bullpen Sunday

    Sep 3, 2011, 8:51 PM EST

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    Braves right-hander Peter Moylan underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back in mid-April and hasn’t pitched in a major league game since. That should change tomorrow. Or at some point early next week. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Moylan will be activated from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday…

  4. Jose Contreras undergoes season-ending elbow surgery

    Sep 3, 2011, 7:48 PM EST

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    As expected, Phillies right-hander Jose Contreras underwent surgery on Saturday afternoon to clean and repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow. This according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Contreras posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 17 relief appearances this season before elbow troubles sent him to the disabled list for…

  5. Johan Santana goes two innings in rehab outing

    Sep 3, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

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    Mets left-hander Johan Santana tried to complete a minor league rehab assignment back in July, but he quickly felt lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired left shoulder and was shut down for a big chunk of August. Now he’s back at it. According to David Lennon of New York’s Newsday, Santana took a big step in…

  6. Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined with left knee contusion

    Sep 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    The Indians beat the Royals 5-4 last night to stay within 5 1/2 games of the first-place Tigers in the American League Central, but they lost another member of their starting lineup in the process. Asdrubal Cabrera is out of tonight’s lineup against the Royals after leaving Friday’s game with a left knee contusion. The…

  7. Reds bring Edinson Volquez back from minors

    Sep 3, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

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    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have recalled right-hander Edinson Volquez from Triple-A Louisville. Volquez, now two years removed from Tommy John surgery, has a disappointing 5.93 ERA and 85/55 K/BB ratio over 16 starts with the Reds this season. However, The 28-year-old right-hander has made some strides since being demoted…

  8. Rangers to skip struggling Alexi Ogando in starting rotation

    Sep 3, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando is about to get a bit of a breather. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, Rangers manager Ron Washington announced this afternoon that Scott Feldman will start in place of Ogando on Monday against the Rays. The struggling right-hander won’t make his next start until September 10 against the Athletics. Ogando was pulled…

  9. Pirates activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:40 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Be honest, you forgot Derrek Lee was on the Pirates. It’s a forgivable offense, as he only appeared in five games with his new team before being placed on the disabled list last month with a fractured left wrist. Anyway, Lee is back in the lineup for the Pirates this afternoon gainst the Cubs and…

  10. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos scouted Yu Darvish in Japan this week

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

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    We don’t know if the Nippon-Ham Fighters will post Yu Darvish this offseason, but many MLB teams are getting prepared for the possibility. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels scouted Darvish earlier this summer and Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that he went to see the 24-year-old right-hander in person earlier…

  11. Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Sep 3, 2011, 12:10 PM EST

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout as the Yankees take batting practice in Minneapolis

    While Mark Teixeira will miss his second straight game with a right knee contusion, Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup this afternoon against the Blue Jays. He’ll play third base and bat third against left-hander Ricky Romero. Rodriguez missed the previous six games due to a sprained left thumb. He received a cortisone shot…

  12. The Reds are still looking at Aroldis Chapman as a starting pitcher

    Sep 3, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds

    Aroldis Chapman has pitched exclusively in relief this season, but Reds pitching coach Bryan Price told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he still sees him as a starting pitcher in the long-term. “I can’t guarantee anything because it will be an organizational decision,” Price said. “However, I do think at some point he’s going…

  13. The greatness of Ivan Nova is yet to be fully appreciated

    Sep 3, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

    New York Yankees Ivan Nova pitches to Toronto Blue Jays in New York

    It’s fair to say Ivan Nova is on pretty nice roll right now. He is 11-0 dating back to early June and 7-0 with a 3.45 ERA over seven starts since returning from the minor leagues at the end of July. This includes seven innings of two-run ball in a win over the Blue Jays…

  14. Ike Davis resumes baseball activities

    Sep 3, 2011, 10:19 AM EST

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis isn’t expected to return this season, but he is making progress with his injured left ankle. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Davis resumed baseball activities yesterday at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He played catch, fielded grounders and hit off a tee and took soft tosses. Davis,…

  15. White Sox GM Kenny Williams has “heated exchange” with hitting coach Greg Walker

    Sep 3, 2011, 9:48 AM EST

    Kenny Williams

    All is not well in White Sox land. Amid a report last week that the relationship between Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen is “beyond repair,” Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the White Sox GM recently had a “heated exchange” with hitting coach Greg Walker. Williams told reporters last month that he…

  16. Red Sox reach 700 consecutive sellouts at Fenway Park

    Sep 3, 2011, 9:17 AM EST

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    The Red Sox had another sellout at Fenway Park for last night’s game against the Rangers, extending their MLB record to 700 consecutive regular season games dating back to May 13, 2003. The previous MLB record for sellouts was 455, set by the Indians from 1995-2001. The Red Sox surpassed that mark on September 8,…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 3, 2011, 8:37 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    Don’t count the Giants out just yet. Carlos Beltran went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and Matt Cain allowed two runs over eight innings as the Giants beat the first-place Diamondbacks 6-2 last night. The win snapped the Diamondbacks season-high nine-game winning streak and brought the Giants back to within five games in the National…

  18. Mariners activate Justin Smoak from disabled list

    Sep 2, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

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    The Mariners announced earlier this evening that they have activated Justin Smoak from the disabled list. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth tonight against the Athletics. Smoak has been sidelined since suffering a broken nose on a bad hop grounder while playing first base on August 12. He went 0-for-11 with three…

  19. Mike Rizzo not interested in Cubs’ GM job

    Sep 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    Mike Rizzo

    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post is hearing that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is “definitely” on the Cubs’ wish list for their vacant general manager position. We’ve heard a ton of names surface as potential candidates since Jim Hendry was fired two weeks ago, so I’m beginning to think the Cubs just love everyone.…

  20. Alex Rodriguez hopes to return to starting lineup Saturday

    Sep 2, 2011, 7:39 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

    Alex Rodriguez is out of the starting lineup for the sixth straight game tonight as he continues to rest his sprained right thumb, but believes he could be back as soon as tomorrow. According to Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger, Rodriguez felt good after testing his thumb this afternoon by participating in live batting practice…

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