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  1. Tim Hudson to make second rehab start Thursday

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson allowed two runs over three innings in his first minor-league rehab start Saturday at Single-A and he’s scheduled to take the mound for his second rehab outing Thursday. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Hudson is slated to throw around 65 pitches and four innings as he recovers from November…

  2. John Moores to try again to sell the Padres

    Apr 9, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT

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    After his long-gestating sale of the Padres to Jeff Moorad went south, John Moores is trying again: Padres majority owner John Moores has retained investment banker Steve Greenberg to broker a sale of the club, according to a Los Angeles Times report on Saturday … Moores previously sold the Padres in January 2009 for $525 million…

  3. Astros set record for lowest attendance at Minute Maid Park

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

    Minute Maid Park

    Fan morale being extremely low in Houston coming off a 56-106 season is certainly understandable, but usually even terrible teams can sell a decent number of tickets for the first couple weeks of the season. Unfortunately for the Astros that isn’t the case, as yesterday’s attendance was the lowest in the 12-year history of Minute…

  4. Ozzie Guillen is returning to Florida to apologize some more

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Ozzie Guillen already offered what seemed to be a pretty decent explanation/apology for his Fidel Castro comments, but apparently it wasn’t good enough.  No, the Outrage Industrial Complex requires a more formal (i.e. fake) form of contrition, usually in the form of a dour faced person sitting at a podium next to some other dour…

  5. Giancarlo Stanton removed from Marlins lineup with left knee soreness

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton was a last-minute scratch from the Marlins’ lineup this afternoon with what the team is calling left knee pain. It turns out getting dressed up to look like Bruno Mars can be hazardous to your health, apparently. For now the Marlins are saying that Stanton is day-to-day, but it’s worth noting that he…

  6. Phiten is now the official placebo maker for Major League Baseball

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I just got a press release from Major League Baseball announcing that Phiten is now “The Official Compression Sleeve of Major League Baseball.” You have heard of Phiten, of course. They make those ugly necklaces that provide no scientifically or medically proven benefits whatsoever, despite the fact that Phiten touts them for their ability to…

  7. Flu keeps Clayton Kershaw from Mexican food, but he won’t miss a start

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw left his Opening Day start after just three innings because of the flu and still isn’t feeling 100 percent healthy, but the reigning Cy Young winner expects to make his next start Tuesday versus the Pirates. Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that the Dodgers may have to monitor Kershaw more closely,…

  8. What have the Marlins done with the real Carlos Zambrano?

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v St Louis Cardinals

    Ozzie Guillen is amazing. Not only does he create a political firestorm, but he has also given Carlos Zambrano a personality transplant: Words you will seldom hear from Marlins pitcher Carlos Zambrano: “I think I was just too calm.” Zambrano, known for a trigger temper that has gotten him in several jams during his 10-year…

  9. Chad Qualls’ foot injury feels like a “knife was going at the back of my heel”

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Chad Qualls, Chris Garner

    Chad Qualls was unavailable to pitch yesterday because of a foot injury, which the Phillies reliever described as like a “knife was going at the back of my heel.” Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Qualls actually pitched through that pain Saturday, throwing a scoreless inning against the Pirates, but sat out yesterday’s…

  10. Former Cy Young winner takes powerful drug to aid his performance, no one cares

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    What if I were to tell you that there was a former Cy Young winner who was taking a controversial and powerful drug? A drug that could prove dangerous to him in the long run and has been linked to organ damage? A drug that other players who have used it say gives them a feeling…

  11. Marlins went shopping, got dressed up for Easter Sunday

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com snapped a picture of what Marlins teammates Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, and Randy Choate wore on Easter Sunday after spending the weekend playing in Cincinnati. Apparently they went shopping at a place called House of Adam in Cincinnati and wore those outfits to Philadelphia. Stanton looks kind of like…

  12. Liam Hendriks hospitalized with food poisoning

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Liam Hendriks was supposed to sub for the injured Scott Baker as the No. 3 starter in the Twins’ rotation, but he was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start and hospitalized with food poisoning. Anthony Swarzak did a nice job filling in for the guy who was supposed to be filling in, but Hendriks’ availability…

  13. Happy Darvish Day!

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Yu Darvish makes his major league debut tonight. Not a bad opponent for it either: the Seattle Mariners. I have this feeling the first Darvish-Ichiro matchup is gonna get a little press in Japan. Just a hunch. Darvish was 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 15 innings in spring training. He’s not…

  14. John Lannan is hurting his quest for a trade from Nationals

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    John Lannan wants the Nationals to trade him and they’d be glad to if someone would take his $5 million salary off their hands, but instead he’s stuck in the minors and didn’t help his cause much yesterday in his first Triple-A start. Lannan lasted just two innings against the Yankees’ affiliate, giving up five…

  15. Watch as Jim Leyland instills confidence in the Tigers fan base

    Apr 9, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' manager Jim Leyland looks on during a practice in preparation for the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington, Texas

    Doug Fister got DL’d. But don’t worry: that’s the kind of problem the Tigers pay Jim Leyland the big bucks to address. So Jim, what’s the plan here, dude? “I have no clue who’s gonna start, absolutely none,” Leyland said Sunday morning. “Villarreal has joined the team and we will have a starter at the…

  16. Ken Rosenthal thinks Ozzie Guillen should be suspended for 30 days

    Apr 9, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Miami Marlins

    Ken Rosenthal tackles the Ozzie Guillen/Fidel Castro dustup and, early on, says this: I normally cringe at politically correct overreactions, particularly in response to mindless, preposterous remarks from people who are just spouting off. But … So you can guess where that’s going: a politically correct overreaction. Rosenthal calls Guillen’s Castro comments “about as extreme and…

  17. Panic comes early to Red Sox Nation

    Apr 9, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

    Alfredo Aceves, David Ortiz

    Actually, it may not be panic in Red Sox Nation, but it’s starting in the press already, so you have to figure that it’s either a reflection of or a precursor to some amount of overreaction in the fan base. Rob Bradford: three games in, already asking if the Sox should blow up the rotation…

  18. Ozzie’s Guillen’s Motorpsycho Nightmare

    Apr 9, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Miami Marlins

    There’s a Bob Dylan song called “Motorpsycho Nightmare” in which the narrator finds himself in a sticky situation with a crazy farmer’s daughter. To get out of it he needs the farmer to get mad at him and chase him out of the house. So he does the easiest thing to make that happen in…

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    There were only 14 games yesterday. On a Sunday. Because the A’s and Mariners didn’t play thanks to the Japan Series. Look, I don’t care if you want to start the season in Japan, but there should be a federal law against anything less than a full slate of games on a Sunday.  Anyway: Tigers…

  20. Aramis Ramirez expects big boos for Ryan Braun this year

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    The Brewers opened their regular-season schedule with a home series against the Cardinals, so we haven’t been given a taste of what kind of vitriol Ryan Braun is in for this summer at road parks. But that will change Monday when Braun and the Brewers head to Chicago for a four-game set against the Cubs.…

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