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  1. Wily Mo given the ol’ heave-ho

    Jul 14, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

    Wily Mo Pena

    Say it ain’t so. As expected, the Diamondbacks called up Brandon Allen and designated Juan Miranda for assignment Friday.  They also made a second series of moves, activating Geoff Blum from the disabled list and designating The Man, The Legend, The Wily Mo Pena. Pena goes despite hitting five homers in 46 at-bats for the…

  2. Ed Wade just doesn’t get it

    Jul 14, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Ed Wade, Brad Mills

    The Houston Chronicle’s Zachary Levine was lucky enough to get the following quote from Astros GM Ed Wade after asking him about the trade deadline this afternoon: “We’re going to be viewed as a land of opportunity for teams to try to improve the teams that are in contention.” Because of the huge firestorm about to erupt when Brett…

  3. Phillies push back Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee

    Jul 14, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    The Phillies have decided to give two of their aces some extra rest after their All-Star appearances and go with Vance Worley, Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick this weekend against the Mets. Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee will be held back until next week’s series against the Cubs that begins Monday. Hamels, the Saturday starter,…

  4. Top prospect Brett Lawrie begins his rehab assignment

    Jul 14, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie spring training

    Blue Jays prospect Brett Lawrie, who was on the verge of taking over as Toronto’s third baseman before suffering a fractured hand May 31, will begin a rehab assignment at Single-A Dunedin tonight. Lawrie hit .354/.415/.677 with 15 homers and 49 RBI in 52 games for Triple-A Las Vegas before going down, and the common belief…

  5. David Price sells out after giving up Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter, David Price

    David Price has decided to cash in on serving up the gopher ball that went for Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit.  He’s agreed to a deal with Steiner Sports, Jeter’s official memorabilia dealer, to autograph collectibles, including some with the inscription, “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K.” Those pieces and other memorabilia will be co-signed by both…

  6. Quote of the Day: The Dodgers are easy targets

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    Frank McCourt

    I didn’t watch the ESPY Awards. I hope I don’t have to explain why. Just know that I didn’t watch them.  So I missed Mike Seth Myers’* monologue. Which again, shouldn’t be a big deal, because Mike* Myers hasn’t been funny since at least 1997* for a long time. But when you have material as ripe…

  7. Major League Baseball has Bartolo Colon’s medical records

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    “OK, let’s open these up and take a look.  Hmmm … blood type … blood type … sir, it says ‘gravy’!” Major League Baseball has received medical records on Bartolo Colon‘s stem cell treatment. The New York Yankees pitcher had the treatment in the Dominican Republic in April 2010. Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said the records were…

  8. Vladimir Guerrero still out of lineup from Sunday plunking

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero is out of the Orioles’ lineup tonight with a wrist injury that dates back to Sunday, when he was hit by a pitch in the game against the Red Sox that featured ejections (and later suspensions) galore. Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Guerrero isn’t even available off the bench and will be…

  9. Rays place catcher John Jaso on DL with oblique injury

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

    jaso_john

    The dreaded oblique strain has claimed another victim, with the Rays placing starting catcher John Jaso on the disabled list. Jose Lobaton has been called up to take his spot on the roster after hitting well at Triple-A, but veteran Kelly Shoppach figures to see most of the playing time behind the plate. Jaso and…

  10. David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg get four-game suspensions; others disciplined for Orioles-Red Sox brawl

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg

    Major League Baseball has issued suspensions as a result of the ugliness between the Red Sox and the Orioles last week.  It breaks down as follows: David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg each have received four-game suspensions and undisclosed fines for their plunkings and fisticuffsmanship, such as it was; Mike Gonzalez gets a three-game suspension and…

  11. Comment of the Day: Don’t dismiss the Downtown Dodgers too quickly

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Dodger Stadium

    I’ll admit, I’m still kind of steaming over that downtown Los Angeles Dodger Stadium thing I went on about this morning.  But I’ll also admit that, from a “could it happen” perspective, I may be looking at this too narrowly. My thinking (actually my outrage) is based on the fact that no solvent Dodgers owner…

  12. Scott Feldman clears waivers, rejects assignment to minors

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

    scott-feldman-rangers

    Scott Feldman predictably cleared waivers, as no team wanted anything to do with the $9 million he’s still owed through next season, but the veteran right-hander has rejected an assignment to the minors and forced the Rangers’ hand. At that point their choice was to either release him outright, eating the remainder of his contract…

  13. Must-Click Link: The 100 Worst Baseball Players of All Time: Part II

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

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    We linked the first part of this yesterday and everyone seemed to like it, so be sure to go over to Deadspin today for Part II.  A taste: There is only one player on this list who has been sued by Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young and that player is Enos Cabell. The point here…

  14. Trial set for road rage attack on Chris Snyder and family

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    road rage

    Shortly after undergoing back surgery last month Pirates catcher Chris Snyder was in the car with his kids, being driven around by his wife, when they nearly collided with a man riding a scooter. His name was Subhash Modhwadia and he followed them to a gas station, where the 44-year-old proceeded to scream at them,…

  15. Girlfriend of Bryan Stow beating suspect jailed

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    Denise Danielle Piccione

    Yeah, we’re really pushing the bounds of baseball news here.  But I couldn’t resist such a darling mug shot. Denise Piccione, the girlfriend of the man being held in the Bryan Stow beating, is currently in Clark County jail on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a dangerous weapon after a…

  16. An idea for a better All-Star Game

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    All-Star Game

    Hang with me for a little while.  What follows involves some incredibly heavy math, and to be honest, you might as well just step away now if you didn’t take (and pass) at least two statistics courses in college. OK, here we go… My idea for a better All-Star Game is to make the break…

  17. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

    The Question

    The weird questions-to-baseball questions ratio keeps getting larger. Which isn’t good for the video we do, but works just fine for this post.

  18. Diamondbacks calling up first base prospect Brandon Allen

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Arizona first basemen rank 24th among MLB teams with a .691 OPS this season, so the Diamondbacks have decided to call up 25-year-old prospect Brandon Allen for his third shot in the majors. Allen saw some time with the Diamondbacks in both 2009 and 2010, but hit just .221 with five homers and 60 strikeouts…

  19. HBT Daily: Taking your Twitter questions

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Brian Wilson and french fries on sandwiches? Yes please.

  20. J.C. Romero released by Nationals, signs with Yankees

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Last night Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that J.C. Romero wanted to be let out of his minor-league contract with the Nationals to sign a similar deal with the Yankees and sure enough that’s exactly what happened today. Washington released Romero and within minutes New York signed him, and according to Olney he’ll be available…

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