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  1. Tim Hudson set to make season debut Sunday

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    After throwing 101 pitches in his fourth and final minor-league rehab start Tim Hudson has been cleared to return from back surgery and the 36-year-old will rejoin the Braves’ rotation Sunday versus the Pirates. Hudson underwent surgery in November and will slide into the rotation spot created by the Braves demoting Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A…

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

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    The Question

    Q: What would you do if you joined the BBWAA for 10 years? Vote for Jay Bell and Bill Mueller for the Hall of Fame? Act petulantly and intellectually dishonest while appealing to authority if and when I was called out for my irrationality?  Anything I wanted to, really. Q: Should sports reporters/analysts be able to…

  3. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Grady Sizemore is making progress

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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    I am hesitant to even mention this because every time I say something positive about Grady Sizemore he falls off a cliff, gets hit by a bus or spontaneously combusts, but I’ll say it anyway: he’s making progress in his back/knee rehab and the Indians sound guardedly optimistic. As Paul Hoynes reports, Sizemore was at…

  4. Adam Dunn has a 22-game … strikeout streak

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox's first baseman Adam Dunn takes a swing during their spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe

    Records that I never thought about once until someone told me this morning: the strikeout streak. As in, consecutive games in which a hitter struck out.  But, yes, it is a thing — Jarrod Saltalamacchia set it at 28 games in 2009 — and Adam Dunn is challenging it. Dunn struck out twice last night, running…

  5. Aubrey Huff likely to rejoin the Giants Friday or Saturday

    Apr 26, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Aubrey Huff‘s anxiety-inspired trip to the disabled list was a somewhat surprising, but it appears he won’t be away from the team for an extended period: Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Huff is expected to join the team back in San Francisco on either Friday or Saturday. Baggarly also sheds a little light on…

  6. Albert Pujols: still struggling

    Apr 26, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    This can’t last. Of that much I’m certain. But dudes: Albert Pujols just went hitless in his fifth straight game. He’s 0 for 19 in that stretch. I’m thinking of moving to Defcon 4 here. He at least walked last night — viva reaching base! — but he struck out twice, and he finds himself…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Royals celebration

    Royals 8, Indians 2: I keep hitting refresh on the scoreboard but nothing changes so, apparently, this is correct and the Royals actually won a game.  Billy Butler hit two homers as Kansas City beat up on Ubaldo Jimenez. Mets 5, Marlins 1: David Wright hit a two-run homer, giving him 735 RBI in his…

  8. Allen Craig shifting rehab assignment to Triple-A Memphis

    Apr 25, 2012, 10:49 PM EDT

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    The Cards’ bench is about to get an upgrade. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, outfielder Allen Craig has been cleared to shift his minor league rehab assignment from High-A Palm Beach to Triple-A Memphis, the final step before rejoining the big league roster. Craig has been on the disabled list since…

  9. Andy Pettitte goes five innings in Wednesday rehab start

    Apr 25, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

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    Andy Pettitte continues to make his way through the various levels of the Yankees’ minor league system, tuning up for a return to Major League Baseball. His latest stop? The Double-A Trenton Thunder. As noted by Thunder beat writer Mike Ashmore, Pettitte allowed seven hits and four runs  — three earned — over five innings…

  10. Oldest living ex-major leaguer turns 101

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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    The oldest living ex-major leaguer is a Cuban by the name of Conrado Marrero. Marrero, a 5-foot-5 pitcher who played for the Washington Senators from 1950-54, turned 101 on Wednesday, and Paul Haven of the Associated Press was in Havana to document the occasion. Click here to read the story, but here are some highlights:…

  11. Mets sign Brad Emaus, Fred Lewis to minor league deals

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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    From the Mets’ official Twitter account comes word that the team agreed to terms on minor league contracts Wednesday evening with second baseman Brad Emaus and outfielder Fred Lewis. Emaus was selected by the Mets in the 11th round of last December’s Rule 5 Draft and had a shot at claiming starting second base duties…

  12. Dustin Moseley gets season-ending shoulder surgery

    Apr 25, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

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    As expected, Padres right-hander Dustin Moseley underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn capsule and labrum in his throwing shoulder. This according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Moseley is done for the 2012 season and is likely to be in recovery mode for the early part of 2013. He made just one start this year, allowing…

  13. Adam Jones: “I would slap Jim Palmer around”

    Apr 25, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles

    File this under “good-natured jab,” not “trash talk,” but it’s still fun: What would happen if Adam Jones faced Jim Palmer in his prime?  Jones answered that and many more questions in a live online Q&A with MASNSports.com‘s Amber Theoharis on Wednesday afternoon. “I would slap Jim Palmer around,” Jones quickly responded.  ”I told Palmer…

  14. Lance Lynn is the first starter to four wins this season

    Apr 25, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn

    Just as everyone predicted, right? Lance Lynn, who was competing just to make the Cardinals as a middle reliever before Chris Carpenter got hurt this spring, won his fourth straight start Thursday by pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Cubs. Lynn has allowed exactly one run in each of his four starts to…

  15. Picture of the Day: Meet your dad, Josh Willingham

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    OK, this is pretty cute. Josh Willingham, who’s away from the Twins on paternity leave, welcomes his son into the world: I predict the kid will be terrorizing left-handed pitchers by 2035.

  16. Aubrey Huff placed on the DL with anxiety disorder

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Aubrey Huff has missed the past few Giants games with what was originally referred to as a “family emergency.”  It may be more complicated than that, however, as the Giants have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with anxiety disorder. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Huff is “getting treatment,” though it has not…

  17. Astros’ 5-foot-5 hitting machine Jose Altuve goes 4-for-5, now batting .377 at age 21

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve

    Houston’s offense is one of the most improved in baseball and sophomore second baseman Jose Altuve is a big reason why. He came into today hitting .344 with a .918 OPS and notched four more hits in a 7-5 victory over the Brewers. Altuve is a really fun player to watch because he’s 5-foot-5 (on…

  18. Michael Pineda has a torn labrum; shoulder surgery scheduled

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

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    Some pretty bad news for the Yankees’ young starter, who had an MRI yesterday: Pineda has a tear in his labrum. Arthroscopic surgery scheduled for next Tuesday — Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) April 25, 2012 Jon Heyman just tweeted that the tear is “pretty severe.” The labrum — which is in the shoulder — is not…

  19. Jesse Crain unavailable because of oblique injury

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since Friday and the White Sox reliever revealed today that he’s been unavailable because of an oblique injury. Crain missed time with an oblique injury during spring training as well, but Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that his current injury is to the other side and Crain hopes to…

  20. James McDonald allows one hit over seven innings, gets the no-decision, Pirates lose

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Pittsburgh Pirates - Game One

    Quite the dispiriting opening to today’s Pirates-Rockies doubleheader. At least if you’re the Pirates or one of their fans. Bucs’ starter James McDonald allowed only one hit in seven innings — the first hit coming in the seventh — and struck out eight and ended up allowing only one run.  Despite this, the Pirates lost…

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