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  1. Jimmy Rollins issues some words of warning for Derek Jeter

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

    Jeter Rollins

    Derek Jeter is eligible to return from the disabled list as soon as June 29 against the Brewers. He’ll certainly make it his mission to be ready by then, but Jimmy Rollins tells Jayson Stark of ESPN.com that the calf injury could linger for the rest of the season. “The best advice I can give Derek…

  2. Jake Peavy set for minor league rehab start Thursday

    Jun 14, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy tossed a light bullpen session earlier today, after which he was cleared to make a minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte. He is slated to throw around six innings or 90 pitches. Peavy was placed on the disabled list last week with a right groin strain. If all goes well during…

  3. Adrian Gonzalez overtakes Mark Teixeira in AL All-Star balloting

    Jun 14, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez, who has driven in a run during each game of Boston’s current nine-game winning streak, has overtaken Mark Teixeira in the AL All-Star balloting in the update announced Tuesday.  He has 2,027,537 votes to 1,774,024 for Teixeira. If Gonzalez can stay ahead of Teixeira, he might be the only non-Yankee infielder starting in…

  4. Derek Jeter goes on DL with calf strain

    Jun 14, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    jeter grimace

    6:00 p.m. EDT: After failing to talk his way out of the assignment, Jeter was placed on the disabled list by the Yankees, putting the chase for 3,000 hits on hold for at least 15 days.  Eduardo Nunez will take over as the team’s shortstop.  Ramiro Pena was called up to serve as a utilityman.…

  5. Ronnie Belliard to retire after one final game tonight

    Jun 14, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

    Ronnie Belliard turns a double play

    Veteran infielder Ronnie Belliard said Tuesday that tonight’s game for the Phillies’ Triple-A Lehigh Valley affiliate will be his last and that he’s going to retire. Belliard signed a minor league deal with the Phillies after failing to make the Yankees out of spring training this year.  He played in 82 games with the Dodgers…

  6. Derek Jeter is trying to talk his way out of going to the disabled list

    Jun 14, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 6

    Usually this stuff is done before 4PM on a game day, but as of 5PM, the decision on whether or not Derek Jeter is going on the DL has still not been made. The hitch: Jeter is apparently trying to talk his way out of going, because, well, he’s Derek Jeter and Derek Jeter can’t…

  7. Indians prospect Jason Knapp undergoes shoulder surgery

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

    jason knapp indians

    Indians pitching prospect Jason Knapp will miss the remainder of the season and possibly part of 2012 after undergoing surgery to “stabilize and tighten” his right shoulder, according to director of player development Ross Atkins. Knapp, who was arguably the centerpiece of the four-player package the Indians received from the Phillies for Cliff Lee in…

  8. Is the realignment issue really a gambit to make the DH universal?

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    I’ve read several articles in which writers are at least somewhat positive and accepting of the recent realignment idea that has been floated. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote the first meaty counterargument today, and it’s a pretty comprehensive one. I’m not sold on every argument of course — I really don’t care…

  9. Orioles’ first-year pitching coach Mark Connor resigns

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Orioles pitching coach Mark Connor has resigned for personal reasons just hours after the Astros cited “philosophical differences” in firing their pitching coach, Brad Arnsberg. Bullpen coach Rick Adair will take over for Connor, who was hired to replace Rick Krantz this offseason and had coached the Orioles’ staff to a 4.24 ERA that ranked…

  10. Greg Anderson asked to stop coaching youth baseball

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Anderson, former trainer to Bonds, arrives to Bonds' perjury trial at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco

    Remember a few weeks ago when we learned that convicted drug distributor and reluctant Barry Bonds witness Greg Anderson was coaching a youth baseball team? Yeah, not anymore: A Northern California youth baseball league has barred Barry Bonds’ former personal trainer from coaching his son’s team. The president of the Burlingame Youth Baseball Association says Greg…

  11. Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman from disabled list

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

    zimmerman bats

    As expected, the Nationals have activated Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list for tonight’s game after the third baseman missed nearly two months with a abdominal injury that required surgery. Zimmerman slides back into the lineup as the No. 3 hitter, with Jayson Werth remaining in the leadoff spot and Mike Morse hitting cleanup against…

  12. Scouting night owls is the new market inefficiency. Well, not for the Cubs.

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Alarm Clock

    File this under one of those things that should have been obvious but wasn’t. Or at least wasn’t because I never thought about it: researchers did a study of baseball players and found that players who classify themselves as morning people do better in day games and night owls do better in night games. There’s more subtlety…

  13. Blue Jays demote Kyle Drabek and his 5.70 ERA to Triple-A

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Kyle Drabek pitching

    Kyle Drabek secured a spot in the Blue Jays’ rotation coming out of the spring training, one-hit the Twins for seven innings in his first start, and had a 3.30 ERA through five outings. And then everything fell apart for the 23-year-old prospect acquired from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade, as Drabek posted…

  14. Red Sox set to call up left-hander Andrew Miller

    Jun 14, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Miller

    With Andrew Miller holding a June 15 outclause in his deal, it’s a given that the Red Sox are about to call up the former first-round pick of the Tigers. His ERA is down to 2.54 at Triple-A Pawtucket, and in his last three starts, he’s allowed a total of four runs and posted a…

  15. Mariners reliever Chris Ray is brewing beer for charity

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    SAMSUNG

    Mariners reliever Chris Ray was at the Fremont Brewing Company yesterday, helping brew a beer called Homefront IPA that will be sold at Safeco Field and around Seattle to raise money for the Operation Homefront organization that provides emergency financial assistance to the families of military personnel. Kendall Jones of Washington Beer Blog wrote a…

  16. Moneyball is dead. Long live Moneyball.

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Moneyball

    Nothing makes me roll my eyes more than when something bad happens with the A’s and some clever wag — often a print sports journalist who still bases his Cy Young vote on wins — makes some crack about “well, I guess “Moneyball” isn’t helping anymore, huh?” This is usually followed by chuckling, snorting and…

  17. Marlins no longer expecting Josh Johnson back before July

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    When the Marlins placed Josh Johnson on the disabled list in mid-May their hope was that he’d rejoin the rotation on June 1, but his timetable has repeatedly been pushed back since then and yesterday manager Edwin Rodriguez admitted that “the most optimistic hope” for Johnson’s return is now July. Rodriguez told Tom D’Angelo of…

  18. The dirt on Jim Crane

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    Jim Crane

    Over at Forbes, our friend Maury Brown lays out the Jim Crane dossier, as he Mr. Crane prepares to take over the Astros. It’s a good read, containing many of the things we’ve talked about before. For example, the old deal with Drayton McLane that fell through. His dalliance with the Rangers last year. The…

  19. Mariners on the verge of calling up prospect Dustin Ackley

    Jun 14, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Dustin Ackley

    Speculation last month that the Mariners were close to calling up top prospect Dustin Ackley proved wrong, but now Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times writes that the former No. 2 overall pick may make his much-anticipated debut Monday. Projecting call-ups is tricky at this point in the season because the service time ramifications aren’t…

  20. Astros fire their pitching coach

    Jun 14, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Astros logo

    The Astros have announced that they have fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg. He is being replaced by an interim: Doug Brocail, who if you put a gun to my head I probably would have guessed was still pitching mopup duty for someone out west because I tend not to track guys like Doug Brocail very well.…

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