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  1. Everyone wants to be like Bartolo Colon

    May 23, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers

    Stem cell injections are the new black: One of the doctors who assisted in a stem cell procedure last year on Yankees starter Bartolo Colon says that 10 other pitchers have expressed interest in undergoing the treatment that is being scrutinized by Major League Baseball. He doesn’t say who they are, but if the list doesn’t include…

  2. An in-depth profile of Fred Wilpon, with bonus Reyes, Beltran and Wright-ripping

    May 23, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    File image of New York Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon talking to reporters at a news conference in New York

    If you have the time — and if you don’t, I suggest you make the time — go read this profile of Fred Wilpon in The New Yorker. It’s easily the most in-depth thing I’ve ever read about him, his life, his ownership of the Mets and — of course — his dealings with Bernie Madoff.…

  3. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 23, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    Marlon Byrd after beaning

    What you missed while watching dancing girls drinking bootleg alcohol. Seriously!

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

    May 23, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    Indians 12, Reds 4: Asdrubal Cabrera hit two homers and went 5 for 5 with 5 RBI, but he wasn’t alone as the Indians complete the sweep of the Reds. This series is called “The Ohio Cup,” by the way. Little known fact: loser of the Ohio Cup has to stay in Ohio. Rays 4,…

  5. Marlon Byrd goes on DL with multiple facial fractures

    May 22, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd after beaning

    Center fielder Marlon Byrd was released from the hospital Sunday after an overnight stay, but the Cubs confirmed that he had suffered multiple fractures as a result of Saturday’s beaning and placed him on the disabled list. Needing some relief help after scratching Matt Garza from his scheduled start tonight, the Cubs called up right-hander…

  6. Aroldis Chapman to begin pitching at Triple-A this week

    May 22, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Reds placed Aroldis Chapman on the disabled list last week after the Cuban setup man opened the season with 20 walks in his first 13 innings and then began developing left shoulder inflammation. He’s already ready to begin pitching again. According to beat writer Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Chapman has been sent to Triple-A…

  7. Asdrubal Cabrera leads way as Indians complete sweep of Reds

    May 22, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    Asdrubal Cabrera, the American League’s best shortstop since day one this season, delivered two homers as part of a 5-for-5, five-RBI game as the Indians routed the Reds 12-4 and completed a three-game sweep Sunday. Cabrera has nine homers, ranking him second only to Troy Tulowitzki among major league shortstops.  Jhonny Peralta is third with seven.  Cabrera…

  8. Yankees score eight in seventh to take Subway Series from Mets

    May 22, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Down 3-1 after 6 1/2, the Yankees put together a furious rally in the seventh inning Sunday, scoring eight times on their way to beating the Mets 9-3 and claiming the Subway Series. The Yankees won the final two games of the series after dropping Friday’s opener 2-1. Mike Pelfrey‘s inability to field his position…

  9. Greg Anderson: steroid distributor and Youth Baseball coach

    May 22, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

    Greg Anderson

    Greg Anderson, the former personal trainer for Barry Bonds and a convicted felon, is serving as an assistant coach for the Capitol Electric team in the Burlingame Youth Baseball Association, according to an article in Sunday’s New York Times. Anderson is accused of supplying steroids and injecting them into Bonds and other athletes and he plead…

  10. Report: Rangers ask Pirates about closer Joel Hanrahan

    May 22, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan

    The Pirates’ most attractive piece in trade talks is already getting some attention, as the Rangers have asked the team about closer Joel Hanrahan, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Hanrahan fanned 100 batters in 69 2/3 innings for the Pirates last season, but he seemed intimidated in the closer’s role during his first trial in…

  11. Dodgers welcome back Rafael Furcal, but lose Juan Uribe

    May 22, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    The Dodgers made a couple of major 25-man roster moves before their Sunday afternoon interleague series finale against the White Sox, according to MLB.com beat writer Ken Gurnick. Rafael Furcal, who has been sidelined since fracturing his left thumb on April 11 against the Giants, was activated from the disabled list. Juan Uribe, who strained…

  12. Rays place Reid Brignac on bereavement, add Felipe Lopez

    May 22, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    brignac rays

    Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times passes along word that the Rays have placed shortstop Reid Brignac on the bereavement list and selected the contract of Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Durham. Brignac lost his grandfather Saturday and is expected to miss four games to attend the funeral. Lopez was designated for assignment in early…

  13. Lance Berkman back in Cardinals’ lineup Sunday vs. Royals

    May 22, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

    berkman homer

    Big Puma’s sprained right wrist is all better. According to the official Twitter feed of FOX Sports Midwest, Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman is back in the St. Louis starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals. Berkman sat out Friday and Saturday in Kansas City after departing Thursday’s game against the Astros…

  14. L.A. Times: Suspect arrested in Bryan Stow beating case

    May 22, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    LAPD Give Update On Giants Fan Beating Investigation

    Joel Rubin of the Los Angeles Times brings some uplifting news in the still-unsolved Opening Day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow: At about 7 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team descended on an East Hollywood apartment building with a warrant in hand. According to apartment building manager Maritza Camacho, police, using loudspeakers…

  15. Phillies likely to activate Chase Utley before Monday’s game

    May 22, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    He’s back. Well, almost. According to Dave Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, second baseman Chase Utley has packed up his things at Single-A Clearwater and is headed back to Philly in anticipation of a Monday activation from the disabled list. Utley has not played in a major league game this season due to right…

  16. Pirates, nearly .500, seeing boost in attendance at PNC Park

    May 22, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Attendance is down, in general, around most of Major League Baseball. The weather has played a part in that and so has the poor state of the economy. But at least one unexpected team has seen a rise in support, a rise that is only gaining more momentum: the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Rob Biertempfel…

  17. Javier Vazquez wows with seven shutout innings vs. Rays

    May 22, 2011, 9:56 AM EDT

    Javier Vazquez

    The Marlins signed veteran right-hander Javier Vazquez to a one-year, $7 million contract this winter, hoping that he might be able to return to form back in the National League. Vazquez posted a frightening 5.32 ERA and 1.40 WHIP last season for the Yankees, but he earned NL Cy Young Award votes in 2009 with…

  18. Twins place Glen Perkins on DL, recall Dusty Hughes

    May 22, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    perkins gardy

    According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins made a couple of roster moves early this morning. Glen Perkins, a successful left-handed reliever, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. He will leave behind a 1.59 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and a dominant .171/.256/.200 slash…

  19. Rockies designate righty Felipe Paulino for assignment

    May 21, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    paulino wide

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post brings word that right-handed reliever Felipe Paulino was designated for assignment on Saturday evening after the Rockies’ 3-2 loss to the Brewers. Paulino allowed 23 hits and 12 earned runs in just 14 2/3 innings this season out of the Colorado bullpen. He was forced into a save situation…

  20. Brian Matusz throws six scoreless at Double-A Bowie

    May 21, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    matusz pose

    Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz took a big step toward returning to a major league mound on Saturday evening at the Double-A level. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, the promising young southpaw hurled six scoreless innings for Double-A Bowie, surrendering just three hits and one walk in an impressive rehab start. The Orioles will either…

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