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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 14, 2011, 6:04 AM EDT

    Ramon Santiago

    I had every recap done this morning, hit “save” and then just as that happened something barfed on itself in Google Chrome and I lost it all. So if these recaps seem superficial, it’s only because I’m trying to type them with one fist punched in the monitor. Tigers 2, Rays 1: A wilder one…

  2. UPDATE: Derek Jeter diagnosed with Grade 1 strain of right calf

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

    jeter grimace

    UPDATE: The Yankees have announced that Jeter was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf. He will be reevaluated tomorrow. 10:18 PM: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees have sent Jeter for an MRI on his sore right calf. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his gut feeling is that Jeter…

  3. The Diamondbacks are also a candidate to move to the American League

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Diamondbacks snake logo

    We learned over the weekend that Major League Baseball is considering realignment. The initial report presented one scenario where the Astros could be moved to the American League. However, it appears they aren’t the only team under consideration. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks could be the team “most likely” to change…

  4. The year in shutouts

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    I wanted to dig into scoreless games for a minute. Here’s a look at the teams throwing the most and fewest and then the teams that are on the other end. Throwing shutouts Most Braves – 8 Brewers – 8 Phillies – 8 Rangers – 8 Tigers – 8 Mariners – 7 Fewest Blue Jays…

  5. Vicente Padilla needs neck surgery

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Another injury for the Dodgers’ bullpen? Sure, why not? Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced before tonight’s game against the Reds that Vicente Padilla will undergo neck surgery on Thursday. He is expected to miss “an extended period of time” Padilla was pulled from a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month due to a bulging…

  6. Jason Heyward begins rehab assignment tonight

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks

    It sounds like Chipper Jones may soon get his wish. Jason Heyward will begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with Triple-A Gwinnett, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s a rather surprising turn of events considering that Heyward just swung off a tee for the first time on Friday. It’s not clear how…

  7. Jeremy Guthrie is funny

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    And he deserves better than a 2-8 record this season. Jeremy Guthrie tweeted today: I would like to formally wish @SimplyAJ10 luck in crossing the CA border 2nite. High powered immigration lawyer on flight just in case! SimplyAJ10 happens to be teammate Adam Jones, and Guthrie is, of course, referring to the incident in Toronto…

  8. Russell Martin scratched again, looking like DL candidate

    Jun 13, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

    That can't be good for his back

    Russell Martin returned Sunday after missing four days with back stiffness, but he wasn’t able to give it another go tonight, as the Yankees scratched him and started Francisco Cervelli behind the plate in the series finale against the Indians. It makes one wonder if Martin might go on the disabled list within the next…

  9. No Tommy John surgery for Brett Anderson

    Jun 13, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    After visiting with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, it was determined that Brett Anderson wouldn’t undergo Tommy John surgery on his ailing left elbow.  He’s scheduled for six weeks of rehab, with his first evaluation coming in three weeks. Anderson, who opened the season with a 2.84 ERA in 11 starts, complained of elbow soreness…

  10. Dexter Fowler doesn’t think giving up switch-hitting is the answer

    Jun 13, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    Slumping center fielder Dexter Fowler probably would have been sent down by the Rockies last week if not for a strained abdominal muscle that put him on the disabled list instead, but he doesn’t believe that quitting switch-hitting will give his flailing career a boost. The 25-year-old Fowler, in his third full season with the…

  11. Adam LaRoche to decide on shoulder surgery

    Jun 13, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche

    With his sore shoulder feeling no better after a couple of weeks of rest, Adam LaRoche could opt for shoulder surgery after a meeting with Nationals officials Tuesday, the Washington Post reports. LaRoche will meet with GM Mike Rizzo, manager Jim Riggleman and head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz before Tuesday’s game, according to Adam Kilgore.…

  12. Lenny Dykstra pleads not guilty to 25 charges

    Jun 13, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Lenny Dykstra

    Lenny Dykstra pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Monday in a federal case where he’s accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate. Federal prosecutors contend Dykstra sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items from an $18.5 million mansion without permission of a bankruptcy trustee. Dykstra appeared dazed in court, according to The Associated Press…

  13. Shoulder discomfort slows Johan Santana’s surgery rehab

    Jun 13, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Sandy Alderson refused to classify it as a setback, but the Mets general manager did reveal that Johan Santana felt discomfort in his surgically repaired shoulder while throwing off a mound on June 3 and has slowed his rehab timetable. Santana hasn’t thrown off a mound since then, although he also hasn’t been examined by…

  14. Cubs place Kerry Wood on DL with blister on index finger

    Jun 13, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    kerry-wood-cubs

    Kerry Wood took less money to return to the Cubs as a free agent this offseason and has pitched well with a 2.25 ERA and 21/10 K/BB ratio in 24 innings setting up Carlos Marmol, but now a blister on his right index finger has forced him to the disabled list. Wood has been pitching…

  15. Who will White Sox dump to make room for Dayan Viciedo?

    Jun 13, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Washington Nationals

    Now that Dayan Viciedo has successfully made the transition from range-impaired third baseman to passable right fielder at Triple-A the 22-year-old prospect told Scott Merkin of MLB.com that he’s “ready” for another chance with the White Sox. And general manager Ken Williams apparently agrees, telling Merkin that “it would be awfully interesting to have him…

  16. LeBron James = Alex Rodriguez

    Jun 13, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron James was the most talented player to enter the NBA since Michael Jordan or maybe even since Wilt Chamberlain. Yet he’s now gone eight seasons without winning it all. When his Cavs reached the Finals in 2006-07 and lost to the Spurs, he was absolved of the blame. He was just 22, and his teammates were outclassed.…

  17. Padres designate former first-round pick Aaron Poreda for assignment

    Jun 13, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Aaron Poreda

    Left-hander Aaron Poreda, who was considered the top property to go from the White Sox to San Diego in the Jake Peavy deal two years ago, was designated for assignment by the Padres on Monday to make room for Anthony Bass on the 40-man roster. Poreda, the 25th overall selection in the 2007 draft, was one of…

  18. Orioles hoping to sign J.J. Hardy to contract extension before the All-Star break

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    J.J. Hardy

    J.J. Hardy wore out his welcome in Minnesota after one season, in part because Ron Gardenhire wanted more speed in the lineup, in part because Hardy missed one-third of the season with injuries, and in part because the Twins didn’t seem to grasp that excellent defense and a decent bat made him one of the…

  19. Nationals to activate Ryan Zimmerman from DL tomorrow

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Last night Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reported that Ryan Zimmerman could return from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday and today he confirmed it via team source, writing: “Now it’s definite.” Zimmerman, who’s been out since mid-April with an abdominal injury that required surgery, went 8-for-21 (.381) with four extra-base hits and…

  20. HBT Daily: It’s time to declare some teams dead

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Tiffany and I decide if we can’t officially declare dead the pretenders of the American League.

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