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  1. Chase Utley out for start of season, has no timetable

    Mar 25, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Chase Utley provided an update on his left knee condition Sunday in Phillies camp. And while he didn’t go into very much detail, the 33-year-old did acknowledge that he’s not going to be active for the early part of the regular season. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the goods: “It’s important to get…

  2. White Sox acquire OF Greg Golson from the Royals

    Mar 25, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

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    From Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com comes word that the Royals have traded outfielder Greg Golson to the White Sox for cash considerations. Golson was drafted 21st overall by the Phillies in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He never developed into much of a hitter and has made only 42 career major-league plate appearances, but the…

  3. Picture of the Day: Ichiro steps to the plate in Tokyo

    Mar 25, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

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    From Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times comes the shot below of Mariners outfielder and native of Japan Ichiro Suzuki getting ready to bat in Saturday’s exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers. The Mariners lost the game 5-1 in front of a raucous sold out crowd of 55,000 at the Tokyo Dome.

  4. Neftali Feliz throws bullpen session, will return Tuesday

    Mar 25, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz was lifted from his most recent Cactus League start after feeling some tightness in his throwing shoulder. But he should be back up to speed by Opening Day. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, Feliz made it through a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday without feeling any lingering discomfort in his shoulder and…

  5. Joba Chamberlain released from hospital in wheelchair

    Mar 25, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

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    From Erik Boland of Newsday comes this update on Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain, who suffered a life-threatening dislocation of his right ankle Thursday while jumping on a trampoline with his son: Joba just released from hospital, according to person there. Came out in wheelchair. Said “good” when asked how he’s doing. — Erik Boland (@eboland11)…

  6. A.J. Burnett throws 40 pitches of live batting practice

    Mar 25, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett threw a 40-pitch live batting practice session Saturday in camp, then “raised his arms in celebration” while walking off the field because he felt so good. Burnett suffered an orbital bone fracture earlier this month while performing bunting drills. He underwent surgery,…

  7. M’s Japanese owner won’t watch team play live in Japan

    Mar 25, 2012, 10:39 AM EDT

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    There are a number of team owners across the pro sports landscape who would rather not be in the spotlight. Which is fine, and maybe even healthy. But this feels like a different kind of thing. According to Art Thiel of the Everett Herald, Mariners owner Hiroshi Yamauchi, an early innovator at Nintendo and a…

  8. Miguel Cabrera to have fracture examined Tuesday, could be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 25, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera assured reporters last week that he was not going to miss the Tigers’ regular-season opener despite being diagnosed with a small fracture under his right eye. And it appears as though his optimism was warranted. From John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press comes word that Cabrera is scheduled for a…

  9. Chris Perez throws hitless inning in minor league game

    Mar 25, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Good news out of Goodyear, Arizona. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indians closer Chris Perez tossed a perfect seven-pitch frame Saturday in a minor league exhibition game. It was his first live action of the spring, and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Perez strained an oblique muscle during his first bullpen…

  10. Ryan Vogelsong to make first spring start on Monday

    Mar 24, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong suffered a back strain on February 7 while lifting weights at his home and has spent the first month of spring training in rehab mode. But he’s about ready for live action. According to beat writer Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Saturday in camp that Voglesong is…

  11. David Wright could make Grapefruit League debut Tues.

    Mar 24, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

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    From ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin comes word that Mets third baseman David Wright is currently on track to make his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday in Port St. Lucie against the Braves. Wright has been taking batting practice off a pitching machine since Thursday and will face a live pitcher Sunday for the first time…

  12. Justin Morneau homers twice in Grapefruit League game

    Mar 24, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Finally, some signs of life from Justin Morneau. As noted by beat writer Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Twins first baseman hit a two-run homer, a three-run homer and drew a walk Saturday in a 19-4 Grapefruit League win over the Rays. Morneau, who has struggled with post-concussion syndrome for close to two years, entered…

  13. Matt Bush’s bail set for $1.015 million

    Mar 24, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Rays right-hander Matt Bush made his first court appearance earlier today since being arrested Thursday evening in Florida on charges of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, failure to stop and remain at a crash involving an injury, driving with a suspended license and DUI with serious bodily injury…

  14. UPDATE: Joba Chamberlain will be released from the hospital Sunday

    Mar 24, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that Chamberlain will be released from the hospital tomorrow, which indicates that no infections have developed. Furthermore, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com that no microfractures were found in the ankle and that Chamberlain will be in a cast for the next six…

  15. The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    Mar 24, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Remember how I mentioned earlier that Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot were likely the favorites to share playing time at second base now that Freddy Sanchez is expected to begin the season on disabled list? Apparently not. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Giants are telling teams that they are shopping both Theriot and…

  16. Ryan Madson to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 24, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson returned to Cincinnati yesterday to have his ailing right elbow examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek. The results were the worst-case scenario. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Madson will undergo Tommy John surgery after the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow was found to be “torn off the bone.” It’s a…

  17. Allen Craig could make the Cardinals’ Opening Day roster as a pinch-hitter

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

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    The original expectation was that Allen Craig would miss the first month of the season following November surgery on his right knee, but it now appears that he is a realistic option for the Opening Day roster. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Craig took batting practice on the major league side…

  18. The Mets are interested in trading Mike Pelfrey

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Our own Matthew Pouliot recently suggested that the Mets should cut their losses and release Mike Pelfrey, recouping three-quarters of his $5.6875 million salary for 2012. That doesn’t appear likely to happen, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com passes along word that the club would like to trade him. Pelfrey is coming off a 4.74 ERA…

  19. Report: The Angels are the frontrunner to sign Roy Oswalt

    Mar 24, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

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    We’ve seen renewed speculation over the past 24 hours that the Cardinals could make a run at Roy Oswalt now that Chris Carpenter is sidelined indefinitely due to nerve irritation in his shoulder. While that may still happen, it appears that a surprise team has entered the mix. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network…

  20. Ryan Vogelsong and Freddy Sanchez likely to begin season on the disabled list

    Mar 24, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Vogelsong and Freddy Sanchez are both making progress from their respective injuries, but neither are expected to be on the Giants’ active roster come Opening Day. Vogelsong was slowed in the early days of camp due to back spasms and just made his first appearance of the spring yesterday during a minor league game.…

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