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  1. Joba Chamberlain shouldn’t have been on that trampoline

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Since the Joba Chamberlain news came out, a debate has sprung up about the wisdom employed by Mr. Chamberlain in being on that trampoline in the first place.  Between the comments and Twitter, I’ve seen opinion range from “leave Joba alone!” to “Joba is the biggest idiot in the history of idiots.” I think both…

  2. Reds “don’t know” whether Aroldis Chapman will start or relieve

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Aroldis Chapman has pitched well as a starter this spring, but manager Dusty Baker said yesterday that the Reds remain unsure whether he’ll be in the rotation or the bullpen to begin the season. And according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer sending Chapman to Triple-A so he can continue starting there is also…

  3. Bobby Jenks was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run at 4am this morning

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bobby Jenks mugshot

    Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was arrested in Ft. Myers at 3:43 AM this morning. The charges: DUI, property damage and hit-and-run, suggesting that he crashed his car and tried to take off.  Here’s his charging report. There aren’t any big details yet. Jenks was not expected to pitch for a long, long time —…

  4. Orioles prospect Matt Hobgood, picked No. 5 overall in 2009, to miss season following surgery

    Mar 23, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Matt Hobgood has been a disappointment since the Orioles selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft, throwing 158 innings with a 5.48 ERA in the low minors, and now Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the 21-year-old right-hander will miss the entire season following shoulder surgery. According to Connolly…

  5. Joba Chamberlain dislocated his ankle while jumping on a trampoline with his son

    Mar 23, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    New York Yankees pitcher Chamberlain poses during media photo day at the team's spring training camp

    Face meet palm: Joba Chamberlain dislocated right ankle yesterday and had surgery last night. Cashman called it a significant injury. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) March 23, 2012 Cashman said Joba injured himself while playing with his son. They were jumping around on a “trampoline” of sorts. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) March 23, 2012 He’s still…

  6. Tim Hudson “felt really good” after first BP session

    Mar 23, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson continues to make good progress in his recovery from November back surgery, throwing live batting practice yesterday for the first time. Hudson told Mark Bowman of MLB.com that he “felt really good” and “felt like my stuff was pretty good for the first day out there.” He’s slated to throw another round of…

  7. The Phillies send Domonic Brown to minor league camp

    Mar 23, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    This was pretty inevitable, but the Phillies have shipped Domonic Brown to minor league camp. As Matt Gelb notes, injuries had a lot to do with it. He hurt his hand, his thumb and his neck at various times.  Though his less-than-spectacular, albeit short, stints in the bigs didn’t help either.  To his credit, Brown…

  8. Terry Francona: “I’m still trying to stop the bleeding”

    Mar 23, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    File image of Boston Red Sox manager Francona leaving the field after being ejected from the game by umpire after arguing a controversial call with officials during the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Seattle

    Terry Francona was in Ft. Myers to cover a Red Sox game for ESPN.  And yes, the topic of his unceremonious departure from Boston and the subsequent crap anonymous Red Sox front office people shoveled on to him came up. Francona tells the Boston Herald that, as far as all that goes, he is moving…

  9. Lance Berkman apologizes for calling Bud Selig an extortionist

    Mar 23, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    World Series Rangers Cardinals Baseball

    The other day Lance Berkman said that Bud Selig “extorted” Jim Crane into moving the Astros to the American League. It was kind of surprising to hear Berkman using such charged language. He seems more like a “gosh, that’d be swell” kind of guy, not the sort of guy who ruffles feathers like that. Well,…

  10. This Jamie Moyer thing is gonna happen, huh?

    Mar 23, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    As D.J. mentioned the other day, with Jamie Moyer, every outing matters. Well, his latest outing was outstanding: four perfect innings, striking out four. The Giants had a lot of starters in the lineup. While he had that one really bad start in a minor league game, in nine innings of major league action Moyer has…

  11. Bobby Valentine is irked at Joe Girardi

    Mar 23, 2012, 7:45 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    Just so you know, I have created a “Bobby Valentine is irked at ____” template for the year. Figure it will save time.  Anyway, here is what he’s irked at now: What could possibly be controversial about a 4-4 tie in spring training? Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine found something, objecting to New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi’s…

  12. Matt Bush arrested for DUI, property damage, fleeing scene

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

    Matt Bush mugshot

    UPDATE: It just gets worse. Bush’s BAC was .180 following the accident. This article is downright sad, too. Asked by police if this was a wakeup call for Bush, he said “already been there, made comments “about having “a serious alcohol problem and said how he “will be unable to play baseball.” UPDATE, Thursday, 11:48 PM: It…

  13. Ryan Madson still experiencing right elbow discomfort?

    Mar 22, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    madson getty

    Reds closer Ryan Madson has yet to make an appearance in a Cactus League game this spring because of discomfort in his throwing elbow. And he’s unlikely to debut anytime soon. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Madson was scratched from a scheduled appearance Thursday in a minor league exhibition game with what…

  14. Tigers “continuing to show interest” in John Lannan

    Mar 22, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT

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    From CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman comes word that the Tigers are “continuing to show interest” in acquiring lefty John Lannan from the Nationals. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted a similar report earlier this week, also mentioning the Red Sox as a potential trade partner for the 27-year-old starter. The Nationals were known to be open…

  15. Kendrys Morales goes 2-for-3 in Cactus League debut

    Mar 22, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Kendrys Morales played in a major league game Thursday for the first time since fracturing his left ankle while celebrating a 10th-inning walkoff home run against the Mariners on May 29, 2010. And it went about as well as such a thing can go. Morales punched a single through the right side of the infield…

  16. Adam Dunn homers twice, knocks in six against Royals

    Mar 22, 2012, 7:07 PM 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

    Adam Dunn never homered off a left-handed pitcher last year. Today, he hit two in three at-bats off Royals southpaw Bruce Chen. Dunn delivered a two-run homer in the first and a grand slam in the fifth inning, giving him four homers in 24 at-bats this spring. He’s struck out just once and walked nine…

  17. After 16 months, Yankees prospect DePaula finally gets visa

    Mar 22, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Right-hander Jose Rafael DePaula, who was originally known as Rafael DePaula Figueroa before coming forward with a new name and age, had his visa approved and is finally expected to travel to the U.S. next week for his Yankees physical. After serving a one-year suspension for falsifying his identity, DePaula was signed by the Yankees…

  18. Wandy Rodriguez must be the worst spring pitcher ever

    Mar 22, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    Astros ace Wandy Rodriguez gave up four runs — two earned — and walked five in 3 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Mets. And this is what passes for one of his better spring outings. The loss left Rodriguez 1-2 with an 8.10 ERA in three starts this spring. Since 2006, the…

  19. Jeff Moorad steps down as the CEO of the Padres

    Mar 22, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

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    This is not a surprise. Two weeks after he withdrew his application to purchase the San Diego Padres — a withdrawal prompted by baseball’s reluctance to approve his ownership group — Jeff Moorad has stepped down as the Padres’ CEO. Moorard will remain as Vice Chairman of the club and will be responsible for completing and…

  20. Pirates choose Erik Bedard as Opening Day starter

    Mar 22, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates starter Bedard walks to the dugout after pitching against the New York Yankees during a spring training baseball game in Tampa

    Considering his lengthy injury history making this official with two weeks left in spring training seems sort of risky, but the Pirates announced that Erik Bedard will start Opening Day. Manager Clint Hurdle told reporters that he’d planned to give the Opening Day assignment to A.J. Burnett after the Pirates acquired him from the Yankees,…

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