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  1. Bud Selig threatens to terminate Dodgers from MLB if Frank McCourt does not sell

    Sep 25, 2011, 9:18 AM EST

    mccourt reuters

    The only thing that can save current Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is a high-dollar and stable new television contract — one that will bring financial security to a club buried in bankruptcy court. Well aware of that fact and still craving an ownership change, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has made his most aggressive…

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 25, 2011, 8:22 AM EST

    damon ap

    Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in a 6-2 defeat of the Blue Jays on Saturday evening in Tampa Bay. A few hours earlier, up north at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers put a 9-1 hurting on a Red Sox team that has now played 5-17 ball…

  3. Indians shut down outfielder Trevor Crowe

    Sep 24, 2011, 10:30 PM EST

    crowe getty

    From Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 in Cleveland comes word that the Indians have put an early end to Trevor Crowe‘s 2011 season. Crowe, who underwent surgery on his right shoulder in March, strained his left shoulder during Saturday’s 8-2 defeat of the Twins. It’s not a major injury, and shouldn’t affect his offseason…

  4. Marlins closer revealed true identity because it was his dying father’s final wish

    Sep 24, 2011, 9:51 PM EST

    nunez getty

    Marlins closer Leo Nunez was sent back to the Dominican Republic on Thursday and placed on Major League Baseball’s restricted list after it was revealed that he had been pitching under a fake identity since his arrival in the United States. The right-hander’s real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo, and he’s one year older than…

  5. Drayton McLane expects sale of Astros to Jim Crane to be finalized in 3-4 weeks

    Sep 24, 2011, 8:24 PM EST

    Drayton McLane, Jim Crane

    Whether it’s based in reality or merely wishful thinking, here’s the note from Stephen Goff, beat writer for Examiner.com: Drayton McLane Jr. told me he expects MLB to approve the final sale of the Astros to Jim Crane’s group sometime over the next 3 to 4 weeks. The two sides reached a $680 million purchase…

  6. Photo of Miami Marlins cap suggests leaked logo is legit

    Sep 24, 2011, 7:18 PM EST

    Remember that mocked-up Miami Marlins logo that leaked onto an internet message board earlier this week? The one that everyone panned? Turns out it’s probably legit. From Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel comes the below photo of a New Era cap bearing the same graphic and rainbow-esque color scheme. The Marlins…

  7. Felix Hernandez suffers bruised right forearm after being hit by comebacker

    Sep 24, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Well, this isn’t exactly what Felix Hernandez had in mind for his final start of the season. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Hernandez suffered a bruised right forearm this afternoon against the Rangers when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Michael Young. King Felix looked to be considerable pain as he…

  8. Carlos Marmol blows save, gives Cardinals new life in Wild Card race

    Sep 24, 2011, 5:06 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Cardinals really need to take Carlos Marmol out for a steak dinner. After being held scoreless over the first eight innings this afternoon, the Cardinals were handed two runs in the bottom of the ninth as part of a dramatic 2-1 win over the Cubs. In another one of his trademark implosions, Marmol walked…

  9. Giants haven’t ruled out eventual position change for Buster Posey

    Sep 24, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

    posey catching

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Buster Posey will indeed be the Giants’ everyday catcher next season. But beyond that? It’s hard to say. Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged yesterday that there was some internal debate about whether Posey would be better off at a position like first base, where he…

  10. Terry Francona shakes up lineup for today’s game against Yankees

    Sep 24, 2011, 2:15 PM EST

    Terry Francona

    This won’t be some magic elixir for the troubled Red Sox pitching staff, but Terry Francona has put together a new-look lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Yankees. Here’s the lineup card, courtesy of the Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham: Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Gonzalez 1B Aviles 3B Scutaro SS Reddick…

  11. Nationals, Chien-Ming Wang in talks for contract extension

    Sep 24, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Washington Nationals' Wang throws during MLB National League baseball game against the Mets in Washington

    The Nationals were very patient while Chien-Ming Wang rehabbed from shoulder surgery. And now that he’s back in the big leagues, it appears they are working to keep him in the fold for 2012. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wang’s agent Alan Nero said the two sides are in the “preliminary stages” of negotiations…

  12. Kris Medlen back with Braves following Tommy John surgery

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    Kris Medlen AP 2

    The Braves have a new weapon for their bullpen just in time for the postseason. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves have activated right-hander Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list. Medlen hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August. It looked like he was done…

  13. Matt Holliday back in Cardinals’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers

    The Cardinals’ playoff chances are quickly fading, but Matt Holliday is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs. However, while Holliday has primarily batted fourth this season, he’ll bat fifth today against right-hander Rodrigo Lopez. Lance Berkman, who is batting .389 this month and holds an 11-game hitting streak, will stay in…

  14. Lucas Duda likely to miss rest of season with possible concussion

    Sep 24, 2011, 11:45 AM EST

    Lucas Duda

    Bad news for one of the most productive rookies in the National League. Lucas Duda crashed into the right field wall while trying to track down a fly ball hit by Albert Pujols during Wednesday’s game. While it looked like a fairly innocuous play at the time, the rookie outfielder left the game with dizziness…

  15. Report: Ruling close on $1 billion lawsuit against the Wilpons and Saul Katz

    Sep 24, 2011, 11:12 AM EST

    CORRECTION Mets Sale Baseball

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff is expected to issue a ruling as soon as Monday on whether to toss all or part of a $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets. Trustee Irving Picard is suing the Wilpons and Saul Katz in an attempt…

  16. Report: MLB likely to add Wild Card, implement one-game playoff

    Sep 24, 2011, 10:22 AM EST

    Bud Selig

    The MLB playoff system is about to get an overhaul. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that with negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement moving at a fast pace, the two sides have “all but agreed” to add one Wild Card team in each league. Under this scenario, one-game playoffs will be held…

  17. Braves top Nationals, extend Wild Card lead to three games

    Sep 24, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    The Braves aren’t out of the woods yet, but they are inching closer to winning the NL Wild Card. Behind a three-run first inning against Stephen Strasburg, the Braves topped the Nationals 7-4 last night. The Cardinals lost to the Cubs 5-1, so the Braves now lead the National League Wild Card by three games…

  18. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 24, 2011, 8:55 AM EST

    Matt Kemp

    Ryan Braun had himself a pretty good night last night, but Matt Kemp is still going strong. Bolstering his case for National League MVP, Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in last night’s 2-0 win over the Padres. The home run was his 37th of the season, tying him with Albert Pujols for…

  19. Rangers repeat as American League West champs

    Sep 24, 2011, 1:45 AM EST

    Ian Kinsler, Adrian Beltre

    Three teams clinch their divisions in the very same night? Now this is fun. Thanks to a win over the Mariners and a little help from the Athletics, the Rangers are American League West champions for the second straight season. They defeated the Mariners 5-3 earlier in the evening, but the ginger ale didn’t flow…

  20. Diamondbacks beat Giants, clinch National League West

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:43 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I hope you’re enjoying clinch night, everyone. The Diamondbacks were already assured of at least a tie for the division crown entering tonight’s action, but they just clinched the National League West with a 3-1 win over the Giants. This is the fifth division title in their 14-year history and their first since 2007. The…

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