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

    Jul 26, 2011, 6:02 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 20, Twins 6:  A lot of people will probably make a football joke here like “heh, Texas missed the extra point and held Minnesota to two field goals!”  That’s hacky.  Try this: in the first five innings the Rangers scored like so:  3 3 3 5 4. Or, birdie, par, birdie, par, par! Lol! Hilarious,…

  2. Astros first-round pick George Springer meets with Long Island Ducks

    Jul 25, 2011, 10:45 PM EST

    George Springer - UConn

    The Diamondbacks agreed to terms with No. 3 overall pick Trevor Bauer earlier today, but it doesn’t sound like the Astros are close to an agreement with their first-round pick. Confirming a story passed along by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors earlier this afternoon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that George Springer did indeed…

  3. Erik Bedard set to return from disabled list Friday

    Jul 25, 2011, 9:18 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians

    We probably would have heard left-hander Erik Bedard mentioned in trade rumors this month, but the Mariners have had zero opportunity to showcase him due to a month-long absence with a knee injury. It may be “too little, too late” to get something done before July 31, but Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune…

  4. Lance Berkman sidelined with slight strain of right rotator cuff

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:22 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    The Cardinals are without one of their most important bats tonight as they continue to duke it out in the ultra-competitive National League Central. B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest reports that Lance Berkman will sit out tonight’s series opener against the Astros after he suffered a slight strain of his right rotator cuff on…

  5. Diamondbacks sign third overall pick Trevor Bauer to a major league contract

    Jul 25, 2011, 7:54 PM EST

    Trevor Bauer

    UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer became the second top-15 pick from the 2011 draft to agree to terms when he signed a major league deal with the Diamondbacks on Monday. Bauer, with a delivery patterned after Tim Lincecum‘s, went 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA as a college junior.  He’s scheduled to report to high-A Visalia and…

  6. Luke Scott to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday

    Jul 25, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

    Luke Scott Reuters

    According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Luke Scott will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is looking a recovery period of several months, but is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Scott went 0-for-3 in his return from the disabled list Friday night, but was…

  7. One day later, Dan Uggla has his hitting streak extended

    Jul 25, 2011, 7:09 PM EST

    Dan Uggla

    Dan Uggla‘s hitting streak, halted at 14 games when he went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday, was restored Monday after an official scorer changed his mind about a sixth-inning grounder. The grounder, originally ruled an error by Miguel Cairo, was changed to a hit today, extending Uggla’s hitting streak to 15 games. Even though he…

  8. Phillies the top suitors for Padres’ Heath Bell, Mike Adams

    Jul 25, 2011, 6:36 PM EST

    Heath Bell

    The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports that while the Phillies have been aggressive in pursuing Heath Bell and Mike Adams, the Padres are surprised there hasn’t been more interest from contenders like the Yankees, Reds and Cardinals. Bell went on ESPN Radio on Sunday and predicted that he’d be traded to the Cardinals, Phillies…

  9. Jon Lester comes off DL, Clay Buchholz makes progress for Boston

    Jul 25, 2011, 6:20 PM EST

    Jon Lester

    The American League’s best team seems poised to get a little better. The Red Sox activated Jon Lester from the disabled list in advance of his start Monday against the Royals.  He’s slated to throw 80-85 pitches tonight, manager Terry Francona told CSNNE.com. Lester missed three weeks with a left lat strain. “Kind of stating…

  10. Hiroki Kuroda in demand, but still undecided

    Jul 25, 2011, 6:03 PM EST

    Hiroki Kuroda

    Hiroki Kuroda loves Los Angeles.  What’s still to be decided is how much he loves being a Dodger. A baseball official with the all-to-common “knowledge of the situation” told ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchand that Kuroda will consider waiving his no-trade clause if presented with a deal to the Yankees or the Red Sox. MLB.com’s Peter Gammons,…

  11. Mets send Angel Pagan for bloodwork to evaluate dizziness

    Jul 25, 2011, 5:44 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Angel Pagan initially deemed himself fine after leaving yesterday’s game in the fifth inning with dizziness, blaming things on dehydration, but he’s out of the lineup tonight and the Mets have sent him to undergo bloodwork to determine the cause. Pagan described how he was feeling to Christina De Nicola of MLB.com: I was in…

  12. Four teams are considering Wily Mo Pena

    Jul 25, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    wily mo pena head getty

    Jon Heyman reports that four teams — the Giants, Brewers, Athletics and Mariners — have some degree of interest in the recently-released Wily Mo Pena. I can see the Athletics and Mariners making more sense. They’re desperate for offense and have a DH slot for him. Or, if either of them think that they have…

  13. Picture(s) of the Day: Alex Rodriguez has his hands full

    Jul 25, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez is expected to return from knee surgery in mid-August, but in the meantime he’s staying busy on the disabled list by keeping his hands full with girlfriend Cameron Diaz and grocery shopping:

  14. And now your daily dose of nightmare fuel

    Jul 25, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    What has been (mentally) seen cannot be unseen.

  15. Chipper Jones back from DL and batting third for Braves

    Jul 25, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones is back from the disabled list after sitting out three weeks following minor knee surgery. Jones went 1-for-3 with two walks during a two-game rehab assignment at Single-A and returns to the Braves’ lineup as the No. 3 hitter against right-hander James McDonald and the Pirates tonight. Jones made the All-Star team despite…

  16. Teams are interested in Edinson Volquez

    Jul 25, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    volquez getty

    If you’re looking for evidence of just how thin the starting pitcher trade market it is at the deadline, look no further than Ken Rosenthal’s report that the Reds are fielding calls about Edinson Volquez. This is the same Edinson Volquez who has been sent down to Louisville twice this season because he can’t, you…

  17. Ian Stewart is now “an afterthought” in the Rockies’ plans

    Jul 25, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    ian stewart rockies

    Once upon a time Ian Stewart looked like one of the Rockies’ long-term building blocks, going from 2003 first-round pick and top-ranked prospect to starting third baseman for the past three seasons. Then he got off to a slow start this year, the Rockies demoted him to Triple-A for two months, and even now that…

  18. Carlos Pena is gonna get traded

    Jul 25, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies

    Jon Heyman says that Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena “will almost surely be moved” this week. It’s the same old story with Pena: lots of pop, low average. He could represent an upgrade for a handful of teams and probably won’t cost a ton give that he’s playing on a one-year deal. It’s a weird…

  19. Brad Lidge perfect in 2011 debut

    Jul 25, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Brad Lidge

    Working the top of the seventh with the Phillies down by a run to the Padres, Brad Lidge pitched a perfect inning Monday in his season debut. Lidge, who went down in the spring with a sore shoulder and later dealt with elbow problems as well, threw 11 pitches, nine of them sliders.  His first…

  20. Nationals have talked to Twins about outfielder Denard Span

    Jul 25, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    Denard Span

    Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that Twins center fielder Denard Span “is high on the Nationals’ list of targets” and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com adds further that the two sides “have talked.” Minnesota is deep in outfielders throughout the organization and have Ben Revere as a potential replacement in center field, but he’s…

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