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  1. Angels safe after emergency landing at LAX

    Jun 2, 2011, 1:26 AM EDT

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    Follow @bharks The Los Angeles Angels received a scare on Wednesday night when their charter flight was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing, the Associated Press reported. There were at least 60 people aboard the flight, which was returning from Kansas City, where the Angels wrapped up a 6-game road trip…

  2. Giants vs. Cards delayed as lights go out at Busch Stadium

    Jun 2, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

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    A bank of lights suddenly shut off at 10:59 p.m. central time this evening on the roof of Busch Stadium, right along the first base line. The Cardinals are playing host to the Giants in Game 3 of a four-game set. It’s being televised by ESPN. The contest is currently in a delay while maintenance…

  3. Ryan Zimmerman plays three innings in extended spring game

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:42 PM EDT

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    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman landed on the disabled list during the second week of April with a strained abdominal muscle. He was only expected to miss about 15 days, but the strain didn’t heal as quickly as all had hoped and he wound up undergoing sports hernia surgery on April 30. Zimmerman finally made…

  4. Daisuke Matsuzaka will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Red Sox starting pitcher Matsuzaka and manager Francona walk back to the dugout after Matsuzaka was removed from the game against the Orioles in Boston

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports heard from a source late Wednesday evening that Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is considering undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery following his visit this week with Dr. Lewis Yocum. According to Brown’s source, the Los Angeles-based Yocum found a “significant tear” in Matsuzaka’s throwing elbow and recommended the procedure.…

  5. Jim Thome exits game after suffering mild quadriceps strain

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins

    More bad news for the Twinkies. According to MLB.com beat writer Rhett Bollinger, designated hitter Jim Thome was pulled in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tigers after suffering a mild left quad strain. Thome was 0-for-1 with a walk before begin replaced at DH by Trevor Plouffe. The veteran may have…

  6. Diamondbacks acquire catcher Lucas May from the Royals

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona passes along word that the Diamondbacks have acquired catcher Lucas May from the Royals. No word yet on the compensation for Kansas City, but there’s a good chance it’s either a player to be named later or cash. May, 26, was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round…

  7. Phillies prospect Drew Naylor undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    Drew Naylor

    Drew Naylor, a 25-year-old right-hander in his sixth year in the Phillies system, underwent Tommy John surgery, the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb reports, and likely will be sidelined into 2012. Naylor had been on the shelf with an elbow injury since the spring.  He went 12-10 with a 4.63 ERA and a 113/44 K/BB ratio in 167…

  8. Juan Uribe could return from the disabled list this weekend

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers are beginning to get healthier. According to the team’s official Twitter feed, second baseman Juan Uribe will kick off a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday with the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Uribe is expected to play two or three games at the Single-A level before possibly returning to the major leagues as…

  9. Reds won’t activate Aroldis Chapman until Friday or later

    Jun 1, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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    The Reds don’t have an exact plan mapped out yet for the return of hard-throwing setup man Aroldis Chapman, who was eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Chapman won’t be called back to the bigs Thursday. And might not be activated Friday…

  10. Yankees sweep, Red Sox get swept

    Jun 1, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano

    So much for momentum. The Yankees finished off a sweep in Oakland with their 10th straight victory over the A’s on Wednesday, while the Red Sox lost their third in a row to the White Sox at home, giving the Bombers a two-game lead in the AL East. The Red Sox, apparently worn out after…

  11. Japanese team sends Chan Ho Park to minors, tells him to “stop fooling around”

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

    CVhan Ho Park

    There wasn’t much of a free agent market for Chan Ho Park despite his sold performance down the stretch for the Pirates, so the 38-year-old veteran of 17 MLB seasons headed to Japan and signed with the Orix Buffaloes. And apparently it isn’t going very well. Alastair Himmer of Reuters reports that Park was demoted…

  12. Andrew Bailey looks ready to close for A’s

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey, who missed the first two months with a strained forearm, just pitched his second perfect inning in two appearances since coming off the DL, getting two groundouts and a flyout in the ninth inning with the A’s down by two against the Yankees. Bailey has yet to get a strikeout since returning, but he is…

  13. First-third awards: 2011 AL Rookie of the Year

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Wilson Ramos, who started off in the AL with the Twins, was my choice as the NL Rookie of the Year one-third of the way through the season.  Now on to the other league. Just for the fun of it, we’ll look at the hitters first: Mark Trumbo (1B Angels): .256/.306/.472, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 5…

  14. Cardinals to place Matt Holliday, Kyle McClellan on DL

    Jun 1, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    A pair of big losses for first-place St. Louis. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told the media Wednesday that both Matt Holliday and Kyle McClellan would go on the DL prior to Thursday’s game. Holliday has been nursing a quad injury for over a week now.  He missed six games before returning to the lineup Monday. …

  15. Adam Jones may have made the play of the year

    Jun 1, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

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    Not much else to say about it other than “watch this.” Over the shoulder. On the run. Into the wall. Wow. That pic is from right after he caught it.  It reminded me of this:  

  16. Cue the injury jokes: Rich Harden is throwing again

    Jun 1, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    I’ll try to avoid the usual durability jokes and simply pass this news along, because Rich Harden has certainly had it rough enough. The oft-injured right-hander has resumed throwing off a mound following two months on the sidelines with lat muscle soreness, but manager Bob Geren cautioned to Jane Lee of MLB.com that there’s no…

  17. Aramis Ramirez leaves game after taking a grounder to the face

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants

    Is it just me, or is a lot of this going around lately? Cubs’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez left today’s Cubs-Astros game after taking a grounder off the bat of Chris Johnson squarely to the face. He has a lip laceration and will be checked out for a concussion and stuff, but he seems OK.…

  18. Dan Haren tweaks back during bullpen session

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins

    The Angels might have to find somebody else to start Saturday against the Yankees. According to Robert Falkoff of MLB.com, Dan Haren had to cut his bullpen session short earlier today with something Mike Scioscia called a “a little tweak” in his back. Haren was immediately escorted to the training room for further evaluation, so…

  19. Red Sox reliever Rich Hill leaves today’s game with forearm injury

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Red Sox reliever Rich Hill came in to today’s White Sox-Red Sox game to face Adam Dunn, threw seven pitches and after the seventh grabbed his left arm in pain.  He was lifted from the game. As of a few minutes ago the Red Sox are referring to it as a “forearm injury.” Hill is,…

  20. Brent Lillibridge is the new Ben Zobrist?

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Brent Lillibridge

    There are some definite similarities. Neither was particularly heralded coming out of college.  Lillibridge was the Pirates’ fourth-round pick in 2005. Zobrist was a sixth-rounder a year earlier. Both primarily played shortstop coming up. Both were very good on-base guys in the minors who struggled mightily in their initial looks in the majors. Lillibridge hit .194/254/.297 in 273 at-bats for…

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