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  1. Giants closer Brian Wilson cleared to resume throwing

    Aug 25, 2011, 10:28 PM EST

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    Via our friends at CSNBayArea.com, Giants closer Brian Wilson played catch for six minutes Thursday on flat ground and reported no unexpected issues. Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 16 with inflammation in his right elbow. He’s eligible to return to the major leagues on August 31, but Giants manager…

  2. Jose Reyes goes 0-for-1 in first minor league rehab game

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:35 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    According to the fine folks at MetsBlog.com, shortstop Jose Reyes finished 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored Thursday in his first minor league rehab game at Single-A Binghamton. Reyes manned shortstop for five innings, reporting no lingering pain or discomfort in his once-strained left hamstring. He’s scheduled to play in another rehab game…

  3. Veteran slugger Jim Thome accepts trade to Indians

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:12 PM EST

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    According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Twins slugger Jim Thome has accepted a trade to the Indians. Thome’s no-trade clause allowed him final say on the Indians’ Thursday waiver claim, and he took only a couple of hours to make up his mind. Thome will head out to Cleveland shortly and should be in the Tribe…

  4. Report: Lenny Dykstra charged with indecent exposure

    Aug 25, 2011, 8:24 PM EST

    Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California

    Things continue to go south for Lenny Dykstra. Per TMZ, the former All-Star has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly showing his private parts to several women he met on Craigslist. According to the report, Dykstra would place ads on the internet-based classifieds website calling for a female personal assistant and housekeeper. When the…

  5. Drew Butera is chasing the wrong kind of history

    Aug 25, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Drew Butera

    Twins catcher Drew Butera isn’t in the majors for his bat. Or for really any reason I can tell. But there he was in Minnesota’s lineup for the 57th time this season on Thursday, and he ended up 0-for-4 in a 6-1 loss to the Orioles. He’s 6-for-55 since the All-Star break, and he’s hitting just .160 for the season. With Thursday’s…

  6. Colby Rasmus could be headed for the disabled list

    Aug 25, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

    rasmus frustrated ap

    Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was pulled from Tuesday’s loss to the Royals after jamming his right wrist on two different defensive plays. Rasmus hasn’t appeared in a game since and the wrist is apparently showing no signs of progress. From Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet comes word that the promising 25-year-old outfielder could…

  7. Yankees hit three grand slams, pummel A’s 22-9

    Aug 25, 2011, 7:08 PM EST

    Russell Martin

    It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Yankees avoided what would have been a rare three-game sweep at home by scoring 20 runs between the fifth and eighth innings and made some history in torching the A’s 22-9. The game featured grand slams from Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson.  It’s the first time ever that a team has…

  8. Red Sox bow to their players, will schedule doubleheader Saturday

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

    Irene - Thursday

    Hurricane Irene has created a little dissension with the Red Sox.  With Sunday’s game against the A’s at Fenway sure to be rained out, management wanted to schedule a doubleheader Friday.  The players, though, rejected that idea, largely because the team flight home from Texas after tonight’s game isn’t due in until about 5 a.m. tomorrow…

  9. Are the Royals’ steals really doing them much good?

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:20 PM EST

    Chris Getz, Robert Andino

    The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton thinks so.  His article today is mostly about how the Royals’ big steal total — they’re tied for first in the AL at 124 — has been a factor in this year’s offensive improvement.  He’s a bit intellectually dishonest, though, when he goes here: The Royals, because they lack…

  10. Picture of the Day: “Better Days” at Wrigley Field

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:06 PM EST

    Susan Tedeschi sang “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field today, which immediately becomes the highlight of the Cubs’ season:

  11. Indians on the verge of acquiring Jim Thome from the Twins

    Aug 25, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

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    This morning we learned that the Indians claimed Jim Thome off revocable waivers from the Twins and now Nick Camino of 1100-WTAM in Cleveland reports that the two sides are very close to a deal. Thome would fill the void in the middle of the Indians’ lineup created by Travis Hafner‘s foot injury, which may…

  12. Take a cruise with baseball greats

    Aug 25, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Vida Blue

    Some cruise company is offering cruises with various baseball greats this fall. Or in some cases near-greats, but they’re all better than you. They all take place between November and March. Here are the offerings: A seven-night Western Caribbean cruise Ferguson Jenkins, Glenn Beckert, Frank Howard and Bill Russell; A 10-night Western Caribbean cruise with Tommy…

  13. Tommy Hanson leaves Braves to have shoulder re-examined

    Aug 25, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

    Tommy Hanson

    Tommy Hanson had to cut short his bullpen session Monday because of shoulder pain and now he’s headed back to Atlanta to undergo another MRI exam. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Hanson has already had two MRI exams, with the first one leading to a disabled list stint and cortisone shot…

  14. Tweet of the Day: Manny Acta wants Jim Thome

    Aug 25, 2011, 4:46 PM EST

    Manny Acta, responding to reports that the Indians claimed Jim Thome off revocable waivers:

  15. Frank McCourt is paying someone to read this

    Aug 25, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Frank McCourt

    As Bill Shaikin reported yesterday — and as Steve Dilbeck reveled in today — part of the some $2.34 million in legal bills thus far submitted to the bankruptcy court considering the Dodgers case is a half hour entry by an attorney for “reviewing press reports” relating to Dodgers’ $150 million loan from MLB.  It…

  16. Francisco Liriano leaves start, put on DL with shoulder injury

    Aug 25, 2011, 4:21 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Minnesota Twins

    UPDATE: Liriano has been placed on the disabled list, with the Twins calling up Scott Diamond from Triple-A for tomorrow’s spot start. ========== Francisco Liriano, who spent time on the disabled list in May and June with shoulder problems and has a lengthy history of assorted arm injuries, left today’s start against the Orioles after…

  17. Rockies closer Huston Street set to come off DL tomorrow

    Aug 25, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    Huston Street threw a pair of scoreless innings while rehabbing at Triple-A and is expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. He’s been out since August 8 with a strained triceps and Rafael Betancourt has been flawless as the fill-in closer, but the Rockies figure to…

  18. Derek Jeter moves up on hits, runs scored lists

    Aug 25, 2011, 3:52 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    By tripling and coming around to score in the first inning of Thursday’s game against the A’s, Derek Jeter moved up one more notch on both the all-time hits and runs scored lists. Jeter’s hit was his 3,056th, pushing him past Rickey Henderson into 21st place.  He’s already moved up seven places since reaching 3,000…

  19. Herb, Youk and the Biz

    Aug 25, 2011, 3:33 PM EST

    Biz

    I’m not sure who debases themselves more in this commercial: the car dealer guy, Kevin Youkilis or the Diabolical Biz Markie. I’m going with the auto dealer, actually.

  20. Jeremy Hellickson fans four batters in an inning

    Aug 25, 2011, 3:21 PM EST

    Jeremy Hellickson

    Jeremy Hellickson struck out four batters in the third inning Thursday against the Tigers, becoming the first pitcher in Rays history to pull off the feat. After Austin Jackson reached on a strike three/wild pitch to begin the inning, Hellickson fanned Ramon Santiago, Delmon Young and Victor Martinez in order.  Martinez was hitting in the cleanup…

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