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  1. Tommy Hanson cleared to return from disabled list Tuesday

    Jun 26, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson made it through a bullpen session Friday without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in his once-sore throwing shoulder. As such, he has been cleared to return to the Atlanta starting rotation on Tuesday against the Mariners. The good news comes via beat writer David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.…

  2. Aroldis Chapman strikes out the side in return to big leagues

    Jun 26, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Baltimore Orioles

    Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first major league appearance Saturday since landing on the disabled list on May 15 due to a mix of shoulder inflammation and general ineffectiveness. And the outing couldn’t have gone any better. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the Cuban-born phenom struck out the side in a perfect ninth…

  3. Kerry Wood not close to returning from blister on index finger

    Jun 26, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

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    Cubs setup man Kerry Wood has been eligible to return from the disabled list for over 48 hours, and yet there is still no end in sight in his ongoing recovery from a slow-healing blister on his right index finger. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, Wood has been able to throw with…

  4. Despite struggles, O’s have no plans to demote Brian Matusz

    Jun 26, 2011, 9:21 AM EDT

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    Young left-hander Brian Matusz surrendered nine hits and six earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings Saturday evening against the Reds and has posted an ugly 6.85 ERA and 1.84 WHIP since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of June. But the Orioles aren’t overly concerned. They’re going to let Matusz work out…

  5. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 26, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Detroit Tigers

    It is June 26, 2011. On this date in baseball history, the Cleveland Indians became the first major league club to wear numbered uniforms (1916), the Yankees played the first night game in franchise history (1939), Mel Ott retired (1946), and Edwin Jackson no-hit the Rays on 149 pitches (2010). Your Saturday box scores: Rockies…

  6. Delmon Young carted off, placed on DL with ankle sprain

    Jun 25, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Twins left fielder Delmon Young had to be carted off the field moments ago at Milwaukee’s Miller Park after smashing his right leg against the wall on a Yuniesky Betancourt inside-the-park home run. Young took a bad route on Betancourt’s deep fly ball and looked to suffer a serious injury when his leg met the…

  7. Alex Rodriguez fighting sore right knee

    Jun 25, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez revealed after Saturday’s win over the Rockies that he’s been playing on a sore right knee he injured last Sunday night against the Cubs. Presented with the chance to get some extra rest, Rodriguez was removed from today’s game after seven innings with the Yankees up 6-0. “I think there are some injuries…

  8. Jon Niese makes early exit from start due to rapid heartbeat

    Jun 25, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

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    From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York comes word that Mets left-hander Jon Niese had to be lifted prematurely from his Saturday afternoon matchup with the Rangers due to a “rapid heartbeat.” Niese struck out seven batters and allowed only two runs over 5 2/3 quality innings against a dangerous Rangers lineup. But it was…

  9. Roy Oswalt has bulging disc, likely out until August

    Jun 25, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    Roy Oswalt suggested earlier this week that the back discomfort he’s been experiencing since May could be career-altering. He may been overreacting a bit, but the injury is most definitely serious. According to ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume, Oswalt has been diagnosed with a bulging disc in his lower back and is likely to be sidelined until…

  10. With John Danks injured, Jake Peavy makes first ever relief appearance

    Jun 25, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

    John Danks

    Left-hander John Danks left his start Saturday against the Nationals in the second inning with a strained left oblique, and with the White Sox bullpen already tired, manager Ozzie Guillen was forced to turn to Jake Peavy in relief. For Peavy, it was the first career relief appearance after 238 major league starts with the Padres…

  11. Mike Rizzo confirms that Davey Johnson will be Nats’ manager through end of 2011

    Jun 25, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    AP Davey Johnson USA

    During an interview on FOX earlier this afternoon, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo confirmed that Davey Johnson will be named as the team’s next manager. However, contrary to various reports about a multi-year contract, Rizzo said that Johnson will only be the manager through the end of the 2011 season before the situation is reevaluated.…

  12. After just two months, Dodgers vice chairman Steve Soboroff resigns

    Jun 25, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    Frank McCourt, Steve Soboroff

    Steve Soboroff sent a letter of resignation to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt on Saturday barely more than two months after accepting a job as the club’s vice chairman. The letter, published by the Los Angeles Times, states: I accepted the position as Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers because I love Los Angeles and…

  13. John McLaren taking a front office role with the Nationals

    Jun 25, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Chicago White Sox

    Depending on what you hear right now, Nationals interim manager John McLaren may or may not be leaving the organization. Major-league sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that McLaren will likely resign when the Nationals name Davey Johnson as their new manager. McLaren, who was ejected in the eighth inning during his first game as interim…

  14. CC Sabathia becomes first pitcher in majors to reach 10 wins

    Jun 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' CC Sabathia throws pitch to Colorado Rockies in New York

    CC Sabathia tossed eight innings of one-run ball in an 8-3 victory over the Rockies this afternoon. Sabathia scattered seven hits while striking out nine and walking just one. He didn’t allow his first run until a pinch-hit RBI single by Seth Smith in the top of the eighth inning. Sabathia improves to 10-4 on…

  15. Little League coach collapses on field, dies in front of son

    Jun 25, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Brian Jones

    An Illinois-based Little League coach collapsed and died in front of his son and team Wednesday, Chicago’s WBBM-TV reports. While coaching his Beecher Hot Rods, 43-year-old Brian Jones passed away from cardiovascular disease, The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.  According to his wife, there was no sign of any problem until he suddenly fell…

  16. UPDATE: Jonathan Sanchez placed on disabled list with biceps tendinitis

    Jun 25, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: Well, Jonathan Sanchez was pulled from the Giants’ rotation. Just not for the reason we thought. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Sanchez has been placed on the disabled list with left biceps tendinitis. Zito will be activated from the disabled list to start the second game of a doubleheader…

  17. Derek Jeter swings bat for first time since landing on disabled list

    Jun 25, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Derek Jeter likely won’t be ready to return from the disabled list when he’s eligible Wednesday, but he took an encouraging step in his rehab from a calf injury earlier today. According to the Associated Press, Jeter took 27 swings off the tee and 30 swings of soft toss today at the Yankees’ spring training…

  18. UPDATE: Elvis Andrus day-to-day with sprained left wrist

    Jun 25, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: Good news for the Rangers. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers’ doctors have determined that Andrus’ wrist has shown improvement since last night. He’s currently listed as day-to-day, though he is expected to be out until at least Tuesday. 11:29 AM: Scary moment in last night’s game between the Mets…

  19. Florida, South Carolina to face off in College World Series finals

    Jun 25, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    South Carolina's celebration

    South Carolina knocked off No. 1 seed Virginia in a 13-inning game Friday to advance to the finals of the College World Series.  The Gamecocks will play Floida in a best-of-three final beginning Monday. Virginia sent ace Danny Hultzen to the mound in an attempt to stave off elimination last night, but Hultzen, who was selected…

  20. Jeff Mathis made an interesting throw last night

    Jun 25, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Jeff Mathis has inexplicably remained a favorite of Angels manager Mike Scioscia for a few seasons now, despite a .198/.261/.307 lifetime batting line and overstated defensive contributions behind the plate. I really hate to pile on the guy, but he did something that was was just too funny to ignore during last night’s game against…

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