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  1. Derek Lowe is fifth MLB player to be arrested for DUI this year

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

    cop dui

    Last night Derek Lowe was pulled over by police and apparently failed a field sobriety test, becoming the fifth MLB player to be arrested and charged with a DUI already this year. Miguel Cabrera made the biggest headlines when he was arrested while driving to spring training, but Lowe also joins Austin Kearns, Adam Kennedy,…

  2. Lance Berkman returns to Houston with eight hits and seven RBIs in three games

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

    Lance Berkman

    After playing 11 seasons with the Astros as one of the best players in franchise history Lance Berkman returned to Houston for the first time and was met by some pretty harsh criticism from local announcer Milo Hamilton. Berkman handled things about as well as possible in responding to the criticism and then responded with…

  3. Travis Hafner to undergo MRI exam on injured right ankle

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Travis Hafner

    Travis Hafner‘s strong start is on hold after the designated hitter was scratched from last night’s lineup with right ankle soreness and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that he’ll undergo an MRI exam today. Hafner has missed an average of 72 games per season during the past three years, but most of his health problems…

  4. Derek Lowe arrested for DUI

    Apr 29, 2011, 7:57 AM EDT

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    The Braves had the night off last night and Derek Lowe decided to use his time idiotically: he went out drinking and then decided to drive around. And he was arrested for his trouble. He was pulled over at 10PM and took — and apparently failed — a field sobriety test. He refused the breathalyser.  He…

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 29, 2011, 4:55 AM EDT

    Flight Delays

    Yankees 12, White Sox 3:  Well, I was supposed to be at this one.  Instead, my 9:30 AM flight to New York turned into a 12:08 PM flight which then turned into a 3:30 PM flight through Philly, which then turned into a 5:17 PM flight through Philly that was highly unlikely to allow me…

  6. Kevin Millwood rocked at Triple-A, done with Yankees?

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    It may be time for the Yankees and Kevin Millwood to end their short and uneventful marriage. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the veteran right-hander was shelled for six earned runs over just two innings Thursday evening in what might have been his final start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Millwood has a clause…

  7. Indians hit four homers, win 10th straight at home

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo, Grady Sizemore

    Getting long balls from Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Santana, Grady Sizemore and Shelley Duncan, the Indians beat the Royals 8-2 on Thursday to finish a three-game sweep and win their 10th straight at home. Cleveland is now an American League-best 16-8 overall. What’s incredible is that the Indians have done it with Fausto Carmona and Carlos…

  8. Joe Mauer “finally turning the corner” with leg weakness

    Apr 28, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees, Game 3

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer didn’t reveal much information about his ongoing rehabilitation from bilateral leg weakness and a viral infection on Thursday when he spoke with a group of reporters. But he did acknowledge that he feels like he is “finally turning a corner” and getting close to “increasing the intensity” of his workouts. Phil…

  9. Ryan Zimmerman not near return from abdominal strain

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was cleared to resume performing baseball activities earlier this week and he is doing some light drills. But it’s going to be a long time before we see him back in a major league uniform. Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington watched Zimmerman play a light game of catch on Thursday…

  10. Jays demote Travis Snider to make room for Rajai Davis

    Apr 28, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays Travis Snider hits a home run against the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Apparently, Corey Patterson is a keeper. The Jays announced after Thursday’s win over the Rangers that they’ve optioned 23-year-old Travis Snider to Triple-A Las Vegas. Utilityman Chris Woodward was sent outright to the same club.  Rajai Davis is expected to come off the DL and reclaim his spot in center field prior to Friday’s game.…

  11. Phillies place Joe Blanton on disabled list with elbow injury

    Apr 28, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    Joe Blanton was off to a shaky start as the forgotten man in the Phillies’ star-studded rotation, posting a 5.91 ERA in four starts, and the Phillies just placed him on the disabled list with a right elbow impingement. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Vance Worley will be called up from Triple-A…

  12. Ben Zobrist drives in franchise-high eight runs for Rays

    Apr 28, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Ben Zobrist

    Having already focused on the bad, I guess it’s only fair to look at the good for the Rays on a day in which they won 15-3. And that would be Ben Zobrist‘s franchise-record eight-RBI game. Zobrist overtook Carlos Pena‘s team record (7 RBI on Sept. 5, 2007) with a 4-for-6 day that included a…

  13. Indians call up 2009 first-round pick Alex White from Triple-A

    Apr 28, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

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    Yesterday the Indians placed starter Carlos Carrasco on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that they’ll replace him in the rotation by calling up 2009 first-round pick Alex White from Triple-A. White will start in Carrasco’s place Saturday against the Tigers after earning the call-up…

  14. Reid Brignac’s power outage continues

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    The Rays pounded out 19 hits on Thursday, scoring 15 runs in a rout of the Twins. Six of those hits went for extra bases, including homers from Casey Kotchman and Ben Zobrist. Uninvited to the party, though, was Reid Brignac. He managed just a single in five at-bats. The Rays’ starting shortstop has now…

  15. Rangers prospect Engel Beltre suspended 15 games for throwing trash can at fans

    Apr 28, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

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    Yesterday the Rangers announced that Double-A prospect Engel Beltre had been suspended indefinitely following an incident with fans and today they announced the length of the suspension: 15 games. Beltre’s team, Double-A Frisco, had a three-run homer overturned by umpires Tuesday night. Ejections followed and Beltre ended up throwing a trash can at a group…

  16. Local columnist tells injured Twins to “suck it up and play”

    Apr 28, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

    get off my lawn cat

    I’m told Ron Gardenhire spent part of today’s pregame media briefing angrily addressing Tom Powers’ column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Gardenhire ranted about it despite Powers not being in attendance, but after reading the column I can’t blame him. Injuries have decimated the Twins, with Joe Mauer, Delmon Young, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, and Kevin…

  17. Mat Latos has lost nine straight starts dating back to last year

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    I’m not normally one to treat win-loss records for pitchers as being particularly meaningful, but this stat has to be pretty scary for Padres fans: Mat Latos has lost nine consecutive starts dating back to last season. Latos was 14-5 with a 2.21 ERA in 26 starts through September 7 of last year. Since then…

  18. Bryce Harper vs. Jameson Taillon: 2010’s top draft picks square off

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    OK, so it was just one plate appearance and it ended in a walk, which is hardly especially dramatic. But it still seems like a good time to provide an update on last year’s top two picks. Taillon, drafted second overall by the Pirates, made his pro debut for low Single-A West Virginia on Wednesday,…

  19. Twins trainer says Joe Mauer “wasn’t strong enough” to start season as everyday catcher

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins Workout Sessions

    How bad have the mounting injuries gotten for the Twins? Today they had trainer Rick McWane speak directly to the media because Ron Gardenhire was sick of answering all the health-related questions and the front office was likely sick of the manager giving non-expert half-information to frustrated reporters. McWane gave an update on Joe Mauer‘s…

  20. MLB is not pleased with Ozzie Guillen’s post-ejection tweeting

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    From Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago comes word that Major League Baseball isn’t too happy with Ozzie Guillen’s use of Twitter following his ejection from Wednesday night’s game: MLB saying Oz tweeting last nite is their first issue involving social media during a game. Sounds about right. While we might think it’s great having access…

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