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  1. UPDATE: The Brewers take a pass on Nyjer Morgan

    Mar 25, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Rosenthal says that the Brewers considered it, but took a pass. They’ll make do with what they have for the outfield bench. 1:00 PM: Fresh off their pickup of Sergio Mitre, Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are trying to get Nyjer Morgan. The thinking here is that, with backup outfielder Chris Dickerson shipped…

  2. Mariners GM: Franklin Gutierrez must play this weekend to avoid disabled list

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Franklin Gutierrez continues to search for an explanation regarding his year-long stomach problems and Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik indicated that the Gold Glove center fielder is not expected to be ready for Opening Day. Zduriencik told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times that Gutierrez probably “would have to play this weekend” in order to…

  3. Meet the man who allowed Livan Hernandez to punch him in the sack for $50 a pop

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Shocked

    I’m just going to leave this quote — about Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen catcher Jeff Moutzas — right here. You do with it what you will: Pitcher Livan Hernandez became something of a sadistic benefactor when he arrived in Arizona in 2006. Motuzas said Hernandez once paid him $3,000 to drink a gallon of milk in…

  4. Scouts “stunned by Phil Hughes’ lack of velocity this spring”

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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    This morning my Twitter feed has been full of talk about Phil Hughes‘ declining velocity, starting with a couple reports quoting scouts. First, here’s Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com: Scouts following Yankees have been stunned by Phil Hughes’ lack of velocity this spring 87-89 mph, with more 87s than 89s. And now here’s Joel Sherman of…

  5. Yankees trade Sergio Mitre to Brewers for Chris Dickerson

    Mar 25, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

    Just hours after adding some veteran rotation depth by agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract with Kevin Millwood the Yankees have traded Sergio Mitre to the Brewers, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that New York will receive outfielder Chris Dickerson, which is actually a pretty…

  6. Jayson Werth to hit second for the Nats

    Mar 25, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    When Jayson Werth signed his massive deal with the Nationals back in December, my first thought was “wow, they paid elite slugger prices for a guy who really isn’t an elite slugger.” They still may have overpaid Werth, but to the Nationals’ credit, they’re not going to expect him to be something he’s not. Adam Kilgore…

  7. Scott Kazmir is “in denial about his continuing struggles”

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir has a 7.79 ERA this spring after pitching horribly last season, yet after every poor outing he talks about stuff like “throwing the ball well” and feeling “so much better.” Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times writes that Kazmir “is either one of the unluckiest pitchers in baseball, as he seems to…

  8. Mike Stanton starts his spring with a bang

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

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    The Marlins’ Mike Stanton is a beast, but he’s been a sidelined beast this spring, battling a leg injury. He made his spring debut yesterday, however, and he murdered baseballs: Stanton not only left his indelible mark on the scoreboard — a tape-measure line-drive shot that traveled an estimated 500 feet — but also the…

  9. Pirates reliever Joe Beimel to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Joe Beimel was considered a near-lock for the Pirates’ bullpen despite signing only a minor-league contract in January, but the veteran left-hander will begin the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Beimel was shut down on March 1 and returned two weeks later, but was scratched from a scheduled outing Sunday due…

  10. Quote of the Day: Jonathan Papelbon

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    Yesterday Jonathan Papelbon pitched in a minor league game, in which he gave up two runs to Twins’ Double-A players.  His reaction: “This was exactly what I wanted.” He’s referring to the fact that he got work in and was focusing on his mechanics, but it’s also worth noting that he has a 12.60 ERA…

  11. UPDATE: The Yankees sign Kevin Millwood

    Mar 25, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: The deal, she is done, and it’s a minor league deal as Heyman reported last night.  I presume this will lead to a lot of chatter, but really, he’s not going to be a factor any time soon. He hasn’t pitched all spring and the season starts in less than a week.  It’s a…

  12. Brad Lidge is heading to the DL

    Mar 25, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

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    The hits just keep on coming for the Phillies. CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that Brad Lidge — who has already missed time with tendinitis in his bicep — is going on the shelf because of pain in his shoulder. Kind of sounds like Johnny Cueto‘s thing: he had bicep trouble and then shoulder inflammation.…

  13. Springtime Storylines: Did the Athletics add enough offense?

    Mar 25, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Milwaukee Brewers

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2011 season. Next up: The San Jose A’s (pending committee review). The Big Question: Did the Athletics add enough offense? The A’s were 11th in…

  14. The Mets lost $50 million last year

    Mar 25, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Citi Field

    When it was learned that the Mets took a loan from Major League Baseball, it was characterized by some as an instance of a team merely addressing a short term liquidity problem during those cold dark days between seasons.  Seems it was a bit more than that. The New York Times: The Mets, long one of…

  15. Bonds Trial Update: What’s an orchidometer?

    Mar 25, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    Orchidometer

    If you haven’t come up with a good name for fantasy team yet, it may be helpful for you to know what an orchidometer is.  According to testimony in the Barry Bonds trial yesterday, it’s a medical instrument used to measure testicles. Yes, that’s a picture of one. You’re welcome. The existence of orchidometers was explained to…

  16. Comment of the Day: Curt Flood Jr. talks about the Stan Musial restaurant story

    Mar 25, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Curt Flood

    Yesterday I highlighted Murray Chass’ poorly-sourced hatchet job against Stan Musial. The leadoff in that hatchet job was Chass’ claim — based on a story Curt Flood allegedly told Marvin Miller who told Chass — was that Flood was refused service at Stan Musial’s restaurant some time in the 1960s because Flood was black. Chass’…

  17. Springtime Storylines: Can the Reds do it again?

    Mar 24, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Colorado Rockies

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2011 season. Next up: Your Cincinnati Redlegs. The Big Question: Can the Reds pull off back-to-back division titles? Holding the top spot in the…

  18. Brewers’ Casey McGehee survives kneecap scare

    Mar 24, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Milwaukee Brewers

    Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee had to be carted off a Cactus League field on Thursday afternoon after taking a pitch in his right kneecap. Fortunately, it sounds like he’s going to be just fine. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com heard from club officials that X-rays taken on McGehee’s knee soon after his removal showed no…

  19. Bad timing: Tommy Hunter suffers strained right groin

    Mar 24, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Mere hours after announcing that young flame-thrower Neftali Feliz will remain in his familiar ninth inning role to open the 2011 season, the Rangers got a dose of unfortunate news concerning one of the members of their starting rotation. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, right-hander Tommy Hunter was lifted from his…

  20. Brent Morel beats out Mark Teahen for White Sox’s third base job

    Mar 24, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Ozzie Guillen announced that rookie Brent Morel has secured the starting job at third base, which means Mark Teahen will be a highly paid bench player for the White Sox. When they acquired Teahen from the Royals last year the White Sox handed him the third base job and then a three-year, $14 million contract…

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