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  1. Jimenez could miss next start due to small cut on thumb

    Apr 3, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez surrendered six runs over six innings Friday in a rough debut loss to the Diamondbacks. A report Saturday from the Denver Post may give us an idea of why he looked so shaky. According to the Post‘s Troy Renck, Jimenez has a small cut along his right thumb cuticle and it…

  2. Orioles’ Luke Scott suffers groin injury

    Apr 3, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

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    The Orioles are going to be without one of their main sluggers for the next couple of days. Or maybe longer. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, outfielder Luke Scott had to be lifted from Saturday night’s game — the same game that saw Rays third baseman Evan Longoria suffer an oblique injury…

  3. Shane Victorino pulled Saturday with soreness in left calf

    Apr 2, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies' Victorino runs to first base as Boston Red Sox pitcher Lester fields a bunt during a MLB spring training game in Clearwater

    The amount of high profiles injuries this spring was absurd. Now it’s carrying over into the regular season. From MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki comes word that Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino had to be pulled from the club’s Saturday evening tilt against the Astros due to soreness in his left calf. Victorino collided with fellow Phillies…

  4. Evan Longoria exits game with sore left oblique

    Apr 2, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT

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    A bit of frightening news out of Tampa Bay. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was lifted prematurely from Saturday’s game against the Orioles due to soreness in his left oblique. Longo will be reevaluated after undergoing a round of tests Sunday morning. The 25-year-old was 0-for-1…

  5. On disabled list, Andrew Bailey has “best day yet”

    Apr 2, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Oakland closer Andrew Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list at the start of the season due to a muscle strain in his right forearm. Good news: he made a little progress today. According to Jeff Fletcher of Bay Bridge Baseball, Bailey played long toss from a distance of 120 feet on Saturday afternoon…

  6. UPDATE: Alfredo Simon arrives in Fla., will work out Sunday

    Apr 2, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 7:02 PM: Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com has a bit more information. Simon arrived in Florida on Saturday afternoon and will work out at the Orioles’ spring training complex in Sarasota on Sunday. The club is going to stretch him out as a starter. 4:10 PM: Well, here’s a surprise. Phil Issac, the agent for…

  7. J.A. Happ scratched from Sunday start with oblique injury

    Apr 2, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

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    According to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros have scratched J.A. Happ from his scheduled start against the Phillies tomorrow with an oblique injury. Happ was pulled from Tuesday’s start against the Astros’ Triple-A team with a strained right oblique. It’s really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, since…

  8. Were the Yankees cheating on Opening Day?

    Apr 2, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    You may have seen Keith Olbermann tweet this picture of Brett Weber, who regularly charts velocity and pitch type from behind home plate for the Yankees, holding up four fingers towards the field during the season opener Thursday against the Tigers. It seemed more weird than anything else at the time, but it turns out that MLB rules…

  9. Matt Holliday may not need DL stint for appendectomy

    Apr 2, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    UPDATE: Finally, some good news for the Cardinals. Well, maybe. According to the Associated Press, the Cardinals plan to wait a few days before deciding whether to place Matt Holliday on the disabled list following his appendectomy. He had the surgery yesterday and the Cardinals believe it’s possible that he could return before the end of…

  10. Deep thought: Brian Cashman says Pedro Feliciano was “abused” by Mets

    Apr 2, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Interesting comments by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman today. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, he said that Pedro Feliciano was “abused” during his time with the Mets. The amazing part is that Cashman is acting like this is somehow news. Feliciano has led the majors in appearances over the past three seasons and…

  11. Jon Daniels admits he missed the boat on the Adrian Gonzalez trade

    Apr 2, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Rangers swing

    It’s easy to forget, but at one point the Rangers had Adrian Gonzalez and Mark Teixeira in the same lineup. Of course, not many thought that Gonzalez would develop into one of the best power hitters in the sport, but the December 2005 trade that sent him to the Padres along with Chris Young and…

  12. Joel Pineiro has setback with shoulder, won’t be ready to pitch next week

    Apr 2, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v San Diego Padres

    Joel Pineiro was placed on the disabled list this week due to right shoulder tightness, but the Angels were optimistic enough about his progress that he was lined up to start the home opener next Friday against the Blue Jays. That apparently won’t happen. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Pineiro had…

  13. Jair Jurrjens expected to be placed on the disabled list

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves starter Jurrjens pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during a MLB spring training game in Dunedin

    According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves are prepared to go the precautionary route and place Jair Jurrjens on the disabled list with an injury to his right side. They aren’t expected to make an official announcement until he throws a side session tomorrow. The Braves have been shooting for Jurrjens to make his…

  14. Just in case you needed a reminder, Johnny Damon is not Carl Crawford

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    We knew the Rays were going to take a step back defensively when they signed Johnny Damon to replace Gold Glover Carl Crawford in left field. Unfortunately for Rays fans, the difference became pretty clear during yesterday’s Opening Day loss to Orioles. Damon sprinted to catch up with a ball that was hit to the…

  15. Barry Zito expected to make scheduled start Sunday

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

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    Barry Zito threw off flat ground yesterday and is expected to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Dodgers, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Zito was involved in a two-car accident Wednesday night while driving his rented Cadillac in Los Angeles. While he walked away with a stiff neck, he…

  16. Jim Edmonds criticizes Reds’ doctors, Brandon Phillips

    Apr 2, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    First, a little backstory here. Jim Edmonds signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals in February, but was forced to retire weeks later due to a nagging right Achilles injury. It was an injury he dealt with prior to accepting a trade to the Reds last August, but he didn’t have another at-bat after…

  17. J.P. Arencibia made some history last night

    Apr 2, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Blue Jays batter Arencibia celebrates his two-run home run with Snider during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is really good at introductions. You might remember that the 24-year-old catcher hit two home runs in his major league debut last August. Well, Arencibia hit two more in last night’s 13-3 drubbing of the Twins. Arencibia became the first rookie to hit two homers on Opening Day since Gary…

  18. It’s a brand new year for Ubaldo Jimenez

    Apr 2, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Ubaldo Jimenez got off to just about the best start you could ever ask for last season, giving up a grand total of five runs over his first seven starts. However, in yesterday’s 7-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, it took Jimenez just six innings to give up five runs. Bad starts happen, of course, but…

  19. UPDATE: Brian Matusz to DL with strained intercostal muscle, Zach Britton to make debut Sunday

    Apr 1, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Brian Matusz

    UPDATE: According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Brian Matusz will go on the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle. Orioles president Andy MacPhail said he’ll be sidelined anywhere from three to six weeks. Meanwhile, prospect left-hander Zach Britton will be called up to make his major league debut Sunday against the Rays. There was…

  20. Juan Uribe sent for precautionary X-rays on left elbow

    Apr 1, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: X-rays on Uribe’s elbow came back negative, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. 9:25 PM: The Dodgers have sent Juan Uribe for precautionary X-rays on his left elbow, according to Tony Jackson of ESPN Angeles. Uribe was plunked on the elbow by his former teammate Tim Lincecum during last night’s season…

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