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  1. Jason Marquis has a broken leg, is lost for the season

    Aug 15, 2011, 9:14 AM EST

    Jason Marquis

    If you missed it yesterday, Diamondbacks starter Jason Marquis broke his fibula on a comebacker during the Dbacks-Mets game. He’s done for the year. Crazy thing: he broke it on an Angel Pagan line drive in the third inning. But he stayed in the game, finished the inning and then pitched to two batters —…

  2. Ryan Howard: the Phillies’ seventh-best player

    Aug 15, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

    Phillies' Howard smiles after scoring the game-winning run against the Astros during their National League baseball game in Philadelphia

    I felt bad that the Phillies game got rained out, thus depriving you guys of obsessing over them in the ATH comments, so I’ll just throw this little link out there for you. It’s an article by Sean Forman — the boss of Baseball-Reference.com — from yesterday’s New York Times. In it he offers the totally…

  3. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Aug 15, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Lake Michigan

    After a week off I have no idea what in the hell is going on. Some dude tried to convince me on Twitter last night that Texas A&M has petitioned to join the AL Central and I’m inclined to believe him.  That’s what happens when you get in the car with the kids, drive 450…

  4. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2011, 5:31 AM EST

    Nyjer Morgan

    Miss me? No? Ah, well. Baseball stops for no one man. Back to the grind then: Brewers 2, Pirates 1: The walkoff sac fly for Nyjer Morgan. Of course all guys who hit sac flies walk off the field, so whatever. Charlie Morton‘s scoreless innings streak was snapped at 24. In other news, Charlie Morton…

  5. Rockies third base coach Rich Dauer taken to emergency room

    Aug 14, 2011, 10:03 PM EST

    Rich Dauer

    Rockies third base coach Rich Dauer was taken to an emergency room after getting struck on the bridge of his nose by a throw prior to Sunday night’s game against the Cardinals. A team spokesman said Dauer was hurt during a double play drill by a throw from Chris Nelson.  Infielders had been practicing double…

  6. Report: Ted Lilly, Jason Vargas among those to clear waivers

    Aug 14, 2011, 7:07 PM EST

    Jason Vargas

    Color me skeptical, but ESPN’s Buster Olney says all of the following starting pitchers have already cleared waivers and are eligible to be traded: Chris Capuano, Bruce Chen, Tom Gorzelanny, Ted Lilly, Rodrigo Lopez, Jason Vargas, Chien-Ming Wang and Carlos Zambrano. It’s largely Vargas’ presence that causes me to question the list.  It’s very hard to…

  7. Dan Uggla’s hitting streak ends at 33 games

    Aug 14, 2011, 5:16 PM EST

    uggla on deck gety

    Braves slugger Dan Uggla snapped his 33-game hitting streak Sunday in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs. The second baseman plated Michael Bourn with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning, fouled out to first base in the third inning, was robbed of a bloop single by Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney…

  8. Logan Morrison considering filing grievance against Marlins

    Aug 14, 2011, 5:01 PM EST

    Florida Marlins v Oakland Athletics

    We wondered earlier what the next step in the Logan Morrison demotion saga might be. It appears that answer has now arrived. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, who has been all over the story since Saturday, Morrison is considering filing a grievance against the Marlins for optioning him suddenly to Triple-A.…

  9. Giants’ Brandon Belt homers twice in first game back

    Aug 14, 2011, 4:29 PM EST

    belt homer ap

    The Giants’ handling of Brandon Belt this season has been frustrating and confusing. He hasn’t produced, but that’s mostly because the San Francisco front office hasn’t given him an opportunity to produce. (Belt entered play Sunday with only 90 major league plate appearances to his name). If the talented 23-year-old is going to earn a…

  10. A-Rod will continue rehab games in AAA on Tuesday

    Aug 14, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    a-rod reuters

    Alex Rodriguez is right on track. According to the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, the Yankees third baseman took 13 at-bats in a simulated game Sunday in Tampa, Florida without feeling any lingering discomfort related to his mid-July knee surgery. A-Rod will take the day off Monday before resuming his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with…

  11. Marlins prez Larry Beinfest speaks up on LoMo demotion

    Aug 14, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

    lomo ap

    The Marlins demoted 23-year-old outfielder and outspoken tweeter Logan Morrison to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday night, pointing to his recent offensive struggles as the reason for the move. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post later deduced that a series off-field issues also played a factor. Morrison, a fan-favorite of a rare degree, had…

  12. Rickie Weeks cleared for some baseball-related activities

    Aug 14, 2011, 2:08 PM EST

    weeks ankle injury getty

    Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is finally beginning to show signs of progress in his ongoing recovery from a severely sprained left ankle. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Brewers’ medical team cleared Weeks on Sunday to begin taking light infield practice. He’ll soon progress to soft toss, then live batting…

  13. Barry Zito suffers sprained ankle while making rehab start

    Aug 14, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Barry Zito

    Giants left-hander Barry Zito was placed on the 15-day disabled list at the beginning of August with a sprained muscle in his right foot. He made a successful rehab start last Monday at Single-A San Jose, tossing 7 2/3 innings while allowing only three runs, and looked to be on track to return to the…

  14. Brandon Phillips returns to lineup after four-game absence

    Aug 14, 2011, 12:14 PM EST

    phillips shadow getty

    As first reported by Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is back in the Cincinnati starting lineup on Sunday afternoon for the first time since suffering a bruised left elbow when he was hit by a pitch last Tuesday. Phillips, 30, has registered a .287/.333/.424 triple slash line with 11 home…

  15. Tigers place Carlos Guillen on DL with wrist soreness

    Aug 14, 2011, 11:37 AM EST

    guillen getty wide

    According to the Tigers’ official Twitter account, second baseman Carlos Guillen was placed on the 15-day disabled list early Sunday morning due to lingering soreness in his left wrist. Guillen hadn’t played since going 0-for-4 on Friday night, and the Tigers grew tired of operating a man short. The veteran infielder should be ready for…

  16. Braves activate Brian McCann, but lose Tommy Hanson

    Aug 14, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

    mccann and hanson getty

    First, the good news. According to the Braves’ official Twitter account, catcher Brian McCann has been activated from the disabled list and will return to Atlanta’s starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs. He went 2-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in a two-game minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett.…

  17. Are the Marlins punishing Logan Morrison?

    Aug 14, 2011, 10:05 AM EST

    morrison lights getty

    The LoMo demotion continues to confound. The Marlins’ front office isn’t saying much on the matter, and Logan Morrison kept his comments light on Twitter last evening. So we’re left only to wonder whether his demotion was performance-related or a punishment for an off-field incident. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post seems to think…

  18. The LA Times ranks baseball’s best and worst fanbases

    Aug 14, 2011, 9:33 AM EST

    Royals Red Sox Baseball

    You can type “MLB fanbase rankings” into a Google search and find a couple thousand articles (or slideshows) on the topic. It’s not a unique theme, and it’s a venture often clouded in author’s bias. But the lists tend to be pretty interesting anyway. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times penned a piece Saturday…

  19. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 14, 2011, 8:29 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    It’s August 14. On this date in baseball history, Jimmie Foxx hit for the cycle and tallied nine RBI in a single game (1933), Cardinals ace Bob Gibson no-hit the Pirates (1971), the Yankees retired Reggie Jackson’s uniform number 44 (1993), and former major leaguer Jose Offerman was suspended indefinitely by the independent Atlantic League…

  20. Marlins option Logan Morrison to Triple-A New Orleans

    Aug 13, 2011, 11:17 PM EST

    logan morrison ap

    The story is still basically developing, but we’ll bring you the early talking points. According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, talented and outspoken left fielder Logan Morrison was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans late Saturday evening, about 30 minutes after the Marlins’ 3-0 loss to the Giants. The Marlins cited Morrison’s recent offensive slump as the…

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