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  1. Suspect in Bryan Stow beating faces a hearing today

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:06 AM EST

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    Giovanni Ramirez, a suspect in the Bryan Stow beating at Dodger Stadium, still has not been charged in that case. And today he faces a hearing in which he could go free if it’s not found that he has violated his parole. If that happens he could be re-arrested again with specific connection to the…

  2. Alex Rodriguez has a messed up shoulder

    Jun 20, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    Wallace Mathews of ESPN New York reports that Alex Rodriguez has a shoulder strain that has been hampering his power for a couple of weeks. Joe Girardi and Rodriguez are downplaying it, but his shoulder has been wrapped heavily before and after games, Matthews reports. It hasn’t hampered his timing or anything — he had…

  3. Paralyzed outfielder Johnathan Taylor won’t sign with Rangers

    Jun 20, 2011, 9:13 AM EST

    Johnathan Taylor, Josh Hamilton

    No deal will come of the Rangers’ move to draft paralyzed University of Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor in the 33rd-round in the MLB draft earlier this month.  Instead, Taylor, who was injured in an outfield collision with teammate and now fellow Rangers draftee Zach Cone on March 6, will remain part of the baseball program at…

  4. Olney: Jack McKeon to manage the Marlins

    Jun 20, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Jack McKeon

    It was only rumored yesterday, but last night Buster Olney reported that, yep, 80-year-old Jack McKeon is going to take over the Marlins as interim manager. It’s fun to put McKeon’s age and experience into perspective with little factoids such as “McKeon’s first game as a Major League manager happened over three months before I…

  5. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Jun 20, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Edwin Rodriguez, Jeffrey Loria

    I think I need the weekend wrap more than you guys do at this point.

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

    Jun 20, 2011, 5:38 AM EST

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    I’m not going to lie to you: there’s a lot more information about bourbon in today’s recap than there is about baseball. So, you know, be warned.

  7. Albert Pujols to undergo more tests on sprained left wrist

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Greg Hauck, Albert Pujols

    8:00 p.m. EDT: The Cardinals don’t intend to immediately place Pujols on the disabled list with the sprained left wrist and shoulder injury he suffered Sunday.  Pujols said he isn’t yet certain how serious the problems are. “To be honest, I can’t give you guys too much until the X-rays and an MRI  tomorrow,” he…

  8. Phil Hughes strikes out seven in first rehab start

    Jun 19, 2011, 7:57 PM EST

    Phil Hughes

    Phil Hughes, who has been on the disabled list for two months with shoulder inflammation, allowed one run in 4 1/3innings and fanned seven Sunday for short-season Single-A Staten Island in his first rehab start. According to ESPNNewYork.com, Hughes was consistently at 92-93 mph with his fastball and touched 95 mph in the outing, which is great…

  9. Marlins owner wants 80-year-old Jack McKeon to serve as interim manager

    Jun 19, 2011, 5:26 PM EST

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    Yeah, that Jack McKeon. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, it is owner Jeffrey Loria’s desire that the 80-year-old former skipper returns to Major League Baseball as interim manager of the Marlins. Edwin Rodriguez announced his resignation on Sunday morning after leading the Marlins to a 32-39 start, and most recently a 1-17…

  10. MRI on Shaun Marcum’s hip shows no structural damage

    Jun 19, 2011, 4:47 PM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v Boston Red Sox

    Brewers starter Shaun Marcum recieved good news Sunday morning about the status of his sore hip. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, an MRI showed no structural damage and there’s a chance that Marcum will be cleared to make his next scheduled start. An official decision won’t be made in that regard until…

  11. The Marlins are no better off without Edwin Rodriguez

    Jun 19, 2011, 4:24 PM EST

    Edwin Rodriguez

    Edwin Rodriguez’s surprising resignation Sunday brings an end to another pretty forgettable managerial tenure in Florida.  In 163 games after taking over for Fredi Gonzalez, he went 78-85, and he exits with the Marlins in last place in the NL East at 32-39 this year. If Rodriguez hadn’t resigned, he may well have been fired…

  12. Ozzie Guillen passes kidney stone, manages anyway

    Jun 19, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

    Ozzie Guillen

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was rushed to a Phoenix-area hospital Sunday morning after complaining of abdominal pain and was released after passing a kidney stone, the Chicago Tribune reports. Following the ordeal, Guillen arrived at Chase Field about two hours before Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks.  He was advised by a White Sox doctor…

  13. Dodgers activate Hong-Chih Kuo, but lose Rod Barajas

    Jun 19, 2011, 3:22 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kuo pitches during their National League MLB baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego

    The Dodgers made a flurry of moves before Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Astros. Setup man Hong-Chih Kuo was activated from the disabled list after missing more than a month with anxiety disorder, catcher Rod Barajas was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain, right-hander Ramon Troncoso was optioned to Triple-A,…

  14. 2012 Top 111 Free Agents: Best of the rest

    Jun 19, 2011, 2:37 PM EST

    Tim Wakefield

    Starting Monday, I’ll be spending the week counting down next winter’s top 111 free agents. First, though, here are some notable names failing to make the cut. (All ages as of April 1, 2012) Vicente Padilla (33 – Dodgers): No. 112 on the list. Pitching out of the pen for the first time since 2001, Padilla…

  15. Clay Buchholz lands on disabled list with strained lower back

    Jun 19, 2011, 2:15 PM EST

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    With left-hander Andrew Miller arriving in the majors Monday and two scheduled off days before the end of June, the Red Sox have decided to give right-hander Clay Buchholz some needed rest. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday’s game due to the lower…

  16. Nats place Rick Ankiel on disabled list with intercostal strain

    Jun 19, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

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    As reported by CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman, the Nationals placed center fielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with a strained left intercostal muscle. Tom Gorzelanny was activated in a corresponding move and will take the mound Sunday afternoon against the Orioles. He missed almost a full month with inflammation in his…

  17. Blue Jays ink Yunel Escobar to two-year, $10M extension

    Jun 19, 2011, 12:08 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays v Kansas City Royals

    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports passes along word that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a two-year, $10 million contract extension with shortstop Yunel Escobar. The new deal also carries $5 million club options for 2014 and 2015. Escobar was arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career this past winter and scored…

  18. Edwin Rodriguez resigns as manager of the Marlins

    Jun 19, 2011, 11:52 AM EST

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    According to the Marlins’ official Twitter feed, manager Edwin Rodriguez announced his resignation before Sunday’s game. Bench coach Brandon Hyde is taking over the post on an interim basis, but 80-year-old Jack McKeon is also in consideration to finish out the season as skipper. Rodriguez had been on the hot seat since the Marlins let…

  19. Indians fire hitting coach Jon Nunnally, promote Bruce Fields

    Jun 19, 2011, 11:41 AM EST

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    As first reported on the Cleveland Indians’ official Twitter feed, major league hitting coach Jon Nunnally was fired before Sunday’s game and Bruce Fields was named as his replacement. Nunnally had been with the Tribe in a coaching capacity since 2006 and was named hitting coach in December of 2009. The Indians entered Sunday’s action…

  20. Joe Nathan fans two in first rehab inning at Triple-A Rochester

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:37 AM EST

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    Twins right-hander Joe Nathan made his first minor league rehab appearance on Saturday at Triple-A Rochester and couldn’t have looked better. According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the All-Star closer struck out two batters in a perfect inning while touching 93 mph with his fastball. He reported no problems with his…

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