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  1. Jon Garland to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets

    Craig alluded to the possibility this morning and now it’s official. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jon Garland will indeed undergo season-ending shoulder surgery next Monday. Garland has earned the reputation as one of the most durable pitchers in baseball, logging at least 190 innings in nine consecutive years, but this…

  2. Mariano Rivera unavailable again tonight

    Jul 5, 2011, 7:32 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees

    Barring an emergency situation, the Yankees will be without Mariano Rivera for a second straight night. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Rivera still felt some tightness in his right triceps muscle while long-tossing with Boone Logan before tonight’s game against the Indians. “I feel better today but I think we’re going to…

  3. Home Run Derby participants announced; Fielder calls on Weeks

    Jul 5, 2011, 7:07 PM EST

    Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks

    Both David Ortiz and Prince Fielder called on teammates to help them out in next Monday’s Home Run Derby.  In Fielder’s case, though, it’ll be Rickie Weeks, not Ryan Braun, trying to aid the cause. With Braun saying he wasn’t interested, it will be Fiedler, Weeks, Matt Kemp and Matt Holliday for the NL squad.  The…

  4. With Carlos Quentin to dangle, White Sox scout Braves pitching

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:41 PM EST

    Carlos Quentin

    The White Sox sent assistant general manager Dave Yokum to watch Braves pitchers last week, leading to speculation that GM Ken Williams might be interested in dealing for some of Atlanta’s excess pitching. According to CSNChicago.com, one of the pitchers the White Sox were eyeing was Brandon Beachy, though the 24-year-old looks far from expendable…

  5. Marlins acquire Mike Cameron from Red Sox

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

    Mike Cameron

    Five days after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox, Mike Cameron has been shipped to the Marlins for a player to be named. The Red Sox sent along an undisclosed amount of cash to help cover the approx. $3.5 million left on Cameron’s contract.  He signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with Boston…

  6. Nationals debate whether to rest Jordan Zimmermann

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:12 PM EST

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann, who had a streak out 11 straight quality starts ended by poor defense in his outing Monday, might be held out through the All-Star break as the Nationals attempt to manage his innings. Zimmermann made a strong case for a spot on the All-Star team with a 2.82 ERA in 17 starts this…

  7. Fan seeing every major league park via bicycle

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Bicycle

    You hear about guys who do the “road trip to see every ballpark” thing every year — and you secretly believe that you could do it in higher style than those jokers could — but I can’t recall ever hearing it via bicycle: Since the former food co-op employee from Bellingham, Wash., committed to ride…

  8. Troy Tulowitzki out of the lineup, but says quadriceps injury “not serious”

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:32 PM EST

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Troy Tulowitzki is out of the Rockies’ lineup tonight, but the shortstop told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that his quadriceps injury “is not serious.” Instead he’s merely “a little sore” and “have learned the hard way I can’t rush it.” However, according to Renck he’s likely to miss “the next few games.” Tulowitzki…

  9. Martin Prado to begin a rehab assignment

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    prado batting

    For as much fun as it has been to see the Braves continue to win baseball games with a lineup that shouldn’t, by all that is right and fair in the world, be able to hit its way out of a paper bag, getting Martin Prado back has to be high on Fredi Gonzalez’s list…

  10. Rockies recall third baseman Ian Stewart from Triple-A

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    ian stewart rockies

    Ian Stewart has rejoined the Rockies following a two-month demotion to Triple-A, although his current stay may be a brief one. He’s in the starting lineup tonight, playing third base and batting seventh, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post speculates that Stewart will likely be headed back to the minors if Carlos Gonzalez and…

  11. Kevin Youkilis scratched a day after getting plunked

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:15 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis

    It’s probably no big deal, but Kevin Youkilis has been scratched from tonight’s lineup a day after leaving the game early following a plunking to the shoulder. Gordon Edes says that Youk should be back in action tomorrow. Of course, if he were half the man Albert Pujols is, his body would have healed the contusion…

  12. He’s baaaaack: Albert Pujols returns from fractured wrist, but not in lineup tonight

    Jul 5, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals v St. Louis Cardinals

    UPDATE: Pujols has officially been activated from the disabled list after going through pregame workouts, but surprisingly he’s not in the starting lineup tonight. He is, however, available to pinch-hit. ========== Amazing. Brian Stull of 101-ESPN in St. Louis reports that doctors have cleared Albert Pujols to return just two weeks after a fractured wrist…

  13. Frank McCourt goes on the offensive

    Jul 5, 2011, 3:20 PM EST

    File photo of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt speaking at a news conference about increased security at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

    Frank McCourt and the Dodgers filed a motion in the bankruptcy case in which they accuse Major League Baseball of singling out the Dodgers for rough treatment while treating other teams with financial problems “with a velvet glove,” thereby pushing the Dodgers to the financial brink. They also accuse the league of holding out on…

  14. Torn labrum finally sends Luke Scott to DL, surgery possible

    Jul 5, 2011, 2:52 PM EST

    Scott_Luke

    Luke Scott has played through a torn shoulder labrum for much of the season, with horrible results, and now the Orioles have finally decided to shut him down. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Scott will be placed on the disabled list after hitting just .223 with a .712 OPS that’s 135 points…

  15. Interleague attendance is spectacular, announces MLB PR apparatus

    Jul 5, 2011, 2:03 PM EST

    interleague play logo

    It’s been a very press-releasy day at MLB. Just got another one touting interlague play: Major League Baseball drew 8,468,620 fans during Interleague games this season for an average of 33,606 per game. The 2011 Interleague average is 18.2 percent higher than this season’s current intraleague average of 28,421 per game. Since its inception in 1997, Interleague…

  16. HBT Daily: Two All-Star Game haters talk about the All-Star Game

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

    Gleeman and I try to get excited about an All-Star Game that has become increasingly un-exciting over the years.

  17. Ted Lilly’s sore left elbow has “been off and on for a while”

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

    Ted Lilly

    Ted Lilly has allowed six runs in each of his last three starts and had his next turn in the rotation pushed back a day because of what Ken Gurnick of MLB.com calls “a tender left elbow.” And even while trying to downplay the injury’s impact on his recent performance Lilly told Gurnick that his…

  18. World’s longest-ever documentary to be produced

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:04 PM EST

    Yankees Rangers Baseball

    I didn’t wake up this morning with the intent of taking cheap shots at Derek Jeter, but sometimes the fates just set you up for that kind of thing. Straight from the MLB PR department: HBO and Major League Baseball Productions are teaming up for a new documentary chronicling New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s…

  19. Injured, slumping Placido Polanco will play in All-Star game

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    polanco fist bump

    Placido Polanco has slumped horribly following a great first month, hitting just .219 with a .541 OPS in 56 games since May 1, and admitted yesterday that he’s struggled to play through a back injury that has led to leg numbness and “doesn’t feel right.” The injury and two-month slump didn’t keep him from being…

  20. Pettitte, Knoblauch testimony likely to be tossed from Clemens case

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

    Roger Clemens closeup head

    It’s unclear if Andy Pettitte and Chuck Knoblauch will be completely eliminated from the Roger Clemens trial, but the judge ruled this morning that they will not be permitted to testify about Brian McNamee providing them performance enhancing drugs as a means of establishing that, yes, it may be likely that Clemens got some too.…

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