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  1. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Apr 18, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    It seemed like all that happened this past weekend were injuries. And in one case a friggin’ death. How depressing.

  2. Photo of the Day: ESPN really misses football

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    I caught this during last night’s Rangers-Yankees game.  No word if Washington said that he was going to make some adjustments at halftime and recommit to the ground game or whatever the hell it is that “head coaches” say to sidelines reporters.

  3. Frank McCourt takes a $30 million loan from FOX in order to meet payroll

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:24 AM EDT

    FOX used to own the Dodgers. At this rate, they’re going to own them again someday soon: Frank McCourt took a $30-million loan this week from Fox to meet the Dodgers’ payroll obligations, according to three people briefed on the arrangement. The arrangement is expected to cover the Dodgers’ expenses into next month … The loan marks…

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

    Apr 18, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Does anyone doubt that Matt Kemp is back?

  5. Brian Matusz not close to making 2011 debut

    Apr 17, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    matusz reuters

    Orioles starter Brian Matusz has been on the disabled list since spring training concluded due to an intercostal muscle strain. The 2011 season is over two weeks old now and Matusz isn’t anywhere close to returning. According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the left-hander is still working out at the Orioles’ spring training…

  6. Bryan Stow placed back into medically-induced coma

    Apr 17, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    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

    FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi brings rough news. Bryan Stow, the Giants fan and paramedic who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium on the first day of the regular season, has been placed back into a medically-induced coma due to a “recurrence of seizures related to his head trauma.” Doctors think Stow may have suffered brain…

  7. Sizemore returns from disabled list, homers in second at-bat

    Apr 17, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    reuters homer grady

    Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore didn’t hit a single home run in the 33 games that he played last year. In fact, he hadn’t homered in a major league since August 27, 2009. That all changed Sunday. Sizemore was activated from the 15-day disabled list this morning after spending the first two weeks of the…

  8. Blue Jays planning to activate Frank Francisco on Tuesday

    Apr 17, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    francisco throws

    The Blue Jays acquired right-hander Frank Francisco this winter from the Rangers with the hope that he might be able to bring stability to the back end of the club’s bullpen, but he had arm troubles all spring and was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day. This week, they’ll finally get their man.…

  9. Barry Zito lands on disabled list with right foot sprain

    Apr 17, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    zito scoul

    The Giants may finally have an excuse to try a new face in Barry Zito‘s rotation spot. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the left-hander suffered an injury Saturday while making a play on a Joe Saunders bunt and had to be pulled before the end of the second inning. It looked…

  10. Dodgers place Hong-Chih Kuo on DL with strained back

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    kuo small

    Dodgers setup man Hong-Chih Kuo has been injured since spring training, but he was placed on the 15-day disabled list just yesterday because he didn’t bother to tell anyone. According to Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News, Kuo strained a muscle in his lower back in March and tried to pitch through it…

  11. Tyler Chatwood, 21, earns first major league victory

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    chatwood pose

    If you asked most baseball experts, they’d tell you that Angels prospect Tyler Chatwood is not ready for the big leagues. He made just one appearance above the Double-A level last season and turned 21 years old in December. There’s still an awful lot of polishing on the docket for the youngster. But he didn’t…

  12. With Nathan struggling, Twins name Matt Capps new closer

    Apr 17, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    matt capps rueters

    Twins right-hander Joe Nathan blew his second consecutive save opportunity on Saturday afternoon against the Rays and has looked like a shell of his former self since spring training began. Only 13 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, the veteran Nathan simply doesn’t have the arm strength nor the command to handle high…

  13. Indians activate Sizemore, start him at leadoff vs. O’s

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    The Indians are off to a fantastic 10-4 start and have provided Major League Baseball’s biggest feel-good story to this point as they sit atop the American League Central standings. Now they’re about to get a major piece of their starting lineup back. According to the organization’s official Twitter feed, center fielder Grady Sizemore has…

  14. Andres Torres still hobbled by left Achilles strain

    Apr 17, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

    torres pose

    It has been over a week since Giants outfielder Andres Torres suffered a strained left Achilles tendon while trying to make a play on a fly ball and landed on the 15-day disabled list. He’s not feeling any better. According to MLB.com columnist Barry M. Bloom, Torres has “backed off running or exercises” for the…

  15. Joe Nathan blows second straight save opportunity

    Apr 16, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    nathan getty

    Twins closer Joe Nathan is only 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, a procedure that can take up to 18 months to fully recover from. And it’s really beginning to show. Nathan blew his second consecutive save opportunity on Saturday afternoon in Minnesota’s 4-3 loss to the Rays. He entered in the ninth inning…

  16. Braves activate Jurrjens from DL for Saturday night start

    Apr 16, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

    jurrjens

    As expected, the Braves have activated right-hander Jair Jurrjens from the 15-day disabled list and will start him on Saturday evening in the second half of a doubleheader against the Mets. Jurrjens has not yet made a major league start this season because of an oblique injury that he suffered near the end of spring…

  17. Pirates not concerned with Andrew McCutchen’s early struggles

    Apr 16, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Andrew McCutchen was batting just 9-for-41 (.220) over the first 11 games of the season, all of the No. 3 spot in the lineup. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle moved him back to the leadoff spot last night against the Reds in an effort to shake things up, but McCutchen went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. Still, Hurdle…

  18. Jason Bay could return from disabled list as soon as Tuesday

    Apr 16, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Jason Bay sliding

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Jason Bay could be activated from the disabled list for Tuesday’s series opener against the Astros at Citi Field. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that Bay would return from the disabled list no sooner than April 26. Bay has been sidelined since the…

  19. Corey Hart scheduled to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Hart_Corey

    We mentioned yesterday that Zack Greinke is making progress from a fractured rib, but the Brewers are also close to seeing an importance piece of their everyday lineup return. Corey Hart will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Nashville, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Hart has been sidelined since…

  20. Alex Rodriguez leaves game with lower back and oblique stiffness

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

    Rodriguez_Alex

    UPDATE: According to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News, Rodriguez felt the tightness before today’s game and it only got worse as the game moved along. Rodriguez remains hopeful to play tomorrow night, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he won’t play if he’s still feeling tightness. 3:24 PM: According to Ben Shipgel…

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