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  1. David Ortiz: “I haven’t fought since I was in kindergarten”

    Jul 9, 2011, 6:37 PM EST

    David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg

    David Ortiz declined to speak to the media last night after charging the mound and taking a couple of swings at Kevin Gregg, but he did talk today, saying he wasn’t proud of his behavior in the game against the Orioles. “That’s my first time doing something like that,” he said. “I don’t feel proud…

  2. Fan returns Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball

    Jul 9, 2011, 6:05 PM EST

    Christian Lopez AP1

    23-year-old Christian Lopez couldn’t wipe the smile off his face this afternoon. Of course, he was the lucky fan who caught Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit, a solo home run that landed in the left field seats in the third inning. Lopez, a Yankees’ fan, attended the game as a gift from his girlfriend. While he…

  3. Where will Derek Jeter finish on the all-time hits list?

    Jul 9, 2011, 5:38 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    Upon reaching the milestone Saturday, Derek Jeter became the fourth youngest player to collect 3,000 hits, doing so just a couple of weeks after his 37th birthday on June 26. Ty Cobb got there at age 34.  Hank Aaron and Robin Yount were 36.  Pete Rose was just a week older than Jeter when he did it.…

  4. Orioles option Zach Britton to Double-A Bowie following disaster start

    Jul 9, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    As Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun tells us, the Orioles made a bit of a surprise move today by sending rookie left-hander Zach Britton to Double-A Bowie to make room for left-hander Mark Hendrickson on the active roster. The move comes on the heels of Britton giving up a career-high seven runs over just…

  5. Rangers promote Cuban defector Leonys Martin to Triple-A

    Jul 9, 2011, 4:51 PM EST

    Leonys Martin

    Cuban defector Leonys Martin, who received a $15.5 million deal from the Rangers back in May, was promoted from Double-A Frisco to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday. He’ll replace Julio Borbon as Round Rock’s center fielder after Borbon went on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle. The 23-year-old Martin hit .348/.435/.571 with four…

  6. Derek Jeter goes 5-for-5 as Yankees edge Rays 5-4

    Jul 9, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter didn’t stop at 3,000.  Or 3,001.  Or 3,002. Jeter singled in the go-ahead run through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the eighth as the Yankees topped the Rays 5-4 on Saturday. Jeter singled in the first, homered in the third for his 3,000th career hit, doubled in the fifth, singled in…

  7. Jim Riggleman to interview for job with Giants

    Jul 9, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    Jim Riggleman

    SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that Giants GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy called former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman about a position in the organization last night and that Riggleman will head to San Francisco for an interview during the All-Star break. Riggleman recently participated in pregame and postgame coverage with CSN Chicago during the…

  8. Pirates send former top prospect Pedro Alvarez to Triple-A

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:53 PM EST

    Pedro Alvarez

    Pedro Alvarez has recovered from the quad injury that placed him on the disabled list back on May 21, but rather than bring him back as their third baseman, the Pirates chose to option him to Triple-A on Saturday. Alvarez, the second overall pick in the 2008 draft, hit just .208/.283/.304 with two homers and…

  9. Who will be next to reach 3,000 hits?

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Derek Jeter just became the 28th member of the 3,000-hit club. He is the first player to reach 3,000 hits since Craig Biggio during the 2007 season. Now that history has been made, it’s time to wonder who will get there next. Removing Jeter from the equation, here’s the list of the current active leaders…

  10. Derek Jeter singles, now 4-for-4

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:21 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    Needing a triple to complete his first career cycle, Derek Jeter let down several hundred hospitalized young cancer patients by mustering only a single in his fourth at-bat Saturday against the Rays. Jeter singled in his first at-bat to lead off the bottom of the first, homered in the third inning for his 3,000th career…

  11. Padres activate Aaron Harang from the disabled list for Saturday start

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Houston Astros v San Diego Padres

    Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres have activated Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll take the place of the injured Clayton Richard to start this afternoon against the Dodgers. Harang has been sidelined since June 9 due to a right foot contusion. The big right-hander allowed three runs over four innings…

  12. Derek Jeter is on fire: double makes him 3-for-3

    Jul 9, 2011, 2:51 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    And in his third at-bat Saturday, Derek Jeter passed Roberto Clemente for 27th place on the all-time hit list at 3,001. Jeter, who homered off David Price on the eighth pitch of his third-inning at-bat for his 3,000th hit, lined a curveball into left field for a double on the first pitch of his next…

  13. Derek Jeter’s emphatic entry into the 3,000-hit club

    Jul 9, 2011, 2:27 PM EST

    Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit

    Derek Jeter joined Wade Boggs in making his 3,000th hit a homer.  Here’s how 27 of the 28 members joined the 3,000-hit club. Home Run Boggs (Aug. 7, 1999) Jeter (July 9, 2011) Triple Paul Molitor (Sept. 16, 1996) Double Honus Wagner (June 9, 1914) Nap Lajoie (Sept. 27, 1914) Stan Musial (May 13, 1958) Roberto Clemente…

  14. Derek Jeter homers for career hit No. 3,000

    Jul 9, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

    New York Yankees batter Derek Jeter rounds first base after hitting a single against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York

    Derek Jeter has done it. And fortunately it wasn’t on a slow roller down the third base line. Jeter just hit a solo home run off David Price in the bottom of the third inning to collect hit No. 3,000. It was a no-doubter over the left field fence. He was greeted at home plate…

  15. Gordon Beckham calls Chris Getz gay

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:48 PM EST

    Gordon Beckham

    But it was all in the name of love. With the White Sox and Royals playing earlier this week, Gordon Beckham decided to leave a message in the infield dirt for his fellow second baseman, former teammate and good friend Chris Getz. “GETZ IS GAY! GB” It never got picked up by the tv cameras,…

  16. Derek Jeter singles in first at bat for career hit No. 2,999

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:27 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    Maybe the missing home game won’t matter that much, after all. Derek Jeter just singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning for career hit No. 2,999. On a 3-2 pitch, he hit a ground ball through the left side of the infield off Rays’ left-hander David Price. Jeter now sits just one…

  17. Chipper Jones scheduled for knee surgery this afternoon

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    UPDATE: It’s official. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jones will undergo knee surgery this afternoon. 10:57 AM: When an hour for aging third basemen, huh? According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chipper Jones was just placed on the 15-day disabled list with a meniscus tear in his right knee. We…

  18. Joe Maddon tells us the real reason why he didn’t want a split-doubleheader today

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:02 PM EST

    Joe Maddon

    As you’re probably aware, a mini-controversy brewed following last night’s rainout at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees could have opted for a single-admission doubleheader today without the Rays’ permission, but Brian Cashman admitted that they didn’t want to lose the gate for an 81st home game. However, they were unable to convince the Rays to play a…

  19. Ike Davis making progress in rehab from ankle injury

    Jul 9, 2011, 12:17 PM EST

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Ike Davis is still facing the prospect of season-ending microfracture surgery on his ankle, but his rehab has at least taken a turn for the better over the past couple of days. Mets manager Terry Collins told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger yesterday that Davis was able to test his ankle Thursday and Friday…

  20. Cole Hamels will probably think twice before fishing on Roy Oswalt’s property again

    Jul 9, 2011, 11:27 AM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Philadelphia Phillies

    Cole Hamels has allowed four runs across 20 innings over his last three starts, lowering his ERA from 2.51 to 2.40 for the year. The unlikely secret to his recent success? Poison oak. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Hamels contracted poison oak on both of his legs while fishing on teammate Roy Oswalt‘s property…

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