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  1. Rockies put Ubaldo Jimenez on disabled list with finger injury

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Ubaldo Jimenez had hoped to avoid the disabled list after a cut in his right thumb cuticle caused problems gripping the ball in his Opening Day start, but today the Rockies put him on the shelf and called up Greg Reynolds to take his spot in the rotation. Reynolds, who lost the fifth starter competition…

  2. HBT Daily: Talkin’ Red Sox, Giants and Padres with MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    Kind of a new thing today: me talking to someone who isn’t Tiffany. I’ll get better at this eventually. For now: try not to mock my lack of conversation skills

  3. Casey Blake is batting second in return from disabled list

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Casey Blake is off the disabled list and in the Dodgers’ lineup for today’s game after beginning the season on the sidelines with a back injury suffered in the middle of spring training. Blake is starting at third base and batting second, and his return also means the Dodgers have shifted Juan Uribe to second…

  4. Bonds Trial Update: A charge is dismissed and the defense rests without calling a single witness

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds

    The evidence portion of the Bonds trial is over. The prosecution rested yesterday, and this morning prosecutors dropped one of the charges: the one about whether Greg Anderson induced him “to take anything before the 2003 season.”  Prosecutors had been of the view that the charge could mean that Bonds took any kind of steroid…

  5. Erick Aybar is out of the lineup and headed for an MRI exam

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar leaping

    Erick Aybar is absent from the Angels’ lineup this afternoon for the third straight game and Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the shortstop will undergo an MRI exam on his injured oblique muscle. Aybar originally suffered the injury Saturday while sliding. Maicer Izturis replaced him at shortstop Sunday and Tuesday, but…

  6. Rotation chaos: the Cubs place Andrew Cashner, Randy Wells on the DL

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    Bad news from Wrigley: Cubs starter Andrew Cashner left the game yesterday with shoulder stiffness. Today the team revealed that he is suffering from a mild strain of his right rotator cuff.  We figured something would happen with him today. More surprising is that Randy Wells, who threw six innings of one-run ball in Monday’s win…

  7. Another Yankees scandal! Well, OK, maybe not.

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    B Train

    This is a weird story:  The Yankees have run “subway races” on their scoreboard for a few years now. Basically they’re the on-screen equivalent of the racing sausages or presidents or what have you. Lots of parks do it with various characters. Subways, dots, ducks, etc. Until this year, the three racing subways had always…

  8. Jon Garland “is on track to return as early as April 15″

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jon Garland has been sidelined since early March with a strained oblique muscle, but Owen Perkins of MLB.com reports that he could be cleared to join the Dodgers’ rotation “as early as April 15.” Before that happens he’ll need to avoid setbacks while throwing a bullpen session Friday and then making a minor-league rehab start…

  9. Kevin Mitchell gets probation for attacking a guy on a golf course

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Mitchell

    You may recall how, last fall, former Giants slugger Kevin Mitchell repeatedly punched a guy on a golf course after the man “had spoken disparagingly about him earlier.”  Apparently that’s frowned upon in California, and Mitchell pleaded no contest to the charges in March.  Yesterday he was sentenced to three months probation and anger management classes.…

  10. Rays fans are already booing Manny Ramirez

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Ramirez watches a MLB spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles from the dugout in Sarasota

    Tampa Bay is 0-4, Manny Ramirez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts yesterday to make him 1-for-16 on the season, and Rays fans are already booing the 39-year-old designated hitter. Manager Joe Maddon described the situation as “very unfair” while adding that the fans should know “this man really cares” and “the last thing I want…

  11. Selig talks about the Wilpons, contraction, expanding the playoffs and more

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Bud Selig defiant

    Bud Selig was on SiriusXM with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo yesterday, and he held forth in his usual Budly manner on the topics of the Mets financial situation, that contraction nonsense, realignment, expanded playoffs and the Barry Bonds trial.  The highlights: The most newsworthy thing of the interview was Bud’s statement that the Mets did not ask…

  12. Grady Sizemore “shooting for mid-April to late April” return

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    sizemore spring

    Grady Sizemore continued his comeback from microfracture knee surgery by going 0-for-4 while playing in a minor-league exhibition game against Ohio State yesterday. Sizemore, who has been sidelined since last May, is scheduled to take today off before heading to Double-A for the Eastern League season opener Thursday. Sizemore told Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland…

  13. Adam Dunn had an emergency appendectomy

    Apr 6, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Brett Ballantini of CSN Chicago reports that the procedure was a laproscopic appendectomy — which is far less-invasive than the slice-and-dice you got as a kid — and that the team estimates that Dunn will only be out up to five days. 9:55AM: Tough break for the White Sox as it’s being reported that Adam…

  14. Rafael Soriano’s media snub is a legitimate problem

    Apr 6, 2011, 9:34 AM EDT

    New York Yankees pitcher Soriano flips a ball during a workout at the team's spring training camp

    UPDATE: Our long national nightmare is over: Soriano has apologized. 9:34 AM: There is a lot of back and forth on the Internets this morning about Rafael Soriano‘s decision to dress quickly and leave the clubhouse before the reporters could get to him after last night’s debacle. Mark Feinsand of the Daily News, Joel Sherman…

  15. Ozzie Guillen on Will Ohman: “he has to get his head out of his ass”

    Apr 6, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Dear lord, do I love Ozzie Guillen. If, for no other reason, than because he says what everyone else thinks but which no one in an official position besides him ever, ever says. Things like this, which Brent Ballantini of CSN Chicago reports Guillen said about White Sox reliever Will Ohman, who has had a rough…

  16. Swagger Alert! Apparently the Red Sox need some of it

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Headline in Rob Bradford’s column about the reeling Red Sox over at WEEI: “Red Sox in search of their swagger (and a win).”  Content: Everybody understands that the Red Sox have the potential to be what Ortiz mandated all who wear the uniform be back in ’07 — bad blankety-blanks. And every player Tuesday night…

  17. Mark Cuban would like the reporters out of his locker room

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    Mark Cuban horizontal

    Mark Cuban is a basketball owner, not a baseball owner, but I’ve gone on enough in recent weeks about team and league-controlled media usurping the role of the outside press that Cuban’s little rant from the other day is still within my bailiwick. So let’s talk about it, shall we? Cuban’s piece is long and has…

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 6, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    A night of some lights-out pitching performances. Which can mean only one thing: Bud Selig switched out the juiced baseballs because he knows we’re on to him!

  19. Ubaldo Jimenez still uncertain for Friday start

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

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    Ubaldo Jimenez didn’t look anything like his usual dominant self on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks last Friday, giving up six runs — five earned — over six innings while striking out just one and sitting between 89-91 mph on the radar gun. It turns out Jimenez aggravated a cuticle of his right thumb, a…

  20. The Orioles are sniffing around for some starting pitching help

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Orioles’ starting pitchers have allowed just two runs across 26 innings (0.69 ERA) over the first four games of the season, but don’t let that fool you. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Orioles are currently “poking around” for fifth-starter types. Justin Duchscherer and Brian Matusz are both on the disabled list and will…

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