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  1. 10 years later, Bob Brenly still bitter about Ben Davis’ bunt

    May 27, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Bob Brenly Diamondbacks

    Whether our entry yesterday had anything to do with it or not, Cubs PBP man Len Kasper decided to bring up the Curt Schilling game with former Diamondbacks manager and current Cubs color guy Bob Brenly today on WGN. And Brenly still isn’t happy about the play, saying that Davis did in fact break unwritten rules…

  2. Reds place Homer Bailey on DL with sprained shoulder

    May 27, 2011, 5:11 PM EST

    Homer Bailey pitches

    UPDATE: Sure enough, the Reds put him on the DL. Mike Leake is taking his place. ========== Homer Bailey complained of muscle spasms in his shoulder after leaving yesterday’s start and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that he’s been diagnosed with a sprained shoulder. Reds trainer Paul Lessard told Fay that no surgery…

  3. Tigers trade Scott Sizemore to A’s for David Purcey

    May 27, 2011, 4:51 PM EST

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    As a 25-year-old rookie last season Scott Sizemore was the Tigers’ Opening Day second baseman, but poor hitting and injuries have since removed him from the team’s plans and today they traded him to the A’s for left-hander David Purcey. Purcey has a similar story, as the former first-round pick was dumped by the Blue…

  4. Kendrys Morales’ surgery is successful. Again.

    May 27, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

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    Great news, Angels fans! Kendrys Morales had surgery on his left ankle today and, according to the team, the surgery was deemed a success. Indeed, this is the best news Angels fans have heard since last year, when Kenrdys Morales had surgery on his left ankle and it was deemed a success! It’s gonna be…

  5. “Buster Posey must be allowed to wear an armored exoskeleton at all times”

    May 27, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    posey catching

    “The Dugout” has moved around a lot over the years, but it is still my favorite place for faux-chat-room-style-humor. Really, it stands head and shoulders above its competitors in this regard. Today’s entry is a great example of what makes it so … um, great: Bud Selig and Jeff Berry saying in The Dugout what…

  6. Angel Pagan rejoins Mets despite rained out Triple-A tuneup

    May 27, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Angel Pagan swinging

    Angel Pagan was supposed to get a few at-bats in the minors before returning from an oblique injury, but rain washed away the Triple-A game he was supposed to play in last night and the Mets have decided to activate him from the disabled list anyway. Pagan, who hasn’t played since April 21, is starting…

  7. Padres place Orlando Hudson on DL with strained groin

    May 27, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    For the second time this season the Padres have placed Orlando Hudson on the disabled list, with a strained groin sending him to the shelf this time. Hamstring problems led to Hudson’s first DL stint earlier this month and he lasted just seven games before being shut down again. Hudson has also struggled when healthy…

  8. Francoeur returns to form

    May 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals Photo Day

    That’s the headline of this later-than-usual “Jeff Francoeur has figured it all out and is kicking butt and taking names” story from Stan McNeal at the Sporting News.  I mean, we’ve come to expect them when Francoeur gets off to his usual fast start following a chance of scenery, but late May is certainly an…

  9. Indians activate Grady Sizemore from the disabled list

    May 27, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    sizemore runs

    As expected, the Indians have activated Grady Sizemore from the disabled list after the center fielder missed two weeks with a right knee contusion. Not to be confused with Sizemore’s left knee, which is the surgically repaired one that cost him most of last season. Sizemore was playing very well prior to the two-week DL…

  10. The Rangers give Ron Washington a 26 year-old GM product as a thank you

    May 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    1985 Cadillac

    I kid the GM people!  It’s just that I lived in Flint, Michigan for the first 11 years of my life and was surrounded by people — and continue to be in contact with many of them — who act as if General Motors didn’t make some pretty awful cars in the 1980s. And not…

  11. Pete Rose wants to be able to enjoy the Hall of Fame while he’s alive

    May 27, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Pete Rose

    Pete Rose was on 97.5 in Philly yesterday and was asked if he suspects that he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame after he’s dead.  His response: “Well I think that would probably to be honest with you piss a lot of people off if that’s the way it was. I mean it’s just…

  12. Carlos Zambrano on neck injury: “I sleep with my head turned that way when I’m watching TV”

    May 27, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    carlos-zambrano-cubs

    Carlos Zambrano tossed six innings of two-run ball against the Mets yesterday, improving to 5-2 with a 4.59 ERA, but pitched through neck pain and afterward went to the hospital for X-rays. According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago doctors found “that the discomfort was coming from a knot in his neck and is mostly…

  13. Too many Twins are in the best shape of their lives!

    May 27, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

    Kevin Slowey

    The Twins have suffered a lot of injuries this year. Columnist Jim Souhan suggests that the problem may be over-training: Thus the modern ballplayer is bigger, faster, stronger, better-trained, and yet seemingly more fragile. Might many of these new-age injuries be the result of over-training? Michael Cuddyer agrees with the over-training thing. In contrast, broadcaster…

  14. Rangers “have inquired about” Nationals reliever Todd Coffey

    May 27, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    todd-coffey-nationals

    According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com the Rangers “have inquired about” Nationals right-hander Todd Coffey as they search for bullpen help with Darren O’Day possibly out for the season and Alexi Ogando all but locked into the rotation. Coffey was a nice low-cost pickup for the Nationals, signing a one-year, $1.35 million deal after the…

  15. HBT Daily: What can be done about catcher collisions?

    May 27, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

    Yeah, we’ve probably talked this to death already, but I swear, when we taped this yesterday it was still fresh.

  16. White Sox drop slumping Adam Dunn to seventh spot

    May 27, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    ozzie-guillen-and-adam-dunn-white-sox-spring

    Over the weekend Ozzie Guillen explained that he was going to stick with Adam Dunn as the White Sox’s third-place hitter because “this guy is very important in our lineup” and “the only way he’s going to hit is to play him.” At that point Dunn had batted third in 20 straight games, but the…

  17. Introducing Carlos Beltran: “RBI whore”

    May 27, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

    beltran bats

    Joel Sherman’s latest column is about the fury and backlash among Mets fans in the wake of Fred Wilpon’s comments about the team and its best players.  And he has some decent observations about how, if you’re a Mets player, you’re not likely to be all that motivated at the moment. But there was one…

  18. Gamer earns $1 million by throwing a perfect game against the Astros with Roy Halladay

    May 27, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    brian kingrey

    2K Sports offered $1 million to the first person to throw a perfect game on their baseball video game MLB 2K11 and a music teacher from Louisina named Brian Kingrey has claimed the prize. Kingrey smartly chose Phillies ace and cover boy Roy Halladay as his pitcher and picked the Astros as his weak-hitting opponent, setting…

  19. A good review of the new Derek Jeter book

    May 27, 2011, 11:05 AM EST

    jeter grimace

    Ben Kabak of River Avenue Blues has a good review of the new Ian O’Connor book about Derek Jeter.  Which I haven’t read and I don’t really plan to, on the basis that no really good biography can be written about someone whose story is not complete. Which is basically where Ben comes down too.…

  20. “Heck yeah” Bengie Molina would step in for Buster Posey … if the Giants will have him back

    May 27, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Bengie Molina

    Matthew examined the Giants’ various options to replace Buster Posey behind the plate, noting that bringing back Bengie Molina was an iffy proposition because the hefty 36-year-old “didn’t seem to have a whole left last year” and was “awfully immobile behind the plate.” Molina, as you might expect, is very much open to the idea…

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