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  1. The initial word on Grady Sizemore’s knee is encouraging

    Jul 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EST

    Grady Sizemore AP

    Grady Sizemore anticipated the worst after re-injuring his right knee during Sunday’s game, but at the moment, it appears another microfracture surgery is not in his future. Sizemore underwent an MRI on Monday and according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the initial report from the Indians is that the bone bruise is…

  2. Roy Oswalt throws bullpen session, could make rehab start next week

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:52 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Roy Oswalt threw approximately 50 pitches in a bullpen session before tonight’s game against the Cubs and told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he’s optimistic his back issue is finally behind him. “I actually felt great,” Oswalt said. “Probably felt as good as I did in spring training.” Oswalt hasn’t pitched since leaving a…

  3. Phillies scouting more Mets than just Carlos Beltran

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:20 PM EST

    Scott Hairston

    According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the Phillies are scouting the Mets on Tuesday and they have eyes for more than just Carlos Beltran; they’re also evaluating Scott Hairston as a potential bench bat and Tim Byrdak as a possibly lefty out of the pen. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal on Tuesday listed the Phillies and…

  4. Joe Maddon wants The Trop blown up

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

    Tropicana Field

    After Sunday’s five-minute delay caused by a shattered light and Monday’s 18-minute holdup due to a power outage, Rays manager Joe Maddon joined the chorus Tuesday in calling for Tropicana Field to be replaced. “I don’t think anybody is going to argue against the fact that we do need a new ballpark,” he told the…

  5. Astros call up 5-foot-7 second baseman Jose Altuve

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

    Jose Altuve

    The Astros likely got a little worse Tuesday with Jeff Keppinger’s departure, but they also got a little more interesting. Jose Altuve is listed at 5-foot-7, but according to just about everyone who has seen him in person, he’s likely much closer to 5-foot-5.  And now he’s the game’s most compact major leaguer after being…

  6. Giants acquire Jeff Keppinger from Astros, call up Brandon Belt

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

    Jeff Keppinger

    The Giants made a couple of key changes on Tuesday, acquiring infielder Jeff Keppinger from the Astros for RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel and calling up Brandon Belt from Triple-A Fresno. Keppinger has been on the trade block ever since he returned from foot surgery at the end of May.  Since replacing Bill…

  7. Angels demote Hank Conger to Triple-A

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:05 PM EST

    Hank Conger

    Needing to clear a roster spot with fifth starter Tyler Chatwood returning from the minors, the Angels sent down rookie catcher Hank Conger prior to Tuesday’s game. Conger was the better half of the Angels’ catching duo, hitting .214/.297/.357 in 154 at-bats.  Jeff Mathis, who gets to stick around, has hit .194/.243/.281 in 160 at-bats.…

  8. Ryan Theriot suspended for two games

    Jul 19, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    Major League Baseball has announced that Cardinals infielder Ryan Theriot has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for coming into contact with umpire Mike Muchlinski during the bottom of the sixth inning of Sunday’s game against the Reds. Theriot was disputing a “pulled-off-the-bag” call.  The runner eventually came around to score thanks…

  9. Now the Red Sox are asking about Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 19, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    1985 Corvette

    For those of you who don’t watch the HBT Daily videos, I made an analogy in this morning’s edition that I think explains the Ubaldo Jimenez trade rumors pretty well. My dad had a 1985 Corvette once upon a time.  He really dug that car. Low mileage. No problems with it.  Once in a while,…

  10. Dodgers release outfielder Marcus Thames

    Jul 19, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    As expected, the Dodgers have officially released Marcus Thames after designating him for assignment last week to make room on the roster for Juan Rivera. Thames was already a very limited player even when healthy and a strained calf kept him from being able to consistently play left field for the Dodgers, which along with…

  11. A dearth of black ballplayers, a dearth of black fans

    Jul 19, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    I missed this story from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram over the weekend, but a bunch of blogs are picking it up today. It’s about the relative dearth of black ballplayers compared to years past, what is driving it and the effect it has on the fewer black ballplayers who are in the game today. We’ve…

  12. Rays promote stud pitching prospect Matt Moore to Triple-A

    Jul 19, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Matt Moore

    Tampa Bay has promoted Matt Moore to Triple-A, putting the stud prospect one step from the majors at age 22. Moore, who ranked 15th on Baseball America‘s preseason list of the MLB’s top prospects and moved up to the No. 3 spot on their midseason revision, had a 2.20 ERA and 131/28 K/BB ratio in…

  13. Ike Davis tells summer campers he’s probably done for the season

    Jul 19, 2011, 4:05 PM EST

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Last official word we heard about Mets first baseman Ike Davis, he was getting a cortisone shot, getting an MRI and waiting for some improvement on his ankle.  If it didn’t improve:  season-ending surgery. Well, this is far from official word, but apparently Davis is pessimistic: he told a bunch of summer campers that his…

  14. Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran get healthy, rejoin Mets’ lineup

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:49 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Mets

    David Wright is still on the disabled list, but Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are both back in the Mets’ lineup tonight. They haven’t been in the same lineup together since July 2, when Reyes injured his hamstring. Beltran has missed the past three games with flu-like symptoms. Both players are impending free agents having…

  15. Which GMs are on the hot seat?

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:33 PM EST

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    Ken Rosenthal complies a list of the general managers who may be on the move after this season, be it by their own volition or via defenestration (figuratively speaking, with the possible exception of Jim Hendry, who could literally be defenestrated). I can’t disagree with most of his list. I think Hendry has to go because…

  16. Phillies activate Shane Victorino from disabled list

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    Shane Victorino

    Shane Victorino has been activated from the disabled list after missing two weeks with a sprained right thumb. Victorino went 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer during a brief rehab assignment and will be in the starting lineup tonight against the Cubs, with Pete Orr heading back to Triple-A to make room for him on the…

  17. The Rangers are going to raise the rails in front of all seating areas

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

    Rangers Ballpark

    According to Evidence Rule 407, subsequent remedial measures are not admissible in order to prove liability for an accident.  But they sure are interesting outside of the context of litigation: The Texas Rangers have taken the first steps toward making their ballpark safer following the death of a fan during a recent game. The club announced…

  18. Giants catchers have hit .222 since Buster Posey went down

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

    Scott Cousins, Buster Posey

    In researching yet another aspect of the Dodgers’ ineptitude Eric Stephen of True Blue LA stumbled across an interesting stat about the Giants, noting that San Francisco catchers have hit just .222 with a .647 OPS since Buster Posey‘s season-ending ankle injury. At the time of the injury Posey was hitting .284 with a .756…

  19. The Blue Jays will retire Roberto Alomar’s number

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:03 PM EST

    Roberto Alomar Jays

    I was kind of surprised when I read that the Blue Jays had not retired anyone’s number apart from the league-wide 42 for Jackie Robinson. Then I thought about it and realized that there really hasn’t been any strong candidate for the honor. Dave Stieb, maybe?  Hey, we all love the guy, but he doesn’t…

  20. Reds GM says “there is no timetable” for Edinson Volquez’s return from minors

    Jul 19, 2011, 1:44 PM EST

    volquez getty

    Edinson Volquez was demoted to Triple-A two weeks ago and yesterday general manager Walt Jocketty told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer that “there is no timetable” for his return to the Reds. Through two starts at Triple-A he has an 8/5 K/BB ratio in 12 innings and Volquez allowed five runs in six innings…

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