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  1. Bartolo Colon lands on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring

    Jun 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

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    As expected, the Yankees placed starter Bartolo Colon on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left hamstring. The official news comes via Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. Colon suffered the injury in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of the Indians. He allowed only two hits over 6 2/3 frames…

  2. Rangers place Mike Napoli on disabled list with oblique strain

    Jun 12, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

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    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along notice that the Rangers have placed catcher Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique muscle and recalled Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Round Rock. Napoli is likely to miss at least three weeks and could be out for as long as a month.…

  3. Moustakas, Rizzo hit first big league homers on same day

    Jun 12, 2011, 10:39 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Saturday had a celebratory feel for two of baseball’s most prominent young prospects. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who was promoted from Triple-A Omaha Friday, launched his first career major league home run Saturday against the Angels. He’s 2-for-6 with two walks and two runs scored since meeting up with Kansas City. Padres first baseman…

  4. Mark Ellis to return soon, but might have lost starting job

    Jun 12, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

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    A’s second baseman Mark Ellis told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend that he expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on June 22, the first day he’s eligible. Ellis was shut down just five days ago with a sore right hamstring, but he ran at about 75 percent effort…

  5. LAPD finds Andre Ethier jersey carrying blood of Bryan Stow

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:22 AM EST

    Antonio Villariagosa, Charlie Beck

    From Patrick Healy of NBC Los Angeles comes a major update in the still unsolved Opening Day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow: A blood-stained jersey dropped off at a cleaning establishment may be linked to the severe beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, NBC LA has learned. The jersey triggered suspicion at the cleaners,…

  6. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 12, 2011, 8:54 AM EST

    Drew Sutton, Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie

    Since having his knee scoped in Boston on Thursday morning for possible structural damage, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 6-for-9 with two doubles, two walks, four RBI and three runs scored. He helped the first-place Sawx to a 16-4 rout of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. Your Saturday box scores: Indians 0,…

  7. Former hitting coach Howard Johnson says benching Jason Bay is “ridiculous”

    Jun 11, 2011, 9:32 PM EST

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    Jason Bay was back in the starting lineup tonight against the Pirates following a brief two-game absence. In fact, he snapped his career-worst 0-for-24 hitless streak with a bloop single in the fourth inning. But former Mets hitting coach Howard Johnson told the New York Post that the struggling outfielder shouldn’t have been benched in…

  8. Jim Riggleman got creative (or desperate) with his lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 8:10 PM EST

    Jim Riggleman

    Actually, this isn’t a one or the other situation. Jim Riggleman’s lineup tonight is both creative and desperate. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Jason Werth was moved to the leadoff spot for tonight’s game against the Padres. Oh, but that’s not all. They also have the pitcher John Lannan batting eighth and…

  9. Casey Blake out of Dodgers’ lineup Saturday with neck pain

    Jun 11, 2011, 7:25 PM EST

    Casey Blake

    Get one player back, lose another. It’s part of the drill with the Dodgers this season. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Casey Blake is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rockies due to neck pain. While Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called him day-to-day and no tests are scheduled for now, Blake…

  10. Matt Kemp is back in the Dodgers’ starting lineup tonight

    Jun 11, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

    Matt Kemp

    The Dodgers will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak later tonight against the Rockies. And fortunately for them, they have one of the hottest hitters in baseball back in their lineup. Matt Kemp, who was held out of the lineup yesterday due to tightness in his left hamstring, is back in center field for…

  11. Red Sox score 16 in Toronto to win eighth straight

    Jun 11, 2011, 6:26 PM EST

    Jason Varitek, David Ortiz

    The Red Sox steamroller looked nearly unstoppable Saturday.  In their 16-4 drubbing of the Blue Jays, they… – Tied the Phillies for the best record in baseball at 38-26. – Torched Brandon Morrow for a career-high nine runs allowed in 4 1/3 innings.  He had never allowed more than seven runs in an outing.  Morrow…

  12. Tsuyoshi Nishioka on track to return to Twins next week

    Jun 11, 2011, 5:45 PM EST

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    From LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes word that Tsuyoshi Nishioka has been promoted to Triple-A Rochester to continue his minor league rehab assignment. Nishioka went 4-for-12 with a stolen base in four games this past week at High-A Fort Myers. He’s expected to play three games for Rochester before returning to…

  13. Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John surgery Friday

    Jun 11, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

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    The deed is done. According to Allan Ryan of ESPN Boston, Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Friday in L.A. The procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum and was deemed a success, though just about every surgery is deemed successful one day after. Red Sox manager Terry Francona provided…

  14. Bartolo Colon exits shutout bid with strained hamstring

    Jun 11, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon, Gene Monahan

    5:10 p.m. EDT: GM Brian Cashman admitted that it looks like a DL situation for Colon.  Newsday’s Ken Davidoff indicated that Chris Dickerson would likely be called up to take Colon’s roster spot on Sunday. The Yankees can decide on his rotation replacement later. 3:30 p.m. EDT: The Yankees confirmed that Colon suffered a strained…

  15. Indians-Yankees round two: Mitch Talbot ejected after plunking A-Rod

    Jun 11, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez plunked

    After Friday’s benches-clearing incident in the game between the Indians and Yankees, umpire Dan Iassogna wasn’t going to tolerate any hijinks Saturday.  Iassogna tossed Cleveland’s Mitch Talbot in the bottom of the sixth for hitting Alex Rodriguez in the thigh, even though it was the first HBP for either team on the day. In Iassogna’s…

  16. MLB, MLBPA discussing realignment, two 15-team leagues

    Jun 11, 2011, 2:58 PM EST

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    ESPN’s Buster Olney has heard from three different sources that Major League Baseball and the players’ union are discussing a plan to move one team from the National League to the American League in order to even up the amount of clubs in each circuit. The National League currently has 16 teams and a six-club…

  17. Dodgers say closer Jonathan Broxton will be back in July

    Jun 11, 2011, 2:04 PM EST

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    The Dodgers have finally put a general timetable on Jonathan Broxton‘s anticipated recovery from a painful bone spur in his right elbow. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told reporters Friday that he expects the right-hander to return to the big league bullpen in July. Whether Colletti…

  18. Rangers activate Ian Kinsler from paternity leave list

    Jun 11, 2011, 1:21 PM EST

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    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along notice that the Rangers have activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from paternity leave and optioned Chris Davis back to Triple-A Round Rock in time for Saturday’s game against the Twins. Kinsler spent just three days away from the Rangers, missing only two games, to be with…

  19. Colby Rasmus’ father is at it again, says it’s “fairly obvious” his son needs to be traded…

    Jun 11, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    St Louis Cardinals v Colorado Rockies

    Just six months ago, we discovered the father of Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus taking public jabs at the organization that his son plays for on a fan blog called The Cardinal Nation. Winter has passed and the dog days of the 2011 regular season have nearly set in. St. Louis stands alone atop the National…

  20. Aroldis Chapman still struggling despite move to Double-A

    Jun 11, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

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    It’s time to check in again on Aroldis Chapman, who has been working to refine his command in the minor leagues for the past three weeks. From Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that the 23-year-old left-hander allowed two earned runs in less than two innings Thursday in his first relief appearance since…

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