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  1. Corey Patterson keeps on rolling with four more hits Sunday

    May 29, 2011, 4:38 PM EST

    Corey Patterson, Mike McCoy

    Corey Patterson followed up his 5-for-7 day Saturday by going 4-for-5 with another homer as part of the Blue Jays’ 13-4 win over the White Sox on Sunday. He’s the first player to collect nine hits in two games since Minnesota’s Denard Span did it Aug. 7-8, 2009.  He’s the first player to do it…

  2. Props to ESPN: Red Sox-Tigers tilt to be shown tonight

    May 29, 2011, 4:23 PM EST

    Josh Beckett

    When the Tigers opted to schedule a split-doubleheader with the Red Sox on Sunday following Saturday’s rainout, they left the second game to fall under MLB’s blackout rules.  ESPN has exclusive coverage of Sunday night games, and since they were showing Atlanta-Cincinnati, no one was going to get to see what figured to be a…

  3. Matt Holliday misses sixth straight start with quad discomfort

    May 29, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

    holliday batting

    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is out of the St. Louis starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies. Holliday has been able to serve as a pinch-hitter the last two nights in Colorado, but he is still apparently battling discomfort in his left quadriceps muscle…

  4. A’s finally get closer Andrew Bailey back from disabled list

    May 29, 2011, 3:34 PM EST

    bailey wide

    As expected, the A’s have activated right-hander Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list and will have him available out of the bullpen for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Orioles. Bailey missed the first two months of the regular season after suffering a forearm strain in the middle of spring training. Brian Fuentes has filled…

  5. Pablo Sandoval could begin rehab assignment this week

    May 29, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v San Francisco Giants

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy provided an update Sunday on the status of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was placed on the disabled list in late April with a fractured hamate bone. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Sandoval will take batting practice with his Giants teammates when the club arrives in…

  6. Cubs place Reed Johnson on DL, activate Geovany Soto

    May 29, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs' Reed Johnson watches a 2-RBI against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park

    The Cubs had a busy little Sunday morning, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, making four 25-man roster moves. Outfielder Reed Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury, catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the 15-day disabled list, outfielder Brad Snyder was called up from Triple-A Iowa and catcher Welington…

  7. MLB fines, suspends Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr.

    May 29, 2011, 12:18 PM EST

    Jerry Hairston Jr.

    Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider passes along notice that Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for his “aggressive actions” toward home umpire Ed Hickox on Friday against the Padres. Hairston was ejected in the seventh inning Friday evening after arguing…

  8. Vernon Wells runs bases, nearing rehab assignment

    May 29, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

    wells runs

    Angels outfielder Vernon Wells has made significant progress this weekend in his rehabilitation from a strained muscle in his right groin. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Wells ran “the curve of the basepaths on the outfield grass at nearly full speed” on Saturday afternoon and also performed some agility drills. Wells…

  9. Jaime Garcia shelled for career-high 12 runs in loss to Rockies

    May 29, 2011, 10:33 AM EST

    garcia throws

    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia entered Saturday’s action with one of the top stat lines in all of Major League Baseball. He had a 5-0 record, a 1.93 ERA, and a 57/13 K/BB ratio through his first 65 1/3 innings of the 2011 regular season. Unfortunately, just about everything went wrong Saturday night at Denver’s Coors…

  10. UPDATE: Daniel Bard’s missing friend found alive, unharmed

    May 29, 2011, 9:29 AM EST

    Matt Hill

    SATURDAY: Red Sox setup man Daniel Bard asked reporters today for their assistance in spreading the word in an effort to find his childhood friend Matt Hill, who was last seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. A Facebook page, Find Matt Hill, has been set up with the details. The 26-year-old Hill, a groomsman in…

  11. Brian Matusz to make 2011 debut Wednesday vs. Mariners

    May 29, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

    matusz throws

    From Baltimore Sun beat writer Jeff Zrebiec comes word that left-handed starter Brian Matusz has joined up with the Orioles and is likely to be activated for his 2011 regular season debut on Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners. Matusz allowed just one run over five-plus innings Friday in his final rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk.…

  12. Andrew Bailey likely to return to A’s on Sunday or Monday

    May 28, 2011, 10:31 PM EST

    bailey delivery

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle brings word that A’s closer Andrew Bailey has arrived in Oakland and is likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on either Sunday or Monday. Bailey threw 13 pitches in a one-inning rehab appearance Friday evening at Triple-A Sacramento. He allowed two hits but zero runs.…

  13. Peter Bourjos ends Anthony Swarzak’s no-hitter in eighth

    May 28, 2011, 9:14 PM EST

    swarzak getty

    UPDATE, 9:14 PM: Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos just ended the no-hit bid with a double in the eighth inning. Swarzak threw 7 1/3 no-hit frames. ******* 9:03 PM: We’ve got a no-hitter alert in Minnesota. Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak has not allowed a hit through seven innings this evening against the Angels. He has walked…

  14. Brad Lidge throws 24 pitches in extended spring game

    May 28, 2011, 8:58 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Phillies reliever Brad Lidge hasn’t pitched in a game this season because of a right posterior rotator cuff strain that he suffered near the end of March. The right-hander took a big step forward Saturday, tossing 24 pitches in a game at extended spring training and reporting no issues with his shoulder. This according to…

  15. Look for A’s to try new acquisition Scott Sizemore at third base

    May 28, 2011, 7:46 PM EST

    Scott Sizemore - Tigers

    The Tigers likely would have been more patient with Scott Sizemore had he possessed a better glove at second base.  His track record suggests that he’s going to hit — he’s batting .315/.392/.487 in 170 career games in Triple-A — but his glove at second base has always been shaky and it doesn’t look like…

  16. Corey Patterson hits walkoff homer as Jays beat White Sox in 14

    May 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EST

    Corey Patterson walkoff homer

    Already with four hits on the day, Corey Patterson puncuated one of the best games of his career with a walkoff homer as the Blue Jays edged the White Sox 9-8 in 14 innings Saturday. The Blue Jays survived today after the White Sox scored in both the eighth and ninth innings to send it…

  17. Astros place Wandy Rodriguez on DL with elbow injury, will promote Jordan Lyles

    May 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The Astros have placed Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with fluid in his left elbow joint, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. As we mentioned here on HBT yesterday, Rodriguez was scratched from today’s scheduled start against the Diamondbacks with discomfort in his elbow. Bud Norris will move up a day to start in…

  18. Paul Maholm pitches third career shutout to beat Cubs

    May 28, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Paul Maholm

    The big surprise here is that neither of his previous shutouts came against the Cubs. Veteran left-hander Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter Saturday as the Pirates won 10-0 at Wrigley Field.  He struck out four and walked none in the 91-pitch gem. Ronny Cedeno, Lyle Overbay, Chris Snyder and Andrew McCutchen all went deep in…

  19. Hot-hitting Corey Hart out of lineup today due to illness

    May 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EST

    Corey Hart homers AP

    The only thing that can slow Corey Hart down? His immune system, apparently. According to Audrey Snyder of MLB.com, Hart is out of the starting lineup for today’s game against the Giants due to illness. Nyjer Morgan will take his place in right field and bat eighth against left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, though Hart could be…

  20. David Einhorn is getting one heck of a deal

    May 28, 2011, 3:06 PM EST

    david einhorn poker

    UPDATE: The New York Times confirms Adam Rubin’s report and adds that the deal being discussed between Einhorn and the Mets does not include SNY, which is the team’s television network. Einhorn didn’t say much during the conference call Thursday, but was adamant that he had “no interest” in owning a television station. 9:30 AM:…

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