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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Sep 2, 2010, 5:49 AM EDT

    I for one applaud Nyjer Morgan’s heel-turn. And when he comes back from his inevitable suspension, I expect his interview with Mene Gene Okerlund to be epic.

  2. Nolasco shut down for the rest of the 2010 season

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Bad news for the Marlins tonight, but news they should have seen coming. According to Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald, Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is going to be shut down for the rest of the season and will undergo…

  3. Manny Ramirez will trim his dreadlocks this week

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

    In case anyone cares — OK, everyone cares — Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that new White Sox designated hitter Manny Ramirez will trim his long-flowing dreadlocks on either Thursday or Friday of this week to comply with his new club’s rules about overgrown hair. How’d Cafardo get that information?  Manny’s barber. …

  4. Nyjer Morgan charges mound, incites brawl in Florida

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    The same player who threw a ball at a fan in Philadelphia in mid-August, steamrolled an unsuspecting Cardinals backup catcher last week, and gave Marlins catcher Brett Hayes a dislocated shoulder on Tuesday night with a ridiculous hockey-like check at home plate is back at it again. Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan started a benches-clearing clearing…

  5. Pettitte throws second bullpen session, feels "good"

    Sep 1, 2010, 8:22 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte continues to make progress in his rehab from a strained left groin. According to Mike Mazzeo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the veteran left-hander threw a 55-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and reported…

  6. Jason Kendall set for shoulder surgery

    Sep 1, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    Workaholic Jason Kendall is going to have to learn to deal with some time off. He’s slated for rotator cuff surgery Friday that could sideline him into the 2011 season. Kendall has a tear in his throwing shoulder that manager Ned Yost said he’d need 8-10 months to recover from. Kendall, though, is hoping to…

  7. Struggling Cliff Lee to have back examined

    Sep 1, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee admitted to the Rangers that he’s been dealing with discomfort in his lower back, and the team announced Wednesday that he was sent home to Texas for an examination and an injection of anti-inflammatories. Lee has given up 30 runs — 27 earned — over 29 1/3 innings in his last five starts,…

  8. Braves' prospect Freddie Freeman to make his debut tonight

    Sep 1, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

    As expected, the Braves purchased the contract of first baseman Freddie Freeman from Triple-A Gwinnett today. He’ll get the start tonight against the Mets, batting sixth, playing first base. Very few of the Braves’ midseason moves were of much consequence. Rick Ankiel and Derrek Lee have sub-.700 OPSeseses since coming over, and Kyle Farnsworthless is…

  9. Rob Dibble fired as Nationals television analyst

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

    Rob Dibble made headlines twice last month for controversial comments about female baseball fans and Stephen Strasburg’s elbow injury, and today MASN and the Nationals announced that he’s been let go as the team’s television analyst. I’ve written quite a bit about Dibble recently, so I won’t rehash all my points again, but suffice it…

  10. Comment of the Day: let's not get too worked up over the Sox docs

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT

    Longtime reader Evan has a pretty good point in response to the Red Sox medical staff stuff from earlier this afternoon. Basically, the knives are out for one and all as it dawns on everyone that the season is going to end on October 3rd: I think this is more a product of the team’s…

  11. Angels get 7-foot-1 Dutchman to complete Brian Fuentes trade

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

    Last week the Angels traded Brian Fuentes to the Twins for a player to be named later, with the two sides announcing today that the player is Loek Van Mil. Van Mil isn’t much of a prospect, ranking No. 39 on my annual list of the Twins’ best prospects coming into this season and having…

  12. The Cardinals' skid continues, lose to Astros 5-2

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT

    Another series against a bad team in the books, another series loss. The Cardinals lost 5-2 to the Astros today, completing the sweep for Houston.  This follows the Redbirds dropping three of four to the Nats and two of three to the Pirates.  If you can’t get right against those teams, you’ve got a hell…

  13. Rafael Furcal again on the verge of coming off the disabled list

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal suffered a setback when he was close to coming off the disabled list about two weeks ago, but the Dodgers shortstop is once again on the verge of returning from the lower back injury that has sidelined him since August 3. Furcal is slated to begin a brief minor league rehab assignment today…

  14. Pirates President Frank Coonelly: "Losing stinks"

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    Pirates team President Frank Coonelly sat down for his monthly web chat earlier today, and was asked by a reader how it felt to run “the losingest team in baseball.”  His response: Given that we have many young readers of this chat, I will keep my answer G-rated: It stinks. It’s embarrassing, painful and incredibly…

  15. Diamondbacks haven't offered Adam LaRoche a contract yet

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

    Two weeks ago Jerry Dipoto indicated that the Diamondbacks and Adam LaRoche were both interested in working out a multi-year contract extension, but yesterday the general manager told Steve Gilbert of that no offers have been made: We discussed the possibility, kicked the tires if you will, but there was nothing definitive and no…

  16. Bobby Seay likely to miss 2011 following shoulder surgery

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Bobby Seay was the Tigers’ primary left-handed specialist from 2007 to 2009, appearing in 185 games with a 3.75 ERA during that time, but he hasn’t pitched this season because of a shoulder injury and is now expected to miss all of next season as well. Seay initially tried to rehab the injury, but said…

  17. The Red Sox medical staff comes under fire

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Today ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes has a long and engaging look at the mounting criticism of the Red Sox medical staff that’s worth a read. It’s hard to really get a handle on this kind of thing. Most of us aren’t doctors and even those of you who are haven’t seen a player’s medical chart…

  18. Even with all their injuries, Red Sox release Jeremy Hermida

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

    Acquired from the Marlins and signed to a one-year, $3.4 million contract this winter, Jeremy Hermida was brought in to be the Red Sox’s fourth outfielder and could have been in line for a ton of playing time given the team’s amazing number of injuries. Instead he hit just .203/.257/.348 in 52 games while missing…

  19. Ted Lilly and the Dodgers to talk extension

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    With the waiver trade deadline coming and going with no deal, Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers and Ted Lilly are interested in talking about a contract extension. Makes sense for Lilly who, Rosenthal says, really wanted to be in Los Angeles a few years ago.  Makes sense for the Dodgers too, who probably don’t…

  20. Manny Manny Manny Manny Manny

    Sep 1, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    Say, were you aware that Manny Ramirez was playing in a contested baseball game today?

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