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  1. Ike Davis departs Mets game with strained calf

    May 10, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Still reeling from the Jenrry Mejia and Chris Young news, the Mets suffered another blow Tuesday when Ike Davis left the game against the Rockies with a strained left calf. Davis, who had a two-run single in the first, was injured during a collision with David Wright in the fifth inning.  He’ll be reevaluated Wednesday to see…

  2. Rafael Soriano to undergo precautionary MRI on “tender” elbow

    May 10, 2011, 10:47 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    Well, nobody could have predicted this one. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Rafael Soriano will undergo a precautionary MRI after he showed up to the ballpark today with what Yankees manager Joe Girardi called a “tender” elbow. Soriano, who signed a three-year, $35 million contract with the Yankees over the…

  3. Jason Heyward exits game, to have MRI on shoulder

    May 10, 2011, 10:25 PM EST

    Jason Hayward

    After leaving Tuesday’s game prior to the eighth inning, Jason Heyward admitted that he’s been dealing with soreness in his right shoulder since the spring.  He’s set to have an MRI. Heyward, who went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts tonight, said the soreness has worsened in recent days and that he’s recently experienced numbness in his…

  4. Chase Utley singles in first minor league rehab game

    May 10, 2011, 10:09 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Utley walks across the field after taking batting practice before a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles

    According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a single as the designated hitter in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Clearwater earlier tonight. Utley had two strikeouts and a ground out over his first three at-bats, but managed to bloop a single to center field in his final at-bat in…

  5. Illness causes Francisco Liriano’s early exit

    May 10, 2011, 9:12 PM EST

    Francisco Liriano

    9:25 p.m. EDT: The Twins said it was actually Liriano’s recent illness that caused his departure after three innings.  Liriano, who was originally supposed to pitch Monday, was pushed back until today because of a sore throat and other flu-like symptoms. /// Francisco Liriano was checked on by the Twins trainer with an apparent leg…

  6. Geovany Soto exits game with left groin strain

    May 10, 2011, 9:05 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that Geovany Soto left tonight’s game against the Cardinals in the bottom of the first inning with a left groin strain. It’s not clear how the injury occurred, but Carrie Muskat of MLB.com writes that Soto appeared to hurt himself while going after a foul ball during Matt Holliday‘s at-bat…

  7. Carlos Carrasco to return from disabled list for Wednesday start

    May 10, 2011, 8:46 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Seattle Mariners

    The surprising Indians are just about to get a nice boost for their starting rotation. Carlos Carrasco is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday’s game against the Rays, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Indians manager Manny Acta said Carrasco is “good to go” and has “no restrictions” following his…

  8. First time for everything: Roy Halladay walks opposing pitcher

    May 10, 2011, 8:26 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Washington Nationals

    For the first time in his career, Roy Halladay walked an opposing pitcher Tuesday, giving Josh Johnson a free pass with one out in the third inning in the game against the Marlins. Johnson advanced to third on a Chris Coghlan double and then scored on a sac fly from Emilio Bonifacio. Halladay, of course,…

  9. Phil Hughes on track to begin throwing program Thursday

    May 10, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Phil Hughes

    While Phil Hughes is still a long way from pitching with the Yankees again, Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com reports that he’s tentatively scheduled to begin a throwing program Thursday. Hughes was placed on the disabled list last month after posting a 13.94 ERA over his first three starts while showing significantly diminished velocity with his…

  10. Slumping Josh Thole quits twitter: “I’m out”

    May 10, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    New York Mets' Thole reacts after hitting into a bases loaded double play against the San Francisco Giants in New York

    Frustrated with some of the criticism that’s come with his poor start at the plate, Josh Thole deleted his twitter feed on Tuesday, leaving with an “I’m out.” According to David Lennon, Thole called being on Twitter “a lose-lose situation” after deleting his account. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin tweeted the following: Thole got advice on Twitter like…

  11. Vernon Wells to DL, Howie Kendrick to left field for Angels

    May 10, 2011, 7:02 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Angels made the anticpated move prior to Tuesday’s game, placing Vernon Wells on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin and calling up speedster Reggie Willits to play a reserve role. But this one came out of left field: replacing Wells tonight and making his first career start in the outfield is usual…

  12. Royals ace Bruce Chen placed on DL with lat strain

    May 10, 2011, 6:49 PM EST

    Bruce Chen

    And just after Aaron suggested they start printing up playoff tickets. Bruce Chen, who is 4-1 with a 3.59 ERA in seven starts to open the year, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a left lat strain. Vin Mazzaro will be called up to start in his place Wednesday. Chen has been a…

  13. 15 years ago today: Ernie Young hits three homers for A’s

    May 10, 2011, 6:30 PM EST

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    It was May 10, 1996. Ernie Young, a 26-year-old center fielder getting his first real shot in the majors, blasted three homers as the A’s beat the Twins 15-5. He had entered the game with three homers in 164 career at-bats, the lowest previous homer total for anyone who has ever had a three-homer game.…

  14. Andres Torres, Mark DeRosa off DL, into Giants lineup

    May 10, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants activated both Andres Torres (Achilles’ tendon) and Mark DeRosa (wrist) from the disabled list Tuesday and inserted them right into the lineup for their game against the Diamondbacks. Torres is returning to his usual leadoff spot, while DeRosa is playing third and batting seventh. As expected, the Giants sent the struggling Miguel Tejada to…

  15. Willy Aybar signs with Edmonton Capitals

    May 10, 2011, 5:55 PM EST

    Rays' Aybar drives in the game-winning run against the Angels during their MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg

    Willy Aybar, who went without a gig all winter and still didn’t have any takers despite the rash of injuries to National League third basemen, has signed with the Edmonton Capitals of the independent North American League. The 28-year-old Aybar was a very solid hitter in part-time roles for the Rays in 2008 (.253/.327/.410 in…

  16. Recovered from hip surgery, David Aardsma now has a sprained elbow ligament

    May 10, 2011, 5:25 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    David Aardsma has struggled mightily at Triple-A while on a rehab assignment for his offseason hip surgery, allowing seven runs in four innings, and now he’s been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. He’s scheduled to get a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum, who is probably second to only Dr.…

  17. Tommy Hunter has setback in recovery from groin injury

    May 10, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

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    Tommy Hunter appeared close to coming off the disabled list, but the Rangers right-hander aggravated his groin injury during a minor-league rehab start yesterday. Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that he’s been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain and will be shut down for 2-3 weeks, at which point Hunter will…

  18. Javier Vazquez takes bereavement leave from Marlins

    May 10, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Vazquez_Javier

    Javier Vazquez has been placed on the bereavement list and there’s no timetable for his return to the Marlins, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. No further details were given. Vazquez struggled in last night’s start against the Phillies as his ERA ballooned to 6.68 and afterward said: “I’m embarrassed the way I’m throwing.” Vazquez…

  19. Great Moments in magical thinking

    May 10, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

    Berkman_Lance

    I’m struggling to decide what to make of this bit of analysis of Lance Berkman’s season from Joel Sherman in today’s New York Post: The Yankees lineup would look a lot more fierce with him as the DH while he has shown a renewed athleticism that he could have mixed in at first, left and…

  20. Partying like 1999: Get ready for a Royals-Pirates World Series

    May 10, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    prince 1999

    David Schoenfield of ESPN.com just tweeted this note and I had to share it: First time both the Pirates and Royals have been over .500 on the same day 30 games into a season since May 16, 1999. How long ago was that? Well, that day the Pirates were playing the Expos and Vladimir Guerrero…

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