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  1. Yes, Terry Leach will be included in the 1991 Minnesota Twins anniversary bobblehead set

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Terry Leach

    This story is less interesting because of the baseball and bobblehead angle than it is for something else, but first the background: The Twins are selling a set of bobblehead dolls commemorating the 1991 World Series championship team. And it has every player plus manager Tom Kelly! At least now it does. At first it…

  2. Ryan Dempster and Mike Quade are friends again

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs manager Quade smiles with starting pitcher Dempster in Cincinnati

    Ryan Dempster was not happy about Cubs manager Mike Quade pulling him from Saturday’s start after the fifth inning and the two had an extended screaming match, but it sounds like they’ve patched things up. Here’s what Quade told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune: Everything is fantastic. I was going to tell you about…

  3. HBT Daily: Looking ahead to the second half

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Matt and I talk about Cleveland, Pittsburgh, the AL MVP race and other second-half matters.

  4. Carlos Zambrano slated to come off disabled list Saturday

    Jul 15, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano

    Carlos Zambrano had a problem-free bullpen session yesterday, clearing the path for him to return from the disabled list when eligible tomorrow against the Marlins. Zambrano has been out since July 1 with a lower back injury, but allowed zero earned runs over four innings in a rehab start last Friday at Single-A and will…

  5. Mike Quade: “I was glad I didn’t end up in Tent City with Sheriff Arpaio”

    Jul 15, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

    Mike Quade

    Baseball people! They’re just like us! Cubs manager Mike Quade had to fly home commercial after the All-Star Game in Phoenix on Tuesday night and encountered a traveler’s nightmare while dealing with Sky Harbor Airport’s security. Quade said Thursday the TSA detained him for about 40 minutes and patted him down twice while going through airport security. He finally was…

  6. Nationals GM cites “dangerous field conditions” and “safety threat” at high Single-A Potomac

    Jul 15, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    ugly lawn

    When the Nationals promoted Bryce Harper from low Single-A to Double-A two weeks ago there was speculation that they decided to have the game’s best prospect skip high Single-A altogether because of the terrible field conditions in Potomoc. Mike Rizzo denied that was the case at the time, but yesterday the general manager issued a…

  7. Fausto Carmona throws simulated game, declares himself “ready to go”

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    carmona hurt ap

    On the disabled list with a quadriceps injury suffered while running the bases two weeks ago, Fausto Carmona threw a three-inning simulated game yesterday and declared himself “ready to go.” He threw 50 pitches and is now on track to return from the disabled list Monday against the Twins, although as Paul Hoynes of the…

  8. Jeff Francoeur wants to be part of the Royals’ future

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

    Bob Dunn has a story in the Kansas City Star about Jeff Francoeur‘s place in the world at the trading deadline. Short version: he would prefer not to go: “People keep asking me about it,” he said. “And what I say is I’m sure if a team came to the Royals and overwhelmed them (with…

  9. Ike Davis gets “last-ditch effort” cortisone injection as ankle surgery looms

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    The latest news on Ike Davis‘ ankle injury isn’t good. He got a cortisone shot yesterday and is slated to undergo an MRI exam over the weekend, with season-ending surgery looming if he doesn’t show significant improvement. Davis has already been out for more than two months with an injury that was initially deemed minor…

  10. Peter Bourjos is feeling much better

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bourjos_Peter

    Angels’ center fielder Peter Bourjos is looking to be back in the Angels’ lineup sometime this weekend, feeling much better after some rehab for his hamstring. According to the Orange County Register, top prospect Mike Trout is likely to stay with the team for a little bit overlapping with Bourjos return, but it probably means…

  11. Phillies place Placido Polanco on DL, activate Ryan Madson

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Placido Polanco initially planned to play in the All-Star game instead of taking the time to rest his injured back, but he was eventually scratched from the NL’s lineup after meeting with Charlie Manuel and now the Phillies have put him on the disabled list. Because the move is retroactive to Polanco’s last game on…

  12. Carlos Marmol’s job is safe

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Carlos Marmol lost his targeting last night, walking the ballpark, giving up five runs and blowing the game in the ninth.  Despite this, Mike Quade says that Marmol’s job is safe. Here’s Quade: “That was pretty bad. That was as bad as I’ve seen him. Still, you feel he has a chance to pull it…

  13. Chipper Jones following knee surgery: “I’ve felt fine for a few days now”

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones‘ recovery from knee surgery last Saturday has gone well and the Braves third baseman said yesterday that he’s “felt fine for a few days now.” Jones told Chris Cox of MLB.com that he’s optimistic about coming off the disabled list when eligible on July 24, but remains undecided about whether he’ll head out…

  14. Justin Morneau will be cleared to throw in a week

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Morneau_Justin

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Justin Morneau would be cleared for baseball activities like throwing, hitting, spitting and thinking about hunting in the offseason, in about a week. From there it’s to a rehab assignment, though it would be optimistic to see him back playing before mid-August. Still, after the last year or two, anything other…

  15. The Cardinals should trade Colby Rasmus this summer

    Jul 15, 2011, 9:34 AM EDT

    Colby Rasmus

    … If they can get a No. 3 starter or better. Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus was drafted in 2005 as a five-tool high school outfielder, the first marquee selection by highly regarded and so-far-successful farm director Jeff Luhnow, a high-IQ guy hired out of the business world in 2003. Rasmus’ arm hasn’t developed as…

  16. MLB: Frank McCourt would personally benefit from his proposed financing

    Jul 15, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT

    Combination of file photos of MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

    At the moment, the big issue in front of the court handling the Dodgers bankruptcy is how the Dodgers’ operations will be financed for the next several months while the legal process is played out.  Frank McCourt has obtained a private loan and wants to use it to run the team.  Major League Baseball counters,…

  17. The good Derek Holland showed up last night

    Jul 15, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Derek Holland pitched his second straight shutout last night, helping the Rangers to a 5-0 win over the Mariners. In fact, it was his third shutout in his last eight starts. He has more shutouts this season than Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, and Clayton Kershaw. But the man is not consistent.  In between shutout number…

  18. Searching for meaning in the Clemens mistrial ruling

    Jul 15, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    Roger Clemens leaves the federal courthouse with attorney Rusty Hardin in Washington

    It takes a pretty unique intellect to look at what happened with the Roger Clemens case yesterday — a mistrial ending the thing before it began — and consider it anything other than awesome news from Roger Clemens’ perspective.  No, he may not be 100% out of the woods yet, but when you get your…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 15, 2011, 6:01 AM EDT

    Luke Gregerson

    Giants 6, Padres 2: Aaron Harang has now shut out the opposition for two straight starts totaling 13 innings, and each time the Padres have lost. I imagine there have been some “I’m just trying to give my team a chance to win” quotes in there someplace, but it’s too depressing to look for ’em.  Aubrey Huff…

  20. If the Marlins choose to sell, start with Anibal Sanchez

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    While we’ve heard reports today that the Marlins may soon move their closer, Leo Nunez, there’s no fire sale in store for Florida this summer, not with the new ballpark opening next April. Still, there’s something to say for striking while the iron is hot, and it’s never likely to be hotter for Anibal Sanchez.  Despite…

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