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  1. Report: Sandy Alderson nixed talk of Mike Pelfrey becoming Mets’ closer in 2012

    Aug 22, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    New York Mets v New York Yankees

    Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that manager Terry Collins recently asked Mike Pelfrey if he’d be willing to serve as the Mets’ closer next season and the 27-year-old right-hander agreed, but general manager Sandy Alderson shot down the idea before it gained much traction. Collins declined to discuss the situation and…

  2. Quote of the Day: Davey Johnson on Phillies’ fans

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Baiting Philly fans is, like, 40% of my job description, but I could jaw at ’em for a month and not do it quite as elegantly as Davey Johnson did after yesterday’s Nats-Phillies game: “You gotta sit back down,” chuckling Nats Manager Davey Johnson said of all those invading fans who had to flop back…

  3. Umps screw up the whole warn-the-benches thing in the Indians-Tigers game

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Yesterday in the Indians-Tigers game Asdrubal Cabrera hit a long foul ball that could have gone out. He watched it as it flew. Which, given that it was either a foul ball or a home run shouldn’t have been too big a deal. I mean, it’s not like it was a moon shot to straightaway…

  4. Jack McKeon rips his team

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Most of the time when a manager rips his team I get the sense that he’s doing it as much to help himself as he is genuinely upset. “Man, my job is on the line here; I had better show some fire …”  It’s human. Jack McKeon is in a different situation, though. He knows…

  5. Cubs owner says Zambrano’s days as a Cub likely over

    Aug 22, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

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    Well, Tom Ricketts strongly implied it in a passive way anyway, saying when asked if he was open to Carlos Zambano pitching for the Cubs again, “I have a hard time imagining that.” Of course, given that this is the guy who has final signoff on whether the Cubs release Zambrano, one would figure that…

  6. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Aug 22, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

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    I think half the time I write that as “Weekend Wrapup” and half the time I write it as “Weekend Wrap.”  Eh, consistency is overrated. That A.J. Burnett-Joe Girardi business from Saturday night.  True Fact: I landed in New York at about 9:30 AM yesterday morning. My cab driver, however, already had detailed inside information…

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Luis Perez

    This edition of And That Happened is being written in a New York City hotel room, so if it takes on a tone of fright and confusion at the horrifying, dystopian cacophony that is New York, well, that’s why: Blue Jays 1, Athletics 0: Luis Perez makes his first big league start and holds the…

  8. Pirates finalize Jose Tabata’s six-year contract

    Aug 21, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Jose Tabata

    23-year-old Jose Tabata is under control through 2019 after officially signing a long-term extension with the Pirates on Sunday.  MLB.com’s Jennifer Langosch has the dollar amounts: Signing bonus: $1 million 2011: $500,000 2012: $750,000 2013: $1 million 2014: $3 million 2015: $4 million 2016: $4.5 million 2017: $6.5 million club option 2018: $7.5 million club…

  9. Angels sign Jered Weaver to five-year, $85 million extension

    Aug 21, 2011, 8:59 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    The Angels have called a Tuesday press conference to announce the signing of ace Jered Weaver to a five-year, $85 million contract extension. SI.com’s Jon Heyman had the dollar amount.  Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reports that the deal contains a full no-trade clause. Weaver is making $7.37 million this year after losing in arbitration back…

  10. Austin Jackson’s incredible throw saves game for Tigers

    Aug 21, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Alex Avila, Kosuke Fukudome

    Jose Valverde can thank center fielder Austin Jackson for improving to 37-for-37 saving games this season. Jackson made an amazing throw to cut down Kosuke Fukudome at the plate on a game-ending double play as the Tigers edged the Indians 8-7 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep in Detroit. Better late than never, MLB.com…

  11. Rafael Furcal trips over rope, sprains thumb

    Aug 21, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal

    Rafael Furcal had a little accident and will miss Sunday night’s game with the Cubs.  Tweets Buster Olney: Rafael Furcal sprained his thumb when bracing a fall, after tripping over a rope near the batting cage here in Wrigley… Olney didn’t say which thumb.  Furcal broke his left thumb and missed six weeks earlier this season. …

  12. Braves beat Diamondbacks 1-0 to complete sweep

    Aug 21, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson allowed three hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout as the Braves beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday. It was the fifth straight loss for Arizona. The lone run of the game came when shortstop Alex Gonzalez took Josh Collmenter deep in the seventh…

  13. Carlos Quentin diagnosed with sprained shoulder

    Aug 21, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

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    The White Sox, currently five games back of the Tigers in the American League Central standings, are going to be without one of their primary offensive performers for the next couple of days. According to the club’s official Twitter feed, right fielder Carlos Quentin was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder on…

  14. Jimmy Rollins exits Sunday’s game with right groin strain

    Aug 21, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was pulled in the third inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Nationals after straining his right groin muscle. According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, he is considered day-to-day. Rollins suffered the groin injury in the second inning while ranging up the middle on a Jesus Flores ground…

  15. Astros send 20-year-old Jordan Lyles back to Triple-A

    Aug 21, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Arizona Diamondbacks

    From Brian McTaggart of MLB.com comes word that the Astros have optioned young right-hander Jordan Lyles to Triple-A Oklahoma City, effectively ending his first season as a major league starter. Lyles will return to the big leagues when rosters expand on the first of September, but only as a long man out of the bullpen.…

  16. Photo of the Day: Justin Upton at Kirk Gibson’s desk

    Aug 21, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Courtesy of MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, here’s Diamondbacks star Justin Upton relaxing at manager Kirk Gibson’s desk (the wine looks nice, Kirk) before Sunday’s series finale against the Braves. The Diamondbacks are 2 1/2 games up in the National League West, but have suddenly dropped four straight. Upton, 23, is batting .299/.372/.549 with 25 home runs,…

  17. Alex Rodriguez activated, batting cleanup in first game back

    Aug 21, 2011, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez is finally back in action. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, the veteran third baseman was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Sunday’s series finale against the Twins. He’s manning the hot corner and batting cleanup in his first big league game since July 7. A-Rod missed about five weeks…

  18. Burnett, Girardi exchange words after another dismal effort

    Aug 21, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett was pulled from Saturday evening’s 9-4 loss to the Twins after allowing five hits, three walks and seven earned runs in less than two innings of work. A normal major league starter would hang his head after such an effort and find a spot near the end of the dugout bench…

  19. Giants place closer Brian Wilson on disabled list

    Aug 21, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have placed right-hander Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16, with inflammation in his throwing elbow. Wilson has been battling elbow soreness since early last week and did not make enough progress this weekend. He’s eligible to return at the…

  20. Padres designate reliever Pat Neshek for assignment

    Aug 21, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

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    According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, the Padres designated right-handed reliever Pat Neshek for assignment late Saturday night to clear a roster spot for the activation of Ernesto Frieri. Neshek, 30, registered an underwhelming 4.01 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 25 relief appearances this year for San Diego, striking out just 20…

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