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  1. Upton, Longoria involved in argument in Rays dugout

    Jun 27, 2010, 5:48 PM EDT

    Third baseman Evan Longoria and outfielder B.J. Upton had to be separated in the Rays’ dugout Sunday after Longoria got in Upton’s face for failing to hustle after a ball that was hit to the Tropicana Field wall in the fifth inning. The would-be double turned into a triple for D’Backs first baseman Rusty Ryal…

  2. Dustin Pedroia expected to miss around six weeks

    Jun 27, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Sean McAdam of CSN New England heard from a source Sunday that injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is likely to miss between four and six weeks.

  3. Cubs have not heard from Zambrano since Friday

    Jun 27, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    The Cubs suspended right-hander Carlos Zambrano indefinitely on Friday after he went on a tirade in the dugout, and then stripped him of his rotation spot on Saturday.  Now he’s getting the silent treatment. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Cubs have not spoken with Zambrano since he was handed the team-imposed indefinite suspension…

  4. No progress in extension talks between Brewers, Fielder

    Jun 27, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Brewers GM Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt on Saturday that his club has made little progress toward a contract extension with slugger Prince Fielder and his agent, Scott Boras. Melvin and Co. had been in talks with Boras during spring training, but it sounds like the two sides have very different opinions…

  5. Orioles designate Garrett Atkins for assignment

    Jun 27, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

    The Orioles finally pulled the trigger and rid themselves of Garrett Atkins on Sunday, designating him for assignment to clear 25-man roster space for now-healthy reliever Koji Uehara. This via Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com. Atkins had played in just six of the Orioles’ last 23 games, so the dump should come as no surprise. The…

  6. UPDATE: Branyan headed back to M's in confusing deal

    Jun 27, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT

    Russell “The Muscle” Branyan is headed back to Seattle in a strange, strange swap.

  7. Matthews Jr. hitless in first game with Louisville

    Jun 27, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    The Reds handed outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. a contract last week and stuck him in Triple-A so that he could build some confidence and perhaps help the big league club in the long-run.  That was the plan, at least. Matthews Jr. made his debut for the Louisville Bats on Saturday and you may be able…

  8. O's Brian Roberts is finally doing … something

    Jun 27, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

    You may have forgotten that the Orioles have one of the top second basemen in the league.  OK, maybe not.  But it sure does seem like Brian Roberts has been sidelined for an eternity with back and lat muscle issues. According to MLB.com’s Noah Rosentstein, Roberts has finally begun participating in light baseball activities.  What…

  9. Carlos Beltran goes 3-for-4 in Single-A rehab game

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

    Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored on Saturday during a rehab game with Single-A Port St. Lucie.  He also played seven full innings of center field and had two put-outs, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. Beltran went 2-for-3 on Friday night and is beginning to show…

  10. Clay Buchholz leaves start with hyperextended knee

    Jun 26, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz, a candidate to start for the AL in next month’s All-Star Game, was forced out of his start Saturday against the Giants in the second inning after hyperextending his left knee running the bases. It looks like Boston’s second pitching casualty that’s a direct result of interleague play. Josh Beckett originally hurt his…

  11. Red Sox acquire versatile Eric Patterson from Oakland

    Jun 26, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

    The Red Sox lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia on Friday to a fractured foot.  On Saturday they lessened the blow of that loss, aggressively acquiring utilityman Eric Patterson from the A’s in exchange for minor league left-hander Fabian Williamson.  This according to the Boston Herald. Williamson isn’t much of a catch for Oakland.  Since coming…

  12. Zambrano will pitch from bullpen when he returns

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:05 PM EDT

    The Cubs suspended Carlos Zambrano indefinitely on Friday after he blew up in the dugout, getting in the face of first baseman Derrek Lee and turning over a water cooler.  Now the punishment continues. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, Zambrano will not return to the Cubs’ starting rotation once he is activated from his…

  13. UPDATE: Pedroia to DL with non-displaced fracture in foot

    Jun 26, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears that Pedroia may miss six weeks. 4:31 PM: Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that Dustin Pedroia is headed to the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot. There’s no timetable for his return. 10:38 AM: Dustin Pedroia left Friday’s game…

  14. The Red Sox have asked about David DeJesus

    Jun 26, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

    Their agenda may have changed after today’s news about Dustin Pedroia, but according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have contacted the Royals in regards to outfielder David DeJesus. DeJesus was 3-for-4 against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon and is now batting .324 with a .394 on-base percentage, five homers, 33…

  15. Yes, Edwin Jackson will get some extra rest

    Jun 26, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Diamondbacks will give Edwin Jackson two extra days of rest, pushing his next scheduled start back to next Friday against the Dodgers. Jackson threw 149 pitches in his no-hitter against the Rays on Friday night, the highest pitch count in one game since Livan Hernandez threw 150 pitches…

  16. Jason Heyward admits his sore thumb is a "real problem"

    Jun 26, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

    According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Heyward finally conceded that the injury to his left thumb is “a real problem.” He will sit out the next two days in order to see a hand specialist. The thumb has bothered Heyward since late last month and it shows in his rather steep drop…

  17. Brandon Phillips arrested for reckless driving

    Jun 26, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips takes the label of speedster a bit too literally. The Reds second baseman was arrested and charged with reckless driving on Friday night, according to Quan Truong of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Phillips, who turns 29 on Monday, was driving his new Audi at about 72 mph in a 35-mph zone. There was no…

  18. Prince Harry throws out first pitch at Mets game

    Jun 26, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT

    Prince Harry threw out of the first pitch before Saturday’s game between the Mets and Twins at CitiField, according to the Associated Press. As you can see from the image to the right, Harry’s form was a bit robotic and he even looks a bit like Kris Benson here, but he actually did just fine…

  19. Asdrubal Cabrera making progress from forearm injury

    Jun 26, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT

    Indians manager Manny Acta told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday that Asdrubal Cabrera is making significant progress in his rehab from a broken left forearm.  “He’s running and throwing,” said Acta. “There’s a very good chance he can start taking ground balls when we get home off this trip. Things are moving…

  20. Carl Crawford hurt his shoulder again

    Jun 26, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Carl Crawford re-injured his left shoulder while pinch-running for Carlos Pena against the Diamondbacks on Friday night. “I kind of strained it again (Friday), so I was a little disappointed about that,” Crawford said. “I told them before the game I could run but I didn’t think nothing…

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