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  1. Tigers designate Dontrelle Willis for assignment

    May 30, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

    As first reported by the Tigers’ own official team Twitter feed, left-hander Dontrelle Willis has been designated for assignment to clear room for the promotion of Sunday’s starter, Max Scherzer. Thus ends an era, for lack of a better term.  Willis, now 28, joined the Tigers on December 5, 2007, as part of a massive…

  2. Ethier set to rejoin Dodgers Monday in Arizona

    May 30, 2010, 8:23 AM EDT

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier finished up a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday night, going 2-for-3 for Triple-A Albuquerque, and is set to rejoin the big league club on Monday night in Arizona.  Or so says ESPN Los Angeles’ Tony Jackson. Ethier, 28, has been on the disabled list since May 18 with a fracture…

  3. Kendry Morales injured in walkoff celebration

    May 29, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    The Angels beat the Mariners in the 10th inning Saturday thanks to a walkoff grand slam delivered by first baseman Kendry Morales.  And that’s where the fun ended. Morales got airborne as he neared a pile-up of  Angels players at home plate and injured his ankle on the way down.  He looked to be in…

  4. UPDATE: Roy Halladay throws perfect game

    May 29, 2010, 8:58 PM EDT

    UPDATE: He did it!  He did it!  Halladay retired 27 of 27 Marlins hitters and just completed the 20th perfect game in MLB history.  It is the second in Phillies history. UPDATE: Halladay is now perfect through eight innings with 10 total strikeouts.  He’s up to 103 pitches, but high pitch counts have never really…

  5. Giants ink Pat Burrell to minor league deal

    May 29, 2010, 7:44 PM EDT

    The San Francisco Giants announced on their official Twitter feed this afternoon that  33-year-old veteran outfielder Pat Burrell has been signed to a minor league contract. Burrell will join up with the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate from Fresno, California at some point this weekend and will try to work his way back to the majors from…

  6. UPDATE: No charges to be filed against Vicente Padilla

    May 29, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Padilla was accused of a domestic violence incident. However, the Denver Police found no evidence that Padilla had actually committed a crime, said spokeswoman Det. Leslie Branche-Wise. No arrests were made and the investigation has concluded. 3:02 PM: According to CBS4 in Denver, police are…

  7. Max Scherzer to be recalled for Sunday start

    May 29, 2010, 6:02 PM EDT

    In a bit of a surprise move, the Tigers will recall right-hander Max Scherzer from Triple-A Toledo to start against the Athletics on Sunday, according to Jason Beck of The Tigers were clearly headed in a different direction after Sunday’s projected starter Armando Galarraga pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief during Friday’s 5-4 loss.…

  8. The Marlins are trying to stuff the ballot box or something

    May 29, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

    As far as I’m concerned, every team makes a concerted effort to get their players represented in the All-Star game, but this Associated Press report makes it look like the Marlins might be pushing it a little bit: If a fan fills out 200 All-Star ballots, available at any of 30 locations around Sun Life…

  9. Brett Anderson activated from DL for Saturday start

    May 29, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    As expected, the Athletics officially activated left-hander Brett Anderson from the disabled list in advance of Saturday night’s game against the Tigers, according to Jane Lee of He’ll square off against fellow sophomore Rick Porcello. Anderson, 22, has been on the disabled list since late last month due to left elbow inflammation and a…

  10. Adam Jones mistaken for Adam "Pacman" Jones?

    May 29, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    On Friday afternoon, Craig told us that Adam Jones was detained at the Canadian border. Well, according to what Jones wrote on his Twitter page on Friday night, it was all a case of mistaken identity. Via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun: “Basically, what happened, was they had the wrong person,” said Jones, who…

  11. UPDATE: David Huff removed from game after being hit in head

    May 29, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Great news. According to Anthony Castrovince of, a CT scan on Huff came back negative. He’ll remain at the hospital for a few hours for precautionary observation. 2:44 PM: According to the team’s Twitter feed, Huff was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital. The good news is that he never lost consciousness and…

  12. Why did Jerry Manuel pull Johan Santana?

    May 29, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

    In one of the better pitchers’ duels I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this season, Johan Santana and Yovani Gallardo swapped zeroes over the first eight innings of Friday’s game. The Brewers eventually won the game 2-0 on a walkoff two-run blast by Corey Hart off Ryota Igarashi in the bottom of the ninth inning,…

  13. Edinson Volquez is on the comeback trail

    May 29, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    Edinson Volquez, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery last August, threw 60 pitches at Great American Ballpark on Friday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He looked great,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “He threw all his pitches. He really looked good.” While he is on the…

  14. Justin Duchscherer to undergo season-ending hip surgery

    May 29, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Justin Duchscherer will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo surgery on his ailing left hip. According to Slusser, Duchscherer has a congenital issue in his hips where the femur meets the joint. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd “at…

  15. Chris Capuano is on his way back to the big leagues

    May 29, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Brewers have purchased the contract of left-hander Chris Capuano from Triple-A Nashville. Capuano reportedly had an out-clause in his contract if he was not called up to the major leagues by Saturday. The 31-year-old hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2007 due to the second…

  16. The Phillies finally score a run, snap losing streak

    May 29, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    The Phillies hadn’t scored a run in 30 innings dating back to Sunday until Raul Ibanez knocked in Ryan Howard with a fourth-inning triple on Friday night. The Phillies added two more runs and defeated the Marlins 3-2 to end a five-game losing streak. Shane Victorino had my favorite quote of the night (via Martin…

  17. Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs, but the Tigers still lose

    May 29, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera had hit two home runs in a game 15 times in his career, but he didn’t have a three-homer game to his credit until Friday’s loss 5-4 loss to the Athletics. Cabrera drove in all four Tigers’ runs, including a ninth-inning solo shot off closer Andrew Bailey to cut things close. According to…

  18. Andre Ethier plays first rehab game; back Monday?

    May 29, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

    Andre Ethier played seven innings in the field and was 1-for-2 with two walks in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday night, according to Tony Jackson of Ethier is expected to complete his brief rehab stint on Saturday before being activated from the disabled list for Monday’s game against…

  19. Giants call up Buster Posey

    May 29, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    Last night, a source told Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News that the Giants were going to call up Buster Posey before Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks. Well, Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse and ESPN’s Buster Olney just confirmed it. Posey is on his way back to the big leagues. On Friday afternoon,…

  20. UPDATE: Nats defeat Padres, protest dropped

    May 29, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Yep, didn’t matter. The Nationals defeated the Padres 5-3 on Friday night. Nationals manager Jim Riggleman told Corey Brock of that he sympathized with Bud Black’s mistake: “It’s my nightmare, Casey Stengel’s nightmare, it’s the future managers of the world’s nightmare. I know I look at it 10 times. I’ve had our coaches…

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