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  1. Kevin Millwood struggles in first Triple-A start for Red Sox

    Jun 2, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Kevin Millwood

    Kevin Millwood’s chances of being called up by the Red Sox improved with the news that Daisuke Matszuaka will likely undergo season-ending elbow surgery, but the veteran right-hander couldn’t make it out of the third inning last night in his first Triple-A start for Boston. Millwood, who signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox…

  2. Loving Sterling and Waldman

    Jun 2, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Sterling Waldman

    From the Wall Street Journal: How I learned to stop worrying and love John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman: … for sheer radio listening pleasure for the casual fan, I don’t think anybody beats the Sterling-Waldman duo. Their style is conversational rather than testosterone-crazed; it’s almost overheard, as if you were eavesdropping on their tête-à-tête from…

  3. The Giants produce an “It gets better” video

    Jun 2, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

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    For those unaware, the “It Gets Better” Project is an Internet-based initiative designed to reach out to kids who are being bullied because they’re gay or because they’re perceived to be so. The idea: for adults to convey to kids that, no matter how bad things may be at the moment, things do get better at…

  4. A-Rod’s PED-implicated cousin is still travelling with him on road trips

    Jun 2, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    AlexRodriguezAP

    The Daily News reports today that Yuri Sucart, Alex Rodriguez‘s cousin, who was said to be A-Rod’s drug mule back when he was taking PEDs, is travelling with him on the Yankees’ current road trip.  They report that he’s made several trips with A-Rod in the past couple of years despite the fact that he…

  5. Terry Collins blows up after Mets loss

    Jun 2, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    I had this headline coming in August, not June, but hey, the early bird gets the rage-induced aneurysm. This is less notable for what Collins actually said than because it is, by far, the biggest Mets managerial outburst since that time last year when Jerry Manuel put down the book he was reading, readjusted his…

  6. HBT Breakfast Wrap

    Jun 2, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    hangover breakfast

    What you missed while watching the Stanley Cup Final. You were watching the Stanley Cup Final, right?

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

    Jun 2, 2011, 5:45 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 2, Mariners 1: I, for one, welcome our new Adam Jones overlords. Jones was the hero of the day, hitting what proved to be the game-winning home run and making an absolutely sick, sick catch. Royals 2, Angels 0: No one did bupkis until the bottom of the ninth when Jeff Francoeur reached on a…

  8. Angels safe after emergency landing at LAX

    Jun 2, 2011, 1:26 AM EDT

    Angels logo

    Follow @bharks The Los Angeles Angels received a scare on Wednesday night when their charter flight was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing, the Associated Press reported. There were at least 60 people aboard the flight, which was returning from Kansas City, where the Angels wrapped up a 6-game road trip…

  9. Giants vs. Cards delayed as lights go out at Busch Stadium

    Jun 2, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

    getty busch

    A bank of lights suddenly shut off at 10:59 p.m. central time this evening on the roof of Busch Stadium, right along the first base line. The Cardinals are playing host to the Giants in Game 3 of a four-game set. It’s being televised by ESPN. The contest is currently in a delay while maintenance…

  10. Ryan Zimmerman plays three innings in extended spring game

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:42 PM EDT

    zimmerman bats

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman landed on the disabled list during the second week of April with a strained abdominal muscle. He was only expected to miss about 15 days, but the strain didn’t heal as quickly as all had hoped and he wound up undergoing sports hernia surgery on April 30. Zimmerman finally made…

  11. Daisuke Matsuzaka will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Red Sox starting pitcher Matsuzaka and manager Francona walk back to the dugout after Matsuzaka was removed from the game against the Orioles in Boston

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports heard from a source late Wednesday evening that Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is considering undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery following his visit this week with Dr. Lewis Yocum. According to Brown’s source, the Los Angeles-based Yocum found a “significant tear” in Matsuzaka’s throwing elbow and recommended the procedure.…

  12. Jim Thome exits game after suffering mild quadriceps strain

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins

    More bad news for the Twinkies. According to MLB.com beat writer Rhett Bollinger, designated hitter Jim Thome was pulled in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tigers after suffering a mild left quad strain. Thome was 0-for-1 with a walk before begin replaced at DH by Trevor Plouffe. The veteran may have…

  13. Diamondbacks acquire catcher Lucas May from the Royals

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:11 PM EDT

    lucas may pose

    Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona passes along word that the Diamondbacks have acquired catcher Lucas May from the Royals. No word yet on the compensation for Kansas City, but there’s a good chance it’s either a player to be named later or cash. May, 26, was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round…

  14. Phillies prospect Drew Naylor undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    Drew Naylor

    Drew Naylor, a 25-year-old right-hander in his sixth year in the Phillies system, underwent Tommy John surgery, the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb reports, and likely will be sidelined into 2012. Naylor had been on the shelf with an elbow injury since the spring.  He went 12-10 with a 4.63 ERA and a 113/44 K/BB ratio in 167…

  15. Juan Uribe could return from the disabled list this weekend

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    uribe batting

    The Dodgers are beginning to get healthier. According to the team’s official Twitter feed, second baseman Juan Uribe will kick off a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday with the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Uribe is expected to play two or three games at the Single-A level before possibly returning to the major leagues as…

  16. Reds won’t activate Aroldis Chapman until Friday or later

    Jun 1, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    chapman getty

    The Reds don’t have an exact plan mapped out yet for the return of hard-throwing setup man Aroldis Chapman, who was eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Chapman won’t be called back to the bigs Thursday. And might not be activated Friday…

  17. Yankees sweep, Red Sox get swept

    Jun 1, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano

    So much for momentum. The Yankees finished off a sweep in Oakland with their 10th straight victory over the A’s on Wednesday, while the Red Sox lost their third in a row to the White Sox at home, giving the Bombers a two-game lead in the AL East. The Red Sox, apparently worn out after…

  18. Japanese team sends Chan Ho Park to minors, tells him to “stop fooling around”

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

    CVhan Ho Park

    There wasn’t much of a free agent market for Chan Ho Park despite his sold performance down the stretch for the Pirates, so the 38-year-old veteran of 17 MLB seasons headed to Japan and signed with the Orix Buffaloes. And apparently it isn’t going very well. Alastair Himmer of Reuters reports that Park was demoted…

  19. Andrew Bailey looks ready to close for A’s

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey, who missed the first two months with a strained forearm, just pitched his second perfect inning in two appearances since coming off the DL, getting two groundouts and a flyout in the ninth inning with the A’s down by two against the Yankees. Bailey has yet to get a strikeout since returning, but he is…

  20. First-third awards: 2011 AL Rookie of the Year

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Wilson Ramos, who started off in the AL with the Twins, was my choice as the NL Rookie of the Year one-third of the way through the season.  Now on to the other league. Just for the fun of it, we’ll look at the hitters first: Mark Trumbo (1B Angels): .256/.306/.472, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 5…

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