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  1. Andy Pettitte hoping to return in about two weeks

    Aug 29, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte was placed on the disabled list on July 20 with a Grade 1 strain of his left groin and told that he would miss four-to-five weeks.  Things haven’t run as smoothly with his rehab as the Yankees would have liked, but progress is being made now. According to Chad Jennings of…

  2. Nationals lock up veteran Livan Hernandez for 2011

    Aug 29, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

    According to the Nationals’ official Twitter page, Washington GM Mike Rizzo has announced a one-year contract extension for veteran right-hander Livan Hernandez…

  3. Angels' Mike Napoli claimed by Red Sox, deal unlikely

    Aug 29, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    The Manny Ramirez negotiations aren’t very active at the moment. But there might have another major waiver deal in the works. According to Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston, the Red Sox have claimed…

  4. Blue Jays will shut down Morrow after one more start

    Aug 29, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos informed the media Sunday that 26-year-old right-hander Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the rest of the 2010 season due to a high innings total.  He will make one more start, Friday at Yankee Stadium. The Jays, 11 games out of the hunt for the American League East crown,…

  5. Hanley Ramirez pulled Sunday after feeling lightheaded

    Aug 29, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    This isn’t good. Or it might be fine. You know, one of those. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez was lifted from Sunday’s game against the Braves due to lightheadedness. Hanley hit a single…

  6. Torre: Manny Ramirez will start on Monday

    Aug 29, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    The search for Manny Ramirez is over.  Or something. Dodgers manager Joe Torre told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com on Sunday that Manny will be in the club’s starting lineup on Monday night against the Phillies. Torre gave no reason for Ramirez’s absence over the last four days, only telling reporters Friday that it was partly…

  7. Riggleman: Morgan out of lineup because "he'd get hit"

    Aug 29, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

    Worried that Nyjer Morgan might “get hit” because of his unnecessary shove of Cardinals catcher Bryan Anderson on Saturday night, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has opted to keep the outfielder out of the lineup Sunday. Riggleman stood…

  8. Mark Teixeira scratched from Yankees' lineup Sunday

    Aug 29, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT

    Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira was lifted from Saturday’s game in the third inning due to a bruised right thumb and has been scratched from the lineup Sunday…

  9. Manny Ramirez out of Dodgers' lineup yet again

    Aug 29, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

    This is getting downright weird. Dodgers manager Joe Torre has left outfielder Manny Ramirez out of his starting lineup for a fourth consecutive day, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick.The Dodgers have been playing well…

  10. Matt Lindstrom has setback, shut down indefinitely

    Aug 29, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Astros closer Matt Lindstrom was placed on the 15-day disabled list in mid-August with back spasms.  He was expected to miss the minimum and return to the back end of Houston’s bullpen by September 1.  Now it appears that won’t happen. Lindstrom is still dealing with back spasms, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston…

  11. Nyjer Morgan stirs up trouble again with hit on Cards catcher

    Aug 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    It hasn’t drawn much media coverage, but there was a troubling incident at the end of Saturday’s game between the Cardinals and Nationals involving outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who is currently appealing a suspension for a mistake he made one week ago in Philadelphia… The Nats hammered St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse for eight earned runs…

  12. Marlins say shared playing surface is still "a concern"

    Aug 29, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

    In this era of single-sport stadiums, it’s becoming rare to see the shadows of a baseball diamond on a football field. Or vice-versa. But that’s exactly what the Marlins and A’s go through every time summer turns to fall and it causes stress for at least one…

  13. Brandon Webb aiming to return "within 14 days"

    Aug 29, 2010, 8:42 AM EDT

    Here’s a shocker. Diamondbacks veteran Brandon Webb, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in a major league game since April of 2009, is aiming to return to the big leagues “within the next 14 days.” This is what…

  14. Teixeira lifted from game due to bruised right thumb

    Aug 28, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira gave the Yankees Universe a small scare on Saturday night when he was lifted suddenly from the Yanks’ game against the White Sox. The Yankees later revealed that he suffered a bone bruise in his right thumb when he attempted to snag a ball in foul territory Friday and hit the ground hard. …

  15. Mariners shut down pitching prospect Michael Pineda

    Aug 28, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    The Mariners flirted with the idea of calling up top pitching prospect Michael Pineda multiple times this year to give him a taste of the major leagues in what has been a lost season in Seattle.  They never pulled the trigger, though, and now it definitely won’t happen. According to Larry Stone of the Seattle…

  16. Erick Threets likely needs Tommy John surgery

    Aug 28, 2010, 8:28 PM EDT

    More news on the Tommy John front. According to The Sports Network, via the Miami Herald, White Sox reliever Erick Threets has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his…

  17. Brian Wilson OK after being hit in throat during batting practice

    Aug 28, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

    According to Henry Schulman of San Francisco Chronicle, Brian Wilson had to be helped off the field after being hit in the throat by a ball during batting practice. Giants head trainer Dave Groeschner confirmed to Schulman that Wilson was hit after missing a throw while playing catch with fellow reliever Santiago Casilla. I’m sure…

  18. Carlos Silva makes first rehab start since minor heart procedure

    Aug 28, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT

    Carlos Silva made a minor league rehab start with Single-A Peoria on Friday night, his first appearance since undergoing a minor cardiac procedure to remedy an abnormal heart beat earlier this month. Silva allowed just two hits — both of them singles — over 2 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out one and walking none.…

  19. UPDATE: Manny Ramirez not in the lineup for the third straight day

    Aug 28, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

    UPDATE: It’s confirmed. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Manny Ramirez is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Saturday. Joe Torre can say what he wants about superstitions and not wanting to mess with chemistry of the ballclub, but we all know better. 11:31 AM: Seriously. I’m hoping the Dodgers told…

  20. Edinson Volquez scratched from Sunday start; bullpen bound?

    Aug 28, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

    After Reds manager Dusty Baker hinted earlier this week that Edinson Volquez could be removed from the starting rotation earlier this week, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reported this afternoon that he was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday. According to the team’s Twitter feed, Travis Wood will start against the Cubs on Sunday while…

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