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  1. Mets place Chris Young on disabled list with right biceps tendinitis

    Apr 16, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    UPDATE: Mets manager Terry Collins tells Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Dillon Gee is projected to start Sunday’s game while Pat Misch will back up this afternoon’s starter D.J. Carrasco. 12:50 PM: According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Mets have placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with right…

  2. Dwight Gooden gets probation in child endangerment case

    Apr 16, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Here’s the latest development in the sad saga of former Cy Young Award winner Dwight Gooden. According to the Associated Press via NBCSports.com, Gooden was sentenced to five years’ probation yesterday after pleading guilty in New Jersey to child endangerment. He was also ordered to undergo outpatient drug treatment. The charges date back to a March 2010…

  3. The Mets aren’t happy about having to play another doubleheader

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Last night’s game between the Mets and Braves was washed out, but the clubs will make up the game as part of a doubleheader this afternoon. The Mets just got their clocks cleaned during a doubleheader against the Rockies on Thursday, so they aren’t thrilled with having to play another doubleheader in the space of…

  4. Franklin Gutierrez scratched from rehab appearance with more stomach problems

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    UPDATE: Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 in Seattle reports that Gutierrez will be sent out for further evaluation, possibly to the Mayo Clinic. 11:15 AM: Things were looking up earlier this week when we heard Franklin Gutierrez was scheduled to work out with the Mariners and possibly head out on a minor league rehab assignment.…

  5. Slumping Carl Crawford benched for today’s game

    Apr 16, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Carl Crawford is on the bench for today’s game against the Blue Jays, one day after going 0-for-5 and seeing his batting average dip to .137 (7-for-51) to begin the season. Crawford heard plenty of boos from the Fenway Park crowd after striking out on three pitches against Jon Rauch in the ninth inning last…

  6. Andres Torres lands on disabled list with strained Achilles tendon

    Apr 16, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

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    According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants placed Andres Torres on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a strained left Achilles tendon. Torres hasn’t played since suffering the injury last Saturday, so he’s eligible to return as soon as April 26. “He was pretty discouraged,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.…

  7. Nationals prospect shortstop Yewri Guillen dies of bacterial meningitis

    Apr 16, 2011, 9:22 AM EDT

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    Sad news out of the Dominican Republic. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Nationals prospect shortstop Yewri Guillen, who played and lived at the team’s baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, died yesterday morning of bacterial meningitis. He was just 18 years old. According to Nationals’ academy administrator Fausto Severino, Guillen started feeling ill…

  8. Hot-hitting Cardinals demolish Dodgers, find way to .500 mark

    Apr 16, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols, Rod Barajas, Chad Fairchild

    The Cardinals’ offense was sputtering in a big way last week, with some asking if impending free agent Albert Pujols was pressing after getting off to the worst start of his career. What a difference a week makes. Pujols and Lance Berkman both homered twice in last night’s 11-2 drubbing of the Dodgers. Pujols has…

  9. UPDATE: Roy Oswalt leaves start with lower back strain

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:57 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal reports that Oswalt is confident he’ll be able to make his next start. While it was initially announced that he left the game with a lower back strain, Oswalt told reporters that it’s mid-back spasms that aren’t related to his past back issue. 9:57 PM: According to…

  10. Viral infection the likely cause of Joe Mauer’s leg weakness

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

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    There was plenty of uncertainty and concern last night when it was announced that Joe Mauer was going on the disabled list with bilateral leg weakness, but there’s at least some room for optimism at this hour. According to Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Joe Mauer was taken to the hospital with…

  11. Nationals drop struggling Ian Desmond from the leadoff spot

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

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    After going hitless in 12 at-bats during this week’s series against the Phillies, Ian Desmond has been dropped from first to seventh in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Brewers. Nationals manager Jim Riggleman changed his mind about dropping Desmond in the lineup early last week, but tells Paul Tenorio of the Washington Post…

  12. Diamondbacks place setup man Aaron Heilman on DL

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    It looks like the Diamondbacks and Aaron Heilman might have erred in trying the veteran setup man as a starter this spring.  The 32-year-old right-hander was placed on the DL for the first time in his career Friday due to a case of shoulder tendinitis. Replacing him on the roster will be 25-year-old righty Josh…

  13. Zack Greinke to begin minor league rehab stint Tuesday

    Apr 15, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT

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    The Brewers are finally close to getting a look at their new ace. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Zack Greinke threw two simulated innings this afternoon, after which he said he’s ready to go out on a minor league rehab assignment. Greinke will make his first rehab appearance Tuesday for High-A Brevard…

  14. A link to a FAN-tastic Rickey Henderson story

    Apr 15, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

    Rickey Henderson #24

    It’s Friday, I’m out of gas, and the world of baseball news seemed to stop the moment Phil Hughes got sent to the DL.  It happens.  So before I seek out fermented beverages and switch between and among 15 baseball games this evening, I leave you with a link to a great story about Rickey…

  15. Yankees place Phil Hughes on DL with “dead arm” and move Bartolo Colon into rotation

    Apr 15, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    After watching Phil Hughes post a 13.94 ERA while showing significantly decreased velocity through three starts the Yankees have removed him from the rotation and placed him on the disabled list with what Joe Girardi called “dead arm.” That sounds bad, but it’s basically another way of saying “fatigue” or “he’s not throwing as hard,…

  16. Lenny Dykstra arrested for bankruptcy fraud

    Apr 15, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT

    Lenny Dykstra

    I for one am shocked.  If by “shocked” you mean “totally not shocked at all, not even in the slightest”: U.S. prosecutors Friday charged famed baseball outfielder Lenny Dykstra with bankruptcy fraud. According to a statement by prosecutors, Dykstra was taken into custody at his Encino home Thursday night. The charge relates to fraud Dykstra allegedly…

  17. Looking ahead to the Mets vs. Braves

    Apr 15, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    I went on Ted Berg’s Baseball Show over at SNY.TV this afternoon to help Ted scout the Braves in advance of  the Mets-Braves series. I used the phrases “atrocious,” “terrible” and “sink hole” to describe the Braves’ play of late, so that was fun.  I also made two pretty bad errors: 1. I called Fredi…

  18. Scout says Kevin Millwood looks “terrible” in Yankees’ extended spring training

    Apr 15, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

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    Kevin Millwood was signed by the Yankees to provide a fallback option for the rotation and now Phil Hughes is struggling enough to make removing him from the rotation a possibility, but it doesn’t sound like Millwood will be back in the majors any time soon. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com spoke to a scout who…

  19. An MLB task force is in L.A. to assess Dodger Stadium security

    Apr 15, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Earlier today I wondered what the Dodgers would do once the security theater on display at Dodger Stadium would run its course. Bill Shaikin reports that MLB is wondering too, and has sent a security task force to assess the situation. It’s a six-man crew led by MLB exec John McHale, Jr.  They’ll be on-site all…

  20. Tigers manager Jim Leyland one win from 1,500 for his career

    Apr 15, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers manager Leyland argues with home plate umpire Cooper during their MLB American League game against the New York Yankee in New York

    Jim Leyland will be going for the 1,500th win of his managerial career tonight when his Tigers take on the A’s in Oakland. He’ll be the 19th manager in MLB history to reach 1,500 victories, joining Tony La Russa of the Cardinals as the only active managers in the club. Leyland has 851 wins with…

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