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  1. Cardinals place rookie David Freese on the disabled list

    Jun 29, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    David Freese has been playing through a sprained ankle for the past several weeks, but after giving him Monday off the Cardinals placed him on the disabled list today. Handed the starting job at third base after putting up strong numbers in the minors, the 27-year-old rookie hit .296 with a .361 on-base percentage and…

  2. What debate? Of course Strasburg belongs in the All-Star Game

    Jun 29, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    There is no good reason to keep Strasburg out of the All-Star Game and plenty of good reasons to let him in.

  3. Tiger Stadium is gone, but the field is still there

    Jun 29, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    An interesting yet sad travelogue from a couple of Mets fans who found that, though Tiger Stadium itself is gone, the mound, the field and the flagpole remain. The “RIP Ernie” someone wrote on the pole coincided with a large cloud of eye-irritating dust infiltrating my den.  Damndest thing. In other news, if the blog…

  4. White Sox are winning, so rookie Dayan Viciedo isn't playing

    Jun 29, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

    Dayan Viciedo has started just twice in 10 games since the White Sox called him up from Triple-A, but manager Ozzie Guillen isn’t feeling sorry for the 21-year-old rookie: Hell no. Viciedo is the luckiest man on earth. He’s making $10 million and living out of Cuba, he has cars better than mine, he spent…

  5. Joel Zumaya: fractured elbow, out for the year

    Jun 29, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    A talented but snakebitten reliever is bitten once again

  6. Wanna feel old? Mike Greenwell's son is a minor leaguer

    Jun 29, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    I’m guessing people in Boston were aware of this, but it’s the first I’ve heard about it: Bo Greenwell — son of Mike — is a minor leaguer in the Indians’ organization, playing for the Lake County Captians up in Eastlake, Ohio. It’s one of those feel-good “what’s it like to be the son of…

  7. The Phillies are going to place Utley, Polanco on the DL

    Jun 29, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    The Phillies swooned when they lost Jimmy Rollins to the DL earlier this year. Not saying there was a direct correlation or anything — what ailed them during the slump went beyond the absence of their shortstop — but the experience did nothing to give the team or its fans confidence that losing a starting…

  8. Jim Thome hit a triple last night (seriously)

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Last night’s Twins-Tigers game featured Joel Zumaya’s gruesome-looking arm injury, but before that Jim Thome provided a much more amusing sight with his first triple since 2004. As you might expect, there were some unusual circumstances at play. In the fourth inning Thome clobbered a Jeremy Bonderman fastball into the gap in right-center field and…

  9. Mark Prior attempts another comeback

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    This gets a little sadder each time.

  10. Bobby Valentine may still be a candidate for the Marlins' gig

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    It sounds like there’s a serious power struggle going on in Marlins Headquarters

  11. White Sox reportedly targeting Nationals slugger Adam Dunn

    Jun 29, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Last week general manager Mike Rizzo said the Nationals were “looking into” a contract extension for impending free agent Adam Dunn and “have been talking about it since spring training.” Dunn has made it clear that he’d like to remain in Washington beyond his current two-year, $20 million contract, but my sense has been that…

  12. Stephen Strasburg's teammates let him down again in loss

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    After getting stuck with a loss and a no-decision despite allowing one run in each of his previous two starts Stephen Strasburg’s teammates let him down again last night versus the Braves. The lineup failed to score a run in seven innings, shortstop Ian Desmond committed his 19th error by booting a double play that…

  13. Chase Utley hurt himself

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    The Braves aren’t the only team dealing with a thumb injury to a superstar: Chase Utley jammed his thumb sliding into second in last night’s game and had to leave the game. We’re still not sure how bad his problem is — he’ll have an MRI today — but any lost time for him would…

  14. The Braves put Jason Heyward on the DL

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Yesterday afternoon people were saying that the Braves would sit Jason Heyward for a couple of games so he could rest his injured thumb. After yesterday’s game we learned that the team was much more serious about giving the kid a rest: they placed him on the 15-day disabled list. Heyward has a strained ligament…

  15. Who was the dude in the white shirt at the Braves-Nats game?

    Jun 29, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    The HardballTalk i-Team investigates a case of aggravated asshattery

  16. And That Happened: Monday's Scores and Highlights

    Jun 29, 2010, 10:23 AM EDT

    OK, it’s a little late this morning, but I smelled it and it’s still drinkable . . .

  17. Dustin Pedroia out 4-6 weeks, Victor Martinez headed for the DL?

    Jun 28, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    After being re-evaluated by doctors on Monday, it was determined that Dustin Pedroia will not need surgery or a pin placed in his fractured left foot, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Pedroia is still expected to miss four to six weeks, but the Red Sox are pretty fortunate with this timetable, especially with the…

  18. Ryan Dempster says Carlos Zambrano should 'stand up' and 'accept responsibility'

    Jun 28, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster, on what (former) rotation-mate Carlos Zambrano should do following his suspension-earning dugout tirade: When you do those things and react the way he did you have to be the one to stand up and go out there and accept responsibility. I think he will be willing to do that but we’ll have to…

  19. Garrett Atkins willing to play at Triple-A for another team, but not Orioles

    Jun 28, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    Designated for assignment over the weekend, Garrett Atkins said he’s not willing to accept an assignment to Triple-A from the Orioles but would “definitely be willing” to sign a minor-league deal with another team once Baltimore lets him go. Atkins hasn’t been a productive hitter since 2007, although for a while at least calling Coors…

  20. The Cubs place Zambrano on the restricted list for "treatment"

    Jun 28, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT

    The designation is not as surprising as the way in which it is being reported. Here’s MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat: Cubs announce Carlos Zambrano on ML restricted list starting Tues and will start treatment Wed. Electroshock treatment? Insanity aversion therapy? Hosing him down like the resident of a Victorian-era lunatic asylum? A lobotomy? For the second…

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