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  1. Lance Berkman placed on disabled list with ankle injury

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    This morning Lance Berkman told reporters that he felt good enough to play through the ankle injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s game and has kept him out of the lineup since, but the Yankees have decided to place him on the disabled list anyway. Joe Girardi said Berkman’s injury “hadn’t progressed quite as…

  2. Does Tim Lincecum miss Bengie Molina?

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

    Hurt? Out of synch? Pining for the fjords? Maybe he just misses his old catcher.

  3. Finishing "a triple short of the cycle" is really not a big deal

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer remained red hot last night, going 4-for-5 with a homer and a double as the Twins extended their AL Central lead to five games, and afterward various reports about the game noted how the reigning MVP finished “a triple short of the cycle.” That phrase appears constantly in game stories throughout every season…

  4. Jayson Werth won't do well in New York

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    Can someone as sensitive about his privacy as Jayson Werth seems to be survive in the Big Apple?

  5. Carlos Gonzalez hung onto the ball and escaped with merely a bruised knee after full-speed wall collision

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Last night the Rockies beat the Dodgers in extra innings thanks in large part to Carlos Gonzalez’s exceptional catch in the sixth frame. With a runner on first base Casey Blake sent a Jason Hammel pitch deep into the gap in right-center field, but Gonzalez sprinted after it and made the grab inches from the…

  6. Despite monster debut, J.P. Arencibia sent back to minors

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia had one of the best debuts in baseball history on August 7, going 4-for-5 with two homers after being called up from Triple-A to replace the injured John Buck. Arencibia is one of the best catching prospects in baseball and the 24-year-old former first-round pick is definitely Toronto’s catcher of the future, but…

  7. David Wright got all barfy; left game

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    It takes a lot to get David Wright out of the linuep, so it’s pretty safe to say that whatever it was that caused him to check out of last night’s game in Houston was serious: “Something came on about the fourth or fifth inning,” Wright said. “I felt real nauseous and just throwing up…

  8. Union files a K-Rod grievance

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT

    It was promised and expected and last night it happened: the Players’ Association filed a grievance against the Mets over him being placed on the disqualified list and for deeming his contract non-guaranteed. You’ve heard me go on and on about this so I won’t bore you with that again. But how telling is it…

  9. The Marlins give Wes Helms a one-year extension

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT

    There goes all of that crazy Wes Helms speculation I was looking forward to at this year’s Winter Meetings: The Florida Marlins have signed third baseman Wes Helms to a $1 million, one-year contract extension through the 2011 season. The Marlins generally don’t sign players to extensions during the season, but have been talking to…

  10. Larry Bowa gambled and lost

    Aug 19, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

    I missed this when I was doing the recaps, but the ending of the Dodgers-Rockies game was pretty nifty. Well, if you were a Rockies fan or if you like to rag on third base coaches and stuff. Bottom of the 10th, two down, Dodgers down by a run. Reed Johnson was on first base…

  11. Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen on Jim Thome

    Aug 19, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen didn’t want a DH this season. His DH from last season killed the Sox on Tuesday night. Let’s see how Ozzie responds to questions about that!

  12. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 19, 2010, 5:56 AM EDT

    The Yankees-Tigers game, starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy and introducing Alan Ruck!

  13. It's high fashion: Introducing the 'BRayser'

    Aug 19, 2010, 2:01 AM EDT

    Everything is going right for the Tampa Bay Rays lately. They just completed an impressive sweep of the Texas Rangers, signed their top draft picks and are stocking up on some alleged pitching talent. So why the need for a wardrobe gimmick? Because it’s pretty dang sweet, that’s why. It’s called the “BRayser” — which…

  14. Report: Rockies will release Brad Hawpe late Wednesday

    Aug 18, 2010, 10:04 PM EDT

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post has been all over the Brad Hawpe news front since he was placed on waivers last week.  And now Renck has a breaking report.  The Post columnist and beat writer heard from sources Wednesday that Hawpe is going to be released after tonight’s game against the Dodgers and made…

  15. The Aroldis Chapman Era begins on Sept. 1

    Aug 18, 2010, 9:42 PM EDT

    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds will call up top pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman from Triple-A Louisville on September 1.  Why not sooner?  Well, here’s what manager Dusty Baker told Fay and the Enquirer on Wednesday: “Who do you take off (the roster)?” Baker said. “It would be somebody else who…

  16. Reds have offered Dusty Baker a contract extension

    Aug 18, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Reds have offered manager Dusty Baker a contract extension in the wake of a 68-51 start to the 2010 season. We’re thinking he will accept.

  17. Braves place jobless Troy Glaus on the disabled list

    Aug 18, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

    Mostly as a result of Wednesday’s trade for Derrek Lee, the Braves have decided to place suddenly-jobless corner infielder Troy Glaus on the 15-day disabled list.  The news comes from David O’Brien with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Glaus has been dealing with a sore knee, but probably wouldn’t have been placed on the disabled list without…

  18. Braves get Derrek Lee from Cubs for three pitching prospects

    Aug 18, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT

    According to Ken Rosenthal of the rumored trade sending Derrek Lee to the Braves is a “done deal” and the Cubs will receive pitching prospects Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jeffrey Lorick in exchange for the impending free agent first baseman. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs will “pick up…

  19. The Rays sign Ramon Ortiz for some reason

    Aug 18, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

    The Tampa Bay Rays — who have just about the best pitching in the American League — have signed Ramon Ortiz to a minor league deal. Ortiz threw 30 innings for the Dodgers this year to the tune of a 6.30 ERA.  Since then he’s been in the Mets system. I can’t for the life…

  20. Trevor Hoffman gets bases-loaded strikeout for 598th save

    Aug 18, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    John Axford has done a tremendous job since taking over for Trevor Hoffman as the Brewers’ closer in mid-May, going 7-1 while converting 18-of-20 saves with a 2.76 ERA and 50/20 K/BB ratio in 42.2 innings. This afternoon, however, the 27-year-old rookie ran into trouble trying to close out a 3-0 lead over the Cardinals.…

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