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  1. Morrow loses no-hitter in ninth inning against Rays

    Aug 8, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow struck out 17 Rays batters this afternoon in Toronto and came within one out of a no-hitter. He threw 137 pitches — 97 of which were strikes.

  2. Dodgers designate Garret Anderson for assignment

    Aug 8, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have designated outfielder Garret Anderson for assignment…

  3. Rangers will try to lock up Cliff Lee this offseason

    Aug 8, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    New Rangers CEO and minority owner Chuck Greenberg has made it known that his club will do all it can to lock up left-hander Cliff Lee in the offseason. This according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram. Of course…

  4. Twins activate the "O-Dog" from the disabled list

    Aug 8, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT

    According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins activated second baseman Orlando Hudson from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and will start him this afternoon against the Indians and left-hander David Huff…

  5. Coghlan will undergo season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald has confirmed that Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is going to have season-ending surgery on his injured left knee on Wednesday…

  6. Marlins initiate extension talks with Dan Uggla

    Aug 8, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have “initiated” talks toward a contract extension with second baseman Dan Uggla…

  7. Bucs fire pitching coach Kerrigan, bench coach Varsho

    Aug 8, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Well, it appears the good vibes that Pedro Alvarez sent into the Pittsburgh air on Saturday night have quickly made their way out of the stratosphere.  The Bucs decided to cut ties with pitching coach Joe Kerrigan and bench coach Gary Varsho early Sunday morning, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Kerrigan was…

  8. Pedro Alvarez homers, Pirates win a wild one

    Aug 8, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

    The Pirates and their fans are finally getting a taste of a bright future.

  9. Strasburg throws in bullpen, cleared for Tuesday return

    Aug 8, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg passed his final test Saturday and has been cleared to return from the disabled list for a start Tuesday against the Marlins.  He threw a bullpen session under the watch of pitching coach Steve McCatty, and the young phenom reported no pain or discomfort in his throwing arm. Nats manager Jim…

  10. Erik Bedard undergoes shoulder surgery. What's next?

    Aug 7, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune passes along word that right-hander Erik Bedard has, as expected, undergone season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  The procedure was performed by Mariners surgeon Dr. Edward Khalfayan and assisted by Dr. Lewis Yocum.  It was deemed a success. “I feel good,” Bedard said.”It’s good to get it over with.…

  11. Reds' Drew Stubbs busts out of 1-for-37 slump

    Aug 7, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

    Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs broke out of a massive 1-for-37 slump on Saturday to lead the Reds past the Cubs.  He finished with a single, a double and a home run, collecting two RBI and scoring two runs of his own in the 4-3 victory at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Stubbs, 25, got off to a…

  12. UPDATE: Torii Hunter handed four-game suspension

    Aug 7, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Hunter originally intended to appeal the suspension, however he changed his mind after conferring with his agent, Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Tony Reagins. “The more you think about it, the more you watch it, that’s not me and I really let that…

  13. Rangers fielding interest in Chris Davis

    Aug 7, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

    T.R. Sullivan of reports that the Rangers are “getting much trade interest” in Chris Davis. Davis was sent back to the minors late last month and has a meager .188/.265/.267 batting line with zero homers in 101 major league at-bats this season, however the 24-year-old first baseman is batting .355/.409/.552 with 10 homers and…

  14. Jeff Niemann scratched with shoulder soreness

    Aug 7, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

    Way to kick the Rays when they are down, baseball gods. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Jeff Niemann was scratched from Sunday’s start against the Blue Jays due to shoulder soreness. Andy Sonnanstine will be activated from the disabled list to start in his place. Niemann is only expected to miss…

  15. Lots of history in today's Rays-Blue Jays game

    Aug 7, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT

    Some good, some bad. I’m gonna throw you for a loop and start with the bad. James Shields tied a modern day major league record by giving up six home runs in this afternoon’s 17-11 loss to the Blue Jays. Shields is the eighth pitcher since 1920 to do it and the first since R.A.…

  16. UPDATE: X-rays negative on A-Rod, Joe Buck takes responsibility

    Aug 7, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    UPDATE: For those not watching FOX’s telecast of the Red Sox-Yankees game, A-Rod was hit by the line drive during BP after being “distracted” by Joe Buck. Can’t make this stuff up. The good news, at least for Yankees fans, is that the X-rays came back negative and Rodriguez is listed as day-to-day. 2:41 PM:…

  17. Andrew Bailey isn't close to returning from the disabled list

    Aug 7, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey was eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, however he told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that doctors estimated that his right intercostal strain is a 4-6 week injury. In other words, we could be looking at another 10 days to two weeks before he returns. According to Jane Lee…

  18. Adam LaRoche is being himself

    Aug 7, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT

    He’s a few weeks later we’re used to, but Adam LaRoche is finally realizing this is the second half of the season. LaRoche went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 2-1 win over the Padres on Friday night and is now batting .418 (13-for-27) with four home runs and eight RBI over his…

  19. Javier Vazquez has a dead arm

    Aug 7, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland told Andrew Marchand of that Javier Vazquez is dealing with a dead arm. Vazquez struggled in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox, allowing six runs — three earned — while walking four and allowing two home runs. After the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi expressed concern in the right-hander’s…

  20. UPDATE: Jacoby Ellsbury out of the starting lineup Saturday

    Aug 7, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe, Ellsbury’s absence from the lineup today has nothing to do with last night’s catch. “The only fallout (from last night’s catch) is he might’ve had a little grass in his teeth,” Terry Francona told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. Conspiracy theories are fun, we have…

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