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  1. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Aug 2, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Given how nutso Saturday was, you’re forgiven if you took yesterday off from following baseball, even if we didn’t.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 2, 2010, 5:00 AM EDT

    A dark cloud looms over Jerry Manuel and the Mets.

  3. The Week Ahead: History stacked against Red Sox comeback

    Aug 2, 2010, 1:54 AM EDT

    Despite sitting in third place in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox appear to be in pretty good shape. Riding a two-game winning streak, they enter the week just 6 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees, and 5 1/2 behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL wild card spot – with no…

  4. Cubs' Silva hospitalized with abnormal heart rate

    Aug 1, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Carlos Silva (10-4, 3.76 ERA), who is experiencing a stunning resurgence after two horrible seasons in Seattle, left Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning with an abnormal heart rate, according to the Associated Press. He will remain in a Denver hospital overnight for observation. Alan Trammell, managing the…

  5. Strasburg played catch Sunday, reported feeling good

    Aug 1, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg was placed on the disabled list last week after inflammation was found in his throwing shoulder.  The move was mostly precautionary and his goal is to return on the first day that he is eligible, or at least right around that day. That goal got a little more realistic on Sunday…

  6. Guillen: Asian players treated much better than Latinos

    Aug 1, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    Most of Ozzie Guillen’s rants can be ignored.  They’re usually plenty insightful, but he spouts off so often that it almost becomes repetitive.  And then he’ll surprise you, and really say something that makes you think.  That’s what he did Sunday while talking to reporters before Chicago’s series finale with the Oakland A’s at U.S.…

  7. Astros finalize extension for right-hander Brett Myers

    Aug 1, 2010, 3:43 PM EDT

    The Astros agreed to a multi-year contract extension with right-hander Brett Myers on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon full details of the new deal were revealed.  Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle has the breakdown of years and money. Myers, 29, was a steal for the Astros this winter and has been one of the…

  8. UPDATE: Ryan Howard lifted with sprained left ankle

    Aug 1, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

    Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had to be helped off the field Sunday after apparently injuring his left ankle while running the bases in the first inning. He will undergo X-rays…

  9. Rich Harden pitches well in return from disabled list

    Aug 1, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    Rangers right-hander Rich Harden was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday night and took the mound immediately against the Angels.  Coming off a six-week stint on the disabled list and entering the outing with a 5.68 ERA and 1.68 WHIP, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone if he got shelled. But he didn’t.  Harden…

  10. Nationals complete deal with Cuban righty Yunesky Maya

    Aug 1, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    The Nationals have agreed to terms with Cuban pitcher Yunesky Maya on a four-year, $8 million contract, according to Jorge Ebro of the El Nuevo Herald. He will begin his state-side professional career at Single-A Viera…

  11. Carl Crawford swipes 400th career stolen base

    Aug 1, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

    Rays outfielder Carl Crawford picked up his 400th career stolen base on Saturday in the Rays’ 5-4 loss to the Yankees.  He finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and is now batting .307 on the season with an .855 OPS, 12 homers, 56 RBI and 38 total successful swipes. Crawford is just the seventh player in…

  12. Rodriguez taking a day off from home run chase

    Aug 1, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is just one home run away from 600 for his career. Actually, he’s been one home run away from 600 for 37 at-bats now. And he’s unlikely to reach the milestone Sunday…

  13. What they're saying about the Lance Berkman trade

    Aug 1, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT

    The Astros traded first baseman Lance Berkman to the Yankees on Friday night for right-hander Mark Melancon and infield prospect Jimmy Paredes.  Berkman went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his debut as the Yanks’ new designated hitter on Saturday, but most people like the fit and believe he will be plenty productive for the 27-time…

  14. Hellickson set for major league debut on Monday

    Aug 1, 2010, 8:51 AM EDT

    As Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times first reported, the Rays have decided to promote top pitching prospect Jeremy Hellickson for a one-time spot start on Monday against the Twins.  Whether he sticks around to pitch out of the bullpen remains to be seen, but it would make some sense.  For now he is…

  15. The trade deadline is long gone, but several players may still be on the move…

    Aug 1, 2010, 7:44 AM EDT

    The non-waiver trade deadline has passed and it sure was chaotic, but it’s not the end of hot stove season.  Players can be dealt via waivers until the end of August and it seems like there could be serious activity this year.  D.J. laid out his winners and losers of the non-waiver deadline last night…

  16. From Lee to Wood, a roundup of the trades

    Jul 31, 2010, 11:57 PM EDT

    It’s been a wild run-up to the trade deadline, and the guys have peppered you non-stop with rumors, news and analysis over the last few days. From a position-by-position preview, to a report card of the big winners and losers, we’ve had you, the faithful HBT reader, covered. So if your head is still swimming,…

  17. Carlos Gonzalez hits for the cycle in heroic fashion

    Jul 31, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit for the cycle in the Rockies’ 6-5 defeat of the Cubs on Saturday, and he accomplished the home run part of the feat with a walkoff blast. He singled in the first inning…

  18. Beckham pranked by White Sox GM Kenny Williams

    Jul 31, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham has struggled overall this season after a stellar 2009 debut and he was linked in a few different trade rumors over the past week.  With those rumors in mind — false or not — GM Kenny Williams decided to play a prank on the youngster just before Saturday’s trade deadline.…

  19. Joe Mauer gets cortisone shot for right shoulder tendinitis

    Jul 31, 2010, 10:01 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer has been on fire since the All-Star break and remained hot tonight, going 3-for-4 in a win over the Mariners, but Phil Mackey of reports that he’s been diagnosed with right shoulder tendinitis and received a cortisone shot after the game. Mauer is expected to miss at least 1-2 games, leaving Drew…

  20. Yankees fail to show at Steinbrenner's burial site

    Jul 31, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    The Yankees had a very limited presence at former public address announcer Bob Sheppard’s funeral in mid-July and they are getting flak again for failing to make an appearance at George Steinbrenner’s resting place. The Yanks are down in the Tampa region for a weekend series with the Rays and Steinbrenner was laid to rest…

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