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  1. Kerry Wood will resume closing for the Indians once healthy

    Jul 27, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Indians manager Manny Acta made it clear yesterday that Kerry Wood will immediately reclaim ninth-inning when he returns from the disabled list, saying: “Whenever Kerry’s ready, he’ll close.” Wood has been sidelined since July 12 with a blister on his right index finger and wasn’t any good before landing on the shelf, going 1-4 with…

  2. On tap tonight: Strasburg vs. Heyward

    Jul 27, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

    There are a ton of high-profile rookies this year — and actually, Jaime Garcia may be the most deserving of the NL Rookie of the Year award right now — but certainly the two most hyped rookies this season are Stephen Strasburg and Jason Heyward.  They face off tonight in Washington. It’s their first meeting,…

  3. Yankees reportedly trying to "unload" Chan Ho Park

    Jul 27, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

    Things haven’t gone very well for Chan Ho Park this season. First he turned down a one-year, $3.25 million offer to re-sign with the Phillies only to end up with a one-year, $1.2 million deal from the Yankees. Then he posted a 5.57 ERA in 32.1 innings and spent a month on the disabled list…

  4. The Rangers were trying to get Oswalt even after they landed Lee

    Jul 27, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Nolan Ryan has a crush on Roy Oswalt, and crushes die hard.

  5. Jim Leyland is as mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore

    Jul 27, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    An ump accused Leyland of spitting. My theory: there was a second spitter behind the bushes on the gravelly road.

  6. Did Joba Chamberlain just lose his job?

    Jul 27, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT

    Joe Girardi has never been a Tony La Russa kind of guy, putting relievers in and yanking them out, playing the matchups and all that jazz. Mariano Rivera is his closer. Joba Chamberlain is his setup guy. Everyone else comes in as needed. So it seems like a notable thing that Joba Chamberlain didn’t get…

  7. Chris Coghlan pulls a Kendry Morales: may miss 8 weeks for a celebration injury

    Jul 27, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    The Marlins announced that Chris Coghlan may miss 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus. The funny part: he did it while attempting to smash a shaving-cream pie in the face of Wes Helms following Helms’ walkoff single on Sunday. This is a monumentally stupid way to get injured of course — even dumber than Kendry…

  8. Dan Haren smacked in the arm by a comebacker in his Angels debut

    Jul 27, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Not the way Dan Haren wanted to get things started in Anaheim. The Angels’ new starter had to leave in the fifth inning after a Kevin Youkilis line drive hit him in his pitching arm.  Haren tried to catch it, he couldn’t, it smacked his arm and he went down to his knees in pain.…

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

    Jul 27, 2010, 6:08 AM EDT

    A no-no for Matt Garza and an oh no! for Dan Haren.

  10. Rickie Weeks hits 21st homer, scores run in 10th straight game

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:19 AM EDT

    Quietly having a superb season, Rickie Weeks on Monday hit his 21st homer to help the Brewers beat the Reds 3-2. The two-run shot in the bottom of the third also gave Weeks a 10th straight game with a run scored. It’s the fourth longest any player has had this season. 1. Rafael Furcal –…

  11. Seven RBI enough for Joe Mauer as Twins win 19-1

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:05 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer turned in his fourth career five-hit game and drove in a personal-best seven runs as the Twins steamrolled the Royals 19-1 on Monday night. The reigning AL MVP was 5-for-5 with a three-run homer and a double before being removed for a pinch-hitter with a runner on in the eighth. Manager Ron Gardenhire…

  12. Time for Garza to realize potential

    Jul 27, 2010, 1:33 AM EDT

    Matt Garza – to paraphrase Kevin Costner’s Crash Davis – has a gift. When he was a baby, the gods reached down and turned his right arm into a thunderbolt. On Monday, the Tampa Bay right-hander unleashed that gift on the Detroit Tigers, dazzling them with an array of high, hard fastballs and tight-spinning breaking…

  13. Matt Garza throws first no-hitter in Rays' history, fifth of 2010 season

    Jul 26, 2010, 9:49 PM EDT

    UPDATE: He did it! Matt Garza just completed the first no-hitter in Rays’ history and the fifth no-hitter of the season. He needed 120 pitches to do it, striking out six and walking just one. Because of a double-play ball in the second inning, he faced the minimum. Now that the Rays have a no-hitter,…

  14. Roy Oswalt says he is open to pitching on the East Coast

    Jul 26, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    What, you thought we were done with trade rumors for today? No way. Roy Oswalt told Bernando Fallas of the Houston Chronicle on Monday that he wouldn’t be opposed to pitching on the East Coast. “That’s not an issue,” Oswalt told the Chronicle on Monday. “Like I’ve said from the beginning, it’s going to have…

  15. Carlos Zambrano apologizes, just not to his teammates

    Jul 26, 2010, 8:04 PM EDT

    During an interview with ESPN’s Pedro Gomez on Monday, Carlos Zambrano apologized to Cubs fans for the June 29 tantrum that landed him on the restricted list. “It was a moment of frustration,” Zambrano said Monday in an interview with ESPN. “I was trying to fire up the team. Lee told me to shut up,…

  16. Position-by-position trade deadline preview: Shortstop

    Jul 26, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    This is the fifth in a series of articles looking at players who might be available in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Stephen Drew (Diamondbacks) – While Drew has largely shaken the injury-prone tag he earned before he even reached the majors, he hasn’t come close to reaching his offensive…

  17. Brad Lidge's rare feat: five baserunners, one inning, one save

    Jul 26, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge has certainly come up with some, shall we say, creative saves while struggling the last two years, but perhaps nothing tops today’s. After entering a 5-2 game against the Rockies to start the top of the ninth, he gave a double and a homer to bring the Colorado to within one. He then…

  18. Delmon Young's breakout showing no signs of slowing down

    Jul 26, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    I wrote about “the new and improved Delmon Young” a month ago, examining changes he’d made to finally start living up to his potential … and since then he’s hit .350 with five homers, 11 doubles, and a .564 slugging percentage in 30 games. The new-found patience he showed early this season has vanished, with…

  19. OK, maybe the Mets aren't going to fire Howard Johnson

    Jul 26, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT

    When we all woke up this morning the buzz was that the Mets were poised to fire hitting coach Howard Johnson. Now Andy Martino of the Daily News hears from his sources that if they Mets were really going to can HoJo, they would have done it already. I stand by my belief that firing…

  20. Clayton Kershaw drops appeal of nearly meaningless 5-game suspension

    Jul 26, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw initially planned to appeal last week’s five-game suspension for throwing at Giants center fielder Aaron Rowand, but he’s now decided to drop the appeal and will begin serving the suspension immediately. Five-game suspensions for starting pitchers are pretty close to meaningless, and in this case all it means is that Kershaw will make…

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