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  1. Jake Peavy likely headed to disabled list after walking off the mound in pain last night

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    Jake Peavy walked off the mound in obvious pain after throwing a pitch in the second inning last night, heading to the dugout before the trainer even got to him. He’s been diagnosed with a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle, which is located under the shoulder and described by my medical sources (read: Wikipedia) as…

  2. All-Star roster news that actually matters: Mariano Rivera is out

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

    One of the reasons I tend not to get too caught up in the All-Star Snub Wars is that just about every snubbed player eventually gets in the game anyway, what with the pitchers who throw on Sunday, the guys who get injured and the guys who pretend that they’re injured who really just want…

  3. The Phillies may be interested in Ben Sheets

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:10 AM EDT

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Phillies’ top scout and Busch Light man Charley Kerfeld watched Ben Sheets pitch in Oakland on Monday night.  Sailsbury says that the Phillies “appear to have some interest” in Sheets. The Athletics got Sheets just to flip him anyway, so they’d obviously consider dealing him.  Whether the Phillies want…

  4. Tigers demote Armando Galarraga to Triple-A six starts after near-perfect game

    Jul 7, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Well, we can’t blame Jim Joyce for this one. Just five weeks after becoming a household name by throwing an “imperfect game” Armando Galarraga has been demoted to Triple-A by the Tigers, although general manager Dave Dombrowski made it very clear that the move is only temporary. Because of the All-Star break Galarraga wouldn’t have…

  5. The Dodgers are looking for cheap pitching

    Jul 7, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers have been calling all over the place for pitching, contacting the Mariners, Astros, Blue Jays, Indians and D’Backs. One wonders what kind of pitching they’re really looking for given multiple reports that they’re not able to take on any salary at all, what with them being a…

  6. Bankruptcy trustee tells the Rangers to get new lawyers

    Jul 7, 2010, 10:07 AM EDT

    Many people thought it problematic when it was revealed several months ago that Tom Hicks was both (a) selling the Rangers; and (b) part of the ownership buying the Rangers.  Different capacities, sure, in that Tom Hicks the individual was buying from an entity — Hicks Sports Group — that Hicks just so happened to…

  7. No ligament damage found in Cameron Maybin's shoulder

    Jul 7, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

    Cameron Maybin likely feared the worst when his surgically repaired shoulder began hurting again following his demotion to Triple-A, but an MRI exam revealed no ligament damage and he’s expected to resume playing as soon as next week. Maybin has officially been diagnosed with inflammation, so hopefully he can pick up right where he left…

  8. HBT Poll: Is Johnny Damon a Hall of Famer?

    Jul 7, 2010, 9:25 AM EDT

    If ESPN can turn LeBron James’ free agency choice into an hour-long TV show, I can turn Johnny Damon’s Hall of Fame case into a quickie Internet poll.

  9. Johan Santana had a fabulous night

    Jul 7, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    It hasn’t been a tragedy or anything, but one of the more, well, troubling things these past couple of years has been seeing Johan Santana transform from “otherworldly” to merely good.  It’s premature to say he won’t win another Cy Young at some point or something, but he simply hasn’t been the same pitcher he…

  10. $5 million wasted: Orioles release Garrett Atkins

    Jul 7, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    As expected, Garrett Atkins and his $4.5 million salary went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Orioles have released him. Baltimore still owes Atkins a $500,000 buyout in place of an $8.5 million team option for next season, which means the Orioles flushed a total of $5 million down…

  11. Johnny Damon wishes he were more selfish

    Jul 7, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Johnny Damon got his 2,500th hit last night. After the game he talked a lot about it. The takeaway: There’s no “i” in “team,” but there is in “Johnny Damon:” Prior to the game, Damon was asked what that hit would mean to him. “It is another stepping stone to getting to the ultimate place,”…

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

    Jul 7, 2010, 6:41 AM EDT

    “Baseball’s crazy, even stupid sometimes . . .”

  13. Rockies stun Cardinals with nine in 9th, win 12-9

    Jul 7, 2010, 12:58 AM EDT

    It was an inning for the ages. Down 9-3, the Rockies came through with nine runs against Dennys Reyes and Ryan Franklin to beat the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The inning started innocently enough. Miguel Olivo singled to open it against Reyes, but Seth Smith followed with a lineout. Another single and a walk followed,…

  14. 'Money won't be an object' for Rays … maybe

    Jul 7, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    Earlier Tuesday there was a report that the Tampa Bay Rays might be in on the chase for Cliff Lee. Later on, Rays owner Stuart Sternberg (pictured) was talking big about his budget and how even though it is “beyond stretched,” he was willing to open the purse strings. From Marc Topkin: Asked if the Rays…

  15. Man falls from second deck during Rangers game

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:39 PM EDT

    Tuesday’s game between the Indians and Rangers was postponed for 16 minutes after a male spectator fell from the second deck to the field level at Rangers Ballpark while attempting to catch a foul ball hit by Nelson Cruz in the fifth inning, according to the Associated Press. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer…

  16. Giants focused on acquiring Corey Hart from Brewers

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:34 PM EDT

    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that the Giants are “focusing on” acquiring Corey Hart from the Brewers. Just yesterday, Schulman told us that Giants general manager Brian Sabean and one of his top scouts Lee Elder were in Milwaukee, “perhaps scouting trade targets Corey Hart, Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun.” With the…

  17. Stephen Strasburg says he wasn't deserving of All-Star nod

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:08 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg told reporters Tuesday that while he was flattered by the groundswell of support he received about his potential inclusion in next week’s All-Star Game, he didn’t feel like deserved to be there, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. “I have six starts [in the Major Leagues],” Strasburg said. “It didn’t matter what I…

  18. Shin-Soo Choo might not need surgery on thumb

    Jul 6, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    According to Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com, Shin-Soo Choo may be able to avoid surgery on his right thumb. Choo sprained his thumb while attempting to make a diving catch against the Athletics last Friday. After being examined by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, it was determined that Choo will wear a…

  19. Phillies demote LHP J.A. Happ to Triple-A

    Jul 6, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    As indicated Monday, the Phillies have decided to option left-handed J.A. Happ to Triple-A rather than return him to the rotation with his rehab assignment complete. Happ, who had been on the DL since mid-April with forearm soreness, posted a 6.93 ERA in 24 1/3 innings during his 30-day rehab assignment. The Phillies could have…

  20. Rockies to get Jorge De La Rosa back Friday

    Jul 6, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    After missing 10 weeks with a torn tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, Jorge De La Rosa will rejoin the Rockies’ rotation and start Friday, according to Inside the Rockies. De La Rosa opened the season 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA in four starts before getting hurt. He’s getting the start Friday…

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