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  1. Brandon Phillips arrested for reckless driving

    Jun 26, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips takes the label of speedster a bit too literally. The Reds second baseman was arrested and charged with reckless driving on Friday night, according to Quan Truong of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Phillips, who turns 29 on Monday, was driving his new Audi at about 72 mph in a 35-mph zone. There was no…

  2. Prince Harry throws out first pitch at Mets game

    Jun 26, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT

    Prince Harry threw out of the first pitch before Saturday’s game between the Mets and Twins at CitiField, according to the Associated Press. As you can see from the image to the right, Harry’s form was a bit robotic and he even looks a bit like Kris Benson here, but he actually did just fine…

  3. Asdrubal Cabrera making progress from forearm injury

    Jun 26, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT

    Indians manager Manny Acta told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday that Asdrubal Cabrera is making significant progress in his rehab from a broken left forearm.  “He’s running and throwing,” said Acta. “There’s a very good chance he can start taking ground balls when we get home off this trip. Things are moving…

  4. Carl Crawford hurt his shoulder again

    Jun 26, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Carl Crawford re-injured his left shoulder while pinch-running for Carlos Pena against the Diamondbacks on Friday night. “I kind of strained it again (Friday), so I was a little disappointed about that,” Crawford said. “I told them before the game I could run but I didn’t think nothing…

  5. Francisco Rodriguez pitching through back pain

    Jun 26, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez was visibly uncomfortable on the mound during the ninth inning of Friday’s 5-2 win over the Twins, even requiring a visit from Mets manager Jerry Manuel and trainer Ray Ramirez. Though he was able to finish off his 17th save, he told Adam Rubin of that the dramatic back pain he experienced…

  6. Billy Wagner earns save No. 400

    Jun 26, 2010, 11:56 AM EDT

    Edwin Jackson’s no-hitter overshadowed another significant accomplishment on Friday night, as Billy Wagner notched his 400th career save, striking out the side in a 3-1 win over the Tigers. Wagner is just the fifth player in baseball history to eclipse the 400-save plateau. The 38-year-old is now 24 saves behind John Franco for the most…

  7. Oh no! A-Rod snubs Joe Torre

    Jun 26, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

    According to Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger, no more than 10 feet separated Alex Rodriguez from Dodgers manager Joe Torre before Friday’s game, however the third baseman kept his back turned as the former Yankees skipper was greeted by some of his former players around the batting cage, including Derek Jeter, Joba Chamberlain, Robinson…

  8. What they're saying about Edwin Jackson's no-hitter

    Jun 26, 2010, 10:01 AM EDT

    Some assorted reaction and befuddlement to Edwin Jackson’s no-hitter against the Rays on Friday night. Jon Paul Morosi: “I’ll admit that the final tally — 149 pitches, eight walks — looks a little absurd. But 2010 is the “Year of the 0.” We witnessed three perfect games (unofficially) in less than one month. A no-hitter?…

  9. Madison Bumgarner to start vs. Red Sox on Saturday

    Jun 26, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

    According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants will call up Madison Bumgarner to start against the Red Sox on Saturday. Bumgarner was scratched from his start for Triple-A Fresno on Friday night, but the Giants downplayed the whole situation at first, saying that he would only be used if Joe…

  10. Mariners could trade Cliff Lee sooner than you think

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

    Two executives from clubs that have inquired about Cliff Lee tell Ken Rosenthal of that the Mariners are willing to move the left-hander “immediately” for the right offer. This particular piece of information didn’t grab me right away either, because I would think any team should be willing to do that, but Rosenthal adds…

  11. UPDATE: Edwin Jackson throws no-hitter

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:59 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Jackson did it! He walked eight and needed 149 pitches to get there, but he has successfully completed the fourth no-hitter of the 2010 season. Also, Jackson is the first pitcher to throw 140 pitches in a game since Livan Hernandez threw 150 (!) on May 3, 2005. Somebody get this guy some ice.…

  12. Johan Santana says he's still "recovering" from elbow surgery

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:41 PM EDT

    Hey, would you look at that, some actual baseball news involving Johan Santana. How refreshing. Here’s David Lennon of Newsday: At the end of an, um, revealing week for Santana, confesses today that still “recovering” from elbow surgery. Explains a lot. It isn’t like Santana to make excuses, but it’s pretty easy to see that…

  13. Garrett Atkins would "welcome" release from Orioles

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

    After the Orioles acquired Jake Fox from the A’s earlier this week, Brittany Ghiroli of speculated that Garrett Atkins would be designated for assignment in order to make room for Saturday’s starter Brad Bergesen. It turns out that won’t happen, as Lou Montanez will go on the disabled list with an oblique strain. Still,…

  14. UPDATE: Carlos Zambrano suspended indefinitely

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:37 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs have suspended Carlos Zambrano indefinitely for his actions during Friday’s game. “His conduct was not acceptable,” Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. “It has become a bit of a tired act.” According to Carrie Muskat of, Hendry said, “We’ll play with 24 before…

  15. The Padres are looking for . . . pitching?

    Jun 25, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Like my grandma used to say: you can never be too rich, you can never be too thin and you can never have too much starting pitching.

  16. Aw, shucks: Lou Piniella and Steve Stone kiss and make up

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Their feud was very fun while it lasted, but Lou Piniella and Steve Stone chatted before this afternoon’s White Sox-Cubs game at U.S. Cellular Field and cleared the air. Here’s how Stone described the meeting: I felt because this is our ballpark, I should go down into his locker room. I got a chance to…

  17. The Brewers will not be having a fire sale this summer

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Given how poorly the team has played, it’s been reasonable to assume that the Brewers are at least considering selling off players, possibly even Prince Fielder and Corey Hart.  Not so says owner Mark Attanasio, because the fans deserve better: “The thing you have to remember is that we’ve had three million fans coming to…

  18. Phillies road team, Blue Jays home team at Citizens Bank Park

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    The Jays come in to Philly tonight for a three game set . . . as the home team. You’ll recall that this little switcheroo is the result of the G-20 summit taking place in Toronto. As a result, the series that was supposed to take place in the Rogers Centre is now in Philly…

  19. Aramis Ramirez returns from disabled list as a question mark

    Jun 25, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    Placed on the disabled list earlier this month after struggling with a thumb injury all season, Aramirez Ramirez rejoined the Cubs today after taking two weeks off and going 1-for-6 with two walks at Single-A during a very brief rehab assignment. Prior to going on the shelf Ramirez hit just .168 in 47 games, so…

  20. Rangers bankruptcy judge absolutely reams Chuck Greenberg

    Jun 25, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

    Sure, he gave them the hearing date they wanted, but he could make them pay dearly for it.

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