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  1. The Braves option Nate McLouth to Gwinnett

    Jul 27, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth has been absolutely terrible since coming off the disabled list, going 1 for 15 with no extra base hits. On the year he’s hitting .178/.279/.265.  If there’s a worse regular for a playoff contender I haven’t seen him.  Today the Braves said “enough” and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves don’t have…

  2. Jimmy Rollins is sitting out tonight's game with a foot injury

    Jul 27, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins is out of the Phillies’ lineup tonight after limping through yesterday’s game and while X-rays came back negative on his bruised foot David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that “someone who saw Jimmy Rollins today said he came in on crutches.” On the other hand, Ryan Lawrence of the Delaware County…

  3. Rosenthal: the Nats haven't even made Adam Dunn an offer

    Jul 27, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

    The story was that the Nationals were going to take this week to try to get Adam Dunn signed to a contract extension, and if that didn’t work, they’d trade him.  Their definition of “try to get Adam Dunn signed to a contract extension” probably needs work, though, because according to Ken Rosenthal, the Nats…

  4. Andy Pettitte "feeling good" after throwing from flat ground

    Jul 27, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    On the disabled list with a strained groin, Andy Pettitte did some running, participated in agility drills, and threw from flat ground today at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Florida, saying afterward that he’s “feeling good.” Pettitte was 11-2 with a 2.88 ERA before suffering a Grade 1 groin strain while throwing a pitch…

  5. Ralph Houk was an American hero

    Jul 27, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    When Ralph Houk died last week I and just about every other person who wrote something about him made mention of the fact that he was a decorated veteran of World War II.  I had no idea just how amazing his war record was, however, having only read a few things here or there making…

  6. Rich Harden may rejoin Rangers' rotation after striking out 10 in rehab start

    Jul 27, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT

    Rich Harden’s minor-league rehab assignment was extended after he struggled in his first few outings, but the oft-injured right-hander racked up 10 strikeouts in six shutout innings at Triple-A last night. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News speculates that the performance may be enough to get Harden off the disabled list and back in…

  7. The Yankees are on Joakim Soria's no-trade list

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

    We’ve heard this and that about the Yankees wanting to trade for Royals’ closer Joakim Soria. That seemed like a tall order anyway given how much he’d cost the Yankees, but here’s an even better reason why it isn’t going to happen: the Yankees are one of the six teams on Soria’s no-trade list. That…

  8. Prentice Redman got suspended while he was suspended

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    Dodgers minor leaguer Prentice Redman is currently serving a 50-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test last month, but that didn’t stop the 30-year-old outfielder from receiving a 100-game suspension yesterday for a second positive test. Redman spent 15 games in the big leagues for the Mets as a 23-year-old in 2003 and was hitting…

  9. Get your tickets to Matt Garza's no-hitter

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    You’ll recall that the Marlins sold thousands of previously unsold tickets to Roy Halladay’s perfect game back in May. I thought it was a cynical and craven attempt to make a quick buck, especially given that Halladay doesn’t even, you know, play for the Marlins. The Feesh should watch the Tampa Bay Rays and follow…

  10. Cubs willing to eat millions to get rid of Kosuke Fukudome

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT

    As usual the Cubs are trying to trade Kosuke Fukudome and this time Ken Rosenthal of reports that they’re willing to pay “part of” the $4 million he’s still owed this season along with “quite a bit of” the $13 million he’s owed in 2011. For the third time in three seasons Fukudome has…

  11. The White Sox are going to make Frank Thomas a team ambassador

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT

    Back in February the White Sox and Frank Thomas began a nice reproachment when it was announced that the team would be retiring his number. That’s going to happen on August 29th. Today they’ve added that Thomas will officially become a team “ambassador” which, while mostly a PR position, represents a nice coming together of…

  12. Rumor: A's reliever Michael Wuertz is on Red Sox's "wish list"

    Jul 27, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that A’s setup man Michael Wuertz is on the Red Sox’s “wish list” as they search for bullpen help. Wuertz has been a shutdown late-inning option in the past, going 6-1 with a 2.63 ERA, .188 opponents’ batting average, and 102 strikeouts in 79 innings last season, but…

  13. David Ross and the Braves agree to a two-year extension

    Jul 27, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

    David Ross is probably the best backup catcher in baseball. What’s more: he’s pretty cool with being a backup catcher and loves where he’s playing. It makes perfect sense, then, that he and the Braves just agreed to a two-year contract extension. The terms weren’t announced, but he’s finishing up a two-year, $3 million deal.…

  14. White Sox sticking with Bobby Jenks as closer after all

    Jul 27, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

    After a brief rest/demotion following a pair of ugly outings last week, Bobby Jenks is back to closing for the White Sox. Here’s how manager Ozzie Guillen explained the situation: I never took the job away from Jenks. I never did. I just said I want Jenks to throw the ball better and we will…

  15. Mickey Mantle is no longer the leader in runs scored for 1961

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    Armando Galarraga fans: only 49 more years until the wrong is righted!

  16. Henry Rowengartner led the Cubs to the playoffs 17 years ago in "Rookie of the Year"

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    The sole purpose of this entry is to make you feel as old as I felt after Darren Rovell of CNBC tweeted that this month is the 17th anniversary of the baseball movie “Rookie of the Year.” I was 10 years old when the movie came out and remember thinking it was a) one of…

  17. HBT Daily: Strasburg, dueling trade bait and the Tigers' J.V. lineup

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Our (mostly) daily look ahead to tonight’s action

  18. Rumor: Twins interested in Nationals closer Matt Capps

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT

    Tim Kurkjian of reports that the Twins are interested in Nationals closer Matt Capps, which along with yesterday’s report that they’re talking to the Blue Jays about various relievers makes it pretty clear that Minnesota is in the market for bullpen help. It’s tough to find anyone who has any sort of confidence in…

  19. We'll find out today if Mark Cuban is in on the Rangers

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban will decide today if he’s in or out. Is it so bad if he’s actually in?

  20. Aramis Ramirez plans to exercise $14.6 million option for 2011

    Jul 27, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    Asked yesterday whether he plans to remain with the Cubs next season by exercising his $14.6 million player option, Aramis Ramirez said: I want to stay here, but I’ve still got two months. I haven’t talked to my agent about it. But everybody knows I want to stay here. I guess I’m staying here. Ramirez…

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