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  1. A's closer Andrew Bailey likely headed for the disabled list

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:47 PM EST

    A’s closer Andrew Bailey is finally over the back spasms that kept him out of action for the past nine days, but the AL’s reigning Rookie of the Year is now sidelined by a strained ribcage muscle. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle “it’s almost a sure thing he’ll go on the…

  2. How you know the trade deadline has gone crazy

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:29 PM EST

    A rare glimpse into the silliness of following the trade deadline on Twitter.

  3. Drew Storen or Tyler Clippard in line to replace Matt Capps as Nationals' closer

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:17 PM EST

    Who will be Washington’s closer now that Matt Capps is in Minnesota? According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com the Nationals “will split the closer’s duties between Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard, and Drew Storen.” In theory, at least. The odds of manager Jim Riggleman truly going with a closer-by-committee approach for the rest of the season…

  4. The Yankees are reportedly "in heavy" on Adam Dunn

    Jul 30, 2010, 11:59 AM EST

    You know it’s trade deadline season when I don’t even have the time to make up some tasty bit of innuendo out of a headline like that!  Anyway, the rumor: Ken Rosenthal talks to a “rival executive” who says that the Yankees are still really wanting Adam Dunn, and that their chatter in recent days…

  5. Jamie Moyer won't need surgery, but will miss rest of season

    Jul 30, 2010, 11:48 AM EST

    The good news is that a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum has confirmed that Jamie Moyer does not need surgery to repair a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and strained tendon in his left elbow. The bad news is that for a 47-year-old pitcher an arm injury obviously doesn’t need to require surgery in order…

  6. HBT's Position-by-position trade deadline overview

    Jul 30, 2010, 11:31 AM EST

    For your trade deadline obsessing pleasure: links to breakdowns of all of the available — or merely arguably available — position player talent at the deadline.

  7. El Duque begins his comeback as a 44-year-old in rookie ball

    Jul 30, 2010, 11:14 AM EST

    Fresh off being sued for $900,000 over a business deal gone wrong, Orlando Hernandez began his comeback last night by throwing one inning in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League. Signed to a minor-league contract by the Nationals three weeks ago, the 44-year-old Hernandez allowed one run on two hits in what was his first game…

  8. Cowley: Kenny Williams has "something big cooking"

    Jul 30, 2010, 10:57 AM EST

    The Sun Times’ Joe Cowley says we should all hold our horses on the rumored Edwin Jackson to the White Sox deal: Hold off on the Jackson trade folks, KW has something big cooking and if he gets it done Jackson trade is off. Maybe it’s a play for Dunn directly?  Prince Fielder? You’d think…

  9. Quote of the Day: Miguel Batista is Vin Diesel

    Jul 30, 2010, 10:48 AM EST

    Miguel Batista, on what he hopes will happen tonight when he meets nemesis/new friend Katherine Connors (aka Miss Iowa) at Nationals Park: Hopefully she says, “Oh, he was a cool. He looked like a low-budget Vin Diesel, but he was nice.” I can kind of see the resemblance. And if Batista turns this whole thing…

  10. Bryce Harper's Facebook page is "knarley"

    Jul 30, 2010, 10:25 AM EST

    Inside the social networking mind of a 17 year-old soon-to-be multi-millionaire.

  11. Five teams that need to make a deal

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:59 AM EST

    Everyone can get better at the deadline. But who needs it the most?

  12. Are Mets fans justified in booing K-Rod?

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:28 AM EST

    Howard Megdal takes a look at Mets fan’ relationship with their expensive closer: Francisco Rodriguez has held up his end of the bargain with the New York Mets and their fans. He’s been a good closer, by any reasonable measure: the Mets have called on him again and again to finish off the other guys,…

  13. The Dodgers and Cubs are talking Ted Lilly

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:03 AM EST

    Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi are reporting that the Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about a trade for Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot. The Dodgers have been connected with just about every pitcher on a “the Dodgers have inquired” basis, but this one may actually have some legs to it. Especially if what…

  14. Twins overvalued the save stat and overpaid for Matt Capps

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:35 AM EST

    Matt Capps was available for nothing this offseason. Non-tendered by the Pirates in December following a career-worst season that saw him post a 5.80 ERA and .324 opponents’ batting average while serving up 10 homers in 54.1 innings, Capps became a free agent and signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Nationals in large…

  15. What they're saying about the Roy Oswalt trade

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:05 AM EST

    As always, I think Charlie Manuel says it best.

  16. The White Sox could have Edwin Jackson this morning — will they flip him for Dunn?

    Jul 30, 2010, 6:06 AM EST

    Ken Rosenthal apparently doesn’t sleep this time of year, and he reported early this morning that the White Sox were in “serious discussions” with the Diamondbacks regarding an Edwin Jackson for Daniel Hudson trade.  A few minutes ago Joe Cowley tweeted that the deal could go down as soon as this morning. The deal would…

  17. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Jul 30, 2010, 5:42 AM EST

    Lack of hustle from Jorge Cantu: he totally should have pulled the “two games for two different teams on the same day” trick.

  18. Rangers inquired about Marlins ace Josh Johnson

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:43 AM EST

    According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Rangers asked the Marlins about the availability of 26-year-old ace Josh Johnson while they were finishing up negotiations for infielder Jorge Cantu this week…

  19. UPDATE: Twins deal Ramos to Nats for Matt Capps

    Jul 29, 2010, 10:28 PM EST

    The Twins and Nationals agreed to a three-player deal late Thursday night. Matt Capps is headed to Minnesota with Wilson Ramos and Joe Testa going the Nats’ way…

  20. HBT Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 29, 2010, 8:35 PM EST

    As the deadline approaches we’ve given the list a bit of a haircut to include just the guys people are actually talking about. Look for updates all day today, tomorrow and through Saturday.

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