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  1. Justin Duchscherer to undergo season-ending hip surgery

    May 29, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Justin Duchscherer will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo surgery on his ailing left hip. According to Slusser, Duchscherer has a congenital issue in his hips where the femur meets the joint. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd “at…

  2. Chris Capuano is on his way back to the big leagues

    May 29, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Brewers have purchased the contract of left-hander Chris Capuano from Triple-A Nashville. Capuano reportedly had an out-clause in his contract if he was not called up to the major leagues by Saturday. The 31-year-old hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2007 due to the second…

  3. The Phillies finally score a run, snap losing streak

    May 29, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    The Phillies hadn’t scored a run in 30 innings dating back to Sunday until Raul Ibanez knocked in Ryan Howard with a fourth-inning triple on Friday night. The Phillies added two more runs and defeated the Marlins 3-2 to end a five-game losing streak. Shane Victorino had my favorite quote of the night (via Martin…

  4. Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs, but the Tigers still lose

    May 29, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera had hit two home runs in a game 15 times in his career, but he didn’t have a three-homer game to his credit until Friday’s loss 5-4 loss to the Athletics. Cabrera drove in all four Tigers’ runs, including a ninth-inning solo shot off closer Andrew Bailey to cut things close. According to…

  5. Andre Ethier plays first rehab game; back Monday?

    May 29, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

    Andre Ethier played seven innings in the field and was 1-for-2 with two walks in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday night, according to Tony Jackson of Ethier is expected to complete his brief rehab stint on Saturday before being activated from the disabled list for Monday’s game against…

  6. Giants call up Buster Posey

    May 29, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    Last night, a source told Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News that the Giants were going to call up Buster Posey before Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks. Well, Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse and ESPN’s Buster Olney just confirmed it. Posey is on his way back to the big leagues. On Friday afternoon,…

  7. UPDATE: Nats defeat Padres, protest dropped

    May 29, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Yep, didn’t matter. The Nationals defeated the Padres 5-3 on Friday night. Nationals manager Jim Riggleman told Corey Brock of that he sympathized with Bud Black’s mistake: “It’s my nightmare, Casey Stengel’s nightmare, it’s the future managers of the world’s nightmare. I know I look at it 10 times. I’ve had our coaches…

  8. Kyle Lohse undergoes forearm surgery

    May 28, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse underwent surgery “fascial release surgery” of his right forearm in Los Angeles on Friday, according to a team press release. Lohse complained of forearm discomfort following last Saturday’s start and was diagnosed with “exertional compartment syndrome” earlier this week, a rare condition in which the sheath covering a muscle fails to allow it…

  9. Guillen, Buehrle, West fined for Wednesday's balk bonanza

    May 28, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, left-hander Mark Buehrle and umpire Joe West were all fined an undisclosed amount for their actions during Wednesday’s White Sox-Indians game, a source tells Barry M. Bloom of West, who was the first-base umpire in the matinee game, ejected Guillen after Buehrle was called for a balk in the…

  10. The Giants suddenly like Buster Posey

    May 28, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    After a solid month of saying that Buster Posey wasn’t ready to play in the majors and that AAA stats mean nothing, the Giants seem to be changing their tune on their top prospect: Sabean personally scouted the Triple-A club last week, he said top prospect Buster Posey has really improved and the decision to…

  11. The Pirates place Charlie Morton on the DL

    May 28, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    This isn’t exactly Earth-shattering news, but I’ve beaten up on Charlie Morton lately, so I feel obligated to note that he was put on the disabled list today, suggesting that his issues have been the result of a physical problem as opposed to him simply, you know, sucking.  The official explanation is “shoulder fatigue.”  Which…

  12. Randy Wells is knocked the heck out of the box

    May 28, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

    The Cubs are playing the Cardinals this afternoon. Randy Wells got the start. It went like this: Single to Felipe Lopez; Double for Ryan Ludwick; RBI single for Albert Pujols; Single for Matt Holliday; RBI single for Colby Rasmus; RBI double for Yadier Molina; 5-0 lead for the Cardinals before an out was ever recorded,…

  13. The Yankees designate Randy Winn for assignment

    May 28, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson was activated by the Yankees today and that means that the Bombers had to make a roster move. The move: Designating Randy Winn for assignment. Winn has been pretty terrible for the Yankees, hitting a mere .213/.300/.295 in 71 plate appearances.  Based on the response from the Twitterverse, Yankees fans are overwhelmingly behind…

  14. Carlos Guillen back from disabled list and moving to second base

    May 28, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Guillen is back from the disabled list after going 6-for-18 (.333) with one homer and three doubles during a five-game rehab assignment at Triple-A. Guillen hit .311 with an .834 OPS before landing on the DL with a strained hamstring on April 23, so the Tigers’ lineup will get a nice boost from his…

  15. Adam Jones detained at the Canadian border

    May 28, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    We learned last week that Canada had begun an immigration crackdown and that some ballplayers had been detained at the border on their way to Toronto to face the Blue Jays.  Indeed, the union had warned player agents about it and asked that they get their clients’ papers in order. One guy who might not…

  16. So who's on the trading block?

    May 28, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman runs down the big ticket trade targets this summer.  Heyman’s candidates: Cliff Lee.  Makes sense to me on some level but I’m a bit skeptical. The Mariners are a disappointment this year, but I don’t think they’re a team that thinks it’s tearing down and rebuilding. If they have a chance to sign…

  17. Lou Piniella not a big fan of his 'little buddy' Ken Rosenthal

    May 28, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    Last month Ken Rosenthal of wrote a column suggesting the Cubs should fire Lou Piniella if they didn’t turn things around. This afternoon Rosenthal visited the Cubs’ clubhouse before their game against the Cardinals and … well, Piniella wasn’t exactly thrilled to see him. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune notes that “Piniella told…

  18. Realignment is dead for now

    May 28, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Buster Olney reports that, for all of the recent chatter about realignment, radical or otherwise, Bud Selig’s Gold Star, Blue Ribbon, extra-special committee hasn’t dealt with the issue at all, and that they’re not expected to.  Olney says the subject is “a dead issue.” The real reason, according to “a highly ranked team executive” is…

  19. Marlins close to calling up 20-year-old slugging phenom Mike Stanton

    May 28, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    While the baseball world tries to pin down Stephen Strasburg’s debut, another elite prospect could be on the verge of the majors. Joe Frisaro of reports that the Marlins may call up 20-year-old outfielder Mike Stanton as soon as June 5. Picked in the second round of the 2007 draft out of high school,…

  20. The Mets may be well-positioned at the deadline

    May 28, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    The thing I said earlier today about the Mets essentially being a .500 team refers to them in their current state.  Obviously if they make a few moves they can change the complexion of the race and remain in the thick of things no matter how high their current highs and how low their reasonably…

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