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  1. And That Happened: Monday's Scores and Highlights

    Jul 6, 2010, 5:53 AM EDT

    My favorite team got mowed down by Roy Halladay but the evening worked out OK anyway.

  2. Report: Twins offer prospects Aaron Hicks and Wilson Ramos to Mariners for Cliff Lee

    Jul 6, 2010, 12:15 AM EDT

    Jeff Fletcher of AOL Fanhouse reports that an “MLB source hears” the Twins have offered outfield prospect Aaron Hicks and catcher prospect Wilson Ramos to the Mariners for Cliff Lee. As a Twins fan the notion of adding Lee to the rotation for the second half is exciting, but Hicks and Ramos is significantly more…

  3. UPDATE: Andy Pettitte replaces injured Clay Buchholz on All-Star roster

    Jul 5, 2010, 10:35 PM EDT

    As expected, the Red Sox placed Clay Buchholz on the disabled list this afternoon and announced plans to call up left-hander Felix Doubront to start tomorrow night against the Rays. That means Buchholz won’t be available to pitch in the All-Star game, but because the DL stint is retroactive to June 27 the Red Sox…

  4. Edinson Volquez will likely need another rehab start

    Jul 5, 2010, 8:53 PM EDT

    You know the idea that Edinson Volquez would return from the disabled list this week in order for Mike Leake to be skipped in the rotation headed into the All-Star break? Yeah, you can probably scratch that. According to Mark Sheldon of, Volquez will likely need another minor league rehab start before he is…

  5. Erik Bedard scratched from Tuesday start

    Jul 5, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT

    According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, left-hander Erik Bedard has been scratched from Tuesday’s start against Zack Greinke and the Royals due to a stiff shoulder. It was supposed to be his season debut. He is currently being evaluated by team doctors. Bedard, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery last August, posted a 1.64…

  6. Chase Utley says he's coming back early

    Jul 5, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

    The last prognosis we heard regarding Chase Utley was that it would be eight weeks before he could make it back to the Phillies’ lineup.  Todd Zolecki is tweeting, however, that Utley is planning on coming back sooner than that, saying that it will take five weeks to heal, one week to get his mobility…

  7. Quote of the Day II: Jim Leyland on the All-Star selections

    Jul 5, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Tigers manager Jim Leyland, on the All-Star selection process: It’s not a good system, if you want to know the truth. But you get run out of baseball when you say that. I’ll be getting booed everywhere I go. In reality, they’re making a big deal about the game meaning something now and that the…

  8. Phillies not yet ready to return J.A. Happ to the rotation

    Jul 5, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    J.A. Happ’s rehab assignment is over after six outings in the minors, yet the Phillies aren’t ready to put him back into their rotation and may option him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Happ made just two starts in April before going down with left forearm soreness. He’s pitched 24…

  9. Maybe we need to lay off the Omar Infante All-Star selection

    Jul 5, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT

    Jayson Stark tweets that both of the All-Star managers were told by Major League Baseball that they needed to pick a “multi-position” player in order to take advantage of the new rule allowing managers to return one player to the game after he comes out. It was for that reason, Stark says, Charlie Manuel chose…

  10. Does a three-homer game mean Drew Stubbs is destined for stardom?

    Jul 5, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

    With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field yesterday afternoon Cubs pitchers served up seven homers in a 14-3 blowout loss to the Reds, including three long balls to center fielder Drew Stubbs. “I’ve never done it at any level, little league, high school, or college,” Stubbs told Mark Sheldon of afterward. “I think…

  11. An ugly game in Detroit as the Tigers beat the Orioles 12-9

    Jul 5, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    It’s approximately 165 degrees here in the Midwest today, so heading out to see a day game was already an iffy proposition for Tigers fans.  Those who used their day off work to do so were greeted with one of the uglier games of the past couple of weeks, as the Tigers and Orioles decided…

  12. Jim Thome is this generation's Harmon Killebrew

    Jul 5, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Jim Thome went deep twice Saturday to tie and then pass Harmon Killebrew for 10th place on the all-time home run list with 574 and as he got back into the dugout following the second blast the Twins played a pre-taped congratulatory video message from Killebrew on the Target Field jumbotron. It was a very…

  13. Giant-headed, be-mulleted Randy Johnson wins sausage race ripoff in Arizona

    Jul 5, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT

    It’s entirely possible that someone else thought of pitting four giant plush mascots against one another in between-inning footraces before the Brewers did it with their sausage guys, but Milwaukee has always done it the best.  And, inevitably, it has led to copycats.  Giant president heads race in Washington.  Hot dogs race in Cleveland.  Tools…

  14. Torii Hunter's career-year rolls on with 2 homers and 7 RBIs

    Jul 5, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    Named to his fourth All-Star game as the Angels’ only representative yesterday afternoon, Torii Hunter homered twice and drove in seven runs last night in a blowout win that will probably keep the Royals from being on national television again until approximately 2050. It was the second time Hunter has had seven RBIs in a…

  15. Geoff Jenkins to retire as a Brewer. BFD.

    Jul 5, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    It’s being reported that Geoff Jenkins will announce his retirement this Friday. Jenkins will sign a one day contract in Milwaukee so he can retire as a Brewer. And thank God for that. Because it would be a travesty if history remembered Geoff Jenkins in the uniform of the, um . . . he played…

  16. The Tigers are interested in Stephen Drew

    Jul 5, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    We hear about Adam LaRoche, Kelly Johnson and Dan Haren being shopped by Arizona, but another valuable player on the sinking Diamondbacks ship is Stephen Drew.  And now Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers are interested in him. Drew, who is currently hitting .268/.336/.409, is under team control through 2012. The bat isn’t overwhelming this…

  17. 39th pick Anthony Ranaudo wants top-10 cash from Red Sox

    Jul 5, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    LSU junior Anthony Ranaudo entered this year as Baseball America‘s top-ranked college prospect, but the 6-foot-7 right-hander fell to the Red Sox with the 39th overall pick because of an elbow injury and major struggles once he returned. Boston’s financial advantage allows them to take draft-day gambles on high-upside prospects like Ranaudo when other teams…

  18. Yovani Gallardo won't pitch in the All-Star game due to injury

    Jul 5, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

    Brewers manager Ken Macha announced today that Yovani Gallardo will not be available to pitch in the All-Star game after leaving Sunday’s start with a strained oblique. According to Macha the “best-case scenario” for Gallardo is “doing no baseball activities for at least 10 days” and “you can’t have a guy walk off the mound…

  19. Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings

    Jul 5, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT

    No surprises at number one, but number two is new. And anyone who can guess who number 18 is without looking wins a year’s supply of Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat! Oh, crap, I gave it away, didn’t I?

  20. Joel Zumaya scheduled for elbow surgery next week

    Jul 5, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT

    Joel Zumaya initially hoped to avoid surgery after gruesomely fracturing his elbow while throwing a pitch last week, but the Tigers announced today that he’ll go under the knife next Monday. Here’s the latest from trainer Kevin Rand: Joel’s going to undergo a procedure to have a screw put into his elbow to stabilize that…

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