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  1. Scott Podsednik is back with the Red Sox

    Aug 10, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

    Scott Podsednik Getty

    There are some players everyone wants. There are some players no one wants. Then there’s Scott Podsednik. Everyone acts like they want him — they sign him, they trade for him — but then they let him go. And then he shows up again like a loyal little puppy or something: Source: Podsednik back with #RedSox…

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 10, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dickey throws a knuckleball as he pitches to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of their MLB National League game in New York

    Mets 6, Marlins 1: R.A. Dickey continues his dominant year. He struck out ten and didn’t walk any while tossing a complete game. And we may see more of him soon. Royals 8, Orioles 2: Manny Machado made his major league debut. Two for four with a triple. Not bad! No one else did anything,…

  3. Jason Kubel is karrying the Diamondbacks

    Aug 9, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Jason Kubel

    Jason Kubel launched his 24th and 25th homers Thursday as part of Arizona’s 6-3 win over Pittsburgh. Despite some recent struggles, he’s the team leader in homers (by nine) and in RBI (by 11). He’s also hitting .281, which would be the second-highest mark of his career. I wasn’t nearly as down on the Diamondbacks’…

  4. Red Sox place Vicente Padilla on DL with biceps injury

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla has done a decent job out of the bullpen for the Red Sox after being a full-time starter for the first decade of his career, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained biceps muscle. Padilla threw 39 innings with an excellent 43/11 K/BB ratio, but served up five homers…

  5. Orioles, Giants, Reds interested in Diamondbacks castoff Lyle Overbay

    Aug 8, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    Lyle Overbay is a free agent after being released by the Diamondbacks and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “have made their interest known.” According to Connolly the Orioles actually talked to the Diamondbacks about potentially trading for Overbay last week, which makes it odd that Arizona decided to simply release…

  6. Henry Blanco has torn UCL in left thumb, needs surgery

    Aug 7, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

    henry blanco getty

    As first reported by MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco was diagnosed Tuesday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to have it corrected. He’s almost certainly done for the rest of the year. Blanco was injured this past Sunday at Citizens Bank Park when…

  7. Evan Longoria starting at DH, batting cleanup for Rays

    Aug 7, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    longoria ap

    As expected Evan Longoria is off the disabled list and back in the Rays’ lineup tonight for the first time since April 30. Longoria, who missed 85 games with a hamstring injury, is batting cleanup but for now at least the Rays are keeping him off the field defensively by using him at designated hitter.…

  8. Diamondbacks add veteran backup catcher Wil Nieves

    Aug 6, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Wil Nieves

    Arizona has claimed Wil Nieves off waivers from Colorado after the veteran backup catcher was designated for assignment last week. Miguel Montero‘s usual backup, Henry Blanco, has been sidelined by a thumb injury and is undergoing further tests to determine if he has a torn ligament. Nieves is a career .226 hitter with a .568…

  9. Diamondbacks release Lyle Overbay

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    When the Diamondbacks designated Lyle Overbay for assignment last week there was speculation that they already had a trade lined up for the veteran first baseman, because he was seemingly hitting well enough not to just let him go for nothing. But that’s exactly what happened today, as Arizona released Overbay and made him a…

  10. Upton brothers hit 100th career home runs on the same night

    Aug 3, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

    B.J. and Justin Upton AP

    Here’s something pretty cool. Justin Upton launched a long home run to left field off Phillies’ right-hander Kyle Kendrick in the top of the second inning tonight for the 100th home run of his career. Less than an hour later, his big brother B.J. Upton connected for a solo shot to center field off Orioles’…

  11. Josh Beckett scratched from Sunday start, Franklin Morales rejoins Red Sox rotation

    Aug 3, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    As expected the Red Sox have scratched Josh Beckett from his scheduled Sunday start against the Twins due to a back injury, announcing that Franklin Morales will take his place. Morales moving back into the rotation seemed possible as soon as the Red Sox traded for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow earlier this week, although for…

  12. Diamondbacks release Scott Podsednik just two days after acquiring him

    Aug 2, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Scott Podsednik Getty

    The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik along with right-hander Matt Albers from the Red Sox for left-hander Craig Breslow just two days ago. However, the team announced Podsednik’s release this afternoon. What gives? According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Podsednik was granted his release after refusing an assignment to Triple-A Reno. I’m not…

  13. Surging Diamondbacks sweep Dodgers in Los Angeles

    Aug 1, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Patrick Corbin

    The Dodgers remade their lineup Wednesday to fit in new arrival Shane Victorino, but it led to just two hits — one off the bat of starter Stephen Fife — as the Diamondbacks won 4-0 to complete a three-game sweep in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly, too often limited to one or two quality hitters…

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 1, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Pirates 5, Cubs 0: A rejuvenated A.J. Burnett came into a Wrigley Field with the wind blowing in from center against a Cubs team hours off of a significant selloff and tossed a one-hitter. Oh, and Neil Walker drove in all five Pirates runs. Rays 8, Athletics 0: James Shields pitched a very relieved “oh…

  15. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Rangers celebrate

    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

  16. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Lets make a deal

    The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom: 7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright…

  17. Red Sox get Craig Breslow from Diamondbacks for Scott Podsednik, Matt Albers

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

    Craig Breslow, Miguel Montero

    It won’t grab many headlines, but the Red Sox and Diamondbacks have made an interesting swap with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow going to Boston and outfielder Scott Podsednik and right-handed reliever Matt Albers going to Arizona. Breslow, who was acquired by Arizona from Oakland this offseason in the Trevor Cahill/Jarrod Parker/Ryan Cook swap, has a…

  18. The Orioles and Reds may have interest in Lyle Overbay

    Jul 31, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Lyle Overbay Getty

    Lyle Overbay was DFA’d by the Dbacks last night, but he’ll likely find a new home soon: Hearing #Dbacks 1B Overbay is drawing interest from Baltimore. — Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) July 31, 2012   This is on top of the interest the Reds were reported to have in Overbay last night. Overbay is hitting .292/.367/.448 with…

  19. Justin Upton will not be part of any “blockbuster” trade for a pitcher

    Jul 31, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Last night Ken Rosenthal reported the potential for a “blockbuster” deal involving the Diamondbacks. That deal, Rosenthal speculated, could involve Justin Upton and could be for a big name pitcher, names currently unknown. The Dbacks may make a blockbuster move, but according to Bob Nightengale, it won’t include Justin Upton: The #Dbacks say that Justin…

  20. Report: Diamondbacks aiming for ‘premier’ starting pitcher

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:22 AM EDT

    Diamondbacks snake logo

    UPDATE: A deal could still happen, but if it does, Justin Upton will NOT be involved. 3:22 AM: That’s the word from FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. He doesn’t know who it is they’re targeting, but he believes they might be willing to use Justin Upton and/or a top pitching prospect to get it done. There’s maybe only…

  21. Pirates acquire Travis Snider from Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Travis Snider Reuters

    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports the Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Blue Jays for right-hander Brad Lincoln. Both were first-round picks in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, as Snider was picked 14th overall while Lincoln was picked fourth. The Pirates have been looking for another outfielder for a while now. Snider isn’t…

  22. A’s are in on Stephen Drew, out on Jimmy Rollins

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew

    7:50 p.m. EDT update: Apparently it was a false alarm. Drew exited the office and went to hit in the Diamondbacks’ indoor cage, MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert says. 7:35 p.m. EDT update:  The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro reports that Stephen Drew was just called into manager Kirk Gibson’s office. It sounds like a trade may have…

  23. Diamondbacks designate Lyle Overbay for assignment

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    Lyle Overbay Getty

    According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay for assignment. The move clears a roster spot for third baseman Chris Johnson, who was acquired from the Astros yesterday. Overbay, 35, is batting .292/.367/.448 with two home runs, 10 RBI and an .815 OPS over 110 plate…

  24. D’Backs acquire third baseman Chris Johnson from Astros

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    chris johnson ap

    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have acquired offensive prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss from the Diamondbacks for third baseman Chris Johnson. At first glance, it’s another crafty deal for Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Johnson had a nice showing in his first real chunk of major league playing time back in 2010,…

  25. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Phillies 7, Brewers 6: It’s hard to imagine a more demoralizing series than the one the Brewers just experienced. In all three games they fell victim to last inning rallies. This one after their own rally brought them back from a 5-1 deficit, tied with a Ryan Braun homer in the eighth. Then they take…

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