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  1. Marlins release Casey Kotchman

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Casey Kotchman

    Casey Kotchman was the Marlins’ Opening Day first baseman, but landed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring after just two games. He came back in June and played four more games before going back on the DL with an oblique injury. Now he’s finally healthy again, but this time the Marlins don’t want…

  2. Marlins activate Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list

    Jun 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Giancarlo Stanton

    After missing the past six weeks with a strained hamstring Giancarlo Stanton is off the disabled list and will be in the Marlins’ lineup tonight against the Brewers. To make room on the roster Miami placed Casey Kotchman on the DL with a strained oblique, shutting him down just one week after returning from the…

  3. Marlins activate Casey Kotchman from 60-day disabled list

    Jun 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Casey Kotchman

    For most of his career Casey Kotchman has been viewed as a weak-hitting first baseman who’s typically one of the lesser hitters in a lineup. For the Marlins he’s damn near a savior. Miami has activated Kotchman from the 60-day disabled list after he missed two months with a hamstring injury and he’s batting sixth…

  4. Casey Kotchman headed to DL with hamstring injury

    Apr 4, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

    Casey Kotchman

    Casey Kotchman exited yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins will place him on the disabled list. Kotchman hit just .229 with a .612 OPS in 142 games for Cleveland last season and was only getting an opportunity in Miami because Logan Morrison is out…

  5. Marlins place Logan Morrison on 60-day disabled list

    Mar 31, 2013, 3:20 PM EST

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    Logan Morrison‘s recovery from September knee surgery continues to move slower than expected. He was hoping to be ready for the start of spring training, then shifted that hope to Opening Day. But the young first baseman was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday morning and won’t be eligible to return to the Marlins’…

  6. Logan Morrison hoping to come off disabled list in mid-May

    Mar 28, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Logan Morrison

    Logan Morrison has missed all of spring training as he recovers from knee surgery, but the Marlins first baseman is scheduled to take a big step in his comeback when he starts throwing, fielding, and running next week. Morrison told Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald that he’s hoping to come off the disabled list…

  7. A sleepy morning in Angels camp

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

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    Not a lot happening around here today. The biggest topic of conversation surrounds when Albert Pujols is going to run the bases. Mike Scioscia said “this weekend.” Then, a few minutes later, Pujols was down by third base jogging and rounding the bag. A debate ensued among reporters as to whether that constituted “running the…

  8. Casey Kotchman ran into a pop-up machine

    Feb 19, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    Casey Kotchman

    Amazingly, that pop-up machine was not Jimmy Rollins! Miami Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman has received four stitches to close a cut on his left ring finger after running into a pop-up machine during infield drills … he manager says Kotchman was injured when he “tried to get around the machine and grabbed onto it and…

  9. The Marlins sign Casey Kotchman

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:31 PM EST

    Casey Kotchman

    The Miami Marlins just announced that they signed Casey Kotchman.  Not gonna say Casey Kotchman doesn’t streak across my radar very often, but I had no idea that he wasn’t on a team. This time next year I imagine he’ll replace Miguel Cairo as that guy I am shocked to learn is still in baseball…

  10. Report: Red Sox have shown interest in Casey Kotchman and Lyle Overbay

    Jan 12, 2013, 5:12 PM EST

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    The Red Sox continue to negotiate with Mike Napoli and have reportedly checked in on the Nationals’ Michael Morse, but they are also considering some lower-profile options at first base. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox “have shown interest” in free agents Casey Kotchman and Lyle Overbay. However, nothing is “active” with…

  11. Rays announce one-year, $2 million deal with James Loney

    Dec 6, 2012, 2:51 PM EST

    James Loney

    Making official what was first reported earlier this week, the Rays announced their one-year deal with first baseman James Loney. He’ll get $2 million in guaranteed money coming off a career-worst season in which Loney hit just .249 with six homers and a .630 OPS in 144 games for the Dodgers and Red Sox. Loney…

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

    Sep 21, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Nationals' Wang throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 2 of their MLB National League baseball doubleheader in Washington

    Nationals 4, Dodgers 1: Congrats to the Nats for clinching the first postseason birth for a D.C. team since 1933. Pour one out for Joe Cronin, Moe Berg, Lefty Stewart and Heinie Manush. Reds 5, Cubs 3: And congratulations to the Reds too, who clinched their spot hours before the Nats did.  The Reds are…

  13. Indians manager already thinking ahead to 2013

    Aug 16, 2012, 6:59 PM EST

    Manny Acta

    After an 11-game losing streak knocked his team out of contention for 2012, Indians manager Manny Acta is looking ahead towards next year. “It’s no secret, we’re going to need to improve our offense,” Acta told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’re going to have to find a solution in left field, we’re…

  14. Andy Pettitte’s fractured ankle is “about 50 percent” healed

    Jul 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Andy Pettitte had X-rays on his fractured left ankle yesterday and told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York that “it’s healing up good” and “doc said the break was about 50 percent closed up.” Pettitte was given a six-week recovery timetable after taking a Casey Kotchman line drive off his leg on June 27 and…

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

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:48 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Lee points towards a pop out by New York Mets Nickeas during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Phillies 9, Mets 2: Cliff Lee stood to lose yet another one, as he and the Phillies were down 2-0 entering the seventh, but three runs in each of the seventh, eighth and ninth innings saved his bacon. First win of the year for Lee. Marlins 7, Brewers 6: On Tuesday Milwaukee beat Miami in…

  16. Yankees rule out Andy Pettitte for two months

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:32 PM EST

    Andy Pettitte

    The initial word Wednesday was that Andy Pettitte would miss at least six weeks with the broken left fibula he suffered when hit by a Casey Kotchman liner. The Yankees, though, placed him on the 60-day DL today, suggesting that he’ll be put on a rehab plan to return right around Sept. 1. The Bombers…

  17. Andy Pettitte suffers fractured ankle, will miss six weeks

    Jun 27, 2012, 3:40 PM EST

    Andy Pettitte

    Having already placed CC Sabathia on the DL Wednesday, the Yankees suffered an even bigger blow this afternoon: Andy Pettitte will miss at least six weeks due to a fractured left ankle suffered when he was hit by a comebacker in the 5-4 win over the Indians. Pettitte was removed from Wednesday’s game in the…

  18. Evan Gattis, Jackie Bradley among top performers in the minors

    May 14, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Evan Gattis

    Here’s a minor league leaderboard for you: top hitters by OPS: Brad Eldred (Det, AAA, 31, 1B) – .348/.408/.857 – 1.265 Evan Gattis (Atl, A+/AA, 25, C/OF) – .361/.441/.770 – 1.211 Wil Myers (KC, AA, 21, OF) – .344/.420/.712 – 1.132 Jackie Bradley (Bos, A+, 22, OF) – .389/.507/.575 – 1.082 Steve Pearce (NYY, AAA,…

  19. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  20. Ubaldo Jimenez loses no-hitter in seventh against Blue Jays

    Apr 7, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    Ubaldo Jimenez

    2:43 p.m. EDT: Brett Lawrie broke up the no-hitter with a two-run single to center with two outs in the seventh. The runners had previously moved up on a wild pitch, allowing the single to tie the game at 2. Jimenez finished the seventh from there, but since he’s at 95 pitches now, there’s a…

  21. And That Happened: Thursday’s Scores and Highlights

    Apr 6, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians

    Blue Jays 7, Indians 4: I was invited to go to this game by the Indians, where I would have watched it for free from the Tribe Social Suite. Because of family entanglements I was not able to go, and when I sent the Indians my regrets, I was very sad about it. But 16…

  22. Springtime Storylines: Do the Tampa Bay Rays have the best rotation in baseball?

    Apr 3, 2012, 9:14 AM EST

    Matt Moore

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: Do the Rays have the best rotation in baseball? The Phillies and the…

  23. Springtime Storylines: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward?

    Apr 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians' catcher Carlos Santana waits for his turn at bat during their MLB spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward? Cleveland got…

  24. Indians send Lonnie Chisenhall, Matt LaPorta to minors

    Mar 27, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

    Lonnie Chisenhall was Cleveland’s starting third baseman down the stretch last season as a rookie and headed into spring training as the presumed Opening Day starter, but today the Indians sent him back to Triple-A while handing the job to veteran Jack Hannahan. Matt LaPorta was also optioned to Triple-A and unlike Chisenhall his place…

  25. Kelvin De La Cruz has to feel pretty crappy right now

    Mar 15, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Kevin De La Cruz

    From February 21: #Indians trade LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to Texas. Was DFA’d to make room for Casey Kotchman. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) February 21, 2012 From a few minutes ago: The Indians have re-acquired LHP Kelvin De La Cruz from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) March…

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