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  1. NL All-Star balloting update: Melky in, Braun out

    Jun 19, 2012, 6:40 PM EST

    Bochy's Angels?

    Just like in Monday’s AL balloting update, one spot in the National League projected All-Star lineup changed hands this week. Melky Cabrera moved ahead of Ryan Braun into third place in the outfield. Cabrera is deserving based on his performance this season, but one can’t help but notice that Giants fans have been awfully generous…

  2. Kyle Drabek to undergo his second Tommy John surgery

    Jun 18, 2012, 5:56 PM EST

    Kyle Drabek

    Kyle Drabek‘s sprained UCL will require Tommy John surgery, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Monday. Drabek had his first Tommy John surgery in high school before the Phillies made him the 18th overall pick in the 2006 draft. He was sent to Toronto in the Roy Halladay trade and he made his major league…

  3. Reviewing the rotations; Nats, Dodgers lead the way

    Jun 18, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    David Price

    A couple of months before the season, I used my Rotoworld projections to rank the rotations, based strictly on ERA, from 1-30. Let’s look at that list now and see where each team starters’ measure up about 40 percent of the way through the season. Projected rank – Team – Current rank 1. Phillies: 3.39…

  4. Matt Kemp too hurt to play, not to tackle

    Jun 17, 2012, 7:20 PM EST

    matt kemp

    Matt Kemp was placed back on the DL 18 days ago with a strained left hamstring, and there’s currently no timetable for his return. Still, that didn’t stop him from tackling Dee Gordon after the shortstop’s game-winning single in the 10th inning Sunday against the White Sox. Here’s the video. Showing off his speed, Gordon…

  5. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 16, 2012, 8:55 AM EST

    James Loney, A.J. Pierzynski, Matt Thornton AP

    Last night’s matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale had all the makings of a classic pitchers’ duel. But as it often happens in this game, things didn’t exactly turn out as expected. Adam Dunn set the tone early by slugging a two-run homer off Kershaw in the top of the first inning. It was…

  6. What to watch tonight: Clayton Kershaw vs. Chris Sale, with Vin Scully on the mic

    Jun 15, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

    What-to-Watch

    Sure, some people think going out on a Friday night sounds like fun, but I’m here to offer a far more exciting alternative (assuming you have the MLB Extra Innings package or MLB.tv): Clayton Kershaw versus Chris Sale. Not only are two of the best young pitchers in baseball facing off in some late-night, interleague,…

  7. A’s sign No. 11 pick Addison Russell for $2.625 million

    Jun 14, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

    mlb draft

    Oakland has signed first-round pick Addison Russell, with Jim Callis of Baseball America reporting that the high school shortstop from Florida will get the exact slot figure for the No. 11 pick of $2.625 million. Prior to the draft Baseball America ranked Russell as the 28th-best player in the class and ESPN.com rated him 19th.…

  8. Erick Aybar and the Angels denied a double play thanks to a heads-up call by the ump

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Uncommon play in Los Angeles last night. In the sixth inning, with a runner on first and one out, Andre Ethier hit a line drive to Angels shortstop Erick Aybar. Aybar dropped the ball, but had the presence of mind to pick it up, step on second base and throw it to first for the…

  9. Mark Ellis working out three weeks after emergency surgery

    Jun 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Mark Ellis Getty

    Three weeks ago Mark Ellis underwent emergency leg surgery, narrowly avoiding the potential need for amputation and spending six days in the hospital. And now he’s already back on the field. Alex Angert of MLB.com reports that Ellis has begun hitting in a cage and taking ground balls, and the veteran second baseman called his…

  10. Aaron Miles opts for retirement

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:10 PM EST

    Aaron Miles

    One of the ultimate underdogs, Aaron Miles put together a nine-year career in the big leagues after debuting at age 26. Now he’s opted to calling it a day, according to his Triple-A team, retiring at age 35. After receiving 12 at-bats with the White Sox at the end of 2003, Miles was traded to…

  11. Men’s Journal survey: A.J. Pierzynski is baseball’s most hated player. Philly has the most obnoxious fans

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Barrett Pierzynski Getty

    Men’s Journal didn’t exactly get a scientific sample, but they did survey 100 ballplayers to find out who the most hated man in baseball is. Because he always tops such lists you will not be surprised to learn that A.J. Pierzynski tops this one too: In a Men’s Journal survey of 100 Major League Baseball players, White…

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

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:02 AM EST

    Kansas City's Mendoza delivers a pitch against Milwaukee in their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    Royals 2, Brewers 1: Luis Mendoza took a no-hitter into the seventh, but it was still close as prodigal Royal Zack Greinke was pretty sharp too, striking out eight and allowing one run over seven innings. Billy Butler‘s RBI single in the eighth was the difference. White Sox 6, Cardinals 1: Paul Konerko is batting…

  13. This week’s NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 12, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    All Star Game Logo

    Biggest move: at catcher, where Buster Posey has passed Yadier Molina.  The results: Catcher Buster Posey: 1,713,839 Yadier Molina: 1,576,199 First Base Joey Votto: 2,108,725 Lance Berkman:851,373 Second Base Dan Uggla: 1,341,088 Brandon Phillips:885,250 Third Base David Wright: 1,358,992 Pablo Sandoval:1,103,650 Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki:1,200,256 Rafael Furcal: 1,183,096 Outfield Matt Kemp: 2,589,464 Carlos Beltran: 1,782,831 Ryan…

  14. Dodgers haven’t set a return timetable for Matt Kemp yet

    Jun 12, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

    Matt Kemp

    Matt Kemp has been out since May 31 after aggravating his left hamstring strain in his second game back from the disabled list and manager Don Mattingly indicated yesterday that the Dodgers haven’t established a timetable for his return. Kemp clearly won’t be back when eligible later this week, but that’s expected considering he said…

  15. UPDATE: The Dodgers and Andre Ethier reach a five-year, $85 million deal with an option for a sixth year

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:56 AM EST

    Andre Ethier

    UPDATE: Bob Nightengale confirms that the deal is done. The five-year, $85 million figure was accurate. Add to it a $17.5 million vesting option for a sixth year or a $2.5 million buyout.  The option vests if he hits a specific number of plate appearances from 2016-17. 1:10 A.M.: Andre Ethier‘s big start has been parlayed…

  16. Andre Ethier’s frightening most similar list

    Jun 12, 2012, 1:57 AM EST

    Dmitri Young welcomes you, Andre

    According to Baseball-Reference similarity scores, here are the 10 most comparable players to Andre Ethier through age 29: 1. Dmitri Young 2. Richie Zisk 3. Rondell White 4. Jacque Jones 5. Aubrey Huff 6. Bobby Higginson 7. Corey Hart 8. Ellis Valentine 9. Jim Edmonds 10. Tony Oliva Talk about a scary list. I’m not…

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Torii Hunter, Mark Trumbo

    Angels 10, Rockies 8: Mark Trumbo hit two three-run homers to help the Angels complete what was nothing short of an annihilation of the Rockies’ pitching staff. Trumbo is at .326/.380/.632. It would have been optimistic to predict those numbers from Pujols before the season started. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3: Bryce Harper had the…

  18. What they’re saying about the Mariners’ combined no-hitter

    Jun 9, 2012, 10:55 AM EST

    Mariners no-hitter Getty

    Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers last night. It was the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history and the first since six Astros combined to no-hit the Yankees on June 11, 2003. It was the third…

  19. Lack of instant replay looms big in another no-hitter

    Jun 9, 2012, 1:28 AM EST

    Dee Gordon

    Just like in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter exactly a week ago, a close play that could have been overturned by replay loomed large in Seattle’s combined no-hitter against the Dodgers on Friday night. Dee Gordon, maybe the National League’s fastest player, led off the bottom of the ninth with a broken-bat flare to shortstop against Tom…

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

    Jun 8, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    Norichika Aoki

    Brewers 4, Cubs 3: Norichika Aoki hit two homers including the walkoff. Overall, he’s kicking some major butt. Mets 3, Nationals 1: As I said yesterday: Dickey beats Wang. I’m still giggling, by the way. Pirates 5, Reds 4: Aroldis Chapman finally allowed a run. You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man, he’s a man!  Someone alert…

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

    Jun 7, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    Zack Greinke

    Brewers 8, Cubs 0: Zack Greinke mowed ‘em down (7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 12K). That young man is gonna make a lot of money when he hits free agency this fall. Blue Jays 4, White Sox 0: Brandon Morrow tosses a two-hit shutout. Dude has really put it all together this year. Braves…

  22. Josh Hamilton won’t participate in this year’s Home Run Derby, which pleases Ron Washington greatly

    Jun 6, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

    josh hamilton getty

    Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton paces all major leaguers in home runs and even slugged four in one game earlier this season. But he wants merely to be an observer July 9 in Kansas City, when American League captain Robinson Cano leads a group of three mashers against National League captain Matt Kemp and his own…

  23. Clayton Kershaw has plantar fasciitis

    Jun 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    kershaw reuters

    Plantar fasciitis can be a nagging, serious injury for position players, but the Dodgers are downplaying news that reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw has been diagnosed with the foot injury. According to manager Don Mattingly he only feels the discomfort in his foot when he’s running and it has no impact on his pitching,…

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

    Jun 6, 2012, 6:51 AM EST

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 7, Mets 6: The legend of Bryce Harper grows. A game-winning hit in the 12th inning. What say you, Harper? “I’m happy to get the W, of course. I’m happy to get that walk-off hit, but I don’t like going 2 for 7,” Harper said. “I don’t like striking out twice in one game,…

  25. Cliff Lee strikes out 12, loses again

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:08 PM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee still can’t catch a break. The Phillies left-hander fanned 12 while allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Dodgers, but he still took a loss in a 2-1 game, leaving him 0-3 on the season. Lee has gone nine outings without a win despite a 2.92 ERA. He’s given the…

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