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  1. Melky Cabrera returns from the disabled list

    Jul 21, 2013, 1:36 PM EST

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    John Lott of the National Post reports that Melky Cabrera has been activated from the disabled list and is back in Toronto’s starting lineup — batting fifth and playing left field — on Sunday vs. the Rays. Cabrera was out for seven weeks with tendinitis in his left knee. Some knee discomfort still remains, but…

  2. Neither the timeline for nor the severity of Biogenesis discipline has been determined

    Jul 11, 2013, 12:10 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Michael Weiner condemned the leaks in the Biogenesis case earlier today. Specifically, it seemed, he was condemning the reports from ESPN in recent days that (a) Major League Baseball is poised to announce suspensions as early as next week; and (b) that it is determined to apply 100-game suspensions to some of the players involved, most often…

  3. Players don’t have to talk to MLB in the Biogenesis probe. Thank Fergie Jenkins for that

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    I noted yesterday the uncertainty surrounding potential double discipline of Biogenesis players. How the Melky Cabrera precedent may make it hard for MLB to give an enhanced suspension for those perceived to be lying to investigators. I also pondered whether simply not talking to investigators might serve as the basis. Ken Rosenthal, however, reminds us…

  4. If Melky Cabrera’s phony website didn’t warrant a 100-game suspension, how can Ryan Braun get one?

    Jul 10, 2013, 7:51 AM EST

    Ryan Braun AP

    The news came down yesterday that MLB is, at least according to some sources, on the verge of handing out suspensions in the Biogenesis case. These sources continue to say that MLB is intent on giving Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez 100-game suspensions despite the fact that neither has previously served a PED suspension and…

  5. Oh my stars and garters, what if an All-Star tests positive for drugs!

    Jul 9, 2013, 8:58 AM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    That’s the short version of Bob Nightengale’s latest column in which he reminds us how the Republic ended last year when Melky Cabrera won the All-Star Game MVP award before his drug suspension. And how, thanks to Biogenesis looming over everything, it could happen again. Nightengale’s concern here is at about a 20 on a…

  6. Blue Jays place Melky Cabrera on disabled list with left knee tendinitis

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:09 AM EST

    Melky Cabrera Getty

    The Blue Jays announced after Thursday’s loss to the Red Sox that outfielder Melky Cabrera was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. The club will recall infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place on the active roster. Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a run scored Thursday and played the…

  7. Bartolo Colon’s success is really bothering some people

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:49 AM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    Bartolo Colon has pitched magnificently this season. He leads the AL in wins, is sporting a 2.89 ERA and is pounding the strike zone like crazy, allowing only one walk per every nine innings pitched. This, apparently, is something baseball should be embarrassed by. Why? Because he tested positive for synthetic testosterone last year  Paul Gackle of the San…

  8. MLB issued subpoenas to Fed-Ex, AT&T and T-Mobile as part of Biogenesis investigation

    Jun 6, 2013, 7:02 PM EST

    Bud Selig AP

    Here’s the latest development as MLB continues its investigation into players suspected of acquiring performance-enhancing drugs from Anthony Bosch and Biogenesis. According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, MLB’s lawyers issued subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA in an attempt to gather records for their investigation. The subpoenas were issued May…

  9. Source: Major League Baseball has not yet decided to discipline Biogenesis players

    Jun 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    A source familiar with the Biogenesis investigation tells HardballTalk that Major League Baseball plans to interview all of the players implicated in the Biogenesis scandal by the end of June. Then, at that point, it will make a decision on whether to pursue discipline and how. The plan is for discipline to be leveled —…

  10. Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    Let’s run down the list of players connected to Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic as MLB is reportedly preparing to issue 50- or 100-game suspensions. Listed below are players whose names are found in the Biogenesis documents. Other major leaguers may well be involved, as some of Bosch’s clients were listed in code. Since Bosch is…

  11. Joe Maddon reverses himself on Yunel Escobar’s gesticulations

    May 22, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays

    On Monday Joe Maddon said he wasn’t pleased with Yunel Escobar making the “safe” sign as he crossed home plate following a home run in Monday’s loss. Last night he changed his mind on that. From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times: “Some people point to the sky, he shows a safe sign. For…

  12. Outside strikes to lefties are becoming a problem

    May 22, 2013, 9:13 AM EST

    Cabrera 9th inning

    Our Blue Jays commenters are fit to be tied today due to the called strikes to Melky Cabrera in the ninth inning of last night’s Jays-Rays game. Strikes one and three to Melky were clearly outside. Here’s Brooks Baseball’s plot of the at bat:   Pitch one and three were called strikes, pitch two was…

  13. Did Melky Cabrera lie about his World Series ring “ceremony”?

    May 15, 2013, 12:04 PM EST

    melky getty

    Struggling to think if this is more weird or more insignificant. Hank Schulman of the Chronicle thinks Melky Cabrera is lying about why Bruce Bochy gave him his World Series ring in private yesterday as opposed to in some public “ceremony” of sorts.  Cabrera said it was Bochy’ idea. Bochy said a Blue Jays official…

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

    May 15, 2013, 6:26 AM EST

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    Pirates 4, Brewers 3: Andrew McCutchen with a walkoff bomb in the 12th. John Axford surrendered the lead in the eighth. He’s got a nifty 9.20 ERA now. Dodgers 2, Nationals 0: Clayton Kershaw stuck out 11 in eight and two-thirds shutout innings. He tossed 132 pitches: the most in his career and the most…

  15. Breathe easy, everyone: Melky Cabrera is going to get his World Series ring

    May 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    melky cabrera getty

    The Giants’ 2012 World Series win didn’t feature any contributions from Melky Cabrera, but their 2012 regular season sure did. And it’s not going unrecognized: Cabrera will receive his championship ring when the Giants visit the Blue Jays, Cabrera’s new team, on Tuesday. Manager Bruce Bochy performed a similar act last month with Chicago Cubs’…

  16. Florida health officials refer Anthony Bosch case to prosecutors

    May 9, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Anthony Bosch

    The wheels grind slowly, but they grind: The Florida Department of Health, which sent a cease-and-desist order to Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch last month, says it has referred the case to the Miami State Attorney’s office and the Florida Attorney General’s office. Ed Griffith, a spokesman for Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, said local…

  17. Robinson Cano colleague mentioned in Biogenesis documents

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

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    T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN.com report that the spokeswoman for Robinson Cano‘s charitable foundation was named in the documents of Biogenesis, the now defunct Miami anti-aging clinic which has launched an investigation by Major League Baseball into players’ alleged use of performance enhancing drugs: The spokeswoman for Robinson Cano’s foundation is listed as having…

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

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  19. Report: MLB, player buying up Biogenesis documents

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:17 AM EST

    Bud Selig defiant

    The New York Times is reporting that MLB, rebuffed in its attempts to get Biogenesis documents from the Miami New Times, is now paying an ex-Biogenesis employee for documents relating to the case. Which is interesting enough. Making it even more fascinating: according to the report, the league has taken this step after learning that…

  20. 2013 Preview: The American League East

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

    Blue Jays

    For the past few days we’ve been previewing the 2013 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League East. The Blue Jays totally revamped the rotation and added Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera to the lineup. Is that enough for a 20+ game swing and the division title? The…

  21. 2013 Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

    Mar 26, 2013, 8:52 AM EST

    Blue Jays

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Toronto Blue Jays. The Big Question: The Blue Jays went for it this offseason. They gonna get it? There’s…

  22. Report: MLB plans to file lawsuit against Anthony Bosch and others connected to Biogenesis

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:25 AM EST

    AP Anthony Bosch

    With MLB increasingly desperate to get their hands on any evidence to discipline players connected to the Biogenesis clinic, they have come up with an interesting new strategy. According to Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times, MLB plans to file a lawsuit on Friday against multiple people connected to Biogenesis, including the clinic’s…

  23. It’s spring training for PED moralists, too

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:14 PM EST

    Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera hits a two run double against the Yankees during the first inning of their MLB spring training baseball game in Dunedin

    Hey, not everyone can show up in March with their PED outrage in mid-season form. Scott Ostler is going to need to get a few more reps in after this performance: Among the things that ain’t what they used to be: the shame and disgrace of being busted for steroids. Exhibits C and C: Bartolo…

  24. 2013 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Romo Posey Getty

    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 2013 season. Up next: The World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers in the National…

  25. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

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