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

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:03 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies 7, Marlins 3: John Mayberry had a walkoff grand slam. Probably good that the Phillies won this one. After a brutally bad call by Bob Davidson in the bottom of the eighth on a Ben Revere takeout slide, the crowd didn’t stop letting the umps hear it. Apparently none of the tens of thousands…

  2. 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…

  3. Report: Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun among players MLB seeks to suspend for Biogensis connection

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:53 PM EST

    braun tall getty

    Performance-enhancing drugs loomed large entering the baseball season, amid reports that dozens of players — many of them high-profile stars — could be suspended because of their reported involvement with a clinic that supplied PEDs. That story just got bigger. From ESPN.com investigative reporters T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish: Major League Baseball will…

  4. Michael Pineda cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Michael Pineda Reuters

    Michael Pineda has been cleared to take a big step in his long road back from shoulder surgery, as the Yankees right-hander is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday at Single-A. Pineda has been throwing in extended spring training without any setbacks and Dan Martin of the New York Post reports that he…

  5. Franklin Gutierrez isn’t healthy, so Mariners petition MLB for more rehab

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Minor-league rehab assignments are limited to 20 days, in part so that teams can’t simply stash veteran players in the minors indefinitely. In some cases, however, an injury lingers longer than 20 days and things become tricky. That’s happening with Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, whose hamstring injury remains an issue after 20 days in the…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:37 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Welcome to the bigs Yasiel Puig. In his first game Puig had two hits and then in the ninth he made a catch at the wall and then a strong throw to first to double off Chris Donorfia to end the game. This guy has the chance to be something special.…

  7. Jesus Montero out 4-6 weeks with torn meniscus

    Jun 1, 2013, 5:28 PM EST

    Jesus Montero Getty

    Jesus Montero batted just .208 with three home runs and a .590 OPS prior to being demoted to Triple-A Tacoma last month, but his season has taken another disappointing turn. Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that Montero was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery next week. He’s expected…

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

    May 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EST

    Groundhog Day

    Pirates 1, Tigers 0: Jim Leyland was in the Virgin Islands once. He met a girl. they ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, they made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t he get that day over, and over, and over? Or, well, at least two out of three days. It’d…

  9. Eric Wedge moderates his “sabermetrics harmed Dustin Ackley” comments

    May 30, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Eric Wedge, Paul Emmel

    Geoff Baker allowed Eric Wedge to expand on his controversial comments from the other day in which he appeared to accuse sabermetrics of ruining Dustin Ackley, leading to his demotion. The nut: “When I bust somebody’s chops or make a joke about it, you can take it in a light-hearted way or you can take…

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

    May 30, 2013, 7:11 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs

    Players who hit multiple home runs in a game are the new inefficiency. Teams should definitely stock up on those guys while they’re undervalued. Cubs 9, White Sox 3: Backup catcher Dioner Navarro smacked three homers — a solo, a two-run and a three-run jack — to pace the Cubbies. A Cubbies team who happen…

  11. Wait, that dude was a catcher?

    May 29, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    Catcher equipment

    Chad Finn of the Boston Globe plays one of my favorite games: “remember when that guy used to play a different position?” Everyone remembers Craig Biggio and Dale Murphy the catcher. But  Carlos Delgado? Raul Ibanez? You may or may not have known, intellectually, that those guys once donned the tools of ignorance, but seeing…

  12. Mariners demote rookie Brandon Maurer back to minors

    May 29, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

    Brandon Maurer

    Brandon Maurer winning a spot in the Mariners’ rotation out of spring training was a surprise, but after going 2-7 with a 6.93 ERA in 10 starts the 23-year-old rookie is headed back to the minors. Maurer made the jump from Double-A to the majors after throwing 138 innings with a 3.20 ERA and 117/48…

  13. The Kansas City Royals Power Hour

    May 29, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Kansas City Royals

    The Kansas City Royals did not hit a home run again on Tuesday — heck, they only managed two hits against the Cardinals, a hard double and soft single by Billy Butler — (update: they failed again on Wednesday) and so that means they have two home runs since May 15, both by 439-year-old Miguel…

  14. Michael Morse strained his quad

    May 29, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Michael Morse

    Sabermetrics strikes again: Michael Morse left last night’s game with a strained right quad. Morse suffered the injury while rounding third base during the fourth inning. He was thrown out at the plate and was clearly grimacing as he finished his unsuccessful journey home. Morse is day-to-day, and is unlikely to join the Mariners in San…

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

    May 29, 2013, 6:53 AM EST

    New York Mets Lucas Duda reacts after he hit to get winning run against New York Yankees in New York

    Mets 2, Yankees 1: Yesterday I cracked that Mariano Rivera, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by the Mets, would likely throw the last pitch in the “Yankees likely victory over the Mets.” Shows ya what I know. The greatest closer in the history of baseball came into the ninth with a…

  16. Eric Wedge blames sabermetrics for Dustin Ackley’s struggles

    May 28, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Eric Wedge, Paul Emmel

    Dustin Ackley was a college star at North Carolina and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft, one spot after Stephen Strasburg. He moved quickly through the Mariners’ farm system, had a solid rookie season in 2011 at age 23 … and has hit .221 with a .600 OPS in 198 games since…

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

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Miami Marlins  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 10, Marlins 6: Two three-run homers for Kelly Johnson. He also singled, doubled and stole a base. He has 24 RBI in 21 games in May. Six straight losses for the Marlins despite what was, for them anyway, an offensive outburst. Tigers 6, Pirates 5: While it was his second win in a row…

  18. Mariners call up shortstop prospect Nick Franklin, demote Dustin Ackley to minors

    May 27, 2013, 1:33 PM EST

    Nick Franklin

    Seattle shortstops are just barely out-hitting National League pitchers this season and the Mariners have finally decided to do something about it. Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that they’re calling up Triple-A shortstop Nick Franklin. Franklin ranked as a top 100 prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com coming into the season…

  19. Rangers put one over on Jeff Nelson, get free out against Mariners

    May 25, 2013, 1:19 AM EST

    Sucre 3

    Two on, none out for the Mariners in the bottom of the second inning Friday against the Rangers. Jesus Sucre, making his first major league start, his a grounder to first that appeared to be turned into a 3-6-3 double play. Except…

  20. The best and worst from MLB lineups in 2013

    May 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    This is a quick look at the very best and worst each major league lineup spot has to offer this year. Posted along with each line is the player most responsible. We’ll start out with the good before moving on to the bad. 1. Reds: .292/.442/.517, 9 HR, 37 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB (Shin-Soo…

  21. Robert Andino designated for assignment by the Mariners

    May 24, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Erick Aybar, Robert Andino

    Not long ago the Mariners benched Brendan Ryan for Robert Andino. Not realizing, it seemed, that while neither of then could hit their way out of a wet paper bag, at least Ryan could flash some serious leather. Someone finally figured that out, however: Andino has been designated for assignment. Andino was hitting .184/.253/.237 in 85…

  22. Michael Pineda is close to beginning a rehab assignment

    May 23, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    Michael Pineda Reuters

    Here’s a little twist to the news that the Mariners are going to send Jesus Montero back to Triple-A: Michael Pineda, whom the Yankees acquired for Montero only to watch him get hurt, is almost ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. General manager Brian Cashman told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that…

  23. Jesus Montero is going to be sent down to Triple-A

    May 23, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

    Jesus Montero Getty

    So, if Michael Pineda makes an appearance in New York in the second half, do all the folks who said the Mariners won that trade have to eat crow? From the Tacoma News-Tribune: On the heels of a six-game losing streak and a 2-7 road trip, the Seattle Mariners will make an expected and needed…

  24. Baseball’s discrimination against old players has to stop

    May 21, 2013, 5:38 PM EST

    miguel batista getty

    Sorry. That headline may have been a bit dramatic. But see, I turn 40 in July. And while I’m generally cool with that — and while I am, in all honestly, in The Best Shape of My Life — it has dawned on me pretty clearly that we are almost to the point where there…

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

    May 20, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

    Freddy Galvis

    Phillies 3, Reds 2: Aroldis Chapman is usually automatic. But he surrendered back-to-back bombs to the murderers row that is Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis as the Philly walked off Cincinnati. Heck, the inning started with Chapman walking Delmon Young on four straight pitches, so you know he wasn’t on it yesterday. And Cliff Lee…

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