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

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Anna Scorecard

    Athletics 10, Mariners 2: This game was a Father’s Day treat for me. Why? Because I used it to teach my daughter how to keep score. I printed out scoresheets. I did a little sketch on the top of hers to illustrate the numbers which correspond with each defensive position. I paused the TV after…

  2. Blue Jays complete sweep of Rangers on the road

    Jun 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers

    Behind Chien-Ming Wang‘s seven shut-out innings and a trio of home runs, the Blue Jays downed the Rangers 7-2 this afternoon to complete a four-game series sweep in Texas. The Jays have won five in a row and eight of their last ten, slowly climbing their way back into AL East contention. They now sit…

  3. Dodgers making progress on extension with Clayton Kershaw

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are making progress with starter Clayton Kershaw on a seven-year contract extension worth in excess of $180 million. The 25-year-old left-hander enters his third and final year of arbitration going into 2014 after which he would be eligible for free agency. That the Dodgers would eventually sign Kershaw to…

  4. Jose Reyes expected to begin rehab assignment Monday

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

    Injured Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Reyes smiles as his team plays the Tampa Bay Rays in their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    With three straight wins and seven in their last 10 games, the Blue Jays are finally showing some signs of life. And they should get a nice boost in their lineup soon. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Jose Reyes played two innings and took three at-bats yesterday in a simulated game. It was his…

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

    Jun 14, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 3, Yankees 2: Looking at the Yankees side of the box score and noting Robinson Cano‘s contributions compared to everyone else’s and this comes to mind. Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis and Vernon Wells combined to go 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts in this marathon game. And while, yes, hats off to…

  6. Brandon Morrow unlikely to return before July

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Getty

    Brandon Morrow has been on the disabled list since May 28 with a strained forearm and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays right-hander is at least 2-3 weeks from potentially returning. Morrow’s recovery is just now advancing to bullpen sessions, so he has multiple hurdles to clear before rejoining the rotation is…

  7. Quote of the Day: Rangers broadcaster Ton Grieve calls Jose Bautista a “crybaby”

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays

    Jose Bautista was ejected yesterday after arguing balls and strikes and throwing his equipment on the ground. Rangers broadcaster Tom Grieve was less than impressed. Here’s what he said during the broadcast: “You turn into a cry baby when you act like that. Go sit down and look at the pitch and then apologize to…

  8. Roger Clemens’ son chooses college after being drafted by Astros

    Jun 10, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens, Kacy Clemens, Kody Clemens

    Roger Clemens’ son, Houston high school pitcher Kacy Clemens, was drafted by the Astros in the 35th round Saturday, but he’s already decided to bypass signing in favor of college. Roger broke the news to Jose De Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, saying Kacy will attend the University of Texas–where Roger starred in 1982…

  9. Blue Jays, Marlins emerge victorious in pair of marathon games

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Mets combined for 38 innings of baseball as the four teams engaged in two marathon games this afternoon. The Jays defeated the Rangers 4-3 in 18 innings while the Marlins emerged victorious over the Mets 2-1 in 20 innings. It is the Jays’ second game lasting at least 17…

  10. 2013 MLB Draft: Day one winners and losers

    Jun 7, 2013, 2:27 AM EDT

    Mark Appel

    It’s a tradition here at Hardball Talk to pick the winners and losers from the draft, even though we’re years away from having any idea who came out on top. And we’re not ones to mess with tradition, no matter how silly it may make us look in the end. Let’s rock. Winners Mark Appel:…

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

    Jun 6, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jun 6, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Rockies 12, Reds 4: The Colorado Wrecking Crew: Carlos Gonzalez hit three home runs and drove in six. Troy Tulowitzki hit two of his own. Pedro Villarreal had no idea what hit him. White Sox 7, Mariners 5: You figure if you score five runs in the top of an extra inning that you’re gonna…

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

    Jun 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    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 —…

  14. Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    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…

  15. Sons of Manny, Clemens, Biggio, Moyer, Pettitte among potential draft picks

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    1565like_father_like_son

    One of my favorite parts of the draft each year is all the relatives of current and former big leaguers being picked out of high school and college. Conor Glassey of Baseball America has combed through thousands of potential draftees to put together a pretty extensive list of players with MLB bloodlines, along with some…

  16. Blue Jays activate Josh Johnson, Rajai Davis from the DL

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson Getty

    Josh Johnson‘s recovery from a strained triceps has been delayed several times by setbacks, but the right-hander is off the disabled list and back in the Blue Jays’ rotation. Johnson has been on the DL since April 21 and got knocked around in his final rehab start, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings at Triple-A…

  17. Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud cleared to begin rehab from broken bone in foot

    Jun 3, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    Travis d'Arnaud

    In a perfect world, Mets prospect catcher Travis d’Arnaud would be right alongside Zack Wheeler when the prized right-hander makes his major league debut later this month. That’s not going to happen, as d’Arnaud is still in recovery mode from a broken bone in his left foot, but there is a positive update to pass…

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

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because … Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of…

  19. Blue Jays place Brandon Morrow on disabled list, remove Ricky Romero from 40-man roster

    Jun 1, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Reuters

    It’s one step forward, one step back for the Blue Jays. While Josh Johnson is expected to return on Tuesday, the Blue Jays just announced that Brandon Morrow has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Morrow left Tuesday’s start against the Braves after two innings with the injury. The…

  20. Blue Jays will activate Josh Johnson on Tuesday

    May 31, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson Getty

    Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson will return from the disabled list on Tuesday, per Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Johnson was sidelined with a triceps injury after his April 21 start against the Yankees, but felt good after his latest rehab start. The Jays acquired Johnson in the mega-trade with the Marlins during the off-season.…

  21. Blue Jays place Brett Lawrie on the disabled list

    May 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Toronto Blue Jays

    Brett Lawrie exited Monday’s game with a sprained left ankle and now the Blue Jays have placed him on the disabled list. Lawrie also spent part of April on the DL with a rib cage injury and has hit just .209 with five homers and a .642 OPS in 37 games when healthy enough to…

  22. Brandon Morrow leaves start after two innings with forearm soreness

    May 28, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Getty

    UPDATE: A little ominous, despite the claim of Morrow making his next start: According to a #BlueJays spokesman, Morrow’s forearm is just sore and he is still scheduled to make his next start.We’ll find out more later — Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) May 28, 2013   1:31 PM: Watching the Braves-Blue Jays game. In addition to…

  23. Brett Lawrie is out with a sprained ankle

    May 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Toronto Blue Jays

    Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie left yesterday’s game with a sprained ankle. And he’s out of the lineup for today’s Jays-Braves game as a result.  In his place will be the Braves’ old friend Mark DeRosa. No word on how Lawrie’s sister feels about it all.

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

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

    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…

  25. Brett Lawrie’s sister has just as much fun on Twitter as he does

    May 27, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    Brett Lawrie has a bit of a checkered Twitter history. He’s a Twitter drama queen and goes after “haters” and all that stuff that you’d think a highly-paid professional athlete would and should be above. But he’s a kid, really, and kids do silly stuff on social media all the time. And it appears to…

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