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  1. Chad Cordero will attempt a comeback

    Jul 20, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT

    Chad Cordero

    Former Nationals closer Chad Cordero, in D.C. to throw out the first pitch before Friday night’s game, said he intends to attempt a comeback. Cordero retired last June after getting released by the Blue Jays. Shoulder problems wrecked his career after seasons of 47, 29 and 37 saves with the Nationals from 2005-07. He’s pitched…

  2. Cliff Pennington lands on disabled list with sprained bat

    Jul 20, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    Well, technically it’s with a sore elbow, but no one is buying that excuse. The A’s placed Cliff Pennigton on the disabled list after his latest 0-for Thursday. He had gone hitless in four straight games, taking his average down to .197 for the season. That comes with just 17 extra-base hits, 16 RBI and…

  3. Blue Jays call up Travis Snider after 10-player trade

    Jul 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    snider batting getty

    All it took for Travis Snider to get another chance in Toronto was a 10-player trade. Following their big swap with the Astros this morning the Blue Jays have recalled Snider from Triple-A, where he hit .335 with 13 homers, 16 doubles, and a 1.021 OPS in 56 games. It’s worth noting that Las Vegas…

  4. The Blue Jays and Astros made a ten-player trade

    Jul 20, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    Lyon_Brandon

    It’s a special kind of trade when ten (10)(X) players change teams and Brandon Lyon is the best of the lot. But the Blue Jays and Astros did it: The Astros get: Francisco Cordero and Ben Francisco plus minor leaguers Joe Musgrove, Asher Wojciechowski, David Rollins and Carlos Perez. They also get a player to be named later.  Man that guy gets traded a lot.…

  5. Brett Lawrie exits after spill into concrete camera well

    Jul 18, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    Update: X-rays on Lawrie’s calf were negative, so the injury is being called a bruise. /// Brett Lawrie‘s all-out aggressiveness led to a nasty spill today, as the third baseman fell into the concrete camera well at Yankee Stadium going after Mark Teixeira‘s foul pop up Wednesday. Lawrie was able to get up immediately after…

  6. CC Sabathia shuts down Blue Jays in return from disabled list

    Jul 17, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Back from the disabled list, CC Sabathia didn’t look like he missed a beat. Then again, the Yankees hardly missed one while he was gone. Sabathia pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday. The AL East-leading Yankees went 12-6 while their ace was sidelined due…

  7. Blue Jays put Jose Bautista on DL with wrist injury, call up speedster Anthony Gose

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jose Bautista

    Initial tests on Jose Bautista‘s wrist injury showed nothing broken, but the Blue Jays have placed the slugger on the disabled list with what they’re officially calling wrist inflammation. No word yet on his potential return timetable, as he’s expected to undergo further testing to rule out anything more serious. In the meantime the Blue…

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

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman wipes sweat from his forehead during the first inning of the Orioles' MLB baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis

    Twins 19, Orioles 7: This was a multifaceted butt-whupping, but it got started with Chris Tillman’s butt. Which is a shame considering that five short months ago he was in the Best Shape of His Life. All of those runs for the Twins despite hitting only one homer. It was a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line…

  9. Surprising A’s are pursuing a shortstop

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:20 AM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    With Cliff Pennington continue to hover around the Mendoza Line, the A’s are hunting for a shortstop, FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports. The A’s are winners of nine of their last 10 games and are now 46-43 for the season, putting themselves right in the mix for a wild card spot. Rosenthal lists Toronto’s Yunel Escobar…

  10. Jays pull Anthony Gose from Triple-A game ahead of possible callup

    Jul 16, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT

    Anthony Gose

    I assumed either Eric Thames or Travis Snider would come up to help replace the injured Jose Bautista in right field in Toronto, but it appears the Blue Jays have other plans. Anthony Gose, one of the fastest players in the minors, was pulled out of the game for Triple-A Las Vegas tonight, indicating that…

  11. Jose Bautista leaves with injury to wrist tendon

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    10:20 p.m. EDT update: The Jays announced after the game that no break was found in Bautista’s injured left wrist. Instead, he suffered an injury to a tendon and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Personally, I don’t think that qualifies as good news. If he just strained a tendon, then he could certainly return…

  12. No strikeouts, no problem for Aaron Cook

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    Despite going without a strikeout for the fourth time in five starts as a member of the Red Sox, Aaron Cook limited the White Sox to just an unearned run over seven innings in Boston’s 5-1 victory Monday. The sinkerballing Cook has recorded a mere two strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings this season, both of…

  13. Sergio Santos needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 15, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    santos getty

    Toronto was ecstatic to land closer Sergio Santos and his team-friendly contract from the White Sox this winter, but the early returns have been awful. Santos allowed six hits, four walks and five earned runs in five innings of relief before landing on the 15-day disabled list in late April with inflammation in his right shoulder. He…

  14. The Blue Jays have signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $27 million deal

    Jul 12, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Big news from north of the border: the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Edwin Encarnacion to three-year, $27 million deal. It kicks off next season and runs through 2015. There is a $10 million club option for 2016. Encarnacion is having a career year, hitting .295/.382/.565 with 23 homers and 58 RBI.  The home run total…

  15. Maury Wills thinks he should be a Hall of Famer for some reason

    Jul 12, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    Maury Wills was asked when he’ll make the Hall of Fame. His response: “I don’t know … Maybe they’re waiting to do me like they did Ron Santo. He dies and they put him in the next year. Isn’t that ridiculous? Maybe they’re just waiting to do that. I was thinking about that. I don’t think…

  16. Prince Fielder wins his second Home Run Derby crown

    Jul 9, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder Getty

    We made it, you guys. Another Home Run Derby is in the rear view mirror, as Prince Fielder defeated Jose Bautista in the finals tonight to take home this year’s crown. It was Fielder’s second Home Run Derby win, the other coming back in 2009 in St. Louis. Ken Griffey, Jr., who won in 1994, 1998 and…

  17. Luis Perez done for season with torn UCL in elbow

    Jul 9, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Luis Perez AP

    Another day, another injury for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, Luis Perez is done for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Blue Jays have yet to make an announcement on a course of action, but Tommy John surgery is almost certainly on…

  18. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

  19. Mark Trumbo is your Home Run Derby favorite

    Jul 9, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    With Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium serving as the battleground, Monday’s Home Run Derby figured to yield fewer souveniers than usual. Kauffman is one of the game’s tough home run parks. Using Stats Inc. park factors, only Minnesota’s Target Field played tougher on home runs for AL parks  from 2009-11 and that only slightly. It’s played…

  20. American League All-Star lineup has Derek Jeter leading off, Josh Hamilton batting third

    Jul 9, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    American League manager Ron Washington officially announced Justin Verlander as his starter at today’s press and also revealed his lineup, which features Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter leading off, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton batting third, and Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista cleaning up: 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Josh Hamilton, LF 4.…

  21. Andrew McCutchen gets Home Run Derby call

    Jul 7, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen is going up against the big boys. The Pirates center fielder, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, was named as Giancarlo Stanton‘s replacement in Monday’s Home Run Derby. McCutchen is tied for sixth in the National League with 16 homers this season, putting him on pace to smash his previous high…

  22. 2012 midseason awards: AL MVP

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton was far and away the AL’s best player for two months, but he’s definitely come back to the pack after hitting just .223 with four homers in June. He struck out 35 times last month, nearly matching his total of 39 times from April and May combined. That said, he still leads the…

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

    Jul 3, 2012, 5:47 AM EDT

    New York Yankees first baseman Teixeira misses a ground ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Johnson during a MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida

    Rays 4, Yankees 3: Mark Teixeira committed his first error of the season, which allowed in the go ahead run. Hey, he’s allowed one bad day, right? All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.…

  24. Robinson Cano picks his AL Home Run Derby team

    Jul 2, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    There was no talking Josh Hamilton into taking part in the Home Run Derby, so Robinson Cano went with some pretty good fallbacks Monday: Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder and Mark Trumbo. Bautista leads the AL with 26 homers at the moment, one more than Hamilton. Cano and Trumbo both have 20 apiece, while Fielder lags…

  25. Brett Lawrie is probably going to get drilled

    Jul 1, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie, John Hester

    Howie Kendrick booted a grounder, Brett Lawrie was aggressive and now the Angels are mad. With the bases loaded and none out in the sixth inning today in the game between the Angels and Blue Jays, Jose Bautista hit a grounder to second that looked like a potential double-play ball for Kendrick. Only the ball…

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