NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees watches on from the dugout with his left thumb heavily wrapped against the Oakland Athletics on August 23, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Hamels to the Disabled List (no reason to panic!)
The move is retroactive to Aug. 13 and the Phillies said Hamels is scheduled to start Monday against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Alex Rodriguez, MLB to meet about poker games Friday
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez told reporters before Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's that he will meet with baseball on Friday in Baltimore to discuss his alleged participation in some underground illegal poker games.
Giants' Carlos Beltran activated from DL, will start Wednesday
The Giants activated Beltran from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, though he was held out of the starting lineup to give his strained right hand and wrist another day to heal. The switch-hitting Beltran took early batting practice from both sides and will start Wednesday night against San Diego if he feels OK before the game.
Jonathan Sanchez Placed On DL With Ankle Injury
Tuesday brought some good news for the San Francisco Giants, as the team activated Carlos Beltran from the disabled list. However, a roster spot was needed for the outfielder, so as Beltran came, Jonathan Sanchez went:
Tommy Hanson Still Dealing With Shoulder Soreness
When Hanson was placed on the DL, it was done with the understanding that he doesn't have any significant damage in his shoulder. That's the good news. The bad news is that he's still feeling discomfort, and will take longer to return than expected
Travis Hafner of Cleveland Indians might need season-ending foot surgery
Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said Tuesday that surgery is among the options the team is exploring for Hafner, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday. He is wearing a walking boot after an MRI showed a strained tendon in the bottom of the foot.
Spend wisely: Prince or Pujols? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
"...if you’re looking at historic precedent, both players come with enormous risk. Fielder has been one of the most durable players in baseball and I might like him on a five-year deal. But seven or eight seems like a scary investment. You can make the same argument for Pujols."