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Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins put on 15-Day DL
"Soooooo this is what we got...mild grade 2 strain. DL," Rollins tweeted. In a follow-up tweet, Rollins said, "Gone till September........."
Cubs bench Starlin Castro after not paying attention
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was held out of the starting lineup Monday night against Atlanta, one night after television cameras caught him not paying attention in the field as a pitch was thrown.
Ellsbury, Ortiz could return vs. Rangers this week
Jacoby Ellsbury likely will return to Boston's lineup on Tuesday and designated hitter David Ortiz could also play during this week's series at Texas.
Hamels Not Thinking About Contract Extension
Cole Hamels has incredibly similar statistical peripherals as Jered Weaver -- now the question is whether they'll end up with a similar contract. Hamels says the right thing, "I just want to play."
Curtis Granderson tops AL MVP race; Brewers Braun, Fielder top NL
"Thanks to two red-hot weeks, Granderson has pushed his on-base percentage to a season high and his average up over .280 for the first time since June 22, which, combined with the Yankees holding a half-game lead on the Red Sox for the best record in the American League and Adrian Gonzalez slumping, has pushed his name to the front of the AL MVP conversation."
Travis Hafner Injury: Foot Strain Disables Indians DH - Baseball Nation
Fresh off a sweep at the hands of the Tigers, the Indians didn't really need to get in more injury trouble, but more injury trouble is what they've gotten into. Designated hitter Travis Hafner left Sunday's game with a foot injury, and on Monday, the Indians have placed Hafner on the DL.