8:55 PM EDT, Tue July 29, 2014
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Werth out but says ankle sprain isn't serious

Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals' lineup Tuesday night, but the veteran right fielder doesn't believe his ankle sprain is serious.
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Werth out Tuesday but doesn’t believe sprain is serious

MIAMI — Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals’ lineup Tuesday, his sprained right ankle swollen and sore, though still not enough for the veteran right fielder to believe the injury is serious. “I think it’s minor,” he said Tuesday afternoon. Werth hurt himself on an awkward slide into second base during the seventh inning…
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 56 mins ago

Jayson Werth sits with sprained ankle, hopes for Wednesday return

Jayson Werth woke up Tuesday morning and the right ankle he injured the night before trying to avoid a tag at second base was still sore and swollen. Both he and Manager Matt Williams still believe the sprain is minor, but Werth did not start Tuesday’s game. Werth and Williams both hope the right fielder will […]
Miami Herald 2 hours ago

Werth out of Nationals lineup after ankle sprain

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is being held out of the starting lineup in Tuesdays game against the Miami Marlins after spraining his right ankle on Monday.
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 12 hours ago

Jordan Zimmermann returns to form

Monday wasn’t all together bad for the Nationals. Beyond Rafael Soriano’s ninth-inning implosion and Jayson Werth’s twisted ankle, the Nationals found solace in Jordan Zimmermann’s return to form. In his second start since returning from a right bicep strain, the right-hander pitched more like...
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Giants ace Matt Cain to visit Tommy John specialist Dr. James Andrews

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain doesn't think he has anything more serious than bone chips in his elbow, but the team recently acquired Jake Peavy and there has been no move to take Cain off the disabled list.
San Francisco Chronicle 1 hour ago

Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews

Steve Kroner reporting … The Giants have confirmed that pitcher Matt Cain is headed to Florida to meet with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his elbow problem. Andrews will examine Cain on Wednesday morning. Former Giants pitcher Shawn Estes first mentioned Cain’s visit with Dr. Andrews...
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews, and other less depressing notes

Two more roster moves today for a team that makes one every day now, it seems. Travis Ishikawa — yes, Travis Ishikawa — had his contract purchased from Triple-A Fresno and Juan Perez was called back up. Adam Duvall was… Continue Reading →The post Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews, and other...
Grant Brisbee / McCovey Chronicles 3 hours ago

Matt Cain getting second opinion from Dr. James Andrews

Headlines that include the term "second opinion from Dr. James Andrews" usually presage sad, sad headlines. You knew the news wasn't exactly great with Matt Cain if the Giants were willing to trade two prospects for a rental pitcher like Jake Peavy. But you half-expected or hoped that the news wouldn't...
Reds place Jay Bruce on bereavement list

Reds place Jay Bruce on bereavement list

Jay Bruce will be out of Cincinnati's lineup for at least a few days after the Reds placed the outfielder on the bereavement list Tuesday. The precise reasoning for his placement on the list was not disclosed.Right-handed pitcher Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take Bruce's spot on the active roster. Tuesday marks the fifth separate time Partch has been called up to the Reds this season. In five big league appearances in 2014, the 27-year-old has yielded two hits and seven walks, but no runs. In 30 appearances with Louisville, Partch has compiled a 5.45 ERA.As for...
Rotoworld 5 hours ago

Reds place Jay Bruce on bereavement list - Jay Bruce (OF) Cincinnati Reds

Reds placed OF Jay Bruce on the bereavement list.
KFFL 7 hours ago

Reds | Jay Bruce to bereavement list

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce has been placed on the bereavement list Tuesday, July 29. ...
philly.com 56 mins ago

Byrd sits just to get some rest, Sandberg says

NEW YORK - There were 47 hours until Thursday's trade deadline when Marlon Byrd emerged Tuesday evening for Phillies batting practice. He sang along to The Cure, an announcement of his presence despite his being excluded from the lineup. That, especially this time of year, can signal a trade.
Denver Post 2 hours ago
Rockies activate Justin Morneau, Boone Logan from DL, recall Cristhian Adames

Rockies activate Justin Morneau, Boone Logan from DL, recall Cristhian Adames

The Rockies activated infielder Justin Morneau and left-handed pitcher Boone Logan on Tuesday from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced.
Rotoworld 4 hours ago

Rockies activate Morneau from disabled list - Justin Morneau (1B) Colorado Rockies

Rockies activated 1B Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list.
MetsBlog 6 hours ago

Need to Know: Will the Mets trade Bartolo Colon?

The point is, there is more supply than demand right now. Sure, if for some weird reason a team wants to overpay to get Colon, the Mets would do it. However, he almost certainly will be more valuable in two weeks than he is now, which is all the more reason the Mets should hold on […]
SNY 7 hours ago
Video: Sandy Alderson talks trade deadline for the Mets

Watch: Sandy Alderson talks trade deadline for the Mets

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson discusses the potential of trades at the deadline and Bartolo Colon's value increasing over time.
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

Springer takes BP for first time since landing on DL

For the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list on July 20 with a left quad strain, Astros rookie George Springer took batting practice on the field Tuesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. “It’s big to be out here and just to get some swings,” Springer said after taking a regular round of […]
Padres Public 9 hours ago

Why the Padres Should Have Kept Chase Headley

Last week we (somewhat) briefly discussed the surprisingly anticlimactic end of the Chase Headley saga in San Diego, the unexciting return brought back from the New York Yankees for his services, and the fact that, inexplicably, the Padres had to send $1 million to the Bronx to complete the deal. The Headley contract situation went about as badly as it could have for the Padres (and arguably for Headley, too), as they played it year-to-year and both failed to keep him around long-term and failed to trade him when he had a legitimate spike in value immediately following his 2012 breakout. ......
FanBlog: Astros 1 hour ago

Astros hope Carter’s recent power surge continues

Astros designated hitter Chris Carter, who is having the best month of his career, isn’t worried too much about possibly being traded. He’s been traded three times in his career already, and he knows better than to waste time on trade speculation. “White Sox, Diamondbacks, A’s and now here,” he said. “It’s nothing I really […]
KFFL 4 hours ago

Giants | Brandon Belt plays catch

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) played catch Tuesday, July 29. It marked Belt's ...
Report: Braves 'Don't Have' What Red Sox Would Want for Andrew Miller

Report: Braves 'Don't Have' What Red Sox Would Want for Andrew Miller

One of the Red Sox most valuable assets this trading season is Andrew Miller; one of their most talked about trade partners for Miller, however, may not have what they're looking for.
Miami Herald 9 mins ago

Thrilling rally reminiscent of Miami Marlins team in 2003

Monday night’s thrilling come-from-behind win against the division-leading Nationals wasn’t the first time Mike Redmond was on the bench for a big Marlins comeback.
MetsBlog 2 hours ago

Tonight’s Game: Phillies at Mets, pres. by Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

The Mets and Phillies play the second of their three-game series at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Mets Pre Game begins at 6 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) starts for the Mets, while Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72) pitches for Philadelphia. Mets Phillies 1. Curtis Granderson […]

Game Blog: Brewers at Rays

St. Petersburg, Fla. The Milwaukee Brewers try to even their interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Tropicana Field behind a guy who knows the mound there very well.

Bochy stresses there’s no ‘silver bullet,’ roster moves, and Tuesday’s lineups

Steve Kroner subbing for Henry Schulman for Game 2 of a three-game series between the Pirates and Giants along the shores of McCovey Cove: Beyond the Matt Cain-to-Dr. Andrews news (see other blog post), the Giants are tasked with trying to snap a losing streak of five games during which they’ve scored a grand total […]

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