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Orange County Register

Hitless Hamilton remains in Angels lineup

KANSAS CITY – Josh Hamilton, who is hitless in nine postseason at-bats after missing almost the entire month of September with injuries, is going to get another shot. Manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton will be in the lineup for Game 3 of the...

Tampa Bay Times

Shields-Myers trade still under evaluation

When OF Wil Myers was voted the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year following a strong second half of the season — helping send the Rays into the playoffs and the Royals home early for the 28th straight year— it looked then like the Rays had "won" the blockbuster December 2012 trade. But it looks different now.

Topeka Capital-Journal

Royals closer Holland takes wild ride on way to Game 1 save

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After a cross-country scramble that included the birth of his first child, a night in the hospital and some fast talking, just getting inside Angel Stadium was quite a relief for Kansas City closer Greg Holland. Holland capped off his wild adventure with a save Thursday night as the Royals held off the Los Angeles Angels, 3-2, in 11 innings in their AL Division Series opener. Not bad, considering he got to the ballpark in the middle of the game. read more

Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News

PREGAME NOTES: Belt gets the podium; Why is Sandoval coming out early?

The interview room has been a little tame so far, but somebody finally had a great idea: Let’s send Brandon Belt. Some highlights … Are you back to normal after the concussion? ” I think so. I am not sure… Continue Reading → 

New York Post

Time off ignites new fire for Sabathia

Right knee surgery allowed CC Sabathia to coach youth football in Tenafly and spend more time with his active family. However, that wasn’t the only by-product of pitching in just...

Nats Insider | CSN Washington

Strasburg’s playoff debut produces mixed bag

Stephen Strasburg was probably looking forward to pitching in the postseason for much longer than just the last two years. But given he was shut down towards the end of 2012 as part of his recovery from Tommy John surgery – taken out of the equation just weeks before his teammates entered the playoffs – Friday’s…

New York Daily News

Madden: Even with aging sluggers and empty farm system, Yankees have shot to win division

To hear Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman tell it, a second straight season of missing the playoffs was a freak and a product of injuries — and all the impending gloom about the post-Derek Jeter Yankees is ill-conceived.

Out of Left Field | Oakland Press

Rajai Davis on G3 of ALDS: 'I am going to play tomorrow ... I hope.'

DETROIT — The Rajai Davis saga will extend into Sunday’s Game 3 of the American League Division Series, with the center fielder, whose speed has been greatly hampered by a week-old pelvic injury, believing he’ll play. “I am going to play,” he said emphatically at Saturday’s workout at Comerica Park. “I hope.” If there was a game on Saturday, he’s not so sure, though. “I’m glad there’s not, so I don’t even have to make that decision,” he admitted. The injury has clearly robbed Davis of his one defining tool, his speed. He wouldn’t hazard a guess at the percentage....

Los Angeles Times

Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2

The Angels rallied in the wake of a season-ending injury to their best pitcher, Garrett Richards, in August and got so hot they turned a four-game American League West deficit on Aug.10 into a runaway division title.

Boston Herald

David Ortiz makes desperate plea for help

Contrary to popular myth, David Ortiz is not a battery bunny. He can’t just keep going . . . and going . . . and going.“It’s not a secret that age starts catching up on you,” the Red Sox slugger said yesterday after visiting with children who are undergoing treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. “I’m going to turn 39 next month. In baseball, that counts a lot.”

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins' Fernandez wants to pitch effortlessly

Friday at Marlins Park, Jose Fernandez completed his second throwing session since undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in May.Friday at Marlins Park, Jose Fernandez completed his second throwing session since undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in May.

Oakland Tribune

Oakland A's: Five issues this off-season

A's most pressing issues will be free agency, payroll and injuries

Tampa Bay Times

Wills signs on for 3 more years in radio booth

Radio broadcaster Dave Wills agreed Thursday to a new three-year deal that will keep him in the Rays booth through 2017.

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Mejia surgery complete

NEW YORK -- Jenrry Mejia underwent surgery on Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a sports hernia. Dr. Bill Meyers performed the procedure. Mejia is expected to require three weeks to recover. Meyers also did Scott Rice's hernia surgery last year.

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Burning questions: How will Wright be?

What can the Mets expect from team captain David Wright moving forward? This isn’t an easily answerable question for a number of reasons David Wright #5 3BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM134 HR8 RBI63 R54 OBP.324 AVG.269 Most notably, it’s not easy because Wright suffered a left shoulder injury with a headfirst slide and it had a significant impact on his 2014 performance. Wright is two weeks into a six-week rehab program to strengthen his shoulder and has conveyed optimism that he won’t need surgery, but won’t know for sure until he tries to swing a bat again.

Newark Star-Ledger

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia undergoes sports hernia surgery

Mejia finished his first season as the Mets closer, saving 28 games and posting a 2.72 ERA after being placed in the bullpen. He began the year as a starter.

San Jose Mercury News

Giants' Brandon Belt hoping to make forgettable summer a memorable fall

Brandon Belt missed 96 games with injuries this season, but the San Francisco Giants' first baseman can make up for it with a deep run in the playoffs.

Washington Post

Stephen Strasburg is ready for postseason debut against friend, idol Jake Peavy

In the 2012 playoffs, the Washington Nationals cast Stephen Strasburg as an observer. In an effort to protect his arm in the final stages of recovery from September 2010 Tommy John surgery, the Nationals limited him to 1591 / 3 innings that season and sidelined him in September as the command and life of his pitches waned. They ignored his pleas to pitch in the postseason. During workouts, Strasburg stood in left field and played light toss. Read full article >>

Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas

Rangers claim pitcher Figaro from Brewers

The Texas Rangers received right-handed reliever Alfredo Figaro on a waiver claim from the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font was designated for assignment to make room for Figaro. The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Font to the minor leagues. He made 29 relief appearances for Double-A Frisco this past season before undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. The 30-year old Figaro participated in 42 games for the Brewers Triple-A Nashville, where he had two saves with a 3.

Cardinal Beat | St. Louis Post Dispatch

Siegrist dealing with soreness, irritation in left arm

Lefty is not on the postseason roster after undergoing a battery of tests Monday to determine cause of ongoing injury.

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman accepting of bench role

Ryan Zimmerman, the face of the Nationals’ franchise, a star at the start of a $100 million contract extension but diminished by a right hamstring injury, will likely come off the bench in the National League Division Series. Read full article >>

Nationals Journal | Washington Post

Ryan Zimmerman accepting of bench role

Ryan Zimmerman, the face of the Nationals’ franchise, a star at the start of a $100 million contract extension but diminished by a right hamstring injury, will likely come off the bench in the National League Division Series. Zimmerman accepted the fate without swallowing hard or gritting his teeth. At the end of a season […]

Nationals Journal | Washington Post

Giants still unsure of Michael Morse’s status

The San Francisco Giants still haven’t decided whether ailing outfielder Michael Morse will available for the best-of-five playoff series against the Nationals. Morse has been nursing an oblique injury for the past month and was not included on San Francisco’s roster for its wild card matchup against Pittsburgh earlier this week. The Giants have until 10 […]

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Giants still unsure of Michael Morse’s status

The San Francisco Giants still haven’t decided whether ailing outfielder Michael Morse will available for the best-of-five playoff series against the Nationals. Morse has been nursing an oblique injury for the past month and was not included on San Francisco’s roster for its wild card matchup against Pittsburgh earlier this week. Read full article >>

The Phillies Zone | Philadelphia Inquirer

Phillies prospect Adam Morgan to continue rehab at Arizona Fall League

There is promising news for Adam Morgan, a lefthanded Phillies pitching prospect who missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury: Morgan will log some innings in Arizona Fall League games.

Out of Left Field | Oakland Press

Lineups for Game 1 of ALDS; Rajai Davis starts in CF

The big key for the playoff roster's composition — the availability of Rajai Davis, after last week's weird pelvic injury — was still in question, even after the Tigers released their 25-man list Thursday morning. There was a possibility that they were carrying Davis, hoping that he'd be ready in a few days.When the lineup for Game 1 came out, though, he was in it.Game 1: at Baltimore's Orioles Park at Camden YardsThursday, Oct. 2, 5:37 p.m.TV: TBS (Brian Anderson PBP, Dennis Eckersley/Joe Simpson color)Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) and AM (1270), WMGC-FM (105.1 — ESPN feed)DETROIT TIGERSIan...

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Jagielo out 4-6 weeks; Bichette to take his spot in Arizona Fall League

Hit in the face by an instructional league pitch late last month, Yankees third base prospect Eric Jagielo will miss the next four to six weeks. Josh Norris first reported the time table last night, and Mark Newman confirmed this afternoon. In the short term, Jagielo’s injury is significant because he was assigned to the […] The post Jagielo out 4-6 weeks; Bichette to take his spot in Arizona Fall League appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

MLB

TB@CHC: 100-year-old Cubs fan delivers the game ball

8/9/14: 100-year-old Cubs fan John Bernauer delivers the game ball to home plate before the Cubs take on the Rays at Wrigley Field

YESNetwork

New York Yankees Mark Teixeira on his injury at home plate

Mark Teixeira discusses his hand injury in the 8th inning after the Yankees' beat the Tigers, 5-1. Subscribe for daily sports videos! Subscribe for daily videos on YES Network: http://yesnet.me/10FUHE2 Follow YES Network on Twitter: http://yesnet.me/1dt

YESNetwork

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi with updates on Tanaka and Teixeira

Manager Joe Girardi addresses Mark Teixeira's injury and Masahiro Tanaka's rehab prior to Thursday's game. Subscribe for daily sports videos! Subscribe for daily videos on YES Network: http://yesnet.me/10FUHE2 Follow YES Network on Twitter: http://yesne