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Dodgers signed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract.

The Dodgers won the negotiating rights to Ryu with a $25.7 million posting fee, so they'll be paying a total of $61.7 million for him. The Korean import should slot in as the team's No. 4 starter behind Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Josh Beckett, with a host of others vying for the No. 5 spot. Ryu posted a 2.80 ERA over seven seasons in the KBO.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 09:33:00 AM

Anthony Rendon (knee) will be shut down indefinitely after being diagnosed with a left oblique strain.

It's been a nightmarish start to the season for Rendon, who has been out all year with a left MCL sprain and now a strained oblique. The Nationals aren't sure how serious the oblique strain is at this point, so it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. It's probably a safe bet that we won't see Rendon this month.
May 4 - 10:07 PM

Yunel Escobar had a perfect at the plate, recording five hits in as many at-bats, as the Nationals topped the Marlins on Monday.

All five hits were singles. Despite reaching base so often, the Nationals only brought him around to score once, in the first inning on Ryan Zimmerman's sacrifice fly. Escobar broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning with a two-run single to right field, which proved to be the deciding hit. Escobar hasn't recorded an extra-base hit since April 22, but the Nationals will take his .311/.361/.411 triple-slash line nevertheless.
May 4 - 9:51 PM

R.A. Dickey tossed eight strong innings, allowing only one run, in a win against the Yankees on Monday.

Dickey was working on a shutout until Garret Jones brought home a run in the seventh with a ground out. The knuckleballer gave up only three hits and three walks in total, and didn't record a strikeout. The outing moves Dickey into the win column for the first time this season, improving his record to 1-3. He also owns a 4.38 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 20/16 K/BB ratio in 39 innings. Dickey will match up against the Red Sox at home in his next outing.
May 4 - 9:33 PM

Leonys Martin left Monday's game versus the Astros in the fifth inning with a sprained left wrist.

Martin hurt the wrist while trying to make a catch. He stayed in the game initially but eventually had to be pulled after the pain evidently became too much. The outfielder has been sent for X-rays and an update on his status should be available later Monday.
May 4 - 9:25 PM

Hanley Ramirez has been diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain.

The Red Sox aren't providing anything more at the moment, but they should have another update on Ramirez's status after Monday's game. Hanley was injured when he crashed into the side wall while trying to chase down a flyball. It seems likely that he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it's too soon to speculate about the seriousness of the ailment at the moment.
May 4 - 8:15 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will face hitters on May 11.

He'll throw two more bullpen sessions prior to that. Doolittle's recovery from a slight tear in his rotator cuff is coming along nicely and he could conceivably rejoin the Athletics' bullpen later this month. He figures to be eased back into closing duties.
May 4 - 6:34 PM

Mariners placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.

Jackson suffered the injury when he landed on first base awkwardly during Sunday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Justin Ruggiano is in line for a bump in playing time while Jackson is on the shelf.
May 4 - 6:25 PM

Adam Ottavino revealed Monday that he's likely to have Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The warning alarm was sounded when it was reported last Friday that Ottavino was seeking multiple opinions on his elbow, and the reliever's worst fears have come true. It's brutal news for Ottavino, as he had taken over the Rockies' closer role and appeared poised for a breakthrough season. He'll now be sidelined likely until around midseason next year. John Axford has assumed the ninth inning role for the Rox, although it's possible LaTroy Hawkins could eventually get another shot when he returns from a biceps injury.
Source: Denver Post
May 4 - 5:25 PM

Alex Cobb (forearm) has been shut down from throwing after experiencing "a little bit of a setback," according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.

Cobb will be examined by the team's doctor, although it's unclear if an MRI is planned. More should be known about how big of a setback this could be after the doctor's visit, but obviously we don't figure to see Cobb for a while now. The right-hander had resumed throwing off a mound a little over a week ago as he worked his way back from right forearm tendinitis.
May 4 - 5:21 PM

Twins placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list a with right hip flexor strain.

Arcia suffered the injury during Sunday's game. The Twins are optimistic that he'll make a quick recovery, projecting that he could return when his 15 days are up. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar figure to be the main beneficiaries of extra playing time while Arcia is on the shelf.
May 4 - 4:23 PM

Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Cardinals.

It's a day of mental and physical rest for Soler, who's sporting an underwhelming .269/.337/.409 batting line with 38 strikeouts in 23 games this season. Chris Denorfia is starting in right field and Chris Coghlan is batting second Monday against Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
May 4 - 3:29 PM




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