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Mat Gamel (knee) has been ruled out for the season.

Gamel re-injured his surgically-repaired right knee on Saturday in camp. It's another tough development for the Brewers, who were going to rely on Gamel as their starter at first base this season until Corey Hart recovered from his own recent knee procedure. The Milwaukee front office will have to reconsider outside options to fill the hole at a premium offensive position.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez (knee) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Alvarez hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. The fact that he wasn't able to play following Thursday's off day is a bad sign, but to this point the Pirates haven't given any indication that the disabled list might be a possibility. Brent Morel is at third base Friday.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Cespedes sat out Thursday after spraining his right thumb on an awkward swing Wednesday. Not only is he back in the lineup Friday, he's making just his second start this season in center field.
Jul 25 - 4:56 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the trade market for Jonathan Papelbon "seems light, if existent."

Papelbon has had a fine season, posting a 1.91 ERA while saving 24 games in 28 chances, but Heyman says "there seemingly isn't strong interest," especially with the Angels and Tigers having already acquired relievers. The Phillies are prepared to eat a portion of the $18 million guaranteed to Papelbon through the end of next season, but he also has a vesting option for 2016, something that Heyman notes "can be sticky for acquiring teams."
Jul 25 - 4:35 PM

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Big Papi didn't play Thursday after exiting Wednesday's game with back spasms, but he's made a quick recovery. The designated hitter will be facing David Price, who he had some harsh words for last month after Price hit him with a pitch.
Jul 25 - 4:10 PM

Chris Capuano will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Shane Greene has been pushed back to Sunday, while Chase Whitley will head to the bullpen. Capuano posted a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season but held a 2.79 mark in four minor league starts and struck out 11 batters in his last outing. He could be a decent stop-gap open in the Yankees' rotation.
Jul 25 - 4:03 PM

Mark Teixeira (lat) could swing a bat as soon as Friday.

Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain but said Friday that he's feeling much better and looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. "I hope to be back soon," he said. The Yankees' first baseman is batting .231/.330/.443 with 17 homers and 48 RBI over 76 games this season.
Jul 25 - 3:50 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that five teams "are said to have shown interest, or at least talked to" the Dodgers about Matt Kemp.

Rival executives have told Heyman that they "have the feeling the Dodgers are ready to move on" from Kemp. It's no surprise, of course, as they have a logjam of outfielders and Kemp hasn't been thrilled about moving from center to left field. Kemp sports a decent .268/.333/.422 batting line with eight homers and 38 RBI this season, but the Dodgers will undoubtedly have to pick up a large portion of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season in order to find a taker for him.
Jul 25 - 3:22 PM

Padres recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Triple-A El Paso.

Hahn will start on Friday in Atlanta after being sent down before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The young right-hander has been superb over his 40 2/3 innings with the Padres, putting up a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts.
Jul 25 - 1:40 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles and Cardinals are among the teams showing trade interest in Kurt Suzuki.

The report backs up Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who said in an interview earlier Friday that Suzuki was "in play" for the Cards. Suzuki makes sense for both clubs, as the Orioles (Matt Wieters) and the Cardinals (Yadier Molina) have both lost catchers to injury. The Twins have tried to extend the All-Star catcher, but talks didn't get very far. Suzuki is hitting .308 this season and has batted .348/.413/.409 over his last 19 games.
Jul 25 - 12:29 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are willing to eat about $2 million of what remains on Bartolo Colon’s two-year, $20 million contract.

Colon is making $9 million this season and is owed $11 million next year. Martino adds that it's "been clear for weeks" that the Mets would like to trade Colon, who has posted a 4.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 100/19 K/BB ratio in 134 innings this season. He might wind up being a fallback option for contenders that lose out on the bigger names on the market.
Jul 25 - 12:08 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) admitted Thursday that he's yet to feeling any improvement with his post-concussion symptoms.

Belt will visit with a specialist this weekend in San Francisco. The first baseman has been sidelined for the last week after being hit with an errant throw during batting practice and his return is nowhere in sight. Perhaps there will be more clarity with his situation after he's seen the specialist.
Jul 25 - 9:40 AM




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