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Shaun Marcum (hand) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

The news was first reported by WFAN’s Ed Coleman and has been confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. An exact diagnosis isn't known yet, but Marcum had been feeling numbness in his pitching hand the last couple starts. It sounds like he might have thoracic outlet syndrome, but we should know for sure shortly. The righty will be a free agent this winter.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Mike Napoli (finger) is back in the starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Napoli suffered a dislocated left ring finger Tuesday after jamming his hand against the second base bag on a head-first slide, but he managed to avoid a more serious injury. He'll bat cleanup Thursday against Chris Sale.
Apr 17 - 4:44 PM

Jose Abreu will get the day off Thursday against the Red Sox.

Abreu is currently in a 1-for-20 stretch, so it's not a bad time to give him a breather. Paul Konerko will make the start at first base.
Apr 17 - 4:41 PM

Doug Fister (lat) threw two innings Thursday in an extended spring training game.

Fister threw a total of 28 pitches. He's expected to three innings next time out before going on a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, the hope is that he'll join Washington's rotation in about 20 days.
Apr 17 - 4:25 PM

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that the Mets attended a throwing session for Joel Hanrahan (elbow) on Thursday.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last week that the Yankees, Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, and Dodgers were among the other teams expected to be in attendance. Hanrahan is working his way back from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries and should be ready to contribute in the majors soon. The Mets might make sense for him, as he could get some save chances with Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) out for the year and Jose Valverde appearing quite vulnerable.
Apr 17 - 4:17 PM

Brett Anderson underwent successful surgery Thursday on his fractured left index finger.

Anderson had four pins inserted into the broken finger to stabilize it and allow for proper healing. The left-hander has already been placed on the disabled list and is expected to be out for the next 4-6 weeks.
Apr 17 - 3:28 PM

Bryce Harper (quad) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Cardinals.

Harper sat out Wednesday with tightness in his left quad. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. He'll hit second and playing left field against Adam Wainwright.
Apr 17 - 3:13 PM

Angel Pagan is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday because of minor knee soreness.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reports that Pagan is "playable" but that he wanted to practice caution here in mid-April. Pagan should return to action Friday.
Apr 17 - 3:06 PM

Chase Headley (biceps) is out of the Padres' starting lineup again on Thursday versus the Rockies.

Headley is considered day-to-day with a right biceps strain. Alexi Amarista is playing third base.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM

Hanley Ramirez (hand) is hoping to start Friday.

Ramirez was held out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday after taking a pitch off his left hand on Wednesday night. X-rays were taken and turned up negative. Justin Turner is playing shortstop Thursday.
Apr 17 - 2:28 PM

Mark Teixeira (hamstring) played three innings at extended spring training on Thursday afternoon.

Teixeria is eligible to return from the disabled list on Sunday and told George King III of the New York Post that he will be "disappointed" if the Yankees don't activate him. He's been out since April 5 with a hamstring strain.
Apr 17 - 2:26 PM

Jason Kipnis was ejected from Thursday's game against the Tigers after a third-inning swinging strikeout.

Kipnis was angry about a low-in-the-zone called strike earlier in the at-bat. He fanned with the bases loaded and also grounded into a doubleplay in the first inning. Mike Aviles came on to play second base. It was the first ejection of Kipnis' major league career.
Apr 17 - 2:01 PM




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