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Posted on: July 22, 2011 9:28 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 11:30 pm
 

O's Scott back on DL after 1 game back

Luke ScottBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Orioles activated Luke Scott in time for Friday's game against the Angels, but after an 0 for 3 perforamance, he was placed back on the disabled list.

Scott was in visable pain through each of his three plate appearances and told manager Buck Showalter he couldn't bat in the ninth if his spot came up again.

"Luke is a tough guy," Showalter said after the game (via MASNSports.com's Roch Kubatko). "A lot of guys would want to have flown the coop, but he wanted to play. He knew it was something he would have to do anyway. I applaud him for that, the 'want to,' but it's not fair to the Orioles or to Luke to proceed down this path anymore."

Scott has a tear in his labrum and was activated from the disabled list after hitting two homers and driving in six runs Thursday at Double-A. Instead of testing his readiness against minor leaguers, Scott wanted to see how he'd fare against big leaguers. Before the game he said he would likely take three to five days to decide.

"I'm going to come up here and do well if I'm capable of doing well," Scott told the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. "If I'm not, then I have to go down the road of rehab or surgery. I'm gathering all the information I possibly can to make the best decision possible if that comes. Right now, I'm focused on going out there and doing a good job [Friday] and the next few days."

It only took one.

Scott has played hurt most of the season, hitting .220/.301/.402 with nine home runs. Last season he hit .284/.368/.535 with 27 homers.

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Bell says he'd be fine in Philly and as setup man

Heath BellBy C. Trent Rosecrans

There are a lot of trade rumors out there right now, and Heath Bell is at the center of many of them. The Padres closer told David Hale of the News Journal in Delaware that he's paying close attention to all the rumors.

Bell said his wife and kids have made their preferred choices known. The trade will serve as a vacation of sorts, if anyone who lives in San Diego really needs to go anywhere for vacation. Nobody, Bell noted, was interested in visiting the Liberty Bell.

That doesn't mean Bell wouldn't be happy to go to the Phillies. He said the park is fine if you're a good pitcher and the fans aren't that bad. "They've never told me I suck," Bell told Hale. "They just say I'm fat."

Bell said he didn't mind serving as a setup man for the rest of 2011, but he will be a free agent after the season and would like to be a closer in 2012.

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:23 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Angels' Trout will stay up when Bourjos returns

Mike TroutBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Peter Bourjos is on his way back, but Mike Trout will stick around in Anaheim, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters before Friday's game in Baltimore.

Bourjos will return to the active lineup when he's eligible on Saturday and will be in Saturday's starting lineup. While most expected hyped rookie Mike Trout to go back to the minors when Bourjos came back from his strained right hamstring, Scioscia said the 19-year-old Trout will go back -- but not right away. "There is a probability of overlap," Scioscia told the Orange County Register.

Trout (right), considered by some as the top prospect in baseball, has started 10 games in Bourjos' absence, including Friday night's game in Baltimore. Coming into Friday's game, Trout was hitting .133/.212/.167 with four hits in 30 at-bats. Scioscia said he thinks his short stint in the majors will be a good learning experience for the talented outfielder.

"I think any young player that comes up -- it's an eye-opener to face major-league pitching and major-league talent," Scioscia said. "I don't think it's going to so much crush your confidence as it's going to give you a baseline of where you need to get to in order to succeed at this level."

Bourjos, 24, is hitting .272/.323/.397 this season with 11 stolen bases and three home runs.

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 7:11 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 7:59 pm
 

No 'major' surgery for Webb

Brandon WebbBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Brandon Webb will not undergo rotator cuff surgery on Aug. 1 as previously reported. Instead, he will have arthroscopic surgery on the ailing right shoulder. His agent, Jonathan Maurer, said no "major" work would be done on the shoulder.

There had been reports -- and they had been confirmed by Webb's agent -- that the former Cy Young winner would undergo rotator cuff surgery, but further tests on Friday determined he will not undergo the surgery to have the delaminated part of the rotator cuff reattached. It's still doubtful Webb will pitch again this season, but his career is not over, Maurer said.

"He will be back for sure," Maurer wrote in a text earlier on Friday.

Webb signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Rangers in December with bonuses for innings pitched and days on the roster that could reach another $5 million. He obviously hit none of those, making just four starts for Double-A Frisco. He went 0-2 with a 9.75 ERA, allowing 21 hits and 13 runs in 12 innings. He struck out eight and walked six.

Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since opening day of 2009 for the Diamondbacks. He had shoulder debridement surgery in August of 2009 and tried to come back for Arizona at the end of last season.

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:31 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Reds place Rolen on DL

Scott RolenBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Reds have placed Scott Rolen on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

Rolen, 36, started Wednesday in the Reds' victory over the Pirates but had missed the previous three games. Although he started the All-Star Game for an injured Placido Polanco of the Phillies, Rolen has struggled this season, hitting .242/.279/.397 with five home runs and 36 RBI.

This is the second trip to the DL for Rolen this season because of the same injury. He was on the DL from April 24 to May 12.

The Reds called up Todd Frazier from Triple-A to take Rolen's place on the roster. Rolen, formerly the team's top prospect, can play third -- as well as shortstop and the corner outfield spots. This is Frazier's second stint with the team. He got a pinch-hit appearance on May 23 in Philadelphia.

Veteran Miguel Cairo is in the lineup for Rolen for Friday's game against the Braves.

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Rockies put CarGo on DL

Carlos GonzalezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the disabled list with a strained right wrist, Major League Baseball announced on Twitter.

Gonzalez injured his wrist on July 3 making a catch and crashing into the outfield wall. See the play here:

He missed several games before returning to the lineup on July 8. In the nine games since, he has hit just .214/.290/.429 with two home runs. He did have the walk-off RBI on Wednesday, but then Thursday, after hitting another homer, he appeared to be in pain after a swing in the fifth inning and left the game.

Gonzalez had an MRI Friday that revealed the wrist strain.

The team recalled Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A. 

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 5:19 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 6:15 pm
 

On Deck: Big series for Twins

OD

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Chance to gain ground: The Twins are apparently "going for it" -- or at least that's what the latest trade rumors say. We'll see after this weekend, when the Twins host the Tigers, the current leaders in the AL Central. Minnesota has not played particularly well this season and are still six games under .500, but just six games behind Detroit in the mediocre division. With Chicago and Cleveland -- the two teams ahead between Minnesota and Detroit -- playing this weekend, the Twins have a chance to make up some ground in the standings. Lefty Brian Duensing (7-7, 4.14 ERA) gets the call for Minnesota, with Detroit sending out right-hander Max Scherzer (10-6, 4.53 ERA). Tigers at Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET (Follow live)

Felix HernandezJohn LackeyStreak buster? The Mariners have now lost 12 in a row, but they've got perhaps the best possible matchup they could hope for in Boston -- Felix Hernandez against John Lackey. This is bizzaro world, though and Hernandez is coming off a "bad" outing and Lackey a "good" one -- so you just never know. But of course, that's why we watch, isn't it? That said, Hernandez's "bad" outing was nine hits and four runs in 7 2/3 innings with six strikeouts and a walk, while Lackey's "good" outing was 10 hits and four runs (three earned) with seven strikeouts and a walk in 5 2/3 innings -- but that's what we get when we use relative terms like good and bad. Mariners at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET (Follow live)

Look good, play good: I know I'm a little bit weird about these kind of things, but I'm looking forward to tonight's Phillies-Padres game, not because of the matchup of Cole Hamels and Cory Luebke, but because of the uniforms. It's another throwback night, and this one is in my wheelhouse -- 1984. Not only do we get the Padres' so-called Taco Bell hats and brown and yellow pullovers, while the Phillies will wear their pinstripes (although with buttons instead of a zipper, which would make them 1987 uniforms). Anyway, according to UniWatch, this is a good sign for the Padres, because the Phillies are 1-6 at home in throwback uniforms. Padres at Philies, 7:05 p.m. ET (Follow live)

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Posted on: July 21, 2011 5:26 pm
Edited on: July 21, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Beltran's concerns: pitching, DH

Carlos BeltranBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The biggest thing to remember with Carlos Beltran is that the veteran still has full no-trade protection, so he's not going to go anywhere he doesn't want to go.

Speaking to David Lennon of the Newsday, Beltran said there are two big factors that will influence his stay-or-go decision: 1. the quality of the pitching staff of his new team and 2. the designated hitter, and his desire not to play that position.

Now, Beltran said that doesn't necessarily mean he will veto a trade to the American League, but it's something to keep in mind.

"Right now, if it happens that I have to choose between one of the two (Red Sox or Phillies), then I have to sit down, and say you know what, the decision will be based more on the chances of being able to say they have a good pitching staff," Beltran told Lennon. "Remember, baseball is about pitching, so you want to be on a team where they have a good pitching staff, because those are the guys that are going to get you to the playoffs."

And advance you in the playoffs.

Beltran also noted that he feels his knees are in good enough shape to make a long run into October. He's played in 93 of 98 the Mets' games this season.

On Thursday, Beltran played in what may have been his last game as a Met at Citi Field, flying out to left in the ninth inning of a 6-2 loss to the Cardinals. He received a loud ovation before his at-bat and even received some applause as he jogged back to the dugout.

"I heard the fans cheering," Beltran told the Associated Press. "It was great. Let's hope I can come back."

Beltran was 0 for 3 with a walk, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 27 games.

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