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Niemann out for the year

Niemann out for the year

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 9, 2013
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn't respond well to a move to the bullpen.
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  • Rangers' Harrison (back) might miss start

    Rangers' Harrison (back) might miss start

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Texas Rangers are leaning toward skipping left-hander Matt Harrison in the rotation Thursday as their struggling opening day starter continues to deal with a sore back.
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  • Maddon ready to move on from botched call

    Maddon ready to move on from botched call

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer.
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  • Jered Weaver Broke His Elbow In A Really Crappy Way

    Jered Weaver Broke His Elbow In A Really Crappy Way

    On Sunday, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver hit the deck to avoid a liner up the middle. He immediate came up holding his left, non-throwing arm, and left the game. Today comes word that he fractured his elbow, and will miss 4-6 weeks. Read more...
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  • Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home opener

    Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home opener

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Pitching, defense, timely hitting and good execution are a pretty good formula in any game, and the Mariners got a healthy dose of all four in Monday night's 3-0 victory over the Astros in their Safeco Field opener.
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  • Called third strike leaves Rays crying foul

    Called third strike leaves Rays crying foul

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Marty Foster blew the call and he knows it now, not that that's much consolation to the Rays. Instead of ball four, which replays showed it clearly was, Foster called Ben Zobrist out on Joe Nathan's two-out, 3-2 curveball and the Rangers slipped away wi…
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  • Rangers hold on thanks to controversial call

    Rangers hold on thanks to controversial call

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    A.J. Pierzynski and Mitch Moreland hit consecutive home runs off birthday boy Jeremy Hellickson and the Texas Rangers held on for a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay in their series opener Monday.
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  • Video - Baseball Tonight Minute 01:41

    Baseball Tonight Minute

    Apr 9
    How will the Angels play without Jered Weaver?
  • Video - Weaver Out At Least Four Weeks 02:19

    Weaver Out At Least Four Weeks

    Apr 9
    Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a fractured left elbow.
  • Video - Buster Blog: Ump Owns Up To Mistake 02:12

    Buster Blog: Ump Owns Up To Mistake

    Apr 9
    Buster Olney says umpire Marty Foster deserves credit for admitting his game-ending mistake.
  • Video - Big Seventh Inning Lifts A's Past Angels 00:31

    Big Seventh Inning Lifts A's Past Angels

    Apr 9
    A's win sixth straight.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Despite reports, Revis trade makes too much sense not to happen

    Apr 9
    As the saga drags on into yet another week this spring, with any signs of progress becoming harder to discern, it's easy to look at the Darrelle Revis trade talks between New York and Tampa Bay and see a stalemate, stand-off and showdown with no end in …
  • Peter King: Brian Banks not worried about long-shot odds to make Falcons

    Apr 9
    Brian Banks and his mother, one of the only people who really believed Banks was innocent of rape for a decade, were on a dream trip to Times Square in New York last week, walking and marveling at the sights they were seeing for the first time after tel…
  • Coast to Coast - Who's the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year?

    Apr 9
    Our experts debate who should take home this season's Coach of the Year trophy.