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Topic - Miguel Batista
Carlos Quentin and the San Diego Padres agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract covering 2013-15.
Johan Santana is taking a break, whether he wants to or not.
As the beating sun that drenched Space Coast Stadium for much of the day began to recede Friday evening, Ross Detwiler emerged to begin his stretching. Routine is important to Detwiler. Not having one is perhaps the biggest hurdle he'll have to jump in order to transition to being a full-time reliever.
A day after Miguel Batista walked consecutive batters with the bases loaded, the St. Louis Cardinals released the 40-year-old right-hander.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Turns out Miss Iowa really can pitch.
Nationals rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he first felt tightness in his pitching shoulder "a couple days ago" and chalks it up to "kind of hitting the wall a little bit."
The Nationals are trying to protect the powerful player they have in Stephen Strasburg by not overtaxing the 22-year-old baseball star.
The first hiccup of Stephen Strasburg's much-hyped major league career came during a pregame warmup session on the home bullpen mound at Nationals Park.
Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm before the game against the Atlanta Braves.
Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was diagnosed with inflammation in his pitching shoulder after being scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm.
"I got a text message from a friend while I was getting my hair done and he said, 'A pitcher's talking about you right now on ESPN and now you're getting compared to Miss Universe,'" Connors said.
"Imagine," he said, "if you go there to see Miss Universe — and you end up having Miss Iowa."