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Justin Hunter

  • joined Jul 26, 2012
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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Love two hour pitcher's duels, the days when home runs were exciting, and all things Padres.
Co-founder of www.sportsinjuryalert.com

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Padres release Garcia

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The San Diego Padres went out on a limb when they decided to sign Freddy Garcia. That limb didn't hold up. The Padres released the veteran righty today.

Rangers claim Mills

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The Texas Rangers made a minor move today in claiming Brad Mills from the Angels. Mills will likely not make the Rangers' 25-man roster.

Minor moves: Rule 5 picks

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In a few of minor stories with potentially larger impacts down the line, the Tigers have returned a Rule 5 pick to the Nationals, the Astros might return a Rule 5 pick of their own, and the...

McCann could be out 'til May

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The Atlanta Braves may be without their All-Star catcher for longer than expected. The team does not expect Brian McCann to even play in a minor league rehab game until April 16th.

Jesus Montero carted off the field

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The Seattle Mariners received a scare when their young DH/catcher was hit in the head by a back swing and had to leave the game.

Padres may pass on Porcello

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While there has been a lot of talk surrounding a possible trade involving the Padres and Tigers' pitcher Rick Porcello, San Diego may be more inclined to go with what they have.

Hanley to miss two months?

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After a diving play at third base in the WBC finale, Hanley Ramirez injured his right thumb. Now, the Dodgers fear he could miss up to two months.

Bryce's burritos frenzy

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Bryce Harper is not only one of the best up-and-coming young players in baseball, he also gets free delicious burritos. How? Because Chipotle has initiated him into the FBS (free burrito society).

Jeter to the DL?

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Derek Jeter's inflammation may cause the Yankees' star to miss the start of the season and possibly even land him on the disabled list.

Quentin ready for OD?

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Carlos Quentin, the driving force (along with Chase Headley) to the Padres' impressive second half last season, is feeling more like he'll be ready for Opening Day than not. That's good, right?

Wizard of Os making a comeback?

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Roy Oswalt is looking to pitch for a contending team this year. He's been working out in hopes of impressing scouts enough to sign him.

Tex out 'til June?

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The New York Yankees will be without their first baseman until the end of May or beginning of June based on Teixeira's own estimation.

NL Central notes

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We've got minor injuries, major injuries, contract discussions and more. Catch up with all the rumors and news from the National League Central.

A lonely Phanatic

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It's all fun and games when the bright lights and big crowds kick in, but spring training can be a pretty sad place for a mascot.

Best of Blogs Week 11

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We've got Mike Piazza commercials. If that's not enough, check out what the rest of the blogging world had to offer in this week's Best of Blogs.

Injury notes: Freese, Garza, & more

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We're inching closer to Opening Day, so of course there are injuries. Let's get you caught up so you can draft your fantasy team appropriately.

Captain America's ab strain

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David Wright has been diagnosed with an intercostal strain and his ability to play Opening Day is in jeopardy.

Francisco's elbow stings

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It's a good thing the New York Mets have options to close out their games this season. Their original closer, Frank Francisco, is still having issues with his surgically-repaired elbow.

Wil Myers assigned to AAA

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The Tampa Bay Rays have assigned prospect Wil Myers to the minors. They have sent him to finish up spring training in the minor league camp.

Puerto Rico eliminates USA

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The United States rallied late, but they couldn't come up with enough to knock off Puerto Rico. The Americans head back to their respective spring training facilities while the Puerto Ricans live...

Angels praying for help at catcher

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The Los Angeles Angels are pretty set with Chris Iannetta behind the plate, but they are looking for someone to give him some days off.

Boesch to the Bombers

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The New York Yankees have added some help for their outfield. Brennan Boesch has signed for $1.5 million.

Puig big league ready?

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He may not come with the same notoriety as Yoenis Cespedes, but Yasiel Puig may be ready to join his country mate in the big leagues.

Carrillo suspended 100 games

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The Detroit Tigers won't even have the option to add Cesar Carrillo to their 25-man roster anytime soon. The righty has been suspended for 100 games.

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WBC Scores 3/13

In the only WBC action of the night, Puerto Rico stage a dramatic comeback to advance to the to the second round of elimination games in round two.

Hicks to win Twins' CF job

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Aaron Hicks can thank Denard Span for being traded and leaving center field vacant and ready for the taking. Because it now seems that Hicks will take that job despite not playing in Triple-A.

West notes: Greinke & Pujols

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Zack Greinke's arm hurts, the Mariners' get a prospect back, Pujols can run and more. Catch up with all your news and notes from the western divisions of baseball.

Padres notes: Headley, Quentin

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The San Diego Padres are rolling the dice on the team they have. With very little done in the offseason, is this a concession or is it confidence in their ability to build off of last year? We've...

Profar to play in WBC

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Texas Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar will play in the World Baseball Classic after all. He has been added as an injury replacement to the Netherlands' roster.

WBC update: U.S advances, Japan to semis

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The second round of the World Baseball Classic is all set - and has already started in the land of the rising sun. With the United States' win, all four teams playing in Miami are now known.

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