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8:30 PM ET, March 23, 2012

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Anthony McCarron / NY Daily News:
Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain dislocates ankle, loses life-threatening amount of blood, as status for 2012 season remains unclear  —  GM Brian Cashman says he doesn't know if injury is career-threatening  —  Joba Chamberlain's return from Tommy John surgery won't be any easier …
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Kieran Darcy / ESPN:
Joba suffers severe, off-field ankle dislocation  —  TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain suffered an open dislocation of his right ankle while playing with his son on Thursday.  —  “As we understand, they were at, they have these kids places where you jump …
Craig Calcaterra / HardballTalk:
Joba Chamberlain dislocated his ankle while jumping on a trampoline with his son  —  Face meet palm: … He's still in the hospital and will be for several days.  According to Curry, Brian Cashman keeps saying it's “a significant injury,” seems distressed, and can't say what the time frame for recovery is.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Adam Berry / MLB.com:
Chamberlain sustains serious ankle dislocation
Discussion: Bombers Beat
Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com:
Markakis, Jones go deep in Orioles' victory  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — A previously sluggish Orioles lineup came alive for the second consecutive game, resulting in a 6-5 win over the Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday afternoon.  —  Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed five runs …
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Scott Lauber / Boston Herald:
Terry Francona ‘still trying to stop bleeding’
Discussion: HardballTalk
Ian Browne / MLB.com:
Sporting bruise, Pedroia hopes to play Saturday
Discussion: Boston Globe
Peter Abraham / Boston Globe:
Valentine blasts Girardi
Ian Browne / MLB.com:
Cook holds Yanks in check at JetBlue Park
Discussion: Over the Monster and Yahoo! Sports
Peter Abraham / Boston Globe:
Francona returns as a member of the media
David Murphy / Philly.com:
Martinez out 6-8 weeks, Phillies looking for infielder  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged what most of the rest of the world has already figured out: that the Phillies are monitoring the infield market as they look to keep pace with a series of injuries that has sidelined three-quarters of their regular infield.
Discussion: Phillies Nation and MLB Rumors
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David Hale / Philled In:
Phillies vs. Yankees: Grapefruit League Game 20
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Todd Zolecki / MLB.com:   Utley set to rejoin Phillies in camp
Matt Gelb / Philly.com:
After injury-riddled camp, Brown is optioned  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — Reality set in Thursday morning when Domonic Brown walked to the middle of the Phillies clubhouse and inspected the lineup card tacked to the bulletin board.  Brown had been cleared to resume playing after a neck injury …
Discussion: HardballTalk and Getting Blanked
Richard Durrett / ESPN:
Rangers serving up 1-pound hot dog for $26  —  SURPRISE, Ariz. — Can you imagine picking up a one-pound hot dog that's nearly two feet long, let alone eating the entire thing in one sitting?  —  Well, Texas Rangers fans can give it a try.  For $26, fans at the new Captain Morgan club …
Discussion: NESN.com
Associated Press:
Wainwright Throws 5 Sharp Innings, Cards Top Miami  —  JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright remembers how his St. Louis Cardinals teammates stepped up last season while he was recovering from elbow surgery.  —  Now, he's ready to pick up the slack with ace Chris Carpenter sidelined indefinitely.
Associated Press:
Uggla homers and Braves topple Mets 9-4  —  KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Mike Minor struggled against the New York Mets on Friday.  And that was OK with him.  —  A candidate to be the Braves' fifth starter this season, Minor had his 14-inning scoreless streak snapped in the first inning of Atlanta's 9-4 victory over the New York Mets.
Rob Neyer / Baseball Nation:
Derek Jeter: Great Shortstop, Or Greatest Shortstop?  —  So, by way of Forbes via BTF's Newsstand, I read something about an ESPN New York tournament pitting New York sports figures against one another for the title of Most Beloved ... at this point, it's down to Mariano Rivera vs …
Joe Strauss / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Berkman upsets Selig, Cards  —  JUPITER, Fla. — Commissioner Bud Selig and the Cardinals didn't exactly take the Puma to the woodshed this week, but they wasted little time calling him on the carpet.  —  Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman concluded two days of explanations Thursday …
Matthew Cerrone / MetsBlog.com:
MetsBlog Q&A: with Josh Lewin about WFAN, Mets & Media  —  Earlier this year, the Mets and WFAN hired Josh Lewin to join Howie Rose on the Mets radio broadcast team in 2012.  —  Lewin, 43, has called games for the Orioles, Cubs and Tigers.  He most recently served as play-by-play announcer …
Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com:
Morales' return a refreshing sight for Halos  —  In first game since 2010, slugger collects two hits, runs well  —  TEMPE, Ariz. — Kendrys Morales' journey towards once again being a premier slugger is really only just beginning.  He still needs to adjust to Major League pitching …
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Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com:
Weaver off against KC, but bats pick up ace
Discussion: Halos Heaven
 
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Adam Kilgore / Washington Post:
Drew Storen has inflammation in elbow joint, no structural damage
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Jfay / Cincinnati Reds:
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Ben Badler / Baseball America:
MLB Announces Start Of Its Own Dominican Amateur League
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T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com:
Soriano belts one of Cubs' four homers in win
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