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7:10 PM ET, April 17, 2012

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Steven Krasner / ESPN:
Jacoby Ellsbury won't need surgery  —  BOSTON — Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who suffered a subluxation of his right (non-throwing shoulder) last Friday, had his MRI exams read by noted California orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum and will not need immediate surgery, manager Bobby Valentine said Tuesday.
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Steven Krasner / ESPN:
Youkilis says he's over spat with Valentine  —  State of Bobby V  —  Jayson Stark appeared on Mike and Mike to break down the future of Bobby Valentine with the Red Sox.  —  BOSTON — A day after the controversy that erupted between Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Vinny Cartiglia / MetsBlog.com:
Mets will give video tribute to Reyes  —  According to a team source, the Mets will acknowledge Jose Reyes' nine years in New York with a video tribute on April 24, Andy Martino reports in the Daily News.  —  For more on the Mets lists of video tributes, check out this report by Martino.
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Andy Martino / NY Daily News:
NY Mets will give Miami Marlins' Jose Reyes video tribute upon his return to Flushing April 24  —  Mets will honor former shortstop and fan favorite for nine years with the club  —  Ike Davisand Terry Collins celebrate win over Braves Monday night.  —  ATLANTA — The Jose Reyes era is over in Flushing …
Discussion: CBSSports.com and HardballTalk
Sports Illustrated:
With more pitchers breaking down, it's time to rethink modern bullpen … The casualties keep mounting.  Brian Wilson: done and headed for his second Tommy John surgery.  Joakim Soria: done after his second Tommy John surgery.  Ryan Madson: done after his first Tommy John surgery.
Associated Press:
Giants sign LHP Madison Bumgarner through 2017  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had no intentions of waiting for free agency.  —  The quiet left-hander with a loud fastball and a dominating presence on the mound has risen rapidly through the ranks for the San Francisco Giants.
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Associated Press:
Halladay Outduels Lincecum, Philly Tops Giants 5-2
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Sports Illustrated:
Marlins' Guillen set to return from five-game ban  —  There was a lot of excitement when the Miami Marlins hired Ozzie Guillen to be their new manager.  How those feelings have been impacted by his recent controversy remains to be seen.  —  Returning from a five-game suspension …
Doug Miller / MLB.com:
The Stats of Life  —  Baseball analyst Dave Cameron has learned to beat the odds  —  The red dots covered Dave Cameron's legs.  The purplish bruises crawled up his arms.  —  Cameron hadn't thought much about them.  As one of the baseball world's most respected statistical analysts at the age of 29, he knew his data.
Sophia Hollander / Wall Street Journal:
Soon on Display in Brooklyn: ‘Holy Grails’ of Baseball  —  They were presumed lost, one more casualty from a move that broke a borough's heart.  —  But this week, a century-long odyssey will come to an end when the original 1912 blueprints for Ebbets Field, the iconic home of the beloved …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Dan Hayes / North County Times:
PADRES: Prospect Kelly to have elbow examined in San Diego  —  Triple-A starting pitcher Casey Kelly is headed to San Diego to have a tender right elbow examined by team doctors, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes confirmed on Monday afternoon.  —  The top prospect acquired from Boston …
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and Baseball America
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Associated Press:
Luebke Leads Padres to 7-1 Win Over Rockies
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Jordan Bastian / MLB.com:
Indians complete signing of Damon  —  Veteran outfielder will join Cleveland after getting game-ready  —  SEATTLE — It had been known for several days that veteran outfielder Johnny Damon was being fitted for his Indians uniform, but there was still the matter of making things official.
Chris Cwik / FanGraphs Baseball:
Estimating a Buster Posey Contract Extension  —  The San Francisco Giants want to lock up their young stars.  After signing both Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner to long-term contracts, the Giants have now reached out to Buster Posey's agent about an extension.
Discussion: Getting Blanked and MLB Rumors
Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com:
For Jeter, 4,000 hits not out of the question  —  Sitting at 3,105, Yanks star has been on tear since No. 3,000  —  NEW YORK — Derek Jeter opened the bottom half of the first inning for the Yankees on Monday night with a long home run into the right-field seats at Yankee Stadium.
UTSanDiego.com:
MLB: Umpire used improper mechanics  —  San Diego Padres' Jesus Guzman, left, and manager Bud Black talk with umpire Dale Scott after Guzman hit into a controversial triple play by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles Sunday, April 15, 2012.
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Dave Cameron / FanGraphs Baseball:
Attention Dale Scott: Hands Up Means Foul Ball
 
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After strong start, Sox keep perspective
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James Kannengieser / Amazin' Avenue:
This Week In SNY is back for 2012, ready to celebrate Gary …
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Strasburg throws 6 in Nats' 6-3 win over Astros
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