Giancarlo Stanton Expects To Play In About Ten Days - RealGM Wiretap
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton says he's about a week and a half away from rejoining the lineup after being sidelined since June 26 with a broken left hand.

Stanton doesn't expect to go on a minor league rehabilitation stint and will instead work on his timing in the batting cage Kyle Walker England Jersey , he said Tuesday.

Joe Kelly Leaves Start With Biceps Tightness - RealGM Wiretap

Joe Kelly felt some tightness in his right biceps as he was warming up Monday, which led him to leave his start in the third inning.

"As the game progressed it got worse than I thought it was," said Kelly, who was limited to just fastballs against the New York Mets because of the tightness.

Kelly said he was not concerned because he has had biceps tendinitis before.

"Something we looked over in the training room," he said. "Everything checked out. A little biceps restriction. It's something we're going to work on and try to let it settle down a little bit, then continue on throwing."

The Boston Red Sox haven't indicated how long they'll rest Kelly.

Rangers Decline Options On Feldman Tateyama - RealGM Wiretap

The Rangers have decided not to pick up club options for Scott Feldman and Yoshinori Tateyama for the 2013 season.

Feldman was due $9.25 million. Instead Kieran Gibbs England Jersey , the team will pay him a $600,000 buyout. Tateyama had a $1 million option.

Thomas PED Users Have No Place In Cooperstown - RealGM Wiretap

Frank Thomas, on the verge of the Hall of Fame, hasn't changed his opinion on suspected performance-enhancing drug users.

Thomas called the recent Biogenesis scandal "embarrassing" for the game and a "shameful" episode in baseball history.

He said he has spoken with numerous Hall of Famers recently and they're strongly opposed to players with links to performance-enhancing drugs gaining entry to Cooperstown.

"They say, 'Hell, no Jordan Henderson England Jersey ,'" Thomas said. "They don't want any of these guys in. These are super-superstars in my eyes, and they're serious about it. I would suggest you get around the Johnny Benches, the Ozzie Smiths, the Dave Winfields and Mike Schmidts. Hold court with them and see how they feel. I've talked to them and it was eye-opening.

"I want the game to be where it's supposed to be. Guys have climbed that mountain for a reason, and that's important to me. To hear the Hall of Famers talk, their legacy is important to them. I respect that. That's why I had such feelings for Hank Aaron and those guys coming up Jonjo Shelvey England Jersey , and I wanted to get to the level of the Hall of Fame. When guys take drugs like that, they're not deserving of being on that level."

MLB Inquiry Holding Up Chapman Trade - RealGM Wiretap

Major League Baseball is investigating an Oct. 30 domestic violence incident between Aroldis Chapman and his girlfriend, which is holding up a proposed trade of the closer to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers were reportedly on the verge of acquiring Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for two Minor Leaguers on Monday, but the fate of that deal is now in the hands of MLB.

Walt Jocketty said Monday night that while the deal is not dead, it could take weeks to complete.

Chapman fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Davie, Florida John Stones England Jersey , home and was accused of choking his girlfriend during the Oct. 30 incident.

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