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May 31, 2010
The Paper Trail of May 31
--Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Albert Pujols blasts three homers in the Cardinals' win over the Cubs.
--Dan Woike of the Orange County Register writes that the Angels got another chance to celebrate and did so safely in their win over the Mariners. Woike also writes that the Angels are trying to recover after losing Kendry Morales to a broken leg in a game-winning celebration. Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Angels are assessing their options to replace Morales. John Tomase of the Boston Herald writes that there could now be an opening for Mike Lowell with the Angels.
--Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal writes that David Huff feels fine despite a knot on his head after being struck by a line drive off the bat of Alex Rodriguez. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Grady Sizemore will be out 6-8 weeks as he is scheduled to have knee surgery.
--Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Nelson Cruz is back on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Wilson also writes that Derek Holland hurts his shoulder in a loss to the Twins.
--Michael Becker of the Riverside Press-Enterprise writes that Andre Ethier could return today.
--Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News writes that the Tim Lincecum-Ubaldo Jimenez matchup scheduled for Monday at AT&T Park draws hype. Ray Ratto of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that glory be, the intentional walk returns.
--La Velle E. Neall III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that the final out of the Twins' sweep of the Rangers is painful as it brings concern about Orlando Hudson's wrist.
--Brian Costello of the New York Post writes that Jorge Posada is almost ready to step back in.John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that the Indians bullpen is the latest victim of a Yankees late-inning comeback.
--Troy E. Renck and Adrian Dater of the Denver Post write that the Rockies send Dexter Fowler to Colorado Springs.
--Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that an MRI on Placido Polano shows no structural damage in his elbow.
--Tony Fabrizio of the Tampa Tribune writes that Jason Bartlett is feeling better after tweaking his hamstring.
--Chris Viviamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Brian McCann will return to the lineup today.
--Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune writes that top pick Andrew Cashner is coming up to the Cubs to pitch out of the bullpen.
--Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that some Mets players think Oliver Perez should be sent packing.