Around the Diamond – May 10, 2013

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Seeds All Day would like to present a new feature we hope to be a daily installment (time permitting) to the blog – Around the Diamond.

With these posts, we will try to bring you each day’s most interesting headlines. We are going to try and steer clear of the simple game recaps to give you more substantive news and features to keep you up to date on what’s happening around the league on a day-to-day basis.

Without further ado, here are today’s top stories.

CBSSports.com senior baseball writer Scott Miller provides and in-depth analysis of why MLB strikeouts are at an all-time high and continue to rise.

MLB umpires are having a bad week. They botched a pitching-change ruling last night just a day after blowing a home run call.

Red Sox DH David Ortiz has been subject to PED speculation due to his hot start, and he thinks it’s unfair and possibly profiling.

Mariano Rivera reflects on his return to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, the site where he tore his ACL shagging fly balls last season.

In other news, there is a lot of big-name rehabbing going on around the league.

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke is slated for a Single-A rehab start today.

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson completed his first rehab game yesterday.

Angels starter Jered Weaver threw his first bullpen session yesterday since breaking his left elbow on April 7.

Outfielder Michael Bourn has been activated from the DL and will return to the Indians lineup today.

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

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