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Angels fan touches Curtis Granderson on field

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09:37 AM ET 04.12 | In a tie ballgame while focusing on J.B. Shuck's fly ball as he backed into the right-field corner at Angels Stadium, Curtis Granderson was surprised when a fan reached over the fence and touched him on the back. "I was startled, shocked," the Mets right fielder said. "It was the first time it's ever happened to me." After making the catch and with the ball still in his hands, Granderson turned around to see who had touched him. "When I turned around, he said, "I didn't mean to,'" Granderson said of replays showing the two talking after the incident. "Just don't touch me, say whatever you want to say, boo, cheer, clap, cheer for you team, just don't physically touch the players," Granderson said he told the fan. Granderson said security on the field is an issue. "You never know what was going on," Granderson said. "It was startling."

New York Daily News

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How bad is Red Sox closer Koji Uehara's injury?

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08:50 AM ET 04.12 | David Ortiz starting the season with a sore calf makes you nervous. Shane Victorino opening on the disabled list represents a serious hit to the offense and defense. Losing an up-and-coming slugger like Will Middlebrooks is a blow. But Koji Uehara? Pardon me for just a moment while I compose myself. Oh my God, we're all gonna die. Sorry. If there's one player whose presence spelled the difference between a World Series title and a really nice season, it was the indomitable closer. And that's what makes last night's news so disconcerting. With the Red Sox holding a 4-2 lead in the eighth against the Yankees, the few eyes that drifted to the bullpen met an unexpected sight -- right-hander Edward Mujica warming instead of the club's rested closer.During warmups, Uehara felt tightness in his right shoulder. He knew the feeling from his days with the Rangers, when a similar injury shelved him in 2012. But at least he recovered quickly, right? "It eventually took two months, because the issue resurfaced," Uehara said. Gulp.

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Scott Feldman makes start after father dies of cancer

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09:43 AM ET 04.12 | Marshall Feldman, 70, passed away this week, Scott Feldman wrote to the Chronicle on Thursday. A former FBI agent, Marshall Feldman had battled brain cancer since 2006. Scott did not make the three-day trip to Toronto this week with the rest of the Astros so that he could be with his father. Friday is Scott's regularly scheduled day in the rotation, and he's set to pitch in Arlington in the opener of a three-game series against the team that drafted him, the Rangers. "He would be (ticked) if I missed a start," Scott wrote of his father.

Houston Chronicle

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Aroldis Chapman schedules throwing session

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09:17 AM ET 04.12 | Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Monday, he told reporters. It will be his first time back on a mound since being hit in the face by a line drive late in spring training. Chapman, 26, suffered a mild concussion and had to have a plate and screws inserted around his eye to repair bone following the incident. He did escape with no serious brain injury, thankfully. It could have been much worse. There is no timetable for Chapman's return to the team just yet. Given the nature of his injuries, expect the club to take is slow as he works his way back.

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Teams reportedly interested in Joel Hanrahan

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09:13 AM ET 04.12 | ESPN's Jerry Crasnick tweeted a list of teams believed to have interest in Joel Hanrahan including the Yankees, Mets, Angels, Rangers, Rockies, Royals, Red Sox, A's and Rays.

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