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  1. VIDEO: Billy Hamilton makes a leaping catch against the Pirates

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton has bounced back nicely with the bat after a slow start to the season, but he’s also getting it done defensively.

  2. Jason Grilli might not be long for the closer role with the Pirates

    Jun 19, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Jason Grilli blew a save this afternoon against the Reds and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated after the game that he could make a change in the closer role.

  3. Wilson Ramos could begin a rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    The injury bug bit Wilson Ramos yet again earlier this month when he landed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, but he’s moving closer to rejoining the Nationals.

  4. Padres and Mariners pay tribute to Tony Gwynn

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT


    The Padres and Mariners paid tribute to Tony Gwynn in Seattle this evening.

  5. VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton hits a laser for an opposite-field home run

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Analysis: Giancarlo Stanton hits baseballs really hard.

  6. Joe Posnanski on Tony Gwynn, the artist

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:08 PM EDT

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    As Joe Posnanski writes, Tony Gwynn wasn’t just a Hall of Fame player, he was an artist who perfected his craft.

  7. AL All-Star voting update: Derek Jeter still has a battle on his hands at shortstop

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    There aren’t any significant changes in the American League All-Star balloting from last week, but tonight’s update shows that there are still quite a few positions up for grabs. Shortstop is one of them.

  8. Chad Billingsley to undergo season-ending surgery on flexor tendon

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Chad Billingsley was hoping to make it back from Tommy John surgery this season, but now he’ll have to wait until 2015 for the opportunity to throw another pitch in the major leagues.

  9. Cardinals agree to terms with first-round pick Luke Weaver

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Luke Weaver will receive a $1.843 million bonus from the Cardinals.

  10. Bronson Arroyo lands on the disabled list for the first time in his career

    Jun 16, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Bronson Arroyo has thrown 2,344 2/3 innings over 369 starts and 36 relief appearances in the majors dating back to 2000, but he has managed to avoid the disabled list until now.

  11. Logan Morrison in Mariners’ lineup tonight after bat mishap

    Jun 16, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Logan Morrison required five stitches in his forehead after he broke his bat in frustration yesterday, but the good news is that he won’t have to miss any time.

  12. Mets hitting pitcher eighth for first time in team history

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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    The Mets will hit pitcher Jacob deGrom eighth and Eric Young, Jr. ninth this evening against the Cardinals. This will be the first time in team history that they have hit the pitcher eighth.

  13. White Sox acquire former top prospect Michael Taylor

    Jun 14, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Michael Taylor has gone from top-30 prospect to footnote.

  14. VIDEO: Jimmy Rollins passes Mike Schmidt for the Phillies’ all-time hit record

    Jun 14, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Jimmy Rollins singled off Edwin Jackson in the fifth inning this afternoon to take his place as the Phillies’ all-time hit leader.

  15. Quote of the Day: Sandy Alderson encourages you to ignore the Internet and drink a beer

    Jun 14, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson offers some advice regarding Internet trade speculation.

  16. Brewers agree to terms with first-rounder Kodi Medeiros

    Jun 14, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The Brewers have agreed to terms with high school left-hander Kodi Medeiros after selecting him No. 13 overall in last week’s draft.

  17. Curtis Granderson out of lineup for third straight day with calf injury

    Jun 14, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has turned his season around after a slow start, but he’s currently sidelined with a left calf injury.

  18. Emilio Bonifacio diagnosed with oblique strain

    Jun 14, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    An MRI has confirmed that the Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio is dealing with an oblique strain.

  19. Marlins sign No. 2 overall pick Tyler Kolek to $6 million bonus

    Jun 14, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

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    The Marlins have No. 2 pick Tyler Kolek the third-highest bonus ever for a high school pitcher.

  20. Report: Cubs already talking potential trades involving Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    Jun 14, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    The number of sellers before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline will likely be limited. The Cubs are one of the obvious ones and they are already talking about potential trades.

  21. Padres agree to deal with first-round pick shortstop Trea Turner

    Jun 14, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Padres announced yesterday that they have agreed to terms with each of their first three draft picks, including first-round pick shortstop Trea Turner.

  22. 40-year-old Bobby Abreu had his first four-hit game since 2011 last night

    Jun 14, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT


    40-year-old Bobby Abreu was released by the Phillies at the end of spring training, but he continues to be a surprising contributor for the offense-starved Mets.

  23. Troy Tulowitzki exits game with right toe injury; X-rays come back negative

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Yet another injury for the Rockies, this time to their best player.

  24. VIDEO: Gregory Polanco helps the Pirates win in extras with his first MLB home run

    Jun 14, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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    Pirates rookie Gregory Polanco made history with his go-ahead two-run homer last night.

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday night around MLB, including a pitchers’ duel in St. Louis.

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