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  1. Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Kyle Bogenschutz of Scout.com and Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket reports that the Tigers have acquired reliever Joakim Soria from the Rangers for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi says the deal is only pending physical exams.

  2. Theo Epstein on Cardinals’ competitive balance pick: “Last organization that needs an annual gift”

    Jul 23, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

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    As we covered earlier, St. Louis got a bonus pick for the 2015 First-Year Player Draft (just after the first round) in Wednesday’s Competitive Balance Lottery. And it’s not sitting too well with an executive of the Cardinals’ traditional rival — Cubs president Theo Epstein.

  3. Video: Yadier Molina leaves peanut butter crackers at home plate for his older brother Jose

    Jul 23, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who’s currently rehabbing from thumb surgery, sent a couple packs of crackers to home plate Wednesday for his older brother Jose.

  4. Phillies officials “have contemplated the possibility of paying off” and releasing Ryan Howard

    Jul 23, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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    CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury has heard from sources that the Phillies are considering cutting ties with struggling first baseman Ryan Howard after this season, despite the fact that he’s owed $60 million in guaranteed money.

  5. Pirates place Starling Marte on concussion disabled list

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte took a pitch off his helmet last Friday night. A concussion was initially ruled out — the Bucs were instead calling it “head trauma” — but now there’s this …

  6. Cardinals move Shelby Miller back into rotation and Carlos Martinez back to the bullpen

    Jul 23, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have decided to move Shelby Miller back into the starting rotation and Carlos Martinez to the bullpen for their upcoming three-game series at Wrigley Field. Miller will start Saturday afternoon against the Cubs.

  7. Video: Derek Jeter surpasses Lou Gehrig for first place on Yankees’ all-time doubles list

    Jul 22, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter made a little more history on Tuesday night against the Rangers …

  8. Marlins are not shopping Casey McGehee, might sign him to multi-year contract extension

    Jul 22, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Casey McGehee entered play on Tuesday evening with a batting average (.322) that is 54 points above his career mean (.268) and an RBI total (56) that ranks ninth in the National League. The 31-year-old third baseman fits the mold of a sell-high candidate. But it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be moved.

  9. Video: Leonys Martin robs Brian McCann with juggling grab

    Jul 22, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Watch as Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin leaps above the right-center field wall at Yankee Stadium to rob Brian McCann of a home run in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday night …

  10. Taijuan Walker returning to Mariners’ rotation Wednesday

    Jul 22, 2014, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker will be called back up from Triple-A Tacoma to start Wednesday night against the Mets at Seattle’s Safeco Field.

  11. Why aren’t the Cardinals playing Oscar Taveras?

    Jul 22, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras has started just two of the Cardinals’ last seven games and the left-handed-hitting outfield prospect is not in St. Louis’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Getting the nod instead is the right-handed-hitting Allen Craig. What’s the deal?

  12. Kevin Siegrist expected to return Wednesday

    Jul 22, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    According to Brian Stull of CBS Sports 920, left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist joined back up with the Cardinals on Tuesday in St. Louis and is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

  13. Brandon Belt headed to disabled list with concussion

    Jul 20, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was struck in the head by a thrown ball during batting practice on Saturday and now Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that he is headed to the disabled list.

  14. Yasiel Puig out Sunday night with bruise on left hand

    Jul 20, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Yasiel Puig was removed from Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Cardinals after taking a Joe Kelly pitch off his left hand and will sit out of Sunday night’s series finale in St. Louis.

  15. Danny Salazar will return to the major leagues on Tuesday

    Jul 20, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

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    MLB.com beat writer Jordan Bastian confirms that the Indians will recall right-hander Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus to start Tuesday night against the Twins at Minneapolis’ Target Field.

  16. Casey McGehee hits only his second home run of 2014

    Jul 20, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Watch as Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee goes deep to left-center for a first-inning two-run homer off Giants starter Tim Lincecum on Sunday afternoon in Miami …

  17. Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 20, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati is going to be without second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) and first baseman Joey Votto (quad) for another month at least, so to stay in contention in a crowded National League Central race upgrades will probably have to be made at the July 31 deadline. And the hunt has already begun.

  18. Reds activate Skip Schumaker from the disabled list

    Jul 20, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Skip Schumaker is back from the concussion disabled list and starting at second base for the Reds on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

  19. Cardinals are interested in David Price, but “would want a financial commitment” from him

    Jul 20, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cardinals have interest in acquiring Rays ace David Price but only if they can be sure it’s not going to be a short-term rental.

  20. Salvador Perez out Sunday with groin strain

    Jul 20, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

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    From beat writer Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star comes word that Royals catcher Salvador Perez will miss Sunday’s series finale against the Red Sox because of a strained right groin.

  21. Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

    Jul 20, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

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    According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Blue Jays and Giants are trying to lure veteran second baseman Chase Utley away from the Phillies.

  22. Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. throws a ball over Fenway Park’s center field wall from home plate

    Jul 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    This looks like one of those fake Powerade commercials from the early 2000s, but it’s very real …

  23. Brandon Belt struck by thrown ball during batting practice, might have suffered concussion

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt could be headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the face by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice.

  24. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 20, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Matt Carpenter walked, Kolten Wong singled, Matt Holliday singled, and Matt Adams homered as the Cardinals plated four runs before Dodgers starter Zack Greinke could even record an out Saturday in an eventual 4-2 victory at a sold-out Busch Stadium.

  25. Angels, Padres “do not match up” on Ian Kennedy trade

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the LA Times wrote Wednesday morning that the Angels “long have known they do not have the elite prospects necessary to acquire” ace left-hander David Price from the Rays. And that weak farm system could also mean that another known Angels target will slip through the cracks.

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