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  1. Yadier Molina headed to disabled list with right knee sprain

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    The biggest series in PNC Park history is off to a promising start. For the home team, that is. The Cardinals entered the five-game set with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Pirates in the National League Central standings and are now 1 1/2 games back after three straight losses. But wait. There’s more. According…

  2. A’s acquire infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Angels

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the A’s have acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for second base prospect Grant Green. Callaspo played third base for Anaheim but will take over as Oakland’s starting second baseman with Josh Donaldson currently manning the hot corner. Green was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 MLB…

  3. Miguel Cabrera leaves game after aggravating hip injury

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Miguel Cabrera missed four consecutive games last week with a hip issue. And it’s not going away. According to beat writer Jason Beck, the third baseman aggravated that hip injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Nationals while charging a Chad Tracy groundball. Cabrera stuck around for a few more innings,…

  4. There may be a big three-way trade coming

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick is one of the most trusted reporters in the business. Here’s his latest tweet: Hearing buzz about 3-way trade talks: Peavy to #dbacks, Kennedy to #angels. Not sure who #whitesox would get. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2013 Arizona has been shopping Ian Kennedy to free up cash for a serious…

  5. Cardinals have interest in shortstop Erick Aybar

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler shares this scoop: After talking to the White Sox about Alexei Ramirez and checking in with the Phillies on Jimmy Rollins, the Cardinals have now been in touch with the Angels about Erick Aybar, according to sources. Anaheim surely wants young pitching prospects in return and that’s something the Cardinals possess.…

  6. Yankees showing interest in Angels’ Alberto Callaspo

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are aiming to bring in a new third baseman by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. And they apparently have a specific target in mind. From Danny Knobler of CBS Sports comes word that New York’s front office has “been in touch” with the Angels about a potential trade for 30-year-old infielder Alberto…

  7. Michael Young open to destinations other than Texas

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported on Tuesday afternoon that Phillies infielder Michael Young would only approve a trade back to his old team, the Rangers. But that might not be entirely factual. Jayson Stark of ESPN is hearing from sources that Young will “consider other destinations” if the Phillies ask and that Boston would be…

  8. Michael Morse is “very available”

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Michael Morse just returned from a badly-strained right quadriceps muscle and he’s batting just .251 with a .313 on-base percentage in 56 games played this season. But he has good power and a market could develop for him at some point between now and Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. According to Joel Sherman of…

  9. Jake Peavy has his bags packed; A’s reportedly “in front”

    Jul 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Jake Peavy will soon be traded. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the veteran right-hander packed five suitcases for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field in anticipation of being dealt to a new team at some point over the next three days. The White Sox will…

  10. Miguel Sano back in action Sunday at Double-A New Britain following four-game benching

    Jul 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Miguel Sano has emerged from the Twins’ doghouse. According to Mike Bernadino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the 20-year-old third baseman is back in the starting lineup on Sunday at Double-A New Britain after sitting out four games for disciplinary reasons. Sano, a powerful young slugger with 81 homers in 349 career minor league…

  11. Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns amid allegations that he was abusive to players

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 4:07 p.m. ET: Well that didn’t take long. Spencer reports that Martinez has resigned from the Marlins. ********************* You can understand how a hitting coach might be upset with a team that has registered a collective .233/.292/.337 batting line. But this is — at any level of baseball — taking it too far: Marlins hitting…

  12. Derek Jeter homers in first at-bat since quad strain

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter homered Sunday on the first pitch of his first at-bat since returning from a Grade 1 quadriceps muscle strain. It was only his fifth at-bat of the 2013 regular season. The home run was the Yankees’ first since the All-Star break and just the third home run hit by a Yankees…

  13. Cops, witness say Tanner Scheppers ‘lost a bar fight’

    Jul 28, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers told reporters he was sucker-punched by a group of males after having dinner on Thursday night in Cleveland, thus explaining his suddenly-bruised left eye and the cuts on his face. But that might not be the actual story. A witness to Scheppers’ supposed sucker punch told that the incident happened…

  14. Albert Pujols diagnosed with plantar fascia tear

    Jul 28, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

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    2013 just went from bad to worse for Albert Pujols. According to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the first baseman (err, designated hitter) was diagnosed Sunday with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. There is no timetable…

  15. Derek Jeter is back in the Yankees’ lineup Sunday

    Jul 28, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Derek Jeter lasted just one game when he returned from ankle surgery on July 11. We’ll see if his 39-year-old body cooperates a little more this time. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the veteran shortstop has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is batting second in the Yankees’ series…

  16. Kevin Slowey hits disabled list with forearm discomfort

    Jul 28, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have officially placed right-hander Kevin Slowey on the 15-day disabled list due to lingering discomfort in his right forearm. Steven Ames was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday morning in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Slowey, who was demoted from the starting rotation to…

  17. Biogenesis suspensions likely to be announced this week; A-Rod might be out through 2014

    Jul 28, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Joel Sherman and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post have the exclusive: The strong indications are Major League Baseball will announce all the suspensions in the Biogenesis case this week, including one that could cover the rest of this year and all of next year for Alex Rodriguez, The Post has learned. It always…

  18. Rays want fortified dugout phone for Boston’s next visit

    Jul 28, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    The Rays are by far the hottest team in Major League Baseball — 21-3 since June 28 — and currently hold a half-game lead over the Red Sox in the American League East standings. So let the taunting begin? Here’s how the Rays’ official Twitter account reacted to Red Sox slugger David Ortiz‘s violent smashing…

  19. Braves showing interest in Padres’ Joe Thatcher

    Jul 28, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves “have shown interest” in acquiring left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher from the Padres. Rosenthal notes that other teams are in the mix. Thatcher, 31, has posted a dominant 2.15 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings of relief this season for San…

  20. Rangers open to trading closer Joe Nathan

    Jul 28, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal shares this big scoop: Teams in need of a closer soon may have a stunning new possibility to consider. The Texas Rangers have had internal discussions about trading All-Star right-hander Joe Nathan, according to major league sources. If the Rangers proceed, it would be with the idea of dealing from strength and exploiting…

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 28, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    The defending World Series champs are toast. Madison Bumgarner threw eight scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven, but the Giants managed no runs and fell to the Cubs 1-0 on Saturday night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Nate Schierholtz, the former Giants outfielder, played the hero for Chicago with his game-winning…

  22. Yankees ink Brendan Harris to minor league contract

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Bryan Hoch of comes word that the Yankees have inked infielder Brendan Harris to a minor league contract. He has been sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he will function as organizational depth for the Yanks. Harris was designated for assignment by the Angels last Saturday then elected to test the free…

  23. Phillies sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year contract worth more than $50 million

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Phillies have signed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, the highly-touted 26-year-old right-hander from Cuba, to a six-year contract worth more than $50 million. Gonzalez drew interest from almost every major league team after being cleared for employment on July 15 by the United States government. The bidding came down…

  24. Jose Iglesias made a gorgeous over-the-shoulder catch

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias, a maestro defensively, made this play look really easy:

  25. Giants acquire righty Guillermo Moscoso from Cubs

    Jul 26, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have acquired right-hander Guillermo Moscoso from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Moscoso has pitched for the Rangers, Athletics and Rockies in his four-year major league career. He had a decent 3.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and…

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