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  1. Report: A’s talked to Rays about David Price before finding match with Cubs

    Jul 5, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

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    The A’s have strongly positioned themselves for another run in October after their trade with the Cubs, but they also considered a deal for the Rays’ David Price.

  2. UPDATE: Jaime Garcia will undergo thoracic outlet surgery, done for year

    Jul 5, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia has been limited to just 16 starts dating back to the start of last season.

  3. Report: Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, Chad Qualls

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Father Time appears to be catching up with Joe Nathan, so the Tigers are looking to the trade market to fortify the late innings.

  4. Jon Niese hit in side by comebacker; X-rays come back negative

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Mets left-hander Jon Niese was forced to leave his start against the Rangers in the first inning last night after he was hit in the left side by a comebacker off the bat of Alex Rios. Fortunately, he managed to avoid a serious injury.

  5. VIDEO: Mike Trout delivers walk-off homer vs. Astros

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

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    Mike Trout doing Mike Trout things.

  6. Angels acquire Joe Thatcher and Tony Campana from Diamondbacks

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

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    This isn’t quite on the level of the Athletics-Cubs mega-deal from last night, but we have another trade to report.

  7. Clayton Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 36 innings

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw now has the third-longest scoreless streak in Dodgers’ history.

  8. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 5, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Fourth of July around MLB, including another win for the red-hot Braves.

  9. The Cubs’ collection of position prospects is ridiculous

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:18 AM EDT

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    Get excited, Cubs fans. You too, fantasy leaguers.

  10. Carlos Gomez is interested in participating in the Home Run Derby

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

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    Carlos Gomez wants to participate in the Home Run Derby, so he had Ryan Braun talk to Troy Tulowitzki on his behalf.

  11. After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Billy Beane gets a jump on the trade market by parting with Addison Russell, Billy McKinney.

  12. Carl Crawford to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A on Saturday

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.

  13. A’s acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs for Addison Russell

    Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.

  14. Jon Lester doesn’t want to discuss a contract extension until after the season

    Jul 4, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    If the Red Sox want to keep Jon Lester around, they’ll have to pick up contract talks when the season is over as the lefty considers them to be distracting during the season.

  15. Bruce Bochy doesn’t expect Angel Pagan back until after the All-Star break

    Jul 4, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

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    The Giants won’t see Angel Pagan for at least another couple of weeks, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The outfielder is suffering from a bulging disk in his lower back.

  16. Gerrit Cole exits Friday’s start with right lat soreness

    Jul 4, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Gerrit Cole left Friday’s start against the Phillies with right lat soreness. The Pirates will evaluate him on Saturday.

  17. Report: Blue Jays have been scouting Martin Prado, Aaron Hill, and Chase Headley

    Jul 4, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays have been scouting some expensive, mediocre talent lately, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden.

  18. Dirk Hayhurst implies “pillow-case-sized” bag of weed taken in 2011 Evan Longoria-David Price robbery

    Jul 4, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    Dirk Hayhurst’s latest piece for Sports on Earth doesn’t name any names, but it hardly needs to. In it, he indicates that the March 2011 incident in which a house shared by Rays players Evan Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac was robbed also featured a “pillow-case-sized” bag of weed.

  19. Johnny Damon still thinks he can “outhit at least half the league”

    Jul 4, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Johnny Damon may be going a little crazy. The 40-year-old veteran says that he can “outhit at least half the league”.

  20. Rangers call up Neftali Feliz from Triple-A

    Jul 4, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Neftali Feliz has spent all season at Triple-A due to struggles coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, but the Rangers feel he’s ready for the majors and called up the once-dominant closer.

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