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  1. Tracy McGrady started an All-Star game and then retired from baseball

    Jul 17, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    tracy mcgrady

    His starting the All-Star game was purely a stunt, because in four regular season appearances McGrady posted a 6.75 ERA and walked 10 batters in 6.2 innings without recording a single strikeout.

  2. Matt Kemp wants to be the Dodgers’ center fielder or he’s open to being traded

    Jul 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Kemp is making $21 million this season and is owned another $21 million in 2015 followed by $21.5 million per season from 2016-2019.

  3. Must-click link: The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

    Jul 17, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Mel Hall

    A harrowing read about a monster who was allowed to get way too close to way too many young girls.

  4. There will be a two-hour special on Tommy John injuries on MLB Network Radio tonight

    Jul 17, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    tommy john surgery

    The story of the year may be elbow injuries. Tonight a special will air on Sirius/XM exploring them.

  5. MLB, Fox release a joint statement about the lack of a Tony Gwynn tribute on Tuesday night

    Jul 17, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Tony Gwynn

    I still don’t think the lack of a Gwynn tribute was a capital offense. But MLB and Fox’s choice of words here is somewhat ironic.

  6. 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.

  7. Andy Dirks shut down with pain in surgically-repaired back

    Jul 16, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks had back surgery at the beginning of spring training and has yet to appear in a major league game this season. He’s not getting any closer either.

  8. VIDEO: Statcast tracks Mike Trout’s RBI triple from Tuesday night’s 2014 MLB All-Star Game

    Jul 16, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Statcast, the new 3D tracking technology from MLB Advanced Media, gives us this unique look at Mike Trout’s first-inning RBI triple from Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game …

  9. Brewers haven’t been able to contact Jean Segura, who lost his nine-month-old son last week

    Jul 16, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    jean segura getty

    Brewers shortstop Jean Segura flew home to the Dominican Republic last week — a couple of days before the All-Star break — after his nine-month-old son Janniel passed away suddenly from an illness. It’s not known when he might return.

  10. Emilio Bonifacio nearing return to the Cubs

    Jul 16, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio AP

    After going 3-for-10 with a stolen base in three rookie-ball games Cubs utility man Emilio Bonifacio has moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Double-A.

  11. Don’t expect the Angels to make a run at David Price

    Jul 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    David Price AP

    If the Rays do decide to trade David Price before the July 31 deadline don’t count on the Angels being his new home, at least according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

  12. Red Sox release A.J. Pierzynski

    Jul 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    A.J. Pierzynski passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week and has now been released.

  13. Reds manager says Joey Votto won’t be out “months and months and months”

    Jul 16, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one week into his second disabled list stint for a quadriceps injury and manager Bryan Price seems relatively optimistic about the former MVP’s return timetable.

  14. Carlos Ruiz close to returning from concussion

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    CSNPhilly.com reports that Ruiz will be in the lineup Thursday night at Single-A Clearwater and barring a setback he could be ready to return from the DL at some point next week.

  15. Royals acquire Jason Frasor from Rangers

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Texas Rangers

    The last-place Rangers have started to sell off veterans, trading reliever Jason Frasor to the Royals for minor leaguer Spencer Patton.

  16. Mike Trout and the best 22-year-olds in baseball history

    Jul 16, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    As a follow-up to the best player in baseball, Mike Trout, being named the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game, here’s a numbers-based reminder of how amazing he’s been prior to last night.

  17. Joel Hanrahan is not close to joining the Tigers

    Jul 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May with the idea that he’d be ready to return from Tommy John elbow surgery sometime in June, but now it’s mid-July and the 32-year-old former All-Star closer is still not close to joining Detroit’s bullpen.

  18. Released by the Twins, Scott Diamond signs with the Reds

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    Last season Scott Diamond was supposed to be the Twins’ Opening Day starter, but instead the left-hander began the year on the disabled list while recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow.

  19. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Tombstone

    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

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