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  1. Billy Butler doesn’t want to be traded, says Royals should pick up his $12.5 million option for 2015

    Jul 18, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Billy Butler has been mentioned in multiple trade rumors recently, in part because he’s played poorly enough this season that picking up next year’s $12.5 million team option no longer seems like a no-brainer.

  2. Cliff Lee will rejoin the Phillies’ rotation Monday

    Jul 18, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee struggled in a minor-league rehab start Monday at Single-A, allowing eight runs and failing to make it out of the fifth inning as he comes back from elbow problems, but the Phillies have decided he’s ready to rejoin the rotation.

  3. The guy who’s safe is out. The guy who’s out is safe.

    Jul 18, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Some weirdness from our first night back after the break.

  4. Matt Cain has been pitching through a “cranky” elbow since spring training

    Jul 18, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Cain, who apparently never reveals much of anything to reporters about his health status, said only: “I’m feeling like I’m feeling.”

  5. Pushed back start means Adam Wainwright vs. Clayton Kershaw won’t happen Sunday

    Jul 18, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Sunday Night Baseball this weekend features the Cardinals and Dodgers, and things had been lined up for All-Star starter Adam Wainwright to face off against the man some people felt should have gotten the starting nod, reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

  6. Angels acquire All-Star closer Huston Street from Padres

    Jul 18, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Padres closer Huston Street has been linked to the Angels for a while now and Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports that the two sides are “close to finalizing a deal” for the All-Star right-hander.

  7. The Astros did not sign number one overall pick Brady Aiken. This is a big deal.

    Jul 18, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    The Astros played hardball with the number one pick. He played hardball back. Now both sides will take a big hit.

  8. CC Sabathia to have season-ending surgery on Tuesday

    Jul 18, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Call it two lost years for Sabathia now.

  9. Teams that win see attendance go up. Mostly.

    Jul 18, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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    If you build it, they will come. The lead in the division, that is. Not the ballpark.

  10. Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti hospitalized with vertigo

    Jul 18, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    He’s doing alright, but will remain away from the team for the next several days.

  11. The Braves to release Dan Uggla

    Jul 18, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

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    The Braves finally own up to a multi-million dollar mistake and release Dan Uggla.

  12. Must-click link: Whatever happened to Tom Emanski?

    Jul 18, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

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    Is he living? Is he dead? Did he set up a secret ornate compound with all of that sweet, sweet “back-to-back-to-back AAU Champion” money?

  13. The Detroit Tigers extend their spring training commitment to Lakeland through 2036

    Jul 18, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    That’ll make for over a century at a single site for the Tigers.

  14. The Tigers are interested in Joakim Soria

    Jul 18, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

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    The Tigers need bullpen help. Soria is bullpen help.

  15. HBT Daily: The Angels shouldn’t be content with the wild card

    Jul 18, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    A look ahead to this weekend, including a couple of series that could be playoff previews.

  16. Matt Williams agrees with Anthony Rendon: baseball can be boring

    Jul 18, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

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    Baseball isn’t dying. But sometimes it can be sleep-inducing.

  17. 105-year-old woman to throw out the first pitch at a Padres game

    Jul 18, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Bud Black is considering her to bat cleanup, too.

  18. No, Jeter’s final season isn’t that much better than Mantle’s, DiMaggio’s and Mattingly’s

    Jul 18, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

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    Mantle, DiMaggio and Mattingly weren’t zombies in their final seasons. Jeter is not what he used to be. It seems like we’re trying to tell a story to the contrary, however.

  19. The Phillies aren’t looking to trade Cole Hamels

    Jul 18, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

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    He’d be a big catch, but the Phillies have no apparent intention to deal him.

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