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  1. Yankees bat Alex Rodriguez fourth in 2013 debut

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Is this the Yankees’ way of telling Alex Rodriguez to put up or shut up? They have their 38-year-old former MVP batting cleanup Monday against the White Sox in his 2013 debut. It’s A-Rod’s first start for the Yankees since Game 2 of last year’s ALCS against the Tigers. Playing on a bad hip that…

  2. Dontrelle Willis joins the Angels on a Minor League deal

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Dontrelle Willis Reuters

    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez with the news: D-Train coming to Anaheim? #Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Dontrelle Willis, who will report to Triple-A Salt Lake. — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 4, 2013 Willis last pitched in the Majors in 2011 with the Reds, posting a 5.00 ERA in 73.2 innings…

  3. Hanley Ramirez injures shoulder on foul ball catch attempt

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave this afternoon’s match against the Cubs after falling into the Wrigley Field stands attempting to catch a David DeJesus pop-up. Ramirez ranged to his right near the bullpen and snagged the ball before his momentum took him into the front row over the brick wall. He left with…

  4. Matt Garza apologizes for Twitter rant

    Aug 4, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Rangers starter Matt Garza tweeted a couple of misogynistic things to Kaycee Sogard — the wife of A’s infielder Eric Sogard — on Saturday night after she came to her husband’s defense when the two players exchanged words following a successful seventh-inning squeeze bunt. The A’s laid down four bunts in that 4-2 victory, clearly…

  5. Matt Garza went after Eric Sogard’s wife on Twitter

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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    The first-place A’s dropped down four bunts — three of them sacrifices — in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the second-place Rangers. That apparently upset Texas starter Matt Garza, who was spotted yelling at Oakland’s Eric Sogard following a successful squeeze play in the seventh inning and then carried that frustration over to Twitter late Saturday…

  6. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 3, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Carlos Marmol Getty

    There’s no stopping the red-hot Dodgers. They defeated the Cubs by the score of 6-2 at Wrigley Field yesterday afternoon to move 10 games over .500 for the first time this season. Hyun-Jin Ryu matched a season-high by giving up 11 hits, but managed to escape with just two runs scoring over 5 2/3 innings.…

  7. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 2, 2013, 6:18 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Giants 2, Phillies 1: A few days ago Jonathan Papelbon watched his team lose another game and said “I definitely didn’t come here for this.” Well, they didn’t show up at the ballpark yesterday expecting Papelbon to give up four singles and blow the lead. Again. Cole Hamels‘ eight shutout innings were for naught and…

  8. Carlos Gonzalez to rest sprained finger for a few days

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Carlos Gonzalez is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he will give his sprained finger some time off after exiting Wednesday’s game with the injury, the Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports. Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained left middle finger for weeks and opted out of the Home Run Derby because of it.…

  9. Report: Pirates made serious offer for Giancarlo Stanton

    Jul 31, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    The Marlins made it clear to everyone that they weren’t interested in trading their star right fielder, but according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviews’s Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates made an offer for Giancarlo Stanton that “caught the attention of the Marlins’ front office” before being rebuffed. With either Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon to headline a…

  10. MRI shows no structural damage in Yadier Molina’s knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Promising news here for the second-place Cardinals. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, an MRI taken Wednesday on the sore right knee of catcher Yadier Molina showed inflammation but no structural damage. Cards manager Mike Matheny said the team is “optimistic” that Molina will only require a minimal stay on the 15-day disabled list. The Cardinals…

  11. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  12. HBT’s Trade Deadline Wrapup

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

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    The non-waiver trade deadline hit at 4PM EDT today. It was pretty uneventful compared to years past, with lots of chatter but very few deals. Here’s what we had go down today before the non-waiver trade deadline: The Dodgers acquired Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named; The Orioles receive Bud…

  13. Cardinals fail in pursuit of Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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    St. Louis may have its Yadier Molina fill-in. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cardinals are “in discussions to acquire” catcher Dioner Navarro via trade from the rival Cubs. Navarro has posted an impressive .294/.370/.510 batting line with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 57 games this season for Chicago. He’s a…

  14. Cubs may wait until August to trade Kevin Gregg

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Kevin Gregg has a 5.79 ERA in 14 innings this month and interest in him has cooled. So the Cubs are apparently pulling him back from the trade block. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Cubs “could wait until August” to deal the 35-year-old righty, who has 22 saves in 26 chances this season and a…

  15. The Rangers are even open to trading Matt Garza

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    That’s according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. The Rangers will consider just about anything as they attempt to improve before the deadline. That means Elvis Andrus. It means Joe Nathan. And it means the newly acquired Matt Garza, who was just picked up from the Cubs for four prospects nine days ago. Garza is 1-0 with…

  16. Tigers, Pirates in touch with Cubs

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    The Cubs still have pieces on the table after dealing Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano, and CSNChicago.com’s Patrick Mooney says the Pirates and Tigers have been sniffing around in advance of this afternoon’s trade deadline. The Pirates are most likely interested in Nate Schierholtz to help with their right-field situation. Schierholtz has been a very…

  17. The Cubs are going to hold on to Jeff Samardzija for now

    Jul 31, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    The Cubs were rumored to be shopping Jeff Samardzija, but Jon Heyman reports that they’ve given up on that and will now try to lock him up this offseason or trade him then. It was worth looking around to see if the team could get some useful prospects for him, but that’s not really developing at the…

  18. Jackie Bradley Jr. gets pulled from game, appears to be false alarm

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley Jr.

    There’s nothing quite like twitter before the trade deadline: Jackie Bradley Jr lifted for a pinch hitter in 6th in Pawtucket. Nothing apparently wrong with him. Trade in works? — Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) July 31, 2013 If there is a trade going down involving Bradley, it’s not for Peavy, source says — Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes)…

  19. Angels bid for Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

    Ian Kennedy

    The Angels aren’t buyers and the Diamondbacks aren’t sellers, but it seems they might be able to help each other out by doing an Ian Kennedy deal. Both CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal have mentioned the possibility. The Padres are also in the running, says MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. With Brandon McCarthy (shoulder)…

  20. Yovani Gallardo leaves start with hamstring injury

    Jul 30, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Odds are the Brewers weren’t going to trade Yovani Gallardo, but whatever slim chance existed is probably gone after the right-hander left today’s start in the fifth inning with a hamstring injury. Gallardo limped off the field in the middle of an at-bat versus Darwin Barney, exiting after 4.2 innings against the Cubs. He’s struggled…

  21. The Cubs are drawing interest for Nate Schierholtz

    Jul 30, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    Buster Olney says: The Cubs are getting solid interest on Nate Schierholtz, one of the few good hitters on the market. More than likely he gets traded. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 30, 2013   Schierholtz has been one of the least talked about bats at the deadline, but his bat has been a good…

  22. Report: White Sox telling teams they are keeping Jake Peavy

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy Getty

    With Matt Garza now on the Rangers, Jake Peavy has emerged as one of the most popular starting pitchers on the trade block in recent days. However, the White Sox are apparently having second thoughts about dealing him. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the White Sox are now telling teams that they will keep Peavy…

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

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    Braves 5, Cardinals 2: That was somewhat unexpected. A less-than-dominant Braves team sweeps the best team in the National League. The key was Kris Medlen allowing two runs on eight hits. The key all series was good starting pitching from the Braves. So of course the big talking point everyone has is how Jason Heyward…

  24. Just like old times: Derek Jeter returns, Alfonso Soriano helps Yankees walk off

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Before he joined the Yankees on Friday, Alfonso Soriano was last teammates with Derek Jeter in September 2003, nearly ten years ago. Jeter once again made his triumphant return this afternoon, having recovered from a quad injury suffered in his 2013 debut on July 11. In that first game back, Jeter singled in his first…

  25. David Ortiz goes 4-for-4 in Red Sox win, does not destroy anything else

    Jul 28, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI in his first game after destroying the telephone in the visitor’s dugout at Camden Yards last night. He hit a two-run home run off of Orioles starter Jason Hammel in the second inning and logged three additional singles as he bumped his batting average back…

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