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  1. Jay-Z “is wooing” young Dodgers star Yasiel Puig

    Jul 10, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports brings us this exclusive report: Burgeoning agent Jay-Z is wooing Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig, hoping to add the 22-year-old to the growing stable of athletes he represents, two sources told Yahoo! Sports. During a mid-June trip to New York, Puig was invited to a party at a club Jay-Z owns after a Dodgers…

  2. Matt Kemp headed back to disabled list due to ailing left shoulder

    Jul 8, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    Well, we won’t have to worry about that logjam in the Dodgers’ outfield anytime soon. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Matt Kemp is headed to the 15-day disabled list. The 28-year-old outfielder was given a cortisone shot after he aggravated his surgically-repaired left shoulder during Friday’s game, but he still felt…

  3. Posnanski: baseball is trapped by its own history

    Jul 8, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Joe Posnanski argues for Yasiel Puig in the All-Star Game. You may agree with that or you may disagree, but it’s hard to disagree with Joe’s diagnosis of a problem baseball has which leads to “arguments” like Puig or no Puig: . . . this is the history that still traps baseball. Should the season…

  4. Some Braves players think the All-Star voting process is unfair

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Only one Braves player made the All-Star team and that was because the manager put him on there. As far as fan voting goes? They didn’t do so good. Dave O’Brien of the AJC talked to a bunch of them yesterday and many voiced their displeasure at fan voting. Both in the main selection process…

  5. Freddie Freeman Mania! He leads Puig in All-Star final vote

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    I have this funny feeling that the MLB All-Star “Final Vote” thing — in which fans pick the last member of the All-Star roster — is ultimately gonna have Yasiel Puig join the NL squad. It’s what the league wants, what fans, on the whole, probably want and it’s what will prove to be more…

  6. Adrian Gonzalez supports teammate Yasiel Puig for NL All-Star Final Vote

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one of five finalists for the National League All-Star final vote. So, too, is teammate and outfielder Yasiel Puig. Despite logging more than 200 fewer at-bats, Puig leads Gonzalez in Wins Above Replacement, 2.4 to 1.9, according to Baseball Reference. FanGraphs has Puig leading Gonzalez 1.9 to 1.5. For…

  7. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

  8. The All-Star Game rosters have been unveiled

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Via MLB’s official Twitter, here are the starting position players for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field: NL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Votto 2B: Phillips SS: Tulowitzki 3B: Wright C: Molina OF: Beltran OF: CarGo OF: Harper #ASG — MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2013 AL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Davis 2B: Cano SS: Hardy 3B: Cabrera…

  9. Yasiel Puig is in the starting lineup Thursday

    Jul 4, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig gave the Dodgers a minor scare when he slammed into the right field fence while making an excellent catch last night, but it’s not going to cost him any time. The Dodgers just announced that Puig will be in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Rockies. While he suffered a hip…

  10. Carl Crawford is ready to rejoin the Dodgers

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Carl Crawford AP

    Carl Crawford going on the disabled list with a strained hamstring on June 2 led to the Dodgers calling up Yasiel Puig, but now Crawford is ready to return and Puig is hurt. Crawford went 5-for-13 with one stolen base on a four-game rehab assignment at Single-A and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he’s…

  11. Yasiel Puig bruised his hip

    Jul 4, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig

    I am hereby starting a petition to eliminate walls in all major league ballparks as they represent a serious threat to the game’s young stars. First Bryce Harper and now Yasiel Puig: He did, as you can see, make the catch, robbing Nolan Arenado of extra bases.  And he stayed in the game for a…

  12. Yasiel Puig, Jason Kipnis named Players of the Month for June

    Jul 3, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    One guy is not a surprise. The other guy doesn’t get nearly the recognition he deserves. But Yasiel Puig and Jason Kipnis are your Players of the Month. Puig’s exploits are well known at this point. He made his debut in June and in 26 games completely wrecked the opposition. He led the Majors with a…

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds

    Reds 3, Giants 0: Homer Bailey does it again. You can read about all of the important details of his no-hitter here and here. Less mentioned in the aftermath? (a) Homer dropped an F-bomb in a postgame interview when talking about the walk he gave up to blow the perfect game; and (b) the Giants loss…

  14. Jonathan Papelbon on Yasiel Puig making the All-Star team: “it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of stupid”

    Jul 2, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    The real question is why anyone asked him. But they did, and here’s what the Phillies closer thinks of Yasiel Puig maybe making the All-Star team: “To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of stupid if you ask me,”Papelbon said on MLB Network Radio, as he had trouble even saying Puig’s name correctly.…

  15. Must-Click Link: The story of Yasiel Puig’s failed defection

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig defected from Cuba last year. Earlier, however, he had made a failed attempt. Jeff Passan spoke with the Coast Guard crew which intercepted the boat in which he tried to reach the United States in April 2012 and it’s a great story. While the Coast Guard declined to release specific information about the…

  16. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

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

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Padres 2: An improbable walkoff grand slam from Jeff Mathis caps an improbable winning month from the Miami Marlins. 15-10 in June for the worst team in baseball. Not bad. Oh, and Mathis’ homer was the 3,000th in team history. Pirates 2, Brewers 1: A 14th inning walkoff win for the hottest and…

  18. Russell Martin helps Pirates walk off in 14th for ninth consecutive win

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    After a rain delay halted this afternoon’s series finale between the Pirates and Brewers by nearly two and a half hours, the two teams battled through 14 innings to decide a winner. The Pirates, entering the game with baseball’s best record, walked off in the bottom half of the 14th when Russell Martin snuck a…

  19. Michael Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 27 games

    Jun 30, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Michael Cuddyer

    Down to his last at-bat in this afternoon’s game against the Giants, Michael Cuddyer extended his club record hitting streak to 27 games and his club record on-base streak to 46 games. With his team down four runs, the Rockies outfielder singled with two outs and the bases empty against Giants reliever Sandy Rosario. He…

  20. Yasiel Puig logs four hits, falls a homer shy of cycle in Dodgers win

    Jun 30, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig continued dominating National League pitching as he contributed four hits in his first four at-bats this afternoon, falling a home run short of the cycle. He had an opportunity to wrap it up in the bottom of the eighth, but struck out against Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus. Behind a strong start from…

  21. Carl Crawford to begin rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty

    Carl Crawford is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. Crawford has been sidelined since June 1 with a strained left hamstring. The 31-year-old is slated to play two games as designated hitter and two in the outfield, so there’s a chance…

  22. Ryan Howard takes full responsibility for Phillies loss

    Jun 28, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers

    He could be a little easier on himself and note that he didn’t walk the leadoff hitter in the seventh inning and that Yasiel Puig is a really damn good player who hit a pitch that was really a ball for the go-ahead runs. But Ryan Howard did ground into a double play when he…

  23. Forget Yasiel Puig and just make the All-Star Game a game

    Jun 27, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    American League All-Stars Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees stands with Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Kansas City

    Upwards of 80 major leaguers will again call themselves All-Stars this year. 34-man rosters mean than a ridiculous 68 players will be eligible for the game. Another eight, 10, 12 or maybe more will be ruled out for the game because of injuries or because they were starting pitchers that pitched the Sunday before the…

  24. Cubs prospect Jorge Soler has a stress fracture, could be done for the year

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Jorge Soler

    Cubs fans who are hoping that their Cuban prospect, Jorge Soler, can pull a Yasiel Puig aren’t gonna like this: #Cubs prospect Jorge Soler has stress fracture in left shin. Will be in walking boot 4-6 weeks. No Futures Game — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 27, 2013 #Cubs can’t say if Soler is done for…

  25. Matt Kemp activated from disabled list and back in Dodgers’ starting lineup on Tuesday night

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp had just two hits and struck out six times during his three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Albuquerque. But that apparently doesn’t bother the Los Angeles decision-makers. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp has been activated from the disabled list and is in the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Tuesday night…

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