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Potential trade fits for 10 players on the rise

July 23, 2019

We’re one week away from the Trade Deadline, and while many teams continue to assess their postseason chances, contending general managers are working the phones in an attempt to bolster their rosters for the stretch run. The players we assumed were locks to be dealt in recent weeks might no

For 5 bubble clubs, this week is critical

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We’re one week from the Trade Deadline, and things still aren’t settled. We can identify a few obvious buyers and some ready to sell. But a bunch of teams are someplace in the middle. If you’re an optimist, you’re expecting that five-game winning streak that propels your team into the

Trea Turner hits for second career cycle vs. Rox

July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Trea Turner’s combination of speed and power at the plate always makes him a threat to complete one of baseball’s top feats for a hitter: the cycle. He hit for the cycle once in his career, back in April 2017 on a cold night at Coors Field, and

Trout erases a run with 99-mph rope to plate

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LOS ANGELES -- It's not enough to put the ball in play against the Angels. You also have to hit it where their elite defenders ain't. With the Angels holding an early 1-0 lead at Dodger Stadium, shortstop Andrelton Simmons got the first out of the second inning on Tuesday

Rumors: Ray, Yanks, Bauer, Boyd, Aguilar

an hour ago is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Report: Chances 'pretty high' for Wheeler trade

July 23, 2019 is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Zack Wheeler right here.

With 1st 3-HR game, Cano the oldest 2B to do it

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NEW YORK -- Entering Tuesday, Robinson Canó’s career included 317 home runs, eight All-Star appearances, 51 postseason games and a World Series ring. It featured multiple five-hit performances and six-RBI games, but until Tuesday, had never included a three-homer night. He broke into a wide grin. “As a player,” Cano

Yanks check on Ray as SP market may be shrinking

July 23, 2019 is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here.

After Olson's late heroics, A's win in extras

July 23, 2019

HOUSTON -- The resiliency of the A’s has been a topic of conversation throughout a road trip where every win seemed to be exhausting, with a high degree of difficulty. Count their 4-3 victory in 11 innings over the Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park as another one to

Klentak addresses Phillies' Trade Deadline plans

GM: 'It's really about building an organization that can sustain its competitiveness'
July 23, 2019

DETROIT -- Think Kyle Lohse, not Cliff Lee. Think Joe Blanton, not Roy Oswalt. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park that he is looking to make upgrades before the July 31 Trade Deadline, but he said the Braves’ 7 1/2-game lead in the National League

Padres aggressively eyeing controllable arms 

July 23, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Padres have spent the better part of two seasons searching for controllable frontline starting pitching. Ahead of next week's July 31 Trade Deadline, very little has changed on that front. One important factor has changed, however: the calendar. Suddenly, there's a Deadline looming next week. If

Where do Braves stand in Stroman sweepstakes?

July 23, 2019 is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Marcus Stroman right here.

Hoskins plays hero again, Phils win in 15

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DETROIT – Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins won another one, although this one took a little longer to finish. He singled to score Scott Kingery from third base in the 15th inning in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park. The game started 38 minutes late Tuesday night

20 players, 20 Trade Deadline predictions

July 23, 2019

The 2019 Trade Deadline is a week from Wednesday (4 p.m. ET on July 31), and as you've probably heard, it's a little different this year. There's no August waiver period this time around, and therefore if teams want to make moves to reinforce a playoff push, they've only got

Deadline latest: Sizing up Sox, Padres, Giants

July 22, 2019

It was only one year ago that the Red Sox were steamrolling their way through the American League, moving 40 games over .500 on July 23. Through 101 games this season, Boston has yet to reach the 10-over-.500 mark, leaving them scratching and clawing to stay relevant in the American

Suarez ignites Reds' blowout win over Crew

Cincinnati homers twice in 1st and scores 10 between 5th-7th
July 23, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Not only does Reds third baseman Eugenio Suárez often provide clutch power near the end of the game, he knows how to set the tone early too. On the heels of a two-homer game, including the game-winner on Monday, Suarez delivered a two-run home run in the first

Giolito to continue dancing in honor of Skaggs

July 23, 2019

CHICAGO -- Lucas Giolito often can be found dancing while putting in long hours in the weight room or simply while he’s hanging out in the White Sox clubhouse. For that little piece of necessary fun brought to baseball, the talented right-hander credits the late Tyler Skaggs. The duo frequently

Royals rally in 8th, find late relief against Braves

Duda's pinch-hit home run fuels pivotal frame in series opener
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ATLANTA -- When in close games in the late innings this season, the Royals have rarely won a battle of bullpens. Coming into Tuesday night’s series opener against the Braves, Kansas City had won just one of its seven games when tied entering the seventh inning. But thanks to some

Cora's decision to stick with Sale pays off

Vazquez comes off bench in seventh to hit go-ahead homer
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ST. PETERSBURG -- Chris Sale had just thrown the 114th pitch of what had become a laborious night and manager Alex Cora was coming to get him. Or so it seemed. Sale wanted to finish the sixth inning, and he rewarded his manager's decision to let him do so by

Santana departs with right elbow soreness

July 23, 2019

SEATTLE -- Right fielder Domingo Santana exited the Mariners’ game against the Rangers before the top of the third inning Tuesday night with right elbow soreness, the club announced. It wasn’t immediately clear how Santana hurt himself. In the top of the second at T-Mobile Park, Santana slid awkwardly when

Hudson's grit to escape jam keeps Cards rolling

July 23, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- The Cardinals’ bullpen has been working overtime over the past few games, and it appeared they might be headed to another such night when Dakota Hudson allowed a three-run homer as part of a 28-pitch first inning. But the right-hander pitched scoreless ball over the next 5 1/3

Sanchez shines in Blue Jays' walk-off victory

Smoak homers to force extras, hits game-winning single in 10th
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TORONTO -- Exactly five years ago, Aaron Sanchez took the mound at Rogers Centre for the first time in his big league career. There was an air of potential and excitement that surrounded the highly touted prospect, and in his debut, he delivered two hitless innings with two strikeouts. •

Smith flirts with perfecto as Marlins snap skid

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CHICAGO -- A decade after Mark Buehrle’s perfect game, Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith made his own run at the feat at Guaranteed Rate Field. On Tuesday night, Smith flirted with a perfecto and a no-hitter, until those achievements were broken up in the sixth inning. Still, Smith turned in one

Alonso, Lowe pace Rookie field in latest poll

July 23, 2019

Pete Alonso of the Mets and Brandon Lowe of the Rays continue to hold big leads in this season’s Rookie of the Year races. In the latest poll of reporters, each received 35 of 41 first-place votes, and neither player appears close to being challenged. Alonso surely can begin