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These 30 prospects could draw trade interest

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 18, 2019

The July 31 Trade Deadline looms, with a rule change this year now forbidding the use of waivers to make deals afterward. So if teams want to bolster their rosters and enhance their postseason possibilities via trades, they'll have to do so in the next couple of weeks. With that

Boone calls Yanks 'savages' during epic ejection

@BryanHoch
an hour ago

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave a rookie umpire an earful, and he inadvertently provided his big-swinging squad with a new T-shirt tagline. Ejected in the second inning of the Yankees' 6-2 victory over the Rays in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader, Boone provided home-plate umpire Brennan Miller

Another pitcher falls victim to a Muncy one-liner

@paul_casella
July 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Dodgers took exception to Phillies closer Hector Neris' reaction after he closed out the save in Thursday's series finale at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers' 7-6 loss ended a split of a wild series that featured a pair of Philadelphia pitchers being ejected, including Neris just two

Stras is 5th pitcher in 50 years to do this ... at bat

Righty homers among 2 hits in 8-run 3rd, adds 2-run single
@JamalCollier
12:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA -- For a moment, Stephen Strasburg ditched his usual stoic and serious demeanor. His three-run homer had just capped one of the Nationals’ biggest innings of the season -- an eight-run third inning to catapult the Nats to a 13-4 rout over the Braves on Thursday night at SunTrust

Was that Bumgarner's final start with Giants?

12:17 AM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Madison Bumgarner right here.

Watch: Cain takes HR away with stunning grab

@JakeDRill
July 18, 2019

PHOENIX -- Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has had some impressive home run robberies in the past, and it didn’t take long for him to add another Thursday night. In the first inning of Milwaukee’s series opener vs. Arizona at Chase Field, Cain made an incredible catch to take away

Injury updates: Scherzer, Kluber, Eovaldi, Hill

July 18, 2019

Here is the latest injury news from around Major League Baseball.

Yanks 8 games up after big 6th in Game 2

@BryanHoch
12:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Yankees applauded from the dugout as manager Aaron Boone touted his team’s offensive presence during a spirited on-field argument in Thursday’s first game, calling them “[bleeping] savages” for their continued ability to make pitchers’ lives difficult. Boone believed that message needed to be relayed to a

Rumors: Thor, Minor, Giants, Stroman

July 18, 2019

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Hall of Fame FAQ: What to know about induction

@castrovince
12:24 AM EDT

Enshrinement awaits the six-member Class of 2019 when the National Baseball Hall of Fame holds its annual induction ceremony this weekend. Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Lee Smith, Harold Baines and the late Roy Halladay will be saluted Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., with their bronze plaques unveiled before

Where Astros' pitching stands after LA series

Despite not having best stuff, Miley limits Halos to just one run
@SarahWexler32
20 minutes ago

ANAHEIM -- The Astros looked much more like themselves in the final two games of their series at Angel Stadium, rediscovering the timely hits and effective pitching that had been lacking in the first two games of the set. On Thursday night, Wade Miley allowed two runs (one earned) in

Rosario's clutch 3-run HR ends A's streak

Twins outfielder confident in key situations: 'I love the moment'
@dohyoungpark
36 minutes ago

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario lives for the big moment. He knows it. His manager knows it. All of his teammates and coaches know it. When Rosario stepped to the plate as a pinch-hitter with two on in the seventh inning, starter Kyle Gibson and three other Twins players all predicted

Lux extends unreal run with another huge game

@DKramer_
July 18, 2019

The Dodgers consistently preach the value of their depth, and it appears they have another star in the making who is propelling his way through the pipeline. Gavin Lux homered for a fifth straight game on Thursday, going 5-for-6 and adding a pair of doubles in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 18-5

With trade winds swirling, Bauer fans 10

Though pair of homers leave righty furious, Ramirez's HR ensures a 'W'
@MandyBell02
July 10, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer vs. Matthew Boyd. It was a matchup that was expected to draw a handful of Major League scouts, as the pair of hurlers have been attached to their fair share of rumors as the Trade Deadline quickly approaches. Bauer is no stranger to hearing his name

Davies rewarded with win in 100th career start

@JakeDRill
12:45 AM EDT

PHOENIX -- For the 100th start of his Major League career, Brewers right-hander Zach Davies was in a familiar spot. Not only was Davies delivering another quality outing for the Crew, but the 26-year-old was at Chase Field, a short 20-mile drive away from Mesquite High School in nearby Gilbert,

Robert: 'I'll be ready' when White Sox make call

MLB Pipeline's No. 5 prospect flashing power bat at Triple-A level
@baseballexis
12:10 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- No matter the move, the level, or the competition he matches up against, Luis Robert has continued to put up video game numbers this season. In just his seventh game with Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, the 21-year-old Cuban outfielder, ranked as the White Sox No. 1 prospect

Serving as DH, Trout goes 1-for-4 in return

@RhettBollinger
July 18, 2019

ANAHEIM -- After missing three games with a right calf strain, Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Angels' 6-2 loss to the Astros on Thursday night. Trout, who left Sunday's game against the Mariners in the third inning with the injury, participated in running drills in

Sale returns to ace form with flurry of K's

Lefty dominates, striking out 12 over six scoreless innings
@IanMBrowne
July 18, 2019

BOSTON -- Chris Sale needed that. He needed every bit of it. The Red Sox? They needed it even more. Sale (4-9, 4.05 ERA) was back in a big way on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, throwing his three-start slump to the curb with a masterful performance in which he

Fightin' Phils come from behind again to stun LA

July 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper pumped his fist in the air after he dove into second base. One batter later, Rhys Hoskins threw a pretty good uppercut to the sky as he danced back toward first to cap off a four-run seventh inning. At the final stop following a rollercoaster ride

Royals parlay Keller's day into sweep of Chicago

Right-hander racks up 7 K's across 6 1/3 frames in sweltering heat
@FlannyMLB
July 18, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals’ post All-Star break success rolled along Thursday, as did the recent surge from their rotation. This time it was right-hander Brad Keller, who endured the excessive heat at Kauffman Stadium to turn in a quality start -- 6 1/3 innings, nine hits, four runs (two

Yet to throw bullpen, Max uncertain for Sunday

Nationals being cautious as ace rehabs lower back strain
@JamalCollier
July 18, 2019

ATLANTA -- Max Scherzer played catch at about 90 feet on Thursday, increasing the intensity from the previous two days and including the shoulder exercises that have become part of his routine. He did not throw off the mound as the Nationals hoped, however, putting his status to start this

Castellanos doing best to tune out trade talk

@beckjason
July 18, 2019

DETROIT -- Nicholas Castellanos is headed toward the July 31 Trade Deadline enjoying his best stretch of the season. That’s partly a result of an adjustment at the plate -- he's declining to chase as many pitches out of the strike zone as he did early in the season. It’s

9 trade targets who could make big impact

@RichardJustice
July 18, 2019

Rick Sutcliffe’s name will be thrown around a time or two as the July 31 Trade Deadline approaches. Thirty-five years ago, he became the kind of impact acquisition against whom every other can be measured. The Cubs got Sutcliffe in a seven-player deal with the Indians on June 13, 1984