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Complete guide to the Starters Election

12:00 PM EDT

VOTE NOW! After a brief ballot break, it’s time to select the starting position players for the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. This is your chance to make your voice heard in the Starters Election portion of the Google MLB All-Star Ballot, which is taking place over a 28-hour

Mets, high-ceiling draftee Allan agree (source)

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Mets are primed for a deal with third-round Draft pick Matthew Allan, sources confirmed Wednesday, though nothing will be official until Allan undergoes a physical in New York. While the Mets have not confirmed a report by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman that they agreed to terms

Is this AL Central contender eyeing Bumgarner?

12:42 PM EDT is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Madison Bumgarner right here.

Country music star stumps for Joc, Cody

3:27 PM EDT

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which began Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 1 p.m. PT. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 4 p.m. All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday at 5:30 p.m., also

Finally their year? Dodgers looking unstoppable

1:35 PM EDT

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the greatness of these 2019 Dodgers. So let’s offer a toast to something that is as close to perfection as just about any team can achieve in Major League Baseball. To review: the Dodgers reached the halfway mark of the season on Tuesday by winning

Bauer's dozen! Righty posts season-high 12 K's

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CLEVELAND -- When the Indians need their starters to eat up some innings to help out their bullpen, there’s been no better person to turn to than Trevor Bauer. The Indians went through six relievers on Tuesday, a day after the team needed its bullpen to work six frames after

Torrid Machado could tie Padres record today

Perdomo, Margot, Mejia, Tatis continue to impress
2:15 PM EDT

Manny Machado can tie a Padres record Wednesday afternoon if he drives in a run during his second game back in Baltimore. Machado has driven in runs in eight straight games (a total of 11 RBIs). The Padres record for consecutive games with at least one RBI is nine --

Injury updates: Stanton, J. Hicks, Anderson, Thor

12:40 AM EDT

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

Players, clubs get creative for All-Star campaigns

2:45 PM EDT

VOTE NOW! The All-Star Starters Election ballot is open until Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Questions? Our complete guide to voting will fill you in on everything you need to know.

Yanks haven't been shut out in 162 games

2:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- One hundred sixty-two games is a full Major League season. In the 2018-19 Yankees’ case, it’s also the length of the team’s active streak without being shut out -- Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays was game 162 of the streak. The streak was extended with Didi

Rumors: W. Smith, Bumgarner, Castillo, Bundy

1:42 PM EDT is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Team-by-team breakdown of ASG finalists

12:00 PM EDT

VOTE NOW! The All-Star Starters Election ballot is open until Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Questions? Our complete guide to voting will fill you in on everything you need to know.

White Sox, top pick Vaughn have deal (source)

2:36 PM EDT

The White Sox have an agreement in place with 2019 first-round Draft pick (No. 3 overall) Andrew Vaughn for a signing bonus of $7,221,200 -- the full slot value -- a source told MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo on Wednesday. The club has not confirmed the report Vaughn, a first baseman

Boone: 'Tests were good' for Stanton; IL unlikely

1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton, who exited Tuesday’s 4-3 win with a right knee contusion, was not in the Yankees’ lineup Wednesday, but he will not be going on the injured list as of now. “Tests were good,” manager Aaron Boone said. “[He] came in today, there’s no swelling in

Star power: Dozier's slam caps KC comeback

Royals hand Hand first blown save with 5-run rally in 9th
2:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier, an American League finalist for the starting position in the 2019 All-Star Game, continues to make his case. Dozier blasted his first career grand slam in the ninth off Indians closer Brad Hand, who had been 22-for-22 in save opportunities. But the Royals

All-Star-worthy La Stella hits inside-the-parker

Rengifo powers 3-run shot; Tovar steals a run with heady baserunning
2:18 AM EDT

ANAHEIM -- Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella showed yet again why he’s an All-Star finalist at his position this year, as he smacked an inside-the-park homer to lead off the first inning against Reds right-hander Tyler Mahle that set the tone for a 5-1 win in the series opener

Orioles introduce second-round pick Henderson

3:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- When Gunnar Henderson was a boy, his dad built a baseball field in their family backyard. This was in Selma, Ala., where Gunnar and his older brother, Jackson, competed in a variety of sports. Soccer, football and basketball included. They excelled in many of them, Gunnar eventually growing

Yanks set all-time MLB mark in win over Jays

Four Yankees homer to give Bronx Bombers long balls in 28 straight
12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- The confident conversation took place in the clubhouse hours before first pitch, with nine names speculated to be attached to a piece of history on Tuesday evening. Everyone wanted to slug the home run that gave the Yankees full custody of a Major League record. Aaron Judge

Acuna, Albies turn Wrigley into All-Star stump

Homers by Starters Election finalists lift Braves over Cubs
June 25, 2019

CHICAGO -- If Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies realize the thrill of experiencing the All-Star Game together, the baseball world will have a chance to better understand why Braves manager Brian Snitker has savored the chance to be around these energetic phenoms on a daily basis. “I love the

Adam Jones paraded around in a bullpen cart to get Ketel Marte into the All-Star Game

1:16 PM EDT

As anyone who has worked on a political campaign will tell you, few things are as important as getting "boots on the ground." Sure, the candidate has to have a compelling personality and good ideas, but none of that really matters if you can't get anyone out to cast a

Machado O's redux: Ovation, landmark HR, win 

Third baseman's 100th Camden Yards home run one of four Padres long balls
June 25, 2019

BALTIMORE -- At some point during Monday's off-day -- when Manny Machado left his Baltimore hotel room and noticed a handful of black and orange "Machado 13" shirts in the area surrounding Camden Yards -- he was hit by a feeling he doesn't get very often. "I'm never nervous," said

All-Star candidates help tie leadoff-HR mark

12:30 AM EDT

Five leadoff hitters wasted no time getting their teams on the board Tuesday, when a record-tying number of leadoff homers were hit. The Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr., the Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, the Phillies’ Scott Kingery, the Angels’ Tommy La Stella and the Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu each went deep in their