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9 trade targets who could make big impact

@RichardJustice
12:30 AM EDT

Rick Sutcliffe’s name will be thrown around a time or two as the July 31 Trade Deadline approaches. Twenty-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

Sounds odd, but 7 teams should pass at Deadline

As July 31 approaches, some teams shouldn't buy or sell
@williamfleitch
1:14 AM EDT

As exciting as the Trade Deadline is and as much fun as it is to speculate on what trades your team is going to make for the stretch run, the simple fact remains: A lot of these teams should probably stand pat. If you’re looking for any proof, simply look

Watch: Upton leaps at the wall, but why?

July 17, 2019

As soon as the ball left Alex Bregman's bat, he looked up as if he thought it was a home run. As soon as Justin Upton started heading back toward the left-field wall at Angel Stadium, he looked as if he, too, thought it was a home run. He even

Price responds as Eckersley dispute resurfaces

@IanMBrowne
July 17, 2019

BOSTON -- Two years ago, Red Sox lefty David Price set up a meeting to apologize to Dennis Eckersley for yelling at the Hall of Famer in front of his teammates on a team flight from Boston to Toronto. When Eckersley chose not to show up for the meeting, he

Rumors: Thor, Bauer, Minor, Stroman

July 17, 2019

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

An oral history of David Cone's perfect game

20 years ago, the 36-year-old Cone made baseball history in the Bronx
@BryanHoch
12:00 AM EDT

The temperature was sizzling in New York City on the morning of Sunday, July 18, 1999, inching toward a high of 98 degrees. Bathed in broad sunlight, David Cone navigated the three northbound lanes of the FDR Drive, guiding his vehicle toward the players' parking lot on the third-base side

Through trade rumors, Bumgarner stays focused

@MannyOnMLB
July 17, 2019

DENVER -- Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to take the mound at Oracle Park on Thursday night as the Giants open a series with the Mets. He’ll be climbing that hill in San Francisco for the 133rd time. It could also be for the last time in a Giants uniform. That’s

Speedy Gore acquired by Yanks, sent to Minors

@BryanHoch
July 17, 2019

NEW YORK -- Terrance Gore has already shown the ability to impact the postseason with his legs, and as the Yankees eye a deep October run, they moved on Wednesday to stash the speedster's wheels within the organization. New York acquired Gore from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations.

Paddack makes deep run at Padres' first no-no

Rookie right-hander holds Marlins hitless until the eighth inning
@AJCassavell
July 17, 2019

MIAMI -- Facing the team that drafted him, Chris Paddack flirted with history on Wednesday night. In the end, he wasn’t perfect. But he showed the Marlins precisely what they’re missing. The Padres’ rookie right-hander rode a perfect game into the sixth and a no-hitter into the eighth before Starlin

Injury updates: Trout, Max, Jansen, M. Chapman

July 17, 2019

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

Watch Dodgers-Phils today, live on YouTube

31 minutes ago

Today we will see a pair of National League contenders make history, with the Dodgers and Phillies squaring off in the first MLB game to be broadcast live exclusively on YouTube. The finale of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park is the first of 13 games that will be

Alonso's 474-ft bomb proves every day's a Derby

@AnthonyDiComo
July 17, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- As it turns out, the Home Run Derby did not ruin Pete Alonso’s swing. Nine days after his Derby victory, Alonso bashed his first home run of the season’s second half in the Mets’ 14-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday. For the Mets, it was worth the

Mariano's dominant cutter was an accident

Podcast: Hear Hall of Famer describe bread-and-butter pitch's origins
@feinsand
12:24 AM EDT

It’s considered by many to be the greatest pitch in baseball history, yet Mariano Rivera’s famous cut fastball initially might have led to the end of his career before it ever really took off. MLB.com’s Full Account takes a deep dive into Rivera’s life, including the sudden appearance of his

Ramirez, Ausmus suspended for Marisnick HBP

@RhettBollinger
July 17, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Angels reliever Noé Ramirez and manager Brad Ausmus were both suspended on Wednesday, one day after Ramirez hit Jake Marisnick with a pitch that the Astros believe was retaliation for Marisnick’s violent collision into catcher Jonathan Lucroy on July 7. Ramirez was suspended for three games and fined

Aroldis says report of his opting out is false

@BryanHoch
July 17, 2019

NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman smirked as a group of reporters approached his Yankee Stadium locker Wednesday afternoon, having been briefed about the latest whispers concerning the looming opt-out clause in his contract. As he did at the All-Star Game, the closer said that no decisions about his future have

There's an incredible mural honoring Tyler Skaggs near his old baseball field at Santa Monica High School

@adriangarro
July 17, 2019

Jonas Never is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work has popped up around the area in recent years, paying homage to local sports teams and some figures who've passed away, including Anthony Bourdain, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and, most recently, Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs, who passed away on

Devers' breakout year continues with HR, 4 RBIs

@IanMBrowne
1:33 AM EDT

BOSTON -- With all due respect to Dustin Pedroia, the original "Laser Show," the current master of making laser beams emanate from his bat is Rafael Devers. The 22-year-old keeps mashing the baseball in his exciting breakout season, and his latest knocks lifted the Red Sox to a 5-4 victory

Escobar homers twice as D-backs' bats erupt

Seven-run first inning sets tone for rout in Texas
1:01 AM EDT

ARLINGTON -- Arizona’s bats exploded for 14 runs in the first three innings Wednesday night en route to a 19-4 blasting of the Rangers at Globe Life Park. The D-backs’ offense chased Rangers starting pitcher Jesse Chavez after just two-thirds of an inning. Eduardo Escobar, Kevin Cron and Jarrod Dyson

Cole racks up 11 strikeouts vs. hapless Halos

@SarahWexler32
1:12 AM EDT

ANAHEIM -- Gerrit Cole was tasked with playing stopper for the Astros on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, and Houston’s offense provided him with ample backing to accomplish that. Staked to an 11-run lead, the right-hander gave the Astros some much-needed length by firing seven innings of one-run ball and

On long night in Philly, 2 late HRs power LA win

@paul_casella
an hour ago

PHILADELPHIA -- The Dodgers scored their first run of Wednesday's game three hours and 41 minutes before they notched their first hit. Los Angeles also had its third pitcher of the night record a hit before the Phillies notched their first knock of the evening, which didn't come until exactly

Watch Laureano make sick homer-robbing catch

@MartinJGallegos
July 17, 2019

OAKLAND -- The defensive highlight reel being compiled by Ramón Laureano is about as good as it gets for any player barely going through his first full big league season. He provided another gem for that collection on Wednesday in a 10-2 win over the Mariners. With the A’s already

Clevinger returns to form against division rival

@MandyBell02
12:01 AM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The Indians knew heading into the 2019 season that they’d need to be able to rely on their starting rotation if they were going to be a contender this season. But just weeks into the year, Mike Clevinger landed on the injured list with an upper back strain.

Darvish's first win at Wrigley is a scoreless gem

Bryant, Russell homer behind right-hander's 2-hit effort
@MLBastian
July 17, 2019

CHICAGO -- There was a baseball sitting atop a shelf in Yu Darvish's locker on Wednesday, secured in a plastic case with a yellow note on the side citing its significance. The ball commemorated Darvish's first win at Wrigley Field in his career, but most importantly achieved while wearing a

Duffy sets tone as Royals win 5th since break

@FlannyMLB
1:21 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY -- Something has gotten into these Royals. A strong pitching performance by left-hander Danny Duffy and a four-run two-out rally in the fifth inning sent the Royals rolled to a 7-5 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals are 5-1 since the

These trade candidates helped O’s top Nats 

Mancini’s two homers, Givens’ four-out save keep Washington at bay in Battle of the Beltways finale
@JoeTrezz
1:13 AM EDT

BALTIMORE -- For months now, the Orioles have made it clear that their actions at the upcoming Trade Deadline could mirror last season’s, the club open and willing to trade assets with an eye toward the future. Andrew Cashner, traded to Boston on Saturday, was the first domino to fall.