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Here is the latest ballot update as of 6:30 p.m. ET

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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.

Complete guide to the Starters Election

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VOTE NOW! We are now in the midst of selecting the starting position players for the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. This is your chance to make your voice heard in the first-ever Starters Election portion of the Google MLB All-Star Ballot, which is taking place over a 28-hour

Kimbrel 'on his way right now' to Wrigley

6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Cubs soon-to-be closer Craig Kimbrel has completed his Minor League assignment and is en route to Wrigley Field. “He’s on his way right now,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Braves. The Cubs are not expected to officially add Kimbrel to the

Ohtani throws first bullpen session since surgery

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ANAHEIM -- Shohei Ohtani took an important step toward his return as a two-way player next year on Wednesday, as the right-handed pitcher/designated hitter threw his first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1. Ohtani, who is the club’s regular designated hitter but will not pitch again

Stanton headed to injured list with PCL sprain

Yankees slugger will miss upcoming London Series vs. Red Sox
6:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton is headed back to the injured list and will miss the London Series against the Red Sox on Saturday and Sunday. Stanton, who exited Tuesday’s 4-3 win after injuring his right knee on a slide, has a sprain of the posterior cruciate ligament in the

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 Cody, Joc

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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

Porcello 'grateful' to make history in London

Sox look to gain ground on rivals in two-game series starting Saturday
5:36 PM EDT

BOSTON -- The fact that Rick Porcello will make history when takes the mound for the first pitch on Saturday is not lost on him. Porcello will start in the London Series opener between the Red Sox and Yankees, the first of two Major League Baseball games ever played in

Hicks has successful Tommy John surgery

Woodford and Ravelo named Pacific Coast League All-Stars
7:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Jordan Hicks’ Tommy John surgery was successful on Wednesday morning, Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said. It was a full UCL reconstruction, using a tendon from Hicks’ left hamstring to repair the elbow. The timetable for Hicks’ recovery is still unknown. “Timetable is as same as it

Mets, high-ceiling draftee Allan agree (source)

4:22 PM EDT

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

Cain returns from treatment; Gio has setback

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MILWAUKEE -- Center fielder Lorenzo Cain isn’t expected back in the Brewers’ lineup until Thursday’s series finale against Seattle at the earliest, and possibly not until Friday against Pittsburgh, after receiving a cryotherapy treatment and a cortisone injection at the base of his right thumb to ease pain that had

'Bomba Ballot' squad pushes the All-Star vote

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These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which began Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

Yanks haven't been shut out in 162 games

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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 8-7 win over the Blue Jays was game 162 of the streak. The streak was extended with

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

Indians' starter matches career high by tossing 127 pitches in victory
5:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- For the first time in nearly two months, Trevor Bauer said he finally feels like himself again. Bauer has battled through his share of struggles on the mound this season, posting a 5.47 ERA and allowing 10 homers in eight starts from April 30-June 6. But even through

Players, clubs get creative for All-Star campaigns

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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.

Dahl continues All-Star-worthy tear with slam

6:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- If baseball’s constitution accepted write-in candidates for the Starters Election phase of All-Star Game balloting, David Dahl could launch a viable grassroots bid for a spot on the National League squad. Dahl continued to demonstrate that he’s worthy of at least consideration for a trip to Cleveland

Rumors: W. Smith, Bumgarner, Castillo, Bundy

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

Injury updates: Stanton, Ohtani, Thor, T. Anderson

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

Freeman: 'Get BMac back to the All-Star Game'

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CHICAGO -- Freddie Freeman has gotten a taste of various ways to gain an All-Star selection. He won the National League’s Final Vote in 2013 and then garnered more votes than any other Major Leaguer during last year’s balloting. Now Freeman finds himself as one of the seven Braves players

Shildt defends team, feels positives unnoticed 

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ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Mike Shildt delivered an impassioned defense of his team before the Cardinals played the A’s on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. With three games -- including Wednesday night -- to go until the official halfway mark of the season, the Cardinals are sitting 2 1/2

D-backs make statement to NL West’s best

6:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Last Sunday afternoon, the D-backs were teetering on the brink. Having lost six straight games to fall two games under .500, it appeared like the bottom might be about to fall out on their season. Wednesday afternoon, though, the D-backs beat the Dodgers, 8-2, to take two of

Gleyber hits walk-off single as Yanks storm back

Trailing by 5 early, Didi, DJ go deep as NY homers in 29th straight
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NEW YORK -- James Paxton was shaky against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, allowing six runs in just 4 1/3 innings. But with the Yankees’ high-powered offense, it didn’t end up mattering. The Yanks came back from an early five-run deficit, and Gleyber Torres delivered a walk-off single in the

Abreu finds redemption with two-run homer

6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON -- After faulting himself for allowing the Red Sox to come back on Monday night, José Abreu cashed in a redemption ticket on Wednesday afternoon. After seeing his team squander yet another late lead, the White Sox first baseman came to the plate in the top of the ninth

Barnhart sidelined with right side soreness

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ANAHEIM -- Catcher Tucker Barnhart was scratched from the Reds’ starting lineup against the Angels on Wednesday with soreness in his right side. The club made the announcement about two hours before first pitch of the finale of the two-game set at Angel Stadium. Barnhart’s most recent appearance was four