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8:40 AM ET Texas Rangers left-hander Mike Minor is already tired of being connected to possible trades. Minor, an All-Star for the first time this season, saw his name bubble up again Wednesday, with MLB Network reporting that he is “an increasingly likely trade candidate.” It has the 31-year-old wondering why the Rangers gave him
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8:06 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it’s “a little bit tough to swallow” that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley‘s grounder
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2:24 AM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols hit a bases-clearing double during the Angels’ six-run first inning, and Los Angeles remained unbeaten in five games since the All-Star break with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Jake Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by Angels reliever Noe
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11:16 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half, rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win over Los Angeles on
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Indians have optioned first baseman Bobby Bradley to Triple-A Columbus and recalled right-hander Zach Plesac to start Tuesday night against Detroit. Bradley, who was called up on June 22, batted .178 with one home run and struck out 20 times in 45 at-bats in 15 games. He
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11:59 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Martin Maldonado for left-hander Mike Montgomery, the reliever who secured the last out in the Cubs’ 2016 World Series championship season. The Cubs announced the deal Monday
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3:37 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler will be placed on the injured list with shoulder fatigue, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN, a significant blow to his trade value as
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