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9:10 PM ET, July 26, 2016


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Associated Press:25 minutes ago
Gyorko Homers, Cards Top Mets in 1st Game of Doubleheader  —  NEW YORK — Jedd Gyorko homered again, hitting a two-run drive off Noah Syndergaard that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.  —  Gyorko connected for the sixth time in eight games, giving him 13 this season.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Weary Cards find rest but face another doubleheader  —  Photo by Chris Lee,  —  NEW YORK  • Although the forecast for lingering severe weather proved wrong as the storm clouds left Queens soon after the teams did, Monday's postponement was just right for the Cardinals.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Amazin' Avenue
Jordan Ray /
'It's the most fun I've ever had,' Astros' top prospect says  —  HOUSTON — It may have felt like forever for some, but Astros No. 1 prospect Alex Bregman is officially a Major League ballplayer.  —  Bregman made his debut Monday night against the Yankees, and while it wasn't a perfect outing …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Billy Witz / New York Times:
Yankees' Win Over Dallas Keuchel and Astros Offers a Lift
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals Place Trevor Rosenthal On 15-Day DL  —  The Cardinals announced that they have placed former closer Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day DL with what's being called rotator cuff inflammation.  Southpaw Dean Kiekhefer will take his spot on the active roster.  —  [Related: Updated Cardinals Depth Chart]
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Viva El Birdos
Associated Press:
Ventura Insists He Can Work With Sale After Uniform Flap  —  CHICAGO — Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the White Sox manager.  —  Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday.
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Designate Kyle Lohse For Assignment  —  The Rangers announced today that they've designated veteran right-hander Kyle Lohse for assignment and recalled right-hander Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock to make tonight's start.  —  [Related: Updated Texas Rangers Depth Chart]
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Lone Star Ball
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Trade Market For Center Fielders  —  While Melvin Upton left the market before I could wrap up this post, there are still plenty of names to cover in the center field market.  There's obviously quite a lot of overlap between this and the corner outfield market, which we'll cover separately.
Discussion: Redleg Nation and Al's Ramblings
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers' J.D. Martinez to join Toledo for rehab stint starting tonight  —  Tigers rightfielder J.D. Martinez, who fractured his right elbow in mid-June and has been on the DL since, takes batting practice before Thursday's game in Chicago.  Video by Anthony Fenech, DFP.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Associated Press:
Verlander Outpitches Pomeranz, Tigers Beat Red Sox 4-2
David Pinto /
A B.J. for the BJs  —  The Blue Jays acquired Melvin Upton, Jr. and cash from the Padres for minor league right-hander Hansel Rodriguez.  The player formerly know as “B.J.” moves to the other dugout as the Padres are playing in Toronto.  No doubt the Blue Jays saving air fare played a role in completing the deal.
Vince Lara-Cinisomo / Baseball America:
What To Expect: Raul A. Mondesi  —  Raul A. Mondesi, son of the former major leaguer Raul Mondesi and the Royals' top prospect, has been called up and could make his regular season debut tonight.  —  Mondesi, who turns 21 Wednesday, became the first player to make his big league debut …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Recall Joey Gallo  —  The Rangers announced this afternoon that they've recalled top infield prospect Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned outfielder Jared Hoying back to Triple-A in his place.  Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported shortly before the announcement …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Each team's most untouchable player at the trade deadline  —  For you kids out there, the trade deadline wasn't always a big deal.  Now front offices of playoff contenders are expected to make deals; even fans of non-contenders are looking for their team to use the deadline to replenish their farm systems.
General Mills:
Consumers are reminded not to eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour  —  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016.
Discussion: Associated Press and KFOR-TV
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