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7:05 AM ET, May 6, 2016


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Mark Feinsand / New York Daily News:
Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day DL with strained right hamstring  —  BALTIMORE - What's worse than the Yankees' struggling offense?  That same lineup without Alex Rodriguez.  —  That's what the Yankees will face for at least the next two weeks, as the 40-year-old designated hitter …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and MLB Daily Dish
George A. King III / New York Post:
Girardi sounds angry after Buck Showalter's BP tarp stunt  —  More On:  —  BALTIMORE — Orioles manager Buck Showalter has the reputation of being an expert at gamesmanship and somebody who searches for the slightest ways to gain a competitive advantage.  —  So when the Camden Yards grounds …
Billy Witz / New York Times:
Yankees' Bats Perk Up in Shutout, Saving the Day
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Braves are going to fire Fredi Gonzalez soon, but then what?  —  MORE FROM:  —  The Braves have an off-day Thursday.  That normally would not be the first sentence of a column.  But they have an off-day coinciding with a major league-worst 7-20 start, manager Fredi Gonzalez being on the hot seat …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Freeman on Braves' 7-20 record: 'It's the players, not the manager'
Discussion: Talking Chop
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Braves discussing whether to fire Fredi Gonzalez, eye Bud Black
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Tomahawk Take
Cameron DaSilva / Fox Sports:
The Atlanta Braves are playing like one of the worst teams in MLB history
Discussion: Talking Chop and MLB Daily Dish
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Claim Michael Kirkman From Padres  —  The Brewers announced today that they have claimed left-hander Michael Kirkman off waivers from the Padres.  San Diego had designated Kirkman for assignment earlier in the week after just one appearance.  Kirkman, 29, allowed four runs …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball and Al's Ramblings
Doug PadillaESPN / ESPN:
Dodgers suspend SS Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of season  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers have suspended minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season, marking the second consecutive year they have done so.  —  The Dodgers confirmed the suspension Wednesday …
Discussion: Pirates Breakdown
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers Suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena For Season
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish and True Blue LA
Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Twins place Tommy Milone, Casey Fien on waivers  —  CHICAGO — Off to a highly disappointing start, the last-place Twins have placed pitchers Tommy Milone and Casey Fien on waivers, according to two sources with direct knowledge.  —  Milone, 29, was recently dropped from the Twins' rotation after a slow start.
Vince Lara-Cinisomo / Baseball America:
Game Report: Cody Reed  —  GENEVA, Ill.—He's struck out 29 batters and walked none now through 17 2/3 innings.  But don't expect Cody Reed to be satisfied.  —  “Everything always needs work,” the 19-year-old lefthander said following Thursday's 6-2 win for low Class A Kane County (Diamondbacks) over Fort Wayne (Padres).
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Associated Press:
Mets Break Up Colin Rea's No-Hit Bid, but Padres Hold On  —  SAN DIEGO — Colin Rea lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning and finished with eight-plus innings of three-hit ball as the San Diego Padres beat the Mets, 5-3, on Thursday night.  —  The Padres remain the only team …
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
With focus on a ‘special summer,’ White Sox part with veteran John Danks  —  General manager Rick Hahn believes the White Sox could be in for a “special summer” after their quick start to the season, and so the club cut loose one piece they didn't think was contributing to that goal.
Discussion: Boston Globe and South Side Sox
James Wagner / Washington Post:
Six-run first powers Nationals to 13-2 win over Royals  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wednesday's Nationals-Royals game was all but decided before Stephen Strasburg even stepped to the pitching mound in the bottom of the first inning at Kauffman Stadium.  Washington scored five runs …
Aroldis Chapman willing to play for Team USA at WBC  —  TAMPA, Fla. - Aroldis Chapman has no concerns about being banned from the Cuban National Team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.  —  And that's because the embattled Yankees closer has another uniform in mind, that of Team USA.
Chip Scoggins / Star Tribune:
Despite team's ‘total system failure’ Twins owner Pohlad gives support to Ryan, Molitor  —  At 8-20, the Twins have the worst record in the American League and the second-worst record in Major League Baseball.  But owner Jim Pohlad isn't about to lay solo blame on those at the top.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and
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