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6:20 PM ET, August 2, 2015


 Top News: 
Stuart Cahill / Boston Herald:
Larry Lucchino to leave role as Red Sox CEO  —  Photo by:  —  Larry Lucchino had been with the Red Sox since John Henry bought the team.  (Staff file photo by Stuart Cahill)  —  The Red Sox are on the verge of an historic shake-up, with the reign of president and CEO Larry Lucchino about to come to an end.
Red Sox CEO Lucchino to leave at season's end  —  Red Sox president and chief executive Larry Lucchino said Saturday he will be stepping down at the end of the season, ending a remarkable 14-year run that saw the team win three World Series titles in 10 years.  —  “Fourteen years in a 24/7 job is a lot.
Gordon Edes / ESPN:
Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox president, CEO
Discussion: Associated Press and ESPN
Associated Press:20 minutes ago
Hechavarria Hits a Walkoff HR, Marlins Top Padres 5-2  —  MIAMI — Adeiny Hechavarria hit a three-run home run off Brandon Maurer with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins topped the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Sunday.  —  It was the first career walkoff homer for Hechavarria, the Marlins' No. 8 hitter.
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Associated Press:15 minutes ago
Yankees Rough Up Samardzija, Beat White Sox 12-3  —  CHICAGO — Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira homered against Jeff Samardzija, and the New York Yankees pounded the Chicago White Sox 12-3 on Sunday.  —  Stephen Drew added three hits and four RBIs, helping the AL East-leading Yankees close …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago:
Motivated Dan Haren plans ‘to make the most’ of playoff chance with Cubs  —  MILWAUKEE - Almost three years later, newly acquired Dan Haren doesn't seem to care why the Cubs backed out of the deal the first time they traded for him.  —  “I never really revisited that,” …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Sun Times:
Cubs considering Chase for Utley  —  Sign-up for Chicago Sun-Times newsletters. … Phillies All-Star second baseman Chase Utley is expected to return from his ankle injury this month.  —  MILWAUKEE - The Cubs aren't done looking for players to help down the stretch …
Mack Burke / New York Daily News:
Mets send Michael Conforto to minors to make room for Yoenis Cespedes  —  Enter Yoenis Cespedes, exit Michael Conforto.  —  The rookie left fielder was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas less than one hour before Saturday's game to make room on the 25-man roster for the recently acquired piece …
Associated Press:
Giants Win 9-7 in 11 Innings to Spoil Texas Debut for Hamels  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night.
Rookie Iglesias Beats Pirates as Cole's Bid for 15th Win Fails  —  (The Sports Xchange) - Rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias pitched six solid innings while shortstop Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Bucs Dugout
Andrew Battifarano / Metsblog:
Duda's three RBIs propel Mets to come-from-behind win  —  Despite falling in an early 2-0 hole, Lucas Duda's three RBIs — and two home runs — helped the Mets rally to defeat the Nationals, 3-2.  —  With the score tied in the eighth inning, Duda ripped an opposite-field RBI double to drive in the winning run.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Amazin' Avenue
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
A.J. Burnett May Miss Rest Of Season  —  After being placed on the 15-day DL with elbow inflammation on Friday, A.J. Burnett admitted that the injury may sideline him for the rest of the 2015 season.  In an interview with's Tom Singer, Burnett predicted that his Monday appointment …
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish and
Associated Press:
Rizzo Homers in 4th Straight Game, Cubs Beat Brewers 4-2  —  MILWAUKEE — Kyle Hendricks scattered four hits and Anthony Rizzo continued his homer binge to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.  —  Rizzo made it four straight games with a home run with a three-run shot in the third inning.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
East Notes: Valencia, Red Sox, Fulmer  —  The Blue Jays' somewhat surprising decision this morning to designate Danny Valencia for assignment confused many fans.  Valencia has, after all, had a very strong season at the plate, batting .296/.331/.506, and he's capable of playing several positions and raking against lefties.
Erik Boland / Newsday:
Luis Severino will make his next start against Red Sox, Brian Cashman says
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and MLB Daily Dish
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Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Notes: Dodgers wisely willing to sacrifice dollars, not prospects
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