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Lagares to 15-day DL; Granderson day to day  —  PHOENIX — Juan Lagares' sensational start to the season is on hold.  —  The Mets placed Lagares on the disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball.  To take Lagares' spot …
Discussion: Metsblog
Meredith Perri / Metsblog:
Game Recap: Mets 9 - Diamondbacks 0
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Todd Dybas / Mariners Insider:
Mariners offered Morales multi-year deal in 2013, it was declined  —  Caterwauling about the Seattle Mariners' offense reached its typical level Monday morning.  The Mariners were shut out Sunday and shut down during three losses in the prior four games when they scored a run total.
David Ortiz / Sports Illustrated:
A year after Marathon bombings, Boston is even stronger  —  After the Marathon bombings, David Ortiz declared, “This is out f—  city!” to the crowd at Fenway.  —  The last year has been unbelievable for Boston, in every sense of the word.  When we won the World Series at Fenway Park in October …
Discussion: and Over the Monster
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kimbrel reports no shoulder soreness in bullpen session  —  PHILADELPHIA - The Braves could breathe a little easier Wednesday afternoon when closer Craig Kimbrel reported no discomfort in his pitching shoulder during a 15-pitch bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park.
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Associated Press:
Sanchez sends Giants past Dodgers in 12th  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.
Ken Gurnick /
Kershaw's velocity up in bullpen session
Mark Sheldon / minutes ago
Chapman's second 'pen session comes Thursday  —  CINCINNATI — Injured Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to throw in his second bullpen session Thursday during a team off-day.  Chapman, who is recovering from facial fractures suffered after being hit by a line drive last month …
Discussion: Red Reporter
Game Recap: Mets 5 - Diamondbacks 2  —  The Mets completed the sweep of the Diamondbacks, despite Jose Valverde serving up two home runs in the ninth inning, 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon.  —  Need to Know: Dillon Gee was perfect through 4 2/3 innings before giving up a double.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Amazin' Avenue
Tim Tucker / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves, Cobb detail stadium construction schedule  —  For the first time, the Atlanta Braves and Cobb County have spelled out a detailed schedule for building the team's planned new stadium near Cumberland Mall.  —  The schedule, included in a request for proposals from general contractors interested …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Tanaka, Yankees tame Cubs 3-0 … NEW YORK — The Chicago Cubs hoped they had enough information Wednesday to solve Masahiro Tanaka, who provided a late chill to their offseason when he elected to sign with the New York Yankees, in the first game of a split doubleheader necessitated by Tuesday's rainout.
Steve Adams / MLB Rumors:
Mets Outright Lannan, Promote Matsuzaka  —  The Mets have outrighted left-hander John Lannan to Triple-A Las Vegas and purchased the contract of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, tweets's Anthony DiComo.  Lannan will have the option to reject the outright assignment in favor of free agency.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and MLB Daily Dish
Darren Rovell / ESPN:
Mets affiliate to host ‘Seinfeld Night’  —  In honor of the 25th anniversary of the first “Seinfeld” show, the New York Mets' Class A affiliate in Brooklyn will host “Seinfeld Night” in July.  —  The first 2,500 fans in attendance at MCU Park on July 5 will receive a Keith Hernandez …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Baseball America:
Minor League Roundup: Springer Has Sprung  —  Another day, another spate of cancellations.  This time, wet, cold, snowy and otherwise miserable conditions wiped the entire slates of the Eastern and Carolina leagues, plus a handful of games elsewhere across the country.  —  Never fear, baseball fans.
Discussion: Baseball Prospectus
Kristie Ackert / NY Daily News:
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon may miss next start with back issue  —  The injuries just keep piling up for the Mets, as biggest free-agent pitching get of offseason could be shelved.  —  PHOENIX - Bartolo Colon was dealing with a back issue in his last start, a Mets source confirmed …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and HardballTalk
Ben Lindbergh / Baseball Prospectus:
Overthinking It: Does Baseball Have a Pace Problem? by Ben Lindbergh  —  Does Baseball Have a Pace Problem?  —  That's Votto's third-inning plate appearance, a six-pitch walk.  The PA was notable not because of the outcome—Votto led the National League in walks that season …
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball
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