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1:10 AM ET, April 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles tendon  —  Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon and will undergo surgery this week, General Manager John Mozeliak said Monday afternoon.  —  Recovery will be about 9 to 12 months.  —  Wainwright suffered the injury …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Wainwright's season probably is finished
Bernie Miklasz / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Bernie: Mulling Cards' options to replace Waino
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mozeliak says Cards will try to fill Wainwright loss from within
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and MLB Trade Rumors
D.J. Short / HardballTalk:
Brandon McCarthy diagnosed with torn ulnar collateral ligament  —  Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy had to leave Saturday's start with elbow tightness and tests have revealed the worst-case scenario.  Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that McCarthy has been diagnosed …
Associated Press:
Dodgers Pitcher McCarthy Out for Season With Elbow Injury  —  LOS ANGELES — Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of the season with a torn elbow ligament, creating a hole in the middle of the rotation for a Los Angeles team with World Series aspirations.  —  “This is kind of abrupt.
Discussion: True Blue LA
Mark Saxon / ESPN:
Alex Guerrero is forcing the issue with Dodgers
Zach Schonbrun / New York Times:
Hoping for a Milestone From Alex Rodriguez, Yankees Fans Settle for a Win  —  Fans flocked to Yankee Stadium on Monday to see a milestone for Alex Rodriguez.  They had to settle for just another Yankees victory instead.  —  A home run by catcher Brian McCann in the sixth provided …
Discussion: DRaysBay and Pinstripe Alley
Matt Baker / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays' Longoria has hits in career-best seven straight at-bats
Discussion: DRaysBay, and Rays Index
NY Daily News:
Alex Rodriguez delivers zinger as Yankees' slugger inches closer to Willie Mays
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Rangers top Angels, suddenly find life as Josh Hamilton deal looms  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Official records will show that the Rangers through 18 games have not had anything that constitutes a winning streak, which officially makes it the longest the team has ever gone without winning consecutive games at the start of a season.
Rangers GM: Bringing back Josh Hamilton was an ‘easy decision’  —  37m - MLB LOS ANGELES ANGELS TEXAS RANGERS + more  —  Jerry Crasnick discusses the trade that sends Angels OF Josh Hamilton back to the Rangers.
Associated Press:
Johnson's HR Helps Braves Beat Reeling Nationals, 8-4  —  ATLANTA — Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, Eric Stults pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night to give the Nationals their sixth straight loss.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Talking Chop
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Marlins Designate Jarrod Saltalamacchia For Assignment  —  In a rather surprising move, the Marlins announced that they have designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment.  —  Saltalamacchia, 29, is less than a month into the second year of a three-year, $21MM pact with the Marlins.
Associated Press:
Tigers Nip Twins 5-4 in Series Opener  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Yoenis Cespedes had a homer, a double and three RBIs to back David Price in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.  —  Jose Iglesias raised his average to .397 with a homer and a triple among his three hits and Price …
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Danny Abriano / Metsblog:
Gee dominant until eighth, Mets rally in ninth to beat Marlins  —  The Mets (15-5) scored three runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Marlins (8-12) by the score of 3-1 on Monday night in Miami.  —  Dillon Gee was dominant and efficient until the eighth inning, having thrown just 59 pitches entering the frame.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Fish Stripes
Nick Cafardo /
Plenty of room for improvement on Red Sox roster  —  BALTIMORE — The 2015 Red Sox are capable of a lot of things, including getting absolutely demolished as they were Sunday, 18-7, by the Orioles, losing two out of three at Camden Yards.  —  They have won close games, lost close games.
Nick Groke / Denver Post:
COLORADO ROCKIES / MLB  —  ADAM OTTAVINO HEADS TO DISABLED LIST WITH TRICEPS INFLAMMATION  —  The Denver Post  —  Rockies closer Adam Ottavino was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday afternoon due to right triceps inflammation.  (Daniel Petty, The Denver Post)
Discussion: HardballTalk
Steve Popper /
Mets in unfamiliar territory  —  NEW YORK — In these heady days with the Mets atop the standings, it is worth remembering that the last time the franchise found itself finishing with a record above .500 was 2008, when Willie Randolph was fired in midseason and Carlos Beltran was playing in 161 games in the outfield.
Discussion: Metsblog
Sloppy Mets lose series finale to Yankees
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and Amazin' Avenue
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Gonzalez is making $16 million this season, ranking second on the team behind Tulowitzki
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