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D.J. Short / HardballTalk:
Pirates designate Travis Ishikawa for assignment to make room for Ike Davis  —  The Pirates announced this afternoon that they have designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment in order to make room for Ike Davis on the active roster.  Davis, who was acquired from the Mets yesterday …
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Spencer Fordin / MLB.com:
Duda taking more prominent role in stride  —  NEW YORK — The job is his, but Lucas Duda prefers not to think of it that way.  The Mets traded first baseman Ike Davis on Friday, opening the position up to Duda full time, but the veteran said Saturday that he doesn't think his situation will change much in the coming weeks and months.
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Roger Rubin / NY Daily News:
Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates for pitcher Zack Thornton and player to be named later  —  Davis was batting .208 with one home run and five RBI in 24 at-bats this season.  He started five games for the Mets.  —  Ike Davis started to get an inkling something was going down about two hours before game time on Friday.
Metsblog:
Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates
Mike Axisa / CBSSports.com:
Pirates acquire Ike Davis from Mets for minor league righty, PTBNL
Associated Press:
Lewis Gets 1st Win in 2 Years, Texas 6-3 Over WSox  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in nearly two years, Prince Fielder homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.  —  Lewis (1-1) struck out four while allowing only one run over 5 1-3 innings.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
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Perez blanks White Sox as Rangers win 12-0
Dan Bickley / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks owner backing his management team, for now  —  Ken Kendrick is the king of cardboard baseball.  —  He has a Honus Wagner card that sells for eight figures.  He has a Babe Ruth card from when Ruth was just a svelte young pitcher.  He has cards that cost him a penny and are now worth over $50,000.
Discussion: MLB Rumors
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Associated Press:
Ethier's HR Propels Dodgers Over Diamondbacks
Discussion: True Blue LA
Associated Press:
Hanigan collects 6 RBIs in 16-1 rout of Yanks  —  Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida  —  Recap  —  Box Score  —  Play-By-Play  —  Photos  —  Conversation  —  Ryan Hanigan racks up 2 HRs, 6 RBIs as Rays rout Yankees  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs …
Discussion: ESPN and Pinstripe Alley
Associated Press:
Braun Homers Twice, Rallies Brewers Over Pirates  —  PITTSBURGH — Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.  —  Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout, ESPN and Canadian Press
Mark Feinsand / NY Daily News:
Yankees closer David Robertson says 'I'm ready to go pitch' after facing five batters in extended spring training game  —  Robertson expects to return from the DL Tuesday in Boston when the Yankees open a three-game set against the Red Sox.  —  TAMPA - Tuesday can't come soon enough for David Robertson.
Discussion: HardballTalk
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Associated Press:
Orioles Cruise to 8-4 Win Over Red Sox
Discussion: Over the Monster, Camden Chat and ESPN
Mike Axisa / CBSSports.com:
Bryce Harper benched for ‘lack of hustle’ despite quad injury  —  Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper was pulled from Saturday's game and benched for a “lack of hustle,” manager Matt Williams told reporters.  Harper grounded out back to pitcher leading off the sixth inning but did not run hard down to first base.
Jim Callis / MLB.com:
Pipeline Perspectives: Polanco should get the next call  —  Outfielder has all the makings to help Pittsburgh sooner rather than later this season … Gregory Polanco not only has one of the most impressive collections of tools in the Minor Leagues, but he also seems to get more and more out of them every year.
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
MLB likely to adjust two rules: plays at home & transfer catches  —  From the beginning, baseball promised that if its new rules warranted adjustments, those adjustments would be made.  —  Two such adjustments are likely to occur, according to sources with both Major League Baseball and the players union.
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Some bizarre, and big, moments in Dodgers' 4-2 loss to Diamondbacks  —  A wild pitch on an attempted intentional walk scores the go-ahead run for Arizona, but Dodgers send game into extra innings on Juan Uribe's homer.  —  Dodgers third baseman celebrates with catcher Tim Federowicz …
Discussion: True Blue LA and AZ Snake Pit
 
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