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Chris Haft / MLB.com:
Giants part ways with Uggla, Colvin  —  Struggling second baseman hitless in four games; outfielder batted .223  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Clearing roster room for what could be multiple player moves before Thursday's Trade Deadline, the Giants released second baseman Dan Uggla and outfielder Tyler Colvin …
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Weighing Options With Dan Uggla, Option Tyler Colvin  —  9:21pm: The Giants have actually optioned Colvin to Triple-A, and have yet to formally make a move regarding Uggla, tweets Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The club has not confirmed that Uggla has or will be released …
Tim Dierkes / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Moving Closer To Bonifacio Trade  —  8:12pm: It does not appear that the Giants are going to acquire Bonifacio, according to a tweet from Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  —  6:42pm: The Royals are not yet close to adding Bonifacio, tweets Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish and Royals Review
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals Acquire Justin Masterson  —  The Cardinals have bolstered their starting rotation depth by acquiring Justin Masterson from the Indians in exchange for top outfield prospect James Ramsey.  Both teams have officially announced the deal.  Right-hander Michael Wacha has been moved …
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Cards deal for Masterson to bolster pitching
Discussion: U.S.S. Mariner and ESPN
Landon Haaf / WFAA-TV:
Derek Jeter honored before final game at Globe Life Park  —  ARLINGTON — The Rangers gave Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter a Texas-style sendoff Wednesday evening at Globe Life Park.  —  The Captain received a pair of Cowboy boots, embroidered with the iconic Yankee logo and Jeter's name across the front …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
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Landon Haaf / WFAA-TV:
Rangers win first series in over a month with 3-2 victory  —  ARLINGTON — The Rangers won their first series in over a month with a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees Wednesday night.  —  All five runs came in the first three innings in what turned out to be a pitchers' duel between …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Canadian Press:
Lewis, Rangers get rare series win over Yankees
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Jayson Stark / MLB:
David Price likely staying put  —  Rays would have to be blown away by an offer to deal left-hander before deadline  —  Jon Lester and David Price were both scheduled to pitch Wednesday.  One took the mound.  The other didn't.  So what should we make of that?
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront  —  4:41pm: The Red Sox have announced the deal.  —  2:17pm: The Cubs have acquired Felix Doubront from the Red Sox, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.  Jon Morosi of FOX Sports first reported (on Twitter) that a deal was close.  —  The Red Sox will receive …
Discussion: NESN.com and MLB Daily Dish
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Lester scratched from tonight's start as rumors swirl
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Astros Looking To Move Chris Carter  —  3:11pm: Though Seattle is in need of offense, the Mariners don't have interest in Carter, a source tells Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link).  —  3:08pm: The Astros are looking to trade first baseman/DH Chris Carter, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link).
Canadian Press:
Kluber outpitches Hernandez as Indians blank Mariners  —  CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Associated Press:
Gyorko, Venable Back Hahn in Padres' 12-1 Laugher  —  SAN DIEGO — Rookie Jesse Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and Canadian Press
Shi Davidi / Sportsnet.ca:
Jays not looking for a short-term fix  —  BOSTON - Forget all that Jon Lester to the Toronto Blue Jays nonsense - it was never real.  —  Don't hold your breath on Asdrubal Cabrera, either, or any other high-priced short-term rental.  All you need to do is look at the track record …
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Baseball Prospectus:
BBQ State of Mind  —  In the Citi, Part 2  —  For most teenagers, sleeping in past nine o'clock is an expectation and not a privilege.  Waking up before noon is a rarity over the summer months, as a lack of motivation and responsibility fuse to create the perfect incentive to continue sleeping.
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