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5:55 PM ET, May 2, 2013


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Corey Brock /
Headley won't negotiate extension during season  —  Padres third baseman flattered by team's position but doesn't want distraction  —  SAN DIEGO — Padres third baseman Chase Headley said on Thursday that he “loves playing in San Diego” and was flattered to hear that ownership wants to keep him here long-term.
Corey Brock /
Padres prepared to reach record deal with Headley  —  Fowler envisions third baseman as highest-paid player in club history  —  SAN DIEGO — Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler has given general manager Josh Byrnes the go-ahead to begin negotiations on a multiyear contract extension with third baseman Chase Headley.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and HardballTalk
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Padres formulating ‘long-term’ offer for Headley  —  If last year's statistics and accomplishments carry any weight in All-Star selections the following year — and they most certainly do — there's a very good chance that third baseman Chase Headley will make the Midsummer Classic of 2013.
Rob Bradford / Full Count:
Red Sox were also thinking about acquiring Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes  —  The Red Sox had interest in acquiring Josh Johnson.  (AP)  —  TORONTO — The Red Sox weren't willing to execute the same offseason strategy employed by the Blue Jays, and that's why Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes are calling Canada their home.
Associated Press:
Buchholz Wins Again as Red Sox Rout Blue Jays 10-1  —  TORONTO (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings to earn his major league-leading sixth win, Mike Napoli hit two of Boston's five home runs and the Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 on Wednesday night.
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Danny Wild / MiLB News Index:
Problem solved: Wheeler adjusts, wins
Discussion: Baseball America and Metsblog
Michael Baron / Metsblog:
Matt Harvey wins the NL Pitcher of the month award for April  —  Major League Baseball has announced RHP Matt Harvey has won the National League's pitcher of the month award for the month of April.  —  Harvey, 24, went 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in six April starts.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Associated Press:
Yankees acquire infielder Chris Nelson from Rockies  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Seeking depth for their injury-depleted infield, the New York Yankees acquired Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash Wednesday night.  —  The Yankees announced the trade following a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros.
Discussion: Hardball Times and MLB Daily Dish
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Discussion: HardballTalk
It's About The Money:
Yankee's DL'd payroll nearing $100M  —  Following up on my post from right before the season started, the annual payroll of the players on the DL is approaching $100M, which now ranks them ahead of the Mets for 15th overall.  This is up from 17th five weeks ago.
Discussion: HardballTalk
Associated Press:
Giants Rally Again, Beat Diamondbacks 9-6  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied against Arizona's bullpen for the third straight game, beating the Diamondbacks 9-6 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Owner: Wrigley exit a Cubs option without deal  —  CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that without new signage in the outfield at Wrigley Field the team will consider leaving the historic ballpark.  —  It's believed to be the first time Ricketts has publicly floated …
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