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8:20 PM ET, May 2, 2013

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Corey Brock / MLB.com:
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.
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Corey Brock / MLB.com:
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.
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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.
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Associated Press:
Farrell miffed by allegations against Buchholz  —  TORONTO — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is upset by accusations pitcher Clay Buchholz was putting a foreign substance on the ball during Wednesday's victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.  —  Former major league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst …
Discussion: ESPN and Over the Monster
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.
Joe Capozzi / Fish Tank blog:
Marlins LF Juan Pierre swipes his 600th career base, 14th all time  —  With a steal of third base in the first inning tonight in Philadelphia, Juan Pierre became the ninth-fastest player in baseball history to steal 600 career bases, according to STATS Inc.  —  Pierre's swipe came in his 1,907th career game.
Discussion: Fish Stripes
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.
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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.
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