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12:15 AM ET, May 3, 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
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and HardballTalk
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:
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
Adam McCalvy / Brew Beat:
With visa in hand, K-Rod ready to report  —  Reliever Francisco Rodriguez has secured his work visa and is expected to report to a Brewers Minor League affiliate next week to begin his comeback in earnest.  —  The Brewers brought back Rodriguez on a Minor League contract April 17 that gave …
Discussion: MLB Rumors and HardballTalk
Associated Press:
Haren Throws 8 Sharp Innings, Nationals Top Braves  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Haren pitched eight sharp innings, Denard Span hit a two-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday night.  —  The Nationals, who snapped a nine-game losing streak to Atlanta on Wednesday …
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Kendrick Tosses 7 Strong, Phils Beat Marlins  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown hit solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Thursday night.  —  Kendrick (3-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to earn …
Discussion: Fish Stripes and The Good Phight
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 and Amazin' Avenue
Troy E. Renck / Denver Post:
Roy Oswalt signs minor-league deal with Rockies  —  Looking to add depth and options for the pitching rotation, the Rockies signed veteran Roy Oswalt to a minor-league deal on Thursday.  —  In 12 seasons, Oswalt is 163-96 with a 3.28 ERA in the major leagues.  He is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA at Coors Field.
Discussion: Purple Row
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
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
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