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12:15 AM ET, May 3, 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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Padres prepared to reach record deal with Headley
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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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.
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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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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.
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