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10:50 PM ET, April 18, 2017

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Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Starling Marte Suspended 80 Games For Positive PED Test  —  Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games due to a positive PED test, the league announced.  Marte tested positive for Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid.  As per Major League Baseball's PED policy …
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Chris Cwik / Yahoo:
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs
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Warren Mayes / Yahoo Sports:
Lynn, Cardinals end 3-game losing skid, edge Pirates 2-1
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Matt Gelb / Philly.com:
Phillies' Buchholz undergoes surgery, his season likely over  —  NEW YORK — The Phillies wagered a $13.5 million risk on Clay Buchholz, and it appears the return will be limited to two starts and a 12.27 ERA.  —  Buchholz underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right arm.
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Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Clay Buchholz To Miss 4-6 Months After Flexor Tendon Surgery  —  Clay Buchholz underwent surgery to fix a torn flexor pronator mass in his right forearm, the Phillies announced.  CSNNE's Jared Carrabis reported last night that the Phillies right-hander had decided upon surgery to fix his injury.
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox Sign Blaine Boyer To Minors Contract  —  The Red Sox have signed veteran right-hander Blaine Boyer to a minor league deal, as per the official Twitter feed of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.  Boyer is represented by Aegis Sports.  —  Should Boyer make it to Boston's MLB roster …
Mac Engel / The Charlotte Observer:
Rangers' problems extend beyond closer, but Dyson must be demoted  —  Rangers' manager Jeff Banister doesn't have to go United on Sam Dyson but one more blown save by his closer this month and Ray Davis himself may reallocate the pitcher to Double A.  —  One more blown save by Dyson this month …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals straggle home after Bronx beatdown  —  St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter (13) has his cut finger taped by trainer Adam Olsen as manager Mike Matheny (22) looks on during Sunday's game.  (AP Photo)  —  NEW YORK  • One of the concerns manager Mike Matheny described Sunday …
Bill Baer / NBCSports.com:
Phillies place Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list  —  The Phillies announced on Tuesday that the club placed outfielder Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list with a right abdominal strain, retroactive to April 16.  The Phillies called up pitcher Mark Leiter from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Baltimore Orioles need to boost their farm system before it's too late  —  The Orioles soon will be at a crossroads - they could lose right-hander Chris Tillman to free agency after this season and third baseman Manny Machado, center fielder Adam Jones and closer Zach Britton after 2018.
Associated Press:
Report: MLB umpires may soon take to mic to explain replays  —  Adrian Gonzalez dives headfirst into home, seems to beat the tag by Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, but is called out.  —  “Safe!” shout fans at Dodger Stadium who see replays on the board.  —  Umpires go to their headsets …
Dan Hayes / CSN Chicago:
White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana addresses the trade rumors yet again  —  NEW YORK — About the only thing Jose Quintana wasn't asked on Monday by the New York media is whether or not he's a fan of pinstripes.  —  Constantly mentioned in New York Yankees trade rumors this offseason …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs Q&A: Ben Zobrist vs. Albert Almora Jr., bullpen woes, Jose Quintana and more  —  Cubs catcher Willson Contreras discusses his increased amount of playing time for the 2017 season on Friday, April 7, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune
ESPN:
Giants' Bruce Bochy undergoes heart procedure, will miss series in Kansas City  —  SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has undergone a minor heart procedure and will miss the team's two-game series in Kansas City this week, the team announced Tuesday.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
 
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