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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rich Hill Heads Back To 10-Day DL  —  After his blister problem reappeared in his most recent outing, Dodgers lefty Rich Hill is heading back to the DL, per a club announcement.  For the time being, corner outfielder/infielder Rob Segedin is headed up to the active roster while Alex Wood will take the open rotation spot.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Blister again forces Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill to leave game early
ESPN:
Orioles put closer Zach Britton on DL with forearm soreness  —  The Baltimore Orioles placed star closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list with left forearm soreness, manager Buck Showalter announced Sunday.  —  Britton said there are no plans to undergo an MRI.
Discussion: NESN.com
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Ian Harrison / Yahoo Sports:
Mancini homers twice again, Orioles rout Blue Jays 11-4
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Orioles Place Zach Britton On 10-Day DL
Dave Campbell / Yahoo Sports:
Salazar sends Indians to 3-1 series-opening win vs Twins  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Michael Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night.
Discussion: Twinkie Town
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Steve Herrick / Yahoo Sports:
Boyd, Avila lead Tigers past Indians 4-1 for series win
Stephen Holder / Indianapolis Star:
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck discusses shoulder surgery for first time  —  INDIANAPOLIS - The most important right arm at Indianapolis Colts headquarters belongs to Andrew Luck.  So, it was only fitting that he alone be allowed to decide whether it be subjected to surgery.
Discussion: FanRag Sports and ProFootballTalk
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction from Sunday's 8-7 loss  —  SEATTLE  —  The Texas Rangers are 4-8 for the first time since 2006, before the Ron Washington Era began.  They could easily be 8-4.  They could be 10-2.  —  But they aren't.  They are playing .333 ball after two weeks.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Save Ruined Relief Pitching.  The Goose Egg Can Fix It.  —  Hall of Fame relief pitcher Richard “Goose” Gossage isn't the biggest fan of the “Moneyball” revolution.  Here at FiveThirtyEight, we don't think his expletive-laced tirades about nerds ruining baseball have always found their target the way his fastballs once did.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Acquire Parker Bridwell, Move Huston Street To 60-Day DL  —  6:59pm: Street was not able to stay on track due to a “mild shoulder impingement,” GM Billy Eppler tells Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter).  —  5:51pm: The Angels have acquired righty Parker Bridwell from the Orioles, per club announcements.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish and Halos Heaven
Yahoo Sports:
Morton, 3 Astros relievers combine to 5-hit Angels, 3-0  —  HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton and three relievers combined for a five-hitter, Jose Altuve drove in two runs and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Paul Ladewski / Yahoo Sports:
Thames, Braun power Brewers past struggling Cubs 6-3  —  CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have found a left-handed complement for Ryan Bryan in the batting order, and everything is right in their world at the moment.  —  Early season sensation Eric Thames homered in his club record …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Warren Mayes / Yahoo Sports:
Lynn, Cardinals end 3-game losing skid, edge Pirates 2-1  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched seven shutout innings, Kolten Wong homered and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday night.  —  The Cardinals, who had lost six of seven …
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Notes: Baseball games were not meant to end in ties  —  I generally am not a fan of media-on-media commentary, writers opining on other writers' ideas.  It strikes me as too clubby, and less interesting than an original take, even the hottest of the hot.  —  In this case, though, I'm making an exception.
Discussion: New York Post and MLB Trade Rumors
Tampa Bay Times:
Rays Tales: Scenes from 2013 Boston Marathon bombing  —  What the team witnessed  —  Being guests for Boston Marathon weekend usually just means dealing with the hassles of crowded hotels and restaurants, the annoying reality of seeing so many people in such better shape …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and DRaysBay
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Pirates Acquire Johnny Barbato From Yankees  —  The Yankees announced that they've traded right-hander Johnny Barbato to the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.  Barbato was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week.  THe Bucs entered the day with a pair …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
 
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