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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  —  Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced.  Marte will begin serving the suspension immediately.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Warren Mayes / Yahoo Sports:
Lynn, Cardinals end 3-game losing skid, edge Pirates 2-1
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.
Discussion: Phillies Nation
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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 …
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 …
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
Tennessean.com:
DeMarco Murray: Tony Romo ‘still has something left in the tank’ … CONNECT  —  Titans running back DeMarco Murray believes Tony Romo is still capable of playing at a high level, but he understands his former quarterback's decision to leave the game for the broadcast booth.  —  “I think he'll do great.
Tampa Bay Times:
Rays journal: Blake Snell still mixing good, bad in starts  —  BOSTON — This was about the best thing you could say about second-year LHP Blake Snell's start in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox:  —  “Still some good, still some not so good,” manager Kevin Cash said.  —  “The pitch count is the thing.
Rob DemovskyESPN / ESPN:
Less golf means more time for Aaron Rodgers to get in ‘the best shape’  —  GREEN BAY, Wis. — Last year, it was cheese (and other dairy products).  This year, Aaron Rodgers has cut back on his golf.  —  The Green Bay Packers quarterback made both decisions with one thing in mind …
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Fox Sports
Brett OkamotoESPN / ESPN:
Dana White: If Jon Jones is ready late July, he'll fight Daniel Cormier  —  The UFC is willing to grant former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones an immediate title shot upon his return this summer, according to UFC president Dana White.  —  White told ESPN.com on Monday he is open …
Discussion: Fox Sports and NESN.com
 
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