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2:10 AM ET, April 19, 2017

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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
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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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 …
Associated Press:
Reyes' error helps Phillies beat scuffling Mets 6-2 in 10 … NEW YORK — Cameron Rupp drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly and the Philadelphia Phillies scored four times in the 10th inning to beat the scuffling New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night.
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: Royals Review
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 …
Stats / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Giants face Royals in re-run of 2014 World Series  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals meet for the first time since their epic 2014 World Series.  —  The Giants open a two-game interleague series Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
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
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 …
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
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Acquire Juan Graterol, Designate Ryan LaMarre  —  The Angels have acquired catcher Juan Graterol from the Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, the teams announced Tuesday afternoon.  In order to clear a spot for Graterol on the 40-man roster, the Angels designated outfielder Ryan LaMarre for assignment.
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
 
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