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11:40 AM ET, June 30, 2016


 Top News: 
Tampa Bay Times:
Resurgent Matt Moore could help Rays here or as trade chip  —  Matt Moore gave the Rays the kind of start in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Red Sox that they have been so desperately seeking.  —  He pitched well enough, most vital of all, to win the game, just their second in the past 14 tries.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Associated Press:
HRs by McCann, Gregorius in 9th Rally Yanks Past Rangers 9-7  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJUNE 29, 2016, 11:03 P.M. E.D.T.  —  NEW YORK — Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Didi Gregorius capped a six-run ninth inning with his two-run shot and the New York Yankees woke …
Yankees hoping Carlos Beltran misses just a day or two
Discussion: ESPN and Elite Sports NY
Tim Bontemps / Washington Post:
Joakim Noah expected to sign with New York Knicks for $18 million a year  —  By all accounts, Joakim Noah is about to reunite with Derrick Rose and return to his hometown.  —  Multiple sources have told The Washington Post that Noah will almost certainly be joining the New York Knicks …
Aaron Torres / Fox Sports:
Joe Maddon is not a fan of baseball's unwritten rules  —  Joe Maddon was asked about “unwritten rules” on Wednesday, and gave a fascinating answer.  —  Jason Rowan / Sportress of Blogitude / Yardbarker  —  If you want to get the average fan fired up about baseball, all you've simply got …
Discussion: ESPN and Baseball Is Fun
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Cubs use 3 different pitchers as OFs en route to 15-inning win
Associated Press:
Guerra, Brewers Beat Stewart, Dodgers 7-0  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJUNE 29, 2016, 11:06 P.M. E.D.T.  —  MILWAUKEE — Junior Guerra allowed two hits over eight innings, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer and a two-run double and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run shot to carry the Milwaukee Brewers …
Discussion: True Blue LA and Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Shields Gets Win as White Sox Beat Twins 9-6  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJUNE 29, 2016, 11:27 P.M. E.D.T.  —  CHICAGO — James Shields broke out of a slump with 6 2/3 innings against one of baseball's worst lineups, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.
Discussion: South Side Sox
USA Today:
Relentless Orioles hammering home runs at a record pace  —  SAN DIEGO — Two weeks ago in Fenway Park, in a game between the best teams in the American League East, a remarkable event occurred.  —  A Baltimore Oriole stole a base.  —  His name was Joey Rickard.  It came in the sixth inning of a 5-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Discussion: Camden Chat and School of Roch
Neil Weinberg / The Hardball Times:30 minutes ago
It's Time for the Sabermetric Revolution to be Televised  —  From the pastime's earliest days, the media have played a critical role in delivering baseball to the masses.  It dates all the way back to fedora-clad newspapermen weaving game stories onto ink stained pages …
Associated Press:
Sean Rodriguez Drives in 4 as Pirates Beat Mariners 8-1  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJUNE 30, 2016, 1:09 A.M. E.D.T.  —  SEATTLE — Sean Rodriguez doubled in consecutive at-bats and drove in four runs, David Freese hit a solo home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 …
Matt Gelb /
Phillies prospect Mark Appel has season-ending elbow surgery  —  PHOENIX — Mark Appel, a Phillies prospect and former first overall pick, underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.  —  Appel, 24, was on the minor-league disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Notes: Market for Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel is heating up  —  The infielder has auditioned for the Astros, Dodgers and Mets and other teams are intrigued.  —  Yuki Taguchi  —  No team is openly going to trumpet its pursuit of Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel …
Discussion: Dodgers Digest and MLB Daily Dish
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Select Ruben Tejada, Place Joe Panik On Concussion DL  —  The Giants have selected the contract of infielder Ruben Tejada, as Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area first tweeted.  To create roster space, the club placed second baseman Joe Panik on the 7-day concussion DL and put Chris Heston on the 60-day DL.
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Tim Bontemps / Washington Post:
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals, Mat Latos Agree To Minor League Deal
Orlando Sentinel:
FSL team announces move to Kissimmee, name contest
Discussion: Ballpark Digest
Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:
Daniel Hudson believes playoffs aren't ‘impossible’
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe and Bleacher Report
Rob Bradford / Full Count:
David Ortiz won't participate in Home Run Derby; Mookie Betts also unlikely to join event
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Yankees Sign Blake Rutherford
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Vince Lara-Cinisomo / Baseball America:
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Discussion: True Blue LA and Minor League Ball

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