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New York Daily News:
David Wright has herniated disk in his neck, Mets facing decision on DL stint  —  David Wright says he has a herniated disk in his neck, and while Terry Collins is concerned his third baseman might wind up on the disabled list, Wright is hopeful the medication he's taking will kick …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue, ESPN and New York Post
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C.J. Nitkowski / Fox Sports:
What's to thank for Matt Harvey's newfound form?  —  Matt Harvey on Monday took a big step toward righting the ship.  Here's a look inside the change.  —  With his back against the wall, Matt Harvey delivered in a big way Monday afternoon for the New York Mets against the Chicago White Sox at Citi Field.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Associated Press:   Harvey Rediscovers Form, Leads Mets Over White Sox 1-0
Tampa Bay Times:
Rays to ease Brad Boxberger back into closer role  —  KANSAS CITY — The Rays see RHP Brad Boxberger's return from the disabled list as the kind of move that will make their bullpen deeper and better.  —  And in no way divided by any closer controversy.  —  Manager Kevin Cash made it clear …
Discussion: DRaysBay
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Associated Press:
Hosmer Hits 3-Run Homer as Royals Top Rays 6-2  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMAY 30, 2016, 11:33 P.M. E.D.T.  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer after Lorenzo Cain drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Monday night.
Discussion: Royals Review
Billy Witz / New York Times:
Yankees' Late Surge Falls Short Against the Blue Jays  —  TORONTO — The Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada shut the Yankees out on three hits over eight innings and then watched the bullpen nearly toss away his handiwork as the Blue Jays hung on for a 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Monday.
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Chad Jennings / lohud.com:
Pregame notes: ‘In the long run, this should make him better’
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dustin Ackley To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Claim Neil Ramirez  —  The Brewers have claimed righty Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Cubs, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo (via Twitter).  Ramirez, who just turned 27, had been designated for assignment by Chicago.  —  Milwaukee is obviously in quite a different position than their division rivals.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Designate Colin Walsh  —  The Brewers have designated Rule 5 pick Colin Walsh, the team announced.  The infielder's roster spot will go to Neil Ramirez, who was claimed off waivers.  —  Walsh, 26, recorded just four hits in his 63 plate appearances on the year.
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks, Edwin Escobar see positives in debut loss … Diamondbacks left-hander Edwin Escobar jammed Houston Astros hitters and broke their bats on Monday afternoon, and he watched as those swings produced base hits.  He saw his defense make costly mistakes behind him.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs bullpen dips into history after perfect outing  —  Photos from the game at Wrigley Field on May 30, 2016.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  After arguably his best performance as a reliever, Travis Wood made sure to spread the credit Monday to his fellow bullpen mates that the Cubs' 2-0 win over the Dodgers possible.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Doug Thorburn / Baseball Prospectus:
Debut Ante: Julio Urias  —  Julio Urias entered the season ranked as the no. 2 prospect in the vaunted Dodgers system, stationed behind Corey Seager and in front of a bucket brigade of pitching prospects.  Urias is the youngest of the bunch, as he won't reach 20 years old until August of this year …
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
ESPN:
2016 Week 8 MLB Power Rankings  —  Eight weeks, eight No. 1 rankings for the Chicago Cubs — and the voters were again unanimous.  —  The No. 2 hole?  That's a whole other story.  Three teams got second-place nods on at least one ballot this week, and while the Boston Red Sox held …
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
ESPN:
Jordan Zimmermann (groin) expected to make Friday return  —  ANAHEIM — Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is on track to make his return from a groin injury on Friday when the club opens its series against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park.  —  “All signs are pointing towards Friday right …
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Jason Mastrodonato / Boston Herald:
How Dave Dombrowski nearly blocked Eduardo Rodriguez's path to Red Sox  —  BALTIMORE — On Tuesday night the Red Sox will watch the season debut of Eduardo Rodriguez, a pitcher that president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski believes “has the potential to be a top of the rotation type of guy.”
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Associated Press:
Daniel Murphy Drives in 3, Nationals Rally Past Phillies 4-3  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMAY 30, 2016, 10:09 P.M. E.D.T.  —  PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and tiebreaking two-run single, Tanner Roark threw seven sharp innings and the Washington Nationals held on for a 4-3 win …
Discussion: Federal Baseball
 
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Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Royals prospect Bubba Starling is battling heel injury
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Mazara, Desmond Homer as Rangers Rout Indians 9-2
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Locke Tosses Three-Hit Shutout Against Marlins
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Buxton Named IL Batter of the Week
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Martinez, Carpenter Help Cardinals Shut Down Brewers 6-0
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Mallex Smith's 3-Run Triple Powers Braves Past Giants, 5-3
 

 
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