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2:05 AM ET, June 26, 2019


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Stan Grossfeld / minutes ago
John Farrell goes lobstering  —  The former Red Sox skipper is happily pursuing his other passion, which he calls “a lifelong dream.”  —  SOMEWHERE IN IPSWICH BAY — His uniform is now orange-and-yellow-trimmed waders, blue rubber gloves, and Xtratuff fishing boots.
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox Reinstate Steven Wright  —  The Red Sox announced Tuesday that they've reinstated right-hander Steven Wright from the restricted list.  Wright had been serving an 80-game suspension following a failed PED test, but he'll now join the Boston bullpen in place of righty Josh Smith, who has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Chris Mason / Eagle-Tribune:
J.D. Martinez sounds off on All-Star, MVP Award voting
John Romano / Tampa Bay Times:
Before going any farther, Tampa Bay has to decide whether it is a Major League market  —  The Rays are neither wrong, nor unreasonable, about the attendance problems.  The question is whether this community is willing to invest more searching for a fix.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — For 20 years …
Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rays owner tries to sell two-city concept, fails  —  Tampa Bay Rays planned to explore becoming two-city team, playing early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and finishing the season in Montreal.  The plan would require not one but two new open-air stadiums.  As I wrote then,
Discussion: Twinkie Town and DRaysBay
Los Angeles Times:
Young fan taken to hospital after being hit in the head with foul ball at Dodger Stadium  —  It's a scary scene that has become all too familiar in baseball stadiums across the country.  A fan is struck by a hard-hit foul ball.  A game is delayed while the fan receives medical attention.
Associated Press:
After Fan Is Hit by a Cody Bellinger Foul, Dodgers Say They Are Studying Extra Netting
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' Stan Kasten says team will extend netting to protect fans
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Dan Gelston / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Franco hits go-ahead homer, Kapler tossed in Phillies win  —  Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead two-run homer for the second straight game, and the  —  New York Mets 7-5 on Tuesday night.  —  Scott Kingery and  —  Rhys Hoskins also connected as Philadelphia earned its second straight win since losing seven in a row.
Discussion: The Good Phight
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Gabe Kapler Gets Vote Of Confidence
John Marshall / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:NEW!
Hernandez hits leadoff homer, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 3-2  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Enrique Hernandez hit his sixth career leadoff home run,  —  Justin Turner added a solo shot and the  —  Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Tuesday night.  —  Hernandez hit a 0-2 pitch out to left off
Discussion: True Blue LA
Josh Dubow / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:10 minutes ago
Bumgarner strikes out 11 in Giants' 4-2 win over Rockies  —  Madison Bumgarner struck out 11 batters in six innings and also drove in a run with an RBI single that helped lead the  —  San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the  —  Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Matt Fisher / WFAA-TV:
Rangers survive schedule, come out other side still in contention  —  It was a stretch of 21 games in 20 days that was supposed to break the surprising Rangers.  Instead, Texas went 12-9 and are still in the thick of things.  —  DALLAS — Three weeks.  Three long weeks the Rangers played every day.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals Select Jonny Venters  —  3:25pm: To make room for Venters and Rodney, the Nationals moved injured right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the 60-day IL and optioned fellow righty Kyle McGowin to Triple-A Fresno.  —  11:30am: The Nationals will select the contract of left-hander Jonny Venters prior …
Rich Rovito / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Vogelbach's homer lifts Mariners to first interleague win  —  Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer to lift the  —  Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 win over the  —  Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night for their first interleague win in five tries this season.  —  Marco Gonzales (9-6) …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Ben Reiter / Sports Illustrated:
'What's a Scarlet Letter?'  The Improbable Reinvention of A-Rod  —  Yes, Alex Rodriguez is engaged to Jennifer Lopez.  Yes, they spend their days frolicking across the celebrity landscape, from the Oscars to the Met Gala.  But here's the really crazy part: He's popular.
Matt Carlson / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Albies, Acuña hit homers to lead Braves past Cubs 3-2  —  Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr. homered, Max Fried pitched six innings of two-hit ball and the  —  Chicago Cubs 3-2 Tuesday night.  —  Acuna crushed the first pitch of the game from Cubs rookie
Discussion: Talking Chop
David Ginsburg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Machado enjoys happy return in Padres' 8-3 win over Orioles  —  Manny Machado marked his return to Camden Yards with a performance reminiscent of his time with the Orioles, hitting a long homer and driving in two runs to help the  —  San Diego Padres beat Baltimore 8-3 Tuesday night.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and Camden Chat
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Van Wagenen is managing Mets games from home in ‘unusual’ struggle  —  PHILADELPHIA — As general manager Brodie Van Wagenen continues to insist his manager has full autonomy on game decisions for the Mets, a specific example has surfaced that indicates otherwise.
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Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas curse out, threaten journalist
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals notebook: Hicks could be headed to injury list  —  Cardinals lefty Andrew Miller's swift work Friday of Angels pinch-hitter Shohei Ohtani and two other batters was less a reset after a bruising outing than a return for the veteran reliever to what's been a steadier run of outs.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jordan Hicks, Alex Reyes Undergoing Medical Evaluations
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Rookie Jays starter Thornton enjoying memorable run through baseball powerhouses
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Kipnis hits walk-off homer in 10th as Indians edge Royals
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe and Royals Review
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Yanks HR in 27th straight to match record, beat Jays 10-8
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