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12:00 PM ET, July 29, 2009

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Yahoo! Sports:
Trade Buzz: Boston adds Buchholz to Halladay offer  —  Buzz up! … The Boston Red Sox have offered at least three players - no-hit pitcher Clay Buchholz  —  , Triple-A pitching prospect Michael Bowden  —  and top outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland - to the Toronto Blue Jays for ace Roy Halladay
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Jayson Stark / ESPN.com:
Philadelphia Phillies signal Cliff Lee trade may be imminent  —  There were more indications Wednesday that the Philadelphia Phillies' pursuit of Indians pitcher Cliff Lee is heating up.  —  Three Cleveland scouts — including the club's director of player personnel, Steve Lubratich …
Associated Press:
Clutch hits by Davis, Ellis propel A's past Red Sox in extras
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports
Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com:
Trade Roundup: Clubs shift focus to Lee
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Associated Press:
Red Sox put up Rice's No. 14 on the Fenway facade
Discussion: Boston Globe
Peter Abraham / The LoHud Yankees Blog:
Breaking news: Surgery for Wang  —  Chien-Ming Wang needs season-ending shoulder surgery It'll be tomorrow morning  —  More to come.  —  UPDATE, 10:49 p.m.: Wang needs a tear in his capsule repaired, apparently.  The capsule is the soft-tissue membrane.  Typically, the capsule is tightened in surgery.
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Bryan Hoch / MLB.com:
Wang to have season-ending surgery  —  Yanks will know more about his recovery time after procedure  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Chien-Ming Wang will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder capsule on Wednesday under the care of Dr. James Andrews and will miss the remainder of the 2009 season.
Peter Abraham / The LoHud Yankees Blog:
Aceves admits to sore shoulder  —  Remember before the game when Joe Girardi said that Alfredo Aceves was being rested because he was tired?  As expected, there is more to it than that.  —  Aceves said his shoulder has been bothering him for several days.  “It's fatigued,” he said.
Chris Hine / New York Times:
Pelfrey Helps Mets to 4th Win in a Row  —  Just four days ago, the Mets' season seemed destined to spiral to a point where the playoffs seemed like a pipe dream.  The losses kept piling and their large disabled list welcomed a new member in Gary Sheffield, one of the few big bats the Mets had remaining.
Discussion: Mets Geek
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Wallace Matthews / Newsday:
Mets haven't fired Minaya?  Blame it on Madoff  —  The Mets have now held three news conferences in 24  —  hours, the first one Monday afternoon to fire a guy, the second Monday night to say they were sorry to another guy and the third yesterday to say they were really, really sorry for the whole thing.
Peter Botte / NY Daily News:
Wilpon apologizes to News writer over Minaya mess
Discussion: NESN.com
Associated Press:
Buehrle retires 45 straight to set MLB record, but Twins prevail  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Perfect again into the sixth inning against Minnesota, Chicago White Sox ace Mark Buehrle wound up with a loss despite a record-setting performance.  —  Coming off the 18th perfect game in major league history …
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Associated Press:   Chicago White Sox's Mark Buehrle retires 45 straight to set MLB record
Kristie Ackert / NY Daily News:
Francoeur comes to grips, settles in with Mets  —  Jeff Francoeur truly became a Met about a week after the trade that sent him to Queens.  It took a trip back to Atlanta for the former hometown boy to realize that his life had changed dramatically.  —  “It was a lot more difficult …
Discussion: The 'Ropolitans
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Tim Britton / MLB.com:
Mets show off Players Choice gear  —  Players combine with designers to create fresh look  —  NEW YORK — Prior to Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies, the Major League Baseball Players Association unveiled the Players Choice Signature Series — a set of merchandise designed …
Bill Ladson / MLB.com:
Morgan sets tone for Nationals victory  —  Speedster hits leadoff homer, drives in three against Crew  —  MILWAUKEE — Nyjer Morgan's bat and Collin Balester's arm helped the Nationals defeat the Brewers, 8-3, at Miller Park on Tuesday night.  —  Morgan was the catalyst of the offense …
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Bill Plaschke / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers' tribute to Vin Scully needs to be a home run  —  The longtime voice for the franchise says he'll probably work one season, giving the Dodgers 15 months to send him off the right way.  —  While the Dodgers' acquisition of a top starting pitcher before the trading deadline remains woefully uncertain …
Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:
Red Sox trade for outfielder Brian Anderson  —  The Red Sox today traded for righthanded hitting White Sox outfielder Brian Anderson, sending Mark Kotsay to Chicago in return.  Anderson, who is hitting .238 with two homers on the season, was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on July 20.
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Ben Collins / Boston Globe:
Pregame: Red Sox vs. A's
Discussion: sox1fan.com and Associated Press
T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com:
Rangers eye the market for a starter  —  Millwood, Padilla's health remain issues for rotation  —  ARLINGTON — The Rangers are scrambling to figure out their rotation this week.  Roy Halladay is not going to be an option.  —  The Rangers have had discussions with the Blue Jays concerning Halladay …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball and MLB Rumors
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Associated Press:
Rangers' Padilla out, still weak from swine flu
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Associated Press:
Hamels outduels Haren as Phillies clip Diamondbacks  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Shane Victorino homered and drove in two runs, Cole Hamels pitched eight dominant innings and the red-hot Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night.  —  Hamels (7-5) gave up one run on four hits, walked none and struck out nine.
Joe Cowley / Inside the White Sox:
Fields now wants out  —  MINNEAPOLIS - To no one's surprise, including his own, Josh Fields was demoted to Class AAA Charlotte after the game, and had no problem admitting that he now wants to be traded.  —  “No,” the once highly-touted prospect responded, when asked if he was upset with the decision.
Discussion: MLB Rumors and Mets Merized Online
ESPN:
Royals at Orioles  —  Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland  —  KAN: Greinke (10-6) 2.04 ERA, BAL: Tillman (0-0) 0.00 ERA  —  Royals-Orioles Preview … In Zack Greinke, the Kansas City Royals boast not merely one of the top young pitchers in baseball, but one of the top current pitchers of any age.
Discussion: Baseball Analysts
 
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