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9:40 AM ET, July 30, 2009

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Fox Sports:
MLB trade deadline buzz: Wednesday's edition  —  With the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, FOXSports.com baseball reporters Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi have all the latest buzz.  All times below are ET.  —  Phils lead Lee race; Dodgers plan a push — 11:41 a.m.
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Jayson Stark / MLB:
MLB trade: Cliff Lee traded to Philadelphia Phillies by Cleveland Indians … The Cleveland Indians traded Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco to the Philadelphia Phillies for four minor leaguers on Wednesday.  —  Triple-A right-hander Carlos Carrasco, Class A righty Jason Knapp …
Ken Davidoff / Newsday:
Yankees cool, but Red Sox desperate for trade  —  While the Yankees scan the  —  market for potential bargains, their rivals are looking to make a high-impact trade.  —  The Red Sox, who have fallen 31/2 games behind the Yankees in the American League East, have tried to revitalize …
Dan Novick / Hardball Times:
Was the Cliff Lee trade really a win-win?  —  A few big deals went down today, including Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for Tim Alderson, Ian Snell and Jack Wilson to the Mariners, and Cliff Lee to the World Champion Phillies.  To be honest, I'm baffled by the Alderson/Sanchez trade …
Eddie Schmid / MLB Rumors:
Olney's Latest: Bell, Washburn, Martinez
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:
Halladay, Martinez, or Gonzalez?
Discussion: SOX & Dawgs and Gaslamp Ball
Ben Nicholson-Smith / MLB Rumors:
Roy Halladay Rumors: Wednesday
Associated Press:
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza plunked Mark Teixeira on purpose  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay's Matt Garza hit New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira with a fifth-inning pitch Wednesday night, then said he did it because he's tired of opposing pitchers throwing at Rays All-Star Evan Longoria.
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Bryan Hoch / MLB.com:
Joba's gem puts exclamation point on win  —  Righty throws eight scoreless for third consecutive victory  —  ST. PETERSBURG — There is no debate anymore for the Yankees.  If this is what Joba Chamberlain is as a starting pitcher, they are ready to sign on and keep trying it for years to come.
Peter Abraham / The LoHud Yankees Blog:
Game 101: Yankees at Rays  —  YANKEES (61-39)  —  Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (6-2, 3.86).  —  RAYS (55-46)  —  Upton CF  —  Crawford LF  —  Longoria 3B  —  Zobrist 2B  —  Pena 1B  —  Burrell DH  —  Gross RF  —  Navarro C  —  Bartlett SS  —  Pitching: RHP Matt Garza (7-7, 3.68).
Associated Press:
Chamberlain throws eight scoreless innings as Yanks down Rays  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joba Chamberlain (FSY) pitched eight scoreless innings and Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano (FSY) homered and drove in two runs apiece to lead the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports
Mark Feinsand / NY Daily News:
Joba blows away Rays in Yankee win
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Jerry Crasnick / MLB:
Pirates All-Star Freddy Sanchez traded to the Giants for prospect Tim Alderson  —  The San Francisco Giants, taking another step to upgrade the National League's 15th ranked offense, acquired three-time All-Star Freddy Sanchez from Pittsburgh on Wednesday for pitching prospect Tim Alderson.
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Chris Haft / MLB.com:
Giants acquire Sanchez from Pirates  —  Second baseman won NL batting title in 2006  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants announce they have acquired second baseman Freddy Sanchez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Minor League pitcher Tim Alderson.  —  For Sanchez, joining the Giants was a matter of walking from one clubhouse to the other.
Dejan Kovacevic / PBC Blog:
Pirates trade Sanchez to Giants
MLB:
Jack Wilson, Ian Snell of Pittsburgh Pirates traded to Seattle Mariners for five players  —  The Pittsburgh Pirates have dealt shortstop Jack Wilson and right-handed pitcher Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners for shortstop Ronny Cedeno, first baseman Jeff Clement, and right-handed pitching …
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Bob Sherwin / MLB.com:
Mariners land Snell, Wilson from Pirates
Discussion: Bombers Beat
Yahoo! Sports:
Pirates unload Wilson, Snell to Mariners
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Marty Noble / MLB.com:
Beltran eyes return within 2 1/2 weeks  —  Center fielder says injured right knee responding well  —  NEW YORK — Imagine the Mets about to confront the Braves at Citi Field next month and beginning an extended sequence of games against opponents with legitimate postseason aspirations …
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Peter Botte / NY Daily News:
Carlos Beltran's return to mets still 2-to-3 weeks away
Discussion: 24 Hours From Suicide
Steve Kornacki / MLive.com:
DETROIT TIGERS BASEBALL  —  Yankees interested in Josh Anderson trade with Tigers  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland confirmed today that the New York Yankees have interest in outfielder Josh Anderson, whom Detroit has 10 days since Friday to assign to another team via trade …
Associated Press:
Twins 3, White Sox 2  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Light-hitting Alexi Casilla had two RBIs, Minnesota's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series.  —  Casilla, who entered the game hitting .161 …
Discussion: Twinkie Town and Yahoo! Sports
Daniel Paulling / MLB.com:
Rangers prospect diagnosed with infection  —  Pitcher Main taken in 2007 First-Year Player Draft  —  ARLINGTON — The mysterious illness that knocked Rangers prospect Michael Main off the mound has been officially diagnosed.  —  Kind of.  —  “The last time I went to a doctor was about two or three weeks ago,” Main said by phone.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
 
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