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10:00 AM ET, August 26, 2010


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Toni Ginnetti / Chicago Sun Times:
Chicago White Sox close to obtaining Manny Ramirez from Los Angeles Dodgers  —  The White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers may be closing in on a deal to send Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez to the South Side in exchange for minor league prospects.  —  The deal appeared to be close Wednesday …
Jon Paul Morosi / Fox Sports:
Source: Dodgers place Manny on waivers  —  The Dodgers placed Manny Ramirez on trade waivers today, one major-league source told, raising the possibility that he will change teams in the next week.  —  The waiver period ends Friday.  If Ramirez is claimed …
Associated Press:
Matusz sharp, Roberts homers as O's beat White Sox  —  CHICAGO—Brian Matusz pitched seven impressive innings and Brian Roberts homered as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night.  —  Matt Wieters doubled and drove in two runs for the Orioles.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Jordan Schelling /
Source: Five Dodgers hit waiver wire
Discussion: True Blue LA
Jon Heyman / Sports Illustrated:
Ramirez expected to clear waivers
Discussion: Dodgers Blog
ESPN:   Sources: Manny Ramirez on waivers
Joe McDonald / ESPN:
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia could have season-ending foot surgery, according to team source  —  BOSTON — It's possible that Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will require season-ending surgery on his fractured left foot, according to a team source.  —  Pedroia
Associated Press:
Beckett reverses fortunes, helps Boston to 5-3 win
Discussion: Boston Globe and Yahoo! Sports
External / Associated Press:
Beckett solid in day win vs. Mariners
Discussion: ESPN and Lookout Landing
Troy E. Renck / Denver Post:
Rockies rally from 9-run deficit to beat the Braves 12-10  —  Through three innings, the best pitch thrown by a person in a Rockies' uniform was delivered by Ken Burns.  —  He was in town promoting the “10th Inning,” a follow-up to his landmark baseball film, when he fired a pregame strike to Miguel Olivo.
Discussion: Purple Row and Yahoo! Sports
Peter Abraham / Boston Globe:
Beltre: Ejection was uncalled for  —  So it turns out Adrian Beltre was ejected because he told umpire Dan Bellino that he wasn't talking to him.  —  After he struck out in the second inning, Beltre was talking to Felix Hernandez in the Seattle dugout, playfully telling him in Spanish that would hit a home run his next time up.
Discussion: Lookout Landing and HardballTalk
Jamey Newberg /
Newberg Report: Short-term yield  —  How the players Texas traded in July have fared  —  The impact that Cliff Lee, Bengie Molina, Jorge Cantu, and Cristian Guzman (and possibly Mark Lowe) have in Texas will be measured largely on what they do over the final third of the 2010 season and, the Rangers hope, in October.
Wallace Matthews / ESPN:
New York Yankees not targeting Hiroki Kuroda, GM says  —  TORONTO — General manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that even though the pitching-depleted New York Yankees are engaged in a bitter division battle with the Tampa Bay Rays, he does not anticipate going outside the organization for help before the Aug. 31 waiver deadline.
David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:
Williams always on call  —  Sox GM taking bum rap for weekend personnel decisions as roster moves weren't appealing  —  We can agree Ken Williams laughing at a comedy club in Schaumburg on Saturday night while his White Sox were grinding through their longest day of the season in Kansas City looked bad.
Stephen Hawkins / Associated Press:
Guerrero, Hamilton power Wilson, Texas past Twins  —  ARLINGTON, Texas—Vladimir Guerrero and Josh Hamilton homered in support of C.J. Wilson, who won his sixth consecutive decision for the Texas Rangers, in a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night.
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports
Padres dominate Diamondbacks at home again  —  The Sports Network  —  San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez's three-run blast capped an early offensive attack, and the San Diego Padres continued their home dominance over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 9-3 victory at PETCO Park.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
Mike Fitzpatrick / Associated Press:
Leo Nunez escapes jam, Marlins hold off Mets 5-4  —  NEW YORK—Hanley Ramirez, back in the No. 3 spot, had four hits and Alex Sanabia won his second consecutive start since he was recalled from the minors as the Florida Marlins held off the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and FishStripes
Adam Kilgore / Nationals Journal:
Nyjer Morgan suspended seven games by MLB [UPDATED]  —  Nationals center fielder Nyjer Morgan was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for his actions Saturday night.  In the middle of the ninth inning, Morgan threw a ball into the stands at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia and struck a fan.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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