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8:45 PM ET, August 12, 2017


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Associated Press:
Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Andrew Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday.
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Luis Severino implodes as Yankees are blown out by Red Sox in 10-5 loss  —  The Yankees turned to rolling ace Luis Severino to ride the supposed momentum of Friday's stirring comeback victory the Red Sox.  —  Of course, first-place Boston then pulverized the All-Star righty for eight runs …
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation  —  Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, becoming the latest New York Yankees starting pitcher to miss time because of an injury.  —  Tanaka, who has battled elbow injuries over the last two years …
Kevin Santo / USA Today:
Yankees' comeback against Red Sox may prove to be a turning point
Associated Press:   Yankees put RHP Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:
Brewers acquire Neil Walker from Mets with hopes of providing a boost at second base  —  The Milwaukee Brewers finally decided to do something about their lack of production at second base.  —  The Brewers agreed to acquire veteran switch-hitter Neil Walker from the New York Mets on Saturday …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers To Acquire Neil Walker
John Harper / New York Daily News:   Enough with the Subway Squabbles: Mets need to put Yankee non-deals behind them and focus on 2018
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Neil Walker says he is healthy following nixed deal to Yankees
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals tie game on Grichuk's solo homer in second  —  On August 1, two Carlos Martinez starts ago, Martinez gave up three runs in the first inning to the Brewers and the Cardinals could never overcome the deficit.  —  Saturday, the Braves scored two runs in the top of the first …
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cardinals will back Martinez with same lineup as Friday
Joe Harris / Associated Press:
DeJong, Grichuk lead streaking Cardinals past Braves 8-5
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Doesn't matter how slow Waino throws — Cards still win 7th in a row
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Place Russell Martin On DL, Designate Chris Coghlan & Chris Smith  —  The Blue Jays have announced that they've placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.  They've also designated outfielder Chris Coghlan and righty Chris Smith for assignment …
Associated Press:   West Point grad Rowley wins ML debut, Jays beat Pirates 7-2
ESPN:   Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin goes on DL with oblique strain
Dean Iampietro / WPXI-TV:
Polanco leaves Pirates game with hamstring injury
Discussion: FanRag Sports and Bucs Dugout
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rockies Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal  —  The Rockies announced that they have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard.  —  This is the second time this year the longtime Phillie has taken a minors pact.  Howard signed one with the Braves back in April …
Discussion: Purple Row, MLB Daily Dish and Rox Pile
Associated Press:
Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Rockies  —  DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard, who will report to Triple-A Albuquerque.  —  Howard, 37, hasn't played in the majors this season but could be a September call-up if he shows some power at the plate.
Chicago Tribune:
Cubs get contributions throughout lineup in 8-3 win over Diamondbacks  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant on his 3-for-3 outing in the 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks and his lingering sore pinkie on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Kris Bryant described the necessary steps …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Alex Avila to catch Jon Lester vs. Diamondbacks
Mark Gonzales / The Charlotte Observer:
Cubs beat Diamondbacks 8-3 as John Lackey remains unbeaten post All-Star break
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Pedro Moura / Los Angeles Times:
Column Diamondbacks have snaked their way into contention this season  —  Forty minutes before they took the field in Cincinnati on July 18, the Arizona Diamondbacks received welcome news.  They were all assembled inside the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park, browsing their phones …
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:   Three up, three down: A Dutch treat while the Mariners tread water
John Healy / New York Daily News:
Matt Harvey takes ‘a big step’ towards MLB return with his first rehab start  —  WAPPINGER FALLS, NY — Matt Harvey took the first steps to returning to the Mets on Saturday, and it could've gone better.  —  The right-hander threw 18 pitches — 11 balls and seven strikes — allowing one walk …
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rosenthal's Latest: Blue Jays, White Sox, Brewers, Gray  —  Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada drew “virtually no interest” in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.  Estrada has been at top form since then, however, making it likely someone …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Claim Phil Gosselin From Pirates  —  The Rangers have claimed utilityman Phil Gosselin from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.  They've also outrighted infielder Tyler Smith to Round Rock.  —  The Pirates acquired Gosselin in a minor trade this spring after the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Associated Press:
Pirela's homer in 8th leads Padres to 4-3 win over Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jose Pirela hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning, Manuel Margot added two solo homers and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Friday night.
Brendan C. Hall / ESPN:
Mariners take the field with salute to Edgar Martinez  —  Edgar Martinez's number is set to be retired Saturday night by the Seattle Mariners, when they host the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.  —  But before the festivities get underway, players relished the opportunity to wear …
Associated Press:
Stephen Strasburg expected to make his rehab start at Class-A Potomac on Monday  —  WASHINGTON — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will make a minor league rehab start Monday at Class A Potomac.  —  Strasburg has been on the disabled list since late July with a right elbow nerve impingement.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Designate Cesar Puello  —  The Angels have designated outfielder Cesar Puello for assignment, according to Maria Guardado of (Twitter link).  His spot will go to reliever Andrew Bailey, whom the Angels activated from the 60-day disabled list.
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