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11:00 PM ET, May 15, 2018


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Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers … As MLB Network played on the TVs in the Diamondbacks clubhouse, infielder Ketel Marte kept himself busy by chatting with players and staff near his locker.  —  Marte was already well aware of the story everyone was talking about …
Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers … The Diamondbacks lost right fielder Steve Souza Jr. toward the end of spring training when he stretched out, diving to try to catch a tailing line drive.  They lost third baseman Jake Lamb a week into the season when he stretched and dived to snare a difficult pop foul.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB for performance-enhancing drug violation  —  In one of Major League Baseball's most stunning performance-enhancing drug busts this decade, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games for violating the game's drug policy …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano's PED bust ruins his rep - and leaves Mariners with soiled, $24 million star
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first perfect game  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Jordan Lyles came within five outs of the first perfect game in San Diego Padres history before allowing a single to Trevor Story in a 4-0 victory against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.
Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first no-hitter
Associated Press:   Padres place rookie lefty Lucchesi on disabled list
Bernie Wilson / Associated Press:
Parra's 3-run homer lifts Rockies to 6-4 win over Padres
Associated Press:
White Sox push back Fulmer's next start  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have pushed back Carson Fulmer's next turn in their rotation and plan to give Hector Santiago a spot start.  —  Fulmer was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday at Pittsburgh, but instead will go Friday against Texas.
Discussion: South Side Sox
Alan Saunders / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Williams helps Pirates shut out White Sox, 6-0  —  Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven strong innings,  —  Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the  —  Chicago White Sox 7-0 Tuesday night.  —  Williams (5-2) struck out six and walked none in his longest outing of the season.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Yoan Moncada returns from DL
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Joey Votto discusses Reds' ‘disappointing’ start to season  —  Joey Votto said in spring training he was eager for the Cincinnati Reds to get back to winning this season, but the early season results have been dominated by losing.  —  Even with a recent six-game winning streak …
Discussion: and Red Reporter
Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:   Five truths at the quarter mark of the MLB season
John Fay / USA Today:   Joey Votto says earthquake forced him out of the game: 'I'm a sensitive soul'
Eddie MatzESPN Senior / ESPN:
Bryce Harper focused on being a National, not upcoming free agency  —  WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper didn't walk out the door.  But he didn't walk into a trap either.  —  “I'm a National now,” said Harper on Tuesday afternoon, when asked about his future prior to Washington's series opener against the visiting New York Yankees.
Discussion: Bleacher Report
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Bryce Harper's love affair with his Vegas Golden Knights - and hockey - goes into overtime
John Harper / The Charlotte Observer:
A Bryce Harper-Yankees marriage seems to be a longshot, but it could come down to Stanton
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Bader sticks in right field, and Carpenter returns to first base vs. Twins  —  MINNEAPOLIS  • When considering access the designated hitter for this short, two-day cameo appearance in the Twin Cities, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny suggested he would use it as a chance to fit in all the bats …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cardinals prepping for Martinez to meet weekend start, too
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera ‘so mad’ about Robinson Canó suspension  —  Albert Pujols picked up his 3,000th hit on May 4.  Which active player will be the next one to reach the milestone?  Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit  —  CONNECT  —  Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera …
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera won't play until hamstring fully healed
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Adrian Beltre goes back on DL with hamstring injury  —  Adrian Beltre's return from the disabled list lasted just five games.  —  The  —  Texas Rangers put the third baseman back on the DL on Tuesday, two days after he aggravated his left hamstring injury.  —  Beltre landed on the DL for the fourth time in two seasons.
MRI shows Mets' Yoenis Cespedes has right hip strain  —  Yoenis Cespedes of the New York Mets underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a mild strain of his right hip, and the team has discussed with the outfielder the possibility he will be placed on the disabled list, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday.
Danny Abriano / SNY:
Mets Memories: The acquisition of Noah Syndergaard from the Blue Jays
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Associated Press:
Carpio's single leads St. Lucie to 4-3 win over Florida  —  KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Luis Carpio hit a run-scoring single in the seventh inning, leading the St. Lucie Mets to a 4-3 win over the Florida Fire Frogs in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Associated Press:   Delgado's single leads Rome to 4-3 win over Hickory
Angels tweak batting order, move up Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani  —  Shohei Ohtani is moving on up.  —  The Los Angeles Angels' two-way sensation is hitting second Tuesday night against the Houston Astros in Anaheim, the first time he's been in that spot in his career.  —  EDITOR'S PICKS
Discussion: and 12up
Associated Press:
Gamboa scores winning run, Clearwater beats Palm Beach 11-10 in walk-off finish  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Darick Hall hit a sacrifice fly and drove in Arquimedes Gamboa with the winning run in the seventh inning, as the Clearwater Threshers topped the Palm Beach Cardinals 11-10 in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Josh Land / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday vs. Phillies, plus lineups, broadcast info and more  —  Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Andrew Cashner (1-4, 4.84 ERA) vs. Phillies RHP Nick Pivetta (2-2, 4.15 ERA)  —  The Orioles beat the Rays 17-1.  (Denise Sanders, Baltimore Sun video)
Discussion: DRaysBay and Phillies Nation
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
A.J. Pollock Out Four To Eight Weeks With Fractured Thumb  —  Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock has been diagnosed with an avulsion fracture of his left thumb, the Diamondbacks announced on Tuesday.  He's expected to miss between four and eight weeks, per manager Torey Lovullo.
Associated Press:
Binghamton beats Erie 6-5 on back-to-back homers from McNeil, Alonso  —  BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff McNeil and Peter Alonso hit back-to-back home runs as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies won in dramatic fashion against the Erie SeaWolves 6-5 on Tuesday.  —  The Rumble Ponies cut the deficit …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Stephen Vogt To Undergo Shoulder Surgery  —  Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache to have another examination of his ailing shoulder and received an unfortunate but largely expected diagnosis, reports Adam McCalvy of (Twitter links).
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
Justin Turner batting third for Dodgers in return from DL  —  Justin Turner has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and is batting third for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night against the Marlins in Miami.  —  Turner has been out since March after breaking his left wrist when he was hit by a pitch.
Discussion: True Blue LA
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