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12:25 AM ET, May 16, 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 …
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Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB for performance-enhancing drug violation
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano's PED bust ruins his rep - and leaves Mariners with soiled, $24 million star
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:   Five truths at the quarter mark of the MLB season
Alan Saunders / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Pirates, Williams send White Sox to 12th loss in 14 games  —  Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven innings,  —  Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the  —  White Sox 7-0 Tuesday night to send Chicago to its worst start since 1948.  —  Chicago has lost eight of nine …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
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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
ESPN:
Yoan Moncada returns from DL
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Byron Buxton gives Twins much-needed jolt in 4-1 win over Cardinals  —  Byron Buxton may be playing through a hairline fracture in his left big toe, but his game-changing speed remains.  —  The fleet center fielder reminded everyone of that fact in Tuesday's pivotal seventh inning …
Discussion: Twinkie Town
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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 …
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cardinals prepping for Martinez to meet weekend start, too
Dave Hogg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers rally vs Andrew Miller for 9-8 win over Indians  —  JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and the  —  Andrew Miller during a five-run seventh inning to beat the  —  Cleveland Indians 9-8 on Tuesday night.  —  The Indians led 4-0 and 8-4 before Detroit's breakthrough seventh for its third straight win.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera won't play until hamstring fully healed
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera ‘so mad’ about Robinson Canó suspension
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.
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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
ESPN:
Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt to have season-ending shoulder surgery  —  Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt, who was close to rejoining the team after injuring his shoulder in spring training, instead will have surgery this week that will sideline the 33-year-old veteran for the season.
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Stephen Vogt To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
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.
ESPN:
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.
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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.
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Associated Press:   Delgado's single leads Rome to 4-3 win over Hickory
ESPN:
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: baseballmusings.com and 12up
Associated Press:
Joe hits walk-off single, Tulsa beats Springfield 8-7  —  TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Connor Joe hit a walk-off single, as the Tulsa Drillers beat the Springfield Cardinals 8-7 on Tuesday.  —  Zach Reks scored the game-winning run after he reached base on an error and advanced to third following singles by Luke Raley and DJ Peters.
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.
Johnny Field and / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Wendle RBI single with 2 outs in 9th lifts Rays over Royals  —  Joey Wendle singled in a run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the  —  Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.  —  Jesus Sucre led off the inning with singles against  —  Kelvin Herrera (1-1).
Discussion: DRaysBay
Paul Newberry / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cubs throw out 2 runners at home, rally to beat Braves 3-2  —  Willson Contreras threw one away, then made the tag at home plate to keep the Braves off the scoreboard in the very first inning.  —  Turns out, the Chicago catcher was just getting warmed up.  —  Contreras threw out runners …
Discussion: Talking Chop
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 …
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
 
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
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ESPN:
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