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10:20 PM ET, June 12, 2018


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Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
Gary Sanchez gets extended break in midst of biggest slump as a Yankee  —  NEW YORK - Walking into the Yankees' clubhouse on Tuesday, Gary Sanchez didn't anticipate getting another day of rest.  —  Monday was an off date following Subway Series weekend and Sanchez figured his next break …
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Jonathan Loaisiga set to make MLB debut for Yankees on Thursday  —  Jonathan Loaisiga will start on Thursday against Tampa, making his MLB debut.  —  The Yankees are high on the 23-year-old righty, who has ascended from Class-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton this season.
Coley HarveyESPN / ESPN:
Yanks turn to Jonathan Loaisiga to fill in for ailing Masahiro Tanaka  —  NEW YORK — The New York Yankees will call up Double-A right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga to replace the injured Masahiro Tanaka in their rotation.  —  Manager Aaron Boone made the announcement Tuesday …
Discussion: Associated Press
Pete Caldera / USA Today:
Could Bryce Harper be in the New York Yankees' plans?  —  NEW YORK — Hello, Bryce.  —  The Washington Nationals arrive at Yankee Stadium for a two-game series beginning tonight, and that means another chorus of a familiar question:  —  Could Harper make the Bronx his home beginning in 2019?
Matt Snyder /
MLB Tuesday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Brewers looking to figure Cubs out, Nats-Yanks in The Bronx  —  Keep it right here for all of Tuesday's MLB action  —  Tuesday brings us every team in action with 15 night games.  No day action is a bummer, but there are some juicy matchups …
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:   Steven Wright and his knuckleball could fill key role for Red Sox
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Red Sox's Mookie Betts is the top All-Star vote-getter in the AL
Discussion: Camden Chat, CBS Boston and
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox Acquire Eric Filia From Mariners
Discussion: Lookout Landing and
Logan Mullen /
Red Sox Notes: Steven Wright Making Case To Become Permanent Part Of Rotation
Katherine Fitzgerald / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates … While right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller struggled in his third rehab start on Sunday, he found some positives as he gets closer to returning to the Diamondbacks' rotation.  —  “It was hit or miss. I didn't pitch that well overall,” Miller said on Tuesday.
Jack Magruder / UPI:
Pirates, D-Backs engaged in eye-for-eye series  —  PHOENIX — Things can turn ugly when the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks play.  It happened again in the Diamondbacks' 9-5 victory Monday.  —  Pittsburgh hit three batters and Arizona hit two in the eye-for-an-eye game that the Pirates seem to believe in.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Tom Musick / UPI:
White Sox aim to halt Indians' hot streak  —  The Cleveland Indians will go for their sixth win in the past seven games when they square off against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a four-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday night.  —  Cleveland (35-29) …
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Is Lucas Giolito lucky or unlucky that the White Sox are leaving him up during their rebuild?
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:   James Shields takes the mound for the White Sox against the Indians
Bobby Nightengale /
Cincinnati Reds Notebook: Homer Bailey roughed up in rehab start; 21 draft picks sign  —  KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - Homer Bailey made his first rehab start Monday after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation and his final inning didn't go well.
Tim Heaney / ESPN:
Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday  —  Wednesday's schedule starts early at 12:10 p.m. ET with the Mets-Braves clash.  The Reds and Nationals enjoy another contest with a designated hitter in the second leg of their trips to AL parks, yet the Rangers must continue …
UPI:   Kansas City Royals return home vs. Cincinnati Reds
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
How Atlanta used its 1990s blueprint to build emergent Baby Braves  —  I WAS WATCHING the Braves play the New York Mets on my phone while cruising in mild traffic from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta to Cobb County, Georgia, home of the Braves and a fantasy world of their own creation.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
New York Mets try to turn their season around on 10-game road trip
Discussion: Talking Chop and
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Braves' Culberson is making most of recent opportunity
Toronto Sun:
Angels hope to gain ground on Mariners  —  The Los Angeles Angels can't afford to lose much more ground to the Seattle Mariners heading into the second game of their three-game series Tuesday night at Safeco Field in Seattle.  —  The Angels lost the series opener to the AL West-leading Mariners …
Alex Butler / UPI:
Mike Trout: Angels star hits 459-foot bomb vs. Mariners
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Nationals' Daniel Murphy reinstated after missing start of season  —  The Washington Nationals have reinstated second baseman Daniel Murphy, who has returned from rehab, manager Mike Rizzo announced on Tuesday.  —  Murphy, who had right knee surgery during the offseason, has missed the team's 64 games this season.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals Activate Daniel Murphy
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Mets' Syndergaard getting second opinion on finger  —  Alderson: 'We want to make sure the next the right one"  —  Mets GM Sandy Alderson said RHP Noah Syndergaard will receive a second opinion on his right index finger Tuesday afternoon.  —  Alderson made sure to note …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Bucky Dent / UPI:
Hot-hitting Martinez to lead Cardinals vs. Padres  —  Few hitters in baseball are hotter than Jose Martinez over the last nine games.  —  The San Diego Padres found out the hard way Monday night when Martinez went 3 for 4 and homered for the fifth time in five games, a two-run blast that gave …
Warren Mayes / Associated Press:
Cardinals power their way to 5-2 win over Padres with 3 HRs
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
Associated Press:
‘All the Way’ and ‘Go Cubs, Go’ to be included with Cubs tickets  —  CHICAGO — Eddie Vedder's support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong.  —  The Pearl Jam frontman's new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy tickets to the July 6 Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field.
Steve Schuster / Toronto Sun:
Goldeyes shuffle roster, acquire former big-leaguer Sappelt  —  The Goldeyes made several roster additions prior to Tuesday night's game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.  —  Winnipeg landed former MLB outfielder Dave Sappelt, as well as seasoned infielders Tucker Nathans and Eric Aguilera.
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
5 things to know about Braves' six-game homestand  —  The Braves returned home Monday after leaving California with a 2-4 trip.  —  They face two lowly opponents, the struggling Mets for two games and the last-place Padres for four this week; though the Padres have played better of late …
Phil Thompson / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs wives lose softball showdown with Brewers but win for RBI charity  —  Wives and girlfriends of Cubs players and coaches participate in the Brewers-Cubs Wives Softball Challenge at Helfaer Field on the grounds of Miller Park on June 12, 2018, in Milwaukee.  (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' starting rotation could be back to normal before July  —  Left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano said he was pleased with how he threw in a simulated game at Comerica Park on Tuesday afternoon and could be heading for a rehab start this weekend with Triple-A Toledo.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Promote David Fletcher  —  The Angels have called up infield prospect David Fletcher, officially selecting his contract from Triple-A Salt Lake, the team announced.  To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Angels moved Blake Wood from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.
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