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11:15 PM ET, June 12, 2018


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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?
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
Coley HarveyESPN / ESPN:
Yanks turn to Jonathan Loaisiga to fill in for ailing Masahiro Tanaka
Discussion: Associated Press
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Jonathan Loaisiga set to make MLB debut for Yankees on Thursday
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates … The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't hiding the fact that right-hander Joe Musgrove intentionally plunked Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Owings on Monday night.  Are we in store for yet another hit-by-pitch feud between the two clubs?
Discussion: Deadspin
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
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
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox Acquire Eric Filia From Mariners
Discussion: Lookout Landing and
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
David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:
Steven Wright and his knuckleball could fill key role for Red Sox
Discussion: Over the Monster and
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Markakis, Braves react to huge support they're getting in All-Star voting  —  He has the sixth-most career hits among current major leaguers, the eighth-most walks, two Gold Gloves, and is arguably the active leader in stony-faced stares regardless of whether he just got hit by a pitch or hit a home run.
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
How Atlanta used its 1990s blueprint to build emergent Baby Braves
Discussion: Talking Chop
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
New York Mets try to turn their season around on 10-game road trip
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Braves' Culberson is making most of recent opportunity
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:   James Shields takes the mound for the White Sox against the Indians
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Is Lucas Giolito lucky or unlucky that the White Sox are leaving him up during their rebuild?
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Foltynewicz exits early due to triceps tightness  —  Braves' emerging ace Mike Foltynewicz left Tuesday night's game against the game with right triceps tightness after five scoreless innings after working five scoreless against the Mets.  —  Foltnewycz, who allowed just two hits and no walks …
Discussion: Talking Chop and Amazin' Avenue
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
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs encouraged after Yu Darvish throws bullpen session  —  Cubs President Theo Epstein discusses Yu Darvish's bullpen session on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  After missing the entire 2015 season because of Tommy John surgery …
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Marlins' Richards beats Giants for first win  —  Rookie right-hander Trevor Richards won his first major-league game, leading the  —  San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.  —  Making his seventh major-league start, Richards (1-3) overcame a wild start but allowed just two hits …
Mark Didtler / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
6 Rays' pitchers combine for 5-hitter, beat Blue Jays 4-1  —  Wilson Ramos homered, six Tampa Bay relievers combined for a five-hitter and the  —  Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.  —  With right-handers  —  Chris Archer and Jake Faria on the disabled list, Tampa Bay is using relievers …
Discussion: DRaysBay and Bluebird Banter
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.
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.
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.
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