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Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo defends Bryce Harper, calls anonymous exec ‘chicken’ and ‘gutless’  —  Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has been a lightening rod for criticism since the day he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2009 and was touted as 'Baseball's Chosen One' at age of 16.
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
With Donald Trump in his corner, Diamondbacks' Clay Buchholz back to his old ways  —  PHOENIX — Clay Buchholz, talking quietly about his friend in the Arizona Diamondbacks clubhouse, slowly raises his index finger to his mouth, and in a soft whisper, says, “Shhh!”
Discussion: NESN.com
Jeff Seidel / UPI:
Boston Red Sox look to complete sweep of Baltimore Orioles  —  BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox will try to complete a three-game sweep of the slumping Baltimore Orioles when the two teams meet for a Wednesday matinee at Oriole Park.  —  Boston (46-22) won the first two games of the series, including Tuesday's 6-4 victory.
Eduardo A. Encina / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles rookie David Hess schooled by Red Sox in 6-4 loss
Associated Press:
Trout hits 2 HRs again, Mariners belt 4 in win vs Angels  —  SEATTLE (AP) - Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the first-place Seattle Mariners shook off two homers by Mike Trout for the second consecutive night, beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Tuesday.
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Gene Warnick / UPI:   Los Angeles Angels' hot Mike Trout tries to prevent sweep by Seattle Mariners
Alex Butler / UPI:   Mike Trout: Angels star robs Nelson Cruz, hits two bombs
Collin Whitchurch / Baseball Prospectus:
What You Need To Know: Who's In First?  —  Tuesday Takeaway
Discussion: The Comeback and DRaysBay
Justin Tasch / New York Daily News:
Gleyber Torres continues to bat ninth for Yankees despite excellent offensive production  —  Wednesday marked Gleyber Torres' 43rd start as a major-leaguer and the 35th time he was slotted in the No. 9 spot in the Yankees' batting order.  —  The 21-year-old rookie continues to hit last despite …
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Coley HarveyESPN / ESPN:
Will taking a seat bust Gary Sanchez's slump?
Discussion: Associated Press
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   The state of the Yankees after their win over Nationals
Dana Gauruder / UPI:
Detroit Tigers move on without Miguel Cabrera vs. Minnesota Twins  —  Miguel Cabrera's season is over.  The Detroit Tigers will have to try to get through the next 94 games without their veteran slugger, starting on Wednesday.  —  Cabrera suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon while taking …
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George Sipple / USA Today:
Miguel Cabrera will miss rest of season with biceps tendon rupture
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Braves rookie Soroka handcuffs Mets  —  Mike Soroka came off the disabled list and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning to help the  —  New York Mets 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at SunTrust Park.  —  Soroka (2-1) had been sidelined for a month due to a sore right shoulder.
Discussion: Talking Chop
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Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Mets lose to Braves and may force Sandy Alderson to make difficult trades
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Foltynewicz exits early due to triceps tightness
Discussion: Talking Chop and Amazin' Avenue
Toronto Sun:
Dodgers aim to continue hot streak against Rangers  —  LOS ANGELES — Once unable to win a series no matter what they did, the Los Angeles Dodgers are a game away from taking seven of their last eight series.  —  And regardless of what happens Wednesday, in the second game of a brief …
Discussion: True Blue LA
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Andy McCullough / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers place rookie Walker Buehler on disabled list with microfractured rib
Discussion: DodgerBlue.com
Beth Harris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers batter Colon for 8 runs in 12-5 win over Rangers
Discussion: True Blue LA
Associated Press:
Gattis drives in 5 as Astros beat A's for 6th straight win  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After Houston fell into a quick one-run hole, Evan Gattis appreciated how the Astros came right back swinging.  —  Fences-clearing swings.  —  “It's like let 'em know we're here, you know?” he said.
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Baltimore Sun:   A.J. Hinch adds former Oriole, retired Astros first base coach Rich Dauer to AL All-Star staff
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Baltimore bar offering free shots when slumping Chris Davis records a hit  —  Looking to drink those sorrows away Orioles fans?  —  At 19-47 — the worst record in baseball — a bar in Baltimore is offering free shots for whenever Chris Davis gets a hit.  —  Now before fans begin flocking …
David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:
He's on pace to do what!?  Big surprises on MLB leaderboards  —  MLB leaderboards are a fascinating thing this time of year.  It's too late to completely write off anything surprising as a small-sample-size fluke, but also too early to believe something will hold up just because it's happening now.
ESPN:
Star-studded roundtable: Revisiting award predictions and more  —  The first All-Star voting results came out this week, and we've got just about a month to go before the game's brightest stars shine at the Midsummer Classic, so it's a great time to focus on the individual achievements of the season to date.
Matt Breen / Philly.com:
A frustrated Odubel Herrera isn't sure what's wrong  —  Gabe Kapler has watched each of Odubel Herrera's at-bats this season from his dugout perch just 30 feet from home plate and is pretty sure he knows why Herrera has fallen into a month-long slump.  —  “I'm very confident it's a timing thing,” Kapler said.
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Jays considering ‘all of our alternatives’ ahead of trade deadline  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It has come to that point of the season where Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins must carefully balance his outlook between optimist and realist.  —  Fortunately (or unfortunately) …
Tommy Birch / Des Moines Register:
Iowa native Colin Rea trying to prove to Padres he belongs in big leagues again  —  Even Colin Rea wondered if he'd ever be the same.  —  When the Iowa native struggled to recover from some of his bullpen sessions in spring training, Rea would sometimes worry that all the injuries he'd suffered …
Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
Hooks players Cesar, Jones, Straw named starters in 2018 Texas League All-Star Game  —  Seven players from the Hooks were chosen for the 82nd Texas League All-Star Game, the team announced on Wednesday.  —  Hooks players named to the South All-Stars were first baseman Taylor Jones …
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
NY Met's Noah Syndergaard will remain sidelined while right index finger strain  —  Mets manager Mickey Callaway provides an about about Noah Syndergaard Matt Ehalt, Staff Writer, @MattEhalt  —  ATLANTA — There is no timetable for when Noah Syndergaard may return from the disabled list …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mets Claim Chris Beck  —  The Mets have claimed righty Chris Beck off waivers from the White Sox, per club announcements.  The 27-year-old had been designated for assignment by the Chicago organization.  —  Beck came up as a starter but has mostly worked in a relief role in recent years.
Craig Davis / Baltimore Sun:
Trevor Richards notches first big-league win as Marlins down Giants again  —  Sun Sentinel  —  Trevor Richards had pitched well enough to earn his first big league win on two occasions.  —  The Marlins rookie even outdueled Clayton Kershaw in one game in Los Angeles while striking out 10, though he didn't figure in the decision.
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UPI:   Suarez gets nod for Giants in return to Miami
 
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Tony Andracki / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
There's no way the Cubs can take Mike Montgomery out of the rotation
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
White Sox Place Nate Jones On 10-Day DL
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Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Rangers to promote Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez
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Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves' draft marks first step in replenishing post-penalized farm system
Scott Lauber / Philly.com:
Phillies prospect Jhailyn Ortiz turns on the power after difficult start
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David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Rick Renteria's umpire gripe only makes it tougher for Yoan Moncada
Bucky Dent / UPI:
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals face off with struggling pitchers
Steve Rosenbloom / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Tyler Chatwood shows the Cubs a whole new side of bad baseball
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Designate Luke Jackson
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Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Mets need reliever Paul Sewald to return to form— quickly
 

 
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