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9:15 PM ET, May 15, 2019


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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
How the Detroit Tigers will deal with their shortage of starting pitchers  —  Of all the things that Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said after Tuesday night's loss to the Astros, it was what he said last that is most indicative of the team's starting pitching crisis.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Is Miguel Cabrera scared to face ‘best friend’ Justin Verlander?  —  It's the matchup everyone wants to see - former teammates and future Hall of Famers, once co-faces of the Detroit Tigers franchise - but Miguel Cabrera's health hasn't allowed it to happen.  —  Which begs the question: Is Cabrera scared to face Justin Verlander?
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (knee) to miss facing Justin Verlander again
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
How Detroit Tigers prospect Jake Rogers fixed his swing, and now is in Toledo
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Greinke exits in eighth with abdominal tightness  —  Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke was removed in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates with abdominal tightness.  He is scheduled for an MRI on Friday, manager Torey Lovullo said after the game.
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
D-backs roll Pirates but Greinke injured  —  Zack Greinke pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings before leaving with abdominal tightness as the Arizona Diamondbacks cruised past the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix.  —  Greinke (6-1) efficiently worked his way through the Pittsburgh lineup …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Pirates rookie Cole Tucker's ‘12-year-old’ moment is a dream come true
Discussion: CBS Pittsburgh
Rusty Simmons / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants beat Toronto in Shaun Anderson's MLB debut  —  In an interesting riff on pitching future vs. pitching past, Shaun Anderson made his big-league debut Wednesday afternoon against Edwin Jackson, who was starting for his major league-record 14th team.  —  The young guy's team won.
Katie Woo / Mercury News:
Giants' rookie gets a battery-mate boost — and Garcia even helps him with bat  —  Aramis Garcia has caught the bulk of Anderson's starts for Triple-A Sacramento and was behind the dish Wednesday at Oracle Park  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As Shaun Anderson made his Major League debut Wednesday …
Dan Martin / New York Post:
Yankees' Miguel Andujar could elect to have season-ending surgery  —  The Yankees have lived without the version of Miguel Andujar they came to depend upon a year ago, as the third baseman has been unable to produce since returning from a torn labrum.  —  They soon may be without him at all the rest of the season.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Switch-hitting Kendrys Morales gives much needed balance to Yankees' lineup
Associated Press:
Garver homers, hurts ankle in Twins' 4-3 win over Angels  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver demonstrated his value to the Minnesota Twins again Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.  Now, Minnesota is hoping it hasn't lost its surprisingly productive catcher for an extended period.
ESPN:   Twins' Sano set for debut as Garver heads to IL
Scott Hanson / Miami Herald:
Mariners come up all aces against A's for two-game sweep  —  The Seattle Mariners seem to have found the cure for what has ailed them the past few weeks:  —  Playing the Oakland A's.  —  For the second time this season, the Mariners swept the Athletics in a two-game series …
Associated Press:
Mariners belt 3 homers, beat Athletics 4-3
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Yahoo Canada / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays revisit historic 2015 trade deadline with latest addition  —  The days leading up to 2015 trade deadline were pivotal in Blue Jays history, as the club added Troy Tulowitzki and David Price to put themselves in position to break a 22-year playoff drought.
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Claim Jimmy Cordero
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:
Astros insider: Aledmys Diaz getting it done at plate, in field  —  DETROIT — More than a month ago, when this Astros season was in its infancy and sample sizes were too minuscule to matter, concern surrounded the start of Aledmys Diaz.  —  In his first two starts with his new club …
Houston Chronicle:   Astros' offensive onslaught too much in win over Tigers
Cubs' Zobrist remains on leave amid divorce  —  Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist remains on a personal leave of absence from the team, and court documents filed in Chicago indicate he is getting divorced.  —  According to the documents, his wife, Julianna, is listed as the plaintiff.
Tim Heaney / ESPN:
Fantasy baseball: Which red-hot hitters have staying power?  —  Eric Karabell recently broke down what's gotten into Hunter Pence over on ESPN+, which got me thinking about several more out-of-nowhere hitters who've exceeded expectations early this season.  —  You may want to shout …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
James Paxton could return to Yankees soon  —  James Paxton woke up feeling good Wednesday morning and the Yankees let out a collective sigh of relief.  The lefty had reported feeling “something,” in his left knee on Tuesday, when he threw his first bullpen since going on the injured list …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Designate Jesse Biddle For Assignment  —  The Braves announced that they've designated left-hander Jesse Biddle for assignment on Wednesday and placed center fielder Ender Inciarte on the 10-day injured list due to a lumbar strain.  Biddle's 40-man roster spot will go to top prospect Austin Riley …
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:
Lawmaker calls on MLB to change rain delay rules  —  Brooklyn councilman Justin Brannan wrote to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, lobbying for a new policy that would make baseball rain delays more fair to fans.  —  Brannan proposed that “all MLB games should start within …
Adam Wells / Bleacher Report:
Yankees News: Aaron Hicks to Make Season Debut vs. Orioles After Back Injury  —  The New York Yankees are slowly getting back to full strength with Aaron Hicks set to make his season debut Wednesday night.  —  Per The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Hicks …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Forget last year's collapse and their slow start — the real Cubs are back  —  CINCINNATI — The season began with a tease.  It wasn't the way the Chicago Cubs drew it up after a dismal finish to 2018, as they opened 2019 in about the same manner.  Actually, they lost games on the mound …
Discussion: Red Reporter
David Wilson / Miami Herald:
How the Marlins are balancing development of hitters with just trying to win a game  —  Through two games, the Harold Ramirez experience is off to a promising start for the Miami Marlins, with the outfielder 2 of 7 in his first two games in the majors.  Through 40 games, the almost-everyday …
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Associated Press:
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