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10:05 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
Katherine Fitzgerald / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks capitalize on Chris Archer insight, roll to win despite in-game injuries  —  The Diamondbacks rolled to an 11-1 win over the Pirates Wednesday, and they got their bats going early against Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer.  —  “I think the key with Archer is when he's not commanding the baseball …
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
D-backs roll Pirates but Greinke injured
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Pirates rookie Cole Tucker's ‘12-year-old’ moment is a dream come true
Discussion: CBS Pittsburgh
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
Adam Wells / Bleacher Report:
Yankees News: Aaron Hicks to Make Season Debut vs. Orioles After Back Injury
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.
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
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
So just how far did that Tuesday homer by Rays' Avisail Garcia go?  —  The team seems pretty sure it was more than the MLB Statcast estimation of 471 feet; Morton set for Sunday start vs. Yankees.  —  MIAMI — Avisail Garcia seemed to get every bit of the Caleb Smith pitch he launched …
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Yankees rain homers on David Hess to beat Orioles, 5-3, in first game of doubleheader  —  After two wet days in the Bronx, the New York Yankees rained home runs in the opening game of their doubleheader against the Orioles.  —  In a 5-3 loss Wednesday, Orioles right-hander David Hess …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
Jorge Castillo / The Charlotte Observer:
Potent offense leads Dodgers to a victory over the Padres  —  The pitching matchup at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night was billed as a duel between aces at different stages of their careers.  Clayton Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young winner, is attempting to remain among baseball's elite with diminished stuff.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Recall Willie Calhoun, Place Elvis Andrus On Injured List
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David Wilson / Miami Herald:
How the Marlins are balancing development of hitters with just trying to win a game
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Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland Indians' Jordan Luplow spells double trouble for the Chicago White Sox
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Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:
With a hit and a RBI, Nicky Lopez's Royals debut was just like he dreamed
Mike Puma / New York Post:
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Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Forget last year's collapse and their slow start — the real Cubs are back
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Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Flaherty benefits in Cardinals' blowout win against Braves
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Steven Matz, Jason Vargas could be back in rotation this weekend
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
'He's tension-free': Kyle Hendricks' 0.36 ERA in May is a fraction of his 5.33 ERA in April
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Associated Press:
Rockies rally past Red Sox 5-4, spoil Sale's 17 K effort
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
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