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7:30 PM ET, June 11, 2019


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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Jon Daniels: 'You've got to be open-minded to way the club's played and respect that'  —  Now that the draft is over, it's vacation time for the Daniels family.  —  The gang is all here, with non-baseball adventures ahead once the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox finish up at Fenway Park on Thursday.
Evan Grant / Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News:
Comeback kids: Rangers begin crucial stretch with extra innings win over Red Sox  —  BOSTON - In a place where they hadn't won in three years, facing a pitcher that has annually dominated, this is what the Rangers did on Monday night:  —  Fell down by two runs two batters into the game.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
‘Oh my gosh, that was a huge win for our ballclub.’ Here's what may be bigger for Rangers
Evan Grant / Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News:
With Drew Smyly's status up in the air, who could possibly replace him in the starting rotation?
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Jeremy Cluff / Arizona Republic:
Adam Jones trade rumors: Diamondbacks outfielder linked to Phillies in MLB trade rumors  —  Several Arizona Diamondbacks players are seeing their name come up in speculation and chatter before the MLB trade deadline.  —  Adam Jones is among them.  —  The outfielder, who is hitting .276 …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and The Good Phight
Arizona Sports:   Eight is great: D-backs go homer happy in win over Phillies
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Zack Godley's hot streak in relief continues in win over Phillies
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Real or not? This home run thing has gotten out of hand
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Diamondbacks hit franchise-record seven home runs against Phillies
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
An analytical look into Miami Marlins rookie Harold Ramirez's first 25 MLB games  —  Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly wasn't overly concerned as one his top hitters went through the first slump of his MLB career.  —  Rookie outfielder Harold Ramirez had gone without a hit for three consecutive games …
Associated Press:
Marlins send Giants to 6th consecutive loss, 11-3
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers mailbag: When will Riley Greene make it to majors?  —  Free Press sports writer Anthony Fenech answers more of your questions in this week's Detroit Tigers mailbag, part II (read part I).  —  When will we see Daz Cameron and Riley Greene?  —  You'll see Daz Cameron this season …
Discussion: Royals Review
Gregory Levinsky / Detroit Free Press:   Doug Mientkiewicz keying the Detroit Tigers rebuild? Just ask the Twins
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Alex Cobb To Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery  —  Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to season-ending hip surgery, general manager Mike Elias announced to reporters Tuesday (Twitter links via Roch Kubatko of
Bradford William Davis / New York Daily News:
Yankees, Mets penny wise and pound foolish to give up on Keuchel, Kimbrel  —  Need is a relative term.  —  The Yankees don't need Dallas Keuchel to cruise towards their fourth playoff appearance in five years, and the Mets don't need Craig Kimbrel to finish their games …
Discussion: Bleacher Report
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Game 1 of the Subway Series postponed due to rain
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Aaron Judge could return before London Series against Red Sox
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
How Trout and Bellinger are bucking the strikeout trend  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Strikeouts are up, again, for the 14th consecutive year, but there are potential signs of a subtle shift beginning to take place, evident at the sport's highest levels.  —  Monday's Freeway Series opener between …
Matthew Moreno / Dodger Blue:
2019 MLB All-Star Game Voting: Cody Bellinger Leads All Players In First National League Update; Justin Turner, Corey Seager & Joc Pederson Among Dodgers In Top 10  —  Commissioner Rob Manfred Believes MLB Has ‘Struck The Balance’ With Netting In Stadiums But Will Evaluate Potential Extensions In Wake Of Fan Safety Concerns
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and Carlos Gomez reflect on David Ortiz's shooting  —  Robinson Cano stood solemnly at his locker to discuss the physical condition of a prominent opponent, but more importantly, a dear friend.  —  Red Sox legend and slugger David Ortiz sustained a gunshot wound late Sunday night …
Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:
Mike Clevinger working toward Indians' return, set to make rehab start for Akron RubberDucks tonight  —  The comeback is on for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger, as he is set for a rehab start with the Akron RubberDucks tonight.  —  CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians starting …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
How Wander Franco became MLB's next can't-miss kid  —  BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Wander Franco, who at 18 years old is already the best prospect in baseball, strode into a suite at Bowling Green Ballpark.  Franco smiled, which he does often, and the sunlight beaming into the room reflected off his braces.
Discussion: New York Post
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mozeliak wants to see fewer ‘five-run homers’ and more ‘team’ hitting  —  MIAMI — The theories as to what's wrong with the Cardinals' offense lately are about as many as the number of players who are under their career norms, which is pretty much everyone but Paul DeJong, Marcell Ozuna and injured Yadier Molina.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Wacha, rescued from bullpen, stifles Marlins for six innings in 4-1 Cards win
Cesar Brioso / USA Today:
You're wearing that?  Images of the ugliest MLB uniforms in history  —  Remember that questionable “Turn Ahead the Clock” uniform promotion MLB unleashed in 1999?  —  Y2K computer hysteria was in the air as the millennium approached and baseball wanted to give fans a glimpse of what the game might look like in the 21st century.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Five eye-opening stats that illustrate how good five potential Milwaukee Brewers all-stars have been  —  Mike Moustakas and Christian Yelich have combined to form one of the best 1-2 punches in the major leagues  —  At 38-28, the Milwaukee Brewers have reached their high water mark for the season, 10 games over .500.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
MLB needs to improve competitive balance; Keuchel's contract history; the Cards are falling; more notes  —  Officials from baseball and the players' union are expected to begin discussions on economic issues within the next two weeks, according to major-league sources.
Discussion: Sporting News and MLB Trade Rumors
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Rob Bradford / WEEI:
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David Haugh / Miami Herald:
Take a bow, Cubs meatballs, you helped bring Craig Kimbrel to Chicago
Charles Odum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
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