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10:25 PM ET, June 11, 2019


 Top News: 
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
Rob Bradford / WEEI:
Alex Cora explains why he pitched to Nomar Mazara
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
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' injured starting pitchers set back, rotation still in flux  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ron Gardenhire pulled out a binder.  —  It was Tuesday afternoon and time for another edition of injury updates, or, as Gardenhire also referred to them as, “Down-dates.”
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers mailbag: When will Riley Greene make it to majors?
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
Associated Press:
Orioles starter Alex Cobb to have season-ending hip surgery  —  SHARE URL EMAIL FBMSNGR WHATSAPP SMS  —  BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb will have season-ending surgery on his right hip.  —  Cobb went 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA in three starts this season.
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
Arizona Sports:   Eight is great: D-backs go homer happy in win over Phillies
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Real or not? This home run thing has gotten out of hand
Bradford William Davis / New York Daily News:
Tanaka's splitter stands tall (and that's the problem)  —  Everything is coming up Tanaka right now.  Unfortunately, so is his best pitch.  —  The good news: The 30-year-old star celebrated the birth of his second child on June 7.  Then, comparatively less important (but certainly appreciated by his team) …
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
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Yes, that's Rays' Yonny Chirinos among AL pitching leaders  —  Chirinos goes into Wednesday action among AL's best at 7-2, 2.87.  Also, Wendle update, Choi success, more draft news.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Yonny Chirinos doesn't get a lot of attention.  Heck, he doesn't even get to start every game he pitches.
Bobby Nightengale /
Cincinnati Reds' Derek Dietrich looks forward to playing in Cleveland, his hometown  —  CLEVELAND - Back in his hometown during Monday's off day, Derek Dietrich visited his parents' house.  He hung out with his parents and grandmother, ate a home-cooked meal and dusted off an old VCR set.
Associated Press:
Braves recall Minter, put him back in closer's mix  —  ATLANTA — A.J. Minter is back with the Atlanta Braves after a five-week stay at Triple-A Gwinnett, getting a chance to reclaim the job he lost as closer.  —  Atlanta recalled Minter on Tuesday to add another arm to its uncertain bullpen …
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
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 …
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 …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Reds, Nick Lodolo Agree To Terms  —  The Reds have agreed to terms with first-rounder Nick Lodolo, per Jim Callis of (Twitter link).  He'll receive the full $5,432,200 that accompanies his No. 7 overall slot.  —  Lodolo is a 6'6″, 202-pound lefty out of Texas Christian University …
Discussion: Red Reporter
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 …
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
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
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