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11:00 PM ET, June 11, 2019

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Todd Karpovich / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Means leads Orioles past Blue Jays 4-2 in series opener  —  John Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the  —  Baltimore Orioles took the series opener from the  —  Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night.  —  Means (6-4) allowed one run on four hits with three walks over five innings and lowered his ERA to 2.60.
Discussion: Camden Chat
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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 MASNsports.com).
Associated Press:
Orioles starter Alex Cobb to have season-ending hip surgery
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
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.
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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
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.”
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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
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 …
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
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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
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
Miami Marlins place Jose Urena on IL, call up pitcher obtained in Christian Yelich trade  —  More changes are coming to the Miami Marlins' starting rotation.  —  Marlins manager announced Tuesday night after the Marlins' 7-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals that starting pitcher Jose Urena …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Fish Stripes
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 …
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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.com:
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.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
First-round pick Brett Baty will visit Mets to take physical and sign deal  —  Brett Baty, the Mets' first-round draft pick last week, is ready to go pro.  —  Baty is planning to travel to New York this weekend to take his physical and sign with the Mets, his father, Clint Baty, told Newsday on Tuesday night.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Twins Sign Keoni Cavaco  —  The Twins announced Tuesday that they've signed first-round pick Keoni Cavaco.  The deal will pay Cavaco $4.05MM according to Jim Callis of MLB.com, who first reported the signing (via Twitter).  That comes in $192K under slot value for the No. 13 overall pick.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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
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
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Game 1 of the Subway Series postponed due to rain
 
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Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
How Wander Franco became MLB's next can't-miss kid
Discussion: New York Post
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs rotation has been a steadying force in climb to 1st place.  Here's a look at how all 5 starters have improved.
David Haugh / Miami Herald:
Take a bow, Cubs meatballs, you helped bring Craig Kimbrel to Chicago
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mozeliak wants to see fewer ‘five-run homers’ and more ‘team’ hitting
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Zack Godley's hot streak in relief continues in win over Phillies
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Charles Odum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Acuña hits grand slam after early fracas, Braves top Pirates
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ABC News:
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