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10:55 PM ET, June 14, 2019


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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Masahiro Tanaka start pushed back, James Paxton to pitch Sunday  —  CHICAGO — The Yankees are pushing back Masahiro Tanaka from his next scheduled start.  The right-hander, who is listed as the Yankees starter for the series finale here against the White Sox on Sunday, will instead pitch the opener in the Bronx against the Rays.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have one last hurdle to clear before return  —  CHICAGO — Friday night, while the Yankees were trying to rebound from Thursday night's loss to the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, the heart of their lineup was 782 miles southeast in Durham, North Carolina.
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Yanks' Stanton, Judge enter final phase of rehab  —  CHICAGO — The New York Yankees' biggest reinforcements are almost back.  —  Injured sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are beginning the last phase of their respective rehab assignments this weekend, the team announced Friday.
George A. King III / New York Post:
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge's returns are on horizon
Carlos Monarrez / Detroit Free Press:
Miggy homers, but Tigers get crushed in 13-4 loss to Indians  —  For a minute on Friday, it looked like the old Tigers.  —  You know, the way, way, way back Tigers that had the fearsome power of Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez at their disposal.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers awaiting further updates on Casey Mize injury  —  Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire is not too worried with the health of Tigers No. 1 prospect Casey Mize.  —  Mize, who is ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect by Baseball America, left his start Thursday with Double-A Erie in Reading …
Greg Levinsky / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Austin Adams faces Indians after 8 years in organization  —  The Tigers introduce Riley Greene, an outfielder from Oviedo, Fla. who was the 5th overall pick in MLB draft.  Filmed June 7, 2019 at Comerica Park.  —  CONNECT  —  Look for Austin Adams as the official Detroit …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Matthew Boyd returns to Omaha, roughed up by Kansas City Royals
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly to receive more starts in wake of Alex Avila injury  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carson Kelly is expected to receive more playing time behind the plate with Alex Avila being transferred to the 10-day injured list, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said on Friday.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Rebekah Sanders / Arizona Republic:
Report: Diamondbacks choose architecture firm to design possible new stadium
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Zack Greinke shuts down Nationals as Diamondbacks open series with win
Discussion: Kansas City Star and AZ Snake Pit
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Patrick Corbin was ‘prepared’ for difficult transition from Diamondbacks to Nationals
Jorge Castillo / The Charlotte Observer:
Dodgers snap out of slumber, roll past Cubs  —  LOS ANGELES-When David Freese stepped into the batter's box to face Jon Lester in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, the signs of life from the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense were faint.  Lester had limited the Dodgers …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Associated Press:
Dodgers outslug Cubs with 4 homers to win 7-3
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Ben Zobrist Could Return This Season
Mark Schmetzer /
Cincinnati Reds notes: Club no longer last in NL Central, thanks to Pittsburgh Pirates  —  After spending most of the past six seasons in last place, including 58 consecutive days this year, the Cincinnati Reds woke up on Thursday morning and found themselves in an unusual-for-them position.
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Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
Mariners demoted top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield to Class AA Arkansas  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — The Mariners simply couldn't let Justus Sheffield continue the path that he was on with Class AAA Tacoma.  It wasn't working for their top pitching prospect and sending him to the mound every fifth …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Chris Cotillo / Union-News:
How Dave Dombrowski, Boston Red Sox will approach trade deadline after uneven start  —  BOSTON — With less than two months to go before the July 31 trade deadline, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is in an unforeseen predicament.  His team, which went largely unchanged …
Joon Lee / ESPN:
What's behind Xander Bogaerts' breakout season
Discussion: Camden Chat and Over the Monster
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
The injuries keep coming to the Miami Marlins.  Here's the latest.  —  The workhorse of the Miami Marlins' starting rotation has been shut down.  —  The Marlins announced Friday ahead of their three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates that Jose Urena, the team's Opening Day starter …
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Joey Gallo has a target date for his return to Rangers  —  Joey Gallo hopes to start a rehab assignment next week in Arizona.  —  Gallo, who went on the injured list with a left oblique strain on June 2, has been throwing and swinging the past four days.  —  He was hoping to start taking …
Ryan Kolakowski / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays vs. Angels lineups, Wendle returns  —  Joey Wendle returns to the lineup for game two of the Rays series against the Angels.  —  Second baseman Joey Wendle makes his return to the lineup after a long stint on the injured list.  Wendle, 29, went down with a fractured right wrist on April 24.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Royals Option Ryan O'Hearn, Recall Jorge Bonifacio  —  The Royals announced today that they have optioned first baseman Ryan O'Hearn.  He'll be replaced on the active roster by outfielder Jorge Bonifacio.  —  It's a somewhat disappointing moment for an organization that needs all the bright spots it can get.
Discussion: Royals Review
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Injuries test Cardinals' pitching depth as Helsley goes on IL, Cabrera returns  —  NEW YORK — As they entered spring training, the Cardinals trumpeted the quantity of pitching options they had available for the major-league staff and from that wanted to create flexibility.  —  Both have been tested in recent weeks.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals slid, slide, rally to tie game, 4-4, before rain delay
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