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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 …
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Matthew Boyd returns to Omaha, roughed up by Kansas City Royals
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers developments: JaCoby Jones leading off, Joe Jimenez setting up
Pete Grathoff / Kansas City Star:
Here's a first look at how the stadium in Omaha looks for Royals' game Thursday
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.
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George A. King III / New York Post:
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge's returns are on horizon  —  CHICAGO — Considering how many injuries the Yankees have suffered and the number of setbacks their players have incurred while working back to the big leagues, it is never safe to say anyone is a lock to return from the injured list on an exact date.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees hope the injured Jonathan Loaisiga can provide pitching boost soon
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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 …
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Associated Press:
Dodgers outslug Cubs with 4 homers to win 7-3
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Ben Zobrist Could Return This Season
Rebekah Sanders / Arizona Republic:
Report: Diamondbacks choose architecture firm to design possible new stadium  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks have chosen an international architecture firm to design a possible replacement for Chase Field as the team decides whether to leave the 21-year-old downtown Phoenix stadium or renovate it …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Zack Greinke shuts down Nationals as Diamondbacks open series with win  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christian Walker dove to his left, snaring a hot ground ball destined for right field.  Desperately trying to feed a galloping Zack Greinke on the way to cover first base, Walker just couldn't get the ball out of his glove.
Discussion: Kansas City Star and AZ Snake Pit
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Patrick Corbin was ‘prepared’ for difficult transition from Diamondbacks to Nationals
Joon Lee / ESPN:
What's behind Xander Bogaerts' breakout season  —  BOSTON — The same story has been written about the 2019 Boston Red Sox countless times.  Inconsistency, inconsistency and inconsistency have been the buzzwords surrounding the defending World Series champions, and for much of Thursday night, things looked much the same.
Discussion: Camden Chat and Over the Monster
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals slid, slide, rally to tie game, 4-4, before rain delay  —  St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley (56) pitches during the sixth inning of a game on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  Photo by Colter Peterson, cpeterson@post-dispatch.com
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Injuries test Cardinals' pitching depth as Helsley goes on IL, Cabrera returns
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 …
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.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Padres closer Kirby Yates finds saving grace in San Diego  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kirby Yates is the surfer baseball nearly forgot.  —  Not a single team bothered to draft him 10 years ago.  And the next decade was spent sold, released, purchased, waived and traded.  He spent parts of nine years in the minor leagues.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Sampson?  The offense?  Woodward?  A look at who was most culpable Thursday in Rangers' loss  —  Chris Woodward said that he had learned a lesson or two from his first career ejection Tuesday night.  —  The first, though he didn't say it, was to never trust umpire Angel Hernandez to do the right thing.
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
'I feel like every day he impacts the game somehow, and that's pretty rare'
Eduardo A. Encina / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays game delayed after power outage at Tropicana Field  —  Electricity goes out in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Angels.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — A fallen bird's nest caused Thursday night's power outage that delayed the Rays' game against the Los Angeles Angels for 36 minutes …
Discussion: DRaysBay
Donald Duench / Toronto Sun:
On Deck: Blue Jays at Astros  —  TORONTO BLUE JAYS at HOUSTON ASTROS  —  STARTING PITCHERS  —  RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-7, 4.25 ERA) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (5-5, 3.72 ERA)  —  Cole, the master of the spin rate (an average of 2,524 rpm on his four-seamer) led MLB entering play Thursday with 13.82 strikeouts per nine innings.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Brandon Nimmo, Robinson Cano and Justin Wilson play well in rehab assignments  —  For three key players on the Mets crowded injured list, rehab is the name of the game until further notice.  —  Brandon Nimmo (neck inflammation), Robinson Cano (left quad tightness) and Justin Wilson …
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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Jed Lowrie ‘not close’ to playing games, shining light on $20 million deal that's flopping
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Mark Schmetzer / Cincinnati.com:
Top Cincinnati Reds games: No. 37 - Joey Votto's third homer a grand slam on May 13, 2012  —  Joey Votto just couldn't resist the reference.  —  The Cincinnati Reds first baseman had just completed a record-setting day at the plate, significantly brightening an otherwise dreary Great American Ball Park …
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Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
What will the Cincinnati Reds do at the Trade Deadline? It's still too early to call
Discussion: Red Reporter
Aniello Piro / Mile High Sports:
Rockies will look to re-find footing with series versus Padres  —  Matchups against divisional opponents make up close to half of the games a baseball club will play over the course of a 162-game season.  —  The Colorado Rockies are set to square off against the National League West rival San Diego Padres …
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ESPN:   Arenado in lineup day after being hit by pitch
 
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