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12:35 AM ET, July 13, 2019


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Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Dwight Gooden Arrested on Drug Charges in New Jersey  —  Dwight Gooden, the former standout pitcher for the Mets and Yankees, was arrested last month in New Jersey and charged with cocaine possession and driving under the influence.  —  The police in Holmdel, a township in Monmouth County …
Lia Eustachewich / New York Post:
Dwight Gooden arrested for cocaine possession in New Jersey  —  Troubled Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was busted last month in New Jersey for possession of cocaine and driving under the influence, The Post has learned.  —  The retired pitcher, best known as “Doc,” was arrested June 7 by Holmdel police …
David Ginsburg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Pham, Lowe HRs help Rays and Chirinos beat Orioles 16-4  —  BALTIMORE (AP) — Tampa Bay emerged from the All-Star break by scoring seven runs in the first inning, and the Rays got homers from  —  Tommy Pham and Nate Lowe in a 16-4 rout of the error-prone  —  Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Fred Goodall / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Young Rays confident they can stay in AL playoff chase
Discussion: DRaysBay
Steve Simmons / Toronto Sun:
Encarnacion praises Vladdy Jr. then shows him how it's done  —  NEW YORK — Edwin Encarnacion is often a man of few words but he needed just one to describe what it was for him to watch Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the Home Run Derby on Tuesday night in Cleveland.  —  And then he couldn't help himself.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Indians Acquire Phil Maton From Padres  —  The Indians have acquired righty Phil Maton from the Padres, per a club announcement.  International bonus poll space is headed to San Diego in the deal.  —  In other moves, the Friars announced that that they have selected the contract of righty Andres Munoz.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Brodie Van Wagenen admits Mets are underdogs with low expectations for rest of year  —  MIAMI — Brodie Van Wagenen came out of hiding to discuss the state of his embattled team on Friday afternoon in the humid visitors dugout of Marlins Park.  —  For weeks, the general manager dodged questions surrounding …
Matt Carlson / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cubs edge Pirates 4-3 on Heyward's hit, Bryant's baserunning  —  Jason Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the  —  Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star break.  —  Kris Bryant set up Heyward's winning hit with a one-out walk off Jason Crick (3-5).
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mets Designate Wilmer Font  —  The Mets have designated right-hander Wilmer Font for assignment, Tim Healey of Newsday reports (Twitter link).  He'll be replaced on the active roster by fellow hurler Chris Mazza.  —  Font was utilized initially as a starter and then in a multi-inning capacity …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Zack Cozart To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery  —  6:05pm: GM Billy Eppler says that Cozart will not return to action this year, as J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group was among those to tweet.  The club is reinstating backstop Kevan Smith from the IL to take the place of injured catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Chris McCosky / Detroit News:
Second half: Tigers trust darkest hour is right before the dawn  —  Kansas City, Mo. — Don't think it can't get any worse.  Because it can.  Of course it can.  —  The Tigers limped into the break, pun intended, with eight players still on the injured list, including four starting pitchers …
Chris Cotillo / Union-News:
Mitch Moreland injury: Boston Red Sox first baseman starts rehab assignment  —  Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday night, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the designated hitter.  —  Moreland hadn't seen game action since June 7 …
Dodgers get even stronger as Seager returns  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers, with the best record in baseball at 60-32, will be getting even stronger when the second half of the season begins.  —  They activated shortstop Corey Seager, out since June 12 with a hamstring strain …
Discussion: True Blue LA
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