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5:30 PM ET, July 14, 2019


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O's deal Cashner to Red Sox for two prospects  —  MLB, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles  —  The Boston Red Sox have acquired right-hander Andrew Cashner from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero, the teams announced Saturday.
John Tomase / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Andrew Cashner won't make a difference for Red Sox if Chris Sale continues looking lost  —  Red Sox finally addressed their fifth starter problem on Saturday by  —  Andrew Cashner from the Orioles, but it's not going to mean anything if he keeps out-pitching  —  Chris Sale.
Discussion: and Over the Monster
Ashley Varela / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:   Red Sox acquire Andrew Cashner from Orioles
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards' Hall of Famer Gibson being treated for pancreatic cancer  —  The Cardinals' Hall of Fame family has taken a hit in the last few years with the death of Stan Musial in 2013, Red Schoendienst last year and the varied health struggles of Lou Brock.  On Saturday, Hall of Fame righthander Bob Gibson …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and KMOV-TV
HOFer Bob Gibson says he has pancreatic cancer  —  Hall of Fame right-hander Bob Gibson, who won the Cy Young and National League MVP awards in 1968, sent a letter to living Hall of Famers informing them he is battling pancreatic cancer.  —  Gibson, widely considered one of the greatest pitchers …
TC Zencka / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays Activate Ji-Man Choi, Option Ian Gibaut  —  The Tampa Bay Rays activated first baseman Ji-Man Choi ahead of today's action, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter).  Ian Gibaut has been optioned back to Durham.  —  Choi missed the minimum ten games for a sprained left ankle.
Ty Bradley / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays, Rangers Swap Nick Solak, Peter Fairbanks
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and DRaysBay
David Ginsburg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Pham, Lowe HRs help Rays and Chirinos beat Orioles 16-4
Discussion: Camden Chat and DRaysBay
Kepler homers in 5 straight at-bats vs. Bauer  —  MLB, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians  —  CLEVELAND — Max Kepler has Trevor Bauer's number.  —  Kepler connected for home runs his first two times up Saturday night against Cleveland's hard-throwing starter, giving the Minnesota outfielder five homers …
George Miller / MLB Trade Rumors:
Athletics Acquire Homer Bailey  —  The Oakland Athletics have closed on a deal to acquire Kansas City's Homer Bailey, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.  Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported (via Twitter) that a trade was imminent.  The Royals will receive minor-league infielder Kevin Merrell …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Marcus Stroman will get his shot to show off at Yankee Stadium  —  Marcus Stroman said everything he could last month to make it clear that he'd be overjoyed if the Yankees traded for him before this month's deadline.  Sunday, the Blue Jay righthander gets a chance to show why they should.
Rob Maaddi / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Soto's homer in 9th lifts Nationals over Phillies 4-3  —  Juan Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer off closer  —  Hector Neris with two outs in the ninth and the  —  Washington Nationals rallied for a 4-3 win over the  —  Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.  —  Neris (1-4) retired the first two batters before
Joe Totoraitis / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Gamel's RBI double in 9th lifts Brewers past Giants 5-4  —  Ben Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in  —  Ryan Braun with the winning run and the  —  San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday night.  —  Braun led off the inning against  —  Brandon Crawford's fielding error.
Stephen Hawkins / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row  —  George Springer scored the go-ahead run from first base on  —  Jose Altuve's two-out double in the 11th inning and the AL West-leading  —  Texas Rangers 7-6 on Saturday night after dropping the first two games in the series.
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Nats' Scherzer put on injured list with back strain  —  The Washington Nationals have placed ace Max Scherzer on the injured list with a mid-back strain, the team announced Saturday.  —  The move is retroactive to July 10, meaning Scherzer, who had experienced soreness in his middle …
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Associated Press:
Leonys Martin signs 1-year deal to play in Japan  —  TOKYO — Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has signed a one-year deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League.  —  Martin, who overcame a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer, was designated for assignment last month by the Indians.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Dave Skretta / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
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