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5:20 PM ET, July 16, 2019


 Top News: 
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Acquire Martin Maldonado For Mike Montgomery  —  The Cubs have acquired catcher Martin Maldonado from the Royals, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets.  Left-hander Mike Montgomery's going to Kansas City in the swap, Mark Feinsand of reports.  The teams have confirmed the trade.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Cubs acquire catcher Maldonado from Royals  —  The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Martin Maldonado for left-hander Mike Montgomery, the reliever who secured the last out of the Cubs' 2016 World Series championship season, in a deal with the Kansas City Royals, the teams announced Monday.
Discussion: Red Reporter
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Royals “Close” To Trading Martin Maldonado
Associated Press:
Rays Defeat the Yankees With 3 Homers From Travis d'Arnaud  —  Travis d'Arnaud hit three home runs, including a startling three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays came back to beat the Yankees, 5-4, on Monday night.
Avery Yang / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
D'Arnaud 3 HRs, 3-run drive in 9th lifts Rays over Yanks 5-4
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and DRaysBay
Eddie Matz / ESPN:
Rays lose combined perfect game bid in 9th
Discussion: DRaysBay and Pinstripe Alley
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Schoenfield's take: Rays just miss perfection, but can they reach October?
Discussion: DRaysBay
Rob Maaddi / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cody Bellinger hits 2 homers, Dodgers rout Phillies 16-2  —  Cody Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers,  —  Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading  —  Philadelphia Phillies 16-2 on Monday night.  —  Bellinger passed reigning NL MVP
ESPN:   Dodgers' Taylor (broken forearm) on 10-day IL
Dennis Georgatos /
Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2  —  DENVER (AP) With nearly every swing, Brandon Crawford's day at the plate got better and better.  —  Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season high …
Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Braves place Max Fried on injured list with blister  —  The Braves have placed starter Max Friend on the 10-day injured list with an index finger blister.  —  Fried was sharp last night, tossing five shutout innings, but he developed a blister and was lifted before it got too bad.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays designate Edwin Jackson for assignment  —  Toronto Blue Jays.  When he did so, he made history by suiting up for a record 14th different team in his 17-year big league career.  —  Sadly the 14th time wasn't the charm, as Jackson has been knocked around pretty good with Toronto …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals Reportedly Open To Trading Young Outfielders, Carlos Martinez  —  The Cardinals are giving rival organizations the sense that they'll consider trading a young outfielder or even talented righty Carlos Martinez this summer, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Discussion: The Athletic and Al's Ramblings
Josh Vitale / USA Today:
Next Tim Tebow?  Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks signed by Boston Red Sox  —  HOOVER, Ala. — Feleipe Franks was as surprised as anyone when the Boston Red Sox selected him the 31st round of the MLB Draft (947th overall) early last month.  —  The Florida Gators quarterback found …
Chad Finn /
‘I got lucky, man.’ Dennis Eckersley on surviving his tough times  —  The outspoken Red Sox broadcaster and Hall of Famer talks about getting through his worst moments and why baseball has never lost its joy.  —  Twenty-one years have passed since Dennis Eckersley last threw a pitch in a Major League Baseball game.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline  —  The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end.  —  It's that time of year where every Major League Baseball club's front office must call and turn over their cards.  —  In or out?
Discussion: South Side Sox
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Acquire Anthony Bemboom  —  The Angels announced that they've acquired catcher Anthony Bemboom from the Rays for cash considerations.  —  This is the second transaction of the day involving Bemboom, whom the Rays designated for assignment in the afternoon.
Discussion: DRaysBay and MLB Baseball News …
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Steve Herrick / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Tigers Select Trevor Rosenthal
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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