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6:50 PM ET, August 13, 2019


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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Latest On Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson  —  The partially torn right LCL that sent Braves third baseman/corner outfielder Austin Riley to the injured list last week will not require surgery, Mark Bowman of was among those to report.  Now that his season will continue …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Select Rafael Ortega  —  The Braves announced that they have selected the contract of Rafael Ortega.  He'll head onto the active roster, with righty Patrick Weigel optioned to make way.  —  Ortega, 28, joined the Atlanta organization on a minor-league pact before the season.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phillies Replace Hitting Coach John Mallee With Charlie Manuel  —  In a rather surprising turn, the Phillies have announced that hitting coach John Mallee has been “relieved ... of his duties.”  He'll be replaced by none other than Charlie Manuel, the club's grizzled former skipper.
Jim Salisbury /
Charlie Manuel rides again, could more changes be coming to Phillies' coaching staff?  —  The Phillies are turning to their most successful manager in club history to help save their season.  —  Charlie Manuel will serve as the team's hitting coach for the remainder of the season, the club announced on Tuesday.
Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Curt Schilling ‘absolutely considering’ running for Congress in Arizona  —  Former Arizona Diamondbacks legend and outspoken conservative Curt Schilling said he is “absolutely considering” running for Congress in Arizona against one of the state's five Democrats.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Release Dan Jennings  —  The Yankees recently released left-handed reliever Dan Jennings, according to Kegan Lowe of Baseball America.  Jennings just joined the organization last month on a minor league contract.  —  The 32-year-old Jennings only threw 1 1/3 innings with the Yankees' Triple …
Discussion: Baseball America
Torres in historic company with 13th HR vs. O's  —  New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres continued his decimation of the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning that moved him into Major League Baseball's record books.
Ronald Blum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Gregorius, Yanks thump Orioles 8-5 in doubleheader opener
Roger Rubin / Newsday:
Mickey Callaway not seeking credit for Mets' hot streak  —  The critical perspective on the Mets has changed a great deal in the past month.  —  The team has gone from a bunch of underachievers to a never-say-die contender for the postseason.  General manager Brodie Van Wagenen went …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
The Mets have to lose occasionally
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Do the Mets have a closer?  —  While so many things went right …
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
Ryan Wolstat / Toronto Sun:
Bichette's success sealed Galvis' departure  —  The Blue Jays suffered a loss even before starting a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Monday.  —  The club announced earlier in the day that popular shortstop Freddy Galvis had been claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Reds …
Thomas Harding / Rockies News:
Rockies designate Iannetta, call up Nunez  —  DENVER — As expected, the Rockies parted ways with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, their career leader in games played at his position (820) and games started (579), on Tuesday before Colorado's game against the D-backs.
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays stay hot, beat Padres 10-4 for 70th win  —  Matt Duffy and Avisail Garcia did the bulk of the offensive work, Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier flashed some leather.  —  SAN DIEGO — Pitchers provided a couple of the more memorable moments at the plate for the Rays in Monday night's 10-4 win over the Padres.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Chris Cwik / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
MLB 2020 schedule: All 30 MLB teams set to play on opening day again  —  Passionate baseball fans might want to call in sick next March 26.  The 2020 Major League Baseball season will kick off that day, and every single team is scheduled to play.  —  MLB attempted something similar this season …
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Victor Mather / New York Times:
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