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4:55 PM ET, August 14, 2019


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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Jeff McNeil leaves game in 9th inning with apparent hamstring injury  —  ATLANTA - The last thing the Mets want in their surging push for an NL Wild Card spot is an injury to their best hitter.  —  Jeff McNeil came up lame and grabbed his left hamstring after running out a grounder …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Zack Wheeler has a rough night out against the Braves  —  ATLANTA - Pitching in his home state may have induced nostalgia, but it certainly did not inspire results for Zack Wheeler on a humid 94-degree night at SunTrust Park.  —  The right-hander got lit up by a potent Braves lineup …
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
With Jeff McNeil headed to IL, Ruben Tejada rejoins Mets  —  ATLANTA — The way the Mets have been playing the past three weeks, players throughout the clubhouse have evoked memories of the Amazin's thrilling run to the 2015 World Series.  So why not call up an old friend who helped champion that goal?
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
Tim Healey / Newsday:
After hot stretch, Mets suddenly drop second straight with loss to Braves  —  ATLANTA — The Mets and their fans could be forgiven if, upon glancing at the schedule and seeing three games against the Braves this week and three more next week, their minds started to wander and wonder just a little …
Associated Press:
Mets' McNeil goes down with hamstring injury  —  ATLANTA — A tough night for the New York Mets got even worse when All-Star second baseman Jeff McNeil trudged off the field in the ninth inning with a hamstring injury.  —  McNeil was hurt while trying to beat out a grounder in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Put Sandoval On IL, Activate Dickerson  —  2:20pm: The Giants announced that Sandoval has indeed been placed on the injured list due to elbow inflammation.  Outfielder Alex Dickerson has been reinstated from the IL in a corresponding roster move, although Dickerson is not in today's lineup.
Kegan Lowe / Baseball America:
Minor League Transactions  —  Transactions involving minor league players for the period of July 23-Aug. 5, 2019.  All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:   Yankees Release Dan Jennings
Joon Lee / ESPN:
Devers makes history with 6-hit, 4-double game  —  CLEVELAND — During a Red Sox season short of many bright spots, Rafael Devers made major league history Tuesday night, becoming the first player to record six hits and four doubles in MLB's modern era.  —  “I had no idea obviously,” …
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
Discussion: Talking Chop
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.
Pat Graham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dyson hits leadoff homer, Dbacks power past Rockies 9-3  —  Jarrod Dyson homered on the second pitch of the game during a five-run first inning and was later involved in a quirky double play as the  —  Arizona Diamondbacks cruised to a 9-3 win over the  —  Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Purple Row
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Athletics Designate Beau Taylor  —  The Athletics announced that they have designated catcher Beau Taylor for assignment.  His 40-man spot was needed for the team to select the contract of Corban Joseph, as had previously been reported.  Outfielder Nick Martini was optioned for active roster space.
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Matt Carlson / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Greinke, Springer lead Astros over Chisox 6-2 in 1st game  —  Zack Greinke was close to the form the  —  Houston Astros hoped for when they traded for the right-hander to create an imposing rotation.  —  But he says he still needs to work on a few things.  —  Greinke tossed six solid innings in his second start with the Astros,
Dave Hogg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Seager, Murphy combine for five homers in Mariners win  —  Detroit Tigers 11-6 on Tuesday night.  —  Seager and Murphy hit back-to-back homers in the fourth and sixth innings before Seager added his third in the ninth.  It was the first three-homer game of Seager's career.
Discussion: Lookout Landing and Bless You Boys
Ben Ross /
Ranking 10 best to play for both A's, Giants before Bay Bridge Series  —  With the A's and Giants set to renew their rivalry this week in San Francisco, we figured this would be the perfect time to rank the best players to play for both teams during their career.
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