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7:55 PM ET, August 16, 2019


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Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves standing by Johan Camargo through struggles  —  The Braves are standing by Johan Camargo through his immense struggles at the plate and in the field, a decision almost made necessary because of the team's circumstances.  —  Camargo, the utilityman who burst onto the scene in 2017, hasn't adjusted to a non-regular role.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Considering Signing Adeiny Hechavarria  —  The Braves are contemplating a move to sign veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter).  Hechavarria evidently cleared release waivers earlier this afternoon.  —  It's not surprising that Hechavarria was not claimed.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Injury Notes: Cueto, Stanton, Hill, Morrow  —  Johnny Cueto's rehab outing with Single-A San Jose is set for tonight, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters (including NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic and Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group), with the veteran righty slated to make 45 pitches.
Alex Pavlovic /
Giants have internally discussed speeding up Johnny Cueto's return  —  PHOENIX — The recovery process from Tommy John surgery is long and tedious and unbelievably mapped out on a daily basis, and from the start, Johnny Cueto has targeted Sept. 1 as a potential return date.
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Select Fernando Abad's Contract, Designate Kyle Barraclough
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Mark Townsend / Yahoo! Sports:
Bryce Harper's walk-off grand slam completes Phillies' thrilling comeback against Cubs  —  Bryce Harper has been waiting all season for a signature moment with the  —  Philadelphia Phillies.  —  It finally came on Thursday.  —  The $330 million outfielder slugged a dramatic walk-off grand slam to help the Phillies cap
Todd Dybas / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Nationals find firmer footing in wild-card race
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Janie McCauley / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, “Coors Field tonight, huh?”  Oakland's manager joked.  —  It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out.
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's Jurickson Profar told role to be reduced; 'I'm OK with it,' he says
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres To Place Tatis, Kinsler On Injured List  —  The Padres will place infielders Fernando Tatis Jr. and Ian Kinsler on the injured list, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.  It was already known that a back issue — now reported to be a strain — would likely send Tatis to the IL for the second time this season.
Mike Fitzpatrick / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Ramírez, Santana power Indians to 7 HRs in 19-5 rout vs NYY  —  Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the  —  Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter  —  Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York.
David Wilson / Miami Herald:
Why Derek Jeter is excited about Jazz Chisholm — and Miami will start games earlier in 2020  —  Derek Jeter hasn't gone to see Jazz Chisholm since the top-100 prospect joined the Miami Marlins' organization at the trade deadline.  The CEO did, however, see shortstop play last year when Chisholm …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Fish Stripes
Associated Press:
Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly's future as manager
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays Promote Peter Fairbanks  —  10:40am: The Rays announced the move.  Righty Jose De Leon was optioned back to Durham in place of Fairbanks.  —  10:22am: The Rays will promote pitching prospect Peter Fairbanks from Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports (via Twitter).
Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Trout's 40th homer, 4 hits propel Angels past White Sox 8-7  —  Mike Trout went 4 for 4, scored four runs and hit his AL-leading 40th homer, and  —  Andrew Heaney pitched seven innings of four-hit ball in the  —  Los Angeles Angels' 8-7 victory over the  —  Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Discussion: South Side Sox
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Bellinger hits 40th but Dodgers lose to Marlins, 13-7  —  Miami Marlins turned the tables on the  —  Los Angeles Dodgers in their rout-filled season series, winning 13-7 Thursday afternoon despite giving up four home runs, including  —  Cody Bellinger's 40th.
Discussion: True Blue LA
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mickey Callaway had way too much faith in the Mets bullpen  —  ATLANTA - What a meltdown.  —  After a succession of odd moves by Mets manager Mickey Callaway, Seth Lugo was trusted with a one-run Mets lead to start the seventh inning.  Instead of slamming the door, Lugo held open batting practice …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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