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8:05 PM ET, August 3, 2022

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Bob Raissman / New York Daily News:
Vin Scully, iconic Dodgers broadcaster who was the voice of Summer, dies at 94  —  Vin Scully, whose mellifluous voice painted vivid baseball images on the fly, making him the greatest play-by-play practitioner of his time, died Tuesday.  The long-time voice of the Dodgers was 94.
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ESPN:
Vin Scully, iconic former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, dies at age 94  —  Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said.  He was 94.
David Wharton / Los Angeles Times:
Vin Scully, forever the voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94  —  The way Vin Scully called a baseball game, it felt like bumping into an old friend.  There were stories to tell and memories to share, his soothing banter as familiar as green grass and warm breezes on a sunny afternoon.
Eddie Timanus / USA Today:
Vin Scully, Hall of Fame broadcaster and longtime voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94  —  Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, the radio voice of the Dodgers for nearly seven decades, has died.  He was 94.  —  Scully's velvety voice and smooth story-telling style made him one of the most beloved figures …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
José Abreu and Gavin Sheets homer for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 18  —  White Sox first baseman José Abreu (79) celebrates at home plate with Andrew Vaughn (25) after hitting a two-run home run …
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LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'We didn't line up': Chicago White Sox unable to make any more additions before the trade deadline  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 18  —  White Sox first baseman José Abreu (79) celebrates at home plate with Andrew Vaughn (25) after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning on Aug. 2, 2022, at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Discussion: White Sox News
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Willson Contreras remains with the Chicago Cubs after a lack of enticing offers: ‘We never found a deal that came close’  —  ST. LOUIS — The Chicago Cubs were motivated to move their most valuable expiring contract if they received an enticing return.  —  This approach followed president …
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets GM Billy Eppler thinks team got exactly what it needed before trade deadline  —  WASHINGTON — Daniel Vogelbach, Tyler Naquin, Darin Ruf and Mychal Givens.  —  The Mets went to the trade deadline store and came back with those four players.  They are not sexy, they are not going to silence …
Discussion: Mercury News
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Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:   Needing an upgrade at the trade deadline, Buck Showalter insists he likes Mets catchers
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets trade J.D. Davis, prospects to Giants for masher Darin Ruf
Discussion: Mercury News
Associated Press:
Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez gets away with four-strike at-bat against Red Sox  —  HOUSTON — Houston Astros All-Star slugger Yordan Alvarez doesn't need any help at the plate.  —  He got it anyway Wednesday in Houston's 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox when he wasn't called out after a third strike.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Miami Herald:
What Marlins privately discussed before trade deadline.  And Mattingly addresses his future  —  Marlins postscripts in the wake of Tuesday's MLB trade deadline:  —  ▪ The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees engaged the Marlins in serious discussions about pitcher Pablo Lopez …
WSFA-TV:
Child discovery leads Alabama police to 2 bodies, arrest  —  Court filings indicate the child escaped after being tied up for a week  —  TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is facing multiple charges after a child, found walking alone Monday night, led investigators to a horrific discovery.
Scott Lauber / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bryce Harper resumes throwing program; Phillies hopeful he will return to right field this season  —  ATLANTA — No longer burdened by pins in his healed left thumb, Bryce Harper is testing the torn ligament in his right elbow.So far, so good.Harper has begun a throwing program …
Jim Salisbury / NBCSports.com:
Phillies still eyeing trade to shore up center field defense … While starting pitching remains a priority for the Phillies at the trade deadline, they are also interested in upgrading their outfield defense.  —  One player who might make sense for the Phillies is Brandon Marsh of the Los Angeles Angels.
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Lauren Amour / Sports Illustrated:
Report: Phillies Acquire Syndergaard from Angels
 
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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
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