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11:00 PM ET, August 3, 2022

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Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Daniel Vogelbach mashes 4-run grand slam for first home run as a Met  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was just as beautiful as one would dream it to be.  —  On a steamy Wednesday afternoon in our nation's capital, Daniel Vogelbach connected for his first home run as a Met.
Discussion: Newsday and Federal Baseball
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Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets activate newcomers Mychal Givens and Darin Ruf  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before Wednesday's rubber match in D.C., the Mets activated their two Tuesday trade pieces.  —  Mychal Givens and Darin Ruf were in the clubhouse meeting their new co-workers, and both were available to play in the game.
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 …
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
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.
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
Discussion: Mercury News and White Sox News
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 …
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
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 …
Mike Gavin / NBC New York:
Yankees Acquire Pitcher Frankie Montas in Trade with Oakland A's  —  The 29-year-old pitcher gives the Yankees another frontline starter ahead of the trade deadline  —  Frankie is now a Yankee.  —  The New York Yankees acquired starting pitcher Frankie Montas and reliever Luis Trivino …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Phillies Nation
 
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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' McDaniel reacts to Preston Williams tweet, as WR doubled down on notion of lacking opportunity
Discussion: Mercury News
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles trade All-Star closer Jorge López to the Minnesota Twins for 4 pitching prospects
Discussion: Mercury News and Camden Chat
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets comfortable with Luis Guillorme and Eduardo Escobar in a platoon
Discussion: New York Post
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ESPN:
Atlanta Braves beef up bullpen, acquire closer Raisel Iglesias from Los Angeles Angels
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
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