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Julian McWilliams / The Boston Globe:
Jackie Bradley Jr. designated for assignment by Red Sox  —  Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been designated for assignment, according to a league source.  —  Bradley, who was involved in the offseason trade for Hunter Renfroe which brought the former Sox All-Star and Gold Glove winner back to the Red Sox …
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Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
Christian Vazquez: ‘It was so weird to face my ex-teammates’  —  HOUSTON - The ordeal was over for Christian Vazquez.  They were three days he will never forget - when the catcher morphed from Red Sox to Astro.  —  That didn't mean, however, there a strong desire to put the whole thing in his rearview mirror.
Discussion: NBCSports.com
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
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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Andrew Tredinnick / USA Today:
Pete Alonso leads the way, but see who else we project for the Mets' best playoff lineup  —  Buck Showalter refers to the players off the bench as “regular irregulars.”  —  While general manager Billy Eppler did not make any splashy moves at the trade deadline, he did position the Mets …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets trade J.D. Davis, prospects to Giants for masher Darin Ruf
Discussion: Mercury News
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'I'm very glad to be back': Luis Robert's return gives the Chicago White Sox their most complete lineup of the season  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Luis Robert walked to the plate in the first inning Thursday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field, took a practice swing and then stepped into the batter's box.
Discussion: Mercury News
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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
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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David Wharton / Los Angeles Times:
Vin Scully, forever the voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94
ESPN:
Nicole Hazen, wife of Arizona Diamondbacks GM, dies of cancer  —  Nicole Hazen, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, has died from a form of brain cancer, the team said Thursday.  She was 45.  —  The team said she died from glioblastoma.  She was diagnosed in July 2020.
ESPN:
Los Angeles Angels equal dubious MLB milestone with 7 home runs hit in losing cause  —  The Los Angeles Angels tied a dubious major league record when they smashed seven home runs — all solo shots — but still lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Thursday in Anaheim, California.
ESPN:
Philadelphia Phillies release Didi Gregorius as Jean Segura returns from 60-day injured list  —  The Philadelphia Phillies released shortstop Didi Gregorius on Thursday in a series of moves involving players acquired at the trade deadline and the return of infielder Jean Segura from the 60-day injured list.
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.
 
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