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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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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