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Law: Zobrist could be a huge addition to Royals

Kansas City's offense has performed well this season, outside of a glaring hole at second base. Keith Law explains why Ben Zobrist was a good choice to fill it and breaks down Oakland's side of the deal.

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Theo Epstein: All trade possibilities in play

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein dissected his team's chances of making a trade before Friday's non-waiver deadline, though nothing seems imminent.

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Scouting Mets, Yankees Double-A prospects

Keith Law takes in an Eastern League game -- played in less than two hours -- and brings back scouting reports on a few Mets and Yankees prospects.

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Trade deadline pulse: July 27

The Dodgers have until Friday to land the starting pitcher(s) they so desperately want and, if rumors are true, there is no lack of alternatives.

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The Hall of Fame induction Sunday was a moment to celebrate, and Pedro Martinez was the beaming figure at the center of it all.

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Sandy Alderson: "There's a tremendous amount of disappointment, to some extent anger, to some extent amazement."

Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games

The Mets reliever already served an 80-game suspension earlier this season for a PED violation. According to MLB, Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone.

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Even athletes get hungry at red lights

A's closer Sean Doolittle's car has a feature that you don't always see in showroom vehicles ... a secret burrito compartment. It is as awesome as you expect.

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Keith Law: Rockies' rebuild has begun

“Adding pitching through the draft and trades like this one seem to be the only way the Rockies can build a pitching staff ... and I would expect this to be the beginning of a plan to stockpile arms heading into next year.” And the Jays? (Insider)

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A-Rod on par with Bonds, Aaron

With a homer on his 40th birthday Monday, Alex Rodriguez is on pace for 40 HRs. The only players to hit 40 HRs in a season at 39 years old or older are Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron.

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Clippard on Nats: 'They're beatable'

New Mets reliever Tyler Clippard isn't ready to crown the Nats division champs just yet: "There's no perfect team in baseball right now. Everybody can go on skids. ... Obviously they've battled the injury bug this year. I think they're getting a couple of guys back today (Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman). But you never know."

Pujols sits one HR away from 30, history

Albert Pujols is on the verge of his 13th career 30-HR season (and first since 2012). Once Pujols hits his 30th, he'll be tied for the fourth-most 30-homer seasons in MLB history.

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Reds examining offers for Aroldis Chapman. No sense yet of whether they're devoted to finishing a deal the way they did with Cueto.

Nats' lineup gets a boost

Ryan Zimmerman (15-day DL) and Jayson Werth (60-day DL) will make their return tonight against the Marlins. To make room, the Nationals optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse and outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Triple-A Syracuse.

Marlins activate Dee Gordon from DL

Miami's 2B, who had been sidelined since July 11 with a thumb injury, will bat leadoff against the Nationals on Tuesday. Gordon is batting .338 this season with 33 stolen bases.

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The renaissance of Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod's 24 home runs this season are already the most he's had since 2010, and his slugging percentage is his best since 2008.

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Tulo the fix to Jays' playoff woes?

The Blue Jays are hoping Troy Tulowitzki will help them go to the playoffs for the first time since winning the 1993 World Series. Toronto enters the Tuesday 7 games back in the AL East.

CarGo staying in Colorado?

Colorado is more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez this winter rather than this week, citing a belief that the Rockies will want more than the current trade market will yield, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

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Royals land Ben Zobrist from A's

Kansas City has acquired Zobrist for pitchers Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks. Zobrist is hitting .268 with 6 HRs in 67 games this season.

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