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4hJerry Crasnick

Is the Cardinals' rotation set for October?

Since St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright, it has seen an elite rotation take shape behind John Lackey. But can the Cardinals' young hurlers handle a full season's workload?

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Doug Mittler

Mittler: Relevant midseason MLB stat trends

Laying out some of the more interesting and relevant statistical trends around MLB at the midseason point, including a decrease in walks and sacrifice bunts and an increase in shifts.

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Best walk-off home runs so far in 2015 (1:50)
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5hDavid Schoenfield

Blue Jays should trade for Jeff Samardzija

There might be bigger names out there, perhaps more effective starters, too, but the White Sox right-hander could be a solid option at the right price.

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2hTommy Rancel

Rancel: Top prospects from 2014 Futures Game

Tommy Rancel looks back at the 2014 MLB Futures Game and breaks down the top prospects still yet to reach the major leagues. He leads with Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.

Peter Hapak
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The Body Issue

It's time for ESPN The Magazine's seventh annual celebration of athletes' bodies, where we admire the potential of the human form and stand in awe of those who push their physiques to profound frontiers.

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16hChristina Kahrl

Sunday's power rankings

Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.

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GM's Office: Joe Maddon is players' choice (6:27)

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Cano battles long-term stomach ailment

Robinson Cano told USA Today Sports that a stomach issue he had last August turned out to be a common parasite. It was treated with antibiotics, but he still is bothered by acid reflux, and that diet issues aren't helping. "Sometimes I eat only once a day before playing, because I feel full. And you just don't have the same energy."

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

After getting to 8-8 after games of April 24, Diamondbacks have lost 12 consecutive games when a win would have brought them to .500

Pirates lose Josh Harrison for 6 weeks

The All-Star infielder tore ligaments in his left thumb sliding into second base in yesterday's game. Harrison is batting .279 with 4 HRs and 9 SB this season.

Harper to skip Home Run Derby

Bryce Harper, who is tied for second in the NL with 25 homers, said his father, who pitched to him during his 2013 appearance, would be unavailable this time. Ron Harper reportedly recently had rotator cuff surgery after a snowboarding accident.

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Detroit Tigers @tigers

During the week, Martinez hit .458 (11x24) with six runs scored, one double, four home runs and 10 RBI.

But does he have his own candy bar?

Reggie Jackson's new Pistons contract will reportedly pay him $80 million over 5 years, or an average of $16M per season. That's more per year than baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson made in his entire career ($9.15M). The salary breakdown

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Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

RHP Matt Garza placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to 7/3. RHP Corey Knebel recalled from Triple-A @skysox.

Cubs, White Sox to honor legends

On July 12, the entire Cubs team will wear No. 14 throwback uniforms in honor of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, while the White Sox will be wearing throwbacks with Minnie Minoso's No. 9 for an Aug. 14 game. Banks and Minoso passed away this offseason.

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Bryce Harper poses for the Body Issue

"I wish my abs were a little bit better. God gave me a great body, but I think my abs could be better than they are." Q&A

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Perception of some other teams is that the Braves are open to moving Cameron Maybin as a sell-high item before July 31.

Harper HR Derby decision coming today

All-Star OF Bryce Harper said he'll decide whether to compete in the Home Run Derby today. Harper, whose 25 HRs are tied for 2nd in MLB, finished second in the 2013 HR Derby.

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

Tickets on all levels still available for tonight's Sale-Buehrle game. Sale K-Zone is sold out. Large walk-up sales are expected.

Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

White Sox have sold upward of 4,000 tix since the Sale-Buehrle matchup was set. Sell out is still not anticipated at this time.