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14mJerry Crasnick

Done deal: Royals acquire Zobrist from A's

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitchers Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks, the team announced Tuesday.

SweetSpot TV: Trades that need to happen (3:40)
Kurkjian: Tigers can't afford to deal Price (1:06)
Angels, Astros open three-game series Tuesday (2:23)
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12hJesse Rogers

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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1dKeith Law

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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Keri: A culmination in Cooperstown

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

Aroldis Chapman on the move too? (6:13)


Tigers not sellers at the deadline

With Miguel Cabrera due back in the next three weeks, the Tigers are now actively shopping to add pitching, but that plan could change depending on how their next 3 games go, according to Jayson Stark. Dodgers could add 2 starters

How much does Troy Tulowitzki help?

"After two decades of playoff-less baseball, the Blue Jays needed to push ahead when the opportunity to play October baseball presented itself. It has and they did," Dan Szymborski writes. Jays still need starter (Insider)

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Clay Buchholz placed on 60-day DL

Buchholz was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for the Red Sox claiming RHP Jean Machi off waivers from the Giants. Buchholz was placed on the 15-day DL on July 11 with a right elbow strain.

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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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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Wild half-hour: • Tom Brady suspension upheld • Le’Veon Bell suspension reduced • Royals trade for Ben Zobrist • Mexico fires Miguel Herrera

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To sum up the market: There are simply more desperate teams than Cubs going for it all hence high price tags. Cubs unwilling to go there

Royals @Royals

#Royals announce that they've acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist from Oakland in exchange for P Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.

Royals land Ben Zobrist from A's

Kansas City has acquired Zobrist for pitchers Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and multiple reports.

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Angels lead Astros by 1 game, open 3-game series at HOU tonight Trout, Pujols vs. Astros in 2015: .216 (16-of-74), but 7 of hits are HR

A home run without the run

Class A Delmarva Shorebirds hitter Elier Leyva hit the ball out of the park, seemingly to win the game, but never touched home and was called out. The Augusta Green Jackets then won in the 10th on a walk-off single.


ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

Alex Rodriguez turned 40 on Monday, but history suggests that age doesn't necessarily mean the end of the line for power hitters. Find out which slugger hit the most homers after his 40th birthday in Tuesday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.


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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