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Schoenfield: Tulo trade will boost the Blue Jays

Reports that the Blue Jays have acquired Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies for a package including shortstop Jose Reyes could add up to more than just an upgrade for Toronto.

Angels, Astros open three-game series Tuesday (2:23)
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6hJesse 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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22hKeith 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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20hMark Saxon

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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19hJonah Keri

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)
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19hDarren Rovell

DraftKings obtains additional $300M in financing

Daily fantasy sports site DraftKings announced it secured an additional $300 million in financing from, among others, Major League Baseball, the NHL and Major League Soccer.


Price raising his value

It's as if David Price knew the trade deadline was coming. The Tigers pitcher has lowered his ERA each month this season, making his case to either stick around in Detroit, or demand a high asking price.

Rockies swap Tulo for Jays' Reyes

Toronto already leads MLB in runs this season, and by adding Troy Tulowitzki, they've now acquired a SS who has been better both offensively and defensively than Jose Reyes since he joined the Blue Jays in 2013.

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Since his 1st full season in 2007, Troy Tulowitzki ranks top among SS: •1st in OPS: .893 •1st in HR: 186 •1st in RBI: 650 •1st in WAR: 40.0

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Kris Bryant hits his first career walk-off home run as the Cubs defeat the Rockies, 9-8.

Stephen Strasburg to get a rehab start

The Nationals ace will start in Triple-A Wednesday, his first since leaving an MLB game July 4. That game was just his third after a month on the DL. This season he has made just 13 starts with a 5.16 ERA.

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Big Papi and The Babe

With his 20th HR Monday, Boston's David Ortiz made it 14 straight seasons with 20 or more HRs and 13th straight with the same team. Only one AL player has ever matched that streak ... Babe Ruth, in 15 straight (1920-34) with the Yankees.

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Which Tulo will Blue Jays get?

New Toronto SS Troy Tulowitzki has been great at his old home Coors Field, but less so on the road. Per 162 games at home, Tulo has hit .321 with 33 HRs and 119 RBIs. On the road, the numbers slip to .276, 25 HRs, 84 RBIs.

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Memorable 1st day for MLB's No. 1 pick

The D-backs' top pick Dansby Swanson took a fastball in the face last week. He needed 14 stitches and suffered a mild concussion. "He got up and said, 'That's a pretty good first day, huh?'" said farm director Mike Bell.

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David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Jose Reyes, who led his league four times in triples, has yet to triple this year. Mets fans, you don't really want him back.

Victorino wept 'tears of joy' over trade

Shane Victorino is headed from the bottom of the AL East (Red Sox) to the top of the AL West (Angels). Victorino said the "toughest part" of the trade is leaving his teammates, but added: "There's nothing I want to do more than win another ring."

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A-Rod spans the decades

With a HR Monday on his 40th birthday, Alex Rodriguez is the 4th player in major league history to hit a home run as a teenager and in his 40's, joining Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield. (via Elias)

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Kipnis clarifies 'accountability' comment

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis said the remark wasn't pointed at manager Terry Francona: "We have a bunch of young adults who are supposed to be considered men. Tito treats us like men so he thinks we should at least be able to do this stuff on our own. Maybe he was giving us too much credit at the time. Maybe that's the only thing you could blame him for ... that he gave us too much credit."

LaTroy Hawkins 'excited' by trade to Jays

The 42-year-old reliever, who's retiring at the end of the season, is ready to join a contender: "I've got three good months left in me. Hopefully, I can help the Blue Jays ... win the World Series. That's a wonderful way to end my career. I can't see a more fitting way to end it." (via MLB's website)

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When you hit your first walk-off HR ...

... You're going to get a little wet. Cubs 3B Kris Bryant's 2-out homer in the bottom of the 9th vs. the Rockies got him a good, solid Gatorade soaking.


Highlight: Kris Bryant, Cubs walk off

The Cubs 3B hit his first career walk-off home run to give the Cubs a 9-8 victory after Carlos Gonzalez hit his second HR of the game to put the Rockies up 8-7 in the top of the 9th.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Toronto Blue Jays have the surplus and the option to move a hitter, with the addition of Troy Tulowitzki, but won't do that this summer.


Tulo, RHP LaTroy Hawkins -> TOR Reyes, RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, Jesus Tinoco -> COL atmlb.com/1LPsCUL Clubs have not confirmed

John Buccigross @Buccigross

Pedro Martínez: 8th Red Sox player/manager to have his number retired (tonight). His 7 seasons with Red Sox are the fewest of any of them.