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3hDan Szymborski

Szymborski: Price trade absolutely the right move for Jays

Breaking down the trade that sent David Price to the Blue Jays for three prospects, noting the Jays did what they had to do to significantly increase their playoff chances.

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3hJesse Rogers

Starlin Castro back in the trade mix?

Just when Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro thought he was safe comes word the team is "aggressively" shopping the three-time All-Star.

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Olney on Mets' collapsed Car-Go deal

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney shares his takes on the fallout of a collapsed deal to acquire Carlos Gomez by the Mets. Plus, the Rangers' acquisition of Cole Hamels and the Nationals' acquisition of Jonathan Papelbon.

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1hEno Sarris

Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.

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Byrd gives A.J. Burnett early headache

Marlon Byrd put his Reds up 3-0 quick with a three-run shot off the Pirates starter in the first. It was Byrd's 17th HR this season Follow live

Matter of inches scores Tigers two runs

With 2 outs in the top of the 1st and 2 on, J.D. Martinez hit a hard grounder just beyond the glove of Baltimore's Manny Machado, giving Detroit an early 2-0 lead. The Tigers tallied 4 hits in the first inning. Follow live

Morales takes over AL RBI crown

Kendrys Morales' double in the first produced RBIs No. 69 and 70 of the season, moving the Royals DH past Josh Donaldson for most in the AL. Kansas City leads Toronto 2-0 in the first.

Pirates bolster already strong bullpen

Joakim Soria, who is heading from Detroit to Pittsburgh, has a 2.85 ERA this year -- his best since 2010. Soria will be the fourth Pirates reliever with at least 40 IP and an ERA of 2.85 or lower this season.


New Yankee Ackley didn't meet draft hype

David Schoenfield: "Dustin Ackley's career in Seattle turned for the worse after a promising rookie season, so it's easy to blame GM Jack Zduriencik for blowing the second pick in the 2009 draft. But it was a weak draft and Ackley was the consensus second guy on the board behind Stephen Strasburg."

Mariners trade Ackley to Yankees

New York acquired Dustin Ackley for Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez. Ackley, Seattle's No. 2 overall pick in 2009, can play outfield or second base but has struggled offensively since a promising 2011 rookie campaign,

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Daniel Norris: Tigers' new ax man

The Tigers acquired the Blue Jays prospect today in the David Price trade and said he'll start Sunday. But the real question is, will he still live in a van during spring training? Or shave with an ax? The 'Van Man'

Katherine Williams

A 1,368 pound Marlin caught

A marina posted on Facebook that they caught this gigantic fish in Kona, Hawaii. The page says the marlin weighs 1,368 lbs or more than the combined weight of the Miami Marlins starting pitchers (Jose Fernandez, Dan Haren, Tom Koehler, Mat Latos and David Phelps at 1135 lbs),

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Maddon on Cubs not getting Hamels or Price:"If we're not going to get them push them to the other league.That's about as emotional as I got"

Final: Padres 8, Mets 7

The Mets were two strikes away from victory when rain poured down. After the first delay, Justin Upton's 3-run homer gave the Padres the lead, then New York had to wait out three more hours of rain before falling in the 9th. Box score


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Anthopoulos today: "Price fits what we've been trying to do in terms of character". A major goal of the #jays - see Donaldson, Martin, Tulo

Pirates near deal for Tigers' Soria

Detroit's Joakim Soria, a two-time All-Star with 23 saves this year, is close to moving to Pittsburgh, according to multiple reports. Soria has a 2.85 ERA over 41 IP this season.

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Mets, Padres back in action

After a rain delay, a blown ninth-inning lead, and ANOTHER rain delay, the Mets and Padres are finally headed to the bottom of the ninth, with San Diego leading 8-7. This game started at 12:10 p.m. EST. Follow live