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These guys deserve to be All-Stars

Carlos Martinez and Clayton Kershaw are among five players Buster Olney feels were the biggest "omissions" among the All-Star Game selections.

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Olney: The five most glaring All-Star omissions

Buster Olney doesn't feel the word "snub" applies to All-Star selections, but he does have the biggest "omissions," plus a look at the surging Pirates.

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Monday's power rankings

Brian Dozier, who was left off the All-Star team on Monday despite leading the AL in extra-base hits, delivered a walk-off home run for the Twins.

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Nats slugger Harper passes on Home Run Derby (2:22)
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Web Gems: Monday, July 6

Does Aaron Hicks' over-the-shoulder catch top the reigning Web Gem, Avisail Garcia's game-saving catch at the wall? Time to vote!

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Jon Niese gets long-overdue win

Jon Niese pitched eight shutout innings on Monday night to pick up his first victory since May 9.

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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.

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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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Buster Olney: A-Rod 'not a snub'

"I've been surprised at the rancor in Alex Rodriguez being left off [the All-Star team]," ESPN's Buster Olney told SportsCenter. "The reason he was left off the team? There were better candidates."

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MLB's changing of the guard

With 18 MLB All-Stars 25 years old or younger, ESPN's Buster Olney said there is "no question about it," we are seeing a changing of the guard in the sport.

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Alex Rodriguez @arod

Great time with the kids at Hank's Yanks Golf Classic and everyone involved. Thanks for having me. #hanksyanks #yankees

Ian O'Connor: A-Rod snub no big deal

"I don’t really have a huge problem with it because ultimately at end of the day, Alex Rodriguez being in a 15th All-Star Game is not going to help in him long-term nearly as much as, say, winning a ring with the Yankees without Derek Jeter, without using PEDs -- assuming he’s not using them anymore.” (via Mike & Mike)

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Scherzer striking out many, walking few

If Max Scherzer walks 0 in tonight's start, he will join a group of pitchers posting historic marks over a 5-start stretch.

Olney: Top 5 All-Star 'omissions'

ESPN's Buster Olney doesn't like the word "snub" but Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Twins 2B Brian Dozier are two players he would have liked to see make the All-Star team. The other three (Insider)

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Jon Lester finally breaks his O-for-life

Check out Lester's first MLB hit -- a solid, infield single. He was 0-for-71 in the regular season and postseason combined.

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Jon Lester finally gets first hit

Tweeted the Cubs pitcher today: "Would've been nice to cap off my 1st hit with a W but at least we're off the schnide, .031 never looked so good! Let's play 2 today! #NVRQT"

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Dozier, Kershaw, Votto top All-Star snubs

David Schoenfield says both managers did decent jobs in filling out the All-Star rosters, but some deserving names were still left off the teams. Grading the rosters

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No All-Star Game for A-Rod

Seattle's Nelson Cruz, who was voted in by the fans, and Texas' Prince Fielder are the two AL All-Star designated hitters. Both have a higher batting average and more RBIs than Alex Rodriguez.

BBTN's Monday night Web Gem

Aaron Hicks made an over-the-shoulder catch while avoiding the wall, but can it top Avisail Garcia's home run robbery?

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Price upset with Mariners' bullpen mound

Tigers LHP David Price tweeted his displeasure, telling Seattle to "#beatmedontcheatme." According to Price, the landing area was flatter than normal. "You go from that mound to the game mound and your foot's not hitting the ground where it was hitting in your last 40 throws in the bullpen. It's completely different and that is how guys get hurt."

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Yordano Ventura returning Thursday

The RHP will start Thursday for the Royals after not playing since June 12 due to ulnar nerve irritation in his right elbow, which caused bouts of numbness. Ventura dealt with a slight recurrence of the symptoms in his final Triple-A rehab start but it won't keep him off the mound.