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Dee Gordon's return poses challenges for Don Mattingly, Marlins

As Dee Gordon returns from his suspension, Don Mattingly and the Marlins need to find a spot on a team that has been better than expected without him.

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3hEno Sarris

How Rich Hill turned around his career

How did veteran lefty Rich Hill turn things around after years of injuries and poor performances? As Eno Sarris writes, tweaks to how and where he throws the ball have given his career new life.

Locker Room Lawyer: The Chris Sale debate (4:41)
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7hDan McCarthy, ESPN Stats & Information

David Ortiz's retirement tour: One last trip to Anaheim

David Ortiz's first home run with the Red Sox was against the Angels. It wasn't his only memorable hit against the team. We look at some others.

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Harbaugh's first pitch, Chapman's debut and clubhouse antics (1:02)
Piazza explains move into Italian soccer (1:17)
Miguel Sano is not happy with his bat (0:16)
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Closers best at cleaning up their own messes

Which closers are best at getting themselves out of a jam, even though they might have gotten themselves into one? Introducing the relief pitching 'heart-attack index.'

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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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Vote now: How does your MLB team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite MLB team stack up? Vote now!


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Highly regarded Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Binghamton with what the organization initially labeled lower-body soreness. Rosario was hitting .354/.405/.525 in 26 games since a promotion from Class A St. Lucie.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeurys Familia told Terry Collins he wanted to pitch Thursday despite his recent workload. Familia reacts after suffering a second straight blown save in a 2-1 loss to the Rockies.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom reacts to tossing seven scoreless innings against the Rockies and again not getting much run support. He threw two times off a mound between starts to try to get back on track after lasting only 3 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Saturday.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he knew Yoenis Cespedes would be intentionally walked when he sent him up to pinch hit with two in scoring position and none out in the seventh.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Jeurys Familia came to the staff and wanted to pitch today. Collins suggested it should not have even been a save situation. The Mets should have driven in more runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain expected at Wrigley Field this afternoon but it should move out by game time as the Cubs and Sox play their 2016 finale.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It's no surprise Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to go with 8 righties in his lineup when his team takes on Chris Sale on Thursday night. Matt Szczur will start in left field while Ben Zobrist is in right. Anthony Rizzo is the lone lefty in the lineup as left handers are hitting just .189 off Sale this year. Righties are hitting .221.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Giants, Nationals, Cardinals and Indians continue to prioritize bullpen help as top trade targets while Orioles, Marlins, Rangers, Pirates doing the same with starting pitching

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

According to one GM the Dodgers are "in" on almost every part of the trade market from top starters Sale and Archer to top relievers Davis and Miller to top bats like Bruce and Cargo and will certainly be an interesting team to watch as the Monday deadline approaches.

John Kruk @JohnKruk_ESPN

One more question, if the Yankees decide to trade Andrew Miller who gets him and what team needs him the most?

Piazza explains move into ownership

Mike Piazza joined Mike & Mike to share why he decided to buy an Italian soccer team.


How to spice up this trade deadline

All trade deadlines are not created equal, and this year's hasn't seen the torrent of All-Stars changing teams we had in 2015. Could that change?

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