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At 34, Tigers' Kinsler is powering up

Speedy and spry, yet still able to hit for power, Ian Kinsler is causing a lot of problems for opponents and making a case that he's the Tigers' MVP.

Is Reyes the boost the Mets need? (1:33)
Kurkjian: Indians are for real (1:09)
What concerns do the Cubs have? (1:50)
Will Teheran be on the move? (1:45)
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17hKen Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Indians proving that Cleveland rocks

The Cavaliers won the NBA title and now the Indians can't lose. We look at their recent streak and their season outlook.

The Rays are HR-robbing machines (0:57)
Baez dives, flips and sticks the landing... in the stands (0:40)
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2dKen Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Zack Greinke is not what he used to be

The Arizona Diamondbacks are not getting what they need from their ace. What is different between this year and last for Zack Greinke? We take a look.

Greinke steals second with ease (0:20)
Tigers walk off on wild pitch (0:39)
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2dEno Sarris

Identifying why Travis Shaw struggles on the road

Eno Sarris identifies why Travis Shaw has struggled to hit in road games, referring to spray charts, data comps and even speaking with the Red Sox third baseman, and offers up a solution.

3dJim Bowden

Which teams are interested in Jose Reyes?

Jim Bowden offers up the latest on Jose Reyes, combining what he's hearing with a little speculation as to where the veteran shortstop could end up.

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    MLB's delicate balance with big data

    Technologies that track player performance are the next frontier in baseball's analytic revolution. But the ever-growing quantification of things never tracked is now forcing MLB to balance big data with "big brother," Rian Watt writes.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Numbers that don't make sense: Marlins are 39-35 and in the playoff race -- and 5-12 vs. the Braves, Phillies and Twins.

Gausman dazzles Rays with 7 Ks

Orioles SP Kevin Gausman got his first win of the season as the Rays dropped their 9th straight.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says he prefers Brandon Nimmo in left field and Yoenis Cespedes in center as opposed to alternate alignment. Nimmo will start Sunday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have called up infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Pitcher Nick Tepesch has been designated for assignment after making a lone start with the club Friday night at Pittsburgh.

Castro's game-winner doesn't leave infield

Twins SS Eduardo Escobar couldn't handle Starlin Castro's line drive which helped push the Yankees above .500 for the season.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Since May 2010, Clayton Kershaw is 74–1 when the Dodgers score four or more runs in one of his starts.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets GM Sandy Alderson on José Reyes rejoining the team after his suspension under MLB's domestic abuse policy: "I did meet with José personally. We talked for about an hour; the domestic abuse issue was the focal point of that conversation. I came away feeling that he had taken responsibility for this mistake on his part. That he was remorseful. He has paid a penalty for this, both financially and in terms of his career. He is committed to ongoing counseling and support of organizations working against domestic abuse. In addition to this personal meeting we had a lot of internal conversations. Jeff Wilpon was directly involved in this every step of the way. We are aware of the possible controversy this would generate. At the same time, José was a member of the Mets organization for 12 years. He was signed at 16-years-of-age and was a solid citizen during all that time. Not just as an organization, but as a place where José grew up, almost as a surrogate family, we felt he deserved a second chance, and that second chance was most appropriate with us, a place where he spent a lot of his formative years."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Sandy Alderson explaining Michael Conforto demotion: "I think in talking with the coaching staff and the manager, we just felt that, look, this is counterproductive and what we need to do is get him to Las Vegas, get his swing back, and then hopefully get him back here within a relatively short period of time."

White Sox triple up

Brett Lawrie, Dioner Navarro and J.B. Shuck hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning. The only other team to do that this season was the Giants on Opening Day. Chicago still trails the Blue Jays. Follow live

Tim Kurkjian: The Indians are for real

Cleveland's seven-game winning streak has been buoyed by an invigorated offense.


Santana silencing Yanks bats

Ervin Santana was 1-5 with a 6.62 ERA in his previous six starts, but he's shut out New York through four innings at Yankee Stadium. Follow live


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets hacen oficial fichaje de José Reyes a contrato de ligas menores con el equipo; jugará mañana con sucursal de Clase A.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Jose Reyes: "As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family. I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been in ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward. I appreciate the Mets organization for believing in me and providing the opportunity to come back home to New York."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Sandy Alderson: "We made the decision to offer a contract to Jose after extensive consideration and discussion with Jose, his representatives, Major League Baseball and various departments at the Mets. We are convinced that Jose has accepted responsibility for his actions and their consequences and have confirmed he is taking steps beyond those prescribed by MLB, including ongoing counseling. Accordingly, we believe he deserves a second chance to return to our organization."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes signed a minor league deal. He will play with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jose Reyes signing is official.