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Source: Angels near Hamilton deal to Rangers

The Texas Rangers are nearing a trade with the Los Angeles Angels to bring back outfielder Josh Hamilton, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

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Jason Martinez

Martinez: Teams that have withstood injuries

Jason Martinez identifies MLB teams that have been hit hard by injury issues this season -- including the Nats and Rangers -- and assesses whether they've been able to withstand those issues.

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1hJesse Rogers

5 questions with ... Addison Russell

The Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell, one of baseball's top prospects, talks about life in the big leagues after his recent promotion.

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Royals playing with a chip on their shoulder (1:53)

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Nathan poised for another Tommy John surgery

Stephania Bell discusses Joe Nathan's latest injury and the fact that he might be undergo a second Tommy John surgery in his career.

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Yelich heads to DL with lower back strain (1:44)

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1dDavid Schoenfield

#TBT: Fernando Tatis' historic night

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis tattooed two grand slams in the same inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 23, 1999.


Manfred hopes for Cuba exhibitions next year

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes his sport can assist in improving ties with Cuba in the same manner the U.S. table tennis team did during its 1971 trip to China.


Smyly makes 2015 debut

Rays SP Drew Smyly was 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA after they acquired him in a trade last season. He made his first start of 2015 tonight and looked strong (4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 K's). The Rays lead the Blue Jays 4-2 in the 5th. Follow live


Paredes' blast puts Orioles ahead

Manny Machado's single in the bottom of the 4th inning gave Baltimore its 1st hit. Jimmy Paredes' homer in the next at-bat has given the O's a 2-0 lead over Rick Porcello and the Red Sox. Follow live

Hamilton wreaking havoc on bases

Cubs SP Jon Lester might want to start paying more attention to Billy Hamilton. The Reds' speedster already has 3 steals through 4 innings to up his season total to an MLB-best 12. It's tied 2-2. Follow live


Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

An Baltimore's 11th batter of the night, Manny Machado lines a single to center for O's first hit

Tex cracks 2nd HR of game

Mark Teixeira went deep off of Jacob deGrom for the second time tonight. Both were 2-run HRs for the Yankees, who have hit 3 homers through 3 innings and lead the Mets 6-0. Follow live


Nationals strike 1st vs. Marlins

Ian Desmond led off the top of the 4th inning with a double and later scored on Bryce Harper's sac fly to give Washington a 1-0 lead. Jordan Zimmermann has 3 K's over 3 scoreless innings so far. Follow live

Tigers trim Indians' lead

Nick Castellanos homered to right center in the bottom of the 2nd off of Indians starter Danny Salazar. The solo shot cut Cleveland's lead to 3-1. Follow live

Ellsbury puts another on the board

Jacoby Ellsbury, welcome to your first home run of the season. Ellsbury touched all the bags after sending a Jacob deGrom fastball deep to right as the Yankees are up 3-0 in the bottom of the 3rd. Follow live

Porcello mowing down Orioles

Rick Porcello has set down the first 6 Baltimore batters in order, including the first 5 by strikeouts. The Red Sox and Orioles remain tied at 0-0 in the top of the 3rd. Follow live

Indians add another run

Lonnie Chisenhall led off the top of the 2nd with a double and later scored on Jose Ramirez's sac fly to put Cleveland up 3-0 on Shane Greene and the Tigers. Follow live

Angels-Rangers close to Hamilton trade

The Rangers are closing in on reacquiring OF Josh Hamilton via trade, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Hamilton, currently on the DL, had a drug and alcohol relapse this offseason and his lack of punishment by MLB angered the Angels.

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Teixeira roughs up deGrom early

Mark Teixeira just sent one to the upper decks, homering deep to right and giving the Yanks an early 2-0 lead after the 1st. Follow live

Indians get to Greene early

Tigers starter Shane Greene entered tonight's game leading the AL in ERA (0.39) and tied for the AL lead in wins (3). But Brandon Moss' 2-run double has given Cleveland an early lead. Follow live


Subway Series begins

With both team's experiencing a rejuvenation, the matchup has a different feel to it this year. Jacob deGrom goes for the 13-3 Mets, opposite Michael Pineda and the 9-7 Yankees. Follow live


Mets closer's rehab interrupted

Bobby Parnell experienced right forearm tightness, forcing his rehab from Tommy John surgery to shut down for a week. Parnell, currently on assignment with Class A St. Lucie, saved 22 games for New York in 2013.

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Hamilton's Texas glory days

Josh Hamilton was at his best from 2008-2012 with the Rangers, the team the Angels are close to trading him to according to ESPN and multiple reports.

  • Rangers: .305 AVG/.363 OBP/.549 SLG
  • Angels: .255 AVG/.316 OBP/.426 SLG

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Jonah Keri @jonahkeri

Dream scenario: Josh Hamilton hits 50 HR rest of this season, signs and mails each home-run ball to Arte Moreno.

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

8 of last 11 Cub games (including last 3) decided by 1 run. Maddon: “I think it speaks to the parity I’ve seen so far within the division