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Pirates trade closer Melancon, but not waving white flag

The Nationals shored up their pen by trading for Mark Melancon. The Pirates? They're chasing a wild card with an above-average pen -- even without him.

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Giants hold off Nationals (1:10)
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4hWallace Matthews

Yankees' A-Rod situation is becoming untenable

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been put in an awkward sitation, essentially carrying a 24-man roster as the Yankees try to stay in the playoff race.

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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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2dBuster Olney

How Chapman trade altered reliever market

The Cubs made the first big relief pitching splash has reset the reliever trade market, so what's next for other buyers looking to add bullpen talent?

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Corey Seager tied the club's rookie record for doubles in a season with his 30th. There are still two months to play. Seager is now tied with Eric Karros, who set his mark in 1992.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes has departed Saturday's game after laboring to first base on a ground out. Cespedes has been dealing with a balky right quadriceps.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the strangest statistical oddities of the season: Jacoby Ellsbury has now reached base 10 times on catcher's interference, one-third of all CIs this season. No other player has more than two and Ellsbury has broken the previous record of eight, set by Roberto Kelly in 1992.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir now has an 8.14 ERA in the first inning this season after giving up a home run to Arizona's Jean Segura three pitches into Saturday's game.

Kevin Kiermaier does it again

The Rays CF went up, up and away to make this leaping catch at the wall.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury updates: While OF Chris Young (hamstring) and INF Josh Rutledge (knee) are traveling with the Red Sox and increasing baseball activities in preparation for minor-league rehab assignments within the next week to 10 days, manager John Farrell "can't say [LF/C Blake Swihart] is out of the woods yet with the ankle injury." Farrell characterized Swihart's progress as "two steps forward, one step back."

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Michael Young es inducido oficialmente al Salón de la Fama de los Rangers, el equipo para el que jugó 12 de sus 14 temporadas Grandes Ligas y donde estableció muchos de los récords ofensivos más trascendentes. Fue el líder del equipo que llegó a la Serie Mundial en años consecutivos en 2010 y 2011.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Padres sending 10.5m to Braves in Kemp trade

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Comienza la ceremonia de inducción al Salón de la Fama de los #Rangers de Michael Young. Será el miembro número 20 del recinto de inmortales del equipo de Texas #MLB

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox third base prospect Rafael Devers hits his 4th HR in 8 games in front of White Sox scouts tonight...can't be a bad thing for trade talks

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Yankees listening on Carlos Beltran, but some rival officials view the current price tag as beyond their reach.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Craig Kimbrel faced three hitters, recorded one out and threw 17 pitches today in a minor-league rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox manager John Farrell expects to speak with Kimbrel later this evening. It's still possible Kimbrel could rejoin the Sox next week in Seattle. He had surgery July 11 to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Ya preparan el terreno de juego ora el tercer partido de la serie entre los #Rangers y #Royals en el Globe Life Park de Arlington. Antes será inducido al Salón de la FAMA de los Rangers el ex capitán del equipo Michael Young.