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19 things to know about teenage pitchers

Highly touted 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias is set to make his major league debut Friday night for the Dodgers, so David Schoenfield took a look at the history of teenagers pitching in the majors. 19 things

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On this date 25 years ago, Chip Hale's hit sent Rodney McCray through a wall ... Literally. (via @dbacks)


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Speed. Stealth. Deceit. Traits that @MLB players and #TMNT have in common.


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Wilmer Flores will not be active on Friday night for the Mets. He remains on a rehab assignment with the Binghamton Mets and will be in the lineup for a fourth straight game on Friday with the Double-A club. Flores had been eligible to be activated for the series opener against the Dodgers. He was hitless Wednesday and Thursday with the B-Mets. Flores is on the DL with a left hamstring strain. He nonetheless should be activated shortly.

107-year-old shows off moves at MLB game

Virginia McLaurin danced her way to fame at the White House -- and she boogeyed again at her first baseball game with the Nationals.


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Age is just a number. Virginia McLaurin is 107 and she just keeps dancing – this time at her very first MLB game:

Tough choices ahead for Blue Jays

Unless Toronto plays a lot better, the team's brass will have to decide whether the best big-picture play is to become sellers before the Aug. 1 deadline, writes Buster Olney. Sell or stay the course? (Insider)

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Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann slated to long-toss today to see how he's feeling with respect to Grade 1 groin strain suffered last weekend. If all goes well, he will throw a side session on Sunday, after which the Tigers will make a determination on whether to place him on the DL or not. In related news, Matt Boyd was held out of his start yesterday in Triple-A Toledo as Tigers mull options ...

Bradley Jr. bringing Sox suprising dose of energy

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game hitting streak ended Thursday night with an 0-for-4 performance against Colorado, but this season feels, in every respect, like the start of something big for him, writes Jerry Crasnick. Realizing potential

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