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Dodgers get Mat Latos from Marlins

The Dodgers acquired the RHP along with 1B Michael Morse in exchange for three minor league pitchers, according to multiple reports. Los Angeles also gets the No. 34 pick in next year's draft. Latos has a 4.48 ERA this season.

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Albert Pujols one HR shy of 30, would be his 13th yr with 30+ HR. Only Hank Aaron (15) & Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds (14 each) have more.

ICYMI: Ouch! Betts tumbles over the wall

Red Sox CF Mookie Betts almost robbed White Sox 1B Jose Abreu of a homer Tuesday, but the ball spilled out of his glove when he hit the ground, resulting in a two-run shot. Betts exited with concussion symptoms.


Olney: The Time To Move Hamels Is Now

The offers are on the table, and they probably aren't going to get any better. The time has finally come for the Phillies to choose the best deal and ship Cole Hamels off to a contender. 10 teams under pressure (Insider)

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Fan barehands foul ball with ease

Who needs a glove at a ballgame these days? Certainly not this fan at the Red Sox game.


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Phillies: 9-1 since the All-Star Break, the 1st time they've won at least 9 of their first 10 games after Break since 1970 (via ELIAS)

Crasnick: Angels have to monitor Trout

Jerry Crasnick on why the Angels will monitor Mike Trout's wrist: "Wrists can be kind of sensitive. If it lingers, or becomes worse, it can really affect your hitting."


Olney: 10 teams under pressure to trade

As the trade deadline draws closer, some teams are feeling the heat more than others to pull the trigger on a deal. On the hot seat? Padres GM A.J. Preller, says Buster Olney. Pressure's on (Insider)


Even athletes get hungry at red lights

A's closer Sean Doolittle's car has a feature you don't always see in showroom vehicles: a secret burrito compartment. It is as awesome as you expect.


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Crazy Stat of Day: Yankees are 1st team in MLB history to allow first 5+ runs of a game and then score 21+ runs.

Kershaw looks to cap historic July

Clayton Kershaw brings his 0.27 ERA and 45 K's in four starts this month into tonight's start vs. the A's. Since earned runs became official in 1913, only two pitchers ever have had at least 50 K's and an ERA below 0.50 in a calendar month (Johan Santana, Nolan Ryan).

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Infante and Escobar get ridiculous out

Royals 2B Omar Infante and SS Alcides Escobar are better at baseball than you.


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#PhotoOfTheNight: Pedro Martinez shows his appreciation to the crowd during his number retirement ceremony at Fenway Park.

ICYMI: Yankees beat Rangers by 16

No, that's not a typo: New York beat Texas 21-5 on Tuesday. It was the 2nd game in baseball history where a team trailed by 5 runs and won by 15 or more. (via Elias)


Diamondbacks show interest in Chapman

Arizona has talked with Cincinnati about acquiring LHP Aroldis Chapman, according to multiple reports. Since 2012, the closer has a 1.95 ERA with 414 K's in 231 innings. His fastball averages 99.6 mph.

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Strikeouts catching up to Joc Pederson

The rookie CF is batting .176 this month and manager Don Mattingly is considering moving him from the leadoff spot. In 89 July plate appearances, Pederson has 28 K's. "I didn't think he'd strike out this much. ... He's frustrated," Mattingly said.

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