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Bryce Harper: I worked for my body

The Nats OF in the latest Body Issue: "I worked hard this offseason to get my body where I needed to get it. I was able to work every single muscle in my body head to toe." See more

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Returning aces not safe from re-injury

Matt Moore doesn't throw as hard as Jose Fernandez so does that translate to lower risk of re-injury after Tommy John surgery? Perhaps, but Stephania Bell says neither is entirely safe. Aces returning from Tommy John

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Bullpen catcher noms 18 cheesesteaks

Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel set a Citizens Bank Park record Wednesday by eating 18 cheesesteaks over a 3-game period. He can further add to his "accomplishment" -- he needs to devour just one more to set the 4-game record. We'll just let you digest that.

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

Some fun numbers from the White Sox's 2-game sweep of the Cards: Only the 2nd time all season the Cards have lost consecutive home games.

The All-Star battle for 2B in the AL

KC's Omar Infante leads the voting but is hitting .230. Houston's Jose Altuve (.298 BA) trails by about 30K votes. If it stays, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian said, "I'm sure a lot of people will step forward and say 'Look, something's wrong here.'"

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Bryce Harper @bharper3407

A dream come true..Hard work does pay off! Can't thank @espnmag enough for the opportunity! Baseball players do work out #BodyIssue2015

Stephania Bell @Stephania_ESPN

Bochy also tells me pitcher Tim Lincecum is doing really well. Originally feared his arm was broken after hbp but already able to throw.

A-Rod's HR bonus might go to charity

The long-disupted $6M bonus A-Rod was to get from the Yankees for hitting his 660th HR may go to charity. Though a deal isn't close, the two sides are quietly negotiating a possible solution, according to Fox Sports.

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Bullpen getting it done for Yankees

Batters have whiffed on a MLB-high 30% of swings against Yankees relievers this season. That kind of dominance could push the Yanks to the postseason, according to Tim Kurkjian.

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Stephania Bell @Stephania_ESPN

Buster Posey says he's feeling better today after taking the foul tip off his mask last night. Sounds like he plans to play 1B today.

Carrasco felt the breeze from the mound

Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco, who fell one out short of a no-hitter, induced 30 swings and misses Wednesday, tied for the most by any pitcher in a game in the last 7 seasons (Francisco Liriano had 30 in 2012).

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Twins call up another top prospect

Double-A prospect 3B Miguel Sano will join the Twins for tonight's game vs. Kansas City. He ranks No. 5 on Keith Law's most recent top 10 prospect rankings. Sano sat out 2014 due to injury but hit .274 with 15 HRs in Chattanooga this season.

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Who belongs on the All-Star team?

Brian Dozier is relatively unheralded, but trails only Miguel Cabrera in most home runs since the start of 2014 (39 to Cabrera's 40) and Keith Law believes he deserves an All-Star berth. Some belong, some don't (Insider)

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Kurkjian: Indians starters 'dominant'

"The way they did it ... that was remarkable," said ESPN's Tim Kurkjian about Cleveland's starters going 3-0 in 24 1/3 IP, giving up just 5 hits and 3 ER with 17 K's in the last 3 games.

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