Daniel Norris: New Tiger, man in the van
The former Blue Jays, now Tigers, LHP prospect, likes to live in a van at a Wal-Mart parking lot during spring training. He shaves with an ax. Oh, and he got a $2M signing bonus. The 'Van Man'
Papelbon gets first Nationals save
Newly-acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon worked a 1-2-3 ninth today vs. the Marlins, to notch his 18th save of the season, but first with Washington. Former closer Drew Storen worked the eighth inning.
Zim's HR, Scherzer's arm get Nats win
Ryan Zimmerman accounted for the game's only run with his first HR since May 19, and Max Scherzer turned in 7 shutout innings as the Nationals beat Miami 1-0. Box score
Dodgers-Marlins-Braves trade complete
The three-way trade, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden and multiple reports, is headlined by the Dodgers acquiring SP Alex Wood (via Atlanta), SP Mat Latos and OF Michael Morse (both via Miami); the Braves receiving Cuban INF prospect Hector Olivera (via L.A.); and the Marlins getting 3 prospects.
Max Scherzer dominates Marlins
Scherzer made it through 7 shutout innings (6 K's) and the Nationals lead 1-0 after 8. New Washington closer Jonathan Papelbon could get his first save opportunity with the team today. Follow live
Norris' grand slam pulls Padres back
The Mets entered the 7th with a comfortable 7-1 lead, but Derek Norris' grand slam -- his 4th hit today -- cut the deficit to 7-5. The Mets bat in the bottom half of the frame. Follow live
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Blue Jays needed pitching
Tim Kurkjian boiled down the Blue Jays' need for David Price as simply as possible: "Toronto could not afford to not make the playoffs, not this time."
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Yankees' Michael Pineda scratched
Pineda won't be starting tonight vs. the Rangers due to tightness in his right forearm, according to ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera and multiple reports. The Yankees haven't yet picked a replacement for Pineda (3.97 ERA), who could wind up on the DL.
Marlins cause a stink
The Nationals got a surprise when they hit the field at Marlins Park for batting practice and their soundtrack was replaced by fart noises. Really. Is this a case of whoever smelt it dealt it?
Turner released from hospital
Dodgers third baseman Just Turner is out of the hospital after being treated for a leg infection. Turner is hitting .323 this season with Los Angeles.
Paul Pierce fails with first pitch
The Dodgers weren't able to trade for David Price, but maybe Paul Pierce can help shore up their rotation. Then again, maybe not.
Price is right for Toronto in Vegas
After the acquisition of David Price, the Westgate SuperBook moved Toronto's odds to win the World Series from 25-1 to 16-1. Kansas City remains the favorite at 7-2.
Price from 2012 tweets shade on Jays
On December 20, 2012 David Price's verified account posted: "lol with all this Jays talk from everyone, does this mean people are coming to games now?! I've always wanted to see that place packed" -- Price has been traded to Toronto today, according to ESPN and multiple reports.