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Twins close to acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from Braves

The Minnesota Twins are in the final stages of acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for a minor league player, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Garcia has gone 3-7 with a 4.33 ERA in 17 starts over the past three-plus months for the Braves, who picked up the 31-year-old in an offseason trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for a trio of prospects. A source says the Twins are nearing a trade for lefty starter Jaime Garcia, who’s gone 3-7 with a 4.33…

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Olney: Players who lost significant trade value this year – Buster Olney Blog

A year ago today, the trade market was saturated with Ryan Braun rumors. The Brewers outfielder was having a big bounce-back season, hitting well over .300 and playing so well that the Dodgers, Giants and other teams dug into the question of his potential acquisition cost. But Braun’s trajectory since then demonstrates that circumstances can change very quickly in the trade market — a good reminder for teams as they sort through possible deals leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Braun is not the only player who has…

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Steven Souza Jr. of Tampa Bay Rays blames Oakland Athletics’ muddy field for hip injury

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. is blaming the field conditions at the Oakland Athletics‘ O.co Coliseum for a left hip injury that knocked him out of Wednesday’s game. “I went to slide, and it was extremely muddy around second base,” Souza said after the Rays’ 7-2 loss. “My leg got stuck in the ground, and I just kind of felt a jump in my hip. That didn’t feel very great.” Souza suffered the strained hip in the first inning while trying to steal second after drawing a…

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Inside the 6-0 road trip that has changed the Chicago Cubs season – Chicago Cubs Blog

ATLANTA — Just how well is it going for the Chicago Cubs in the second half? On Wednesday, a starter about to be pulled from the rotation pitched into the fifth inning without giving up a hit or walk, then hit his first career home run off a fastball from knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey of the Atlanta Braves. Then the guy who replaced reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant, who left the game holding his finger after sliding into third base in the first inning, hit a home run followed…

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MLB – Daily Fantasy Baseball

Our experts are here to provide the best hitters and pitchers for you to build your daily fantasy baseball lineups around on Wednesday. Hitters to build around Eric Karabell — Adam Lind, Washington Nationals Lind figures to assume designated hitter duties again as the Nationals play in Los Angeles on ESPN and Wednesday they’ll face right-hander Alex Meyer, who has had a problem putting too many runners on base, including nine walks over his past two outings. Myriad Nationals hitters will be strong plays for this one, but Lind isn’t…

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New York Mets worried over lack of production from Yoenis Cespedes

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t hit a home run since June 23 and only has nine this season, and manager Terry Collins is very aware of his slugger’s struggles. “There’s a little concern there, but we also know when he gets back to what we expect or what we have seen, he’s dangerous,” Collins told reporters before the Mets’ 5-0 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday. “This is all new to us because this guy has not struggled since he’s been here,” Collins later added. “So we’ve got…

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Cameron Maybin of Los Angeles Angels exits after awkward slide

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cameron Maybin has left the Los Angeles Angels‘ game against the Washington Nationals in the first inning after sliding awkwardly into second base. Maybin was replaced by Ben Revere in left field Tuesday night. Cameron Maybin had to be helped off after he adjusted his slide too late and dragged his right leg awkwardly behind him while attempting to steal second. Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Maybin opened the first with a single, but Nationals starter Edwin Jackson pitched out when Maybin took off to steal second. Maybin…

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Reds starting pitcher Scott Feldman on DL with knee inflammation

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have placed right-hander Scott Feldman on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. The Reds also optioned outfielder Jesse Winker to Triple-A Louisville and recalled righties Sal Romano and Lisalverto Bonilla from Louisville. Roman was Cincinnati’s scheduled starter for Tuesday’s opener of a three-game series against Arizona. Feldman (7-7) is the sixth Reds pitcher who’s started at least one game this season to go on the disabled list. He allowed five runs and five hits, including two home runs, in the first inning of…

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Bud Selig checks in on Milwaukee Brewers’ plans ahead of trade deadline

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers‘ biggest fan calls team owner Mark Attanasio regularly and wonders occasionally what moves one of baseball’s most surprising teams might make at the trade deadline. Former team owner and baseball commissioner Bud Selig is getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 30, a day before baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. For the first time in a couple of seasons, the Brewers are in contention. Should they be buyers and potentially veer from a long-term rebuilding plan? Or stand pat and hold on to the…

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J.D. Martinez of Detroit Tigers removed with lower back tightness

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been removed from Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals with lower back tightness. The team said the move was precautionary. Martinez has been the subject of trade rumors ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. He had gone 0-for-2 with a walk when he was removed in the bottom of the sixth inning. The 29-year-old outfielder is hitting .305 with 16 homers and 39 RBIs this season. Source link

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