4:36 AM EDT, Sat August 02, 2014
Express-Times 13 hours ago

Cliff Lee placed on Philadelphia Phillies disabled list, Lehigh Valley IronPigs reliever Cesar Jimenez recalled

David Buchanan is on schedule to take Lee's spot in the rotation.
Rotoworld 11 hours ago

Lee likely to see Dr. Andrews eventually - Cliff Lee (S) Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Friday that Cliff Lee (elbow) is likely to be examined by Dr. James Andrews eventually.
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera joins Nats after trade, starts at second base

Asdrubal Cabrera joined the Nationals on Friday, one day after coming to Washington in a deadline trade.
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera joins Nats

Asdrubal Cabrera was in the Indians training room Thursday afternoon in Cleveland when manager Terry Francona called him into his office. Having heard rumors over the last few seasons – and knowing this is a contract year – the two-time All-Star figured out fairly quickly what the impromptu meeting was for. “As soon as he called…
Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago

Ex-Cub James Russell controlling only thing he can: Himself

When the Cubs traded him to the Braves on Thursday, James Russell had the advantage of being able to talk to his dad, Jeff, who went through the same thing on trade-deadline day in 1992. Not that it made everything suddenly normal. “It’s obviously a shock,” said Russell, who had been the most tenured Cub in the clubhouse, at least since Jeff Samardzija was traded July 5. “It’s kind of hard to wrap your head around it. “I guess you can’t really worry...
New York Daily News 9 hours ago
Mets' Matt Harvey throws off mound for first time since Tommy John surgery

Mets' Matt Harvey throws off mound for first time since Tommy John surgery

Matt Harvey is tired of playing the waiting game. The Mets ace took a big step in his surgically repaired elbow on Friday, throwing 15 pitches off of the mound at Citi Field.
Terry Foster / Detroit News 8 hours ago
Pudge Rodriguez was cornerstone of current Tigers' success

Pudge Rodriguez was cornerstone of current Tigers' success

Rodriguez started the surge when he signed a five-year, $40 million contract in 2004, right after winning a World Series with the Marlins.
Miami Herald 10 hours ago
Marlins place Alvarez on 15-day disabled list

Marlins place Alvarez on 15-day disabled list

Miami Marlins All-Star pitcher Henderson Alvarez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

Wright, Collins discuss trade deadline

NEW YORK -- David Wright noticed that other teams made big trades at Thursday's non-waiver deadline. He noticed that the New York Mets did not. And while Wright didn't complain about the Mets' inactivity, he also admitted that he looks forward to a time when the Mets can be the team making the high-profile July acquisition. David Wright #5 3BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM102 HR8 RBI52 R43 OBP.333 AVG.272 "I think we're getting to the point we're really close," Wright said Friday.
Larry Brooks / New York Post 3 hours ago
Can the Wilpons be trusted to improve Mets this offseason?

Can the Wilpons be trusted to improve Mets this offseason?

Trust  is a currency in as short supply within the Mets’ fan base as any type of currency seems to be within the franchise’s ownership. Which is why general manager...
Miami Herald 8 hours ago
Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez goes on disabled list with shoulder inflammation

Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez goes on disabled list with shoulder inflammation

A day after a controversial, eighth-inning overturned call at the plate helped wipe out a chance at getting back to .500, the Marlins sent their best active pitcher — All-Star Henderson Alvarez — to the 15-day disabled list on Friday with shoulder inflammation.
MASN Sports 5 hours ago

Cabrera, Werth and Fister following 2-1 setback to Phillies - Byron Kerr

New second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 in his Nationals debut, but was able to hit three balls hard and made an impressive sliding play to prevent a base hit and record the out on defense in the third inning...

Jonathon Niese 'lengthened out' in loss

NEW YORK -- The way Ryan Vogelsong was pitching and the way the New York Mets were hitting, this wasn't a game the Mets were going to win. Probably not from the time Jonathon Niese's throwing error led to a two-run second inning, and definitely not from the time Niese's pitching (and in his mind a mental error) led to a three-run seventh. It ended up as a 5-1 Mets loss to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, and there sure weren't many positives for the Mets in this one.
Washington Post 4 hours ago

Nats Journal: Explaining Matt Williams’s ninth-inning strategy

Trailing 2-1, the Nationals rallied in the ninth inning against the Phillies and closer Jonathan Papelbon. Adam LaRoche and Ian Desmond each singled with one out. Bryce Harper came to the plate. It seemed like a good time to pinch run for LaRoche. A speedier runner could score more easily from second on a single or force a close plate at the plate. Desmond even asked Manager Matt Williams from first base if he was going to pinch run for LaRoche. But Williams didn’t. Read full article >>

Latos, Reds send Marlins to third straight loss in Cosart's debut

Coconut Creek High School and Broward College product Mat Latos held the Marlins to a run on five hits over seven innings Friday at Marlins Park.MIAMI Tempting as it may be to pin Friday's loss on some post-catcher collision rule replay hangover, the reason is much simpler.
Sacramento Bee 5 hours ago
Vogelsong lifts Giants over Mets, 5-1

Vogelsong lifts Giants over Mets, 5-1

NEW YORK - Ryan Vogelsong avoided eye contact as the bottom of the ninth inning approached. He didn't answer when coaches asked how he was feeling, but he finally spoke up when catcher Buster Posey walked over.

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philly.com 2 hours ago

Phillies need to spend their money more wisely

WASHINGTON - Ruben Amaro Jr. has never been afraid to spend, and even after not making a deal by the non-waiver trade deadline for the second consecutive year, the Phillies general manager talked about getting this train wreck of a Phillies team back on track.
philly.com 3 hours ago

Lefty Imhof settling in

Newly drafted Phillies prospect gets comfortable at Lakewood
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago
Mets' David Wright acknowledges club faces important winter ahead as Mets GM points to offseason for possible trades

Mets' David Wright acknowledges club faces important winter ahead as Mets GM points to offseason for possible trades

Wright: "That’s when you get to the point where it’s decision time for what is that final piece?
philly.com 3 hours ago

Phillies Notebook: Phils' Cliff hanger

Cliff Lee’s future could be resting on the results of further examination of his reinjured left arm.

Minors 8.1.14: Syndergaard stars

EL PASO at LAS VEGAS: Noah Syndergaard had his third straight strong outing for the 51s, throwing six shutout innings while allowing eight hits, with no walks and seven strikeouts. Syndergaard has allowed just one earned run in 17 1/3 innings over the last three starts, with five walks and 20 strikeouts. Box. BINGHAMTON 9, BOWIE 8: Dilson Herrera's run-scoring triple brought home Brandon Nimmo to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, and Herrera then scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.

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