The NBA Finals are over. The Stanley Cup has been won. Football is months away (if the season happens at all).
That means there's nothing to do now but watch baseball.
To some, this is the time of year when the game starts to get boring—the excitement of Opening Day has long since worn off, the hot stove has yet to boil and the playoff races have yet to reach their climaxes.
But any real baseball fan knows that even a relative lull in the MLB season can still provide plenty of intrigue, excitement and great games to follow.
Prospects are getting called up, surprise stars are emerging and, even if they lack the thrill they take on later in the season, the games in June count just as much as they do in September.
Here's a recap of some of the hottest news and rumors in baseball from the last few days.
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