1. Martinez Set to Come off DL, Face Yankees

    TORONTO -- After coming out of Saturday's bullpen session feeling strong, the Rangers announced that right-hander Nick Martinez will get the ball for Tuesday's contest against the Yankees ...

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  2. Odorizzi to Get First at-Bat Since High School

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Jake Odorizzi will be the next in line among Rays pitchers to try and get a hit this season when he starts against the Cardinals Tuesday night in St. Louis...

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  3. Parenteau Says Avs Didn't Have a Plan for Him

    One of the more intriguing trades of the offseason saw somewhat-underrated forward P.A. Parenteau get traded from the Colorado Avalanche to the Montreal Canadiens for “clutch” but often-criticized forward Daniel Briere...

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  4. Rays' Grant Balfour Says He Has Been Tipping Pitches

    MINNEAPOLIS — RHP Grant Balfour has made his share of bad pitches, as the 27 walks he has given up in 361/3 innings shows...

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  5. Along with Crawford, Holliday to Enter AFL Hall

    ST. LOUIS -- The Arizona Fall League announced on Sunday that it will induct Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony in November. Joining Holliday in the 2014 induction class is Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford...

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  6. Bourjos Seeing Results from Adjustments

    ST. LOUIS -- Though he's only made two starts this month, Peter Bourjos has quietly been piecing together his best stretch of the season...

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  7. It's Miller Time in Cards' Bullpen

    Righthander Shelby Miller, dispatched to the bullpen at the start of the series against the Dodgers , was out there again Sunday night...

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  8. Cards Hit a Nerve with Dodgers

    Despite Don Mattingly's arm waving and arguing, the Dodgers are happy home plate umpire Ed Hickox didn't eject Trevor Rosenthal after he hit Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning Sunday...

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  9. Cano out of Mariners' Lineup with Hamstring Tightness

    ANAHEIM -- All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano, who has been playing through hamstring issues, was not in the Mariners ' lineup against the Angels on Sunday...

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  10. Niese Returns to Mets as Wright Celebrates Milestone

    For 10 years, David Wright has been a staple on the hot corner for the Mets . On Monday night, when New York opens a three-game series in Seattle , Wright will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Major League debut...

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  11. Maurer Settling Into, Enjoying New Relief Role

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  12. Oduya 'Good to Go' for Camp After Breaking Foot

    CHICAGO — Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks ' annual fan convention...

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  13. Leafs' Franson Asks for $4.2 Million Per Year

    With a salary arbitration meeting looming, Cody Franson has submitted a proposal in which the Toronto Maple Leafs would pay him $4.2 million per season...

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  14. Lee Returns Focused on Helping Phillies Win

    The long-awaited return of Cliff Lee to the Phillies ' rotation may be more of an audition than anything else...

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  15. Rewind: Too Many Drags in Lineup Cost Giants in Miami

    MIAMI -– By the time Tim Lincecum took the mound Sunday afternoon, the roof was sealed tight at Marlins Park, the.....

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  16. With Brandon Belt Out, Giants' Depth Issues Show in 3-2 Loss

    The Giants will play their 100th game of the season in Philadelphia on Monday, counting the suspended affair from Colorado that needs to be finished. Conclusions can and should be drawn...

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  17. Despaigne Shows the Stuff of Legends

    Here's hoping Orlando Hernandez was somewhere near a television set watching the Mets - Padres game on Sunday afternoon...

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  18. "Quack" Getting Closer to Being Closer

    Just like Huston Street, coincidentally, Kevin Quackenbush was a closer before he ever was a professional pitcher. As Street had for the University of Texas , Quackenbush wrapped up games for the University of South Florida ...

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  19. Marte Comes off Bench to Hit After Missing Two Starts

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  20. Huntington Staying Patient as Trade Deadline Approaches

    With less than two weeks to go before the MLB nonwaiver trade deadline, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said “asks” are still predictably high because teams that deal early have to preempt the market...

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  21. Onus Is on Ike Davis to Produce at Plate for Pirates

    As the trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl about possible moves the Pirates could make...

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  22. Ron Cook: Mark Melancon Firmly Belongs as Pirates Closer

    The routine changed Sunday at PNC Park for Pirates closer Mark Melancon. He pitched again against the Colorado Rockies , the first time this season he has worked on three consecutive days...

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  23. Asche Earns Praise for Improved Offensive Approach

    ATLANTA -- Cody Asche will never be accused of not respecting the game of baseball. At the same time, he also refuses to overthink it...

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  24. Cliff Lee Set for Monday Return, Possible Audition

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  25. Quinn Is Best of Phils' Thin Crop of Outfield Prospects

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - If you put together a depth chart of the Phillies ' outfield prospects, the thing that would jump off the page is the lack of depth on the chart...

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