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Chase Headley, Veteran 3B, Now A Yankee After Trade

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Chase Headley has been traded by the San Diego Padres to the New York Yankees for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. The Padres have also committed $1 million is cash to the Yankees, who look to upgrade their infield with the veteran third baseman Headley. The trade comes just… Read more »

Cliff Lee: Trade Rumors, Noxious Gas Swirl Around Ace Pitcher

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Cliff Lee is likely on his way out of Philadelphia by the end of this month. The trade rumors surrounding Lee are starting to heat up, thanks to his return to the mound on Monday night. Cliff was making his first start since May 18, and the rust was certainly evident and pretty predictable. What… Read more »

Atlanta Braves Trade Rumors: Shae Simmons Key To Unloading Dan Uggla

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Atlanta Braves trade rumors continue to involve the bloated contract known as Dan Uggla that is taking up bench space. Unless Braves’ GM Frank Wren is willing to part with some of his young pitching, it is highly unlikely that Atlanta will be able to move Uggla, considering the $26 million salary he is expected… Read more »

Padres Reliever Alex Torres Wears Protective Cap During Game

Alex Torres Sports Protective Cap

Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres wore a protective baseball cap during Saturday night’s game, becoming the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to do so. The MLB approved the protective caps for use by pitchers in January, but until Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, no pitcher seemed interested in using it. For Torres,… Read more »

MLB Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies Of Cancer

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Hall of Fame baseball star Tony Gwynn has died of cancer, it was announced today. Gwynn battled the disease from 2009, but prior to that, his career in baseball was prolific. After less than a year playing minor league ball, Tony Gwynn went on to a strong career in the major leagues, clocking 20 seasons… Read more »

UALR Baseball Coach Resigns After Expletive-Laden Meltdown

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock baseball coach Scott Norwood has resigned from his position after Deadspin obtained audio of the coach having an expletive-laden meltdown on his players — following a win (Deadspin‘s audio player cannot be embedded. You’ll need to click over to the site to listen to the full recording). Deadspin reports… Read more »

Manny Machado’s Bat Throwing: Anger? Or Frustration? [VIDEO]

There has been much speculation about what Manny Machado’s bat throwing incident yesterday might mean, and whether or not to believe his explanation that it was an accidental slip. The Baltimore Sun has a good roundup of the incident, including the blow-by-blow and the backstory, which involves Machado receiving a hard tag at third base… Read more »