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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 11-8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 31, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline. They could've pursued a position player to replace the injured Nick Markakis. Another starting pitcher would've fit nicely in...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2019 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most stunning deal done at this year's trade deadline didn't come together until the final 20 minutes, and the result is a starting rotation that's sure to be long remembered. The Houston Astros acquired ace Zack Greinke on Wednesday, adding another All-Star and Cy Young Award...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland. The Indians bulked up for the playoff race by trading temperamental starter Trevor Bauer before the deadline to Cincinnati in a three-team deal they hope can help them run down the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland, which trails the AL Central by three games but leads the wild-card race, sent Bauer to the Reds for slugger Yasiel Puig and left-hander Scott Moss. The Indians also acquired outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infield prospect Victor Nova from the San Diego Padres, who acquired outfielder Taylor Trammel from the Reds. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 31, 2019 - 12:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians added some power — and a little punch — for their playoff push. Still chasing the homer-happy Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, Cleveland traded temperamental starter Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in a three-team deal that landed the Indians two big...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, left, reacts as he is taken out by manager Terry Francona in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
July 31, 2019 - 2:00 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ON THE BLOCK With the trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET, the hot stove is brimming with big arms that have long been mentioned in rumors. Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Mike Minor, Zack Wheeler and Robbie Ray are the biggest names that might...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, left, reacts as he is taken out by manager Terry Francona in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
July 31, 2019 - 12:59 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ON THE BLOCK With the trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET, the hot stove is brimming with big arms that have long been mentioned in rumors. Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Mike Minor, Zack Wheeler and Robbie Ray are the biggest names that...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory news conference in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild have fired Fenton after just one rough season, marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline. Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 shortly before the team made the surprising late-summer announcement. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP, file)
July 30, 2019 - 6:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Less than 15 months after hiring Paul Fenton as general manager, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed his mind. Still confident he has a contending team, Leipold decided to fire Fenton on Tuesday despite the unusual late-summer timing to try to redirect the franchise...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2019 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' David Phelps pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 5:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. As part of the trade announced Tuesday, the Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps' contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 30, 2019 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer, Mike Minor or Robbie Ray is going to get dealt to contenders desperate for arms, it will happen this week or not at all. Baseball's trade window shuts Wednesday afternoon — completely, not like in years past. Marcus Stroman,...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) looks back as a teammate makes a catch for an out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 1:42 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TRADEWINDS Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday and the Rays made three deals, getting ...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 29, 2019 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was too tough, even for the top team in the majors. The Washington ace tossed seven masterful innings Sunday to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "Everything about him this year has been amazing...
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