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Law: Rangers, Phillies both benefit from Hamels deal

The Rangers are adding a cornerstone arm in Cole Hamels by sending Philadelphia a package of prospects they can use to rebuild their farm system.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Just to put this whole thing in perspective, the Angels could be facing Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and David Price this weekend.

Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

Someone needs to tell Tom Hanks and Madonna that there is crying in baseball just ask Shane Victorino and Wilmer Flores so get over it….ok?

Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

3way deal Dodgers get: Latos,Morse,Wood,Johnson,Avilan,Peraza;Braves get:Olivera,Rodriguez,Bird,pick;Marlins get Brigham,Araujo,Guzman save$

Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

What to expect on Thur:1. Dodgers-Marlins-Braves 9-10 player deal 2.Hamels deal official; 3.Tor get SP 4.Padres start trading 5.NYY Surprise

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

The people who went to sleep about 9:30 or 10 p.m. because they have early commute to work are in for one heckuva shock when they wake up.

The deal that was, then wasn't

Around 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. But by 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?

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Flores emotional in Mets loss

A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.

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Jose Altuve flashes that All-Star glove

The Astros 2B had no business making this play up the middle, but he did -- somehow -- and threw Angels DH C.J. Cron out at first.

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Paul Pierce fails with first pitch

New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game Tuesday came up well short of the target. But what do you expect? The Truth ends games. He doesn't start them.

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Gordon goes full extension

Marlins 2B Dee Gordon put it all out there to make a great extended catch against the Nationals.

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How Mets-Brewers trade fell through

ESPN baseball analyst Jim Bowden explains how the Mets got word that Wilmer Flores would be traded during their game on Wednesday night, and why the deal ultimately never transpired.

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Puig, Dodgers outslug A's

Yasiel Puig celebrated his bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium with a homer and 3 RBIs, as Los Angeles scored 5 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to rally past Oakland 10-7.

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Dan Shulman @DShulman_ESPN

Folks, I get why Flores was crying. I don't get why he was still on the field if at that point it appeared trade was going through. #mets

Sources: Rangers get Hamels from Phillies

Sources tell ESPN that Philadelphia has agreed to a deal to send LHPs Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas for RHP Matt Harrison and five prospects, including catcher Jorge Alfaro. Hamels threw a no-hitter in his last start.

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Gomez's agent says Brewer is healthy

Said Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Gomez: "[Gomez] is injury-free. He's playing every day. I have our players examined rigorously. He has no problem whatsoever. He has not seen a doctor for anything other than his hamstring issue. He is getting no treatment, has not asked for treatment." (via Fox Sports)