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Possible landing spots for Kazmir

Jim Bowden outlines four potential trades for A's starter Scott Kazmir, deals that involve the Cardinals, Dodgers, Red Sox and Giants.

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Cardinals win seventh straight (2:14)

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How the AL East will shake out

Buster Olney takes a closer look at the unpredictable AL East. He also writes why Craig Counsell is a strong choice as new manager of the Brewers.

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Monday's power rankings

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner tops tonight's list.

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Rangers end Astros' 10-game winning streak (1:02)

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23hRob Arthur

Yadier Molina forgot how to frame a pitch

FiveThirtyEight finds that Yadier Molina's pitch framing has declined dramatically over the past two years - something that could affect the Cardinals overall more than might be expected.

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Updated top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015

Noah Syndergaard jumps to the top of Tommy Rancel's updated top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015, which also includes a couple of Blue Jays rookies who were demoted last week.

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Buster Olney dives into the numbers to find that Clayton Kershaw is still very much the same pitcher he was last season, outside of a mistake or two per game.

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Olney: Kershaw as dominant as ever

Dating back to last year's playoffs, Clayton Kershaw is 2-6 in his last eight starts, but Buster Olney doesn't buy the negativity: "If you look at the numbers behind the numbers, they look exactly the same. In fact, maybe even a little better."

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The other side of Ted Williams

Death exposes everyone, and it exposed Ted Williams, stripping away what he'd created as a boy on Utah Street, revealing what he'd tried to hide: He came from damaged people, and he left damaged people behind. Cycle of suffering

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OTD: Pete Rose collects 3,000th hit

On May 5, 1978, the 37-year-old Rose went 2-for-4 against the Expos, accumulating his 3,000th hit in his 16th season. He'd go on to hit an MLB-record 4,256.

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Nats' Rendon has left oblique strain

Anthony Rendon hasn't played at all this season as he recovers from an MCL sprain, and he'll miss several more weeks with the new injury. Said manager Matt Williams: "We're going to have to slow progress down a little bit."

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Giants finding their groove

After a 4-10 start to the season that included an 8-game skid, the defending champs have gone 9-3 in their last 12 games, putting them back at .500.

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Monday, Felix Hernandez became all-time Venezuelan-born strikeout leader & tied Randy Johnson for 2nd place on Mariners career win list

BBTN's Web Gem from Monday

It's Elvis Andrus' turn to try to beat out Alex Gordon's six-time reigning Web Gem -- but does the Rangers shortstop's dive and shovel toss to second to turn a double play live up to Gordon's head-first dive into the stands?

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Wrigley bleachers to reopen in phases

The team announced the left- and center-field bleachers are on track to open May 11 after the first phase of the $375M Wrigley renovation was delayed in the offseason. The right-field bleachers will open as planned June 11.

Kershaw struggling this season

The 2015 season hasn't been as kind to Clayton Kershaw as last year's. The Dodgers won 20 of his final 21 regular-season starts a year ago, and he posted just a 1.38 ERA in that stretch. But from the start of the postseason, Los Angeles is just 2-6 in his starts and his ERA is nearly 5.

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Ramirez day-to-day with hurt shoulder

It would be a big loss for the Red Sox if Hanley Ramirez misses significant time, as his 10 home runs are twice as many as any other Red Sox player and are 2nd in baseball to only Nelson Cruz.

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ELIAS: Kris Bryant (23 years, 120 days) is the youngest player to walk four times in a game since Andrew McCutchen did so on Sept. 1, 2009.

Rockies closer likely to have TJ surgery

Adam Ottavino revealed Monday he'll probably have the season-ending surgery to repair the partial UCL tear in his right elbow. Said Ottavino: "Baseball is my love, so I will do everything I can to come back. I've accepted that. I'll take it head on."

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