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Jose Bautista won't be put on DL

The Blue Jays OF will avoid the DL despite missing three straight games, manager John Gibbons said Friday. Bautista, dealing with a sore shoulder, will probably DH for a game or two before taking his usual position. He's tied for the team lead with 4 HR.

Angels, Rangers close to Hamilton trade
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The Rangers are closing in on reacquiring OF Josh Hamilton via trade, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Hamilton, currently on the DL, had a drug and alcohol relapse this offseason and his lack of punishment by MLB angered the Angels. Deal done soon?

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All downhill since Hamilton's MVP
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Josh Hamilton led all of baseball in OPS and won the AL MVP in 2010, but has seen his OPS decline steadily since then, finally bottoming out again in 2014.

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It's good to be the King
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Rangers and Mariners fans have seen the careers of their respective Kings -- Henrik Lundqvist in New York and Felix Hernandez in Seattle -- follow a similar trajectory.

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Tex sends a message
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Mark Teixeira hit two home runs to power the Yankees to a 6-1 victory in Friday's "subway series" opener, also snapping the Mets' 11-game winning streak. He's the first player to hit two homers in a Mets-Yankees game (for either team) since Russell Martin on June 10, 2012.

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Anthony Rendon plays rehab game

The Nationals 3B has been rehabbing a sprained MCL the past six weeks and started a minor league assignment Friday: "It's been rough staying out of it." Rendon will play 7 innings today and could rejoin the Nats within the week.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Unless the Angels are absolutely convinced Josh Hamilton cannot be an effective hitter, this deal makes very little sense for them.

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

"King Felix" has now thrown 10 individual shutouts for the #Mariners, moving him into second place in team history behind R Johnson's 19.

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Justin Maxwell's HR was calculated at 447 feet, the second longest of his career; his career long was 471 feet, also at Coors Field.

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

The #Astros are batting .320 in at-bats ending with a curveball on the outer-third of the plate, the highest average in MLB this season.