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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.

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Teixeira roughs up deGrom early

Mark Teixeira just sent one to the upper decks, homering deep to right and giving the Yanks an early 2-0 lead after the 1st. Follow live

Indians get to Greene early

Tigers starter Shane Greene entered tonight's game leading the AL in ERA (0.39) and tied for the AL lead in wins (3). But Brandon Moss' 2-run double has given Cleveland an early lead. Follow live

Subway Series begins

With both team's experiencing a rejuvenation, the matchup has a different feel to it this year. Jacob deGrom goes for the 13-3 Mets, opposite Michael Pineda and the 9-7 Yankees. Follow live

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Mets closer's rehab interrupted
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Bobby Parnell experienced right forearm tightness, forcing his rehab from Tommy John surgery to shut down for a week. Parnell, currently on assignment with Class A St. Lucie, saved 22 games for New York in 2013.

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Hamilton's Texas glory days

Josh Hamilton was at his best from 2008-2012 with the Rangers, the team the Angels are close to trading him to according to ESPN and multiple reports.

  • Rangers: .305 AVG/.363 OBP/.549 SLG
  • Angels: .255 AVG/.316 OBP/.426 SLG

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Jonah Keri @jonahkeri

Dream scenario: Josh Hamilton hits 50 HR rest of this season, signs and mails each home-run ball to Arte Moreno.

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

8 of last 11 Cub games (including last 3) decided by 1 run. Maddon: “I think it speaks to the parity I’ve seen so far within the division

Mets to prospect: don't feed the trolls
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Pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard was spoken to by the Mets for tweeting at a fan who criticized him for missing a start due to illness. Syndergaard's tweet: "I'm sure you call in sick to your pathetic 9-5 job all the time. Or you might not even have one."

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

Ventura confirms that Sale approached the KC locker room last nite. Said he was glad others were there and cooler heads prevailed.

Cautionary tales for Ventura
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Yordano Ventura's season is 4 starts old and already he's been at the center of 3 brawls and been ejected twice. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick offers a few examples of former MLB hot heads. Chill out, Yordano

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Sale mum on report
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According to 810 WHB, White Sox P Chris Sale attempted to get into the visiting clubhouse to fight Royals SP Yordano Ventura in the top of the 8th inning Thursday night. When asked about it today, Sale did not confirm nor deny the report.

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Sale moving on from KC brawl
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Chris Sale had a hand in Thursday's brawl when he hit Royals 3B Mike Moustakas. But today, Sale said he doesn't expect another dust up: "It's not "Fight Club", it's baseball."

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