Padres outfielder Maybin tests positive for amphetamine, suspended for 25 games

CHICAGO -- San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine. Major League Baseball announced the suspension Wednesday. Maybin is batting .247 with one home run and nine RBIs in 62 games this season. Maybin, who said he won't challenge...

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Jake Peavy is "so sick of losing" as Red Sox winning streak comes to a screeching halt

Jennifer Warner Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of NESN It hasn't been a secret that the Red Sox bullpen, and team in general, has been less than stellar this year. With an embarrassing first half of the season out of the way, it seemed like the Red Sox were starting to turn things around, winnin...

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The poor, downtrodden Cardinals receive a bonus pick in next year’s draft thanks to the Competitive Balance Lottery

The Competitive Balance Lottery gives clubs with the 10 lowest revenues and in the 10 smallest markets the opportunity to obtain additional draft picks through a lottery. The picks are made after some weighting is applied based on winning percentage (i.e. the best teams in the lottery have lower cha...

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Bartolo Colon is perfect through 6 innings vs the #Mariners. #Mets lead 2-0.
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DEVELOPING: Bartolo Colon has a perfect game through six innings. This is not a drill.
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Ken Rosenthal ,, Senior Baseball Writer
Four AL teams have inquired on #Dodgers’ Kemp. None made offers. How badly do Dodgers want to move him? Column:
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
Uggla playing 2B and hitting second for Fresno tonight. #sfgiants
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Michael G. Baron ,, Mets Beat Writer
If you haven't turned on the #Mets game yet, don't. Just follow us all on Twitter. Don't jinx anything. You know, because that matters.
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15 up, 15 down. Bartolo Colon is perfect through 5 innings vs the Mariners. #Mets lead 1-0.
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Tom Haudricourt , Milwaukee Sentinel, Brewers Beat Writer
Last pitch of game by Jeremy Jeffress clocked at 100 mph as #Brewers win 5-1 and sweep three games from Reds.
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Ken Rosenthal ,, Senior Baseball Writer
Latest news on #Padres: Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines.
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Kevin Burkhardt , SNY-TV, Sports Reporter
Bartolo flawless so far. #Mets
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Adam McCalvy ,, Brewers Beat Writer
Welcome back, Jeremy Jeffress. Gets final out on a heater that hit 100 mph on the stadium radar gun. 5-1 #Brewers over Reds.
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Sam Miller ,, Sportswriter
Every game Bartolo Colon throws is a perfect game
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Jayson Stark , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
MLB's "competitive-balance lottery" makes no sense to me. Poor downtrodden Cards & Orioles get picks. But Rays get shut out? Odd system
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Bartolo Colon through six innings against Seattle: 18 up, 18 down.
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Dylan Hernandez , Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
Yasiel Puig is working out in center field.
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Bob Nightengale , USA Today, Baseball Writer
One high-ranking executive now predicts the #STLCards will get #Rays David Price after landing No. 3 lottery pick.
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Giancarlo Stanton putting on a show during BP. Just hit one into 755 Club above the '2001' pennant. Mercy! #Braves
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Adam Rubin ,, Mets Beat Writer
Bartolo Colon's effort marked longest perfection bid by Met since Matt Harvey also retired first 20 batters against White Sox on May 7, 2013
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Rich Coutinho , WFAN, Mets Beat Reporter
So the NYY not signing Cano cost the Mets and Colon a perfect game
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Michael G. Baron ,, Mets Beat Writer
Focus now is on the W. Great job by Bart Colon today. It happens, usually. #mets
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Bob Nightengale , USA Today, Baseball Writer
Robinson Cano breaks up Bartolo Colon's perfect game, but is sure helped Colon's trade value for the #Mets.
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Robinson Cano just broke up Bartolo Colon's perfect game attempt in the 7th inning.
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WFAN Radio , New York Mets News
Cano two-out single in 7th. #NotTodayBoss
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Jon Weisman ,, Dodgers Beat Writer
Cano no to no-no.
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Bartolo Colon's perfect game is no more. Robinson Cano breaks it up in the 7th with a single to left!
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Bob Dutton , KC Star, Royals Beat Writer
No no-hitter for Colon. Robinson Cano with a line-drive single to left with two outs in the seventh. Mets still lead 3-0.
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Perfect no more. Robinson Cano breaks up Bartolo Colon's perfect game bid with a single to LF with 2 outs in the 7th.
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John Boyle , Everett Herald, Sportswriter
Robinson Cano lines a single to left in the seventh to give the #Mariners their first base runner of the afternoon.
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Michael G. Baron ,, Mets Beat Writer
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-poopers. #Mets
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Greg Johns ,, Mariners Beat Writer
Robinson Cano breaks up Bartolo Colon's perfect game with two-out single in 7th.
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Mike Puma , New York Post, Mets Beat Writer
Don't you know ... Robbie Cano.
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Bryan Hoch ,, Yankees Beat Writer
Brian McCann feeling “more comfortable” at first base
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Mike Vaccaro , New York Post, Sportswriter
Colon vs. Cano. This could be ... Interesting. #Mets
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Patrick Saunders , Denver Post, Rockies Beat Writer
#Rockies De La Rosa done after 7 1/3 innings, 11 Ks. Worked out of trouble, too. Terrific game.
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Struggling Pedroia: 'I'll be OK. I'll find a way'
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Michael G. Baron ,, Mets Beat Writer
This is where it gets hard. Colon faces Seattle for the third time. #Mets
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Cameron Maybin suspended for 25 games for amphetamines

Well, now we know why Jeff Francoeur got called up: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug ...

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MLB suspends Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin for PEDs

Cameron Maybin received a 25-game suspension. San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin became the first major-league player to be suspended for performance-enhancing drug use this season Wednesday when he tested positive for amphetamines. Maybin will be suspended 25 games without pay. The Padr...

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Brock Holt Not In Red Sox Lineup Against Toronto For First Time Since May

The Boston Red Sox have played up and down baseball all season long, but the one constant since May 15 has been that Brock Holt has been in the lineup. That will change on Wednesday night in Toronto. For the first time in more than two months, Holt will get the night off, as he’s not in the lineup...

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Latest news on #Padres: Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines.
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Sergio Santos Outrighted To Triple-A

Here are today’s outright assignments from around the league… Blue Jays right-hander Sergio Santos has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. GM Alex Anthopoulos said earlier in the week, when Santos was designated for assignment...

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Phillies Designate Jeff Manship For Assignment

The Phillies announced that they have designated right-hander Jeff Manship for assignment. The DFA comes as a series of roster moves that will see Carlos Ruiz reinstated from the disabled list, Phillippe Aumont recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and catcher Cameron Rupp optioned to Triple-A.

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Have the Padres gone far enough?

Trading closer Huston Street at peak value made sense. Trading third baseman Chase Headley made sense, as will trading outfielder Chris Denorfia – both are free agents at the end of the season. But trading right-hander Ian Kennedy and setup man Joaquin Benoit? Both are under club control for next ...

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Ryan Zimmerman Headed to Disabled List, Nationals to Recall Zach Walters

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals walks off the field under the supervision of the training staff after injuring himself running to first base during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 22, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Zimmerman was removed from the game. (...

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Giants need Buster Posey to perform

While Jonathan Lucroy, Devin Mesoraco and Miguel Montero were making up the National League catching contingent at the All-Star Game last week, Buster Posey spent three days at home with his family in the San Francisco area. Posey and his wife, Kristen, have twins who'll celebrate their third birthd...

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NL Central Links: Ramirez, Bucs, Byrd, Cubs, Cardinals

The next game that Aramis Ramirez plays will be the 2,000th of his Major League career, but the Brewers‘ third baseman doesn’t sound like he plans on calling it quits anytime soon. Ramirez told reporters today, Twitter%20link).%20The%20Reds%20have%20Jay%20Bruce%20in%20right%20and%20Billy%20Hamil...

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Yankees Designate Bruce Billings For Assignment

The Yankees announced that they’ve designated right-hander Bruce Billings for assignment to clear a roster spot for fellow righty Chris Leroux, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Additionally, Kelly Johnson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left ...

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Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list

As expected Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been placed on the disabled list after injuring his hamstring during last night’s game. Zimmerman has had a very rough go of it health-wise and had just started to play third base regularly again after initially shielding his chronically sore ...

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Francoeur returns to majors, Atlanta with Padres

Parkview's pride and joy will return home this weekend. Former Atlanta Brave right fielder Jeff Francoeur was called up by the San Diego Padres Wednesday. Francoeur, who had an opt-out clause on his minor league deal, was hitting .294 with a .465 slugging percentage and 15 homers with the Triple-A E...

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Josh Hamilton losing his clout in cleanup spot, and Angels lose game

Josh Hamilton Mike Trout hit a home run for the Angels on Tuesday night. Josh Hamilton did not. That was not the story of the game, at least not the entire story. Still, the home-run totals of the Angels' big three tell an interesting story. Trout has 24 home runs and Albert Pujols 20, each among th...

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Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter

Jeff Francoeur, now an outfielder/pitcher, gets call up to Padres

After back-to-back terrible seasons Jeff Francoeur’s chances of returning to the majors looked so bleak that last month he decided to take up pitching at Triple-A for the Padres’ affiliate, but now San Diego is actually calling him up and presumably he’ll mostly serve as an outfielder. Francoe...

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