Alex Guerrero is forcing the issue with Dodgers

Mark Saxon, ESPNLosAngeles.com SAN DIEGO -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly must feel an obligation to one of his most-respected veteran players not to jettison him from the team's plans after a few mediocre weeks. But soon he might be feeling an obligation to the rest of his team -- not t...

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Mark Saxon
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David Wright (hamstring) is ready to resume workouts

Daniel Knobler NEW YORK -- If all goes well, the New York Mets could have David Wright back in the lineup by the end of this week. David Wright is expected to resume baseball activities Monday, a little more than 10 days since suffering a right hamstring strain. Al Bello/Getty Images Wright, on the ...

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AL East Notes: Yankees, Uehara, Rays

The entire AL East has had troubles with starting pitching so far this season, Peter Gammons writes. Heading into play today, the division had only produced 34 quality starts in 90 games. Gammons feels the Yankees‘ strong bullpen and ability to upgrade their roster via the trade market this summer...

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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
This Week's Top 10: 1. Cardinals 2. Tigers 3. Mets 4. Royals 5. Dodgers 6. Pirates 7. Cubs 8. Rays 9. Angels. 10. Astros. Fire away.
@Buster_ESPN | | 1h | Score: 593
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Jane Lee , MLB.com, A's Beat Reporter
That's four straight losses for the A's, who are swept by the Astros. They're 8-12, and the bullpen is responsible for half of those losses.
@JaneMLB | | 54m | Score: 290
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources: Expectation is that #STLCards’ Wainwright is done for season with Achilles injury. Has not yet undergone MRI.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 11h | Score: 273
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Sports Illustrated , MLB News and Updates
FINAL: Astros score 2 in 9th to beat the A's 7-6, complete a three-game sweep. The first-place Astros (!) are on a roll.
@si_mlb | | 52m | Score: 215
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Rays in first place as of this moment. t.co/o6aJ0vjYG4 Smyly just came back, Cobb late May maybe, Moore in mid-June. Dangerous team.
@Buster_ESPN | | 4h | Score: 166
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Keith Law , MLB Writer
It's time for the NL to add the DH. Not because of Wainwright, but because pitchers hit .122/.153/.152 last year. #boring
@keithlaw | | 7h | Score: 137
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Jeff Passan , Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
Royals definitely would throw at Kelly Olynyk.
@JeffPassan | | 6h | Score: 97
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Jenifer Langosch , MLB.com, Sportswriter
Molina on Friday. Wainwright on Saturday. Heyward on Sunday. The #stlcards can't get out of Milwaukee fast enough.
@LangoschMLB | | 4h | Score: 85
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
This is the first run Joe Smith has allowed since Aug. 23, 2014. Angels
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 1h | Score: 82
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Dodgers prospect Corey Seager has more extra-base hits (10) than strikeouts (7): t.co/YHstf7vsq9 OPS almost 1.200.
@Buster_ESPN | | 7m | Score: 80
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Joel Goldberg , Fox Sports, Royals Live Host
Alex Gordon might have just made his greatest catch ever. He has rearranged the seating assignments down the left field line
@goldbergkc | | 3h | Score: 80
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Gordon Edes , ESPNBoston.com, Red Sox Reporter
Max Scherzer, after Wainwright injury and his own sprained thumb, on need for DH in NL: "Who'd people rather see hit: Big Papi or me?"
@GordonEdes | | 4h | Score: 68
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Brett Taylor , BleacherNation.com, Writer
Reds Say, "Can't Beat 'Em? Have the Mascots Run Over Kris Bryant" (VIDEO) t.co/SaFFUqsy4o t.co/v6QxyIROJj
@BleacherNation | | 23m | Score: 55
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Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Buck: "To have that many people show up tells you how much they love the Orioles and how much confidence they have in this city." #orioles
@masnRoch | | 2h | Score: 51
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Jeff Wilson , Star-Telegram, Texas Rangers Reporter
Leonys Martin starts the 11th with a homer, and the #Rangers are up 4-3. Hit it off a lefty, too.
@JeffWilson_FWST | | 46m | Score: 50
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Sports Illustrated , MLB News and Updates
FINAL: Twins 4, Mariners 2 (11). Joe Mauer plays hero with a 2-RBI triple in the top of the 11th.
@si_mlb | | 18m | Score: 45
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
#Athletics swept by first-place #Astros. Fourth loss in row for Oakland. Final 7-6.
@susanslusser | | 54m | Score: 45
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Jenifer Langosch , MLB.com, Sportswriter
I've added additional reaction to Wainwright's injury from around the NL Central. Read his opponents' thoughts here: t.co/qHiccmJJWE
@LangoschMLB | | 1h | Score: 45
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David Kaplan , Comcast Sportsnet, Sportscaster
Starlin Castro vs the average NL shortstop in 2014. Castro: .292/.339/.438 NL avg SS: .253/.313/.376
@thekapman | | 3h | Score: 44
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Jeff Wilson , Star-Telegram, Texas Rangers Reporter
No one is warming for the #Rangers. Neftali Feliz will be back for the 11th.
@JeffWilson_FWST | | 42m | Score: 40
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SNY.TV , Sports News and Updates
Granderson HR!! 1-0 Mets. Post Game on SNY
@SNYtv | | 1m | Score: 5
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Curtis Granderson leadoff HR. #Mets 1, #Yankees 0, top 1
@AdamRubinESPN | | 1m | Score: 5
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Granderson opens the game with a 10-pitch at-bat and a homer off Eovaldi.
@Buster_ESPN | | 1m | Score: 5
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Michael G. Baron , MetsBlog.com, Mets Beat Writer
Curtis Granderson. HOmer rib eye! #Mets
@michaelgbaron | | 1m | Score: 5
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YESNetwork.com , Sports News and Updates
#Yankees-#Mets is underway from Yankee Stadium! Follow the Subway Series finale online here: t.co/NZGSbCz3ks t.co/ouQlG7o4zS
@YESNetwork | | 3m | Score: 30
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Michael G. Baron , MetsBlog.com, Mets Beat Writer
Curtis Granderson is 3-for-5 with a homer lifetime vs Nate Eovaldi #Mets
@michaelgbaron | | 4m | Score: 5
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Dodgers prospect Corey Seager has more extra-base hits (10) than strikeouts (7): t.co/YHstf7vsq9 OPS almost 1.200.
@Buster_ESPN | | 7m | Score: 80
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Juan Lagares reminds teammate Michael Cuddyer very much of another player. t.co/tJlT5havcz Wainwright; plus news, notes and links.
@Buster_ESPN | | 9m | Score: 35
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Michael G. Baron , MetsBlog.com, Mets Beat Writer
3 minutes from game time - here's what I want to see from the #Mets as they go for a rubber game Subway win: t.co/qQzbRX12KU
@michaelgbaron | | 10m | Score: 5
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Mets' Daniel Murphy off to rough start t.co/zLfDpN9h0b #NYM #Mets
@AdamRubinESPN | | 11m | Score: 10
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Victor Rojas , Los Angeles Angels, TV Broadcaster
Tough one this afternoon but some good things on the homestand. Off day tomorrow then to the Bay Area. #Angels
@VictorRojas29 | | 11m | Score: 20
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Matthew B. Mowery , Oakland Press, Tigers Beat Writer
#Tigers are 9-1, average 2 more runs per game when Rajai Davis starts. Better hope groin isn't serious, like he says: t.co/lKpFaylBcn
@matthewbmowery | | 15m | Score: 10
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Bruce Beck , WNBC New York, Sports Anchor
.@MattHarvey33 to @RB_Mrs on @Espn - "I do everything I can to put myself in position to win!" Love it - it's all u can ask! @mets
@BruceBeck4NY | | 17m | Score: 10
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Sports Illustrated , MLB News and Updates
FINAL: Twins 4, Mariners 2 (11). Joe Mauer plays hero with a 2-RBI triple in the top of the 11th.
@si_mlb | | 18m | Score: 45
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
VIDEO: #Braves pitcher Cahill on blowing lead in loss to Phillies t.co/fnDFaYiUmQ
@DOBrienAJC | | 19m | Score: 5
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Pete Abraham , Boston Globe, Red Sox Beat Writer
#RedSox closer Koji Uehara losing speed: t.co/KZrAnfdH6Q
@PeteAbe | | 19m | Score: 5
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Chad Jennings , LoHud.com, Yankees Reporter
Pregame notes: Update on Jacoby Ellsbury's health, Chase Whitley's spot start and more. t.co/AEDaHMj9Zl
@LoHudYankees | | 19m | Score: 5
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Sam Miller , BaseballProspectus.com, Sportswriter
So if I want to go to a game and boo Stephen Vogt for no reason, I'm going to
@SamMillerBP | | 20m | Score: 5
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Sam Miller , BaseballProspectus.com, Sportswriter
If I understand the multiverse theory correctly, there are infinite universes where Stephen Vogt murdered me with a spatula
@SamMillerBP | | 20m | Score: 10
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Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
This Week's Top 10: 1. Cardinals 2. Tigers 3. Mets 4. Royals 5. Dodgers 6. Pirates 7. Cubs 8. Rays 9. Angels. 10. Astros. Fire away.
@Buster_ESPN | | 1h | Score: 593

NL Notes: Wainwright, Hamels, Dodgers, DH

Earlier today, we learned the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright could miss the rest of the season after suffering an Achilles injury in last night’s game against the Brewers. GM John Mozeliak has said he will wait to determine Wainwright’s status until the right-hander has been examined by team docto...

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Watch Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias make over-the-shoulder catch in ninth inning

DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus doesn't want to see Jose Iglesias do it again. Ian Kinsler simply wants him to turn around next time. And it really probably should have been Yoenis Cespedes' catch to make anyway. But it's still worth looking at again. Iglesias made an over-the-shoulder catch for the first ou...

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Chris Iott
Mlive.com, Tigers Beat Writer
3h
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    Empire State Building looks great tonight in Mets colors https://t.co/Z9HmXG32CL
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    Thank you adidasbaseball for my new spikes!
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    I would like to take this time to introduce u to my friend Reece who was brought to my attention by… https://t.co/kR5d4WJKq2

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre ‘bills’ Los Angels Angels pitcher

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Adrian Beltre sent Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards a bill for $300 this weekend. He Used an official invoice and everything. Beltre was playfully miffed that he broke three bats on tough pitches from Richards in his first three at-bats. “I’ve never broken three ba...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
3h
Miguel Montero - Arizona Diamonbacks
Great W #wearegood
@miggymont26 | | 3h | Score: 104
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Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Reds 2

Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs beat reporter CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Sunday afternoon. Here’s a quick look at the game. How it happened: Miguel Montero hit his third home run of the season, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the second inning, then made it 2-0 with an RB...

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 2 – April 26, 2015

Hey, that’s kind of a sweep! Jake Arrieta cruised the first time through the Reds’ order, but ran into serious trouble in the 5th inning when he loaded the bases with nobody out. He wound up walking three and giving up a hit in the frame, but allowed just one run. That was good fortunate/skill t...

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Brett Taylor
BleacherNation.com, Writer
4h
Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Rays in first place as of this moment. t.co/o6aJ0vjYG4 Smyly just came back, Cobb late May maybe, Moore in mid-June. Dangerous team.
@Buster_ESPN | | 4h | Score: 166
Gordon Edes - ESPNBoston.com, Red Sox Reporter
Max Scherzer, after Wainwright injury and his own sprained thumb, on need for DH in NL: "Who'd people rather see hit: Big Papi or me?"
@GordonEdes | | 4h | Score: 68

White Sox Designate Eric Surkamp For Assignment

The White Sox tweeted they have designated left-hander Eric Surkamp for assignment. The White Sox also tweeted they have purchased the contract of right-hander Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte, a move necessitated when Matt Albers (who was injured in Friday’s brawl with the Royals, as chronic...

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Jenifer Langosch - MLB.com, Sportswriter
Molina on Friday. Wainwright on Saturday. Heyward on Sunday. The #stlcards can't get out of Milwaukee fast enough.
@LangoschMLB | | 4h | Score: 85

Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on DL with hamstring injury

Mark Saxon, ESPNLosAngeles.com SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a tight left hamstring before Sunday's game at Petco Park, marking the first time the mercurial outfielder has been on the DL in a career spanning three seasons. Puig, 24, aggravate...

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Motte sends text of support to injured Wainwright

"Guys step up, and that's what good teams do," Motte said Sunday. Motte remembered watching the arrival of Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez. "I was sitting in the bullpen, thinking, 'Who else is down there?'" he said. "Guys kept coming up and doing the job and doing what they're asked." Extra bases...

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Jenifer Langosch
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6h

Mets Sign Brooks Conrad

Today’s minor moves.. The Mets signed free agent second baseman Brooks Conrad to a minor league contract, according to the International League transactions page. Conrad signed a minor league deal with the Padres in January of last year after spending some time in Japan and joined their major leag...

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Jeff Passan - Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
Royals definitely would throw at Kelly Olynyk.
@JeffPassan | | 6h | Score: 97

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Owings, Balfour, Blue Jays

On this date in 2006, Julio Franco became the second oldest player to steal a base at the the age of 47, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. In 1909, Arlie Latham, who played two games at second base for the Giants, swiped a sack at the age 49. Here’s this week’s look around the baseba...

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