Quick Hits: Mets, Beltran, Dorn

The Mets are one of several teams helping Major League Baseball study pitchers’ epidemic of elbow injuries, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com writes. The Mets, along with four other teams, are having the pitchers in their 2014 draft class participate in a study by agreement with MLB and the MLBPA, along wit...

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Hanley Ramirez Can’t Keep His Helmet On; Helmet Gets Own Twitter Account

Ramirez and designated hitter David Ortiz went back-to-back against the Baltimore Orioles last night en route to a 7-5 Boston Red Sox win, and the left fielder’s solo shot was so powerful that he swung out of his helmet. When you’re @HanleyRamirez, wearing a helmet on a home run trot is optional...

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Sources: Texas Rangers to take on less than $7 million of Josh Hamilton deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Rangers total investment in Josh Hamilton will come to less than $7 million – and could be far less than that, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Hamilton entered the season with about $80.2 million remaining on his contract. The Angels, according to reports,...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
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Top tweets
Jeff Passan , Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
Totally get MLB cracking down on Royals-Sox brawl. Do not at all understand how Yordano Ventura warranted more games than Jeff Samardzija.
@JeffPassan | | 1h | Score: 452
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Yankees players have a group mustache thing going. Betances thinks he might have the worst.
@Buster_ESPN | | 48m | Score: 410
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Five parties involved in Hamilton talks: #Rangers, #Angels, MLB, union, Hamilton. Announcement could come today, but details not yet final.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 23m | Score: 380
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Carrie Muskat , MLB.com, Cubs Beat Writer
#Reds have a sellout crowd today at Great American Ball Park and they will do whatever it takes to get game in. #Cubs
@CarrieMuskat | | 41m | Score: 315
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Rany Jazayerli , RayOnTheRoyals.com, Sportswriter
Meanwhile, Adam Eaton wasn't suspended, or even fined. I'm glad he learned his lesson.
@jazayerli | | 1h | Score: 210
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Lots of mustache talk in the #Yankees clubhouse this morning. Brett Gardner seems to be the driving force. Dellin Betances is struggling.
@BryanHoch | | 43m | Score: 189
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Joel Goldberg , Fox Sports, Royals Live Host
Remember when the Royals used to be irrelevant?
@goldbergkc | | 1h | Score: 150
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Andy Martino , Daily News, MLB Insider
True story. Bartolo Colon, who picks off runners by himself, also working clubhouse security today. Sat at desk and checked my credential.
@MartinoNYDN | | 1h | Score: 145
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FoxSports.com , MLB News and Updates
Suspensions for #Royals/#WhiteSox brawl: Yordano Ventura: 7 Edison Volquez Chris Sale & Jeff Samardzija: 5 Lorenzo Cain & Kelvin He
@MLBONFOX | | 1h | Score: 143
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Scott Merkin , MLB.com, White Sox Beat Writer
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has received a five-game suspension; White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija has received a five-game suspension.
@scottmerkin | | 1h | Score: 143
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Joel Goldberg , Fox Sports, Royals Live Host
Suspensions from Friday: Ventura 7 games Volquez 5 games Cain and Herrera 2 games Sale & Samardzija 5 games Flowers fined
@goldbergkc | | 1h | Score: 135
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Rany Jazayerli , RayOnTheRoyals.com, Sportswriter
Counting playoff games but not overlapping streaks, the best 95-game stretches in Royals history: 1977: 71-24 1980: 66-29 2014-15: 64-31
@jazayerli | | 45m | Score: 125
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Joel Goldberg , Fox Sports, Royals Live Host
Bottom line, #Royals defending league champs and best record in AL. They are extremely relevant. All eyes are on them.
@goldbergkc | | 1h | Score: 117
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Rany Jazayerli , RayOnTheRoyals.com, Sportswriter
Wait a minute - Kelvin Herrera got suspended again before he's even had the appeal of his first suspension heard? That's...special.
@jazayerli | | 1h | Score: 115
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Scott Merkin , MLB.com, White Sox Beat Writer
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has received a two-game suspension; Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera has received a two-game suspension;
@scottmerkin | | 1h | Score: 103
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Scott Merkin , MLB.com, White Sox Beat Writer
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has received a seven-game suspension; Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has received a five-game suspension;
@scottmerkin | | 1h | Score: 95
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Latest tweets
John Hickey , Bay Area News Group, A's Beat Writer
#Athletics mgr Bob Melvin optimistic the A's will get 2B Ben Zobrist back after surgery "for a significant portion of the season."
@JHickey3 | | 3m | Score: 5
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FoxSports.com , MLB News and Updates
Victor Martinez does it again. RBI single scoring Rajai Davis & giving the #Tigers the 3-1 lead over the #Indians. #CLEvsDET #MLBonFS1
@MLBONFOX | | 4m | Score: 20
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Bruce Levine , ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
Think they like Zimmerman the most t.co/JWvKtOQfE3
@ESPNChiCubs | | 6m | Score: 10
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Nick Piecoro , Arizona Republic, Diamonbacks Beat Writer
Dbacks hitters were shut down on Friday night by an overpowering Gerrit Cole. t.co/dv6AVKDiQy
@nickpiecoro | | 9m | Score: 5
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John Shea , San Francisco Chronicle, Baseball Writer
Muncy got call at 1:30-2 am, called his folks 2:30-3 am. Said he'll play today on one hour sleep. #athletics
@JohnSheaHey | | 12m | Score: 20
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John Hickey , Bay Area News Group, A's Beat Writer
#Athletics Ben Zobrist on meniscus surgery: "hoping I'll be back June 1 and will have four months to help this team the way I can."
@JHickey3 | | 12m | Score: 10
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves No. 2 hitters are last in majors by wide margins in average (.133), OBP (.197) and slugging% (.133). They are 8-for-60 w/ 8 singles
@DOBrienAJC | | 12m | Score: 10
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Mark Gonzales , Chicago Tribune, White Sox Beat Writer
Rain delay will go well past 2 p.m. (EDT). still raining, tarp remains on infield, plenty of 1990 Reds highlights on video display board.
@MDGonzales | | 13m | Score: 25
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Jordan Bastian , MLB.com, Indians Beat Writer
Indians get a run in 3rd. Kipnis singles, steals second, scores on a base hit from Brantley. MB now batting .423 (11-for-26) past 7 games.
@MLBastian | | 14m | Score: 5
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Bruce Levine , ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
No. They wanted Russell (at least in one scenario). Cubs said no t.co/hAZ75tqonY
@ESPNChiCubs | | 15m | Score: 15
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Corey Brock , MLB.com, Padres Beat Writer
Resigned to "pursue other business ventures," according to #Padres t.co/37W2PsQR5y
@FollowThePadres | | 15m | Score: 15
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Manny Navarro , Miami Herald, Sportswriter
#Marlins notes: Jose Fernandez to face live hitters Thursday; Yelich has slight bulge in disc t.co/hNMn2pCfA2
@Manny_Navarro | | 16m | Score: 10
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves leadoff hitters have a .239 OBP, 29th in the majors ahead of only the Twins (.214).
@DOBrienAJC | | 17m | Score: 10
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Matthew B. Mowery , Oakland Press, Tigers Beat Writer
That's the second outfield assist this season for the #Tigers. JD has both. Run scores before the Brantley rundown, though. Lead down to 2-1
@matthewbmowery | | 17m | Score: 10
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FoxSports.com , MLB News and Updates
Michael Brantley with a RBI single scoring Jason Kipnis. #Indians cut the #Tigers lead to 2-1 in the 3rd. #CLEvsDET #MLBonFS1
@MLBONFOX | | 18m | Score: 20
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Carrie Muskat , MLB.com, Cubs Beat Writer
No start time update for #Cubs vs #Reds. One thing is certain: it will not start at 2 pm ET
@CarrieMuskat | | 19m | Score: 49
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John Shea , San Francisco Chronicle, Baseball Writer
Zobrist confirms he'll have L knee surgery, guesses 4-6 weeks. Hopes to return sooner. #Athletics
@JohnSheaHey | | 20m | Score: 55
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Five parties involved in Hamilton talks: #Rangers, #Angels, MLB, union, Hamilton. Announcement could come today, but details not yet final.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 23m | Score: 380
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Jeff Passan - Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
Totally get MLB cracking down on Royals-Sox brawl. Do not at all understand how Yordano Ventura warranted more games than Jeff Samardzija.
@JeffPassan | | 1h | Score: 452

ESPN's 'Sports Science' breaks down Jose Iglesias' ridiculous throw vs. Yankees

ESPN's "Sports Science" show listened. After Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias robbed New York Yankees' Brett Gardner of an infield hit with a spectacular play earlier this week, pitcher David Price gushed about it. He also challenged "Sports Science" to break it down. "Ridiculous. They don't understan...

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Oakland Press, Tigers Beat Writer
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Full suspensions from the #Royals/#WhiteSox brawl. #MLBonFS1

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Rany Jazayerli - RayOnTheRoyals.com, Sportswriter
Meanwhile, Adam Eaton wasn't suspended, or even fined. I'm glad he learned his lesson.
@jazayerli | | 1h | Score: 210

Sources: Low-risk, cash-only deal in place for Rangers to re-acquire troubled OF Josh Hamilton

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Josh Hamilton is returning to the Rangers. Two industry sources confirmed Friday that the Rangers and Los Angeles Angels had a deal in place to send the talented but troubled outfielder back to Texas after two subpar seasons in Southern California that culminated in a drug abuse ...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
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Athletics Designate Eury De La Rosa For Assignment

The Athletics have designated lefty Eury De La Rosa for assignment, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets.

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Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
The Yankees’ bullpen ERA is 1.98, third-best in the majors; K.C. at No. 1, at 0.65. t.co/nSapcZRa8y
@Buster_ESPN | | 7h | Score: 39

Brock Holt gives Orioles a jolt, Red Sox a lift, with improbable home run

Gordon Edes, Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com BALTIMORE -- So, how often does John Farrell think about playing Brock Holt? “Every day I consider running him out to probably seven different positions,’’ the Red Sox manager said the other day. “He’s a hard guy not to have in the lineup, I’...

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Sources: Rangers nearing trade for Josh Hamilton

ANAHEIM, Calif. Josh Hamilton could be back in the Texas Rangers’ organization by Monday if the club and the Los Angeles Angels complete a trade they have been discussing for the past several days. Sources have confirmed that the talks have progressed far beyond the feeling-out stages and are to t...

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12h

Recap: Zack Greinke Strikes Out 7 As Dodgers End Losing Streak

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres began a three-game series at Petco Park on Friday tied for first place in the National League West. While both teams sat atop the division, the Dodgers entered play losers in three straight. Jimmy Rollins continued to struggle at the plate as he flied out...

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Yankees to Mets: Down, boys!

Wallace Matthews, ESPNNewYork.com NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees do not live in a vacuum. They read newspapers, surf the web, watch sports highlights shows on television and some of them probably listen to local sports talk radio on occasion. And certainly, they all can read a boxscore and compreh...

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ALL HAIL THE KING! #Mariners defeat #MNTwins 2-0 behind King Felix's CG. Felix Hernandez: 9 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 BB 9 K

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West Notes: Baker, Dodgers, Johnson, Iwakuma

Prior to being hired as the Diamondbacks‘ general manager, Dave Stewart reached out to Dusty Baker to let him know that he may have interest in Baker as a manager if he were to get the GM role, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. However, Baker never heard back from Stewart before the D-Backs hired ...

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East Notes: Red Sox, Rogers Centre, Franco, Harang

There’s been quite a bit written about the Red Sox‘ lack of an ace, but as Alex Speier of the Boston Globe notes, acquiring an ace-caliber pitcher is harder now than ever before. Speier looks back at the top 20 pitchers in terms of WAR from the 2004 season and notes that not only did pitchers re...

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