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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels walks back to the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Arlington, Texas. Less than a week before the non-waiver trade deadline, the veteran lefty is in what he calls the worst stretch of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
July 27, 2018 - 12:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have acquired veteran left-hander Cole Hamels in a trade with the Texas Rangers. Chicago also received cash in Friday's deal in exchange for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. Hamels is in the midst of perhaps the...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts after being hit by a pitch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York. The Yankees won 7-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 26, 2018 - 11:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge winced, and so did most everyone else at Yankee Stadium. All geared up for a pennant race, the New York Yankees caught a bad break Thursday night: Their All-Star slugger sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball and is expected to miss three weeks...
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Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Joakim Soria throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 26, 2018 - 9:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired two-time All-Star closer Joakim Soria to help bolster their bullpen while preparing to play more close games down the stretch. He won't be the closer, manager Craig Counsell said before a series opener at San Francisco. Soria was en route to the...
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Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ watches from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are nearing a deal to acquire left-hander J.A. Happ from Toronto to bolster their starting rotation. The Yankees would send infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney to the...
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A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox appeared on their way to beating the Baltimore Orioles — again — when a heavy rain descended upon Camden Yards. It didn't let up until three hours later, not long after Wednesday night's game had been postponed following a delay that began immediately after...
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Nathan Eovaldi emerges from the Tampa Bay Rays' clubhouse for a press interview after being traded to the Boston Red Sox prior a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox enhanced their thin starting rotation for a playoff run, obtaining right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi had been scheduled to start the Rays' game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday but...
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This June 12, 2018 photo shows Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throwing during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. The Browns have signed Mayfield to his rookie contract. The Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma signed Tuesday, July 24, 2018 a day before Cleveland’s players are due to report to training camp. Mayfield is not expected to start in his first season as the Browns intend to play Tyrod Taylor, who led Buffalo to the playoffs last season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 10:30 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's first win was beating the clock. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft signed his rookie contract on Tuesday with the Cleveland Browns, who believe the quarterback from Oklahoma can lead them back to respectability and more. Mayfield finalized his four-...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 24, 2018 - 12:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15...
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