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New Home Run Record Reached in Major League Baseball

Alex Gordon of the Kanas City Royals broke the single season home run record in Major League Baseball with home run No. 5,694 with 12 days still to play in the 2017 regular season. The tiebreaking home run by Gordon was off Ryan Tepera of the Toronto Blue Jays and broke the mark set back in 2000 during baseball’s steroids era. The home run, in a game the Royals lost 5-2 was Gordon’s eighth of the season and No. 159 for his career. Gordon, when told of the record he broke, said it was pretty cool to be part of. He added that he did not have many... 
 

Will 2017 MLB Season End with No 20-Game Winner?

Only two weeks remain in the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season. One statistic that has many surprised is there likely will not be any pitcher who reaches 20 wins in either the American or National League. Currently four players Corey Kluber, Zack Grienke, Zach Davies and Clayton Kershaw have 17 wins, and five Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz, Jason Vargas, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco have 16 wins. It seems very unlikely any of the players with 17 wins will have enough starts to reach the 20-win plateau. Kluber moved to 17 wins with a strong... 
 

Cleveland Indians Winning Streak Snapped at 22

The Cleveland Indians winning streak of 22 straight games was ended Friday night by the Kansas City Royals. The Indians lost for the first time since August 23. The winning streak did not end with any dramatic or fingernail biting finish. Kansas City beat Cleveland 4-3 in Cleveland at Progressive Field accomplishing what five other Major League Baseball teams could not since the Red Sox beat them August 23. During the streak, the Indians played phenomenally outscoring their opponents by a combined 106 runs. That is an average of almost 5 more runs... 
 

Tigers Player Might Play All Nine Positions During Same Game

Brad Ausmus the manager of the Detroit Tigers said this week he was giving consideration to allowing Andrew Romine to play each of the nine field positions during the same game. Romine playing each of the positions during a game is great for baseball and an excellent way to attract more fans to watch the team the last month of the season. The Tigers are going through a complete rebuild after underachieving and trading away most of their star power in last August. Romine would become just the fifth player and second member of the Tigers to play all... 
 

Fans Kicked Out of Fenway Park After Racist Banner Hung on Green Monster

A banner that read “Racism is as American as Baseball” was draped over the Green Monster in left field during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night. The banner was reported to have been kept in place a few minutes prior to stadium security removing. The fans that placed the banner were ejected from the ball park. The fans in a prepared statement said they were white anti-racist protestors, and wanted to remind everyone just as the game of baseball is a part of American culture and history, racism... 
 

Dodgers End Losing Streak at 11 Behind Ace Clayton Kershaw

Tuesday’s game on the road in San Francisco was loaded with pressure for the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace Clayton Kershaw. It was understandable since the Dodgers entering the game had lost 11 straight and 16 of their last 17. The team and Kershaw came through Tuesday ending a winless drought of close to two weeks and clinching a playoff berth after beating the Giants 5-3 to end the club’s longest losing streak since it moved from Brooklyn to LA back in 1958. Dave Roberts the Dodgers manager said following the... 
 

Cleveland Indians Winning Streak Reaches 18

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to 18 in a row. Trevor Bauer won his ninth consecutive decision, while Francisco Lindor hit home run No. 29 and Cody Allen closed the game out. Cleveland has hit 37 homers during its winning streak and has been so dominant Sunday’s game was just the third game decided by one-run during their ongoing streak. The last Major League Baseball team with a streak longer than the Indians current 18 straight was the Oakland A’s in 2002 with one that lasted... 
 

Washington Nationals Call Up Prospect to Help Outfield

Victor Robles the top prospect for the Washington Nationals has been called up by the National League East leaders. The club announced that the move was official Thursday afternoon. Washington does not have to worry about not making the playoffs, which makes it a good time to have Robles, who is just 20 and never played higher than Double-A, get his feet wet in the big leagues. Another reason is that the outfield for the Nationals is banged up. Adam Eaton the starting center fielder will sit out the rest of the season. His replacement Brian Goodwin... 
 

Gene Michael Former Yankees Great Dies at 79

Gene “Stick” Michael, who was a beloved executive with the New York Yankees, helped to build their dynasty teams of the late-1990s and drafted future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter, has died at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack, said the American League club on Thursday. No confirmation has been made,  but one source said that Michael had undergone a heart procedure at some point earlier in the year, but that news had been kept private from the general public. Michael was the New York Yankees manager in 1981 and 1982 and he was the team’s... 
 

Red Sox Use Apple Watch to Steal Yankees Signs

Spying on other Major League Baseball teams for decades has been part of gamesmanship equal to the brushback pitches and sliding hard. However, the Boston Red Sox modernized it through using an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees as well as other clubs. MLB investigators have determined Boston, who sits in first in the American League East, and likely will reach the playoffs, carried out a scheme to steal hand signals of its opponents’ catchers during games against the Yankees as well as other teams, said a number of people familiar with... 
 

Milwaukee Brewers Have Options for Reaching the Postseason

Entering its game on Monday versus the Cincinnati Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers trail the Chicago Cubs by 3 ½ games in the race for the National League Central. However, the wildcard standing in the NL are tightening up as the Brewers are just a half-game behind in the race of the second and final NL wildcard berth. In their last 19 games, Milwaukee is 13-6, which is baseball’s second best record dating back to August 12. They have gone from trailing by 6 ½ games in the race of wildcard to just a half game. Milwaukee’s best strength is its home... 
 

Best Team in AL Gets Better By Adding Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander until Thursday night has been a staple of the starting rotation for the Detroit Tigers for 12 years, but that ended when he was traded to the Houston Astros. The deal came only minutes prior to the midnight deadline where players who are traded will be eligible to play in the postseason. His presence in the Houston starting rotation will bolster an Astros squad that already has the best record in the American League but has questions marks related to its starting rotation due to injuries. For the struggling Tigers, the trade represented... 
 

Seattle Mariners Sign Mike Leake from St. Louis

The Seattle Mariners are amongst the contenders for a wildcard berth in the American League. To help with pitching they acquired Mike Leake a right-hander from St. Louis, the two teams announced late Wednesday. In exchange, St. Louis received Rayder Ascanio a shortstop in the minors leagues, international cap space of $750,000 as well as cash considerations. Jerry Dipoto the general manager for the Mariners said that Leake give them a starter with experience that will help us navigate toward a spot in the playoffs this season. As one of the most... 
 

Josh Bell Attracting Attention in Pittsburgh

Josh Bell became a switch-hitter when he was in grade school. His father, Earnest, played wide receiver and starred in track at USC and saw his son’s coordination and thought teaching him to be a switch hitter might be beneficial. Fast forward to 2017, Bell is in his first full Major League Baseball season with the National League Central Pittsburgh Pirates. Not as many baseball fans hear about Bell due to playing in Pittsburgh but the 25-year old is now third amongst all rookies in the majors in home runs with 22. He leads the rookies in the... 
 

Kansas City Royals Continue Record Setting Scoreless Drought

Last Thursday, Brandon Moss hit a home run during the second inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Colorado Rockies. The home run gave the Royals a lead of 2-0 in the game and gave many the hope the team was poised to sweep the Rockies and win its fourth consecutive game that would give them momentum entering an important weekend series at Cleveland. However, the home run by Moss is nothing more today than the answer to a Royals trivia question on futility. On Monday, the Royals lost 12-0 against Tampa Bay and in the process extended their... 
 

Rhys Hoskins Home Run Rampage, Giancarlo Stanton Reaches 50

Rhys Hoskins a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies became the fastest Major League Baseball player to reach 10 career home runs. That was on Saturday, as he hit No. 10 in just his seventeenth career game. On Sunday, he hit another one out of the park giving him 11 homers in just his first 18 games. The idea someone starting his career is getting lots of attention might be jumping the gun, but it is not often that a player hits a home run in eight of nine games, especially when they have not played more than 18 games in their entire career. The... 
 

MLB Suspends Miguel Cabrera Seven Games

Miguel Cabrera the veteran slugger for the Detroit Tigers was suspended Friday for seven games. The Major League Baseball Commissioner’s office said that Cabrera had incited the first incident that became a bench-clearing brawl on Thursday against the Yankees at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was suspended four games for fighting and throwing punches. Alex Wilson a pitcher for the Tigers was suspended four games as well for intentionally hitting Todd Frazier, at a time when warnings for both teams had already been handed... 
 

Yankees Have Huge On-Field Brawl with Tigers

On Thursday afternoon, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers let their emotions get the better of them as a brawl broke out during the sixth inning at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The brawl saw Miguel Cabrera the veteran first baseman for the Tigers and Austin Romine the Yankees catcher ejected. However, the two were far from being the only two involved as both benches cleared on several occasions in a game that was marred by numerous fights. Detroit won the game 10-6, but it seemed the game and outcome were secondary. Sanchez was the designated... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumor with Boston Red Sox

Rumors have been swirling that the Miami Marlins might trade their slugger Giancarlo Stanton with the Boston Red Sox being one possible destination for the home run king. Despite Boston’s hot month and relative outburst of scoring, the Red Sox would be much better off with a power hitter in the lineup as they remain in the American League cellar for home runs with just 130. Combine that with the fact Boston continues to be a top three franchise in the majors in payroll each year, is why the Red Sox are a logical landing place for Stanton if he... 
 

Albert Pujols New Home Run Leader for Foreign-Born Players

Albert Pujols continues to hit towering home runs and in doing so records continue to fall. The veteran slugger for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday slugged a three-run homer giving him 610 for his career, and snapping a eighth-place tie for career home runs with Sammy Sosa, while becoming the all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball for players born outside the United States. The home run Pujols hit Tuesday to set the record was the 19th of the season for the Angels’ slugger. Following the game, Pujols called the home run special, saying... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Alex Wood Has Shoulder Inflammation

Alex Wood the southpaw pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has taken over as the ace for the team in the absence of Clayton Kershaw. However, Wood may be headed for another stint on the team’s disabled listed due to shoulder inflammation. On Monday night, Wood started for the Dodgers against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched six innings, giving up five hits and three runs, but did not get a decision in the Los Angeles 6-5 win in 12 innings against the Pirates. Wood gave up three homers for just the second time during his 134 appearances in the... 
 

Umpires Ending Protest Over Incident With Ian Kinsler

Umpires in Major League Baseball have ended the protest they referred to as “abusive player behavior,” after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred agreed to meet with the umpires’ union governing board. The majority of umpires were wearing white wristbands during games on Saturday after Ian Kinsler, a second baseman with the Detroit Tigers was handed down a fine but not given a suspension for his verbal tirade on umpire Angel Hernandez. On Tuesday, Kinsler called Hernandez a bad umpire who needed to just go away. On Sunday, the World Umpires Association... 
 

Kris Bryant Back in Spotlight, Cubs Pushing for Playoff Berth

Kris Bryant the slugger for the Chicago Cubs might not be a repeat MVP this season, due to other players in the National League putting up huge numbers. However, Bryant has played unnoticed most of the season except for a recent tear that brought the spotlight back to him. His on-base plus slugging for 2017 is now .940 which is quite similar to his 2016 OPS of .939, which helped him win the MVP award a season ago. Bryant last week said that he believes the Cubs are not only a winning team, but a playoff team and when the end of the regular season... 
 

Despite Hitting Home Run, Judge Sets Longest Game Streak for Strikeouts

Aaron Judge the rookie right fielder for the New York Yankees hit a towering home run that traveled 457 feet on Wednesday night landing in the third deck in left. However, during the same game, Judge set a major league record for straight games with at least one strikeout by a non-pitcher. On Wednesday, during the ninth inning, Judge struck out against Erik Goeddel a reliever for the New York Mets. The strikeout gave Judge at least one strikeout in 33 consecutive games, which broke the single season mark set in 2012 by Adam Dunn. When he was asked... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Move 50 Games Over .500

For the first time in 64 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a record that is 50 games over .500 at 84-34. The last time was during the 1953 season when the Dodgers had a team of Hall of Famers. That season eventual Hall of Fame members included Roy Campanella at catcher, Pee Wee Reese at shortstop, Jackie Robinson in left field, Duke Snider in center field and Red Barber and Vin Scully in the broadcast booth. They were the finest group of players Brooklyn has seen on one team, immortalized by Roger Kahn the author of Boys of Summer. Possibly the... 
 

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton Sets Marlins Home Run Record

Giancarlo Stanton was able to take care of business early. Stanton belted a Marlins-record 43rd homer on Monday night. He has now hit at least one home run in five straight games and helped his team to an 8-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants. Home run No. 43 broke the record for the club of 42 home runs set in 1996 by Gary Sheffield. The new record was set after just 117 games of the regular season. Stanton now has 45 games to add to his record number of home runs for the team. Following the game, Stanton said that when you close in on a... 
 

Bryce Harper Latest Star to Suffer Injury

Prior to Washington Nationals start outfielder Bryce Harper being diagnosed with a bad bone bruise on the left knee, his manager Dusty Baker told reporters he hoped that people would take the time to pray for Harper. Washington will easily win the National League East even though Harper, there superstar, who is just 24, will miss time down the stretch. Major League Baseball has seen several injuries to superstars in 2017. Mike Trout, who had been on pace to record his best ever season of his young career, missed 39 games after he tore a ligament... 
 

Chicago Cubs Must Survive Without Willson Contreras

The Chicago Cubs know they will not have their hottest bat, top catcher or cleanup hitter for a long time, and what will the team do during the time Willson Contreras mends his injured hamstring. The Cubs went out and acquired Alex Avila a veteran of nine seasons in the majors from the Detroit Tigers rather than adding someone to hold Contreras’ place at catcher. Theo Epstein the team president has said often that it is the responsibility of the front office to upgrade any spot on the 25-man roster, not on the frontline ones. Avila’s resume... 
 

Cleveland Indians Acquire Jay Bruce From New York Mets

The Cleveland Indians found their missing outfielder on Wednesday. Hours after putting Michael Brantley their All-Star outfielder on the disabled list due to an injured ankle, Cleveland acquired Jay Bruce a veteran outfielder from the New York Mets. In exchange, the Indians sent Ryder Ryan a pitcher in their minor league systems to the Mets. The Indians made little noise at the trade deadline last month, but were able to acquire Bruce after he was unclaimed off of waivers. The Indians lost in Game 7 of last year’s World Series and are trying to... 
 

Injury to CC Sabathia Adds to Yankees’ Concerns

This season veteran southpaw hurler CC Sabathia has meant a great deal to the New York Yankees. However, he is once again injured, as his right knee, the one he wears a brace on, has started to give him problems again. Sabathia left Tuesday’s game, a loss of 4-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays, after only making 57 pitches, due to tweaking his right knee at some time during while pitching the third inning. Sabathia simply said that it was the same feeling he gets when his knee hurts, just pain. He said he was frustrated because the knee has been healthy... 
 

Darren Daulton Former Catcher with Phillies Dies

Former All-Star catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies Darren Daulton died at the age of 55 said the team on Sunday. In 2013, Daulton was diagnosed with cancer that in 2015 went into remission. He was an important part of and a leader on the Phillies team in 1993 that surprisingly won the National League Pennant only to lose to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. In June of 2013, doctors found two brain tumors in Daulton. Following surgery to have them removed, doctors diagnosed him with glioblastoma, a malignant brain cancer. He received... 
 

Boston’s Chris Sale Will Pitch In Each of Three Series With Yankees

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not get extra rest later this season that he is enjoying now especially since the Red Sox have three series remaining against American League East rivals the New York Yankees. Boston is carefully monitoring the innings their ace pitches so he will be fresh for the season’s stretch run. Following a rainout on Wednesday, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that each of the starters for Boston would be pushed back another day, which means Sale will not pitch against the Chicago White Sox his former team. In addition,... 
 

Greg Holland Out For Rockies Following Kitchen Incident

Greg Holland has had a great bounce-back season as the Colorado Rockies closer, but that was put on pause this week thanks to one of his kitchen knives. Holland leads Major League Baseball in saves with 33, but cut the index finger of his right hand, which is his throwing hand, during a mishap in his kitchen this week. Holland is currently listed by the Rockies on their injury report as day-to-day, said team manager Bud Black on Wednesday night. Black said Holland tried to pitch on Tuesday night, as he warmed up in the bullpen but the cut was too... 
 

Jon Lester Joins 2,000 Strikeout Club, Hits First Home Run

Jon Lester the Chicago Cubs ace became the 25th left-hander in Major League Baseball history to reach 2,000 career strikeouts and hit the first home run of his career all in the same game. Lester’s strikeout milestone was reached when he struck out Arizona’s Jack Reinheimer, a pinch hitter, in the fourth inning at Wrigley Fields Tuesday night. The veteran southpaw, who is 33, is now the 11th pitcher who remains active and the fourth lefty to reach 2,000 strikeouts. That list includes CC Sabathia, Clayton Kershaw and Cole Hamels. Lester is also... 
 

Sonny Gray Acquired By Yankees from Athletics

Last year at the trade deadline, Brian Cashman the General Manager for the New York Yankees had to persuade owner Hal Steinbrenner to take an approach that was unlike the organization and shed its highly paid well known players in exchange for prospects that were yet unproven. For other clubs, that is called a fire sale, which is the baseball equivalent of throwing in the towel for the season, and signals a club is beginning to rebuild, something New York has not done in over 20 years. Fast forward to this trade deadline and Cashman reversed his... 
 

Adrian Beltre Reaches 3,000 Careers Hits

Texas Rangers veteran Adrian Beltre became the 31st Major League Baseball player to reach 3,000 hits for a career on Sunday and following his hit, his three children ran to the outfield and unveiled a logo that commemorated his feat. He called the moment one of the best in his lifetime. Beltre reached the 3,000-hit plateau during the fourth inning of the Texas Rangers 10-6 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. Buck Showalter the manager of the Orioles said it had been an honor to see Beltre’s 3,000th hit and even better that his team walked... 
 

Three High-Profile Pitchers Top Trade Rumors in MLB

Trade Rumors in Major League Baseball are continuing to heat up with three high-profile pitchers expected to change clubs between now and Monday’s trade deadline. While pitchers both starters and relievers are no stranger to the trade deadline bedlam, seeing three pitchers with the talent of Sonny Gray, Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander is uncommon. With important weekend games on the schedule this is the latest round of trade rumors for the three pitchers. Oakland Athletics – Sonny Gray The Yankees are interested but the Oakland asking price... 
 

David Price Injures Arm Again, Status Unknown

The recurrence of a left forearm and elbow issue that keep David Price off the mound from last February until late in May has sidelined the starter for the Boston Red Sox again. Following 11 mostly promising with some being dominant starts, Price was put on the Boston disabled list due to left elbow inflammation. Price will have to undergo more examinations, but the early indications are he will not have to shut down for three months like earlier this year. Boston manager John Farrell said he did not think the most recent setback is anything in... 
 

Nationals Home Run Display Ties MLB Record

On Thursday, the Washington Nationals display of home run power tied a record in Major League Baseball. The Nationals connected for five home runs in the same inning. The home run barrage came during the bottom half of the third against Michael Blazek the Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher. The Nationals hit four straight home runs during the inning. Max Scherzer walked to open the inning. Brian Goodwin the Nationals leadoff hitter then homered to right. That was followed by a home run from Wilmer Difo to right center. Bryce Harper then came to... 
 

Colorado Rockies Add to Bullpen in Trade for Pat Neshek

On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies helped their beleaguered bullpen by acquiring Pat Neshek a right-handed reliever from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for three Rockies minor leaguers. The Phillies received Jose Gomez a shortstop, Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer a pair of right-handed pitchers. Neshek exits Philly leaving behind the team with the worst record in the majors of 35-65 and joins Colorado at 58-44 leading the Chicago Cubs by 4 ½ games for the second and final National League wildcard berth. Neshek called the move exciting... 
 

Eduardo Nunez Traded by Giants to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox acquired San Francisco Giants infielder Eduardo Nunez on Tuesday for two minor league pitchers Gregory Santos and Shaun Anderson. The trade was finalized during the Giant’s 11-3 victory on Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates and announced following the game. Nunez said it was exciting to be going to Boston as he will be playing for a team that is fighting for a playoff spot. In Tuesday’s game, Nunez was the starting third baseman, hit a double that knocked in two runs, and scored a pair of runs prior to being removed... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Continues Record Pace for July

If you miss any one of Giancarlo Stanton’s at-bats the risk you will miss his march toward setting home run history. Monday night, the Miami Marlins All-Star had his fourth game with multiple home runs during July, helping lead his team to a 4-0 win against the Texas Rangers. In the first inning, Stanton’s home run was projected at over 429 feet and had a 110 mph exit velocity, making it the 17th home run this season with a 110 mph exit velocity or more, and tied Aaron Judge of the Yankees for most home runs in baseball at 32. The second blast... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw to Go on DL

Clayton Kershaw the ace for the Los Angeles Dodgers and one of the favorites to win the Cy Young Award will be placed on the disabled list due to a back injury for the second consecutive season. Last season, Kershaw missed 2 ½ months due to a herniated disk in his back. On Sunday, the Dodgers pulled Kershaw from the game against Atlanta in the second inning due to tightness in his lower back. The loss of Kershaw leaves the Dodgers without their best hurler. The Dodgers 68-31 record leads the majors and they are ahead in the National League West... 
 

Colin Moran Fouls Ball Off Eye, Taken to Hospital

Colin Moran a third baseman for the Houston Astros had to leave Saturday’s night game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards after he fouled a ball off the side of his face. Moran, a rookie who is 24, was hurt while at bat during the sixth inning. An inside pitch from Darren O’Day a reliever for the Orioles, was fouled straight up and into the area around Moran’s left eye. After swinging and fouling the ball, Moran dropped to his knees clutching his face, which started to immediately bleed. Following a lengthy time on his back on the... 
 

Chris Sale Reaches 200 Strikeouts in Record Time

The pitch was a 96-mph fastball that hit the outer part of the strike zone and Kole Calhoun flailed at it as it struck the catcher’s mitt. The last pitch for Chris Sale the new ace for the Boston Red Sox was as nasty as his first on Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels. The sixth inning strikeout was part his shutout six innings pitched and for his effort Sale was rewarded with a 6-2 win over Angels. In addition, the sixth inning strikeout was the 200th for Sale this season in just his 20th start. That put the southpaw ace for Boston in... 
 

Veteran Pitcher Bartolo Colon Considering Retirement

Bartolo Colon, who is 44, is thinking about retiring from baseball. The Minnesota Twins veteran pitcher said that his upcoming start where he will face the Los Angeles Dodgers could help him determine his future in baseball The pitcher said that while he remains grateful the Twins gave him the opportunity to be in their starting rotation, his poor results this year have made him consider retiring. The only thing that has kept Colon on the pitching mound for a major league baseball team is a promise to his mother that he made before she died in August... 
 

Todd Frazier Traded to Yankees for Blake Rutherford and Others

Todd Frazier was acquired by the New York Yankees from the Chicago White Sox, along with Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson the teams announced late Tuesday. In exchange the White Sox received Blake Rutherford an outfielder who was the first round pick for New York in 2016, Ian Clarkin a southpaw pitching prospect, minor leaguer Tito Polo and Tyler Clippard a right-handed reliever with the Yankees. Clippard’s contract will help offset some money in the deals for Robertson and Frazier, who is a New Jersey native, and said it felt surreal to be returning... 
 

Tigers Would Include Cash in Verlander Deal and Other MLB Trade Rumors

As with each year following the annual All-Star break, rumors continue about possible trades of high-profile players as teams competing for a postseason berth and a World Series title try to find the missing piece or pieces to their championship puzzle. The annual trade deadline of July 31 is still 13 days away, but that does not stop the trade rumors from surfacing around the league. Last Thursday the season’s first big deal was completed when pitcher Jose Quintana was traded by the Chicago White Sox to cross-city rivals the Chicago Cubs for... 
 

Todd Frazier Trade to Boston Appears to Be Decided

The trade rumor mill is starting to turn more and more each day as the calendar nears the trade deadline of July 31. One move that baseball insiders say is inevitable is Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier being acquired by the Boston Red Sox. Frazier is a good source of power from the right-hand side of the plate and the White Sox are willing to part with veterans in exchange for prospects. Frazier will also become a free agent following the current season and contracts that are expiring are ones that are often on the trade block for teams... 
 

Chicago White Sox Continue Rebuild Without Jose Quintana

The Chicago White are rebuilding and that continued this week when they traded away their ace left-hander Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs. It was the first time a player said his goodbyes due to trade deadline deals, but it likely will not be the last for White Sox players currently on the roster. It is expected that players such as David Robertson the team’s closer and Todd Frazier its starting third baseman could also be traded before the trade deadline of July 31. That will surely make things more difficult for current manager Rick Renteria... 
 
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