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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, left, reacts as he is taken out by manager Terry Francona in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
July 31, 2019 - 1:59 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ON THE BLOCK With the trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET, the hot stove is brimming with big arms that have long been mentioned in rumors. Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Mike Minor, Zack Wheeler and Robbie Ray are the biggest names that...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory news conference in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild have fired Fenton after just one rough season, marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline. Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 shortly before the team made the surprising late-summer announcement. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP, file)
July 30, 2019 - 7:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Less than 15 months after hiring Paul Fenton as general manager, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed his mind. Still confident he has a contending team, Leipold decided to fire Fenton on Tuesday despite the unusual late-summer timing to try to redirect the franchise...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2019 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' David Phelps pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 6:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. As part of the trade announced Tuesday, the Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps' contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 30, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer, Mike Minor or Robbie Ray is going to get dealt to contenders desperate for arms, it will happen this week or not at all. Baseball's trade window shuts Wednesday afternoon — completely, not like in years past. Marcus Stroman,...
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Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle (18) sides safe past Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio (8) at second base after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 11:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays didn't have to look back too far to see that a seven-run deficit doesn't mean certain defeat. And this time, they were on the right end the comeback effort. Joey Wendle drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded groundout in the ninth inning and the Rays...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) looks back as a teammate makes a catch for an out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: TRADEWINDS Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday and the Rays made three deals, getting ...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Eric Sogard celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
July 28, 2019 - 8:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Eric Sogard wasn't quite sure who to root for in Sunday's game between Toronto and Tampa Bay. Originally in Toronto's lineup as the right fielder, the veteran utilityman was scratched about 15 minutes before the first pitch and replaced by Billy McKinney. By the second inning, with...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo walks back to the clubhouse after of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Miami. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Early Sunday morning, Sergio Romo flew from the bottom of the NL East into a pennant race with the Minnesota Twins. Romo joined the Twins in Chicago after he was acquired in a trade with Miami on Saturday night. The AL Central-leading Twins begin a three-game series against the...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 27, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 28, 2019 - 2:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SWINGIN' FOR SEVEN Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt has homered in a career-best six straight games, tying the team record shared by Matt Carpenter and Mark McGwire. Goldschmidt will next face former Arizona teammate Wade Miley (8-4, 3.18 ERA) when...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Chicago. The Marlins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 27, 2019 - 11:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is right back in a pennant race. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. "It's kind of hard to explain because I'm super excited," Romo...
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