Delino DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to face, suffers broken cheekbone Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — In 1971, Major League Baseball took its first major step towards protecting players when batting helmets were mandated — sans the ear flaps — for hitters. In 2014, they're attempting to do the same for pitchers by approving padded caps that are available to be worn, but have yet to endear themselves to today's players . It's a worthwhile effort to be sure, but no matter how hard they try to...
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Tyler Lyons will take Joe Kelly’s rotation spot HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — The Cardinals have decided on a fill-in for starting pitcher Joe Kelly, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left hamstring that he suffered Wednesday while trying to beat out a groundball. It'll be 26-year-old lefty Tyler Lyons.
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Angels commit three errors on one play allowing Ian Kinsler to score from first Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Angels suffered a defensive meltdown of epic proportions on Sunday afternoon. During one first inning sequence against the Detroit Tigers, they committed not one, not two, but three errors consecutively, allowing base runner Ian Kinsler to score from first base. The #Angels just made 3 errors on one play. Can't explain in 140 chars,...
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Carlos Gomez ignites benches-clearing brawl with Pirates after showboating on triple Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. Wherever Carlos Gomez goes, drama and hot tempers are sure to follow. The animated Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, who has rubbed more than his fair share of opponents the wrong way with his antics, found himself in the middle of another benches clearing sitatuion on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, and this time it escalated into a full scale baseball . ...
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Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — A pretty vicious brawl just went down at PNC Park after Carlos Gomez of the Brewers went into home run celebration mode after slugging a Gerrit Cole pitch to the top of the center field wall ...
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Twins claim outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from A’s HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — As first relayed by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Twins have claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from the A's. Fuld was designated for assignment by Oakland last Saturday.
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Gomez, Snider Ejected After Brewers, Pirates Brawl

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Pirates OF Travis Snider were ejected from a game Sunday afternoon following a third-inning brawl.
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Yankees’ Nova Could Face Tommy John Surgery

NY Times: Bats (By DAVID WALDSTEIN) — Ivan Nova will have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his injured right elbow to determine if his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament will have to be replaced.
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Cubs prospect Javier Baez back in action at AAA Iowa after missing one week with sore ankle HardballTalk (Drew Silva) —'s Carrie Muskat reports that Cubs top shortstop prospect Javier Baez is back in the lineup Sunday afternoon at Triple-A Iowa after missing a little over a week with soreness in his left ankle. He'll serve as Iowa's DH initially.
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Yankees activate Mark Teixeira from the disabled list HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is recovered from his Grade 1 right hamstring strain and is starting Sunday for the first time in over two weeks.
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Rockies version of the 'Rally Squirrel' runs circles around Phillies Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The rally squirrel is back! Well, maybe it's not THAT rally squirrel, but his Colorado cousin — call him Rocky J? — did the family legacy proud on Saturday night when he took over Coors Field during the third and fourth innings of the Rockies 3-1 victory over the Phillies. Ah, yes, the Phillies. They just can’t escape those pesky four-legged creatures. If you recall, they were the St. Louis...
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Harper Back in Nationals Lineup After Benching

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.
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Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — The Tigers acquired Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles in late March after losing Jose Iglesias for the year and the veteran shortstop smacked a walkoff RBI single for Detroit on Opening Day. But he managed just three hits in 28 plate appearances after that and was officially released from the 25-man roster on Sunday.
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Ivan Nova likely to face Tommy John surgery after partially torn UCL diagnosis Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Elbow injuries around Major League Baseball continue piling up at an alarming rate. The latest on the list and another likely to face Tommy John surgery is New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova, who was diagnosed partially torn UCL following his early exit Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. From's Bryan Hoch:   The MRI on RHP Ivan Nova last night has revealed a partial...
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Kyle Farnsworth, 38, takes over as Mets’ closer HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Jose Valverde allowed three runs in an inning of work Saturday night against the Braves -- the latest in a string of rough outings. So manager Terry Collins decided Sunday morning to make a change ...
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