Zack Wheeler called Mets GM Sandy Alderson to express his desire to stay with the team HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Wheeler, who was part of Wednesday's failed Carlos Gomez deal, reached out to Mets GM Sandy Alderson to express his desire to stay with the team.
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Kendrys Morales avoids tag, scores run with incredible slide Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Kansas City Royals designed hitter K endrys Morales  is rarely among the most athletic players on the field, hence the reason he's paid almost exclusively to hit.  However, during Friday night's game in Toronto, he managed to shock everyone watching by pulling off one of the most ridiculous slides we've seen all season.   [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today!l ] It happened in...
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Extra Bases: Mets’ Relationship With Yoenis Cespedes? It’s a Rental

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — Even if Cespedes leads the Mets to the playoffs for the first time since 2006, the trade with Detroit may not be viewed as a long-term success.
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Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before making start HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Kennedy pitched seven innings against the Marlins after watching the birth of his daughter.
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C.J. Wilson will announce his own MRI results Saturday HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with what was termed as left elbow inflammation. We should know more about the severity on Saturday.
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Blue Jays designate Danny Valencia for assignment HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Danny Valencia is batting .296/.331/.506 with seven home runs and 29 RBI over 58 games this season, but the Blue Jays cut him loose Saturday.
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Corey Dickerson lands on disabled list with fractured ribs HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Dickerson has already been on the disabled list twice this season due to nagging plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
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Fantasy baseball daily notes for Aug. 2, 2015 -- pitcher rankings, batter ratings, news, injuries, next level

ESPN: MLB Todd Zola breaks down all the pitcher and hitter matchup projections for Aug. 2.
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Adam LaRoche pitched a scoreless inning of relief last night HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — With the White Sox losing in a rout to the Yankees last night, Adam LaRoche got a chance to pitch for the first time in his major league career. And he was pretty good too, retiring the side in order.
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Settling the Score: Friday’s results HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a comeback win for the Orioles.
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Hopeful Sports to Face Tokyo Grilling

NY Times: Bats (REUTERS) — Eight sports vying for inclusion in Tokyo's 2020 Olympics will be grilled by Games organizers in the Japanese capital next week.
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White Sox legend Billy Pierce dies at 88 Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who spent the prime of his career with Chicago White Sox, died Friday morning at the age of 88 after a battle with gallbladder cancer.  Pierce spent 18 season in the majors, debuting with the Detroit Tigers on June 1, 1945. He appeared in five games for Detroit that season and 22 games in 1948 before being dealt to the White Sox following...
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Mark Teixeira homers from both sides, makes history in Yankees win Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. It seems Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira are taking turns being the New York Yankees offensive leader. That's pretty impressive considering Yankees fans didn't know what to expect from...
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Teixeira Goes Big in Yankees Win Over White Sox

NY Times: Bats (REUTERS) — Mark Teixeira smacked two long home runs to center field for six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning, as the New York Yankees pounded out 18 hits in a 13-6 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
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Mets 2, Nationals 1 (12 Innings): Wilmer Flores Swaps Tears for Cheers With Walk-Off Home Run

NY Times: Bats (ROB HARMS) — Flores, who on Wednesday cried on the field because he thought he had been traded during the Mets’ game against the Padres, hit his first career walk-off home run to help the Mets beat Washington on Friday.
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