Morris to have back surgery, eyes return this year

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Marlins reliever Bryan Morris has opted to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc, and the right-hander has not given up hope he can pitch late this season.

Carrasco slated to start Thursday against KC

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Indians manager Terry Francona said on Tuesday that right-hander Carlos Carrasco is scheduled to start Thursday’s series opener against the Royals.

With Moscot back, Reds place Cotham on DL

With Moscot back, Reds place Cotham on DL

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To clear a spot for the activation of starting pitcher Jon Moscot to face the Rockies on Tuesday night, the Reds placed reliever Caleb Cotham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Mets Designate Jeff Walters For Assignment

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The Mets have designated righty Jeff Walters for assignment, per a team announcement. His 40-man spot will go to James Loney, who is joining the club for today’s action. Walters is a 28-year-old reliever who has yet to crack the majors. He showed promise with a strong effort at the Double-A level last year, earning a repeat bid at the highest level of the minors. But over 22 1/3 frames this year at Las Vegas, Walters has coughed up 9.27 earned runs per nine. He has permitted 38 hits, including five long balls, with just 14 strikeouts against 18 walks. New York will get its first look at Loney in tonight’s action. He’s set to start at first base and take the sixth spot in the lineup. Infielder Eric Campbell was optioned to clear room on the active roster.

First shutout culmination of Locke’s progression

First shutout culmination of Locke’s progression

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Jeff Locke quickly and efficiently tossed 105 pitches on Monday night in Pittsburgh’s first complete game since Vance Worley went the distance against the Giants on July 28, 2014.

Estrada quiets Yankees with 8 shutout frames

Estrada quiets Yankees with 8 shutout frames

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Right-hander Marco Estrada rose to the occasion when the Blue Jays needed him the most, tossing eight scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Monday night at Rogers Centre.

Notable Trades In The Month Of June

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With the calendar about to flip to June, it seemed like an opportune time to run through some recent transactions in the month before primary deadline season. Most major swaps occur in July, of course, and most of those occur toward the end of the month. (This year, we’ll all be waiting with baited breath on August 1st, which is the trade deadline in 2016.) The biggest “early” deadline deal of recent memory — the 2014 swap that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs to the Athletics in exchange for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, and Dan Straily — didn’t go through until the 4th of July. Likewise, the equally important deal from the year prior — in which the Cubs nabbed Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop from the Orioles for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger — was reached on July 2nd. But that doesn’t mean that nothing of consequence occurs in June. Those deals could easily have come a few days sooner, and baseball’s increasingly free-wheeling player market could lead to some surprises

Napoli hits home run for fan with cancer

Napoli hits home run for fan with cancer

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Fans are always bringing signs to the game. However, this particular sign got Indians first baseman Mike Napoli’s attention. The sign read “Chemo starts tomorrow. Mike Napoli, can I get a hug and a homer?” Prior to the start of the Indians’ 9-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday, Napoli made his way to Kathi Heintzelman and signed some autographs for her — and then he homered in the sixth inning.

Cubs 1-hit LA with 7 innings of perfect relief

Cubs 1-hit LA with 7 innings of perfect relief

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Jason Heyward hit an RBI single and scored on Anthony Rizzo’s double in the fifth inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 2-0 victory on Monday over the Dodgers in front of a Memorial Day crowd of 41,470 at Wrigley Field.