Johnny Cueto to have MRI today
The Reds pitcher will have his elbow examined today, his agent told the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto was scratched Sunday with elbow stiffness, but the Reds didn't seem worried on Monday. Said manager Bryan Price: "Hopefully he'll miss one start and be back the next time."
Law: Top MLB prospects update
Keith Law updated his MLB prospect rankings, and there's new names in the top two spots, including one with MVP upside. After that? Plenty of change. Updated top 25 (Insider)
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May 26, 1959: Haddix's heartbreaker
56 years ago today. Harvey Haddix pitched perhaps the best losing game ever. After 12 perfect innings, his Pirates lost to the Braves in the 13th because of an error, intentional walk and a double.
Twins' manager would like French Open
ESPN's Jim Caple believes Paul Molitor would enjoy Paris. Roland Garros is near Rue Molitor by the Porte Molitor bus stop, the Michel-Ange-Molitor metro stop and the Piscine Molitor pool (as mentioned in "Life of Pi'').
ICYMI: Angels walk off in Anaheim
Unlike their hometown friends, the Ducks, the Angels won in regulation as they walked off in the 9th inning on Albert Pujols' bases-loaded single off Craig Kimbrel to snap a two-game skid. Pujols collected his 17th walk-off hit.
How to cheat at baseball
Just like learning the signals and pick-offs, Dallas Braden taught A's minor leaguers at "the application station" how to properly tack their arms. But, don't you feel bad for cheating? "No, absolutely not, I've got outs to get."
Josh Hamilton returns to MLB
"I want to be OK after baseball is over. I know I only have a few years left of it. So if I can do it while I'm playing the game and I can live life and be responsible and be a good father, then I know I'll be OK after baseball."
Stanton's wall-crashing Web Gem
Giancarlo Stanton doesn't just hit home runs, though he did do that on Monday. He is also capable of incredible plays in the field, such as this.
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Kevin Mulvey turns 30 today. ... Paul Sewald is 25. ... Ivan Wilson is 20.
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It's been Ugly for Americans in Paris the first round of the French Open. After Taylor Townsend's loss today, they are 2-11.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
NL could roll out a dream Home Run Derby team: Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Justin Upton, captained by Todd Frazier in CIN.