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Schoenfield: Time to think about trading Trout?

David Schoenfield says the Angels are hamstrung by the rest of their mediocre team and a weak minor league system. Who could get him?

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On this day in 1998: Kerry Wood 🔥x20.

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Altuve makes good on home run promise

The Astros' Jose Altuve promised a young fan with terminal cancer he would hit a home run Thursday against the Mariners -- and he delivered.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Carlyle, who was released by the Mets during spring training, has been hired by the Braves as a coaching assistant. His responsibilities will include "managing instant replay protocol during all games" as well as scouting assistance.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon believes he loses little when he gives Addison Russell the day off in favor of Javier Baez who starts at short for the Cubs on Friday.

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Pedro Gomez MLB 

Wide receiver, or rather starting @cubs pitcher, Jason Hammel doing a pregame workout at Wrigley on Friday AM.

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Say hey, kid - it's your birthday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is back in the starting lineup for the Cubs on Friday as is Javier Baez who starts at SS. Heyward was nursing a sore wrist, Addison Russell gets a day off. Tommy La Stella is also in there after a 3-hit night on Thursday as the Cubs face Max Scherzer with John Lackey on the mound for the home team.

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Angels' Garrett Richards tore ligament in pitching elbow, expected to have Tommy John surgery. (via Yahoo! Sports)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Angels should give serious consideration in signing free agent Tim Lincecum in light of their most recent injury to Garrett Richards

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Garrett Richards has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow and is out for the year with Tommy John surgery necessary. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was first to report.