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Pirates near deal for Tigers' Soria

Detroit's Joakim Soria, a two-time All-Star with 23 saves this year, is close to moving to Pittsburgh, according to multiple reports. Soria has a 2.85 ERA over 41 IP this season.

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Mets, Padres back in action

After a rain delay, a blown ninth-inning lead, and ANOTHER rain delay, the Mets and Padres are finally headed to the bottom of the ninth, with San Diego leading 8-7. This game started at 12:10 p.m. EST. Follow live


Carlos Gomez with the quote of the week

Gomez's medical records contributed to the Mets-Brewers trade breaking down, according to multiple reports. To that he said: "I don't have any (physical) problem. I've been playing. I feel sexy."

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New Yankee Ackley didn't meet draft hype

David Schoenfield: "Dustin Ackley's career in Seattle turned for the worse after a promising rookie season, so it's easy to blame GM Jack Zduriencik for blowing the second pick in the 2009 draft. But it was a weak draft and Ackley was the consensus second guy on the board behind Stephen Strasburg."

Blue Jays needed pitching

Tim Kurkjian boiled down the Blue Jays' need for David Price as simply as possible: "Toronto could not afford to not make the playoffs, not this time."


Mariners trade Ackley to Yankees

New York acquired Dustin Ackley for Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez. Ackley, Seattle's No. 2 overall pick in 2009, can play outfield or second base but has struggled offensively since a promising 2011 rookie campaign,

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Daniel Norris: Tigers' new ax man

The Tigers acquired the Blue Jays prospect today in the David Price trade and said he'll start Sunday. But the real question is, will he still live in a van during spring training? Or shave with an ax? The 'Van Man'

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Dodgers-Marlins-Braves trade official

The three-way trade is headlined by the Dodgers acquiring SP Alex Wood (via Atlanta), SP Mat Latos and OF Michael Morse (both via Miami); the Braves receiving Cuban INF prospect Hector Olivera (via L.A.); and the Marlins getting 3 prospects.

Marlins cause a stink

The Nationals got a surprise when they hit the field at Marlins Park for batting practice and their soundtrack was replaced by fart noises. Really. Is this a case of whoever smelt it dealt it?


Mat Latos a big addition for Dodgers

Keith Law writes: "He's a big upgrade in quality and in quantity -- he takes some pressure off the bullpen -- and is probably worth two extra wins to the Dodgers the rest of the way, perhaps more if you compare his production to the current crop of Dodgers fifth starters." Trade analysis (Insider)

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Daniel Norris: New Tiger, man in the van

The former Blue Jays, now Tigers, LHP prospect, likes to live in a van at a Wal-Mart parking lot during spring training. He shaves with an ax. Oh, and he got a $2M signing bonus. The 'Van Man'

Nathaniel Wood

The van life of new Tiger Daniel Norris

Daniel Norris really is the man living in a van down the river. Before being traded to the Tigers today, he showed off his van life during last offseason.


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When it rains it pours: Lefty Jack Leathersich underwent Tommy John surgery today. More extensive details coming to blog shortly. #mets

Zim's HR, Scherzer's arm get Nats win

Ryan Zimmerman accounted for the game's only run with his first HR since May 19, and Max Scherzer turned in seven shutout innings as the Nationals beat Miami 1-0.