Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN
What to expect on Thur:1. Dodgers-Marlins-Braves 9-10 player deal 2.Hamels deal official; 3.Tor get SP 4.Padres start trading 5.NYY Surprise
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
So I guess the raccoon in the clubhouse wasn't the strangest thing this week.
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
The people who went to sleep about 9:30 or 10 p.m. because they have early commute to work are in for one heckuva shock when they wake up.
The deal that was, then wasn't
Around 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. But by 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?
Flores emotional in Mets loss
A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.
Jose Altuve flashes that All-Star glove
The Astros 2B had no business making this play up the middle, but he did -- somehow -- and threw Angels DH C.J. Cron out at first.
Paul Pierce fails with first pitch
New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game Tuesday came up well short of the target. But what do you expect? The Truth ends games. He doesn't start them.
Gordon goes full extension
Marlins 2B Dee Gordon put it all out there to make a great extended catch against the Nationals.
How Mets-Brewers trade fell through
ESPN baseball analyst Jim Bowden explains how the Mets got word that Wilmer Flores would be traded during their game on Wednesday night, and why the deal ultimately never transpired.
Puig, Dodgers outslug A's
Yasiel Puig celebrated his bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium with a homer and 3 RBIs, as Los Angeles scored 5 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to rally past Oakland 10-7.
Sources: Rangers get Hamels from Phillies
Sources tell ESPN that Philadelphia has agreed to a deal to send LHPs Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas for RHP Matt Harrison and five prospects, including catcher Jorge Alfaro. Hamels threw a no-hitter in his last start.
Gomez's agent says Brewer is healthy
Said Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Gomez: "[Gomez] is injury-free. He's playing every day. I have our players examined rigorously. He has no problem whatsoever. He has not seen a doctor for anything other than his hamstring issue. He is getting no treatment, has not asked for treatment." (via Fox Sports)
Dodgers re-take lead on A's
After Oakland scored 4 runs in the top of the 7th, L.A. responded with 5 of their own in the bottom of the inning, Enrique Hernandez's 2-run double plated the go-ahead run, and Yasiel Puig made it 8-6 with an RBI hit. Follow live
Tulowitzki can play some defense, too
Not only did Troy Tulowitzki homer in his Blue Jays debut, he also made a throw reminiscent of his idol Derek Jeter.
Pirates acquire Joe Blanton from Royals
The veteran righty had a 3.89 ERA in 15 games, including 4 starts, this season. Kansas City designated him for assignment after acquiring Johnny Cueto.
An emotional night for Mets' Flores
"When I came up to hit [in the 7th] I heard everybody cheering," Wilmer Flores said. "I said, why? There's no reason. I thought [a trade] was the only reason. I was sad, being with the Mets forever, and all my teammates here. That's why I got emotional."