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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners have inquired about Reds SS Zack Cozart. Not a perfect fit with Ketel Marte due back sooner than expected. But the M's are on both Cozart & Jay Bruce

Boston should trade for Ryan Braun

ESPN's David Schoenfield says the Red Sox could just slug their way to a pennant.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly promoted Brandon Nimmo relays the story of how Wally Backman informed him of his second call-up to the majors and discusses what he learned during his initial stint in the majors.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward hit just his 5th home run of the season on Friday against the Mariners and first since June 11. His manager has wanted him to elevate the ball more which he did in the third inning homering to right field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores reflects on the one-year anniversary of his near-trade to the Brewers, which unraveled after the Mets disapproved of Carlos Gomez's medical information.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

What a turnout for Friday afternoon baseball at Wrigley Field! Mariners visit the Cubs for first time since 2007.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

To review on Bruce and the Mets: At the deadline last year, Mets offered Zack Wheeler for him. On morning of deadline, CIN asked for more.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Among the teams that have expressed interest in Jay Bruce: The New York Mets. Offense needed now, and '17 coverage if Cespedes opts out.

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Yankees can get Giolito for Miller they should do it and send the Nats a giant floral arrangement shaped like Nationals Park.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Nationals not trading Lucas Giolito in any deals at this deadline...not for Davis not for Miller. They are sticking with their long term plan of having 3 potential or already number one starters in Scherzer Strasburg and eventually Giolito.

'Rookie of the Year' returns to Wrigley

Thomas Ian Nicholas threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field Thursday, 23 years after starring in the film "Rookie of the Year."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly inducted Mike Piazza will only be on display Saturday, but his Hall of Fame plaque will be at Citi Field all weekend. The Mets will retire No. 31 in a pregame ceremony on Saturday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin will manage the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League this offseason. The AFL season begins Oct. 11, for the record, which is interesting considering the MLB playoffs are still going on.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

White Sox remain potential headliner of trade deadline deals as they continue to talk to Rangers, Yankees, Dodgers, Astros others re: star players. Nationals determined to land one of Davis or Miller before they make a trade for next level type closer.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Padres GM AJ Preller has certainly proved in his first two years of being a GM that he can buy (winter 2015) ; Stand Pat (summer 2015) and sell (winter and summer 2016).

Uni Watch: Chicago's short attention span

Once upon a time, the White Sox dared to take the field while clad in shorts. The ugly truth

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