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Xander Bogaerts 'Doing Damage' For Red Sox Offense This Season

Xander Bogaerts certainly is having a successful season at the plate. The Boston Red Sox shortstop is batting .284 with 16 home runs and 64 RBIs a season after he had just 10 round-trippers and 62 RBIs in total. Three of his home runs were grand slams, something only Babe Ruth (1919), Dick Stuart (1964

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Cubs place closer Morrow on DL

The Chicago Cubs placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The right-hander is dealing with biceps inflammation in his throwing arm. Morrow, who turns 34 on July 26, has a career-best 22 saves in 35 appearances this season.

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Five projects the Rangers need to take on in the second half of the season

Exploit the system: The Rangers don't have the trade chips who will, on merit alone, bring a haul to accelerate the rebuild of the farm system and the major league roster. They must use every avenue they can to maximize this window for acquisition. They did this recently by, in essence, buying right-hander

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Nationals players express concerns about Dave Martinez's handling of the pitching staff

Relievers are the canaries of major league rosters, the first players tossed into the mine, the first to get a sense of a manager's strategic know-how and feel its effects. Washington Nationals relievers and those who watched their use closely in the season's first half are chirping about rookie

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