When will Cain pitch again? 

August, 1, 2014
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Earlier this week, as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants "confirmed that pitcher Matt Cain (would be) headed to Florida to meet with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his elbow problem." A visit to Dr. Andrews typically brings up fears of potential Tommy John surgery.

Will Phillies fire GM? 

August, 1, 2014
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There was a lot of trade deadline action on Thursday, but one team that was noticeably absent from the festivities was the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite being in the National League East cellar and having veteran talent that could have been dealt away to kickstart a rebuilding process, the team stood pat.

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Which A's SP gets the boot? 

August, 1, 2014
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On Monday, Jesse Chavez was tagged for three home runs by the Houston Astros in a 7-3 loss. After the game, the Oakland Athletics pitcher said, "It won't happen again." He may be right, but not for the reasons he meant at the time.

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Zobrist on way out of Tampa Bay? 

August, 1, 2014
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One of the big deadline deals from Thursday was the three-way swap that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers. In return, the Tampa Bay Rays received "left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers."

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The Kansas City Royals got some bad news on Thursday, as they learned Eric Hosmer may miss up to six weeks or more with a stress fracture in his right hand. The injury, according to the Kansas City Star, is the result of the first baseman having been hit by a pitch on July 20 and was "camouflaged" by swelling that only recently subsided.

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The San Diego Padres haven't yet decided if they're going to be dealing away reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, but if they do choose to go that route, both the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees would likely be interested.

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Top OF names at deadline 

July, 31, 2014
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According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, general manager Ned Colletti of the Los Angeles Dodgers said prior to Wednesday's game that "he hopes Matt Kemp is a Dodger 'for a long, long time,' and Kemp is signed through 2019." That stance, combined with Kemp's current hot streak -- he's hitting .486 with three home runs since July 20 -- makes it unlikely the team will choose to move him this afternoon.

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Lester's gone: now what? 

July, 31, 2014
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Now that the Boston Red Sox have traded away Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics -- along with outfielder Johnny Gomes -- in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, there's one obvious question to ask. Which other starting pitchers might yet still be dealt away on this, the final day of waiver-free trading of the 2014 season.

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With the Washington Post conjecturing that Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals "will be out for a while, perhaps the majority of the rest of the regular season," there's an expectation that the team will attempt to acquire an infielder at the trade deadline.

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Giants quest for 2B help 

July, 31, 2014
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Early reports that the San Francisco Giants have decided to release Dan Uggla appears to have been premature, but even if the second baseman is still on the roster for now, it certainly would not be a surprise to see him out of a job by the time this afternoon's trade deadline rolls around.

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Wednesday afternoon trade buzz 

July, 30, 2014
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As we get closer to the July 31 trade deadline, there's a tendency for deals to start to fall like dominoes, one after the other -- assuming, of course, that some team decides to knock over that first domino.

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Any takers for Willingham? 

July, 30, 2014
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The Minnesota Twins are believed to be ready to part ways with Josh Willingham, presuming that there are any takers out there on an outfielder who is batting just .222 in the final season of his contract.

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Royals interested in Lackey? 

July, 30, 2014
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While much of the focus at the trade deadline has been directed toward Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, he's not the only member of the team's rotation whose name has come up as a candidate for a potential change of scenery.

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Will Phillies make any SP deals? 

July, 30, 2014
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If Cole Hamels pitched his final game in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform on Tuesday night, he certainly made it a good one. Hamels shut out the New York Mets for eight innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight batters in a 6-0 win.

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Rays still pondering Price deal? 

July, 30, 2014
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The Tampa Bay Rays have won 11 of their past 12 games and now sit just one game under .500 for the season. While the hot streak has led many to believe that the team is no longer interested in trading away David Price, there's still a chance the pitcher may be dealt prior to Thursday's deadline.

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