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Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera.
Nationals acquire Melancon from Pirates
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Mike Rizzo and Dusty Baker called Mark Melancon on Saturday from the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park, one thing that impressed them right away about their new All-Star closer is that he planned to immediately check in with Jonathan Papelbon.
Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Piazza glanced high toward his No. 31 that will forever hang over Citi Field and urged New York Mets fans, hoping to find faith in the most trying moments, to do the same.
Bryant singles to stop Miley's no-hit bid
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant singled sharply to left field with no outs in the seventh inning Saturday for the Chicago Cubs' first hit off the Seattle Mariners' Wade Miley.
Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal
MIAMI (AP) — Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.
A-Rod back in lineup at DH, looks to snap 2-for-22 slump
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is back as the New York Yankees' designated hitter for the first time in a week, looking to snap his struggles at the plate.
LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims to end skid, Pomeranz bids for 1st
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.
Gordon rejoins Marlins following 80-game suspension
MIAMI (AP) — Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes — bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.
Teammates greet Sale warmly in return from suspension
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale arrived on the last player bus to Wrigley Field dressed in a dark suit, walked into the cramped visiting clubhouse, scanned the room and smiled.
White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days
The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas.
- Phillips stays hot with the bat
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