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3hEric Longenhagen

Addison Russell can help the Cubs win now

Addison Russell has the tools to help the Cubs immediately. Moreover, the move is evidence the formerly struggling club is serious about contending in 2015.

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25mJerry Crasnick

Marlins owner Loria mum on Redmond's future

Amid speculation that Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond's job might be in jeopardy because of the team's slow start, owner Jeffrey Loria declined the opportunity to issue a vote of confidence.

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1dBuster Olney

Olney: Terms of a possible Rose reinstatement

Buster Olney has seven conditions MLB commissioner Rob Manfred could present to Pete Rose for the all-time hits leader to get partial reinstatement.

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Ortiz suspended one game for bumping umpire (2:03)

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3hBen Lindbergh

Grantland: The two-week winners

The new-look Detroit Tigers are showing that they aren't ready to relinquish their AL Central crown.

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Bryant powers Cubs past Pirates (1:55)

1dTommy Rancel

Updated Top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015

Maikel Franco moves to No. 9 to No. 1 in Tommy Rancel's updated list of the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2015 after a busy week of promotions, demotions and injuries.


Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Bryant's last 3 AB's...3 Hits, 4 RBI out of 6 Runs the Cubs have scored. (And he scored 1 of the other ones)

Is Padres' offseason spending paying off?

Eduardo Perez: "Only time will tell. I'll tell you right now, it looks pretty good on paper. The team has really hit. And that has been, not a surprise because of the names, but a surprise on the way they've done it in that ballpark."


Former big prospects now in the bigs

With Addison Russell being called up to play 2B, all of the Cubs infielders are 25 or younger. No team has started an entire infield of players 25 or younger this early in the season since the '03 Tigers, who finished 43-119.


Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

John Tumpane, who ejected Ortiz on Sunday, is working first base here Tuesday night. He would have plate Wed if they stick to rotation

David Ortiz suspended one game

The Red Sox DH was also fined an undisclosed amount for making contact with an umpire during Sunday's game. Ortiz is appealing the suspension, so he'll be able to play tonight against the Rays.

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His & Hers debates Bryan Price rant

Michael Smith applauded the variety of F-bombs, but added: "The problem I do have though, is with him standing by the content. If he thinks that it's the media's job to make his job easier, to help put the Reds in an advantageous position, then he needs to get a clue."