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Phillies Minor League review for June 19-25
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Players of the Week: Reading outfielder Jiandido Tromp and Clearwater left-hander Cole Irvin.

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Source: Nats, K-Rod agree on Minors deal
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The Nationals and right-hander Francisco Rodriguez have agreed to a Minor League deal and the veteran reliever will report to Triple-A Syracuse, a source has told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

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Nationals close to deal with K-Rod
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WASHINGTON — The Nationals are closing in on signing right-hander Francisco Rodriguez to a Minor League deal, one they were hopeful to complete Monday night, a source told MLB.com prior to Washington’s game with the Cubs at Nationals Park.

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3 potential Yanks-Mets trades that make sense
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With the two teams headed in different directions this season, a look at their rosters suggests they could help each other. Would general managers Brian Cashman and Sandy Alderson take that chance? Could they convince their respective owners that dealing with the other team in town is the best approach to getting their own clubs […]

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Bats go quiet as Pivetta struggles in loss
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It wasn’t one of Zack Greinke’s best outings, but the right-hander managed to allow just one run over five innings as the D-backs beat the Phillies, 6-1, on Monday afternoon to take three of four at Chase Field.

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Difficult season taking a toll on Phillies
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It is becoming increasingly difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Nola faces M's Paxton in Interleague action
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Mariners left-hander James Paxton squares off with Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola in the opener of a two-game series on Tuesday at Safeco Field in Seattle.

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Werth preparing for return to Nationals' lineup
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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth said he’s “close” to resuming baseball activities as he recovers from a left foot contusion that put him on the 10-day disabled list June 5.

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Gio gives Nats chance for valiant rally in loss
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Even though the Cubs have hovered around .500 this season, the Nationals are treating this four-game series as a measuring stick against the defending World Series champions. And this scene at Nationals Park is serving as a potential postseason preview, with the National League East winner currently on track to match up with the winner […]

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Scherzer starts in Cy Young clash vs. Arrieta
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The past two National League Cy Young Award winners will go head to head when Max Scherzer leads the Nationals against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs at Nationals Park on Tuesday night in the MLB Network Showcase game. It’s the second game of the four-game series, which could be a postseason preview.

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Nationals save best for last, fall just short
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Bryce Harper has become fond of the mantra “when we’re down, we’re never down” to sum up the Nationals’ top-ranked offense. So even after they lay dormant for eight innings, in danger of being shut out for the first time all season, they still believed they had a chance to come back. And they nearly […]

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Mets trio headlines Prospect Team of the Week
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MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

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