National League

Bochy: Pregame stretch report 'a non-story'
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The San Francisco Giants rallied around each other in the wake of a column stating that a change in the relievers’ pregame stretch time — initiated by new closer Mark Melancon — created friction at the beginning of the team’s disappointing season.

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Give Cubs a final All-Star Ballot boost
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The Cubs’ Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward need some votes this week in order to start in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, which will be played July 11 in Miami.

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Maddon feeling no pressure in ASG duties
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The Cubs’ Joe Maddon, who will manage the National League team in next month’s All-Star Game, isn’t looking at stat sheets as he tries to fill out the roster.

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Cut on Heyward's hand needs time to heal
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Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is making slow progress regarding the cut on his left hand, saying Monday that it still needs time to heal.

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Schwarber singles in last AB in Triple-A debut
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Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber made his first Minor League start with Triple-A Iowa, batting third and playing left field in a 1-0 victory over New Orleans on Monday night.

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Arenado makes push; Blackmon holds strong
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The Rockies’ season has been a wild and pleasantly unexpected ride so far, and another twist could happen in the next few days of National League voting on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot: Third baseman Nolan Arenado has closed a gap behind Cubs third baseman and defending NL Most Valuable Player Kris Bryant.

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Finnegan reinstated; Reds option Bonilla
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The Reds reinstated pitcher Brandon Finnegan to start Monday’s game against the Cardinals, and they optioned right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville. Right-hander Bronson Arroyo (right shoulder) has also been placed on the 60-day disabled list.

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Adleman eyes return to win column in opener
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The Brewers visit the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday for a three-game clash between the National League Central rivals.

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Arroyo 'probably not' going to pitch again
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The Reds transferring injured pitcher Bronson Arroyo to the 60-day disabled list on Monday was hardly a surprise. Arroyo, who was shut down after his June 18 start vs. the Dodgers because of shoulder soreness, wasn’t holding out much hope to pitch again this season — or ever again.

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Donor Szczur to appear at Summer Blood Drive
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On June 27, the Padres will be asking their fans — and all San Diegans — to give a pint of themselves during the ballclub’s inaugural Padres Summer Blood Drive at Petco Park. One of the Padres who plans to be there during part of the drive is Matt Szczur. And the outfielder knows something […]

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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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