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The Oakland A's placed Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius.
Speaking of the A's, they may be ready to shop some players, with Rich Hill and Danny Valencia atop the list.
Eno Sarris tried to figure out what is wrong with Matt Harvey.
Considering the fact that their pitching coach is a slider guru, maybe we can believe that Harvey will right ship on the slider shortly. Considering the fact that all pitchers lose velocity, maybe we can shrug at the velocity loss and say, we can still get a 27 year old version of Harvey back. It’s just a *little* worse than you’d expect, right?
So buck up, Matt Harvey, it’s probably not all that big a deal. Work on the slider some in the bullpen, get your body as right as it can be, and you can get this thing back on track.
Jeremy Hellickson's good start to the year has made the Phillies consider moving the right-hander.
A jam-packed rumor filled edition of the MLB Daily Dish today, as the Astros could potentially shop Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez at the trade deadline.
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier broke his hand while diving for a ball on Saturday, and will miss a significant amount of time.
Here is a roundup of the latest news from around the National League Central.
Addison Russell is evolving into an elite shortstop.
Last season, Addison Russell's triumphs were primarily limited to the North Side of Chicago, in terms of their scope. There were flashes of the upper tier player that he could become, certainly, but it wasn't until early on this season that we're really seeing Addison Russell come into his own as a Major League shortstop. That growth is being noticed on a national level, thanks to his early season performance that has him out to 1.3 fWAR, setting him on a pace to eclipse his 2.9 mark from a year ago. While it's unlikely he'll recognize his full potential, which is vast, by year's end, this continued development should be yet another exciting element for a team that's already perhaps the most exciting in baseball.
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