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Alex Rodriguez's Final MLB Game Revealed, Will Serve Advisory Role After Release

Amid the worst season of his MLB career, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez announced Sunday he will play his final game Friday before assuming a new role with the club. The three-time American League MVP made his decision public in a press conference, according to YES Network. Show More Summary

Biggest MLB Duds of Week 18, Position by Position

Some might look at Mark Teixeira's time with the New York Yankees and call him a dud, noting that the eight-year, $180 million deal that he signed in December 2008 resulted in only one World Series title. But you can't argue with the...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Injury: Updates on Nationals Star's Neck and Return

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper exited against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday due to a stiff neck and remains without an exact timetable for his return. Continue for updates. Harper Out vs. Giants Sunday, Aug. 7 MLB.com's Jamal Collier noted that Harper would not play against the Giants on Sunday. Harper Comments on Injury Sunday, Aug. Show More Summary

Tim Lincecum Designated for Assignment by Angels: Latest Details and Reaction

The Los Angeles Angels designated starting pitcher Tim Lincecum for assignment Saturday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reported. Lincecum started nine games for the Angels, recording a 2-6 record with a career-worst 9.16 ERA. Angels...Show More Summary

Tim Lincecum's Latest Flop Is End of Once-Great Starting Career

It's finally time to admit something that's been increasingly apparent for five seasons now: Tim Lincecum is done as a major league starting pitcher. For now, it sure seems like he's started his last game for the Los Angeles Angels.Show More Summary

Sonny Gray Injury: Updates on Athletics Pitcher's Arm and Return

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray suffered a forearm injury during his start against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Continue for updates. Gray Lifted from Start Saturday, Aug. 6 According to ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers, Gray experienced soreness in his right extensor muscle. Show More Summary

Ryan Zimmerman Injury: Updates on Nationals 1B's Wrist and Return

The Washington Nationals will be without one of their key hitters and leaders in the coming days, as first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury. Continue for updates. Latest on Zimmerman's Wrist Injury Saturday, Aug. Show More Summary

Pat Venditte Reportedly to Mariners: Latest Trade Details and Reaction

Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte has been dealt from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Seattle Mariners in a waiver trade. The Blue Jays officially announced the move, adding they will be receiving a player to be named later. Bob DuttonShow More Summary

Hunter Cervenka Reportedly to Marlins: Latest Trade Details and Reaction

The Miami Marlins beefed up their bullpen Saturday, as they reportedly acquired reliever Hunter Cervenka in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed the trade, noting Tommy Stokke of FanRag was the first...Show More Summary

Takeaways from MLB Week 18

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has largely been a mystery since he made his MLB debut in 2013. He has flashed unbelievable talent and athleticism that suggests he could be among baseball’s best to play the game. But off-the-field...Show More Summary

Padres Under MLB Review for Exchanging Medical Information at Trade Deadline

Major League Baseball is taking a closer look at the San Diego Padres following two of their recent trades prior to the August 1 deadline. Per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, MLB is looking into the exchange of medical information...Show More Summary

Electric Rookie Trea Turner Providing Crucial Spark for Nationals

For much of the season, the leadoff spot has been a barren wasteland for the Washington Nationals. Consider rookie Trea Turner an oasis in the nation's capital. We're in small-sample territory, but after going 2-for-4 with a home run...Show More Summary

Colin Rea Injury: Updates on Padres Pitcher's Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

San Diego Padres manager Andy Green announced on Friday that starting pitcher Colin Rea will undergo Tommy John surgery. Continue for updates. Rea's Odd Season Ends Early Friday, Aug. 5 After he started the season with a 5-5 record and 4.98 ERA, the Padres dealt Rea to the Miami Marlins in July. Show More Summary

A's Coach Michael Henriques Reportedly Suspended for Weight Room Hidden Camera

Oakland Athletics strength and conditioning coach Michael Henriques is under investigation by Major League Baseball for reportedly spying on players and personnel. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Henriques admitted to installing...Show More Summary

Playing 'Contender or Pretender' for MLB Playoff Race with 2 Months Left

Now that the trade deadline and its accompanying madness have come and gone, it's time for Major League Baseball's stretch run to whittle its playoff races down to 10 final teams. Time will be the final judge on that. But since timeShow More Summary

Nate Schierholtz Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Free-agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for violating the league's joint drug agreement. Per Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk, MLB announced that Schierholtz tested positive for the...Show More Summary

Jonathan Lucroy Explains Decision to Veto Trade to Cleveland Indians

New Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy confirmed Friday his decision to veto a potential trade to the Cleveland Indians before the deadline was due to lingering uncertainty about the 2017 season. Lucroy, who eventually got dealt to...Show More Summary

Mark Teixeira Reportedly Will Retire at End of Season: Latest Comments, Reaction

Mired in the worst slump of his career, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is reportedly expected to announce his retirement from baseball Friday, effective at the end of the 2016 season. ESPN's Buster Olney first reportedShow More Summary

Giants' Aggressive Deadline Moves Will Take Down Dodgers in NL West Race

To baseball fans east of the Mississippi River, San Francisco is a place where luck strikes in even years and baseballs splash into McCovey Cove. It isn’t until October that the San Francisco Giants crash sports pages around the country. Show More Summary

MLB Team of the Week: Carlos Gonzalez, Mike Napoli and Danny Duffy Star

While you were feverishly following trade rumors ahead of Monday's non-waiver deadline and digesting the moves your club did (or didn't) make, another week of baseball action receded in the rearview. Luckily for you, at Bleacher Report's...Show More Summary

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