Red Sox trading for Todd Frazier 'seems almost inevitable'

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"The Cardinals, Dodgers, and Royals seem to be the favorites to land Martinez, an impending free agent", Nick Cafardo writes. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

Boston's Chris Sale and New York's Luis Severino are both hoping their strong first halves will carry over when the two meet Saturday as the Red Sox host the rival Yankees at Fenway Park.

Braves 8, D'backs 5 • Lane Adams drove in three with a pinch-hit, bases-loaded double in the sixth as the visiting Braves beat Arizona.

The Yankees who have now dropped to third place below the surging Tampa Bay Rays.

Castro had played every game for the Bronx Bombers until his injury put a halt to his season. I mean, as soon as he hits the ball, I'm thinking Ellsbury's running, he's going to touch the base and try to get the tag at second. Next, the Yankees told media that doctors found the problem with Greg Bird which is located in his os trigonum.

"It was special", Bradley said. Sandoval was hitting.212 with four homers and a.623 OPS this season at the time of his release.

The Red Sox have designated for assignment the third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday, and everything indicates that this is the end for "Kung Fu Panda" with the formation of Boston.

One thing Castro constantly brought to the table throughout the first half was his excitement.

The White Sox can certainly add more prospects by trading Frazier, but they will need to make sure they're getting the best return possible.

The list feels as long as the 5:50, 16-inning game itself. He had several walks including the walk off walk to Andrew Benintendi. Injured for nearly all of the 2016 season and a good bit of this one, he made just 653 total plate appearances - about one season's worth - and was an astonishing -2.0 WAR (Wins Above Replacement, or in this case below replacement-level).

It would have been their 20th loss in 27 games.

The Red Sox extended their lead over New York in the American League East to 4 1/2 games.

Still, Portland's offense came close to matching New Hampshire's output, batting over.300 with men in scoring position during the contest despite leaving eight men on second or third.

Boston lost the contest 4-1 when the Yankees struck for three runs in the 16th, but a controversial call in the 11th had Red Sox manager John Farrell fuming. The umpires convened and made Ellsbury safe at first, ruling that Holliday's confusion did not constitute interference. Red Sox fans looking to watch Devers play in Pawtucket will have the chance to see him on Monday as Pawtucket is returning home to McCoy with an extended homestand.

If the Giants front office was planning on stripping down the roster at the trade deadline by trading Johnny Cueto, Mark Melancon, etc., then adding Sandoval definitely isn't going to happen. "He was taken out of it by the returning runner, the retreating runner".

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