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Andy Martino / NY Daily News:
Travis d'Arnaud has turned himself into a keeper — now how do NY Mets save him from concussions?  —  Travis d'Arnaud has willed himself into becoming a keeper.  He stared down deep struggle this year, and emerged as the talent he was supposed to be.  For passing the emotional test …
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Marc Carig / Newsday:
Short four players, Mets can't quite catch Braves
Mark Bowman / MLB.com:
Venters has torn UCL, faces third Tommy John surgery  —  NEW YORK — After spending the past few months battling the frustration that came courtesy of his attempt to return from a second Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, Jonny Venters received some jarring news on Thursday …
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David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Venters will need 3rd TJ surgery if he hopes to pitch again
Lynn Worthy / Press & Sun-Bulletin:
Dilson Herrera promoted from B-Mets to the majors  —  Energetic hot-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera remained behind in Binghamton on Thursday night as the Binghamton Mets left for their final regular-season road trip.  That's because Herrera will join the New York Mets on Friday.
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Masterson considers abandoning windup  —  • By Derrick Goold dgoold@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8285  —  SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  • When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh's PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution …
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Jack Moore / VICE Sports:NEW!
THE EARLY DAYS OF WOMEN BEATING MEN ON THE MOUND  —  It was a promotion that would make even Bill Veeck blush.  The Reading Coal Heavers, of the Class B Atlantic League, announced their July 5, 1898 contest against Allentown would mark the debut of Lizzie Arlington, “the most famous lady pitcher in the world.”
Associated Press:
O's stretch AL East lead with comeback win  —  Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland  —  Recap  —  Box Score  —  Play-By-Play  —  Photos  —  Conversation  —  Orioles rally in fifth to top Rays, stretch lead in AL East to 7  —  BALTIMORE — J.J. Hardy singled …
David Just / Chicago Sun Times:
Terry Francona: Jose Abreu seems to be a pitch ahead; Sox edged 3-2  —  As the 2014 season winds down, White Sox slugger Jose Abreu continues to surprise and impress.  —  Abreu's go-ahead single in the seventh inning Wednesday night caught Indians manager Terry Francona a little off-guard.
Associated Press:
Angels rally in 10th as A's protest ninth-inning obstruction call  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night …
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Teddy Cahill / MLB.com:
Dodgers' affiliates throw two no-hitters on Thursday  —  On Thursday afternoon on a sun-baked field at Camelback Ranch, four Dodgers farmhands combined for a no-hitter in the Arizona League., as the Rookie-level Dodgers defeated the Brewers, 10-0.  A few hours later, on a hot …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Metsblog:
Game recap: Braves 6 - Mets 1  —  Result: The Mets dropped their series finale to the Braves, 6-1, Thursday night at Citi Field.  —  Need to Know: The Mets managed just four hits against Mike Minor and Atlanta pitching.  Minor, the Braves' starter Thursday, had two hits of his own, scoring a run and driving in one, as well.
Discussion: sny.stats.com, ESPN and Talking Chop
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Acquire Josh Outman  —  The Indians announced that they have traded left-hander Josh Outman to the Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations (Twitter link).  —  Outman, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus for the Indians, will report to the Yankees' Major League roster.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Tyler Maun / MiLB News:25 minutes ago
Mariners' Montero involved in altercation  —  Seattle farmhand restrained during confrontation with cross-checker  —  Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday.  The first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners cross-checker …
 
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