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7:05 PM ET, June 30, 2016


 Top News: 
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers To Place Clayton Kershaw On Disabled List  —  4:47pm: Kershaw has been diagnosed with a “mild disc herniation” in his back, the team announced.  He is not expected to require surgery, per the announcement, but his recovery timeline remains unclear.  —  11:23am: Dodgers ace Clayton …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers Acquire Bud Norris  —  The Dodgers on Thursday officially acquired right-hander Bud Norris, minor league outfielder Dian Toscano, a player to be named later and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for minor league right-hander Caleb Dirks and minor league lefty Phil Pfeifer.
Doug PadillaESPN / ESPN:
Dodgers trade for Bud Norris after placing Clayton Kershaw on DL  —  MILWAUKEE — After losing staff ace Clayton Kershaw to the disabled list with a lower back injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers moved quickly to shore up a depleted pitching staff, by acquiring right-hander Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves.
Discussion: Bleacher Report and ESPN
Associated Press:
Dodgers to Place Kershaw on DL With Lower Back Problem  —  MILWAUKEE — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday's game in Milwaukee.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney  —  Declaring their intentions to push for the postseason in 2016, the Marlins have struck a deal to acquire veteran right-hander Fernando Rodney from the Padres.  Miami parted with interesting young righty Chris Paddack in the swap, which ESPN's Keith Law first reported (Twitter links).
Tim Bontemps / Washington Post:
Joakim Noah expected to sign with New York Knicks for $18 million a year  —  By all accounts, Joakim Noah is about to reunite with Derrick Rose and return to his hometown.  —  Multiple sources have told The Washington Post that Noah will almost certainly be joining the New York Knicks …
Chris Haft /
No DH for Bumgarner: Ace to bat vs. A's  —  OAKLAND — Madison Bumgarner will strike a blow, at least the Giants expect him to, for pitchers everywhere on Thursday when manager Bruce Bochy will place him in the batting order against the Oakland A's.  —  The Giants thus will become the first team …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Athletics Place Sean Doolittle On 15-Day DL  —  The Athletics have placed left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain, per a club announcement.  It had been hoped that he'd avoid a trip off of the active roster, but evidently Doolittle wasn't progressing as hoped.
Discussion: Athletics Nation
USA Today:
Relentless Orioles hammering home runs at a record pace  —  SAN DIEGO — Two weeks ago in Fenway Park, in a game between the best teams in the American League East, a remarkable event occurred.  —  A Baltimore Oriole stole a base.  —  His name was Joey Rickard.  It came in the sixth inning of a 5-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Tampa Bay Times:
Resurgent Matt Moore could help Rays here or as trade chip  —  Matt Moore gave the Rays the kind of start in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Red Sox that they have been so desperately seeking.  —  He pitched well enough, most vital of all, to win the game, just their second in the past 14 tries.
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Looking For A Match In A Ryan Braun Trade  —  Ryan Braun was already into the fourth year of an eight-year, $45MM extension with the Brewers when he signed another extension that theoretically made him a Brewer for life.  That deal, signed in April 2011, only just began this season …
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
Neil Weinberg / The Hardball Times:
It's Time for the Sabermetric Revolution to be Televised  —  From the pastime's earliest days, the media have played a critical role in delivering baseball to the masses.  It dates all the way back to fedora-clad newspapermen weaving game stories onto ink stained pages …
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