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Baseball America:
2022 Midseason Organization Talent Rankings  —  Thanks in part to having the top position player prospect and the top pitching prospect in the game, even after graduating preseason No. 1 prospect Adley Rutschman, the Baltimore Orioles lead our August update of our midseason farm system talent rankings.
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
‘Our confidence turned into cockiness’: How a recent leadership meeting might have sparked the Chicago White Sox  —  The Chicago White Sox had a rough recent trip, dropping five of eight against the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.  —  They returned home Friday for a series against the Detroit Tigers …
Discussion: Mercury News
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets starter Carlos Carrasco to miss next three to four weeks with low-grade oblique strain  —  ATLANTA — Mets starter Carlos Carrasco was placed on the 15-day IL due to a low-grade strain in his left oblique.  The Mets estimate his recovery timetable to be about three to four weeks.
Discussion: Mercury News
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Eduardo Escobar dealing with oblique injury, so Mets keep him out of starting lineup against Braves
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
Rafael Devers has long been criticized for his defense, but the numbers — and those around him — are seeing progress  —  PITTSBURGH - New Red Sox first baseman Eric Hosmer was aware of new teammate Rafael Devers's reputation as a below-average defensive third baseman before joining the Sox.
Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:
Royals GM J.J. Picollo on his young roster, playing time and Adalberto Mondesi's future  —  The Kansas City Royals moved into a new phase with the major-league club roster earlier this summer.  They have 13 rookies on the active roster, taking up half of the 26 spots.
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Verbal exchange with Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras gets 2 fans banned from Nationals Park for 5 years  —  WASHINGTON — Two fans are banned from Nationals Park for five years after a heated exchange with Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras.  —  The incident occurred in the top …
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Braves get an early jump on Dansby Swanson extension talks  —  The Braves have opened extension talks with Dansby Swanson, and if they can lock up the Georgia product, that would leave three likely top free-agent shortstops: Trea Turner, plus Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Correa (who are likely to opt out).
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Battery Power
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
MLB Umpires Association, adamant that crews are simply upholding rule, address home-plate collision rule in statement  —  CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Umpires Association released a tersely worded statement Wednesday regarding the criticism umpires are receiving due to the home-plate collision rule.
The Athletic:
Panthers expected to name QB Baker Mayfield Week 1 starter: Sources  —  The Carolina Panthers are expected to name Baker Mayfield their starting quarterback against the Cleveland Browns for Week 1 of the 2022 season, sources confirmed to The Athletic.  He's been competing with Sam Darnold …
Chris McCosky / Detroit News:
Tigers' Tarik Skubal has flexor tendon surgery, likely to miss chunk of 2023 season  —  Cleveland — Tigers manager AJ Hinch announced that left-handed starting pitcher Tarik Skubal had flexor tendon surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles.  —  The surgery was performed by specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins camp: Jevon Holland with two picks as practice ends abruptly; plus stock up, stock down  —  MIAMI GARDENS — It's not hyperbole to say Miami Dolphins second-year safety Jevon Holland has the look of a future All-Pro.  —  Holland continued his standout training camp that has followed …
Kiley McDaniel / ESPN:
Kiley McDaniel's 2022 midseason top 50 MLB prospects  —  We're in the midst of a changing of the guard at the top of minor league prospect lists.  Adley Rutschmann, Bobby Witt Jr. and Julio Rodriguez had ruled these lists for months, and when they graduated early in the year, they left a pretty open field.
Associated Press:
San Diego Padres swap out Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night for Juan Soto T-shirt giveaway following suspension  —  SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have replaced a planned Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night with a Juan Soto T-shirt giveaway after the superstar shortstop …
Discussion: KNSD-TV
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Fernando Tatis Sr. says ‘all of baseball’ loses with son suspended 80 games for ‘something so insignificant’
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