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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina reaches 2,000 hits as Cardinals top Brewers 4-2  —  Yadier Molina's two singles didn't figure in the scoring Thursday night as the Cardinals downed the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 at Busch Stadium.  But they made history.  —  After Molina legged out an infield single in the second inning …
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals bullpen adds Oviedo, welcomes back Whitley to free up options, like Reyes, to emerge at closer  —  The summer Kodi Whitley and the Cardinals expected to signal the rookie's arrival in the majors and his steady move into an influential bullpen role did not go at all as planned …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals To Extend Dave Martinez  —  The Nationals have agreed to a contract extension with manager Dave Martinez, reports MLB Network's Jon Heyman (via Twitter).  It's a three-year, $7.5MM contract that will take effect in 2021, Bob Nightengale of USA Today was among those to tweet.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Select Patrick Wisdom  —  The Cubs have selected infielder Patrick Wisdom, optioned first baseman/outfielder Jose Martinez and placed right-hander Manuel Rodriguez on the 45-day injured list, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic was among those to report.  —  Wisdom could now see his first action …
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Steve Cohen hiring Sandy Alderson as Mets team president  —  Steve Cohen went back to the future by announcing his intentions to hire Sandy Alderson as team president if he is approved as Mets owner.  That could help Cohen's ownership candidacy and bode poorly for Brodie Van Wagenen's job security.
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Steve Cohen to hire Sandy Alderson as president of New York Mets if sale approved
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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mariners Claim Ian Hamilton  —  The Mariners have claimed right-hander Ian Hamilton off waivers from the White Sox, per an announcement from Seattle.  The White Sox designated Hamilton for assignment Sept. 18.  —  Thanks in part to shoulder problems, the 25-year-old Hamilton …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Bradford William Davis / New York Daily News:
MLB promised free COVID-19 testing for essential workers.  We're still waiting  —  Tucked away in Major League Baseball's 113-page manual for playing through the coronavirus pandemic is a subtle assurance from the league and its owners to the public that baseball in 2020 …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Sources: Chicago Cubs planning for reduced capacity at Wrigley Field to start 2021 MLB season  —  The Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday because of a loss in revenue and in anticipation of an uncertain 2021, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.
Nick Goss / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Red Sox highlights: Orioles dominate in Boston's 2020 Fenway finale  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … The Boston Red Sox weren't able to extend their win streak in the final game at Fenway Park for the 2020 MLB season.  —  The Sox entered Thursday night's matchup …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets' loss to Rays kills playoff momentum, gives Tampa AL East title  —  The thing that has evaded the Mets most all season also skirted them in their final home game of 2020: a much-needed win.  —  Michael Wacha, in what was very likely his last start as a Met, surrendered four earned runs …
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Greg Tartaglia / NorthJersey.com:
Instant analysis: NY Mets fall to Rays, putting postseason hopes on life support
Discussion: Daily Record and Newsday
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Designate Nick Goody, Select Andrew Romine  —  The Rangers have designated right-hander Nick Goody for assignment and selected infielder Andrew Romine, the team announced.  —  Goody, whom the Rangers claimed from the Indians last winter, has posted a couple of respectable seasons since he debuted in 2015 with the Yankees.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Latest On Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez  —  The Red Sox have gone all season without their two best starters, left-handers Chris Sale and Eduardo Rodriguez, because of health problems.  Thanks in part to their absences, the Red Sox have gone a horrible 22-34 - the second-worst record in the American League.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Alex Gordon To Retire At Season's End  —  Royals icon Alex Gordon is set to announce his retirement after a 14-year career at the Major League level, reports Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com (via Twitter).  The club has confirmed Gordon's retirement.  He'll play out the remainder of the current season before formally calling it a career.
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Braves beat Marlins again 9-4, but Fried hurt in 1st inning  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer and the  —  Atlanta Braves cruised to their third straight win over the  —  Miami Marlins, 9-4 Wednesday night in a game overshadowed by
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