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BREAKING: Red Sox part ways with Hanley

The Red Sox will designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday, according to a report from Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. The team has not commented.

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Jim Callis

Mock Draft: College players in demand

Ten days away from the start of the Draft, here's our best guess as to how the first round plays out:

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Richard Justice

These are the 10 most exciting MLB players

Here's one man's list of baseball's 10 most exciting players. No team is represented more than once, which took some deserving players out of the running. We'll offer a hat tip to them after the Top 10 list.

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Richard Justice

This weekend: Ohtani hits vs. Tanaka, Cole-Bauer

To the baseball gods, we offer thanks for a moment this weekend cool enough to ripple across two continents. We've even got a proper amount of time to prepare for Shohei Ohtani the hitter vs. Masahiro Tanaka.

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Ben Weinrib

Bregman, Marisnick power Astros' win with HRs

After falling into an early hole, the Astros were able to power their way back against the Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field. Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick clubbed three-run homers in back-to-back innings to help Houston pull away en route to an 8-2 win over Mike Clevinger and the Tribe. Astros righty Charlie Morton moved to 7-0 with six solid innings, allowing only a two-run single to Michael Brantley, who extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

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Anthony DiComo

Nimmo an on-base machine as Mets cruise

Brandon Nimmo extended his on-base streak to eight straight plate appearances in a 4-for-4 night, tallying a single, two doubles and a triple to lead the Mets' 13-hit attack and back Steven Matz in a shutout of the Brewers at Miller Park.

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Anthony DiComo

Nimmo hits for cycle -- in 24 hours

Brandon Nimmo hit for the cycle. Sort of. Nimmo opened Thursday's game against the Brewers with a double and a triple in his first two at-bats, after homering and singling in his final two at-bats Wednesday against the Marlins.

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Jim Hoehn

Davies escapes jam on scary comebacker

Brewers starter Zach Davies, activated off the 10-day disabled list earlier Thursday, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning against the New York Mets at Miller Park when he knocked down a scorching comebacker off the bat of Devin Mesoraco.

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Dave Sessions

Hit up the middle for KC's Torres becomes LL HR

With a runner on and two out in the second inning on Thursday, Royals' No. 9 hitter Ramon Torres hit a routine chopper up the middle off Rangers starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx that suddenly turned into two runs when center fielder Delino DeShields let the ball roll through his legs.

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Ben Weinrib

Astros break it open on Bregman, Marisnick HRs

After falling into an early hole, the Astros were able to power their way back against the Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field. Perhaps the team's hottest hitter -- Alex Bregman -- and the newest player to the active roster -- Jake Marisnick -- went deep in back-to-back innings to help Houston pull away.

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Daniel Kramer

Rays to start 3 relievers in series vs. Orioles

The Rays will again roll out their unconventional and wildly intriguing starting-pitcher strategy, this time taking it to an accelerated level. Tampa Bay plans to start relievers in every game of its three-game series against the Orioles this weekend, with Sergio Romo, starting the first and third games and Ryne Stanek taking the assignment in the middle game.

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Maria Guardado

Trout hits 15th HR as Angels cruise past Jays

The Angels enjoyed their most productive day at the plate in two weeks on Thursday afternoon, as Mike Trout and Albert Pujols homered and Martin Maldonado drove in three runs to fuel an 8-1 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Dwight Smith Jr. hit his first big league homer for Toronto.

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Anthony Castrovince

Key takeaways from MLB study of HR rates

In a report of findings released by Major League Baseball on Thursday and available at MLB.com, an independent independent of experts concluded its research had achieved "partial success," in that it had discovered that reduced drag on the baseballs was responsible for the rising home run rate but had not found any changes in properties of the balls that could account for the reduced drag.

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Scott Merkin

White Sox's Castillo suspended 80 games

White Sox catcher Welington Castillo received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball made the announcement Thursday morning.

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Daniel Kramer

Takeoff from Texas? Not so fast, Yankees

The Yankees likely wanted to get out of Texas as quickly as possible following Wednesday's 12-10 loss to the Rangers, but mechanical issues on their charter flight home forced the team to return to Dallas in the wee hours and remain there for an extended period, according to Newsday.

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Joe Trezza

Ankiel might have been his generation's Ohtani

Arguably as fascinating as what Shohei Ohtani is attempting in Anaheim is the fact that the Angels are allowing him to attempt it at all.

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Gregor Chisholm

Vlad Jr. on cusp of shaking up AL East

The 2018 MLB Draft is less than two weeks away, which means the focus will soon shift to the next generation of talent, but there are already some top prospects knocking on the door the in the American League East.

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Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis

Draft Buzz: Two top college lefties try to solidify stock

Leading up to when the first pick of the Draft, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will bring the latest information to everyone here in MLBPipeline.com's Draft Buzz.

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Andrew Simon

21 fascinating facts to celebrate Bartolo's b-day

Bartolo Colon turned 45 today. At an age when most successful players have been retired long enough to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, Colon is still going strong.

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NL East beware: Don't run on these two catchers

Their reputations are known across the league, and yet runners continue to test the arms of National League East catchers J.T. Realmuto and Jorge Alfaro -- often to no avail.

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