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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have placed All-Star outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb. The White Sox also promoted outfielder Willy Garcia and left-hander Aaron Bummer from Triple-A Charlotte before Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Bummer takes the roster spot of reliever Dan Jennings, who …

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits. ”Never in my mind did I think that I was going to be in the position where I’m at right now,” Beltre said. …

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The Minnesota Twins are reshaping their franchise with an injection of youth and prospects. Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports North will take a closer look at some specific young players — as well as noting others who might be stepping up — measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress. This is the 13th …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) With Clayton Kershaw sidelined by injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in need of a dominant left-hander. Baseball’s best team need look no farther than one locker past Kershaw’s in the clubhouse. Alex Wood has been doing his best impression of the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner for the last several …

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The Minnesota Twins acquired minor-league left-hander Gabriel Moya from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy, the team announced Thursday. More Twins coverage Moya, ranked as Arizona’s No. 25 prospect by MLB.com, has been dominant at the Double-A level this season. He had a 4-1 record with 0.82 ERA, 68 strikeouts and …

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Rookie shortstop Paul DeJong has been a spectacular addition to the Cardinals lineup. He hit a two-run homer in Wednesday’s win over Colorado, giving him four home runs in his last five games and 14 in his first 49 major-league games. He has a .290 average and a .590 slugging percentage Like DeJong, Tommy Pham …

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SAN DIEGO — Terry Collins is like just about everyone else when it comes to rookie starter Chris Flexen. The manager is not quite sure what the New York Mets have with the talented right-hander who will make his major-league debut Thursday against the San Diego Padres. “I do know he can hit a golf …

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ST. LOUIS — The trading deadline is four days away, but the Arizona Diamondbacks might have already made one of the biggest moves. In acquiring outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers on July 18, Arizona lengthened its order, daring opponents to pitch around All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, and beefed up its playoff chances. …

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TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO NEW YORK — A week ago, the Tampa Bay Rays began play with a 1 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees for the top wild-card spot in the American League. As …

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TV: FOX Sports Florida TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO MIAMI — The Miami Marlins return home on Thursday night — but without three key players who were here the last time they played at Marlins Park on July 19. Reliever David …

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