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22 hrs ago | Sporting News

MLB Trade Deadline: Closers who could be on the move

It's that time of year when everyone waits to see who the Padres will trade. But even with the Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit rumors picking up, neither reliever is the most likely to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, Huston Street, Joaquin Benoit, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Koji Uehara, Ernesto Frieri

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Halo Hangout

Los Angeles Angels Add Weapons to Bullpen

Jun 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jason Grilli delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kansas City Royals, Ernesto Frieri

GlobalNews

Angels beat Blue Jays 8-7

Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Kole Calhoun also connected, leading the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday in the rubber game of the three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, Colby Rasmus, Aaron Loup, Jose Bautista

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bucs Dugout

Pirates let Ernesto Frieri give up walk-off homer for some reason

Look, I was as big a fan of the Ernesto Frieri trade as there was, and I still think that Frieri, as a 28-year-old with good stuff and a terrific strikeout rate, is an interesting pitcher.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Charlie Morton, Justin Wilson, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

CBS Local

Colin Dunlap: How In The Heck Have The Pirates Done This?

The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase - and the city as a whole - on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Tony Watson, Brandon Cumpton, Charlie Morton

Isportsweb.com

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Bullpen edition

One "Los Angeles" baseball team made a splash this week, acquiring two solid relief pitchers to fix their bullpen issues.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Kenley Jansen, Paul Maholm, Chris Perez

Rant Sports

Los Angeles Angels Make Right Decision With Joe Smith As Closer

The Los Angeles Angels have dealt with their fair share of problems at closer this season, and the team's recent move to place Joe Smith in the role is the right decision.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kevin Jepsen

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Matheny praises Harrison, Watson

Mike Matheny has seen his share of Josh Harrison. Matheny, who is in his third year as the manager of the division rival St. Louis Cardinals, will manage the National League All-Star team after the Cardinals reached the World Series last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, National League, Anthony Rendon

Bucs Dugout

2014 All-Star Game: Pirates lack genuine All-Stars, but have balanced roster

I couldn't care less about who makes the All-Star Game, but if we're going to talk about it, I agree with Ed Giles, who wrote on Twitter this morning that Tony Watson and Josh Harrison don't deserve to be there.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Andrew McCutchen, Steve Delabar

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Game 88: Pirates 6 Phillies 2

On June 19th, Jason Grilli blew a save against the Reds, but the Pirates managed to come back and score a run in the 12th inning to scrape out a 4-3 win and salvage a game from the Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Justin De Fratus, Charlie Morton

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Post-gazette.com

On the Pirates: Change needed for Frieri

During the Pirates' day off Monday, Ernesto Frieri went to the mall. He marveled at the lack of traffic, a drastic change from his previous home in Anaheim, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Ernesto Frieri, Alexi Amarista, Donn Roach, Pedro Alvarez

Los Angeles Times

Angels acquire left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher from Arizona

Joe Thatcher had a 1-0 record and 2.63 earned-run average in 37 games for Arizona this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Joe Thatcher, Ernesto Frieri, Rich Hill

CBS Local

Bob Walk: Tough For Middle Relievers To Be Consistent

Douglas said that he has some concerns about the Pirates middle relief, but Walk says the nature of the role makes it hard to be consistent.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

Volquez to face Phils while on upward trend

The Pirates right-hander threw six scoreless innings while dancing around eight hits against the Mets in his latest outing, a 5-2 Pittsburgh win on June 29. In three of Volquez's past four starts, he has allowed one or no runs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee, Andrew McCutchen, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates

CBS Sports

Traded RPs Frieri, Grilli meet in airport bathroom

Earlier this week, relievers Ernesto Frieri and Jason Grilli were swapped by the Pirates and Angels for each other.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros facing another hot team in Anaheim

Yesterday, Astros manager Bo Porter was quoted as saying the best thing about the 5-2 loss to Seattle was the fact that the Mariners were leaving town.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Hector Santiago, C.J Cron, Kole Calhoun

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Houston Astros

Oberholtzer gets call in series opener against Angels

Though he grew up a Dodgers fan, Astros rookie Jonathan Singleton is looking forward to making his first Major League appearance near his hometown on Thursday as the Astros will travel to Anaheim to open up a series against the Angels.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brett Oberholtzer, Matt Shoemaker, Kevin Chapman, Rich Hill, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball

Rant Sports

Los Angeles Angels Will Remain Active in Trade Market

The Los Angeles Angels made another move on Tuesday to improve their bullpen by acquiring veteran left-hander reliever Rich Hill , and it won't be the last deal the team makes prior to the trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Baseball Players, Rich Hill, Ernesto Frieri

CBS Local

Baseball Shots Of The Week - July 1, 2014

Brad Mills' arsenal and look will remind you of Barry Zito, even if he's not on Zito's level.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brad Mills, Barry Zito, Yoenis Cespedes, Jean Segura, Tyler Skaggs

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Detroit News

Tony Paul: Week 13 MLB Power Rankings: A's, Tigers check in at Nos. 1, 3

Tony Paul goes around the league, with the 13th installment of his weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings: 1. A's : They're a bit shell-shocked after Monday night's loss to the Tigers -- on the walk-off grand slam in Detroit -- but they're still the cream of the crop.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Rajai Davis, National League West, National League, Oscar Taveras, National League East

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