7/30/2014 | Chavez retires after 17 seasons
D-backs infielder Eric Chavez has decided to retire after 17 big league seasons. Chavez, who has been on the disabled list since June 8 with an injured left knee, hit .246 for Arizona this year.
7/30/2014 | Barney heads to Triple-A to work at short, third
The Dodgers optioned infielder Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and completed his trade by sending Minor League right-hander Jonathan Martinez to the Cubs as the player to be named.
7/30/2014 | Trade talk links Bonifacio to multiple teams
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer hinted on Tuesday that the team may move some of the players who will be free agents after this season, and that list includes Emilio Bonifacio.
7/30/2014 | Jones' 21st homer quick to give O's lift vs. Halos
Adam Jones belted another first-inning homer -- a two-run shot -- while Kevin Gausman logged seven solid frames to help the Orioles earn a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday night.
7/30/2014 | Cubs add Doubront in deal with Red Sox
The Cubs made an addition to the pitching corps on Wednesday, acquiring Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named, and hoping the left-hander benefits from a change of scenery.
7/30/2014 | Cards, Indians familiar trade partners
When it comes to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, most general managers listen to plenty of trade proposals. But when the Cleveland and St. Louis front offices talk, they listen closely. Since 2002, the Cardinals and Indians have pulled off 10 midseason deals, including Wednesday's. They've been big and small -- five coming within a week of the Deadline -- but the two teams clearly enjoy working together on the trade front.
7/30/2014 | Cards trade for Masterson to bolster rotation
The Cardinals worked out a deal with the Indians that sent Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson to St. Louis in exchange for outfield prospect James Ramsey.
7/30/2014 | Gallardo deals gem to lead Brewers over Rays
Yovani Gallardo retired 19 of 20 at one point and Martin Maldonado drove in four runs as the Brewers ended a three-game skid with a 5-0 win over the Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
7/30/2014 | Burns makes first career start as Crisp rests neck
Speedster Billy Burns made his first big league start Wednesday, batting leadoff and playing center field for the A's series finale in Houston. That's the same role Coco Crisp plays when in the lineup, but he's back home battling ongoing neck issues, and manager Bob Melvin had no qualms about putting the kid at the top of the order.
7/30/2014 | Price feels Reds will be buyers at Trade Deadline
When the Reds started their nosedive coming out of the All-Star break, speculation increased over whether the club could pivot from being buyers to sellers before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. When asked which way the team was leaning Wednesday morning, Reds manager Bryan Price was pretty emphatic the team and general manager Walt Jocketty still fell in the buyer category.
7/30/2014 | Tight races lead to sellers' market at Deadline
For the executives representing highly motivated franchises looking to nail down division titles and avoid the win-or-go-home game to start the playoffs, the level of competitive balance is complicating the normal wheeling and dealing of late July.
7/30/2014 | Collins expecting to see 'similar faces' after Deadline
Count manager Terry Collins among those not anticipating sweeping changes before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Two days after general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "unlikely" to make any moves prior to the Deadline, Collins said he plans to continue focusing on "who we have and what we have" -- and nothing else.
7/30/2014 | Roenicke mulling change to late-inning bullpen roles
While continuing to express confidence in first-half stalwart Will Smith, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke suggested Wednesday that he may begin trying someone else in a setup role.
7/30/2014 | Teammates hopeful Price remains with Rays
With trade rumors swirling around David Price on Wednesday, inside the Rays' clubhouse, some of Price's teammates looked forward to showing up for Friday's game and -- hopefully -- still seeing the ace wearing a Rays uniform.
7/30/2014 | Hamels unlikely to be dealt prior to Deadline
There have been numerous reports recently about Cole Hamels' availability, but sources told MLB.com that the Phillies have had no substantive talks with any team about their ace.
7/30/2014 | Cards likely not looking at Phils' arms before Deadline
The Phillies seem to have temporarily lost another trade partner, as the Cardinals filled a starting pitching need by acquiring tight-hander Justin Masterson from the Indians.
7/30/2014 | Miley, offense lead D-backs to series victory
Wade Miley tossed 6 2/3 solid innings Wednesday as the D-backs beat the Reds, 5-4, to take two of three games of the series at Great American Ball Park. Paul Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius each belted two-run homers. The victory moved manager Kirk Gibson into a tie with Bob Melvin for the most wins in club history with 337.
7/30/2014 | Mets rout Phillies with hit parade, five-run inning
The Mets team that routed the Phillies at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon, 11-2, hardly resembled the one that scuffled for much of May and June. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda homered and the offense put together five runs in the seventh.
7/30/2014 | Action speaks as loud as trade word
Listening to rumors is great, don't get me wrong. But the best thing about Major League Baseball is always the crazy things that you see on the field.
7/30/2014 | MLB Notebook: Abreu's rookie year nearing elite status
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu needs just four doubles and 17 RBIs to join Hal Trosky, Ted Williams and Albert Pujols as the only rookies with 30 doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in their rookie year.
7/30/2014 | O's, Sox talks on Lester seem to be on hold
The Orioles have engaged in talks with the Red Sox involving Boston ace left-hander Jon Lester, However, as of Wednesday evening, talks on that front seemed a long ways off and had become much more of a long shot.
7/30/2014 | Looking back at memorable Deadline deals
A lot can happen in the final hours before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Here's a look at some of the most impactful buzzer-beater deals.
7/30/2014 | Pipeline preview: Appel set for Double-A debut
Mark Appel, the top pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, will look to put his struggles at Class A Advanced Lancaster behind him when he makes his first start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday against San Antonio.
7/30/2014 | HOF weekend brings out best of game's legends
The game was at its best for four days this past weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., as legends reunited, bringing back sentimental thoughts and appreciation for the greats.
7/30/2014 | Mariners' postseason hunt fit for a King
For the first time in a long time, the AL Wild Card-contending Mariners -- who have been exploring the trade market in advance of Thursday's Deadline -- have something to play for in the second half. It's a new feeling for ace Felix Hernandez.
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