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Brewers owner Mark Attanasio "has been involved" in talks with free agent starter Kyle Lohse, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

The Brewers have been a logical landing spot for Lohse since he hit the open market, so it's no surprise that they're being linked to the righty once again. But, even with Attanasio's reported involvement, nothing seems imminent. "Things change. You never know. But at this point, we want to look at our [young] guys first," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Saturday. "I'm not opposed to giving up a first-round pick if it's a 30-year-old guy you give a three- or four-year deal to."
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a grand slam and six total RBI in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Tigers.

Entering action on Thursday, Cano had not homered since June 6. He put that dry spell to bed in high style, connecting first for a two-run home run off Daniel Norris in the second inning. He proceeded to top himself with a just-got-enough-of-it grand slam to center in the seventh to give the M's an insurmountable 9-3 lead. For the season, the veteran second baseman boasts a .284/.343/.482 triple-slash, 13 homers and 48 RBI in 257 at-bats.
Jun 23 - 1:21 AM

Making his major league debut in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Tigers, Andrew Moore allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings.

Moore ran into a few sticky spots -- a solo home run allowed to Ian Kinsler in the third, two more runs crossing home in the sixth -- but by-and-large, this was a phenomenal debut performance. He struck out four without walking a batter and finished his evening having thrown an even 100 pitches, 69 for strikes. The 23-year-old right-hander had been pitching to a 2.72 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 77/17 K/BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings split between Double- and Triple-A prior to his call-up on Wednesday. He will try to repeat Thursday's strong performance in a home start against the Phillies next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 23 - 1:11 AM

Cameron Maybin hit a leadoff homer, stole a base and scored three runs as the Angels doubled up the Yankees 10-5 on Thursday.

Maybin had just the one hit, his sixth homer of the year off Yankees starter Luis Severino to open the contest, but he also walked twice like a good leadoff man is wont to do. Also like a good leadoff man, the 30-year-old now has 46 runs scored on the year, ninth-most in the American League. His 22 stolen bases are best in the AL. It's just been an all-around good year for Maybin, who's hitting .277/.387/.442 after Thursday.
Jun 23 - 1:06 AM

Brandon Phillips left Thursday's game against the Giants with left groin tightness.

Phillips has been deemed day-to-day. He will be reevaluated on Friday to determine the exact severity of the injury.
Jun 23 - 12:57 AM

Matt Kemp left Thursday's game against the Giants due to a tight left hamstring.

Kemp was lifted after hitting a single in the fifth inning. He has dealt with hamstring problems at several other points this season. The Braves are labeling him day-to-day for the time being, but a stay on the disabled list is always in play with a finicky issue like the hamstring. Kemp will be reevaluated on Friday.
Jun 23 - 12:54 AM

Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in the Indians' 6-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Jackson swatted an RBI triple and scored a run in the second inning, and he tacked on a two-run single with the bases loaded in the third. The 30-year-old has come on strong in recent days, going 8-for-19 with two doubles, a triple and a homer in his last five games. He's still a situational player but he's being used well by the Tribe, hitting .301/.382/.516 in 34 games this year.
Jun 23 - 12:10 AM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Royals have reached a deal with RHP Neftali Feliz.

Feliz was terrible with the Brewers earlier this year but perhaps he'll benefit from a change of scenery. The right-hander has a proven track record with 107 big league saves. In Kansas City, he'll fill a setup role in front of closer Kelvin Herrera.
Jun 22 - 11:42 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Nationals have shown interest in Pat Neshek.

Neshek, who is headed for free agency in 2018, acknowledged that it's likely he'll be traded before the July 31 deadline. Nobody is more desperate for a closer than the Nationals and Neshek would seem to be a perfect fit. It's rare for teams to trade within the division but perhaps the two sides would make an exception. The Nats have also expressed interest in White Sox closer David Robertson and Padres lefty Brad Hand.
Jun 22 - 11:22 PM

Addison Russell went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as the Cubs pounded the Marlins 11-1 on Thursday.

The Cubs' cleanup hitter on this day certainly did his fair share of cleaning up, homering in the seventh inning and knocking two more doubles over the course of the game. It's been a difficult year for the 23-year-old, but he's now hitting .297 (14-for-47) with four homers this month. Overall, Russell still has some work to do on his .234/.304/.413 line.
Jun 22 - 11:16 PM

Chase Headley was unavailable for Thursday's game against the Angels due to back spasms.

Manager Joe Girardi isn't sure if he'll be able to play Friday against Texas. Ronald Torreyes handled the hot corner in Headley's absence on Thursday night. It's been a rough couple of weeks for the Yankees, who have lost eight of nine while falling into a first-place tie with the Red Sox in the AL East. Losing Headley wouldn't help matters.
Jun 22 - 11:10 PM

Corey Seager is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Mets.

The Dodgers are going with a mostly right-handed lineup (Cody Bellinger is the one exception) against Mets lefty Steven Matz. Chris Taylor will fill in at shortstop and bat second for the Dodgers. Seager enjoyed his second career three-homer game on Tuesday night.
Jun 22 - 10:02 PM




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