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Trade to Houston Astros a 'whirlwind' for Colin Moran
Colin Moran and his brother, Brian, exchanged text messages Wednesday afternoon, just around the time baseball's trade deadline passed. When Brian, a pitcher in the Angels organization, read his brother's club had acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart from the Astros, he...

Mariners' Ackley doesn’t worry about where he bats in lineup
Left fielder Dustin Ackley, back atop the Seattle Mariners lineup, contends one popular view for the leadoff role — making a concerted effort to see pitches — is a counter-productive approach. At least for him. Ackley served as the Mariners'...

Houston Astros land Colin Moran in 6-player deal
The Marlins announced shortly after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed that they sent three prospects, including Colin Moran -- their top pick in the 2013 MLB Draft -- to Houston in exchange for Astros starter Jarred Cosart, utility player Kiké...

Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to Orioles
Andrew Miller is the latest Red Sox pitcher headed out of town. The Red Sox traded Miller to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox will receive minor-league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, who is...

Mariners move hot-hitting Dustin Ackley to leadoff spot
In 11 games since the All-Star break, Ackley is hitting .444 (20 for 45) with seven doubles and one triple. Ackley says he won’t change anything — he’ has done it enough to know that you can’t do that and...

Confident Mike Morin shows his value as Angels reliever
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked a few days ago if rookie reliever Mike Morin gained confidence from a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera. He shook his head and chuckled a bit. Morin, he explained, is not lacking confidence. An example...

Dustin Ackley continues hot hitting in July
This is the Dustin Ackley the Seattle Mariners have been waiting for. And with the outfielder’s newfound success in the batter’s box has come a new position in the lineup, one that manager Lloyd McClendon believes best suits Ackley, so...

Mariners tab Kyle Seager for Heart and Hustle Award
All-Star third baseman Kyle Seager was selected Tuesday as the Mariners' nominee for the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award from the MLB Players Alumni Association. Seager is one of 30 finalists for the award. The honor is presented to a...

Dustin Ackley robs homer with leaping grab, joins 'catch of the year' discussion
You'll excuse Dustin Ackley if he's not as graceful as some of the outfielders who often get associated with great leaping catches. Ackley, the Seattle Mariners left fielder these days, was a second baseman until mid 2013. But his impressive...

Reilly Hovis Named To Cape Cod All-Star Team
UNC rising junior Reilly Hovis will represent the Orleans Firebirds in the 2014 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game. Hovis will suit up for the East Division squad at Doran Park on Sunday, July 27. A first-team All-ACC selection as...

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