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The Indians third baseman didn't turn scouts' heads as a tiny teen, but he has blossomed into MLB's most fearsome switch-hitting slugger.

How Jose Ramirez went from 'too small to star' to an artist at the plate

The Indians third baseman didn't turn scouts' heads as a tiny teen, but he has blossomed into MLB's most fearsome switch-hitting slugger. [http://www.espn.com]

In St. Louis, managers are expected to take their team to October. Facing falling short a third straight year, something had to give.

Cardinals fire Mike Matheny in bid to save their season

In St. Louis, managers are expected to take their team to October. Facing falling short a third straight year, something had to give. [http://www.espn.com]

Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a right ankle sprain.

Red Sox put Rodriguez on DL with ankle sprain

Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a right ankle sprain. [http://www.espn.com]

Tigers starter Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston on Saturday, saying,

Fulmer frustrated by ump: 'Guy was god-awful'

Tigers starter Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston on Saturday, saying, "It was a bad day for him and for me. " [http://www.espn.com]

After Nationals star Bryce Harper failed to run to first base after a ground ball Friday, manager Dave Martinez said he spoke to the star about the incident and that there were no lingering issues.

Harper gets talking to day after jogging to 1B

After Nationals star Bryce Harper failed to run to first base after a ground ball Friday, manager Dave Martinez said he spoke to the star about the incident and that there were no lingering issues. [http://www.espn.com]

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has noticed that the Red Sox seem to

Yankees' Boone says Red Sox 'win every day'

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has noticed that the Red Sox seem to "win every day," but he's focused on his team. [http://www.espn.com]

The Orioles, deep into trade talks about Manny Machado, have made progress in recent days and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, sources said.

Sources: O's narrow focus in Machado talks

The Orioles, deep into trade talks about Manny Machado, have made progress in recent days and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, sources said. [http://www.espn.com]

The Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny and two hitting coaches Saturday night, shortly after a loss to the Reds dropped them to 47-46.

Cardinals (47-46) ax Matheny in seventh season

The Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny and two hitting coaches Saturday night, shortly after a loss to the Reds dropped them to 47-46. [http://www.espn.com]

Freddie Freeman hasn't homered in BP in three years, but like all eight hitters competing on Monday, he's going in with a plan to adjust and win.

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Freddie Freeman hasn't homered in BP in three years, but like all eight hitters competing on Monday, he's going in with a plan to adjust and win. [http://www.espn.com]

Angels slugger Albert Pujols has landed on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left knee.

Angels put Pujols on DL with inflamed knee

Angels slugger Albert Pujols has landed on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left knee. [http://www.espn.com]