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Despite pitching poorly in his last start, David Price is a guy you can count on tonight. Join our daily fantasy show at 6:15 p.m. ET to see who our experts like and dislike in the upcoming slate of games.

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Scouting Vandy's early-round draft prospects

Keith Law passes along his scouting notes on Vanderbilt University starter Carson Fulmer and shortstop Dansby Swanson and has more MLB draft buzz.

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Opportunity for Hamilton to rebuild life, career (1:24)

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MLB Power Rankings (1:10)

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In MLB, the bigger, the better

In ESPN's Fight for Perfection issue, Howard Bryant writes that today's colossal athletes invite awe. But what is
 gained in size will come with a loss of fan connection.

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Updated Top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015

Rafael Montero and Severino Gonzalez move to the top of Tommy Rancel's updated top 10 prospects list, as they both draw major league starting nods this week.

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6hKeith Law

Scouting Vandy's early-round draft prospects

Keith Law passes along his scouting notes on Vanderbilt University starter Carson Fulmer and shortstop Dansby Swanson and has more MLB draft buzz.

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Orioles close gates at Camden Yards

Because of ongoing violent protests in the streets of Baltimore, the Orioles have been ordered by police to close the gates at Camden Yards indefinitely. According to ESPN's Doug Padilla, approximately 600 fans are inside. It's unclear if the Orioles and White Sox will play tonight's scheduled game at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Achilles tear confirmed for Wainwright
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Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said SP Adam Wainwright would be out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Wainwright was injured running to first base Saturday.

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Wright won't return by Thursday
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That's when Mets 3B David Wright is eligible to come off the DL (hamstring strain), but it won't happen. "He's not that close," manager Terry Collins said. "He won't be back Wednesday or Thursday." Next weekend is possible, though.

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

Ventura says Robertson (2 outings Sunday) is "possibly available" to close tonight. Translation seems to be "we'll wait and see."

Josh Hamilton: 'I'm back home'
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During a news conference, officially announcing his trade, the new Rangers OF said: " I had a lot of good memories here. ... I'm going to give everything I've got." Said GM Jon Daniels: "At the end of the day this is a pretty easy decision for us" and Hamilton is "a player we feel can be productive and help us win games."

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Josh Hamilton 'not completely done'
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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on SportsCenter: "The fact that [the Angels] would give him away and wind up paying most of his salary, really goes to show how frayed that relationship was at the end of his tenure there."

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Angels-Hamilton -- An 'odd' relationship
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ESPN's Jayson Stark on SportsCenter: "It's odd and it's uncomfortable. ... It's been odd from Day 1. The most important thing here is to step back from baseball and say let's hope that this is an opportunity for Josh Hamilton to rebuild his life."

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Addison Russell at 2nd with infield coach going over positioning,etc. His def play on Fri changed the game and then big hit on Sunday won it

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White Sox currently in a get-to-know-you meeting with new commish Rob Manfred. Meeting not for appeal reasons.

Hoping Hamilton story ends well
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Scott Van Pelt on SVP & Russillo: "Very little financial risk for Texas. The Angels just wanted out from underneath [the contract]. ... I hope that this story ends well and I just don't know how it does." Listen: Van Pelt's take

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Cashman: 'No expectations' for A-Rod

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York 98.7 FM today: "You've never been in a situation like this before at this age, with a year off, with the controversies. What to expect would be the unexpected."

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Yanks GM: Fans will cheer A-Rod's 660
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Brian Cashman on ESPN New York 98.7 FM: "I'm sure ... he's going to be cheered just like he gets cheered at home for every home run he hits and hopefully it'll be an impactful one that we can make count and hold up in the win column."

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Angels, Hamilton get their wish
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Josh Hamilton wanted out of Los Angeles and the Angels wanted him gone. Said Angels GM Jerry Dipoto: "Over the course of the last few weeks, it became clear that Josh wanted to return to Texas. After several discussions with the Rangers, we were able to complete a trade that in the end is the right decision for everyone involved."

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Low risk for Texas in Hamilton trade

The Rangers did not give up any prospects or other players in the Josh Hamilton trade. Texas will pay less than $7M of the $80M left on the 3 years remaining on Hamilton's contract. Hamilton, however, will forfeit $6M to offset the move to Texas, where there is no state income tax.

Hamilton back with Texas

Josh Hamilton is returning to the Rangers. The Angels officially announced the long-speculated trade that will send the OF to Texas for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Should the NL add the DH?
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Yes, said ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter: "It's time for the DH to go into the National League, and not because two pitchers got hurt. It's ridiculous that we have a different set of of rules for each league."

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Dodgers options behind Puig
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With Yasiel Puig hitting the DL, the Dodgers will need to find a replacement for the third-year outfielder. Two possibilities: Alex Guerrero and Andre Ethier.

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Wagner card sells for $1.32 million
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A copy of the famed T206 Honus Wagner card sold for $1.32M at auction, Robert Edward Auctions said Monday. Forty-two bids were placed, but the names of the bidder and seller were not announced.

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