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10hJesse Rogers

From high school underdog to surprising ERA leader -- the rise of Kyle Hendricks

Kyle Hendricks didn't even have the best stuff on his high school staff, but MLB's ERA leader never let his lack of a head-turning fastball slow him.

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1hJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of the scouts arrived Tuesday. How did we get here, and what chance does he have of making the leap to baseball? Well, that depends on who you ask.

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Minor leaguer makes ridiculous barehanded catch (0:24)
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11hKeith Law

Why September call-ups are no longer a big deal

Let's face it: The quality of September call-ups these days just isn't what it used to be. Keith Law explains why -- and how -- times have changed.

Tebow knows... just about everything (0:36)
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10hEno Sarris

Three MLB pitchers making better use of their fastballs

When a pitcher improves, the collective wisdom is that he has mastered a new pitch. Eno Sarris looks at three pitchers who have turned things around with the most basic of pitches: the fastball.

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Inside Leonys Martin's web gem (0:27)
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On this date: Happy birthday, Ted Williams! (0:18)
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10hDavid Schoenfield

Players who have affected team's 2016 hopes

David Schoenfield looks at the overachievers (Daniel Murphy for MVP!?) and underachievers (Sorry, Alex Gordon) who have helped turn their teams into contenders or pretenders.

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1dEddie Matz

The 35 days of September: Race to the AL East title

The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles should provide a supremely entertaining stretch run that will ultimately determine the division champion -- and possibly more.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Stubhub has pulled Vin Scully retirement game (9/24) off site. Told Dodgers will be announcing a promotional item that will affect price.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The Tigers are aware of the Warwick Saupold arrest and have already imposed disciplinary actions. Saupold has retained a lawyer, though it is not clear if this incident will present any immigration or visa issues for the Perth, Australia native. "We're aware of the situation. We're going to let the legal justice system takes its course. And really, no further comments about that," Tigers Vice President of Player Development Dave Littlefield told ESPN.com when reached by phone Tuesday evening.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discussed Kolten Wong's evolving role. Wong entered the season as the Cardinals' everyday second baseman, struggled, was demoted, returned and changed positions twice before being relegated to the bench. After a good day Monday, Wong was back in Tuesday's starting lineup.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw threw two innings in a simulated game today. Manager Dave Roberts said he came out if it OK.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

For full Tebow coverage and break-down on how industry evaluated him tune to Baseball Tonight on ESPN2 at 10pm et

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

A's, Cubs, Nats and Mariners did not assign scouts to attend Tebow work-out. However, a scout from Nats and Mariners were present.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Cubs manager Joe Maddon explaining his rationale for flipping Jason Hammel and Mike Montgomery in his upcoming rotation.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's outfielder Jason Heyward talking about how resilient the Cubs have been all season. Last night, the Cubs came from behind twice to knock off the Pirates on 13 innings.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain coming down hard right now at Wrigley Field. No word yet on a possible late start to tonight's Cubs-Pirates game.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers minor-league pitcher Warwick Saupold charged with assault over the weekend, according to Lucas County Corrections Office. Mugshot from his booking Sunday morning

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"I'd rather be someone who could live with peace and no regret than the 'what if.'" Tim Tebow after his MLB tryout: es.pn/2c9Fad2

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Another Cubs rotation note: John Lackey will throw another bullpen session Thursday. If that goes well, he'll likely start Sunday against San Francisco. For now, the team is listing Sunday's probable as TBD.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Not so friendly...

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced that he's flipping starter Jason Hammel and Mike Montgomery in the upcoming rotation. Hammel, coming off a short outing, will start Wednesday's series finale against Pittsburgh. Montgomery will go Thursday against San Francisco.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Had a real nice chat with David Wright today. He actually walks the upper deck and other parts of the stadium a few hours before each game, since that's the only exercise he's permitted to do for now. He said stadium vendors are very friendly and are always offering him hotdogs and beer. Wright said his next neck exam is in early September. He has about 60 percent mobility with his neck now. It should get to about 95 percent within six months. Wright said he realized early on that the gates are open pretty early on Fridays and Saturdays at Citi Field. He was doing his daily walk when fans spotted him conspicuously wearing his Mets garb.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow told reporters that he's determined to pursue baseball as hard as he can. He's not afraid of failing.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist and Dexter Fowler draw the rest days in Joe Maddon's lineup for Tuesday's Cubs-Pirates game. Javier Baez starts at second, batting leadoff while Matt Szczur is in center. Miguel Montero is catching Kyle Hendricks tonight.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Facing Blue Jays lefty and Cy Young contender J.A. Happ, the Orioles busted out their secret weapon today: VP of Baseball Operations Brady Anderson, also a southpaw, threw BP. Here's Anderson pitching to major-league home run leader Mark Trumbo.