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Grandal set for ACL surgery, likely out 9-12 months

Grandal set for ACL surgery, likely out 9-12 months

MLB.com Updated Jul 8, 2013
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will need reconstructive surgery to his anterior cruciate ligament that will end his season, an MRI revealed on Monday.
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  • Rockies put Oswalt on DL with hamstring strain

    Rockies put Oswalt on DL with hamstring strain

    ESPN.com Jul 8, 2013
    The Colorado Rockies have placed pitcher Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
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  • Energetic Puig positions Dodgers for second-half run

    Energetic Puig positions Dodgers for second-half run

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    No team began the season with higher expectations. No team was more of a disappointment for 72 games. But now look at the Dodgers, who entered Monday's action alone in second place in the NL West.
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  • Nolasco thrilled to join hometown club

    Nolasco thrilled to join hometown club

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Ricky Nolasco joined the Dodgers Monday, wearing the uniform of his favorite team as he grew up in Rialto, one hour east of Dodger Stadium.
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  • Benoit teaming with Giants' Pence on Final Vote

    Benoit teaming with Giants' Pence on Final Vote

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    To get Joaquin Benoit some voting help, the Tigers are turning to, of all clubs, the team that beat them in the World Series. On Monday the Tigers and Giants announced a Final Vote partnership, encouraging Detroit fans to vote for Benoit as well as San …
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  • Dodgers' Kemp (shoulder) goes back on DL

    Dodgers' Kemp (shoulder) goes back on DL

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder.
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  • MLB Notebook: Southpaws dealing at historic rate

    MLB Notebook: Southpaws dealing at historic rate

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and the D-backs' Patrick Corbin are two of six left-handers who currently sport enough innings to qualify for the ERA title and own a WHIP below 1.00. If six sounds like a lot, it is.
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  • Video - Home Run Derby Participants Announced 06:33

    Home Run Derby Participants Announced

    Jul 8
    David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their selections, including Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Davis, for the 2013 Home Run Derby.
  • Video - Athletes As Fans: Colin Kaepernick 00:34

    Athletes As Fans: Colin Kaepernick

    Jul 8
    Colin Kaepernick discusses the Giants' World Series win and how it inspired him.
  • Video - Should Puig Be An All-Star? 07:27

    Should Puig Be An All-Star?

    Jul 8
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate whether Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig should be an All-Star.
  • Video - Dodgers Down Diamondbacks 00:32

    Dodgers Down Diamondbacks

    Jul 8
    Zack Greinke struck out seven in the Dodgers' 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Sports Columnists

  • Marreese Speights agrees to deal with Golden State Warriors, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms on a new deal with Marreese Speights, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, agree to one-year deal, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent center Chris Kaman on a one-year deal, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.