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Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has asked Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton to join him on the NL side for the All-Star home run derby.
Kemp made the invitations Sunday. The rosters for the All-Star game July 10 in Kansas City were announced earlier in the day.
Kemp is on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. He is unlikely to play in the game, but is the NL captain for the derby and wants to take part.
AL captain Robinson Cano will announce his derby squad Monday.
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ST. LOUIS Cardinals switch-hitting outfielder Carlos Beltran hasn't decided whether to hit left-handed or right-handed in next week's Home Run Derby in Kansas City.
He's just happy to be participating.
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Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has asked Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton to join him on the NL side for the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Kemp made the invitations Sunday. The rosters for the All-Star Game July 10 in Kansas City were announced earlier in the day.
Kemp is on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. He is unlikely to play in the game...
Denver, CO – Despite the miserable year the Colorado Rockies are having, Carlos Gonzalez has performed at an all star level. Carlos was rewarded Sunday with a selection to the 2012 NL All Star team. Although chosen as a reserve, Gonzalez deserves a starting spot in the summer showcase. Every team in MLB gets a … Continue reading »
Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals got his 2,000th career hit on an RBI single in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The switch-hitting Beltran, batting left-handed, singled to the opposite field against Kevin Correia to tie the score at 2 Friday night. During a standing ovation while waiting on first base, he doffed his cap several times.
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Denver, CO – The All Star teams have been announced for the 83rd Summer Classic, and the obvious local choice became official, as Carlos Gonzalez will represent our Rockies next week in Kansas City. He has had a fantastic year, currently in the top 10 in most offensive categories in the National League. His sweet … Continue reading »
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster.
Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby.
The Braves announced...
LOS ANGELES--Prior to the Dodgers' run-scoring explosion that broke a seven game losing streak and gave them an 8-3 win over the New York Mets Sunday night, manager Don Mattingly wasn't sure what else he could do to get his team a run--let alone a win.
"You're almost at the point where all you can do is laugh and just crank it up again and get ready for the next...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Infielder Ian Stewart will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery next week and will miss the reminder of the season according to Chris De Luca and Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun Times.
– Left handed pitcher Dallas Braden finally threw a bullpen session yesterday and according manager Bob Melvin...
It’s no secret that the Dodgers are desperate for help. Offense has been the primary problem of late, as the team is now feeling the effects of missing cogs like Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Mark Ellis. However, Ned Colletti has been looking to shore up pitching as well. As of the last couple of
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