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Matt Garza Throws First No-Hitter in Tampa Bay Rays History

Matt Garza pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in MLB this season, defeating the Detroit Tigers 5-0.

Garza faced the minimum 27 batters, giving up a second-inning walk to Brennan Boesch, but then forcing the next batter Ryan Raburn into a double play.

Garza threw 120 pitches, 80 of which were for strikes, striking out six.

The San Diego Padres and New York Mets are now the only MLB teams that have never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.

Yankees Trade Rumors: No Ty Wigginton, O's Unwilling to Deal With Yanks

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated , the Baltimore Orioles owner, Peter Angelos, doesn’t want his team to make trades with the Yankees. This means that the Yankees will not be able to land IF Ty Wigginton.

MLB Trade Rumors: Scott Downs Comes with Big Price for Yankees

According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com , the Blue Jays intend to get a good return for reliever Scott Downs and will ask for one of each interested club’s top prospects in return.

Here is more from Speier:

Yankees Trade Rumors: Jesus Montero for Joakim Soria Refused by Royals

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN , the Royals don’t seem like they are going to part with their closer, Joakim Soria , and they have even turned down an offer by the Yankees that included their top prospect, catcher Jesus Montero .

Here’s more from Stark:

New York Yankees at MLB Trade Deadline: Killing Two Birds with One Stone

Earlier this week, I took a look at one of the primary concerns for the Yankees as they head into the dog days of summer, the suddenly fragile state of the starting rotation. In the subsequent games since my article, we have been treated to a well-diversified display of the myriad issues facing the Yankees starting pitching.

New York Yankees Miss Out as Dan Haren Is Traded to Angels for Saunders

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have traded RHP Dan Haren to the Los Angeles Angels in return for RHP Joe Saunders and others.

The deal also involves Patrick Corin, Rafael Rodriguez, and a player to be named later for Haren.

New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Soria, Dunn, Oswalt & More

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman ran down a list of 15 teams that are looking to buy before the trade deadline. Here’s what he had to say about the New York Yankees:

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Prospects Rumored in Dan Haren Deal Profiled

I’ve posted a few profiles of Yankee prospects last night and this afternoon and despite the fact that they seem kind of random they aren’t.

Yankees Trade Rumors: Favorites for Scott Downs?


According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports , the market for Blue Jays lefty reliever Scott Downs is heating up and the Yankees, along with the Red Sox, are said to be the favorites to land him. The Mets, Reds, and Twins are also said to be involved.

MLB Trade Rumors: Cliff Lee Might Be Keeping the Yankees from Dan Haren

Depending on which reports you believe the Yankees were either very close to acquiring Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Dan Haren the other day or they weren’t close at all.

Either way one of the bigger obstacles the Yankees are facing internally is figuring out a way to add the $29 million Haren will be owed over the next two years and still finding a way to budget the $20 million or so per year that it would take to land Cliff Lee this offseason.

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Best of the American League
Tampa Bay
19%
Boston
21%
Chicago
8%
Minnesota
12%
Los Angeles
19%
Texas
20%
Total votes: 226

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