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Daily Link Dump 5/1/15

Links before the first of three in Arlington.

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Rob Manfred supports the status quo when it comes to the designated hitter.

The oft-injured Carlos Quentin has chosen to retire.

The Rangers plan to have Josh Hamilton back by the end of the month.

Trevor Cahill has been demoted to the bullpen, and it sounds like he might not be in Atlanta for much longer.

In response to the Trea Turner predicament, MLB has announced that draftees may be traded after the World Series, rather than waiting a full year.

Evan Scribner is one of a few relievers that deserve to be considered for your fantasy team.

Carson Cistulli has posted tonight's NERD scores.

Can the Astros continue their torrid start?

Homer Bailey will miss the rest of the season with a torn UCL.

Susan Slusser says Sean Doolittle is nearing a rehab assignment.

Tonight's minor league action includes Kendall Graveman starting for Nashville against former A Ross Wolf, Chris Jensen pitching for Midland and Stockton hosting San Jose.

The A's were off on this day a year ago. On this day 24 years ago, Rickey Henderson claimed the all-time stolen base record!

Tonight's starting lineup includes Mark Canha, coming off a 3-RBI day yesterday.