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Links before a weekend series in Seattle.

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Joey Votto will serve a one-game suspension this evening for making contact with an umpire earlier this week.

Alex Cobb will mess the rest of the season for Tommy John surgery.

David Ortiz will also serve a one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire.

Jason Vargas is headed to the disabled list. Kansas City will look to Chris Young to fill his spot in the rotation.

Josh Hamilton will soon be headed to Round Rock.

Jake Marisnick turned an unassisted double play during last night's game in Anaheim, in which the Astros came back in the ninth against Huston Street to win.

Tonight's NERD scores rank the A's and Mariners as the most exciting game on tap. Kansas City and Detroit play in tonight's free game.

Sung-Min Kim remembers his time with the late Nick Adenhart.

Cleveland's defense has gone beyond the conventional definitions of 'terrible'.

Cliff Corcoran's early award predictions include high praise for Stephen Vogt, Sonny Gray and Mark Canha.

Boston is trying to recover from a poor offseason.

Anthony Rizzo talks about his battle with cancer and his bond with his grandmother.

Tonight's minor league action includes Jarrod Parker making a rehab start for Nashville. Tim Atherton is on the mound for Midland, and Stockton heads to San Jose.

The A's were off on this day a year ago. The day before, they salvaged the back end of a doubleheader.

Tonight's starting lineup includes Sam "2 for his last 38" Fuld batting second.