Rhymes with Gone and Tribe Notes 7-23-13

Ryan Braun, before the deluge. - Christian Petersen

Reaction to the Ryan Braun suspension and the Matt Garza trade, the Yankees closing in on a return of Soriano to the Bronx, and Zach is back.

Ryan Braun suspended for remainder of season | MLB.com: News: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the remainder of 2013 and came clean Monday about violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Braun’s penalty called too light | Seattle Mariners | The News Tribune : SEATTLE — The expansive spiral of deceit that has chased Major League Baseball for more than a decade received a new chapter Monday.

Quotes: Ryan Braun suspended by MLB - Wire MLB - The Sacramento Bee: Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended Monday without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason for violating league policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Some of the reaction from around baseball (including Terry Francona).

Rangers acquire coveted right-hander Matt Garza | MLB.com: News: The Rangers on Monday night officially acquired right-hander Matt Garza from the Cubs for third baseman Mike Olt as well as pitchers Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards. To complete the deal, either one or two players to be named will be sent to the Cubs, who will have their choice of trade candidates.

Anthony Castrovince: Texas Rangers take bold, necessary step with Matt Garza deal | MLB.com: News: Dealing for Matt Garza was a chance the Rangers needed to take in a thin starting-pitching market if they're going to swing the American League West back in their favor.

McAllister set to return from DL on Tuesday | indians.com: News: Cleveland is set to activate right-hander Zach McAllister from the disabled list to start against the Mariners on Tuesday, concluding the starter's seven-week comeback from a sprained right middle finger.

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera removed from game during fifth inning due to sore left hip flexor muscle | MLive.com: Cabrera has played in all but one game this season. He sat out one start in Toronto shortly after the back issue developed.

In desperate need of power, Yankees close to deal for Soriano - NYPOST.com: ARLINGTON — In dire need of a bat with thump and an indication the Yankees may believe that Alex Rodriguez isn’t going to play this season, the toothless Bombers are close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs.

Upsetting The No-No Mythos | The Rotation: Erik Bedard pulled himself from a game in which he was no-hitting the Mariners.

Trade Candidate: Michael Young | NBC 10 Philadelphia: Speculating on the Indians being among teams that might take Michael Young off the Phillies' hands.

Eric Wedge Hospitalized: Seattle manager Eric Wedge was hospitalized Monday after experiencing dizziness during batting practice at Safeco Field. Bench coach Robbie Thompson managed the team in Wedge's place.

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