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Mets reliever Mejia banned for year for positive drug test

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia tosses the ball to throw out Colorado Rockies' Josh Rutledge at first base to end a baseball game, in New York. Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone, Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances.

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Mets rookie Syndergaard perfect through 6 innings vs Padres

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard is pitching a perfect game through six innings against the San Diego Padres.

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With Troy Tulowitzki traded, could Carlos Gonzalez be next?

These are 2015, file photos showing Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Reyes, left, and Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki, right. Tulowitzki was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects late Monday night, July 27, 2015, in a stunning swap of star shortstops, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Tuesday because the deal had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/File)

DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki is gone. Carlos Gonzalez might be next. Maybe even just-acquired Jose Reyes.

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Jays add ‘best’ shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki

Toronto Blue Jays store employee Nico Canavo makes a Troy Tulowitzki jersey in Toronto, Tuesday July 28, 2015. The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday, July 28, 2015, that sends Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — It appeared the Toronto Blue Jays needed to add starting pitching to help their playoff push. Instead, they traded for a star shortstop.

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Hamels’ next start pushed back to Friday

Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher Cole Hamels  delivers during the sixth inning of baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

TORONTO (AP) — Cole Hamels is being pushed back one day in Philadelphia’s starting rotation and is not scheduled to start for the Phillies again until after Friday’s trade deadline has passed.

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