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HBT: A’s acquire Alberto Callaspo from the Angels

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the A’s have acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for second base prospect Grant Green. Callaspo played third base for Anaheim but will take over as Oakland’s starting second baseman with Josh Donaldson currently patrolling the hot corner. Green Full story

Power Rundown: Ultimatum for Alex Rodriguez

   Michael Dell plans to stay with the company even if his buyout deal fails, and MLB is offering Alex Rodriguez a deal. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Jane Wells, discuss.

HBT: George Brett to step down as Royals hitting coach

Well, that didn’t last very long: George Brett will step down as @Royals interim hitting coach and return to previous position as VP of Baseball Operations. — MLB (@MLB) July 25, 2013   Brett was named hitting coach on May 30th. At the time they were 6.5 games behind the Tigers and their offense was Full story

'A-Rod in a bunker'

HBT Daily: What is next in the drama surrounding Alex Rodriguez? Is Matt Garza the key to the Rangers' success? What teams want to make a move for Jake Peavy before the trade deadline? Kay Adams and Craig Calcaterra tackle the day's big questions looming in the MLB. Full story

Future of PEDs in MLB

HBT Daily: Craig Calcaterra reflects on the changing relationship between MLB and MLBPA after Ryan Braun's 65-game suspension. Calcaterra discusses how implications may affect players such as Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon and Jhonny Peralta as they look to help guide their teams to the postseason. Full story

HBT: Report: Alex Rodriguez not interested in deal with MLB

USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale hears that Alex Rodriguez intends to go down swinging. Two people close to A-Rod told Nightengale that Rodriguez has no intention of negotiating a Biogenesis-related settlement with MLB and that he plans to appeal any suspension handed down. Rodriguez’s penalty is expecte Full story

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  Here's what's nuts about the MLB suspending Ryan Braun

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was suspended Monday by MLB after he admitted using performance enhancing drugs. Chris Hayes talks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Editor of The Slurve, about the crackdown against performance enhancing drugs in baseball.

  Stars past and present talk about the upcoming All Star game

Former MLB pitcher Al Leiter and Pittsburg Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen join Morning Joe to talk about the upcoming All Star game being held at Citi Field in New York.

  Joe Torre Beyond the Pinstripes

MLB executive vice president, Joe Torre, opens up about domestic violence and his Safe at Home Foundation. He gives his insight on instant replay revealing he is "hopeful by 2014 the MLB will have more instant replays. " He hopes "to gain trust back fr...

  How baseball and technology go hand-in-hand

Morning Joe's Michele Richinick talks with MLB Advanced Media's Bob Bowman in the green room about why baseball is a game that lends itself to technology, why an app has to be "cool" for people to use it and the newest features for the MLB app.

  Performance-enhancing drug scandal could be MLB's biggest

Dave Zirin, a sports writer at The Nation, and Steve Olenick, a sports attorney, talk with MSNBC’s Richard Lui about efforts to crack down on steroid and performance-enhancing drug abuse in major league baseball.

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