R.J. Anderson

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Angels win fifth consecutive game, get back to .500 as hot play without Mike Trout continues

The Angels are now 14-9 without Mike Trout in the lineup

WATCH: Rays' Brett Phillips ribs friend, former teammate Jorge López by teasing a mound charge

Phillips was joking, but the catcher and the umpire didn't know that

Dodgers place Max Muncy, early season National League MVP candidate, on injured list

Muncy will miss some time with side tightness after leaving Friday's game

Nick Madrigal injury: Six trade options for White Sox, including Adam Frazier and Josh Harrison

Madrigal could miss the remainder of the season, suggesting the White Sox will be active on the trade market

MLB foreign substance crack down: Six things to know about baseball's sticky situation

Major League Baseball plans to enhance monitoring of foreign substance use by pitchers

MLB Prospect Watch: Dylan Carlson, Ian Anderson, Trevor Rogers setting pace in NL Rookie of the Year race

The NL Rookie of the Year race has some obvious favorites, but it's a deep class overall

Giancarlo Stanton homers twice, ties career-high with five RBI as Yankees top Twins

Stanton had not driven in five runs in a game since joining Yanks in 2018

Mets' Pete Alonso accuses MLB of tweaking baseball in order to depress free-agent salaries

Alonso pointed to 2019 and 2021 as examples of what he's talking about

Rangers designate Khris Davis for assignment as Elvis Andrus trade continues to disappoint both sides

Davis came to Texas in the Elvis Andrus trade, but he didn't stick around for long

Rockies' Riley Pint, No. 4 pick in 2016 MLB Draft, retires from baseball

Pint was one of two first-round picks the Rockies made that year; both have since retired

Phillies outright Scott Kingery to minors midway through six-year extension

Kingery was 1 for 19 with 12 strikeouts this season

Mike Trout injury update: Angels star 'happy' with progress, but unsure when he'll return from calf strain

Trout, who has been dealing with a strained calf since May 17, hasn't started jogging yet

MLB trade rumors: Padres remain interested in Rangers slugger Joey Gallo

Gallo would give the Padres some additional power and a versatile defender

Orioles' John Means placed on IL after leaving Saturday's start vs. Cleveland with shoulder fatigue

Means has missed time in each of the past two seasons because of shoulder issues

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and Baseball America, as well as on ESPN.com and Wired.com.

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