With the All-Star Game now in the rearview mirror, Starting 9 looks ahead at the top things to keep a close eye on in the second half of the season.
Some are here for a cup of coffee. Some are back for another cup. Others are trying to restart their careers. This week's Starting 9 recognizes players who overcame long odds to land a job in the majors.
The death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart in a hit-and-run accident brought shock and sorrow to the baseball community.