MLB: Atlanta Braves sign Dallas Keuchel; Chicago Cubs sign Craig Kimbrel shifting balance of power in National League.

Two baseball teams looking to win their divisions with a strong second half have signed two pitchers who have helped their teams win the last two World Series. The Atlanta Braves, who went into the weekend two games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East, signed ace starer Dallas Keuchel to a one-year, $13 million deal.
Jason Vargas

Mets pitcher Jason Vargas rehabs in Trenton with Rumble Ponies

New York Mets left-handed starting pitcher Jason Vargas, a 14-year major league pitcher who has a career 93-92 record with the  Florida Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, and New York, made a rehab start Sunday afternoon in Trenton for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Vargas has made six starts for the Mets this season (seven total appearances), and has allowed 16 runs on 26 hits in 24.