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The first native Lithuanian in MLB history made his debut last night
Arvydas Sabonis nods in appreciation.
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Bumgarner: dirt bike adventure was “definitely not the most responsible decision”
Bumgarner on being injured: "it sucks." No arguments there.
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Diamondbacks place Shelby Miller on the 10-day disabled list
As expected, Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller has been placed on the 10-day disabled list after leaving Sunday's start early with an injury.
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Eric Thames hit two more homers
Eric Thames continued his assault on major league pitching, blasting another pair of homers on Monday night to bring him up to 10 already on the season.
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Giants promote top prospect Christian Arroyo
The Giants have decided to call up top hitting prospect Christian Arroyo to help recover from a 6-13 start and the loss of Madison Bumgarner.
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Report: Bumgarner’s accident could impact future contracts
The injuries Madison Bumgarner sustained in an off-day dirt bike accident could impact future contract negotiations with the Giants.
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Steve Delabar among three suspended after testing positive
Indians pitcher Steve Delabar was among three players suspended on Monday after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
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Phillies place Aaron Nola on the disabled list
Aaron Nola hits the disabled list with a lower back strain. Nick Pivetta is expected to take his spot in the Phillies' starting rotation.
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Braves trade David Hernandez to the Angels
He has allowed one earned run in eight innings of work at Triple-A this season.
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The Nats are sniffing around for relief pitching help
One of the guys they're sniffing (eww) is David Robertson.
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The big flaw in modern ballparks
They're great. As long as you don't have to sit in the upper deck.
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Yoenis Cespedes should be ready for Tuesday’s game
The outfielder tweaked his hamstring on Thursday and hasn't played since.
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Marcus Stroman was called for an illegal quick pitch for some reason
A quick pitch is called when the batter is not ready. Kole Calhoun seemed ready.
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There will be a street named after Barry Bonds in San Francisco
And Willie Mays, Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda too. All on the site of old Candlestick Park.
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And That Happened: Sunday’s Scores and Highlights
Daniel Murphy has abused the Mets since they let him walk as a free agent. He continued to do so last night.
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Hunter Pence appeared as guest on Bill Nye’s new show
Hunter Pence lent his baseball expertise as a guest on Bill Nye's new show on Netflix, called Bill Nye Saves the World.
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Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start with forearm tightness
Shelby Miller had to be taken out of Sunday's start against the Dodgers due to tightness in his right forearm.
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Ivan Nova finally issued his first walk. It was to an AL pitcher taking his first major league at-bat.
Ivan Nova has dominated major league hitters thus far, but it took someone who hadn't batted since 2011 to throw Nova off his game.
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Pirates looking for outside outfield help
The Pirates find themselves in need of a legitimate outfielder with Starling Marte out for 80 games after testing positive.
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Matt Barnes ejected after throwing at Manny Machado’s head
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado's head on Sunday, seemingly exacting revenge for Machado's slide into Dustin Pedroia on Friday.
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Mariners designate Leonys Martin for assignment
The Mariners made a handful of roster moves on Sunday, including designating outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment.
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Tom Glavine and Tagg Romney are interested in purchasing the Marlins
Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine is the latest former major leaguer to toss his hat in the ring during the Marlins' bidding war.
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Athletics acquire Ryan LaMarre from Angels
The Athletics received LaMarre in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
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Blue Jays place Troy Tulowitzki on 10-day disabled list with strained hamstring
Tulowitzki injured his right hamstring while running the bases during Friday's 8-7 win over the Angels.
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And That Happened: Saturday’s Scores and Highlights
Giancarlo Stanton goes yard twice, benches clear in a Tigers-Twins fracas, and more from Saturday's games.
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Angels move Garrett Richards to 60-day disabled list
Richards could be out until June after sustaining nerve irritation in his right biceps.
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Video: Adam Rosales has the fastest home run trot in MLB, again
Rosales broke his own record with a 15.9-second dash around the bases on Saturday.
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JaCoby Jones leaves game after getting hit in the face with a pitch
Jones was removed after getting drilled by a 90 m.p.h. pitch during the third inning of Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins.
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Phillies acquire Ty Kelly for cash considerations
The infielder/outfielder was acquired from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.
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Angels fans set a Guinness World Record for wearing the most capes at one time
What better way to liven up a 13-inning loss than by setting a world record?
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And That Happened: Friday’s Scores and Highlights
Adam Wainwright hit his first home run of the season, Trevor Story hit his first career grand slam, Charlie Blackmon hit an inside-the-park home run, Joey Gallo hit the furthest and fastest home run in the...
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Dustin Pedroia appears to sustain injury in second base collision
The collision occurred on a late slide from Manny Machado, provoking some heated reactions from the Red Sox during Friday's 2-0 loss.
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Miguel Cabrera leaves game with right groin strain
Cabrera suffered the injury during the sixth inning of Friday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.
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Video: The Rockies hit a grand slam and inside-the-park home run in the same inning
The six-run inning featured Trevor Story's first career grand slam.
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James Shields to 10-day disabled list with strained lat
Shields is not expected to miss significant time with the injury, and will be temporarily replaced by fellow right-hander Mike Pelfrey in the rotation.
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Video: Kevin Kiermaier’s leaping catch robs Brian McCann of extra bases
Kiermaier leapt at the wall to keep the score knotted 1-1 in the second inning of Friday's Astros-Rays game.
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Matt Garza is set to make his season debut on Monday
Garza is scheduled to rejoin the rotation after sitting out with a strained groin.
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Bumgarner injured in dirt bike accident, will miss 6-8 weeks
Question: is Madison Bumgarner allowed to be riding dirt bikes?
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Boston's Brock Holt goes to disabled list with vertigo
Brock Holt hits the DL as Jackie Bradley Jr. is activated for the Red Sox.
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Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury
This could very well be the end of a remarkable, improbable playing career.
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Jacob deGrom scratched due to a stiff neck
The Mets have a lot of guys with aches and pains at the moment.
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Four of the top five best-selling jerseys belong to Cubs players
Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber lead the list. Sorry, Ben Zobrist.
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Tigers fielders confused by fan yelling “I got it”
Alex Rodriguez was unavailable for comment.
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Yoenis Cespedes likely to miss 2-3 games after tweaking his hamstring
Results of an MRI will come back today.
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“Safe at Home” — A baseball play, performed in a ballpark
Jack Moore of "The Hardball Times" reviews a fascinating play, performed at the home of the St. Paul Saints.
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Report: Francisco Lindor turned down a $100 million extension offer
$100 million is a lot of money. But Lindor could get way more than that if and when he hits free agency.
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Must-Click Link: David Freese and his battle with depression and anxiety
The hero of the 2011 World Series has battled stuff way tougher than major league pitching.
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And That Happened: Thursday’s Scores and Highlights
Chris Sale was dominant, striking out 13, but he did not get get the win.
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Theo Epstein named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein received more accolades, being named in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
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Marlins activate Adeiny Hechavarria, option J.T. Riddle
Adeiny Hechavarria is back at shortstop for the Marlins, forcing J.T. Riddle back to the minor leagues.
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Cubs’ Lackey, Bosio imply Eric Thames is using PEDs
Cubs starter John Lackey and pitching coach Chris Bosio are both a little suspicious over the power exploits of Brewers' Eric Thames.
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Mets activate Familia after he served 15-game suspension
Reliever Jeurys Familia was activated from the restricted list after serving a 15-game suspension.
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Report: Phillies came closest to acquiring Jay Bruce
Jay Bruce has been a certified Phillie killer early in 2017. The Phillies reportedly came close to acquiring him from the Mets during the offseason.
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Cuban outfielder Luis Robert cleared to sign with a major league club
One talent evaluator has described him as "the best player on the planet, and that's no exaggeration."
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Roger Clemens has learned nothing in the past decade. And it’s pretty dang sad.
Clemens goes off on the Mitchell Report, Congress and accuses his enemies of only being in it for the money.
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David Price has experienced some elbow soreness
The $217 million man played long toss today, but his elbow is barking a bit.
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Dallas Keuchel is back to 2015 form
The Astros have their ace back and are tied for the most wins in baseball.
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Clayton Kershaw rips Rockies starter Tyler Anderson for being “disrespectful”
Anderson took a little too much time warming, delaying Kershaw's first pitch against the Rockies.
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And That Happened: Wednesday’s Scores and Highlights
Bryce Harper had a monster night in Atlanta. And who disrespected Clayton Kershaw?
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Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman both hit grand slams for the Nationals
The Nationals got tons of offense out of Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman in Wednesday's win over the Braves.
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Ichiro Suzuki homered in what could be his last at-bat in Safeco Field
Ichiro Suzuki made both Marlins and Mariners fans cheer when he homered in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game.
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Freddie Freeman has reached base in 12 consecutive plate appearances
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has proven to be a very tough out as of late.
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Dodgers place Logan Forsythe on the DL with a fractured toe
Logan Forsythe heads to the DL with a fractured toe. Chase Utley will handle second base for the Dodgers in the meantime.
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Nationals take Blake Treinen out of the closer’s role
Nationals manager Dusty Baker has taken Blake Treinen out of the closer's role. He'll rely on Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover in save situations for now.
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Video: Jose Quintana teaches Jimmy Fallon Spanish
White Sox lefty Jose Quintana decided to help Jimmy Fallon learn some Spanish.
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Video: Christian Yelich sacrifices his body to make a great catch
Christian Yelich made an Aaron Rowand-esque grab in center field against the Mariners on Wednesday.
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Blue Jays expected to call up Mat Latos to start this weekend
The Jays, in need of starting pitching, are expected to call up Mat Latos from Triple-A this weekend.
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Eric Thames: “I love beer”
Eric Thames has been the story of the young 2017 season. After two partial campaigns in 2011 and 2012 with limited success, Thames took off for Korea where he became a superstar, hitting 124 home runs and...
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Angel Pagan is taking the year off
When last we heard from free agent outfielder Angel Pagan, he was dismissing the idea of accepting a minor league deal with anyone, saying “I just don’t feel I need to be fighting for a job . . . if a...
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White Sox's Quintana teaches Jimmy Fallon Spanish
White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana learned English by watching Jimmy Fallon. Now, Quintana returns the favor to Fallon.
Darren Daulton once threatened to rip off Mitch Williams’ arm. God bless him.
Retired Phillies catcher Darren Daulton is, to steal a description, one of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and...
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Cubs don’t want World Series ring recipients to sell rings
Were you one of the lucky ones to get a Cubs World Series ring? If so, you can't sell it.
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Camden Yards did not pay for itself, no matter what the papers say
We’ve talked for years about how bad a deal publicly-funded stadiums are for taxpayers most of the time. They are often sold as necessary in order to keep sports teams in town, but in most cases the...
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C.B. Bucknor made one of the worst calls you’ve ever seen last night
The Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves last night. Or, I should say that they beat the Atlanta Braves and home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor. Washington had a 3-0 lead entering the bottom of the ninth...
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Drew Storen threw an “immaculate inning” last night
An “immaculate inning” is when a pitcher gets all three outs in an inning via strikeout on nine pitches. Reds reliever Drew Storen accomplished the feat to close out last night’s win over...
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And That Happened: Tuesday’s Scores and Highlights
Wei-Yin Chen and the Marlins took a combined no-hitter into the ninth inning in Seattle last night.
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Bronson Arroyo won a game for the first time in nearly three years
Bronson Arroyo went nearly three years in between wins in the majors.
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Video: Albert Pujols hits a moonshot to the Minute Maid Park train tracks
Albert Pujols sent a baseball to the train tracks at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday for his 593rd career home run.
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Bruce Bochy underwent a minor ablation procedure
Giants manager Bruce Bochy underwent a procedure to alleviate his irregular heartbeat. He is expected to rejoin the team on Friday.
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Phillies place Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list
Veteran Howie Kendrick has been sidelined with an abdominal injury.
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About that MLB racial hiring practices report
Earlier today we posted the AP story regarding the diversity hiring report card which is issued by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida each year. Every year...
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Puig: 'We [Latinos] love to show our joy on the field, and I think sometimes that confuses people'
Yasiel Puig wrote a special article for MLB.com in which he details his motivations within the game.
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Jake Diekman thinks players who test positive should make the minimum salary
Rangers reliever Jake Diekman really wants to hit PED-using players where it hurts: their bank accounts.
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Starling Marte suspended 80 games after testing positive for nandrolone
Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games on Tuesday after testing positive for Nandrolone.
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MLB receives overall C+ in racial, gender hiring practices
The annual diversity report for major league hiring is out.
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Josh Donaldson to miss 2-4 weeks
Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Donaldson is likely to miss 2-4 weeks due to his right calf injury. He originally suffered the injury during spring training but was was placed on the disabled list on Friday...
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Luis Tiant does not want to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame
Indians, Red Sox and Yankees (and Twins, Pirates and Angels) great Luis Tiant topped out at a little over 30% of the vote his first time on the Hall of Fame ballot. From there he fell pretty sharply,...
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J.A. Happ has an inflamed left elbow
Good news: Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ has been diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow. That’s good news because Happ was forced to leave his last start with a sore elbow, and that’s...
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Clay Buchholz will undergo surgery, to miss 3-5 months
Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports reports that Clay Buchholz will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the partial tear of his flexor pronator mass. Buchholz was diagnosed with the partial tear of the right...
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Umpires may soon wear microphones to explain replay rulings
If you’re someone who doesn’t like NFL-style innovations in your baseball, this may be some bad news for you. Ben Walker of the Associated Press reports that major league umpires are going to...
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And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights
The Yankees have won eight in a row.
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Video: Kyle Schwarber lays down a picture-perfect bunt for a hit
Kyle Schwarber isn't just a power hitter. He also happens to be a very gifted bunter, apparently.
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Eric Thames has homered in five straight games
Eric Thames has been on a power rampage. His home run on Monday marked his fifth consecutive game with a dinger.
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Rangers place Sam Dyson on DL, call up Keone Kela
The Rangers have placed struggling closer Sam Dyson on the 10-day disabled list with a hand contusion and recalled reliever Keone Kela from Triple-A Round Rock, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports. Dyson...
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Marcus Semien to undergo wrist surgery on Tuesday
Bad news for the Athletics: Marcus Semien is expected to miss six weeks after he undergoes wrist surgery on Tuesday.
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Athletics place Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list
Kendall Graveman will miss at least one start with a right shoulder injury.
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Marlins activate Martin Prado, designate Tyler Moore for assignment
Martin Prado is back with the Marlins after nursing a hamstring injury suffered during the World Baseball Classic.
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Trey Mancini has seven homers in his first 12 big league games
Trey Mancini has played seven games this season and has four homers. That’s great, but a lot of guys have hit four homers in the first seven games of a season. If you stretch things back to last year...
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Forget the save: Nate Silver introduces “The Goose Egg”
We’ve talked for years about how the save statistic has been the tail that has wagged the relief-pitching dog. About how, often, managers reserve their best relief pitchers for save situations even if...
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Remember, there’s morning baseball today
The third Monday in April is Patriots’ Day, an official holiday in Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin, and nodded at unofficially in several other states. Schools and banks and stuff are closed there...
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And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights
Bryce Harper earned the right to flip his bat yesterday as the Nats win in a walkoff.
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Rich Hill unlikely to make next scheduled start due to blister issue
Rich Hill is once again bothered by a blister issue and is unlikely to make his next scheduled start.
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Sam Dyson blew another save chance
Sam Dyson has gotten off to a nightmarish start to open the 2017 season. Sunday's blown save was his third already.
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Video: Bryce Harper’s second homer is a walk-off three-run shot
Bryce Harper smashed a walk-off three-run home run on Sunday afternoon to help the Nationals beat the Phillies.
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Video: J.T. Riddle walks Marlins off with first career homer
J.T. Riddle sent the Marlins home winners with a walk-off blast in the bottom of the ninth against the Mets on Sunday, earning his first major league homer.
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Orioles place Britton on 10-day DL with forearm tightness
Zach Britton has gotten the save in 54 straight opportunities, but he'll be on the sidelines for a bit nursing a forearm injury.
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Verlander, Ausmus suspect Indians of stealing signs
Justin Verlander struggled against the Indians on Saturday. The right-hander and his manager Brad Ausmus suspect the defending AL champs have been stealing the Tigers' signs.
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A few words on baseball, giant American Flags and patriotism
Baseball is as American as the flag. In more ways than one.
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Rangers acquire right-hander Clayton Blackburn from Giants
The Giants received middle infielder Frandy De La Rosa and cash considerations in the trade.
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Marlins' Straily pulled in middle of attempted no-hitter
Dan Straily exited after 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Mets on Sunday.
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Aaron Sanchez lands on 10-day DL with blister
Sanchez will miss at least ten days while he seeks treatment for blisters on his pitching hand.
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And That Happened: Saturday’s Scores and Highlights
James Paxton extends his scoreless streak to 21 innings, Yasiel Puig mashes his fourth home run of the year, and more from Saturday's games.
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Dodgers debut commemorative Jackie Robinson statue on Jackie Robinson Day
The Dodgers unveiled the eight-foot, 800-pound sculpture during a ceremony preceding Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.
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Jarrett Parker sustains broken clavicle on an outfield catch
Parker left Saturday's Giants-Rockies game after crashing into the outfield wall on a catch in the fourth inning.
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Report: Dodgers and Brewers are still discussing a trade involving Ryan Braun
A Ryan Braun-Yasiel Puig trade fell through last August, but the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo hears that the two sides may reopen negotiations this season.
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Brandon Finnegan leaves start with left lat strain
Finnegan was pulled after giving up three walks and two runs in the first inning of the Reds-Brewers game on Saturday.
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Video: Kris Bryant hits a home run off of the Cubs’ video board
Bryant's solo shot was the sixth ever to ricochet off of the Cubs' video board in left field.
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And That Happened: Friday’s Scores and Highlights
The Mariners are out of grasshoppers, Jose Altuve is working on an impressive on-base streak, and more from Friday's games.
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Video: Ender Inciarte christens SunTrust Park with its first home run
The Braves beat the Padres 5-3 on Friday night, spurred on by several big moments from Inciarte.
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Noah Syndergaard exits game with torn fingernail
Syndergaard was forced to leave Friday's game after tearing a fingernail on his pitching hand, but should be cleared for future starts.
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Rockies place Jon Gray on 10-day DL with left foot fracture
Gray is likely to miss several weeks while he works back from a left toe injury.
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Blue Jays promote Chris Coghlan
Coghlan was called up from Triple-A Buffalo after Josh Donaldson hit the disabled list on Friday.
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The White Sox are starting an all-Garcia outfield tonight
There’s not a lot going on with the Chicago White Sox this year. They’re 4-4 right now, but it’s not anything close to a safe bet that they finish at .500 or even near it. They’re...
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Top Phillies prospect Elniery Garcia suspended 80 games for PEDs
Major League Baseball announced today that Phillies prospect Elniery Garcia has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for Boldenone. Garcia is on the Phillies’ 40-man roster. Garcia, a pitcher...
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Rod Carew received former NFL player Konrad Reuland’s heart
A remarkable story of life and death and life.
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Josh Donaldson expected to hit the disabled list
It’s been a bad start to the Blue Jays season. They’re 1-8 and most of those losses have come in very close games, making it all the more aggravating. Now they’re about to lose their best...
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Jose Reyes ex-mistress claims he lived 'a double life'
More bad off-the-field headlines for the Mets third baseman.
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And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights
Travis d'Arnaud hit a go-ahead bomb in the 16th to put the Mets over the Marlins.
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Yoenis Cespedes has another multi-homer game
Yoenis Cespedes is swinging an absurdly hot bat, registering his second multi-homer game in three days.
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Video: Addison Russell homers onto Waveland Avenue
Watch Addison Russell homer onto Waveland Avenue against the Dodgers on Thursday.
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Lou Brock was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma
Lou Brock is battling multiple myeloma and canceled a public appearance at Busch Stadium scheduled for later this month.
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Report: Carlos Correa not interested in signing extension
A report suggests that Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will not consider a contract extension with Houston.
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The Yankees are going to sell some ugly commemorative caps this season
In case you have forgotten, the Yankees have won 27 World Championships. They’d really like you to not forget that, actually. In the off chance you have forgotten it, they are going to sell some hats...
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Yankees prospect Kaprielian to have Tommy John surgery
The Yankees have announced that pitching prospect James Kaprielian will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.
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Going deep with Jeffrey Loria
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick sits down with the Marlins owner for a rare one-on-one interview.
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Chase Utley scores from first base on dropped strikeout
Chase Utley may be getting up there in years for a ballplayer, but even if his legs aren’t what they once were, hustle doesn’t age.
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And That Happened: Wednesday’s Scores and Highlights
Based on the Cubs' performance against the Dodgers, it is apparently really hard to hit while wearing a big old ring like this.
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Video: J.T. Riddle gets first MLB hit with a check-swing on a pitch in the dirt
J.T. Riddle got his first major league hit in a most peculiar way.
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Olney: Teams could utilize a four-man outfield soon
ESPN's Buster Olney suggests that a four-man outfield might be the next unorthodox way teams try to get edges defensively.
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Freddy Galvis happy with Phillies’ decision to extend protective netting
Freddy Galvis, one of the game's most outspoken proponents of protective netting, is happy with recent steps the Phillies have made to extend it at Citizens Bank Park.
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Andrew Romine was randomly drug-tested after winning game with grand slam
Tigers outfielder Andrew Romine was randomly selected for a drug test after he hit a game-winning grand slam against the Twins on Wednesday.
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Clay Buchholz has a partial tear of right flexor pronator mass
Clay Buchholz underwent an MRI on Wednesday, which revealed a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass.
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Pirates players save bird during batting practice
Several members of the Pirates worked to save a bird after it was struck by a ball during batting practice on Wednesday.
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Gardner, Weeks leave game after ugly collision at first
Brett Gardner and Rickie Weeks, Jr. were involved in an ugly collision on Wednesday afternoon, forcing both players out of the game.
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Rockies catcher Tony Wolters knocked the cover off the baseball
This is one of those deals where the headline sounds better than the actual story. It’s a true headline — Rockies catcher Tony Wolters really did knock the cover off a ball — but it’...
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Matt Bush returns to Texas to have his shoulder examined
This morning, in light of the struggles of Rangers closer Sam Dyson, I told Matt Bush to get ready for his closeup. About that: Matt Bush has returned to Texas for exam on his right AC joint, which is sore...
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The Braves are tying up traffic on I-75 two days before their home opener
Braves fans are scared that their team’s new ballpark, located at one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the country, will cause traffic problems out the wazoo. I don’t know what’s...
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The Detroit Tigers sign James Loney
The Detroit Tigers have signed first baseman James Loney to a minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training to get in shape. Loney was in the Rangers camp this spring but played poorly...
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Does Manfred have desire for Indians to dump Chief Wahoo?
In recent history, the Commissioner gets what he wants. As such, I suspect that Wahoo's days are numbered.
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Matt Harvey tweaked his hamstring last night but will not miss a start
The Mets had a load of fun pummeling the Phillies last night, but there was at least some cause for concern as starter Matt Harvey left the game with a tight hamstring. He was likely leaving soon anyway,...
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Sam Dyson blows another save for the Rangers
As we mentioned in this morning’s recaps, the Angels came back from a 5-0 deficit against the Rangers in Anaheim. The winning run came on a walkoff squeeze bunt, with Jeremy Jeffress getting the loss...
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And That Happened: Tuesday’s Scores and Highlights
Cespedes hit three bombs, the Angels win on a walkoff squeeze play and a cat laid about in Miami.
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Adrian Beltre suffered a setback with calf injury
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won't be activated from the disabled list due to renewed soreness in his right calf.
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Yoenis Cespedes hits three of Mets’ seven home runs vs. Phillies on Tuesday
Yoenis Cespedes logged his second three-homer game as a Met, helping his team shell the Phillies 14-4 on Tuesday.
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Video: A cat decided to hang out on the Marlins’ home run sculpture
A cat interrupted Tuesday's game between the Marlins and Braves and eventually decided to rest on the Marlins' home run sculpture.
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Pete Mackanin on bat flipping: “It’s just unprofessional.”
Pete Mackanin isn't a fan of bat flipping, even when one of his own players does it.
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Wahoo protesters want to be in on Indians’ talks with MLB
Organizers protesting the Cleveland Indians' use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentious symbol.
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Giants place Buster Posey on the disabled list
The Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion disabled list. He was hit in the head by a fastball on Sunday.
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Braves place Matt Kemp on the 10-day DL with a strained hamstring
Matt Kemp strained his right hamstring on Friday against the Pirates and he hasn't seen much progress, so the Braves decided to place him on the 10-day DL.
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Forbes: The average MLB team is worth $1.54 billion
Major League Baseball continues to add value, as Forbes has recently found that the average team is worth $1.54 billion.
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Brennan Boesch retires
Outfielder Brennan Boesch has decided to call it quits after spending parts of six seasons in the majors.
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Major League Baseball reveals their special event uniforms for 2017
Get ready for pink, blue, camo, red, white and blue and . . . Marlins-style uniforms this season.
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Two managers are making some unconventional bullpen decisions
For years statheads and a large part of the baseball commentariat have pined for managers to break the Tony La Russa habit of  designating relief pitchers for strict and distinct roles. The closer gets the...
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USA Today ranks the 100 most powerful people in baseball
Rob Manfred is the most powerful man in baseball. The union rep is . . . seventh.
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Michael Bourn rejoins the Orioles
Outfielder Michael Bourn was traded to the Orioles late last season and hit a solid .283/.358/.435 in 55 plate appearances with them through the end of the season. While that’s not enough to outweigh...
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Justin Turner left last night’s game with an achin’ quad
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner left last night’s game against the Cubs with discomfort in his quad. It was a rough night overall for Turner, as he was hit by a pitch on his right hand. He was...
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And That Happened: Monday’s Scores and Highlights
The Cubs raised the World Series banner at Wrigley last night. And they played some baseball too.
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Wil Myers hits for the cycle
Wil Myers hit for the cycle on Monday against the Rockies, becoming the second player in Padres history to accomplish the feat.
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David Price threw off a mound for the first time since February
David Price says he feels good after throwing a bullpen on Monday. He'll throw another on Wednesday and the Red Sox will determine where to go from there.
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Tempers flare during Mets-Phillies game, Pete Mackanin ejected
Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos threw at Mets shortstop and arch-rival Asdrubal Cabrera on Monday night, creating tension between the two clubs.
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Gary Sanchez expected to miss four weeks with biceps strain
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez won't return until May due to a Grade 1 strain of a muscle behind his right biceps.
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Video: Noah Syndergaard stole the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV
Noah Syndergaard tried to take off with the Phillie Phanatic's ATV but didn't get far before realizing he'd made a mistake.
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Phillies to induct Pete Rose on the Wall of Fame this summer
The Phillies plan to honor Pete Rose this summer by inducting him into the organization's Wall of Fame.
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Buster Posey exits Monday’s game after being hit in the head by a pitch
Buster Posey was hit in the head by a Taijuan Walker fastball and had to leave Monday afternoon's game in Arizona.
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For your information: 2017 MLB Edition
From Clayton Kershaw's hefty contract, to Mike Trout's MVP streak and Adrian Beltre's search for 3,000 hits. These are stats you'll want to know this MLB season.
Joaquin Benoit dethrones Jeanmar Gomez as Phillies’ closer
Jeanmar Gomez is out as the Phillies' closer and Joaquin Benoit is in.
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Martha Stewart jinxed Michael Pineda
I wrote a post about Michael Pineda‘s then in-progress perfect game this afternoon. I posted it just as the top of the seventh inning was getting underway. Within two minutes Evan Longoria came to the...
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The Red Sox had to fumigate their clubhouse
Mookie Betts and at least six other Red Sox players have fallen ill to a flu bug.
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Nationals place Trea Turner on the disabled list
The Washington Nationals have placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 9, with a right hamstring strain. The hamstring strain is apparently not very serious, but the...
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Update: Evan Longoria breaks up Michael Pineda’s perfect game and no-hitter in the seventh
UPDATE: Welp, that’s that. Pineda got two quick outs in the seventh but then Evan Longoria came up and roped a solid double to left field. After he did so he tipped his helmet to Pineda. The next...
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There was a grease fire at AT&T Park this morning
Today is the San Francisco Giants’ home opener. Giants games always sell out, but today the tickets aren’t the only hot thing at AT&T Park. From Andrew Baggarly at the Merc: A grease fire in...
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The Tigers are already shuffling their bullpen
The Tigers and bullpen woes go together like peanut butter and jelly. Which makes it pretty handy that their Triple-A affiliate is less than 60 miles down I-75 from Comerica Park. They shuffle their deck of...
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UPDATE: Otis Nixon found safe
UPDATE: Woodstock, Georgia police say that Otis Nixon “has been located and is safe.” They have yet to provide any details about his apparent disappearance, but it’s good to hear that the...
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Tebow hits second homer in minor league game
Tim Tebow has hit his second home run in three games for the N.Y. Mets' Single-A affiliate, leading many to wonder if he'll be promoted to the team's AA team soon.
Former Marlins pitcher Ryan Tucker opening up a pot dispensary
Ryan Tucker was a Marlins’ first round draft pick in 2005 who made it to the bigs as a reliever in 2008. You probably never heard of him given that he pitched only 18 games in the bigs — 13 with...
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And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights
Starling Marte hit a walkoff homer in extra innings on a day filled with dramatic comebacks.
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Braves sign Jason Motte to a minor league deal
The Braves added bullpen depth on Sunday, signing Jason Motte to a minor league contract.
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Athletics move Jesse Hahn into the starting rotation
The Athletics have swapped Jesse Hahn into the rotation, replacing Raul Alcantara.
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Report: Pete Mackanin considering taking Jeanmar Gomez out of closer’s role
Jeanmar Gomez has a tenuous hold on the closer's role with the Phillies.
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Angels overcome six-run deficit in ninth to beat Mariners
The Mariners' bullpen melted down on Sunday afternoon, allowing the Angels to close a six-run deficit.
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Marlins place Adeiny Hechavarria on 10-day DL, recall J.T. Riddle
The Marlins announced on Sunday that shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. Shortstop prospect J.T. Riddle has been recalled from Triple-A New...
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Matt Holliday walked in all five plate appearances against the Orioles
Yankees DH Matt Holliday became the seventh player this millennium to draw five unintentional walks in a regulation game.
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Nationals re-sign Joe Nathan to a minor league deal
Veteran reliever Joe Nathan has re-upped with the Nationals on a minor league contract.
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Josh Donaldson exited Sunday’s game with right calf tightness
Donaldson limped off the field after trying to beat out a grounder at first base.
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Rob Manfred: Relievers 'rob action out of end of game'
Rob Manfred's next target in his quest to improve the pace of play: pitching changes.
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Shohei Otani to miss six weeks with a thigh injury
Otani suffered a thigh injury during the Nippon Ham Fighters' loss on Saturday and will miss significant time in what could be his last season in Nippon Professional Baseball.
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Nationals designate Jeremy Guthrie for assignment
Jeremy Guthrie was designated for assignment following a disastrous first outing with the Nationals on Saturday.
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And That Happened: Saturday’s Scores and Highlights
Matt Holliday made history, Jeremy Guthrie imploded, and more from Saturday's action.
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