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1:36 PM ET ESPN News Services The Cleveland Indians have designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment after his slow start in 2019. Martin, 31, was hitting .199 with nine home runs and 19 RBIs in 65 games for the Indians, who announced the move Saturday. The Indians called up right-hander Aaron Civale in the corresponding
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12:34 AM ET NEW YORK — Just when Cameron Maybin had been spared a roster spot amid the New York Yankees‘ latest roster crunch, the outfielder saw his playing time get snatched away anyway. It wasn’t Aaron Judge‘s return from the Yankees’ injured list that did it, either. A victim of his own body, Maybin
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10:54 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dallas Keuchel labored through five innings in his Atlanta debut, coughing up a 3-0 lead as the Braves lost 4-3 to the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Keuchel signed a one-year, $13 million contract on July 7 with the NL East-leading Braves, who hope he can help lead
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1:37 PM ET Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson won his appeal and will not be suspended after a benches-clearing incident with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. His fine for the incident was also reduced to $1,000, the source said. Donaldson had been suspended for one game following a skirmish with
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3:01 PM ET The Washington Nationals announced Thursday that they will install protective netting at Nationals Park during the All-Star break, becoming the first MLB team this season to install protective netting from far right field to far left field. The current coverage will be replaced by knotless netting, which is more transparent than traditional
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2:51 AM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill will be placed on the injured list after leaving Wednesday night’s start against the San Francisco Giants with left forearm discomfort, manager Dave Roberts said. Hill is scheduled for an MRI exam on Thursday. Hill pitched one inning, retiring the
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7:39 PM ET Their relationship was anything but a bromance during Fay Vincent’s three years as the commissioner of baseball and there hasn’t been a rapprochement since. But Wednesday, when asked by ESPN’s Outside the Lines about the Chicago White Sox plan to extend safety netting to the foul poles, Vincent expressed unqualified support for
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12:25 PM ET The Atlanta Braves placed left-hander Sean Newcomb on the 7-day concussion list Wednesday. The team made the move retroactive to Tuesday for Newcomb, who was hit in the back of the head by a line drive on Saturday night. The Braves said on Sunday that Newcomb had passed all concussion tests and
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9:46 PM ET CHICAGO — New Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel took his first step toward returning to the majors Tuesday, throwing a 1-2-3 seventh inning for Triple-A Iowa. The right-hander threw eight pitches total — four fastballs and four curves. “I heard that he did really well,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said from Wrigley
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1:57 PM ET Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could be activated as soon as Wednesday as he makes his return from a strained left hamstring that has kept him out for more than a month, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. Hinch told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Altuve will join the team in
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