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3:28 AM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — All throughout the day Tuesday, Mike Ford found himself the butt of the same joke told by his New York Yankees teammates. “The running joke was I might have been the only guy in major league history to have two intentional walks and just one hit,” the first baseman
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9:32 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons. Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80
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1:13 PM ET ESPN News Services A preliminary exam for Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi, who crumpled to the ground after throwing a 96 mph fastball Monday night, did not show any breaks or tears in his right arm, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday. Burdi will be sidelined indefinitely after an MRI
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3:22 AM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — For the first time in his professional career, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos played the infield. It didn’t take long for him to look like he had already been there before. Bourjos pulled off web-gem wizardry in the top of the 13th inning Monday night of a 4-3,
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7:32 PM ET Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will have elbow surgery on Thursday and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Athletic first reported that Eovaldi would have surgery. 1 Related The Red Sox placed Eovaldi on the injured list Saturday because of a loose
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1:00 PM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” When Christian Yelich showed up for the 2018 All-Star Game as a reserve, we all thought we knew who he was: Above-average power, above-average speed, above-average defense, pretty good but unexceptional at
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12:00 AM ET We had a ridiculous catch, throw and double play that wasn’t officially a double play on Sunday and, yes, it involved Ramon Laureano, the rocket-armed center fielder for the Oakland Athletics: The catch. The throw. The backup. The most unreal double play you’ll ever see 😱#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/vuB5EsgDhd — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April
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8:44 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Shoemaker had to choke back tears after tests revealed a torn ACL in his left knee Sunday, cutting short yet another promising season for Toronto’s oft-injured right-hander. Standing in the clubhouse following a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Shoemaker’s voice quivered and he
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1:09 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols surpassed Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,993rd career RBI. Pujols passed the Babe in the ninth inning on Saturday night with a solo homer to center field off Anthony Swarzak, though the Angels lost to
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10:15 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays–Athletics game, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson. Quite literally, actually. Nelson, 53, put a swift end to the fan’s elusive romp at the Coliseum on Saturday, grabbing the man with both hands near second base
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7:22 PM ET ESPN News Services OAKLAND, Calif. — Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after suffering a left knee sprain during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. He will undergo an MRI on Sunday, the team said. Shoemaker gave up a two-out
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12:07 PM ET The Boston Red Sox placed right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list with a loose body in the right elbow, retroactive to April 18. To fill Eovaldi’s spot on the active 25-man roster, Boston recalled left-hander Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Saturday night’s road game against the Tampa Bay
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12:19 AM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs. Pagliarulo had been with the team since 2017. Assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey was promoted to interim head hitting coach, and Eric Duncan was made the assistant hitting
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6:22 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Logan Morrison, the team announced Friday. The deal includes an opt-out date of July 1, and Morrison, 31, will make $1 million if he’s added to the major league roster, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
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Apr 13, 2019 Todd ZolaFantasy Close Writing on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997 Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Best Baseball Article With the MLB season heading into its fourth week, the major storyline remains the record-setting home run pace. Secondarily, it’s another injury-riddled campaign with 110 players on
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1:31 AM ET Cleveland Indians prospect Will Benson hit four home runs for Class-A Lake County on Thursday night. He’s the first minor leaguer to hit four homers in a game since 2014, when Yankees prospect Mike Ford hit four for Class-A Charleston and Diamondbacks prospect Jon Griffin also accomplished the feat for Mobile in
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5:06 PM ET Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis has signed a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2021 season, the team announced Thursday. The A’s did not disclose financial terms, but sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that the deal is for $33.5 million. MLB Rank HRs 143 1st RBIs 355 T-2nd
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10:55 AM ET Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito has been placed on the 10-day injured list after he strained his hamstring during Wednesday’s game. Giolito was cruising early against the Kansas City Royals, with five strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings, but he grabbed at his right hamstring while delivering a pitch to Alex Gordon
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