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Watch: Japanese league closer rides out of bullpen in sports car
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This is why Japanese baseball is amazing: Yakult Swallows closer Yasuaki Yamazaki comes in from the bullpen on a sports car. pic.twitter.com/Cm19SHZxDa — Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) June 26, 2017 Who’s the best closer in baseball? You could make a case for Craig Kimbrel or Kenley Jansen. Maybe Aroldis Chapman. Possibly even Roberto Osuna. Still, have […]

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MLB All-Star Game voting update: Trout second among AL outfielders
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Despite being injured, Mike Trout trails only Aaron Judge.

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Report: Nationals pursuing newly released K-Rod
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The Washington Nationals will leave no stone unturned in their quest to fix their leaky bullpen. Beset with the worst relief corps in the National League, Washington is said to be pursuing veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez, the six-time All-Star who was released by the Detroit Tigers last week following an abysmal start to his 2017 […]

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5 players who could dethrone Stanton as HR Derby champ
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Major League Baseball announced on Sunday that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will attempt to defend his crown at the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby. Stanton won the 2016 derby with 20 home runs in the final, defeating defending champion Todd Frazier. He also eliminated Robinson Cano and Mark Trumbo in the slug fest, hitting […]

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Gallery: Legends reunite at 71st annual Yankees Old-Timers' Day
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Longtime New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx Sunday to take part in his first Old-Timers’ Game. While it may seem a slight misnomer (Posada is only 45), Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium is a longstanding tradition. This year marks the 71st edition of the festivities featuring Yankees alumni from across decades. […]

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Mets reward Tim Tebow with promotion to High-A
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With pundits awaiting the possibility of a promotion for New York Mets top prospect Amed Rosario, general manager Sandy Alderson instead announced that Tim Tebow would be promoted to High-A on Sunday. Tebow – who will suit up for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League the next time he plays – has […]

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Marlins' Stanton crushes 20th dinger of season to join elite group
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At this point, the fact that Giancarlo Stanton can hit a baseball a long way is no secret to baseball fans. Stanton smashed his 20th home run of 2017 off Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop on Sunday. Behold: What is a frozen rope? See below. pic.twitter.com/A60iJxCE7m — MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2017 It being June, […]

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Cardinals' Fowler placed on 10-day DL with right heel spur
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be without their two-hitter, as Dexter Fowler was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right heel spur, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reported Sunday. The 31-year-old Fowler had missed two of the last three Cardinals games, and went 0-for-4 in Saturday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Taking Fowler’s spot […]

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Keuchel not expected back until after All-Star break
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With the Houston Astros playing their best baseball in years, manager A.J. Hinch confirmed Sunday that the club will not rush injured ace Dallas Keuchel as he recovers from a neck injury. “He’s continuing to progress,” Hinch said prior to the Astros’ game against the Seattle Mariners, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. “We’re going […]

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Bellinger becomes fastest player ever to record 6 multi-HR games
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After Cody Bellinger tied the record for most home runs in a month by a National League rookie on Sunday, it took the 21-year-old just three more plate appearances in the very same game to break the record, as Bellinger hit his 13th home run of June in the Dodgers’ 10th consecutive win. Adding further […]

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Nationals fan's obituary roasts bullpen for blowing 'yet another lead'
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The Washington Nationals’ bullpen woes have hampered the team all season, and one fan rubbed some salt in the wound with a tongue-in-cheek parting message. An obituary from Patrick Killebrew, 68, singled out Washington’s relief struggles as the final act he witnessed, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It reads as follows: KILLEBREW, Patrick, “Pat,” age […]

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Yankees' Hicks expected to miss 3-4 weeks with oblique injury
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The struggling New York Yankees will be without one of their most productive hitters for the next little while. Aaron Hicks, who left Sunday's game with an oblique injury, said he's heading to the disabled list and was told it will keep him sidelined for approximately three-to-four weeks, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. "It's […]

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