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Trio of Athletics rookies belt 1st HRs in same game
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What a day it was to be an Oakland Athletics rookie. On Saturday afternoon, Franklin Barreto, Jaycob Brugman, and Matt Olson all delivered their first big-league home runs in the same game off Chicago White Sox starter James Shields at Guaranteed Rate Field. Related: Athletics’ top prospect Barreto homers for 1st MLB hit The miraculous […]

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Report: Cuban-American businessman Mas serious contender to buy Marlins
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Despite news of Jeb Bush joining Tagg Romney’s group to bid against Derek Jeter in the sale of the Miami Marlins, it appears another individual has the upper hand. A small group led by Cuban-American businessman and Miami resident Jorge Mas appears to have the most solid footing and deepest pockets among potential buyers, a […]

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Giants rookie Jones played MLB: The Show to prepare for deGrom
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San Francisco Giants rookie Ryder Jones will have some stiff competition to deal with during his MLB debut on Saturday evening when he squares off with New York Mets hurler Jacob deGrom, but the youngster made sure to formulate a unique game plan to get him ready. Jones told Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay […]

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Watch: White Sox fans play rock, paper, scissors for foul ball
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Rock, paper, scissors AND … pic.twitter.com/ApveZ8r1Yk — MLB (@MLB) June 24, 2017 As the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics battled Saturday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field, a pair of White Sox fans threw down in a different way to claim a foul ball. The young fans engaged in a couple of rounds of rock, […]

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Kluber records double-digit strikeouts in 3rd straight game
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Klubot is on quite the roll. The Cleveland Indians ace continued his masterful stretch on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, combining to a season high 13 strikeouts in seven innings. With the performance, and for the second time in his impressive career, Corey Kluber has amassed double-digit strikeouts in his third straight start. Kluber can […]

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Dodgers lose Seager after MRI reveals hamstring strain
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The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ lineup took a substantial hit Saturday when an MRI on shortstop Corey Seager revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told MLB.com's Joshua Thornton Seager may be available for pinch-hitting duty, although he expects the young slugger to be […]

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Showalter: Orioles have plan to give struggling starting pitchers more rest
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The Baltimore Orioles snapped a dubious streak with Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing fewer than five runs for the first time since June 2 to end a dreadful defensive run that lasted 20 games and tied a 93-year-old record. It all hinged on a strong start from Dylan Bundy, who's scuffled […]

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Cardinals' Diaz training with strobe glasses to improve fielding
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Wearables are the new market inefficiency. At least for St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who's been training with strobe glasses in an attempt to improve his fielding. Diaz has been wearing the glasses, which were introduced to him by first base coach Oliver Marmol, several times a week while doing pregame infield drills. “I […]

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Report: Mets 'open for business' on offers for Bruce, Granderson, others
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It’s safe to say that 2017 has not gone according to the New York Mets‘ plan. Four straight losses have dropped the team – a perceived preseason contender – to fourth in the NL East, 12 games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals. The Mets are even further behind the second wild-card spot, sitting 14 1/2 […]

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Fister claimed by Red Sox, will start Sunday vs. Angels
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Doug Fister will get a chance to make the Los Angeles Angels regret not calling him up sooner. The Boston Red Sox claimed Fister off release waivers from the Angels on Friday, just days after he opted out of his minor-league deal with the California club. Boston is bringing Fister directly to the big leagues, […]

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Red Sox sign Peralta to minor-league deal
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The Boston Red Sox continue their desperate search for a third baseman. The Red Sox announced Friday that the team has signed free agent Jhonny Peralta to a minor-league deal. Peralta will report to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. Peralta, 35, was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on June 13 after struggling at the plate […]

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Tigers release scuffling K-Rod
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Veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez's two-year tenure with the Detroit Tigers came to an unceremonious end Friday, as the six-time All-Star has been released, the team announced, one day after his ERA climbed to 7.82 with another disastrous outing. Rodriguez, who leads all active pitchers in saves (437), thrived at the back of the Tigers' bullpen […]

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