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Shohei Ohtani asked to rest for ESPN game against the Mets

Shohei Ohtani asked to rest for ESPN game against the Mets

It is rare to see a professional coach or manager be as transparent as Phil Nevin was about why Shohei Ohtani did not play against the Mets on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.” The interim Angels manager was asked about the reigning AL MVP’s absence from the lineup by Buster Olney during the broadcast. “Hey, this …

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Surging Atlanta Braves lose star second baseman Ozzie Albies to fractured left foot in fifth inning

Surging Atlanta Braves lose star second baseman Ozzie Albies to fractured left foot in fifth inning

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies left Monday’s 9-5 victory against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning after he fractured his left foot, the team announced. Albies suffered the injury in the batter’s box on a swing, and as the ball left the bat, the veteran hobbled a step down the first-base line before …

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Baltimore Orioles promotes Kyle Stowers; Keegan Akin, Anthony Santander on restricted list

Baltimore Orioles promotes Kyle Stowers;  Keegan Akin, Anthony Santander on restricted list

TORONTO — Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Kyle Stowers made his major league debut against the Blue Jays on Monday night after being added to the roster as a substitute player for a four-game series in Toronto. Stowers and right-hander Rico Garcia were put on the roster Monday in place of outfielder Anthony Santander and left-hander …

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Yankees’ hot start leaving them far from satisfied

Yankees' hot start leaving them far from satisfied

The Yankees arrived at Monday’s off day with the best record in baseball, their blazing hot start putting them in the company of some of the best teams in MLB history through 60 games. But their best player knows they haven’t done anything yet, which is at the heart of what’s driving the Yankees during …

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Josh Donaldson’s ‘Jackie’ suspension upheld by MLB

Josh Donaldson's 'Jackie' suspension upheld by MLB

Josh Donaldson got some relief, but not on his suspension. Major League Baseball upheld Donaldson’s one-game ban for his “Jackie” comments to White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, a source confirmed on Monday, though the Yankees third baseman’s appeal resulted in his fine getting cut in half. Donaldson will have to serve the suspension on Tuesday, …

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MLB odds, predictions, picks: Experts target Nationals today

MLB odds, predictions, picks: Experts target Nationals today

Business Content, 21+ Only 10 games fill out today’s Major League Baseball schedule, but expert bettors have still identified sides with value. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, PRO systems, model edge, and expert …

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New York Yankees’ Josh Donaldson has 1-game ban upheld by MLB, fine cut to $5,000

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson's wife, family for 'Jackie' remark to Tim Anderson

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has upheld Josh Donaldson’s one-game suspension, a penalty that was assessed after the New York Yankees third baseman made a remark to White Sox star Tim Anderson about Jackie Robinson that Chicago manager Tony La Russa called “racist. “ MLB special adviser John McHale upheld the penalty after hearing …

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Buyers or sellers at MLB trade deadline? 7 teams that have to prepare for both

Buyers or sellers at MLB trade deadline?  7 teams that have to prepare for both

The trade deadline outlook will change significantly for many teams in the 50 days between now and Aug. 2. Eight teams appear to be clear sellers, as I wrote in an article a little over a week ago. The next tier, which includes seven teams, could end up as buyers or sellers depending on their …

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