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10:42 AM ET Associated Press DUBUQUE, Iowa — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” must serve two to five years of probation. Television station KCRG reports that 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, also was granted a deferred judgment at
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10:58 AM ET After 21 seasons and over 3,000 hits, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement. In a statement in which he thanked his family, fans, agents, his former teams and Tommy Lasorda, Beltre, who will turn 40 in April, said it’s simply “time to call it a career.” “After careful
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7:40 PM ET ESPN Fantasy The New York Yankees were involved in the first major deal of the offseason, trading for Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher James Paxton on Monday. Heading back to Seattle is top-rated Yankees prospect Justus Sheffield, another hard-throwing southpaw. What does the deal mean from a fantasy perspective? ESPN Fantasy’s Eric Karabell,
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6:15 PM ET The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that sends ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield. The other two prospects going to Seattle are outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams and right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson. Paxton, 30, has spent his entire career with Seattle. He went
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5:06 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Toronto outfielder Griffin Conine, a son of former major league outfielder Jeff Conine, has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season under the minor league drug program for a positive test for the banned stimulant ritalinic acid. New York Yankees pitcher Daniel Marten was
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12:22 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers that includes Edgar Martinez. Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel
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12:31 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Indians will rock red jerseys next season for the first time since the 1970s. The team unveiled a new alternate home jersey on Monday. It’s a red top scripted with “Indians” on the front that Cleveland occasionally will wear for home games in 2019. The Indians last
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12:12 PM ET The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by MLB.com. Suzuki played for the Nationals for parts of the 2012 and ’13 seasons, hitting .239 with eight home runs and 50 RBIs in 122 games. He was
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11:29 AM ET The Houston Astros acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up minor league pitcher Trent Thornton on Saturday. Díaz, 28, played both at shortstop and third base for the Blue Jays last season, hitting .263 with a career-high 18 home runs, 26 doubles and 55 RBIs
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11:36 AM ET The most predictable non-political responses on twitter might occur whenever a baseball wart is noted. If you mention the rising rate of strikeouts, or the laborious pace of a World Series game, or a big contract signing, a chorus of followers will immediately chime in with: That’s why baseball is dying. From
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