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1:43 PM ET The St. Louis Cardinals optioned struggling top prospect Alex Reyes to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday in a series of moves. Reyes, ranked as the No. 42 overall prospect in baseball by ESPN’s Keith Law, is 0-1 with a 15.00 ERA in four appearances this season. The right-hander has struggled with control this
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1:16 AM ET MILWAUKEE — The Chicago Cubs‘ offense insulated itself from any potential bullpen meltdowns by scoring early and late in the team’s 14-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, snapping a six-game losing skid in the process. It would be an understatement to say the Cubs needed the victory. “In the infamous
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8:49 PM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Texas Rangers have put pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained right elbow. The Rangers made the move before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels and called up pitcher Kyle Bird from Triple-A Nashville. Volquez missed all of last season
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12:41 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to stars in sports, entertainment and culture. A Japanese government spokesman said Friday that Ichiro, who retired last month with the Seattle Mariners, had declined the People’s Honor Award. The most
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3:13 PM ET BALTIMORE – For the past year, Troy Tulowitzki has been desperate to prove that even after having surgery on both of the heels on his aging body, he’s still a good and dependable shortstop. He doesn’t have many believing him now. It was while running out of the right-handed hitter’s batter’s box
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10:52 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The most popular players in All-Star voting will be in the money. According to details obtained by The Associated Press, the highest vote-getter in both leagues in the first round of the new fan voting system will receive a $15,000 bonus. That payment will go to the
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7:24 PM ET ATLANTA — Chicago Cubs infielder David Bote, who burst onto the national scene with a walk-off grand slam last season on Sunday Night Baseball, has been rewarded with a new five-year deal through the 2024 season. Bote, 25, will make $15 million over the deal, which begins in 2020. The Cubs hold
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10:17 AM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Hall of Famer Bobby Cox, the Atlanta Braves‘ former longtime manager, has been admitted to an Atlanta-area hospital. Braves manager Brian Snitker told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he reached out to Cox’s family and was “very concerned” but couldn’t share details of his condition. AP Photo/John
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1:58 AM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Manny Machado was called out on batter’s interference after dropping his bat near Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy as Murphy tried to catch a popup, a disputed decision that led to Padres manager Andy Green’s ejection. Machado appeared to brush Murphy as he broke out of the
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7:52 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for a baseball fan on life support following a weekend assault outside Dodger Stadium say the team hasn’t done enough to improve security since a similar attack eight years ago. Los Angeles police are searching for a man who punched Rafael Reyna, 47, during an argument
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11:02 AM ET Bryce Harper isn’t waiting until game time to show his appreciation. In a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday morning, Harper thanked Nationals fans for the support they showed during his tenure in Washington. “The city of DC was home,” said the Phillies slugger, who returns to Nationals Park for the first time
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2:37 AM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — It was a night of memorable debuts for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Merrill Kelly paused for a moment before making his first big league appearance at age 30. “I took a minute before I threw the first pitch and took in the stadium, took in the surroundings, just
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6:08 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Kevin McGuiness has resigned after five years as chief operations officer of the Major League Baseball Players Association and been replaced by Xavier D. James, who had been his deputy. James, 51, was hired by the union last year after working as lawyer for gospel singer DeLeon
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