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4:59 PM ET Veteran infielder Neil Walker announced his retirement Tuesday after 12 major league seasons. Born in Pittsburgh, he played his first seven seasons for the Pirates before playing for the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies over his final five seasons. Walker, 35, made his announcement
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7:50 PM ET ESPN News Services PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies placed three players on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols, and two more coaches weren’t with the team for a 2-0 loss Monday to the San Francisco Giants. A source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that one player tested positive, and the others were placed
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5:06 PM ET Miami Marlins outfielder Starling Marte has a fractured rib and will be sidelined for at least a week, the team announced Monday. An MRI taken Monday on Marte’s left side revealed a non-displaced fracture in his 12th rib, according to the Marlins. Marte will miss all baseball activities for the next five
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2:57 PM ET An MRI performed on Ronald Acuna Jr. showed he has a mild abdominal strain and he is day-to-day, the Atlanta Braves announced Monday. The star outfielder left the Braves’ blowout victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night in the fourth inning with the injury. Acuna had reached base via a walk
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4:53 PM ET ESPN News Services CINCINNATI — Shane Bieber kept up his record strikeout run, fanning 13 and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 on Sunday. Bieber (2-1) became the first pitcher in big league history to begin the season with four straight starts with at least 10 strikeouts since the
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4:48 PM ET The Chicago White Sox placed right-hander Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a strained right trapezius. The move was made retroactive to Saturday. Right-hander Zack Burdi was recalled from the team’s alternate training site in Schaumburg. The 33-year-old Lynn is 1-1 with a 0.92 ERA this season, his first
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3:00 PM ET ESPN News Services Monday’s game between the Twins and Athletics at Oakland Coliseum has been postponed as the Twins organization continues to conduct testing and contact tracing for COVID-19. The game has been tentatively rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday, with Game 1 scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Twins’
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2:59 PM ET Associated Press Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez doesn’t anticipate missing significant time after being hit in his right hand by a foul ball Saturday. Sanchez was pulled from the game an inning later and sent for X-rays, which were negative. The club said he has a contusion on his right index and middle
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12:13 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Nick Heath, who had been designated for assignment earlier in the week, to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league pitcher Eduardo Herrera on Saturday. The 27-year-old Heath, a speedster with a spotty bat, has been on the fringe of making
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12:52 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The Tampa Bay Rays activated Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Kiermaier from the 10-day injured list prior to a game Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Kiermaier had been out since April 5 with a strained left quadriceps. He took live at-bats against taxi squad pitcher David Hess prior
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals postponed Friday night’s game because of rain and will make it up Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader before concluding their four-game series Sunday. The first seven-inning game Saturday will start a 1:10 p.m. and the second
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5:22 PM ET San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. took live batting practice in Pittsburgh on Thursday morning, and manager Jayce Tingler said the team is “optimistic” he’ll be available for Friday’s game against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Friday marks the first day Tatis is eligible to be activated off the injured list
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8:45 PM ET So what has Ronald Acuna Jr. done for the Atlanta Braves so far this season? Acuna’s numbers through 13 games are preposterous: .442/.492/1.000, seven home runs, 14 extra-base hits, 14 RBIs, 17 runs, 52 total bases, three stolen bases and more than a few bat flips. We entered the season anticipating the
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Apr 14, 2021 Major League Baseball has once again teamed with the independent Atlantic League to test rule changes, with the current set aimed at keeping starting pitchers in the game longer and creating more balls in play. In the second half of Atlantic League play this summer, starting Aug. 3, the pitching rubber will
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11:14 AM ET Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has been activated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a strained left hamstring, it was announced Thursday. The 2019 AL batting champion suffered the injury while running out a ground ball on April 4. He is hitting .200 with one home run and one
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