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MLB Expansion Won't Happen For A While, But When It Does, Rob M…

MLB Expansion Won't Happen For A While, But When It Does, Rob Manfred Likes Montreal And Mexico City

deadspin.com Updated 1 hour ago
MLB has plenty of shit to get together before it starts thinking about expansion, and commissioner Rob Manfred acknowledges that. The collective bargaining agreement expires this winter, so that’s foremost. The stadium situations in Oakland and St. Pete…
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  • Jose Altuve delivers a lead-off home run for young cancer patie…

    Jose Altuve delivers a lead-off home run for young cancer patient

    yahoo.com 34 minutes ago
    There aren’t many feats Jose Altuve could accomplish on the baseball diamond that would top what he did Thursday when it comes to producing in the clutch. Houston’s young superstar met with a boy named Dillon before the game. Dillon is battling cancer i…
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  • Yankees Put Sabathia on 15-Day DL With Groin Injury

    Yankees Put Sabathia on 15-Day DL With Groin Injury

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    Just after his best outing this season, CC Sabathia was put on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees on Friday because of a strained left groin.
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  • Happy Anniversary To Kerry Wood's 20-Strikeout Game

    Happy Anniversary To Kerry Wood's 20-Strikeout Game

    deadspin.com 1 hour ago
    There’s never a bad time to relive the day Kerry Wood, then a 21-year-old rookie, struck out 20 goddamn Astros in a single game.Read more...
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  • Three reasons the Angels would be foolish to trade Mike Trout

    Three reasons the Angels would be foolish to trade Mike Trout

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    May 6, 2016 is the day the Los Angeles Angels playoff hopes died. The team currently sits at 13-15, and just lost their ace Garrett Richards to Tommy John surgery. Their rotation, which was already a major concern coming into the year, is now significan…
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  • Yankees and Red Sox are two teams trending in opposite directio…

    Yankees and Red Sox are two teams trending in opposite directions

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    A month into the regular season, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox find themselves in very different places. The Yankees are scuffling, their 9-17 record indicative of their struggles on the mound and at the plate, and are already seven games back…
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  • Perez expected to miss 8-12 weeks

    Perez expected to miss 8-12 weeks

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Indians catcher Roberto Perez is expected to miss the next eight to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on Friday morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb.
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  • San Francisco connects two icons in honor of Willie Mays' birth…

    San Francisco connects two icons in honor of Willie Mays' birthday

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Willie Mays turned 85 on Friday and the City of San Francisco found an amazing way to pay tribute to a true American legend. Though baseball fans around the world hold Mays in high esteem, he is associated with San Francisco as much as any sports star o…
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  • Whiff machine: Pomeranz transformed with more curves

    Whiff machine: Pomeranz transformed with more curves

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Drew Pomeranz has been around, going from Cleveland to Colorado to Oakland to San Diego, but it looks like he's finally found a home with the Padres. Thanks to a high-spin fastball thrown high and increased usage of his curve, he's whiffing hitters left…
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  • Brett Lawrie's mouthguard makes him look like a vampire

    Brett Lawrie's mouthguard makes him look like a vampire

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Brett Lawrie's mouthguard makes him look like a vampire
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  • AP Source: Angels' Richards Likely Needs Major Elbow Surgery

    AP Source: Angels' Richards Likely Needs Major Elbow Surgery

    Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards is expected to need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, sidelining him into next season, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
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  • Derek Holland Got Lit Up

    Derek Holland Got Lit Up

    deadspin.com 5 hours ago
    The Blue Jays took their bats to the Dutch Oven Thursday night. Rangers starter Derek Holland was the first pitcher to give up double-digit runs in an appearance this season, as Toronto won, 12-2.Read more...
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  • Nationals activate Revere off DL, option den Dekker

    Nationals activate Revere off DL, option den Dekker

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Nationals outfielder Ben Revere was activated off the disabled list on Friday and outfielder Matt den Dekker was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.
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  • Dusty Baker can relate to path Joe Maddon has Cubs on now

    Dusty Baker can relate to path Joe Maddon has Cubs on now

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Dusty Baker can relate to path Joe Maddon has Cubs on now
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  • Carlos Gomez Calls Out Columnist For Quoting Him Poorly

    Carlos Gomez Calls Out Columnist For Quoting Him Poorly

    deadspin.com 6 hours ago
    On Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle’s Brian T. Smith wrote a column about Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez’s slow start to the season. Aside from curiously singling out Gomez—rather than, say, the struggling pitching staff (Ken Giles has a 9.26 ERA!)—as a…
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  • Today's starting lineups: May 6

    Today's starting lineups: May 6

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Aroldis Chapman 'would love' to play for Team USA at 2017 WBC

    Aroldis Chapman 'would love' to play for Team USA at 2017 WBC

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    Aroldis Chapman has yet to play a regular season game for the New York Yankees as he serves a 30-game suspension due to his role in a domestic incident in the offseason, but he already has his eye on joining another team. Chapman, a native of Cuba, rece…
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  • Story shines as Rockies ride record 5th to win

    Story shines as Rockies ride record 5th to win

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Rookie shortstop Trevor Story's 11th homer of the season led off a club one-inning record 13-run fifth as the Rockies beat the Giants, 17-7, Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at AT&T Park.
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  • Pleasing, the 5th: Witness Rox's 13-run frame

    Pleasing, the 5th: Witness Rox's 13-run frame

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    The Rockies set a club record for runs in an inning with 13 in the fifth against the Giants on Thursday night.
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  • Rea flirts with no-hitter as Padres topple Mets

    Rea flirts with no-hitter as Padres topple Mets

    The Padres' 48-year, 7,517-game flirtation with their first no-hitter will continue indefinitely. But Colin Rea did his best in an effort to land the franchise its white whale Thursday night, tossing eight brilliant innings, as the Padres beat the Mets,…
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  • Jacob deGrom pinpoints mechanical flaw that hampers outing vs. …

    Jacob deGrom pinpoints mechanical flaw that hampers outing vs. Padres

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Jacob deGrom pinpoints mechanical flaw that hampers outing vs. Padres
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  • Rockies rout another sign that time is running out on Matt Cain…

    Rockies rout another sign that time is running out on Matt Cain, Jake Peavy

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Rockies rout another sign that time is running out on Matt Cain, Jake Peavy
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  • The Walk Off: Now it looks like the Giants really need Tim Linc…

    The Walk Off: Now it looks like the Giants really need Tim Lincecum

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. It's never ever ever good…
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  • Rodgers, Alcantara among top prospect performers Thursday

    Rodgers, Alcantara among top prospect performers Thursday

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Some scouts were down on Brendan Rodgers after his uneven, injury-laden pro debut last summer, when he hit .273/.340/.429 with three homers in 37 games after the Rockies selected him No. 3 overall in the 2015 draft. What a difference a year makes.
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  • Video - The Art Of Pitch-Framing 02:24

    The Art Of Pitch-Framing

    Mar 21
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For Opener 02:15

    Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For Opener

    Mar 19
    Wallace Matthews discusses Jacoby Ellsbury's oblique injury and when he could return to the Yankees.