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Manny Ramirez Was A Huge Success As A Player-Coach

Manny Ramirez Was A Huge Success As A Player-Coach

deadspin.com Updated 28 minutes ago
The grand Manny Ramirez experiment has come to an end. After three months as player-instructor for the triple-A Iowa Cubs, Ramirez's season ended on Friday with a knee injury. The 42-year-old was rarely healthy and can't really hit anymore, but Ramirez'…
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  • Marcell Ozuna's Throw Home Almost Hits His Teammates In The Dug…

    Marcell Ozuna's Throw Home Almost Hits His Teammates In The Dugout

    deadspin.com yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who has previously made good throws , was attempting to throw home on David Wright's two-run single with the bases loaded yesterday. It was not good. Read more...
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  • Oddsmaker won't even let you bet on Clayton Kershaw winning Cy …

    Oddsmaker won't even let you bet on Clayton Kershaw winning Cy Young

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is running away (pitching away?) with the National League's Cy Young race, say gamblers who make their living on that kind of thing. Bovada.lv apparently believes that Kershaw is such a lock for Cy Young t…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: Sept. 2

    Today's MLB starting lineups: Sept. 2

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Jorge Soler gets another extra-base hit in Wrigley Field debut

    Jorge Soler gets another extra-base hit in Wrigley Field debut

    yahoo.com 3 hours ago
    Wrigley Field gave Chicago Cubs rookie Jorge Soler a sunny and warm ovation before his first home at-bat Monday afternoon, and he responded with a double to right field in the bottom of the second. In doing so, Soler became the third player since 1914 t…
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  • Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

    Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

    nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals entered September clinging to first place in the A.L. Central and aiming for their first playoff spot since they won it all in 1985. Will their patience finally be rewarded?
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  • No. 1 prospect Norris, eight others joining Blue Jays

    No. 1 prospect Norris, eight others joining Blue Jays

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    The Blue Jays made a series of moves to expand their roster on Tuesday, recalling the club's No. 1 prospect -- lefty Daniel Norris -- from Triple-A and reinstating first baseman Dan Johnson and right-hander Brandon Morrow from the disabled list.
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  • Denard Span's teammates joke about drug tests after he hits two…

    Denard Span's teammates joke about drug tests after he hits two homers

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    Denard Span's teammates on the Washington Nationals got right to the point Monday night after he connected for his second home run of the game. Span came in with two home runs in 574 plate appearances all season, but he has been on an unholy tear for a …
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  • Cardinals move struggling Masterson to pen

    Cardinals move struggling Masterson to pen

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Justin Masterson is no longer part of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation, instead moving to the bullpen as his struggles since joining the team continued.
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  • At least for now, Cards back where they belong

    At least for now, Cards back where they belong

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    The Cardinals awoke Tuesday exactly where so many of us expected them to be this season: Alone in first place in the National League Central. It could be just for the day, or maybe it'll be for the rest of the month, but one gets the sense that the Card…
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  • Central casting: Division produces great races

    Central casting: Division produces great races

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    It's September. It's officially pennant-race season. And have we got some drama in the Central divisions this year. In 20 years of Central races, where might the upcoming September thrillers stack up? Only time will tell. In the meantie, here's a look 1…
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  • It's September, the best time to be a fan

    It's September, the best time to be a fan

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Labor Day is behind us, and we've got September ahead for the next 29 days of relevant, dramatic, thrilling regular-season baseball with the crisp air of the postseason looming. It's the best time of year to be a fan of the game.
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  • Many converted catchers find success at new positions

    Many converted catchers find success at new positions

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Joe Torre started out as a catcher for the Milwaukee Braves in 1961. By the time he retired, Torre had started more games at both first and third than behind the plate. In 1971, playing third, Torre led the league in hitting and won the NL MVP Award. As…
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  • Pipeline preview: Postseason action set to heat up

    Pipeline preview: Postseason action set to heat up

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Right-hander Tyler Glasnow will take the mound as Class A Advanced Bradenton hosts Fort Myers in the Florida State League playoffs in one of Tuesday's Minor League playoff matchups.
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  • The curious case of Giants rookie Andrew Susac's 'first' MLB hi…

    The curious case of Giants rookie Andrew Susac's 'first' MLB hit

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    Great Scott! Andrew Susac, the rookie catcher for the San Francisco Giants has altered the timeline of his rookie season, rewriting both the date of his MLB game and his first hit. It's going to take a full 1.21 gigawatts to explain this curious case of…
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  • Hamels, 3 Phils Relievers Combine to No-Hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phils Relievers Combine to No-Hit Braves

    nytimes.com yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter.
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  • Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

    Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.
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  • The Grand Slam: Cardinals take over first place in NL Central f…

    The Grand Slam: Cardinals take over first place in NL Central from Brewers

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    For the first time this season, the St. Louis Cardinals are alone in first place in the NL Central. That might seem untrue, since we've grown so accustomed to these modern Cardinals as the class of the division, but this year hasn't been a gimme by any …
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  • Back tightness has Nats' LaRoche day to day

    Back tightness has Nats' LaRoche day to day

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche left Monday night's 6-4 victory over the Dodgers in the top of the seventh inning because of lower back tightness and was replaced by Kevin Frandsen.
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  • Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fire

    Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fire

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Joc Pederson had the stage, had the drama, had family in the stands, had everything he needed Monday to make his first Major League at-bat the stuff of legend -- a true Hollywood debut.
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  • Dodgers can't keep pace with homer-happy Nats

    Dodgers can't keep pace with homer-happy Nats

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Roberto Hernandez allowed four home runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched as the Dodgers dropped the series opener to the Nationals, 6-4, on Monday night. L.A. is two games up on San Francisco in the NL West after the loss.
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  • Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

    Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

    MLB.com ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    After a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degree…
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  • Cabrera, Price lead Tigers in rout of Indians

    Cabrera, Price lead Tigers in rout of Indians

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.
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  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Tuesday 04:24

    MLB Daily Download: Tuesday

    Sep 2
    Antonietta Collins recaps Monday's action from around the league, including Miguel Cabrera doing something he hasn't done in 27 games, Adam Dunn making a good first impression with the A's and Matt Holliday continuing his hot streak.
  • Video - Rockies Walk Off With Win 00:39

    Rockies Walk Off With Win

    Sep 1
    Charlie Blackmon's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Rockies past the Giants 10-9.
  • Video - A's Crush Mariners 00:41

    A's Crush Mariners

    Sep 1
    Adam Dunn homered in his first at-bat for Oakland in the A's 6-1 win over the Mariners.
  • Video - Tigers Trounce Indians 00:54

    Tigers Trounce Indians

    Sep 1
    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and David Price struck out eight batters to lead the Tigers past the Indians 12-1.

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