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10:28 PM ET Shohei Ohtani leads American League designated hitters in All-Star Game fan votes by a wide margin. But the Los Angeles Angels‘ two-way sensation also is putting together a spectacular season on the mound, creating the possibility of Ohtani both pitching and hitting at Coors Field in Denver on July 13. Angels manager
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10:19 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Major League Baseball is expected to announce Tuesday it will suspend players caught with any foreign substance for 10 days with pay to help curtail the widespread use of grip enhancers by
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3:45 PM ET It often takes eye-popping statistics for a pitcher to win a regular-season MVP award, something that’s happened only twice since 1992. Sportsbooks believe New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has what it takes. DeGrom, who is sporting a 0.56 ERA and has driven in more runs at the plate than he has
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12:53 PM ET The Arizona Diamondbacks have unveiled a gold uniform referencing the Sonoran Desert and the state’s Hispanic culture as the latest alternate jersey in the City Connect collection. The jersey reads “Serpientes” across the front, intended to highlight Arizona’s Hispanic culture, while the uniform patch features the Arizona state flag and a reference
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8:07 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Yankees‘ struggles continued on Sunday, this time a 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, and manager Aaron Boone said afterwards that it’s time for the team to “step it up.” “We’re going to find out what character we’re made of,” Boone said. “We’re clearly in the
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2:55 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Steven Matz was placed on the COVID-related injured list by the Toronto Blue Jays before Sunday’s game against Boston, one day after the left-hander beat the Red Sox. Matz (7-3) allowed one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings Saturday. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley was recalled from Triple-A
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10:09 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — First baseman Max Muncy is going on the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ injured list with a right oblique muscle strain. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley on Saturday night to take the roster spot of Muncy, who left Friday’s game in the second inning with the defending World
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2:54 PM ET Major League Baseball is putting the final touches on a memo that will detail the sport’s rule against foreign substances, with the expectation among some sources that the document will be forwarded to teams sometime in the next few days and presented to coaching staffs and players. The actual order to umpires
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10:07 PM ET New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after six scoreless innings Friday night with right flexor tendinitis, but the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner said he isn’t concerned by the diagnosis in continuation of his dominant start to the 2021 season. DeGrom faced the minimum against the San Diego Padres
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While Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker might be college baseball’s odd couple, the star pitchers have been winners at Vanderbilt from the get-go. In Leiter’s SEC debut earlier this year, he threw a no-hitter. During Rocker’s freshman season in 2019, he earned College World Series Most Outstanding Player honors while leading the Commodores to the
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5:20 PM ET The Chicago White Sox have placed second baseman Nick Madrigal on the 60-day injured list with what the team said is a proximal tear of his right hamstring. Madrigal was hurt trying to beat out a grounder to end the seventh inning in Wednesday night’s loss to the Blue Jays. Additional tests
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10:01 PM ET Josh Donaldson spoke with reporters for about 30 minutes on the field before Wednesday’s game between the Twins and Yankees at Target Field, and the Minnesota third baseman said he wasn’t calling out New York ace Gerrit Cole last week when he referenced Cole’s diminished spin rate in his previous start. “When
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6:45 PM ET NEW YORK — Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said Wednesday that he disagrees with MLB’s crackdown on pitcher-friendly foreign substances, and that the larger issue facing the sport is the league’s manipulation of baseballs depending on free-agent class — a theory he presented as “fact.” “The biggest concern is MLB manipulates the
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11:43 AM ET ESPN News Services The class of 2020 — Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker — will have to wait a little bit longer to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, it was announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony, which had been scheduled for July 25