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    David Robertson bats first for the winning Cubs

    Closers are the ones who bat. David Robertson, a reliever with the Cubs, did not play in his first game until the 696th contest of his 14-year career. Who can blame him for grinning after getting on base? The veteran reliever, who pitched a spotless eighth inning in the Cubs’ 14-5 thrashing of the Pirates […] More

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    Trayce Thompson joins the Dodgers

    The Dodgers have spent the last 24 hours trying to add a right-handed-hitting outfielder to their roster since star outfielder Mookie Betts will be sidelined for at least a few weeks due to a fractured right rib. Outfielder Trayce Thompson was acquired by the Dodgers from the Tigers on Monday for cash. Although Thompson hasn’t […] More

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    Due to a “non-workplace occurrence,” Escobar was sidelined

    Due to what manager Buck Showalter referred to as a “non-workplace situation,” Mets infielder Eduardo Escobar was unable to play against the Brewers on Thursday. Showalter and other Mets executives would not go more, other than to indicate that additional information will be available on Friday. Showalter responded, “That’s basically all I can say legally. […] More

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    Strasburg has been placed on the injured list again

    Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the disabled list for the second time in less than a week after returning from a year-long absence. Strasburg, who was supposed to start on Tuesday, had been in pain following his bullpen session on Saturday, and he had an MRI on Monday. Manager Dave Martinez says he will […] More

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    Against the Tigers, Mitch Keller throws six strong innings

    Mitch Keller’s theme for this year has been “change”. Keller began incorporating a sinker into his arsenal last month, and it is gradually becoming his primary pitch. Keller fired a career-high 42 sinkers in the Pirates’ 3-1 defeat to the Tigers at PNC Park on Wednesday. Keller worked six innings of one-run ball with seven […] More

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    The Blue Jays are giving Gabriel Moreno a chance to shine

    According to two industry sources, Gabriel Moreno will join the Toronto Blue Jays in Detroit this weekend and will be activated at some point during a three-game series against the Tigers. The news comes a day after teammate catcher Danny Jansen was diagnosed with a fracture in his left pinky finger, as originally reported by […] More