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7:28 AM ET Jose Urena is getting a second chance for a first impression as the Miami Marlins‘ Opening Day starter, manager Don Mattingly announced Thursday. “I know we put this off every year, because we didn’t really know,” Mattingly told reporters. “But I think this year, right now the plan, if everything would go
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11:35 PM ET Associated Press Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as “T-bone,” Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He
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3:05 PM ET FORT MYERS, Florida — Forget those boring “He’s in the best shape of his life” spring training stories. Thanks to David Price, we have a new type of spring training mystery: Figure out why the postseason hero is changing his uniform number from 24 to 10. Price wouldn’t reveal the reason for
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9:55 PM ET ESPN News Services In need of another left-handed option out of the bullpen, the Chicago Cubs signed reliever Xavier Cedeno on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. News of the deal was first reported by The Athletic. Cedeno, 32, went 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 33⅓ innings last season
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9:20 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to win 90-plus games and a division title for a seventh consecutive season, yet the prevailing narrative surrounding them has focused mostly on the moves they failed to make over the winter. Specifically that they didn’t sign Bryce Harper, didn’t acquire J.T. Realmuto
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3:25 PM ET Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani says he wouldn’t change how he handled his elbow injury late last year, continuing to hit for the Angels until season’s end even though it meant delaying reconstructive surgery and his ability to pitch again until 2020. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is
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1:42 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like this. The Chunichi Dragons say Matsuzaka is experiencing pain in his right shoulder after an overzealous fan pulled his throwing arm during a fan
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6:27 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — A once-heralded rising star on the New York Yankees‘ roster, Greg Bird‘s 2018 season ended in a way hardly anyone could have seen coming last winter, with him sitting on the bench, and a little-known trade-deadline acquisition stealing his thunder at first base. As pitchers and catchers begin reporting
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2:39 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Corey Seager is running at nearly 100 percent and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts hopes his recovering shortstop can get 50 to 60 at-bats during spring training. Roberts held his first spring training press briefing Tuesday ahead of the start of workouts for the two-time NL
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10:56 PM ET Free agent starter Brett Anderson has reached an agreement on a one-year major league contract with the Oakland Athletics, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal, which is pending a physical Wednesday, was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Anderson pitched big innings for Oakland
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