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ESPN will move up the starting time of the nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. Philadelphia hosts Atlanta in the first Sunday night game next season on March 31, the second game of a television doubleheader that begins with Texas playing
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Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident Thursday night, a spokesperson for their Venezuelan team, Cardenales de Lara, confirmed. Valbuena was 33. Castillo was 37. The crash occurred after Valbuena and Castillo left the University Stadium at Caracas after playing a game in the Venezuelan Professional
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Agents and executives have noted a trend — a concerning trend, for the veteran players — that will soon manifest for the middle class of the free-agent market: Teams are filling some of their big needs through trades. The St. Louis Cardinals just landed Paul Goldschmidt to play first base in a deal with the
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The New York Mets may be trying to win the winter with a splashy back-page headline deal, but the Washington Nationals made a much smaller trade Friday that improved their major league roster at a fairly minimal cost. The Nationals get an above-average regular behind the plate in Yan Gomes, who makes up for chronic
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The buzz on Thursday had trade talks between the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets involving Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz heating up hotter than a thousand suns, with reports Thursday night that the sides are closing in on a deal. Names proffered about from the Mets’ side include recent No. 1 picks Jarred Kelenic,
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It’s fun to play the what-if game with Bryce Harper, imagining him dropped into the middle of a particular lineup. There are Braves fans who view this as more than fantasy, however, based on the response to a tweet posted the other day, after Atlanta signed Josh Donaldson. Possible Braves lineup:LF Acuna2B Albies1B Freeman3B DonaldsonRF
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Major League Baseball is requesting a return of a $5,000 donation to a Mississippi Republican candidate for U.S. Senate following her controversial comments and actions ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election. Cindy Hyde-Smith has drawn scrutiny for saying at a Nov. 2 campaign event that she would attend a public hanging if invited. Further digging into
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Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny joined the Kansas City Royals as special adviser for player development on Friday. “This is a great opportunity to have Mike become a member of our organization,” Dayton Moore, the Royals’ senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager, said in a statement. “It has always been
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