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A preliminary exam for Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi, who crumpled to the ground after throwing a 96 mph fastball Monday night, did not show any breaks or tears in his right arm, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday. Burdi will be sidelined indefinitely after an MRI revealed only a strained biceps tendon
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — For the first time in his professional career, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos played the infield. It didn’t take long for him to look like he had already been there before. Bourjos pulled off web-gem wizardry in the top of the 13th inning Monday night of a 4-3, 14-inning loss when,
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will have elbow surgery on Thursday and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Athletic first reported that Eovaldi would have surgery. 1 Related The Red Sox placed Eovaldi on the injured list Saturday because of a loose body in his
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1:00 PM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” When Christian Yelich showed up for the 2018 All-Star Game as a reserve, we all thought we knew who he was: above-average power, above-average speed, above-average defense, pretty good but unexceptional at
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We had a ridiculous catch, throw and double play that wasn’t officially a double play on Sunday and, yes, it involved Ramon Laureano, the rocket-armed center fielder for the Oakland Athletics: The catch. The throw. The backup. The most unreal double play you’ll ever see ????#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/vuB5EsgDhd — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 21, 2019 Thanks
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On Friday in the Red Sox clubhouse, Mookie Betts spoke to the media after getting Boston’s biggest hit of the young season, a go-ahead homer that not only sparked a 6-4 series-opening win over the Tampa Bay Rays, but also awakened the MVP-winning outfielder. The level-headed star, who rarely displays emotion
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb. Meadows was hurt when he awkwardly slid into third base on a two-run triple in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He called it a
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols surpassed Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,993rd career RBI. Pujols passed the Babe in the ninth inning on Saturday night with a solo homer to center field off Anthony Swarzak, though the Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-5. Earlier, Pujols
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OAKLAND, Calif. — When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays–Athletics game, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson. Quite literally, actually. Nelson, 53, put a swift end to the fan’s romp at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, grabbing the man with both hands near second base and, aided by a security officer,
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CHICAGO — Cubs ace Jon Lester could be close to rejoining Chicago’s rotation after pitching a simulated game. Lester threw 45 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon says he looked “very good,” and the Cubs will see how he feels Sunday before determining the next step. Maddon did not rule out a return for a three-game
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