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MIAMI — Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs. Pagliarulo had been with the team since 2017. Assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey was promoted to interim head hitting coach, and Eric Duncan was made the assistant hitting coach. President of baseball operations
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The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Logan Morrison, the team announced Friday. The deal includes an opt-out date of July 1, and Morrison, 31, will make $1 million if he’s added to the major league roster, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. 2 Related Morrison hit .239 with
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller has been suspended five games and Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson one game following Wednesday’s brawl between the teams, MLB announced. Anderson, whose exuberant bat flip after his fourth-inning home run was a catalyst for the brawl, was suspended for “his conduct after the benches cleared,” the league
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Cleveland Indians prospect Will Benson hit four home runs for Class-A Lake County on Thursday night. He’s the first minor leaguer to hit four homers in a game since 2014, when Yankees prospect Mike Ford hit four for Class-A Charleston and Diamondbacks prospect Jon Griffin also accomplished the feat for Mobile in Double-A. Benson opened
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NEW YORK — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the late singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The song originated
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The early portion of the fantasy baseball calendar requires us to discuss players starting the season on a hot streak. Of course, given the possible “juiced ball” trend that might be history repeating, I became dizzy trying to list all the ridiculously successful starts. 1 Related I’m not going to lump too many stars into
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MIAMI — So how did the Chicago Cubs right their ship with a series sweep of the Miami Marlins this week despite stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo going 2-for-23 over the course of three games? It starts with pitching — 22 scoreless innings to finish the series helps — but that doesn’t explain 17
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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics put pitcher Marco Estrada on the 10-day injured list because of a lumbar strain, one day after a second consecutive shaky outing. Estrada gave up seven runs and walked three in 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday night’s loss to the Houston Astros. It was the second straight start that
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New York Mets announcer Ron Darling’s surgery to remove a chest mass “went well,” his SNY colleague Gary Cohen said during the Mets-Phillies broadcast on Tuesday. On Saturday, Darling, a longtime SNY analyst, said he had a “large mass in my chest” and that he hoped to return to the broadcast booth in May. The
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