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Seen hidden-ball tricks? Well, not this one

The Minor Leagues are where you go to hone your skills and learn your craft. It’s where you go to really understand the game of baseball. During Thursday’s Double-A game against Frisco, Corpus Christi outfielder Justin Dirden learned to keep his head on a swivel at all times as a slight lack of awareness resulted in a rather embarrassing moment for the 24-year-old.
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Houston Astros Prospect Fooled By Perfect Hidden Ball Trick In Game

A Texas Rangers farmhand completely befuddled a Houston Astros prospect with a perfectly executed hidden ball trick on Thursday ... and the epic play was all captured on video!. The trickery happened in the third inning of the Corpus Christi Hooks game against the Frisco RoughRiders -- after 'Stros prospect...
HOUSTON, TX
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Why a Juan Soto Trade Makes Sense For the Astros

The Astros are once again contenders for a World Series title, but every contender could always use an upgrade to bolster their team towards October. The Houston Astros yet again have a deep lineup one through seven with Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel, Kyle Tucker and Jeremy Peña.
HOUSTON, TX

San Diego Padres have target for Fernando Tatis Jr. return

The San Diego Padres have been impressive this season. Despite a myriad of injuries at the start of the year, they have posted a 24-14 record entering Friday, sitting just 1.5 games behind the Dodgers at this point in the season. As players are starting to return, it is easy to feel good about the Padres’ hopes for 2022.
SAN DIEGO, CA
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Can the Mariners make the deal of the century for Juan Soto?

It didn’t take long for the rumor mill to begin swirling about one of the game’s best players, Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto. Soto is a generational type of talent. At the age of twenty-three and in only his fifth season in the big leagues, Soto has an all-star appearance, two silver slugger awards, a batting title, and the franchise’s first world series championship in 2019. In 2021, he would go on to finish second in the National League MVP voting. So why in the world would the Seattle Mariners have a shot at the superstar?
SEATTLE, WA

Latest Bryce Harper injury update puts entire Phillies season at risk

Bryce Harper’s injury will keep him off the field for at least another six weeks, but he’s expected to return to the lineup within a few days. The Philadelphia Phillies‘ star hitter and right-fielder, Harper will remain unable to throw for at least another six weeks, according to ESPN. Once he’s cleared for throwing, he can begin working his way back to playing.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Padres linked to superstar trade candidate Juan Soto

MLB exec names Padres as likely suitor in Juan Soto trade rumors. Could the San Diego Padres actually acquire Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals?. Better question, would the Nationals really be so bold as to trade one of the best young talents in the game?. The Nationals unloaded a...
SAN DIEGO, CA
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Managers Hinch, Francona out as Tigers meet Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Guardians are both without their managers for the series opener between the teams Friday night. Detroit’s A.J. Hinch will miss the game because he isn’t feeling well but tested negative for COVID-19. Bench coach George Lombard will manage the team.
CLEVELAND, OH
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Los Angeles Angels treatment of MiLBers an embarrassment

One could almost forgive the Los Angeles Angels for having other things on their mind than the state of their minor league players. After all, their previously agreed upon deal to purchase Angel Stadium is on hold amidst a corruption investigation being conducted by the FBI. And there is that...
ANAHEIM, CA
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Mets' opener in Denver snowed out; split DH Saturday

DENVER -- For the second consecutive season and the fourth time in a decade, the Mets were snowed out of a game in Denver. This one was a bit less expected than the previous three, coming as it did in mid-May. Yet that was the reality that faced the Mets...
DENVER, CO

Fan runs onto field during Brewers game, makes one huge mistake

A fan ran onto the diamond at American Family Field in Milwaukee Wednesday night, doing an impressive job of evading security during his dash around the park. During the ninth inning of the Brewers’ game against the Braves, the fan — who appeared shirtless from a bird’s-eye view but was actually wearing a beige shirt — snuck onto the field, putting on some dance moves in center before security finally noticed he was out there. When various members of the security team converged from each end of the field to corner him, the fan took off running, first displaying a couple of...
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Story’s slam snagged by former Sox player in Monster seats

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night — this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster. Story, who hit three home runs in Boston’s victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle in the third inning.
BOSTON, MA

Dodgers dodged Max Scherzer drama after injury, controversy

Mid-lockout, Max Scherzer raised alarms regarding the way his Dodgers tenure ended with a classic tactic: claiming he “hadn’t done” something that nobody suspected him of doing, thus introducing the “thing” as an entirely new concept. Scherzer’s confession came in a Los Angeles Times story...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Texas Rangers release former All-Star

A former MLB All-Star is available and looking for work. The Texas Rangers on Thursday released Matt Carpenter. The three-time All-Star started his minor league season slowly, but he had come on in May. Carpenter had six home runs and a .991 OPS in Triple-A when the Rangers let him go.
ARLINGTON, TX