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Cleveland Indians: Father-son ties within Tribe’s roster

Major League Baseball seems to be in the Golden Age of family ties within the league and the Cleveland Indians have managed to add a few to their roster. The most well known names on the list aren’t in Cleveland, like Guerrero and Tatis, but there are a handful of players within the organization that have baseball in their blood.
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Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Not starting Saturday

Mondesi isn't starting Saturday's game against the Red Sox. Mondesi has homered in each of his last two games, including a mammoth blast in the bottom of the third inning Friday that traveled 464 feet. Nicky Lopez will take over at shortstop and bat ninth.
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Cleveland Indians: 6 trades targeted by The Athletic’s Jim Bowden

The Cleveland Indians are off to their best start since the 2007, a year in which the Tribe won the Central and came within a game of going to the World Series. Their 38-29 record has been a pleasant surprise, considering the rash of injuries impacting the starting rotation, and the lack of production in the lineup over the course of the first two months of the season.
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The St. Louis Cardinals need to have tough conversations

The St. Louis Cardinals have struggled against good teams and have watched themselves slip into mediocrity. They need to have tough conversations. Injuries have completely changed the St. Louis Cardinals season. They appeared primed to run away with the National League Central, but after losing Jack Flaherty and many other key contributors, they have fallen to 35-35 and have lost six straight road games.
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Phillies make roster moves as 2 players go on injured list

Two members of the Phillies’ bench went on the injured list Saturday afternoon. Catcher Andrew Knapp went on the 7-day concussion IL and outfielder Matt Joyce was placed on the 10-day IL with a low back strain. Knapp took a foul ball off the mask late in Friday night’s loss...
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Votto, Bell ejected in heated scene; Padres fan also tossed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Votto and manager David Bell of the Cincinnati Reds were ejected in the first inning Saturday following a heated argument with home plate umpire Ryan Additon after Votto was called out on a checked swing. A Padres fan sitting in the expensive seats near the...
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Yankees: Should NYY add former World Series MVP to rotation?

Hey, should the New York Yankees consider adding — Yes. You didn’t even give me a chance to finish, I was asking about — Yes. Do it. Try anything. Please. Entering 2021, the Yankees believed they’d put the type of roster in place to compete for a 28th World Series title, even though they were betting on a few rotation bounce backs while betting against the snooze-worthy ending of the 2020 season repeating itself.
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Torreyes, Hoskins and Phillies clobber the ball in win over Giants

The Phillies won a 13-6 slugfest Saturday at the Giants' pitcher-friendly ballpark and are one of many MLB lineups that has been significantly better this month than the previous two. Offense has exploded across the majors in June because of a combination of warmer weather and the prohibition of sticky...
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Votto apologizes to young fan after early ejection, epic tirade

Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto got his money's worth after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes during the first inning of Saturday's contest against the San Diego Padres. Votto seemed to take issue with an appealed check swing during his at-bat. After being rung up, Votto and manager David...
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Phillies' Brad Miller: Not starting Saturday

Miller isn't starting Saturday's game against the Giants. Miller had started each of the last two games with Jean Segura (groin) sidelined, but he went 0-for-7 with a walk and six strikeouts. Luke Williams will start at second base and bat seventh.
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White Sox prospect Cespedes to debut

It’s Cespedes time all over again. The Chicago White Sox assigned Yoelqui Cespedes, the team’s No. 2 prospect, to the High-A Winston-Salem Dash for his Minor League debut on Saturday. The 23-year-old outfielder and younger brother of Yoenis Cespedes defected while playing for Cuba’s national team in an independent Canadian-American...
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Aaron Judge Says He’ll Do Home Run Derby Under 1 Condition

2017 Home Run Derby champion Aaron Judge will only participate in the event under one condition. Unless the All-Star Game is played in New York, the superstar outfielder have no interest in the Derby. When asked about his potential participation in the event on Friday, Judge explained his position. “I...
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Rays' Brandon Lowe: Takes rare seat against righty

Lowe is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Mainers. Lowe will get a breather Saturday despite Seattle tossing right-hander Logan Gilbert. The second baseman has just two hits in his last 15 at-bats, so he'll look to use Saturday's rest to regroup at the plate.
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Orioles, Blue Jays involved in benches-clearing altercation

Things got heated at Camden Yards. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays benches cleared mid-game on Saturday after visiting pitcher Alek Manoah clocked Orioles batter Maikel Franco. It wasn’t quite a brawl, since no punches were thrown and the overall tone of the altercation was somewhat muted, but still a tense moment nonetheless. Take a look:
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Trade talks start to heat up for coveted Bucs

PITTSBURGH -- At the helm of a team that will clearly be a seller as the Trade Deadline approaches, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington has gotten check-ins throughout the season from other GMs. The past couple of weeks have been a little bit more involved, though. “It feels like it...