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Blue Jays show no mercy to Brewers, Tellez, but injuries continue to pile up on bullpen

Milwaukee, WISC. — A year and two days ago, Rowdy Tellez was called into his manager’s office to learn he was being picked for Triple-A. He was scrambling — sitting on the .209/.272/.338 line with a 62 wRC+. He was playing inconsistently – sometimes as a designated hitter, sometimes as a first baseman, often as a late game pinch-hitter off the bench. And the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t have room for him – they were activating George Springer from IL and anticipating the veteran outfielder needed his fair share of DH days.
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Royals vs. Athletics Friday game thread

The Royals return home tonight with some famous friends in town. The Big Slick charity weekend starts tonight with Kansas City natives Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, David Koechner, and Rob Riggle (Jason Sudeikis had to back out) hosting other celebs with a charity softball game at the K to raise money for Children’s Mercy. Adam Scott, Heidi Gardner, James Van Der Beek, Kevin Pollak, and Sheryl Crow are just some of the famous faces you may see in town this weekend. Hey, can we swap TV’s Richard Kind for Cal Eldred tonight?

Review: ’64 Cardinals’ touches all thrilling bases of comeback, Series victory

The years 1947 through 1963 were dark, frustrating times for fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. This was before playoff baseball, when the only way to play in the World Series was to finish first in the National or the American League. After the Cardinals won the 1946 World Series, the team finished second five times, but no better, for 17 seasons.

Aaron Judge, Yankees Agree On $19 Million Deal To Avoid Arbitration

The New York Yankees and Aaron Judge have settled on a new deal to avoid arbitration. Judge will be a free agent after the 2022 season. The 30-year-old outfielder signed a one-year, $19 million contract Friday, per ESPN. The Yankees slugger can make an additional $250,000 by winning an MVP Award and $250,000 for World Series MVP. Judge is a -120 favorite to win the American League MVP award, and the Yankees are +425 favorites to win the World Series, odds are according to DraftKings Sporstbook.

Pirates go extra innings for 2nd consecutive game, lose to Rays in 10

Pittsburgh Pirates batters struck out 17 times Friday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. All 11 batters who stepped to the plate whiffed at least once. On the other side, four Pirates pitchers combined to record six scoreless, hitless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, a team in the middle of the American League wild-card chase.

Aaron Boone on Aaron Judge contract news: 'Excited that's behind us'

Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees settled on a contract Friday for the 2022 season, and it’s safe to say that manager Aaron Boone is relieved. Judge reportedly will receive $19 million from the Yankees, with the potential for bonuses of $250,000 if he is named American League MVP and wins World Series MVP.

Yankees and Aaron Judge agree to $19 million contract ahead of Friday’s scheduled arbitration hearing

Aaron Judge and the Yankees agreed to a contractual agreement before proceeding with the arbitration hearing, which was scheduled to begin at noon on Friday. Judge will earn $19 million this season, plus $250,000 if he becomes the American League MVP and another $250,000 if he brings home the 2022 World Series MVP. On Friday night, he said that if he really had to go to arbitration, he would probably miss the Friday night game, which he “didn’t enjoy very much”.