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Oakland A’s fans need to get to know new reliever Andrew Chafin

When the Oakland A’s traded for Andrew Chafin, they got more than just another southpaw out of the ‘pen. Chafin and his bushy mustache made their debut in the visitor’s clubhouse in San Diego at about 3 p.m Tuesday, a day after Oakland acquired the 6-foot-something left-hander from the Cubs. In addition to the ‘stache and thick head of curly hair, Chafin brings with him a Youtube channel, a distinctive persona and a loyal following.
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Narvaez, Anderson lead Brewers to 9-0 rout of Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Omar Narvaez homered and had four RBIs, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers scored eight runs in the first two innings to roll past the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 9-0 victory on Tuesday night. Narvaez’s two-run homer started a three-run first inning, and...
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Nationals lose Turner to Covid-19 during MLB contest

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner departed Tuesday’s Major League Baseball game at Philadelphia in the first inning after testing positive for Covid-19. Turner reached first base on an infield single, took third on Juan Soto’s single to right field and jogged home on a three-run home run by Josh Bell.

Bullpen trade chips weren’t displayed tonight in 7-3 loss

Scouts who descended upon Camden Yards again tonight weren’t attracted to the crab cakes and pit beef. Those are just perks of the job. The Orioles are sellers again and the trade deadline is 4 p.m. Friday. Contenders are checking on available players and determining whether there’s a potential match and at what cost.

Blue Jays Interested in Joey Gallo: Should They Be?

Jul 12, 2021; Denver, CO, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Joey Gallo hits during the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. As the trade deadline—and the Rogers Centre Opener—approaches this Friday, the Blue Jays continue to look to add to their roster. Reports have indicated that Texas slugger Joey Gallo is now on their radar. Should he be?
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Trea Turner pulled from Nationals' game vs. Phillies after positive COVID-19 test

July 27 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was forced to exit Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after testing positive for COVID-19. The 2021 MLB All-Star selection was pulled from the contest after scoring on Josh Bell's three-run home run in the top of the first inning. Gerardo Parra replaced him in the Nationals' lineup.
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Cubs and Giants discussing potentially massive Kris Bryant trade

The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants have discussed a Kris Bryant trade that might involve Joey Bart. It turns out a Kris Bryant trade might end up being a blockbuster after all. According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Giants and Cubs have discussed a Kris Bryant trade that...
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Cubs send Keegan Thompson to Triple-A Iowa to prepare to start

The Cubs are getting close to getting an injection of youth into their starting rotation following the trade deadline. Left-hander Justin Steele and right-hander Keegan Thompson were both valuable pieces in the team’s bullpen earlier this season, but with the Cubs’ direction in the short term changing, the team will now be focused on getting their young arms in the rotation.