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6:31 PM ET LOS ANGELES — The civil hearing for a restraining order requested against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been postponed to Aug. 2 after Bauer’s legal team requested more time to prepare a defense against witnesses and documents that it claimed to receive only recently. Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman set aside Aug.
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9:51 AM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will next be called the Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams
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5:32 PM ET ESPN News Services CHICAGO — One day after announcing he was stepping away from baseball, Yermin Mercedes was back with the Chicago White Sox‘s Triple-A affiliate. The White Sox confirmed Thursday that Mercedes, the surprising rookie who carried the team with his booming bat early in the season and got sent to
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6:49 PM ET The Tampa Bay Rays acquired slugger Nelson Cruz from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in a four-player trade. The Twins received minor league pitchers Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman in exchange for Cruz and minor league pitcher Calvin Faucher. The 41-year-old Cruz, a seven-time All-Star, is hitting .294 with 19 home runs
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11:07 PM ET Chicago White Sox rookie Yermin Mercedes wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday night that he is “stepping aside” from baseball indefinitely while also apologizing to the team for not “accepting some of their decisions.” The post was accompanied with a picture of the words “it’s over.” “I want to apologize to
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5:01 PM ET Oakland City Council members voted 6-1 in favor of a non-binding term sheet for the Oakland Athletics‘ proposed waterfront ballpark on Tuesday, but the session ended with confusion as to whether negotiations between the city and the team would continue. A’s president Dave Kaval stated during the session that the new term
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7:10 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says he doesn’t plan on having infielder Starlin Castro back with the team this season. Castro was placed on administrative leave July 16 by Major League Baseball as it investigates a domestic violence accusation. Rizzo, speaking with a group of reporters about
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2:29 PM ET In a historic first for Major League Baseball, a game will feature an all-women broadcast crew when the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays play Tuesday night in Florida as part of the “MLB Game of the Week on YouTube.” Melanie Newman, the Orioles’ radio play-by-play announcer since last year, will call
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9:26 PM ET Eight Oakland City Council members will cast non-binding votes for a proposed $12 billion development and ballpark plan on Tuesday morning. An affirmative vote will simply keep the ambitious project alive, but a dissenting vote, the Oakland Athletics say, will kick-start the team’s relocation efforts. Speaking roughly 22 hours before that crucial
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5:29 PM ET ESPN News Services New York Mets manager Luis Rojas was handed a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball on Monday for “excessive arguing” with umpires during Sunday’s 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rojas will begin serving the suspension during Monday’s game at Cincinnati. Rojas was ejected in
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7:30 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The fan who hit Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo with a baseball thrown from the Yankee Stadium stands has been banned for life from attending big league games. The decision was confirmed Sunday by spokesmen for both the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball.
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3:47 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Now this was Bucco Bizarro at its best. The Pittsburgh Pirates swiped three runs Sunday when Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker mistakenly batted a fair ball into foul territory, prompting a wild argument in which New York manager Luis Rojas was ejected. With the bases loaded and one out
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2:17 PM ET Associated Press When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team’s family members and friends in the seats. Tatis bolted from the bench down the left field line Saturday night, helped open a gate to the stands and
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9:59 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night, with police saying two people were shot outside Nationals Park. More than two dozen police cars, ambulances and fire engines were on the street outside the third base side of
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