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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Carl Edwards Jr. throws during a spring training baseball workout, in Mesa, Ariz. Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month. Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the...
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April 16, 2019 - 1:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A niece of Chicago "Black Sox" player George "Buck" Weaver who spent years in an unsuccessful campaign to convince Major League Baseball to reinstate her late uncle has died. Angie Hill of the Tablerock HealthCare Center says 92-year-old Pat Anderson died Sunday of natural causes at...
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Former Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 16, 2019 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. Phillies Hall...
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, left, stands with Jackie Robinson's widow Rachel Robinson, center, and Dodgers co-owner Mark Walter prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 16, 2019 - 7:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration Monday night. Scully greeted 96-year-old Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing...
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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, center, celebrates his three-run home run that also drove in Mookie Betts, left, and J.D. Martinez, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 15, 2019 - 8:17 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: RIVALRY RENEWED Mookie Betts tries to get going at the plate when the Red Sox (6-11) visit the Yankees (6-9) in the first meeting this season between the longtime rivals. Boston knocked New York out of the playoffs last year on the way to a...
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Cincinnati Reds' Yasiel Puig speaks to reporters prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 15, 2019 - 7:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig was late arriving to Dodger Stadium Monday in his first game since being traded to Cincinnati. He turned up with a bang once the game began. Puig hammered a two-run homer in the first inning off Clayton Kershaw, who was making his season debut for the Dodgers. Puig...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout takes off his helmet after the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 15, 2019 - 4:12 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout is easing his way back in the Los Angeles Angels lineup, returning as the designated hitter and skipping at least one night in center field after missing three games because of a right groin strain. Trout was listed second in the batting order for the Angels'...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 11:20 pm
Now, this is an impressive opening for the Tampa Bay Rays. Last year, the Rays pioneered the idea of an "opener" — a pitcher who would work an inning or two at the beginning of the game, facing some of the toughest hitters instead of having a traditional starter do it. Tampa Bay has still used that...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, pitching for the Tulsa Drillers in a rehab assignment, throws against the Springfield Cardinals during a Double-A baseball game Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 11:12 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: JACKIE ROBINSON DAY Major League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country. Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. All players, managers, coaches, umpires...
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Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Thomas Pannone (45) delivers his ninth strike to home plate during fifth inning MLB baseball action against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays simply couldn't touch Toronto reliever Thomas Pannone. Pannone became the 89th different pitcher in major league history to strike out the side on nine pitches, setting down the Rays in the fifth inning Sunday. The 24-year-old lefty fanned a swinging Avisail Garcia...
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