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Yanks instructor Mazzilli released from hospital

New York Yankees guest hitting instructor Lee Mazzilli was released Friday after spending two nights in the hospital after being struck in the head by a ball during batting practice.Mazzilli was hurt Wednesday during a workout at New York's...

Astros extend Bregman on 6-year deal

Third baseman Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Astros that begins this season, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.Alex Bregman AL Ranks in 2018XBH832ndOBP.3944thRBI103T-5thTB316T-5th>>Finished 5th in AL MVP votingBregman, 24,...

MLB Rank 2019: From 1 to 100

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MLB, union agree to 1 trade deadline

10:52 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"A single trade deadline and an All-Star Game Election Day will be implemented in 2019 while roster expansion will...

Angels top prospect Adell to miss 10-12 weeks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Angels top prospect Jo Adell will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks after spraining his left ankle and straining his right hamstring on a play running the bases.The Angels announced the nature of...

Astros’ Verlander experimenting with changeup

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is attempting to add to his repertoire during spring training by mixing in a changeup to his arsenal."I saw the reactions I wanted on almost every one I threw," Verlander said after throwing seven...

Twins tap All-Star Berrios to start on opening day

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jose Berrios will be Minnesota's Opening Day starter, the first such assignment for the 24-year-old right-hander.Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced the decision to reporters on Monday, a natural honor for the team's only All-Star last...

Kershaw still not throwing, but shoulder better

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has not resumed throwing since he stopped Monday while feeling shoulder discomfort.Kershaw, who felt discomfort while playing catch, told manager Dave Roberts that his shoulder feels better.Roberts said Friday that...

Atlantic League to act as MLB testing ground

The independent Atlantic League will partner with Major League Baseball to act as a testing ground for experimental playing rules and equipment during the season, with a three-year agreement between the leagues announced Tuesday.The agreement allows MLB to implement...

Pirates wearing ‘Freedom for Venezuela’ shirts

A group of Pittsburgh Pirates players are wearing T-shirts that read "Freedom for Venezuela" amid the country's battle over humanitarian aid.Catcher Francisco Cervelli is leading the effort to raise awareness for the crisis in his native country."There have been...

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