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Mets ace Jacob deGrom’s MRI comes back clean, no damage

NEW YORK — The sight of Jacob deGrom playing long toss in the Busch Stadium outfield on Saturday raised a number of eyebrows. Not so with Brodie Van Wagenen. “I wasn’t surprised,” the Mets GM told reporters prior to Monday’s NL East showdown with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Van Wagenen announced that an MRI […]

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Yanks await verdict on Judge after oblique injury

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is likely headed to the injured list after injuring his left oblique while taking a swing during Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, manager Aaron Boone said. Judge gingerly made his way to first base after hitting a single in the sixth inning of a 9-2 victory at […]

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Mets’ deGrom (elbow) heads to IL, will have MRI

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom traveled back to New York on Friday and is scheduled to have an MRI on his right elbow, manager Mickey Callaway told reporters in St. Louis. The Mets placed the right-hander on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 16, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. DeGrom could return […]

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Sources: Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for one game after calling Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller a “weak-ass f—ing [N-word]” during a benches-clearing incident precipitated by Keller hitting Anderson with a pitch, league sources told ESPN. Keller, who was suspended for five games, hit Anderson in the backside with a 92-mph fastball […]

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Video shows Mets’ Noah Syndergaard potentially cheating vs. Phillies

Did Noah Syndergaard rub a substance onto the baseballs during Monday night’s game against the Phillies? That question is being asked after a video started spreading on Twitter that appeared to show the Mets pitcher using two fingers on the base of his glove before touching the baseball. Was Noah Syndergaard cheating last night? What was he […]

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The highs and lows of Yasiel Puig’s time in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — He showed up late, then homered early. How fitting. Yasiel Puig spent more than half a decade tantalizing the Los Angeles Dodgers with his talent and tormenting them with his indiscretions. It was only right that he do the same to his new team upon returning to his old place. Puig arrived […]

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Back in LA, late-arriving Puig homers off Kershaw

LOS ANGELES — Better late than never. While Yasiel Puig arrived at Dodger Stadium too late to receive his National League championship ring, he was just in time to hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw in his first at bat against his former team. Puig was greeted with cheers as he approached the plate, […]

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Power Rankings: Big tests coming for April’s hot starters

Just one more week into the season, we’re starting to see some stronger teams emerge. But we’re also ready to crown a new No. 1, as the Astros rode their nine-game win streak to the top of rankings, earning three first-place votes to replace the Dodgers in the top slot. But that was just the […]