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Sources: All AAA parks to have robot umps in ’23

Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” The electronic strike zone will be used in all 30 Class AAA parks in 2023, sources told ESPN, seemingly another significant step toward the implementation of the technology at the big league level in the near future. The Automatic […]

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Sources: Cruz, 42, reaches $1M deal with Padres

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Slugger Nelson Cruz and the San Diego Padres agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday, sources told ESPN, landing the veteran with an ascendant team as he tries to win his first World Series in his […]

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After release from Dodgers, what’s next for Trevor Bauer?

ESPN baseball reporter. Covered the L.A. Rams for ESPN from 2016 to 2018 and the L.A. Angels for MLB.com from 2012 to 2016. The last time Trevor Bauer took the mound, he seemed to have reached the apex of his pitching career. By the summer of 2021, the talent that made him a first-round draft […]

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Unsafe at home: Brewers clubhouse burglarized

MILWAUKEE — A man passed out in the bushes outside the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium after a game and, upon awakening, entered the team’s clubhouse and stole electronics, a credit card, team memorabilia and other items, according to a criminal complaint. The 25-year-old man was charged Dec. 14 with felony burglary, online court records show. The […]

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Sources: Red Sox add Kluber to retooled rotation

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Right-hander Corey Kluber and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a one-year, $10 million contract that includes a club option for 2024, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN, rounding out a remaking of the […]

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Sources: Rangers add Eovaldi, 32, on $34M deal

Free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal is for two years and $34 million, and it includes a third-year vesting player option, sources told Passan. Performance bonuses in the contract can take the total value even higher for the veteran. Eovaldi has […]

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Giants strike out on Judge AND Correa? What’s next after nightmare offseason

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association The San Francisco Giants’ offseason cannot be salvaged. And the collapse of the team’s historic agreement with Carlos Correa will impact them long beyond the coming season. Those are my […]