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Pirates’ Archer out until 2021 after surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer underwent surgery Tuesday to address thoracic outlet syndrome and will not pitch again until 2021. The Pirates announced Wednesday that Archer had the operation after “consulting with several leading vascular and orthopedic surgeons in recent weeks.” The surgery was performed in St. Louis by Dr. Robert Thompson. The Pirates say […]

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The guy with the most to prove in 2020 for all 30 MLB teams

Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” Exactly a year ago, the Washington Nationals started the day seven games under .500, seven games out of first place, with a disastrous bullpen. But some key players came back from injury, and general manager Mike Rizzo made some […]

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Sources: MLB to offer 50 games, prorated salaries

Major League Baseball intends to propose a shorter season in which the league would pay players a full prorated share of their salaries, sources told ESPN. The league believes the late March agreement allows it to set the schedule, and that this would fulfill players’ pro rata desire. The potential season Major League Baseball envisions […]

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MLB stars hit social media to share Floyd feelings

Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate Major League Baseball players joined the wave of athletes, coaches and executives speaking out about their grief and anger over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, 46, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more […]