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Zavala 1st ever to hit 1st 3 MLB HRs in one game

CHICAGO — White Sox rookie Seby Zavala hit the first three home runs of his career, including a grand slam, but the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat Chicago 12-11 on Saturday night. Zavala became the first player in big league history to hit his first three career home runs in the same game, according to […]

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Tatis exits game after hurting left shoulder again

SAN DIEGO — Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder Friday night in the San Diego Padres’ 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies. It was the third time Tatis, 22, left a game this year due to a left shoulder injury. He was the NL’s starting shortstop in the All-Star Game. […]

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Heres everyone the Cubs got back in their MLB trade deadline deals

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 Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 The Chicago Cubs were the busiest team in baseball at the 2021 MLB trade deadline, […]

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Winners, losers and in between: How all 30 teams fared as dust settles on thrilling MLB trade deadline

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 Last season, a relatively tranquil trade deadline exploded in the final moments, and when the dust settled, we saw that there turned out to be quite a bit of activity. […]

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Sources: Dodgers zeroing in on Scherzer, Turner

The Los Angeles Dodgers are making significant progress on a deal that would send them star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a prospect-laden return, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Scherzer, 37, is 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA in 19 starts this season. The three-time Cy Young winner […]

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Scherzer proud of Nats tenure if trade happens

Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Max Scherzer doesn’t know if he will be traded before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, but with rumors swirling, it certainly felt Thursday like he had pitched his final game for the Washington Nationals, the franchise he led to […]

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Jays address bullpen, get closer Hand from Nats

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired three-time All-Star closer Brad Hand from the Washington Nationals for minor-league catcher Riley Adams, the teams announced Thursday. Hand is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 21 saves this season. Hand signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Nats this past offseason. He was coming off another solid […]

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Astros bolster bullpen, get Mariners’ Graveman

SEATTLE — The Houston Astros have landed one of the top relievers in baseball, acquiring right-hander Kendall Graveman from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday in an odd intra-division trade while the teams were preparing to play each other. Graveman and Rafael Montero are going to the AL West-leading Astros with infielder Abraham Toro and reliever […]