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7:05 PM ET Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers rookie left-hander Brock Burke will miss the 2020 season because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Rangers said Monday the 23-year-old Burke is scheduled to have surgery Friday that will be performed by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. The recovery period is
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7:08 PM ET Associated Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Jose Altuve insisted that he tuned out the hecklers. But he couldn’t avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after his team’s 11-1 win over the Detroit
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9:12 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders and even won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December, according to a story published Sunday by The Athletic. Bumgarner told the website he has discretely competed in rodeos for a
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9:08 PM ET Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Shogo Akiyama gave Cincinnati Reds fans a small taste of what he can provide at the top of the batting order and in the outfield Sunday in his first spring training game with the team. Akiyama, hitting leadoff and playing center field, lined the second pitch he
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5:05 PM ET MESA, AZ — Oakland Athletics starter Mike Fiers got a warm reception from the crowd at the A’s spring training home before taking the mound for his first start since blowing the lid on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal this past winter. Considering he wasn’t coming to the plate to hit due
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9:03 PM ET ESPN News Services WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs taken. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering Houston, and ballpark
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5:34 PM ET Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — Jack Flaherty is getting the ball on opening day for the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said Saturday the 24-year-old Flaherty will start the season opener March 26 at Cincinnati. It will be the right-hander’s first opening day start and comes after he finished
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2:01 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Chicago White Sox agreed Saturday to a $16 million, five-year contract with reliever Aaron Bummer that includes two club options, and a $3.5 million, one-year deal with infielder Leury Garcia. Bummer is due $1 million in 2020, $2 million in 2021, $2.5 million in 2022, $3.75
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10:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 Houston Astros were cheaters. They were selfish, unfair, wrong. Their actions influenced opponents’ careers. Their championship is tarnished. And with all that being true, they
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6:37 PM ET Houston Astros players have gotten threats “every day” since the team’s 2017-18 sign-stealing scheme came to light in recent weeks, according to outfielder Josh Reddick, who said Friday that messages he has received also targeted his family. “You just see the first things in your suggested box and it just says, ‘I
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3:00 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print One big rumor circulating around spring training camp this week: The Phanatic — the Philadelphia Phillies‘ green and furry mascot — may be getting a new look. While the details won’t be revealed until Sunday when the team hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates in the
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8:16 AM ET Former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers has acknowledged he has received death threats after he exposed Houston’s 2017 sign-stealing scheme. “Whatever, I don’t care. I’ve dealt with a lot of death threats before. It’s just another thing on my plate,” he told The San Francisco Chronicle. Fiers revealed to The Athletic in
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3:34 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees seem to have picked up where they left off last season on the injury front with pitcher Luis Severino joining the list of players dealing with ailments this spring training. Severino became
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3:16 PM ET FORT MYERS, Fla. — As a catcher who spent parts of four seasons playing in the American League West between 2016 and 2019, Jonathan Lucroy found himself in a unique position to observe the sign-stealing tactics of the Houston Astros while needing to plan against the scheme. Lucroy, who is now with
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9:00 AM ET ESPN News Services Just 60 miles east of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, one Little League director is sending a clear message to his 4,000 players about the Houston Astros and their sign stealing. Jose Altuve? Alex Bregman? Carlos Correa? They’re all out. “Right now, in our leagues, the Astros are suspended,” said Bob Bertoni,
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6:57 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Pirates‘ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games on Wednesday under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipoise and is
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4:45 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Houston infielder Aledmys Diaz, Miami first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases Wednesday, cutting the teams’ advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Diaz was awarded $2.6 million by arbitrators Mark Burstein, Stephen Raymond
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