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He’s the most effective closer in baseball — he has converted 54 consecutive save opportunities dating to September 2015 and is 125-for-133 the past four seasons — but he’s made only nine appearances this season thanks to a forearm strain that’s landed him on the DL twice already. The only reason this problem isn’t higher […]

The whole Cespedes injury thing was a bit of debacle from the start. The Mets’ best hitter was clearly hampered by a sore hamstring originally tweaked on April 20, but instead of putting him on the 10-day DL, the club kept him on the active roster and played shorthanded for a couple of games. In […]

The music world is mourning the death of Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in Detroit Wednesday night. He was 52. That loss has hit especially hard in Seattle, Cornell’s hometown, where the vocalist and guitarist co-founded Soundgarden, pioneers of the grunge movement of the 1990s. The Tigers edged out a tight 5-4 win against the […]

The Angels lost more than just a baseball game Sunday. They could be without their star for up to eight weeks. Angels center fielder Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his left thumb after an MRI revealed the damage Monday. Trout left Sunday’s 9-2 loss to the Marlins in […]

Farrell said team would keep a tighter rein on Price’s workload initially. Still, adding David Price is always going to be a positive. Injury issues are out of the norm for Price, who at most missed about six weeks in the middle of the 2013 season with a strained triceps. Otherwise he’s been dependable, one […]

The NCAA baseball tournament regionals begin this week as 64 teams travel the road to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Most of the bracket starts play Friday, June 2, with No. 1-overall seed Oregon State (49-4) facing No. 4 Holy Cross (23-27). No. 2 Nebraska (35-20-1) and No. 3 Yale (32-16) round out […]

Think about this: Heading into the ACC Tournament, Smith has 12 homers and only eight strikeouts on the season. That’s kind of crazy, right? He might not have the raw upside of some of the players here, but he’s about as polished of a college bat as you’ll find. He’s a prep right-hander from Texas […]

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been suspended two games by the club for directing a homophobic slur toward Braves pitcher Jason Motte. Toronto general manager Ross Atkins told reporters Thursday that Pillar’s pay for those two games will be donated to a charity. He’ll sit out Thursday’s game against the Braves and Friday’s opener […]

All eyes were on Angels slugger Albert Pujols in his attempt to hit 600 career home runs Thursday, but instead he became a part of Twins history in a rare triple play at Angel Stadium. With Pujols on second base and Yunel Escobar on first, Angels first baseman Jefry Marte hit a sharp ground ball […]

The Fall River Brienies went from a swing and a mist to a swing and a miss. The Brienies’ Class B New England League road game against the Lynn Leonardites on May 20, 1911, unfolded under murky conditions. An east wind blew a thick fog from the ocean across the Lynn baseball park, the Brooklyn […]