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Cubs might go to closer by committee with Brandon Morrow still out

It’s looking like the Chicago Cubs will be forced into a closer-by-committee strategy as they head toward October. That’s the vibe manager Joe Maddon gave off on Wednesday when asked if there was enough time to get ailing right-hander Brandon Morrow back. “Barely,” Maddon said. “We’re very much aware of that. Would love to have […]

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Shohei Ohtani slams 2 homers after Tommy John surgery recommendation

Shohei Ohtani has suffered what the Los Angeles Angels described as “new damage” on the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, prompting the organization’s physicians to recommend Tommy John surgery, which would keep the 24-year-old two-way sensation off the mound until 2020. The final decision rests with Ohtani, but the Angels have prepared themselves […]

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Andrew McCutchen gets warm welcome from Yankees fans, goes hitless in debut

Andrew McCutchen admitted Saturday afternoon that he was nervous as he put on his pinstripes for the first time, officially starting the once-hoped-for New York Yankees phase of his career. “I feel like a lot of baseball players want to throw on the pinstripes for who knows how long, just to say you did it,” […]

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Cubs rotation enters the stretch run ready to dominate

It has to be every other National League contender’s worst nightmare: The starting rotation of the Chicago Cubs is finally finding its groove at exactly the right time in the season. The calendar might say September, but the starters are beginning to pitch as if it’s October. “This is as locked-in as I’ve felt,” Saturday’s […]

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How did the exact hitter the Cubs needed land in their laps?

To the surprise of the Chicago Cubs, the process ended with a single word, instead of two: eligible. The Cubs’ brass was used to seeing “not eligible” while putting in waiver claims this month, but on this day — a week ago Sunday — general manager Jed Hoyer and the rest of the front office […]

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Angels have to consider parting ways with Albert Pujols

With word that Albert Pujols will have season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery, you might have had a split-second thought of, “Oh, he might be done forever, not just 2018,” until you remember that he’s still under contract for $28 million in 2019, $29 million in 2020 and $30 million in 2021. His season ends with a […]

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Can Daniel Murphy be the Cole Hamels of the Cubs’ lineup?

Within the span of a couple hours Tuesday, the dynamics of the 2018 Chicago Cubs changed drastically. Instead of adding an arm for the stretch run, in the form of injured righty Yu Darvish, the team pivoted to offense, surprising the baseball world by acquiring lefty Daniel Murphy in a trade with the Washington Nationals. […]

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Nationals raise the white flag on 2018

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo tried with all his might to conceal the white flag, but he couldn’t. It was simply too large. Too white. Too noisy, as it flapped in the wind of yet another D.C. storm in a summer that has been filled with storms. The dark clouds have hovered over Nats […]

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Where would the Red Sox be without J.D. Martinez?

The Boston Red Sox were an excellent team in 2017, going 93-69 and winning the AL East before losing to the Astros in the Division Series. The Red Sox made one major transaction in the offseason, signing J.D. Martinez as a free agent. As you know, Martinez has terrorized pitchers all season, hitting .333/.400/.665 while […]

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Porcello supplies crisp stuff, basepaths mayhem and another win

During an interleague road game Tuesday, Porcello enjoyed a rare opportunity to pitch, swing the bat and channel his inner Zack Greinke. He put on quite a show. Fresh off one of his worst starts of the season in Toronto, Porcello dazzled the Phillies with his command and five-pitch repertoire. He allowed two hits over […]

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