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Brewers rookie righty Williams out for wild card

Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for LOS ANGELES — Devin Williams, arguably the best reliever in baseball this season, has been left off the Milwaukee Brewers’ wild-card roster with what the team identified as soreness in his right shoulder, a major blow to a team that was already dealing with […]

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Sources: Clevinger still out; Padres concerned

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is unlikely to pitch in the wild-card round and could miss the remainder of the postseason with an arm injury that did not resolve during a bullpen session Tuesday, sources told ESPN. The Padres acquired Clevinger, […]

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‘We’re coming for it all:’ Cardinals return to normalcy after daunting season heading into playoffs against Padres

SAN DIEGO — The St. Louis Cardinals woke up Wednesday morning, took their COVID-19 tests, walked outside, took a deep breath, smelled the Pacific Ocean air, and couldn’t believe the strange sensation that hit them. Normalcy.  Two off days. A schedule with no more doubleheaders. A roster without a single player out with the coronavirus. Being a playoff team, with Game 1 […]

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Eight games today? MLB should build on fantastic playoff schedule

Wednesday is the most exciting day in baseball history.   Well, maybe not. But it’s still the most exciting day of baseball that I can remember in years.   Eight playoff games over a more than 12-hour span, starting at noon with the Reds and Braves. Four elimination games stemming from Tuesday’s start to the 2020 MLB Playoffs. A total of 16 teams and fan bases with every excuse to […]

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