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Sources: Mets finalizing deal for Rays lefty Hill

The New York Mets are finalizing a deal to acquire left-handed starting pitcher Rich Hill from the Tampa Bay Rays, sources told ESPN. Reliever Tommy Hunter and minor league catcher Matt Dyer are headed back to the Rays, sources told ESPN. It’s the second trade in two days for the Rays, who acquired slugger Nelson Cruz from the Minnesota Twins […]

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A’s prez on city vote: Team’s fate hangs in balance

Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.com Eight Oakland City Council members will cast nonbinding votes for a proposed $12 billion development and ballpark plan on Tuesday morning. An affirmative vote will simply keep the ambitious project alive; but a dissenting vote, the Oakland Athletics say, will kick-start the team’s relocation […]

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Bizarre light mystifies Yankees, Red Sox during game: ‘There was a red light flashing’

Sunday night’s game between the Red Sox and Yankees was paused for a few minutes after an unexplainable light appeared in center field. The incident occurred during DJ LeMahieu’s at-bat during the bottom of the seventh inning. After the second pitch of the at-bat, Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez could be seen standing up and talking with the umpire. Play resumed, and […]

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Fan who hit Verdugo banned from all MLB parks

NEW YORK — The fan who hit Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo with a baseball thrown from the Yankee Stadium stands has been banned for life from attending major league games. The decision was confirmed Sunday by spokesmen for both the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. Red Sox manager Alex Cora briefly pulled his team off […]

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Padres, Nats recall chilling scene after shots fired

When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team’s family members and friends in the seats. Tatis bolted from the bench down the left field line Saturday night, helped open a gate to the stands and began ushering a group back to the dugout to shelter. […]

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US rocked as terrifying gunfire stops baseball game as fans flee

Chaos erupted during Saturday night’s baseball game at Nationals Park after gunshots were heard outside the Washington, DC, stadium. The DC Police Department said on Twitter that two people had been shot outside the ballpark, adding there was “no ongoing threat.” “As a result of the shooting incident, tonight’s @Nationals game has been suspended,” police wrote. Watch live coverage every […]

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