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Sources: Freeman fires reps who led negotiations

Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” When Freddie Freeman left the Atlanta Braves and eventually landed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, there was shock within the industry because of Freeman’s long history with the Braves. Now Freeman has fired the agency that represented him in his offseason negotiations, Excel Sports […]

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Braves’ Jansen to IL due to irregular heartbeat

The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Kenley Jansen on the 15-day injured list with an irregular heartbeat, the team announced Tuesday. The move is retroactive to Monday. Jansen underwent corrective heart surgery — his second procedure — in November 2018 after a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat prompted him to be admitted into a Denver hospital in early August 2018. […]

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Rockies’ Chad Kuhl throws three-hit shutout of Dodgers

Kris Bryant made his long-awaited comeback and the sunset at Coors Field was spectacular, but Chad Kuhl stole the show. The right-hander pitched a three-hit shutout in the Rockies’ 4-0 win over the Dodgers Monday night. Kuhl struck out five and didn’t walk a single batter. Kuhl needed only 102 pitches to paint his masterpiece, the seventh-fewest pitches in franchise […]

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Eight ejected after wild Mariners-Angels brawl

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels engaged in a lengthy full-team brawl in the second inning Sunday after tensions over two days of inside pitches boiled over. Seattle’s Jesse Winker was hit by the first pitch of the second inning by Angels opener Andrew Wantz, who had also thrown a pitch behind the head of […]

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Teary Freeman gets ring, ovation in Atlanta return

ESPN baseball reporter. Covered the L.A. Rams for ESPN from 2016 to 2018 and the L.A. Angels for MLB.com from 2012 to 2016. ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman walked into the interview room at Truist Park on Friday afternoon and couldn’t contain his emotions. He took a deep breath, turned away from the cameras, crossed his hands above his head and […]

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Can anyone score on the Yankees? Why this might be their toughest team … ever

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association There are a lot of best-ever queries floating about regarding this year’s New York Yankees. You can understand why: A 52-18 start tends to draw some attention, particularly when it comes from one of baseball’s […]

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Judge walks it off for Yankees on eve of hearing

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge lined a game-winning single on the eve of his arbitration showdown, capping a four-run ninth inning that included Aaron Hicks’ tying, three-run homer off closer Ryan Pressly in the New York Yankees’ 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Batting with two on against Ryne Stanek, Judge smoked a 3-0 splitter into the […]

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Pederson hopes Giants fans go easy on Pham

Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said Thursday he hopes fans in San Francisco won’t take it too far when Cincinnati comes to Oracle Park and Tommy Pham is playing outfield for the Reds. The Giants will host the Reds in a three-game series that begins Friday night. Pham slapped Pederson in the face over a fantasy football dispute three weeks ago […]

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