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B-team Bombers? Hardly. Backups bid to equal 2018 Yankees’ historic HR pace

BALTIMORE -- As he angrily picked himself up off his belly in the ninth inning Thursday, Aaron Hicks put a scowl on his face and took his mind to one place: over the fence."I wanted to get up and...

The legend of Laureano’s laser: How the A’s outfielder went viral

Last summer, just eight days into his big league career, Ramon Laureano went viral.His spectacular outfield assist -- the one in which he caught a Justin Upton drive on the run at the warning track in left-center, then turned...

Sources: Blue Jays calling up 2B Biggio Friday

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio will be called up to the major leagues for the first time Friday, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports Thursday night.Biggio, a second baseman and the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio,...

Reports: Blue Jays calling up 2B Biggio Friday

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio will be called up to the major leagues for the first time Friday, according to multiple reports on Thursday night.Biggio, a second baseman and the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, is...

Indians’ Kluber has cast removed, progressing

CLEVELAND -- Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland...

Cespedes has surgery, likely to miss season

New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the entire season after having ankle surgery, the team announced Thursday.The Mets said the 33-year-old Cespedes, who suffered a broken right ankle in an accident on his ranch, had...

Nats’ Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected

NEW YORK -- Nationals manager Dave Martinez was ejected in the eighth inning of a game against the Mets and didn't leave until making quite a scene.Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman rang up Washington's Howie Kendrick for a strikeout as...

Mets lose McNeil, struggling Cano to injured list

The New York Mets placed two starters, Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil, on the 10-day injured list Thursday.Cano, a second baseman, has a quadriceps strain. McNeil has a hamstring strain.Cano has struggled in his first season with the Mets...

Balky knee forces Yanks to place Sabathia on IL

BALTIMORE -- CC Sabathia's balky and bothersome right knee has landed him on the New York Yankees' still-full injured list."We have so many injuries, and to kind of pile this on there kind of sucks right now, but this...

Christian Yelich and reimagining the ‘five-tool player’ in 2019

Six years ago, when Christian Yelich was just a prospect looking forward to a long career as a Miami Marlin, an interviewer asked him a question:MiLB.com: Do you consider yourself a five-tool player?Yelich: That word's thrown around a lot....