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Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and the rise of a Padres powerhouse

Denis Poroy/Getty ImageSSAN DIEGO -- A quarter-mile north of center field, in a 19th-century building adorned by a faded green awning and two wooden wagon wheels, sits a charmingly antiquated bar named Tivoli. It stands alone, but it is...

One trade idea that would fix Cubs’ bullpen problem

Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesCHICAGO -- Weekend news of Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow's setback in his recovery from offseason minor elbow surgery can't come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the right-hander's career.In fact, there aren't any injuries...

From a Ph.D. to RBIs: How Farhan Zaidi left Berkeley and became a baseball...

FARHAN ZAIDI'S FIRST face-to-face confrontation as the baseball boss of the San Francisco Giants came from a stranger. Zaidi stood in front of a group of season-ticket holders at a January event and listened to one of his customers...

Angels forced to play Bourjos at second vs. Yanks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the first time in his professional career, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos played the infield.It didn't take long for him to look like he had already been there before.Bourjos pulled off web-gem wizardry in...

Real or not? The expensive luxury of Bryce Harper’s antics

NEW YORK -- Let's put it this way: Nobody looks better when he's getting ejected from a game than Bryce Harper:Bryce Harper wasn't having it tonight 😡 pic.twitter.com/DwnzRMtX46— ESPN (@espn) April 23, 2019 Harper was ejected for the 12th...

O’s catcher Sucre pitches 1-2-3 9th on 9 pitches

BALTIMORE -- For catcher Jesus Sucre, less was more.Pitching in the ninth inning of the Baltimore Orioles' 12-2 loss on Monday night, Sucre relied exclusively on soft stuff to retire the top of the Chicago White Sox's lineup in...

Pirates’ Polanco back from IL, makes ’19 debut

PITTSBURGH -- Gregory Polanco couldn't get the awkward slide into second base last September that dislocated his left shoulder out of his head. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder pored over the video during his lengthy rehab to the point...

Harper ejected for yelling at umpire from dugout

NEW YORK -- Bryce Harper's first game at Citi Field as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies began with a long rain delay and ended with a short stay. Harper was ejected in the top of the fourth inning...

Source: Red Sox’s Eovaldi to have elbow surgery

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will have elbow surgery on Thursday and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks, a source confirmed to ESPN.The Athletic first reported that Eovaldi would have surgery.Editor's PicksMRI on deGrom's elbow...

MRI on deGrom’s elbow comes back clean

NEW YORK -- New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom remains on track to start Friday night after an MRI on his right elbow showed no damage.New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the NL Cy Young Award winner...