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4:46 PM ET At least five New York Yankees coaches have tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Marly Rivera on Tuesday. The Yankees announced third-base coach Phil Nevin tested positive, and manager Aaron Boone said several others have yet to be confirmed. Nevin is fully vaccinated and under quarantine protocol in Tampa, where the
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10:27 AM ET Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time All-Star who threw the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history, announced his retirement after 13 major league seasons. The Wisconsin-native had been pitching for his home-state Milwaukee Brewers this season and had a 7.94 ERA in 5⅔ innings pitched. His final appearance was last Friday when he
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9:48 PM ET ESPN News Services The Seattle Mariners are expected to call up their top prospect Jarred Kelenic on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Kelenic, the No. 6 pick in the 2018 amateur draft, is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in baseball, according to ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel. While
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3:10 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Mets ace Jacob deGrom pulled himself from a start Sunday after throwing two warm-up pitches before the sixth inning. The Mets later said that deGrom was experiencing tightness in his right side and was removed from the game for “precautionary reasons.” DeGrom was pitching for the
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8:24 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott wasn’t thrilled by Francisco Lindor‘s fuzzy explanation for a dugout dispute Friday night. Scott said Saturday it was “unfortunate” that Lindor and teammate Jeff McNeil attempted to dismiss their dust-up by bizarrely claiming they were arguing over a
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8:00 AM ET Kelly Cohen Dan Hajducky Close Reporter/researcher Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN The Magazine. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and vehemently believes there was room for Jack on the door. We’ve all misplaced something — car keys, wallets, a W-2 from last year. But what about misplacing
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Jose Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Gleyber Torres made an incredible, daring dash for
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1:44 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Drew Robinson returned to professional baseball on Thursday night, going hitless in his first game since surviving a suicide attempt and losing his right eye last year. Playing right field and hitting
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2:02 PM ET Albert Pujols has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Thursday. Pujols is slashing .198/.250/.372 in 92 plate appearances this year with five home runs and 12 RBIs. For his career, the 10-time All-Star has slashed .298/.376/.545 with 667 home runs and 2,112 RBIs. “The Angels Organization
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5:18 PM ET Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is under the microscope once again. La Russa claimed he didn’t fully know the extra inning rule, which would have allowed him to avoid using closer Liam Hendriks as a baserunner in a 0-0 game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Hendriks had double-switched into
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