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Syndergaard: Weight lifted from lat muscle, not shoulders

NEW YORK (AP) Noah Syndergaard says the weight has not been lifted from his shoulders, just his lat muscle. The New York Mets ace tore the latissimus dorsi behind his right arm on April 30 after bulking up during the previous winter. He altered his workouts this offseason under the supervision of Eric Cressey, a performance coach who assisted Corey ...

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Trade for Dee Gordon may help Mariners land Shohei Ohtani

SEATTLE (AP) Landing Dee Gordon via trade is an immediate upgrade for the Seattle Mariners. Getting Gordon may ultimately help the Mariners land the most coveted prize of the offseason: Shohei Ohtani. Seattle pulled off one of the biggest moves of the offseason to date by acquiring Gordon from the Miami Marlins for three minor leaguers on Thursday. While the ...

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Boone knows he’s a rookie who has to prove himself to Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Boone was pulling into the driveway of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Thursday, bringing 8-year-old daughter Bella home from school so his wife could drive her to a dance lesson, and he noticed a missed call from Brian Cashman. Boone called back the New York Yankees general manager as his wife looked on and said ...

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Rangers introduce lefty Mike Minor on a 3-year contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent left-hander Mike Minor has agreed to a three-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers, who went into the offseason looking to replenish their starting rotation, introduced Minor on Wednesday. Minor was 6-6 with a 2.55 ERA in 65 relief appearances last season with Kansas City. He previously was a starter for Atlanta before ...

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Proposed site for A’s ballpark falls through

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Athletics’ proposed site for a new ballpark near an Oakland community college has fallen through, leaving the club to explore other options as it makes a new venue top priority. A statement from the board of the Peralta Community College District said it had directed the chancellor to discontinue talks about a possible ballpark near Laney ...

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Evans says Giants have parameters of potential Stanton trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Evans said Giants executives gathered with the NL MVP and his representatives in ”a good meeting” last week. ”The specifics of the deal are not something that we ...

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