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Four fans hurt by bullet fragments from outside Coliseum, Oakland police and Athletics say

Four fans hurt by bullet fragments from outside Coliseum, Oakland police and Athletics say

OAKLAND, Calif. — Four baseball fans were injured by bullet fragments from outside the Coliseum while attending a postgame July 4 fireworks show, Oakland police and the Athletics said Tuesday. None of the injuries were life-threatening, police and the A’s said. Because the A’s 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays lasted just 2 hours, 27 …

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Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel makes 'surreal' MLB debut at age 30, pitches scoreless 9th for Philadelphia Phillies

Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel makes ‘surreal’ MLB debut at age 30, pitches scoreless 9th for Philadelphia Phillies

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, a month shy of his 31st birthday, made his major debut Wednesday night and pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Philadelphia Phillies. At 30 years and 349 days, Appel — whose baseball career included a three-season absence from the sport — is the oldest ever former top …

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Freddie Freeman's lingering free agency saga is rife with tears, anger and blame

Freddie Freeman’s lingering free agency saga is rife with tears, anger and blame

We’re all suckers for it. The departed free agent returns to where he started. Fans shower him with affection. Tears are shed, hugs exchanged. The passage of time makes the bittersweet moment less bitter, more sweet. That’s what you thought you were seeing when Freddie Freeman returned last weekend to Atlanta, right? Well, we know …

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Jonathan Davis incredible catch against Rays

Jonathan Davis incredible catch against Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Brewers center fielder Jonathan Davis was removed from Wednesday afternoon’s game after his head slammed into the Tropicana Field wall following a spectacular running, diving second-inning catch that robbed Randy Arozarena of extra bases. Davis was examined by the team trainer, and an emergency cart was brought onto the field. But Davis …

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Los Angeles Angels RHP Archie Bradley out after fracturing elbow in dugout fall during Seattle Mariners brawl

Los Angeles Angels RHP Archie Bradley out after fracturing elbow in dugout fall during Seattle Mariners brawl

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Angels reliever Archie Bradley broke a bone in his right elbow while climbing over the dugout railing during Los Angeles’ massive brawl with the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Bradley will be out for at least one month, Angels athletic trainer Mike Frostad said Tuesday. Bradley won’t start a throwing program for four …

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Eight ejected after wild brawl between Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels

Senate Judiciary Committee questions legality of Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption

The Senate Judiciary Committee is questioning the legality of Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, releasing a letter on Tuesday addressed to Advocates for Minor Leaguers asking about its effect on the lives of players. The letter is a bipartisan effort led by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Mike Lee …

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MLB: 12 ​​suspended after mass brawl between Mariners and Angels

MLB: 12 ​​suspended after mass brawl between Mariners and Angels

CNN — Major League Baseball has suspended 12 players and coaches following the mass brawl that marred the Los Angeles Angels’ win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Three Mariners players received suspensions. Jesse Winker, who charged the Angels bench after being hit by a pitch from Andrew Wantz, received a seven-game ban, JP Crawford …

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Wes Johnson calls decision to join LSU Tigers 'very tough,' as Minnesota Twins adjust to 'unique' in-season transition

Wes Johnson calls decision to join LSU Tigers ‘very tough,’ as Minnesota Twins adjust to ‘unique’ in-season transition

CLEVELAND — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn’t ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It’s not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over as LSU’s pitching coach. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him. “Very tough,” Johnson …

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Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson exiting, reportedly for same position with LSU Tigers

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson exiting, reportedly for same position with LSU Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that’s scheduled through Thursday, Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said. Johnson …

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Seattle Mariners fan sends Jesse Winker a pizza after ejection and major brawl with Los Angeles Angels

Seattle Mariners fan sends Jesse Winker a pizza after ejection and major brawl with Los Angeles Angels

10:58 PM ET jeremy willisESPN.com A major brawl erupted in Sunday’s Seattle Mariners-Los Angeles Angels game. So a pizza was in order. It started in the second inning when Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch from Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz. The Angels pitcher had also thrown a pitch behind the head of …

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