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Mattingly’s Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium

MIAMI (AP) -- Don Mattingly returns this weekend to the Bronx, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did.Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins...

Why isn’t Jaylin Davis on Giants roster as outfield injuries mount?

Why isn't Davis on Giants roster as outfield injuries mount? originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaAt one point in the middle innings Tuesday night, the Giants outfield consisted of three players who would tell you they're more comfortable as...

Royals announce Alex Gordon’s retirement after 14 years

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, a seven-time Gold Glove winner and one of the longest-tenured players in team history, is retiring from baseball.The Royals announced Gordon's retirement Thursday but did not indicate whether the three-time All-Star would play...

Detroit Tigers’ Casey Mize ‘motivated’ as bright future remains intact despite struggles

Casey Mize was praised before he even arrived.Three strong years at Auburn. Rising up draft boards. Selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 draft. Dashing through the minor-league system. A no-hitter in his Double-A debut. Striking out Miguel Cabrera on...

Dom Smith, Andres Gimenez go deep but Rays get the win

Andres Gimenez mashed a 108-mph homer and Dom Smith went deep himself, but the Mets couldn't handle the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Here's what happened in Mets Land on Wednesday, in case you missed it, and...

Turner Sports expands rights deal with MLB through 2028

Turner Sports will continue broadcasting Major League Baseball after agreeing to an extension of rights through the 2028 season.The seven-year agreement will take effect in 2022 and includes a Tuesday night game as well as additional postseason games. It...

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s minor leaguers juggle side jobs, concern over futures

9:03 AM ETEric GomezMexico writer Most mornings this summer, Ruben Molina's two-hour commute took him from the small Chiapas town of Palenque in southeastern Mexico to Villahermosa, where he pitches for Olmecas de Tabasco, a squad in the Triple-A-level...

Steve Cohen to hire Sandy Alderson as president of New York Mets if sale...

Sandy Alderson will be returning to the New York Mets as the team's president under new owner Steve Cohen.The deal is contingent on the sale of the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families to Cohen being approved by...

How empty ballparks would have changed MLB history

8:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"Humans are heat factories. If the average human being produces heat at a rate of 80ish watts, then 19...

Ramón Laureano credits choking up, prayer for improved plate success

Laureano credits choking up, prayer for success at plate originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaHave a night, Ramón Laureano. It was a much-needed outing for the A’s center fielder, who was 0-for-14 heading into Wednesday night’s 6-4 win over the...

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NHL teams can reopen training facilities Oct. 15

NHL teams are allowed to reopen their training facilities for voluntary workouts on Oct. 15.The NHL announced its offseason training protocols Thursday in a...