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Steve Bartman receives WS ring from Cubs

CHICAGO — Steve Bartman received a World Series ring from the Cubs on Monday and hopefully some closure. Bartman, a scapegoat since the 2003 playoffs when he tried to catch a foul ball, was presented…


Ketel Marte returns to DR after mother dies

“We are deeply saddened by the news we received last night regarding Ketel’s mother,” D-backs team president/CEO Derrick Hall said in a statement. “We consider every member of our organization part of our immediate family,…


Addison Reed traded to Red Sox

Reed has served as the Mets’ closer for most of the season, filling in for the injured Jeurys Familia. For Boston, he will become the primary setup man in front of stud closer Craig Kimbrel….


Looking ahead to the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Atlanta icon Chipper Jones is a near-lock to be voted in as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The third baseman spent his entire 19-year Major League career with the Braves, posting a .303/.401/.529 career slash…


Pirates’ McCutchen drills three home runs

It was McCutchen’s third career three-homer game. He also went deep three times against the Nationals at PNC Park on Aug. 1, 2009, and against the Rockies at Coors Field on April 26, 2016. “They’re…


Luis Severino, Michael Fulmer battle on MLB.TV

Fulmer, also selected to the AL All-Star team in 2017 for the first time, is coming off a tough-luck loss to the Royals in which he gave up three runs in eight innings. The 24-year-old…


MLB Buzz: Trade talk, deals and rumors

Darvish, who turns 31 on Aug. 16, is 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA in 22 starts for Texas this season, though his ERA was 3.44 entering his last start, in which he surrendered 10 runs…


Nationals Edwin Jackson allows 1 ER in 7 IP

“That was big,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “Jackson was sharp; very sharp. Kept the ball down, had a good slider working today and he threw some changeups. It was a really good game for…


Indians among teams interested in Yu Darvish

The Dodgers and Yankees remain the more likely destinations, for two reasons: Their farm systems are among the deepest in baseball, and neither is on the list of 10 teams to which Darvish can block…


Trade Deadline nears as rumors swirl

(Yes, teams can still make post-Deadline trades in August involving any players that clear revocable trade waivers.) • Trade waiver explanation  MLB Network will have wall-to-wall coverage of Monday’s news with a special edition of MLB…