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December

03
Los Angeles Angels re-sign closer Raisel Iglesias to $58 million deal

Closer Raisel Iglesias agreed to a four-year, $58 million deal Wednesday night to stay with the Los Angeles Angels. He gets $10 million next year and $16 million in each of the following three seasons. Iglesias was outstanding in his first season with the Angels after they got him in a trade with Cincinnati a year ago. The Cuban right-hander had 34 saves while going 7-5 with a 2.57 ERA and 103 strikeouts with only 12 walks in 65 appearances. His 8.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio was the best of his career, and he finished 11th in the AL Cy Young voting while repeatedly going […]

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December

02
Free-agent pitcher Marcus Stroman reaches 3-year deal with Chicago Cubs; contract for $71 million

Marcus Stroman rushed to the airport and caught a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago as soon as he got the word from his agent. The right-hander arrived just in time with a lockout looming, agreeing to a three-year contract that sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan is for $71 million. And the Cubs landed one of the top remaining starting pitchers on the free-agent market on Wednesday. “It’s one of the best franchises in all of sports and fan bases as well, so it’s extremely appealing to me,” Stroman said. “It sells out every single night. To pitch in front of […]

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November

26
Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly bringing back Yoshi Tsutsugo on 1-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing back first baseman/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo on a one-year contract, $4 million deal, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The deal is pending a physical. Tsutsugo, 29, joined the Pirates in August after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played well over the final six weeks of the season, hitting .268 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 43 games while splitting time between first base, left field and right field. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Pittsburgh has a pressing need for a right fielder heading into 2022, though Tsutsugo is […]

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November

08
Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis exits with stomach illness; team says not COVID-related

A stomach illness caused Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis’ night to end prematurely during Saturday’s 105-90 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the team. Davis exited the match with 4:51 left in the first quarter. He went straight to the locker room and did not return. The illness is not COVID-19 related, according to a team spokesperson. Head coach Frank Vogel said Davis tried to play Saturday despite vomiting four times before tip-off. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! “He was battling with the thumb, trying to figure out if that was going to […]

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October

25
Sportsbooks install Houston Astros as World Series favorites over Atlanta Braves

Sportsbooks have installed the Houston Astros as World Series favorites over the Atlanta Braves. Caesars Sportsbook opened with the Astros as -150 favorites over the Braves after Atlanta finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night in the National League Championship Series to get its spot in the World Series. The price has since ticked down to Houston -145, with the Braves listed at +125. Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday night in Houston. The Astros are in the World Series for the third time in five seasons and have some sportsbooks facing a significant liability. In late June, Houston furniture store […]

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October

08
Los Angeles Lakers’ Trevor Ariza has ankle surgery, out at least two months

Trevor Ariza will be sidelined about two months after having surgery on his right ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers revealed Wednesday. Ariza, one of 11 new players added by the Lakers in the offseason, underwent an arthroscopic debridement procedure Wednesday. He has missed most of training camp due to the ankle. The Lakers stated Ariza, 36, will be reevaluated in approximately eight weeks. Ariza returned to L.A. for a second stint with the franchise after winning a championship alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in 2009, signing a veterans minimum contract after being recruited by Russell Westbrook to join shortly after Westbrook was traded from […]

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August

30
Dodgers rally with 3 runs in 8th to beat Rockies 5-2

Will Smith snapped a tie with a bases-loaded, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to defeat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Saturday night. Smith stroked a 3-1 pitch from Daniel Bard (7-7) into left field, scoring Max Muncy and Mookie Betts to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. “I feel pretty confident in those situations,” Smith said. “I’ve had a lot of success. I feel like I’m not afraid to fail in that moment.” The Dodgers finally cashed in with the bases loaded after failing to score under similar circumstances in the first and third innings. Los Angeles added a run on pinch-hitter AJ Pollock’s […]

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August

23
Mike Trout not giving up on return to Los Angeles Angels this season

Mike Trout says he is still aiming to come back to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup this campaign despite a lengthy and frustrating recovery from a calf injury that has sidelined him since May 17. The three-time American League MVP said Saturday before a game in Cleveland that he hasn’t given any thought to shutting it down for the year. “I’m just trying to get back,” Trout said. “Obviously, we’re running out of time here, but my main focus is to get back on the field no matter when it is.” The center fielder stated he thought he’d already be back after […]

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August

20
Cabrera stuck at 499; Angels rally to beat Tigers 13-10

Shohei Ohtani followed up a remarkable performance with another good one, helping the Los Angeles Angels match a franchise record with an eight-run comeback in a 13-10 triumph over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. “They never let up,” manager Joe Maddon said. “They never let down.” Max Stassi hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Angels added a couple more runs, sealing a victory after trailing 10-2 to equal the deficit they overcame Aug. 29, 1986, also versus Detroit. Ohtani was 2 of 3 with two runs, two walks and an RBI, a day after hitting his 40th homer and pitching eight […]

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August

09
Pujols homers against team that cut him, Dodgers beat Angels

Albert Pujols hit his first home run versus the Los Angeles Angels since they released him in May, sending Walker Buehler and the Dodgers to an 8-2 victory Sunday. Cody Bellinger, the former NL MVP who has struggled mightily this season, homered for the second consecutive game, helping the World Series champions take two of three at Dodger Stadium in the Freeway Series. Trea Turner, making his second start as the leadoff batter for the Dodgers since being obtained with Max Scherzer in a trade with Washington, scored twice. Pujols hit a two-run homer in the second inning, connecting as a pinch-hitter for Justin Turner, who exited with […]

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