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October

07
San Diego Padres fire Jayce Tingler after falling short of big goals

The San Diego Padres have fired Jayce Tingler, who presided over the biggest collapse in franchise history just a season after finishing second in voting for National League Manager of the Year. President of baseball operations and general manager A.J. Preller announced the move Wednesday, three days after the Padres finished 79-83 and in third place in the NL West, 28 games behind the San Francisco Giants. Tingler will be given the chance to stay in the organization. “Jayce accomplished a great deal in his two seasons with the Padres, leading our team through an unprecedented pandemic and into the postseason for the […]

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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

12
Los Angeles Angels have no plans to shut down Mike Trout for season

Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian reiterated Wednesday that there aren’t any plans to shut down star outfielder Mike Trout for the rest of the campaign. The three-time American League MVP has not played since May 17 after going on the injured list with a right calf strain. The original prognosis was six to eight weeks, but Trout has been out of the lineup for 12 weeks since sustaining the injury. Wednesday marked the 75th match that Trout missed, which is his longest stint of missed games in his 11-year career. Trout’s progress stalled after he felt some discomfort after a couple […]

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June

28
Arizona Diamondbacks’ 24-game road losing skid finally ends with rout of Padres

It had been 62 days and 24 road matches since the Arizona Diamondbacks shook hands on an opponent’s field after a triumph. “You can’t imagine how good it feels,” manager Torey Lovullo said after the Diamondbacks snapped their MLB-record, 24-game road losing streak by routing the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night. Merrill Kelly threw six strong scoreless innings, and Eduardo Escobar had four hits and five RBIs. Escobar and Christian Walker homered for the Diamondbacks, who hadn’t won away from Chase Field since April 25, when Madison Bumgarner pitched seven no-hit innings at Atlanta. “I’m proud of these guys,” Lovullo said. “We played a real good baseball game today, […]

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April

17
Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton to have season-ending elbow surgery

James Paxton’s first season back with the Seattle Mariners has come to an unexpected end, as the left-hander will undergo season-ending surgery, manager Scott Servais stated last Tuesday. Servais said Paxton will have surgery on his left elbow, but did not say Tommy John. Paxton, 32, went on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a forearm strain in his pitching arm after leaving his first start of the season in the second inning after 24 pitches. Paxton was 41-26 with a 3.42 ERA for the Mariners from 2013 to 2018, striking out 617 and walking 168 in 582⅓ innings. He was traded […]

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April

09
Lynn pitches 1st shutout of season, White Sox top Royals 6-0

There wasn’t much doubt Lance Lynn would go back out to finish this one. Manager Tony La Russa turned to him and asked how he was feeling. “He looked at me and said, ‘Are you good?’” Lynn said. “I said, ‘I’m gonna finish it. Does that sound good?’ He goes, ‘Sounds good.’ And that was pretty much it.” Lynn pitched a five-hitter for the first complete game and shutout in the major leagues this season, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on a rainy Thursday. Yermín Mercedes kept up his scorching start with a 485-foot homer. Yoán Moncada went deep, and the White […]

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March

26
San Diego Padres to start Yu Darvish on Opening Day vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Right-hander Yu Darvish is planned to start Opening Day for the San Diego Padres next Thursday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, manager Jayce Tingler stated. Darvish, 34, was obtained from the Chicago Cubs along with catcher Victor Caratini on Dec. 29 in exchange for Zach Davies and four prospects. Darvish concluded second in National League Cy Young Award voting for 2020 after going 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA. Left-hander Blake Snell, obtained from Tampa Bay on Dec. 29, is scheduled to follow Darvish in the rotation. He won the 2018 American League Cy Young Award. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Tingler said right-hander Dinelson Lamet would have […]

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March

15
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw to start on Opening Day

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation is as deep and as talented as it has ever been, but Clayton Kershaw stays perched atop it. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed Sunday that Kershaw will once again start on Opening Day, marking the 11th time he has been bestowed the honor. Kershaw has been named the Opening Day starter every year since 2011 but has ultimately been replaced each of the previous two years due to injury. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Last summer, to begin the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, Kershaw was scratched because of back stiffness four […]

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December

23
Philadelphia Phillies promote Sam Fuld to GM

Sam Fuld went from interviewing to become Boston’s manager to being named general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fuld was promoted to GM on Tuesday, filling the role previously held by Matt Klentak. The team also promoted Jorge Velandia to assistant general manager and Terry Ryan to special assistant to the general manager. Dave Dombrowski was hired to run baseball operations two weeks ago. Fuld was a finalist for the managerial position with the Red Sox before they hired Alex Cora. “The interview process with Boston was an enlightening one,” Fuld stated. “It [helped] me in appreciating what a manager’s role is, […]

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December

16
Buster Posey to remain San Francisco Giants’ primary catcher this season

Buster Posey will stay as the San Francisco Giants’ “primary catcher” in 2021 and will get “the lion’s share of the reps” behind the plate despite the presence of top prospect Joey Bart, second-year manager Gabe Kapler said during his session with the media Tuesday. Posey, a six-time All-Star who is owed $21.4 million in what could be the final year of his contract, sat out 2020 amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic after he and his wife adopted twin girls who were born prematurely. Bart, ESPN’s seventh-ranked prospect in March, was called up to temporarily replace Posey and struggled through a .233/.288/.320 […]

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