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November

22
Dodgers non-tender Cody Bellinger, making him a free agent

Cody Bellinger, a 27-year-old outfielder who was an MVP as recently as 2019, was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, a somewhat expected move that nonetheless encapsulates his precipitous downfall offensively. Bellinger was due to make something in the neighborhood of $18 million in 2023, which would have been his final season before free agency. Instead, he’ll venture into the free agent market a year early, though the Dodgers and Bellinger’s agent, Scott Boras, can renegotiate a different contract, perhaps one that covers multiple years at a lower rate. Regardless, a Dodgers team coming off back-to-back 100-plus-win seasons is in […]

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November

09
GM says Angels not trading Shohei Ohtani this offseason

The Los Angeles Angels are not trading two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani this offseason, general manager Perry Minasian told a group of reporters Monday. Ohtani agreed last month to a one-year, $30 million deal with the Angels for the 2023 season, his final year before free agency, but speculation had persisted that he could be dealt this offseason. “Because he’s obviously such a good player, we’re not moving him. Ohtani is not getting moved,” Minasian stated at the general manager meetings in Las Vegas, according to the LA Times. “He’ll be here to start the season. I know there’s been rumors and all types of things, […]

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November

07
Astros’ Jeremy Pena caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

Over the course of one amazing rookie season, Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena has moved beyond his spring training status as Carlos Correa’s successor. At this point, it might be more accurate to say that Correa, Houston’s longtime All-Star shortstop who departed via free agency this spring, is Pena’s predecessor. Pena capped his amazing debut campaign Saturday by being named MVP of the World Series after the Astros clinched the title with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. “It has a lot to do with my family, my upbringing,” Pena said. “Shoutout to my teammates as well. They took me in since day one. They […]

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October

27
Kawhi Leonard (knee) sits out Clippers’ loss to Thunder

Kawhi Leonard experienced stiffness in his surgically repaired right knee and missed the LA Clippers’ 108-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. The two crews will meet again Thursday in Oklahoma City, and Leonard will sit that one out as well. Before Tuesday’s loss, Clippers coach Ty Lue said Leonard has not suffered a setback with his right ACL and that the team is remaining extremely cautious with its franchise star. Leonard is scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Wednesday to receive treatment on his knee. The Clippers will see how Leonard is feeling before […]

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August

26
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren to miss 2022-23 season with foot injury suffered in pro-am basketball game

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren will miss the 2022-23 season due to a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, the team revealed Thursday. Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, suffered the injury early in the CrawsOver Pro-Am event while defending LeBron James on a fast break. “Certainly, we are disappointed for Chet, especially given the excitement he had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “We know Chet has a long career ahead of him within our organization and the Oklahoma City community. One of the things that most […]

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July

27
Boston Celtics among teams to engage in talks with Brooklyn Nets on possible Kevin Durant deal

As Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant’s trade request approaches a fourth week, the Boston Celtics have emerged among teams engaged in talks on a possible deal, sources told ESPN. The Celtics appear no closer to acquiring Durant than others in discussions with the Nets, but Boston’s capacity to include All-Star forward Jaylen Brown as a centerpiece in offers does help make the team formidable in its pursuit, sources said. The Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors have been well-known to have varying degrees of interest in Durant, but the Celtics have also been in regular contact with the Nets, sources said. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? […]

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July

20
Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton homer as American League wins 9th straight All-Star Game

The first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in 42 years featured Clayton Kershaw starting in front of the home fans and appearances from Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera, but the final score looked all too familiar: The American League won 3-2 for its ninth consecutive All-Star triumph and 21st in the past 25 Midsummer Classics. The game turned in the fourth inning when Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton delivered back-to-back home runs off the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin. Neither were cheated with their swings. Stanton’s game-tying two-run shot was a 457-foot blast to left-center — longer than any home run hit at Dodger Stadium in the first half of the season. […]

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April

18
Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout day-to-day after pitch injures left hand

Mike Trout left the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday after being hit in his left hand by a pitch, but the team said X-rays were negative, and the three-time American League MVP is day-to-day. Trout was struck by a 1-1 slider from Rangers right-hander Spencer Patton leading off the fifth inning. Trout said he had difficultly picking up the 81 mph pitch in the shadows on a day when Globe Life Field’s roof was open and that he lowered his hands to protect his midsection. “Like a normal day, I probably just turn like this [pivoting his left shoulder inward] and just […]

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March

25
Toronto Blue Jays trade Randal Grichuk to Colorado Rockies for Raimel Tapia

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded slugger Randal Grichuk to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for outfielder Raimel Tapia, it was announced Thursday. The Rockies will receive $9.7 million in cash from the Blue Jays, while Toronto also gets minor league infielder Adrian Pinto in the deal. Grichuk, who was dealt two days after hitting a grand slam in a spring training game, hit .241 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs for Toronto last season, playing primarily in center and right field. The cash going to Colorado will offset a little more than half of the $18.7 million that Grichuk is owed over the final two […]

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March

17
Colorado Rockies, Kris Bryant reach seven-year, $182 million deal

Third baseman Kris Bryant and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a seven-year, $182 million contract, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Bryant got off to a hot start in 2021 after a down and injured season in 2020. He cooled off some after being traded from the Chicago Cubs to the San Francisco Giants but still put up good numbers overall, slashing .265/.353/.481 between the two teams. MLB Network first reported Bryant had reached a deal with the Rockies. He was in the very early MVP conversation after hitting .322 in April and .327 in May. Bryant’s 1.078 OPS in April had Cubs fans excited […]

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