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Kenley Jansen to injured list with irregular heartbeat

PHILADELPHIA — Braves closer Kenley Jansen will miss a couple weeks because of an irregular heartbeat, a condition he has dealt with throughout his long and successful career. The Braves placed Jansen on the 15-day injured list and recalled right-handed reliever Jesús Cruz from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Jansen felt his heart get out of …

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Sears pitches major league-best Yankees past lowly A’s 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) – JP Sears stretched his big league scoreless streak to 12 2/3 innings and won his second spot start, pitching the major league-leading New York Yankees over the worst-in-majors Oakland Athletics 2-1 Tuesday night for their 15th win in 19 games. Wearing No. 92, the highest jersey number in Yankees history for …

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Fernando Tatis Jr. meets with surgeon, ramps up on defense

PHOENIX — Fernando Tatis Jr. arrived in Arizona this week and quickly received good news. On Tuesday, the Padres shortstop met with the surgeon who performed the March 16 operation to repair the fractured scaphoid bone in his left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin said Tatis was cleared to “ramp up what he’s doing on the …

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Manny, Pedro and Papi’s kids are on the same team ?! Meet ‘The Sons’ of the Brockton Rox

BROCKTON, Mass. – As outfielder Pedro Martinez Jr., first baseman Manny Ramirez Jr., third baseman D’Angelo Ortiz, outfielder Jaden Sheffield and pitcher Kade Foulke chat in the batting cages, general manager Tom Tracey shoos away fans loitering outside Campanelli Stadium, hoping to get a glimpse of the players known collectively as “The Sons.” “Brockton High …

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Clayton Kershaw’s ‘second fiddle’ message to Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman made his first trip back to Atlanta on Friday after signing a six-year, $ 162 million dollar contract with the Dodgers in March. Freeman, who was filled with emotion the entire night, didn’t hold back about how much he wished he was still playing for Atlanta. Though his message thrilled Braves fans, it …

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