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The year of the position-player pitcher by the numbers

Remember when position players taking the mound was a rarity? Now it might feel like there’s a backup catcher, utility...

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    MLB — Real or Not? Ronald Acuna Jr., instant superstar

    The first thing that strikes you about Ronald Acuna Jr. is how much this kid enjoys playing the game. He’s flat-out fun to watch and not...

  • MLB2 hours ago

    Brandon McCarthy of Atlanta Braves to retire at end of season

    Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy will retire at the end of this season, ending a 13-year career that has been plagued by injuries. McCarthy, who has...

  • MLB7 hours ago

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley ejected after scuffle

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a...

  • MLB8 hours ago

    MLB — Porcello supplies crisp stuff, basepaths mayhem and another win

    PHILADELPHIA — Rick Porcello grew up about 90 minutes from Philadelphia in northern New Jersey, but the friends and relatives who make up his cheering section...

  • MLB9 hours ago

    James Paxton, Seattle Mariners, hit by Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics, line drive

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton was pulled in the first inning Tuesday night after being hit by a line drive and replaced by...

  • MLB11 hours ago

    Ryan Madson of Washington Nationals put on DL

    The Washington Nationals put right-hander Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list and named Koda Glover the team’s closer. Madson surrendered David Bote‘s game-ending grand slam...

  • MLB12 hours ago

    Ronald Acuna of Atlanta Braves hits leadoff home run for third straight game

    ATLANTA — Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a leadoff home run for the third straight game Tuesday night, following up on his leadoff homers in...

  • MLB13 hours ago

    MLB — Cubs can’t escape script of crushing losses after epic wins

    Chicago — They say momentum in baseball is the next day’s starting pitcher. That notion fits the Chicago Cubs this season like a glove as they’ve...

  • MLB13 hours ago

    Ben Zobrist of Chicago Cubs ejected after telling ump, ‘That’s why we want an electronic strike zone’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist made the most of his first career ejection after telling plate umpire Phil Cuzzi that players would prefer robot...