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Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, left, introduces pitcher Craig Kimbrel during a news conference at Wrigley Field, Friday, June 7, 2019 in Chicago. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
June 08, 2019 - 12:05 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETTING GOING, PART I Dallas Keuchel says he doesn't expect to need much time tuning up in the minors before he joins his new team, the Atlanta Braves. The club confirmed Friday night that the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner had agreed...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius throws the ball to first base in time to get a runner during a Gulf Coast League baseball game, in Tampa, Fla. Gregorius is back at shortstop for the New York Yankees, who are winning despite a slew of major injuries. Gregorius had Tommy John surgery in October, shortly after he injured his right elbow in the playoffs against Boston. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 07, 2019 - 11:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Didi Gregorius is back, giving the New York Yankees one of their major missing pieces. Eight months after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Gregorius was activated from the injured list and is expected to start at shortstop Friday night as the AL East-leading...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of baseball game, in Atlanta. Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs. The team said Friday, June 7, 2019, he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Cubs in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. The addition plugs a major hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves but...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 06, 2019 - 9:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: BRAVE NEW WORLD It appears free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel has finally found a home. Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves were near agreement on a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 06, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves are near agreement on a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
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Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 06, 2019 - 6:24 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler has homered three times against the Cleveland Indians. Kepler, who entered Thursday night's game in an 0-for-21 slump, connected in the first, third and seventh innings off Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Kepler walked in the fifth. Only 18 players in major league history...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ben Gamel, Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich celebrate after a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 06, 2019 - 3:12 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 23rd home run and Mike Moustakas added two homers to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. The Brewers salvaged the final game of the three-game series after getting outscored a combined 24-3 in the...
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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy high fives Steven Duggar (6) after an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles , Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Baltimore. The Giants beat the Orioles 8-1. (AP Photo/Tommy Gilligan)
June 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 75th anniversary of D-Day held special meaning for San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. The son of an Army veteran who served during World War II, Bochy had an uncle who was part of the Allied invasion forces in Normandy on June 6, 1944. "He was in the Army, he hit the...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 05, 2019 - 8:09 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Sale tossed a three-hitter for his third career shutout, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rafael Devers drove in three runs apiece, and the Boston Red Sox trounced the woeful Kansas City Royals 8-0 on Wednesday night. Sale's dominant performance was summed up by the eighth...
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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera connects for a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Detroit. The single tied him at 59th with Tony Perez with 2,732 career hits. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had a grand slam among his three hits as the Detroit Tigers snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 9-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera, who had five RBIs, was back in the lineup after missing two games with chronic knee pain. He said before the...
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