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The Atlanta Braves sent struggling right-handed starting pitcher Ian Anderson to the minors

Right-hander Ian Anderson, a big part of the Atlanta Braves’ rotation last year in their run to a World Series championship, was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday after his struggles this season. Anderson (9-6) has a 5.11 ERA this season in 21 starts. He last pitched on Friday in the Braves’ 9-6 victory over …

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St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs to play 2-game series in June of 2023 in London

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball plans to return to London next year for the first time since 2019. The league announced Thursday that the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will play a two-game series on June 24-25, 2023, at London Stadium. The NL Central rivals were supposed to play in London in 2020, …

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Toronto Blue Jays put outfielder George Springer on the injured list with inflamed elbow

MINNEAPOLIS — The Toronto Blue Jays placed All-Star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right elbow prior to their game at Minnesota on Saturday night. Springer has been bothered by the elbow for much of the summer. He’s scheduled to receive an anti-inflammatory injection this weekend to aid the …

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Miguel Cabrera of Detroit Tigers clarifies stance on future, says he’ll return next season as initially planned

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera set the record straight regarding his future Friday, telling The Detroit News that he will indeed return for a 21st major league season in 2023. A day earlier, the 39-year-old Cabrera indicated to reporters that this season may be his last as he continues to deal with knee issues. It …

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Rocket City Trash Pandas’ firework show goes horribly wrong

It happened with too much of a bang. The Rocket City Trash Pandas’ firework show went horribly wrong Friday night when a certain product was “incorrectly inserted and secured into its holder,” according to a statement from the spectacle’s organizer, Pyro Shows of Alabama. The Los Angeles Angels affiliate team said no fans were injured …

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Seattle Mariners welcome new clubhouse to the team

Make room for the latest addition to the Seattle Mariners’ roster, Tucker. On Saturday, the team announced he is the new clubhouse dog and will be a regular attendant for the team’s home games and occasional road games, according to MLB.com. Seattle adopted the 4-year-old Labrador retriever mix from OkanDogs Dog Rescue, located in Cashmere, …

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Franmil Reyes designated for assignment by Guardians

CLEVELAND — Thought all the Guardians’ roster confusion was done? Not so fast. The Guardians made a surprising announcement on Saturday afternoon, when they revealed they designated outfielder/designated hitter Franmil Reyes for assignment. “Just think we feel like we want to see our young guys play, and this gives the opportunity maybe for someone to …

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How the San Diego Padres’ unconventional master plan nabbed Juan Soto, the trade deadline’s biggest fish

7:00 AM ET Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB InsiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” David Schoenfield Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 WED AUG. 1, the San Diego Padres were 58-46. They …

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