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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, follows through with a double as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp looks on in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before their game against the Oakland Athletics, on Friday, April 26. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 24, 2019 - 9:10 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday. VLADDY TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his much-anticipated major league debut. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote their promising slugger before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics, manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday...
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In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, photo, Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. dives for the ball on a single by Lehigh Valley IronPigs' Aaron Altherr during first inning of a Triple-A minor league baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before their game against the Oakland Athletics, on Friday, April 26. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. "Hopefully he becomes what...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Chris Paddack works against a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 24, 2019 - 7:24 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres rookie Chris Paddack wasn't feeling well and walked Mariners leadoff batter Mitch Haniger on four straight fastballs, none of which was faster than 91 mph. "Uh-oh," manager Andy Green thought. "It didn't look good." Five batters later, Paddack was onto something special. He...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left, talks with pitching coach Mike Maddux after working the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 24, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher reached a career milestone, while another added to his growing reputation as one of the league's toughest relievers. Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory as Cardinals beat the...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco holds his knee in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Cleveland. Carrasco, who was coming off a 12-strikeout performance in his previous outing, got hurt when he stumbled and fell while covering first base in the fourth inning Tuesday. He stayed in for two more batters but was pulled after telling manager Terry Francona his leg tightened. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 24, 2019 - 12:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco finally caught a break. Cleveland's oft-injured starting pitcher is not expected to miss any time with a left leg injury the team initially feared was more serious. Carrasco had an MRI after Tuesday's game, and the results were negative. The Indians are optimistic...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, is restrained while arguing with umpire Mark Carlson, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 23, 2019 - 10:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined. "Hope not. We'll see," Harper said after Tuesday night's 9-0 loss to the New York Mets. There was no decision by then, a day after...
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A trainer looks at Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right, as he puts pressure on his knee after an injury at first base in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Cleveland. Carrasco pitched four innings and gave up two runs. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 23, 2019 - 10:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' powerful pitching is suddenly problematic. Carlos Carrasco was pulled after four innings with an injured left leg and Miami quickly jumped on his replacement for three runs as the Marlins beat Cleveland 3-1 for their second road win Tuesday night. Carrasco, who was...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 23, 2019 - 9:43 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: SABATHIA'S STRIKEOUTS Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia needs six strikeouts to join Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only left-handers with 3,000 Ks, putting him within reach during a start against the Angels. Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) would...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper strikes out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 23, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. Payrolls, however, rose by $131 million...
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New York Yankees' Kyle Higashioka, right, scores on a sacrifice fly hit by Gleyber Torres as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy, left, loses the ball during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, April 22, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to...
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