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Mariners like ‘The Way You Move,’ Cal: Raleigh’s triple keys win

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Daniel Kramer MLB – For more and to sign up click here SEATTLE — Cal Raleigh changed his walk-up tune on May 23, a transition from country to Outkast, the Atlanta rap icons who ruled the music scene during his childhood. And in a quirky coincidence, his new song’s title......

Agent: ‘False narrative’ around Freeman deal

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6:31 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Agent Casey Close accused the Atlanta Braves of perpetuating a “false narrative” regarding the departure of first baseman Freddie Freeman from the organization, saying in a statement......

All-Star finalists set to be announced today (MLB Network, 5 ET)

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MLB – For more and to sign up click here Read our FAQ on the balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters. The races to decide the American League and National League All-Star starters from the 2022 Chevrolet MLB All-Star Ballot are just......

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report and Bullpen Depth Chart – June 30

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg5MjkzMTI4OTkyMTcxODc1/guardians-emmanuel-clase.png Shawn Childs There’s been a bunch of closer turnover since last week. Let’s see how the depth chart has played out. Arizona DiamondbacksSince May 18th, Mark Melancon has regained his rhythm over 16 appearances. He posted a 3.07 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over 14.2 innings with 11 strikeouts, three......

Orioles winning month gives some hope after awful five years

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Emma Baccellieri Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. The Orioles finished June by dropping two of three to the Mariners. But......

MLB Power Rankings: Which surging AL squad broke into the top 3?

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Another week has gone by in the 2022 MLB season and it seems no one will be able to top the Yankees. However, the Astros are certainly trying. Houston will cap off a nine-game stretch against New York teams with one more against the Yankees on Thursday night. It won......

Freeman sets tone with first-inning home run

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Owen Perkins MLB – For more and to sign up click here Dodgers hit three homers to take finale from Rockies n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”dodgers-hit-three-homers-to-take-finale-from-rockies”,”type”:”story”}).parts.10″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”dodgers-hit-three-homers-to-take-finale-from-rockies”,”type”:”story”}).parts.10.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”dodgers-hit-three-homers-to-take-finale-from-rockies”,”type”:”story”}).parts.11″:{“content”:”“You want to get greedy and win more, but considering where we were last night, I’ll take the 6-3 road trip,” Roberts summed up. “Tonight was a good sign......

Another Morel moment: 97.3 mph throw marvels teammates

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Jordan Bastian MLB – For more and to sign up click here Christopher Morel impresses with great throw in Cubs win n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”christopher-morel-impresses-with-great-throw-in-cubs-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.4″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”christopher-morel-impresses-with-great-throw-in-cubs-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.4.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”christopher-morel-impresses-with-great-throw-in-cubs-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.5″:{“content”:”Ross moved Morel to the ninth slot with the goal of “taking a little bit of pressure off” the young outfielder, the manager explained before the game. Ross was......

Spotless Sho: Ohtani K’s 11, extends scoreless innings streak to 21 2/3

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Rhett Bollinger MLB – For more and to sign up click here Shohei Ohtani strikes out 11, extends scoreless innings streak n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-strikes-out-11-extends-scoreless-innings-streak”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-strikes-out-11-extends-scoreless-innings-streak”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-strikes-out-11-extends-scoreless-innings-streak”,”type”:”story”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Ohtani, the reigning American League MVP, has been on a roll in June, as he’s posted a 1.52 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings. His slider has......

Freddie Freeman agent Casey Close denies he withheld Braves offer

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Tom Verducci Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports Agent Casey Close strongly denied a tweet from Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb that he withheld from Freddie Freeman the Braves’ final contract offer and said he is considering legal action over the report.......

Jonathan Davis goes full Superman on this amazing flying catch

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Joey Johnston MLB – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Davis incredible catch against Rays n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”jonathan-davis-incredible-catch-against-rays”,”type”:”story”}).parts.10″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”jonathan-davis-incredible-catch-against-rays”,”type”:”story”}).parts.10.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”jonathan-davis-incredible-catch-against-rays”,”type”:”story”}).parts.11″:{“content”:”“That was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball field, honestly,’’ Brewers right fielder Tyrone Taylor said. “I told him, ‘Dude, I’ve never seen anybody do something like that before.’......

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