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The Padres have added another starting pitcher to their rotation, this time bringing home right-hander Joe Musgrove. The team acquired the Grossmont High alumnus on Monday in a three-team trade that resulted in Joey Lucchesi going to the Mets and four other players heading to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Padres sent relief pitcher David Bednar, outfielder Hudson Head (their No. 7 overall ...

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Q: America’s pastime has endured through wars, depressions, etc., and will eventually get through this pandemic. What actions do you believe need to be taken by MLB leadership to assure that baseball maintains its place in the fabric of our culture?

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Oakland A’s fans got to watch Liam Hendriks’ spectacular rise. The Australian went from being designated for assignment in 2018 to baseball’s best reliever, an Oakland hero through the truncated 2020 season. Now, he’s leaving Oakland for a lucrative, three-year deal to play for the Chicago White Sox. Yes, he’ll be joining the same team that he squelched to secure the A’s first postseason ...

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Carlos Carrasco has long been the second man, both as a No. 2 starter on Cleveland’s superb rotations over the last decade, and the No. 2 name in the Francisco Lindor blockbuster that sent the pair to New York and makes the Mets an instant contender. But the Mets’ newest pitcher should be anything but an afterthought. When Carrasco, 33, was asked what he would add to his new team on Tuesday, ...

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Liam Hendriks began his big-league career as a starter but has become one of the game’s best closers. The Chicago White Sox reportedly signed Hendriks late Monday to a three-year deal, with a team option for a fourth season, for $54 million guaranteed. The right-hander was the top free agent reliever on the market. He won the American League Reliever of the Year Award in 2020 while pitching ...

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Corey Kluber is healthy and ready to impress. The former two-time Cy Young winner, after missing most of the past two seasons with injuries, is throwing a 30-pitch bullpen for teams Jan. 13 at Cressey Sports Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. And the Detroit Tigers will be there to watch the 34-year-old's workout as "due diligence," according to a source with knowledge of the team's ...