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7:43 PM ET ESPN News Services HOUSTON — A week filled with fines, suspensions, firings and impromptu news conferences as a result of their sign-stealing scandal ended awkwardly in Houston on Saturday, with the Astros meeting and greeting fans and media at their annual winter festival. Two of the team’s biggest stars — Jose Altuve
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Harrison Bader is confident he’ll be in center field for the St. Louis Cardinals when the season begins. Bader was in St. Louis on Saturday taking part in the annual Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. “I’m the starting center fielder,” the 25-year-old Bader said. “It’s my position. I’m going
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5:49 PM ET Any player on Major League Baseball’s ineligible list will not be considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, even after the banned individual’s death, a hall spokesman told ESPN on Saturday. “This designation remains in place after an individual’s passing,” said Jon Shestakofsky, a Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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11:06 PM ET CHICAGO — In the aftermath of the Astros‘ cheating scandal, Yu Darvish has been left wondering: Was he tipping pitches during the 2017 World Series, or were Houston players stealing signs? In the two-plus years that Series, the right-hander had thought it was the former. He was rocked by the Astros that
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11:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” BASEBALL LOST ITS mind Thursday. Every sport endures this: part-cleansing, part-reckoning, part-recalibration — a day to release everything, good, bad and otherwise, a full-throated scream into the void. It was inevitable, building
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2:15 PM ET Carlos Beltran’s time as New York Mets manager is over before it really began, with the former outfielder stepping down Thursday afternoon. The only player named in MLB’s investigation of the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal, Beltran becomes the third manager to lose his job this week on the heels of AJ Hinch’s
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9:30 PM ET On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox and skipper Alex Cora announced that they had “mutually agreed to part ways” following bombshell revelations from Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing during the 2017 season, when Cora served as Houston’s bench coach. Just one year removed from Boston’s win in the
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2:00 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were fired by owner Jim Crane on Monday after Major League Baseball’s announcement of discipline following the sign-stealing scandal. A league investigation
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8:56 PM ET MALIBU, Calif. — The sign-stealing scandal that has engulfed Major League Baseball throughout the offseason centers mostly on two teams, the 2017 Houston Astros and the 2018 Boston Red Sox. An obvious link: the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, coming off seven straight division titles but still in search of the franchise’s
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