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10:30 AM ET, June 27, 2022


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Peter Gammons / The Athletic:
Yankees, Dodgers et al are obvious buyers, but mid-tier sellers have decisions to make  —  With the trade deadline on the horizon, how do the Dodgers know exactly what they need to do?  They don't know if they'll have Walker Buehler or Dustin May at even 80 percent on Labor Day.
Winker HBP leads to intense benches-clearing scene  —  ANAHEIM — Tensions reached an ugly tipping point during the Mariners-Angels matinee on Sunday when both benches and bullpens cleared, punches were thrown from players and coaches on each team and multiple ejections ensued after Jesse Winker took …
Discussion: UPI, USA Today, and The Athletic
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Yankees, Aaron Judge settle on $19M contract before Friday's scheduled arbitration hearing  —  Before actually engaging in an arbitration hearing, which was scheduled to begin at noon on Friday, Aaron Judge and the Yankees settled on a contract agreement.  Judge will make $19 million this season …
Discussion: Sporting News and Boston Herald
Pete Caldera / USA Today:
Aaron Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal to avoid arbitration hearing
Discussion: New Jersey Online
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Astros throw combined no-hitter to hand mighty Yankees second-straight loss, 3-0  —  The 2022 Yankees, a galactic force, were brought back to this planet on Saturday.  They didn't just lose, they got no-hit, as Astros' pitchers Cristian Javier, Hector Neris and Ryan Pressly turned in a historic performance …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals notebook: Former regular shortstop DeJong has been ‘Wally Pipped’  —  The Paul DeJong fans should not be holding their breath for an imminent return from Memphis by the Cardinals' regular shortstop.  Or former regular shortstop, that is.  —  “Now it becomes a need,” …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: Heard of Luis Arráez?  ‘Old-school’ Twins infielder is in line for a batting title  —  Minnesota's wizard with a bat has MLB's best batting average and could be a first-time All-Star.  —  He's the greatest hitting show on Earth.  —  And no one is paying attention.
Associated Press:
Los Angeles Dodgers lose right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson for rest of season, and 'it's a big loss'  —  MLB, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers  —  ATLANTA — Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Daniel Hudson was placed on the injured list Saturday because of a season-ending torn left ACL.
Peter Abraham / The Boston Globe:
How a Wilmington-based company developed a chemical coating for baseballs that improves grip and can be applied uniformly  —  New baseballs pop out of the box so white and shiny that they're called pearls.  —  Shiny also means slippery, and for years now baseballs have been prepared for games …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Pete Alonso cranks third multi-homer game of season in Mets' 5-3 win over Marlins  —  Pete Alonso just might strut into the July 18 Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium as the MLB leader.  —  Alonso collected his third multi-home run game of the season and 14th of his career in the Mets' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
Associated Press:
LA Sparks |  Nneka Ogwumike scores 24 to lead Sparks past Storm  —  SEATTLE — Nneka Ogwumike scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures and the Los Angeles Sparks clamped down in the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 85-77 on Saturday night.
Jon Greenberg / The Athletic:
Cubs, DraftKings betting you want to visit their sportsbook (in 2023): Dollars and sense  —  DraftKings wants your money.  The Cubs want everyone's money.  —  So a DraftKings sportsbook on the Cubs' property is a match made in heaven.  Or Wrigleyville.  —  On Friday morning …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel, 30, gets big league call-up from Philadelphia Phillies  —  Mark Appel, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick whose baseball career included a three-season absence from the sport, is getting his first major league call-up Saturday at the age of 30.
Bobby Nightengale /
Revisiting the Slap Heard 'Round Baseball as Tommy Pham, Reds head to San Francisco  —  It was nearly a month ago when Tommy Pham delivered the slap heard ‘round baseball during batting practice and was suspended for all three of the Cincinnati Reds’ games against the San Francisco Giants.
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez to have surgery to repair thumb ligament  —  Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez needs surgery on his left thumb and has been placed on the 10-day injured list.  —  The surgery will be to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb, and his IL move is retroactive to Tuesday.
Ryan McFadden / Baltimore Sun:
Former Poly star Justin Lewis reportedly agrees to two-way deal with Chicago Bulls  —  Former Poly and Marquette forward Justin Lewis has agreed to a two-way deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to The Athletic, after going unselected in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night.
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