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9:35 AM ET, June 16, 2021


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New guidance on foreign substances announced  —  Major League Baseball provided guidance to all 30 Clubs today that, effective with games beginning on June 21st, enhanced enforcement of Official Baseball Rules 3.01 and 6.02(c) and (d), which prohibit applying foreign substances to baseballs, will go into effect.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB players caught with any foreign substance to face 10-day suspension, sources say  —  Major League Baseball is expected to announce Tuesday that it will suspend players caught with any foreign substance for 10 days with pay to help curtail the widespread use of grip enhancers by pitchers around the league …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Tampa Bay Rays' Tyler Glasnow blames MLB crackdown on foreign substances for his UCL injury  —  CHICAGO — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow sounded off on Major League Baseball's crackdown of foreign substances Tuesday after he was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor tendon strain.
Todd Zolecki / Phillies News:
Phils to mix up road unis; Segura ASG-worthy  —  LOS ANGELES — A couple of years ago in Miami, Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen followed a fresh haircut with a huge game at the plate.  —  “I had the look-good, feel-good part down,” he said.  “So I just needed to play good, and I got that one out of the way, too.”
Thomas Harrigan /
Here are the All-Star Ballot standings so far  —  Phase 1 of fan voting concludes at 4 p.m. ET on June 24  —  The races to determine who will advance to Phase 2 of the fan voting for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard are starting to take shape.
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Nationals select the contract of Justin Miller  —  The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Justin Miller and designated right-handed pitcher Rogelio Armenteros for assignment on Tuesday.  Additionally, the Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer …
Josh Norris / Baseball America:
Arizona, Gulf Coast Leagues Set To Begin June 28; DSL Slated for July 12  —  The minor leagues will move a little closer to returning to normalcy on June 28, when the Rookie-level Arizona and Gulf Coast Leagues are slated to get their seasons underway.  Schedules have been made …
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Negro Leagues stats officially incorporated into Baseball Reference's database  —  At its core, baseball is a game of numbers, typified by the familiar phrase: “You are what the back of your baseball card says you are.”  —  For the better part of three decades, Black baseball players competed …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
David Peterson bounces back with six one-hit innings in win over Cubs  —  No matter how bad it got — and it got ugly — the Mets never lost trust in David Peterson.  On Monday night against the winningest team in the NL Central, he rewarded that trust with one of his best performances of the year.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Stock Watch: MLB trade deadline goals for all 30 teams  —  With every team but the New York Mets past the 60-game mark, the point at which last season's standings were forever frozen, we have a pretty good idea of how the 2021 MLB playoff races are setting up.  —  There will be further movement, to be sure.
FanGraphs Baseball:
2021 MLB Mock Draft: One Month To Go  —  We're a month away from the 2021 Draft and it's time for our first mock draft of the season.  We have also posted an updated ranking of the prospects, which is available over on The Board.  In a typical year, the Draft, which usually leads …
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