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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phillies Replace Hitting Coach John Mallee With Charlie Manuel  —  In a rather surprising turn, the Phillies have announced that hitting coach John Mallee has been “relieved ... of his duties.”  He'll be replaced by none other than Charlie Manuel, the club's grizzled former skipper.
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Jim Salisbury / NBCSports.com:
Charlie Manuel rides again, could more changes be coming to Phillies' coaching staff?  —  The Phillies are turning to their most successful manager in club history to help save their season.  —  Charlie Manuel will serve as the team's hitting coach for the remainder of the season, the club announced on Tuesday.
ESPN:
Torres in historic company with 13th HR vs. O's  —  New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres continued his decimation of the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning that moved him into Major League Baseball's record books.
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Ronald Blum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Gregorius, Yanks thump Orioles 8-5 in doubleheader opener
Roger Rubin / Newsday:
Mickey Callaway not seeking credit for Mets' hot streak  —  The critical perspective on the Mets has changed a great deal in the past month.  —  The team has gone from a bunch of underachievers to a never-say-die contender for the postseason.  General manager Brodie Van Wagenen went …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
The Mets have to lose occasionally
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Do the Mets have a closer?  —  While so many things went right …
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
Ryan Wolstat / Toronto Sun:
Bichette's success sealed Galvis' departure  —  The Blue Jays suffered a loss even before starting a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Monday.  —  The club announced earlier in the day that popular shortstop Freddy Galvis had been claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Reds …
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Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Curt Schilling ‘absolutely considering’ running for Congress in Arizona  —  Former Arizona Diamondbacks legend and outspoken conservative Curt Schilling said he is “absolutely considering” running for Congress in Arizona against one of the state's five Democrats.
Tom Withers / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Indians top BoSox 6-5 on Santana walk-off, 1st in AL Central  —  Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning to send the  —  Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston  —  Red Sox on Monday night and back into first-place in the AL Central.
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Chris Cwik / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
MLB 2020 schedule: All 30 MLB teams set to play on opening day again  —  Passionate baseball fans might want to call in sick next March 26.  The 2020 Major League Baseball season will kick off that day, and every single team is scheduled to play.  —  MLB attempted something similar this season …
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Vinnie Duber / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Field of Dreams game, matchups with NL West teams highlight White Sox 2020 schedule
Discussion: Royals Review
Field Level / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Astros riding high entering series against White Sox
Thomas Harding / Rockies News:
Rockies set to part ways with Iannetta  —  DENVER — The Rockies are expected to part ways with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, their career leader in games played at his position (820) and games started (579), and select the contract of catching prospect Dom Nunez from Triple-A Albuquerque …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays stay hot, beat Padres 10-4 for 70th win  —  Matt Duffy and Avisail Garcia did the bulk of the offensive work, Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier flashed some leather.  —  SAN DIEGO — Pitchers provided a couple of the more memorable moments at the plate for the Rays in Monday night's 10-4 win over the Padres.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Pat Graham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Diamondbacks use 3 homers in 6th to rally past Rockies  —  Carson Kelly homered during a four-run sixth inning as the  —  Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for an 8-6 victory over the reeling  —  Colorado Rockies on Monday night.  —  Over the course of 13 pitches, Arizona went from trailing 6-3 to leading 7-6.
Discussion: Purple Row
Victor Mather / New York Times:
An Amazin' Month for the Mets  —  It seems like yesterday the Mets were deader than dead.  Suddenly, they are the talk of baseball — even more so than that other pretty good team that plays in the Bronx.  —  A month ago, the Mets weren't exactly at rock bottom, but they weren't far-off.
Discussion: Talking Chop and Amazin' Avenue
 
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