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4:05 PM ET, June 5, 2023

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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees rave about another ridiculous Aaron Judge catch: ‘What a blessing to have him on my team’  —  LOS ANGELES — With the Yankees up, 5-3, and a runner on first in the eighth inning, the Dodgers' J.D. Martinez ripped a Michael King sinker to right field on Saturday.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge dealing with sore toe, Nestor Cortes likely heading to IL  —  LOS ANGELES — It turned out Aaron Boone was right to think “oh no” when Aaron Judge barged through the Yankees' bullpen at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, as the slugger banged his foot “pretty hard” on his eighth-inning door-busting catch.
Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
Ryan Brasier lands with Dodgers on a minor-league deal  —  JONATHAN PAPELBON IS REVOLUTIONIZING POWER RANKINGS  —  Ryan Brasier has found a new home.  —  The 35-year-old pitcher - who was released by the Red Sox on May 21 - confirmed to WEEI.com that he has signed a minor-league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Discussion: NBCSports.com and MLB Trade Rumors
John Shea / San Francisco Chronicle:
Roger Craig, SF Giants manager who energized '80s youth movement, dies  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  Roger Craig, who helped rally the San Francisco Giants to prominence in the 1980s and was known as “Humm Baby” for his positive and inspirational demeanor, died Sunday after what the team said was a short illness.
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles' Gunnar Henderson exits game vs. Giants with low back discomfort  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A night after hitting a game-winning home run on what manager Brandon Hyde said was his “best swing of the year,” Orioles rookie infielder Gunnar Henderson exited Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants …
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Andrew Tredinnick / NorthJersey.com:
What's on deck for Mets: Here's why they have a chance to bounce back vs. Braves  —  Once again as the Mets appeared to be ramping up, they hit a roadblock over the weekend.  —  After winning eight straight games at Citi Field, including a sweep of the Phillies, the Mets were knocked …
Discussion: Battery Power and Yahoo Sports
CNN:
Son and 8-year old grandson of former Red Sox star George ‘Boomer’ Scott found dead in apparent murder-suicide  —  The son and 8-year-old grandson of a former Boston Red Sox player were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their Massachusetts home Friday as authorities searched for clues …
Richard Goldstein / New York Times:
Roger Craig, Teacher of an Era-Defining Pitch, Is Dead at 93  —  After winning three World Series as a player, Craig became a coach and spread the gospel of the split-fingered fastball, what one player of the time called “the pitch of the '80s.”  —  Roger Craig, who pitched or managed …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'What he's done has motivated everybody.' Liam Hendriks' journey from cancer diagnosis to his Chicago White Sox return.  —  Liam Hendriks did not want to rule out the first two months of the season.  —  The Chicago White Sox closer, undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma …
ESPN:
Padres' Xander Bogaerts hopes to avoid IL trip due to injured wrist  —  San Diego Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts is expected to get some time off because of his nagging left wrist injury but hopes to avoid a trip to the injured list.  —  Bogaerts, who left Saturday's victory over the Chicago Cubs …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Jordan Montgomery's search for win drags on.  Cardinals' search of offense means a call up  —  PITTSBURGH — During the 60-minute rain delay that interrupted his start and effectively submerged the Cardinals' offense, Jordan Montgomery did all he could in and around the clubhouse to maintain …
Jayson Stark / The Athletic:
MLB season's first 60 games: What we've learned and what execs are saying  —  We're more than two months into another baseball season.  And just as we all expected ...  • The Pirates have outwon the Cardinals.  —  • The Marlins have outwon the Phillies.  —  • Colin Rea has more wins than Justin Verlander.
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
When to expect ESPN's next round of layoffs — and who's most at risk  —  ESPN talent layoffs are expected toward the end of June, The Post has learned.  —  A source said the exact timing is subject to change, calling the situation “fluid.”  However, ESPN executives are in the process …
 
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