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1:45 PM ET, April 2, 2024


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John Powers / The Boston Globe:
Larry Lucchino, Red Sox president when team won three world championships, dies at 78  —  Larry Lucchino, whose tenure as Red Sox president included three World Series championships, with the first ending an 86-year drought, died Tuesday.  He was 78.  —  Mr. Lucchino, whom franchise owner …
Ryan Finley / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Larry Lucchino, Padres president who spearheaded Petco Park project, dies at 78  —  Larry Lucchino, who served as Padres president from 1995 to 2001 and helped get Petco Park built, died Tuesday.  He was 78.  —  Lucchino was “surrounded by family,” a statement from the Lucchinos said.
Tim Keown / ESPN:
Oakland to present Athletics ownership with lease extension  —  The city of Oakland will present Athletics ownership with an offer to extend the team's lease that includes a five-year contract with an opt-out after three years, as well as a requirement the team pays a $97 million “extension fee …
'We couldn't see': Jazz Chisholm irked by Marlins' open roof  —  MIAMI — Stuck in a four-game losing streak to start the season, and fresh off a playoff appearance the year before, Miami Marlins outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. addressed the club's decision to open the retractable roof on top of LoanDepot Park this weekend.
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Mike Shildt says he's still fond of Cardinals, happy with Padres  —  SAN DIEGO — Mike Shildt faced the St. Louis Cardinals for the first time since he became the San Diego Padres' manager and expressed gratitude to both organizations.  —  Shildt was with the Cardinals organization for 18 seasons …
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Jack Sommers / Sports Illustrated:
Everything You Need to Know About Diamondbacks Vs. Yankees Series  —  The red-hot AL East leaders come to town for the first time since 2019  —  The New York Yankees visit Chase Field to play the Diamondbacks for a three-game interleague series starting Monday night.
Bryan Hoch /
Soto the alpha ‘dawg’ again as Yankees stay perfect  —  Red-hot star hits go-ahead single in ninth for New York, 4-0 for first time since 2003  —  HOUSTON — The Yankees have probably learned a hundred things about Juan Soto since the first day he tried on their uniform …
Leo Morgenstern / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Acquire Jake Cousins  —  The Yankees have acquired right-hander Jake Cousins from the White Sox, both teams announced.  The White Sox will receive cash considerations in return.  Cousins signed a minor league contract with Chicago in December and was not on the 40-man roster.
Kent Babb / Washington Post:
The Kim Mulkey way  —  The LSU coach holds grudges, battles everyone — and keeps winning.  But at what cost?  —  TICKFAW, La. — In the two sisters' minds, the old house remains as it was: a one-story brick ranch a hundred yards off the road, white fence under two ancient oaks, tin roof long before it all caved in.
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