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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 …
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Larry Lucchino, former president and CEO of Red Sox, dies at 78  —  MLB, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, Princeton Tigers  —  Larry Lucchino, the former president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox who oversaw three World Series titles during his tenure, has died, the team announced Tuesday.
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.
Laura Albanese / Newsday:
Mets looking to improve their offensive approach after four ice-cold games  —  It was four games into this season — four games into a new manager, a new philosophy, and a new president of baseball operations — and already, the questions that plagued the Mets last year were being repeated in Flushing.
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San Francisco Chronicle:
No deal yet after A's meet with Oakland, Alameda officials on Coliseum lease extension  —  Representatives of the Oakland Athletics met with Oakland and Alameda County officials Tuesday morning at the team's corporate headquarters in Jack London Square to discuss a possible Coliseum lease extension …
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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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ESPN:
'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.
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel and Sportsnet.ca
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 / MLB.com:
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.
 
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