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Good morning baseball fans and happy Mother’s Day!
Voting for the All-Star game has officially started, so fill out your ballots out early and hope your favorite player is still healthy by the All-Star break.
Here’s a look at what’s going on around the American League East.
- The Marlins placed Miguel Rojas on the disabled list with a thumb injury.
- There is a chance the Pirates make Gerrit Cole available in trade talks this summer.
- Jeurys Familia has had surgery for his blood clot and can pitch again in 3-4 months.
- Bryce Harper and the Nationals have come to terms on a 1-year, $21.66M deal.
- Miami selected Mike Aviles’ contract, the club announced. Tomas Telis was optioned in the corresponding roster move.
- People are talking about Tim Tebow again because of course they are, he’s The Teeb.
- Former Braves and Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur is joining FOX Sports South to help broadcast Braves games.
- Chris Iannetta got hit in the mouth with a fastball and it looks like what nightmares are made of.
- The Twins are set to promote Jose Berrios, who will start Saturday, according to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger.
- The Marlins were in talks to acquire Shelby Miller last summer before they added Andrew Cashner, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
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Today in baseball: On May 14th, 2012, At the age of 19 years and 211 days, Bryce Harper becomes the youngest player in Nationals franchise history to hit a home run