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Good morning baseball fans!
The draft is unfortunately over. Find our full recap of the first day of the draft here and the second and third days here.
What’s going on in baseball today?
- A lot (a lot!) of good players were drafted on Monday and they deserve you page view. Check out the draft tracker to see where they all went and our Q&As with a good chunk of the first round to get inside their heads.
- Check out the latest news in the American League West.
- The Red Sox have approached Mookie Betts about an extension.
- Tom Koehler is laser focused on making his return to the Marlins after being demoted.
- CC Sabathia has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Ouch.
- The Rangers have acquired Joely Rodriguez.
- Here are the biggest surprises of the 2017 MLB Draft.
- Tyler Thornburg will be out for season with shoulder injury.
- Want to stay up to date with your team’s newest start? Here’s how to follow every top draft pick on social media.
- The Cubs are selling old World Series ivy for $200 a leaf since we’re all still suckers and want to be apart of it all. Also, I’m selling a pen Derek Jeter touched one, let me know your best offer.
- More bad news for the Amazins: Matt Harvey and Neil Walker will be out ‘several weeks’ with injuries.
- After a short stint in Oakland, the Athletics have DFA’d Trevor Plouffe.
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2017 MLB Pre-July Trade Tracker
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Today in baseball: On June 16th, 1989, Sammy Sosa becomes the youngest Dominican to play in the majors. .