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- Here’s the latest from around the National League Central.
- Mets’ David Wright, Michael Conforto, and TJ Rivera to all have surgery, most because they play for the Mets. Also, in other hard hitting news, the sky is blue.
- The Pirates have signed Clint Hurdle to a four-year extension.
- There's a month left in the season and the wild card is a mess.
- Angels pitcher JC Ramirez seems set to miss the rest of this season, according to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register.
- Wilmer Flores fouling a ball off his own face is a personification of the Mets right now.
- It seems there is a chance the Blue Jays attempt to move Josh Donaldson this winter, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
- The Dodgers have promoted Walker Buehler to majors.
- Giants’ reliever Mark Melancon will undergo arm surgery.
- This Jose Ramirez home run bounces twice and is then given a boost over the outfield wall. Baseball is weird, you guys.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 1998, Mark McGwire becomes the third and quickest player in major league history to hit 60 home runs in a season.