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- Here’s the latest from around the American 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.
- I guess the Pirates are in a good mood this week because they’ve also extended the contract of GM Neal Huntington.
- The Red Sox cheated by using an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees. There’s a lot to unpack here but mostly it’s that the Red Sox should be harshly punished for buying an Apple Watch.
- Wilmer Flores fouling a ball off his own face is a personification of the Mets right now.
- The White Sox have released Derek Holland.
- The Dodgers have promoted Walker Buehler to majors.
- Giants’ reliever Mark Melancon will undergo arm surgery.
- The Phillies have promoted top prospect J.P. Crawford to majors.
- The Red Sox and Blue Jays played the longest game of the season at 19 innings last night.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2001, Barry Bonds becomes the fifth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season.