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- Here’s the latest from around the National League West.
- So much for not being on a team in contention because the Cardinals have acquired Juan Nicasio.
- 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.
- Will Middlebrooks is the first to ever hit a pinch-hit triple in both games of a doubleheader.
- 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.
- MLB’s punishment for the aforementioned Red Sox sign stealing case will be nothing more but a ‘slap on the wrist’. You hear that kids? Cheat all you want!
- The Reds are set to place Billy Hamilton on the disabled list with a fractured left thumb.
- 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.
- Let’s look at pictures of good dogs dressed as tigers watching baseball.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 1995, Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record, playing in his 2,131st straight game.