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- It’s the end of an era: Ichiro has transitioned to the Mariners’ front office and is done playing in 2018. Pour one out.
- Dodgers’ Hyun-jin Ryu will be out through All-Star break with a groin tear. That’s gotta hurt.
- The Braves have called up Jose Bautista. six-time All-Star returns to the major leagues as a third baseman after playing primarily in the outfield since 2009. Joey Bats, the second revolution.
- The Dark Knight will rise in Queens no more: the Mets have designated Matt Harvey for assignment.
- Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? This time lapse graphic of every Ichiro hit is mind blowing.
- The Diamondbacks have signed veteran pitcher Clay Buchholz to a minor-league deal.
- Cardinals’ Yadier Molina will be out at least month after emergency groin surgery, which are arguably three of the worst words to ever have to hear.
- Things are going from bad to worse in Los Angeles: Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the DL with bicep tendonitis.
- Legend alert: Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, becoming the 32nd member of the club.
- The Giants have signed Ryan Hanigan to a minor-league deal.
- Tanner Duncan, who made three failed attempts to earn a spot on ECU’s Division I team three times and spent his entire collegiate career playing club baseball, is now thriving in the Astros’ minor-league system.
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