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MLB trade rumors and news: Tim Anderson’s bat flip leads to brawl between White Sox, Royals

The flashy gesture resulted in Anderson, Royals pitcher Brad Keller getting ejected.

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• The White Sox’s Tim Anderson had perhaps one of the best bat flips of the year after hitting a home run against the Royals on Wednesday, but it also led to a benches-clearing brawl in the sixth inning.

• The Red Sox righted an apparent wrong on Tuesday morning, designating catcher Blake Swihart for assignment and bringing back catcher Sandy Leon — the primary catcher on last year’s World Series championship team and a backstop who had a very strong rapport with their pitching staff — after DFAing him prior to Opening Day. Swihart, who was once among the most highly-regarded catching prospects in the game, will now have seven days to be traded, claimed on waivers, or outrighted to Triple-A.