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FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna watches after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the New York Yankees, in Tampa, Fla. Top outfield prospect Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves, who said they planned to promote the 20-year-old from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, to join them in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:55 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves. The Braves planned to promote the 20-year-old from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday to join them in Cincinnati. Acuna rose from Class A to Triple-A in 2017, hitting a combined .325 with 21 home runs, 82 RBIs and...
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre walks off the field with athletic trainer Kevin Harmon, right, after suffering a leg injury running out a run-scoring single against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre did not return in the game. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
April 25, 2018 - 2:37 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RISING RONALD Top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves in Cincinnati. The 20-year-old teased Braves fans with a monster spring training, batting .432 with four homers, four stolen bases and a 1.247 OPS in 16 games...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez carried his own suitcase up the stairs when he arrived home from a stint at Triple-A Omaha, never once thinking about how perilous the trek was the last time he tried it. The Royals' All-Star catcher was toting his bags up the stairs after returning from...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports memorabilia...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 24, 2018 - 3:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ TOUGH TEST Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 3.60 ERA) makes his fourth major league start for the Los Angeles Angels, this one against Charlie Morton (3-0, 0.72) and the World Series champion Houston Astros. Ohtani, the two-way rookie sensation from Japan...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager runs toward home plate to score on a double hit by Yasmani Grandal during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 23, 2018 - 12:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Cody Bellinger's fierce line drive drove in the tying run, it hit the center field wall so quickly that the throw back to the infield beat him to second base. No problem: Bellinger adroitly avoided the tag with a swim move he learned from watching Mike Trout on...
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, right, reacts after hitting a foul ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 22, 2018 - 8:21 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Belt hung in for an epic 21-pitch at-bat before flying out, but later homered to lead Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Sunday. Belt fouled off 11 straight pitches from rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning in...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after taking a pitch to the batting helmet from Colorado Rockies starter German Marquez in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. Bryant was pulled from the game after getting hit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 22, 2018 - 7:50 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: ___ START HIM UP Prized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty reached the majors last September and had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances. Buehler was a first-round...
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This is a 2018 photo of Danny Farquhar of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. White Sox reliever Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the dugout in the sixth inning Friday, April 20, 2018, and was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 22, 2018 - 3:02 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ FARQUHAR STATUS The Chicago White Sox will continue to monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage. The reliever fell ill Friday night in the dugout after pitching...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 22, 2018 - 2:54 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It took a milestone hit by Albert Pujols to give the Los Angeles Angels their first lead of the week. Pujols drove a go-ahead, two-run homer into the seats in right-center in the sixth inning for career hit No. 2,992 and the Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on...
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