Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
MLB to have Atlantic League experiment with moving back mound, ‘double-hook’ DH — Major League Baseball has once again teamed with the independent Atlantic League to test rule changes, with the current set aimed at keeping starting pitchers in the game longer and creating more balls in play.
Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com:
Two new rules to be tested in Atlantic League — The independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball will experiment with two revolutionary rule changes in the 2021 season, limiting teams' use of the designated-hitter position to when their starting pitcher is in the game and lengthening …
Jason Mastrodonato / Boston Herald: MLB, Atlantic League to test ‘double-hook’ DH and moving the pitching rubber
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors: MLB To Experiment With New DH Rule, Mound Distance During 2021 Atlantic League Season
Brett Taylor Chicago Cubs / Bleacher Nation: YES! MLB is Having Atlantic League Experiment New DH Structure and Moving the Mound Back
Chris Cwik / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: MLB's independent partner league will experiment with moving mound back a foot, hybrid DH rule
MLB, Atlantic League announce experimental playing rules for 2021 Atlantic League season — MLB's Partner League will test ‘Double-Hook’ DH and pushed back pitching rubber in 2021 — Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today jointly announced …
In the minors, a major change as the Atlantic League plans to move the mound back a foot — The Atlantic League, a hotbed for innovation in baseball, will announce plans Wednesday to move the pitcher's mound back 12 inches from home plate this season, according to two people with knowledge of the arrangement.
Andy Martino / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: How and why MLB decided on a rare experiment with mound distance
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Tarek Fattal / Daily News:
Daily News Boys Athlete of the Week: Kanan Kadjar, Chatsworth — Chatsworth's Kanan Kadjar is the Daily News boys athlete of the week after rushing for 218 yards and two TDs — Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. — Daily News Boys Athlete of the Week
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Astros put five players on injured list due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols — The Houston Astros placed five players, including former All-Star infielders Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve, on the injured list Wednesday due to health and safety protocols, general manager James Click announced.
Mike DeFabo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Penguins players, coaches vaccinated during event at PPG Paints Arena — On Monday, the Penguins partnered with UPMC to vaccinate more than a thousand local residents against COVID-19. — The Penguins also offered the shot to players and coaches on a voluntary basis during the event at PPG Paints Arena.
Chris Adamski / Greensburg Tribune-Review: Jeff Carter will play center initially for Penguins, who plan on utilizing his versatility
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Umpire Joe West is awarded $500,000 in defamation lawsuit against former player Paul Lo Duca — You can scream at him, curse at him, and call him names, but if you attempt to discredit veteran umpire Joe West's credibility, well, be ready to pay a lot bigger price than simply being thrown out of a game.
Jesse Spector / Deadspin: Joe West wins suit vs. Paul Lo Duca in a story with no heroes
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: Joe West Awarded Half a Million Dollars in Defamation Lawsuit About a Generous Strike Zone
Field Level / New York Post: Umpire Joe West wins $500,000 defamation lawsuit against ex-Met Paul Lo Duca
Struggling Washington Nationals get back Kyle Schwarber, Josh Bell, Josh Harrison — WASHINGTON — Kyle Schwarber, Josh Bell and Josh Harrison were reinstated from the injured list Monday by the Washington Nationals, making the team's roster nearly whole again after a coronavirus outbreak …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Angels' Dexter Fowler out for season with torn ACL — Los Angeles Angels starting right fielder Dexter Fowler has a torn left ACL that will require season-ending surgery, the team announced Sunday. — Fowler, 35, injured himself while sprinting into second base on an attempted forceout …
Patrick Karraker / MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news: Cristian Pache headed to injured list
Jeremy Freeborn / The Sports Daily: Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler out for the season with torn ACL
Orange County Register:
Villa Park's Sydney Somerndike voted Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week — Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week — Athlete: Sydney Somerndike School: Villa Park Sport: Softball — Noteworthy: The Arizona commit fired her first perfect game in an 8- victory against JSerra …