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Associated Press:
Pete Alonso, New York Mets unhappy after sudden coaching staff shakeup  —  NEW YORK — Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor learned from phone messages that the New York Mets had fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant Tom Slater, a move that left players unhappy.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets ace Jacob deGrom scratched with right lat inflammation Tuesday vs. Cardinals, then game gets rained out  —  ST. LOUIS — A chaotic 24 hours for the Mets became even more so Tuesday when they scratched ace Jacob deGrom from his start against the Cardinals because of right lat inflammation.
Associated Press:
New York Mets, struggling to score, fire hitting coaches  —  NEW YORK — Less than five weeks into the season, the New York Mets are making significant changes.  —  The scuffling Mets fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater on Monday night following a 6-5 loss …
Bob McGinn / The Athletic:
Packers' draft class might not help much in 2021, but has plenty of future upside  —  No analysis of the Green Bay Packers' 2021 draft would be complete without first examining the team's rift with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  —  My reporting confirms that of ESPN's Adam Schefter …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
This Month in Baseball: Mike Trout's best start ever, a star outshining him and record MLB strikeout rates  —  Welcome to This Month in Baseball, your recap of the first 30 days of the 2021 MLB season, covering the good, the bad, the highs, the lows and everything in between.
Joon Lee / ESPN:
‘New York never forgets’: Yankees fans come out in full force to jeer Astros  — Horse- Boxing- CFL- Chalk- NCAA- Cricket- F1- Golf- NASCAR- NBA G League- NCAAF- NCAAM- NCAAW- Olympic Sports- Racing- RN BB- RN FB- Rugby- Tennis- WNBA- WWE- X Games  —  New York Yankees fans bring inflatable trash cans …
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Where does Atlanta Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa's big night rank among other pitchers who rake?  —  If only all these position players could hit as well as Atlanta Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa, we wouldn't be hyperventilating about the feeble state of batting averages across the major leagues.
Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:
Kansas City Royals score a run after umpire Angel Hernandez is ‘blinded’ by scoreboard  —  The Kansas City Royals jumped out to a three-run lead before the Cleveland Indians rallied to score the final seven of the game on Tuesday night.  —  However, the play that led to the game's second …
Associated Press:
White Sox's Robert could miss rest of year with hip injury  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Robert couldn't put any weight on his right leg as he was helped off the field Sunday.  A day later, the news was no less painful for the White Sox or their promising young center fielder.
Discussion: USA Today
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Texas Rangers' late offensive spark not enough to overcome sloppy outfield defense  —  The COVID-19 pandemic is still a thing, and because it is media isn't allowed in MLB clubhouses just yet.  —  It's all Zoom all the time, unless a reporter has some players' phone numbers …
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
Miami Marlins' long road trip ends on low note after being swept by Nationals  —  Trevor Rogers knew the mistake he made as soon as the ball left Ryan Zimmerman's bat in the third inning.  He was trying to get a 96.7 mph fastball high and inside — one of his strengths.  The ball leaked toward the heart of the plate.
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Gordon Wittenmyer /
Strop takes personal leave, return to Cubs uncertain  —  Popular Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has taken a leave of absence from the team for personal reasons.  —  He posted an Instagram story Sunday showing him at home in the Dominican Republic.  It's unclear when he might return.
From the Corner of Edgar & Dave:
Mariners Recall RHP Erik Swanson From Alternate Training Site  —  RHP Casey Sadler placed on 10-day Injured List with right shoulder inflammation (retro.  May 1).  —  MarinersPR  —  SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry …
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