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Sources: Ex-Angels IF David Fletcher bet with Mizuhara bookie  —  David Fletcher, a former Los Angeles Angels infielder currently playing for the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate, and his friend, who also played in the minor leagues, both bet on sports with the Southern California bookmaker …
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Giants' Jung Hoo Lee to have season-ending shoulder surgery  —  San Francisco Giants outfielder Jung Hoo Lee will undergo season-ending surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder in the next couple of weeks, the team announced Friday.  —  Lee injured the shoulder when he crashed …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Bad Bunny's agency claims MLBPA issued ‘death penalty’ for sanctions  —  Rimas Sports, the agency founded by recording artist Bad Bunny, has accused the Major League Baseball Players Association of “placing a death penalty” on the agency through “a discriminatory, biased, and pre-determined investigation” …
Stefan Stevenson / Sports Illustrated:
Dinner With Bruce Bochy?  Mexican Vacation?  Eric Nadel's Birthday Benefit Auction Is Live  —  Eric Nadel's 12th Annual Birthday Benefit includes a silent auction open to the public online through 9:15 p.m. Thursday.  The auction features all sorts of autographed sports memorabilia …
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Chris Cotillo / masslive.com:
Garrett Whitlock suffers setback with elbow, delaying return to Red Sox rotation  —  ST. LOUIS — Garrett Whitlock won't return to the Red Sox rotation as expected early next week — and there's at least some concern about a new elbow injury keeping him potentially keeping him out for an extended period.
Associated Press:
A's lefty Ken Waldichuk undergoes reconstructive elbow surgery  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Athletics left-hander Ken Waldichuk had reconstructive surgery on his troublesome pitching elbow and will be sidelined all season, another tough injury blow for the pitcher this past year.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
MLB attorney: Loss of Comcast as TV carrier ‘devastating’  —  Attorneys for MLB, the NBA and the NHL expressed strong concerns with Diamond Sports Group's ability to emerge from bankruptcy during a status conference on Wednesday, less than five weeks after a scheduled confirmation hearing.
Jack Sommers / Sports Illustrated:
Looking Ahead to Pitching Matchups for D-backs and Tigers this Weekend  —  Tarik Skubal, one of the best pitchers in the American League, will pitch at Chase Field Friday Night.  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Detroit Tigers for a three game set this weekend at Chase Field.
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New York Times:
What's next for Donovan Mitchell, J.B. Bickerstaff, Darius Garland and the Cavs?  —  BOSTON — In the second game after they learned in December they'd be without both Darius Garland and Evan Mobley for a while, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Houston Rockets in overtime.
Ken Landis / UCF Athletics:
Men's Hoops Signs Transfer JJ Taylor  —  “JJ is a very talented player with tremendous upside.  At 6-8, his versatility will allow him to impact the game on both ends of the floor.  He has great athleticism and a terrific skill set.” … Taylor spent his freshman campaign at Memphis …
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Wall Street Journal:
Baseball Catchers Keep Getting Whacked by Hitters.  It's No Accident.  —  In a bid to convince umpires that low pitches are actually strikes, catchers have been inching nearer to the batter.  They're now setting up so close that they frequently wind up getting clobbered.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Jorge Castillo / ESPN:
Yankees' Clay Holmes has been MLB's best closer  —  The New York Yankees' bullpen, after posting the lowest ERA in the majors in 2023, is a very different group this season.  Key players departed over the winter, replaced by relatively obscure newcomers, while others are out early with injuries.
Brooke Destra / Yahoo Sports:
Nola bounces back in complete game shutout, leads Phillies to sweep over Mets  —  Nola bounces back in complete game shutout, leads Phillies to sweep over Mets originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia  —  It's always a good day when the Phillies sweep the Mets.  —  So, happy Tuesday!
 
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