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New York Yankees Acquire Kendrys Morales

OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 23: Kendrys Morales #12 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on April 23, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The New York Yankees have acquired first basemen/designated hitter Kendrys Morales and cash considerations from the Oakland A’s. The Yankees will give up either a player to be named later or cash considerations. In a corresponding move, Jonathan Loaisiga has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. The Yankees have acquired 1B/DH...

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Joe DiMaggio Symbolizes How Baseball Has Changed

(Original Caption) 7/18/1941-Cleveland, OH: Joe DiMaggio, slugging outfielder of the New York Yankees, makes a pair of “duck eggs” with his fingers to indicate that for the first time in 57 consecutive games he has gone hitless. The end of the amazing series of hit games came against the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland yesterday. DiMaggio went to bat four times, failed to get the ball past the infielders three times and walked once. His record of hits in 56 consecutive games is expected to stand for many moons. 83 years ago Friday, a young superstar to be made his...

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Cody Bellinger Emphasizes Difficulty of Breaking Baseball Records

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 28: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his fourth inning home run against Trevor Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Pirates leave the park at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Cody Bellinger set a Major League Baseball record for the most RBI, 37, before May 1st during a Monday night game against the San Francisco Giants. He has had quite the historic first month, with a seemingly fictitious .434/.508/.906 slash line. His 14 home runs as of April 30th also tie a baseball...

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Tim Anderson Fueling Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 26: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 9th inning against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 12-11. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox may be off to a slow start at 11-14, but they are getting significant contributions from an unlikely source. Tim Anderson has taken a tremendous leap forward this season. This has flown under the radar due to a controversial bat flip against the Kansas...

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Where Will Gio Gonzalez Play in 2019?

Left handed starting pitcher, Gio Gonzalez, can make an impact for a Major League team this season. The question, though, is where will he do this? He elected to opt out of his contract with the New York Yankees on Saturday. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Yankees now have until Monday, April 22nd to either promote him from AAA or release him. Source: Gio Gonzalez is indeed opting out of his contract with the Yankees. New York will have 48 hours to either add him to the roster or grant him his release. If he’s added, he’ll earn $3M base salary plus $300K per start. — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) April 20, 2019 Analyzing the Fit in the Bronx While an experienced veteran with Gonzalez’s resume appears to be a no brain add, there may not be a great fit with the Yankees right now. Despite the prolonged absence of Luis Severino, the Yankee starting staff is in a good place right now. James Paxton and J.A. Happ had their share of struggles to start the season, but they have since appeared to right the ship with excellent performances of late. Additionally, Masahiro Tanaka has anchored the rotation with a great overall start to the season, and CC Sabathia has looked great since returning from the injured list. That accounts for four of the five starting pitcher spots,...

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