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Mike Trout's brother-in-law dies, family releases statement

The Angels have announced Mike Trout's brother-in-law, Aaron Cox,died Wednesday morning.Trout and his family released the following statement:

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-08-15 15:51:42

These are the 4 reasons why Jose Urena hit Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first pitch

The hottest player in baseball, Ronald Acuna Jr., was hit on the very first pitch of the Braves' final game of their series against the Marlins by Jose Urena Wednesday night. The pitch struck Acuna's elbow, and he was forced to leave the game in the second inning as a result. Players getting hit by

SB NATION - 2018-08-16 13:06:46

Little League Pitching Superstar Mo'ne Davis Is Now an Ankle-Breaking Baller

Four years ago today, Mo'ne Davis was the first girl to pitch a shutout win at theLittle League World Series. At 13 years old, Mo'ne allowed two hits with eight strikeouts in the 4-0 victory, even clocking a 71 mph fastball. She was propelled to overnight stardom and even donated her jersey to the B

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-08-15 13:18:56

Injured Trout leaves team for personal reasons

Los Angeles AngelsstarMike Troutis away from the club for personal reasons and might not be available Thursday, when he is scheduled to come off the disabled list, the team announced.

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Baseball's five dumbest unwritten rules, ranked by their stupidity

Play hard, but not too hard. Be excited, but not too excited. Always do your best, but notalwaysalways.

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-08-16 17:21:27

Ronald Acuna Jr Suffers Elbow Injury After Being Hit by 1st Pitch; Benches Clear

Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesAtlanta Bravesrookie Ronald Acuna Jr. had homered to lead off each of his team's past three games, butMiami MarlinspitcherJose Urenaended the streak on Wednesday night after hitting Acuna.Urena drilled Acuna on the left elbow with a 97 mph fastball with his first pitch of th

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-08-16 00:25:43

Keith Hernandez Has Some Takes On Jose Ureña Beaning Red Hot Ronald Acuña

The Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. has beenraking as of late, hitting .471/.514/1.235 (!) over his last eight games, with eight homers over that time frame. He’s also led off with a homer ineach of his last three gamesagainst the Marlins. In some players’ Weird Baseball Logic, that means, accordingly, Acu

DEADSPIN - 2018-08-16 02:54:00

Giants place Dereck Rodriguez on DL due to injury sustained during altercation with Dodgers

Rodriguez, 22, has been having an outstanding rookie season, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 65/19 K/BB ratio in 80 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-17 02:57:40

Rangers turn nifty triple play with some quick thinking by Jurickson Profar

The Rangers faced a precarious position, with the bases full of Angels and nobody out in the fourth inning. But thanks to an unconventional play and quick thinking by Jurickson Profar, Texas was out of the frame with no damage done. We are used to seeing cool plays from the Rangers third baseman, th

SB NATION - 2018-08-17 02:10:11

Ronald Acuna Jr. leading off after hit by pitch scare

ByJenna WestAugust 16, 2018Despite being listed as day-to-day on Thursday, Ronald Acuna Jr. is back in the Braves' lineup just one night after being hit by a pitch.Acuna washit in the left elbow Wednesday nightby Jose Urena's first pitch of the game, leading to a brawl between the Braves and Marlins

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Twitter reacts to lowly Mets drubbing the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are hosting the New York Mets for a double-header on Thursday. It’s safe to say that Game 1 did not go well for the home team.The Mets,too often on the wrong side of the joke, came alive to beat the tar out of the Phillies.

YARDBARKER - 2018-08-16 23:33:43

Ray Ratto: The latest round of Name That Unwritten Rule in baseball

Yasiel Puiggot two games for punching Nick Hundley in the mask. Jose Ureña got six games for throwing at Ronald Acuña’. Nobody is happy on any side.And that, ladies and jellyspoons, is baseball justice, now and forever.But it is also sports justice, which is typically very flexible when it comes to

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-16 23:33:18

10 years of Buster Posey

Today’s the 10-year anniversary of Buster Posey signing with the Giants. At the time,his $6.2 million signing bonus was the highest in MLB Draft history. Of course, the Giants recently doled out a new signing bonus record for a position player this past Junewhen they gave catcher Joey Bart $7.03 mil

MCCOVEY CHRONICLES - 2018-08-16 23:30:01

Giants place Dereck Rodriguez on the DL with injury sustained during brawl with Dodgers

The blow is a big one to a team on the fringes of the playoff race. Rodriguez, a rookie, has been the club's best pitcher, posting a 6-1 record and 2.25 ERA to this point. He has allowed just six runs in five second-half starts, throwing his name into the Rookie of the Year race.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-17 02:38:53

The Mets absolutely demolished the Phillies 24-4

The most damage came in the top of the fifth inning when the Mets hung a 10-spot. That inning featured a balk, two errors, and a grand slam from José Bautista. In the seventh, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler called on position playerRoman Quinnto pitch. Quinn gave up a leadoff home run toMichael Confor

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-16 23:06:39

Cubs call for action from MLB/umpires as frustration continues to bubble up

Joe Maddon was eventually relieved of his duties for the day as well and it marked another tally in the back-and-forth between the Cubs and umpires this season. And, naturally, Zobrist's comments added to the ongoing debate over whether or not MLB should use a strike zone called by computers instead

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 19:01:34

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 122 of 162

Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (akaBryce Harper) - CF

FEDERALBASEBALL.COM - 2018-08-16 22:45:01

Marlins SP Jose Urena receives six-game suspension

Depending upon one’s point of view — and everyone seems to have one on this particular subject — the suspension will likely seem appropriate or gallingly short. This is a rather typical MLB punishment for such a transgression. On the other hand,most MLBTR readers preferred a lengthier ban, with near

YARDBARKER - 2018-08-16 22:34:00

Aggressive by nature, Matt Chapman learns patience to become A's star

It was a dream atmosphere. The young A’s were loose coming into their all-important three-game stretch with the Seattle Mariners. The fact that Seattle was nipping at their heels in the standings was palpable once the team hit the diamond, but in their own space, the feel was relaxed and fun.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-16 22:15:35

Full 2018 MLB Award Predictions at the Three-Quarter Mark

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesWe've reached the home stretch of the 2018MLBseason. Postseason races are coming into focus. Most, if not all, of the big trades have been consummated.It's a fine time, then, to gaze ahead and predict the winners of the major awards in each league: Manager of the Year, R

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-08-15 11:00:02