Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman tearful in Atlanta homecoming

Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman tearful in Atlanta homecoming

Before Freddie Freeman’s return-to-Atlanta tour could even start, the superstar first baseman needed a few seconds. Freeman lapped around the room with his head down before settling into his seat at a press conference shortly before his current team, the Dodgers, faced the Braves – the team that drafted him in 2007 and with whom … Read more

Los Angeles Dodgers fear Daniel Hudson suffered season-ending ACL injury in appearance vs. Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA – Los Angeles Dodgers setup man Daniel Hudson attempted to dart off the mound to field a slow roller in Friday night’s eighth inning and twisted his left knee in the process. After the game, a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves, the team learned it might have been a worst-case scenario. “It’s an … Read more

Jorge Mateo hit by pitch causes White Sox Orioles benches to clear

CHICAGO – There were thankfully no hits involved when benches and bullpens emptied during the top of the second inning in Baltimore’s 4-1 victory over the White Sox Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. That disruption came after White Sox starter Michael Kopech hit Baltimore shortstop Jorge Mateo on the back with a 99 mph … Read more

Francisco Lindor, Buck Showalter lead Mets past Marlins

MIAMI – Buck Showalter and Francisco Lindor combined for a rare form of double trouble Friday night. First, the Mets manager won a double challenge on a double-play call in the sixth inning. Then, his star shortstop emerged to ensure it counted with a go-ahead three-run double that sent the Mets to a 5-3 victory … Read more

Emotional Freddie Freeman gets ring, ovations in return to Atlanta

ATLANTA – Freddie Freeman walked into the interview room at Truist Park on Friday afternoon and couldn’t contain his emotions. He took a deep breath, turned away from the cameras, crossed his hands above his head and walked out. “Gimme a second,” he said. “Hold on.” A few minutes later, Freeman returned and did his … Read more

Aaron Judge, Yankees settle on deal for 2022

NEW YORK – Aaron Judge was at the center of a Yankee Stadium celebration on Thursday night, surrounded by gleeful teammates after delivering a game-winning hit to clinch a hard-fought and meaningful win over the Astros. By Friday afternoon, Judge and the Yankees both appeared poised to celebrate another victory. Judge and the Yankees have … Read more

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez to have surgery to repair thumb ligament

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez needs surgery on his left thumb and has been placed on the 10-day injured list. The surgery will be to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb, and his IL move is retroactive to Tuesday. The team said Perez is expected to return this season. He missed nine … Read more

Aaron Judge declines $ 19M settlement offer from New York Yankees, seeks arbitration victory

Aaron Judge is betting big on himself, again – this time by going to an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees that starts at noon Friday rather than agreeing to a settlement. On the eve of this season, Judge turned down a $ 213.5 million contract offer from the Yankees, choosing instead to leave … Read more