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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

As Jacob deGrom rumbles into the final stretch of his best season ever, his manager knows “he’s probably going to experience something that he’s never experienced before.” A pitching coach during both of Corey Kluber’s American League Cy Young Award seasons in Cleveland, Mickey Callaway recalls the shift in Kluber’s demeanor during his final half-dozen starts those years. […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

  “Give me something on Mike Trout. Anything. Just one thing. . . . Please.” Even legends have their vulnerabilities. Achilles had his heel, Superman his Kryptonite and Mickey Mantle had Dick Radatz, the reliever known as the Monster, who whiffed the Mick 12 times in 16 at bats. Scott Servais, the Mariners’ manager, had been watching Trout play for eight […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT If you’re wondering how Jordan Hicks can add 2 mph to what was already a 103-mph sinker, you’re not alone. Hicks’ manager and teammates — along with the rest of the baseball world — were asking the same question after the 21-year-old twice eclipsed 105 mph with his fastball in Sunday’s 5-1 […]