Yanks' Cole learns safety-protocol lesson in 1st intrasquad

Gerrit Cole couldn't have expected the New York Yankees to take the ball away from him just one batter into his first home start in the Bronx. Cole allowed a home run to the second hitter he faced, Miguel Andujar, one pitch after being forced to give up the ball he used to strike out leadoff man Mike Tauchman. ''I liked that ball,'' Cole grumbled on the mound.

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Why Cubs core's desire to sign extensions might not matter anymore

What will the Cubs have to spend in 2021 - or even 2023? Will it matter even if guys like Kris Bryant and Javy Baez want to listen to what the Cubs offer? "This is without question the most difficult time we've ever had as far as projecting those things,"GM Jed Hoyer said. " Anyone that says they have a feel for where the nation's economy and where the pandemic is come next April is lying."

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Over the Hill? Recovered lefty on track for Twins rotation

When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected the left-hander to be available around midseason after his recovery from elbow surgery. The Twins, who open on the road against the Chicago White Sox on July 24, are setting up a rotation with Hill in it. “There’s a lot of people who put in the time and the effort and gave me their time to make sure that I can be in the best position possible to go out there and perform,” Hill said Tuesday on a video conference call with reporters.

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