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OTD: Billy Martin hired by Yanks ... Again

On this date in 1985, Martin began his 4th tour as manager. As The Boss told George Costanza on "Seinfeld": "As painful as it is, I had to let a few people go over the years. Yogi Berra, Lou Piniella, Bucky Dent, Billy Martin, Dallas Green, Dick Howser, Bill Virdon, Billy Martin, Stump Merrill, Billy Martin..." You get the idea.

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Plans unclear for other games

Sources tell ESPN's Jayson Stark that the Orioles, MLB and city officials are still discussing options for Wednesday's scheduled home game vs. the White Sox and this weekend's series vs. Tampa Bay.

Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

After consultation with MLB & state & local officials, tonight’s game between the Orioles & the White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed.

MLB tip sheet for DraftKings

It’s looking like a night to stack Tigers in DFS contests, as their offense is looking like it'll be the best of the day against the Twins. More tips (Insider)

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NBA found Olynyk's play 'excessive'

Chris Broussard explains why the NBA suspended Kelly Olynyk one game for the play that injured Kevin Love: "They wouldn't characterize it as dirty but they said careless."


Bumgarner disagrees with DH debate

Madison Bumgarner doesn't want the DH adopted in the NL, despite Adam Wainwright's Achilles injury: "I don't think it was because he was hitting. What if he gets hurt getting out of his truck? You tell him not to drive anymore?"

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Rob Manfred: Rose situation hasn't changed

The MLB commissioner's stance on Pete Rose is the same, despite Rose's new gig: "The FOX hiring was a FOX decision. The ban never applied to a job like that. He had every right to take the job and FOX had every right to hire him." (via Mike & Mike)

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

It's after 10 a.m. EST. Not impossible to have a game at 1 p.m., but at this point, that option seems less & less probable.

Decision on O's game coming today

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told Mike & Mike: "We'll make the decision at some point this morning." Factors to consider in the decision? "First and foremost, we worry about the fans."


Cubs prospect hit in head then homers

Catcher Kyle Schwarber, taken in the first round in the 2014 amateur draft, was hit in the head with a bat while catching Monday night. He walked off the field under his own power and hit a homer to lead off the bottom of the inning. (via MLB's website)

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Jed Lowrie to have MRI on right thumb

The Astros infielder was injured sliding into home Monday and is going back to Houston today for an MRI. Said Lowrie: "It's swollen and it doesn't feel good, but I'm not going to overreact until I get an MRI."

A-Rod's week ahead

Alex Rodriguez is one home run from tying Willie Mays' 660 (good for 4th all-time). Could it come against this week's scheduled starters? Of the six hits A-Rod has against the five pitchers, though, none of them have been home runs.


BBTN's Web Gem from Monday

Giants RF Justin Maxwell robbed a base hit from the Dodgers with a diving catch, but is it good enough to beat Royals LF Alex Gordon's diving catch that found him in the stands?


Manfred: 'Prudent' to wait on decision

Said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on O's postponed game: "We'll make a decision at some point this morning. ... It just did not make sense last night to try to make a decision on today's game. The situation was so fluid, it was developing as we were talking." (via Mike & Mike)

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

#bluejays Devon Travis hit his sixth home run of the season on Monday. Travis also now has 18 RBI, tied for second-most in MLB this season.