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Cookie’s injury throws wrench into Mets’ starter steadiness

ATLANTA — Most of the issues surrounding the 2022 Mets — and to be fair, there aren’t many — are relative quibbles. The lack of a reliable lefty reliever. A lineup that could stand to hit a few more homers. The absence of consistent offensive production from the catcher position. If there’s something that could …

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Injuries making mess of Giants’ offensive line as starter leave practice early

Asked for an assessment of the offensive line’s performance in the Giants’ preseason opener, left tackle Andrew Thomas could barely give a veneer of optimism.  “Not terrible,” he said, “but a lot of things we gotta clean up.”  That carried into Sunday’s practice in which, generously, the offensive line was something of a mess. Daniel …

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Notre Dame QB battle: Tyler Buchner named Fighting Irish starter for Week 1 game vs. Ohio State

When the Notre Dame offense takes the field against Ohio State on Sept. 3, it will be led by quarterback Tyler Buchner. The sophomore was announced as “QB1” by the school on Saturday, putting an end to high-profile and hard-fought offseason quarterback battle at a potential College Football Playoff contender.  Buchner and Drew Pyne were …

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Twins overhaul: Trades bring closer Jorge Lopez, starter Tyler Mahle, reliever Michael Fulmer

Almost exactly a year ago, the Twins emerged from the trade deadline with a sense of somber resignation. It was clear — for months before that point, honestly — that the squad wouldn’t be a playoff team in 2021 and probably not in 2022 without a dramatic overhaul of the pitching staff. So the team …

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Frankie Montas trade grades: Yankees get ‘A’ for landing starter and hanging onto top prospects

The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics pulled off a six-player trade on Monday afternoon, just over 24 hours away from Major League Baseball’s 2022 trade deadline. The Yankees obtained right-handed starter Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino in exchange for left-handed pitchers JP Sears and Ken Waldichuk, right-hander Luis Medina, and second baseman Cooper …

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Frankie Montas trade: Yankees boost rotation at deadline by acquiring topline starter from Athletics

The New York Yankees reached an agreement Monday to acquire right-handers Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a package of prospects, CBS Sports HQ’s Jim Bowden confirmed. The Athletics will receive four players in return: lefties JP Sears and Ken Waldichuk, righty Luis Medina, and second baseman Cooper Bowman. Montas, 29 years …

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