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Jays' Springer back, set 'to play as hard as I can'
Saying that he finally feels "like myself," three-time All-Star outfielder George Springer returned to the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday night for only his fifth game this year.[read more]

Mets fire two employees after workplace review
The New York Mets have fired two high-ranking employees and will overhaul their legal and human resources departments after an independent review of the organization.[read more]

Braves' Fried hits IL with blister on index finger
Left-hander Kyle Wright was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Braves on Tuesday with a blister on his left index finger.[read more]

Reds' Votto serves one-game ban for outburst
Reds first baseman Joey Votto was out of the lineup Tuesday as he served a one-game suspension for his outburst during Saturday's game against the Padres.[read more]

Mets' Conforto set to return; Lucchesi to have TJ
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is set to return to the team after a lengthy stay on the injured list while left-hander Joey Lucchesi will undergo Tommy John surgery, acting GM Zack Scott said Tuesday.[read more]

Tribe expects MLB wins leader Civale to miss time
Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale appears headed to the injured list because of soreness in the middle finger on his pitching hand, another major hit for a banged-up staff.[read more]

Manoah banned 5 games for plunking O's hitter
Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah has been suspended five games and fined for throwing at Orioles third baseman Maikel Franco on Saturday and triggering a benches-clearing altercation. Manoah is appealing.[read more]

Passan: How Wander Franco became MLB's next can't-miss kid
The Rays phenom will soon join MLB's new generation of superstars.[read more]

Sticky stuff 101: Everything you need to know as MLB's foreign-substance crackdown begins
Major League Baseball is ramping up efforts to stop pitchers from doctoring baseballs.[read more]

Jacob deGrom GOAT tracker: Where he stands among the best in MLB history
New York's No. 1 starter is off to one of the greatest starts ever.[read more]