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Astros' Odorizzi avoids major injury; no set return
Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi said an MRI on his left leg showed damage that will sideline him for an indefinite period, but he added he felt fortunate an injury at Fenway Park this week wasn't worse.[read more]

Twins RHP Paddack has Tommy John surgery
Chris Paddack will miss the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Twins said.[read more]

Added punch: A-Rod joins PFL as investor, exec
Baseball great Alex Rodriguez is taking a swing at mixed martial arts as an investor and board member for the Professional Fighters League.[read more]

Injured RHP Jackson loses arbitration vs Braves
Luke Jackson, sidelined for the season by Tommy John surgery, lost his salary arbitration hearing with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.[read more]

Reds' Votto (COVID-19) to rejoin team in Toronto
Joey Votto, who has missed 16 games because of COVID-19, will rejoin the Reds this weekend.[read more]

Harper not in Phils' lineup for 4th game in row
The Phillies' Bryce Harper did not start a fourth straight game as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow.[read more]

Orioles' Mancini echoes Judge's Camden critique
Trey Mancini says he agrees with Aaron Judge's criticism of the new dimensions at Camden Yards, telling the Baltimore Sun that "no hitters like it, myself included."[read more]

Mets' Scherzer out 6-8 weeks with oblique strain
New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer has a "moderate to high grade" oblique strain and will miss six to eight weeks, the team announced Thursday.[read more]

MLB Power Rankings: A new No. 1, and a hot AL squad makes its top-3 debut
Which American League team has burst onto the scene in May and is making a push for a spot atop our rankings?[read more]

MLB still has work to do in racial, gender hiring
Baseball needs more Black players on the field and running the game as managers, coaches and club leaders.[read more]