null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That's perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton's huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there's definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe'll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman's previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton's willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal was th[......]

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Baseball null null null NEW YORK — CC Sabathia was just being CC Sabathia on Monday night.That was the explanation the veteran pitcher provided when asked whether he said something to Josh Reddick after the Houston outfielder slammed his helmet down in disgust after making out to end the sixth inning during the Yankees’ 8-1 win in Game 3. Sabathia appeared unappreciative of the gesture. Prone to NSFW trash talking from time to time, the left-hander shouted a mouthful in what looked to be Reddick’s direction.   “That was just me being me, man,” Sabathia said after the game, amused by the observation. Really, though, Game 3 of the ALCS was about Sabathia being himself — his old self — on the mound. He doesn’t throw in the high 90s anymore and it’s been years since he’s gone the distance, but Monday night was as vintage as it gets for the 37-year-old.With New York down 2-0 in the series and in desperate need of a win at home, Sabathia blanked baseball’s most lethal lineup. He went six strong, allowing three hits while striking out five. He issued four walks, but Sabathia gave the Yankees everything he had, hurling 99 pitches — just short of his se[......]

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null null Baseball null For the second time this season, Angels rookie right-hander Shohei Oh夜网论坛tani left a mound start early because of a blister on his pitching hand.Ohtani was removed from Wednesday night's game vs. the Royals at Angel Stadium after he warmed up in the top of the fifth inning. Before leaving, he repeatedly looked at the hand as he and his translator spoke with Angels manager Mike Scioscia and a team trainer. He appeared to be upset as he walked to the dugout and into the clubhouse. "He was a little frustrated. Anybody who competes wants to go out there and compete," Angels catcher Martin Maldonado said.The Angels announced the injury later in the game. The blister is on Ohtani's right middle finger."I didn't ask him what pitch it was or where it was in the game — somewhere in the third or fourth (inning), I would imagine," Scioscia said. "But the bottom line was that he started to feel it and it was time to get him out."SHOHEI'S ARRIVAL: Success was always a matter of time and timingOhtani did not speak with reporters afterward.Ohtani was also forced from the mound because of a blister on April 17 after pitching two innings vs.[......]

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