Prospect Team of the Week for week 3

MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible. Featuring four players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list, this week’s Prospect Team of the Weekhttps://www.mlb.com/rays/news/prospect-team-of-the-week-for-week-3

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Nate Lowe prospect promoted to Rays

The Rays are bringing up first baseman Nate Lowe, a source told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal on Monday. No corresponding move was reported, and the team has not commented. Lowe, the team’s No. 8 prospect, was named the Rays’ Minor League Player of the Year last season, when hehttps://www.mlb.com/rays/news/nate-lowe-prospect-promoted-to-rays

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From Dad’s speech to Drake’s embrace: Inside Vlad Jr.’s Toronto welcome
Apr29

From Dad’s speech to Drake’s embrace: Inside Vlad Jr.’s Toronto welcome

12:15 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stood wide-eyed outside the Raptors’ locker room on Saturday night as a familiar figure headed over and embraced him, saying, “Welcome to the city, man.” Vladdy Jr., meet Drake. Drake, Vladdy Jr. Only in Toronto. Less than 48 hours earlier, Guerrero was sitting at breakfast with...

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MLB Week 5 Power Rankings

While we wait a few more weeks to draw concrete conclusions about how much the standings really foreshadow where teams will be positioned four months from now, there are a few numbers we can look at now that may give some clues. Run differential, while not the be-all, end-all, doeshttps://www.mlb.com/rays/news/mlb-week-5-power-rankings

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Chatwood fuels Cubs with 2B off childhood friend
Apr29

Chatwood fuels Cubs with 2B off childhood friend

1:30 AM ET PHOENIX — Perhaps Chicago Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood knew what was coming from his good friend when he doubled off of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Andriese to start a 15th-inning rally in the Cubs’ wild win over Arizona on Sunday. The game was tied 3-3 until Ben Zobrist drove home Chatwood not long after the righty reliever notched his fourth career double off of a groomsman from his wedding....

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Top prospect performers for Sunday April 28

Here’s a look at Sunday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Patrick Murphy, RHP (No. 18) \-\- 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (Double-A New Hampshire) Murphy retired the first 10 of the game and ultimatelyhttps://www.mlb.com/rays/news/top-prospect-performers-for-sunday-april-28

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Real or not? Cody Bellinger is having the best April ever
Apr29

Real or not? Cody Bellinger is having the best April ever

2:19 AM ET It was a wild day on Sunday with walk-off hits, extra-inning games, injuries to Christian Yelich and Fernando Tatis Jr. that are hopefully not serious, a strikeout record, an actual complete game (congrats, Zach Eflin!), a rare trio of home runs and a Manny Machado web gem at shortstop. The biggest highlight, however: Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 in the Dodgers’ 7-6 win over the Pirates, including his 14th home run,...

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Padres’ Tatis Jr. exits in 10th with hammy injury
Apr29

Padres’ Tatis Jr. exits in 10th with hammy injury

7:51 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — San Diego rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals after he did an awkward-looking split while trying to stretch for a throw at second base. Tatis was unable to keep his foot on the bag on the play. He moved around gingerly while umpires reviewed the play but could not continue. Padres manager Andy Green said after the Padres’...

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Best throwback jersey for every team

One of my favorite ballpark experiences is to show up at the stadium to discover it is throwback day. Baseball is a sport that lends itself to nostalgia, sometimes to its detriment, but there is something about seeing the same uniform your team wore in your youth that stirs thosehttps://www.mlb.com/rays/news/best-throwback-jersey-for-every-team

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White Sox tie MLB record with 20 K’s vs. Tigers
Apr28

White Sox tie MLB record with 20 K’s vs. Tigers

7:59 PM ET CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox entered their series finale on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers with the worst rotation ERA in baseball and the second-worst overall mark. They exited it with a new strikeout record. Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combined to strike out 20 Tigers in Chicago’s 4-1 win at Guaranteed Rate Field. That tied the MLB record for a nine-inning game. “Today’s outing was one...

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