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Oakland A's Coach Ryan Christenson Apologizes for…

Oakland A's Coach Ryan Christenson Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Gesture. Christenson, the team's bench coach, made an apparent "Nazi salute" after Oakland's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers. In released footage, the 46-year-old laughs after closer Liam Hendriks put his arm down. Christenson then put his arm up again in a similar manner while laughing. The former MLB player soon issued an apology, saying what he did was "unacceptable.". In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in, Ryan Christenson, via statement. Toronto Blue Jays radio play-by-play announcer Mike Wilner has called for baseball to ban Christenson. Ryan Christenson should be thrown out of baseball for good, immediately. Good for Liam Hendriks for taking down his Nazi salute. Kidding or not, there is ZERO place for that, Mike Wilner, via Twitter

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Yanks to start C Higashioka, sit Sánchez in…

Slumping slugger Gary Sánchez will be benched in favor of Kyle Higashioka in the New York Yankees lineup for their wild-card opener

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite…

All the playoff matchups in Major League Baseball have been set

Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after 5 straight…

The Los Angeles Angels have fired general manager Billy Eppler after the team finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch

Roenicke fired by Red Sox after 1…

Ron Roenicke was told he will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East

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On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in…

With one day remaining on the regular-season baseball schedule, four teams are still in contention for two available National League playoff spots

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and…

St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich’s Brewers against Yadier Molina’s Cardinals

Betts leaves Dodgers game after being hit by pitch

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts left Saturday night’s game after being hit by a pitch

White Sox P Cordero suspended 3 games for hitting…

Major League Baseball has suspended Chicago White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for hitting the Cubs’ Willson Contreras with a pitch

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Nats GM Rizzo won't reveal length of Martinez's…

Manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a multiyear contract extension

Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since…

Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot and the Cincinnati Reds clinched their first playoff spot since 2013, beating the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins 7-2