Mets’ Dellin Bentances sees results after shutdown: ‘Blessing in disguise’

Mets’ Dellin Bentances sees results after shutdown: ‘Blessing in disguise’ Dellin Betances took baseball’s 3 ½-month shutdown in stride. As spring training was shuttered in March, the Mets reliever was still building up strength in his left ankle after spending the offseason rehabbing from a torn left Achilles. Now, the right-hander would like to believe…

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Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Test Positive For COVID-19

Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Test Positive For COVID-19 Diamondbacks right-handers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho have tested positive for the coronavirus, manager Torey Lovullo told reporters (including The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan and The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro) today.  Guerra and Bracho “are asymptomatic and feel great,” Lovullo said.  “They’re in the protocol, they’re doing…

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Terry Francona supports Indians name change: ‘Time to move forward’

Terry Francona supports Indians name change: ‘Time to move forward’ CLEVELAND — Cleveland manager Terry Francona won’t sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname. “I think it’s time to move forward,” Francona said Sunday. Francona’s comments came two days after the Indians, amid a nationwide movement…

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