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January 29, 2019 05:49PM
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:Brian Dozier could make his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they host Milwaukee. The power-hitting Minnesota second baseman was traded Tuesday http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-yan-gomes-jersey , shortly before the deadline for making deals without waivers. The defending NL champion Dodgers have revamped their infield in the last two weeks, also getting star Manny Machado.MOVING DAYChris Archer, Jonathan Scoop and Wilson Ramos were part of the 15 trades made Tuesday as contenders prepped for the playoff race. Brandon Kintzler will celebrate his 34th birthday finishing the move from Washington to the Cubs – on his birthday last year, he was going from Minnesota to the Nationals.HURTINGAstros center fielder George Springer will see how his sore left shoulder is feeling. The World Series MVP jarred himself making a diving try, hoping to cut off a ball Tuesday night at Seattle. Houston already has star infielders Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa on the disabled list.WELCOMECole Hamels makes his first start for the Cubs when they play Pittsburgh at PNC Park. The 34-year-old lefty was 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA when Texas traded the four-time All-Star and former World Series MVP to Chicago last week. The Pirates have won 16 of 20.CHECK HIMThe Yankees will monitor pitcher J.A. Happ, a day after the New York newcomer was diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. The illness is an infection condition that often affects young children. General manager Brian Cashman said the team’s doctors aren’t certain how Happ caught it. The 35-year-old lefty was acquired from Toronto last week, and he won his Yankees debut on Sunday.Happ is scheduled to start Saturday against the AL East-leading Red Sox at Fenway Park. If he can’t pitch, newly acquired Lance Lynn or Luis Cessa could fill in.FEELING BETTERMets star Noah Syndergaard is expected to come off the disabled list – he’s been out while recovering from hand Kenny Lofton Jersey , foot and mouth disease. Syndergaard (6-1, 2.89 ERA) is set to pitch at Washington. The Nationals set a franchise scoring record and handed the Mets their most-lopsided loss with a 25-4 rout Tuesday night.TRY AGAINRoyals righty Jakob Junis (5-11, 5.06 ERA) faces the Chicago White Sox on the road. He is 0-8 with a 6.98 ERA in his past nine starts. In his last outing, he threw a fastball that hit Aaron Judge and broke the Yankees slugger’s wrist, putting him out for three weeks.— LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the Red Sox wait to see whether J.D. Martinez can start Game 3 of the World Series, this much is true: Don’t take any bets on Boston shifting a star outfielder to the infield.“Mookie Betts at second? No, he’s not playing second base. Well, he’s not starting at second base,” manager Alex Cora said Thursday.The Red Sox lead 2-0 http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-jim-thome-jersey , and there’s been a lot of speculation about what they will do Friday night when the designated hitter spot is dropped at Dodger Stadium.Martinez is Boston’s main DH and led the majors with 130 RBIs. He drove in two runs in each of the two wins at Fenway Park, and is 3 for 7 in the Series.Martinez rolled his right ankle on a double in the opener. He stayed in and, playing while sore, delivered a key hit Wednesday night.After that win, Martinez said he planned on playing in Game 3. He started 57 times in the outfield this season, splitting time in left field and right field.The Red Sox traveled to Los Angeles on Thursday and Cora was at the ballpark, where he was asked about Martinez.“We’ll see. Actually, he felt better today walking around, he got treatment on the way here. He’s going to get treatment tomorrow. He’ll get treatment tomorrow morning. In the afternoon Manny Ramirez Jersey , we’ll make a decision,” Cora said.“It looked bad early in the game, but then it seemed like it was moving better towards the end. We’ll make a decision whenever — he’ll let us know,” Cora said.If Martinez plays the outfield, then either Betts, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. or left fielder Andrew Benintendi would lose their spot.Bradley was the MVP of the AL Championship Series and is a stellar defender. Benintendi got four hits against the Dodgers in the opener and made a stellar grab in front of the Green Monster in Game 2.There was talk Betts, a top candidate for AL MVP this year, could play second base. That would allow Martinez, Benintendi and Bradley to all stay in the lineup.Betts made 14 starts at second as a rookie in 2014. He played there once this year Danny Salazar Jersey , filling in for six innings at the spot in August after Ian Kinsler was hurt.Kinsler started at second base in the first two games versus the Dodgers.It was mentioned to Cora that a lot of people were wondering what lineup the Red Sox would employ.“Me, too, man,” he said.
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