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Dodgers’ Roberts manages to stay the course

His irritation from the weekend had not faded. His apprehension about the week ahead had not been quashed. Dave Roberts planned to shield his players from both emotions. As manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he performs a daily ritual of alchemy, converting frustration into optimism, concern into calm. In his third year at the helm, the mask he chooses to wear has become his face.

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Cardinals players reflect on Matheny’s tenure

Kolten Wong never has known big-league baseball without Mike Matheny. In every game of Wong's six-season career, Matheny has penned the lineup card, taken the podium at the postgame news conference and occupied the office next door to the Cardinals' clubhouse.

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Jacob deGrom’s agent: Mets should extend him or trade him

Jacob deGrom wants a commitment from the Mets. The ace right-hander wants to be part of the Mets' long-term solution, asking for an extension that would go beyond the two years that the team controls him. If not, then the Mets should consider taking advantage of this hot trade market for starting pitchers and deal him to help start the organization's rebuild, his agent Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday.

Meet the newest Blowfish: Phisher the dog

Phisher, a Boykin Spaniel, belonging to Geri Perano of Edgefield, is working at the Lexington Blowfish home baseball games. The team dog is being trained to carry bottled water and baseballs onto the field during games.