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Cody Bellinger ties MLB record for most homers before May 1

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Cody Bellinger is en fuego!

By hitting one over the fence during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, the 23-year old has tied the MLB record along with Albert Pujols (2016), Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich (2019) for the most home runs hit prior to May 1st at 14.

“Pretty special. Those are incredible players…To be in the same boat as those guys is pretty cool.” said Bellinger.

“I’m understanding how to use my swing and working in the cage every day to repeat what I’m doing…Just not trying to do too much. It’s fun, for sure. Every day before the game, I know what I want to do. The days I feel off, it’s knowing what it is I want to do and getting it back.”

To put Bellinger’s incredible start into pespective, he is hitting a whopping .427 and currently leads the league in hits (44), runs scored (30), RBI (36), slugging percentage (.913), and OPS (1.413) with 103 at-bats and 29 games played.

The Dodgers currently lead the NL West by two games with a 19-11 record. They are aiming at winning their first World Series since 1988 after losing in the finals to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in back-to-back years.

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Diamondbacks looking to trade outfielder Adam Jones

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Adam Jones could have a new home by the end of the month.

According to a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks are shopping veteran outfielder Adam Jones, and could move him before the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline despite being in the thick of things for an NL Wild Card spot.

Jones, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Diamondbacks in March after 11 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, has posted a .268 batting average, .757 OPS, 13 homers and 44 RBI in 86 games this season.

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Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will be out at least six more weeks with lat strain, right shoulder inflammation

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The New York Yankees are going to have to wait a little while longer before their ace returns to the rotation.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the media on Friday that All-Star right hander Luis Severino will be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks before he’s able to return to the lineup.

The 25-year old Dominican has yet to throw a pitch this season after being sustaining rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder during Spring Training, and later being diagnosed with a Grade 2 lat strain in April.

Severino, who is in the first season of a four-year, $40 million contract extension, has posted a 41-25 record, 3.51 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP over a span of 518 innings ptiched and four seasons with the franchise.

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Pirates asking a lot from Dodgers in Felipe Vazquez trade talks

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If the Los Angeles Dodgers want to take Felipe Vazquez off the Pittsburgh Pirates’ hands, it’s going to cost them quite a bit.

According to sources, the Pirates are asking for two of the Dodgers’ top four prospects as a starting point in trade talks for the veteran closer.

The two-time MLB All-Star has posted a 2-1 record, 2.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and converted 20 of 21 save opportunities in 35 games and 38.1 innings pitched so far this season.

He is currently in the second season of a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract extension that include a pair of $10 million club options in 2022 and 2023.

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